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1868 but came to California in the latter year at the request of his uncle, Henry H. Haight, who was then Governor of the State. He was appointed Executive Secretary of the Governor and at the same time began the study of law in his uncle's office and was admitted to the practice of the law April 14, 1873, by the Supreme Court. In 1870 Col. King was elected the Secretary of the Code Commission of which Col. Creed Haymond was Chairman and John C. Burch and Charles Lindley, afterwards succeeded by Charles A. Tuttle, were members. Col. King assisted in the compilation of the Codes and in the annotation of the Commissioners' edition, and gave marked evidence of unusual legal ability. For a number of years Col. King was connected with the State Militia and was a Lieutenant-Colonel on the Staff of the Governor of California.

"One of the first efforts of Col. King at the bar was his able defense of the notorious Charles Mortimer, who had committed many murders and was finally hanged at Sacramento, Cal., for the murder of Mrs. Gibson. Col. King also successfully defended Edward J. Muybridge, the photographer, for the killing of Harry Larkins. In this trial, at Napa City, the young lawyer displayed his oratorical powers to great advantage and divided the honors with the eloquent Hon. Wirt Pendegast. The killing of Larkins was occasioned by the intimacy of the latter with Muybridge's wife. The homicide attracted great attention at the time, and the report of the trial and Col. King's address to the jury were telegraphed to the daily press of San Francisco and published in full. In civil practice Colonel King has attained equal distinction. In the contest of the will of John S. Manson, Colonel King and Hon. Arthur Rodgers. his partner, received for their services the handsome fee of $33,000. Colonel King in the suit of Smith vs. San Francisco, recovered for his client $66,000 for lumber burned on Beale Street Wharf during the Denis Kearney anti-Chinese agitation. The case was remarkable from the fact that Colonel King proved the existence of a riot in that neighborhood entirely by circumstantial evidence. The owners of the lumber being unable to procure eye-witnesses of the actual incendiarism, had attempted to obtain indemnity from the State Legislature and failed. Many prominent attorneys declined the case on the ground of the impossibility of establishing the necessary facts by sufficient evidence. When Colonel King clearly demonstrated them by a strong and irrefutable chain of circumstances without actual eye-witnesses of the act itself, and by clear convincing argument secured a merited verdict at the hands of a jury, the lumber owners gladly paid him his fee of $30,000. From 1881 to 1888 Colonel King was absent from the State of California, during a portion of which time he was traveling. In 1885 he was engaged in very important law suits in the Territory of Arizona. In that year also he was appointed by President Grover Cleveland Special United States Attorney for Arizona. In 1886 he was appointed by the Governor and Legislature of that Territory a Commissioner to revise its laws. Colonel King was made chairman of the Commission and the rapidity and excellence of his work has been frequently extolled. All the pre-existing laws of the Territory were repealed in toto and a new Code, or Revised Statutes as it was called, was enacted, all vested rights being carefully preserved. The new system of laws worked with admirable smoothness, without the disturbance of any vested interests and have ever since been in force, giving general satisfaction. Upon the completion of the revision of the laws of Arizona, Colonel King was, by the Governor, appointed Commissioner of Immigration, and filled the office creditably, finally resigning to resume the practice of his profession in San Francisco. On his return to San Francisco Colonel King as attorney for Duncan F. MacDonald was successful in an action to establish MacDonald's partnership right to one half of property valued at $250,000, standing in the name of Captain Charles E. S. MacDonald, who came to California in 1850 and died leaving a very large estate. Colonel King is still, as he has ever been, a close student, and an earnest, forcible and eloquent advocate. In politics he has always been a consistent Democrat and has made many canvasses of the State. He was a Tilden Presidential Elector in 1876 and has been honored by his party with the State Senatorial nomination for his district."

The compiler of this Genealogy has selected the foregoing as perhaps the most flattering of several articles of which, in past years, he has been made the subject and his great modesty and becoming diffidence will not permit him to enlarge upon it. His many other excellent qualities will, of course, be gladly told in confidence to those who may seek for further information. Residence, San Francisco, California. Issue: 1097* i. George Cameron,8 b. Sacramento, Cal., Jany. 14,

1874; m. Aug. 9, 1900, Anna (Campbell) Stratton. 1098* ii. Lochiel Montrose, b. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 25,

1875! m- Nov. 29, 1899, Anna Mary Wadsworth. 1099* iii. Cameron Haight, b. San Francisco July 4, 1877. 1100* iv. Janet Cameron, b. May 29, 1894.


