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783* vii. George Eleazer, b. Cincinnati, Dec. 9, 1851; m. Dec. 15, 1870, Ella Floyd Copes.

784 viii. John Morse, b. Cincinnati, April 30, 1854; unmar

ried. Res. Cincinnati, O.

785 ix. Curtis Edward, b. Cincinnati, March 26, 1856; d.

Sept. 24, 1878. Unmarried. 786* x. Charles Cook, b. Cincinnati, Dec. 31, 1872; m. Oct. 1, 1892, Antoinette Netzer.

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Daniel Eleazer" King, (Justin,5 Ichabod* Capt. Joseph, James,2 William1), born in Cincinnati, O., died in Covington, Ky., abt. i860; married in Covington, Lizzie Hall. He was a shoe merchant at Covington. They had only one child. Issue:

787 i. Son,' who was drowned in the Ohio river when he was about 13 years old.

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Joseph Merritt" King, {Joseph,6 Ichabod* Capt. Joseph,1 James,1 William1), born in Marlboro, Vt., May 2, 1828; married in Guthrie Centre, Iowa, April 15, 1885, Mrs. Frances Amine (Taylor) Raymond, daughter of William Henry and Effie Frances (Fitch) Taylor, born in Milan, O., June 13, 1847. Mr. Joseph Merritt King (called by his second name as are also his brother and sister) worked on his father's farm and attended the district school until he was about seventeen years of age, when he entered Brattleboro Academy. He afterward taught in his home and other district schools. On becoming of age he went to the state of New York, where he taught winters and attended the Stillwater Seminary during the summers. He did some surveying with the city engineer at Saratoga Springs. In the fall of 1854 he joined an engineering party to survey the Saratoga and Sacketts Harbor R. R., spending most of the winter in the Adirondack wilderness. Returning to Saratoga he worked on railway construction and when work was suspended he returned to Marlboro, Vt. His next work was on the Troy and Greenfield, better known as the Hoosic Tunnel road,—his work extending from Greenfield to the mouth of the Hoosic tunnel. Afterwards he went on a branch of the Pessumpsic, from St. Johnsbury to the head of Lake Memphramgog, of which road Jonathan Adams was chief engineer. A short survey was also made in Canada. In April, 1858 he went to Arkansas where he was on preliminary survey up the Arkansas River, on the Little Rock and Ft. Smith branch of the Cairo and Fulton R. R. On account of the then pending war between the north and the south he came away, going to Burlington, Iowa, where he went on the B. & M. road between Mt. Pleasant and Ottumwa, la. He then entered the land department, surveying and examining the lands granted to the B. & M. R. R., in Iowa. In 1862 he went to Aurora, Ills., in charge of the Chicago branch of the C. H. & Q. R. R., from Aurora to Chicago. While on this work he staked out the first stock yards of this road in Chicago, though they were never completed and were moved to South Chicago. He again entered the land department, with Burlington as his home, attending to matters pertaining to the land grant, paying taxes, valuing the land, etc., traveling through Nebraska and depending on his map to find a settlers cabin where he might find food and shelter for the night. He prepared the list of lands in the Nebraska land grant, going as far west as Ft. Kearney. About 1870 he left the R. R. Co., and devoted himself to looking after his own land which he had purchased. From thence forward he engaged in buying and selling land for himself. For many years he has been an extensive land owner, renting farms and superintending the keeping of stock, etc. His home has been in Red Oak, Iowa, for about thirty years. He is a natural student; a man who thinks and speaks accurately and also humorously. His wife, Mrs. King, once a teacher, takes a keen and able interest in educational club work. Issue:

788* i. Joseph Merritt,' b. Red Oak, Iowa, May 3, 1886; d. Nov. 29, 1906.

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Justin Leavitt" King, {Joseph,1 Ichabod* Capt. Joseph,1 James,2 William1), born in Marlboro, Vt., Dec. 5, 1829; married in Athol, Mass., Nov. 21, 1861, Martha Twichell, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Marshall and Asenath (Lovering) Twichell, born in Athol, Mass., April 22, 1838. He was in New York City in business for some time, but for the past thirty years his home has been in West Brattleboro, Vt., on his farm, a part of which is that bought by his grandfather (in 1777) 130 years ago. Issue:

789 i. Harriet Asenath,7 b. N. Y. City, Dec. 3, 1865. Unmarried. Res. West Brattleboro, Vt.

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Sarah Elvira6 King, (Joseph? Ichabod* Capt. Joseph? James,1 William1), born in Marlboro, Vt., Aug. 26, 1833; married in Marlboro, Jany. 7, 1862, James Edward Priest, son of Nathan and Mary (Gunn) Priest, born in West Northfield, Mass., Aug. 11, 1829; died in West Northfield, Dec. 23, 1875. Her married life was spent on her husband's home farm, where he had always lived, in West Northfield (where he was also interested with his brother, Dwight Solomon Priest, in various business enterprises) until her entire family died within six weeks of diphtheria. Sustained by her strong and abiding faith in the life hereafter, she has borne her great sorrow with Christian fortitude. This is expressed in the following lines from one of her poems:

"What will be the soul's awakening

On that bright and blissful shore

When it meets in joy triumphant

All the Dear Ones gone before?

There the soul in rich fruition

Dwells in perfect love and peace,

No more sorrow, no more sighing

In its sweet and glad release." A member of the Congregational church, she has not been narrow in religious belief, nor in her outlook, but has believed every where in the unfailing courage of convictions. She has had a life-long unusual love for music, and has the understanding of it that comes only by years of devotion to it. A number of old family papers are in her possession, and her help and interest in the work of making the family records complete, have

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