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William Meakins KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 17 Dec 1834 in Jasper County, Georgia. He died on 12 Feb 1898 in Temple, Bell, Texas. He was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell, Texas. William married (MRIN:5166) Martha Amelia SHEALY on 7 Jun 1859 in Chambers County, Alabama.

BIOGRAPHY: Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Name: William Meakins Knight
Spouse: Martha A Shealy
Parents: John Knight   , Brunetta   Middlebrooks  
Birth Place: Jasper CO, GA
Birth Date: 17 Dec 1834
Marriage Place: Chambers CO, AL
Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1859
Death Place: Temple, Bell CO, TX
Death Date: 12 Feb 1898
Source Citation: Birth year: 1834; Birth city: Jasper CO; Birth state: GA.

MILITARY: Minnie Knight Perry wrote in her manuscript of her uncle: "William
Meakins Knight, Sergeant in the 35th AL, was twice wounded. First at Sharpsburg, MD and later lost his right arm from a wound received during the battle of Gettysburg. He suffered three different amputations, his wound having become infected with gangreen."

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: W. M. Knight
Home in 1880: Opelika, Lee, Alabama
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: M. H.
Father's birthplace: GA
Mother's birthplace: GA
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
W. M. Knight 45  
M. H. Knight 39  
Willie Knight 17  
L. A. Knight 15  
Cora Knight 13  
Lewis Knight 12  
Emma Knight 10  
Eugenia Knight 8  
Thorn Knight 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Opelika, Lee, Alabama; Roll: T9_19; Family History Film: 1254019; Page: 53.1000; Enumeration District: 90; Image: 0108.

Martha Amelia SHEALY was born on 24 Jul 1841 in Chambers County, Alabama. She died on 29 Aug 1892 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. She was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell, Texas. Martha married (MRIN:5166) William Meakins KNIGHT on 7 Jun 1859 in Chambers County, Alabama.

They had the following children.

  M i Dr. Lee KNIGHT was born on 8 Mar 1865. He died on 6 Jul 1947 from Arteriosclerosis - Coronary sclerosis.
  M ii William Carol KNIGHT was born on 6 Oct 1863. He died on 9 Oct 1935.
  F iii Cora KNIGHT was born on 17 Sep 1866. She died on 28 Feb 1943.
  M iv
Lewis KNIGHT was born in 1868 in Opelika, Lee, Alabama.



CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Lewis Knight
Home in 1880: Opelika, Lee, Alabama
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: W. M.
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Name: M. H.
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
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Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
W. M. Knight 45  
M. H. Knight 39  
Willie Knight 17  
L. A. Knight 15  
Cora Knight 13  
Lewis Knight 12  
Emma Knight 10  
Eugenia Knight 8  
Thorn Knight 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Opelika, Lee, Alabama; Roll: T9_19; Family History Film: 1254019; Page: 53.1000; Enumeration District: 90; Image: 0108.
  F v Emma Brunetta KNIGHT was born on 5 Jun 1870. She died on 6 Nov 1951.
  F vi
Eugenia KNIGHT was born in 1872 in Opelika, Lee, Alabama. She died on 15 Jun 1886 in Bell County, Texas. She was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell, Texas.
  M vii
Thorn KNIGHT was born in 1878 in Opelika, Lee, Alabama.



CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Thorn Knight
Home in 1880: Opelika, Lee, Alabama
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's name: W. M.
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's name: M. H.
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
W. M. Knight 45  
M. H. Knight 39  
Willie Knight 17  
L. A. Knight 15  
Cora Knight 13  
Lewis Knight 12  
Emma Knight 10  
Eugenia Knight 8  
Thorn Knight 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Opelika, Lee, Alabama; Roll: T9_19; Family History Film: 1254019; Page: 53.1000; Enumeration District: 90; Image: 0108.

John KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 22 Oct 1800 in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia. He died on 12 Jan 1867 in Gold Hill, Lee, Alabama. John married (MRIN:5167) Brunetta MIDDLEBROOKS on 21 Mar 1821 in Jones County, Georgia.

CENSUS: 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: John Knight
Age in 1860: 59  
Birth Year: abt 1801  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Ridge Grove
Household Members: Name Age
John Knight 59  
Brunette Knight 54  
James Knight 21  
Lemon C Knight 19  
Joseph J Knight 17  
Jasper S Knight 14  
Eugenia Knight 12  
Mary E Story 38  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M653_4; Page: 956; Image: 681.

