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Wilhelm JanBen Branzen HENDRIX was born on 21 Sep 1817 in Germany. He died on 23 Sep 1906 in Unionville, Putnam, Missouri. He was buried in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Putnam, Missouri. Wilhelm married (MRIN:2453) Sarah Ann RHODES on 7 Dec 1850 in Schuyler County, Ohio.

Sarah Ann RHODES was born on 6 Jan 1834 in Morgan County, Ohio. She died on 28 Sep 1918 in Unionville, Putnam, Missouri. She was buried in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Putnam, Missouri. Sarah married (MRIN:2453) Wilhelm JanBen Branzen HENDRIX on 7 Dec 1850 in Schuyler County, Ohio.

BIOGRAPHY: Sarah moved to Putnam County in 1855. Sarah is believed to have been 1/4 Indian, one family member remembers her being called "a wampus cat with a barbed wire tail-she was a very mean woman." She may have had reason to be strict or "mean". Sarah was seventeen when she married William Hendrix, she was his third wife, the first two apparently died. William was older with a small child to raise. The couple quickly added 6 more children and William went off to fight for the North in the Civil War. Sarah's tribe was probably the Chippewa (Mound Builders) as they were a prominent tribe in the area.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha Catherine HENDRIX was born on 27 Oct 1852. She died on 7 May 1931 from General Artireosclerosis.

Millard David KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 29 Dec 1875 in Sherman, Putnam, Missouri. He died on 22 Mar 1898 in Sherman, Putnam, Missouri. He was buried in West Liberty Cemetery, Sherman, Putnam, Missouri. Millard married (MRIN:2454) Sarah M. SUNDERLAND.

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Millard D. Knight
Home in 1880: York, Putnam, Missouri
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Benjamin F.
Father's birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Name: Martha C.
Mother's birthplace: Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin F. Knight 30  
Martha C. Knight 26  
Millard D. Knight 4  
Estella Belle Knight 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: York, Putnam, Missouri; Roll: T9_711; Family History Film: 1254711; Page: 581.3000; Enumeration District: 213; Image: 0367.

Sarah M. SUNDERLAND was born on 27 Jul 1882. She died on 3 Feb 1898. She was buried in West Liberty Cemetery, Putnam, Missouri. Sarah married (MRIN:2454) Millard David KNIGHT.


Frank Lewis HUNTER [Parents] was born on 23 Jun 1881 in West Liberty, Putnam, Missouri. He died on 6 Jun 1956 in Unionville, Putman, Missouri. He was buried in West Liberty Cemetery, Sherman, Putnam, Missouri. Frank married (MRIN:2455) Estella Belle KNIGHT.

CENSUS: 1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank Hunter
Home in 1900: Sherman, Putnam, Missouri
Age: 18
Birth Date: Jun 1881
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: William M
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Name: Sarah J
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Sherman Township, Putnam, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
William M Hunter 63
Sarah J Hunter 45
Frank Hunter 18
Ida B Hunter 17
Hattie E Hunter 16
Ira L Hunter 13
William H Hunter 1
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Sherman, Putnam, Missouri; Roll  T623_884; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 123.

Estella Belle KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 29 May 1879 in Sherman, Putnam, Missouri. She died on 16 Feb 1933 in Putman County, Missouri. She was buried in West Liberty Cemetery, Lucerne, Putnam, Missouri. Estella married (MRIN:2455) Frank Lewis HUNTER.

DEATH: Name:  Estella Belle Knight Hunter
Death date: 16 February 1933  
Death place: Sherman, Putnam, Missouri  
Gender: Female  
Race or Color: White  
Age at death: 53y 8m 17d  
Estimated birth year: 1879  
Birth Date: 29 May 1879  
Birthplace: Putnam County, Missouri  
Marital status: Married  
Spouse's name: Frank Hunter  
Father's name: Benjamin Knight   
Father's birthplace: Illinois  
Mother's name:  Martha Hendrix
Mother's birthplace:   
Occupation:  Housewife
Street address:   
Residence: Sherman
Cemetery name: West Liberty  
Burial place: Lucerne   
Burial date: 18 February 1931   
Funeral home:   
Informant's name: Frank Hunter  
Additional relatives:   
Film number:  36869
Digital GS number:   
Image number:   
Reference number:   
Collection: Missouri Death Certificates


Daniel BALLOU was born on 13 Oct 1780 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 6 Jul 1839 in Providence County, Rhode Island. He was buried in Cary-Ballou Lot, Burrellville, Providence, Rhode Island. Daniel married (MRIN:2456) Mary BROWN on 20 Feb 1803.

Mary BROWN was born on 15 Feb 1779 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 5 Apr 1810 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Cary-Ballou Lot, Burrillville, Providence. Mary married (MRIN:2456) Daniel BALLOU on 20 Feb 1803.

They had the following children.

  F i Amey BALLOU was born on 7 Feb 1805. She died on 5 Dec 1895.

Obadiah Mathewson KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 4 Jan 1828 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 29 Oct 1878 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island NK 026. Obadiah married (MRIN:2457) Anne Elizabeth GREENE on 11 Oct 1854.

BIOGRAPHY: Register of Seamen's Protection
Name                 Date of Certification   Age   Comp.   Place of Birth    Book   Page
Knight, Obadiah M.   Feb. 28, 1849           21    light   Providence,R.I.    5      46

An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1148

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Obadiah Knight
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Family Number: 932
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamine Knight 50
Amey Knight 48
Lucina Knight 10
Obadiah Knight 22
Noah Knight 16
Benjamin Knight 13
Mary Knight 20
Mary Knight 25
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll  M432_841; Page: 168B; Image: 341.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: C M Knight
Age in 1860: 32  
Birth Year: abt 1828  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Knightsville
Household Members: Name Age
C M Knight 32  
Ann E Knight 30  
Frederick A Knight 4  
Liucina Knight 20  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M653_1206; Page: 280; Image: 219.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Obadiah M Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Age in 1870: 42  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Providence Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Providence  
Household Members: Name Age
Obadiah M Knight 42  
Anne E Knight 40  
Frank Knight 14  
Lucina Knight 75  
James Knight 12  
Jane Blake 49  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Providence Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1479; Page: 77; Image: 155.

DEATH: Name: Abadiah M. Knight
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 29 Oct 1878
Death Place: North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Age: 51
Birth Date: 1827
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09356-3
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 22394
Reference Number: p 81
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

DRAFT: U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name:
Obediah Knight
Residence:Newport, Rhode Island
Class:1
Congressional District:1st
Age on 1 July 1863:35
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1828
Race:White
Marital Status:Married
Place of Birth:Rhode Island
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 3.

Anne Elizabeth GREENE was born on 29 Nov 1829 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 26 Apr 1898 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island NK 026. Anne married (MRIN:2457) Obadiah Mathewson KNIGHT on 11 Oct 1854.

DEATH: Name: Ann E. Knight
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 26 Apr 1898
Death Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 68
Birth Date: 1830
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Obediah M. Knight
Father's Name: Perry W. Greene
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Martha
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09621-4
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2384565
Reference Number: p 39
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

They had the following children.

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Frederick Arnold KNIGHT was born on 25 Oct 1855 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 22 Apr 1921 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.

DEATH: Alphabetical Index of the Birth, Marriages and Deaths
Recorded in Providence
Vol. XXI – Part I – A – La Mothe – Deaths
From 1921 to 1930 inclusive
Knight, Abby M. wd of William A. 77yrs Dec. 23, 1924  28: 402
Knight, Amelia S. of Henry P. and Adeline  80yrs  June 11, 1929  31: 99
Knight, Charles I. of Olney and Louisa 70yrs  Nov. 22, 1923  28: 174
Knight, Dorothy L. wd of William P.  22yrs  Apr. 21, 1930  31: 401
Knight, Edith of Robert and Josephine E. 50yrs  April 25, 1921  27: 254
Knight, Edward I. of Albert and Harriet  68yrs  June 6, 1924  28: 311
Knight, Edwin O. of William H. and Caroline C.  68yrs Mar. 11, 1928  30: 232
Knight, Elizabeth G. G. wd of Edward B.  83yrs Mar. 14, 1928  30: 233
Knight, Evelyn M. of Nehemiah R. and Irene D. 2yrs  July 22, 1926  29: 319
Knight, Frederick A. of Obediah and Elizabeth 66yrs  April 22, 1921  27: 150

Name: Frederick A. Knight
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 22 Apr 1921
Death Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 66
Birth Date: 1855
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Obediah Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Green
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01192-4
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2024155
Reference Number:
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Federal Census
Name:     Frederick A. KNIGHT  
Age:     24  
Estimated birth year:     <1856>  
Birthplace:     Massachusetts  
Relation:     GSon  
Home in 1880:     Greenport, Suffolk, New York  
Occupation:     Works In Fish Oil Facty.  
Marital status:     Single  
Race:     White  
Gender:     Male  
1880; Census Place: Greenport, Suffolk, New York; Roll: T9_935; Family History Film: 1254935; Page: 534C; Enumeration District: 330; Image: 0798.
 
Name: Frederick Knight
Titles:
Residence: Cumberland town, Providence, Rhode Island
Birth date: Oct 1856
Birth place: Massachusetts
Relationship to head-of-household:
Spouse name:
Spouse titles:
Spouse birth place:
Father name:
Father titles:
Father birth place: Rhode Island
Mother name:
Mother titles:
Mother birth place: Rhode Island
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Emma Sweet
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Years married:
Estimated marriage year:
Mother how many children:
Number living children:
Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0122
Sheet number and letter: 27A
Household id: 517
Reference number: 34
GSU film number: 1241510
Image number: 00718
Collection: 1900 United States Census

1910 United States Federal Census 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Fredericka Knight
[Frederick A Knight]  
Age in 1910: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Boarder  
Father's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Mother's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Home in 1910: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Carpenter - Steam Railroad
Household Members: Name Age
Ellen Cooney 66  
John A Cooney 32  
Mary Eastwood 43  
Richard Eastwood 21  
Thomas Eastwood 19  
James Eastwood 15  
John Eastwood 13  
Lena Damels 31  
Jeremiah Damels 43  
Mary F Damels 2  
Helena Damels 1  
John Wall    
Frederick Carroll 52  
Edward Finlay 51  
Fredericka Knight 50  
Joseph Aldrich 45  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T624_1439; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 89; Image: 51.

Name: Fred Knight
Residence: East Greenwich, E.D. 022, Kent, Rhode Island
Age in years: 60
Estimated birth year: 1855
Birthplace: United States
Relationship to head-of-household: Farm Hand
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father's birthplace: United States
Mother's birthplace: United States
Page: F
Line number: 3
Film number: 1769018
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1915
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James KNIGHT was born in 1858 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.



CENSUS: 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: James Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Age in 1870: 12  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Providence Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Providence  
Household Members: Name Age
Obadiah M Knight 42  
Anne E Knight 40  
Frank Knight 14  
Lucina Knight 75  
James Knight 12  
Jane Blake 49  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Providence Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1479; Page: 77; Image: 155.

John Arnold MATHEWSON [Parents] was born on 8 Jan 1829 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 6 Oct 1892 in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa. John married (MRIN:2458) Mary Brown KNIGHT on 10 Nov 1857 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

BIOGRAPHY: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iamuscat/biographies1911/mathewson.htm
JOHN ARNOLD MATHEWSON....The news of the death of John Arnold Mathewson brought a sense of personal bereavement to many with whom he had been associated while still an active factor in the affairs of life. For a few years he was connected with educational interests in Muscatine but during much of his life followed the profession of civil engineering and in his later years served for some time as city engineer here. He had thorough and comprehensive understanding of the business both in its practical and scientific phases and his work brought him a creditable measure of success. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, January 8, 1829, and was a representative of one of the old families of that state. His great-grandparents lived there and it was in Rhode Island that his grandfather Philip Mathewson, was born on the 3d of May, 1771. Having arrived at years of maturity, he wedded Mary Winsor, who was born April 5, 1772. He died January 9, 1853, while his wife passed away on the 27th of May, 1845. Their son, Isaac Mathewson, also a native of Rhode Island, was for many years a successful wholesale grocer of Providence, where he died August 11, 1833. He first married Phebe Olney and unto them were born three children: Harriet, Phebe, and Philip. For a second wife he chose Eliza Arnold, also a native of Rhode Island and a daughter of Philip and Phebe ( Waterman ) Arnold, the former born May 15, 1754, and the latter June 30, 1757. Mr. Arnold died December 14, 1824, and his wife's death occurred on the 26th of August, 1807. It was their daughter Eliza who became the second wife of Isaac Mathewson and in their family were the following children: John A., Mary, and a sister who died in infancy.
John Arnold Mathewson spent his youthful days in Providence and in Scituate, Rhode Island. He attended the preparatory school, becoming a student in Smithdale Seminary at Scituate, Rhode Island, while later he continued his studies at Worcester, Massachusetts. He quailfied for civil engineering and made it his life work. His success was undoubtedly due in large measure to the fact that he continued always in this business and his broad experience promoted his ability in such a manner that he was always able to obtain good positions and to receive a liberal patronage after he started in business for himself. Leaving New England in 1850, he removed to Chillicothe, Ohio, and engaged in making the survey of the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. In 1854 he came to Iowa and built a sawmill in Iowa county. He then removed to Muscatine. He began his career as a civil engineer with the Vermont Central Railroad Company when twenty years of age and that profession occupied his attention through much of his life, although from 1860 until 1864 he engaged in teaching in the third ward school of this city. In 1865 he was appointed city engineer and two years later became chief engineer of the Muscatine, Tipton & Anamosa Railway Company. In 1869 he became connected with the Keithsburg branch of the Rock Island & St. Louis Railroad and later was in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company from Dubuque north. He followed railroading in that connection until 1873, in which year he made a survey of Muscatine to Iowa Falls. In the spring of 1880 he superintended the construction of the Wabash bridge and later he again took up survey work with the Iowa Central Railroad Company. In 1892 he superintended the carrying of the chain from Anamosa, Iowa to Dodge Center, Minnesota, and in February, 1883, he started on a survey from New Bosten, Illinois to Chillicothe, Missouri, and thence returned to New Boston, where he finished up his business by running two lines, each two hundred miles in length. for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company. Afterward he was appointed city engineer of Muscatine, which position he filled for a number of years.
On the 10th of November, 1857, Mr. Mathewson was married to Miss Mary B. Knight, who was born July 6, 1832, in Killingly, Connecticut, a daughter of Benjamin and Amy ( Ballou ) Knight, who removed to California, settling in Santa Cruz in 1872. There her father, who was born July 23, 1803, died in 1883 at the age of eighty years. His wife who was born February 7, 1805, passed away at the advanced age of ninety-three years. The paternal grandparents of Mrs. Mathewson were William and Judith ( Mathewson ) Knight. The maternal grandfather was Daniel Ballou, who was born October 13, 1780, and died July 6, 1839. He had wedded Mary Brown, who was born February 15, 1779, and died April 5, 1810. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Mathewson were born three sons. Isaac, born August 13, 1866, is extensively engaged in farming in Old Mexico, near Sante Fe, in Distrito de Alarcon, Estrado de Guerrero, where he owns a very large estate. He married Mabel Quertermous and they have two children, Mary and John. Benjamin K., born January 19, 1867, died November 16, 1868. Thomas K., born March 10, 1870, is living at Coeneo, Michoacan, Mexico, and married Hally Wood. The death of Mr. Mathewson occurred October 6, 1892, when he was sixty-three years of age. He was a member of the Methodist church and his life was at all times honorable and upright, characterized by a kindly spirit, a cordial disposition and deference for the opinions and recognition of the rights of others. His many good qualities won for him the kindly regard of all with whom he came in contact. His widow still survives him and has now passed the seventy-eighth milestone on life's journey.

Mary Brown KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 6 Jul 1832 in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut. She died on 16 Aug 1911 in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa. Mary married (MRIN:2458) John Arnold MATHEWSON on 10 Nov 1857 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

