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John Rhodes King

John R. King
Full Name: John Rhodes King
Birth date: March 24, 1816
Death date: May 17, 1898

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
  • House, 18th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
  • House, 6th Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "Early History of Guadalupe County," p. 430. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas 1900.
  • Mentioned in Eyewitness Descriptions: the Battle of Salado and Dawson Massacre 1900.
  • John R. King, birth date 3/24/1816, death date 5/17/1898, burial in Stockdale Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson County. Find a Grave .
  • JOHN RHODES KING (1816-1898). "On February 15, 1876, King was elected a county commissioner, and in 1877 Stockdale was laid out as a townsite on land partially belonging to him." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in SEGUIN, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Description of military service in a newly raised ranger company (1839), Texas Auxiliary, Mexican Invasions of 1842, Mexican War, and Texas Rangers. Served in Confederate States Army under Col. Henry McCullough, commander of the Texas Mounted Riflemen. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, John B. King, pp. 34-35. Born 3/24/1816 in Stewart County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Served six months in Capt. Matthew Caldwell's company of rangers in 1837; 1st Lieutenant of Capt. French Smith's company at San Antonio, spring 1842; battle on the Salado in fall 1842; three months in Capt. Ben McCulloch's "spie" company, under Gen. Taylor in 1845-1847; on the frontier with Capt. H.E. McCulloch in 1850; six months with Capt. H.E. McCulloch as 1st Lieutenant and as quarter master and commissary of the latter company in 1853. Confederate States Army, commissary in Col. H.E. McCulloch's regiment 1st Texas Mounted Rifles. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Mentioned in Under the Live Oak Tree: a History of Seguin 1988.
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