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Willis B. King, farmer, was born in 1839 in Franklin County. (For his parents see sketch of W. A. King.) He was educated in the home schools with his brother, W. A., until of age. He then married and settled in the place he finally purchased where he now resides. His wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Elijah and Nancy (Clark) Webb, was born in 1843 in Fradklin County. Their children are Edward C., Lucy B., Libba P. and Charlotte. Three boys and a girl are deceased. He began as a poor boy, but by persistence and determination he has become owner of 306 acres, 250 of which are cleared and well cultivated, and is now one of the leading farmers of this region. He is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Douglas in 1860. He and his wife, and Edward and his wife, are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.