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WILLIAM H. KING, born ca. 1810 in Massachusetts, came from Ohio to pre-empt farm land in Cass Township, White County in 1848. His second wife was Barbara A. Baer, daughter of Henry Baer and Rosana Neiswanger. The had 8 children with 5 surviving childhood - Ellen, Elizabeth, Eli B., John Riley and Mary.[W.H.'s first wife evidently died in Ohio. Their children were: Henry H., Cecliann, Louis and Sophronia] W.H. and his father-in-law, Henry Baer are listed as taxpayers in Cass Township in 1851. W.H, was listed as a member of the White County Agricultural Society Organized in 1857. He gave a plot of land from his farm for a school and cemetery. It is located in Cass Township on County Road 600N, just east of 1400E, north of Burnettsville, IN. W.H., his wife, Barbara, and 3 three children who died young are buried there. The school house has disappeared. W.H. died in 1869 age 56 and Barbara born in Rockingham County, VA in 1822, died in 1892. John Riley King, W.H.'s son, and Guy Raphael King, his grandson, both lived all their lives in White County. They are buried in the Davis Cemetery on U.S. Route 24 east of Burnettsville, IN.

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