A Moment in History The life of

James N King

No tombstone found for this gentleman.  The only information we have is copied from a newspaper article:

Springfield, MO. Republican, Hall’s Abstracts, p. 65, Thursday, November 16, 1899.

“James N. King, 65 years old, who was stricken with paralysis, Tuesday afternoon near this city, was buried at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Union Cemetery.”

Birth: Unknown  Death: November 14, 1899  age 65 years

A search of the 1833-1892 Springfield Land Office Sales Book found no property listed for a James N. King.  Note:  Since a Peter E. King purchased 48.88 acres of land in North Campbell Township in September 1857 (some distance west of the Union Campground Cemetery), the question comes to mind if he was related to James N. King, the subject of this article.   

Peter King was Collector of Taxes for Greene County in 1856, according to a handwritten note in probate of Joshua Davis #2370, and at one time served as sheriff of Greene County.  (Personal Reminiscences and Fragments of Early History of Springfield and Greene Co., MO., p. 20)

By Jean Gaffga Rayl 2013