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Ann King
1751 - 1820
Ann King was born about 1751 in Louisa County, Virginia and died about 1820 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 69 years old.

Married 12/25/1769 in Edgecombe Co. NC.She had three children with husband Thomas: Joseph, Ann and Elizabeth.

Parents may have been Henry King, Jr. (died 1751) and Ann (died 1795) from Edgecombe Co. NC. Her father's Last Will and Testament in 1751 names Cattren, Ann and Prudence as daughters and wife, Ann.

Louisa County Virginia was established in 1742, less than 10 years after her birth, when the population grew large enough to support a courthouse and separate from Hanover County.

Her family moves to Bertie County, North Carolina while she is a small child. They apparently move into the southwestern corner of this county which later, in 1732, separates and becomes Edgecombe County, NC.

Her father writes a will around the time of her birth (and before her brother's birth) and dies within the next few years. When Ann is six years old, she and her brother and sisters are declared orphans and placed under the guardianship of Henry Gibson. The year after Ann is married, guardianship of her younger brother is transferred to William Virgin.

Land in the Spartanburg County, South Carolina area becomes available after the 1755 treaty taking the "Up-Country" from the Cherokee Indians. Ann and her husband may have been early settlers of the "Up Country" lands. By 1785, when Ann is in her early 30's, Spartanburg is officially established as a county and is a prospering community.
Other12/31/1749 NC (Bertie County) -2 yrs before birth 
Will of Henry {HK] King Bertie County - 1 Jan 1750 - May Ct 1751:
My debts shall be paid, especially to Henry VanLovon "that of my maintaining him. " - wife Ann King - daughters Cattren, Ann, and Prudence King - if my wife should be with child and bear a son he may have my plantation and share my personal estate with my sisters, and if my wife has a daughter she shall share with her sisters.
EX: wife, Capt. Robt West, Jos. Hardy. Wit: Agnes & Marvell [x] Knott, Hannah [x] Maltime. 
Other7/29/1757 NC (Bertie County) 6 yrs old 
Henry Gibson appt. gdn to the orphans Ann, William, Prudence and Katherine King 29 July 1757. 
Other6/1/1768 NC (Bertie County) 17 yrs old 
William Virgin appt. gdn of the orphan William King 30 June 1768. 
Marriage12/25/1769 Edgecombe NC  18 yrs old 
Marriage of Thomas Davis and Ann King, Witness by John King

Thron all men by these presents, that we Thomas Davis and John King, are held oferenly bond unto his excellency William Tryon Eguice Governor of, in the ?pench sum of fifty pounds, proclamation money towhich payment will & binding tobe made to his ____ excellency his ?Meigo & ______, we bond ourselves & each of us our & each of our hires executor $ administrators jointly & severally ____ by these presents sealed with our seal $ called this 25 day of Dec. Anno Domini 1769

The foundation of the above obligation in ___ that wheres the above coined Thomas Davis hath this day obtained a ___ to be joined in the Holy estate of matrimony with Ann King
Now if they shall be no _____ the sames then the above obligation tobe void.
Tho Davis (seal)
John King (seal)   Source:  LDS Church, Film Number 177920, page 157, Reference 5928

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Ann King's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Ann, her family, and friends. For example, Ann is 9 years old when The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
1 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
18 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
26 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
32 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
34 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
42 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
48 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
49 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
56 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
63 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
24 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
25 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
49 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
60 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
61 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
4 1755 Joseph Salvador purchases land near Fort Ninety Six for Jewish settlement.
31 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
32 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
37 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
9 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
12 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
15 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
22 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
23 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
24 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
25 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
27 1778 Alliance between United States and France
36 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
42 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
43 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
47 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
52 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
53 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
54 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
55 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
60 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
69 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
5 1756 Seven Year's War begins
8 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
12 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
13 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
16 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
28 1779 Spain declares war on England
29 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
32 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
36 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
37 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
38 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
41 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
42 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
44 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
45 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
46 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Thomas Davis
Born about 1749 and died about 1800
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Joseph Davis
Born in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina about 1775 and died in Decatur County, Georgia on an unknown day in August 1869. He was about 94 years old.

Occupation: Farmer and in Law Enforcement. He moved to GA in about 1801 and first lived in Burke then Screven and then Decatur County by 1828. He was Justice of the Peace from 10/19/1815 to 1/31/1817 ...
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