John Wesley King

John Wesley King
b. about 1827, Madison County, Indiana, to William and Nancy (Owens) King
d. 23 January 1865, Paducah, Kentucky

m. 9 January 1859, Madison County, Indiana
Mary Catherine Hendricks
b. 29 September 1843, Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana
d. 19 May 1903, Fellsburg, Edwards County, Kansas

Children with Mary Catherine Hendricks:

  • Nancy Lucinda
  • William
  • Elizabeth Angeline

John Wesley King left Indiana to serve in the Civil War and volunteered 28 October 1864, from Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He died of typhoid fever at the post hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, and is buried in the U.S. military cemetery at Mound City, Illinois. Having left three young children and a 21-yearold widow, he illustrates the tragedy of the war between the states.

His wife Mary Catherine emigrated from Indiana for Kansas sometime before her death in 1903.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI

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