BIOGRAPHY: Minnie Knight Perry wrote in her manuscript in 1935: "John Knight removed from Hillsboro, Ga. to Chambers Co., Ala. in 1846 or the spring of 1847,settling near Sardis Church, now Gold Hill station on the Savannah and Western R.R. (running from Columbus, Ga. to Birmingham, Ala.) He and his wife were members of the primitive Baptist Church. Soon after his death his old homestead and plantation were sold and are now owned by strangers, and the greater part of the large dwelling has been removed for use in the construction of smaller houses, so that the appearance of the place has been sadly changed."..."The old Georgia homestead is about 114 years old (this was written in 1935) and about 15 years ago was still standing, but has been sold out of the family to a distant cousin. The hardwood floor was put down with wooden pegs. The remains of our Grand Parents (John and Brunetta Knight) and of their son Columbus and two daughters Martha and Eugenia lie buried in the old church yard at Gold Hill."........ "John drove an army wagon when 12 yrs of age, in the war of 1812, across the state of Georgia."

Brunetta MIDDLEBROOKS was born on 25 Oct 1805 in Jasper County, Georgia. She died on 24 Sep 1864. Brunetta married (MRIN:5167) John KNIGHT on 21 Mar 1821 in Jones County, Georgia.

BIOGRAPHY: Minnie Knight Perry wrote: "Her father was the son of Scotch immigrants direct from the 'auld Countrie' who settled in central Georgia in the latter part of the 18th. century. Her grandmother was, we think, Miss Pierson (a relative of Richmond Pierson Hobson's mother)......Family descendants are scattered through Georgia and some in Texas."

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Emeline KNIGHT was born on 27 Apr 1822.
  F ii Bethina Adeline KNIGHT was born on 25 Nov 1823. She died on 4 Jan 1884.
  F iii
Sabina Ann KNIGHT was born on 12 Sep 1825 in Jasper County, Georgia. She died on 17 Mar 1833 in Jasper County, Georgia.
  F iv
Sarah Thomas KNIGHT was born on 11 Nov 1827 in Jasper County, Georgia. She died on 21 Mar 1833 in Jasper County, Georgia.
  F v
Georgiana KNIGHT was born on 18 Aug 1829 in Jasper County, Georgia. She died on 16 Mar 1833 in Jasper County, Georgia.
  F vi Martha Catherine KNIGHT was born on 5 Mar 1831. She died on 2 Jan 1854.
  M vii John Thomas KNIGHT was born on 23 Nov 1832. He died on 30 Jul 1903.
  M viii William Meakins KNIGHT was born on 17 Dec 1834. He died on 12 Feb 1898.
  F ix Frances Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on 24 Sep 1836.
  M x
Roy Kendrick KNIGHT was born on 1 Dec 1838 in Jasper County, Georgia. He died on 11 May 1904 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Butler, Alabama.
  M xi Selman Carrington KNIGHT was born on 5 Feb 1841. He died on 15 Feb 1907.
  M xii
Joseph Jefferson KNIGHT was born on 5 Dec 1842 in Jasper County, Georgia. He died on 11 Jun 1862 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.



OBITUARY: Marriage and Death Notices from the South Western Baptist Newspaper
Compiled by Michael Kelsey - Nancy Graff Floyd - Ginny Guinn Parsons
Joseph J. Knight, son of John and Brunetta Knight, died of typhoid fever in the hospital in Richmond, Virginia, June 11, 1862, age nineteen years, six months, six days. He was born in Jasper County, Georgia, December 5, 1842, and in early life removed with his parents to Chambers County, Alabama which home he left in August last as a recruit for the Loachapoka Rifles, Sixth Alabama Regiment…Uncle Joe joined the Baptist Church at the age of sixteen. A Niece.

BURIAL: Is buried in Confederate Cemetery, in Richmond in an unmarked grave (Section S #136), but the record is spelled "Night".
  M xiii
Columbus Albinus KNIGHT was born on 8 Sep 1844 in Jasper County, Georgia. He died on 24 Sep 1848 in Gold Hill, Lee, Alabama.
  M xiv Jasper Stephens KNIGHT was born on 1 Apr 1846. He died on 5 Apr 1918.
  F xv Eugenia Jones KNIGHT was born on 10 Dec 1847. She died on 2 Oct 1893.

William Carol KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 6 Oct 1863 in Opelika, Lee, Alabama. He died on 9 Oct 1935 in Bell, Temple, Texas. William married (MRIN:5168) Ester Lena CARPENTER.