BIOGRAPHY: An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1148

Many years ago, I transcribed a letter written by my great-grandmother (Mary Brown Knight Mathewson) in which she writes extensively about the last year of my great-grandfather's (John Arnold Mathewson) life. Aside from its poignancy, it is a fascinating peek into what life was like in Muscatine at that time. All spelling is as my great-grandmother wrote in her letter. There are a few gaps where the writing was indeciferable, but those are few.
Regards,
Mary Mathewson-Eikey
Muscatine, IA 1/16/1893
Dear Sister Mary:
This is the first letter I have written this year. In dating it I find it is Bennie's birthday; had he lived he would have been twenty-six years old today; he was more like his father, than the other boys are; in his disposition. I am so glad the boys are spared to me, they are so kind and thoughtful in every way; all our friends here in Iowa, think them very fine young men. Isaac is expecting & hoping to return to Mexico soon. T.K. will not go back to Ann Arbor till next Oct., when I shall go with him; rent two three rooms and board ourselves; his arm is improving very slowly; he goes three times a week to Dr. Dean, to have it treated to electricity; a part of the hand, still has no feeling in it, and he can only use the little finger and the one next to it; the nerve is injured, and there was great danger of his having a withered arm & hand. He is, and has been for few days, drawing on his last years school work; his being home two weeks when I had pneumonia, and then he was sick on week in March with Pleurisy, loosing [sic] so much time got him behind in his drawing, he intended to make it up in vacation, but getting hurt and his father's sickness & death he has but just got at it a few days ago.
The last of September ninety-one, John was taken very ill about two o'clock in the morning; we were sleeping in the room you have always had upstairs. Tommie was in the back room. I woke up (John said he called me, when he found I was not awake.) he stood at the foot of the bed, with his hands clasping the foot of the bedstead. I jumped up lighted the lamp called Tommy, we together got him down stairs; he seemed just like a strong man dying. I started fire in stove, and oil stove; (you know I always build fires overnight) so it was not many minutes till I had hot water, he could not sit or lie down, so I had him stand in a tall tin pail hot water, put mustard in the water, then put his hands and arms nearly to the elbows in hot water, the jars stood on kitchen table, then I tied a rubber bag of hot water around his chest. I worked with him while Tommie went back in pasture to get Billie, to go bring Dr. Dean out. Dr. lives away over near where Mr. Underwood used to live, by the time Tommie was harnessed, John was relieved, breathed easy and said Tommy better not go, but I had him leave the horse harnessed, and he dropped down on the lounge and was soon asleep. I brought out John's easy chair Isaac gave him, he sat by the stove, his feet on stool, oven door open, and was soon sleeping as easy as though nothing had been the matter. Tommy was working with the city engineer, so I had to stir round about six to get his breakfast. John roused up said he felt first rate; he ate as hearty breakfast as he ever did in his life, went about his chores as usual, about nine he started in buggy down town. I told him to be sure and see the Dr. and get some medicine, when he returned, I asked him what the Dr. said? Well, he thought I was a little billious, gave me some pills to take at night. I asked him if he told the Dr. just how he was? He said, " told him I had a bad spell in the night, but did not go into particulars. I said "did you tell Dr. about your hard breathing and how big drops of sweat ran down your cheeks, and how you spit nearly two thirds of a cupful of clear arterial blood and that you had to urinate every three four minutes, and what I did to relieve you?" a no, he did not. "Why Mary, I feel just as well today as I ever did." I told him I would go see the Dr. myself so if he should have another spell I would know just what to do., so I went, the Dr. seemed surprised when I told him how bad he was. I also told him that John, wen he was first awake, said it was his heart. I then told Dr. I would have John come down next day and he should examine heart, lungs, kidneys and if he found heart trouble not to tell John, for I feared the result. I said "Dr. Dean, Mr. Mathewson is in bad shape, and this spell is, I fear is the beginning of the end." He could not think so, John went down next morning. Dr. examined, told him he thought he was all right. I then went down to see what he would tell me he said, "there was no organic trouble of the heart and he saw no cause for alarm" The last of Nov. he had another bad spell in the night; seemed just like asthma. I went again to Dr, told him I wanted to know just what to do for him, to relieve him, he said do just exactly what you did the first time, warm him up as quick as possible, he then gave me something to give him a third of a teaspoonful every five minutes while it lasted. I read everything I could on heart trouble and asthma, I decided it must be spasmodic [sic] asthma. I had the leaves taken out of the dining table and moved it out in kitchen, and our bed set up in that part of the room set it so we could et out each side, put it up second week in Oct. Tommie set up stove the last day of Sept. and that eve he went to Ann Arbor. I would fix fire with hard wood, and have teakettle hot water on the stove mustard box on table, pail for his feet behind the stove, so if he was taken suddenly I would be ready. Between the first spell and the time I was taken sick (thirty first of Dec.) he had two spells. While I was the sickest, for three weeks he had none, but I had my nurse have everything ready, so if he should be sick; he slept in parlour bedroom while I was sick and we kept fire in parlour there night and day; the two weeks Tommie was home he (Tommie) slept a part of the night with him he would go to bed at eight, sleep till two, while nurse would sit up with me, then nurse had bed fixed up on lounge in parlour, she called Tommie at two, he would take care of me till near seven, then he would wake up his father and nurse and at seven two of them would go over to Mrs. Wymer [Wymes?] to breakfast. Tommie would hurry back and let nurse go, if he went first, and she would do the same if she went first, so let pa take his time. I think John would broken down, while I was sick if Tommie had not come home. Annie wrote him to come & she also found the nurse & brought her here. I was afraid Annie would get sick, she sat up with me two nights also Miss. Kneidig. Jennie Have {sic - Havl?] was sick herself at the time. The only thing that worried me about dying, was who would take care of John, I prayed God earnestly night and day, to spare me for that and I would serve Him more faithfully so long as I lived. Annie had never seen John have a bad spell, until after she returned from the east; one night while I was sick, I thought when Annie should come next day I would tell her to have John if I dies, to get rooms at the Kemble House that's only one square from Will. Mr. & Mrs. Kemble are members of the Methodist Church and very kind people, then he would be near Annie, while he lived and I was then sure it could not be more than two three years. In April I wrote Isaac of his bad spells, and told him the same as I did Dr. Dean that I was fearful it was the beginning of the end, he thought I was to [sic] easily approud {at least, that's what this looks like]. Isaac wrote to Dr. Dean asked him, Dr. answered that he did not see cause for alarm, and that I was weak from my illness and was more worried on that account. I wrote brother Benjamin in May, then when his feet began to swell, I wrote Edith how he was, I had been owing her a letter since before Christmas. Dr. then wrote me the letter I enclose with this [note: there is no enclosed letter]. All the time I had to keep cheerful before John he was so easily depressed then he would have a bad spell. I had a very poor girl so lazy, took no interest in the work, but she would help him about milking, so I kept her for that, he would ride to town every day, did not look bad in his face, Sunday before Tommie came home from Ann Arbor, he wrote Tommie he was not feeling very well, could not sleep. I said when he told me what he had written, it might alarm Tommie; it did too, for he hurried home Wednesday, instead of remaining till Saturday I went down to see the Dr. for John that P.M. and Tommie came in on the 4 o'clock train, we missed each other down town, somehow; when he got here, to the house he found his pa drawing a map, for Dr. Weerd [could be Weird or Wend), seeming as well as ever, he came out to the barn to put up Billie, and then told me, how he had hurried home, for fear pa was sick; but said he, "Pa looks first rate and seems as well as ever he did." I could not bear to dash his hopes by telling him by telling him my fears; when it came bed time I fixed the chairs for John to sit up (at that time he could sometimes lie down a few minutes during the night) I slept in dining room bedroom after middle of June, when we cleaned house took down the stoves, I would then have hard wood fire in kitchen stove and leave doors and windows open, he needed so much air. I would go to bed before nine about eleven he would call me, I would be up till about four then he would rest easy I would catch a nap I let the girl go and Tommie soon got hurt then I had two to care for, for two weeks had to keep his arm wet in arnica night and day, he could help me some with his right arm through the day, John would seem quite smart and would wipe dishes pick currants sitting in a chair. It was pretty hard to live two lives, one cheerful to keep him in good spirits another heartbroken for fear he might drop off in an instant. I went one eve to talk with the Heller girls Charlie's sisters about their father who died of heart trouble, from what they told me I felt encouraged some. I thought when Annie and Effie returned they might see some change in him, they did not seem to. I went to the Dr. the last of August told him I thought he was failing not holding his own at all. I wanted him to watch him closely and let me know before it was to late to send for Isaac and you. Not sleeping he began to feel pretty nervous, and loose his appetite. It seemed to disturb him very much to have any one come in. One Sunday eve I guess about a month before he died Sawyers young people came up we were all in parlour, he always like them & I was glad at first they came. I soon see he was weary, he got up and went out in kitchen and sat down by stove. Amy was here. She followed him out and sat and sang her school & Sunday school songs to him, she is a very pretty singer she sang soft and low, seemed to sooth him; next day, Mrs. Smith our neighbour came in, she & her husband are members of our church, used to live near us in the old home. John had always liked them she stayed about an hour. I see he was getting very nervous, I asked him to go see if there were any eggs. I knew he hated to go out when she was talking to him & she soon went home; all that night he would say "How tired that woman made me with her talking; about that time Jennie Howe came out while we were at supper; it was not quite sunset I see he began to get worried, he thought he would have to walk home with her. Jennie saw it, and understood at once, she said, "Mr. Mathewson, you are warring [sic] how I am to get home. Now do not do that, for I shall go before its dark, and am not a bit afraid, so sit down by the stove and go to sleep." He seemed relieved and did sit down and go to sleep. Tommie sat by him. I went as far as the street lights with her, to see what she thought of him; she thought he looked and seemed as well, but he was growing nervous. He wanted me to sing to him a great deal. I did so many times when it was h so hard to keep from crying. Every night for two months before he died I would go down cellar & get three spoonfulls of cream, then break a fresh egg into it, and beat it real hard with the egg beater. He would drink it down as though it tasted so good; my nurse was here the other day. I told her about it; she said it was the very best thing I could give him; The eighth day of Sept. he said he believed he would ride down and pay his taxes. I told him I would hitch up and drive down with him as I wanted some groceries (Tommie was helping city engineer that week.) so we rode down. I