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hi I have been researching my ancestors trying to find any or all the information that I can, I have hit a brick wall with morris king. He was married to my ggggrandmother emma parks who is the daughter of george and mary elizabeth parks who I am also researching. I have found out that morris was born abt btwn 1840 and 1845 in georgia. I cant find out anything past 1870 on him. this is what I have so far:
In October 1890 San Canty, Morris King, and R.L. Gomez, trustees for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church purchased a lot from the Luverne Land Co. on which King's Chapel, the first black church in the community, would be built.
Generation No. 1
1. GEORGE1 PARKS was born 1810 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Crenshaw County Alabama. He married MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ?. She was born Mar 1820 in South Carolina, and died 13 Apr 1911 in Crenshaw County Alabama.
More About GEORGE PARKS:
Census 1870: Crenshaw County Alabama-Rutledge community named spelled Sparks
Census 1880: Crenshaw County Alabama-Mt Ida community,George listed as mulattoe
Notes for MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ?:
PARKS-Lizzie Parks,Colored,who had been living with Morris King (colored) 1 and 1/2 mile east of Luverne,died last Friday,she was said to be 110 years old.She was one of the oldest Negro mammies in the county. She neither ate nor drank anything for 15 days before death relieved her.
(The Luverne Journal-April 13,1911) (Crenshaw County News-April 13,1911)
More About MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ?:
Census 1900: Crenshaw County Alabama-Luverne community,living with her son-in-law Morris King as widow
Census 1910: Crenshaw County Alabama-Luverne community,living with her son-in-law Morris King as widow
Children of GEORGE PARKS and MARY ? are:
i. HENRY B2 PARKS, b. 1850.
ii. ARRON B PARKS, b. Aug 1854.
More About ARRON B PARKS:
Twin: To Moses
iii. MOSES PARKS, b. Aug 1854; m. MILLIE SALTER, 15 Dec 1878, Crenshaw County Alabama.
More About MOSES PARKS:
Twin: To Aaron
More About MOSES PARKS and MILLIE SALTER:
Marriage: 15 Dec 1878, Crenshaw County Alabama
iv. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" B PARKS, b. Sep 1855; m. JULY TISDALE, 1868, Crenshaw County Alabama.
More About JULY TISDALE and ELIZABETH PARKS:
Marriage: 1868, Crenshaw County Alabama
2. v. EMILY "EMMA" PARKS, b. Bet. May 1857 - 1860, Alabama.
vi. LULA PARKS, b. Feb 1882, Alabama.
Generation No. 2
2. EMILY "EMMA"2 PARKS (GEORGE1) was born Bet. May 1857 - 1860 in Alabama. She married MORRIS KING 11 Oct 1895 in Crenshaw County Alabama. He was born Bet. 1840 - Jun 1845 in Georgia, and died Abt. 09 Sep 1912 in Crenshaw County Alabama.
Notes for MORRIS KING:
KING-Morris King,colored who lived on his farm one mile east of the Court House in Luverne died of heart failure last Sunday morning.
(Crenshaw County News-September 12,1912)
More About MORRIS KING:
Census 1870: Crenshaw County Alabama-Twp 9
Census 1880: Crenshaw County Alabama-Beat 6 the Luverne & Rutledge community,with his nephew Morris McMillon age 17 living in his household
Census 1900: Crenshaw County Alabama-Luverne community,had remarried to Emma
Census 1910: Crenshaw County Alabama-Luverne community
Tax List: 1890, Crenshaw County Alabama-owned 126 acres in Twp 9,Range 18,Section 34
More About MORRIS KING and EMILY PARKS:
Marriage: 11 Oct 1895, Crenshaw County Alabama
Children of EMILY PARKS and MORRIS KING are:
i. GUTHRIE3 KING, b. 16 Jun 1897, Crenshaw County Alabama; d. 14 Dec 1948, Crenshaw County Alabama; m. BESSIE FOLMAR, 15 May 1921, Crenshaw County Alabama; b. 1901, Crenshaw County Alabama.
Notes for GUTHRIE KING:
(Abstract from The Luverne Journal - Dec. 15,1948)
Guthrie King, local negro was stabbed to death at his home in Luverne Saturday night by his wife. The oversized negro man died almost instantly after the long knife pierced his heart from the hand of his wife. The woman is in the County Jail. Many of the colored people of Luverne are destroyed over the killing.
More About GUTHRIE KING:
Occupation: 1918, Self farming
Residence: 1918, Crenshaw County Luverne Rt 2 Alabama
WW1: Aug 1918, Info from World War I Draft Registration Card
More About GUTHRIE KING and BESSIE FOLMAR:
Marriage: 15 May 1921, Crenshaw County Alabama
ii. SALETIE EMMA KING, b. May 1899, Crenshaw County Alabama; m. ALFORD BARNES, 20 Nov 1919, Crenshaw County Alabama; b. 1892.
More About ALFORD BARNES and SALETIE KING:
Marriage: 20 Nov 1919, Crenshaw County Alabama
iii. RICHARD KING, b. 1902, Crenshaw County Alabama; m. DAVID MURRAY, 08 May 1921, Crenshaw County Alabama; b. Bet. 1900 - 1901.
More About DAVID MURRAY and RICHARD KING:
Marriage: 08 May 1921, Crenshaw County Alabama
this is what I have from help from people and my research, but am confused about some things but I will figure that out later, can someone look at this and tell me how to proceed.
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