King, Edward P.

Born: 1822-XX-XX Burlington, Vermont

Died: 1886-04-03 Beloit, Wisconsin

Flourished: Beloit, Wisconsin

Edward P. King was a teacher, lawyer, county court clerk, and justice of the peace. King attended Middlebury College, graduating in 1840. After graduation, he taught two or three years in Virginia. He read law in Baltimore, earning admission to the bar. King moved west, settling in Beloit, Wisconsin, where he established a law practice. In November 1854, King won election as clerk of the Rock County Circuit Court, a position he held until 1856. He later served as a justice of the peace. In 1860, he and his wife, Charlotte E., had two children and had amassed $10,000 in real estate and $2,000 in personal wealth. King represented Rock County in the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1865 and 1866. He was a Republican and a member of the Odd Fellows.

The History of Rock County, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historical, 1879), 373, 376, 445, 498, 618; Thomas Scott Pearson, Catalogue of the Graduates of Middlebury College (Windsor, VT: Vermont Chronicle Press, 1853), 118; I.O.O.F. Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin (Milwaukee: Wilson & King, 1847), 344; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Beloit, Rock County, WI, 113; Gravestone, Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, WI.