For years I have searched for the father of John Adams, Clarke County, Mississippi pioneer. Listed below is what I and a Flordia researcher, a descendent of Thomas King III, have concluded.
In 1835, Thomas King III of Nassau County, FL crossed the state line into Camden County, GA with his sons John King, Hiram King, George King, son-in-law William Rouse and his brother Simeon Rouse proceeding to the Casey home.It is believed they were seeking revenge for his daughter Adeline King marrying William Casey against Thomas King’s will and angry that the Caseys had supposedly untied his ferry boats at King’s Ferry enabling them to float down the river towards the Atlantic Ocean. Several members of the Casey family were killed along with at least one other person and several other people were wounded.
Thomas King III was caught, tried, and executed. All the others escaped and fled. For years, various researchers have tried to find the King sons who fled. Recently, another researcher and I have concluded that John and Hiram King fled to Jasper County, Mississippi and changed their last name to Adams. Hiram Adams died in the early 1840’s, while John King, alias Adams moved to Clarke County, MS and lived until the 1870’s. John had a large family including 3 wives – Epsy Young, Lydia Evans, and Eliza Herring. We are still looking for George King.
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