Family Group Sheet, no Kings in the 1850 Collin County census
Benjamin King b. 1777 d. 10 May 1841 Henderson Co., NC
Father: Samuel King Mother: Elizabeth Underwood
Rebecca Shipman b. 15 or 25 Nov 1777 d. 17 Feb 1845 Henderson Co., NC
Samuel King b. 1801
m. Prestley T. Moore Union Co., GA
Mary Ann King
m. Jacob L. Lawrance Rutherford Co, NC
Elijah King b. 2 Jan 1809 d. Apr 1880 Farmersville, Collin Co., TX South Houston
Elisha King b. 2 Jan 1809 d. Collin Co., TX
John King b. 4 July 1813 NC
m. Elizabeth Edwards 6 Nov 1834 Hendersonville, NC
Joseph King Jr. b. 18 Jan 1815 d. 5 Jun 1891 Whitefield Co., GA
m. Mary Amanda Lynch
Benjamin King Jr. b. 1817
KING, BENJAMIN S.
THE PASSING OF ANOTHER CONFEDERATE VETERAN
Newspaper, March 1926, by R. C. Horn
In the death of Benjamin S. King of Farmersville, which occurred Sunday morning, March 21, 1926, another of the “boys who wore the grey” in defence of the South, has answered the last roll call.
Benjamin S. King was born near Hendersonville, N. C., January 22, 1842, and was just 83 years old when the call came. He was a member of the Church of Christ, at Farmersville. He had been in feeble health for some years, and was for months a patient in the McKinney Hospital during 1924. He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1862, at Palestine, Texas as a private in Company F, 15th Texas infantry, Ector’s Brigade. He was in several noted battles, and received a slight wound in his neck at the battle near Richmond, Ky. Was later in an army hospital and then sent home on furlough. He later joined Captain Cook’s Company of Texas Rangers, and served on the frontiers. After peace was made, Comrade King married and lived for many years near Farmersville. He had the reputation of being a true citizen who stood for all moral principles. Until age and feeble health prevented him, he was an active teacher in the church.
Soon the places that know us now will only know us in memory.