sat in the buggy while he got out, went up steps in Court-House paid his taxes, he met Recorder Hudson in the Hall, he said to John, "Where you been keeping yourself the last month? I have not seen you around." John told him he head not been feeling well all summer. Hudson said, "why you look well. I am afraid you are getting blue over the election." John got into the buggy and said "It cannot be I look as bad as I feel for no one seems to notice I am sick." About that time Edna wrote, you were coming out with John & Caroline, I had neglected the house sweeping & dusting so I got Mrs. Silier to come out and give the house a good sweeping and dusting and wipe off the fingermarks a little; he seemed to think I was in hurry about house cleaning and as I cleaned in June thought it was too soon; he had written you about that time I did not know how your letter looked or sounded but less than a week before I telegraphed you and Isaac. He wrote Isaac his hand trembled so I thought Isaac would notice the writing. I went again to Dr. told him to examine him thoroughly and let me know if I better not send word to you both. He thought he might live months. It was about this time I thought Dr better come to the house every morning, it seemed to tire John so, to go up the Dr's office stairs. Dr. would come out about eight in the morning. One day he did not come till after dinner; he had to examine a lot of soldiers in his office for pension. John was growing quite anxious to have him come. He started to go to the front gate to look for him. I knew what was worrying him, but said nothing, as though I mistrusted what he was looking for. I asked him where he was going. "Just to take a little walk" I said, I guessed I would go with him; when we got half way to the swing, he stopped, said I guess I must rest a little; I run in the parlour, got him a chair told him I would walk down to the road for both of us. I looked first up the road then down, could see nothing of the Dr, so then I walked back picked up couple of ripe pears, brought them to him told him to give me his knife & I would peel them for him. He looked up and said you did not see anything of the Dr, did you Mary? I said no, I guessed he would be out right after dinner; he come about one I told him how John had worried because he did not come, he replied he did not think he would need him but if it would make him feel better, he would come every morning early, before he went to his office. So he did and the last ten days he came at seven in the morning and seven in the evening. On Tuesday Sept 20 Dr. had been here seemed encouraged thought he was holding his own very well. John was out in kitchen with me, he used to sleep in his chair a great deal. I would try to get him to go in the parlour where it would be more quiet but he would say he wanted to be where I was. I was afraid the noise of my work would disturb him. About eleven a.m. on Sept 20 I noticed a change in him. He had an ashen look, and it seemed to me he was growing weaker fast. Tommie was working for Mr. Ryan, city engineers that day. I did not know what part of town he was, or I would sent at once for him; after dinner John brightened up, but did not rest well at all. He held my hand all night, only while I would be getting something for him [word here is blurry] the water had reached his brain and he began to talk quite flighty. Dr. came about seven as usual the 21st I watched him closely. He seemed wholly unprepared for the change; he changed his medicine. I followed him out to his buggy when out of John's hearing, he turned around and said "you better write your son to come home". I told him Tommie was there harnessing the horse for me to go down and I would telegraph him. He offered to take the dispatch right along but I told him I wanted to telegraph you, too, so I best go myself, and I could arrange the telegrams on my way to town. I directed the telegram to Patience because I knew she would get to you more direct and quicker than the telegraph officer would and I supposed of course as they knew of John Patters intended visit to Colorado they would let him know too, so all could hurry up and get here in time. I knew if John could possibly get you here in time he would do so. In the meantime his sister Mary's death stopped their coming. Annie came out that night staid [sic] all night with me and she, Effie, Jennie Howe, Mrs. Silier some of them were with me every night till the last. Mrs. Neidig was with me a great deal in day time, I got a married woman to stay with me from Sept. 26 till Oct. 8, two weeks. She had a family so came every morning at six and went home just after sundown. Oct. 3rd when the Dr. Came I asked him if he did not think John would be more comfortable in bed, he said yes, so we brought in the little bed you always slept on and set it up in the parlour, the head toward the East so he could look out the west window & the door. Isaac got home about two in the morning of the 26th. John kne2w him; but asked no questions how or why he came. Sept. 30 I sat by him, had just given him a drink of beef tea. He looked up & smiled said "You look so tired Mary. You need not go to the barn. I will do the chores this morning" and he could not then feed himself in fact was then dying. I think he was anxious to live, but not afraid at all about dying. The Dr. charged me over & over again to not let any one talk to him about it said he was in that state he might sink right away. I did not have my dress off for five days & night. Amey baked me three loaves of cake and four pies the last two weeks of his life. Maggy Howe baked me two loaves of cake. Mrs. Silier sent out two pies and Saratoga chips. I bought all bread, cookies and rolls from the bake, so all I cooked was beefsteak. At twelve midnight I would cook steak, make cocoa and Isaac and Tommie would eat together and one go to bed the other sit up till after [undecipherable word] in the morning. I would wake up the one that was sleeping at midnight, they would eat while I sat with John. I had Effie go to be before ten so she could rest every night but Friday and Saturday, then she would sit up to rest the boys she would take Billie every night after school and go down and do all my errands and bring Annie out too sometimes. I was afraid Annie would break down; the last night John lived, I could not get her to go to bed till eleven. He was breathing strong, she thought he would live till sunrise. Between 12 and one I spoke to him, called him John; he opened his eyes and smiled. I asked him if he knew me, he bowed his head, I said who is it, and he tried hard to speak my name, I said never mind, can you kiss me, he did but it was very weak; nights when I would wait on him, everything I would do he would want to kiss me for [word] he would say; he died just like a babe going to sleep. I went at once and called Annie & Effie the boys and I had been with him till the last. Tommie slept from eight till eleven, when he got up, Annie got right into his warm bed. It was cooler that night than it had been. Isaac harnessed Billie and Annie went right down to the Undertaker Mr. Day. While she was gone Effie and the boys moved the bedstead from parlour bedroom up stairs and Effie swept and dusted the room out; the undertakers brought out a sort of cane bottom lounge. He had a very nice pair of black pants, but his coat and vest were old and threadbare; so after Annie ate something, it had then got to be about seen, she took his old coat and vest, for a guide and rode down to Cohns and bought a very nice new coat and vest. She also went around home and told them, then she and I fixed out the telegrams and she and Effie or rather, Isaac I helped and I do not remember who took them to the officer - Jennie Haws little nephew drove them out to school, then brought the horse back to Jennie's and she rode out, staid with me that day, next day when Annie and Effie went to school they rode round and told Ella McCulla, Charlie's sister, to come out Friday night & Effie was here. Annie slept with me in the large bed and Effie in the little bed both in your old room. We opened the parlour lounger made bed on that in the parlour for Isaac and Tommie, so they were near their father both nights. I neither did the boys want strangers about him. The undertakers embalmed his body so that it needed no attention, except they came each morning & evening to see if it needed attention and gave all it required. After I had arranged for the carriages, I had Isaac make two copies one for Ella McCullah who seated the people the afternoon of the funeral one for Mr. Guslier [Gieslur?] who waited on them to the carriages while the undertaker had one so there was no confusion. When I handed the copy to Annie to give to Ella, she looked at it and said "Why Aunt Mary ought you not have Fanni and her family come next to you, instead of Will and our family?" I said "Annie we will not talk about it. I have arranged it just as I want it." Jennie Howe rode in the coach with the boys and me. The Wills family then Charlie Fannin [Ferrier?] Amey and Mattie in the next. We all sat in the parlour bedroom, while the service was held, a stand at the head of the coffin and the pillow I bought for the boys which had Father on it. Then on the coffin your piece "brother" Annie's piece "John" my piece which Mrs. Day had sent me, a sheaf of wheat a handsome bunch of roses ties with a very pale shade of lavender ribbon from the Howe girls. A shield from the lodge was on the table where the bible and hymnbook lay also a standing sheaf of wheat from Mrs. Gilbert Wood in the country, John's old Ohio friend. Mrs. Hole [Hale?] and Setter and others sent in lovely flowers Mrs. How, Charlie's mother, brought lovely white roses and smilax. I had a carriage for the choir. They met at Jennie Howes and they called for them there. They called for Will's family also one for Charlie's sisters, Mrs. Silier & Geisler all met at the Heller girls and were brought out from there. Effie had to go home to get ready, she and Annie went in about eleven and Annie & Mrs. McCulla and Effie's mother rode out together with Billie. Then in the prasisnoir [sic] Mrs. Wymer drove Billie and she and Effie's mother rode in our phaeton, the boys were so anxious to have Billie go. A carriage called for Suigger & Magie Howe and Effie and Miss Nedig were there, so those four rode together. Every one has been so kind to me to may have called to see me. Last week though the thermometer was below zero every day, someone came and sat with me every afternoon. Today is the first day since John died I have been alone, all day, except the boys. Last week I sent [...] some of the letters I have received. Noah, Cretia, and brother Obeds widow, wrote very kind letters, but as there were other things of their own personal matters in them, I thought perhaps they would not care for anyone but me to read, so I did not send them. I would be so glad to hear from some of John's relatives, but aside from the letter you sent me, I have not receive one word. I know they all loved him and I remember too that many of them are crushed with their own sorrows. Effie and Annie came out last Thursday night staid all night; in the morning (Friday) it was 22 below zero they had a good big hot soap stone at their feet and Isaac took them over in the sleigh. Tommie has repainted the sleigh and repaired so it is now firm and looks very well; the runners are carmine red and the body a shining black; with Billie nicely groomed and the nice robe Annie gave us several winters ago it makes quite a respectable outfit. I dare not hardly look out-doors, am so afraid of taking cold in my weak lung. It is aching pretty bad now. I expect I have used it a little hard today writing you so long a letter. I shall try and write out folk, in California this week. I will send you a letter I received from brother Benjamin not long after [...] left for the east; also one Isaac received from him and Mother's. She is failing in her mind. I suppose some of the rest finished it just as she dictated it. I wish you would send me Phillip Patters address in Denver. I suppose your cousins the Gard...s will have it. I would like to send him a paper. Edna had a very hard headache yesterday. She has gained ten pounds. Will said, she has only been out here once and Mrs. Heill was here at the time so I had not time to ask as many questions as I would like. Mrs. Heill was with me most a week. She has come back to Sioux City now. I am so very very tired. I must close or be sick tomorrow. I hope you can read this long letter. Shall always be glad to be [...] you.
Lovingly,
Sister Mary

