According to Ron Miller, the Wakeford family, who had the water rights on a river [north of Kingston], put out a contract for the building of 14 houses in a town which was then called Dingbat. John King, who had been working in the Kingston shipyards, won the contract to build the houses. He later suggested the name of the community be changed to Battersea.
John's children were:
William Crickmore, who joined the Imperial Army, and who was the winner of several Bisley trophies.
Henrietta King (Henrietta Goplen's grandmother?)
Sarah, who was 19 when they moved from Nova Scotia. She became a schoolteacher in Keelerville, and had to walk a couple of miles to work each day, passing the house of William and Rachael Miller. She subsequently married their son, John.
John Henry King
Edward [possibly Edwin] King
Mariah King, who became a school teacher in O'pinnicum . She married Charlie Keith.
↑ possibly a town near Lake Opinicon, in Frontenac County
↑ "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QN-RPX : 11 March 2018), Edwin King in household of William King, Storrington, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 62, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9999, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,352.
Census of Canada, 1881 KING, John; Occupation: Farmer; Gender: M; Age: 60; Birth Year: 1821; Marital Status: M; Place of Birth: Ontario; Religion: Baptist; Nationality: English; Province: Ontario; District Name: Frontenac; District Number: 115; Sub-District Name: Kingston; Sub-District Number: A; Division Number: 4; Family Number: 8; Page Number: 2; Microfilm: C-13235; Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada; Item Number: 3111270
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: