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Joseph KNIGHT [Parents]-268 was born in May 1834 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. He died on 30 Jan 1914 in Fresno, Fresno, California. He was buried in Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, Fresno, California. Joseph married Elizabeth CASS-276.

CENSUS: Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: Joseph Knight
Census Date: 1856
Residence County: Jones  
Residence State: Iowa  
Locality: Pierce  
Birth Location: Indiana  
Family Number: 119  
Marital Status: Married  
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1835  
Line: 14  
Roll: IA_73  
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 21  
Elizabeth Knight 21  
A E Knight 2  
J D Knight 0  
James Cass 15  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Knight
Age in 1860: 25  
Birth Year: abt 1835  
Birthplace: Indiana  
Home in 1860: Wyoming, Jones, Iowa
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Wyoming
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 25  
Elizabeth Knight 23  
Alpheus Knight 6  
James Knight 5  
John Knight 2  
Albert Knight 7.12  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wyoming, Jones, Iowa; Roll: M653_328; Page: 53; Image: 450.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Knight
Home in 1880: Castroville, Monterey, California
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Birthplace: California
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Elizabeth
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 46  
Elizabeth Knight 44  
Alpheus Knight 25  
Albert Knight 19  
Flora Knight 16  
Johnson Knight 13  
Martha Knight 11  
Adam Knight 9  
Freeman Knight 5  
William Knight 4  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Castroville, Monterey, California; Roll: T9_69; Family History Film: 1254069; Page: 191.3000; Enumeration District: 53; Image: 0381.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Knight
Home in 1900: Township 10, Fresno, California
Age: 66  
Estimated birth year: abt 1834  
Birthplace: Iowa  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's name: Elizabeth
Race: White  
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 66  
Elizabeth Knight 65  
Albert R Knight 32  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 10, Fresno, California; Roll: T623 86; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 18.

BIOGRAPHY: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNN3-RYM Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 21 Jul 1875 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 41 Estimated Birth Year: 1834 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 10 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00057 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFK-3KL
Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 16 Apr 1877 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Firebaugh's, Fresno, California, United States Age: 45 Estimated Birth Year: 1832 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 24 Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00107 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFK-9H1 Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 11 Sep 1878 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Firebaugh's, Fresno, California, United States Age: 46 Estimated Birth Year: 1832 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 36 Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00228 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFV-R78 Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 30 Sep 1884 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Fresno, Fresno, California, United States Age: 51 Estimated Birth Year: 1833 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00342 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFK-CH2 Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 19 Apr 1888 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Watts Valley, Fresno, California, United States Age: 58 Estimated Birth Year: 1830 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 51 Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00481 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNF2-7LS Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 07 Jul 1892 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Burrough, Fresno, California, United States Age: 58 Estimated Birth Year: 1834 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 91 Film Number: 976462 Digital Folder Number: 005028142 Image Number: 00218 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTX5-5FR Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1900 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Burrough, Fresno, California, United States Age: 66 Estimated Birth Year: 1834 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 1955192 Digital Folder Number: 005030360 Image Number: 00419 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXR-HSQ Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1904 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Garfield - Clovis, Fresno, California, United States Age: 68 Estimated Birth Year: 1836 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 1955196 Digital Folder Number: 005030364 Image Number: 00189 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXR-FL2 Name: Joseph Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 25 Jun 1906 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Cloves, Fresno, California, United States Age: 74 Estimated Birth Year: 1832 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 1955198 Digital Folder Number: 005030367 Image Number: 00740 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

Elizabeth CASS-276 was born on 19 Dec 1834 in Indiana. She died on 4 Jul 1917 in Fresno County, California. She was buried in Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, Fresno, California. Elizabeth married Joseph KNIGHT-268.

CENSUS: Name: Elizabeth Knight
Titles:
Residence: Township 10, Fresno, California
Birth date: Dec 1834
Birth place: Iowa
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse name: Joseph Knight
Spouse titles:
Spouse birth place: Iowa
Father name:
Father titles:
Father birth place: Iowa
Mother name:
Mother titles:
Mother birth place: Canada Br
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Joseph Knight
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Years married: 47
Estimated marriage year: 1853
Mother how many children: 12
Number living children: 10
Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0018
Sheet number and letter: 7B
Household id: 122
Reference number: 61
GSU film number: 1240086
Image number: 00543
Collection: 1900 United States Census

They had the following children.

  M i Alpheus Elijah "Alf" KNIGHT-842 was born on 8 Sep 1854. He died on 14 Dec 1940.
  M ii James David KNIGHT-836 was born in Dec 1854.
  M iii
John KNIGHT-837 was born in 1858 in Fresno, Fresno, California. He died in 1875 in Los Banos, Merced, California.



CENSUS: 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: John Knight
Age in 1860: 2  
Birth Year: abt 1858  
Birthplace: Iowa  
Home in 1860: Wyoming, Jones, Iowa
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Wyoming
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 25  
Elizabeth Knight 23  
Alpheus Knight 6  
James Knight 5  
John Knight 2  
Albert Knight 7.12  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wyoming, Jones, Iowa; Roll: M653_328; Page: 53; Image: 450.

DEATH: A cousin, John Knight, is buried in the cemetery on the hill. He died in 1875, he was Joseph Knight’s son. He had been thrown off a horse sometime before. He is the only one of the Knights that died up until after the present Los Banos cemetery was started
  M iv
Albert Riley KNIGHT-844 was born on 2 Dec 1859 in Wyoming, Jones, Iowa. He died on 3 Dec 1939 in Kerman, Fresno, California. He was buried in Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, Fresno, California.