OBITUARY: MRS. MARY BROWN MATHEWSON
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL",
Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, August 17, 1911, page 2
MARY BROWN MATHEWSON---- VENERABLE WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO DEATH
MRS. MARY MATHEWSON DIES IN HER EIGHTIETH YEAR
Well Known Muscatine Woman Passes Away After Having Resided Here For Over 50 years In a state of coma for almost a week, Mrs. Mary Mathewson, 1919 Mulberry ave. succumbed to old age yesterday afternoon at about 6 o'clock, death being hastened by kidney trouble and other complications which set in about two weeks ago. At the time of her death she had been a continuous resident for more than half a century, making her home here in 1857. She was 79 years old. The maiden name of deceased was Mary Brown Knight. She was born in Connecticut on July 5, 1832. She came of colonial ancestry and her paternal grand uncle resided on a farm there that had been owned by the family for 200 years. Her marriage to John A. Mathewson was solemnized on November 10, 1857, at Taunton, Mass. The same day they started for the west and came directly to Muscatine, Iowa, where they continuously resided until the end of their days. Mr. Mathewson passed away on October 6, 1892. He was a pioneer civil engineer, having made surveys for a number of railroads in the east and middle west and later was city engineer. Since his demise Mrs. Mathewson has been living in quiet retirement. She was a type of the kindly disposed and hospitable early settlers, enjoyed the good will and respect of all and beloved most by those who knew her best. Two sons, both prominent engineers in Old Mexico for the past 15 years, survive, they being Isaac Mathewson, of Santa Fe, Dieste Alarcon, Mexico, and Thomas Mathewson, also a resident of Mexico. W. M. Kennedy, of this city, is a nephew of the decedent and one sister, Mrs. James Plant, of Sacramento, California, also survives. An Adopted daughter, Mrs. Charles Heller, residing on Mulberry ave., is another survivor of Mrs. Mathewson. Thomas Mathewson is expected to arrive from Old Mexico and the funeral will await his coming.'

CENSUS: Name: Mary B Knight
Residence: Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 18 years
Estimated birth year: 1832
Birth place: Rhode Island
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Race or color (expanded):
Death month:
Death date:
Film number: 22264
Image number: 00560
Reference number: 20
Dwelling: 503
Household id: 559
Marital status:
Free or slave:
Collection: 1850 United States Census

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: J N Mathewson
Groom's Birth Date: 1828
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 29
Bride's Name: Mary B Knight
Bride's Birth Date: 1832
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 25
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1857
Marriage Place: Taunton, Massachusetts
Groom's Father's Name: Isaac Mathewson
Groom's Mother's Name: Eliza Mathewson
Bride's Father's Name: Benj Knight
Bride's Mother's Name: Amy Knight
Groom's Race:
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Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01422-3
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1433015
Reference Number: 160
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910


Noah Mathewson KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 22 Dec 1833 in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut. He died on 27 Jan 1910 in Capitola, Santa Cruz, California from gangrene in one of his legs. He was buried in Soquel Cemetery, Soquel, Santa Cruz, California. Noah married (MRIN:2459) Mary Melissa BARBOUR on 26 Dec 1852 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.


 

CENSUS: 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Noah M Knight
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Age in 1870: 36  
Birthplace: Connecticut  
Home in 1870: Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Burrillville  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1475; Page: 22; Image: 46.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Noeh Knight
Home in 1880: Dale Creek, Albany, Wyoming
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Connecticut
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Marie
Father's birthplace: RI
Mother's birthplace: RI
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Noeh Knight 46  
Marie Knight 45  
Gerdy Knight 9  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Dale Creek, Albany, Wyoming; Roll: T9_1454; Family History Film: 1255454; Page: 41.4000; Enumeration District: 21; .

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Noah M Knight
Home in 1900: Soquel, Santa Cruz, California
Age: 66  
Estimated birth year: abt 1834  
Birthplace: Connecticut  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's name: Mary M
Race: White  
Occupation: Raising Chickens
Household Members: Name Age
Noah M Knight 66  
Mary M Knight 64  
Gertrude A Carroll 29  
Elvin K Carroll 7.12  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Soquel, Santa Cruz, California; Roll: T623 112; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 94.

MILITARY: Noah M Knight  
Residence:     Occupation:     
Service Record:  
Enlisted as a Private on 13 August 1861
Enlisted in Company Batty B, 1st Light Artillery Regiment Rhode Island on 13 August 1861.
 
Noah M. Knight   
Images Online #:  1990  State Filed: Wyoming and  
Widow:  Mary M. Knight  Relative:
Minor:     Comments:  
 
1890 Veterans Schedules
January 19, 2005 1:07 PM
Veteran's name:    Noah M Knight
Home in 1890 (Township, County, State):    Not Stated, Albany, Wyoming
Year enlisted:    1861  
Year discharged:    1865
Rank:    Private
Company: I  
Regiment or vessel:  1st Mass. Cav
Length of service:  14 September 1861 to 14 August 1865  3 Years 11 Months 3 Days
Image source:    Year: 1890; Census Place: Not Stated, Albany, Wyoming; Roll: 117; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 47.

Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards
1907-1933 – Army Invalid
Archive.com
Name: Knight, Noah M. Knight
Certificate #: 478,558
Type Acct: Army Invalid
Service: Pvt. Co. I. 1st & 4th Massachusetts Vol. Cal.
Class: Reis
Rate: 15
Date of Commencement: 16 March 1907
Date of Certificate: 2 November 1907
Date of Death: 27 January 1910
Died: Bureau Notified: 15 August 1910

San Francisco Call, Volume 90, Number 172, 19 November 1901
According to this issue of the Call, Noah Mathewson Knight among others was granted a pension of $10.

MEDIA: J1945 - Noah Mathewson Knight - Company Batty B, 1st Light Artillery Regiment Rhode Island - FAG Memorial# 14364981

OBITUARY: Death of Noah Knight
Old Soldier Passes Away at his Home Near Capitola
Was at One Time a State Senator and Served as Postmaster at Capitola
Noah Mathewson Knight, who for eighteen years has resided in this county, a brother of the late Dr. B. Knight, died at his home on Ninth avenue near Capitola, last night [ed: the result of gangrene in one of his legs]. He was born in Thompson, Conn., December 22, 1833, and in early life was a machinist. On December 26, 1852 he married Mary M. Barber, the wife who survives him. During the Civil War deceased saw active service and enlisted in Co. I, First Massachusetts Cavalry, and has always been an active member of the G.A.R., the only organization of which he was a member. Before coming to Santa Cruz he was for sixteen years a resident of Wyoming being in the Stock raising business. While there he was elected to the Senate from Albany County. For eighteen years he has resided in this county and was postmaster for a number of years at Capitola. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mr. George H. Carroll, and two grandsons. Others who survive him are two sisters. Mr. Jabez Plant of Sacramento, and Mrs. Mary B. Mathewson of Muscatine, Iowa. The nephews and nieces are Dr. B. A. Plant, District Attorney Benj. K. Knight, Mrs. Edith Dodge, Mrs. Ralph Mattison, Anna R. Thurber and Harry K Thurber of Santa Cruz, Mrs. Ida Stock of Burlingame, Isaac Mathewson and T.K. Mathewson of Mexico, Fred Knight, Fall River, Mass., and Mrs. Lafayette Mowry of Providence, RI.

