Kingsbury, Henry K., farmer; Yuba City; was born in Howard county, Missouri, in 1826; was born and raised a slave, about sixty miles from Jefferson city, Missouri; he lived in slavery until the Emancipation Proclamation; during the war he purchased stock for his master, who was furnishing it to the Federal army.  He was married in 1864 to Katherine Calaway, who was also raised a slave in Missouri; they have four children - all boys.

History of Sutter County, California - Thompson & West, p 118

Marysville Daily Appeal - 23 Apr 1884, p3 - The funeral of the late Henry Kingsbury, of Marysville Township, will take place this morning.  The cortege will leave the residence at 10 o'clock, and at 12 will arrive at Mount Olivet Church, where the services will be held.  The interment will take place at Yuba City.

Marysville Daily Appeal - 24 Apr 1884 - The funeral of the late Henry Kingsbury took place yesterday, from Mount Olivet Church, in this city.  The Rev. John M. Johnston officiated at the church, and also at the grave.  The pall bearers were:  G. Sims, John C. Jenkins, Jerry Moulton, Miles Williams, A. Logan, and Riley Jones.

This ancestor of the Marysville Kingsbury's is buried in the Yuba City Cemetery, Sutter County, Lot 23, Block 2.

Transcribed by Kathy Sedler, Apr 2006.


Rebekah Ann Lancaster was born on February 28, 1839, in Hancock County, Georgia to Rev. Thomas Andrew Lancaster and Harriet S. Franklin. Her father was a circuit-riding Methodist preacher. He moved his family from Georgia to Montgomery County, Alabama about 1840, and later, he moved them Louisiana about 1844, then to Texas about 1847.  Rebekah married William Bowen King, a farmer, on May 20, 1856, in Hays County, Texas. They had seven children: Mary Susanna, John T., Charles M., Rebekah Caroline, William D., Virginia L., and Isaac H. After her husband died in 1909, she moved to Washita County, Oklahoma to live with her son, John T. King. She eventually moved to Gridley, Butte County, California to live with her daughter, Mary Susanna (King) Foster.  Rebekah died on September 23, 1926, in Berry Creek, Butte County, California due to acute nepthritis. 

Submitted by Oran Roberts, June, 2009


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