Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 00:29:30 -0500
Subject: Kings in slavery.Perry County,Alabama
Hello my name is Jared King. I have traced my ancestors back to Perry
County,Alabama.It goes like this.Jessie and Frankie King were married and had children by the name of Glasco,Felix,Cornelia,Walter and Edward
Glasco King was born in Perry County,Alabama on August 8,1862.
His parents and family came to Ashley County,Arkansas with the deYampert family when he was 9 years old. They lived with the J.L.deYampert's,but were known as "King" because Mrs.deYampert's maiden name was Ann Jouston King and the parents were given the name of the father.
Very soon after they arrived,Glasco lost an arm in operating a horse drawn gin. Glasco and family lived on the premises.After the accident Glasco was taken into the home of J.L. Deyamperts where he lived until he was seventeen years old.J.L.deYampert sent Glasco to school for one year at the Branch Normal College(which had just been founded by J.C.Corbin) in Pine Bluff,Arkansas.
Upon returning home Glasco began to
teach in the county for about 58 years.
He founded the town of Sunshine,Arkansas.He was appointed postmaster and served for 19
years.He was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace in 1887 and served as a member of the Quorum Court for 54 years.He was elected School Director in 1888 and served 2 terms.He was also appointed in 1900 as one of the judges in the election of william McKinley as president of U.S. He served on Federal Grand Jury under Judge John A. Williams,also on the Grand and Petit Jury under
Judge Jacob A. Trieber for two terms.
In 1916 he helped rebuild a the G.C.King School.
After that he served as treasure of the S.E.,District of the Missionary
Baptist Church,also as Deacon and as superintendent of Sunday
School at St.Marion Baptist for 15 years.And served in the same offices at
Sunshine Chapel Baptist Church for 12 years.
A Lot of this info was taken from Glasco C.King's Autobiography.Glasco King's son Herman King still lives today.He is in a nursing home in Wilmot,Arkansas and is very alert. In fact a college graduate.
I also have seen the deYampert Mansion
that Glasco King grew up in. The Deyampertws still live in it today.It's a
large stone Mansion.I saw it just last week.
We have an entire and accurate family tree from now back to Jessie and Frankie King.
have found some census and land records linking Lucius Quintis deYampert to Perry county,Alabama and Asley County,Arkansas. All of Jessie Kings children were educated.Also most of his
Grands and so forth. I would like to
find some information from Perry County,Alabama but I need help.
If you have any information that might be helpful please share it with me.
There is a lot of the same info and more containd in the book Beyond
Portland Area History by Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey.Her E-Mail address is
Information about the book and other information
about this subject matter can be found on the rootsweb/usgenweb
Thank you for your time. And I would love and
will kindly accept any help.
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