Mary Melissa BARBOUR was born on 17 Jun 1835 in Rhoad Island. She died on 16 Jul 1922 in Capitola, Santa Cruz, California. She was buried in Soquel Cemetery, Soquel, Santa Cruz, California. Mary married (MRIN:2459) Noah Mathewson KNIGHT on 26 Dec 1852 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1148

CENSUS: Name: Mary M Knight
Titles:
Residence: Soquel Township, Santa Cruz, California
Birth date: Jun 1835
Birth place: Rhode Island
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse name: Noah M Knight
Spouse titles:
Spouse birth place: Connecticut
Father name:
Father titles:
Father birth place: Rhode Island
Mother name:
Mother titles:
Mother birth place: Rhode Island
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Noah M Knight
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Years married: 47
Estimated marriage year: 1853
Mother how many children: 0
Number living children: 0
Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0094
Sheet number and letter: 7A
Household id: 97
Reference number: 8
GSU film number: 1240112
Image number: 00406
Collection: 1900 United States Census

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Noah M. Knight
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Mary M. Barber
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1852
Marriage Place: Warwick,Kent,Rhode Island
Groom's Father's Name:
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Groom's Race:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50199-2
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
Source Film Number: 925491
Reference Number:
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

MILITARY: Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards
1907-1933 – Army Widow
Archive.com
Name: Knight, Mary Melissa
Certificate #: 706,770
Name of Soldier:  Noah M. Knight
Type Acct: Army Widow
Service: Pvt. Co. I. 4th Massachusetts Vol. Cal.
Class: Orig
Rate: 12
Date of Commencement:  25 February 1910
Date of Certificate:  3 August 1910
Date of Death: 16 July 1922
Died: Bureau Notified:  23 September 1922

Military Pension Index
Name: Mary Melissa Barbour Knight
Certificate#: 706770
Type: Army Widow
Name of Soldier: Noah Mathewson Knight
Service: Pvt. Co. I. 1st & 4th Massachusetts Vol. Cal.
Payable to:
Class: Orig.
Rate: 12
Date of Commencement: 25 February 1910
Date of Certificate: 3 August 1910
Date of Death: 16 July 1922
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They had the following children.

  F i Gertrude A. "Gertie" KNIGHT was born in 1871. She died in 1932.

Dr. Benjamin A. KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 16 Oct 1836 in Mansfield, Toland, Connecticut. He died on 2 Jun 1905 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. He was buried in Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. Benjamin married (MRIN:2460) Lydia Ann KILLEY on 8 Apr 1869 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

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BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin   Knight  
Birth: 16 October 1836-- Tolland, Mansfield, CT
Death:     1905 --   
Spouse:        
Parents: Benjamin   Knight, Amy   Ballou
 
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Fallen Angels of Front Street, Part 2
"Maria"
"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz for a dozen years. Her free wheeling life style was a source of endless shame for her brother, a prominent druggist in the community. Her real name was Mary McDermott and she was born at Stone Pew, Ireland in 1843. Her father died during the great famine of the 1840s and as a result, his large family suffered much privation. In 1854 several of the children migrated to America where they lived for many years in the Irish conclave at New York City. On November 3, 1883, she sold her home to Dr. Benjamin Knight. A month later she entered the county hospital suffering from dropsy, there she died on December 11, a tired old woman at the age of forty.

Occupational Pride
The 1870 census of the city of Santa Cruz yields up this surprise. In a small residence on Water Street (now North Pacific Avenue), between the stately home of Dr. Benjamin Knight and Pat Moran's Blacksmith Shop, there were enumerated three, 19 year old young ladies, named: Lizzie Miller, Mary Tellery, and Minnie Lee. They boastfully listed their occupations as "Courtesans."

Surname: Knight
Given Name: Benajamin
Page #: 321
County: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito
Position: Member State Senate
Session: 25, 26

Surname: Knight
Given Name: Benjamin
Page #: 371
County: --
Position: Officers of Senate
Session: Twenty-Sixth

California State Roster, 1909 Government and Military records
December 22, 2004 11:34 AM
Given Name:    Benj.
Surname:    Knight Jr.
Position:    President pro tem - Senate  
City:    --  
Death Date:    --  
Page #:    564  
Source Information:
Graden, Debra, comp. California State Roster, 1909 Government and Military records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. Original data: California Blue Book or State Roster 1909. State Printing Office, Sacramento CA, 1909.

The History of Santa Cruz, California
By E.S. Harrison
San Francisco, Cal. 1892  Page 325
Dr. Benjamin Knight
The subject of this sketch came to Santa Cruz County in May, 1869, having graduated from the Harvard Medical School on the 4th of the preceding March. Dr. Knight is a native of Connecticut, and on his mothers side he is descended from Maturin Ballou, a colaborer of Roger Williams of Rhode Island. His mother's maiden name was Ballou, a family which included among its branches such men as Hosea Ballou, the eminent Universalist divine, and many outhers equally honorable. The home of Dr. Knight's parents was in Rhode Island, they having but a temporary residence in Tolland County, Connecticut, at the time of his birth, October 16, 1836. He was therefore, reared in Rhode Island and educated in the Providence Conference Seminary at East Greenwich. After leaving the seminary he taught school, and was thus employed in Mansfield, Massachusetts, at the outbreak of the Civil War. Fired with the patriotism which burned so grandly at this critical period among all lovers of the Union, young Knight was among those who responded to the call for three hundred thousand troops. He served in the army for two years, mostly in South Carolina. After leaving the army he taught school, and pursued the study of medicine, graduating as before stated. On the 8th of April, 1869, he was married to Miss Lydia A. Killey, of Johnston, Rhode Island, and left with his bride on the same day for California. Four children have been born unto them in Santa Cruz, three daughters and one son: Edith, born September 3, 1871, now teaching school; Ida, born December 20, 1872; Benjamin K., born August 28, 1874, and Mary A., born July 12, 1878, died November 17, 1885. He has practiced medicine almost continuously in Santa Cruz since his arrival, filling the office of county physician some fourteen years. In 1882 Dr. Knight was elected joint State senator from Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties. He served as senator in 1883, in the extra session in March, 1884, the regular session of 1885, and also as chairman of the Hospital Committee in 1883 and 1885, and also as chairman of the Finance Committee, 1885. Dr. Knight was elected upon the Democratic ticket. He does not claim to be "much of a politician." In 1879 he was the Democratic candidate for the Assembly, but was defeated by a nominee of the combined Workingmen's and New Constitution parties. Dr. Knight has no affiliation with any religious body, although Mrs. Knight is a member of the Episcopal Church. As a physician he has an extensive practice, and enjoys the well-earned love of numerous friends and the esteem of an extensive circle of acquaintances.

 
An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1149
We understand Dr. Knight to be a skilled and prominent practicing physician in Santa Cruz, Cal. But he has been too modestly reticent to present us on syllable of his biography beyond the above record. We wish he had given us a brief outline of his experience; for we are confident his story would have been worth reading. He has given us a good opinion of him simply by the orderly and lucid data furnished us concerning his parents and their chn.; and especially by the interest he manifests in this publication by subscribing for four copies.The 1870 census of the city of Santa Cruz yields up this surprise. In a small residence on Water Street (now North Pacific Avenue), between the stately home of Dr. Benjamin Knight and Pat Moran's Blacksmith Shop, there were enumerated three, 19 year old young ladies, named: Lizzie Miller, Mary Tellery, and Minnie Lee. They boastfully listed their occupations as "Courtesans."

