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Hugh Bernard (Breyard) King

2nd Chief Justice of Milam County

SOURCE: Erickson, Joe E., Biographical Directory of the Judges of the Republic, 1836-1846, Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub. Co., 1980.

Hugh Bernard (Breyard) King - Second Chief Justice of the Milam County Court (1839-1843), Hugh B. King was born March 7, 1783 in North Carolina, the son of John King. He moved to Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1819 and to the Milam District (now Burleson County), Texas in 1837.

Judge King married Rebecca Gill, daughter of William Gill, April 9, 1812; and they had seven children: Rufus Young King (born July 12, 1828 in Alabama) who married first Fannie Martin in June 1849, second Mary Clifford Whitten in 1871, and third Amaryllis Woodlief; John E. King (born May 6, 1815 in North Carolina) who married first Mrs. Sylvia Bunker Dennison in 1842 and second Mrs. Mary M. Morgan March 18, 1888; Elizabeth Jemima King (born about 1836 in Alabama) who married Newel Porter; Susan King who married Peter Jackson; Margaret King who married Joseph Addison; Hugh C. Alwyn King (born about 1821 in Alabama) who married Eliza Ann Dunn; and William King who married first Betsy (unknown maiden name) and second Ruth Woodward.

Hugh B. King died September 6, 1843 in Burleson County. Sources: Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas; 1850 Census of the state of Texas; Mr. George R. Brown.

NOTE: The term "Chief Justice" is now known as "County Judge."

We must say a special thank you to Vanessa Deshazer of of Menifee, CA, for typing the above biographical sketch for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.

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