I had an lengthy interview with Ron Miller in 1995. Some of the details have been shown to be incorrect, but there's still a lot of useful information on the King and Miller families.
Ron remembered the King family as follows:
Capt. Robert King sailed under Nelson, and lost a leg at the Battle of the Nile (or Trafalgar). In compensation, he was granted three properties in Canada; one in Margaretville, one in Cataraqui (outside of Kingston), and on Rice Lake near Peterborough. He and his son, John King, were carpenters. The Cataraqui property was sold to the Bracken family; currently it is the site of an Alcan plant. (John - the son - was a choirmaster in England, and married in England prior to coming to Canada).
The Wakeford family, who had the water rights on a river flowing out of some lake, 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:
The last four children formed a 4 voice choir; Sarah - soprano, John Henry - tenor, Edward - bass, and Mariah - alto. Ron remembered a family gathering at which some difficulties must have arisen (or been remembered); Sarah suggested they "let bygones be bygones", and sing ... and they did.
Ronald also remembered three sisters of John King:
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