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Benjamin Burke KING
Elizabeth BERRY
Husband:  Benjamin Burke KING
Birth:  29 Jan 1839, KY
Death:  2 Mar 1927, presumably in Hutsonville, Lincoln Co., KY
Occupation:  laborer, merchant, farmer, banker
Father:  William KING
Mother:  Anna BAKER
Marriage:  1 Sep 1864, Lincoln Co., KY
Wife:  Elizabeth "Lizzie" BERRY
Birth:  11 May 1846, KY
Death:  22 Aug 1932? or 1923?, presumably in Hutsonville, Lincoln Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William Bailey BERRY (c1820-1877)
Mother:  Adaline10 HOLTZCLAW (1822-1887) [Abner9, Benjamin8, Johann7, Hans Jacob6, Hans Heinrich5, Johannes4, Wilhelm3, Franq2, Johann1

Lizzie is not found in the 1930 census at least, I can't find her, and the index at Ancestry.com is "every-name" and includes age.  The source for Lizzie's death date has been very unreliable with regard to other dates, so may be wrong about the year of her death.

There was a Laura11 HOLSCLAW [Joshua10, Kelly9, James8, John Henry7, Hans Jacob6] who married John G. STRAUB (of Switzerland) and lived in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.  Benjamin Burke KING'S sister, Mary KING, married Peter STRAUB / STROUB (of Switzerland) and lived in Lincoln Co., KY.

Children born in Kentucky, either Lincoln Co., KY, or Boyle Co., KY:
  1.  William B. KING, b. 1865; d. 1910, Pineville, Bell Co., KY
  2.  Anna Adeline "Addie" KING, b. 9 Jan 1867; m. 21 Jun 1888, Lincoln Co., KY, Elliott FISHBACK; lived Paris, Bourbon Co., KY
  3.  Mary Jane "Mamie" KING, b. 1868/9; m. 24 May 1892, Lincoln Co., KY George B. PREWITT / PRUITT; lived Moreland, Lincoln Co., KY
  4.  Rhoda Ellen KING, b. 1870/1; m. 21 Jun 1893, Lincoln Co., KY, James O. McALLISTER; lived Lexington, Fayette Co., KY
  5.  Laura Belle KING, b. 1872/3; m. Zach ALKIN; lived Mobile, Mobile Co., AL
  6.  Thomas A. KING, b. May 1877
  7.  James A. KING, b. Mar 1879
  8.  Dora Pearl KING, b. May 1881; m. Joseph COX; lived Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY
  9.  Margaret J. "Maggie" KING, b. Aug 1883; m. Charles W. WILHOIT; lived Moreland, Lincoln Co., KY
10.  Ida E. KING, b. Jan 1886; m. 1901/2, W.G. or G.W. MONTGOMERY; lived Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY
11.  John Edward KING, b. Apr 1888; d. 30 Oct 1918, France (WWI)
12.  (Child) KING; b. bef. 1900; d. bef. 1900
13.  (Child) KING; b. bef. 1900; d. bef. 1900


1.  Marriage Index:  Kentucky, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-233):
King, B.B. Berry, Elizabeth 01 Sep 1864 Lincoln Co.
Fishback, Elliott King, Annie A. 21 Jun 1888 Lincoln Co.
Prewitt, George B. King, Mamie J. 24 May 1892 Lincoln Co.
McAlister, James O. King, Rhoda E. 21 Jun 1893 Lincoln Co.

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #12 of 13):  Parksville P.O., Parksville, Boyle Co., KY, Roll 448 (Book 1), p. 141A, PN 5, 29/29, enumerated 2 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
King Benjamin 30 M W Laborer 1700   Kentucky
____ Lizzie 24 F W Keeping House     "
____ William  5 M W       "
____ Addie  3 F W       "
____ Mary  1 F W       "

