Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Descendants of Richard & Sarah Rogers Knight & Others


Hermas Bedard KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 30 Dec 1908 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 26 May 1997 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Hermas married (MRIN:3439) Mary E. TILLINGHAST.

Other marriages:
KNIGHT, Annie

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKF6-P6G First Name: Hermas Middle Name: B Last Name: Knight Name Suffix: Birth Date: 30 December 1908 Social Security Number: 037-09-4501 Place of Issuance: Rhode Island Last Residence: Kent, Rhode Island Zip Code of Last Residence: 02889 Death Date: 26 May 1997 Estimated Age at Death: 89 Collection: United States Social Security Death Index

CENSUS: 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Herman Knight
Home in 1920: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 11 years  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's Name: Elisha
Father's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Mother's Name: Hermine
Mother's Birth Place: Canada  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 613  
Household Members: Name Age
Elisha Knight 34  
Hermine Knight 33  
Herman Knight 11  
Ermes Knight 6  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: T625_1671; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 613.

Name: Hermes B Knight
Residence: Coventry, E.D. 017, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 16
Estimated birth date: 1909
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 67
Line number: 21
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 474
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Hermas Knight
Home in 1930: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's Name: Eliska C
Mother's Name: Hennie M
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Eliska C Knight 44  
Hennie M Knight 43  
Hermas Knight 21  
Euner Knight 17  
Reatha E Knight 16  
Berton L Knight 6  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: 2168; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 639.0.

Name: Hermas B Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1935
Event Place: Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Residence Place: 28 Matteson St, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Address: 28 Matteson St
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Number in Family: 2
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1908
Birthplace: Rhode Island
GS Film number: 1711948
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, State Census, 1935," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPR4-85F : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Hermas B Knight, Kent, Rhode Island, United States; citing State Archives, Providence; FHL microfilm .

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSNB-HK2 Name: Hurmas Knight Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Coventry Town, Kent, Rhode Island, United States Gender: Male Age: 31 Marital Status: Married Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head Birthplace: Rhode Island Estimated Birth Year: 1909 Residence in 1935: Same House Enumeration District Number: 2-6 Family Number: 48 Sheet Number and Letter: 3A Line Number: 5 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 3758 Digital Folder Number: 005461753 Image Number: 00164 Collection: United States Census, 1940

BIOGRAPHY: Name: Hermas D Knight
Also Known As: Hermas B. Knight
Residence Date: 01 Jul 1993
Residence Place: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1908
Phone Number:
Phone Number Recorded Date:
Address: 20 Draper Ave
Address Continued: Warwick, Rhode Island 02889
Address Date: 01 Jul 1993
Record Number: 20977757
Citing this Record:
"United States Public Records Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KGS7-B1G : accessed 17 Nov 2013), Hermasd D Knight, 01 Jul 1993.

BIRTH: Name: Hermas Knight
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1908
Birthplace: Washington, Kent, Rhode Island
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Elisha C. Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Herminie Bedard Knight
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09435-8
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1838042
Reference Number: item 1 p 41
Collection: Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914

Mary E. TILLINGHAST was born on 9 Jan 1912. She died on 10 Mar 2002 in Kent County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Mary married (MRIN:3439) Hermas Bedard KNIGHT.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Mary T Knight
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1912
Address: 20 Draper Ave, Warwick, RI, 02889-5005 (1993)
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
Name: Mary T. Knight
SSN: 038-12-2743
Last Residence: 02889  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States of America
Born: 9 Jan 1912
Died: 10 Mar 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 038-12-2743;Issue State: Rhode Island;Issue Date: Before 1951.
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.


Ermes Milton KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 13 Apr 1913 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 7 Oct 1996 in Falls Church, Fairfax, Virginia. Ermes married (MRIN:3440) Sarah J. KNIGHT.

Other marriages:
HAND, Edith Mae

CENSUS: Name: Heomin Knight
Residence: Coventry, E.D. 019, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Date: 1913
Place of Birth: U S
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Place of Birth: Father: Canada
Place of Birth: Mother: Canada
Page Number: H
Line Number: 23
GSU Film Number: 1769018
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1915

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Ermes Knight
Home in 1920: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 6 years  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's Name: Elisha
Father's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Mother's Name: Hermine
Mother's Birth Place: Canada  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 613  
Household Members: Name Age
Elisha Knight 34  
Hermine Knight 33  
Herman Knight 11  
Ermes Knight 6  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: T625_1671; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 613.

Name: Ermes M Knight
Residence: Coventry, E.D. 017, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 12
Estimated birth date: 1913
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 67
Line number: 22
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 474
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRY4-9ZR
Name: Ermes Knight
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Arlington County, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Head
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Estimated Birth Year: 1913
Residence in 1935: District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia
Enumeration District Number: 7-22
Family Number: 368
Sheet Number and Letter: 13A
Line Number: 9
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 4246
Digital Folder Number: 005449038
Image Number: 00088
Collection: United States Census, 1940

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Ermes M Knight
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1913
Address: 6808 31st St N, Arlington, VA, 22213-1606
[6633 Beacon Ln, Falls Church, VA, 22043-1741 (1985)]
[6621 Beacon Ln, Falls Church, VA, 22043-1741 (1985)]  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

Sarah J. KNIGHT was born on 5 May 1933. Sarah married (MRIN:3440) Ermes Milton KNIGHT.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Sara J Knight
Birth Date: 5 May 1933
Address: 6808 31st St N, Arlington, VA, 22213-1606
[6621 Beacon Ln, Falls Church, VA, 22043-1741 (1993)]
[6633 Beacon Ln, Falls Church, VA, 22043-1741 (1985)]  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings


George Allen CARR. George married (MRIN:3441) Reitha E. KNIGHT.

Reitha E. KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 20 Apr 1920 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 4 Feb 2004 in Micanopy, Alachua, Florida. Reitha married (MRIN:3441) George Allen CARR.

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
December 29, 2005 10:34 AM
Name: Reitha E. Bedard
SSN: 039-01-4801  
Last Residence: 32667  Micanopy, Alachua, Florida, United States of America
Born: 20 Apr 1920
Died: 4 Feb 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (Before 1951 )

CENSUS: Name: Reitha Knight
Residence: Coventry, E.D. 017, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 5
Estimated birth date: 1920
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Gender: Female
Race: White
Page number: 67
Line number: 24
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 474
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

Name: Reitha E Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1935
Event Place: Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Residence Place: 441 Fairview Ave, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Address: 441 Fairview Ave
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Number in Family:
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1920
Birthplace: Rhode Island
GS Film number: 1711948
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, State Census, 1935," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPR4-85T : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Reitha E Knight, Kent, Rhode Island, United States; citing State Archives, Providence; FHL microfilm .

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSNB-7PD
Name: Rutha E Knight
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Coventry Town, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Estimated Birth Year: 1920
Residence in 1935: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Enumeration District Number: 2-2
Family Number: 78
Sheet Number and Letter: 3B
Line Number: 76
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 3758
Digital Folder Number: 005461753
Image Number: 00035
Collection: United States Census, 1940


Verton L. KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 25 Jun 1923 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 28 Nov 2004 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He was buried in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island. Verton married (MRIN:3442) Charlotte J. FAXON.

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VSZ4-HZ9 First Name: Verton Middle Name: Last Name: Knight Name Suffix: Birth Date: 25 June 1923 Social Security Number: 039-05-1276 Place of Issuance: Rhode island Last Residence: Coventry, Kent, Rhode island Zip Code of Last Residence: 02816 Death Date: 28 November 2004 Estimated Age at Death: 81 Collection: United States Social Security Death Index

BURIAL: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Verton L Knight
Service Info.: TEC 4 US ARMY WORLD WAR II  
Birth Date: 25 Jun 1923
Death Date: 28 Nov 2004
Cemetery: Rhode Island Veteran Memorial Cemetery  
Cemetery Address: 301 South County Trail Exeter, RI 02822-9716  
Buried At: Section I-3 Row 25 Site 891  
Source Information:
National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide

OBITUARY: VERTON L. KNIGHT - Coventry
01:00 AM EST on Friday, December 3, 2004  
VERTON L. KNIGHT, 81, of Three M. Road, a retired produce manager and kosher specialist, died Sunday in Haven Health Center.
He was the husband of Charlotte J. (Faxon) Knight. Born in Coventry, a son of the late Elisha and Hermine (Bedard) Knight, he had lived in the town for many years. Mr. Knight retired in 1979 from the A&P Tea Co., as a produce manager; he had received many awards for service during his 30 years with the company.
He also had served the Jewish communities of Rhode Island and Connecticut, as a kosher specialist.
Mr. Knight was an Army veteran of World War II.
A Native American, he was a member of the Algonquin Tribe of Canada.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Charlene L. Dillon of Exeter and Beverly G. Knight of Monterey, Tenn. He was the brother of the late Hermas and Ermes Knight and Reitha Bedard.
The funeral service and burial will be private.

CENSUS: Name: Verton Knight
Residence: Coventry, E.D. 017, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 1
Estimated birth date: 1924
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 67
Line number: 25
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 474
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Berton L Knight
Home in 1930: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's Name: Eliska C
Mother's Name: Hennie M
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Eliska C Knight 44  
Hennie M Knight 43  
Hermas Knight 21  
Euner Knight 17  
Reatha E Knight 16  
Berton L Knight 6  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: 2168; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 639.0.

Name: Verton L Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1935
Event Place: Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Residence Place: 441 Fairview Ave, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Address: 441 Fairview Ave
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Number in Family:
Birth Date: 25 Jun 1923
Birthplace: Rhode Island
GS Film number: 1711948
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, State Census, 1935," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPR4-851 : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Verton L Knight, Kent, Rhode Island, United States; citing State Archives, Providence; FHL microfilm .

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSNB-7P6 Name: Verton L Knight Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Coventry Town, Kent, Rhode Island, United States Gender: Male Age: 16 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Birthplace: Rhode Island Estimated Birth Year: 1924 Residence in 1935: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Enumeration District Number: 2-2 Family Number: 78 Sheet Number and Letter: 3B Line Number: 77 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 3758 Digital Folder Number: 005461753 Image Number: 00035 Collection: United States Census, 1940

BIOGRAPHY: Name: Verton L Knight
Residence Date: 01 Jul 2005
Residence Place: Coventry, Rhode Island, United States
Birth Date: 25 Jun 1923
Phone Number:
Phone Number Recorded Date:
Address: 23  3 M Rd
Address Continued: Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
Address Date: 01 Jul 2005
2nd Address: 23 3rd    7
2nd Address Continued: Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
2nd Address Date: 01 Oct 1989
3rd Address: 1642 RR 8 POB
3rd Address Continued: Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
3rd Address Date: 01 Sep 1985
Record Number: 19692216
Citing this Record:
"United States Public Records Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KL5L-ZTW : accessed 17 Nov 2013), Verton L Knight, 01 Jul 2005.

Charlotte J. FAXON was born on 22 Jul 1920. She died on 26 Mar 2005 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Charlotte married (MRIN:3442) Verton L. KNIGHT.

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VSM5-9XS First Name: Charlotte Middle Name: J Last Name: Knight Name Suffix: Birth Date: 22 July 1920 Social Security Number: 036-14-2413 Place of Issuance: Rhode island Last Residence: Coventry, Kent, Rhode island Zip Code of Last Residence: 02816 Death Date: 26 March 2005 Estimated Age at Death: 85 Collection: United States Social Security Death Index

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Charlotte J Knight
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1920
Address: 23 3m Rd 3, Coventry, RI, 02816 (1994)
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

They had the following children.

  F i
Charlene L. KNIGHT.
  F ii
Beverly G. KNIGHT.

William Owen YEAW [Parents] was born on 30 Mar 1792 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 20 Mar 1836 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Yeaw Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. William married (MRIN:3443) Sally KNIGHT.

LAND: The Yaw -Yeaw Family in America
The Yaw - Yeaw Family Society
1962 Page 9
William Yeaw purchased land in Scriba Patent, Oswego Co.,N.Y., 1823
In 1830 William and Sally (Knight) Yeaw deeded land in Oswego Co., to Mary Brownell, probably the same above mentioned land.

BIOGRAPHY: The Yaw -Yeaw Family in America
The Yaw - Yeaw Family Society
1962 Page 149
Will of Gideon Brownell; 1827, " to daughter Nancy Yeaw one dollar after decease of her mother and to have a home with her mother together with her three children as long as she remains single and in case she outlives her mother she shall still have a home there as long as she remains single."

From the above it is clear that Nancy Brownell had m. William Yeaw and in 1827 was divorced from him after having three children. She d. in 1828 and the three were left in the care of their grandmother. In 1823 Wm. Yeaw-4 (David-3, Joseph-2, David-1) purchased land in the Scriba Patente, Oswego Co., N.Y. Later he returned to Scituate, R.I. and m. Sally Knight. On 3 Dec. 1830 Wm. & Sally Yeaw deeded that land to Mary Brownell, widow of Gideon & Gideon, a son, both of Oswego, Tioga Co., N.Y. The deed, was signed in Scituate, acknowledged in Washington Co., N.Y. and registered in Oswego Co., N.Y.

From the circustances it seems that William Yeaw of Scituate, R.I., was the husband of Nancy Brownell, that there was a divorce, that he left his property in N.Y., returned to R.I., and shortly thereafter deeded his N.Y. land to Mary Brownell, probably as a trust for his one surviving dau., Lucy, although the deed does not specify that.

Sally KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 12 Jul 1802 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 11 Aug 1871 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Yeaw Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Sally married (MRIN:3443) William Owen YEAW.

Other marriages:
SPENCER, William

BIOGRAPHY: The Yaw -Yeaw Family in America
The Yaw - Yeaw Family Society
1962 - Page 9


William SPENCER was born in 1800. William married (MRIN:3444) Sally KNIGHT in 1850.

Sally KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 12 Jul 1802 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 11 Aug 1871 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Yeaw Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Sally married (MRIN:3444) William SPENCER in 1850.

Other marriages:
YEAW, William Owen

BIOGRAPHY: The Yaw -Yeaw Family in America
The Yaw - Yeaw Family Society
1962 - Page 9


Rufus KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 26 Apr 1796 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He died in Feb 1866 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. Rufus married (MRIN:3445) Mariah GADDY on 24 Jul 1822 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia.

Other marriages:
MCMILLAN, Margaret
ROBINSON, Roxalana

SLAVES: 1850 Slave Schedules
(14 Slaves)
Age  Gender   Race    Owner        Home in 1850  County   State
60   Female   Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
45   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
45   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
43   Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
22   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
20   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
20   Female   Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
17   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
11   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
8    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
5    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
3    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
2    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
1    Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
Citing this Record:
"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV88-QM5 : accessed 16 Feb 2014), John Aday, 1850.

1860 Slave Schedules
RK0002
Slave Owners
Name         Home in 1860
Rufus Knight District 57, Emanuel, Georgia   
Slave Information
Age Gender  Race (17 Slaves)
52  Female  Mulatto (Could be Millie Knight)  
35  Male    Mulatto  
32  Male    Mulatto  
30  Female  Mulatto  
23  Male    Mulatto (Could be Augustus Knight)
22  Female  Mulatto  
21  Male    Mulatto (Could be Andrew Knight)
17  Female  Mulatto (Could be Eliza Knight - Andrews wife)
15  Female  Mulatto  
14  Female  Mulatto  
13  Female  Mulatto  
11  Male    Mulatto  
10  Male    Black  
9   Female  Black  
8   Male    Mulatto  
5   Male    Black  
3   Male    Black
 
  
Footprints Along The Hoopee
A History of Emanuel County 1812 - 1900
James E. Dorsey
Page 83
RK0006
Transcribed by William Knight
One other slave was brought to trial in the 1850's. Identified only as "George," he was charged with "assaulting a free white person with intend to murder." The original indictment was quashed, but a new one was later filed. The jury found him guilty, but did recommend mercy.  He was sentenced to serve a term of six months in the Emanuel County jail.  While there, he was to be given 50 lashes with a whip per week. At the end of his sentence he would be branded with the letter "M" on his right cheek and then be delivered to his owner, Rufus Knight. The sentence was harsh by today's standard, but his offense-attacking a white person-could be a capital crime. In this sense he was lucky to fare as well as he did. Another element in George's "light' sentence was the fact that slaves were valuable items of property. If a slave were killed, his owner would suffer a definite material loss. By imposing a tough sentence-yet one short of death-the court could punish the offender and still protect the owner's invenstment.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
September 26, 1856
Prisoner arrained and the following sentence passed Where upon it is considered and adjudged by the court that you George be taken hence to the common jail of Emanuel County and there confined for and during the space of six months, that you do recieve during that time, on each Tuesday during said imprisonment between the hours of ten and twelve in the morning fifty lashes on your bare back to be infliated by the sheriff of said county or his deputy at the door of the jail; that at the expiration of said six months you be branded on your right cheek with the letter M, and then delivered to your owner Rufus Knight, and it is further considered and ajudged that the said Rufus Knight your owner do pay all costs and expenses attending your prosecution, conviction and punishment.


Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
Transcribed by William Knight
RK0016-RK0016A-RK0016B-RK0016C
September 23,1856
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
Assaulting a free white person - with intent to murder

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
September 23,1856
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
Assaulting a free white person - with intent to murder
Defendent being arrained - pleads not guilty

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
September 26, 1856
The above stated case tryed by the following jury.
1. John McRountree              7. Enouch Hutchinson
2. Moses Warren Jr.             8. Ballan Hall
3. Manning Herington            9. Manley Faskey
4. Hardy L. Thompson           10. Jacob Nash
5. Henry Yawl                  11. Mathew S. Branson
6. William H. Edenfield        12. Henry Brown
We the jury find the prisoner guilty, but recommend ??? to mercy
so say one all
Henry Brown Foreman

Effingham County Clerk of the Superior Court
Effingham County Deed and Mortgage Record
Book L 1823 - 1828  Page 490/491
Transcribed by William Custer Knight (RK0012)
State of Georgia, Chatham County
December 3, 1827
W. Gaddy - Rufus Knight - C.R. Tondee - W.A. Prevatt  To Clem Powers
Know all men by these presents that we William Gaddy, Rufus Knight, Charles R. Tondee and William A. Prevatt, all of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty One Dollars and Fifty Cents, to us in hand paid by Clem Powers of the County of Effingham and state aforesaid, and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and of these presents so bargain and sell to the said Clem Powers his heirs and assigns, two negroe or mulato girl slaves the one called Mariah (alias Mary) about eight years of age and the other her sister about six years of age called Lucy with the future increase of their or either of their bodies. To have and to hold said bargained property to him the said Clem Powers his heirs and assigns forever. And we the said William Gaddy, Rufus Knight, Charles R. Tondee and William A. Prevatt for ourselves our heirs executors and Administrators all and singular the said bargained property unto the said Clem Powers, his heirs and assign against us and our heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatever shall and will warrant and defend by these presents. In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this third day of December in the year of our lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Seven. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of W. Gaddy - Rufus Knight - C.R. Tondee - W.A. Prevatt A true copy from the original this 9th day of January 1828 The words "with the future increase of their or either of the bodies" underlined before signing.
(Signed) C. Powers - William Garbeth

ESTATE: Washington County Georgia
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Wednesday, March 21, 1866
Emanuel County: R.B. Knight apply (applies) to me for letters of administration on the estate of Rufus Knight, deceased. These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law, to show cause , if any they have, why said letters shall not be granted.
(Signed) R.B. Knight, Adm

Washington County Georgia
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Wednesday, August 15, 1866
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Emanuel County: All those indebted to the estate of Rufus Knight, deceased, or owed money by that estate, must make imeediate payment of present their notes for
payment.
(Signed) R.B. Knight,Adm.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County Book "B" for the
Record of Appraisements
1858 to 1875  Page 179
RK0007
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Inventory and appraisment contined of the estate
of Rufus Knight, deceased
66 head of Cattle at $10.00 per head              66.00
13 head of Hogs at   $ 2.00 per head              26.00
27 head of Hogs at   $ 2.00 per head              54.00
25 head of Sheep at  $ 2.00 per head              50.00
Lot of land being in  Thomas County  490 acres   200.00
Lot of land being in  Houston County 202 1/2     100.00
Different lots of land being in
Emanuel County about 1000 acres                 2000.00
Lot of land being in  Lumpkin County 40 acres     40.00

Georgia, Emanuel County
We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the administrator the above and forgoing contains a true appraisment of the goods chattles and credits of the estate of Rufus Knight deceased. With the best of our understanding and belief given under our hands and official signature this August 17th, 1866
(Signed)
James Stevens
William Stevens
Littleton Grubbs

Washington County Georgia
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Wednesday, November 28, 1866
Emanuel County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county one month from this date, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Rufus Knight, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.
(Signed) R.B. Knight, Adm.

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
1866  Rufus T. Knight
To Estate of Rufus Knight
Recd, from B. Richard for 5 head cattle            $73.00
By cash for ladder 5 50/100                          5.50
3 Lbs of wool 1.00  1 quart syrup .25                1.25
Received from Burough for ?????                      5.00
By cash 5.00                                         5.00
For Fodder 2.75                                      2.75
Of B.W. Johnson in exchange of oven                 18.00
Per the amount received and value of two bale ??   228.75

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County Book "B" for the record of Appraisements  1858 - 1875
Transcribed by William Custer Knight - 02/18/05

Inventory and appraisement of Est. of Rufus Knight
RK0009
February 14, 1866

VALUE
1 Three notes of hand given W. J. Daves dated August 22, 1866 $130.00
2 Three notes of hand given by Jeremiah Spence dated April the 9th 1844 due one day after date to $78.96
3 One note of hand given by Thomas Drake dated April the 6th 1856 - due one day after date   $10.00
4 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated March 22, 1862 due one day after date       $30.00
5 One note of hand given by Thomas McBride dated July 14th 1863 due one day after date       $60.80
6 One note of hand given by John McKing dated Oct 20, 1863 due one day after date              $21.35
7 One note of hand given by Jesse Ham (Harm) dated February 29, 1864 Interest from date           $20.00
8 One note of hand given by Samuel Green dated January 19th, 1864 - Interest from date           $100.00
9 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated January 27, 1864 due one day after date       $20.00
10 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated July 1st 1864 due one day after date       $50.00
11 One note of hand given by Jesse Ham (Harm) dated February 27, 1864 with interest from date      $40.00
12 One note of hand given by Ruben Boatright dated Sept. 11, 1864 due one day after date       $67.75
13 One note of hand given by John McLynoore                                                   $40.00
14 One Loom                                 $7.00
15 One Large Shugar (Sugar) Boiler                 $20.00
16 One Large Shugar (Sugar) Boiler                 $35.00
17 One                                        $20.00
18 One Shugar (Sugar) Mill Broken                $25.00
19 One ??? Of Potatoes                         $5.00
20 One pair waggon wheels                        $30.00
21 Iron axles & Sundries                        $20.00
22 Set of buggy ?????                        $10.00
23 Iron ????                                $10.00
24 Old buggy irons                                 $8.00
25 Lot of old ploughs                         $7.00
26 One buggy                                $75.00
27 One ???? Stove                                 $3.00
28 Brace bits saw etc.                        $12.00
29 One waggon                                $80.00
30 One lot of ploughs & ?                          $30.00
31 Lot of axes                                 $7.00
32 One chest & contents                         $1.00
33                                        $12.50
34 Old bar irons                                 $2.00
35 Set of blacksmith tools                    $25.00
36 Set of ???? Irons                        $15.00
37 One pair wheel hubs                         $2.00
38 One pair wheel ???                        $20.00
39 Lot of hoes                                 $2.50
40 Lot of ploughs & ???                            $12.50
41 One mule                               $128.00
42 One mule                               $125.00
43 5 alan ploughs                                $15.00
44 One lot of shugar (sugar) ??? Cane        $60.00
45 One lot of ????? Wheels                          $8.00
46 Lot of cather                                $10.00
47 Lot of sudries                                 $6.00
48 Lot of cowhides                                  $8.00
49 Timber rope & drag                            $1.75
50 Lot cotton seed                                $10.00
51 One pair of ????  ????                        $10.00
52 3 bars of iron                                 $5.00
53 One lot of seed ????                       $12.00
54 Lot of books & maps                        $25.00
55 Three mahogany tables                    $36.00
56 One clock                                 $5.00
57 One ????                                 $1.00
58 One bedstead & contents                        $50.00
59 One bedstead & contents                        $50.00
60 Wash bowl & stand                         $3.00
61 One table                                 $1.00
62 One set of table and tea spoons               $15.00
63 One lot of crockery                        $12.00
64 Lot of files  ?????                         $4.00
65 One bureau                                $10.00
67 One lamp                                 $1.00
68 Two bedsteads                                $50.00
69 One bedstead bed & contents               $50.00
70 One wash stand                           $1.00
71 Double barrel gun                        $25.00
72 12 chairs                                $12.00
73 Lot of Bacon                               $110.00
74 Lot of corn                                $36.00
75 Lot of fodder                                $35.00
76 50 head of stock cattle               $125.00
77 About 90 gals of syrup & molasses        $90.00
78 One lot of cookery utensils                 $5.00
79 One lot of ???                                $14.00
80 Copper ware                                 $3.00
81 ?????                                         $3.00
                                    $2,409.15

 
The above contains only a partial appraisal of the est. of  Rufus Knight deceased the stock cattle and sheep not being appraised the administrator thinking is would not be of interest of the ------ to have the court  & appraisor.
(signed) R. B. Knight
Admin.

State of Georgia
Emanuel County
We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the administrator. The above and forgoing contains a true appraisement of the goods chattle and credits of the estate of Rufus Knight deceased. To the best of our judgement and understanding given under our hand and official signature this February 14, 1866.
(signed)  James Stephenus               Littlefin  Crop  (?)         William  ?

I do hereby certify that the above appraisers was sworn to perform their duty - as appraisers according to law this the 14th day of February 1866,
(signed) James Stephens J.P.

A full inventory and schedule of many Books of Accounts & C of Rufus Knight deceased never in ---- have been produced to me which can be sufficiently  accounted, but when there is a just and true account of which will be reimbursed by and this Feb 14 1866,
(signed) R. B. Knight  
Admin.

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
RK0009
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Sale list of portion of the perishable property of the estate of  Rufus Knight Desc.
 
1 1 lot of leather (?)             E. F. Lawrence           1.00
2 1 lot of leather (?)             E. F. Lawrence           2.80
3 10 bush cotton seed .95 bush      Hampton Daniels    9.50
4 Lot cotton seed .50             R. T. Knight
5 Lot peas white  1.40             R. T. Knight
6 Box & contents             Dr. Rochelle           2.85
7 One lot lime (?)             James Grubbs           1.00
8 One lot  (?)                    James Grubbs             0.75
9 One lot axes                    E. F. Lawrence           0.50
10 1 pair cart tires             Fred Johnson           4.00
11 One large ????                   James Grubbs           1.00
12 One lot choppers             R. T. Knight           1.50
13 One lot shugar (sugar) 20      E. F. Lawrence
14 2 lot shugar (sugar)             G. Stevens
15 3 lot shugar (sugar) 13 1/2      J. Goodwin           4.72
16 1 Lot syrup    .30 gal      R. T. Knight
17 2 lot syrup                   James Goodwin          15.40
18 1 pair keddles             R. T. Knight           1.28
19 Bacon   280 lbs   .26 1/2      R. T. Knight
20 2nd bacon           .26      R. T. Knight
21 3rd bacon            .25 1/2     R. T. Knight
22 112 lbs more or less  .18      Jame Goodwin           18.36
23 Bed                          Roxalinna Knight    50.00
24 Mahog. Table                    H. C. Knight            5.00
25 2 tables                    R. T. Knight            6.00
26 Dr Gunn                    H. C. Knight            0.50
27 Spectators                    R. W. Burrows             1.00
28 ??? Reciepts                    R. W. Burrows            0.75
29 Bates History                    R. W. Burrows            1.25
30 One Da Book                    Bashelle            1.00
31 Map of Georgia             H. C. Knight            1.00
32 2 Boats                    H. C. Knight           50.00
33 1 Boat                             R. T. Knight           53.00
34 1 Wash stand                     R. T. Knight            0.25
35 Med. Box & contents             R. T. Knight            0.25
36 Clock                           Mrs. Mathew Coleman     6.00
37 2 Pictures                    Roxalinna Knight     0.40
38                           H. C. Knight            0.10
39 2 Candle sticks             Bashelle            0.25
40 1 Lamp                           R. T. Knight            0.50
41 1 Bureau                   Roxalinna Knight          11.00
42 1 Washer stand            Roxalinna Knight     0.40
43 Lot of silver spoons            R. T. Knight            5.00
44 Lot of Crockery             R. T. Knight            7.00
45 One ????  Octavia             R. T. Knight            1.20
46 One bed                    R. T. Knight           60.00
47 Wash bowl                     T. J. Kuyhr            1.00
48 Gage & Files                     R. W. Burrows            4.30
49 Auger & Files                     Gerry Griffin            0.70
50 Table & rail                     R. T. Knight            2.00
51 3 Bars iron                     James Grubbs
52 Skales (scales)             Mills                   0.25
53 Oven ??? & table                                 2.00
54 One boiler                     R. T. Knight           13.00
55 One boiler                     Thomas Kuyhr           28.00
56 2 iron axles                     James Stevens            3.00
57 1 Oven                            Roxalinna Knight         5.35
58 Wheel                            Roxalinna Knight     3.00
59 Reel maps                     Mrs Coleman            2.60
60 Wheel                            E. Magruder            4.32
61 Wheel                            James Stevens            1.00
62 ??? Cards                     Jerry Griffin            0.85
63 ??? Wool                     A. Johnson            0.80
64 ??? Cotton                     James Stevens            0.25
65 Harth Irons                     R. T. Knight            3.00
66 Harth Irons                     E. F. Lawrence     2.00
67 1 Gal. ???                     R. T. Knight            0.80
68 1 Basket                     Miller Johnson     1.50
69 ??? Octavia                     Kuyhr                   1.25
70 Pail & Churn                     R. T. Knight            1.00
71 Keelers & Tray              R. T. Knight            2.25
72 Lard  .20 per Lbs.             R. T. Knight
73 1 ??? Chair                     R. T. Knight
74 One Mule                     R. T. Knight          140.00
75 One Horse                    Ruben Boatright   181.65
76 500 Seed Cane  1.61 per 100      R. T. Knight
77 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      R. T. Knight
78 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      R. T. Knight
79 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      B. L. Kirkland
80 One lot of cane  1.50 per 100 E. F. Lawrence
81 5 allen ploughs              R. T. Knight          $15.00
82 Lot ploughs                     R. T. Knight           $6.00
83 Lot of ploughs              E. F. Lawrence    $4.50
84 One jug                     Gary Griffin           $0.40
85 2 lot ploughs                     R. T. Knight           $6.00
86 1 Lot buggy rims                               $5.00
87 1 Lot buggy rims                               $4.00
88 Pair cart tires              Miles Lowe              $8.00
89 Brace & bits                     Dr. Rochelle          $10.10
90 Lot of Tools                     Gerry Griffin           $2.80
91 One hand saw                     R. T. Knight           $3.00
92 One Shot Gun                     James Hull          $30.00

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records RK0010
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Sale list of the remaining portion of the perishable property of the Estate of Rufus Knight deceased.
September 5th 1866
1 One  Hay                John Overstreet $1.00
2 One  Gitt Gin Leasting        R.T. Knight $5.00
3 One Lot iron                John Hackle $1.25
4 One Scythe                Green Shermond $1.75
5 One Carriage Spring        Ely Roberts $1.00
6 One Buggy                Jack Raule $40.00
7 One Ox Cart & Wheels        R.T. Knight $28.00
8 27 Head of Hog at $6.00 pr. Jimmy Hall $162.00
9 66 Head of Cattle at $14.00 John Overstreet $924.00
10 Lot Black-Smith Tools        John Hackle $25.00
11 Grind Stone                John Hackle $2.25
12 3 Hens                        Green Shermond $0.25
13 8 Head of Hog                Andrew Knight $17.50
14 1 Hog                        Jimmy Hall $2.75
15 1 ??? & ???                J. Goodwin $11.20
16 Remaining Portion of the Hogs R.T. Knight $33.00
17 1 Beef                        J. Goodwin $18.00
18 1 Beef & others                J. Goodwin $20.00
19 1 Mutton                R.T. Knight $2.00
20 1 Ox                        R.T. Knight $20.00
21 4 Head of Hog                G. Forth $150.00
22 Cow & Calf                J. McClendon $32.00

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight RK0011
Sale list of the remaining portion of the perishable property of the Estate of Rufus Knight deceased.
September 5th 1866
1 One Lot Leather #1                        N.T. Laminira $1.00
2 One Lot Leather #2                        N.T. Laminira $2.80
3 One Lot Cotton Seed #1  10 Bar. .95 per. H. Daniel $95.00
4 One Lot Cotton Seed Balance 23 Bar. .50 per R.T. Knight $11.50
5 Whitton Pulley 3 box                        R.T. Knight $4.20
6 Box & Contents                            S.B. Bouchell $2.95
7 Lot ???                                         J.A. Grubbs $1.00
8 Pair Steel                                J.A. Grubbs $0.75
9 Lot Axes                                N.T. Laminira $0.50
10 Lot case ??? Seed                        Johnson $0.50
11 Timber Rope                                Grubbs $1.00
12 Lot Chuffers                                R.T. Knight $1.50

TAXES: Emanuel County Probate Court
RK0003/RK0003A/RK0003B
1841 Tax Records Dist.57
Rufus Knight
4 Wheel Carraige
2590 Acres Pine Land
160  Acres Other
15   Slaves
Paid the Poll Tax for only one person

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.
 
