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From: Brian Larimore <>
Subject: BENJAMIN KING
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:53:31 -0800
I am trying to find "the old KING farm", as my family calls it. I am a
descendent of Benjamin KING who married Perminda LEATHERMAN. One of
their children is William Shields KING, b.14 Dec, 1845 in Hendricks
County. William's daughter, Stella Pearl KING is my great-grandmother.
I have a family letter which begins, "The KING family has been well
established in Madison Twp., Putnam County, Indiana, since the
picturesque days of the first settlers, and from that time to this those
who have borne the name have maintained the high standards of
citizenship which the older sought to foster." The letter continues to
say that Benjamin King was born in Kentucky in 1820. Perminda
Leatherman was born in Putnam County, IN, in 1820. They were married in
Putnam County and lived on a farm there where their first five children
were born. It continues from there, but I am interested in the farm.
According to family story, the original log cabin burned down, but one
wall was salvaged and built into the frame house that replaced the
cabin. I have a photo of "The KING family reunion"(dated around 1906).
In it, about 50 people are standing in front of a frame house. My
grandmother was a small child in the picture. Her mother, Stella Pearl
KING, is definitely recognizable in the photo. I think this house may
be the "old KING farm". I want to find it and find out if it's still
standing! I also want to get in touch with any KING relatives who may
still be in Indiana. Does anyone know about this farm? Are there any
old farms in Madison Twp. which fit this description? I would greatly
appreciate any help on this matter! I have been trying for many years
to find this farm.
|BENJAMIN KING by Brian Larimore <>|