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Albert Knight
Home in 1880: Castroville, Monterey, California
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Joseph
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Mother's birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 46  
Elizabeth Knight 44  
Alpheus Knight 25  
Albert Knight 19  
Flora Knight 16  
Johnson Knight 13  
Martha Knight 11  
Adam Knight 9  
Freeman Knight 5  
William Knight 4  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Castroville, Monterey, California; Roll: T9_69; Family History Film: 1254069; Page: 191.3000; Enumeration District: 53; Image: 0381.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Albert R Knight
Home in 1900: Township 10, Fresno, California
Age: 32  
Estimated birth year: abt 1868  
Birthplace: Iowa  
Relationship to head-of-house: Son  
Father's name: Joseph
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Race: White  
Occupation: Wood Chopper
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 66  
Elizabeth Knight 65  
Albert R Knight 32  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 10, Fresno, California; Roll: T623 86; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 18.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Albert Knight
Home in 1920: Kerman, Fresno, California
Age: 56 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Brother  
Father's Birth Place: Iowa  
Mother's Birth Place: Iowa  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 367  
Works on Dairy Farm
Household Members: Name Age
Alphus Knight 68  
Revha Knight 21  
Albert Knight 56  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Kerman, Fresno, California; Roll: T625_98; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 71; Image: 367.

LAND: Rootsweb.com/land records
Name: Albert R. Knight
Date: 7 Sept 1900
Location: CA,Fresno
Document #: 3140
Serial #: CACAAA 124993
Sale Type: Homestead
Meridian or Watershed: MD
Parcel : Township 012S, Range 24E, Section 2

BIOGRAPHY: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFV-RQ8 Name: Albert Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 19 Sep 1882 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Selma, Fresno, California, United States Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: 1860 Birthplace: Iowa Page: Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00341 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFK-CHL Name: Albert Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 25 Apr 1890 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Watts Valley, Fresno, California, United States Age: 23 Estimated Birth Year: 1867 Birthplace: Iowa Page: 51 Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00481 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNF2-7LP Name: Albert Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 02 Oct 1894 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Trimmer Springs, Fresno, California, United States Age: 36 Estimated Birth Year: 1858 Birthplace: Iowa Page: 91 Film Number: 976462 Digital Folder Number: 005028142 Image Number: 00218 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTX5-5FT Name: Albert Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1900 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Burrough, Fresno, California, United States Age: 40 Estimated Birth Year: 1860 Birthplace: Iowa Page: Film Number: 1955192 Digital Folder Number: 005030360 Image Number: 00419 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXR-FLK Name: Albert Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 25 Jun 1906 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Cloves, Fresno, California, United States Age: 46 Estimated Birth Year: 1860 Birthplace: Iowa Page: Film Number: 1955198 Digital Folder Number: 005030367 Image Number: 00740 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910
  F v Flora M. KNIGHT-840 was born in Mar 1864. She died on 16 Jan 1933.
  M vi Johnson N. KNIGHT-835 was born on 13 Nov 1865. He died on 10 Dec 1930.
  F vii Martha Jane KNIGHT-838 was born on 12 Nov 1869. She died on 30 Dec 1941.
  M viii Adam Herbert KNIGHT-843 was born on 7 Nov 1871. He died on 31 Oct 1945.
  M ix Freeman Smith KNIGHT-839 was born on 31 Oct 1875. He died on 3 Jun 1939.
  M x William Thomas KNIGHT-841 was born on 24 Apr 1876. He died on 28 May 1949.
  F xi
Jane KNIGHT-20178.
  F xii
Charlotte KNIGHT-20179.
  F xiii
Orphie KNIGHT-20180.

Alpheus Elijah KNIGHT [Parents]-269 was born on 29 Jan 1837 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. He died on 6 Aug 1908 in Volta, Merced, California. He was buried in Los Banos Cemetery, Los Banos, Merced, California. Alpheus married Lavina Ellen SMITH-277 on 9 Jan 1864 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California.

BIOGRAPHY: From Lula Berry White July 4 1995: Grandpa Knight liked the ladies and bars. He was a horse trader. Alpheus Knight was a mean gambler. Lost a lot of money gambling. He would leave the family alone for along time then show up and leave them a little money and leave again--from the Lulu White granddaughter.

He drove bull teams for the army to California in 1853. He crossed the plains twice.-from Mary Jane Johns distant cousin.

From an old letter to Hazel dated Aug 20, 1972, Granpa told me he saw George Washington before they Burried him. They used to have him in a copper sealed casket that was filled with alcohol. The public could view him, but later the alcohol began to evaporate and George began to deteriorate....Then too, I remember him explaining to me about tomato. He said that "the old timers" did not eat the tomato, that they grew them in their front yard as ornaments and novelties. He said that the "old timers" said "they are poison" they called them "love apples". One time when I was 4 years old he took mama, Aunt Martha, Alta, Rollo, and me to Santa Cruz over the Pacheco Pass in a covered wagon. (people went camping in them in those days) We were camped outside of Watsonville. This place had a table so it had campers before us...One night grandpa took me by the hand and said "Ellen, come with me. I want to show you the pretties. " So we went for a walk and looked down upon Watsonville. I saw beautiful globes of light hanging in the sky!....It was the gas lights....Grandpa saw Haley's Comet when he was a small boy and he looked forward to seeing it in 1910, but the good lord chose to take him in 1908.

!family records also list Paicines as death place. There is a Paicines in San Benito County. Do not know which is correct.
 