3.  1880 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #54 of 66):  Parksville, Boyle Co., KY, Roll T9_404, p. 342A, PN 53, SD 3, ED 10, enumerated 7 Jul 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 21 24 25 26
447 458 King Benjamin B W M 41     /   Merchant   Ky Va Ky
    ____ Elizabeth W F 34 Wife   /   Keeping House   " Ky "
    ____ William B W M 15 Son /     Clk in Store / " " "
    ____ Anna A W F 13 Dau /     At home / " " "
    ____ Mary J W F 11 Dau /     "   " / " " "
    ____ Rhoda E W F  9 Dau /     "   " / " " "
    ____ Larra B W F  7 Dau /     "   " / " " "
    ____ Thomas A W M  3 Son /     "   "   " " "
    ____ James A W M  1 Son /     "   "   " " "
    Berry Adaline W F 57 Mother-in-Law     / "   "   " Va Va

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #26 of 30):  Hustonville (Precinct No. 1), Lincoln Co., KY, Roll 539 (Book 1), p. 158B, SN 13, SD 8, ED 39, enumerated 16 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
257 258 King Ben B Head W M Jan 1839 61 M 36     KY KY KY Farmer   Y Y Y O F F 140
    ____ Lizzie Wife W F May 1846 54 M 36 13 11 KY KY KY     Y Y Y        
    ____ Thomas Son W M May 1877 23 S       KY KY KY Clerk (Dry goods ?)   Y Y Y        
    ____ James H Son W M Mch 1879 21 S       KY KY KY Farm Laborer   Y Y Y        
    ____ Dora P Dau W F May 1881 19 S       KY KY KY    0 Y Y Y        
    ____ Maggie J Dau W F Aug 1883 16 S       KY KY KY    5 Y Y Y        
    ____ Ida E Dau W F Jan 1886 14 S       KY KY KY   10 Y Y Y        
    ____ John E Son W M Apr 1888 12 S       KY KY KY   10 Y Y Y        

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #10 of 94 indexed "H. B. King"; online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 34):  Hustonville (Magisterial District 4, Precinct 10), Lincoln Co., KY, Roll 490 (Book 1), p. 232B, SN 5B, SD 8, ED 57, enumerated 23 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 26 27 28 29
99 103 King? ? B Head M W 71 M1 46     KY VA KY Eng President Bank Emp     Y Y O F F 57
    _____ Lizzie Wife F W 66 M1 46 13 11 KY KY KY Eng None       Y Y        
    _____ Margaret Daughter F W 23 S       KY KY KY Eng None       Y Y        
    _____ John Son M W 21 S       KY KY KY Eng Fireman Rail Road W N Y Y        
    Montgomery W G Son-in-law M W 32 M1  8     KY KY KY Eng Minister       Y Y        
    __________ Ida Daughter F W 31 M1  8     KY KY KY Eng None       Y Y        
This record was extremely difficult to read; I may not have extracted it entirely accurately.

7.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 34):  Hustonville (Magisterial District 4, Precinct 10), Lincoln Co., KY, p. 239A, SN 5A, SD 8, ED 85, enumerated 12 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 85 93 King Ben B Head O F M W 79 M Y Y KY VA VA Y Farmer General OA 73
      ____ Elizabeth Wife     F W 72 M Y Y KY KY KY Y None      
      Wilhoit Margaret Dau     F W 36 Wd Y Y KY KY KY Y None      
      _______ Charles W G-Son     M W  6 S     KY KY KY   None      
Listed next to their daughter, "Mammie" (æ 50, b. KY, husband George B. PRUITT); and, in the other direction, listed five households from grandson? James R. KING (æ 34, b. KY, wife Ida).

8.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, at least, not indexed anywhere in Kentucky.  Lizzie is said to have died in 1932, but that year seems suspect.

9.  Charles Kerr, ed.  1922.  History of Kentucky.  5 vols.  American Historical Society, Chicago and New York (online at Ancestry.com):  In Vol. 5 (boldface added):
p. 205 B. B. KING.  With a life record of more than four-score years to his credit, B. B. King has played many parts and has played them all well, from service to the Union during the Civil war, through growing business interests in different sections of Kentucky, and for many years as a factor in agriculture and livestock and other affairs in Lincoln County.  Mr. King is president of the Bank of Moreland, where he resides.

