Lee County Biography

George S. King

George S. King was born in Georgetown, Washington D.C. in 1823. He was a lawyer and editor.

George King moved to Dixon, Lee County IL, around 1857 and the census of 1860 shows him and his family in Dixon.

George's wife's name is Maria Josephine. By 1877, he was in Chetopa Kansas as an editor.

His family were Catholic and Democrats.

Jennie Campbell King, daughter of George, was born in Dixon in 1862 but moved with

the family to Chetopa where, in the census of 1880, she is listed as a school teacher.

She was a poet and editor in her own right and married Will Frye of Chetopa.

Virginia Campbell King Frye died in Alexandria, VA in 15 Feb 1939.

Source: Kathy Parry


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