King, Hon. Rufus

King, Hon. Rufus

Male 1755 - 1827  (72 years)

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  • Name King, Rufus 
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 24 Mar 1755  Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1827  Jamaica, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Grace Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery, Jaimaca, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7224  Sackett
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2015 

    Family 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 
     1. King, Hon. John Alsop,   b. 3 Mar 1788, Jamaica, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1867, Jamaica, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. 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)
     3. King, James Gore,   b. 8 May 1791, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1863, Weehawken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. King, Hon. Edward,   b. 3 Mar 1795, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1836, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. King, Dr. Frederick Gore,   b. 1795, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1829, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1755 - Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, Hon. John Alsop - 3 Mar 1788 - Jamaica, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, Hon. Charles - 16 Mar 1789 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, James Gore - 8 May 1791 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, Dr. Frederick Gore - 1795 - England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - King, Hon. Edward - 3 Mar 1795 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1827 - Jamaica, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grace Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery, Jaimaca, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    King, Hon, Rufus
    King, Hon, Rufus
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufus_King#/media/File:Rufus_King_-_National_Portrait_Gallery.JPG

    Headstones
    King, Hon, Rufus
    King, Hon, Rufus
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
    Record added: Jun 03, 2002
    Find A Grave Memorial# 6473810
    Headstone added by Cinnamonntoast4

  • Notes 
    • Rufus King was born at Scarborough, Me., in 1755, and graduated from Yale College in 1777. He entered the Continental Army in 1778 and served on the staff of General Sullivan. In 1783 he became a member of the General Court of Massachusetts, and was a delegate to Congress from that State for the years 1784, 1785 and 1786. In 1787 he was a delegate to the convention that met at Philadelphia to establish a more permanent form of Government, and was made a member of the committee appointed to draft the Constitution. In 1788 he took up his residence in New York City, and the following year was elected a member of the Legislature of that State, which forthwith elected him, with General Schuyler, to the United States Senate. It may be recalled that General Washington was that year inaugurated first President of the United States in New York City. The part taken by Senator King and his accomplished wife at the ceremonies and festivities attending that most memorable event have not been made a matter of record, but the following extract from Washington's Journal, under date of November 24, 1789, referring to his first visit to the theatre after his inauguration, is not devoid of interest in this connection:

      Sent tickets to following ladies and gentlemen and invited them to a seat in my box, viz: Mrs. Adams, Lady of Vice-President, General Scuyler and lady, Mr. King and lady, Major Butler and lady, Colonel Hamilton and lady, Mrs. Green, All of whom accepted and came except Mrs. Butler, who was indisposed.

      In 1795 President Washington appointed Senator King minister plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James, in which important post he was retained though the administration of President John Adams and into the second year of President Jefferson's term, when he asked to be recalled. In 1813 he was for the third
      time sent to the United States Senate, and his speech there on the burning of Washington by the English was a most striking display of oratory. In 1817 he was a candidate for the Presidency, but was defeated by James Monroe. In 1819 he was again sent to the United States Senate and served out a full term of six years; at the expiration ofwhich President John Quincy Adams induced him to again accept the appointment of Minister to England. Soon after reaching London he was taken ill, returned home and died in New York City, Apr. 29, 1827.

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 6473810 (Reliability: 3).


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