|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1847|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1912|
Jesse was the son of Jesse King and Catherine Sivey. He married Fidellia Putman.
Obituary, "The Rockford Press," Rockford, OH, Friday, February 9, 1912:
"GONE TO REWARD
Aged Men and Veterans Answer the Final Summons From on High.
Stricken with paralysis Monday morning, Jesse King, a well-known and highly respected resident of this county, passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Blackcreek Township.
Mr. King had been in his usual health and the sudden seizure of paralysis resulting in his death, came as an awful shock to his family and acquaintances. Jesse King was born in Mercer county over sixty-three years ago. He was married to a daughter of Isaac Putman, and this union is survived by three sons, Henry and Solomon of Blackcreek Township and Isaac of Willshire. The wife and mother preceded in death three years ago this week, while Mr. and Mrs. King were spending the winter in southern states."
Article from "Rockford Press," Rockford, OH, Nov. 1, 1907:
BIG MOOSE. Attacks Jesse King Who Is With A Hunting Party In Maine. Has Desperate Encounter.
A letter from Moose Lake, Maine, where Jesse King of this place is with a party of hunters, tells of the following exciting adventure. Last evening when setting up camp, Mesars King and Vann, hunters from Ohio, were cutting tent poles, when they were attacked by a large wounded moose. A battle for life followed. King had a 38 calibre revolver and shot the moose twice through the head and through the neck. Then the moose was so near that to save himself he grappled the infuriated animal by the horns. Just at this critical moment Vann cut the animal in the neck with the ax and with another well-placed stroke, broke the moose down and then it was dispatched. The hunters were much excited at this unexpected adventure, so soon after reaching Moose Lake. They count themselves lucky that they escaped without serious injury...He says they are snugly in camp on the banks of Moose Lake, forty-five miles from the railroad. Are surrounded by mountains and lakes, and the forest is almost inaccessable to man. The most unfinished part of the United States ever seen. Weather fine but cool at nights but no snow. Dock King has just killed a nine-prong moose. Woods seem fullof moose and deer, and there are some bear, besides other game.
Jesse and Fidelia traveled south to St. George, GA, southeast of the Okefenokee Swamp, with William Dayton Krick and wife Mary Putman Krick in the autumn of 1908. He wrote letters back (1908 and 1909) to the "Rockford Press," detailing their experiences there and the history of the area, including the St. Johns River, Live Oak, St. Augustine and "Sea Port Cities of Interest."
Jesse was a retired farmer.
Jesse King (1805 - 1868)
Catherine Sivey King (1816 - 1878)
Fidellia Putman King (1852 - 1909)
Isaac Theodore King (1873 - 1936)*
Henry Harrison King (1873 - 1941)*
Solomon Pierce King (1876 - 1945)*
Solomon King (1834 - 1908)*
Philip King (1840 - 1864)*
Henry Harrison King (1842 - 1904)*
Jesse A. King (1847 - 1912)
Benjamin F. King (1853 - 1853)*
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 31, 2006
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