Alpheus Elijah Knight  
Birth: 29 January 1837-- Marion, Indianapolis, IN
Death: 6 August 1908 -- Volta
Spouse:  Lavina Ellen Smith
Parents: William Riley Knight, Eleanor Van Valkenburg

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT6M-B1P Name: Alpheus Elijah Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 05 Sep 1871 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Salinas, Monterey, California, United States Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: 1841 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 19 Film Number: 977080 Digital Folder Number: 005028162 Image Number: 00058 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXF-X84 Name: Alpheus Elijah Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1873 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Salinas, Monterey, California, United States Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: 1843 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 22 Film Number: 1434237 Digital Folder Number: 005030328 Image Number: 00233 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNN3-RY7 Name: Alphains Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 07 Aug 1875 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: 1846 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 10 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00057 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910
 
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-DQD Name: Alphaeus E Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 28 Oct 1876 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 39 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00066 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT69-6JV Name: Alpheus Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 04 Oct 1880 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Salinas No 2, Monterey, California, United States Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: 1838 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 21 Film Number: 977080 Digital Folder Number: 005028162 Image Number: 00137 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFV-RQ6 Name: Alpheus Elijah Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 07 Oct 1882 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Mendocino, Fresno, California, United States Age: 45 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 976461 Digital Folder Number: 005028141 Image Number: 00341 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-GFY Name: Elijah Alpheaus Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 05 Jul 1888 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 51 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 15 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00101 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNN7-DDD Name: Alpeaus Elijah Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 15 Aug 1890 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Volta, Merced, California, United States Age: 53 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00170 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-CKG Name: Alpheus Elija Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 23 Sep 1892 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Volta, Merced, California, United States Age: 55 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 15 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00194 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-XKN Name: Alpheaus Elijah Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 10 Aug 1896 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Volta, Merced, California, United States Age: 59 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00279 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

DEATH: Death Certificate transcription, Merced County. Book B-1, page 146
Alpheus Elijah Knight
Death date: Aug 6, 1908
Sex: Male
Color/Race: White
Marital status: Widower
Occupation: Veternary Surgeon
Birthdate: Jan 29, 1837
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Ind.
Name and birthplace of Mother: Eleanor Van Volkenberg, New York City, N.Y.
Name and birthplace of Father: William Knight, Connecticut
Length of residence at place of death: 34 yrs, in CA: 50 yrs
Residence: Volta
Place of death: Volta
Place of burial: Los Banos Cemetery
Undertaker: W.J. Stockton, per C.O. Freeman, Asst.
Informant: Henry Knight, Volta
Official Cause of Death: Heart failure.
W.E. Burch J.P., acting coroner. Aug 7, 1908, Los Banos, CA

LAND: California Land Patents Database
MERIDIAN  TOWNSHIP  RANGE  SECTION   DOCID   DATE         NAME
MD        0090S     0100E  019       9629    1891/10/02   KNIGHT ALPHEAUS E

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Alpheus Knight
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Birth Place: Indiana
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Clay, Jones, Iowa
Household Members: Name Age
William C Knight 45
Eleanor Knight 44
James H Knight 21   
Adam Knight 19
Joseph Knight 16   
Alpheus Knight 13
William A Knight 10   
Eliza J Knight 8  
Silas W Knight 3  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Clay, Jones, Iowa; Roll: M432_185; Page: 219; Image: 439.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Alpheaus Knight
Home in 1880: Castroville, Monterey, California
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Alpheaus Knight 43  
Lovina Knight 38  
Henry Knight 15  
William Knight 12  
Martha Knight 10  
Lucy Knight 8  
James Knight 6  
Christina Knight 3  
John Knight 8M  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Castroville, Monterey, California; Roll: T9_69; Family History Film: 1254069; Page: 182.4000; Enumeration District: 53; Image: 0364.

Lavina Ellen SMITH [Parents]-277 was born on 27 Apr 1844 in Jackson, Rankin, Missouri. She died on 3 May 1881 in Salinas, Monterey, California. Lavina married Alpheus Elijah KNIGHT-269 on 9 Jan 1864 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California.

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ3T-D2K name: Alpheus E. Knight event: Marriage event date: 09 Jan 1864 event place: Sonoma, California, United States gender: Male age: estimated birth year: father: mother: spouse: Lavina E. Smith spouse's age: spouse's gender: Female spouse's estimated birth year: spouse's father: spouse's mother: page: film number: 1031222 digital folder number: 004666583 image number: 00283 Collection: "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," Alpheus E. Knight, 1864

They had the following children.

  M i Joseph L. Johns KNIGHT-366 was born on 3 Jan 1863. He died on 27 Mar 1887.
  M ii
Vincent KNIGHT-278 was born on 5 Jan 1865 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California. He died on 22 Sep 1865 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California.
  M iii Henry Johnson KNIGHT-279 was born on 24 Mar 1866. He died on 26 Nov 1936.
  M iv William Riley KNIGHT-280 was born on 6 May 1868. He died on 5 Jan 1945 from Carcinoma of the blader area (prostrate cancer).
  F v Martha Ellen KNIGHT-281 was born on 21 Dec 1870. She died on 18 Feb 1955.
  F vi Lucy Caroline KNIGHT-282 was born on 3 Oct 1872. She died on 28 Feb 1964.
  M vii James Buchanon KNIGHT-283 was born on 7 Aug 1874. He died on 30 Oct 1938.
  F viii Christina Ellen KNIGHT-284 was born on 1 Feb 1877. She died on 18 Nov 1939.
  M ix John Alpheus KNIGHT-285 was born on 9 Jul 1879. He died on 12 Jan 1959.
  M x
Howard KNIGHT-2593 was born in Merced County, California.

William Riley KNIGHT [Parents]-270 was born in 1838/1840 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. William married Rhoda D. PACKWOOD "Rodie"-291 on 25 Mar 1862 in Jones County, Iowa.