Emanuel County Probate Court
RK0004
Land Plat Records Page 19
Georgia - Emanuel County
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Scale of 10 chains per. Inch.
Warrant dated the 10th of January 1848, and surveyed The 6th of December 1849 for Rufus Knight who resided in this state, A tract of forty two and half acres bounded as the above plat represents.
Advertised the 1st of April 1850
Surveyed by George W. Clifton
Certified by James H. Edenfield
(Signed) Matthew Coleman
(Signed) Rodolphus B. Knight

 
Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, July 22, 1851
PARTY MEETING IN EMANUEL: At a meeting of the Constitutional Party of Emanuel County in Swainsbory, on July 7th, the following were present:
E.B. Lewis          John C.C. lane          Neill McLeod          Duncan McLeod
John Overstreet     Ira T. Mclamore         Irvin L. Kirkland     Ezekiel Clifton
Rufus Knight        B.L. Lane               Zachariah Lewis       Archibald Woods
Solomon Page        James Hicks             Elijah Odum           John Gillis
Daniel Hall         A.C. Sumner             T.W. Williamson       Thomas Morris
Ezekiel J. Hull     Algarine Trapnal        George Rowntree
 
Index of Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756 - 1909
Page 367
Knight,Rufus  County   Grant Book  Page  Acres Granted  Year
             Emanuel    Y.5       1131     40 1/2      1854

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0014
October 16, 1854
The following persons were sworn as Grand Juror's to wit
Rufus Knight - Foreman
1. William Hall              12. Griffin Mercer
2. Jordan Sutton             13. David Coleman
3. Brittain Scott            14. Ashley E. Wiggins
4. Berry Price               15. William S. Mosley
5. Michael D. Lampp          16. John L. Woods
6. Richard Sumner            17. Archibald Woods
7. George S. Rountree        18. Alexander C. Sumner
8. Albert Neel               19. Daniel T. Sumner
9. David P. Sumners          20. Angus Gillis
10. Burrill Kea              21. Daniel G. Hall
11. Duncan McLeod            22. Samuel Brown

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0015
October Term 1854
The Grand Jury selected and sworn and empaneled to serve at the present term of the court make the following presentments to wit we find our jail in good order and neatly kept, we find no necessity for leving any additional tax for the ensueing year, we further consider our roads in good order and our bridges (likewise) also as far as our knowledge extends we have further proceeded to make out a list of poor children and have returned the same to the ordinary of said county. We have no further presentments to make further than this body presents their thanks to his honor the judge of said court for his most kind and cordial treatment
to them during the present term to the states attorney.
Rufus Knight Foreman
Britain Scott

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
    Georgia, Emanuel County: Sheriff Sales--On the first Tuesday in July next,
    will be sold at the courthouse in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County,
    within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:

     700 acres of land ajoining Lewis Collins, levied on as the property of Henry G. Warren,
    to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Prescott; Simeon Warren, security; also

     825 acres of land ajoining G.W. Phillips, levied on as property of William Phillips Sr.,
    to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John Johnson; Emery Manor, security; also

     1000 acres of land ajoining, levied on as property of Charles McCollough, to satisfy executions
    or fi fas in favor of Jehu Everett and Rufus Knight; also

     444 acres of land ajoining E.T. Mosely, levied on as property of Robert J. Pughly, to satisfy
    executions or fi fas in favor of Solomon Williamson; also

     300 acres of land ajoining Jeffin Bird, levied on as property of Benjamin Lewis, to satisfy
    executions or fi fas in favor of Jackson Bird.
    (Signed) Daniel Boatright, D. Sheriff

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Wednesday, April 27, 1859
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Emanuel County: N.W. Briant, D. Sheriff, files to sell property of Charles McColloughs to satisfy a fi fa in favor of Rufus Knight; also property of David Griffin in favor of Superior Court; also, property of Thomas Smith in favor of William Hull; also, property of Seaborn Mosely in favor of Stephen Fendley; also, property of R. L. Pughley in favor of William W. Padget; also, property of S.M. Williams in favor of William S. Thompson.

 
Central Georgian
May 4, 1849

Legal Advertisments

Emanuel Sheriff's Sale

     Will be sold before the Court-house door in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, on the first Tuesday in June next, within the legal hours of sale the following property to-wit:

     Two tracts of pine land, on containing 700 acres more or less lying on Bakers Branch, adjoining Millers and others. One other tract containing 286 acres more or less, adjoining lands of David Griffin and others, all levied on as the property of Charles McColloughs, to satisfy three Superior Court fi fas in favor of Rufus Knight and others, vs. Charles McColloughs. Property pointed out by defendant.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 100 acres of pine land more or less, lying on the Big Ohoopie river, and ajoining Charles McCollough and others, levied on and the property of David Griffin, to satisfy on Superior Court fi fa in favor of the officers of the Court, vs. David Griffin. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 250 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on the Ohoopie river, adjoining lands of Anthony Phillips, and others, with improvement, thereon, levied on the property of Thomas Smith, to satisfy two Superior Court fi fas, in favor of William Hail and others, vs. Thomas Smith. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 300 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on the Big Ohoopie river, adjoining James Godby and others, levied on as the property of Seaborn Mosley, to satisfy one Inferior Court fi fa in favor of Stephen Pendley, vs. Seaborn Mosley and William L. Mosley. Property pointed out by defendent.

    Also at the same time and place, will be sold two tracts of pine land, one containing 404 acres, more or less, one other tract containing 101 acres, more or less, all ajoining lands of E.T. Mosley and others, all levied on as the property of R.L. Pughley to satisfy on Superior Court fi fa in favor of William W. Padger, vs. R.L. Pughley and S.M. Williams. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 278 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on Pendleton Creek, ajoining lands of R.L. Pughley and others, levied on as the property of S.M. Williams to satisfy on Inferior Court fi fa in favor of William S. Thompson, vs. S.M. Williams, Pricipal, and .
R.L. Pughley and John A. Phillips, Security, on the stay of execution. Property pointed out by the defendent.

N.W. Briant, D. Sheriff.
17tds.

Emanuel County,Georgia,Probate Court
A Record of School Funds
1823 - 1857
RK0005
Rufus Knight is locate on several pages
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
January the 10 in the year of 1846.
Met in persuance to adjourment
1st on motion of Mr. Richard Edenfield,
It is ordered that all persons indetted to the
Common School of Instruction pay up the interest
due and fifty percent on the principal, also
it's furthered ordered that Clarence (?) Durden
only pay 25 per cent on what they are security
for on Wm. Godfrey's notes.
Adjorned until the second saturday in July next
this January 10 in 1846.
(Signed by the following)
J.P. Stevens       Con
John Roundtree     Con
Richard Edenfield  Con
Wilson Rhyner      Con
Rufus Knight       Con
B.S. Saul          Con

Emanuel County,Georgia,Probate Court
A Record of School Funds
1823 - 1857
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
April 19 in the year of 1847
Met in persuance to adjournment
On motion of J.P. Stevens it is ordered
that the Treasurer present notes in
payment of school accounts if there is
no other funds in hand.
(Signed by the following)
John Roundtree     Con
Wilson Rhyner      Con
J.P. Stevens       Con
B.S. Raul          Con
John Gillis        Con
Rufus Knight       Con

From: LDSED@aol.com
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:23:19 EST
Subject: Re: Rufus Knight's Will
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
 
Bill,
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, it is the flu not a cold.  Anyway, I have at the top of the document that it was from Emanuel Co. Will Book A&B  1815-1907. I spoke to my sister tonight and she said she does not remember ever checking Emanuel Co. But that is what is in her handwriting. She is going to check tomorrow,  her copy of Effingham Co., Georgia Annals which has quite a few Knights listed in that. Let me ask you if these names sound familiar to you in your searching.  I have a copy of a deed from Deed Book L page 490 Effingham Co., Ga. but the entry states Chatham Co., W. Gaddy, Rufus Knight, C.R. Tondee & W.A. Prevatt to Clem Powers  for two negores or Mulato girls the one called Mariah (alias Mary) about eight years of age and the other her sister about six years of age called Lucy C.R. Tondee was my 3th Great Grand father, I believe William Prevatte married Sarah Gaddy, daughter of Martha Gaddy Hollinger Speirs and This W. Gaddy could have been Sarah's brother, Martha's son.  I have a tremendous amount of information on some of these lines, but I have not been working genealogy for some time,  I am presently working on a History of a Georgia Regiment from the Civil War.  So I put my genealogy on a back burner about 7 yrs ago, but still try to keep it active thru the mail list, just to have some memory when I get back to it if I ever get the book published. Do you know the Knights were in Edgefield Co., S.C. at one time?  At least I believe I saw something earlier today when going through my files. I do know several of my family surnames were there and traveled down into Georgia together.  I apologize for being so sketchy, but this flu really has me empty headed. When I am feeling better I will try to get together some info to send you.  You mentioned you search the Emanuel Co. records, did you search the Effingham, Chatham Co. and Richmond Co, (Augusta, Ga.)  That was the travel pattern they followed from S.C.
Will email later.
Linda

BIOGRAPHY: Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0013
April 17, 1854
Georgia, Emanuel County
To the Hon. W.W. Hall one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of State The undersigned certifies that he has for a number of years been aquainted with Mr. Willis L. Denny that he is of good Moral Character and has for twelve months past studied law in the office and under the supervision of the undersigned.
April 17th, 1854
(Signed) R Knight
Atty at Law

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, April 9, 1839
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Georgia, Emanuel County: Rufus Knight applies for letters of administration of the estate of James Grayum, late of said county, deceased.
(Signed) Joseph Tipton, C.C.O.

Three Blackmore Genealogies
William Blackmore of Scituate, Mass.,
James Blackmore of Providence, R.I.,
Rev. Adam Blackman (Blackmore) of Stratford, Conn.
Compiled and Edited by Rev. Alven Martyn Smith.
So. Pasadena, Calif.,
1930 - Page 151

LAND: Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Georgia, Emanuel County: Sheriff Sales-On the first Tuesday in July next, will be sold at the courthouse in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:
700 acres of land ajoining Lewis Collins, levied on as the property of Henry G. Warren,to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Prescott; Simeon Warren, security; also
825 acres of land ajoining G.W. Phillips, levied on as property of William Phillips Sr., to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John Johnson; Emery Manor, security; also
1000 acres of land ajoining, levied on as property of Charles McCollough, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Jehu Everett and Rufus Knight; also
444 acres of land ajoining E.T. Mosely, levied on as property of Robert J. Pughly, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Solomon Williamson; also
300 acres of land ajoining Jeffin Bird, levied on as property of Benjamin Lewis, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Jackson Bird.
(Signed) Daniel Boatright, D. Sheriff

Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
August 17, 2004 12:25 AM
Name:    Rufus Knight
Number:    102  
District:    NINTH DISTRICT, THIRD SECTION, CHEROKEE  
Residence:    57th  
County:    Emanuel  
Comment:    granted previous to the first day of January, 1838  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.

CENSUS: 1830 Census - 57th District Emanuel County, Georgia
Under Rufus Knight in the Males Section it shows
1 -  Under 5 This may be Rodolphus his exact birth date not known
1 -  20 to 30
1 -  30 to 40 This would be Rufus

Female Section
1 - Under 5 Martha H. Knight
1 - 20 to 30  Mariah Gaddy Knight

1840 Census 57th District Emanuel County, Georgia
Rufus Knight Head of House
Male Section show
2 - Under 5   Rufus T. and Alonzo L Knight
1 -  5 to 9      Rodolphus
1 - 20 to 29
1 - 40 to 49  Rufus Knight

Female Section
1 - 5 to 9 Frances A. Knight
1 -  15 to 19 Martha H Knight
1 - 50 - 59

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Rufus Knight
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Rufus Knight
Age in 1860: 64  
Birth Year: abt 1796  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Swainsboro
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M653_120; Page: 901; Image: 363.

CEMETERY: A Tombstone Registry of Emanuel County, Georgia
by Dorsey Page 191
Knight Cemetery
Drive West from Midville towards Coleman Lake. Pass the road to Coleman Lake. Just past the first road to the left, there will be a driveway across a field to the right. The cemetery is in a field about a 1/4  mile down this road.

D.P. Knight
Born: Dec. 10, 1849
Died: Aug. 22, 1919

M.J. Knight
Born: Sept. 16, 1854
Died: June  15, 1917

MARRIAGE: KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Maria GADDY
Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1822 Recorded in: Chatham, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 159036 Dates: 1805-1836

 
KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Margaret MC MILLAN
Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1844 Recorded in: Jefferson, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 180836 Dates: 1803-1880

 
KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Roxalana ROBINSON
Marriage Date: 17 Jul 1851 Recorded in: Chatham, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 183856 Dates: 1842-1861Marriage:

Mariah GADDY [Parents] was born in 1803. She died on 3 Jan 1840 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. Mariah married (MRIN:3445) Rufus KNIGHT on 24 Jul 1822 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia.

OBITUARY: Southern Recorder, Milledgeville,,Georgia
Tuesday, January 28, 1840
MGK0001/MGK0001A
Transcribed by William Custer Knight 2/23/05
Found in the files of the Russell Library
Departed this life in Emanuel County, on the 3d day of January, of a severe and protracted illness, which she bore with a Christian fortitude and resignation, Mrs. Mariah Knight, consort of Rufus Knight, Esq., in the 36th year of her age. The death of this estimable lady is sincerely regretted in the neighborhood in which she lived, endeared to all by the strongest ties of friendship and affection, mild, benevolent, and condescending, ever ready to relieve the distressed and needy, and to administer comfort and consolation to the afflicted. He conduct through life was characterized by humanity, and a desire to promote the welfare and happiness of those around her. In the relation of parent and wife, she discharged her duty with the most purictilious exactness, endeavoring by precept and example to infuse into the hearts of her children the most, scrupulous regard for those virtues which elevate the character and lead to honor and distinction. She has left a husband and five children to mourn her untimely death.

MARRIAGE: Georgia Marriages to 1850
Name: Mariah Gaddy
Spouse: Rufus Knight
Marriage Date: 24 Jul 1822
Marriage County: Chatham
Marriage State: Georgia
Source Information:
Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWWT-FQ5 Name: Rufus Knight Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: Spouse's Name: Maria Gaddy Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Age: Event Date: 28 Jul 1822 Event Place: , Chatham, Georgia Father's Name: Mother's Name: Spouse's Father's Name: Spouse's Mother's Name: Race: Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71239-1 System Origin: Georgia-EASy GS Film number: 159036 Reference ID: Collection: Rufus Knight, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"

They had the following children.

  F i Martha Helen KNIGHT was born on 5 Mar 1825. She died on 15 Feb 1907.
  M ii
Rodolphus Blackmar KNIGHT was born in 1831 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. He died on 9 Apr 1873 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. He was buried on 13 Apr 1873 in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Radolphus Knight
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Household Members: Name Age
Rufus Knight 54  
Radolphus Knight 19  
Frances Knight 16  
Alonzo Knight 12  
Tolbert Knight 10  
Virginia Knight 4  
Valaria Knight 3  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Rodolphus b Knight
Age in 1860: 26  
Birth Year: abt 1834  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Swainsboro
Household Members: Name Age
Rufus Knight 64  
Rosanna Knight 49  
Rodolphus b Knight 26  
Rufus F Knight 20  
Valruria Knight 13  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M653_120; Page: 901; Image: 363.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Rodolphus B Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Age in 1870: 39  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1870: Militia District 57, Emanuel, Georgia
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Midville  
Lawyer
Household Members: Name Age
Rodolphus B Knight 39  
J C Whitehead 27  
Rufus T Knight 32  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Militia District 57, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M593_148; Page: 310; Image: 625.

BIOGRAPHY: Emanuel County, Georgia
Book A
Records of Wills, Administrations, Guardians, and Bonds, etc.
Index
KNIGHT, R.B. (et al)
for
Rufus Knight (Dcsd.)
    
(Letters of Administration)
Aug. 6, 1866
James B. Kennedy, Ord.
101
 
Sandersville Herald
Friday Morning Edition
May 16, 1873
Transcribed by William Custer Knight 2/17/05
Georgia, Emanuel County
by John C. Coleman, Ordinary
Whereas Thos. B. Felder makes application for permanent letters of Administration upon the estate of R.B. Knight, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office on or before the first Monday in June next, and show cause if any they have why said Letters should not be granted.

Emanuel County Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
John C. Coleman, Ordinary.
May 9, 1873 - 30d

Emanuel County Probate Court
Record of Vouchers of Administrators, Guardians
1869 - 1879  Pages 20 to 41
Voucher 1
1873 Estate R.B. Knight in a/c with J.C. McMillan
Apr. To Cash pd for Stimulants rc in last Sickness               5.00
"     "  "    "  "               Servant Attention               2.50
"     "  "    "  "         Ken Kerwoods Board Bill              20.00
"     "  "    "  "         F.H. Chisolm Bill Board              18.00
"     "  "    "  "Barber Shaving & Dressing Corpse              15.00
"     "  "    "  "Fare. Corpse & Fannie to Columbus             16.00
"     "  "    "  "               Handed to Fannies               9.00
"     "  "    "  "        Pd. Bonefield Undertaker              25.00
"     "  "    "  "     Dr. Drake Medical Attention              15.00
" 27  "  "    "  " Trip to farm via Columbus B to Savh          
                   Fare to Columbus 8.00 Dinner 1.00             9.00
" 28  "  "    "  " Fare to Macon 5.00 to 9 1/2 C.R.R. 5.00
                  Supper 1.00                                  11.00
" 29  Fare to 9 1/2 .50 Buggy & Horse to farm 2.50               3.00
      "    " Savh 4.75 Fare in Savh 7.75                       12.50
      "    " from Savh to Atlanta                              13.50
May 2         Meals on Trip                                      2.00
June 1        Trip to farm via Macon
     Fare to 9 1/2 10.00 buggy hire 2.00 fare at Swainsbory    15.00
      "    " Atlanta 10.00 Meals 2.00                          12.00
Sept. 21st    Trip to farm via Columbus
     Fare to Columbus 7.40 Breakfast 1.00                       8.40
      "    " Columbus 1.50 Supper for Valey 1.00                2.50
      "    " Columbus to 9 1/2 8.40 fare 9 1/2 to Atlanta 8.50 16.90
Sept. 25      at Swainsboro 3.50  Meal at Macon .50              4.00
             Columbus fare .75  fare in    4.50                 5.25
             Fare from Savh to Atlanta via Macon               12.15
             Fare at Miller 1.00  Buggy to farm 1.00 Sup. 1.00  3.00
April trip to Fanber Geo on Estate business                      4.00/$298.05
(Signed) J.C. McMillan
Admin Est R.B. Knight decd

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County - Court of Ordinary
Record Book "A" of Sales on Estates 1857 - 1874
Page 273
RBK0001
List of the sale of the personal property belonging
to the Estate of R.B. Knight Sold Dec. 4th 1873.
2 Plows             2.50          
1 Stock #4          6.50   One Wash Stand                1.05
1 Lot Sweeps        1.60   4 Chairs                      3.00
1 Sweep             2.50   Bed Mattress & Bed Clothing  26.50
6 ?? & Plows        3.75   1 Bed Stand                   5.30
4 Hoes              2.25   1 Chest                        .50
1 Lot Clives Plows  2.75   1 Wagon                      50.00
2 Old Plows         1.00   100 ?????                     5.50
1 Boiler           10.00   1 Lot Old Iron                 .50
1 Pr Stelyarde      1.35   6 Hogs & 12 pigs             27.00
1 De                 .75   1 Yoke Oxen                  30.00
4 Pair Plow ??      5.00   2 Wheels                      2.25
1 Lot Law Books    10.00   1 Lot Old Plows               2.10
1 Book              .20    1 Bay Ball Horse             72.00
1 Lot Books       10.15    1 Gray Mare                 100.00
1 Digest            .20    1 Roan Horse                 77.00
2 Tables           3.00    1 Sorrel Mule                98.00
1 Wash Stand       1.30    1 Bay Mule                   76.00
6 Chairs           7.95    1 Blk Mule                   46.00
                                                      ------
                                                     $700.55

Sandersville Herald
Friday Morning Editio
October 17, 1873
Transcribed by William Custer Knight 2/17/05
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE
In pursuance of an order of the court of Ordinary of Emanuel County, will be sold before the Court-house door in Swainsboro, in said county, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in December next, one tract of land, known as the Knight old place, containing seven hundred acres, more or less. Also, one other tract of land, known as the Colman tract, containing four hundred acres, more or less. Said tracts of land lying in the 57th district, G. M., of said county, on and near the Ogeeche river, ajoining each other, 2 ½ miles from Station No. 9 ½ C.R.R., and well improved. Being the entire real estate of R.B. Knight,deceased. Sold as the property of R.B. Knight, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased.
(Sold to To
J.A. Bresson for  400 Acres for                      $810.00
One tract containing 700 Acres To Francis O. Knight    $1925.00)
Terms: One third cash, one third credit to first day of January, 1875, and one third credit to first day of January, 1876, with interest at ten percent per annum from date, and mortgage on the land.
John C. McMillan, Administrator
October 17, 1873 - tds

DEATH: Emanuel County Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Record of Vouchers of Administrators, Guardian's
1869 - 1879 page 36
M.A. Blackmar to City Sexton
April 13, 1873 for Burial of R.B. Knight  (Martha Ann Blood Blackmar)
7.00 Paid
(Signed) James Lymah - Sexton

Emanuel County Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Record of Vouchers of Administrators, Guardian's
1869 - 1879 page 36
Columbus,Ga.
M.A. Blackmar to R.J. Colman (Martha Ann Blood Blackmar)
April 14, 1873
For Vault at Cemetery for Mr. Knight           30.00
Recieved Payment
May 14, 1873
(Signed) R.J. Colman

Emanuel County Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Record of Vouchers of Administrators, Guardian's
1869 - 1879 page 36
M.A. Blackmar to Wm Mulbery                    30.00
April 11, 1873 for hire of five
carriage & hearse for R.B. Knight
Paid Wm. Mulbery

BURIAL: From: "Kemis Massey"
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com, GAMUSCOG-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [GAMUSCOGEE] Rudolphus (R.B.) Knight
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 21:59:42 -0500
 
From Chris Autry's site http://www.knology.net/~cgautry/K.html under "K" on the surname index.
His mother was co-founder of the  Historic Linwood Foundation.  
 
