Born: 1791-XX-XX New York
Died: 1858-12-10 Peoria, Illinois
Flourished: Peoria, Illinois
John King was a farmer, landowner, and postmaster who lived in Peoria, Illinois. Between 1838 and 1851, he purchased approximately 158 acres of public land in Rosefield Township, northwest of Peoria. From September 1850 to April 1853, King served as postmaster of Peoria. In 1850, he was living in Peoria and owned real property valued at $2,500.
Peoria Daily Transcript (Peoria, IL), 13 December 1858, 4:3; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Peoria County, 697:63, 64, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:148, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 544*;