LAND: California Land Patents Database
MERIDIAN  TOWNSHIP  RANGE  SECTION   DOCID   DATE         NAME
MD        0090S     0090E  025       973     1881/03/30   KNIGHT WILLIAM R

CENSUS: Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: Wm R Knight
Census Date: 1856
Residence County: Jones  
Residence State: Iowa  
Locality: Pierce  
Birth Location: Indiana  
Family Number: 171  
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1840  
Line: 12  
Roll: IA_73  
Household Members: Name Age
Wm C Knight 54  
Eloner Knight 53  
Alpheous Knight 19  
Wm R Knight 16  
Eliza J Knight 13  
Silas W Knight 10  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: W. R. Knight
Home in 1880: San Joaquin River, Merced, California
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Ellenor
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Widower
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
W. R. Knight 42  
J. B. Knight 16  
Ellenor Knight 76  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: San Joaquin River, Merced, California; Roll: T9_68; Family History Film: 1254068; Page: 387.3000; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 0776.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
Name: W R Knight
Locality: San Joaquin River
County: Merced
State: California
Enumeration Date: 16 Jun 1880
Schedule Type: Agriculture
Source Citation: Census Year: 1880; Census Place: San Joaquin River, Merced, California; Archive Collection Number: 97:2; Roll: 2; Page: 3; Line: 5; Schedule Type: Agriculture.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: William Knight
Home in 1900: Township 3, Merced, California
Age: 66  
Estimated birth year: abt 1834  
Birthplace: Iowa  
Relationship to head-of-house: Patient  
Race: White  
Occupation: Patient (Los Banos Branch Hospital)
Household Members: Name Age
George W Nichols 45  
Tennessee T Nichols 36  
Tennessee T Nichols 36  
Michael Dwyer 81  
Edward Conley 83  
William Knight 66  
Melecio Soto 74  
Robert H White 26  
Peter Larry 67  
John Seessley 65  
Chris Schmidt 70  
Frank Milton 64  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 3, Merced, California; Roll: T623 93; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 47.

BIOGRAPHY: From a talk with Bill Knight April 26th, 1944
Both had muzzle loading shotguns. They went out shooting rabbits. Uncle Bill (William Riley Knight 1838)  was driving the horses through the sage brush. The sage brush was thick and the horses were jumping over and around every way with the wagon. Uncle Bill had his gun by his side resting against the foot board. The shotgun slipped out and hit on the double trees. One barrel went off, uncle Bill was shot over the eye. It took the whole top of his head off from his eyebrows on back to the top of his head. It took skull and all for a width of about two and a half inches wide. Uncle Bill was pitched out on to the double trees head first. The team ran away. The horses kicked him loose from the double trees finally. Father tried to get to Uncle Bill, the horses were running in a circle, father caught the team. Then he had to hunt through the sage brush to find the body of Uncle Bill. It was a long ways from now where. There was nobody around. Father figured that he could get to Stringtown and Uncle Ad’s (Adam Knight) quicker than to try to come down to Old Los Banos. When he got to Uncle Ad’s a cousin, Albert Knight, was sent on horseback to Hills Ferry for a doctor. There were two young doctors there at that time, both of them about nineteen years old. There names were Armestad and Stratton. Dr. Stratton set out in and old buggy and horse for Stringtown. When he got there and saw the patient he said I can’t do anything. It is only a question of a few hours. It is impossible. He did nothing and beat if back to Hill’s Ferry. The Knight women said we are not going to neglect him. We will see what we can do. Bill’s aunt set in doctoring , all women in pioneer settlements know how to poultice and draw a fever down. They know ointments and salves to heal. Uncle Bill Knight was three months in bed before he became conscious. Then he began to come out a little. Finally he got so he could sit up, then he could walk around. I seen Uncle Bill when they brought him home, all the women what had brought he out flocked up there to grandmother’s. Uncle Bill was around the house for quite awhile. Bill says he has seen him get up to get tweezers and a mirror and pull the pieces of shattered bone out. The shattered bone would keep working out. The wound would not entirely heal over, there was always a scab. But Uncle Bill used to go out and fork for a harvester and the hardest kind of work. After grandmother died Uncle Bill lived alone, one time father went over to see him, he was lying in the barn behind the horses. The horses were walking over him, he was paralyzed. Father took him to St. Luke’s hospital in San Francisco. In the hospital they operated on his head and took a wad of gristle out. There was no plate and the gristle had grown down on the brain and caused the paralysis. If he had a plate the doctors said he would not have become paralyzed. This Dr. Stratton had been practicing in New York for years, he had come back to San Francisco and saw it written up in the papers what a remarkable case was being handled at St. Luke’s hospital, he realized that it was the case of the man whom he had left to die at Stringtown. Uncle Bill came back to his ranch, but later he had another stroke of paralysis and that got him. Bill never saw a man that hung on like his Uncle did, Bill says that a man wont die until his time comes.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNN3-RYS Name: William Reilly Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 30 Jul 1875 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 31 Estimated Birth Year: 1844 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 10 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00057 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-MK5 Name: William Rully Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 04 Sep 1879 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 35 Estimated Birth Year: 1844 Birthplace: Iowa Page: 11 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00085 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-MKB Name: W R Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 02 Aug 1880 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 40 Estimated Birth Year: 1840 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 11 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00085 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXN-VM2 Name: William Rully Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1882 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 35 Estimated Birth Year: 1847 Birthplace: Iowa Page: 13 Film Number: 1434237 Digital Folder Number: 005030328 Image Number: 00500 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VYDG-4V2 Name: Alphaus E Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 28 Jun 1884 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: 1854 Birthplace: Iowa Page: 17 Film Number: 1434238 Digital Folder Number: 005030329 Image Number: 00014 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-GNS Name: William Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 05 Jul 1888 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 48 Estimated Birth Year: 1840 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 15 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00101 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNN7-D8M Name: William Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 21 Aug 1890 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Volta, Merced, California, United States Age: 50 Estimated Birth Year: 1840 Birthplace: Indiana Page: Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00170 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-FKN Name: William Riley Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 10 Aug 1896 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Nevada, Merced, California, United States Age: 56 Estimated Birth Year: 1840 Birthplace: Indiana Page: 73 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00333 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

Rhoda D. "Rodie" PACKWOOD-291 was born in 1844 in Jones County, Iowa. Rodie married William Riley KNIGHT-270 on 25 Mar 1862 in Jones County, Iowa.