KNIGHT: Carolina S. , George S. , Harry E. Sr. , Henry E. , J.T. Mrs. , James T. , John T. , Kathlyn , Maggie L. , Mary , Nancy , Robert C. , Rodulphus B.

Rodulphus B. Knight is buried in Lot 158, Blackmar Plot, Linwood Cemetery

TAXES: Footprints Along the Hoopee
A History of Emanuel County
1812 - 1900
James E. Dorsey
Internal Revenue Assessment List, 1866
1. L.B. Bouchelle,Summerville, Physician
2. John Bell,Physician
3. James Grubbs,Summerville,Retail Dealer
4. James Herrington
5. R.B. Knight,Lawyer

MILITARY: Civil War Service Records
December 16, 2004 10:47 AM
Name:    R. B. Knight
Company:    C  
Unit:    54 Georgia Infantry.  
Rank - Induction:    1 Lieutenant
Rank - Discharge:    1 Lieutenant
Allegiance:    Confederate  
Source Information:
United States National Archives. Civil War Compiled Military Service Records [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-.
 
 
American Civil War Soldiers
December 16, 2004 10:48 AM
Name:    R B Knight ,   
Residence:    Emanuel County, Georgia  
Enlistment Date:    22 April 1862
Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  
Side Served:    Confederacy  
State Served:    Georgia  
Unit Numbers:    406 406  
Service Record:    Enlisted as a Lieutenant 1st Class on 22 April 1862
Commission in Company C, 54th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 16 May 1862.
Promoted to Full Captain on 25 April 1863
Resigned Company C, 54th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 16 July 1863
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Ken Johnson ken@pro-usa.net April 17, 2004, 11:01 am

MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY C, 54th REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF TENNESSEE
C. S. A.
EMANUEL COUNTY, GEORGIA
BARTOW INFANTRY
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/emanuel/military/civilwar/rosters/mt298ucompanyc.txt
Knight, R. B.- 1st Lieutenant April 22, 1862. Elected Captain
April 25, 1863. Resigned, having been elected Tax Assessor,
29th District of Georgia, July 16,1863.

Washington County Georgia
Sandersville Herald
Wednesday, June 4, 1862
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
FIFTY-SIXTH REGIMENT
The following is the organization of the 56th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, now at Camp Way, on the White Bluff, Shell      Road.

Colonel: Charlton H. Hall; Lt. Col.:Morgan Rawls;Major: William H. Mann;Adjutant: Vacant;
Surgeon: Dr. J. Ervin Godfrey; Quartermaster: Capt. T. A. Burke; Commissary: Capt. John G. Clarke;
Sargeant Major: Carford Way; Quartermaster Sergeant: W.H. Mansfield.

Company A. Lamar Infantry (Macon): Capt. T.W. Brantley; 1st Lt.,J.A. McManus; 2nd Lt.,J.H. Dunlap;
3d Lt.,W.E. Jenkins.

Company B. Appling Volunteers (Appling County): Capt., George W. Moody; 1st Lt., L.M. Phillips;
2d Lt., J.T. Moody; 3rd Lt.,J.J. Roberson.

Company C. Bartow Infantry (Emanuel and Hancock) Capt., D.A. Green; 1st Lt., R.B. Knight;
2d Lt.,C. Kuhlinan;3d Lt.,I.D.G. Lamb.

Company D. Yancy Guards (Screven County):Capt.,A.S. Roberts;1st Lt.,Joseph Miller;
2d Lt.,Michael Jenkins; 3d Lt.,Henry Susser.

Company E. Berrien County Guards (Berrien):Capt.,J.D. Evans;1st Lt.,H.M. Tally;2d Lt.,James H. Griffin;
3d Lt.,Joel W. Swain.

Company F. Savannah Cadets (Savannah):Capt.,Walter S. Chisom;1st Lt.,John W. Anderson,Jr.;
2d Lt.,Hamilton M. Branch;3d Lt.,Charles C. Hunter.

Company G. Georgia Invincibles (Columbus):Capt.,George W. Knight;1st Lt.,Napoleon Roberts;
2d Lt.,Grigsby E. Thomas;3d Lt.,Samuel McClary.

Company H. Russell Guards (Columbus):Capt.,C.R. Russell;1st Lt.,T.F. Brewster;
2d Lt.(Unreadable);3d Lt.,Vacant.

Company I. Georgia Rangers (Effingham County):Capt.,L.L. Elkins;1st Lt.J.W. Brewer;
2d Lt.,J.F. Rawls;3d Lt.F.E. Bourquin.

Company K. Satilla Rifles (Appling County):Capt.,George Eason;1st Lt.,J.H. Hanson;
2d Lt.,Richard Bennett;3d Lt.,G.B. Rich.

Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867 Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867
Name: Rodolphus B Knight
State: Georgia
Year: 1866
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.

Transcribed 29 July 2010
William Custer Knight
Originals on file.
State of Georgia Sept 4th 1865
Honorable James Spere Attorney General  N. L.
Your petitioner has the honor to represent that he is a citizen of Emanuel County State of Georgia, and was born in said county and state, and has resided herein ever since, and further represent that he comes within the (1st) first exception in the proclamation of his Excellency the President of the United States of May 29, 1865. He would further state, that he was opposed secession – that he advocated and urged a convention of all the States he firmly believing if this could be done the supposed aggreiveances of the turbulent States would have been appeased – that seccession and  civil war could have been avoided, and that the union of our farthers would have remained inviolate and intact. Upon this platform petitioner ran as a candidate to represent his county in the state convention which was convened for Georgia to decide what she would do and was defeated. Petitioner would farther state the he is under thirty five years of age
State of Georgia
Emanuel County
This day personally appeared before me, the undersigned the Ordinary in and for the county and State aforesaid, the above named petitioner, and subscribes and under oath to the foregoing petition.
James D. Kennady
Ordinary Emanuel Co., Georgia
State of Georgia
  F iii Frances A. KNIGHT was born on 23 Jun 1834. She died on 8 Mar 1921.
  M iv
Alonzo L. KNIGHT was born in 1838 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. He died on 14 Jan 1859 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia.



CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Alonzo Knight
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

OBITUARY: The Waynesboro News
Waynesboro,Burke,Georgia
January 25, 1859
"ALONZO L. KNIGHT, died on January 14th, 1859, at the house of his father, Mr. Rufus Knight, in Emanuel county, in the 21st year of his age.
Possessed of a mild and amiable disposition, those noble traits of character which shines brightest, where the possessor is most known - it is not surprising that he had many friends, and was emphatically the loved one at home. As a son he was dutiful and obedient; as a brother he was kind and affectionate; as a pupil in school, the writer of this obituary always found him obedient to the rules of school. He possessed no ordinary mind, and would have made a useful man had his physical strength equaled his mental faculties. He often said to me, while under my training, that his desires were that he might be a great man, and if study and attention would accomplish this end, he would be found aspiring - his motto was onward."
The citizens of Summersville, where he spent a large portion of his time at school, will remember, no doubt, his valedictory, which brought tears from many an eye, and when it was prophesized that he would day become distinguished for his abilities. But, alas! disease took hold and paralyzed his energies. His disease being protracted, he had time for meditation and prayer, which, it is to be hoped he improved. But little was gathered from him in relation to his state of mind and prospects of the future; but enough in connection with his previous history to warrant his kindred and friends in enteraining the consoling assurance that his end was peace to mourn his early removal from a sphere of extended usefulness.

Thus, like leaves on trees the race of man is found,
Now, green in youth, now withering on the ground,
Another race the following age supplies,
They fall successing and successing rise,
So, generations in their course decay-
So flourish, then, when those have passed away.
  M v Rufus Tolbert KNIGHT was born in 1839.

Rufus KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 26 Apr 1796 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He died in Feb 1866 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. Rufus married (MRIN:3446) Margaret MCMILLAN on 12 Dec 1844 in Jefferson County, Georgia.

Other marriages:
GADDY, Mariah
ROBINSON, Roxalana

SLAVES: 1850 Slave Schedules
(14 Slaves)
Age  Gender   Race    Owner        Home in 1850  County   State
60   Female   Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
45   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
45   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
43   Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
22   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
20   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
20   Female   Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
17   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
11   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
8    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
5    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
3    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
2    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
1    Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
Citing this Record:
"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV88-QM5 : accessed 16 Feb 2014), John Aday, 1850.

1860 Slave Schedules
RK0002
Slave Owners
Name         Home in 1860
Rufus Knight District 57, Emanuel, Georgia   
Slave Information
Age Gender  Race (17 Slaves)
52  Female  Mulatto (Could be Millie Knight)  
35  Male    Mulatto  
32  Male    Mulatto  
30  Female  Mulatto  
23  Male    Mulatto (Could be Augustus Knight)
22  Female  Mulatto  
21  Male    Mulatto (Could be Andrew Knight)
17  Female  Mulatto (Could be Eliza Knight - Andrews wife)
15  Female  Mulatto  
14  Female  Mulatto  
13  Female  Mulatto  
11  Male    Mulatto  
10  Male    Black  
9   Female  Black  
8   Male    Mulatto  
5   Male    Black  
3   Male    Black
 
  
Footprints Along The Hoopee
A History of Emanuel County 1812 - 1900
James E. Dorsey
Page 83
RK0006
Transcribed by William Knight
One other slave was brought to trial in the 1850's. Identified only as "George," he was charged with "assaulting a free white person with intend to murder." The original indictment was quashed, but a new one was later filed. The jury found him guilty, but did recommend mercy.  He was sentenced to serve a term of six months in the Emanuel County jail.  While there, he was to be given 50 lashes with a whip per week. At the end of his sentence he would be branded with the letter "M" on his right cheek and then be delivered to his owner, Rufus Knight. The sentence was harsh by today's standard, but his offense-attacking a white person-could be a capital crime. In this sense he was lucky to fare as well as he did. Another element in George's "light' sentence was the fact that slaves were valuable items of property. If a slave were killed, his owner would suffer a definite material loss. By imposing a tough sentence-yet one short of death-the court could punish the offender and still protect the owner's invenstment.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
September 26, 1856
Prisoner arrained and the following sentence passed Where upon it is considered and adjudged by the court that you George be taken hence to the common jail of Emanuel County and there confined for and during the space of six months, that you do recieve during that time, on each Tuesday during said imprisonment between the hours of ten and twelve in the morning fifty lashes on your bare back to be infliated by the sheriff of said county or his deputy at the door of the jail; that at the expiration of said six months you be branded on your right cheek with the letter M, and then delivered to your owner Rufus Knight, and it is further considered and ajudged that the said Rufus Knight your owner do pay all costs and expenses attending your prosecution, conviction and punishment.


Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
Transcribed by William Knight
RK0016-RK0016A-RK0016B-RK0016C
September 23,1856
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
Assaulting a free white person - with intent to murder

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
September 23,1856
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
Assaulting a free white person - with intent to murder
Defendent being arrained - pleads not guilty

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
September 26, 1856
The above stated case tryed by the following jury.
1. John McRountree              7. Enouch Hutchinson
2. Moses Warren Jr.             8. Ballan Hall
3. Manning Herington            9. Manley Faskey
4. Hardy L. Thompson           10. Jacob Nash
5. Henry Yawl                  11. Mathew S. Branson
6. William H. Edenfield        12. Henry Brown
We the jury find the prisoner guilty, but recommend ??? to mercy
so say one all
Henry Brown Foreman

Effingham County Clerk of the Superior Court
Effingham County Deed and Mortgage Record
Book L 1823 - 1828  Page 490/491
Transcribed by William Custer Knight (RK0012)
State of Georgia, Chatham County
December 3, 1827
W. Gaddy - Rufus Knight - C.R. Tondee - W.A. Prevatt  To Clem Powers
Know all men by these presents that we William Gaddy, Rufus Knight, Charles R. Tondee and William A. Prevatt, all of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty One Dollars and Fifty Cents, to us in hand paid by Clem Powers of the County of Effingham and state aforesaid, and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and of these presents so bargain and sell to the said Clem Powers his heirs and assigns, two negroe or mulato girl slaves the one called Mariah (alias Mary) about eight years of age and the other her sister about six years of age called Lucy with the future increase of their or either of their bodies. To have and to hold said bargained property to him the said Clem Powers his heirs and assigns forever. And we the said William Gaddy, Rufus Knight, Charles R. Tondee and William A. Prevatt for ourselves our heirs executors and Administrators all and singular the said bargained property unto the said Clem Powers, his heirs and assign against us and our heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatever shall and will warrant and defend by these presents. In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this third day of December in the year of our lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Seven. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of W. Gaddy - Rufus Knight - C.R. Tondee - W.A. Prevatt A true copy from the original this 9th day of January 1828 The words "with the future increase of their or either of the bodies" underlined before signing.
(Signed) C. Powers - William Garbeth

ESTATE: Washington County Georgia
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Wednesday, March 21, 1866
Emanuel County: R.B. Knight apply (applies) to me for letters of administration on the estate of Rufus Knight, deceased. These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law, to show cause , if any they have, why said letters shall not be granted.
(Signed) R.B. Knight, Adm

Washington County Georgia
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Wednesday, August 15, 1866
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Emanuel County: All those indebted to the estate of Rufus Knight, deceased, or owed money by that estate, must make imeediate payment of present their notes for
payment.
(Signed) R.B. Knight,Adm.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County Book "B" for the
Record of Appraisements
1858 to 1875  Page 179
RK0007
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Inventory and appraisment contined of the estate
of Rufus Knight, deceased
66 head of Cattle at $10.00 per head              66.00
13 head of Hogs at   $ 2.00 per head              26.00
27 head of Hogs at   $ 2.00 per head              54.00
25 head of Sheep at  $ 2.00 per head              50.00
Lot of land being in  Thomas County  490 acres   200.00
Lot of land being in  Houston County 202 1/2     100.00
Different lots of land being in
Emanuel County about 1000 acres                 2000.00
Lot of land being in  Lumpkin County 40 acres     40.00

Georgia, Emanuel County
We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the administrator the above and forgoing contains a true appraisment of the goods chattles and credits of the estate of Rufus Knight deceased. With the best of our understanding and belief given under our hands and official signature this August 17th, 1866
(Signed)
James Stevens
William Stevens
Littleton Grubbs

Washington County Georgia
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Wednesday, November 28, 1866
Emanuel County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county one month from this date, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Rufus Knight, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.
(Signed) R.B. Knight, Adm.

