- Born: Cir 1698, North Carolina
- Marriage: Sarah
- Died: 7 Dec 1771 at age 73
Henry King was found prominently in the records of that part of Chowan County that later became Hertford County. His first appearance was in 1725 when he witnessed a deed in which his brother Charles King bought 221 acres of land from John Daverson. The land that Charles King bought adjoined the 541 acres patented by William King in 1703. This deed and witness show both Henry King and Charles King to be of age by 1725. In 1728, a most unusual thing happened. Henry King obtained a North Carolina patent on the exact same 541 acres of land granted by Virginia to William King in 1703. This ties both Henry and Charles to William, just as shown in Solomon's Bible. It also ties William King to Michael King the immigrant. It must be remembered that 1728 was the year in which the dividing line between the two colonies was finally established. The land granted in Virginia was now in North Carolina. It is probable that Henry obtained a North Carolina patent to assure clear title. This implies that he was living on the land prior to receiving the grant. These land transactions are sufficient to show that William King was a resident of this area and not of Elizabeth City County Virginia. It also suggests that William died between 1725 and 1728.
The same day that Henry patented the 541 acres he sold 240 acres to his brother Charles. This gave Charles King 461 adjoining acres, 221 that he bought from John Daverson and 240 that he bought from his brother Henry. I will later show that Solomon King (grandson of Michael the Elder), he of the Bible record, lived on this same 461 acres at one time.
There are a large number of records for Henry King. He patented additional land in 1740 and also bought more land as shown in Chowan County deeds. Henry was a vestryman, Justice of The Peace and later Captain of Militia. Henry died in 1771 according to Solomon's Bible record. Although Hertford County records have not survived, State records show that Sarah King was granted Administration of his estate as executrix of his will. Sarah is likely his wife, surname unknown. Although Henry left a will, it has not survived. His children have been identified in several land transactions, some as gifts from their father and others when his estate was finally settled in 1791.
Children of Henry King
SARAH KING - m. Charles Saunders
ANN KING - m. Joseph Speight
ELIZABETH KING - m. her cousin WILLIAM KING
AMELIA KING - m. Joseph Parker
WILLIAM KING - ? suspected, but not positively identified
Henry married Sarah. (Sarah died after 1771.)