Josiah King1

M, #3308, b. 6 September 1814, d. 17 December 1895
Last Edited=17 Jan 2013
     Josiah King, son of Thomas King III and Maria Therese Woodland, was born on 6 September 1814 at Camden County, Georgia.2,3 Josiah King was the son of Thomas King III and Maria Therese Woodland.4

Josiah 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.5


It is reported that Josiah King served as private in Captain Lewis Baileys mounted Company 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.

This is confirmed in Florida Department of Military Affairs - Special Archives Number 68 Volume 2 - Florida Military Muster Rolls - Seminole Indian War - page 17-18 Captain Lewis Bailey Mounted Company-1st Regiment Briade of Florida Militia commanded by John Warren Josiah King - Private - (Sorrel Horse) H Perry King - Private Andrew Jackson King - Private--(Black Horse) 1838-July5th - 29th -- Muster Role Captain DN Cone' Company-Mounted Men Serving in the Okefinokee Campaign Josiah King-Private Henry P King-Private Willis Hodges 2nd Sgt William Hodges 3rd Sgt.6,7

Josiah King married Mary Ann Catherine McClellan on 14 May 1840 at Camden County, Georgia, Another source records the date of marriage as 16 May 1836. And another states the date as 16 May 1839.8,9,10

In 843 Josiah King of Nassau County, Florida, was granted the right to establish a ferry across the St. Marys River at a place called Kings Ferry. A question that arises from this is why such a grant was necessary since Josiah's father, Thomas King III had already been operating a ferry at this location.8

On 2 November 1850, Josiah King appeared on the United States Census, at Nassau County, Florida.11

Josiah joined brother Edwin in 1866 in Citrus County, Florida, but after living in Crystal River for a year, moved to Middle Ground in 1867 and homesteaded in the southern part of that settlement. He was a farmer and raise cattle, horses and other farm stock.12

Josiah 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.13

On 23 August 1870, Josiah King appeared on the United States Census, at Hernando County, Florida.14

On 23 June 1880, Josiah King appeared on the United States Census, at Hernando County, Florida.15

Josiah King died on 17 December 1895 at Lecanto, Citrus County, Florida, at age 81.16 and was buried at Lecanto, Citrus County, Florida. Burial may possibly be at the Magnolia Cemetery.17

Children of Josiah King and Mary Ann Catherine McClellan

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 Josiah 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. [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. Birth date and place from this source.
  4. [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). Hereinafter cited as "Public Notice."
  5. [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.
  6. [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."
  7. [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.
  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 17, 2009.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."
  9. [S373] Folks Huxford, compiler, Camden County, Georgia, Court House Records (Homerville, Georgia: Huxford Genealogical Society). Hereinafter cited as Camden County, Georgia, Court House Reords.
  10. [S369] Shirley Joiner Thompson, compiler, The People of Camden County, Georgia: A Finding Index Prior to 1850 (Kingsland, Georgia: The Southeast Georgian, 1982), This source uses the 1840 date.. Hereinafter cited as People of Camden County, Georgia.
  11. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Division 17, Nassau County, Florida, stamped page 177, family 30, line 20.; 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.
  12. [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."
  13. [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."
  14. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida, stamped page 72, family 229.; 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. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Precinct 1 and 3, District 60, Hernando County, Florida, stamped page 362, family 337 .; 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.
  16. [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.
  17. [S457] John Harris, "Correspondence with John Harris Regarding the King Family," (author E-Mail address private) at Florid, to this researcher, August 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - John Harris."
  18. [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."