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Laura Ophelia King of Washington County, TX Updated January 12, 2002
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Laura Ophelia King was born in San Augustine County,Tx September 1, 1856 to Thomas King and Sarah or Sally Richardson. She later moved to Washington County, TX. Laura's grandmother was a slave to the Sexton family. Thomas King, alleged to be the son of Thomas Jefferson was adopted by his half-sister who was married to Sam King. Tom King died when Laura was four years old. She had one whole brother by the name of George. Her mother later married a man by the name of Sam Dodd. To this union came her half-brothers and sisters: Grant,Jake, Scurry,Jenny and Hattie.Later she met and married James Henry Colbert. To this union were born: George, Clarence Clifton,Pasetta or Posetta, Ella,Mattie and Cornelia. Her son George died at age sixteen years.