Since there are no royal connections that I know of in my family tree I decided to search my data base for the surname King. Sure enough there were some and they could be direct ancestors!
My paternal 5th Great Grandfather, Lt. John Frierson (1727-1797), married a woman named Margaret (1731-1800) before 1760. They were from the part of Georgetown District of South Carolina that later became Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
I descend through their daughter Janet Frierson Smith (1760-1834) and, as is the case often during this time period, their daughter Margaret Frierson Frierson (1769-1838) as well. (Yes, Margaret Frierson married a cousin-a first cousin.)
So, where does the name King come in? Well, Margaret, who married Lt. John Frierson, is said to be Margaret King, the daughter of William King (__-1764). William was the son of John King (1724-__). Other records have her listed as Margaret Smith. Still others have her as Margaret King Smith Frierson. In each case the dates of birth and death, marriage and residence are the same.
|Martha King Pedigree Chart|
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Unfortunately, there are no sources cited with any of the varying names given to the wife of Lt. John Frierson in information mailed to me, in published works or on line. Was she a King who married a Smith and then John Frierson?
Much more research will need to be done to find out if I truly have Kings in the family.
Are we kin? Please contact me! Together we can find our people!
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