View up to date information on how Illinois is handling the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Illinois Department of Public Health


King, John

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*; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1853 (Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong, 1853), 514*; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Peoria, Peoria County, IL, 148; Gravestone, Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum, Peoria, IL.