Rev. KING Nathaniel[1]

Male 1767 - 1852  (85 years)


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  • Name KING Nathaniel 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 4 Apr 1767  Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 May 1767  Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 03920D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000009B8 
    Died 18 Oct 1852  Northfield, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (aged 85 yrs. 6 mos.)
    Buried Aft 18 Oct 1852  Northfield, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Mount Hope Cemetery 
    Rev. Nathaniel King family monument
    Rev. Nathaniel King family monument
    Rev. Nathaniel King monument (close)
    Rev. Nathaniel King monument (close)
    Notes 
    • Gazetteer of Orange County, VT, 1762-1888, by Hamilton Child, section for Tunbridge ....

      Eld. Nathaniel King, the first Freewill Baptist minister of Tunbridge, was born in Hampstead, NH, April 4, 1767, of English parentage, his father and one brother having emigrated to America prior to the Revolutionary war. At the age of eight years he removed with his father to Sutton, NH, and there resided until he was 21 yrs of age. At age 22 he visited Tunbridge, purchased a tract of land, and immediately commenced making improvements by clearing the land. The country was then new and sparsely settled. He erected buildings on his land, and in 1794 married Miss Lydia Noyes, with whom he was marred for 58 yrs, until his death. They had born to them thirteen children - five sons and eight daughters - all of whom arrived at mature years and married. (more about his ministry)

      Forty-two years of his useful life were spent in Tunbridge, seven in Randolph, and fourteen in Northfield, where he died October 18, 1852, aged eighty-five years and six months. Eld. King's widow survived him seventeen years, dying Feb 5, 1869, aged ninety-one years. Of their 13 children only six are living (1888): Eliza H (Mrs John Hunt) of Antwerp, Mich.; Sally H, widow of Moody Smith of Tunbridge; Nancy F, widow of Jeremiah Brown of Waterbury, and now a resident of Burlington; Daniel P of Northfield; Harvey of Boston (more on Harvey), and Aaron N of this town (more on Aaron).


      1800 > Vermont > Orange > Tunbridge Series: M32 Roll: 51 Page: 598
      Nathl King 0001030010

      1810 > Vermont > Orange > Tunbridge Series: M252 Roll: 64 Page: 666
      Natl King

      1820 > Vermont > Orange > Randolph Series: M33 Roll: 127 Page: 235
      Elder Nathaniel King 410001 12110

      1830 Tunbridge, Orange, VT
      Nathaniel King

      1840 Orange co., VT
      Nathl King

      1840 Northfield, Washington, VT
      Nathaniel King



      1850 Northfield, Washington, Vermont
      Nathaniel King 83 cong clergyman 600 NH
      Lydia King 72 NH


      He moved with his father at the age of eight to Sutton, NH, where he resided till he was twenty-one. He then visited Turnbridge, VT and purchased a tract of land which he soon began to improve. In 1794, he married Miss Lydia Noyes, and for fifty-eight years this happy relation was enjoyed and blessed with five sons and eight daughters. Early in 1799, Daniel Batchelder and Nathaniel Brown held meetings in Turnbridge, and in the revival which followed Nathaniel King was converted March 31, 1799. A church was soon after organized. At Bro. King's house the persecuted Free Baptist preachers found a refuge and home. He himself soon began to conduct meetings. July 1, 1804, he was ordained in the Turnbridge church by Rev's. John and Aaron Buzzell, and Pelatiah Tingley. He was active in meetings and revivals and saw many people added. His labors were not confined to his own parish. For forty-two years he served the Turnbridge church, for seven, the Randolph church and for fourteen the Northfield. He held offices of trust and confidence. For thirteen years he represented Turnbridge in the Legislature of the state. In 1811 he visited, in company with Rev. John Buzzell, churches in central Vermont. In the Y.M. at Weare, N.H. in 1814, he preached a leading sermon. The same year he added thirty-two to his church. That year his Y.M., appointed him to collect funds for the poor. In 1819, he with two others crossed the Green Mountains, and organized the Huntington Q.M. In 1821, he was elected president of the Vermont Charitable Society at its organization. Indeed, benevolence was a leading trait of his character. He gave $100 for endowment of Biblical School at Whitestown, NY; $150 for the Bible cause; $350 for Missions and other benevolent purposes. The poor and disabled near him had reason to remember him. He was interested in the anti-slavery movement. He was moderator of the second General Conference. Near the end of his life he repeatedly assured his friends that the doctrine he had preached for more than half a century sustained him in the time of trial.
    Person ID I14394  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 May 2012 

