Looking for descendents/relatives/ancestors of Thomas Morris KING b. ca. 1840-50 d. after 1910, married Laura TIBBETS. Natural daughters Grace KING WILLIAMS & Nellie KING RAY. Adopted son Horace Stewart ROWE KING (my g-grandfather).
Thomas & Laura lived for a time in the Sterling Nebraska (NE - Johnson County/Nemaha County) areas and eventually settled near Allen Kansas (KS - Lyon County), where they owned a farm.
Grace married ? WILLIAMS and had two sons we know of, Jeff and Orion.
Nell married ? RAY and had one son we know of, John L.
We are trying to confirm whether the adoption was familial.
We also find the following KINGs in the early marriage records of Johnson County NE:
Cora E. KING to John J. FULLER (1871-77) Rose A. KING to B.F. BERRY (1877-85) Charles L. KING to Cora B. HUNTLEY (1877-85) Mary Jane KING to Joshua PEEK/PECK (1891-97) Mary KING to John ARMSTRONG (1903-09) Mary KING to Ray C. COOK (1903-09) Maggie KING to John W. HERRINGTON (1909-16) Mary KING to Alford A. McLAUGLIN (1909-16) Stanton KING to Maggie CAMPBELL (1909-16)