Tuesday, May 01, 2007

David King Family - Marion Co., Indiana

Today I sourced the data on the David King family found in the 1860 & 1870 census of Marion County, Indiana. David and family lived in the 3rd Ward of the city of Indianapolis. David was the son of William and Sarah (Sullivan) King, and was the brother of my maternal 3rd-great grandfather, Daniel King.

In the 1860 census, David is listed as a carpenter, but in the 1870 census his occupation was that of an ice merchant. The family was enumerated twice in the 1870 census, apparently the whole city of Indianapolis was recounted because of a disagreement with the count. In one count, David's mother, Sarah (Sullivan) King, aged 72 born Maryland, was listed as boarding with the family. Her age would make her born circa 1798, instead of 1777, which I had previously thought. This birth date would be more in line with her husband's.

David was doing particularly well by the 1870 census, as the value of his real estate was listed at $25,000 and his personal estate was valued at $1000. Also enumerated with David was his wife, Nancy, and daughter Emma.

David KING b. May 25, 1825 near Zanesville, OH., d. December 31, 1899 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN., m. October 7, 1855 Marion Co., IN to Nancy M. BAYLOR. Nancy b. January 26, 1831 Marion Co., IN., d. August 26, 1883 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

Known children of David and Nancy M. (Baylor) King are as follows :
i. Emma S. King., b. May 1858 Indianapolis, IN., d. 1937, m. William W. Gulick

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