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|Abstract||The collection includes a photocopy of a typescript memoir, written circa 1925-1932, by William Henry King (1847-1932) of his own life but chiefly of his father, James Moore King (1792-1877), who moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1807; fought in the War of 1812 at New Orleans and in the Seminole War, 1818; and was a planter at "Rural Rest" near Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and a Whig, strong unionist until the outbreak of war, and later soldier in the Confederate Army. Much of the memoir concerns the Civil War, especially civilian life around Murfreesboro, and army service. Also present are additional notes and writings by W. H. King compiled by Jeanette M. King.|
|Creator||King, James Moore, 1792-1877.|
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James Moore King (1792-1877), native of Sampson County, N.C., moved with his widowed mother and his brother from North Carolina in 1807 to near Murfreesboro, Tenn. At age 20, he enlisted in Coffee's Regiment of Dragoons for the War of 1812, was at the battle of New Orleans, and also fought in the Seminole War in 1818. His mother, Jeannette King married Isaac Butler, a widower of Tennessee.
King married Matha Batey in 1821 and they had 13 children, one of whom was Wililam Henry King (1847-1932). James Moore King was a strong Unionist until the outbreak of the Civil War in Tennessee, at which time he and his sons joined the Confederate forces.Back to Top
The collection includes a photocopy of a typescript memoir, written circa 1925-1932, by William Henry King of his own life but chiefly of his father, James Moore King. Much of the memoir concerns the Civil War, especially civilian life around Murfreesboro, Tenn., and army service. Also present are additional notes and writings by William H. King compiled by Jeanette Moore King.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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