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Mary King (Alsop)

Birthplace: Stafford County, VA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John B. Alsop and Mary Frogat Alsop
Wife of The Honorable Rufus King, Signer of the U.S. Constitution
Mother of John Alsop King; Charles King; James Gore King; Edward King and Frederick Gore King

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About Mary King

Mary Alsop, daughter of (133) Hon. John and Mary Fragot Alsop, was married Mar. 30, 1786, to Hon. Rufus King, 1755-1827. Mary Alsop is described, at the time of her marriage, by Mrs. Lamb, as "remarkable for personal beauty - face oval, with a clear brunette complexion, delicately formed features, expressive blue eyes, black hair, and exquisite teeth, her motions all grace, her bearing gracious, her voice musical, and her education exceptional." Her husband, Hon. Rufus King, is described by Mrs. Lamb in same connection, as "thirty-three and passing for the most eloquent man in the United States."


Birth: Oct. 17, 1769 Death: Jun. 5, 1819

Wife of US Constitution Signer Rufus King, whom she married on March 30, 1786 in New York City, New York

They had seven children:

1 – John Alsop King (January 3, 1788-July 7, 1867). Served as 22nd Governor of New York 1857 to 1859.

2 – Charles King (March 16, 1789-September 27, 1867). Served as President of Columbia College from 18549 to 1864. 1st Married Eliza Gracie in 1808, daughter of shipping magnate Archibald Gracie. 2nd Married to Henrietta Liston Low in 1826. Had 14 children – 8 with Eliza, 6 with Henrietta.

3- Caroline King (1790-1793) Died in childhood.

4 – James Gore King (May 8, 1791-October 3, 1853). Married Sarah Rogers Gracie, daughter of shipping magnate Archibald Gracie. Served as US Congressman from New Jersey from 1849 to 1851.

5 – Henry King (1792-1792) died in infancy

6 – Edward King (March 13, 1795-February 6, 1836). Ohio State Politician, serving twice as Speaker of Ohio State House.

7 – Frederick King (1802-1829)

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 John Alsop (1724 - 1794)
 Mary Frogat Alsop (____ - 1772)

 Rufus King (1755 - 1827)*

 John Alsop King (1788 - 1867)*
 Charles King (1789 - 1867)*
 Caroline King (1790 - 1793)*
 James Gore King (1791 - 1853)*
 Henry King (1792 - 1792)*
 Edward King (1795 - 1836)*
 Frederick King (1802 - 1829)*
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Burial: Grace Episcopal Churchyard Jamaica Queens County New York, USA

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Mary King's Timeline

Stafford County, VA
March 30, 1786
Age 17
New York City, New York, USA
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 18
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

The Signers of the U. S. Constitution

New Hampshire
John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman

Rufus King
Nathaniel Gorham

Roger Sherman
William Samuel Johnson

New York
Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey
William Livingston
David Brearley
William Paterson
Jonathan Dayton

Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robert Morris
George Clymer
Thomas FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
Gouverneur Morris
James Wilson

George Read
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jacob Broom

James McHenry
Daniel Carroll
Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer

John Blair
James Madison, Jr.
George Washington

North Carolina
William Blount
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson

South Carolina
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler

William Few
Abraham Baldwin

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

Colonial Hall now contains 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers. At this time we have divided them up into 3 groups:
As you will see there are still many biographies that need to be added to our site, including a new category: Other Founding Fathers.

The biographies on this site are primarily from 1 of the following 2 sources:
Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Published in 1829.
The United States Manual of Biography and History, by James V. Marshall. Published by James B. Smith & Co., in Philadelphia in the year 1856.
The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives

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