CENSUS: 1900 United States Federal Census
Name: William C Knight
Home in 1900: Temple Ward 1, Bell, Texas
Age: 35  
Estimated birth year: abt 1865  
Birthplace: Alabama  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's name: Esther L
Race: White  
Occupation: Blacksmith
Household Members: Name Age
William C Knight 35  
Esther L Knight 31  
Carle Knight 13  
Clyde Knight 9  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Temple Ward 1, Bell, Texas; Roll: T623 1610; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 28.

1910 United States Federal Census 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William C Knight
Age in 1910: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Father's Birth Place: Alabama  
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama  
Spouse's name: Esther
Home in 1910: Temple Ward 2, Bell, Texas
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Blacksmith
Household Members: Name Age
William C Knight 45  
Esther Knight 39  
Earl C Knight 23  
Clyde Knight 23  
Enna Bright 25  
Bright 27  
Arthur Coston 25  
Ernest Mc?? 26  
  24  
Leonia   20  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Temple Ward 2, Bell, Texas; Roll: T624_1530; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 984.

Ester Lena CARPENTER was born on 29 Mar 1869 in Bell County, Texas. She died on 18 Sep 1932 in Temple, Bell, Texas. She was buried after 18 Sep 1932 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell, Texas,. Ester married (MRIN:5168) William Carol KNIGHT.

They had the following children.

  M i Otis Earl KNIGHT was born on 2 Feb 1887. He died on 25 May 1972.
  M ii Clyde Shealy KNIGHT was born on 25 Nov 1889.

John KNIGHT was born in 1756 in Jamestown, Prince Edward, Virginia. He died in 1838 in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia. John married (MRIN:5169) Mary CARRINGTON on 17 Nov 1792 in Orange County, North Carolina.

Other marriages:
HEAD, Temperance

DEATH: FROM THE MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, "SOUTHERN RECORDER"
Page 4, Column 5,November 20, 1838 (microfilm, Georgia State Archives, Atlanta): Agreeably to the Last Will & Testament of John Knight, Sr., late of Jasper County, deceased, will be sold at his residence on Wednesday, the 2nd of January, 1839, all the perishable property of said deceased, consisting of horses, cattle, hogs, fodder, plantation tools, household and kitchen furniture, and a variety of other articles too tedious to mention. Sale to continue from day to day until all are sold. Terms made known on the day of sale.--John Knight, James Knight, Thomas J. Knight, Ed. M. Allen, Executors.

