Adam S. King and Susana Wight King

ADAM S. KING was born on June 28, 1796 and died on September 9, 1839. He married Susanna Wight on April 24, 1821 in Ross Co, Ohio. She was born on  August 24, 1801 in New York and died on August 13, 1893 in Crawford Co Illinois and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The 1830 census of Ross county, Ohio (Jefferson township) shows Adam and Susana with 4 of their children. Then in the 1840 census Susan King is shown without Adam but with her children: 4 boys and 2 girls. By 1870 Susana is living with her son, John G. King and his family.

(Much of my information on Adam and Susanna and their family is from family records)

This is an old, yellowed paper found with family photos in Grandpa Charles Cain’s home. I believe this handwriting to be Charles’ mother, Nancy Ellen King Cain. She probably wrote it in the early 1900’s. Following the name of Susan (Wight) King, she noted that Susan was her Grandmother King. 

Adam S. King and Susanna Wight had the following children:

James M. King – born December 19, 1827 in Ohio.

Aaron Meeker King –  born September 3, 1832 in Ohio.

Oliver Goodrich King – born March 10, 1835 in Ohio.

Alfred Alenander King – born May 20, 1837 in Ohio. He died on 31 Dec 1862 in Murfreesboro, Tndiana at the Battle of Stones River.  He is buried in Stones River National Battlefield, however, there is a marker for him in Oak Grove Cemetery, Crawford Co, ILL.
Served in the Illinois Volunteers; Infantry Company D of the 38th Regiment as a Sergeant.

John G. King – was born on  January 17, 1822 in Ohio.

Nancy Ann King – born on March 23, 1830 in Ohio.

Cynthia Ann King  – was born on December 4, 1823.

Mary Jane King – born September 4, 1825


Susanna received a pension from son, Alfred’s death of the Civil War.  “Pension Bureau- It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, Susan King, Mother of Alfred A. King, who was a Sergeant, Co. D. 38th Regiment Illinois Infantry is entitled to a pension at the rate of Eight dollars per month to commence on the nineteenth day of July 1882 and to continue during dependence unless she shall again marry. Given at the Department of the Interior this tenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty four.”

Pension received by Susan King after her son, Alfred King, was killed in the Civil War. She received $8.00 a month.

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