    Father KING James,   b. Abt 1728,   d. 11 Apr 1808, Sutton, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother HARRIMAN Deliverance,   b. 23 Sep 1738, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1809, Sutton, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1760  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1775  Sutton, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F11259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NOYES Lydia,   b. 22 Aug 1778, Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1869, , Middlesex, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1794  Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Residence 1838  Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. KING Dilly,   b. 5 Aug 1795, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1873, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. KING Lydia,   b. 13 Mar 1797, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. KING Hannah Harvey,   b. 17 Feb 1799, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1838  (Age 39 years)
     4. KING Harty,   b. 8 Mar 1801, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. KING Abigail,   b. 18 Aug 1803, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. KING Nathaniel, Jr.,   b. 11 Jul 1805, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1880  (Age 74 years)
     7. KING Eliza H.,   b. 9 Jun 1807, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. KING Sally H.,   b. 11 Apr 1809, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. KING Philip,   b. 4 Jul 1811, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. KING Nancy F.,   b. 30 Oct 1813, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. KING Daniel P.,   b. 11 Nov 1815, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. KING Harvey,   b. 22 Apr 1818, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. KING Aaron Nathaniel,   b. 1 Jul 1820, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1901  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F5434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1767 - Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 3 May 1767 - Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jul 1794 - Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1838 - Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1852 - Northfield, Washington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Mount Hope Cemetery - Aft 18 Oct 1852 - Northfield, Washington, Vermont
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, I80916: SHEPARD Thomas; recommendation; 3 August 2010; Noyes Family Genealogy website.
      NH death records on LDS Pilot site.

    2. [S4189] Book-The Native Ministry of New Hampshire, p.300.

    3. [S521] Correspondence-Internet-Gar Watson, 23 Jan 2010 2:56 pm.

    4. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, Noyes/King family update; email message; 7/3/2009 5:34 pm; Paul M. Noyes.
      The King family must have moved to Hampstead, N.H. about 1765 or ‘6, because James King was admitted to the church there July 27, 1766. (Hampstead is the next town N. W. of Plaistow.) The church records give the following baptismal dates of the children born in Hampstead.
      4. Nathaniel, bapt. May 3, 1767
      5. Philip, bapt. Nov. 5, 1768
      6. Moses, bapt. June 3, 1770
      7. Joshua, bapt. Nov. 17, 1771
      8. George, bapt. Nov. 15, 1773

    5. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #59557162 [B.D. Fisher] 5/8/2011.

    6. [S297] Book-VR Haverhill, MA, 2:196.

    7. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, Noyes/King family update; email message; 7/3/2009 5:34 pm; Paul M. Noyes.
      The next move the family made was to Sutton, N.H., in 1775. Four more children were born there. The were;
      9. Polly, born Oct. 30, 1775
      10. Betsy, born June 5, 1777
      11. Asa, b. March 5, 1779
      12. Jesse, b. Oct. 28, 1781

    8. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.86.

    9. [S2820] Correspondence-Internet-Keith Noyes, 8 June 2006 12:43 pm.

    10. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, Noyes/King family update; email message; 7/3/2009 5:34 pm; Paul M. Noyes.
      Nathaniel King, James King’s third son, is of interest to the Hunt’s, not only because he married Lydia Noyes, a sister of Trueworthy Noyes, but also because two of his children married two of the children of Deacon Simeon Hunt. He was known as “Elder” King, and was the first Freewill Baptist minister in Tunbridge. The “History of Northfield, Vt. says of him; “Rev. Nathaniel King was born in Hampstead, N.H., April 4, 1761. He married Lydia Noyes of Bow, N.H., who was born August 22, 1778. The lived in Tunbridge until 1838, then moved to Northfield, where they lived for fourteen years. He died in 1852 and his wife in 1869". Lydia Noyes was only fifteen years old when she was married. She had thirteen children, all of whom lived to grow up and all of whom married, and Lydia herself lived to be over ninety. Laurentio Hunt, son of Eliza King and John Hunt, had a list of Elder Kings children which his brother John let me copy. These folks are mentioned often in the old letters from the Tunbridge Hunts which Lydia Hunt Dole gave to Libbie Bailey.

      Children of Nathaniel King and Lydia Noyes
      Dilly, b. August 5, 1795; m. James Goodwin, Feb. 7, 1814
      Lydia, b. March 13, 1797; m. Stephen Harrick, Dec. 8, 1818
      Hannah, b. Feb. 17, 1799; m. Joseph Lawson, Dec. 28, 1815
      Harty, b. March 8, 1801; m. Lewis Moulton, Nov 16, 1815
      Abigail, b. Aug. 18, 1803; m. William Putnam, Oct 3., 1826
      Nathaniel, b. July 11, 1805; m. Amanda Hunt, April 8, 1830
      Eliza H., b. June 9, 1807; m. John Hunt, Sept. 11, 1827
      Sally H., b. April 11, 1809; m. Moody Smith, April 16, 1833
      Philip, b. July 4, 1811; m. Lydia Woodman, Oct. 8, 1833
      Nancy F., b. Oct. 30, 1813; m. Jeremiah Brown, April 16, 1833
      Daniel P., b. Nov. 11, 1815; m. Samantha Woodard, June 18, 1839
      Harvey, b. April 22, 1818; m. Jane Lyman, June 13, 1844
      Aaron, b. July 1, 1820; m. Eliza Nutter, Dec. 2, 1841
      (Evidently Sally and Nancy had a double wedding)
      (Corrections by Helen King of Tunbridge, grand-daughter of Nathaniel King and his second wife. Rebecca F. Whitney - from Elder King’s Bible)
      Nancy had a son, Nathaniel King Brown
      Abigail had a son, Nathaniel King Putnam
      Eliza had a son, Nathaniel King Hunt