Biography - Samuel King

Samuel F. KING, farmer and lawyer, Irving, was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1825, son of Andrew and Hannah (GUTTIS) KING; he, a farmer by occupation, born in North Carolina, died in 1856; she, born in Orange County, N. C., died in 1853; she was the mother of eleven children, subject being the tenth child. He came to Illinois with his parents when six years old, and settled near Irving; Received a rudimentary education in the common schools of Montgomery County; also attended the high school at Hillsboro, Ill.; after finishing at Hillsboro, he taught school and devoted himself to the study of law; in 1866, he returned to Irving, where he carries on farming in addition to the practice of the legal profession; he was also engaged in the produce business, but sold out quite recently. In Shelby County, Ill., in 1851, he married Narcissus E. BIVINS, who died of cholera in 1855; of her two children, one is living. His second wife, Zenobia KERSHNER, has born him six children, of whom one died. Mr. KING served in the Mexican war five months in 1846; he is a Democrat, and a member of the Free M. E. Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 286.

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