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 Philip King

Philip King

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 May 1818 (aged 69–70)
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 15061070 · View Source
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Philip was the son of Philip and Catherine King. He married Anne Brooke.

Philip and his brothers migrated from Philadelphia to York County, PA. During the Revolutionary War, he was a private in the 6th Battallion, PA, York County with Capt. Wilson's company.

In 1780, he and his family were driven from their home in the mountains, near Dillsburg, by the Indians, and they chose to settle in Milford Twp., Bedford (now Somerset) Co., PA. He was granted a patent for 300 acres which he named "Kingwood." Another tract in 1791 called "Kingstone" was patented and conveyed to his brother Christopher.

Philip was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1791. He acquired property of 279 acres on Laurel Hill Creek, Turkeyfoot Twp, 318 acres on Pound Lick Run, and 583 acres on the South Fork of Middle Creek, Milford Twp. He operated a grist mill and a saw mill, along with his farms.

The oldest covered bridge in Somerset County, the King Bridge, crosses over Laurel Hill Creek in Middlecreek Twp., west of New Lexington, was erected by a descendant in 1906. The original bridge was built in 1802.

In a January 25th, 1812 letter from Samuel Wright to Samuel's brother Aaron, he wrote: "Philip King, esq. is very weakly, being much troubled with fits that very much hurts his memory and intellect." Samuel Wright was his friend, neighbor and father-in-law of his son Philip.

Philip and Anne also had the following children in addition to those linked: Rachel md. John Sutton, and Catherine md. James Knight.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 15061070
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philip King (1748–13 May 1818), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15061070, citing Cramer-King Cemetery, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .