The John R. King family was enumerated in Washington Twp. in the 1860 and 1870 census of Monroe Co., IN. John was married to my 4th-great grandaunt, Dialtha Adaline Swafford.
John was a farmer whose P.O. box was Bryant Creek in 1860 and Bloomington in 1870. The value of his real estate was $2000 in 1860 and increased to $6000 by 1870. Neither John nor Dialtha could read or write.
There is an unidentified James M. King age 25, born in Kentucky, who was residing with the family in the 1870 census. Perhaps he is a nephew.
John R. KING b. ca. 1825 Kentucky, d. after 1870 census, m. November 22, 1849 Monroe Co., IN., to Dialtha Adaline SWAFFORD, daughter of Larkin and Nancy (________) SWAFFORD. Dialtha b. ca. 1830 Tennessee, d. after 1870 census.
Known children of John R. and Dialtha Adaline (SWAFFORD) KING are as follows :
i. Nancy C. King b. ca. 1854 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
ii. Sarah F. King b. ca. 1857 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
iii. Mary A. King b. ca. 1859 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
iv. Thomas L. King b. ca. 1862 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
v. John W. King b. ca. 1869 Indiana, d. after 1870 census