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
1866  Rufus T. Knight
To Estate of Rufus Knight
Recd, from B. Richard for 5 head cattle            $73.00
By cash for ladder 5 50/100                          5.50
3 Lbs of wool 1.00  1 quart syrup .25                1.25
Received from Burough for ?????                      5.00
By cash 5.00                                         5.00
For Fodder 2.75                                      2.75
Of B.W. Johnson in exchange of oven                 18.00
Per the amount received and value of two bale ??   228.75

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County Book "B" for the record of Appraisements  1858 - 1875
Transcribed by William Custer Knight - 02/18/05

Inventory and appraisement of Est. of Rufus Knight
RK0009
February 14, 1866

VALUE
1 Three notes of hand given W. J. Daves dated August 22, 1866 $130.00
2 Three notes of hand given by Jeremiah Spence dated April the 9th 1844 due one day after date to $78.96
3 One note of hand given by Thomas Drake dated April the 6th 1856 - due one day after date   $10.00
4 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated March 22, 1862 due one day after date       $30.00
5 One note of hand given by Thomas McBride dated July 14th 1863 due one day after date       $60.80
6 One note of hand given by John McKing dated Oct 20, 1863 due one day after date              $21.35
7 One note of hand given by Jesse Ham (Harm) dated February 29, 1864 Interest from date           $20.00
8 One note of hand given by Samuel Green dated January 19th, 1864 - Interest from date           $100.00
9 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated January 27, 1864 due one day after date       $20.00
10 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated July 1st 1864 due one day after date       $50.00
11 One note of hand given by Jesse Ham (Harm) dated February 27, 1864 with interest from date      $40.00
12 One note of hand given by Ruben Boatright dated Sept. 11, 1864 due one day after date       $67.75
13 One note of hand given by John McLynoore                                                   $40.00
14 One Loom                                 $7.00
15 One Large Shugar (Sugar) Boiler                 $20.00
16 One Large Shugar (Sugar) Boiler                 $35.00
17 One                                        $20.00
18 One Shugar (Sugar) Mill Broken                $25.00
19 One ??? Of Potatoes                         $5.00
20 One pair waggon wheels                        $30.00
21 Iron axles & Sundries                        $20.00
22 Set of buggy ?????                        $10.00
23 Iron ????                                $10.00
24 Old buggy irons                                 $8.00
25 Lot of old ploughs                         $7.00
26 One buggy                                $75.00
27 One ???? Stove                                 $3.00
28 Brace bits saw etc.                        $12.00
29 One waggon                                $80.00
30 One lot of ploughs & ?                          $30.00
31 Lot of axes                                 $7.00
32 One chest & contents                         $1.00
33                                        $12.50
34 Old bar irons                                 $2.00
35 Set of blacksmith tools                    $25.00
36 Set of ???? Irons                        $15.00
37 One pair wheel hubs                         $2.00
38 One pair wheel ???                        $20.00
39 Lot of hoes                                 $2.50
40 Lot of ploughs & ???                            $12.50
41 One mule                               $128.00
42 One mule                               $125.00
43 5 alan ploughs                                $15.00
44 One lot of shugar (sugar) ??? Cane        $60.00
45 One lot of ????? Wheels                          $8.00
46 Lot of cather                                $10.00
47 Lot of sudries                                 $6.00
48 Lot of cowhides                                  $8.00
49 Timber rope & drag                            $1.75
50 Lot cotton seed                                $10.00
51 One pair of ????  ????                        $10.00
52 3 bars of iron                                 $5.00
53 One lot of seed ????                       $12.00
54 Lot of books & maps                        $25.00
55 Three mahogany tables                    $36.00
56 One clock                                 $5.00
57 One ????                                 $1.00
58 One bedstead & contents                        $50.00
59 One bedstead & contents                        $50.00
60 Wash bowl & stand                         $3.00
61 One table                                 $1.00
62 One set of table and tea spoons               $15.00
63 One lot of crockery                        $12.00
64 Lot of files  ?????                         $4.00
65 One bureau                                $10.00
67 One lamp                                 $1.00
68 Two bedsteads                                $50.00
69 One bedstead bed & contents               $50.00
70 One wash stand                           $1.00
71 Double barrel gun                        $25.00
72 12 chairs                                $12.00
73 Lot of Bacon                               $110.00
74 Lot of corn                                $36.00
75 Lot of fodder                                $35.00
76 50 head of stock cattle               $125.00
77 About 90 gals of syrup & molasses        $90.00
78 One lot of cookery utensils                 $5.00
79 One lot of ???                                $14.00
80 Copper ware                                 $3.00
81 ?????                                         $3.00
                                    $2,409.15

 
The above contains only a partial appraisal of the est. of  Rufus Knight deceased the stock cattle and sheep not being appraised the administrator thinking is would not be of interest of the ------ to have the court  & appraisor.
(signed) R. B. Knight
Admin.

State of Georgia
Emanuel County
We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the administrator. The above and forgoing contains a true appraisement of the goods chattle and credits of the estate of Rufus Knight deceased. To the best of our judgement and understanding given under our hand and official signature this February 14, 1866.
(signed)  James Stephenus               Littlefin  Crop  (?)         William  ?

I do hereby certify that the above appraisers was sworn to perform their duty - as appraisers according to law this the 14th day of February 1866,
(signed) James Stephens J.P.

A full inventory and schedule of many Books of Accounts & C of Rufus Knight deceased never in ---- have been produced to me which can be sufficiently  accounted, but when there is a just and true account of which will be reimbursed by and this Feb 14 1866,
(signed) R. B. Knight  
Admin.

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
RK0009
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Sale list of portion of the perishable property of the estate of  Rufus Knight Desc.
 
1 1 lot of leather (?)             E. F. Lawrence           1.00
2 1 lot of leather (?)             E. F. Lawrence           2.80
3 10 bush cotton seed .95 bush      Hampton Daniels    9.50
4 Lot cotton seed .50             R. T. Knight
5 Lot peas white  1.40             R. T. Knight
6 Box & contents             Dr. Rochelle           2.85
7 One lot lime (?)             James Grubbs           1.00
8 One lot  (?)                    James Grubbs             0.75
9 One lot axes                    E. F. Lawrence           0.50
10 1 pair cart tires             Fred Johnson           4.00
11 One large ????                   James Grubbs           1.00
12 One lot choppers             R. T. Knight           1.50
13 One lot shugar (sugar) 20      E. F. Lawrence
14 2 lot shugar (sugar)             G. Stevens
15 3 lot shugar (sugar) 13 1/2      J. Goodwin           4.72
16 1 Lot syrup    .30 gal      R. T. Knight
17 2 lot syrup                   James Goodwin          15.40
18 1 pair keddles             R. T. Knight           1.28
19 Bacon   280 lbs   .26 1/2      R. T. Knight
20 2nd bacon           .26      R. T. Knight
21 3rd bacon            .25 1/2     R. T. Knight
22 112 lbs more or less  .18      Jame Goodwin           18.36
23 Bed                          Roxalinna Knight    50.00
24 Mahog. Table                    H. C. Knight            5.00
25 2 tables                    R. T. Knight            6.00
26 Dr Gunn                    H. C. Knight            0.50
27 Spectators                    R. W. Burrows             1.00
28 ??? Reciepts                    R. W. Burrows            0.75
29 Bates History                    R. W. Burrows            1.25
30 One Da Book                    Bashelle            1.00
31 Map of Georgia             H. C. Knight            1.00
32 2 Boats                    H. C. Knight           50.00
33 1 Boat                             R. T. Knight           53.00
34 1 Wash stand                     R. T. Knight            0.25
35 Med. Box & contents             R. T. Knight            0.25
36 Clock                           Mrs. Mathew Coleman     6.00
37 2 Pictures                    Roxalinna Knight     0.40
38                           H. C. Knight            0.10
39 2 Candle sticks             Bashelle            0.25
40 1 Lamp                           R. T. Knight            0.50
41 1 Bureau                   Roxalinna Knight          11.00
42 1 Washer stand            Roxalinna Knight     0.40
43 Lot of silver spoons            R. T. Knight            5.00
44 Lot of Crockery             R. T. Knight            7.00
45 One ????  Octavia             R. T. Knight            1.20
46 One bed                    R. T. Knight           60.00
47 Wash bowl                     T. J. Kuyhr            1.00
48 Gage & Files                     R. W. Burrows            4.30
49 Auger & Files                     Gerry Griffin            0.70
50 Table & rail                     R. T. Knight            2.00
51 3 Bars iron                     James Grubbs
52 Skales (scales)             Mills                   0.25
53 Oven ??? & table                                 2.00
54 One boiler                     R. T. Knight           13.00
55 One boiler                     Thomas Kuyhr           28.00
56 2 iron axles                     James Stevens            3.00
57 1 Oven                            Roxalinna Knight         5.35
58 Wheel                            Roxalinna Knight     3.00
59 Reel maps                     Mrs Coleman            2.60
60 Wheel                            E. Magruder            4.32
61 Wheel                            James Stevens            1.00
62 ??? Cards                     Jerry Griffin            0.85
63 ??? Wool                     A. Johnson            0.80
64 ??? Cotton                     James Stevens            0.25
65 Harth Irons                     R. T. Knight            3.00
66 Harth Irons                     E. F. Lawrence     2.00
67 1 Gal. ???                     R. T. Knight            0.80
68 1 Basket                     Miller Johnson     1.50
69 ??? Octavia                     Kuyhr                   1.25
70 Pail & Churn                     R. T. Knight            1.00
71 Keelers & Tray              R. T. Knight            2.25
72 Lard  .20 per Lbs.             R. T. Knight
73 1 ??? Chair                     R. T. Knight
74 One Mule                     R. T. Knight          140.00
75 One Horse                    Ruben Boatright   181.65
76 500 Seed Cane  1.61 per 100      R. T. Knight
77 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      R. T. Knight
78 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      R. T. Knight
79 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      B. L. Kirkland
80 One lot of cane  1.50 per 100 E. F. Lawrence
81 5 allen ploughs              R. T. Knight          $15.00
82 Lot ploughs                     R. T. Knight           $6.00
83 Lot of ploughs              E. F. Lawrence    $4.50
84 One jug                     Gary Griffin           $0.40
85 2 lot ploughs                     R. T. Knight           $6.00
86 1 Lot buggy rims                               $5.00
87 1 Lot buggy rims                               $4.00
88 Pair cart tires              Miles Lowe              $8.00
89 Brace & bits                     Dr. Rochelle          $10.10
90 Lot of Tools                     Gerry Griffin           $2.80
91 One hand saw                     R. T. Knight           $3.00
92 One Shot Gun                     James Hull          $30.00

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records RK0010
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Sale list of the remaining portion of the perishable property of the Estate of Rufus Knight deceased.
September 5th 1866
1 One  Hay                John Overstreet $1.00
2 One  Gitt Gin Leasting        R.T. Knight $5.00
3 One Lot iron                John Hackle $1.25
4 One Scythe                Green Shermond $1.75
5 One Carriage Spring        Ely Roberts $1.00
6 One Buggy                Jack Raule $40.00
7 One Ox Cart & Wheels        R.T. Knight $28.00
8 27 Head of Hog at $6.00 pr. Jimmy Hall $162.00
9 66 Head of Cattle at $14.00 John Overstreet $924.00
10 Lot Black-Smith Tools        John Hackle $25.00
11 Grind Stone                John Hackle $2.25
12 3 Hens                        Green Shermond $0.25
13 8 Head of Hog                Andrew Knight $17.50
14 1 Hog                        Jimmy Hall $2.75
15 1 ??? & ???                J. Goodwin $11.20
16 Remaining Portion of the Hogs R.T. Knight $33.00
17 1 Beef                        J. Goodwin $18.00
18 1 Beef & others                J. Goodwin $20.00
19 1 Mutton                R.T. Knight $2.00
20 1 Ox                        R.T. Knight $20.00
21 4 Head of Hog                G. Forth $150.00
22 Cow & Calf                J. McClendon $32.00

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight RK0011
Sale list of the remaining portion of the perishable property of the Estate of Rufus Knight deceased.
September 5th 1866
1 One Lot Leather #1                        N.T. Laminira $1.00
2 One Lot Leather #2                        N.T. Laminira $2.80
3 One Lot Cotton Seed #1  10 Bar. .95 per. H. Daniel $95.00
4 One Lot Cotton Seed Balance 23 Bar. .50 per R.T. Knight $11.50
5 Whitton Pulley 3 box                        R.T. Knight $4.20
6 Box & Contents                            S.B. Bouchell $2.95
7 Lot ???                                         J.A. Grubbs $1.00
8 Pair Steel                                J.A. Grubbs $0.75
9 Lot Axes                                N.T. Laminira $0.50
10 Lot case ??? Seed                        Johnson $0.50
11 Timber Rope                                Grubbs $1.00
12 Lot Chuffers                                R.T. Knight $1.50

TAXES: Emanuel County Probate Court
RK0003/RK0003A/RK0003B
1841 Tax Records Dist.57
Rufus Knight
4 Wheel Carraige
2590 Acres Pine Land
160  Acres Other
15   Slaves
Paid the Poll Tax for only one person

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.
 
Emanuel County Probate Court
RK0004
Land Plat Records Page 19
Georgia - Emanuel County
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Scale of 10 chains per. Inch.
Warrant dated the 10th of January 1848, and surveyed The 6th of December 1849 for Rufus Knight who resided in this state, A tract of forty two and half acres bounded as the above plat represents.
Advertised the 1st of April 1850
Surveyed by George W. Clifton
Certified by James H. Edenfield
(Signed) Matthew Coleman
(Signed) Rodolphus B. Knight

 
Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, July 22, 1851
PARTY MEETING IN EMANUEL: At a meeting of the Constitutional Party of Emanuel County in Swainsbory, on July 7th, the following were present:
E.B. Lewis          John C.C. lane          Neill McLeod          Duncan McLeod
John Overstreet     Ira T. Mclamore         Irvin L. Kirkland     Ezekiel Clifton
Rufus Knight        B.L. Lane               Zachariah Lewis       Archibald Woods
Solomon Page        James Hicks             Elijah Odum           John Gillis
Daniel Hall         A.C. Sumner             T.W. Williamson       Thomas Morris
Ezekiel J. Hull     Algarine Trapnal        George Rowntree
 
Index of Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756 - 1909
Page 367
Knight,Rufus  County   Grant Book  Page  Acres Granted  Year
             Emanuel    Y.5       1131     40 1/2      1854

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0014
October 16, 1854
The following persons were sworn as Grand Juror's to wit
Rufus Knight - Foreman
1. William Hall              12. Griffin Mercer
2. Jordan Sutton             13. David Coleman
3. Brittain Scott            14. Ashley E. Wiggins
4. Berry Price               15. William S. Mosley
5. Michael D. Lampp          16. John L. Woods
6. Richard Sumner            17. Archibald Woods
7. George S. Rountree        18. Alexander C. Sumner
8. Albert Neel               19. Daniel T. Sumner
9. David P. Sumners          20. Angus Gillis
10. Burrill Kea              21. Daniel G. Hall
11. Duncan McLeod            22. Samuel Brown

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0015
October Term 1854
The Grand Jury selected and sworn and empaneled to serve at the present term of the court make the following presentments to wit we find our jail in good order and neatly kept, we find no necessity for leving any additional tax for the ensueing year, we further consider our roads in good order and our bridges (likewise) also as far as our knowledge extends we have further proceeded to make out a list of poor children and have returned the same to the ordinary of said county. We have no further presentments to make further than this body presents their thanks to his honor the judge of said court for his most kind and cordial treatment
to them during the present term to the states attorney.
Rufus Knight Foreman
Britain Scott

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
    Georgia, Emanuel County: Sheriff Sales--On the first Tuesday in July next,
    will be sold at the courthouse in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County,
    within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:

     700 acres of land ajoining Lewis Collins, levied on as the property of Henry G. Warren,
    to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Prescott; Simeon Warren, security; also

     825 acres of land ajoining G.W. Phillips, levied on as property of William Phillips Sr.,
    to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John Johnson; Emery Manor, security; also

     1000 acres of land ajoining, levied on as property of Charles McCollough, to satisfy executions
    or fi fas in favor of Jehu Everett and Rufus Knight; also

     444 acres of land ajoining E.T. Mosely, levied on as property of Robert J. Pughly, to satisfy
    executions or fi fas in favor of Solomon Williamson; also

     300 acres of land ajoining Jeffin Bird, levied on as property of Benjamin Lewis, to satisfy
    executions or fi fas in favor of Jackson Bird.
    (Signed) Daniel Boatright, D. Sheriff

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Wednesday, April 27, 1859
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Emanuel County: N.W. Briant, D. Sheriff, files to sell property of Charles McColloughs to satisfy a fi fa in favor of Rufus Knight; also property of David Griffin in favor of Superior Court; also, property of Thomas Smith in favor of William Hull; also, property of Seaborn Mosely in favor of Stephen Fendley; also, property of R. L. Pughley in favor of William W. Padget; also, property of S.M. Williams in favor of William S. Thompson.

 
Central Georgian
May 4, 1849

Legal Advertisments

Emanuel Sheriff's Sale

     Will be sold before the Court-house door in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, on the first Tuesday in June next, within the legal hours of sale the following property to-wit:

     Two tracts of pine land, on containing 700 acres more or less lying on Bakers Branch, adjoining Millers and others. One other tract containing 286 acres more or less, adjoining lands of David Griffin and others, all levied on as the property of Charles McColloughs, to satisfy three Superior Court fi fas in favor of Rufus Knight and others, vs. Charles McColloughs. Property pointed out by defendant.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 100 acres of pine land more or less, lying on the Big Ohoopie river, and ajoining Charles McCollough and others, levied on and the property of David Griffin, to satisfy on Superior Court fi fa in favor of the officers of the Court, vs. David Griffin. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 250 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on the Ohoopie river, adjoining lands of Anthony Phillips, and others, with improvement, thereon, levied on the property of Thomas Smith, to satisfy two Superior Court fi fas, in favor of William Hail and others, vs. Thomas Smith. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 300 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on the Big Ohoopie river, adjoining James Godby and others, levied on as the property of Seaborn Mosley, to satisfy one Inferior Court fi fa in favor of Stephen Pendley, vs. Seaborn Mosley and William L. Mosley. Property pointed out by defendent.

    Also at the same time and place, will be sold two tracts of pine land, one containing 404 acres, more or less, one other tract containing 101 acres, more or less, all ajoining lands of E.T. Mosley and others, all levied on as the property of R.L. Pughley to satisfy on Superior Court fi fa in favor of William W. Padger, vs. R.L. Pughley and S.M. Williams. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 278 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on Pendleton Creek, ajoining lands of R.L. Pughley and others, levied on as the property of S.M. Williams to satisfy on Inferior Court fi fa in favor of William S. Thompson, vs. S.M. Williams, Pricipal, and .
R.L. Pughley and John A. Phillips, Security, on the stay of execution. Property pointed out by the defendent.

