King, Hon. Charles

King, Hon. Charles

Male 1789 - 1867  (78 years)

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  • Name King, Charles 
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 16 Mar 1789  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1867  Frascati, Province of Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7226  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2015 

    Father King, Hon. Rufus,   b. 24 Mar 1755, Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1827, Jamaica, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Alsop, Mary,   b. 17 Oct 1769, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1819, Jamaica, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1786 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F2936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Low, Miss,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gracie, Eliza,   d. Unknown 
    Married 16 Mar 1789 
    Children 
     1. King, Eliza,   d. Unknown
     2. King, Hetty,   d. Unknown
     3. King, Gen. Rufus,   b. 26 Jan 1814, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1876, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. King, William G.,   b. 14 Oct 1816,   d. 8 Jun 1882  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1789 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, Gen. Rufus - 26 Jan 1814 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1867 - Frascati, Province of Rome, Italy Link to Google Earth
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_King_(academic)

  • Notes 
    • Mr. King was educated at Harrow School in England, and in Paris, France. Leaving Paris he entered the banking house of Hope & Co., in Amsterdam, Holland. Returning to America in 1806 he became connected with the famous banking house of his uncle, Archibald Gracie, to whose daughter he was subsequently married. His attractive personality, family connections, accomplishments, and the intelligent interest he manifested in educational, literary, military, financial and political affairs, speedily gave him marked prominence. In all important public movement or prominent social gatherings of his time in New York City, the records of which have been preserved, his name appears. In 1813 he was a member of the State Legislature. For many years he was director of the Bank of New York. Before, during, and after the War of 1812, he labored to increase the efficiency of the militia organizations of New York County, serving on the staffs of brigade and division commanders, and holding commissions in every rank from Lieutenant to full Colonel.

      From 1827 to 1845 he was first associate and later principal, editor of a commercial paper called the New York American, and for several years after 1845, one of the editors of the Courier, and Inquirer. From 1806 to 1824 he was a trustee of Columbia College, of which in 1849, he became President. During the following 14 years his time and energies were successfully employed in raising the effectiveness and standard of what is now New York City's great University.

      Just previous to 1863, President King's health showed signs of breaking, and Mrs. King having about that time come into possession of a legacy of one million dollars, from her deceased brother, Nicholas Low, Jr., Mr. King resigned the presidency of Columbia and spent the remaining years of his life in Europe.

      [Due to the error in the date of his first marriage; it is not possible to determing which spouse was the mother of the various children. - T. King]


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