Biography of Milford P. King
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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King, Milford P., was born in Green Island, N. Y., October 19, 1855, and educated in the common schools; he has had a variety of occupations, farmer, weaver and paper maker. In 1888 he came to Mechanicville, where he is conducting a general grocery store. Mr. King's father, John 0. King, was born in Lansingburgh, N. Y., in 1826, educated in the district schools and by trade is an oil cloth printer and is now clerking for his son. In 1849 he married Esther E. Way, and they had eight children: John G., Mary E., Milford P., Phoebe J., Levi B., Ettie L., Margaret A., and Julia E. Phoebe J. died in 1880; Mrs. King died July 12, 1896, mourned by a husband and children. Mr. King's grandfather, Joseph King, was born in a log cabin on King's Island, now known as Peble's Island, situated between Van Scoike's Island and Waterford, in 1791, and died recently at tile age of one hundred and six years and ten days. The Kings descended from two brothers, who were engineers in the early wars with the English. Mr. King is a member of the Presbyterian church and is one of the elders.


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