GEORGIA, JASPER COUNTY: In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN KNIGHT of theState and County aforesaid, being conscious of my approaching dissolutionand knowing that it is once appointed for all men to die, being in soundmind and memory, do mak e this my Last Will & Testament. First I recommendmy soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in aChristian-like manner, knowing that I shall receive the same again at thegreat day of Resurrection by the mighty power of Him who gave it, and astouching my worldly effects wherewith it has pleased God to bless me Idispose of in the following amnner:
Item 1. I give to my son, CARRINGTON KNIGHT, five dollars and to thelawful heirs of his body I give an equal part of my estate with the otherof my children after deducting the sum of twelve hundred and seventy-twodollars and ten cents w hich he has already received, and the whole of theportion to remain in the hands of my executors for them to give to thelawful heirs of his body at times when they, my executors, may thinkbest.
Item 2. I give to my son, WILLIAM KNIGHT, five dollars and the lawfulheirs of his body I give an equal portion of my estate with the otherchildren after deducting the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars whichhe has already received, and the whole portion to remain in the hands ofmy executors for them to give to the lawful heirs of his body at timeswhen they, my executors, may think best.
Item 3. I give to my son, JEPTHY KNIGHT, five dollars and the lawfulheirs of his body I give an equal portion of my estate with the other ofmy children after deducting six hundred and eleven dollars and fiftycents which he has already r eceived, and the whole of his portion toremain in the hands of my executors for them to give to the lawful heirsof his body at times when the, my executors, may think best.
Item 4. I give to my son, JOHN KNIGHT, an equal share of my estateafter deducting fourteen hundred and seventy-three dollars which he hasalready received.
Item 5. I give to my son, JAMES KNIGHT, an equal share of my estateafter deducting nine hundred and eighteen dollars and thirty-seven centswhich he has already received.
Item 6. I give to my son, THOMAS J. KNIGHT, an equal share of myestate after deducting two hundred and thirty-five dollars which he hasalready received.
Item 7. I give to my son, MAKINS KNIGHT, an equal share of my estateafter deducting eighteen hundred and sixteen dollars and fifty centswhich he has already received.
Item 8. I give to my son-in-law, JACOB PRUIT, an equal share of myestate after deducting sixteen hundred and eleven dollars which he hasalready received.
Item 9. I give to my son, RALEIGH J.(I?) KNIGHT, an equal share of myestate after deducting two hundred and five dollars which he has alreadyreceived, and the whole portion to remain in the hands of my executorsfor them to give to him a t times when they think best.
Item 10. I give to my son-in-law, EDWARD ALLEN, an equal share of myestate after deducting thirteen hundred and forty-six dollars and sixtycents which he has already received. If his wife, MARY ANN, should diewithout issue, then his par t is to revert back to my estate and beequally divided amongst my children as my other estate.
Item 11. I give to my grandson, THOMAS JEFFERSON IRVIN, an equalshare of my estate after deducting five hundred dollars which his father,(not legible)....If my grandson, THOMAS JEFFERSON IRVIN, should diewithout lawful heirs, then his p art to revert back to my estate and beequally divided amongst my children as my other estate.
Item 12. I give to my daughter, SALATHA E. KNIGHT, an equal part ofmy estate after deducting twelve hundred dollars, it being the amount fortwo Negro girls, Adoline and Caroline, which I gave her. Salatha's partto remain in the hands of her mother til her mother's death, or Salathamarries.
Item 13. I give to my daughter, MARTHA ANN ASTON ELIZA KNIGHT, anequal share of my estate after deducting twelve hundred dollars, it beingthe amount of two Negro girls, Mariah and (illegible) which I gave her.Martha's part to remain in the hands of her mother til her mother'sdeath, or Martha marries.
Item 14. I give to my wife, TEMPERANCE KNIGHT, during her lifetimethe plantation whereon I now live, together with a Negro woman namedNettie and one named Fanny, and a Negro man named Ned. At her death theabove named property to revert to my estate to be equally divided amongstmy children in the manner of my other estate. I also give my wife,Temperance Knight, a Negro man named Thomas, two beds and furniture, onechest, sideboard, table, two horses, two cows, two ewes and lambs, andkitchen furniture sufficient for the family, one clock, one loom, sixsitting chairs and spinning wheel which she has the liberty to dispose ofas she thinks best.
Item 15. If any of my children die without any lawful heirs of theirbodies, his or her part is to revert back to my estate and be equallydivided amongst my children as my other estate.
Item 16. It is my will and desire at my death that all my propertyshall be sold except what is disposed of as above, and if any legatee hasreceived more than their fair share it is to be paid to the others tomake each part equal.
Item 17. I leave my sons, JOHN KNIGHT, JAMES KNIGHT, and THOMAS J.KNIGHT, and my son-in-law, EDWARD ALLEN, my executors to carry out thismy Will into effect. In (illegible) I have hereinto set my hand andaffixed my seal this the 4th day of APRIL, 1838.
JOHN KNIGHT (Seal) TEST. Benjamin B. Amos Ephraim Alexander Wily Peddy
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BIOGRAPHY: November 13, 1838
AT THIS TIME (January 26, 1990) the earliest documented evidence of John Knight is found on his marriage bond dated November 17, 1792 (Orange County, NC). Mary Carrington is listed as the bride. The parents of John Knight are unknown. Some researchers of Knight-Carrington families think Mary Carrington to be the daughter of John and Mary Carrington. Whether it is John, Sr., or John, Jr., is uncertain. Another document of John Knight having lived in North Carolina is a sale of property wherein May, 1793, for a sum of 500 pounds John Carrington, Jr., sold 172 acres to John Knight. February 3, 1798, John Knight sold this land for same sum to George Carrington of Orange County, NC. It is probable John Knight, with his wife and two small sons, Carrington and William, moved to Georgia in 1798. A John Knight is on an 1801 tax list for Georgia. John Knight, Jr., was born Oct. 25, 1800, and on the 1850 census states he was born in Georgia. That places John and Mary Knight in Georgia in 1800. The actual whereabouts of John, Sr., are unknown until October 3,1808, when he bought land in Baldwin County, GA (that portion that is now Jasper County). This land was situated in the 13th District of the county at the town of Hillsboro. It consisted of more than 400 acres. John bought more land over the years. He acquired land in Irvin County by a land lottery. There are no census records in Georgia for 1800 and 1810. The 1820 census shows John in Jasper County. Mary Carrington had died by this time as she does not appear on that census. By using the census records we are able to ascertain her death to have been in 1819, for that is when the last child by her was born. Mary Carrington Knight died leaving six small children under 5 years old, and 3 teenage children. She and John had been married 27 years. January 21, 1821, John Knight married Temperance Head Bullard. Three of his children also married in 1821. Temperance had three children from her first marriage. It was her daughter, Mary, who married James Knight, son of John, Sr., in 1829. John Knight, Sr., wrote his will in April of 1838 in Jasper County. That will was proven in October. In all probability he died in October. According to the county historian of Jasper County, John and Mary were buried on his plantation. The graves were marked. Another person told me he had seen these graves, but when Georgia Power Company was in the area the graves and markers were destroyed. Temperance and John Knight, Sr., were married 17 years. They had two daughters, Salathia and Martha Aston Eliza. In her old age Temperance lived with Sarah Wilson, her daughter by William Bullard, in Muscogee County, GA. Nearby lived her daughter, Salathia Kimbrough (by John Knight, Sr.). Temperance is buried beside Salathia in the Pierce Chapel Methodist Church cemetery just north of Columbus, GA. Using the estate inventory of John Knight, Sr., we can see he was a wealthy planter of that era, having accumulated hundreds of acres of land,  over 50 slaves, and owning much personal property. He was a man who loved his family of 13 children, and his grandchildren as well.
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Mary CARRINGTON was born in 1772 in Orange County, North Carolina. She died in 1819 in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia. Mary married (MRIN:5169) John KNIGHT on 17 Nov 1792 in Orange County, North Carolina.

MARRIAGE: North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
Name: John Knight
Spouse: Mary Carrington
Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1792
Marriage County: Orange  
Marriage State: North Carolina  
Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0823664 and 0418148  
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT  
Source Citation: Data Source: County Court Records - FHL # 0823664 and 0418148.

They had the following children.

  M i Carrington KNIGHT was born in 1795. He died in Mar 1857.
  M ii William KNIGHT was born in 1797. He died in Apr 1882.
  M iii John KNIGHT was born on 22 Oct 1800. He died on 12 Jan 1867.
  F iv Nancy KNIGHT was born in 1803.
  F v Elizabeth KNIGHT was born in 1805.
  M vi Jeptha KNIGHT was born in 1808.
  M vii James Madison KNIGHT was born in 1809. He died in 1850.
  M viii Thomas Jefferson KNIGHT was born in 1812.
  M ix Meakins Maningham KNIGHT was born on 14 Apr 1814.
  M x
Raleigh Ingram KNIGHT was born in 1817 in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia.



CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Rolla J Knight
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1850: Division 23, Barbour, Alabama
Gender: Male
Family Number: 1198
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas J Knight 38
Sarah Knight 28
Martha Knight 11
Mary Knight 7
Susan Knight 5
John Knight 4
Rolla J Knight 33
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 23, Barbour, Alabama; Roll: M432_1; Page: 189A; Image: 482.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Raleigh J Knight
Age in 1860: 45  
Birth Year: abt 1815  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: Eastern Division, Pike, Alabama
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Little Oak
Household Members: Name Age
Pleasant P Massey 58  
Livinia Massey 54  
Noah Massey 16  
Thomas F Massey 14  
Sarah Wheeler 17  
Raleigh J Knight 45  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Eastern Division, Pike, Alabama; Roll: M653_21; Page: 202; Image: 203.

MILITARY: Alabama Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1865
Name: Raleigh J Knight
Military unit: 3rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment
Military Unit - Company: A
Muster Roll Date: 31 Jul 1862
Enlistment Date: 10 Feb 1862
Rank: Private
Place of Enlistment - City: Barrancas
Place of Enlistment - County: Escambia
Place of Enlistment - State: Florida
Payroll Commencement Date: 31 Jul 1862
Roll #: 849
Archive Collection #: OSF -1
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Alabama Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Raleigh Knight
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Alabama
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company E, 7th Infantry Regiment Alabama.
Sources: 425
Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: Alabama; .
  F xi Mary Ann KNIGHT was born on 12 Oct 1818. She died on 23 Dec 1861.

Duncan Archibald BLACK was born on 11 Nov 1860 in Newton County, Mississippi. He died on 28 Jun 1941 in Temple, Bell, Texas. He was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell, Texas. Duncan married (MRIN:5170) Cora KNIGHT.

