Matthew J. King

Male 1826 - 1890


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  • Name  Matthew J. King 
    Born  05 Aug 1826  Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Nov 1890  Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Gaster Hill Cemetery, Monticello, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I95  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  24 Jan 2019 

    Father  William KING,   b. Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Henderson Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine MCCAULEY,   b. Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1839, Fayette Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Nov 1825  Orange Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    William King & Catharine McCauley - Marriage Bond 1825, Orange Co, NC
    William King & Catharine McCauley - Marriage Bond 1825, Orange Co, NC
    Family ID  F1041  Group Sheet

    Family  Caroline Newton,   b. 06 Jan 1832, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1880, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 May 1850  Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Marriage Record Book B, page 5
      Drew County, Arkansas
      Compiled by Jennie (Jane) Belle Lyle 1966
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      Matthew J. King 25 to Caroline Newton 19, May 23, 1850, by J. M. Carr, MG. B-50
    Children 
    >1. Henry Neely King,   b. 1851, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jesse Columbus King,   b. 1853, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Albert King,   b. 26 Jan 1854, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1878, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Elizabeth King,   b. 29 Jan 1856, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1883, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ophelia King,   b. 19 Oct 1857, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1866, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Laura King,   b. 1860, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880
     7. Anna King,   b. 25 Jul 1863, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1871, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. James E. King,   b. 09 Nov 1865, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1941, Warren, Bradley Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. John William King,   b. 19 Sep 1867, Monticello, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1938, El Centro, Imperial Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jasper King,   b. Abt 1867, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Joseph J. King,   b. Abt 1870
     12. Sanford Newton King,   b. 11 Jan 1874, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1951, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Ada King,   b. 1878, Drew Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents

    » Slide Show
    1850-AR Marriage Certificate - Matthew J. King & Caroline Newton
    1850-AR Marriage Certificate - Matthew J. King & Caroline Newton
    1850-AR Census, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR
    1850-AR Census, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR
    Matthew J. King with wife Caroline Newton and family of Jesse Newton
    1860-AR Census, Montongo, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR
    1860-AR Census, Montongo, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR
    Matthew J. King & Caroline Newton with children
    1870-AR Census, Monticello, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR
    1870-AR Census, Monticello, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR
    Matthew J. King & Caroline Newton with children
    1880-AR Census, District 88, Marion Township, Drew Co, AR
    1880-AR Census, District 88, Marion Township, Drew Co, AR
    Matthew J. King with children
    Family ID  F918  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    Matthew J. King - Will, December 1, 1890
    Matthew J. King - Will, December 1, 1890
    Matthew J. King - Civil War Record (1 of 2)
    Matthew J. King - Civil War Record (1 of 2)
    Matthew J. King - Civil War Record (2 of 2)
    Matthew J. King - Civil War Record (2 of 2)

    Headstones
    Matthew J. King 1826-1890
    Matthew J. King 1826-1890
    Gaster Hill Cemetery gravestone, Monticello, AR
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    MATTHEW J. KING

    Born Aug. 5, 1820

    Died Nov. 21, 1890
    70Yrs. 3M. 16D

  • Notes 
    • Biographical Historical Memoirs - Southern Arkansas
      pages 957-958
      "Matthew J. King, farmer and merchant, Barkada, Ark. Mr. King, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Drew County, settled here in 1842, and there are but two citizens of his age, and but six citizens now living, who were living in this county at that time. Mr. King was born on August 5, 1820, and is the son of William and Cathering (McCauley) King, the father a native of North Carolina. The latter moved to Henderson County, Ky., with his family in 1831, cuultivated the soil, and there died in 1835. The mother then removed with her children, six in number, to Haywood County, Tenn., and there resided with her brother, James McCauley. Later she moved with him to Fayette County, and there died a few years afterward. Her children were named as follows Matthew J. (whose birth occurred in Orange County, N. C.), Nancy (widow of William Rowlit), William (deceased), Ellen, Catherine (deceased), and one child who died in infancy. The maternal grandfather of these children was a soldier in the Revolution, and was over eighty years of age at the time of his death. Matthew J. King worked on a farm to help his mother and there continued until her death, when he was bound out to L. C. Butts to learn the brick mason's trade. He remained with him for three years and then, in 1842, came to Arkansas, located in what is now Drew County (but then a part of Bradley County), and there followed agricultural pursuits for eight years. In 1850 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Newton, a native of Alabama, and the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Newton. Mrs. King died in 1880 leaving twelve children, sixe now living: Henry Neeley (married and resides in this county), Jesse Columbus (deceased), Albert (deceased), Mary E. (deceased), Laura A. (deceased), Ophelia (deceased), and William, Joseph J., James F., Sanford N. and Ida (all at home). After his marriage, Mr. King entered a quarter section of Government land, and has since been engaged in tilling the soil. He bought his present homestead, consisting of over 1,200 acres of land, with about 130 acres under cultifation, in 1868, and is also administrator of the estate of Jesse Newton (deceased). He owns a cotton gin (horse power) with a capacity of about three bales per day, and although his principal crop is cotton, he is interested in other occupations, and he and Mr. Oslin are in partnership in trading in mules, cattle, hogs and sheep. Mr. King also owns a half interest in the store at Barkada, owned by King & Oslin. Although in debt $75, he has made all his property by hard work and good business ability, and at the present time his taxable property amounts to over $13,000. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in his political views is Democratic. He has been a member of the Masonic order, but has not affiliated with any lodge for several years. In 1864 and 1865 he was in Capt. Owens' company, was employed as teamster, and was never in any engagements."
    • source: pers knowledge Vera (King) Harris, Joanne (Angel) Bittner, Verna (King) Aldrich, marr record Matthew J. King & Caroline Newton, family records, marr cert, will, county record of death

      Matthew administrated the estate of his father-in-law, Jesse Newton.

      Ark Militia Desha Co

  • Sources 
    1. [S18859] 1850 US Census, Spring Hill Township, Drew Co, AR.

    2. [S18899] 1870 US Census, Spring Hill Township, Monticello, Drew Co, AR.


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