BIOGRAPHY: From a talk with Bill Knight at this home May 23, 1944
In crossing the plains Mrs. Jeffers and Rodie were about the same age. They rode together on horseback. Rodie carried a dirk knife in her busom. One time the Indians were in camp begging biscuits and beans to eat. Both of the girls were together. An old buck put his arms around Rodie and said: “You heap fine white squaw.” Instantly Rodie plunged the double edged dagger into the Indians guts. The Indians in leaving the camp threatened: “Three days you die.” The Indians followed the train for a week. The girls were hidden in the wagons. But the Indians never tackled the train. Bill Knight says that he has heard Mrs. Jeffers tell about this lots of times.

They had the following children.

  M i
James B. KNIGHT-5153 was born in 1864 in San Joaquin River, Merced, California.



CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: J. B. Knight
Home in 1880: San Joaquin River, Merced, California
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Birthplace: California
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's name: W. R.
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
W. R. Knight 42  
J. B. Knight 16  
Ellenor Knight 76  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: San Joaquin River, Merced, California; Roll: T9_68; Family History Film: 1254068; Page: 387.3000; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 0776.

Benjamin Way JEFFERS-4072 was born on 30 Apr 1843 in Wellsville, Columbia, Ohio. He died on 1 Jan 1912 in Volta, Merced, California. He was buried in Los Banos Cemetery, Los Banos, Merced, California. Benjamin married Eliza Jane KNIGHT-271 on 22 Feb 1863 in Fairfield, Solano, California.

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: B. W. Jeffers
Home in 1880: San Joaquin River, Merced, California
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Eliza
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:
Household Members: Name Age
B. W. Jeffers 37  
Eliza Jeffers 37  
Joseph Jeffers 15  
Eliza Jeffers 13  
John W. Jeffers 11  
Benjamin Jeffers 9  
Carry Jeffers 7  
Julia Jeffers 5  
Lizzie Jeffers 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: San Joaquin River, Merced, California; Roll: T9_68; Family History Film: 1254068; Page: 387.3000; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 0776.

Eliza Jane KNIGHT [Parents]-271 was born on 2 Mar 1843 in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. She died on 20 Apr 1916 in Volta, Merced, California. She was buried in Los Banos Cemetery, Los Banos, Merced, California. Eliza married Benjamin Way JEFFERS-4072 on 22 Feb 1863 in Fairfield, Solano, California.

OBITUARY: Los Banos Enterprise. Los Banos, CA. Saturday, April 22, 1916
ELIZA JANE JEFFERS PASSES OVER THE GREAT DIVIDE
Mrs. Eliza Jane Jeffers, a pioneer of 43 years, died at the residence of R. W. Menzel at Cottonwood, Thursday, April 20th. The interment will be at Los Banos Cemetery today, Saturday, April 22d. Walter Davis of Newman officiating as undertaker. Mrs. Jeffers was the widow of the late B.W. Jeffers. She was a native of Iowa and was aged 73 years, 1 month and 18 days. She was well known to the pioneers of the West Side, where she and her husband dispensed hospitality with a free hand generations ago. They were held in the highest esteem by all who were fornuate in knowing them. They raised an honored family to take their place and revere their memory. One by one the old pioneers pass on and the long list of the honored ones grow gradually shorter. Peace to their ashes.

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLX4-N8H
name: B W Jeffries
event: Marriage
event date: 22 Feb 1863
event place: Solano, California, United States
gender: Male
age:
estimated birth year:
father:
mother:
spouse: Eliza J Knight
spouse's age:
spouse's gender: Female
spouse's estimated birth year:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:
page: 86
film number: 1295774
digital folder number: 004640200
image number: 00254
Collection: "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," Eliza J Knight, 1863


Silas William KNIGHT [Parents]-272 was born in 1846 in Wyoming, Jones, Iowa. He died in Nov 1908 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. Silas married Eliza Jane BAGGS-5216.

CENSUS: Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: Silas W Knight
Census Date: 1856
Residence County: Jones  
Residence State: Iowa  
Locality: Pierce  
Birth Location: Iowa  
Family Number: 171  
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1846  
Line: 14  
Roll: IA_73  
Household Members: Name Age
Wm C Knight 54  
Eloner Knight 53  
Alpheous Knight 19  
Wm R Knight 16  
Eliza J Knight 13  
Silas W Knight 10  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Silas W Knight
Age in 1860: 14  
Birth Year: abt 1846  
Birthplace: Iowa  
Home in 1860: Wyoming, Jones, Iowa
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Wyoming
Household Members: Name Age
Wm Knight 57  
Eleanor Knight 56  
Wm K Knight 20  
Eliza J Knight 17  
Silas W Knight 14  
Riley Manley 19  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wyoming, Jones, Iowa; Roll: M653_328; Page: 53; Image: 450.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Silas Knight
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24  
Birthplace: Illinois  
Home in 1870: Franklin, Appanoose, Iowa
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Genoa Wayne County  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: M593_375; Page: 426; Image: 153.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Silas Knight
Home in 1880: Emporia, Lyon, Kansas
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Elizy J.
Father's birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Silas Knight 34  
Elizy J. Knight 38  
Lester Knight 13  
Joseph F. Knight 6  
Rebecky E. Knight 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Emporia, Lyon, Kansas; Roll: T9_387; Family History Film: 1254387; Page: 290.2000; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 0344.

