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Hampden. The old homestead in East Longmeadow is still called King Hill and is still in possession of his descendants, named Bronson. Micah King, his wife Ruth, his son Luther, and his daughter Sarah Bronson lie buried side by side in Somer's North Cemetery and on his tombstone appears the date of his death July 9, 1852 and his age "77 years." Issue:

588* i. Israel Spencer,7 b. Longmeadow, Mass., Feb. 1, 1797; d. Oct. 4, 1861; m. Nov. 24, 1825, Susan Prior. Luther, b. Longmeadow, —, 1798; d. May 28, 1813. Sarah, b. Somers, Nov. 18, 1801; d. Jany. 17, 1870; m. Feb. 23, 1845, Melvin Bronson. iv. Calvin, b. Somers, Feb. 5, 1804; d. Feb. 15, 1853; m. March 22, 1825, Caroline Matilda Walsh. Mary, b. Somers, Jany. 20, 1807; d. June 14, 1858;

m. Oct. 10, 1842, Nathaniel Prior. Marvin, b. Somers, Jany. 20, 1807; (twin) d. —;

m. (1) Eunice Brown Alden; (2) Julia Chapin. Arethusa, b. Somers, Sept. 16, 1890; d. July 25, 1894; m. Oct. 29, 1832, David Alden.

595 viii. Nancy, b. Somers, April 24, 1812; d.—; unmarried;

Lived in Ludlow, Mass., but died in Enfield, Conn.

596 ix. Luther Marshall, b. Somers, June 30, 1815; m.

Oct. 15, 1862, Maria Parsons.

597 x. Panthea, b. Somers, Sept. 15, 1817; m. Nov 10,

1837; Erasmus D. Chaffee.

598* xi. Cindonia, b. Longweadow, July 28, 1820; d. Jany. 18, 1907; m. July 11, 1844, Spencer Chaffee, of Somers.

599* xii. George Henry, (often written Henry G.) of Longmeadow and Enfield.

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Phineas8 King, (Micah/ Benjamin* Benjamin,' James,2

William1), born ;died ;married May 6, 1804 Betsey

Knox of Blandford, Mass. On Feb. 5, 1799 James Montgomery of Londen, now Otis, Mass., deeded to Phineas King of Norwich, now Huntington, Mass., both joiners, a joiner's shop in Londen, etc. (Berkshire Co., Mass., Great Barrington Land Record Book 37, p. 133). Phineas King evidently lived on the border of Londen, now Otis, and Blandford. Norwich was the next town northerly. Here he lived until 1824 when he disappears from the records of Blandford. Of his later life we have been unable to obtain any information. Children born at Blandford. Issue:

600 i. Sally/ b. Feb. 15, 1807.

601 ii. Phineas, b. Nov. 25, 1808.

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Naham8 King, (Naham* Benjamin* Benjamin,' James,1 William1), born in Enfield, Conn., Jany. 9, 1780; died in Enfield, Jany. 10, 1826; married in Enfield, June 20, 1798 Eleanor Hale, who died Sept. 6, 1851, aged 72. His residence was Enfield, Conn., and all his children were born there. Issue:

602* i. Harriet,7 b. Nov. 26, 1800; d. Dec. 26, 1890; m. Enfield, 1823, Wolcott R. Loomis.

603 ii. William, b. Nov. 8, 1802; d. Hartford, Conn., Dec.

2, 1837. Lived in Hartford.

604 iii. Henry, b. Dec. 3, 1804; d. Enfield, Oct. 26, 1825. 605* iv. Ralph, b. Aug. 5, 1807; d. ;m. Harriet N.

Packard.

606 v. Maria, b. Aug. 24, 1814; d. ;m. Lewis Worth

ington. No issue. Resided in Southern States.

607 vi. Mary, b. Jany. 18, 1817; d. Jany. 9, 1826.

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Colonel Jabez" King, (Naham? Benjamin* Benjamin,1 James,1 William1), born in Enfield, Sept. 17, 1781; died in Enfield March 4, 1869; married in Enfield, Dec. 24, 1801 Rebecca Terry, born in Enfield, Dec. 9, 1780; died Sep. 28, 1865. Col. Jabez King was a manufacturer of wagons and plows especially of the latter for use on cotton; and sugar plantations in the Southern States, sending thousands to New Orleans and other southern markets. He was a very successful business man for those times before the Civil War. He was eminently public spirited and very liberal. Held many public offices. Was County Commissioner, State representative and Senator. Was a

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