My King Family Line begins with my grgrgrgrgrandfather, BURREL/BURRELL/BURWELL KING. (His name has been spelled all 3 ways on various records (I am not sure which one is correct, I refer to him as BURWELL KING). The names of BURWELL KING'S parents are UNKNOWN. Some documents list EDWARD, KIRBY, RICHARD, WILLIAM KING as the possible "given" name of his father. MURRAY may have been the maiden name of BURWELL's mother and her given name could have been UROUTH. BURWELL KING was born March 7,1780 in NC or SC. The exact date of his death is unknown but is estimated to have been sometime after 1850. BURWELL KING married ELIZABETH BARRON/BARNES. ELIZABETH was born July 10,1785 in VA. The names of her parents are unknown. BURRELL and ELIZABETH married in the early 1800's and lived in the CLAIBORNE,HANCOCK,HAWKINS Counties area TN.
BURWELL & ELIZABETH KING'S daughter RHODA KING LEGERE was my grgrgrgrandmother. RHODA was born: April 24,1824 in TN, died ?. RHODA KING married WILLIAM LEGERE and together the raised the following LEGERE children,,, 1- FRANKLIN, 2- ROBERT, 3- PETER, 4- CHRISTOPHER, 5- ISAAC, 6- LIZA ANN.
PRIOR to RHODA'S marriage to WILLIAM she had a son JOHN FLEMING KING, the name of his father is UNKNOWN but could have been a man named OLIVER BREWER.
RHODA KING LEGERE'S son JOHN FLEMING KING was my grgrgrandfather. JOHN FLEMING KING was born: May 11,1845 in TN. died: Oct 12,1905 in KY. JOHN FLEMING KING 1st married CHARITY AMANDA MCHONE and had 1 son JOHN BURREL KING born: Dec 12,1866. died: Apr 8,1941.
2nd JOHN FLEMING KING married my grgrgrandmother NANCY FRANCIS/FRANCE on Aug 2, 1868 in OWSLEY COUNTY, KY.
JOHN FLEMING & NANCY FRANCIS KING'S son BENJAMIN HARRISON KING was my grgrandfather.BENJAMIN HARRISON KING married MAGGIE CAMPBELL my grgrandmother. MAGGIE CAMPBELL KING'S parents my grgrgrandparents, were THOMAS & SUSANAH "RAMSEY" CAMPBELL.
BENJAMIN HARRISON & MAGGIE CAMPBELL KING'S daughter MAE KING was my grandmother. MAE KING married my grandfather,JAMES ALVA PENNINGTON. MAE died in 1955,Alva died in 1967, and they are buried at the MT. OLIVE CEMETERY in Clay County,KY.
Their following children died as infants,,,,
6- "infant girl" PENNINGTON
7- DENNIS PENNINGTON
8- DONNIE PENNINGTON
9- DENVER (Twin) PENNINGTON
10- DELMER (Twin) PENNINGTON