KING, JOSE VINCENTE R. (1843 - 1871)
NAME: Jose King
AGE: 19 years
BORN: Santa Cruz, California
ENLISTMENT: April 14, 1865, Drum Barracks
ENLISTED BY: Captain Edward Turner Guadalupe Bale (1844-1906)
TERM: 3 years
Orton's California Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion
Jose King enlisted in Company D, 1st Battalion Native California Cavalry, California Volunteers at Drum Barracks on April 14 and mustered in April 15, 1865. He mustered out at Drum Barracks March 20, 1866 with his company.
Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 17, 1871)
Another accident from the handling of arms occurred in this vicinity last Sunday afternoon, in which Jose King lost his life. The accident was caused while going through the Spanish Drill with a loaded rifle, in the hands of Jose Morin [or Morris it was illegible] a cousin of the deceased when the gun was brought to “charge bayonets.The deceased lived about an hour and a half after being shot.
Notes Contributed by Helen B. Collins
The children of Robert King were Jose Vincente Roberto born 1843, Maria Isabella Carmen Estora Roberto born 1845, Maria Susannah De Carmen born 1847 and Juan Baptista born 1849.
There is some question whether Jose Vincente King is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz. According to Helen B. Collins, a descendant of the King family, he does not appear to have a military headstone. Headstones for volunteers were not authorized until 1879.
Date of Birth: 1843
Date of Death: 1871-06-13
County: Santa Cruz
Cemetery/City of Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery (old)
Cause of Death: Acct/Gunshot
Eye Color: Gr
Hair Color: Dk
Last City: Santa Cruz 71
Native of: CA
Father Native of: Robert
Mother Native of: Juarez_ Estefana
Military Unit: CA_ 1 NTB_ Co D
Military Notes: E-Drm Brrcks_ M/O Drm Brrcks
Available records used to obtain information:
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
CW Reference: David Jackson