  
Santa Cruz County History - People
Santa Cruz Sentinel January 9, 2010
A Walk Through Time: Doctor Benjamin K. Knight and Family
by Janet Krassow and
by Randy Krassow
Doctor Knight and his family were among the most prominent residents of Santa Cruz County during its first century. Not only did they occupy numerous important positions in the community, but they were held in the highest esteem by the citizenry. It has been said that the measure of a man's worth are the friends he leaves behind. If so, Doctor Knight should be judged by the opening lines of his obituary, which ran in the Santa Cruz Surf on June 2, 1905. It read: "Dr. Benj. Knight, the beloved husband and father, the faithful physician, the friend of thousands, former State Senator, and school trustee, passed away this morning." Doctor Knight was born in Mansfield, Connecticut on October 16, 1836, and his parents took him to their native Rhode Island while still an infant. It was there that he was reared and received his early education, afterwards teaching school until the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted in Company I, of the first Massachusetts Cavalry. His regiment was sent into service in South Carolina where they participated in the battle of Pocotelago and other engagements. At the end of the war, he enrolled at Harvard Medical School and received his diploma as a physician in 1869. In the same month, he married and set out for Santa Cruz where he was to practice medicine for the remainder of his life, serving 14 years as the county physician. Dr. Knight was also a man of strong political convictions and ran for office on a number of occasions. He was elected State Senator in 1883 and was appointed President Pro Tem of that body. Dr. Knight and his wife Lydia were people of culture and refinement, and they supported the arts in every way possible, including the construction of the famous Santa Cruz Opera House, which was dubbed Knight's Opera House. But what he is most often remembered for, is the many acts of charity that he performed for his patients, having donated his services to many a needy families. The Knight children were successful in their own right. Benjamin Knight Jr. was the longtime District Attorney as well as a school trustee. Daughters, Edith and Ida were both prominent educators.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXN-7R5 Name: Benjamin Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1877 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States Age: 34 Estimated Birth Year: 1843 Birthplace: Connecticut Page: 32 Film Number: 1434237 Digital Folder Number: 005030328 Image Number: 00388 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTXN-T1C Name: Benjamin Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1882 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Santa Cruz No 2, Santa Cruz, California, United States Age: 43 Estimated Birth Year: 1839 Birthplace: Connecticut Page: 32 Film Number: 1434237 Digital Folder Number: 005030328 Image Number: 00563 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VYDG-K3V Name: Benjamin Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 11 Jul 1888 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Santa Cruz No 2, Santa Cruz, California, United States Age: 51 Estimated Birth Year: 1837 Birthplace: Connecticut Page: 43 Film Number: 1434238 Digital Folder Number: 005030329 Image Number: 00121 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

Daily Alta California, Volume 34, Number 11858, 10 October 1882
The Political Field
County Nominations and Mass-Meeting – The Oregon Situation
Watsonville, October 9th. – The joint Senatorial Convention of this district met here to-day and nominated Dr. Benjamin Knight of Santa Cruz for Senator. It is generally conceded that Dr. Knight will make a strong run.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 24, 1876)
Dr. Benjamin Knight, formerly of this place, is about to engage in the practice of Medicine at Laramie City Wyoming Territory. Dr. Knight is a graduate of Harvard College, was for five years city physician of Santa Cruz, and when failing health forced him to leave here he was among the leading physicians of the county.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 19, 1896)
On Wednesday Ben Knight heroically rescued a baby from a mud puddle on Vie St. The baby had been thrown from a buggy and the mother’s screams attracted Ben. It seems that the lady was about to enter buggy when the horse gave a sudden start, causing the baby to be thrown out.

MILITARY: American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name: Benjamin Knight ,   
Residence: Mansfield, Massachusetts  
Occupation: Teacher  
Enlistment Date: 13 September 1861  
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  
Side Served: Union  
State Served: Massachusetts  
Unit Numbers: 849 849  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 13 September 1861 at the age of 24
Enlisted in Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 14 September 1861.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 01 October 1861
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 05 March 1862
Received a disability discharge Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 12 May 1863

Register of the Department of California
Grand Army of the Republic
San Francisco
Joseph L. Tharp
1886 - Page 160
J. F. Reynolds Post, No. 98.
Santa Cruz, Cal
Knight, Benjamin - Co. I - 1st Mass. Cav.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Benjamin Knight
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_841; Page: 168; Image: 337.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Benjamin Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Age in 1870: 33  
Birthplace: Connecticut  
Home in 1870: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Santa Cruz  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California; Roll: M593_89; Page: 409; Image: 143.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Benj. Knight
Home in 1880: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Connecticut
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Lydia
Father's birthplace: Rhode Island
Mother's birthplace: Rhode Island
Neighbors: View others on page  
Occupation: Physician
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Benj. Knight 43  
Lydia Knight 30  
Edith Knight 9  
Ida Knight 7  
Benjamin K. Knight 5  
Mary A. Knight 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California; Roll: T9_82; Family History Film: 1254082; Page: 450.4000; Enumeration District: 88; Image: 0332.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Benjamin Knight
Home in 1900: Santa Cruz Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California
Age: 64  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836  
Birthplace: Connecticut  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's Name: Lydia A
Race: White  
Occupation: Physician
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Knight 64  
Lydia A Knight 49  
Benjamine Knight 25  
Helen B Knight 27  
Benjamin B Knight 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Santa Cruz Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California; Roll: T623 112; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 89.

DEATH: California State Roster, 1909 Government and Military records
December 22, 2004 11:06 AM
Given Name:    Benjamin
Surname:    Knight Jr.
Position:    State Senator  
City:    Monterey, San Benito, Sant Cruz  
Death Date:    June 2, 1905  
Page #:    579  
Source Information:
Graden, Debra, comp. California State Roster, 1909 Government and Military records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. Original data: California Blue Book or State Roster 1909. State Printing Office, Sacramento CA, 1909

OBITUARY: San Francisco Call
Volume 98, Number 3
3 June 1905
Pioneer Physician Dies
D. B. K. Knight of Santa Cruz Passes Away
Santa Cruz, June 2. – Dr. Benjamin K. Knight, a former State Senator, and for many years a prominent citizen in this county, died this morning after a long illness. Dr. Knight was physician for the Southern Pacific for many years. He was born in Mansfield, Conn., sixty-eight years ago. He came to Santa Cruz in the early seventies, and in 1883 was joint Senator from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. He fought in Northern army during the Civil War. He was the owner of Knight’s Opera-house here. Dr. Knight is survived by a widow, two daughters – Mrs. Edith Dodge and Mrs. Ida Stack and one son Benjamin K. Knight, who is District Attorney of this county.

Death of Benj. Knight MD
Santa Cruz Surf (June 2, 1905)
The End Came at Half Past Nine O’clock This Morning
After many days of waiting and suffering, Dr. Benj. Knight, the beloved husband and father, the faithful physician, the friend of thousands, former State Senator and school trustee passed away this morning. Few men came to the final hour with such keen consciousness of their situation. For years the doctor had been aware that a fatal disease was upon him and he arranged all his business affairs with the end in view and later all the details of his funeral and the disposition of his effects. With celebration he retired from the world and watched the inevitable ebbing of his physical strength. Dr. Knight was born in Mansfield Conn. October 16, 1836. On September 14, 1861, he enlisted with two brothers, Noah and Thomas in Company I of the First Massachusetts Cavalry. His regiment was sent for service to the islands off the South Carolina coast, where it participated in the battle of Pocotelago and other engagements. His health failed and he was discharged in February 20, 1863. His brothers however, continued in the service to the close of the war. He had been engaged in teaching prior to the war, and when he regained his health he resumed teaching meanwhile studying medicine with Dr. Oakey of Providence, RI and later attending medical lectures at Harvard University. He received his diploma as a physician in 1869. In the same month he married Miss Lydia A. Killey of Manton, RI. and departed on his wedding for California. He had two sisters in this state at the time Mrs. Plant and Mrs. Thurber. In 1872 his father and mother followed him to Santa Cruz and in 1891 his brother Noah came from Wyoming where he had been interested with the Doctor in wool growing. An appreciation of Dr. Knight's public career appeared in the SURF a few weeks since, after he had retired from active life. His family, born in Santa Cruz, consists of two daughters, Mrs. Edith Dodge, Mrs. Ida Stack (now traveling in Europe) and one son, Benjamin Killey Knight, District Attorney of this county. The funeral which will be private will be held on Sunday.

MEDIA: J1985 - Dr. Benjamin Knight - s/o Benjamin & Amey Ballow Knight - Old Soldiers Santa Cruz County Library website

Lydia Ann KILLEY was born on 8 Sep 1850 in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 2 Jul 1939 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. Lydia married (MRIN:2460) Dr. Benjamin A. KNIGHT on 8 Apr 1869 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

MARRIAGE: Alphabetical Index of the Birth, Marriages and Deaths
Recorded in Providence
Vol. II – Marriages
From 1851 to 1870 inclusive
Allen, Frank A., and Elizabeth F. Knight, Nov. 27, 1859  7: 123
Almy, Albert S., and Cornelia A. Knight, Jan. 7, 1866  8: 195
Atwood, Robert K. Jr., and Frances M. Knight, Sept. 17, 1860  7: 159
Blanchard, Lucy A., and Joshua M. Knight, Jan. 1, 1862  8: 1
Brown, Abby L., and Arnold Knight, Nov. 9, 1864  8: 131
Brown, Joseph, Jr., and Amy A. Knight, May 22, 1867  9: 77
Burlingame, Lucy A., and Syrrel N. Knight, Jan. 19, 1854  6: 108
Greene, Elizabeth G., and Edward B. Knight, Oct. 25, 1870  10: 19
Hines, Nellie S., and Thomas W. Knight, April 12, 1868  9: 97
Killey, Lydia A., and Benjamin Knight Jr., April 8, 1869  9: 163

Groom's Name: Benjamin Knight
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Lydia A. Killey
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 08 Apr 1869
Marriage Place: Providence,Providence,Rhode Island
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50001-7
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
Source Film Number: 914407
Reference Number:
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

