Edwin R. King1,2

M, #3311, b. circa 1834, d. circa 1900
Last Edited=20 Aug 2010
     Edwin R. King, son of Thomas King III and Maria Therese Woodland, was born circa 1834 at Florida.3 Edwin R. King was the son of Thomas King III and Maria Therese Woodland.1

Edwin R. King was included in the will of Thomas King III on 13 April 1835 at Camden County, Georgia;
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas King the third late of the Territory of East Florida but now of the County of Camden and State of Georgia, knowing that I am about shortly to die, do make and publish this as my last will and testament in writing hereby revoking all and every other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First, It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid and satisfied out of my estate.

Secondly, after which as to any such worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me with I give, devise and bequeath all my Estate real, personal or mixed of every nature and kind and where ever situated into my beloved wife Maria King and to my beloved children, 1. Josiah King. 1. Lawrence D. King. 3. Edwin R. King. 4. Henry P. King. 5. Andrew J. King. 6. Elizabeth A. King. 7. Mary H. King. 8. Ellen M. King and to the survivors and survivors of them his or their heirs and assigns forever share and share a like.

Third, I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife executrix and my beloved son Josiah King Executor of my last will and testament. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of April 1835.

Signed, sealed, publish and declared by this said testator to be his last will and testament who at his request and in our presence and in the presence of each other have affirmed our name as witness thereto.

William T. Hopkins Thomas King 3rd (S.S.)
Jesse Folder
Jacob L. Goodbread
George Lang.4


Edwin R. King appeared on the United States census of 4 November 1850 in the household of Maria Therese Woodland at Nassau County, Florida. Edwin is reported to be a ferryman, the family business.5

On 6 Feb 1854, Edwin R. King sent a letter to Edwin R. King, his sister. He was attending law school in Boston and wrote her about some of his adventures there. The letter still survives and is owned by a family meber. (an unknown value).6

Edwin R. King married Mary A. J. Stafford, daughter of Joshua Stafford and Elizabeth Branning, on 30 July 1859 at Sumpter County, Florida.7,8

On 11 Oct 1859, Edwin sold property to his brother Henry King for the sum of $500.6

On 21 September 1860, Edwin R. King appeared on the United States Census, at Nassau County, Florida.9

On 1 June 1861, Edwin sold land formerly belonging to Thomas King to Laurence Fox for $200. Laurence Fox was Edwin's brother-in-law.6

Ed (Edwin) King arrived in Citrus County, Florida in about 1863. He owed and operated a general store in Crystal River for many years. Though he was a lawyer, he chose to be a merchant. Ultimately Ed was joined by his brothers, Perry and Josiah.10

Edwin sent his brother Josiah King the following letter on 29 Jan 1865:
Dear Brother:

It is with much pleasure that I seat myself to write you a few lines - hoping it will find you and your family well - as it leaves me and my family at present.

I have not heard from you in a long time - until John Geiger came down here. I would like the best in the world to see you all once more - but God only knows when that will be - but I know it will not be until I can travel without carrying a Passport in my pocket - like a Negro. I never have carried one yet - and never calculate to. I am getting along finely down here. I have plenty to eat - such as Cane Sugar - Syrup - Potatoes - Rice and Bacon.

I want you to move down here when the War is over. I have a good place for you - where you can get more Fish than you can distray and raise as many Hogs as you please and Cattle accordingly. I have no news to write you. All is quiet down here. The Yankees came up the River sometime ago - but we killed some of them and sent them back!...

Your Affectionate Brother.11


Edwin R. King was listed in a public notice pertaining to the disposition of matters regarding Elias Thomas Adams, the minor son of Hiram Adams aka Hiram King; This public notice was listed by the Probate Court of Clarke County, Mississippi, 1868:

To Josiah Adams, Jackson Adams, Perry Adams, Edward Adams, Mary Fox and ___ Fox her husband, Adeline Casey, and Wm. Casey her husband, of the State of Florida, and Lucy Akins, and Samuel Akins her husband, Susan Phillips, Lydia Phillips, and Pernetta Phillips whose residence is unknown.
You and each of you are hereby cited to be and personally appear before the Probate Court of Clarke County, Mississippi, at the Court House thereof, in the town of Quittman, on the first Monday of March, 1868, then and there to show cause if any you can, why the final account of John Adams, Guardian of the person and estate of Elias J. Adams should not be allowed &e.
By order of the Court, G. M. Massengale, Clerk.12

