Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Leftridge Woodson KING


            Leftridge Woodson King is a son of Wiley Jackson King who came to Kanawha county about 1815, and bought land on Coal river, just above island creek (now in Lincoln county). Here he raised his family, and died December 9, 1878, a member of the Christian Church. He married Dicy B. Hazlett, who was a member of the same church and departed this life in the faith of Christ. Their son Leftridge W. was born February 16, 1841, and was married June 2, 1864, in Kanawha county. Mary Margaret, his wife, was born in Cabell county, March 1, 1841, and is a daughter of Richard Henry and Elizabeth M. (Roberts) Spurlock. Her father came in 1815 from North Carolina to Kanawha county. Mr. and Mrs. King have been the parents of nine children, born: Oliver Jackson, July 13, 1865, died May 19, 1867; Isabelle E., May 12, 1867; They Elizabeth, April 22, 1869; John Washington, February 26, 1871, died October 26, 1873; Jenetta E., February 10, 1873; Meredith E., February 24, 1875, died July 11, 1876; Woodson E., August 2, 1817; William Leftridge, May 25, 1881; Richard Henry, May 30, 1883. Mr. King served the Confederacy one year as a member of the "State Line" troops, under Capt. Peter Carpenter, and then joined the 10th Kentucky Cavalry, with which he served until 1864. He was a number of years road surveyor, and has been connected with the schools ever since the inauguration of the free school system. He is now on the board of education. He owns a fine farm on Fall creek, nearly 200 acres under cultivation, and the rest well timbered. There are several coal veins in the land, one vein of fire clay, lime in abundance and croppings of iron ore. He has an elegant residence, and everything comfortable. Postoffice address, St. Albans, Kanawha county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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