Lorenzo Dow King

Full Name: Lorenzo Dow King
Date of birth: 1829
Date of death: December 15, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Tarrant / Hopkins   Hopkins

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Tarrant, the first county seat of Hopkins County, was four miles north of Sulphur Springs in the central part of the county. Its post office closed in 1871. During the early 1990s only a few scattered farmhouses and a cemetery remained in the area. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Tarrant, Hopkins County. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • KING, LORENZO DOW (1829-1911). Born 1829, death date 12/16/1911. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, L.D. King, "Biography of the King Family," pp. 179-180. Fleming, E.B. Early History of Hopkins County, Texas: Biographical Sketches and Incidents of the Early Settled Families, 1902. Married Miss Mary E. Hopkins, daughter of Eldridge Hopkins; children Sam, B.F., Bob Lee, W.E., Kate, and Maud King (married H.C. Connor). Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Capt. L.D. King, "Passed to Higher Joys," The Sulphur Springs Gazette, 12/22/1911, p. 3, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Died "last Saturday morning at 1 o'clock," 12/16/1911. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company G, 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment, ultimately folded into Ross's Brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - L.D. King, Tarrant, Hopkins County, age 26, born circa 1834 in Tennessee, attorney at law, living in household with Mary A.E. King and Samuel King.
    Census of 1870 - Elonzo King, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 37, born circa 1833 in Alabama, lawyer, living in household with Elenaer King, and children John, Ben, Robert, and William King.
    Census of 1880 - L.D. King, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 45, born circa 1835 in Alabama, lawyer, wife Elender King, and children Sam J., Ben F., Bobbie L., William, Maude, Katie, and O.M. King.
    Census of 1900 - L.D. King, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 65, born February 1835 in Missouri, lawyer, wife Ellen.
    Census of 1910 - Lorenzo D. King, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 78, born circa 1832 in Tennessee, widowed, living in household of Henry C. Connor and daughter Maud Connor. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910
  • L.D. King, death date 12/15/1911 in Hopkins County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • L.D. King, death date 12/15/1911 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 81, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • L.D. King, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, p. 44. Admitted in 1854 at Troy, Tennessee. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77, 1877.


  • Photograph. L.D. King, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
General Land Office, Select (Co-Chair) 
Penitentiary, Select  
Public Buildings  

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