Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Down the Rabbit Hole: Several Williamson Co TN Kings


D. Hamner King was the son of George Peay & Lucinda Tate Gooch King.  There is a short biography about him included in the Madison Co TN section of Goodspeed's History.  [I scanned down the biographies and noticed that there seem to be several of them with Williamson Co. TN ties.  The information listed below is a timeline of the events listed in the Goodspeed bio.]

A native of Williamson Co TN 
1835 Birth: Feb 14th 
1849 Residence: Moved to Carroll Co TN & Farmed
1852 Residence: Moved to Madison Co TN
1855 Residence: Jackson 
1855 Occupation: clerk
1856 Occupation: Engaged in the liquor business
1858 Married: Miss Sarah C Wilson(TN Marriages Ancestry.com)
1864 Military: Enlisted Forrest's Calvary(in Quartermaster's Dept prior to this) 
1874 Business: Built King's Opera House
1883 Business: In March, Opera House burned down.
1891 Death: Oct 14th
1891 Burial: Riverside Cemetery(Jackson, TN Find A Grave)


From a section of the paper devoted to Jackson, TN
The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA)20 Nov. 1882 pg. 8 column 1 (1)
Images at www.newspapers.com

While the bio lists his years as mayor as 1872-1876 an article about the Mayors of Jackson lists him as mayor for the years 1873, 1875 and 1876.(2.)


D. H. King also ran the King's Palace Saloon in addition to the Opera House. (3.)


The younger brother of D. Hamner King was David Gooch King whose bio is listed below.
History of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.
By William Josiah McMurray, Deering J. Roberts, Ralph J. Neal pg 423



The aunt who is mentioned as having raised David Gooch King was a maternal aunt as she was Elizabeth Gooch before her marriage to Beverly Ridley in Williamson Co TN. David Gooch King's bio carries over onto the next page(424) "David Gooch King came of good parentage than which, on the Gooch side there were none better in the state" (4.)


I found conflicting information as to whether their father, George Peay King, went to Mexico. An unsourced statement in several online trees at Ancestry.com says he left for California in 1849 during the gold rush and was killed in Texas.

Also, there seems to be another Lucinda Tate Gooch who married Joseph Kimbro in Rutherford Co TN in 1822. That's ten years prior to the marriage of George Peay King and Lucinda Tate Gooch who marry in neighboring Williamson Co TN in 1832.(5.) Maybe the elder Lucinda is a paternal aunt of the younger Lucinda. I'm fascinated seeing the Kimbro connection as the Kimbro/Kimbrough family was around my own King lines who were in Williamson, Rutherford and Bedford Counties in TN. Some of my Kings moved on to Weakley and Carroll Co TN area as well.   Not sure if these Kings are related to my King line. A male from our King line is currently doing the YDNA testing and hopefully that should provide some insight into our Kings.

1. "Jackson, TN: The second city in size and business importance in West Tennessee" The Times-Democrat, 20 Nov 1882, pg 8 col. 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://newspapers.com: accessed 21 Aug 2018).


2. “Milestones of Progress Have Marked Administrations of 32 Mayors,” The Jackson Sun, 29 May 1972, p. 70, col. 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 Aug 2018).

3. "Jackson, TN: The second city in size and business importance in West Tennessee" The Times-Democrat, 20 Nov 1882, pg 8 col. 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://newspapers.com: accessed 21 Aug 2018).


4. McMurray, William Josiah, Deering J. Roberts, and Ralph J. Neal. 1904. History of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry, C.S.ANashville, Tenn: Publication Committee, consisting of W.J. McMurray, D.J. Roberts, and R.J. Neal. pg 424 (https://books.google.com : accessed 21 Aug 2018)

5. "Tennessee Marriage Records, 1780-2002" Database with images. Ancestry. (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Aug 2018) Williamson 1830 - 1839: Marriages, (Loose) Jo-Pr Image 108 of 1277.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Unmailable Letters in Nashville PO--Mon. July 18, 1870

Unmailable Letters at the Nashville PO(TN) on July 18, 1870

This article is particularly interesting to me because it gives the explanation of the reason the letters are not being mailed.  The reasons range from No Stamp to Illegally Stamped.  



Published in The Tennessean Tues. July 19, 1870  Page 4. 
https://www.newspapers.com