|Birth: ||Mar., 1850|
North Carolina, USA
South Carolina, USA
The son of Stark King and Jane (maiden name unknown) King, William Edward ("Eddie") King was a farmer and carpenter born in March 1850 in Robeson County, North Carolina. He married Margurett J. "Maggie" Edwards on October 20, 1870 in Robeson County, and they had eleven children, at least eight of whom survived infancy, including: daughters: Dannie King (married name unknown), Mattie Edna King Bailey, Annie Loula "Laurie" King Tolar, Mary King (married name unknown), and Nettie Donnie King Neely Riley and sons: Lawrence Adams King, Lonzo ("Lonnie O.") King, and Earnest B. King (aka Earnest Robert Cain). His heritage was English. After the births of their older children, Maggie and Eddie and their children moved from Robeson County, North Carolina to what became Dillon County, South Carolina.
Eddie is probably buried somewhere in either Robeson County, North Carolina or Dillon County, South Carolina where the family moved. I would appreciate any help in zeroing in on the exact cemetery in that area that holds his remains. There is no known photo of Eddie King. I hope one of his descendants will add his photo to this site and solve the mystery of exactly how, where, and when he died and where he is buried. I fear he lies forgotten in an unmarked grave.
Thanks so much to Neely and King family researchers for so much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions.
Margurett J. Edwards King (1851 - ____)*
Dannie King (1873 - ____)*
Mattie Edna King Bailey (1874 - 1944)*
Annie Loula King Tolar (1877 - 1941)*
Mary King (1880 - ____)*
Lawrence Adams King (1883 - 1952)*
Lonzo King (1885 - 1931)*
Nettie Donnie King Neely Riley (1892 - 1958)*
Earnest Robert Cain (1893 - 1937)*
Specifically: North Carolina
Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
Record added: Feb 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6189627