Sue, It's very possible that your William Ping was the son of William Ping (b. ABT 1772) and Mary Polly Bullock (b. ABT 1774) of Pulaski, KY. The only reason I have to believe this is true are your approximate date and place of birth listed in your posting. Here is the info I was given for the PING family:
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, CRAWFORD COUNTY, Part 6, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES (MASON - RUSHTON):
CAPT. THOMAS PING, law and real estate business, was born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., July 30, 1815, and received his education in the old-time subscription schools of his nativity. In 1831, his father's family settled in Bartholomew County, Ind., where they carried on a farm until 1839. His father died here in 1833. In 1839, he and his mother and a brother settled in Burlington, Iowa, where they carried on farming and stock-raising until 1843, when he settled in Ashland, Wapello County, Iowa, and in connection with farming he added to his business the practice of law and banking and merchandising. It was from his bank, "Farmers' and Merchants'," that the first paper money of the State was issued. He carried on his business actively until February, 1862, when he organized and took command of Company E, Seventeenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and did active service until the end of the war, when he was honorably discharged, retaining his rank. During his war service he participated in all the principal battles of his campaign. At the siege of Fort Hill, near Vicksburg, he was wounded in the side and lost his hearing in his left ear and impaired that of the right; at the battle of Tilton, Ga., he was wounded and captured, remaining in rebel prisons for six months, returning after Lee's surrender. After the war he returned to Ashland, and continued the practice of law there until April, 1870, when he located here and established his present business, which he has successfully carried on since. He married, in 1841, in Burlington, Iowa, Miss Sarah A. Wright, a native of Brown County, Ohio. They have a family of two sons and two daughters - Peru I. B. (attorney), Kate, Frances and John E. W. (telegraph operator). Capt. Ping has been actively engaged in the development of the public, social and industrial life of this place since coming here. In 1872-73, he served his city in its council. In 1874, he served as Mayor, retiring from that office in the fall to accept the Probate Judgeship, which he held for two years. He has been an active member of the I. O. O. F. Society for over thirty-five years. The family are members of the Episcopal Church. The great grandfather of Capt. Ping was John Ping, who came to America from India in 1740, where he had done a thirty years' service in the East Indies. After coming here he took an active part in the colonial and Indian wars, and served under Braddock, and afterward Dunbar, and later on in the Revolutionary war; eventually settled in Northumberland County, Va., on the shores of Chesapeake Bay and followed farming. Capt. Ping's grandfather, John Ping, also did service in the Revolutionary war, and was an active and representative farmer of Virginia. Capt. Ping's father, William Ping, was born in Virginia; was captain in the war of 1812 under Gen. Jackson at New Orleans, but eventually settled in Pulaski County, Ky.
ancestry.com My Colyer Family
ancestry.com f1193 has b. ABT 1780 in Madison Co, VA
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Subject: Re: parents of Robert Ping
Author: Rodney Ping
Date: 25 Jul 2001 2:22 AM GMT
I copied and pasted what I have on John Ping's father. I have no information on the Bradley side earlier than this or about John Ping, Jr.'s mother. Hope that this helps.
I also skipped down to show what I have about William Ping and "Polly" Ping.
John Ping Lineage
1. John Ping #10428 born bef 1710.
Mentioned in Thomas Ping's biography in Cutler's History of Crawford Co., KS as having come from India to America in 1740 after 30 years service in the East Indies. Served in the Colonial and Indian wars under Braddock and Dunbar. Settled in Northumberland Co., VA where he became a farmer.
2. i John Ping #1027 born abt 1745.
2. John Ping #1027 (1.John1) born abt 1745, ,,VA,1 occupation Farmer, married abt
1760, Lydia Bradley #1136, born bef 1756. John died aft 1823, ,Pulaski,KY.1 Served in the Revolutionary War.
3. i Nancy Ping #4201 born abt 1760.
4. ii John Ping Jr. #4203 born abt 1765.
5. iii William Ping Sr. #1137 born abt 1772.
6. iv Sarah Ping #110 born abt 1778.
7. v Thomas Ping #1025 born abt 1783.
8. vi Betsy Ping #190 born abt 1784.
9. vii Robert Ping #4217 born 13 Dec 1785.
10. viii Patsy Ping #4218 born abt 1786.
5. William Ping Sr. #1137 (2.John2, 1.John1) born abt 1772, Bromfield Parish,Culpeper,VA,1 married 28 Jun 1797, in ,Lincoln,KY,2 Mary "Polly" Bullock #1138, born abt 1774, ,,VA,1 (daughter of Richard Bullock #195 and Elizabeth ? #196). William died Jan 1850.1 Moved to Bartholomew Co.,IN in 1831 and farmed there until 1839.
Captain in the War of 1812 under Gen. Jackson at New Orleans.
18. i John Ping #4186 born abt 1798.
19. ii Elizabeth Ping #4184 born abt 1799.
20. iii Bolen Green Ping #4188 born 24 Nov 1800.
21. iv Nancy Ping #1139 born 6 Oct 1803.
22. v Robert Ping #4193 born 27 May 1805.
23. vi Agnes Ping #4195 born abt 1808.
24. vii Stephen Ping #3166 born Aug 1809.
25. viii William Ping Jr. #4197 born abt 1813.
26. ix Thomas Ping #10426 born 30 Jul 1815.
27. x Elijah Ping #4198 born abt 1816.
Hope this helps.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/pulaski/misc/s323001.txt, page 3 or 4:
Pulaski county Kentucky Court Orders
1815-1835 FHL #0804647
November Term 1825..By the mo John Hinkle who first made as required by law, a certificate is granted Same for obtaining titlers of Administration upon the Estate of Jesse Stogsdil Decd It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the Widow of said Stogsdill waves the right of Administration, Whereupon the said John Hinkle together with John Smith----------his Security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of four hundred Dollars conditional as required by law, And It is further Ordered that Josiah Evans Esq. Wm Ping, Bolin Bullock and Robert Ping or any three of them being first sworn do Inventory & appraise the personal Estate and slaves if any _ the property of said Decendent and Admor ___ & attest thereof to the Court.
Note: Not positive this is the William Ping referenced above.
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