17 July 2015 The KING FAMILY album is completed, a total of 6 months-2 weeks devoted to a wonderful family. My husband, loved and admired his sweet sweet gentle grandmother, Dorothy Viola Vivian KING Webb above all others from his childhood.
I found the entire family fascinating starting with Samuel King I who camped and with George Washington at Valley Forge and is documented Revolutionary War soldier.
His great-grandson, Jacob King, was a soldier in Civil War and surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Mostly, the heritage album of the KING FAMILY is about Jacob. His migration saga from North Carolina to Arkansas is a local legion. He helped settle this remote area of Arkansas as a teacher, minister and legislator while raising a family of four sons and fire daughters. Each ten years when the census taker arrived he gave his occupation as farmer.
The proof of his success is in his children, a lawyer, a teacher, a minister and the youngest, a doctor. We know the youngest two daughters attended Mountain Home Baptist College.
One grandson, Milam King, son of Baptist minister Thomas King was so moved by his grandparents, he wrote several personal accounts about Jacob and Harriet Fisher King.
I honor Harriet Fisher King as well. Being the wife of an ill paid minister and living on a rocky farm dictated a very hard life. It took my husband a very long time to understand why anyone would farm the land his great-grandfather did. You do not name a county, Stone, if is free of rocks, stones and mountains. After John retired we went to a Fisher Family Reunion in Brevard, NC. Brevard is also in the mountains and Jacob found the land in Stone Co, AR similar to the land in NC he left behind.
Jacob, Harriet, their nine children are part of the fabric that made America great. Above all, they were God fearing Christians that believed you worked hard, contributed to society and loved your family. It was a pleasure documenting this family. JMW