On 22 August 1870, Edwin R. King appeared on the United States Census, at Crystal River, Hernando County, Florida.13

On 11 June 1880, Edwin R. King appeared on the United States Census, at Hernando County, Florida.14

Edwin R. King died circa 1900 at Crytal River, Hernando County, Florida.7,15 and was buried at Crystal River Cemetery, Kings Bay, Camden County, Georgia. Edwin and Mary are said to be buried in an unmarked grave.6

Children of Edwin R. King and Mary A. J. Stafford

Citations

  1. [S247] Clarke County, Mississippi Probate Court, "Public Notice," Eastern Star News, Quitman, Mississippi - Public Notice, 5 issues, 1868 (15 Jan 1868 through 12 February 1868): This public notice listed the surname as Adams and it only an educated guess that this was Edward King.. Hereinafter cited as "Public Notice."
  2. [S382] Judy Stewart Kroker, "Correspondence with Judy Kroker Regarding the King/Adams Family," (author E-Mail address private) at Orlando, Florida, to this researcher, May 2008 and following, The middle initial "R" comes from the source.. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Judy Kroker."
  3. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S387] III, and his descendents Thomas King, Unpublished Manuscript, 23 April 1989, Compiled by Researcher Frank J. Peugh, Bryan-Lang Historical Library, Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia, page 10.
  5. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Division 17, Nassau County, Florida, page 177, family 34.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S399] Judy Kroker, "Family Group Sheets for Thomas King III Sons and Daughters", April, 2009 (Longwood, Florida). These family group sheets are a compilation of the research of several King and Adams family researchers., Received by e-mail from Judy Krocker April 12, 2009.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."
  7. [S384] Vertical Files of Camden County Georgia Records, Miscellaneous Unpublished Records, Bryan-Lang Historical Library, Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia, Family Group Sheet compiled by Barbara Davis, Merkel, Texas, January 1985.
  8. [S399] Judy Kroker, "Family Group Sheets for Thomas King III Sons and Daughters", April, 2009 (Longwood, Florida). These family group sheets are a compilation of the research of several King and Adams family researchers., Received by e-mail from Judy Krocker April 4, 2009. Marriage date from this source.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."
  9. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Nassau County, Florida, written page 34, family 227.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  10. [S403] "John King: Revolutionary War Soldier 1740-1804 Camden County Georgia," (MS, about 2007; Florida), Information was furnished to Judy Krocker by Ruth Mitchell in Lecanto, Florida.; Alphabetically filed, Bryan-Lang Historical Library; Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia. Hereinafter cited as "John King, Revolutionary War Soldier."
  11. [S399] Judy Kroker, "Family Group Sheets for Thomas King III Sons and Daughters", April, 2009 (Longwood, Florida). These family group sheets are a compilation of the research of several King and Adams family researchers., Received by e-mail from Judy Krocker April 12, 2009. This letter still exists and is owned by a family member.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."
  12. [S247] Clarke County, Mississippi Probate Court, "Public Notice," Eastern Star News, Quitman, Mississippi - Public Notice, 5 issues, 1868 (15 Jan 1868 through 12 February 1868): This listing ran for 5 weeks. It was originally sent to this researcher by another researcher, George Shirley.. Hereinafter cited as "Public Notice."
  13. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Crystal River, Hernando County, Florida, printed page 66, family 514. Edwin was a merchant.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  14. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Pricinct 1, 3, and 4, Hernando County, Florida, Supervisor's District 18, Enumeration District 60, stamped page 7-206, family 213.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  15. [S403] "John King: Revolutionary War Soldier 1740-1804 Camden County Georgia," (MS, about 2007; Florida), This information came from a book of transcribed wills 1756-1794 in North Carolina.; Alphabetically filed, Bryan-Lang Historical Library; Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia. Hereinafter cited as "John King, Revolutionary War Soldier."
  16. [S399] Judy Kroker, "Family Group Sheets for Thomas King III Sons and Daughters", April, 2009 (Longwood, Florida). These family group sheets are a compilation of the research of several King and Adams family researchers., Received by e-mail from Judy Krocker April 4, 2009.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."