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King, Noah

Born: 1802-07-25 Fauquier County, Virginia

Died: 1883-02-15 Madison County, Iowa

Flourished: 1831-1860 Menard County, Illinois

At the age of eleven, King moved with his parents from his native state to Mason County, Kentucky. Around 1824, he arrived in Sangamon County, Illinois. In April 1830, King married Jane Randles, with whom he had at least seven children. By 1831, they had settled near New Salem, in what would later become part of northern Menard County. In 1834 and 1845, he purchase public land northwest of Petersburg, Illinois. In 1860, he owned $4,800 worth of land and his personal estate was valued at $2,000. While living in the Menard County, King sat on at least three juries in legal cases litigated by Abraham Lincoln. In 1865, King left Illinois and moved to Madison County, Iowa.

Election Returns for Clary’s Grove Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 7 April 1830, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Menard County, 817:106, 107, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 282; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 76; People ex rel. Davidson v. Bennett, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=135106; People v. Miller, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=141677; Trent v. Taylor, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=135055; Gravestone, King Cemetery, Saint Charles, IA; History of Madison County, Iowa (Des Moines, IA: Union Historical, 1879), 585.