Cora KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 17 Sep 1866 in Opelika, Lee, Alabama. She died on 28 Feb 1943 in Temple, Bell, Texas. She was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell, Texas. Cora married (MRIN:5170) Duncan Archibald BLACK.

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6ML-4FJ Name: Cora Knight Black Death Date: 28 Jan 1943 Death Place: Temple, Bell, Texas Gender: Female Race: White Death Age: 76 years 4 months 11 days Estimated Birth Date: Birth Date: 17 Sep 1866 Birthplace: Opelika, Ala. Marital Status: Widowed Spouse's Name: Father's Name: William N. Knight Father's Birthplace: Ala. Mother's Name: Martha Sheeley Mother's Birthplace: Ala. Occupation: At Home Place of Residence: Temple, Bell, Texas Cemetery: Burial Place: Temple, Texas Burial Date: 29 Jan 1943 Additional Relatives: X Film Number: 2137247 Digital Film Number: 4030118 Image Number: 1349 Reference Number: cn 156 Collection: Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976


Wilson S. WILLIAMS was born on 20 Aug 1819 in Putnam County, Georgia. He died on 8 Nov 1904 in Trinity, Morgan, Alabama. He was buried in Grange Hall Cemetery, Trinity, Morgan, Alabama. Wilson married (MRIN:5171) Bethina Adeline KNIGHT on 6 Apr 1840 in Jasper County, Georgia.

OBITUARY: NEW DECATUR ADVERTISER - Friday, November 11, 1904:
Trinity News
Rev. Wilson Williams, a super-annuate of the North Alabama Conference, M. E. Church, South, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence Mudd, at Decatur, November 8. He was buried from the Methodist Church at Trinity on the 9th. Memorial services were held at the church, Revs. J. C. Persinger, J. D. Ellis, S. Emerson, F. K. Hewlett, John S. Marks and A. L. Davis taking part. He was in his 86th year. His death was triumphant. He rests in sweet repose beside his first wife in the Morris Cemetery on Trinity Mountain.

Bethina Adeline KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 25 Nov 1823 in Jasper County, Georgia. She died on 4 Jan 1884 in Trinity, Morgan, Alabama. She was buried in Grange Hall Cemetery, Trinity, Morgan, Alabama. Bethina married (MRIN:5171) Wilson S. WILLIAMS on 6 Apr 1840 in Jasper County, Georgia.


James F. MCCURDY was born in 1839. James F. married (MRIN:5172) Eugenia Jones KNIGHT on 26 Feb 1865 in Chambers County, Alabama.

Eugenia Jones KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 10 Dec 1847 in Gold Hill, Lee, Georgia. She died on 2 Oct 1893 in Oak Bowery, Chambers, Alabama. Eugenia married (MRIN:5172) James F. MCCURDY on 26 Feb 1865 in Chambers County, Alabama.


Wilson Edgar SHEALY was born in 1834 in Alabama. Wilson married (MRIN:5173) Frances Elizabeth KNIGHT on 11 Oct 1855 in Chambers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Frances Elizabeth KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 24 Sep 1836 in Jasper County, Georgia. Frances married (MRIN:5173) Wilson Edgar SHEALY on 11 Oct 1855 in Chambers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

MARRAIGE: Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
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Bride's Name: Frances E. Knight
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Marriage Date: 11 Oct 1855
Marriage Place: , Chambers, Alabama
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59307-5
System Origin: Alabama-EASy
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Jasper Stephens KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 1 Apr 1846 in Jasper County, Georgia. He died on 5 Apr 1918 in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina. Jasper married (MRIN:5174) Martha Coffin NASON in May 1873 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

MILITARY: Minnie Knight Perry in her manuscript wrote of her uncle: " Jasper Stephen Knight enlisted in Confederate Army when not yet 16 yrs. belonging to a company of boys under 18 and afterwards formed a part of Echols Battalion of Alabama State troops. Then it was merged into the 63rd all composed of boys under 18. He was made first Serg. and shortly afterward promoted to Ser Major of that Regiment. His Health Failing, he was furloughed home. After remaining home abut two months he resigned and went to join the 37th., Company E, from which he was paroled by U.S. Army as a private on May 1st, 1865 at Greensboro, N.C."

