Biography - George King

George B. KING, lumber merchant, etc., Hillsboro, born in Rowan County, N. C., September 21, 1824; came to this county in 1867; son of James KING, born in Surrey County, N. C., in 1798; farmer; served last two years in the war of 1812; was in nine months in the same war, in the early part, as a substitute for another party, when only about sixteen years of age; he served also in the regular army some time after the close of this war. Subject has now in his possession a white vest that was made by a French lady for his father, at St. Louis, during the war; he died in North Carolina, December 26, 1825. Elizabeth (BARRINGER) KING, subject's mother, born in Cabarras County, N. C., January 27, 1799, and died inHillsboro, Ill., August 7, 1870. Subject's parents raised one son and two daughters. He was educated in North Carolina and Virginia; farmed and taught school for a startin life; although he learned no trade, yet he possessed sufficient natural genius to adapt himself to almost any kind of work; was in the habit of making his own shoes, harness, lay brick, build chimneys, etc. When he first came to this place, in 1867, he taught school and worked at the carpenter's trade at intervals, and finally in August, 1872, he began in the lumber business, which he still follows. Subject was conscripted in the Confederate service, in March, 1863, remained there till the following June, when he was taken sick and sent to the hospital; after becoming able, he was sent on to rejoin the army, took a different route and came to Ohio; remained about one year, and then came on to this State. Republican now in politics. Member of the I. O. O. F. Was married in Hillsboro, Ill., March 29, 1872, to Miss Lydia A. DILWORTH, born in Grant County, Ky., June 5, 1849; a daughter of Absalom H. DILWORTH, born in Guildford County, N.C., July 25, 1815; lived several years in Kentucky, and then came to this State, where he still lives. He (Mr. DILWORTH) married Elizabeth WORK, born in Guilford County, N.C., December 13, 1823; was brought to Kentucky, when only nine years old, by her parents, and settled in Grant County, where she died August 15, 1861. Subject has one son - Charlie D., born March 26, 1879, and one daughter - Nellie D., born June 22, 1881. Owns six lots in town, two lumber yards, nice two-story frame residence, etc.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 109.

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