Descendants of John KNIGHT

FIRST GENERATION

 

1.  John KNIGHT was born in 1668.  Knight Name Meaning and History

English: status name from Middle English knyghte ‘knight’, Old English cniht ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘serving lad’. This word was used as a personal name before the Norman Conquest, and the surname may in part reflect a survival of this. It is also possible that in a few cases it represents a survival of the Old English sense into Middle English, as an occupational name for a domestic servant. In most cases, however, it clearly comes from the more exalted sense that the word achieved in the Middle Ages. In the feudal system introduced by the Normans the word was applied at first to a tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier. Hence it came to denote a man of some substance, since maintaining horses and armor was an expensive business. As feudal obligations became increasingly converted to monetary payments, the term lost its precise significance and came to denote an honorable estate conferred by the king on men of noble birth who had served him well. Knights in this last sense normally belonged to ancient noble families with distinguished family names of their own, so that the surname is more likely to have been applied to a servant in a knightly house or to someone who had played the part of a knight in a pageant or won the title in some contest of skill.

He was married.  John KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. William W KNIGHT.
  2. John KNIGHT.
  3. Edward KNIGHT.

SECOND GENERATION

 

2.  William W KNIGHT was born about 1690 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Dec 3 1751 in Bertie County, North Carolina.

He was married to Martha in 1735. Martha was born about 1692.  William W KNIGHT and Martha had the following children:

  1. John KNIGHT.
  2. William KNIGHT was born about 1714.
  3. Edward (Nehemiah) KNIGHT.

3.  John KNIGHT died on Feb 18 1762 in Sussex County, Virginia.  He was born in Nansemond County, Va..

He was married to ELIZABETH EPPS. ELIZABETH EPPS was born about 1729 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co, VA.

THIRD GENERATION

 

5.  John KNIGHT was born between 1700 and 1705 in Nansemond County, Va..

ISABELLE CARTER was born about 1714 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  John KNIGHT and ISABELLE CARTER had the following children:

  1. Robert Sr KNIGHT.
  2. James KNIGHT.
  3. John Carter KNIGHT.
  4. Moses KNIGHT.
  5. Judith Judah KNIGHT.
  6. Mary KNIGHT.
  7. Rachel KNIGHT.
  8. Sarah KNIGHT.

7.  Edward (Nehemiah) KNIGHT was born about 1716 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died in 1819 in Georgia – Richmond County.

He was married to Anna WOODSON. Anna WOODSON was born about 1742.

FOURTH GENERATION

 

8.  Robert Sr KNIGHT was born about 1718 in Nansemond County, Va..

He was married to TERECE SPIER (daughter of James SPIER and ELIZABETH COKER).  Robert Sr KNIGHT and TERECE SPIER had the following children:

  1. SPIER KNIGHT was born about 1758.
  2. PENELOPE KNIGHT.

9.  James KNIGHT was born about 1719 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Nov 2 1786 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.

He was married to Priscilla CARTER (daughter of Kindred CARTER and Mary).

10.  John Carter KNIGHT was born about 1734 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died in 1783.

He was married to ANN PARKER.

11.  Moses KNIGHT was born about 1736 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Jun 14 1781.  #233 – MOSES KNIGHT – 14 June 1781 – Nov Ct 1781

Wife CHARITY KNIGHT – lend the use of all my estate foer her lifetime execpt

for parts I will mention for my children. Son KINDRED KNIGHT – Negroes

Luke, Dol an Silvey. Son ALLEN KNIGHT – 100 acres on the Wolfpit Branch,

which I bought of ROBIN ROBERT PARKER, also half of a new entry on the north side of White Oak Swamp, also Negroes Ned, Rose and Vilate. Son JOHN

CARTER KNIGHT – Plantation where I now live, also Negroes Old Sip, Young

Sip, Dinah, Anakey and Sambo. Daughter SARAH PACE – Negro Hagar.

Daughter MARY KNIGHT – Negro Fillis. Daughter PHEREBY KNIGHT – Negro

Hanah. My daughters are to receive Negroes at the age of eighteen or at

the marriage.. My sons KINDRED and ALLEN are to receive their Negroes at

the age of twenty-one. My other children are to receive their property at

their mother’s death.

Ex. JOHN NICHOLSON, JAMES PACE, wife CHARITY

Wit: JONATHAN POPE, EXUM LEWIS, SPEIR KNIGHT

He was married to Charity CARTER (daughter of Kindred CARTER and Mary) on Sep 22 1761 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina. Charity CARTER was born about 1740 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  She died on Apr 5 1818 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  widow of James Benton  Moses KNIGHT and Charity CARTER had the following children:

  1. Kindred KNIGHT was born in 1765 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.  He died on Oct 6 1809 in Edgecombe County, NC..
  2. Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT.
  3. John Carter KNIGHT was born in 1772 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.  He died in May 1803 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.
  4. Sarah KNIGHT was born in 1774 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.
  5. Mary KNIGHT was born in 1776 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.
  6. Pheresby KNIGHT was born in 1778 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.

12.  Judith Judah KNIGHT was born about 1738 in Nansemond County, Va..

She was married to Simon PARKER.

13.  Mary KNIGHT was born about 1742 in Nansemond County, Va..  She died on Jan 1 1769.

She was married to William FOREMAN.

14.  Rachel KNIGHT was born about 1744 in Nansemond County, Va..

She was married to HACKNEY.

She was married to Hardy CAIN.

15.  Sarah KNIGHT was born about 1748 in Nansemond County, Va..  She died in 1770.

She was married to JESSE BOYKIN.

FIFTH GENERATION

 

19.  Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT was born on Nov 17 1770 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  He died on Aug. 21 1839 in Lowndes, Alabama.  Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or February 1817. This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and Nathaniel Broughton’s son Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr. and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100 first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select a seat of Justice for Pike County. The deed written in long hand begins as follows: Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C. Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged. We do hereby acknowledge, give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said JohnC. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no. one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth. Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.” The deed was written 6 October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p. 554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Note: the following was published in the North Carolina Journal Monday February 6, 1797: (858) Twenty dollars Reward. Stolen from the subscriber, on Tuesday night, the 14th of January. (at Jacob Coker’s a bay Mare. I believe she was stolen by a certain Young Philips who has been missing since that time -is light complected about five feet five inches high…. is a turner by trade, very talkative and fond of dring. I will give the above reward for the thief and mare, or one half for either…..Allen Knight. Edgecombe, Fishing-creek, Jan. 31. (Abstracts From the North Carolina Journal Halifax., North Carolina 1795-1797, Vol. II.)

