Danni Compton Weatherly at King's Tavern - April 23, 2016
At King's Tavern in Natchez, Danni Compton Weatherly presented Major Richard King: The Real Man Behind the Legend of Madeline's Murder. Richard King, original owner of King’s Tavern, the oldest standing building in Natchez, was Danni’s paternal fourth great grandfather. One of the original Jersey Settlers, Richard (1760-1815), was born in New Jersey and came to the Natchez Territory with his parents Justus King and Sarah "Sallie" Swayze King and his siblings. Richard married Esther Cobun in 1786 in Natchez Territory. Richard was also first owner of Oakwood Plantation near Kingston which he sold to the Sojourner family in 1814. Richard and Esther's son Samuel King inherited the tavern which he then sold to a Postalwaith family.
And another of Richard and Esther's sons was Justus Coburn King and wife Jane Eliza Gormley. Their descendants include Roland Beard and first time attendee Sam Salyer. Photo: Sam, Mike Z, Sudie, Roland.
Mike Zeisset descends from Caleb King (1743-1820), brother of Justus King. Mary Swayze (Caleb's wife) & Sarah Swayze (Justus’ wife) were daughters of Richard Swayze and Hannah Horton.