MILITARY: Civil War Service Records
June 30, 2004 10:18 AM
Name:    Silas Knight
Company:    D  
Unit:    51 Missouri Infantry.  
Rank - Induction:    Private  
Rank - Discharge:    Private  
Allegiance:    Union  
Source Information:
United States National Archives. Civil War Compiled Military Service Records [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-.

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Silas Knight
Side: Union  
Regiment State/Origin: Missouri  
Regiment Name: 51 Missouri Infantry.  
Regiment Name Expanded: 51st Regiment, Missouri Infantry  
COMPANY: D  
Rank In: Private  
Rank In Expanded: Private  
Rank Out: Private  
Rank Out Expanded: Private  
Film Number: M390 roll 26  
Source Information:
National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.

Eliza Jane BAGGS-5216 was born in 1842 in Ohio. She died on 23 Mar 1915 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. Eliza married Silas William KNIGHT-272.

MARRIAGE: Name: Silas Knight
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Age:
Spouse's Name: Eliza J. Baggs
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 19 Nov 1865
Event Place: Putnam, Missouri
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Race (Original):
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51563-2
System Origin: Missouri-ODM
GS Film number: 431521
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2DS-4D1 : accessed 26 Nov 2013), Silas Knight and Eliza J. Baggs, 1865.

MILITARY: Military: Civil War Pension Index
Silas Knight      Eliza J. Knight  Colorado          1867  
Co. D 51 Mo Inf
Source Information:
National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Data indexed and imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. T288, 544 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

They had the following children.

  M i Lester KNIGHT-2864 was born in 1866. He died in Feb 1949.
  M ii
Joseph F. KNIGHT-3067 was born in 1874 in Franklin, Appanoose, Iowa.



CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph F. Knight
Home in 1880: Emporia, Lyon, Kansas
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's name: Silas
Father's birthplace: Illinois
Mother's name: Elizy J.
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Silas Knight 34  
Elizy J. Knight 38  
Lester Knight 13  
Joseph F. Knight 6  
Rebecky E. Knight 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Emporia, Lyon, Kansas; Roll: T9_387; Family History Film: 1254387; Page: 290.2000; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 0344.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Knight
Age in 1910: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Inmate (Plumber)
Father's Birth Place: Illinois
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Home in 1910: Canon Ward 1, Fremont, Colorado
(Colorado State Prison)
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors:
Household Members: Name Age
W A Brown 40
Arthur Beck 22
Ben Hawman 21
Joseph Knight 35
Thomas Nevin 42
Antonio Parcome 31
Frank Lee 19
J H Williamson 23
Narario Dehereran 70
Robert Nelson 32
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Canon Ward 1, Fremont, Colorado; Roll T624_119; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 67; Image: 722.
  F iii Rebecca Elizabeth KNIGHT-3068 was born on 27 Jul 1877. She died on 20 Dec 1948.

William Clark KNIGHT [Parents]-3768 was born on 5 Jul 1920 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 10 May 1973 in Washington County, Rhode Island. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. William married Virginia Alice CLARKE-273 on 26 Apr 1947.

DEATH:  Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
 Name:     WILLIAM C KNIGHT  
 SSN:     037-12-6014  
 Last Residence:     VA  
 Born:     5 Jul 1920  
 Last Benefit:           
 Died:     10 May 1973  
 State (Year) SSN issued:     RI (Before 195)  

MILITARY: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMNL-Q9R name: William C Knight name (original): William C Knight event: Military Service event date: 24 Mar 1942 term of enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law event place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States residence: race: White citizenship: citizen birth year: 1920 birthplace: RHODE ISLAND education: Grammar school civilian occupation: Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c. marital status: Single, without dependents rank: Private army branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA army component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) source: Civil Life serial number: 31057085 nara publication title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946 arc identifier: 1263923 card, box and reel number: 03893.110 Collection: William C Knight, "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

CENSUS: 1930 United States Federal Census
Name: William C Knight
Home in 1930: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1920  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: William C
Mother's name: Bertha M
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
William C Knight 37  
Bertha M Knight 35  
Nellie C Knight 15  
Harold M Knight 13  
Albert A Knight 12  
Dorothy H Knight 11  
William C Knight 10  
Flora B Knight 8  
Lester H Knight 6  
Almond W Knight 5  
Janes W Knight 4  
Bertha M Knight 2  
Kenneth A Knight 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Foster, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: 2173; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 220; Image: 16.0.

Rhode Island, State Census, 1935
Name: William C Knight
Event: Census
Event Date: 1935
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Residence: Fiskville R I, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Street Address: Fiskville R I
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Head of Household - Number in Family:
Birth Date: 05 Jul 1920
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Film Number: 1683806

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSJD-LWG Name: William Knight Titles & Terms: Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Scituate Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Gender: Male Age: 19 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Race (Standardized): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Hired man Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Hired man Birthplace: Rhode Island Estimated Birth Year: 1921 Residence in 1935: Rural, Providence, Rhode Island Enumeration District Number: 4-244 Family Number: 235 Sheet Number and Letter: 11A Line Number: 2 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 3769 Digital Folder Number: 005461764 Image Number: 00871 Collection: United States Census, 1940

Virginia Alice CLARKE [Parents]-273 was born on 18 Jun 1922 in Hope Valley, Washington, Rhode Island. She died on 9 May 1971 in Washington County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. Virginia married William Clark KNIGHT-3768 on 26 Apr 1947.

DEATH: Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Name:     VIRGINIA KNIGHT  
SSN:     037-16-1198  
Last Residence:        
Born:     18 Jun 1922  
Last Benefit:           
Died:     Mar 1971  
State (Year) SSN issued:     RI (Before 195)

They had the following children.