N.W. Briant, D. Sheriff.
17tds.

Emanuel County,Georgia,Probate Court
A Record of School Funds
1823 - 1857
RK0005
Rufus Knight is locate on several pages
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
January the 10 in the year of 1846.
Met in persuance to adjourment
1st on motion of Mr. Richard Edenfield,
It is ordered that all persons indetted to the
Common School of Instruction pay up the interest
due and fifty percent on the principal, also
it's furthered ordered that Clarence (?) Durden
only pay 25 per cent on what they are security
for on Wm. Godfrey's notes.
Adjorned until the second saturday in July next
this January 10 in 1846.
(Signed by the following)
J.P. Stevens       Con
John Roundtree     Con
Richard Edenfield  Con
Wilson Rhyner      Con
Rufus Knight       Con
B.S. Saul          Con

Emanuel County,Georgia,Probate Court
A Record of School Funds
1823 - 1857
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
April 19 in the year of 1847
Met in persuance to adjournment
On motion of J.P. Stevens it is ordered
that the Treasurer present notes in
payment of school accounts if there is
no other funds in hand.
(Signed by the following)
John Roundtree     Con
Wilson Rhyner      Con
J.P. Stevens       Con
B.S. Raul          Con
John Gillis        Con
Rufus Knight       Con

From: LDSED@aol.com
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:23:19 EST
Subject: Re: Rufus Knight's Will
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
 
Bill,
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, it is the flu not a cold.  Anyway, I have at the top of the document that it was from Emanuel Co. Will Book A&B  1815-1907. I spoke to my sister tonight and she said she does not remember ever checking Emanuel Co. But that is what is in her handwriting. She is going to check tomorrow,  her copy of Effingham Co., Georgia Annals which has quite a few Knights listed in that. Let me ask you if these names sound familiar to you in your searching.  I have a copy of a deed from Deed Book L page 490 Effingham Co., Ga. but the entry states Chatham Co., W. Gaddy, Rufus Knight, C.R. Tondee & W.A. Prevatt to Clem Powers  for two negores or Mulato girls the one called Mariah (alias Mary) about eight years of age and the other her sister about six years of age called Lucy C.R. Tondee was my 3th Great Grand father, I believe William Prevatte married Sarah Gaddy, daughter of Martha Gaddy Hollinger Speirs and This W. Gaddy could have been Sarah's brother, Martha's son.  I have a tremendous amount of information on some of these lines, but I have not been working genealogy for some time,  I am presently working on a History of a Georgia Regiment from the Civil War.  So I put my genealogy on a back burner about 7 yrs ago, but still try to keep it active thru the mail list, just to have some memory when I get back to it if I ever get the book published. Do you know the Knights were in Edgefield Co., S.C. at one time?  At least I believe I saw something earlier today when going through my files. I do know several of my family surnames were there and traveled down into Georgia together.  I apologize for being so sketchy, but this flu really has me empty headed. When I am feeling better I will try to get together some info to send you.  You mentioned you search the Emanuel Co. records, did you search the Effingham, Chatham Co. and Richmond Co, (Augusta, Ga.)  That was the travel pattern they followed from S.C.
Will email later.
Linda

BIOGRAPHY: Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0013
April 17, 1854
Georgia, Emanuel County
To the Hon. W.W. Hall one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of State The undersigned certifies that he has for a number of years been aquainted with Mr. Willis L. Denny that he is of good Moral Character and has for twelve months past studied law in the office and under the supervision of the undersigned.
April 17th, 1854
(Signed) R Knight
Atty at Law

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, April 9, 1839
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Georgia, Emanuel County: Rufus Knight applies for letters of administration of the estate of James Grayum, late of said county, deceased.
(Signed) Joseph Tipton, C.C.O.

Three Blackmore Genealogies
William Blackmore of Scituate, Mass.,
James Blackmore of Providence, R.I.,
Rev. Adam Blackman (Blackmore) of Stratford, Conn.
Compiled and Edited by Rev. Alven Martyn Smith.
So. Pasadena, Calif.,
1930 - Page 151

LAND: Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Georgia, Emanuel County: Sheriff Sales-On the first Tuesday in July next, will be sold at the courthouse in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:
700 acres of land ajoining Lewis Collins, levied on as the property of Henry G. Warren,to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Prescott; Simeon Warren, security; also
825 acres of land ajoining G.W. Phillips, levied on as property of William Phillips Sr., to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John Johnson; Emery Manor, security; also
1000 acres of land ajoining, levied on as property of Charles McCollough, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Jehu Everett and Rufus Knight; also
444 acres of land ajoining E.T. Mosely, levied on as property of Robert J. Pughly, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Solomon Williamson; also
300 acres of land ajoining Jeffin Bird, levied on as property of Benjamin Lewis, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Jackson Bird.
(Signed) Daniel Boatright, D. Sheriff

Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
August 17, 2004 12:25 AM
Name:    Rufus Knight
Number:    102  
District:    NINTH DISTRICT, THIRD SECTION, CHEROKEE  
Residence:    57th  
County:    Emanuel  
Comment:    granted previous to the first day of January, 1838  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.

CENSUS: 1830 Census - 57th District Emanuel County, Georgia
Under Rufus Knight in the Males Section it shows
1 -  Under 5 This may be Rodolphus his exact birth date not known
1 -  20 to 30
1 -  30 to 40 This would be Rufus

Female Section
1 - Under 5 Martha H. Knight
1 - 20 to 30  Mariah Gaddy Knight

1840 Census 57th District Emanuel County, Georgia
Rufus Knight Head of House
Male Section show
2 - Under 5   Rufus T. and Alonzo L Knight
1 -  5 to 9      Rodolphus
1 - 20 to 29
1 - 40 to 49  Rufus Knight

Female Section
1 - 5 to 9 Frances A. Knight
1 -  15 to 19 Martha H Knight
1 - 50 - 59

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Rufus Knight
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Rufus Knight
Age in 1860: 64  
Birth Year: abt 1796  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Swainsboro
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M653_120; Page: 901; Image: 363.

CEMETERY: A Tombstone Registry of Emanuel County, Georgia
by Dorsey Page 191
Knight Cemetery
Drive West from Midville towards Coleman Lake. Pass the road to Coleman Lake. Just past the first road to the left, there will be a driveway across a field to the right. The cemetery is in a field about a 1/4  mile down this road.

D.P. Knight
Born: Dec. 10, 1849
Died: Aug. 22, 1919

M.J. Knight
Born: Sept. 16, 1854
Died: June  15, 1917

MARRIAGE: KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Maria GADDY
Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1822 Recorded in: Chatham, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 159036 Dates: 1805-1836

 
KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Margaret MC MILLAN
Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1844 Recorded in: Jefferson, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 180836 Dates: 1803-1880

 
KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Roxalana ROBINSON
Marriage Date: 17 Jul 1851 Recorded in: Chatham, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 183856 Dates: 1842-1861Marriage:

Margaret MCMILLAN. Margaret married (MRIN:3446) Rufus KNIGHT on 12 Dec 1844 in Jefferson County, Georgia.

History of Jefferson County Georgia
Marion Little Durden
Page 223
Knight, Rufus - McMillan, Margaret 5 Dec 1844

Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
March 15, 2005 1:10 PM
Name:          Rufus Knight
Spouse:        Margaret McMillan
Marriage Date: 05 Dec 1844
County:        Jefferson  
State:         Georgia  

Court of the Ordinary
Jefferson County, Georgia
MMK0001
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Rufus Knight and Margaret McMillan
STATE OF GEORGIA
County of Jefferson
To any Minister of the Gospel, Judge, Justice of the Inferior Court, or
Justice of the Peace, to Celebrate.
These are to authorise and permit you to join in the Honerable State of Matrimony, Rufus Knight of the one part, and Margaret McMillian of the other part, according to the Rites of your Church: Provided there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same; and this shall be your authority for so long.
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the Court of Ordinary, for the County aforesaid, this Twenty first day of November 1844.
                                      Ebenezer Bothwell - Clerk
I do hereby Certify, that Rufus Knight and Margaret McMillian were joined together in the Holy Bans of Matrimony, by me, on the fifth day of December 1844.
                                         Brittian Scott - J.T.C.

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWWB-WXX Name: Rufus Knight Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: Spouse's Name: Roxalana Robinson Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Age: Event Date: 17 Jul 1851 Event Place: , Chatham, Georgia Father's Name: Mother's Name: Spouse's Father's Name: Spouse's Mother's Name: Race: Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71239-7 System Origin: Georgia-EASy GS Film number: 183856 Reference ID: Collection: Rufus Knight, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"

They had the following children.

  F i
Virginia KNIGHT was born in 1846 in Georgia.

BIRTH: It appears from the available data that Margaret McMillan, Rufus's second wife is the mother of both girls ,that is Virginia Knight born 1846, Emanuel County, Georgia, and Valuria Knight born 1847 Emanuel County, Georgia, they were both born after the death of Mariah and before Rufus married Roxanna, both these daughters are listed on the 1850 census, only Valuria is listed on the 1860 census, have found no trace after 1860.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Virginia Knight
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.
  F ii
Valuria KNIGHT was born in 1847 in Georgia.

BIRTH: It appears from the available data that Margaret McMillan, Rufus's second wife is the mother of both girls ,that is Virginia Knight born 1846, Emanuel County, Georgia, and Valuria Knight born 1847 Emanuel County, Georgia, they were both born after the death of Mariah and before Rufus married Roxanna, both these daughters are listed on the 1850 census, only Valuria is listed on the 1860 census, have found no trace after 1860.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Valaria Knight
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

Rufus KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 26 Apr 1796 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island. He died in Feb 1866 in Swainsboro, Emanuel, Georgia. Rufus married (MRIN:3447) Roxalana ROBINSON on 17 Jul 1851 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia.

Other marriages:
GADDY, Mariah
MCMILLAN, Margaret

SLAVES: 1850 Slave Schedules
(14 Slaves)
Age  Gender   Race    Owner        Home in 1850  County   State
60   Female   Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
45   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
45   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
43   Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
22   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
20   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
20   Female   Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
17   Male     Black   Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
11   Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
8    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
5    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
3    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
2    Female   Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
1    Male     Mulatto Rufas Knight District 28,  Emanuel, Georgia  
Citing this Record:
"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV88-QM5 : accessed 16 Feb 2014), John Aday, 1850.

1860 Slave Schedules
RK0002
Slave Owners
Name         Home in 1860
Rufus Knight District 57, Emanuel, Georgia   
Slave Information
Age Gender  Race (17 Slaves)
52  Female  Mulatto (Could be Millie Knight)  
35  Male    Mulatto  
32  Male    Mulatto  
30  Female  Mulatto  
23  Male    Mulatto (Could be Augustus Knight)
22  Female  Mulatto  
21  Male    Mulatto (Could be Andrew Knight)
17  Female  Mulatto (Could be Eliza Knight - Andrews wife)
15  Female  Mulatto  
14  Female  Mulatto  
13  Female  Mulatto  
11  Male    Mulatto  
10  Male    Black  
9   Female  Black  
8   Male    Mulatto  
5   Male    Black  
3   Male    Black
 
  
Footprints Along The Hoopee
A History of Emanuel County 1812 - 1900
James E. Dorsey
Page 83
RK0006
Transcribed by William Knight
One other slave was brought to trial in the 1850's. Identified only as "George," he was charged with "assaulting a free white person with intend to murder." The original indictment was quashed, but a new one was later filed. The jury found him guilty, but did recommend mercy.  He was sentenced to serve a term of six months in the Emanuel County jail.  While there, he was to be given 50 lashes with a whip per week. At the end of his sentence he would be branded with the letter "M" on his right cheek and then be delivered to his owner, Rufus Knight. The sentence was harsh by today's standard, but his offense-attacking a white person-could be a capital crime. In this sense he was lucky to fare as well as he did. Another element in George's "light' sentence was the fact that slaves were valuable items of property. If a slave were killed, his owner would suffer a definite material loss. By imposing a tough sentence-yet one short of death-the court could punish the offender and still protect the owner's invenstment.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
September 26, 1856
Prisoner arrained and the following sentence passed Where upon it is considered and adjudged by the court that you George be taken hence to the common jail of Emanuel County and there confined for and during the space of six months, that you do recieve during that time, on each Tuesday during said imprisonment between the hours of ten and twelve in the morning fifty lashes on your bare back to be infliated by the sheriff of said county or his deputy at the door of the jail; that at the expiration of said six months you be branded on your right cheek with the letter M, and then delivered to your owner Rufus Knight, and it is further considered and ajudged that the said Rufus Knight your owner do pay all costs and expenses attending your prosecution, conviction and punishment.


Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
Transcribed by William Knight
RK0016-RK0016A-RK0016B-RK0016C
September 23,1856
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
Assaulting a free white person - with intent to murder

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
September 23,1856
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
Assaulting a free white person - with intent to murder
Defendent being arrained - pleads not guilty

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
The State of Georgia
      V.S.
George A Negro Man Slave
September 26, 1856
The above stated case tryed by the following jury.
1. John McRountree              7. Enouch Hutchinson
2. Moses Warren Jr.             8. Ballan Hall
3. Manning Herington            9. Manley Faskey
4. Hardy L. Thompson           10. Jacob Nash
5. Henry Yawl                  11. Mathew S. Branson
6. William H. Edenfield        12. Henry Brown
We the jury find the prisoner guilty, but recommend ??? to mercy
so say one all
Henry Brown Foreman

Effingham County Clerk of the Superior Court
Effingham County Deed and Mortgage Record
Book L 1823 - 1828  Page 490/491
Transcribed by William Custer Knight (RK0012)
State of Georgia, Chatham County
December 3, 1827
W. Gaddy - Rufus Knight - C.R. Tondee - W.A. Prevatt  To Clem Powers
Know all men by these presents that we William Gaddy, Rufus Knight, Charles R. Tondee and William A. Prevatt, all of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty One Dollars and Fifty Cents, to us in hand paid by Clem Powers of the County of Effingham and state aforesaid, and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and of these presents so bargain and sell to the said Clem Powers his heirs and assigns, two negroe or mulato girl slaves the one called Mariah (alias Mary) about eight years of age and the other her sister about six years of age called Lucy with the future increase of their or either of their bodies. To have and to hold said bargained property to him the said Clem Powers his heirs and assigns forever. And we the said William Gaddy, Rufus Knight, Charles R. Tondee and William A. Prevatt for ourselves our heirs executors and Administrators all and singular the said bargained property unto the said Clem Powers, his heirs and assign against us and our heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatever shall and will warrant and defend by these presents. In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this third day of December in the year of our lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Seven. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of W. Gaddy - Rufus Knight - C.R. Tondee - W.A. Prevatt A true copy from the original this 9th day of January 1828 The words "with the future increase of their or either of the bodies" underlined before signing.
(Signed) C. Powers - William Garbeth

ESTATE: Washington County Georgia
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Wednesday, March 21, 1866
Emanuel County: R.B. Knight apply (applies) to me for letters of administration on the estate of Rufus Knight, deceased. These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law, to show cause , if any they have, why said letters shall not be granted.
(Signed) R.B. Knight, Adm

Washington County Georgia
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Wednesday, August 15, 1866
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Emanuel County: All those indebted to the estate of Rufus Knight, deceased, or owed money by that estate, must make imeediate payment of present their notes for
payment.
(Signed) R.B. Knight,Adm.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County Book "B" for the
Record of Appraisements
1858 to 1875  Page 179
RK0007
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Inventory and appraisment contined of the estate
of Rufus Knight, deceased
66 head of Cattle at $10.00 per head              66.00
13 head of Hogs at   $ 2.00 per head              26.00
27 head of Hogs at   $ 2.00 per head              54.00
25 head of Sheep at  $ 2.00 per head              50.00
Lot of land being in  Thomas County  490 acres   200.00
Lot of land being in  Houston County 202 1/2     100.00
Different lots of land being in
Emanuel County about 1000 acres                 2000.00
Lot of land being in  Lumpkin County 40 acres     40.00

Georgia, Emanuel County
We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the administrator the above and forgoing contains a true appraisment of the goods chattles and credits of the estate of Rufus Knight deceased. With the best of our understanding and belief given under our hands and official signature this August 17th, 1866
(Signed)
James Stevens
William Stevens
Littleton Grubbs

Washington County Georgia
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 - 1852 - 1866
By Ted Evans
Wednesday, November 28, 1866
Emanuel County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county one month from this date, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Rufus Knight, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.
(Signed) R.B. Knight, Adm.

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
1866  Rufus T. Knight
To Estate of Rufus Knight
Recd, from B. Richard for 5 head cattle            $73.00
By cash for ladder 5 50/100                          5.50
3 Lbs of wool 1.00  1 quart syrup .25                1.25
Received from Burough for ?????                      5.00
By cash 5.00                                         5.00
For Fodder 2.75                                      2.75
Of B.W. Johnson in exchange of oven                 18.00
Per the amount received and value of two bale ??   228.75

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County Book "B" for the record of Appraisements  1858 - 1875
Transcribed by William Custer Knight - 02/18/05

Inventory and appraisement of Est. of Rufus Knight
RK0009
February 14, 1866

VALUE
1 Three notes of hand given W. J. Daves dated August 22, 1866 $130.00
2 Three notes of hand given by Jeremiah Spence dated April the 9th 1844 due one day after date to $78.96
3 One note of hand given by Thomas Drake dated April the 6th 1856 - due one day after date   $10.00
4 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated March 22, 1862 due one day after date       $30.00
5 One note of hand given by Thomas McBride dated July 14th 1863 due one day after date       $60.80
6 One note of hand given by John McKing dated Oct 20, 1863 due one day after date              $21.35
7 One note of hand given by Jesse Ham (Harm) dated February 29, 1864 Interest from date           $20.00
8 One note of hand given by Samuel Green dated January 19th, 1864 - Interest from date           $100.00
9 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated January 27, 1864 due one day after date       $20.00
10 One note of hand given by E. L. Kirkland dated July 1st 1864 due one day after date       $50.00
11 One note of hand given by Jesse Ham (Harm) dated February 27, 1864 with interest from date      $40.00
12 One note of hand given by Ruben Boatright dated Sept. 11, 1864 due one day after date       $67.75
13 One note of hand given by John McLynoore                                                   $40.00
14 One Loom                                 $7.00
15 One Large Shugar (Sugar) Boiler                 $20.00
16 One Large Shugar (Sugar) Boiler                 $35.00
17 One                                        $20.00
18 One Shugar (Sugar) Mill Broken                $25.00
19 One ??? Of Potatoes                         $5.00
20 One pair waggon wheels                        $30.00
21 Iron axles & Sundries                        $20.00
22 Set of buggy ?????                        $10.00
23 Iron ????                                $10.00
24 Old buggy irons                                 $8.00
25 Lot of old ploughs                         $7.00
26 One buggy                                $75.00
27 One ???? Stove                                 $3.00
28 Brace bits saw etc.                        $12.00
29 One waggon                                $80.00
30 One lot of ploughs & ?                          $30.00
31 Lot of axes                                 $7.00
32 One chest & contents                         $1.00
33                                        $12.50
34 Old bar irons                                 $2.00
35 Set of blacksmith tools                    $25.00
36 Set of ???? Irons                        $15.00
37 One pair wheel hubs                         $2.00
38 One pair wheel ???                        $20.00
39 Lot of hoes                                 $2.50
40 Lot of ploughs & ???                            $12.50
41 One mule                               $128.00
42 One mule                               $125.00
43 5 alan ploughs                                $15.00
44 One lot of shugar (sugar) ??? Cane        $60.00
45 One lot of ????? Wheels                          $8.00
46 Lot of cather                                $10.00
47 Lot of sudries                                 $6.00
48 Lot of cowhides                                  $8.00
49 Timber rope & drag                            $1.75
50 Lot cotton seed                                $10.00
51 One pair of ????  ????                        $10.00
52 3 bars of iron                                 $5.00
53 One lot of seed ????                       $12.00
54 Lot of books & maps                        $25.00
55 Three mahogany tables                    $36.00
56 One clock                                 $5.00
57 One ????                                 $1.00
58 One bedstead & contents                        $50.00
59 One bedstead & contents                        $50.00
60 Wash bowl & stand                         $3.00
61 One table                                 $1.00
62 One set of table and tea spoons               $15.00
63 One lot of crockery                        $12.00
64 Lot of files  ?????                         $4.00
65 One bureau                                $10.00
67 One lamp                                 $1.00
68 Two bedsteads                                $50.00
69 One bedstead bed & contents               $50.00
70 One wash stand                           $1.00
71 Double barrel gun                        $25.00
72 12 chairs                                $12.00
73 Lot of Bacon                               $110.00
74 Lot of corn                                $36.00
75 Lot of fodder                                $35.00
76 50 head of stock cattle               $125.00
77 About 90 gals of syrup & molasses        $90.00
78 One lot of cookery utensils                 $5.00
79 One lot of ???                                $14.00
80 Copper ware                                 $3.00
81 ?????                                         $3.00
                                    $2,409.15

 
The above contains only a partial appraisal of the est. of  Rufus Knight deceased the stock cattle and sheep not being appraised the administrator thinking is would not be of interest of the ------ to have the court  & appraisor.
(signed) R. B. Knight
Admin.

State of Georgia
Emanuel County
We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the administrator. The above and forgoing contains a true appraisement of the goods chattle and credits of the estate of Rufus Knight deceased. To the best of our judgement and understanding given under our hand and official signature this February 14, 1866.
(signed)  James Stephenus               Littlefin  Crop  (?)         William  ?

I do hereby certify that the above appraisers was sworn to perform their duty - as appraisers according to law this the 14th day of February 1866,
(signed) James Stephens J.P.

A full inventory and schedule of many Books of Accounts & C of Rufus Knight deceased never in ---- have been produced to me which can be sufficiently  accounted, but when there is a just and true account of which will be reimbursed by and this Feb 14 1866,
(signed) R. B. Knight  
Admin.

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
RK0009
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Sale list of portion of the perishable property of the estate of  Rufus Knight Desc.
 
1 1 lot of leather (?)             E. F. Lawrence           1.00
2 1 lot of leather (?)             E. F. Lawrence           2.80
3 10 bush cotton seed .95 bush      Hampton Daniels    9.50
4 Lot cotton seed .50             R. T. Knight
5 Lot peas white  1.40             R. T. Knight
6 Box & contents             Dr. Rochelle           2.85
7 One lot lime (?)             James Grubbs           1.00
8 One lot  (?)                    James Grubbs             0.75
9 One lot axes                    E. F. Lawrence           0.50
10 1 pair cart tires             Fred Johnson           4.00
11 One large ????                   James Grubbs           1.00
12 One lot choppers             R. T. Knight           1.50
13 One lot shugar (sugar) 20      E. F. Lawrence
14 2 lot shugar (sugar)             G. Stevens
15 3 lot shugar (sugar) 13 1/2      J. Goodwin           4.72
16 1 Lot syrup    .30 gal      R. T. Knight
17 2 lot syrup                   James Goodwin          15.40
18 1 pair keddles             R. T. Knight           1.28
19 Bacon   280 lbs   .26 1/2      R. T. Knight
20 2nd bacon           .26      R. T. Knight
21 3rd bacon            .25 1/2     R. T. Knight
22 112 lbs more or less  .18      Jame Goodwin           18.36
23 Bed                          Roxalinna Knight    50.00
24 Mahog. Table                    H. C. Knight            5.00
25 2 tables                    R. T. Knight            6.00
26 Dr Gunn                    H. C. Knight            0.50
27 Spectators                    R. W. Burrows             1.00
28 ??? Reciepts                    R. W. Burrows            0.75
29 Bates History                    R. W. Burrows            1.25
30 One Da Book                    Bashelle            1.00
31 Map of Georgia             H. C. Knight            1.00
32 2 Boats                    H. C. Knight           50.00
33 1 Boat                             R. T. Knight           53.00
34 1 Wash stand                     R. T. Knight            0.25
35 Med. Box & contents             R. T. Knight            0.25
36 Clock                           Mrs. Mathew Coleman     6.00
37 2 Pictures                    Roxalinna Knight     0.40
38                           H. C. Knight            0.10
39 2 Candle sticks             Bashelle            0.25
40 1 Lamp                           R. T. Knight            0.50
41 1 Bureau                   Roxalinna Knight          11.00
42 1 Washer stand            Roxalinna Knight     0.40
43 Lot of silver spoons            R. T. Knight            5.00
44 Lot of Crockery             R. T. Knight            7.00
45 One ????  Octavia             R. T. Knight            1.20
46 One bed                    R. T. Knight           60.00
47 Wash bowl                     T. J. Kuyhr            1.00
48 Gage & Files                     R. W. Burrows            4.30
49 Auger & Files                     Gerry Griffin            0.70
50 Table & rail                     R. T. Knight            2.00
51 3 Bars iron                     James Grubbs
52 Skales (scales)             Mills                   0.25
53 Oven ??? & table                                 2.00
54 One boiler                     R. T. Knight           13.00
55 One boiler                     Thomas Kuyhr           28.00
56 2 iron axles                     James Stevens            3.00
57 1 Oven                            Roxalinna Knight         5.35
58 Wheel                            Roxalinna Knight     3.00
59 Reel maps                     Mrs Coleman            2.60
60 Wheel                            E. Magruder            4.32
61 Wheel                            James Stevens            1.00
62 ??? Cards                     Jerry Griffin            0.85
63 ??? Wool                     A. Johnson            0.80
64 ??? Cotton                     James Stevens            0.25
65 Harth Irons                     R. T. Knight            3.00
66 Harth Irons                     E. F. Lawrence     2.00
67 1 Gal. ???                     R. T. Knight            0.80
68 1 Basket                     Miller Johnson     1.50
69 ??? Octavia                     Kuyhr                   1.25
70 Pail & Churn                     R. T. Knight            1.00
71 Keelers & Tray              R. T. Knight            2.25
72 Lard  .20 per Lbs.             R. T. Knight
73 1 ??? Chair                     R. T. Knight
74 One Mule                     R. T. Knight          140.00
75 One Horse                    Ruben Boatright   181.65
76 500 Seed Cane  1.61 per 100      R. T. Knight
77 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      R. T. Knight
78 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      R. T. Knight
79 500 Seed Cane  1.50 per 100      B. L. Kirkland
80 One lot of cane  1.50 per 100 E. F. Lawrence
81 5 allen ploughs              R. T. Knight          $15.00
82 Lot ploughs                     R. T. Knight           $6.00
83 Lot of ploughs              E. F. Lawrence    $4.50
84 One jug                     Gary Griffin           $0.40
85 2 lot ploughs                     R. T. Knight           $6.00
86 1 Lot buggy rims                               $5.00
87 1 Lot buggy rims                               $4.00
88 Pair cart tires              Miles Lowe              $8.00
89 Brace & bits                     Dr. Rochelle          $10.10
90 Lot of Tools                     Gerry Griffin           $2.80
91 One hand saw                     R. T. Knight           $3.00
92 One Shot Gun                     James Hull          $30.00

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records RK0010
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Sale list of the remaining portion of the perishable property of the Estate of Rufus Knight deceased.
September 5th 1866
1 One  Hay                John Overstreet $1.00
2 One  Gitt Gin Leasting        R.T. Knight $5.00
3 One Lot iron                John Hackle $1.25
4 One Scythe                Green Shermond $1.75
5 One Carriage Spring        Ely Roberts $1.00
6 One Buggy                Jack Raule $40.00
7 One Ox Cart & Wheels        R.T. Knight $28.00
8 27 Head of Hog at $6.00 pr. Jimmy Hall $162.00
9 66 Head of Cattle at $14.00 John Overstreet $924.00
10 Lot Black-Smith Tools        John Hackle $25.00
11 Grind Stone                John Hackle $2.25
12 3 Hens                        Green Shermond $0.25
13 8 Head of Hog                Andrew Knight $17.50
14 1 Hog                        Jimmy Hall $2.75
15 1 ??? & ???                J. Goodwin $11.20
16 Remaining Portion of the Hogs R.T. Knight $33.00
17 1 Beef                        J. Goodwin $18.00
18 1 Beef & others                J. Goodwin $20.00
19 1 Mutton                R.T. Knight $2.00
20 1 Ox                        R.T. Knight $20.00
21 4 Head of Hog                G. Forth $150.00
22 Cow & Calf                J. McClendon $32.00

Emanuel County, Probate Court Records
Transcribed by William Custer Knight RK0011
Sale list of the remaining portion of the perishable property of the Estate of Rufus Knight deceased.
September 5th 1866
1 One Lot Leather #1                        N.T. Laminira $1.00
2 One Lot Leather #2                        N.T. Laminira $2.80
3 One Lot Cotton Seed #1  10 Bar. .95 per. H. Daniel $95.00
4 One Lot Cotton Seed Balance 23 Bar. .50 per R.T. Knight $11.50
5 Whitton Pulley 3 box                        R.T. Knight $4.20
6 Box & Contents                            S.B. Bouchell $2.95
7 Lot ???                                         J.A. Grubbs $1.00
8 Pair Steel                                J.A. Grubbs $0.75
9 Lot Axes                                N.T. Laminira $0.50
10 Lot case ??? Seed                        Johnson $0.50
11 Timber Rope                                Grubbs $1.00
12 Lot Chuffers                                R.T. Knight $1.50

TAXES: Emanuel County Probate Court
RK0003/RK0003A/RK0003B
1841 Tax Records Dist.57
Rufus Knight
4 Wheel Carraige
2590 Acres Pine Land
160  Acres Other
15   Slaves
Paid the Poll Tax for only one person

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.
 
Emanuel County Probate Court
RK0004
Land Plat Records Page 19
Georgia - Emanuel County
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Scale of 10 chains per. Inch.
Warrant dated the 10th of January 1848, and surveyed The 6th of December 1849 for Rufus Knight who resided in this state, A tract of forty two and half acres bounded as the above plat represents.
Advertised the 1st of April 1850
Surveyed by George W. Clifton
Certified by James H. Edenfield
(Signed) Matthew Coleman
(Signed) Rodolphus B. Knight

 
Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, July 22, 1851
PARTY MEETING IN EMANUEL: At a meeting of the Constitutional Party of Emanuel County in Swainsbory, on July 7th, the following were present:
E.B. Lewis          John C.C. lane          Neill McLeod          Duncan McLeod
John Overstreet     Ira T. Mclamore         Irvin L. Kirkland     Ezekiel Clifton
Rufus Knight        B.L. Lane               Zachariah Lewis       Archibald Woods
Solomon Page        James Hicks             Elijah Odum           John Gillis
Daniel Hall         A.C. Sumner             T.W. Williamson       Thomas Morris
Ezekiel J. Hull     Algarine Trapnal        George Rowntree
 
Index of Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756 - 1909
Page 367
Knight,Rufus  County   Grant Book  Page  Acres Granted  Year
             Emanuel    Y.5       1131     40 1/2      1854

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0014
October 16, 1854
The following persons were sworn as Grand Juror's to wit
Rufus Knight - Foreman
1. William Hall              12. Griffin Mercer
2. Jordan Sutton             13. David Coleman
3. Brittain Scott            14. Ashley E. Wiggins
4. Berry Price               15. William S. Mosley
5. Michael D. Lampp          16. John L. Woods
6. Richard Sumner            17. Archibald Woods
7. George S. Rountree        18. Alexander C. Sumner
8. Albert Neel               19. Daniel T. Sumner
9. David P. Sumners          20. Angus Gillis
10. Burrill Kea              21. Daniel G. Hall
11. Duncan McLeod            22. Samuel Brown

Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0015
October Term 1854
The Grand Jury selected and sworn and empaneled to serve at the present term of the court make the following presentments to wit we find our jail in good order and neatly kept, we find no necessity for leving any additional tax for the ensueing year, we further consider our roads in good order and our bridges (likewise) also as far as our knowledge extends we have further proceeded to make out a list of poor children and have returned the same to the ordinary of said county. We have no further presentments to make further than this body presents their thanks to his honor the judge of said court for his most kind and cordial treatment
to them during the present term to the states attorney.
Rufus Knight Foreman
Britain Scott

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
    Georgia, Emanuel County: Sheriff Sales--On the first Tuesday in July next,
    will be sold at the courthouse in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County,
    within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:

     700 acres of land ajoining Lewis Collins, levied on as the property of Henry G. Warren,
    to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Prescott; Simeon Warren, security; also

     825 acres of land ajoining G.W. Phillips, levied on as property of William Phillips Sr.,
    to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John Johnson; Emery Manor, security; also

     1000 acres of land ajoining, levied on as property of Charles McCollough, to satisfy executions
    or fi fas in favor of Jehu Everett and Rufus Knight; also

     444 acres of land ajoining E.T. Mosely, levied on as property of Robert J. Pughly, to satisfy
    executions or fi fas in favor of Solomon Williamson; also

     300 acres of land ajoining Jeffin Bird, levied on as property of Benjamin Lewis, to satisfy
    executions or fi fas in favor of Jackson Bird.
    (Signed) Daniel Boatright, D. Sheriff

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Wednesday, April 27, 1859
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Emanuel County: N.W. Briant, D. Sheriff, files to sell property of Charles McColloughs to satisfy a fi fa in favor of Rufus Knight; also property of David Griffin in favor of Superior Court; also, property of Thomas Smith in favor of William Hull; also, property of Seaborn Mosely in favor of Stephen Fendley; also, property of R. L. Pughley in favor of William W. Padget; also, property of S.M. Williams in favor of William S. Thompson.

 
Central Georgian
May 4, 1849

Legal Advertisments

Emanuel Sheriff's Sale

     Will be sold before the Court-house door in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, on the first Tuesday in June next, within the legal hours of sale the following property to-wit:

     Two tracts of pine land, on containing 700 acres more or less lying on Bakers Branch, adjoining Millers and others. One other tract containing 286 acres more or less, adjoining lands of David Griffin and others, all levied on as the property of Charles McColloughs, to satisfy three Superior Court fi fas in favor of Rufus Knight and others, vs. Charles McColloughs. Property pointed out by defendant.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 100 acres of pine land more or less, lying on the Big Ohoopie river, and ajoining Charles McCollough and others, levied on and the property of David Griffin, to satisfy on Superior Court fi fa in favor of the officers of the Court, vs. David Griffin. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 250 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on the Ohoopie river, adjoining lands of Anthony Phillips, and others, with improvement, thereon, levied on the property of Thomas Smith, to satisfy two Superior Court fi fas, in favor of William Hail and others, vs. Thomas Smith. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 300 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on the Big Ohoopie river, adjoining James Godby and others, levied on as the property of Seaborn Mosley, to satisfy one Inferior Court fi fa in favor of Stephen Pendley, vs. Seaborn Mosley and William L. Mosley. Property pointed out by defendent.

    Also at the same time and place, will be sold two tracts of pine land, one containing 404 acres, more or less, one other tract containing 101 acres, more or less, all ajoining lands of E.T. Mosley and others, all levied on as the property of R.L. Pughley to satisfy on Superior Court fi fa in favor of William W. Padger, vs. R.L. Pughley and S.M. Williams. Property pointed out by defendent.

     Also at the same time and place, will be sold 278 acres of pine land, more or less, lying on Pendleton Creek, ajoining lands of R.L. Pughley and others, levied on as the property of S.M. Williams to satisfy on Inferior Court fi fa in favor of William S. Thompson, vs. S.M. Williams, Pricipal, and .
R.L. Pughley and John A. Phillips, Security, on the stay of execution. Property pointed out by the defendent.

