Biography - Lucian King

CAPT. LUCIAN KING is a native of Onondaga county, New York, born June 11, 1817, and is the seventh of a family of nine children of Pulaski and Susan King. Mr. Pulaski King was of English and Scotch parentage; his wife was of French extraction. The subject of this sketch was educated in the common schools of Onondaga county, attaining a sufficient education for practical purposes. His early manhood was principally spent on his father's farm. In the autumn of 1839 Capt. King started west, and made the trip by the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Illinois, landing in Greene county in November of that year, and in January, 1841, he was married to Miss Amira Lemen, daughter of Elder Moses Lemen, an old resident and native of Monroe county, Illinois. Mr. Lemen was among the first persons born in that county, and was one of the pioneer preachers of the Baptist denomination in this portion of the state. After his marriage he located on a farm, and since then his time has been devoted to agricultural pursuits. He came to Illinois with little, if any, capital, but being a man of industrious habits and pure principles, untarnished by a single dishonorable act, success has attended his efforts; and, besides raising an intelligent family of children, he has accumulated a comfortable competence. Mr. King and wife have had a family of seven children, five of whom are yet living. Their eldest daughter, Hattie El., is the wife of Henry L. Parker, of Kane; their second daughter, Mida, is the wife of Theophilus Jones, of Kane. Mr. King is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, at Jerseyville; his wife is a member of the Baptist church at Kane.

Extracted 05 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from Atlas Map of Greene County Illinois, 1873, page 38.

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