He was born in Madison County, Kentucky, January 29, 1839.  His grandfather, John Louis King, came from Ireland and spent the rest of his life as a Virginia planter.  He married Nancy Jane Pence, a native of Holland.  Their son, William King, was born in Virginia in 1783, soon after the close of the Revolutionary war.  He lived in his native state until he was twenty-six, and in 1809 identified himself with the pioneer district of Kentucky in Madison County, where he married and where he followed his trade as a cooper and also farmed.  For four years he had his home and work at Indianapolis, Indiana, then returned to Madison County, also lived in Garrard County, and from 1847 until his death in 1863 lived on and operated a farm in Lincoln County.  He was an old-line whig in politics.  William King married Annie Baker, who was born in Madison County, Kentucky, in 1790, and died at Stanford in Lincoln County.  They became the parents of seven children:  Nancy Jane was the wife of Arnold Hilton, a farmer, and both died in Lincoln County; Rhoda Ellen had two husbands, Richard Whittaker and John Gray, the first a shoemaker and the latter a farmer, and all are now deceased; Charles Alfred was a Lincoln County farmer; Mary, living at Stanford, is the widow of Peter Straub, a coppersmith;  B. B. King is the fifth in the family; George Washington died while a Union soldier in the Civil war; and William Riley is a retired tinner and coppersmith, and living at Moreland.

B. B. King was about eight years of age when his father moved to a farm in Lincoln County, and most of his education was acquired in common Schools there.  From the age of eighteen until the beginning of the Civil war he engaged in the freighting business.  During the war he was in the quartermaster's department and had charge of Government wagon trains.  For thirty-five years he had his principal business headquarters at Parksville in Boyle County, where he operated a small country store and was a timber dealer on an extensive scale.  During the early '80s he acquired a farm and other interests in Lincoln County and built up a large business as a dealer in livestock, specializing in the handling of jacks and mules.  He sold his farm in 1910, but still keeps in touch with rural affairs, since his home is at the edge of Moreland, where he owns a modern town home with sixteen acres of land adjoining.

The Bank of Moreland was established and opened for business June 2, 1909, under a state charter.  Mr. King, the late Charles Wilhoit and other local citizens were primarily interested in starting the institution, which has performed many creditable services as a financial bulwark of the community.  Mr. King has been president from the beginning, while R. F. Steele is vice president and J. C. McClure, cashier.  The bank has a capital of $15,000, surplus and profits of $4,200, and deposits of about $100,000.

Mr. King served as marshall of the Town of Parksville for several years.  In November, 1893, he was elected to the Legislature from Lincoln County, and during the session of 1894 and the special session of 1895 carefully looked after the interests of his consituency.  He is a republican, is an elder in the Christian Church, and a member of Hustonville Lodge No. 184, F. and A. M.  As a banker and private citizen he exerted himself to the limit in all the financial war drives in his section of Lincoln County, and he has a medal of honor granted him by the Government as a token of this service.

On September 1, 1864, at Stanford, Kentucky, Mr. King married Miss Lizzie Berry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Berry.  Her father was an old time cabinet maker and undertaker.  Of the nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. King, the oldest was W.B. King, who died at Pineville, Kentucky, at the age of forty-five.  He was postmaster, coal operator, timber dealer and a man of extensive affairs in his section of the state.  The second of the family, Addie, living at Paris, Kentucky, is the widow of Elliott Fishback, who was a railroad man. Mary Jane is the wife of George Pruitt, an undertaker, furniture dealer and farmer at Moreland.  Rhoda Ellen is the wife of J. O. McAllister, a well known horseman at Lexington.  Laura Belle was married to Zach Alkin, who is in the electrical supply business at Mobile, Alabama.  Dora Pearl is the wife of Joseph Cox, a coal operator at Bowling Green.  Margaret, living with her father, is the widow of the late Charles W. Wilhoit, one of the founders of the Bank of Moreland.  Ida is the wife of G. W. Montgomery, pastor of the Christian Church at Somerset, Kentucky.  The youngest child of Mr. King was John Edward King, a dentist by profession.  He joined the Dental

p. 206 Corps and went to France with the Expeditionary Forces.  While performing his duties in a hospital near the front line a shell struck the building and he was killed October 30, 1918.
If "B.B." (Benjamin Burke) was born in 1839, his mother was certainly not born in 1790 it's just not possible biologically.  Like most men of his era, Benjamin was obviously too wrapped up in himself to give a good account of his family they don't call these "vanity" publications for nothing.

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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