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Collection Number: 03604-z

Collection Title: James Moore King Memoirs, circa 1925-1932.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Abstract The collection includes a photocopy of a typescript memoir, written circa 1925-1932, by William Henry King (1847-1932) of his own life but chiefly of his father, James Moore King (1792-1877), who moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1807; fought in the War of 1812 at New Orleans and in the Seminole War, 1818; and was a planter at "Rural Rest" near Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and a Whig, strong unionist until the outbreak of war, and later soldier in the Confederate Army. Much of the memoir concerns the Civil War, especially civilian life around Murfreesboro, and army service. Also present are additional notes and writings by W. H. King compiled by Jeanette M. King.
Creator King, James Moore, 1792-1877.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James Moore King Memoirs, circa 1925-1932, #3604-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Photocopies made from typescript loaned by Patti B. King of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., November 1962.
Location of Originals
Location of original manuscript unknown.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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James Moore King (1792-1877), native of Sampson County, N.C., moved with his widowed mother and his brother from North Carolina in 1807 to near Murfreesboro, Tenn. At age 20, he enlisted in Coffee's Regiment of Dragoons for the War of 1812, was at the battle of New Orleans, and also fought in the Seminole War in 1818. His mother, Jeannette King married Isaac Butler, a widower of Tennessee.

King married Matha Batey in 1821 and they had 13 children, one of whom was Wililam Henry King (1847-1932). James Moore King was a strong Unionist until the outbreak of the Civil War in Tennessee, at which time he and his sons joined the Confederate forces.

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The collection includes a photocopy of a typescript memoir, written circa 1925-1932, by William Henry King of his own life but chiefly of his father, James Moore King. Much of the memoir concerns the Civil War, especially civilian life around Murfreesboro, Tenn., and army service. Also present are additional notes and writings by William H. King compiled by Jeanette Moore King.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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