Samuel Tine Owen and Sarah Ward Knight

Samuel Tine Owen, born 2 August 1795 in S.C., married.on the 6 June 1816,

probably in Chester County, S.C., Sarah Ward  Knight, born 21 July 1800,

York County, S.C.  as that is where her father, Allen Knight, was at that

  1. Samuel Tine Owen was the son of David Owen, born ca. 1765-70 and

Mary Owen, the first record of whom is the 1830  Pike County, Alabama

census.  Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South

Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in

the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter

County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or

February 1817.  This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and

Nathaniel Broughton’s son, Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr.  and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher. The significance of this is that Priscilla Owen Winborne and David Owen were brother and sister.

On October 1817 Samuel T. Oweings signed a petition to the U.S. Congress

with 363 Co-signers, inhabitants of Alabama Territory residing between and

near the waters of Mobile and the Tombigee River, protesting the annexation

of parts of Alabama to Mississipi.  Another signer of this document was

Dempsey Winborne, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, the son-in-law of John Owen

of Chester County, S.C. who also was in the group that arrived in Monroe

County, Alabama late 1816.  The next record of Samuel Tine is in Monroe

County when he signed a voucher for the sum of $1.00 he borrowed from

Christopher Couliette.  Also signing vouchers were David Owen, Robert Owen

and John Owen. These were dated March and April 1818. (See later)

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100

first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select

a seat of Justice for Pike County.  The deed written in long hand begins as

follows:

Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen,  John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C.  Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged.  We do hereby acknowledge,  give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said John C. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no.  one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth.  Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.”  The deed was written 6

October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p.  554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census

Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter

Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Allen Knight, the father of Sarah Ward Knight, died in Lowndes County,

Alabama in 1839.  Kindred Karter Knight was the administrator.  A summons

was made to Sarah Ward and Samuel Tine Owen  to appear before the Orphans

Court in Lowndes County to show why the real estate of Allen Knight should

not be sold. Each child of Allen Knight’s received $458.00 being “their full

distributive share of said estate” in February of 1843.  Also Samuel Tine

was paid for attending Allen Knight for services as a phisician for 18 days

and received $25.00 in 1841 for this.

By this time he and his family had removed to Randolph County, Alabama in

1840.  Samuel Tine is not found on the census there, but his father, David,

is.  A deed is found in Pike County  where they sold land owned jointly by

Samuel Tine, Priscilla S Owen, his sister, and  David Allen Owen to Abram

Cannon  approximately 100 acres for five hundred dollars. Kindred K.

Knight, William Sanders,  Daniel W. Cannon and John A. Williams sign as

witnesses. The deed was dated 12 of February 1840 and recorded 14 May 1840.

William Sanders also sold 39 97/100 acres to Cannon on January 29 1840 to

which David A. Owen was witness. No deed was found to show when they

obtained it.

The records of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Christ in Randolph

County show they were in that county by Saturday June 1840 when the

following were received into the church: Polly Owen, S.T. Owen, Sally W.

Owen, Elender Owen, and David R. (A?) Owen.  On October 3, 1840 Samuel T.

Owen was appointed Clerk of the Church.

He served as Tax Collector and Justice of the Peace in Randolph County in

1843.  He ran as Democrat for the Alabama Legislature and defeated Whig

candidate,  Jerry Murphy.  He served in the Assembly in Montgomery in

1845-47.

On November 2, 1850, he and other family members received letters of

dismission from the church.  In the minutes, Samuel Tine states:

“This closes my clerkship for Shiloh Church, and I hope my brethren

will excuse all my imperfections. Farewell. Samuel T. Owen.”

However, they did not leave immediately as he and most of his children and

families were on the 1850 Randolph County, Alabama census which was not

taken until December 3, 1850. The families Of his son, David Allen Owen and

Kindred K. Knight and Stephen Bradley were already in Smith County, Texas

as evidenced by the  1850 Census  taken  several  months earlier.

Before they left a church was constituted by the group known as Pilgrim’s

  1. Samuel Tine and Sarah Owen with his

brother, John Bunyan Owen arrived in Henderson County sometime early in

1851. He became involved in politics soon after his arrival and was elected

Chief Justice (county judge) and was sworn  in 12 August 1852 by Chief

Justice J. B. Luker.

After his arrival here, Samuel T. Owen made application for a Bounty Land

Claim which act was passed in 1851.  He served in the Creek War as private

under Captain James McDougal in Captain Denisons’s Company of the Alabama

Militia from 9th June to 28 July 1836.  He was drafted from Pike County,

Alabama on May of 1836 and honorably discharged at Montgomery, Alabama on or about 1 July 1836.

The dates on the application and official rolls do not agree, but he first

made this claim to E.L. Smith, J. P. on the 5 December 1851.  The original

discharge paper was given to his attorney, Wm. H. Martin, who ,on the 9

December 1851, made oath that he had received it, and in his negligence,

had lost it.

On the 24th April 1855 Samuel Tine made another application for bounty land under Act of March 3, 1855 and declared that he received a warrant for 40 acres under under the former and sold it to Wm C. Bobo, but he could not

remember the number.  He was entitled to more land and according to

official records received 120 acres No. 10 in 1856.

Samuel Tine Owen died in 1856 and is buried in the Davis Cemetery  in

Athens, Texas beside his wife, Sarah Ward Knight Owen who lived until 18

October 1882.  A rock cairn marked the graves until several years ago when

descendants placed a monument there.

Sallie Ward Knight kept a Bible record of all the births and deaths of

their twelve children, some of which she outlived. In one entry , she made

the statement ” this day Jan. 2, 1848, all my children, sons-in-law,

daughters-in-law, and their children , dined with me , thirty-one in all ,

twelve of whom are members of the Primitive Baptist Church.

The children of Samuel Tine Owen and Sarah Ward Knight were:

  1. David Allen Owen born 11 July 1817;m. (1) Mary Langstone (Lansdale)(2)Lucinda   Woodward
  1. Polly Narcissa Owen born 22 Jan. 1819;m. Stephen Bradley in Pike Co., Al.17 Oct   1838 .
  1. John Wade Owen born 12 Jan. 1821;m. Asenath L. Prewitt 7 December 1842 probably Randolph Co., Al; buried in Cryer Cemetery near Barry, Texas .
  1. Rachel C. Owen born 22 Dec 1822 m. Zachariah Marion Monk 7 December.Rachel is buried in Meredith Campground Cemetery in Henderson County, Texas
  1. Julia M. Owen  born Feb. 24 1825; m. Richard W. Moore on 5 January 1843

She is  the only child who did not come to Henderson County..

  1. 1826; married Hannah A.A. Daniel, 5 March1846;m(2) Sarah Clark ;m. (3) Rebecca Herbough
  1. Betsy Isabella Owen born 16 Oct 1828;d. 1893; m. William Meredith Brown;buried   in Davis Cemetery , Henderson County, Tx

viii.  Priscilla M. Owen b. 31 Feb. 1831;d. 26 Jan 1885;m. George W.Stephens 7 Dec. 1848 the same days  Rachel and Zachariah  Monk . they lived in the Oak Grove Community of Henderson Co. near Baxter.

ix.  Sarah  Emeritus Owen b. 15 April  1833;m. (1) John Brown in Al andwas on 150 census there; m(2)  Simeon        DeRolle Lafayette Davis on1860 census. ; m.(3)James Hannah by David Allen Owen. She died in Oklahoma20 April 1891.

x.  Rebecca Elmira Owen born 10 Nov. 1835;m. Stephen Bradley, the widower of her sister, Polly Narcissa 10        March 1853 Henderson Co., Tx.

xi. Martha Maranza Owen born  1 April 1838; m. John Washington Gauntt , son of Luke Gauntt; They m. 11       January 1855 according to bible recordof  Samuel Tine and Sarah Ward Owen. She died 16 Feb. 1880;he died 1912. They are buried in the Myrtle Springs Cemetery near LaRue, Texas. The Gauntts are said to have traveled to Henderson County with the Owen/Knight families and their children.

xii. William Randolph Owen born 7 May 1841; m. Finetta Boles in 1861 by D.A. Owen. He was imprisoned during the Civil War and died in a New York prison.

All of the children were born in  Alabama and with the exception of one came to Henderson County, Texas and settled.

End Notes and References

Sarah Ward Knight  and  Samuel  Tine  Owen

Bonner Frizzell, The David Allen Owen Family History, 1967.

1800 York Co., S.C. Census.

Chester County, S.C. Deeds Clarence Edward Carter, The Territorial Papers of the United States Vol.

XVII,” The Territory of Alabama 1817-1819,”Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. ,    P. 198-201.

The Pike County County Alabama Historical Society, The History of Pike county, Alabama.

1830 Pike County Alabama Federal Census.

Allen Knight’s Estate Records, Lowndes County, Alabama, Coutesy of The Dungans  Mildred Laney, Minutes of  the  Shiloh Baptist Church, Clay County, Alabama

Copy of Suit, John B. Lorez vs. Nathaniel  Broughton & Christopher Couliette, Monroe Co., Al.

Henderson County Commission Court Book B,1852.

Henderson County, Texas  Marriage Records and Cemetery Records

Copy of Application of Bounty Land  and  Records, courtesy  of Estelle Carter.

1840 and 1850 Randolph  County, Alabama  Federal  Census

1860 Henderson County  Texas Federal Census

From: Mary Barnes

He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN (daughter of Samuel FOREMAN and Sarah WARD) on Sep 10 1799 in Edgecombe Co., NC or Williamson Co. Tenn. Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN was born in May 1780 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  She died on Sep 15 1847 in Lowndes, Alabama.  Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN had the following children:

  1. Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT.
  2. Kindred Karter KNIGHT.
  3. John Whitaker KNIGHT.
  4. Julia Parker KNIGHT.
  5. James Foreman KNIGHT.
  6. Clarinda Loveworth KNIGHT.
  7. Elizabeth Mildred KNIGHT.
  8. Charity Matilda KNIGHT.
  9. William Allen KNIGHT.
  10. Mary Parmelia KNIGHT.

SIXTH GENERATION

 

24.  Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT was born on Jun 25 1800 in York County, South Carolina.  She died on Oct 18 1882.  She was buried in Davis Cemetery Athens, Texas.

She was married to Samuel Tine OWEN (son of David OWEN and Mary HARRIS) on Jun 6 1816 in South Carolina. Samuel Tine OWEN was born on Aug 2 1795 in South Carolina.  He died in 1856.  He was buried in Davis Cemetery Athens, Texas.  Aug. 1838 Ordered by the Court that the road from Charles Pelhams to the line of Lounds County near Samuel T. Owen be abolished and set aside.

3 Feb. 1840- Ordered by the court that Dunce Sikes, William Jordan, Seaborn Jones , Jesse John , Samuel Jefcoat, Josiah Jordan and Samuel T. Owen be appointed a Jury to lay off and mark out a Road from near the ford of the IndianBranch to intersect the Road leading from Smilies Ferry to the Line of Lowndes County.(p.154) 16 August 1840- Ordered by the Court that citation issue to Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchey and Barnett Franklin, Commissioners of said County heretofore appointed, by an act of the Legislature commanding them to make their report to the next term of this Court showing the situation with(?) the amt(?) of funds belonging to the County in their hands. (p.164-5)

Part II, March 1841- Sept 1849 Dec. 1842- Ordered by the Court that the suit heretofore commenced against Nubil A. Moore and his securities on the contract of building the Court house for said county and the suit p. 212 Commenced against John Hanchy, Barnett Franklin and Samuel T. Owens the building Commissioners for said County be still prosecuted against them. Ordered by the court that John Hanchey be required to repair the county jail so as it may be considered safe and report the same to the next term of this court for allowance. ( p. 15.) 28 March 1842 Ordered by the Court that Robert Owens be appointed assessor of taxes in beat Number four in the 87 Regiment.

Feb 1849- Ordered by the court that the following persons be and are hereby appointed overseers of the Poor in the several Beats of said County ( to Wit) P. 457 Robert F Owen Samuel Tine Owen SARAH WARD KNIGHT, born 21 July 1800, York County, S.C. married Samuel Tine Owen , born 2 August 1795, S.C..on the 6 June 1816 ,probably in Chester County, S.C., as that is where her father, Allen Knight, was at that time. Samuel Tine Owen was the son of David Owen, born ca. 1765-70 and Mary Owen, the first record of whom is the 1830 Pike County, Alabama census. Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or February 1817. This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and Nathaniel Broughton’s son Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr. and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

On October 1817 Samuel T. Oweings signed a petition to the U.S. Congress with 363 Co-signers, inhabitants of Alabama Territory residing between and near the waters of Mobile and the Tombigee River, protesting the annexation of parts of Alabama to Mississipi. Another signer of this document was Dempsey Winborne, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, the son-in-law of John Owen of Chester County, S.C. who also was in the group that arrived in Monroe County, Alabama late 1816. The next record of Samuel Tine is in Monroe County when he signed a voucher for the sum of $1.00 he borrowed from Christopher Couliette. Also signing vouchers were David Owen, Robert Owen and John Owen. These were dated March and April 1818. (See later)

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100 first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select a seat of Justice for Pike County. The deed written in long hand begins as follows: Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C. Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged. We do hereby acknowledge, give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said JohnC. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no. one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth. Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.” The deed was written 6 October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p. 554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Allen Knight, the father of Sarah Ward Knight, died in Lowndes County, Alabama in 1839. Kindred Karter Knight was the administrator. A summons was made to Sarah Ward and Samuel Tine Owen to appear before the Orphans Court in Lowndes County to show why the real estate of Allen Knight should not be sold. Each child of Allen Knight’s received $458.00 being”their full distributive share of said estate”in February of 1843. Also Samuel Tine was paid for attending Allen Knight for services as a phisician for 18 days and received $25.00 in 1841 for this.

By this time he and his family had removed to Randolph County, Alabama in 1840. Samuel Tine is not found on the census there, but his father, David, is. A deed is found in Pike County where they sold land owned jointly by Samuel Tine, Priscilla S Owen, his sister, and David Allen Owen to Abram Cannon .approximately 100 acres for five hundred dollars. Kindred K. Knight, William Sanders, Daniel W. Cannon and John A. Williams sign as witnesses. The deed was dated 12 of February 1840 and recorded 14 May 1840. William Sanders also sold 39 97/100 acres to Cannon on January 29 1840 to which David A. Owen was witness. No deed was found to show when they obtained it.

The records of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Christ in Randolph County show they were in that county by Saturday June 1840 when the following were received into the church: Polly Owen, S.T. Owen, Sally W. Owen, Elender Owen, and David R. (A?) Owen. On October 3, 1840 Samuel T. Owen was appointed Clerk of the Church.

He served as Tax Collector and Justice of the Peace in Randolph County in 1843. He ran as Democrat for the Alabama Legislature and defeated Whig candidate, Jerry Murphy. He served in the Assembly in Montgomery in 1845-47. On November 2, 1850, he and other family members received letters of dismission from the church. In the minutes, Samuel Tine states: “This closes my clerkship for Shiloh Church, and I hope my brethren will excuse all my imperfections. Farewell. Samuel T. Owen.” However, they did not leave immediately as he and most of his children and families were on the 1850 Randolph County, Alabama census which was not taken until December 3, 1850. The families Of his son, David Allen Owen and Kindred K. Knight and Stephen Bradley were already in Smith County, Texas as evidenced by the 1850 Census taken several months earlier.

Before they left a church was constituted by the group known as Pilgrim’s Rest, and Samuel T. was named clerk. Samuel Tine and Sarah Owen with his brother, John Bunyan Owen arrived in Henderson County sometime early in 1851. He became involved in politics soon after his arrival and was elected Chief Justice (county judge) andwas sworn in 12 August 1852 by Chief Justice J. B. Luker.

After his arrival here, Samuel T. Owen made application for a Bounty Land Claim which act was passed in 1851. He served in the Creek War as private under Captain James McDougal in Captain Denisons’s Company of the Alabama Militia from 9th June to 28 July 1836. He was drafted from Pike County, Alabama on May of 1836 and honorably discharged at Montgomery, Alabama on or about 1 July 1836.

The dates on the application and official rolls do not agree, but he first made this claim to E.L. Smith, J. P. on the 5 December 1851. The original discharge paper was given to his attorney, Wm. H. Martin, who ,on the 9 December 1851, made oath that he had received it, and in his negligence, had lost it.

On the 24th April 1855 Samuel Tine made another application for bounty land under Act of March 3, 1855 and declared that he received a warrant for 40 acres under under the former and sold it to Wm C. Bobo, but he could not remember the number. He was entitled to more land and according to official records received 120 acres No. 10 in 1856.

Samuel Tine Owen died in 1856 and is buried in the Davis Cemetery in Athens, Texas beside his wife, Sarah Ward Knight Owen who lived until 18 October 1882. A rock cairn marked the graves until several years ago when descendants placed a monument there.

From Bonner Frizzell, Excerpts from Genealogical Data, Aug. 21 1955

In 1850 a covered wagon caravan of some 150 persons, led by Samuel Tine Owen with his brother John Bunyan Owen and brother-in-law Kindred K. Knight, left Randolph County, AL and settled near Athens in Henderson County, Texas. Prior to their departure, members of Shilo Church, addiliated with the Keheukee Primitive Baptist Asso., called a presbytery and formed Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Randolph Co., AL. The new congregation chose Samuel Tine Owen as Secretary, called Thomas Britton as Pastor and moved as a body to Texas.

Letter to Dr. Nettie Lee Benson from Jack Owen, Athens, TX June 7 1954

Excerpts of genealogical interest copied here:

. . . compiled by “Coz” Bonner Frizzell of Palestine, Texas . . .

. . . the “tradition” information as compiled – the Larkin Owen Family record compares nearly identical with the stories handed down by word of mouth to our people, though I don’t think there is any written record to bear out the stories. . . . Suffice to say tho, our tradition tells of three brothers who came to America and Settled first in Virginia, then So. Carolina – some fought in the battle of Kings Mountain [there is a record at Kings Mountain of a John Owen fighting in thes battle of the Revolutionary War – kg] and probably other engagements. A large wagon train of the family crossed the mountains of Eastern Tennessee into Alabama. (There is a cute story told by some, that Mountain folk – of that part of the country had never seen a wagon with four wheels under it and a large group of them gathered and was following the wagon train. One of the leaders of the wagon train being a little dubious of such a large group of natives drew up and asked what was their purpose. They said they meant no harm – they were only following to watch what happened when those wagons started down hill – they reasoned that the big wheels were gonna run over the little front wheels.

My Great Grandfather Samuel Tine Owen must have been something of a student that be had the largest library in his country and even owned a telescope to look at the stars. – He served two terms in Alabama Legislature. My Grandfather David Allen Owen was born in Randolph Co. in 1818 in a log stockade during an indian uprising [unverified].

About 1849 or 50 a long wagon train of kin-folk and friends set out from Randolph County – presumably bound for California. (A cousin – Bessie Owen who died in Ft. Worth in 1940) said she became acquainted with some kinswoman in Altus OK about 1910 – who then an old woman – said she well remembered the day when that wagon train pulled out. The sad farewells – the tears, sorrows and heart break, left a vivid impression upon her memory – for they thought [and rightly so] that they were going out of their lives forever.

The wagon train suffered many hardships enroute – yellow fever broke out. Many died – among them my Grandfather’s first wife. They finally were compelled to pull up here in Henderson County – It seemed like a fair land – plenty of timber, running water, an abundance of game – they decided to settle down and they anchored their church “Old Pilgrims Rest” on Gum Creek about six miles east of Athens. They were all Primitive Baptists and their shuch was organized in Alabama and they brought their authority minutes etc. with them.

This same Samuel Tine Owen was soon taking a leading part in the affairs of the county and was elected “chief justice” or as we now say County Judge in 1852 – served two terms – I believe – later in 1860 my grandfather David Allen Owen (his son) was elected chief justice and served all during the war years – until the carpet baggers took over. His grandson Charles Dennis Owen was elected county judge in 1910 and was the main force in building our present county court house. And your writer was honored with three terms as county clerk – 1939 thru 44 – breaking a two term tradition that had stood for thirty years.

Our family holds an annual reunion 3rd Sunday in August . . .

You can find this and more in my database entitled kgrubaugh at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com Once in my database search for Samuel Tine[s] (Tynes) Owen just as written. Or email me at kleegrubaugh@yahoo.com

Bonner Frizzell, superintendent of Palestine, Texas schools and a recognized historian of that city.

 

Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT and Samuel Tine OWEN had the following children:

  1. David Allen OWEN was born on Jul 11 1817 in Alabama.  He died on Jul 3 1886 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  Born in Fort while taking refuge from Indians.

Marriage 1 Mary A LANGSDON b: 17 APR 1822

* Married: 30 DEC 1840 in Randolph co, Al

Children

Samuel Houston OWEN b: 10 OCT 1841 in Al

John Stiner OWEN b: 3 APR 1843 in Al

Siles Monk OWEN b: 12 JAN 1845 in Al

William Dennis OWEN b: 16 JUN 1847 in Al

Mary A Matilda OWEN b: 14 JUN 1849 in Al

Marriage 2 Lucinda WOODWARD b: 5 DEC 1834 in Tn

* Married: 2 JAN 1859

Children

Infant OWEN

Jefferson Davis OWEN b: 4 MAY 1862 in Athens, Henderson, Tx

David Randolph OWEN b: 4 SEP 1864

Stephen Tine OWEN b: 26 APR 1867

Jordan Wade OWEN b: 18 MAY 1869

Sallie Ward OWEN b: 17 JAN 1871

Dewitt Judson OWEN b: 11 DEC 1872 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

Joseph Collins OWEN b: 12 JUL 1875

  1. Polly Narcissa OWEN was born on Jan 22 1819 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Stephen BRADLEY

Children

Melvin Monroe BRADLEY

John Flemons Tine BRADLEY

Polly Elmina BRADLEY

Sarah Margaret BRADLEY

Mildred BRADLEY

  1. John Wade OWEN was born on Jan 12 1821 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Asenath Louisa PREWETT

Children

Samuel Tine OWEN

Sarah Acenith OWEN

Armintha C OWEN

Saphronia M OWEN

Louisa Melissa OWEN

John Allen OWEN

William Travis OWEN

  1. Zachariah Marion MONK

Children

Narcissa Cynthia Ann MONK

Nancy Maranza MONK

Sarah Sallie MONK

Mary C MONK

Elizabeth MONK

Silas Johnston MONK

Zachariah MONK

  1. Julia Melissa OWEN was born on Feb 24 1825 in Alabama.  Richard Jr MOORE

* Married: in Al

Children

Sarah Ann MOORE

Charlotte Narcissa MOORE

Margaret MOORE

Jeptha MOORE

Cordilia MOORE

  1. Ishmael David OWEN was born on Nov 7 1826 in Alabama.  Hannah A A DANIEL

Children

Sallie Elizabeth H OWEN

Polly OWEN

George OWEN

Marriage 2 Sarah CLARK

Children

Samuel Tines OWEN

William Randolph OWEN

John Bunyan OWEN

Jerome OWEN

Marriage 3 Rebecca HARBROUGH

  1. Betsy Isabella OWEN was born on Oct 16 1828 in Alabama.  William Meredith BROWN

Children

William Andrew Marshall BROWN

Laura Ardelia BROWN

Sarah Elmina BROWN

James Matthew T BROWN

Jeff Davis BROWN

John Flemmons BROWN

Dennis Elijah BROWN

  1. Priscilla Matilda OWEN was born on Jan 31 1831 in Alabama.  George Washington STEPHENS

Children

David Allen STEPHENS

Mary C STEPHENS

Samuel Tine STEPHENS

George William Norton STEPHENS

Sallie M STEPHENS

Roxie STEPHENS

John H STEPHENS

Elmer Lorenzo STEPHENS

  1. Sarah Emeritus OWEN was born on Apr 15 1833 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 John Wesley BROWN

* Married: ABT 1850 in Baxter, Alb

Children

William Wesley BROWN b: 7 MAY 1851 in Baxter, Al

Stanley BROWN

Marriage 2 Simeon Derolle Washington LaFayette DAVIS b: 24 AUG 1825 in Montgomery Co, AL

* Married: ABT 1856

Children

Judge Aaron DAVIS b: 1859 in Tx

Joella DAVIS b: 1858 in Tx

Beauregard Arlington Lee DAVIS b: 6 JUN 1862 in Cooke Co, Tx

Sarai Addiline DAVIS b: 1863 in Tx

Simeon Dekalb Washington Lafayette DAVIS b: 1 JAN 1864 in Cooke Co, Tx

Marriage 3 James HANNAH

* Married: 8 AUG 1866 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

Children

James Oscar HANNAH b: 27 MAY 1870 in Henderson Co, Tx

John Wade HANNAH b: in Athens, Henderson, Tx

Marriage 4 S T BRINSON

* Married: 4 APR 1878 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

  1. Rebecca Elmira OWEN was born on Nov 10 1835 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Stephen BRADLEY

Children

Lona BRADLEY

Milissa BRADLEY

  1. Martha Maranza OWEN was born on Apr 1 1838 in Alabama.  She died on Feb 16 1880 in Henderson Co, Texas.  Marriage 1 John Washington GAUNTT b: 29 DEC 1829 in Newberry Co, SC

* Married: 11 JAN 1855 in Tx

Children

James Bazel GAUNTT

William Washington GAUNTT

John Randolph GAUNTT

Robert Lee GAUNTT

Sallie Elizabeth GAUNTT

Roxy GAUNTT

Eula GAUNTT

Dewitt Talmadge GAUNTT

Martha Maran Owen GAUNTT

1. William Randolph Owen born 7 May 1841 Marriage  Finette Adeline BOLES.  He was imprisoned and died in a New York prison.

Children

William Randolph Jr OWEN

25.  Kindred Karter KNIGHT was born on Dec 18 1802 in , Edgecombe County, Nc.  He died in Aug 1863 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

He was married to Nancy M KENNON (CANNON) on Jan 12 1826. Nancy M KENNON (CANNON) was born in Montgomery, Alabama.

He was married to Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN (daughter of John Bunyan OWEN and Elinor HUGGINS) in 1846 in , , Al. Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN was born on Dec 24 1819 in , Randolph County, Al.  She died on Nov 7 1892 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She was buried on Nov 8 1892 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.    Kindred Karter KNIGHT and Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN had the following children:

Berry Niece KNIGHT was born on Feb 5 1847 in , Lowndes, Al.  She died on Jul 2 1886.

John David KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1849 in , Lowndes, Al.  He died on Nov 17 1913.

Andrew Jackson KNIGHT -twin was born on Apr 25 1851 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 22 1910 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He was buried on Sep 23 1910 in Davis Cemetary, Henderson, Texas, Texas.

George Washington KNIGHT– twin was born on Apr 25 1851 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Feb 15 1926 in , , Texas.  He was buried in , , Texas.

Thomas Britton KNIGHT was born in 1852 in Athens, Henderson, Tx..  He died on Apr 18 1873.

Frances Missouri KNIGHT was born on Nov 26 1853 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died on Jul 29 1934.

Thorna KNIGHT was born in 1854 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died in 1873.

Rebecca Martha KNIGHT– twin was born on Jun 20 1857 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died on Dec 16 1917.

Jessie Malissa KNIGHT- twin was born on Jun 20 1857 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died in 1926.

Judge Martin KNIGHT– twin was born on Apr 28 1859 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Feb 7 1921 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

General Manion KNIGHT– twin was born on Apr 28 1859 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 14 1939 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

Samuel Foreman KNIGHT was born on Oct 18 1861 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 14 1939.

Kindred was blessed with three sets of Twins after arriving in the Athens Area Set 1 Andrew Jackson KNIGHT/George Washington KNIGHT; Set 2 Rebecca Martin  KNIGHT/Jessie Mailssa KNIGHT; Set 3 Judge Martin KNIGHT/General Manion Knight.  Kindred arrived in Athens after forming a party in South Carolina intending to sail around the horn and settle in California due to the Gold Rush. While sailing along the Florida Coast, Cholera broke out on ship and they were denied landing for resupply.
Rounding Florida into the Gulf of Mexico the group ran their ship on to ground some where along the Alabama coast. The families of Foreman, Knight, and Owen then moved from Alabama through Louisana into East Texas, there the families found a beautiful resting spot in Henderson County there they setled and started farming.

26.  John Whitaker KNIGHT was born on Sep 28 1803 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

He was married to Sarah TAYLOR. Sarah TAYLOR died in 1850.

27.  Julia Parker KNIGHT was born on May 3 1805 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  She died on Dec 17 1885.

She was married to John Victor DAVIS.

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This is a work in progress. As I find new information I will update these entries.  ~ Dawna

28.  James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Jan 9 1807 in Chester County, S.C.

1880 Census Montgomery, Alabama shows James Foreman Knight living with daughter Mary Elizabeth Knight HUDGENS and family.

He was married to Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION (daughter of Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN) on Jan 18 1835. Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION was born on Jul 1 1813 in Chester County, S.C. Died June 1886 Naftels Alabama. Buried: Rocky Mount, Crenshaw Alabama. Source – geneology sheet by Louise Knight. Information Bonner Frizzell.

1880 census spell name as Elisabeth Knight. This census also shows Elizabeth living with daughter Nancy Lucindia and son in law William J. Hillard.

James Foreman KNIGHT and Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION had the following children:

  1. Susannah KNIGHT was born in 1839.
  2. ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT.
  3. Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  4. JULIA PARKER KNIGHT was born on Apr 1845.
  5. Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT.
  6. Thomas Darlan KNIGHT.

29.  Clarinda Loveworth KNIGHT was born on Nov 3 1809 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to William BURGESS.

30.  Elizabeth Mildred KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1810 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to George W. DILLARD.

31.  Charity Matilda KNIGHT was born on Dec 11 1812 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to Alexander TUCKER.

32.  William Allen KNIGHT was born on Mar 15 1814 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

He was married to Elizabeth HELM.

33.  Mary Parmelia KNIGHT was born on May 7 1817 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  She died on Jun 6 1844.

She was married to Robert Green CHAMPION (son of Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN). Robert Green CHAMPION was born on Mar 16 1815.  He died in 1899 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas.  Mary Parmelia KNIGHT and Robert Green CHAMPION had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth E CHAMPION was born about 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Oct 21 1850.
  2. Arabella Mildred CHAMPION.
  3. Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION.
  4. Nancy M CHAMPION.

Note: Grady, Alabama, which was originally known as Tucker’s Store until the early 20th century. Grady was originally in Crenshaw County, but later became part of Montgomery County when the county boundaries changed. Some of the following information was taken from the 1880 Census Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama.

SEVENTH GENERATION

 

60.  ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT was born on May 16 1840 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jan 4 1906 in Montgomery Alabama. (photo)

Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama

Grave Stone

1900 census Robert S. Knight

Name:           Robert L. Knight

Home in 1880:   Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama

Age:     40

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1840

Birthplace:        Alabama

Relation to Head of Household:             Self (Head)

Spouse’s Name:            Elisabeth A.

Father’s birthplace:        North Carolina

Mother’s birthplace:       South Carolina

Neighbors:        View others on page

Occupation:      Farmer

Marital Status:   Married

Race:    White

Gender:            Male

Household Members:

Name    Age

Robert L. Knight            40

Elisabeth A. Knight        29

William G. Knight           12

John K. Knight               10

Emma G. Knight            4

Robert L. Knight            5M

1900 Census shows address as 353 Herron St (West End)

Montgomery, AL 36104

He was married to Elizabeth D NIBLETT (daughter of Caleb NIBLET and Mary A. COOK) on Oct 18 1866. Elizabeth D NIBLETT was born about 1835.  Elizabeth married Robert in 1866 when her youngest, Frannie was about 5 years old.  ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and Elizabeth D NIBLETT had the following children:

  1. William Green KNIGHT was born in 1868.
  2. John K KNIGHT was born in 1870.

He was married to ELIZABETH ANN MANN (daughter of Joseph MANN and Emaline Ann SHEPHERD) on May 4 1874. ELIZABETH ANN MANN was born on Dec 29 1850 in Alabama.  She died on Oct 24 1904 in Montgomery, Alabama. (photo)

1900 census Elabeth A Knight.

ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and ELIZABETH ANN MANN had the following children:

  1. Emma Gertrude KNIGHT was born on Jul 25 1875 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jan 15 1931.  unmarried Burial at Oakwood Cemetery , Montgomery Montgomery County Alabama (In 1904 Emma’s Mom Elizabeth died at the age of 53. Emma took care of the remaining children at home.Left at home were Thomas, Franklin, and Clifford.  Robert, Rosa and Katy were all married in 1904 before Mom Elizabeth died.)
  2. Eugenia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Feb 3 1877 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Oct 18 1878.  unmarried
  3. James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Mar 25 1878 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Jan 1879.  unmarried
  4. Robert Luther KNIGHT.
  5. Rosa Lou KNIGHT.
  6. Mary Will KNIGHT was born about 1884 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  unmarried
  7. Katie Lee KNIGHT.
  8. Thomas Dillon KNIGHT was born on Mar 3 1888 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on Nov 4 1934.
  9. Joseph Franklin KNIGHT.
  10. Clifford Dale KNIGHT.

61.  Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1843 in Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Nov 24 1900 in Luverne, Alabama.

She was married to Josiah HUDGENS. Josiah HUDGENS was born on Nov 14 1830 in Montgomery Alabama.

63.  Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT was born on Jul 4 1849 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  She died on Apr 4 1883.

She was married to WILLIAM JASON ANDREW JACKSON HILLIARD on Apr 4 1869.

64.  Thomas Darlan KNIGHT was born on Mar 5 1847 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  He died on Jun 16 1898.

He was married to Deborah STROUD. Deborah STROUD was born in 1851.

66.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION was born about 1838.  She died before Oct 13 1905.

She was married to James C GAUNTT on Aug 6 1857 in Henderson Co, TX.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION and James C GAUNTT had the following children:

  1. Texana GAUNTT was born in 1861 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  2. Leroy GAUNTT was born in Dec 1864 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  3. William Charles GAUNTT was born on Feb 19 1867 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.  He died on Oct 17 1934 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.
  4. Adeline S. GAUNTT was born in Mar 1871 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  5. Mary GAUNTT was born in 1873 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  6. Jeffie GAUNTT was born in Mar 1875 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  7. Daisy GAUNTT was born in 1877 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  8. Sibby E. GAUNTT was born in Feb 1881 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  9. James Robert GAUNTT was born on Mar 6 1883 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.  He died on Jun 2 1967 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.

67.  Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION was born on Mar 8 1840.  He died on Jul 30 1870.

He was married to Tersy Jane CROXTON (daughter of Eliza Minter CROXTON SR and Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION) on Jan 27 1867. Tersy Jane CROXTON was born on Mar 12 1843.  She died on Dec 9 1917.

68.  Nancy M CHAMPION was born about 1841 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Jul 28 1860.

She was married to William MASENGALE. (photo)

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

74.  Robert Luther KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1879 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on May 5 1940.

He was married to Hattie Pearl BOOTHE (daughter of John Kendrick BOOTHE and Lou Aurelia NELSON) on Jan 18 1904.  Robert Luther KNIGHT and Hattie Pearl BOOTHE had the following children:

  1. Mable KNIGHT.
  2. Mary KNIGHT was born on May 17 1919 in Montgomery Alabama.  She died on May 17 1919 in Montgomery Alabama.
  3. Ruben Emmanuel KNIGHT was born on Sep 5 1912 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Oct 9 1921 in Montgomery Alabama.
  4. Vernon Terrell KNIGHT was born on Dec 8 1914 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jul 27 1917 in Montgomery Alabama.

75.  Rosa Lou KNIGHT was born on Apr 27 1883 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 6 1931.

She was married to William A Shepard on May 15 1904.

77.  Katie Lee KNIGHT was born on May 10 1886 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Apr 14 1958.  1920 Census show name as Katy.

She was married to William Peeke PARISH on May 15 1904. William Peeke PARISH was born Mar 8 1883  in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama. He died May 2 1924. He is buried at Saint Margarets Cemetery
Montgomery Montgomery CountyAlabama, USA. Photo taken by Denise.

Gravestone

79.   Joseph Franklin KNIGHT was born on Feb 22 1891 in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama.  He died on Oct 28 1943.  He was buried on Oct 30 1943 in Mesa City Cementary, Mesa, Maricopa, Az. (photo)

He was married to Buelah May PILKINTON (photo) (daughter of Orville Calvin PILKINTON (photo) and Minerva Elizabeth Izora (Maggie) DIAL (LIZZIE) photo) on Mar 23 1912 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al. Buelah May PILKINTON was born on Apr 19 1894 in Columbia, Maury, Tn.  She died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She was buried on Apr 19 1928 in Oakwood Cementary, Montgomery.

Joseph Franklin KNIGHT and Buelah May PILKINTON had the following children:

  1. Thora Oraphene KNIGHT.
  2. Oneita KNIGHT.
  3. Juanita KNIGHT.
  4. Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  5. Frances May KNIGHT. (Find A Grave)
  6. Aubrey Calvin (AC) KNIGHT. (Find A Grave)
  7. Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT. (Find A Grave)
  8. Edna Erle Knight 1 April 1924 – 29 December 1938. She died of diphtheria in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  9. John Franklin KNIGHT was born on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery Alabama.  Born premature. Mother died same day from pneumonia.

Joseph Franklin KNIGHT was married to Josephine Pearl SAYERS one year after the death of Buelah.

80.  Clifford Dale KNIGHT was born on Nov 8 1892 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Apr 1955.

He was married to Bell WILLIAMSON on Aug 23 1911.

Glifford on the 1910 Census.

NINTH GENERATION

 

94.  Thora Oraphene KNIGHT was born on Jun 16 1912 in Montgomery Alabama. (photo) She died in 1989. (photo)

She was married to Vere CLUFF on Jan 19 1934.

Thora Oraphene KNIGHT and Vere CLUFF had the following children:

  1. Male CLUFF.
  2. Male CLUFF.
  3. Male CLUFF.
  4. Male CLUFF.

95.  Oneita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 17 1947.  She was buried in Mesa Cemetary, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. (photo)

She was married to Vernon Cornelious FURR on May 18 1933.  Oneita KNIGHT and Vernon Cornelious FURR (photo) had the following children:

  1. Shirley FURR.
  2. Richard Melvin FURR.
  3. Vernita FURR.
  4. Pam FURR.

96.  Juanita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Feb 16 1963. (photo)

She was married to Laurence KANE on May 18 1933.  She was divorced from Laurence KANE on Jun 6 1934.

She was married to Jewel William PARKER on Jan 4 1947.

97.  Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on May 5 1916 in Montgomery Alabama. (photo)

She was married to Gerald JOHNSON on Jul 28 1935.  She was divorced from Gerald JOHNSON on Sep 28 1939.

She was married to Rex HOPPER on Oct 2 1939.

98. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama. (photo) She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona.At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”                                      Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

She was divorced from LEON HYRUM PHELPS (photo). LEON HYRUM PHELPS (son of Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN (family photo) was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payson Arizona.

Frances May KNIGHT and LEON HYRUM PHELPS had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

She was married to Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr  (photo) (son of Henry Sr MILLER and Anna Maria FETZER) on May 25 1944. Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Baveria, Germany.  Frances May KNIGHT and Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).
  2. Richard Kent MILLER.
  3. Living Male MILLER.

99. Male KNIGHT was born on Apr 2 1921 in Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to Dorothy Louise ACKERS on Dec 13 1942.  He was divorced from Dorothy Louise ACKERS.

He was married to Virginia Lodema SAVAGE on Jul 2 1949.

101.  Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT was born on Jan 23 1926 in Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to BRUNDAGE.

TENTH GENERATION

109.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (photo) (son of Clarence William LARSON (photo) and Signa Vera PEARSON (photo) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetary where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

110.  Richard Kent MILLER was born on Jan 1 1946 in Salt Lake City Utah. (photo) Died Jan 23 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah

William Randolph Owen

26 Responses to “Descendants of John KNIGHT”

  1. Ryan Says:

    I looking for documentation of this line (sources will work). I have found another father listed for William Knight (2). I would like to get the correct father for William Knight. Another site had Abel Knight listed. Other than that the names and information seem to correspond.

    • Jennifer Johnson Says:

      Hello Cousin! I’m Jen and my dad is Brian Knight. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have the same information. When you get more info, will you send it to me please? My e-mail is jajohnson7@gabalot.org

      Thanks

      Jen

  2. amoena Says:

    William Green Knight or William Allen Knight?

  3. Jennifer Johnson Says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! This is some of the MOST wonderful information I have found in years!!! This is my direct line as my maiden name is Knight.

  4. Ruby Hassell Says:

    I love the Knight lineage. I fall in this lineage all the way down to Julia Parker Knight who married John Victor Davis.
    You have enlighted a few more burials in Fair Prospect where I have tried to post tombstone pictures to most of the burials there.

    • amoena Says:

      Hello Ruby!

      I have the picture you took of Julia Parker Knight’s headstone over at ancestry.com. I gave you credit for the photo.
      Thank you for going through the trouble of taking the photo and putting it up on Find a Grave. Do you live in the area?

      I have Julia and Victor having one son – Thomas Jefferson Davis. Was there siblings? Please share anything you can.

      Do you have contact with anyone in the Knight line?

      Yep, I love the Knight people too! They seemed to be such strong, hard working people. I have seen on the census documents how they took each other in. I know my Grandma Frances’ family, before her Mom died, were very loving. But her Dad changed after that, remarried and moved them all to Arizona. She was pretty close to her siblings her whole life. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 89. Her remaining brother Aubry Calvin passed way less than a year ago – 2009.

      I will write to my Mom and let her know you wrote, she loves genealogy, but does not have the patience. I love the researching.

      Blessings,
      Dawna :- }

  5. Audley D. Gaston Says:

    I am married to Gayle Knight, who is the grand-daughter of Benjamin Franklin (Doc) Knight, son of Kindred Karter Knight (1802 – 1863) with his first wife, Nancy E. Cannon. Together, we are attempting to fill in the many vacancies that occur in our compilation of the Knight family. ‘Twould be good to trade emails for some help in ‘staying on the same page’

  6. karen Says:

    Does anyone know anything about Charity Knight and Elson or Nelson Hoskinson….Thanks alot

    • amoena Says:

      Hi Karen,
      There are 3 Charity’s in my line. Charity Carter married Moses Knight. She was from North Carolina.
      Her granddaughter – Charity Matilda “Cherry” Knight married Alexander Tucker. She was also born in
      North Carolina too.
      Blessings
      Dawna

    • karen Says:

      Charity was a native american…Do you know anything about that?

      • Dawna Says:

        Charity Knight and her ancestors are pretty well documented and her mother Charity Carter’s ancestors also are well documented. There is no Native American in that line, but I am always open to source documents if there
        is proof other wise.
        Blessings, Dawna

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  8. Chris Knight Says:

    Hi my name is Chris Knight and my Grandfather is from Tx But I didn”t see his name in your report any were. He would to tell us about going to Tx to see his cousin” all the time . His name was Floyd Allen Knight . who was born about 1870 and my Dad , Floyd John Knight was born in 1924. ?

    • Dawna Says:

      Hi Chris,
      The Knight family did go Tx. Even though the name is new to me, it may just mean I have not found the connection yet :- }

  9. Lizabeth Says:

    Hi Karen
    i am researching Genira Naomi (oma \ Omie)Owen B: 6 March 1887 D: Jan11 1957. Married William Mack (Will) johnson B: 16 Feb 1877 D:21Dec 1951. birth in McMinn county tn. death in Hugo okla, Choctaw County . and looking for our native american heratage.

  10. Betty Knight Noles Says:

    My great grandad is john D Knight born 1848 in Georgia died in Nassau County, Florida. His wife was Emily Amanda Allen also from Georgia.We are trying to find his parents and hope you have some information that might help us.Thanks for any information. raybettygators@att.net

  11. Tammy Brown Says:

    Im am looking for information for a James Knight born prob. sometime around the early 1800’s to 1820’s. My great great grandmother was Siothia Knight married Robert Parmeley in washington county missouri. The Info I have says she was born anywhere from georgia to Arkansas in 1842. I know it may be a long shot but I can not find any info on her even on ancestry.com until after she married robert parmeley. I have found where her name was spelled differently on several dif things anywhere from Salathia, Siothia to Siotha. On her Tombstone it states she was the daughter of James Knight but no mother listed. Any info would be greatly approximated! I have been searching for info on her since 2003 or any family members.

  12. Lundi Knight Says:

    Hello, I am trying to make some connections in our lineage. Supposedly, we come from either William or Nehemiah… or John….?

    My name is Lundi Knight. My father is Gary. His father Wilton. His, Richard Enoch Knight. His, James Munroe “Bud” Knight. His father was Enoch Blackstone Knight. His father was either a John Knight, a Nehemiah Knight. Or possibly Edward Nehemiah Knight. That’s where I get lost.

    • Dawna Says:

      Hello Lundi,
      Thank you for writing.
      I did a quick search and found you decend from Nehemiah Knight. But that is without supporting documents it was just a quick search.
      Hopefully that will help you with the direction to go.
      Blessings, Dawna

      • Lundi Knight Says:

        Thanks, Dawna. I also would like to volunteer that I have an account with 23andme.com. I don’t know if that is helpful here or not.

        Also, is there any speculation that John Knight 1668 could be a descendant of Peter Knight 1587?

  13. Tom K. Says:

    Saw research by Heinegg and others that mention tax rolls in Bertie Co., N.C. It listed some of these Knights as Free Persons of Color which I understand can be Native American or Mulatto.
    Later some of these Knights descendants move from Richmond Co., GA to Walton, FL then to Vernon Parrish, LA ca 1830(area known for Redbones). Maybe there was some early Native American in the mix.

    • Dawna Says:

      Thank you for writing.
      I have not read Heinegg. This is why DNA testing is so fabulous 😃
      We do not have to wonder. And we can know by what percent our background is. No more guess work.
      Blessings, Dawna

  14. Kelly J. Knight Says:

    Hi Dawna! Thank you for your website. I found some wonderful info here. I wanted to inform you of another child of 79. Joseph Franklin Knight. In between 6. Aubrey Calvin and 7. Joseph Callis (my father), was Edna Erle 1 April 1924 – 29 December 1938. She died of diphtheria in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Thank you!

    • Dawna Says:

      Thank you Kelly!
      You are very right. I do not know how I missed not adding her.
      My Grandma Frances would sometimes talk about Edna Erle. It was very hard on them losing her.
      Blessings, Dawna


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