N.W. Briant, D. Sheriff.
17tds.

Emanuel County,Georgia,Probate Court
A Record of School Funds
1823 - 1857
RK0005
Rufus Knight is locate on several pages
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
January the 10 in the year of 1846.
Met in persuance to adjourment
1st on motion of Mr. Richard Edenfield,
It is ordered that all persons indetted to the
Common School of Instruction pay up the interest
due and fifty percent on the principal, also
it's furthered ordered that Clarence (?) Durden
only pay 25 per cent on what they are security
for on Wm. Godfrey's notes.
Adjorned until the second saturday in July next
this January 10 in 1846.
(Signed by the following)
J.P. Stevens       Con
John Roundtree     Con
Richard Edenfield  Con
Wilson Rhyner      Con
Rufus Knight       Con
B.S. Saul          Con

Emanuel County,Georgia,Probate Court
A Record of School Funds
1823 - 1857
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
April 19 in the year of 1847
Met in persuance to adjournment
On motion of J.P. Stevens it is ordered
that the Treasurer present notes in
payment of school accounts if there is
no other funds in hand.
(Signed by the following)
John Roundtree     Con
Wilson Rhyner      Con
J.P. Stevens       Con
B.S. Raul          Con
John Gillis        Con
Rufus Knight       Con

From: LDSED@aol.com
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:23:19 EST
Subject: Re: Rufus Knight's Will
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
 
Bill,
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, it is the flu not a cold.  Anyway, I have at the top of the document that it was from Emanuel Co. Will Book A&B  1815-1907. I spoke to my sister tonight and she said she does not remember ever checking Emanuel Co. But that is what is in her handwriting. She is going to check tomorrow,  her copy of Effingham Co., Georgia Annals which has quite a few Knights listed in that. Let me ask you if these names sound familiar to you in your searching.  I have a copy of a deed from Deed Book L page 490 Effingham Co., Ga. but the entry states Chatham Co., W. Gaddy, Rufus Knight, C.R. Tondee & W.A. Prevatt to Clem Powers  for two negores or Mulato girls the one called Mariah (alias Mary) about eight years of age and the other her sister about six years of age called Lucy C.R. Tondee was my 3th Great Grand father, I believe William Prevatte married Sarah Gaddy, daughter of Martha Gaddy Hollinger Speirs and This W. Gaddy could have been Sarah's brother, Martha's son.  I have a tremendous amount of information on some of these lines, but I have not been working genealogy for some time,  I am presently working on a History of a Georgia Regiment from the Civil War.  So I put my genealogy on a back burner about 7 yrs ago, but still try to keep it active thru the mail list, just to have some memory when I get back to it if I ever get the book published. Do you know the Knights were in Edgefield Co., S.C. at one time?  At least I believe I saw something earlier today when going through my files. I do know several of my family surnames were there and traveled down into Georgia together.  I apologize for being so sketchy, but this flu really has me empty headed. When I am feeling better I will try to get together some info to send you.  You mentioned you search the Emanuel Co. records, did you search the Effingham, Chatham Co. and Richmond Co, (Augusta, Ga.)  That was the travel pattern they followed from S.C.
Will email later.
Linda

BIOGRAPHY: Emanuel County Probate Court
Minutes of Superior Court
1854 - 1860
RK0013
April 17, 1854
Georgia, Emanuel County
To the Hon. W.W. Hall one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of State The undersigned certifies that he has for a number of years been aquainted with Mr. Willis L. Denny that he is of good Moral Character and has for twelve months past studied law in the office and under the supervision of the undersigned.
April 17th, 1854
(Signed) R Knight
Atty at Law

Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, April 9, 1839
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Georgia, Emanuel County: Rufus Knight applies for letters of administration of the estate of James Grayum, late of said county, deceased.
(Signed) Joseph Tipton, C.C.O.

Three Blackmore Genealogies
William Blackmore of Scituate, Mass.,
James Blackmore of Providence, R.I.,
Rev. Adam Blackman (Blackmore) of Stratford, Conn.
Compiled and Edited by Rev. Alven Martyn Smith.
So. Pasadena, Calif.,
1930 - Page 151

LAND: Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Transcribed by William Custer Knight
Georgia, Emanuel County: Sheriff Sales-On the first Tuesday in July next, will be sold at the courthouse in the town of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:
700 acres of land ajoining Lewis Collins, levied on as the property of Henry G. Warren,to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John R. Prescott; Simeon Warren, security; also
825 acres of land ajoining G.W. Phillips, levied on as property of William Phillips Sr., to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of John Johnson; Emery Manor, security; also
1000 acres of land ajoining, levied on as property of Charles McCollough, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Jehu Everett and Rufus Knight; also
444 acres of land ajoining E.T. Mosely, levied on as property of Robert J. Pughly, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Solomon Williamson; also
300 acres of land ajoining Jeffin Bird, levied on as property of Benjamin Lewis, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Jackson Bird.
(Signed) Daniel Boatright, D. Sheriff

Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
August 17, 2004 12:25 AM
Name:    Rufus Knight
Number:    102  
District:    NINTH DISTRICT, THIRD SECTION, CHEROKEE  
Residence:    57th  
County:    Emanuel  
Comment:    granted previous to the first day of January, 1838  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York: - , 1838.

CENSUS: 1830 Census - 57th District Emanuel County, Georgia
Under Rufus Knight in the Males Section it shows
1 -  Under 5 This may be Rodolphus his exact birth date not known
1 -  20 to 30
1 -  30 to 40 This would be Rufus

Female Section
1 - Under 5 Martha H. Knight
1 - 20 to 30  Mariah Gaddy Knight

1840 Census 57th District Emanuel County, Georgia
Rufus Knight Head of House
Male Section show
2 - Under 5   Rufus T. and Alonzo L Knight
1 -  5 to 9      Rodolphus
1 - 20 to 29
1 - 40 to 49  Rufus Knight

Female Section
1 - 5 to 9 Frances A. Knight
1 -  15 to 19 Martha H Knight
1 - 50 - 59

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Rufus Knight
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Rufus Knight
Age in 1860: 64  
Birth Year: abt 1796  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Swainsboro
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 53, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M653_120; Page: 901; Image: 363.

CEMETERY: A Tombstone Registry of Emanuel County, Georgia
by Dorsey Page 191
Knight Cemetery
Drive West from Midville towards Coleman Lake. Pass the road to Coleman Lake. Just past the first road to the left, there will be a driveway across a field to the right. The cemetery is in a field about a 1/4  mile down this road.

D.P. Knight
Born: Dec. 10, 1849
Died: Aug. 22, 1919

M.J. Knight
Born: Sept. 16, 1854
Died: June  15, 1917

MARRIAGE: KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Maria GADDY
Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1822 Recorded in: Chatham, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 159036 Dates: 1805-1836

 
KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Margaret MC MILLAN
Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1844 Recorded in: Jefferson, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 180836 Dates: 1803-1880

 
KNIGHT, Rufus Marriage
Wife: Roxalana ROBINSON
Marriage Date: 17 Jul 1851 Recorded in: Chatham, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 183856 Dates: 1842-1861Marriage:

Roxalana ROBINSON [Parents] was born on 11 May 1811 in New York. Roxalana married (MRIN:3447) Rufus KNIGHT on 17 Jul 1851 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
February 19, 2005 10:09 AM
Name:    Roxanna Robinson
Age:    25
Estimated birth year:    abt 1825
Birth place:    New York
Gender:    Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State):    District 13, Chatham, Georgia
Page:    280
Roll:    M432_64

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWZR-3LD Name: Rufus Knight Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: Spouse's Name: Roxalana Robinson Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Age: Event Date: 17 Jul 1851 Event Place: , Chatham, Georgia Father's Name: Mother's Name: Spouse's Father's Name: Spouse's Mother's Name: Race: Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71239-3 System Origin: Georgia-ODM GS Film number: 159038 Reference ID: Collection: Rufus Knight, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"


Rev. Philip Jefferson PIPKIN [Parents] was born on 7 Jun 1834 in Bethany, Jefferson, Georgia. He died on 6 Aug 1907 in Tennille, Washington, Georgia. He was buried in Zeta Cemetery, Tennile, Washington, Georgia. Philip married (MRIN:3448) Frances A. KNIGHT on 23 Mar 1875 in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia.

Other marriages:
WARD, Elizabeth Henrietta

BIOGRAPHY: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 100
page 126
Mrs. Naomi Pipkin Franklin.
DAR ID Number: 99399
Born in Tennille, Ga.
Wife of George H. Franklin.
Descendant of Nathaniel Blackmar, as follows:
1. Philip Jefferson Pipkin (1835-1907) m. 1875 Frances Knight (b. 1835).
2. Rufus Knight (1796-1864) m. 1821 Maria Gaddee (1803-40).
3. James Knight m. Olive Blackmar (b. 1780).
4. Theophilus Blackmar (1750-1842) m. Frances Battey (b. 1751).
5. Nathaniel Blackmar m. 1747 Mary Mitchel.
Nathaniel Blackmar (1720-91) served as private in Captain Hitchcock's company, Colonel Angell's Rhode Island regiment. He was born in Gloucester, R. I.
 
Emanuel County Probate Court
Record of Support
1856 - 1897 Pages 85-86
Georgia, Emanuel County
I John Bell ordinary of said county, The undersigned appointed for the
purpose of setting apart of appraisal of Andrew Knight & Saml Knight,
Agnes Knight & Annie Knight minors of Augustus Knight, Desc. A
sufficency either in money or property from the estate of Augustus
Knight, desc. for the support and maintenance for the space of 12 months
from the day of June 1885 & also a sufficient amount of household furniture
support that is obedience to the warrent directed to us for that purpose
we have set a part & assigned to the said Andrew Knight next a friend as
aforesaid for the children (minors) aforesaid the sum of $175.00 Dollars
less one hundred dollars and = cents.
Bal $75.00  In cash
Witness our hands & seals this Feb. 9th 1886.
(Signed by the following)
Wm Stevens
J.A. Brown
W.E. Brown
W.D. Stevens
W.L. Coleman

Rev. Pipkins helped form the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in 1867, located in Tennille,Washington,Georgia and then in 1877 he was again asked to help form a new church the Tennille Baptist Church.

Emanuel County Probate Court
Record of Support
1856 - 1897 Pages 85-86
Georgia, Emanuel County
In accordance with a warrent of appraisment to us directed from the Hon. Court of Ordinary, of said county authorizing & ordering us to set a part twelve months support for Ceala Knight widow of Augustus Knight late of said County, Desc.
We did appraise & set a part out of the Estate of Augustus
Knight, Desc. One Hundred Dollars to be paid to her the
said Ceala Knight for her 12 months support by P.J. Pipkins
Administrator, Augustus Knight, less Twenty Five Dollars for
one fourth the 12 months which the administrator claims that
the estate has supported her which leaves balance due her by
the Seventy Five Dollars witness our hands and seals this
Oct. 18th 1883
(Signed by the following)
E.L. Kirkland
G.B. Spence
J.H. Brown

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
March 10, 2005 1:24 PM
Name:    Philip Pipkin
Age:    12
Estimated birth year:    abt 1838
Birth place:    Georgia
Gender:    Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State):    District 48, Jefferson, Georgia
Page:    179
Roll:    M432_75
 
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Philip J Pipkin
Age in 1860: 26  
Birth Year: abt 1834  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: Washington, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Sandersville
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place:  , Washington, Georgia; Roll: M653_140; Page: 242; Image: 243.

Surname  GivenName  Age  Sex  Race  Birthplace  State  County      Location           Year
PIPKIN   PHILLIPS J 66   M    W          GA     GA     WASHINGTON  1488-MILITIA DIST  1900
Farmer/Reverand

MILITARY: Washington County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings
P. J. Pipkin shows up on the muster rolls of the Georgia Light Artillery,
2d Brigade,State Forces at Fort Brown...
Under the command of Horatio N. Hollifield, Captain
P. J. Pipkin is listed as a private.

MARRIAGE: PIPKIN, Philip J. Marriage
Wife: Fannie O. KNIGHT
Marriage Date: 23 Mar 1875 Recorded in: Muscogee, Georgia
Source: FHL Number 401847 Dates: 1872-1881

Frances A. KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 23 Jun 1834 in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia. She died on 8 Mar 1921 in Tennile, Washington, Georgia. She was buried in Zeta Cemetery, Tennile, Washington, Georgia. Frances married (MRIN:3448) Rev. Philip Jefferson PIPKIN on 23 Mar 1875 in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Frances Knight
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 28, Emanuel, Georgia
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 28, Emanuel, Georgia; Roll: M432_68; Page: 452; Image: 451.

1920 United States Federal Census
February 5, 2005 9:39 AM
Name:    Fannie P Pipkin??
Age:    86 years  
Estimated birth year:    1833
Birthplace:    Georgia  
Race:    White  
Home in 1920:    Tennille, Washington, Georgia
Sex: Female
Roll:    T625_284  
Page:    10A  
ED:    152  
Image:    1180

BIOGRAPHY: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 100
page 126
Mrs. Naomi Pipkin Franklin.
DAR ID Number: 99399
Born in Tennille, Ga.
Wife of George H. Franklin.
Descendant of Nathaniel Blackmar, as follows:
1. Philip Jefferson Pipkin (1835-1907) m. 1875 Frances Knight (b. 1835).
2. Rufus Knight (1796-1864) m. 1821 Maria Gaddee (1803-40).
3. James Knight m. Olive Blackmar (b. 1780).
4. Theophilus Blackmar (1750-1842) m. Frances Battey (b. 1751).
5. Nathaniel Blackmar m. 1747 Mary Mitchel.
Nathaniel Blackmar (1720-91) served as private in Captain Hitchcock's company, Colonel Angell's Rhode Island regiment. He was born in Gloucester, R. I.
 
Emanuel County Probate Court Records
FOK0004
Records of Vouchers of Administrators, Gaurdians
1869 - 1879  Page 40
$641.62 Recieved of J.C. McMillan Admin of R.B. Knight,
Six Hundred and Forty One 66/100 Dollars as a part of
my Distribution Share of the Est. of my father Rufus
Knight and should said amount exceed the sum due me from
the estate of my father. The balance of said sum I am to
account for to J.C. McMillan admin as aforesaid as a
part of my distribution share of the Estate of my
father - R.B. Knight
This Dec 2nd 1873
(Signed) F.A. Knight

Emanuel County Clerks Office
Book of Deeds and Mortgages
Book AA Page 471
1869 - 1882
Transcribed by William Knight
Sold to Francis O. Knight for $1925.00, one tract
of land in the 57th Dist. Emanuel County - Known as
The Knight Old Place containing 700 acres - +.
(Signed) L.W. Beachum
        F.H. Beachum
        December 2, 1873

Emanuel County Probate Court
Emanuel County - Court of Ordinary
Record Book "A" of Sales of Estates 1857 - 1874
Page 273
FOK0003/FOK0003A
List of the sale of the Lands belonging to the
Estate of R.B. Knight Sold Dec 2nd 1873.
One tract containing 400 Acres
To J.A. Bresson for                $810.00
One tract containing 700 Acres
To Francis O. Knight               $1925.00

(Signed) John C. McMillan

Three Blackmore Genealogies
William Blackmore of Scituate, Mass.,
James Blackmore of Providence, R.I.,
Rev. Adam Blackman (Blackmore) of Stratford, Conn.
Compiled and Edited by Rev. Alven Martyn Smith.
So. Pasadena, Calif.,
1930 - Page 151

OBITUARY: Transcribed by William Custer Knight
FOK0002/FOK0002A
March 8, 1921
Sandersville Herald
Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Death Of Mrs. Pipkin
    A shadow of gloom rested over our
city on Tuesday when it became known
that the Grim Reaper had claimed the
gentle spirit of Mrs. Fannie Pipkin.
Her long useful life of more than eighty
years has left a lasting impression upon
the hearts of all who knew her. To-
gether with her sainted husband, Rev. P.J.
Pipkin, she worked for the education and
uplift of humanity and since the death of
her husband Mrs. Pipkin has continued her
influence for good. Quiet and unassuming,
a type of the gentility of the Old South,
Mrs. Pipkin was a true home maker. Hosts of
friends esteemed her for her sweet amiable
disposition and noble Christian character.
One daughter, Mrs. George Franklin, is left
to mourn the loss of a devoted mother and
much sympathy is felt for her in her great
sorrow. Truly "the death of the just is
like the end of a beautiful day."
And so the grave has its victory:
It is but crossing with abated breath
And with set face a little strip of sea
To find the loved ones waiting on the
shore
More bealutiful, more precious than before.

MARRIAGE: Friday, April 2, 1875
Sandersville Herald
Sandersville,Washington,Georgia
Married
On the 23d inst., in the city of Columbus,Ga., by
Rev. J.J. Hyman, Rev. P.J. Pipkin, of Washington
County, and Miss Fannie O. Knight, of Columbus.

Muscogee County Library
Micro-film Collection
Marriage's for March 1875, Page 293
FOK0005
Georgiam, Muscogge County
To any Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Jewish Minister, or Justice of the Peace:
You are hereby authorized to join Rev. Philip J. Pipkin and Fannie O. Knight in the holy state of Matrimony, according to the Constitution and Laws of this State; and for which this shall be your sufficent License.
Given under my hand and seal, this 23 day of March 1875
F.W. Brooks - Ordinary
Georgia, Muscogee County:
I do hereby certify that Rev. Philip J. Pipkin and Fannie O. Knight were duly joined in Matrimony, by me this 23 day of March 1875.
John J. Hepain M.G.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWC4-X98 Name: Philip J. Pipkin Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: Spouse's Name: Fannie O. Knight Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Age: Event Date: 23 Mar 1875 Event Place: , Muscogee, Georgia Father's Name: Mother's Name: Spouse's Father's Name: Spouse's Mother's Name: Race: Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71344-4 System Origin: Georgia-EASy GS Film number: 401847 Reference ID: Collection: Fannie O. Knight, "Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967"

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index