CENSUS: Name: Lydia A Knight
Titles:
Residence: Santa Cruz city, Santa Cruz, California
Birth date: Sep 1850
Birth place: Rhode Island
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse name: Benjamin Knight
Spouse titles:
Spouse birth place: Connecticut
Father name:
Father titles:
Father birth place: Rhode Island
Mother name:
Mother titles:
Mother birth place: Unknown
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Benjamin Knight
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Years married: 31
Estimated marriage year: 1869
Mother how many children: 4
Number living children: 3
Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0089
Sheet number and letter: 6B
Household id: 127
Reference number: 66
GSU film number: 1240112
Image number: 00200
Collection: 1900 United States Census

MILITARY: Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards
1907-1933 – Army Widow
Archive.com
Name: Knight, Lydia A.
Certificate #: 680,833
Name of Soldier: Benjamin Knight Jr.
Type Acct: Army Widow
Service: Surgeon Co. I. 1st Massachusetts Vol. Cav.
Class: Orig
Rate: 12
Date of Commencement: 16 February 1909
Date of Certificate: 5 May 1909
Died:
Bureau Notified:

Military Pension Index
Name: Lydia Ann Killey Knight
Certificate#: 680.833
Type: Army Widow
Name of Soldier: Benjamin A. Knight
Service: Corp. & Surg. Co. I. 1st Mass. Vol. Cav.
Payable to:
Class: Orig.
Rate: 12
Date of Commencement: 16 February 1909
Date of Certificate: 5 May 1909
Date of Death:
Http://archive.org

MEDIA: J2142 - J2142 - Four generations of a matriarchal line, Ysabel Lydia Stack Anthony, her mother Ida Marcy Knight Stack, her mother, Lydia Anna Killey Knight, and her mother, Cifuentas Vaughn Greene Killey

They had the following children.

  F i Edith "Doodie" KNIGHT was born on 3 Sep 1871. She died on 28 Jan 1952.
  F ii Ida Marcia KNIGHT was born on 20 Dec 1872. She died on 19 Aug 1938.
  M iii Benjamin Killey KNIGHT was born on 28 Aug 1874. He died on 16 Jan 1947.
  F iv
Mary Alice KNIGHT was born on 12 Dec 1878 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. She died on 17 Nov 1885 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. She was buried in Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.



BIOGRAPHY: An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1149

Jabez PLANT was born in 1833 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He died on 13 Jan 1906 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California. Jabez married (MRIN:2461) Lucina KNIGHT on 10 Nov 1863 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.

OBITUARY: Sacramento Bee
January 15, 1906
Jabez PLANT, a well-known resident of Sacramento, died at his home, 1503 F Street, last Saturday. For thirty years he was Chief Engineer of the power plant at the shops of the railroad company in this city. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Dr. Benjamin F. PLANT, who was once the resident physician at Folsom Prison, but who now resides in Santa Cruz, and a brother, Joseph F. Plant. Funeral services were held at his late residence this morning after which the remains were shipped to Santa Cruz for interment.

Lucina KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 19 Dec 1839 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 8 Feb 1915 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California. Lucina married (MRIN:2461) Jabez PLANT on 10 Nov 1863 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1148

CENSUS: Name: Lucina Knight
Residence: Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 10 years
Estimated birth year: 1840
Birth place: Rhode Island
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Race or color (expanded):
Death month:
Death date:
Film number: 22264
Image number: 00560
Reference number: 23
Dwelling: 503
Household id: 559
Marital status:
Free or slave:
Collection: 1850 United States Census

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Jabez Plant
Groom's Birth Date: 1833
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 30
Bride's Name: Lucina Knight
Bride's Birth Date: 1840
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 23
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1863
Marriage Place: Prividence, Rhode Island
Groom's Father's Name: Job Plant
Groom's Mother's Name: Maria F.
Bride's Father's Name: Benjamin Knight
Bride's Mother's Name: Amey
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09434-6
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 959591
Reference Number: 80
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

DEATH: California Death Index – 1905-1939 (image 673)
Familysearch.org
California Death Index shows Lucina K. Plant was 75 years old when she died on the 8th of February 1915 in Sacramento, Sacrament, California.


Thomas Wilson Dorr KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 4 May 1842 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 27 Oct 1868 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. He was buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, Calfornia. Thomas married (MRIN:2462) Nellie S. HINES on 12 Apr 1868 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Thos W D Knight
Age in 1860: 18  
Birth Year: abt 1842  
BirthPlace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Taunton
Household Members: Name Age
Benj Knight 56  
Anna Knight 54  
Mary G Knight 20  
Thos W D Knight 18  
Lucretia Knight 15  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_492; Page: 105; Image: 209.

MILITARY: American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name: Thomas W. D. Knight ,   
Residence: Taunton, Massachusetts
Occupation: Engine Turner  
Enlistment Date: 17 September 1861  
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  
Side Served: Union  
State Served: Massachusetts  
Unit Numbers: 849 849 849 853 853
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 September 1861 at the age of 20
Enlisted in Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 17 September 1861.
Reenlisted in Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 01 January 1864
Transferred Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 12 February 1864
Transfered in Company I, 4th Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 12 February 1864.
Mustered out Company I, 4th Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts on 14 November 1865 in Richmond, VA
Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Massachusetts; Enlistment date: 17 September 1861..

DEATH: U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 Record
Name: Thomas W D Knight
Veteran's Rank: PVT I 4TH MASS VOL C  
Branch: US Army  
Last known address: 1 Lincoln Blvd., Presidio of S.F. Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco , CA 94129  
Death Date: 27 Oct 1868
Interment Date: 1 Jul 1914
Cemetery: San Francisco National Cemetery  
Buried At: Section Es Site 1419

BIOGRAPHY: An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the
Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou   1888 Page 1148

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT6N-PMH Name: Thomas Wilson Dorr Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 26 Sep 1868 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Bush B Kear & Dup, San Francisco, California, United States Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: 1842 Birthplace: Rhode Island Page: 215 Film Number: 977097 Digital Folder Number: 005030115 Image Number: 00116 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT6V-FBG Name: Thomas Wilson Dorr Knight Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 1873 Registration Date Year Range: Event Place: Bush B Kear & Dup, San Francisco, California, United States Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: 1847 Birthplace: Rhode Island Page: 230 Film Number: 977097 Digital Folder Number: 005030115 Image Number: 00400 Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910
(Note: Believe somebody was placing deceased names on the register)

BURIAL: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNG6-6Q9 name: Thos W D Knight event: Burial event date: 19 Oct 1871 event place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California gender: Unknown age: 26 marital status: birth date: birthplace: Rhode Island death date: estimated birth year: burial date: funeral home: N. Gray & Co. Funeral Records funeral home place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California obituary: father: mother: record type: Register volume: p. 301-594, 1869-1878 digital folder number: 4177322 image number: 00075 number of images: 2 Collection: "California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931," Thos W D Knight, 1871

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
KNIGHT, THOMAS W D   
PVT I 4TH MASS VOL C   US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 10/27/1868
BURIED AT: SECTION ES  SITE 1419
SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY
1 LINCOLN BLVD PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129
(650) 589-7737

Nellie S. HINES was born in 1840. Nellie married (MRIN:2462) Thomas Wilson Dorr KNIGHT on 12 Apr 1868 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

MARRIAGE: Alphabetical Index of the Birth, Marriages and Deaths
Recorded in Providence
Vol. II – Marriages
From 1851 to 1870 inclusive
Allen, Frank A., and Elizabeth F. Knight, Nov. 27, 1859  7: 123
Almy, Albert S., and Cornelia A. Knight, Jan. 7, 1866  8: 195
Atwood, Robert K. Jr., and Frances M. Knight, Sept. 17, 1860  7: 159
Blanchard, Lucy A., and Joshua M. Knight, Jan. 1, 1862  8: 1
Brown, Abby L., and Arnold Knight, Nov. 9, 1864  8: 131
Brown, Joseph, Jr., and Amy A. Knight, May 22, 1867  9: 77
Burlingame, Lucy A., and Syrrel N. Knight, Jan. 19, 1854  6: 108
Greene, Elizabeth G., and Edward B. Knight, Oct. 25, 1870  10: 19
Hines, Nellie S., and Thomas W. Knight, April 12, 1868  9: 97

Groom's Name: Thomas Wilson Knight
Groom's Birth Date: 1843
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 25
Bride's Name: Nellie S. Hines
Bride's Birth Date: 1840
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 28
Marriage Date: 12 Apr 1868
Marriage Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Groom's Father's Name: Joseph
Groom's Mother's Name: Fanny
Bride's Father's Name: William R.
Bride's Mother's Name: Louisa Seamans
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09387-4
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 914407
Reference Number: p 97
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

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