This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family.
This column's focus is on KING. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals with the King family. It is Robert Eugene King's History of the King Family in Flanders & America, 1300s-1980: the Ancestry & Descendants of Pieter de Coninck II (Peter King II) & His Wife Ann Calet, Immigrants to New Castle County, Delaware by 1680/1, Including Connecting Families of Hanson, Haughey, Lamb, Laurence, McClaren, McEwen, Skeer, Sweesy, Vandegrift, Westfall, and Others (1980).
And, now, your ancestors' KING neighbors in 1890:
In COLLEGE Township:
Alexander M., 20--State College
In HAINES Township:Sarah--Aaronsburg
In MARION Township:P.V., 18--Walker
In MILLHEIM Borough:Abraham D., 44, teamster Diana Archie S. 18 Newton I. 14 Simon R. 13 Boyd A. 10 Wallace 4 Coburn, 20
In PENN Township:Newton, 16--Millheim
In RUSH Township:Theodore, 9--Philipsburg
In SNOW SHOE Township:Porter, 32, postmaster--Clarence Elizabeth William D. 9 Don T. Maud
In SPRING Township:William, 35, laborer--Bellefonte Mary A. William J. 17 Thomas E. 15 Nellie Charles 10 Martha Oliver 5 John H. 1 John 67