Henry Perry King1,2

M, #3310, b. circa 1820, d. after 1870
Last Edited=17 Jan 2013
     Henry Perry King, son of Thomas King III and Maria Therese Woodland, was born circa 1820 at Florida.2 Henry Perry King was the son of Thomas King III and Maria Therese Woodland.1

Henry Perry 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.3


It is reported that Perry King served as private in Captain Lewis Bailys mountedCompany of the First Regiment, Brigade of Florida Militia commanded by Capt. John Warren and participated in running the Seminole Indians out of the Okeefenokee Swamp.4,5

Henry Perry King appeared on the United States census of 4 November 1850 in the household of Maria Therese Woodland at Nassau County, Florida.6

On 11 Oct 1859, Henry purchased property from his brother Edwin King for the sum of $500.7

Henry King served in the 2nd Regiment of the Florida Cavalry of the Confederate Army.The unit served in Florida throughout the war. It fought at Olustee, Gainesville, and Braddock's Farm, and surrendered at Tallahassee on May 10, 1865.8

In about 1866, Perry (as he was known) King moved to Citrus County, Florida where he lived with his brother Ed. He was a dentist, was married briefly but had no children.9

Henry Perry 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.10

In 1870, Henry Perry was a dentist.11

Henry Perry King died after 1870.12 and was buried at Citrus County, Florida. According to Ruth Mitchell, Perry was buried on the banks of the Crystal River. His casket was placed under a brick vault but the vault was later destroyed by a storm.9

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 Perry King.. Hereinafter cited as "Public Notice."
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S403] "John King: Revolutionary War Soldier 1740-1804 Camden County Georgia," (MS, about 2007; Florida); Alphabetically filed, Bryan-Lang Historical Library; Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia. Hereinafter cited as "John King, Revolutionary War Soldier."
  5. [S491] Florida militia muster rolls, Seminole Indian Wars, online http://ufdc.ufl.edu//UF00047719/00002. Hereinafter cited as Florida militia muster rolls, Seminole Indian Wars.
  6. [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.
  7. [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."
  8. [S408] Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/index.html. Hereinafter cited as Civil War soldiers and Sailors System.
  9. [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."
  10. [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."
  11. [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.
  12. [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."