There appears to be a great deal of confusion about the two wives of Levinus King (1797-1887)from Richmond, Wayne, IN. His first wife was Magdalene Anderson. The following obituary for her makes it clear that they had at least five children together born between 1824 and 1838 (John W., Hanna Anna, Sarah Jance, Esther, and Catherine Amanda). His second marriage was to Elizabeth Ann Smtih. They had at least one child together, William King who is listed in the 1850 census. Some of the confusion may stem from the fact that Elizabeth's obituary in the Evening Item states that she was the mother of Sarah Jane King (Mrs. James M. Starr). In fact she was her step-mother.
"Departing this life on the 31st of March last, in the 37th year of her age, sister MAGDALENE KING, wife of Mr. Levinus King. She was some years a member of the Church in Lawrenceburg Circuit, Indiana; from which place, she moved to this city; and in April, 1840, she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. "Sister King bore her sickness with christian fortitude and patience; and when she found that death was approaching, she said, 'I am ready!' She also said, 'I have not a cloud on my mind. I love the Lord. My work is done.' I then asked her, if she had any thing to do or say further, she replyed, 'only to my family.' She then embraced her husband, he meekly bending on his knees. After him came her son -- her only son; and then her daughters following. She then said to the children, 'Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. When your mother is gone from you, remember her advice; be good children.' Sister King has left an affectionate husband, five dear children, and many friends to mourn their loss, but she rests with her God. April 2d, 1841 J.T." (Richmond Palladium, April 3, 1841, pg 3, col 2)