Ma King (Margaret C. King)

Ma King
Ma King

Margaret Catherine King became known simply by the Eatonville community as Ma King. She was born November 10, 1853, in Blue Ridge, Henderson, NC. She and  her husband John Dillard King moved out to the Silver Lake area in 1889 and raised their family.

Before coming to Eatonville, the Kings lived for a while in Texas. The Civil War had a big impact on the young Margaret and John. They named several of their children after Confederate generals.

As settlers, the Kings had a big influence on the growing community. In fact, there are still descendants in the community today.

Ma King passed away April 15, 1934.

Photo Courtesy of Taylor family.

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4 thoughts on “Ma King (Margaret C. King)”

  1. Teresa King Scott

    I have never seen this portrait of my Great Grandma Catherine (Case was her maiden name). What I wouldn’t give to be able to listen to her stories of how it was trecking to what is now the King Homestead.

    1. Thanks for the post. I think it would be great too. I’m sure the women would tell a different tale than the men.

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