DEATH: Name: Jasper S. Knight
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Death date: 05 Apr 1918
Death place: Ellajay, Macon, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Race or color (expanded): White
Age at death: 73y
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Birth date: 1845
Birth place: Hillsboro Ga
Marital status: Widowed
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Father name: John Knight
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Occupation: Timekeeper/Corundammine
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Burial place: Cullasagie N. C.
Burial date: 06 Apr 1918
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Additional relatives: X
Film number: 1892356
Digital GS number: 4215513
Image number: 110
Reference number: cn 104
Collection: North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930

Martha Coffin NASON was born on 19 Feb 1847 in Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi. She died on 11 Feb 1896 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. Martha married (MRIN:5174) Jasper Stephens KNIGHT in May 1873 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

They had the following children.

  F i
Garbiella KNIGHT was born in 1875. She died on 22 Jul 1922.

John Thomas KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 23 Nov 1832 in Jasper County, Georgia. He died on 30 Jul 1903 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Butler, Alabama. John married (MRIN:5175) Missouri HUTCHINSON on 18 Nov 1855 in Elba, Coffee, Alabama.

BIOGRAPHY: Minnie Knight Perry wrote in her manuscript about her father: "John Thomas Knight had his left knee injured in some unknown way (had been playing about a stone wall which was being built and began to suffer with his knee that night) when he was about 12 yrs. old and so was unable to enlist in the army between the States for active service, but took a leading part in the defense of his home town, Elba, Ala., against the deserters when the river bridge was burned, and ever afterward he was called 'Captain' Knight. He owned a tan-yard and was also in mercantile business in Elba and helped greatly in supplying the soldiers, especially by sending shoes by mule wagon to Mobile."

She also wrote: ".....He moved with his parents to Gold Hill, Ala. in 1846. Joined the Masons in 1853. He actively supported the Confederacy at his home in Elba, Ala. He had gone to Elba as a young man and there met a young lady to whom his heart went out in sincere love on their first meeting, and he made the remark to one of his companions, 'That's my girl, if I can get her.' He did succeed, for she, too, fell in love with the unusually handsome young man, and she, a beautiful, accomplished girl of 16 yrs. Missouri (called 'Zou' by all her relatives) Hutchison and John Thomas Knight were married Nov. 18, 1855, in the home of her father, by Judge Perrie D. Costello, Judge of Probate, a close friend of her father. The Hutchison home was near Clintonville, Coffee Co., Ala. The dwelling house has since burned. A school-house which her father helped to build in that community still stands. Seven years after their marriage John Thomas Knight was converted and they were both then members of the Missionary Baptist Church, he and seven of their children, as time went on, being baptised into the same church in Greenville, Ala. Both his parents had been Primitive Baptists, as had her mother. Moving from Elba to Greenville about 1866, he became a dry-goods merchant, the firm name being Steiner, Dunklin and Knight. During the panic of 1878 the business failed and he then removed his family to Mobile where he was a book-keeper for Dunlap Shoe Co. After about three years he returned to Greenville, accepting the position of Ticket and Freight Agent of the Louisville and Nashville Railway, which position he held until two months before his death. Releasing his work on account of his health, the merchants of Greenville showed their esteem of him and confidence in him by signing a petition which was sent to the Superintendent of the R.R. asking that his young son, Jasper, be appointed to the position, and this was done." "Our father, John Thomas Knight, had a beautiful bass voice. About my last recollection of him was when he was standing and leaning on our front gate post, here in Temple, Tex. (for he visited us in May, 1903) and was singing the beautiful old hymn, 'Close to Thee'. He played the violin and our Mother played the accordian, and it was our habit to gather around the piano, with Sister (Caroline) playing accompaniment, and sing, especially on Sunday afternoons when we sang Hymns." Missouri: According to Annie Lillian Knight MacWhorter, Missouri was taken away by John Knight in a covered wagon along with a 15 yr. old slave girl. According to her daughter, Minnie Knight Perry: "....She was educated in a boarding school in Elba, Ala. and was given several accomplishments. Her chief characteristics, as remembered by me, her daughter Minnie, are her beautifully sweet, patient and understanding motherliness and implicit faith in God. She lingered in bed three months before going 'Home' and her Pastor said it was like a little glimpse of Heaven to go into her room..."

CENSUS: Name: John T Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Election Precinct No 6, Coffee, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1833
Birthplace: Gea
Page: 81
Household ID: 543
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803006
Digital Folder Number: 004211179
Image Number: 00281
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John T Knight M 27 Gea
Missouri Knight F 21 Ala
Lewis Knight M 3 Ala
William C Knight M 0 Ala
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHD8-GR8 : accessed 15 Feb 2014), John T Knight, 1860.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Thos J Knight
Age: 67
Birth Date: Nov 1833
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1900: Greenville, Butler, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Knight
Marriage Year: 1899
Years Married: 1
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
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Household Members: Name Age
Thos J Knight 67
Mary Knight 59
Carrie Knight 34
Thomas Knight 13
Thomas J Hutchison 54
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Greenville, Butler, Alabama; Roll: 5; Page: 32A; Enumeration District: 20; FHL microfilm: 1240005.

