John Madison King1

M, #3416, b. 21 January 1809, d. 3 February 1877
Last Edited=20 Nov 2009
     John Madison King, son of James King and Margaret O'Neil, was born on 21 January 1809.1 John Madison King was the son of James King and Margaret O'Neil.1

In Camden's Challenge, by Marguerite Reddick, it is said regarding John Madison King: "In his younger days he worked as an overseer on other plantations until he established his own, which he called Longwood. He and his family were members of Zion Methodist Church...(He) was elected to serve as the first senator from the Fourth Senatorial District in 1844...he served again in the 1861-62 term."2

John Madison King married Mary West Sheffield on 24 December 1846 at Camden County, Georgia.3,4

On 22 August 1850, John Madison King appeared on the United States Census, at Camden County, Georgia, John was listed as a Planter.5

On 12 July 1860, John Madison King appeared on the United States Census, at Camden County, Georgia, John is reported to be a farmer with real estate valued at $1,075 and a personal estate valued at $7,187.6

John Madison King died on 3 February 1877 at age 68.1 and was buried at Zion Cemetery, Kingsland, Camden County, Georgia.7

Children of John Madison King and Mary West Sheffield

Citations

  1. [S375] Eloise Bailey and Virginia Proctor, editor, Camden's Challenge: A History of Camden County, Georgia (Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1976), p. 420.. Hereinafter cited as Camden's Challenge.
  2. [S375] Eloise Bailey and Virginia Proctor, editor, Camden's Challenge: A History of Camden County, Georgia (Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1976), p.421.. Hereinafter cited as Camden's Challenge.
  3. [S375] Eloise Bailey and Virginia Proctor, editor, Camden's Challenge: A History of Camden County, Georgia (Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1976). Hereinafter cited as Camden's Challenge.
  4. [S373] Folks Huxford, compiler, Camden County, Georgia, Court House Records (Homerville, Georgia: Huxford Genealogical Society). Hereinafter cited as Camden County, Georgia, Court House Reords.
  5. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Distict 9, page 15, Camden Couny, Georgia. In this census there is listed a George, age 1. It is not clear if this is son John Preston who would have been that age, or if there was another son named George.; 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. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Clarkes District, Camden County, Georgia, page 7, family 238.; 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. [S370] Larry Durbin, compiler, Camden County, Georgia, Cemeteries (Jacksonville, Florida: The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society, Inc., 1993), page 42.. Hereinafter cited as Camden County, Georgia, Cemeteries.