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Elisha J. King

KING, Elisha James.  b. (probably) Wilkinson County, Georgia, ca. 1821; d. Talbot County, Georgia, 31 August 1844.  King was co-compiler, along with B. F. White* of the First Edition of The Sacred Harp (Philadelphia, 1844). According to records found by a descendant of the King family, Elisha King was one of thirteen children born to John King (c.1785-1844) and Elizabeth DuBose King (1793-1861), and he was a grandson of Revolutionary army soldier Joel King (1750-c.1825).  It appears that the King family were cotton planters in Wilkinson County, Georgia, at the time of Elisha’s birth in about 1821.  Some seven years later, soon after Talbot County had opened up for settlement, the King...

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