  F i
Alice J. KNIGHT-18994 was born in 1949 in Washington County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.
  M ii
Randy W. KNIGHT-17572 was born on 19 Jul 1951. He died on 6 Feb 1971 in Washington County, Rhode Island. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.
  M iii
William Clark KNIGHT-8352 was born in 1954 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.

William Anson CLARKE [Parents]-21331 was born on 1 Dec 1894 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. He died on 28 Mar 1958 in Washington County, Rhode Island. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. William married Alice Janette CRANDALL-21332 on 17 Mar 1917.

Alice Janette CRANDALL-21332 was born on 25 Apr 1898 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. She died on 25 Feb 1955 in Washington County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Pine Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. Alice married William Anson CLARKE-21331 on 17 Mar 1917.

They had the following children.

  F i Virginia Alice CLARKE-273 was born on 18 Jun 1922. She died on 9 May 1971.

William B. WORLEY [Parents]-17234 was born in 1800 in Wythe County, Virginia. He died in 1860. William married Ruth WINING-17235 on 3 Jun 1833 in Wayne County, Indiana.

Ruth WINING-17235 was born in 1801 in Indiana. Ruth married William B. WORLEY-17234 on 3 Jun 1833 in Wayne County, Indiana.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Margaret WORLEY-274 was born on 23 Dec 1833. She died on 23 Jan 1897.

John Adam SMITH [Parents]-6596 was born on 3 May 1800 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia. He died on 6 Jul 1889 in Biggs, Butte, California. He was buried in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Butte, California. John married Elizabeth PICKERELL-6597 on 2 Nov 1821 in Frederick County, Virginia.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: John A Smith
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Warren, Iowa
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place:  , Warren, Iowa; Roll: M432_189; Page: 509; Image: 533.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: John A Smith
Estimated birth year: abt 1801
Age in 1870: 69  
Birthplace: Virginia  
Home in 1870: San Antonio, Monterey, California
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: San Antonio  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: San Antonio, Monterey, California; Roll: M593_74; Page: 321; Image: 633.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John A. Smith
Home in 1880: Paicines, San Benito, California
Age: 80
Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Widower
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John A. Smith 80  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Paicines, San Benito, California; Roll: T9_72; Family History Film: 1254072; Page: 418.4000; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 0058.

MEDIA: D0468 - John & Elizabeth Pickerel Smith

OBITUARY: JOHN ADAM SMITH
The subject of this notice was born in Virginia May 3, 1800 and died at the residence of his son, Buchanan Smith, near Chico, July 6, 1889. Another veteran has fallen from the ranks of King Immanuel, but gone to answer to roll call in the skies. For more than half a century John A. Smith was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and was faithful to death. What a record! Brother Smith with his family moved to Sonoma County, California in 1863, from  thence he moved to Hollister, where he resided for many years. Here he was called to give up his faithful companion, who had for more than half a century borne with him the burdens of life. She died in 1877, since which time and for four years previous Brother Smith made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Buchanan and Lizzie Smith. For twelve years he had been almost entirely blind, and was a great care to Sister Lizzie; but she was ever faithful to her charge, and with the devotion of a noble daughter, she with willing hands and loving heart administered to his every necessity. "She hath done what she could ,"and God will doubtless give the reward. Brother Smith was the father of eleven children, eight of whom survive him, viz: Buchanan Smith, Lewis C. Smith, Isaac Smith, James H. Smith John C. Smith, Elizabeth Evans, Jane Baker, and Carrie Hetherington. These with many other friends mourn their loss, yet rejoice in his deliverance from pain and affliction, in that land where the eye-sight never grows dim and the inhabitants never grow old. Until the resurrection morn, we say Father farewell.
A.R. Reams - Methodist Episcopal Church News.

Elizabeth PICKERELL-6597 was born on 22 Apr 1803 in Frederick County, Virginia. She died on 22 May 1877 in Hollister, San Benito, California. She was buried in Paicines Cemetery, Paicines, San Benito, Califonria. Elizabeth married John Adam SMITH-6596 on 2 Nov 1821 in Frederick County, Virginia.

MEDIA: D0468 - John & Elizabeth Pickerel Smith

They had the following children.

  M i Isaac SMITH-10069 was born on 14 Sep 1822. He died on 28 Feb 1903 from Uremia.
  M ii Buchanan SMITH-10071 was born on 14 May 1838. He died on 19 Oct 1935.
  F iii Lavina Ellen SMITH-277 was born on 27 Apr 1844. She died on 3 May 1881.

Henry Johnson KNIGHT [Parents]-279 was born on 24 Mar 1866 in Valley Of The Moon, Solano, California. He died on 26 Nov 1936 in Stanislaus County, California. He was buried in Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, Stanislaus, California. Henry married Edna M. LAURITZEN-286 on 27 Apr 1902 in Los Banos, Merced, California.

Other marriages:
FADDEN, Anna Mary

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Knight
Home in 1880: Castroville, Monterey, California
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: California
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Alpheaus Knight 43
Lovina Knight 38
Henry Knight 15
William Knight 12
Martha Knight 10
Lucy Knight 8
James Knight 6
Christina Knight 3
John Knight 8m
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Castroville, Monterey, California; Roll: 69; Family History Film: 1254069; Page: 182D; Enumeration District: 53; Image: 0364.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Knight
Home in 1900: Township 3, Merced, California
Age: 34  
Estimated birth year: abt 1866  
Birthplace: California  
Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder  
Race: White  
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Martin Lauritz 41  
Nicoline Lauritz 43  
Edna Lauritz 14  
Arthur Lauritz 12  
Mabel Lauritz 2  
Henry Knight 34  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 3, Merced, California; Roll: T623 93; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 47.

