Cyrus King1

b. 6 September 1772, d. 25 April 1817
Cyrus King|b. 6 Sep 1772\nd. 25 Apr 1817|p7016.htm|Richard King|b. c 1718\nd. 27 Mar 1775|p6995.htm|Mary Black|b. 8 Oct 1736\nd. 25 May 1816|p6999.htm|John King||p7359.htm|Mary Stowell|b. s 1695\nd. 7 Mar 1770|p7284.htm|Samuel Black||||||

1st cousin 4 times removed of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
1st cousin 6 times removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     Cyrus King was born on 6 September 1772 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Richard King and Mary Black.1 He was baptized on 28 April 1775 in First Congregational Church, Scarborough.4 He married Hannah Storer, daughter of Capt. Seth Storer, on 12 October 1797 in First Church of Pepperellborough, York County, Maine.5,6,7 He died on 25 April 1817 in Saco, York County, Maine, at age 44.2,7 He was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.8,2
     Cyrus King was a Representative from Massachusetts. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1794. He studied law and served as private secretary to his half-brother Rufus King when he was United States Minister to England in 1796. He completed law studies in Biddeford, Maine, and was admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in Saco, Maine. He served as major general of the Sixth Division, Massachusetts Militia, and was one of the founders of Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine. He was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (4 March 1813-3 March 1817).2

Children of Cyrus King and Hannah Storer


  1. [S707] John King of Boston MA, online
  2. [S709] US Government, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949: The Continental Congress September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and The Congress of the United States From the First to the Eightieth Congress March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1949, Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1950), 1412.
  3. [S761] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 148 vols., 1847-1994) 21:377, says 16 Sep 1772.
  4. [S736] Wm. M. Sargent Esq., "Records of the First Congregational Church in Scarborough, Maine", Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder 2:2 (1885): 83.
  5. [S1074] Records of the First Church of Pepperrellborough [now Saco], Maine, online <>, (Unpublished transcription by Edgar Yates, "First Book of Records of the First Church in Pepperrellboro (Now Saco, Maine)," 1914).
  6. [S708] Rossiter Johnson, editor, Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans (Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904), vol. VI.
  7. [S761] NEHGR, 21:377.
  8. [S633] Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections, online <>, Hon. Cyrus, d. Apr. 25, 1817, aged 44 yrs.