JAMES N. KING, of King Bros., dealers in shelf and heavy hardware, stoves and tinware, Mt. Auburn, was born in Boone County, Ind., May 26, 1851. He is a son of Stephen and Martha A. (Lucas) King. He came to Cedar Township with his parents in the spring of 1852. They left Indiana on the 20th of May by team and arrived here in June. His father settled on section 25, Cedar Township, the farm now being owned by M. Correll.
Mr. King was brought up on the farm, and continued in that occupation until 1882, when he opened a grocery store in Mt. Auburn, and carried on that business till he started his present line of trade, in company with his brother, Frank H. This business was established in 1883, the firm carrying an average stock of $1,500.
On the 14th of March, 1880, he was married, in Cedar Township, to Miss Sarah Brown, daughter of William Brown, and a native of Illinois. They had two children, twins — James R. and Sarah L. Mrs. King died Sept. 15, 1882.In politics Mr. King is a Democrat, and was appointed Postmaster of Mt. Auburn, entering upon the duties of the office in June, 1885, and is the first Democrat to hold the office in that place.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 264.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 9th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.