1910 United States Federal Census 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Kinght
[Henry Knight]  
Age in 1910: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1866
Birthplace: California
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Father's Birth Place: Indiana  
Mother's Birth Place: Illinois  
Spouse's name: Edna
Home in 1910: New Era, Merced, California
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Kinght 44  
Edna Kinght 24  
Cecil Knight 7  
Hazel Knight 6  
R H Lauritsen 39  
Hans Hansen 26  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: New Era, Merced, California; Roll: T624_89; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 352.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry J Knight
Home in 1920: Gustine, Merced, California
Age: 54 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1866
Birthplace: California
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Father's Birth Place: California  
Mother's Birth Place: California  
Marital Status: Widow  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own  
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 949  
Household Members: Name Age
Henry J Knight 54  
Cecil Knight 16  
Oliver W Knight 4 9/12  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Gustine, Merced, California; Roll: T625_121; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 949.

OBITUARY: (Note: The date was Dec. 3, 1936, not Nov. 3, 1936. The newspaper evidently went to press with the wrong date.)
Gustine Standard [Gustine, CA.]
Novemeber 3, 1936 (Dec. 3, 1936)
Final Rites Held For Henry Knight Former Resident
Final rites for Henry Knight, former resident of Gustine where he made his home for more than 20 years prior to moving to Modesto about four years ago, were conducted by Romero Lodge I. O. O. F. of this city at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Newman Monday afternoon. The beautiful and impressive Odd Fellow ritualistic burial service was recited by Thos. Stamper and Fulton Bambauer, members of Romero Lodge. Interment was at Newman I. O. O. F. cemetery. Mr. Knight passed away at his home on the Tully Road near Modesto last Friday morning, following a long illness which had kept him bedfast for the past year or more. Surviving are his wife Anna, and two sons, Cecil Knight of Modesto and Wendell Knight of Riverbank. Mr. Knight was a native of Sonoma county, California, aged 70 years at the time of death. He came to the San Joaquin Valley when but a small child and to Gustine in 1908, being one of the earliest pioneer residents of this city. While residing here, he took an active interst in all civic affairs, and those who knew him honesty and sincerity in whatever he undertook. He was affiliated with A. D. Davenport and E. Kingsley in the discovery and development of the now weel-known Bald Eagle Magnesite mine located about 15 miles west of Gustine in the Quinto creek canyon, and it was throught the sale of this property to California Chemical company that he was permitted to enjoy a few brief years of rest as old age came on. Four years ago he moved with his family to Modesto, and it was there that death came to claim him. Many folks throughout this district will regret the passing of one of the city's beloved old-time residents. May he rest in peace.
Transcribed by Alma Stone

BIOGRAPHY: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-GFF Name: Henry Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 12 Jun 1888 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Los Banos, Merced, California, United States Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: 1866 Birthplace: California Page: 14 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00101 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-CK2 Name: Henry Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 23 Sep 1892 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Volta, Merced, California, United States Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: 1866 Birthplace: California Page: 15 Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00194 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNQ-XKZ Name: Henry Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 10 Aug 1896 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Volta, Merced, California, United States Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: 1866 Birthplace: California Page: Film Number: 976937 Digital Folder Number: 005028159 Image Number: 00278 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

Edna M. LAURITZEN [Parents]-286 was born in Sep 1885 in California. She died in 1918 in Stanislaus County, California. She was buried in Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, Stanislaus, California. Edna married Henry Johnson KNIGHT-279 on 27 Apr 1902 in Los Banos, Merced, California.

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ3L-458 name: Henry Knight event: Marriage event date: 27 Apr 1902 event place: Merced, California, United States gender: Male age: 36 estimated birth year: 1866 father: mother: spouse: Edna M. Lauritzen spouse's age: 16 spouse's gender: Female spouse's estimated birth year: 1886 spouse's father: spouse's mother: page: film number: 1305248 digital folder number: 004666531 image number: 00009 Collection: "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," Henry Knight, 1902

They had the following children.

  M i Cecil Milton KNIGHT-2527 was born on 12 Mar 1903. He died on 15 Oct 1981.
  F ii Hazel E. KNIGHT-2887 was born in 1904. She died on 2 Jul 1930.
  M iii
Oliver Wendall KNIGHT-3988 was born on 24 Feb 1915 in Gustine, Merced, California. He died in Aug 1976 in Stanislaus County, California. He was buried in Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, Stanislaus, California.



BIRTH: California Birth Index, 1905-1995 California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Name: Oliver W Knight
Birth Date: 24 Feb 1915
Gender: Male  
Mother's Maiden Name: Lauritze  
Birth County: Merced  
Source Citation: Birthdate: 24 Feb 1915; Birth County: Merced.

CENSUS: 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Oliver W Knight
Home in 1920: Gustine, Merced, California
Age: 4 years 9 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Birthplace: California
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Henry J
Father's Birth Place: California  
Mother's Birth Place: California  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 949  
Household Members: Name Age
Henry J Knight 54  
Cecil Knight 16  
Oliver W Knight 4 9/12  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Gustine, Merced, California; Roll: T625_121; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 949.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Wendell Knight
Home in 1930: Gustine, Merced, California
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1915  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's Name: Harry
Mother's Name: Amzie M
Race: White
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Harry Knight 63  
Amzie M Knight 53  
Nathan F Fadden 19  
Melba Fadden 14  
Anita C Fadden 13  
Wendell Knight 15  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Gustine, Merced, California; Roll: 178; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 459.0.

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
Name: Wendell Knight
SSN: 566-12-8549  
Born: 24 Feb 1915
Died: Aug 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 566-12-8549;Issue State: California;Issue Date: Before 1951.

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