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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Sylvester Monticue KING

            Sylvester Monticue King is a son of Wiley J. and Dicey B. (Hazlett) King, whose record has just been given. He was born in Kanawha. county, August 4, 1847, and in that county, October 18, 1866, Martha Frances Esque became his wife. In the home established by their union are four children: Richard Henry Lee, born September 6, 1867; Cora May, May 1, 1869; Caledonia L. B. J., March 27, 1871; Minnie Snow, October 12, 1875. The wife of Mr. King was born in Kanawha county, February 28, 1849, a daughter of Kendrick Washington Esque and Martha Carter (Chandler) Esque. Her parents have been residents in Kanawha county since 1822. Sylvester M. King has served his district as road supervisor a number of years, and as school trustee and a member of the board of education. District school house No. 4 is on his land. He has a fine farm on Trace fork of Mud river, consisting of 118 acres of productive land. Fine coal and iron ore and lime are added to the agricultural value of the land. He receives his mail at Garrett Bend, Lincoln 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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