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Amasa King
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1832
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1870
Rockford
Mercer County
Ohio, USA

Amasa, son of a farmer, moved with his family from Franklin County, Ohio, to Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, around 1834. His father died when he was twelve, and his mother married Christian Hartzog. He worked on the family farm until his marriage, and then he and Catharine had a small farm of their own. He was also a "head sawyer," according to the 1860 Census.

The "War of the Rebellion" called for his services, and he enlisted into "A" Company of the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was described as being 5'7" tall, dark complected, with dark hair and blue eyes.

Sgt. Amasa King had been a healthy man until early in 1862, soon after his enlistment, when he took a severe cold and became hoarse, then lost his speech. His speech improved, but he never regained his strength and had relapses and was barely audible. After three years of military service, he was mustered out and soon after died of "lung fever." 
 
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 Parents:
  Josias King (1809 - 1846)
  Elizabeth Dague Hartzog (1813 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Catharine Mihm King (1836 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Emeline King (1855 - 1858)*
  Zachary Taylor King (1857 - 1914)*
  Laura Ellen King Snyder (1861 - 1933)*
  Frank King (1865 - 1951)*
  Lewis King (1869 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amasa King (1832 - 1870)
  Noah B. King (1834 - 1910)*
  Andrew Mitchell King (1836 - 1918)*
  Almira King Billman (1838 - 1881)*
  Martha Jane King Putman (1840 - 1900)*
  John W. King (1846 - 1846)*
  William Hartzog (1848 - 1936)**
  Zachary H. Hartzog (1849 - 1925)**
  Harriet Hartzog King (1852 - 1919)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ridge Slater Cemetery
Van Wert County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 27, 2006
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Amasa King
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Amasa King
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Amasa King
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And thank you for Judy.
- kinglsat
 Added: Jul. 26, 2011
Hear the sounds of scuffing soldiers' feet`Brother against brother, father against son`Our nation's darkness defeat,`Four hellish years then a cry, "Let it be done!" Written in 2009 by
- Linda Davis
 Added: May. 9, 2010
Thank you for giving your life by serving as Sgt. in Co. A., 46th OVI. Your sacrifice has helped make America the great nation that it is. Love, your great granddaughter.
- Judy Llamas
 Added: Feb. 18, 2007
 
 
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