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Robert King and Sarah Lewelling met in Salem, Iowa and were married there June 23, 1852. They moved to California with Sarah's father, John Lewelling, and the rest of his family, arriving in San Francisco on Jan 4, 1853 and settling in Oakland.
Their first son Lewis Leroy was born at Old Mission, San Jose. They moved back to Iowa around 1859, to New Providence, Hardin County, where Robert had a business. Robert died there in 1864 and Sarah died a year later. John Lewelling, grandfather of the orphaned King children, sent his two sons, Elisha and Eli to Iowa to bring the children, age 5 - 10, back to California. Lewis Leroy, Clinton and Elva were raised by John Lewelling in San Lorenzo and later at St. Helena, California.

Many streets in Roseville were named after King family members; e.g. King Rd., Irene Ave. (Irene Keehner was a daughter of Lelia King Keehner), Earl Ave. (Earl was a son of LL King), Clinton Ave. (Clinton was a brother of LL King), and Douglas Blvd. (named after Annie Hellar Kings brother).

He also donated two lots for the Methodist Church.

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. 2 James King (b.1675, Concord, Chester, PA; d. 1768, Concord, Chester, PA)
... +Isabell PENNELL (b.Abt 1688

... 3 Thomas King(b. 28 Jul 1716- Little Britain, Lancaster, PA; d. Abt. 1786- PA)
.....+Ann B. Coppock (b.24 Jun 1738 Little Britain, PA;
                 d.9 Aug 1805 Little Britain, Lancaster Co., PA
..... 4 Michael King (b. 29 May 1763- Little Britain, Lancaster, PA; d. 1 Oct 1832, Penn Twp, Morgan Co, OH) .......+Hannah Rogers (b. 29 Jan 1772 E. Nottingham, Cecil Co, MD d. 18 Jan 1840) ....... 5 Samuel King (b. 10 Jun 1793- PA; d. 24 Jun 1871- Iowa) .........+Content Vernon (b. 30 APR 1801; d. 9 FEB 1865) ......... 6 Robert King (b. 05 May 1828- Providence, Hardin, IA ( or Morgan Co.,Ohio); d. 16 Jan 1864- New Providence, Iowa
Note: Robert moved to California with his wife's family. Their first 3 children were born in California. He then moved back to Iowa to manage a business there. He passed away at thae age of 35 when his oldest child was just 9 and his wife died a year later. The children were raised by their Lewelling grandparents. ...........+Sarah Lewelling (b. 1833, Henry Co., IN; d. 1865, New Providence, Iowa.) ........... 7 Lewis Leroy King (b. 1855, San Jose, CA; d. 1914, Roseville, CA) ............. +Catherine (Annie) Hellar (b. 1862, Hayward, CA; d. 1941, Roseville, CA) ........... 7 Clara King (b. 11 Nov 1856, Calif.; ) ........... 7 Clinton Samuel King (b. 15 May 1858 in Oakland; ) ............. +Aurora Morrill (b. 1864 in Colima, Mexico; d. 1944 in Beverly Hills, CA) ........... 7 Elva Content King (b. 14 Mar 1860 in New Providence, Iowa) ........... 7 William King (b. 13 Jan 1862 in New Providence, Iowa)
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