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Martin Ambrose King

Martin Ambrose King was born on 27 July 1867 in Carroll County, GA. His parents were Thomas Hiram King and Charity Matilda Chandler King.

On the 1870 Census, Martin A. King was living in the household of his parents in Carroll County, GA. Other members of the household were his siblings: George, Mary, Joseph, Eliza, Hiram. His grandmother, Jerusha White Chandler also lived with the family at that time.

According to the 1880 Census, Martin A. King was living in the household of his parents, Thomas Hiram King and Charity Matilda Chandler King. Others in the household at the time were Jerusha White Chandler, his grandmother, and Matilda Brown, his aunt, and siblings: Mary, Joseph, Hiram, John, James, and Robert.

On 8 Jan 1888, Martin A. King and Polly A. Williams were married in Haralson County, GA. They had six children in the following years.

Martin A. King appeared in the 1890 Property Tax Digest for Smithfield District in Carroll County, GA which proves he owned property and lived in Carroll County, GA during that year.

According to the 1900 Census, Martin A. King was living in Carroll County, GA with his wife Polly Ann Williams King and four children: William Thomas King, John Henry King, George Washington King, and Leon Martin King. Martin A. King worked as a farmer, and he was listed as being able to read and write.

According to the 1910 Census, Martin A. King was living in Carroll County, GA. Others living in the house hold were his wife, Polly A. King, and children: John Henry King, George Washington King, Leon Martin King, Leonard W. King, and Lockie Edna King. They lived next door to Martin and Polly's oldest son, William Thomas KIng, and his wife, Annie Ardelia McGuire King.

On the 1920 Census, Martin A. King was living in Carroll County, Georgia with his wife, Polly Williams King. Also in the household were daughter, Edna King, and Lillie Free, who was motherless. He was working as a farmer.

According to the 1930 Census, Martin A. and Polly Williams King were living in Carroll County, GA. They lived next door to their son, Leonard Worthy King. Martin A. King worked as a farmer.

On the 1940 Census, Martin A. King and his wife, Polly A. Williams King, are living next door to their son, William Thomas King, in Buncombe, Haralson County, GA. He was listed as working as a laborer in a lumber mill.

Martin Ambrose King died in Waco, Haralson County, GA on 29 Aug 1947. According to his death certificate, he died of Chronic Myocarditis. He was buried at Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Carroll County, GA.

~~This short biography was composed by Sabrina King Combs, Great-Great Granddaughter~~



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  • Maintained by: Sabrina
  • Originally Created by: Walk The Earth
  • Added: 22 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17120625
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Ambrose King (27 Jul 1867–28 Aug 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17120625, citing Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sabrina (contributor 47811077) .