BIRTH: Knight, Ezra
Father: Knight, Joseph Mother: Knight, Elizabeth
Birth Date: 8 June 1764 City:Scituate
County: Providence State:RI
CENSUS: 1840 United States Federal Census
May 5, 2005 11:25 AM
Name: Ezra Knight
State: Rhode Island
BIOGRAPHY: A Genealogy of the Potter Family originating in Rhode Island
By Rev. Jeremiah Potter
Phenix, R. I.:
John H. Campbell, Book and Job Printer
1881 - Page 86/7
Rhoda Potter, daughter of Capt. John and Elcy Potter, married Ezra Knight, son of Col. Joseph and Elizabeth Knight, of Scituate. Mr. Knight was a farmer, and owned and lived on a small farm at the foot of Tunk Hill, in Scituate. He resided in said town all his life. He was a captain of a militia company a part of his life and went by the name of Capt. Knight. They were members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Knight became the step-father of the writer about 1835-6, and lived with him until he died. They had two children in first marriage, who died young, name of children and date of births not known to the writer.
Rhode Island in the Continental Congress
1765 – 1798
By Hon. William R. Staples, LL. D.
Edited by Reuben Aldridge Guild , A. M.
Printed by order of the General Assembly
Providence Press Company, Printers to the State
Providence - 1870
The following are the names of freemen who voted in town meetings upon the adoption of the Constitution, the town of Bristol, Barrington, Foster, Coventry, Hopkinton and Richmond, excepted:
(In the towns listed there were no Yeas votes cast)
Yeas. – None
Robert Knight – William Knight – Barzillai Knight – Job Knight – Joseph Knight
Benjamin Knight – James Knight – Jeremiah Knight – Henry Knight – Nehemiah Knight
Yeas. – None
Richard Knight – Joseph Knight – Jonathan Knight – Ezra Knight – Benajah Knight
BURIAL: Coventry, Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries
By Dr. Bill Eddleman and John E. Sterling
The Waterman-Battey Cemetery is located 15 feet east of Bowen Hill Road at telephone pole #9. It is 150 ft x 75 ft. in excellent condition, and enclosed with granite posts and iron rails with an iron gate. The historic cemetery sign in good condition. There are 48 burials with 33 inscribed stones. It is on the tax assessor's map #316, lot #66.
James N. Arnold visited on 24 July 1905 and noted "Near Deacon Hawkins yard [CY 022] is another of Battey and Waterman families" (Vol. 6, Book A, page 987). Charles and Martha Benns visited this cemetery in 1933, their #175. The cemetery was also transcribed by Ametha K. Whitford.
0009 Knight, Ezra, Capt. 1764c 11 Oct 1842
Veteran of Rev. War; [Served in Capt. Samuel Wall's Co., Col Kasson's Regt. in Sullivan's Expedition to RI - RIHC registration list]
0010 Knight, Rhoda 1763c 2 Feb 1831
w/o Captain Ezra