William Dallas "Dal" King was born 13 March, 1846 to George Washington King and his wife Amy Munce. His place of birth was probably the Washington King homestead which was located on land that had been sold to Washington by James Munce and John Munce. This was located on present day Reedy Meadow Road in Bethel Township. Dal lost his father when he was about 8 years old. The family later lived with grandparents James and Sarah White Munce according to census records.

Dal enlisted in 2nd Comany K, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, on 24 February, 1864 for the Civil War. He was mustered in as a Private and appointed Musician from May-June 1864. His brother, James W. King, and his first cousin George B. King served in the same Company with him.

Dal married Sophia "Sophie" D. Carroll (1838 - 1900) on 18 July, 1868, the daughter of Owen Carroll and Ruth Cheshire.
i. Caledonia Eugenia "Dawn" King, b. 10 Oct, 1871, d. 25 May, 1939, m. Charles Franklin Kinlaw
ii. Catherine J. "Kat" King, b. Aug, 1873, m. George Arlie Hornaday
iii. William Nathaniel "Nat" King, b. 20 Jun, 1875, d. 20 Aug, 1940, m. Margaret E. Bryan
iv. Lula "Lou" J./S. King, b. 14 Jun, 1877
v. Prudence Lat King, b. 3 Dec, 1879, d. 4 Feb, 1934, m. Rufus Delane Garner

Dal also had several children by Sophie's sister, Elizabeth A. Carroll (1843 - 1926). Dal and Elizabeth had the following
i. Sarah Carroll, b. 1871
ii. Della Carroll, b. 1872
iii. Coy Frank Carroll, b. 25 Feb, 1873

iv. infant Carroll

Sophie Carroll King died on 3 January, 1900. Dal then married Susannah "Susan" Garner, a daughter of John J. Garner and Emaline Cagle of Moore County.
vi. Joseph Claudie King, b. 14 Sep, 1902, d. Oct, 1912
vii. Lonnie Sherwood King, b. 16 Sep, 1904, d. 25 Dec, 1964, m. Norine Gertrude Taylor
viii. George Emerson King, b. 17 Nov, 1906, m. Marie Kelly

Susan Garner King died on 7 November, 1912. Dal then married Julia High of Columbus County. She was said to have been a midget. Julia eventually left him. Dal died on 2 July, 1927.

Dal and his first wife Sophia are buried in the Dal King cemetery located off Reedy Meadow road near Dublin, NC.  This cemetery was originally the Munce cemetery and according to tradition many of the early members of the Munce and King family are buried here.


Dal King seated. To his left (right in the photo) is his wife Susan Garner.
The others 2 ladies are sisters of Susan Garner.
They are Ansette Garner Edwards (1882-1961) and Mattie R. Garner (ca 1875 - ).

The Dal King homestead. Dal is the one leaning against the fence. From the writing, it appears the lady on the right behind the fence is Lou King and that the lady on the left behind the fence is Cat King. The woman sitting on Dal's right side is his wife (Sophie or Sue?).

Here is a picture of Dal King's first family. Back row, left to right are: Lou King, Lat King Garner, Nat King, Kat King. Front row (seated and standing): Dawn King's daughter, Dal King with hands on Marshall Kinlaw's shoulders, Dawn King Kinlaw holding daughter Belle, Margaret E. Bryan King (wife of Nat) and daughter Maude.

Dal King

Dal King

Sue Garner King

Tombstone of William Dallas King.

Military marker erected 30 June, 2007 by Layton Dowless and Jason Bordeaux.


Tombstone of Sophie King.


Tombstone of Elizabeth Carroll at the Allen cemetery.

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