Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I458661
  • Name: John Alsop KING
  • RELA: 13th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 JAN 1788 in New York, NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 3 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Event: Elected Governor of New York BET 1 JAN 1857 AND 31 DEC 1858
  • Death: 7 JUL 1867 in Queens Co., NY
  • Event: Pic Gov. John Alsop King
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    KING, John Alsop, (son of Rufus King and brother of James Gore King), a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 3, 1788; attended Harrow School, England, and also studied in Paris; returned to New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar; served in the War of 1812 as lieutenant of Cavalry; engaged in farming near Jamaica, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1819-1821; served in the State senate from 1823 until his resignation in 1825; appointed secretary of the legation at London in 1825; Chargé d'Affaires June 15 to August 5, 1826; again elected to the State assembly in 1832, 1838, and 1840; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1839 and 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); resumed the practice of law; Governor of New York in 1857 and 1858; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., July 7, 1867; interment in Grace Church Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Rufus KING b: 24 MAR 1755 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., ME
    Mother: Mary ALSOP b: 17 OCT 1769 in Newtown, Queens Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Mary RAY b: 17 SEP 1790 in New York, NY
    • Married: 3 JAN 1810 in New York, NY
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Ray KING b: 17 AUG 1815 in New York, NY
    2. Has No Children John Alsop KING , Jr. b: 14 JUL 1817 in Jamaica, Queens Co., NY
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