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The King(e) family of Long Island
Other information on Long island genealogy
The Kings of Amagansett, LI, NY
son of Madison and Isadora (Bennett) King, died at age nineteen,
leaving a widow, Bernice, and a daughter, Mariellis. His sister Esther,
married to Charles Barnes Edwards, had a son shortly after
Ellis' death, whom she names Ellis King Edwards.
(1806-1843) had this photograph taken, perhaps for his wife-to-be
Fanny Edwards, and probably with a bittersweet sense of how
important such mementoes were to those awaiting "the sailor's return."
Two of his relatives had drowned in Gardiner's Bay, and his half
brother Joshua, first mate on a Dutch whale ship, died in Rotterdam
after sailing from Madagascar. Albert made it home to
Amagansett but did not live long enough to know his great-nephew,
Ellis King (1876-1895), the only son of Madison King and Albert's
niece, Isadora Bennett. It is typical of Amagansett's
heritage that these men are directly related.
Harold King, Eva
(King) Edwards, and Iantha Capitola (Bennett) King are shown here; not
shown are Iantha Capitola and Egbert's third child, Abner
Morton. "Mort" was married to Marietta (Abrams), who, to
distinguish her from a village full of Mary's, was called "Mary
Mort." Affixing a husband's first name, or nickname, to his
wife's for purposes of accurate identification in conversation is
a long-standing Amagansett custom.
lifesaving captain, died in 1887. When this
photograph was taken of his house, his wife, Sarah, son
Frank, and daughter-in-law Lottie (King) lived there.
From left to right are Sarah (Conklin) Bennett, Asenath (Conklin)
Sherman, Esther (Conklin) (Mrs Abner) Bennett, Harold King,
Iantha Capitola (Bennett) King, Bertha Case Miller, Abner Bennett,
Frank Bennett, and, in front, Edna Bennett (Frank and Lottie's
daughter). Sarah's sister Esther married Elijah's brother Abner.
These images as well as many other vintage
Amagansett photos can be found in the book, Images of America
Amagansett," by Carleton Kelsey and Lucinda Mayo.
It is published by Arcadia Books and
can be acquired through their web site or amazon.com.