KING, WILLIAM B. - Sheridan County, Nebraska | WILLIAM B. KING - Nebraska Gravestone Photos

William B. KING

Beaver Valley Cemetery
Sheridan County,
Nebraska

Inscription:

William
B.
King
Born
May 12
1812
Died
Feb 16, 189x
79 Y x M
4 D

The following passage comes from Beaver Valley and its people, 1870-1970, page 21.

“William B. King was born in the state of New York in 1812 and came to Union Grove, Iowa with his family in 1855. He became active in politics in his new ome and was State Senator from 1862 to 1866. He was known over the entire state as a breeder of fine Norman horses now known as Percheron. When he sold his Union Grove property he had a herd of seventy of these animals.
In 1833 Mr. and Mrs. William King left their Iowa home and again started westward by wagon train to become pioneers. They settled in Beaver Valley which is eighteen miles northeast of Chadron. Mrs. King passed away in 1887 and Mr. King passed away in 1891 and both were buried in their own door yard. Later when the Beaver Valley cemetery was started the bodies of the Kings were exhumed and reburied in the cemetery.”

Contributed on 4/25/06 by JimNebraska99
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Record #: 5761

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Submitted: 4/25/06 • Approved: 11/15/07 • Last Updated: 2/17/13 • R5761-G0-S3

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