Missouri HUTCHINSON was born on 26 Jun 1839 in Coffee County, Alabama. She died on 7 Jul 1907 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Butler, Alabama. Missouri married (MRIN:5175) John Thomas KNIGHT on 18 Nov 1855 in Elba, Coffee, Alabama.

They had the following children.

  M i
John Lewis KNIGHT was born on 18 Jun 1857 in Coffee County, Alabama. He died on 2 Oct 1878 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Butler, Alabama.



CENSUS: Name: Lewis Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Election Precinct No 6, Coffee, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1857
Birthplace: Ala
Page: 81
Household ID: 543
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803006
Digital Folder Number: 004211179
Image Number: 00281
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John T Knight M 27 Gea
Missouri Knight F 21 Ala
Lewis Knight M 3 Ala
William C Knight M 0 Ala
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHD8-GR6 : accessed 15 Feb 2014), Lewis Knight in entry for John T Knight, 1860.
  M ii
William Cole KNIGHT was born on 17 Oct 1859 in Coffee County, Alabama. He died on 8 Dec 1862 in Elba, Coffee, Alabama. He was buried in Hutchinson Cemetery, Clintonville, Alabama.



CENSUS: Name: William C Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Election Precinct No 6, Coffee, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 0
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1860
Birthplace: Ala
Page: 81
Household ID: 543
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803006
Digital Folder Number: 004211179
Image Number: 00281
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John T Knight M 27 Gea
Missouri Knight F 21 Ala
Lewis Knight M 3 Ala
William C Knight M 0 Ala
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHD8-GRX : accessed 15 Feb 2014), William C Knight in entry for John T Knight, 1860.
  F iii
Carolina Eugenia KNIGHT was born on 11 Jan 1863 in Coffee County, Alabama. She died on 28 Jan 1954 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Alabama.



DEATH: Name: Carrie Knight
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Death date: 28 Jan 1954
Death place: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Gender: Female
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Age at death: 91y 17d
Estimated birth year: 1863
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Father name: John T. Knight
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Mother name: Missouri Hutchinson
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Film number: 1908886
Reference number: cn 1447
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974
  M iv Daniel KNIGHT was born on 11 Oct 1865. He died on 16 Jan 1897.
  M v Joseph KNIGHT was born on 19 Jul 1868. He died on 18 Jul 1932.
  F vi Minnie KNIGHT was born on 26 Oct 1870. She died on 18 Feb 1963.
  F vii Brunetta "Nettie" KNIGHT was born on 5 Jul 1872. She died on 12 Jan 1966.
  M viii Jasper "Jap" KNIGHT was born on 20 Mar 1878. He died on 11 May 1946.
  M ix
Thomas KNIGHT was born on 21 Feb 1887 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. He died on 27 Nov 1907 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Alabama.



BIOGRAPHY: Minnie Knight Perry wrote: "....The child of their old age, he was the darling of the whole family, but not spoiled. Tender-hearted and true with a sweet tenor voice. The President of the bank where he worked said of him, 'He was an ornament to the bank because he was so gentlemanly'. Graduate of Greenville Public Schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenville."

DEATH: Name: Thomas Knight
Death date: 27 Nov 1907
Death place: El Paso, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): American
Age at death: 20 years
Estimated birth year: 1887
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Birth place: Greenville, Ala.
Marital status: Single
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Occupation: R.R. Ticket Agent
Residence: El Paso, Texas
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Burial place: Greenville, Ala.
Burial date: 28 Nov 1907
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Film number: 2034276
Digital GS number: 4165811
Image number: 2425
Reference number: 20662
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

CENSUS: 1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Knight
Age: 13
Birth Date: Feb 1887
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1900: Greenville, Butler, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Thos J Knight
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: Mary Knight
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
Household Members: Name Age
Thos J Knight 67
Mary Knight 59
Carrie Knight 34
Thomas Knight 13
Thomas J Hutchison 54
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Greenville, Butler, Alabama; Roll: 5; Page: 32A; Enumeration District: 20; FHL microfilm: 1240005.

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