King, Gen. Rufus

King, Gen. Rufus

Male 1814 - 1876  (62 years)

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  • Name King, Rufus 
    Prefix Gen. 
    Born 26 Jan 1814  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1876  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7236  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2009 

    Father King, Hon. Charles,   b. 16 Mar 1789, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1867, Frascati, Province of Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Gracie, Eliza,   d. Unknown 
    Married 16 Mar 1789 
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F2938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elliot, Ellen,   d. 3 Jul 1838 
    Married 14 Apr 1836 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elliot, Susan,   d. Unknown 
    Married 9 Nov 1843 
    Children 
     1. King, Gen. Charles,   b. 12 Oct 1844, Albany, Albany County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1814 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, Gen. Charles - 12 Oct 1844 - Albany, Albany County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1876 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • General King, who was named for his illustrious grandfather, was born in New York City, and graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1833. He, however, did not long remain in the regular army, resigning Oct. 20, 1833, to accept an appointment as assistant engineer of Erie Railroad, a position which he held for several years. From 1839 to 1843 he was Adjutant General of the State of New York. While holding that office he was associate editor of The Albany Evening Journal, and from 1841 to 1845 of The Albany Advertiser. In the last mentioned year he removed to Wisconsin and became editor of The Milwaukee Sentinel, continuing as such to the year 1861. Meantime he was in 1849 a member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, served as a member of the convention which framed the constitution of Wisconsin, and was a Regent of the State University.

      On May 25, 1861, he was appointed by President Lincoln Minister to Rome, but on the 5th of August following resigned and offered his services in defense of the Union. He was promptly commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers, and commanded a division at Fredericksburgh, Manassas, Yorktown, and on several other fields, remaining with the army until 1863, when he was reappointed Minister to Rome, continuing as such until 1867. His death occurred in New York City.


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