Martha Eliza King, (Charles Henry," Maj. Seth? Lt. Eliphalet,* Capt. Joseph? James,2 William1), born in New Ipswich, N. H., May 16, 1852; married June 21, 1893, William Russell Wilcox, of Minneapolis, Minn. Res. 2216 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. There was no issue of their marriage, but they adopted a daughter—lone Wilcox.


Charles Philip7 King, (Charles Henry," Maj. Seth," Lt. Eliphalet* Capt. Joseph? James,2 William1), born in East Boston, Mass., June 20, 1862; married (1) 1886, Josephine King; (2) Sept. 2, 1892 Jessie Buchanan, daughter of Malcolm and Jessie Buchanan, of Prince Edwards Island. Children born in Boston. Residence, 64 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. Issue:

1101 i. Charles Henry,8 b. Jany. 28, 1894.

1102 ii. Louis Cameron, b. May 12, 1896.

1103 iii. Malcolm Chester, b. March 20, 1899.


Louis Henry' King, (Charles Henry," Maj. Seth," Lt. Elipha^ let,' Capt. Joseph? James,2 William1), born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 8, 1867; married Sept. 12, 1899, Gertrude Cole. He has been engaged in mining. Res. Lewiston, Idaho. Issue:

1104 i. Cameron Francis Xavier," b. July 2, 1900.


George Cameron7 King, (Charles Henry," Maj. Seth." Lt. Eliphalet* Capt. Joseph,3 James,2 IVilliam1), born in Boston,

Mass., Sept. 8, 1867; married Dec. 20, 1902 . Mr. George

C. King is a church and house decorator. Res. 2216 Cedar Ave.,
Minneapolis, Minn.

1105 i. Virginia,8 b. Oct., 1903.


Allan Augustine7 King, (Col. Edward Augustine* Augustine," Lt. Eliphalet* Capt. Joseph,3 James,2 IVilliam1), born in Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1849; died Sept. 6, 1898; m. — Mary —. Issue:

1106 i. Edward Augustine,8 b. July 20, 1873; d. Cincinnati,

O., Nov. 8, 1887.

1107 ii. Harry S., b. July 20, 1873. Res. near Cincinnati, O.


Mary Sarah7 King, (Col. Edward Augustine," Augustine,"
Lt. Eliphalet* Capt. Joseph,3 James,1 IVilliam1), born in Dayton,
O.; died in Galena, Ill., Dec. 26, 1905; married in Dayton, O.,
May 1, 1872 Dr. Edward G. Newhall of Galena, Ill., who died
about 1893.

i. Horace Greer8 Newhaix, b. Galena, Ill. Unmar-
ried. Res. Chicago, Ill.
ii. Marian Newhall, b. Galena, Ill. Res. Galena, Ill.


Harvey James7 King, (Rufus James," Augustine," Lt. Eliphalet* Capt. Joseph,3 James,3 William1), born in Dayton, O.,

Nov. 20, i860; married April 26, 1883, Elizabeth Harries Lytle.
Res. Dayton, O.

1108 i. Rufus James,8 b. Aug. 19, 1885. Res. Dayton, O.


Esther Hellen Rousseau7 King, (Henry Uriel* Ashbel? Ashbel? Capt. Joseph? James,2 William1), born in Troy, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1853; married in Milwaukee, Wis., April 26, 1877, William LeRoy Sanner. They reside in Waukesha, Wis. Issue:

i. Le Roy King8 Sanner, b. Waukesha, Feb. 5, 1878;

d. Milwaukee, March 25, 1883. ii. Edith King Sanner, b. Waukesha, Oct. 5, 1879. iii. Louise King Sanner, b. Milwaukee, May 9, 1883.


Henry Rousseau7 King, (Henry Uriel? Ashbel? Ashbel? Capt. Joseph? James? William1), born in Moriah, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1854; married in Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 27, 1879, Marian Juneau, a grand daughter of the founder of the city of Milwaukee. Mr. Henry R. King is a mechanical and mining engineer. Residence, Milwaukee, Wis. Issue:

1109 i. Henry Juneau,8 b. Milwaukee, May 31, 1880. In

wholesale grocery business, Chicago, Ill. mo ii. Hellen Juneau, b. Milwaukee, Aug. 7, 1884.

1111 iii. Paul Juneau, b. Whitefish Bay, Wis., Jany. 7, 1895.


William Rousseau7 King, {Henry Uriel? Ashbel? Ashbel? Capt. Joseph? James? William1), born in Lansingburgh, N. Y., June —, 1862; married in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 21, 1884, Marion Dunbar. Mr. King is living in Tampico, Mexico, where he is superintendent of a sugar plantation. Issue:

1112 i. Marion Dunbar, b. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 5, 1885;

m. Milwaukee, June 18, 1903, Walter Woodbridge.

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