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 Josias King

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Josias King

  • Birth 16 Sep 1809 Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 2 Aug 1846 Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Van Wert County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 15061088

Josias was born in Fairfield (now Madison Twp., Franklin) County, Ohio, the son of Philip King and Mary Wright. He helped his parents on their farm, and as a young man met and married Elizabeth Dague.

Shortly after their marriage, they migrated about 1834 or 1835 to Blackcreek Twp., Mercer County, Ohio, with her parents, brothers and sisters, along with his family and several neighbors. When his father died in 1846, Josias and his brother Jesse were appointed administrators of the estate. Josias' share of the inheritance was $616.37.

Josias and Elizabeth farmed and raised a family of six children, until death claimed him at the age of 36, only four months after his father had died. It must have been devastating for Elizabeth, since their youngest, 6-month-old John died two months following Josias' death.

Christian Hartzog served as legal guardian of the estate, valued to be $1,370.54. On October 29, 1847, Elizabeth married Christian, a widower with children and a farmer of substantial holdings.


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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 27 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15061088
  • Judy Llamas
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josias King (16 Sep 1809–2 Aug 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15061088, citing Ridge Slater Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .