Cecil B. Knight1

b. 1898
Father*Cornelius K. Knight1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Mary J. Mansell1 b. Nov 1862, d. 20 Jan 1935
Birth*1898Cecil B. Knight was born about 1898 in Wisconsin.1
(Son) Census US 19009 August 1900Cecil, whose name was spelled "Sesal" by the census taker, was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 August 1900 in the household of his parents in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin. He was 2 years old.2,3

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cornelius and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T624_786; Page: 7a; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374799. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of C. K. and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 0150. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Earl Howe as a boarder and farm laborer in the household of George and Emma Ferry, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0150.

Cornelius K. Knight1,2

b. August 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Father*Martin Knight3 b. 1828, d. 30 Oct 1855
Mother*Elvira P. Sawyer3
Birth*August 1851Cornelius K. Knight was born in August 1851 in Braxton County, Virginia.4,2,5
(Son) Death30 October 1855He was 4 years old when his father died on 30 October 1855 at age 27.6
(Son) Census US 186014 August 1860Cornelius was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of his widowed mother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 9 years old.7
Marriage*1876He married, as her second husband, Phebe J. Thrasher, daughter of James Hefner and Mary A. Wade, in 1876 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1
Census US 1880*16 June 1880Phoebe and Cornelius Knight were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 16 June 1880 in Addison, Webster County, West Virginia. Cornelius was 27 years of age and a blacksmith, and Phoebe was 34 years of age and keeping house. Four children were enumerated with them in 1880. Lilly, Mary and James I. Thrasher, Phoebe's three children from her first marriage, were ages 11, 10 and 7 years, respectively. Lilly and James were at school, and all three of the Thrasher children had attended school within the census year. Annie Knight, the baby daughter of Phoebe and Cornelius, was one year old.8
Divorce*Cornelius K. Knight and Phebe J. Knight separated, and were likely divorced, as they each married again, Cornelius in June of 1889 and Phebe in 1890.9,10
Marriage*10 January 1889He married second, as her second husband, Dora V. (Finn) Howe, daughter of Calvin V. Finn and Rachel Louisa Ashley, on 10 January 1889 in McHenry County, Illinois.9
(Husband) DeathCornelius became a widower when Dora V. (Finn) Howe Knight died at about age 39, shortly after the birth of the couple's first child. Her death left Cornelius with their infant daughter, Elva, and Dora's two young sons from her first marriage, Ernest George Howe and Earl Washington Howe.4,11
Marriage*27 February 1893He married third, as her third husband, Mary E. Meed, daughter of William T. Frankeburger and Elizabeth A. Jewel, on 27 February 1893 in Price County, Wisconsin.12
Divorce*The marriage between Cornelius K. Knight and Mary E. (Frankeberger) Meed Knight ended almost as soon as it began. Cornelius married a fourth time in February 1894 and Mary, using the name Lizzie Boring, married a fourth time in December of 1896.13,14
Marriage*11 February 1894He married fourth, as her second husband, Mary J. (Mansell) McKichan, daughter of William Mansell and Elizabeth Kemp, on 11 February 1894 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin.15,16,13
Census US 1900*9 August 1900Mary J. and Cornelius K. Knight were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 and 9 August 1900 in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin. Cornelius was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Mary J. was 38 years of age. They owned their farm free of mortgage, were both able to read, write and speak English, had been married for six years, and Mary had given birth to five children, all of whom were living. Six children were enumerated with them in 1900. Ernest George Howe, who was 17 years old, able to read write and speak English, and worked as a laborer on the family farm, was the son of Cornelius's deceased second wife, Dora V. (Finn) Howe Knight, and her first husband, George W. Howe; Elva Knight, the daughter of Cornelius and his second wife, Dora V. (Finn) Howe Knight, was 9 years old and able to read, write and speak English; Clara McKichan, who was the daughter of Cornelius's wife, Mary J., and her first husband, John McKichan Sr., was 7 years old; and Minnie, Cecil and Robert Knight, were the children of Cornelius and Mary J. Minne was 5 years old and Cecil, whose name was spelled "Sesal" by the census taker, was age 2. The baby, Robert, was nine months old. All six of the children were recorded with the surname "Knight". The younger brother of Ernest George Howe, Earl Washington Howe, who had likely also been raised by the boys' stepfather, Cornelius K. Knight, after the death of their mother, Cornelius's second wife, Dora V. (Finn) Howe Knight, was enumerated as a farm laborer on a farm very nearby, on the previous page of the census to Cornelius, in Worcester, Price County. Mary J.'s eldest daughter, Blanche (McKichan) Prentice, had married earlier that year and was enumerated with her husband in Phillips, Price County, Wisconsin.4,11
Death*5 May 1920He died on 5 May 1920 in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, at age 6816,17
Burial* and was buried in Block 30 of Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish County.16

Family 1

Phoebe J. Hefner b. Aug 1845
Children1.Ruthie Ann Knight8 b. 18 Oct 1878
2.Preston M. Knight18 b. 15 Apr 1882

Family 2

Dora V. Finn b. 1851
Child1.Elva L. Knight19 b. 20 Aug 1890

Family 3

Mary E. Frankeburger b. 1 Nov 1856

Family 4

Mary J. Mansell b. Nov 1862, d. 20 Jan 1935
Children1.Minnie Knight4 b. Aug 1894
2.Cecil B. Knight20 b. 1898
3.Robert Kemp Knight21 b. 4 Apr 1899
4.Dorothy E. Knight20 b. 1902

Citations

  1. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Phebe "Theorber" and Cornelius Knight in 1876 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Cornelius K. Knight, Memorial# 210430407, his year of birth recorded as 1851. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage in 1889 in McHenry County, Illinois, USA, of C. K. Knight, age 38, born about 1851 to Martin L. Knight and Alvira Sawyer, married Dora V. Howe, age 38, born about 1851 to Calvin V. Finn and Louisa R. Ashley, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses; Various Illinois County Courthouses; Marriage Records; Collection Title: Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of C. K. and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 0150. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cornelius and Phoebe Knight, Year: 1880; Census Place: Addison, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Page: 398A; Enumeration District: 150, with Cornelius's age recorded as 27, and his year of birth estimated as 1853. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of H.B.M. Knight on 30 October 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 27, married to Elvira, born about 1828, son of John V. and Elizabeth Knight, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elvira Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 459; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cornelius and Phoebe Knight, Year: 1880; Census Place: Addison, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Page: 398A; Enumeration District: 150.
  9. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Dora V Finn Howe and Cornelius K Knight on 10 June 1889 in McHenry County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  10. [S1387] West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isaac W Hines and Phebe J Knight in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States.
  11. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Earl Howe as a boarder and farm laborer in the household of George and Emma Ferry, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0150.
  12. [S2297] Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 February 1893 in Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin, USA, of Cornelius K Knight of Brantwood, Wisconsin, blacksmith, born in West Virginia, son of Martin L. Knight and Alvira Sawyer, and Mrs. Mary E Meed, daughter of William Frankenberger and Jule Elizabeth, religious ceremony by Reverend Julius Parsons of Prentice, Wisconsin, with Orin Owen and Mary Owen as subscribing witnesses, referencing Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Wi Marriage Records Pre-1907. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004.
  13. [S2297] Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 11 February 1894 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA, of Cornelius K Knight of Boscobel, Grant County, blacksmith, born in Braxton County, Virginia, son of Martin H. Knight and Alvira Sawyer, and Mrs. Mary J McKichan, born in Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, daughter of William Mansell and Elizabeth Kemp, referencing Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Wi Marriage Records Pre-1907.
  14. [S2577] Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage on 10 December 1896 in Cherokee County, Kansas, USA, of John R. York of Joplin, Missouri, farmer, age 53, his second marriage, born in Ameria, son of Madison York and Lucinda Esteridge, and Lizzie Boring, housekeeper, age 38, reporting it as her first marriage, born in America, daughter of W. T. Frankeberger and Elizabeth Jewell, citing "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWL1-QPC : 14 January 2020), Lizzie Boring in entry for John R. York, 1896, viewed online on FHL Film# 1404858, DGS# 007579705, image# 134 of 578. Hereinafter cited as Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Josephine (Mansell) Knight, Memorial# 210430436.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cornelius K. Knight, Memorial# 210430407.
  17. [S2569] Washington, U.S., Select Death Index, 1907-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Cornelius K. Knight, age 68, died on 5 May 1920 in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, parents Henry and Elvira Knight, citing FHL Film# 1992757 , reference ID# 118. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Select Death Index, 1907-1960.
  18. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Preston M Knight on 15 April 1882 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of Cornelius and Phebe J Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elva L (Knight) Baker, Memorial# 98698668.
  20. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cornelius and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T624_786; Page: 7a; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374799. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  21. [S2570] Wisconsin, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Robert Kemp Knight on 4 April 1899 in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin, son of C K Knight and Mary J Mansell, referencing FHL Film# 1305145. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928.

Dorothy E. Knight1

b. 1902
Father*Cornelius K. Knight1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Mary J. Mansell1 b. Nov 1862, d. 20 Jan 1935
Birth*1902Dorothy E. Knight was born about 1902 in Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cornelius and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T624_786; Page: 7a; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374799. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Elva L. Knight1

b. 20 August 1890
Father*Cornelius K. Knight1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Dora V. Finn1 b. 1851
Birth*20 August 1890Elva L. Knight was born on 20 August 1890 in Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) DeathNot long after her birth, her mother died at about age 39, leaving Elva's father with his infant daughter and her mother's two young sons from her first marriage, Ernest George Howe and Earl Washington Howe.3,4
(Daughter) Census US 19009 August 1900Elva was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 August 1900 in the household of her father and stepmother in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin. She was 9 years old and able to read, write and speak English.3,4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elva L (Knight) Baker, Memorial# 98698668. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of C. K. and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 0150, Elva's date of birth was recorded as August 1890, and her mother's place of birth was New York. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of C. K. and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 0150.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Earl Howe as a boarder and farm laborer in the household of George and Emma Ferry, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0150.

Hudson M. D. Knight1

b. 1831, d. 20 May 1900
Father*John V. Knight1 d. b 20 Aug 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Lewis1 b. 1796
Birth*1831Hudson M. D. Knight was born about 1831 in Virginia.1
Name VariationHis full name was Hudson Markson Dickson Knight.2
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850Hudson M. D. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his widowed mother in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 19 years old, worked as a laborer, and had attended school within the census year.1
Marriage*He married Sarah A. Perrine.2,3
Death*20 May 1900He died on 20 May 1900 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at about age 69.4

Family

Sarah A. Perrine b. 1840

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 186a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hudson Markson Dickson Knight, Memorial# 214678095. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hudson and Sarah Ann Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 353; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of H. D. Knight on 20 May 1900 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 72 years 3 months 16 days, married to S. A. Knight, born about 1828, son of J. and E. Knight, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

James H. Knight1

b. 1833
Father*John V. Knight1 d. b 20 Aug 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Lewis1 b. 1796
Birth*1833James H. Knight was born about 1833 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850James H. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his widowed mother in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 17 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 186a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Jane Knight1

b. 1852
Father*Martin Knight1 b. 1828, d. 30 Oct 1855
Mother*Elvira P. Sawyer1
Birth*1852Jane Knight was born about 1852 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 August 1860Jane was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of her widowed mother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 8 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elvira Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 459; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

John Knight1

Marriage*He married Abigail Sharp, daughter of Isaac Sharp and Mary Wolverton.1,2

Family

Abigail Sharp b. 29 Aug 1783

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 456. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

John V. Knight1

d. before 20 August 1850
Marriage*14 February 1811He married Elizabeth Lewis on 14 February 1811 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2
Death*before 20 August 1850He died before 20 August 1850, the date the 1850 census was taken in Braxton County, Virginia, and his widow, Elizabeth, was enumerated as the head of her household and owned real estate valued at $50. At that time, married women were not permitted, among other things, to own real estate independently of their husbands.

Through Google, we found an excellent article by Sara Frances Ketchum, her 1985 thesis at the University of Virginia, explaining "Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century Virginia". The laws she described applied to most of the United States, and women's struggles for legal independence and equality were fought for decades before laws, state by state, were enacted. By 1900, every state has passed legislation granting married women the right to keep their own wages and to own property in their own names.3,4

Family

Elizabeth Lewis b. 1796
Children1.Lewis Knight5 b. 1813
2.Martin Knight+1 b. 1828, d. 30 Oct 1855
3.Hudson M. D. Knight3 b. 1831, d. 20 May 1900
4.James H. Knight3 b. 1833

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of H.B.M. Knight on 30 October 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 27, married to Elvira, born about 1828, son of John V. and Elizabeth Knight, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Knight and Elizabeth Lewis on 14 February 1811 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, Utah, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 186a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2578] Sara Frances Ketchum, "Married Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century Virginia", University of Virginia (August 1985), found online using www.google.com, which took us on 7 October 2023 to the University of Virginia site: https://www.google.com/url. Hereinafter cited as "Married Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century Virginia."
  5. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage on 26 August 1856 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of Lewis Knight, age 43, born about 1813 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, Widowed, son of John Knight and Elizabeth, and Caroline Carpenter, age 25, born about 1831 in Braxton County, Virginia, Single, daughter of Solomon Carpenter and Mary, referencing West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, FHL Digital Folder# 007499352, FHL Film# 34484, Originating System EASY, Batch# M54976-4, citing "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR43-KJM : 30 January 2020), Lewis Knight, 1856. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.

Keziah M. Knight1,2

b. 17 May 1854
Father*Martin Knight1,2 b. 1828, d. 30 Oct 1855
Mother*Elvira P. Sawyer1,2
Birth*17 May 1854Keziah M. Knight was born on 17 May 1854 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Keziah Melceina Knight2
Name Variation and she was also called Melceina.3
(Daughter) Census US 186014 August 1860She was enumerated as Melceina on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of her widowed mother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 7 years old.3

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Kizziah M Knight on 17 May 1854 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of H B M and Elvira P. Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Keziah Melceina (Knight) Mace, Memorial# 29142192. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elvira Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 459; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Lewis Knight1

b. 1813
Father*John V. Knight1 d. b 20 Aug 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Lewis1 b. 1796
Birth*1813Lewis Knight was born about 1813 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage on 26 August 1856 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of Lewis Knight, age 43, born about 1813 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, Widowed, son of John Knight and Elizabeth, and Caroline Carpenter, age 25, born about 1831 in Braxton County, Virginia, Single, daughter of Solomon Carpenter and Mary, referencing West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, FHL Digital Folder# 007499352, FHL Film# 34484, Originating System EASY, Batch# M54976-4, citing "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR43-KJM : 30 January 2020), Lewis Knight, 1856. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.

Martha Knight1

b. 1 October 1860, d. 10 December 1936
Father*William G. Knight2,3 b. 3 Jun 1829, d. 7 May 1872
Mother*Margaret E. Snyder2,4,3 b. 23 Oct 1833, d. 1 Jan 1909
Birth*1 October 1860Martha Knight was born on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, Virginia.5,2,4
Relationship Note*Martha Knight and Mary Knight were twins.4,6
Name VariationHer full name was Martha Lourine Knight.7
(Daughter) Census US 187028 June 1870Martha and her twin sister were enumerated with seven of their siblings on the 1870 census taken on 28 June 1870 in the household of their parents near the Stouts Mills Post Office, Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia. The twins were 8 years old, at home, and had both attended school within the census year. Martha was able to both read and write, and Mary, who was recorded as Margaret, was able to write, although not to read.3
Marriage*1890It's possible she had been married previously, although we think she married first, as his first wife, John E. Watson, son of John Watson and Catharine Thrash, in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1
Divorce*before June 1900Martha (Knight) Watson and John E. Watson were divorced before June 1900, when each was enumerated as divorced on their respective 1900 censuses, John in Braxton County, West Virginia, and Martha in Gilmer County, West Virginia. After her divorce, Martha returned to her maiden name.8,5
Census US 1900*7 June 1900Martha Knight was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 in Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia. She was 31 years of age, divorced, worked as a farmer, and rented her farm. She had given birth to five children, all of whom were recorded as living, although only four children were enumerated with her in 1900. Her son, William C., was 13 years old and worked as a farm laborer; and her daughters, Margaret N., Bernice F. and Silva B. were ages 8, 6 and 3 years, respectively. All of the children were recorded with the "Knight" surname.5
Death*10 December 1936She died on 10 December 1936 in Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 762
Burial* and was buried in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Burnsville.7

Family

John E. Watson b. Jan 1863, d. 28 Dec 1902

Citations

  1. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Watson and Martha Knight in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Martha Lourine Knight on 10 December 1936 in Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 76, housewife, single, born 1 October 1860 in West Virginia, daughter of William. Knight and Margaret Snyder, both born in Virginia, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William G. and Margaret E. Knight, Year: 1870; Census Place: Glenville, Gilmer, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1686; Page: 216B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Martha Knight on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Margaret E Knight, referencing FHL Film# 1887475. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Martha Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glenville, Gilmer, West Virginia; Roll: 1758; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0032. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mary Knight on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Margaret E Knight, referencing FHL Film# 1887475.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Lourine Knight, Memorial# 172293478. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration in July 1900 of John E. Watson, age 37, divorced, day laborer, born in January 1863 in West Virginia, as a lodger in the household of Patrick G. and Caroline R. Cutlip, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 32; Enumeration District: 0007.

Martin Knight1

b. 1828, d. 30 October 1855
Father*John V. Knight2 d. b 20 Aug 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Lewis2 b. 1796
Birth*1828Martin Knight was born about 1828 in Virginia.3
Name VariationHis name was also recorded in documents as H. B. M. Knight.2
Name VariationHe was also recorded as Henry, so we've learned that the initials used in his name, H. B. M. Knight, stood for Henry B. Martin Knight.4,5
Marriage*He married Elvira P. Sawyer.1,6,7
(Son) Census US 185020 August 1850Martin was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in the household of his widowed mother in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 22 years of age, worked as a farmer, and had real estate valued at $150. He was recorded as being unable to read and write, and having attended school within the census year.3
Death*30 October 1855He died As H. B. M. Knight, son of Elizabeth and John V. Knight, and husband of Elvira, on 30 October 1855 in Braxton County, Virginia, at age 27.2

Family

Elvira P. Sawyer
Children1.Cornelius K. Knight+1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
2.Jane Knight7 b. 1852
3.Keziah M. Knight6,4 b. 17 May 1854
4.Martin Knight7 b. 1856

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage in 1889 in McHenry County, Illinois, USA, of C. K. Knight, age 38, born about 1851 to Martin L. Knight and Alvira Sawyer, married Dora V. Howe, age 38, born about 1851 to Calvin V. Finn and Louisa R. Ashley, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses; Various Illinois County Courthouses; Marriage Records; Collection Title: Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of H.B.M. Knight on 30 October 1855 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 27, married to Elvira, born about 1828, son of John V. and Elizabeth Knight, referencing FHL Film# 163711. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 186a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Keziah Melceina (Knight) Mace, Memorial# 29142192. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2569] Washington, U.S., Select Death Index, 1907-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Cornelius K. Knight, age 68, died on 5 May 1920 in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, parents Henry and Elvira Knight, citing FHL Film# 1992757 , reference ID# 118. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Select Death Index, 1907-1960.
  6. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Kizziah M Knight on 17 May 1854 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of H B M and Elvira P. Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elvira Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 459; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Martin Knight1

b. 1856
Father*Martin Knight1 b. 1828, d. 30 Oct 1855
Mother*Elvira P. Sawyer1
Birth*1856Martin Knight was born about 1856 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 186014 August 1860Martin was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of his widowed mother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 4 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elvira Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 459; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mary Knight1

b. 1 October 1860
Father*William G. Knight1,2 b. 3 Jun 1829, d. 7 May 1872
Mother*Margaret E. Snyder1,2 b. 23 Oct 1833, d. 1 Jan 1909
Birth*1 October 1860Mary Knight was born on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, Virginia.1
Relationship Note*Mary Knight and Martha Knight were twins.3,1
Name VariationHer full name was probably Mary Margaret Knight.2
(Daughter) Census US 187028 June 1870Mary, who was recorded as Margaret, and her twin sister were enumerated with seven of their siblings on the 1870 census taken on 28 June 1870 in the household of their parents near the Stouts Mills Post Office, Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia. The twins were 8 years old, at home, and had both attended school within the census year. Mary Margaret was able write, although not to read, and Martha was able to both read and write2
Name Variation and she was also called Margaret.2

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mary Knight on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Margaret E Knight, referencing FHL Film# 1887475. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William G. and Margaret E. Knight, Year: 1870; Census Place: Glenville, Gilmer, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1686; Page: 216B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Martha Knight on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Margaret E Knight, referencing FHL Film# 1887475.

Mary Ellen Knight1

b. 22 May 1859, d. 1919
Father*William H. Knight2,3,4 b. 1824
Mother*Sarah Gillespie2,3,4 b. 1827
Birth*22 May 1859Mary Ellen Knight was born on 22 May 1859 in Braxton County, Virginia.2,5
Marriage*1878She married, as his first wife, Joseph A. Lewis, son of Charles M. Lewis and Miriam M. Clutter, in 1878.1,6,7
(Daughter-in-law) Census US 188017 June 1880Mary E. was enumerated with her husband and baby daughter on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in the household of her husband's parents, Miriam M. and Charles M. Lewis, in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Mary was 21 years of age and keeping house with her mother-in-law; her husband, Joseph A., was 25 years of age and farming with his father; and their daughter, Ida May, was one year old.7
Divorce*before 26 April 1910Mary Ellen (Knight) Lewis and Joseph A. Lewis were divorced before 26 April 1910, the date Joseph was enumerated as divorced on the 1910 census taken in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. Four of the couple's sons were enumerated in their father's household that year.8
Death*1919She died in 1919 in Newville, Braxton County, West Virginia, at about age 641
Burial* and was buried as Mary Ellen Knight in Newville Cemetery, Newville.1

Family

Joseph A. Lewis b. 15 Oct 1855, d. 19 Nov 1932

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ellen (Knight) Lewis, Memorial# 138440868. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mary E Knight on 22 May 1859 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Sarah Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William H. Knight and Sarah Gillespie on 22 August 1849 in Braxton County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Sarah Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 354; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ellen (Knight) Lewis, Memorial# 138440868, recording her date of birth as May 1855 and the place as Greenbrier County, Virginia.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Allen Lewis, Memorial# 114798119.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Miriam M. Lewis, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 419D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph A. Lewis, (his middle initial recorded as H), Year: 1910; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 5b; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Minnie Knight1

b. August 1894
Father*Cornelius K. Knight1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Mary J. Mansell1 b. Nov 1862, d. 20 Jan 1935
Birth*August 1894Minnie Knight was born in August 1894 in Wisconsin.1
(Daughter) Census US 19009 August 1900Minnie was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 August 1900 in the household of her parents in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin. She was 5 years old.1,2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of C. K. and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 0150. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Earl Howe as a boarder and farm laborer in the household of George and Emma Ferry, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0150.

Preston M. Knight1

b. 15 April 1882
Father*Cornelius K. Knight1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Phoebe J. Hefner1 b. Aug 1845
Birth*15 April 1882Preston M. Knight was born on 15 April 1882 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Son) DivorceHis parents separated, and likely divorced, after the birth of their second child together. They each married again, his father in June of 1889 and his mother in 1890.2,3
(Son) Marriage10 January 1889His father married a second time to Dora V. (Finn) Howe on 10 January 1889.2
(Son) Marriage1890His mother married her third husband, Isaac W. Hines, in 1890.3

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Preston M Knight on 15 April 1882 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of Cornelius and Phebe J Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Dora V Finn Howe and Cornelius K Knight on 10 June 1889 in McHenry County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  3. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isaac W Hines and Phebe J Knight in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Robert Kemp Knight1

b. 4 April 1899
Father*Cornelius K. Knight1 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Mary J. Mansell1 b. Nov 1862, d. 20 Jan 1935
Birth*4 April 1899Robert Kemp Knight was born on 4 April 1899 in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin.1
(Son) Census US 19009 August 1900Robert was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 August 1900 in the household of his parents in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin. He was nine months old.2,3

Citations

  1. [S2570] Wisconsin, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Robert Kemp Knight on 4 April 1899 in Worcester, Price County, Wisconsin, son of C K Knight and Mary J Mansell, referencing FHL Film# 1305145. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of C. K. and Mary J. Knight, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Pages: 4B-5A; Enumeration District: 0150. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Earl Howe as a boarder and farm laborer in the household of George and Emma Ferry, Year: 1900; Census Place: Worcester, Price, Wisconsin; Roll: 1812; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0150.

Rosa Ellen Knight1

b. 10 January 1859, d. 31 January 1939
Father*Alonzo Knight2,1 b. 15 Aug 1828, d. 4 Nov 1917
Mother*Elizabeth Clayton3,1 b. 6 Jul 1826, d. 10 Jun 1897
Birth*10 January 1859Rosa Ellen Knight was born on 10 January 1859 in Bureau County, Illinois.1
Name VariationShe was called Rosey.4
Marriage*She married Jackson Langford, son of Richard Lankford and Elizabeth Brewer.1,5
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of this family's LANGFORD surname found in our research was Lankford.4
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Rosey and Jackson Lankford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Greenville, Bureau County, Illinois. Jackson was 31 years of age and a farmer, and Rosey was age 21 and keeping house. The couple's daughter, Elizabeth, was one year old. We note that the surname of everyone in the household was spelled "Lankford". After the deaths of both of Jackson's parents, the four minor Langford children were split up to live with various relatives in Bureau County. Two of Jackson's brothers, Richard and Ellsworth, who were ages 19 and 17 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year, were enumerated in Greenville with their married brother Jackson and his family in 1880. Their youngest brother, Willie, who was 15 years old, was with the children's maternal grandparents, Mary and Richard Brewer, in Walnut, Bureau County. Willie had attended school within the census year and also worked as a farm laborer. The brothers' youngest sister, Ethel, who was 7 years old, was enumerated with a married sister and her husband, Eliza and John Charles Wolfe, in Walnut, Bureau County. We've not been able to find their brother John, who was 24 years of age in 1880 and not yet married.4
(Wife) Death25 February 1929Rosa became a widow when Jackson Langford died on 25 February 1929 at age 80.5
Death*31 January 1939She died on 31 January 1939 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 801
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Lot 309, Grave 269, of Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.1,5

Family

Jackson Langford b. 27 Jan 1849, d. 25 Feb 1929
Child1.Elizabeth Langford4 b. 26 Feb 1879

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rosa Ellen (Knight) Langford, Memorial# 127748690. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alonzo Knight, Memorial# 127679422.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza (Clayton) Knight, Memorial# 127679509.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. and Rosey Lankford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Greenville, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: 177; Page: 112C; Enumeration District: 010. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jackson Langford, Memorial# 127748545.

Ruthie Ann Knight1

b. 18 October 1878
Father*Cornelius K. Knight2 b. Aug 1851, d. 5 May 1920
Mother*Phoebe J. Hefner2 b. Aug 1845
Birth*18 October 1878Ruthie Ann Knight was born on 18 October 1878 in West Virginia.2
Name VariationShe was called Annie Knight.2
(Daughter) Census US 188016 June 1880She was enumerated as Annie Knight on the 1880 census taken on 16 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Addison, Webster County, West Virginia. She was one year old.2
(Daughter) DivorceHer parents separated, and likely divorced, after the birth of their second child together. They each married again, her father in June of 1889 and her mother in 1890.3,4
(Daughter) Marriage10 January 1889Her father married a second time to Dora V. (Finn) Howe on 10 January 1889.3
(Daughter) Marriage1890Her mother married her third husband, Isaac W. Hines, in 1890.4

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Ruthie Ann Davis on 11 March 1957 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 78, widowed, born 18 October 1878 in West Virginia, daughter of Corneilous Knight and Phobie Hefner, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Cornelius and Phoebe Knight, Year: 1880; Census Place: Addison, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Page: 398A; Enumeration District: 150. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Dora V Finn Howe and Cornelius K Knight on 10 June 1889 in McHenry County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  4. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isaac W Hines and Phebe J Knight in 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Saphrona Knight1,2

b. 1857
Birth*1857Saphrona Knight was born about 1857 in Virginia.2
Name VariationShe was called Frona.3
Marriage*1879She married John Henry Hosey in 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia.3,4

Family

John Henry Hosey b. 1858
Child1.Mamie Minerva Hosey3 b. 18 Oct 1889, d. 9 Jul 1962

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mamie Minerva (Hosey) Lewis, Memorial# 114798120. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Henry and Saphrona Hosey, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 419C; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mamie Minerva Hosey on 18 October 1889 in Centralia, Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of Henry Hosey and Frona Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  4. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Henry Hosey and "Sofrona" Knight in 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

William G. Knight1,2,3,4

b. 3 June 1829, d. 7 May 1872
Birth*3 June 1829William G. Knight was born on 3 June 1829 in Taylor County, Virginia.5,4,6
Name VariationHis full name was William Goodwin Knight.5
Marriage*He married Margaret Elizabeth Snyder.1,4,2
Census US 1870*28 June 1870Margaret E. and William G. Knight were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 28 June 1870 near the Stouts Mills Post Office, Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia. William was 40 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $200, and Margaret was 38 years of age and keeping house. Neither of them was able to read or write. Nine children were enumerated with the couple in 1870. John B. was 17 years old, at home, had attended school within the census year and was able to read, although not to write; Henson T. was 15 years old, at home, had attended school within the census year and was not able to read or write; Sarah E. was 13 years old, at home, had attended school within the census year and was able to both read and write; Edward S. was 11 years old, at home, had attended school within the census year and was unable to read or write; Mary, who was recorded as Margaret, was 8 years old, at home, had attended school within the census year and was able to write, although not to read; Mary's twin sister, Martha, was 8 years old, at home, had attended school within the census year and was able to both read and write; Elmore R. and Andrew J. were ages 6 and 5 years, respectively, and young William P. was one year old.4
Death*7 May 1872He died on 7 May 1872 in Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 425,6
Burial*10 May 1872 and was buried on 10 May 1872 in Hoover Cemetery, Burnsville.6

Family

Margaret E. Snyder b. 23 Oct 1833, d. 1 Jan 1909
Children1.Martha Knight1,4 b. 1 Oct 1860, d. 10 Dec 1936
2.Mary Knight3,4 b. 1 Oct 1860

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Martha Lourine Knight on 10 December 1936 in Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 76, housewife, single, born 1 October 1860 in West Virginia, daughter of William. Knight and Margaret Snyder, both born in Virginia, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Martha Knight on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Margaret E Knight, referencing FHL Film# 1887475. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  3. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mary Knight on 1 October 1860 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Margaret E Knight, referencing FHL Film# 1887475.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William G. and Margaret E. Knight, Year: 1870; Census Place: Glenville, Gilmer, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1686; Page: 216B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Goodwin Knight on 7 May 1872 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 42 years 11 months 4 days, born about 1830 in Taylor County, West Virginia, son of John Knight and Sarah, referencing FHL Film# 572705.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Goodwin Knight, Memorial# 199809036. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

William H. Knight1,2

b. 1824
Birth*1824William H. Knight was born about 1824 in Virginia.3
Marriage*22 August 1849He married Sarah Gillespie on 22 August 1849 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2

Family

Sarah Gillespie b. 1827
Child1.Mary Ellen Knight1,2,3 b. 22 May 1859, d. 1919

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mary E Knight on 22 May 1859 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of William Knight and Sarah Knight, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William H. Knight and Sarah Gillespie on 22 August 1849 in Braxton County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Sarah Knight, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 354; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Lieutenant John Knipe1,2,3

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Military Service*John served in the 50th or 51st Regiment.4,2,5
Marriage*1797He married Rachel Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, daughter of Thomas Gerrard and Elinor Carroll, in 1797.1,2,3

Family

Rachel Gerrard d. 1818

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  4. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume I, page 632, noting his service in the 50th regiment.
  5. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition), page 262, noting his service in the 51st regiment.

Amos Knowles1

Marriage*He married Martha Yerkes, daughter of Daniel Yerkes and Esther Lykens.1

Family

Martha Yerkes b. 4 May 1800

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #63. Daniel Yerkes, page 43. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

Arthur A. Knowles1

b. 16 April 1887, d. 5 February 1977
Father*William Knowles1 b. Oct 1842
Mother*Augusta C. Myers1 b. 29 Sep 1857
Birth*16 April 1887Arthur A. Knowles was born in 16 April 1887 in Ohio.1,2,3
Death*5 February 1977He died on 5 February 1977 in Twin City Hospital, Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, at age 89.3
Obituary7 February 1977His obituary, forwarded from Dennison, was published in The Daily Reporter of Dover, Tuscarawas County, on 7 February 1977. It reported his address as 602 Fuhr Street, Dennison, and that he died following a two-year illness. It confirmed his parents as the late William and Augusta Myers Knowles; married the former Agnes Septer on 25 December 1909; surviving were wife and two daughters, sisters Mrs. William (Emma) Hooker of Uhrichsville and Mrs. John (Florence) Moore of Panorama, California; a sister preceded him in death4
Burial* and was buried in Section A, Lot 287, of Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County.3

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Knowles, Year: 1900; Census Place: Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Roll: 1327; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1241327. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of William Knowles on 16 April 1887 in Warwick, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, son of William Knowles and A. C. Myers, referencing FHL Film# 890359. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur A Knowles, Memorial# 107030026. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Monday, 1 February 1977, page 3, reporting that Arthur A. Knowles, 89, of 602 Fuhr Street, died Saturday in Twin City Hospital following a two-year illness; was a retired clayworker for Superior Clay Company; born at Tuscarawas, son of the late William and Augusta Myers Knowles; married the former Agnes Septer on 25 December 1909; surviving were wife and two daughters, sisters Mrs. William (Emma) Hooker of Uhrichsville and Mrs. John (Florence) Moore of Panorama, California; a sister preceded him in death. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.

Emma C. Knowles1

b. November 1888
Father*William Knowles1 b. Oct 1842
Mother*Augusta C. Myers1 b. 29 Sep 1857
Birth*November 1888Emma C. Knowles was born in November 1888 in Ohio.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Knowles, Year: 1900; Census Place: Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Roll: 1327; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1241327. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Florence Knowles1

b. 8 November 1891, d. 11 March 1987
Father*William Knowles2,3 b. Oct 1842
Mother*Augusta C. Myers4,5,3 b. 29 Sep 1857
Birth*8 November 1891Florence Knowles was born on 8 November 1891 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.1,6,7
Relationship Note*The 1977 obituary for her brother, Arthur A. Knowles, confirmed that Florence was his sister, and that their parents had been the late William Knowles and Augusta C. (Myers) Knowles.8
Marriage*She married first, as his second wife, William A. Young, son of William Young and Mary M. Erb. William had been widowed and had three young children, all under the age of 7 years.1
Occupation*Her husband worked as a brakeman for the Newburg & South Shore Railroad in Cleveland, Ohio.9
(Wife) Death15 June 1916Florence became a widow when William A. Young died on 15 June 1916 at age 38. His death left his three orphaned children, William, Jennie and Dorothy, ages 8, 7 and 3 years, respectively, in Florence's care.9
Marriage*7 December 1918She married second, as his second wife, John C. Moore on 7 December 1918 in Wayne County, Ohio. Both John and Florence had been widowed and both brought young children into their marriage. John's two sons, Leroy and Clarence J. Moore, were ages 9 and 6 years, respectively, and Florence's three stepchildren, who had been orphaned at the death of their father, William, Jennie and Dorothy Young, were ages 11, 9 and 5 years, respectively.1,10,7
Census US 1920*12 January 1920Florence and John C. Moore were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 12 January 1920 at 2710 Rosewood Place, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. John was 32 years of age and worked for wages as a Rubber Worker for the Wilson Company, and Florence was 28 years of age. They owned their house with a mortgage. All five of their merged children, plus one from their marriage, were enumerated with them in 1920. Leroy and Clarence Moore were ages 10 and 7 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year. William, Florence and Dorothy Young were ages 12, 11 and 7 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year. The couple's baby daughter, Betty Moore, was ten months old.11
Death*11 March 1987She died on 11 March 1987 in Los Angeles County, California, at age 957,3
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Section Z, Row 3, of West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Stark County, Ohio.7

Family 1

William A. Young b. 1 Sep 1877, d. 15 Jun 1916

Family 2

John C. Moore b. 1888, d. 1966
Child1.Betty Moore11 b. 1919

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John C. Moore of Dayton, Ohio, age 31, widower, Decorator, born 26 July 1887 in Carroll County, Ohio, son of John C. Moore and Ella Mick, and Mrs. Florence (Knowles) Young of Shreve, Wayne County, Ohio, age 27, widow, housekeeper, born on 8 November 1891 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, daughter of William Knowles, married on 7 December 1918 in Wayne County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000425762. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Knowles, Year: 1900; Census Place: Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Roll: 1327; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1241327. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S112] California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Florence A Moore, mother's maiden name Meyers, father's surname Knowles, born on 9 November 1891 and died on 11 March 1987 in Los Angeles County. Hereinafter cited as California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William Knowles of Uhrichsville and Miss Augusta C. Myers on 4 October 1881 in Carroll County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000333250.
  5. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Female Knowles on 9 June 1891 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, daughter of William. Knowles and Augusta Myer, referencing FHL Film# 890359. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.
  6. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Infant Knowles (female) on 9 June 1891 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, daughter of William. Knowles and Augusta Myer, referencing FHL Film# 890359.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence A Moore, Memorial# 118895186. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Monday, 1 February 1977, page 3, reporting that Arthur A. Knowles, 89, of 602 Fuhr Street, died Saturday in Twin City Hospital following a two-year illness; was a retired clayworker for Superior Clay Company; born at Tuscarawas, son of the late William and Augusta Myers Knowles; married the former Agnes Septer on 25 December 1909; surviving were wife and two daughters, sisters Mrs. William (Emma) Hooker of Uhrichsville and Mrs. John (Florence) Moore of Panorama, California; a sister preceded him in death. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Young, Memorial# 178107819.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John C Moore, Memorial# 118895196.
  11. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John C. and Florence Moore, Year: 1920; Census Place: Canton Ward 7, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T625_1435; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 66. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.

Howard Knowles1

Marriage*1896He married, as her second husband, Ella (Chase) Conger in 1896.2

Family

Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856

Citations

  1. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Summerlin, Nevada), noting he was from Galesburg, Illinois.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Howard Knowles, Galesburg Ward 3, Knox, Illinois; Roll: 313; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1240313. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.