Samuel E. KING was born in Marion County, Kentucky on 13 Oct 1827, and came with his father, George W. KING to Henderson County when at the age of one year and settled in what is now known as the Pooltown neighborhood, some fourteen or fifteen miles out on the Madisonville road. At eight years of age, his father removed with his family onto the Ohio River at a point opposite Evansville. In the spring of 1846, when young KING was nineteen years of age, his father again changed locations, settling this time near where Samuel E. KING now lives. He lived with his father up to the day of his death, which occurred on 08 Nov 1854.
On 28 Sep 1854, Samuel E. KING married Miss Elizabeth WHITE, daughter of Larkin WHITE, and after his fathers death, purchased lands and began life in search of a fortune for himself and family, and from a small beginning has accumulated until now he is regarded as one of the monied men of his section of the country.
Mrs. KING is the mother of eight children, and she and her faithful husband yet live in the full enjoyment of good health. Mr. KING has led an active farmers life, and unlike most men, has given his undivided time, in a most modest and unpretentious way to his own affairs, leaving others to do likewise.
Starlings History of Henderson County, Kentucky, 1887.
SAMUEL E. KING REFERENCES
1850 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
George W. King age 53, Page 91, House No. 221; Mary age 55; Sarah A. age 28; Eliza age 25; Elizabeth age 23; Samuel age 22; Mary age 20; Nancy age 19; Emily age 13; George age 3; Mary age 2; Gerald Reuben age 3; Joseph Crain age 10.
1860 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Samuel King age 32, Page 105, House No. 25; Elizabeth age 26; James L. age 4; Virginia age 3; Frances age 1.
1870 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
S. E. King age 42, Page 375, House No. 51; Elizabeth age 39; James age 15; Virginia age 13; Frances age 11; George age 9; Samuel age 8; Lee age 6; Louisa age 3.
1880 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Sam King age 52, Page 423, House No. 123; Bettie age 46; Julie age 23; George age 19; Sam Jr. age 18; A. L. (m) age 16; L. E. (f) age 13; Monroe age 11.
DEATH RECORDS Pleasant Valley Cemetery
S. E. King, b) 13 Oct 1827, d) 22 Jan 1906
Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
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