Knight Genealogy




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Descendants of John Knight - please note, I have much more information on this line than is shown here. Please contact me if you are interested in my notes.



Generation One

John William Knight.
Born abt 1756 in Randolph Co., NC. John William died bef 1850, he was 94.  In Jun 1781 when John William was 25, he married Sarah "Sally" Wade, daughter of Henry Farley Wade. Born abt 1763 in SC. Sarah "Sally" died in Christian Co., KY on 12 Oct 1854, she was 91.

John Knight and Sarah Wade had the following children:



i Susie Knight
ii John "Jack" Knight (~1791->1860) my line, more below
iii Nancy Ann Knight (1792-1846)
iv Henry Farley Knight  Born abt 1793 in Christian Co., KY. Henry Farley died in Christian Co., KY on 12 Jul 1814, he was 21.
v James Knight. Born abt 1794. James died in Hamilton Co., IL on 2 Sep 1835, he was 41.  On 19 Nov 1822 when James was 28, he married Elizabeth Oglesby


Generation Two

John "Jack" Knight , Jr. Born abt 1791 in NC or TN. John "Jack" died in Christian Co., KY aft 1860, he was 69.  On 4 Apr 1816 when John "Jack" was 25, he first married Rachael Hankins, daughter of John Hankins & Sarah Gill, in Hopkins Co., KY. Born abt 1793 in Wilkes Co., NC or Hopkins Co., KY. Rachael died aft 1840, she was 47.

They had the following children:


i Ira Knight (~1819->1860)
ii Henry Farley Knight  (~1820-~1894), my line, more below
iii Susan A. Knight  (1821-1860)
iv Barney H. Knight  (1823-1908)
v William Knight  (~1827->1910)
vi John W. Knight Born on 10 Mar 1830 in Christian Co., KY. John W. died in McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL on 22 Apr 1923, he was 93.
vii Louisa Betty Knight  (1833-1911)
viii James H. Knight  (1833-1878)
ix David Harvey Knight  (1835-1927)
x Sarah Elvira Knight Born on 11 Aug 1838 in Christian Co., KY. Sarah Elvira died in Hopkins Co., KY on 27 Nov 1928, she was 90. Buried in Wynn Cemetery, Christian Co., KY.

On 3 Mar 1841 when John "Jack" was 50, he second married Ann Oglesby, daughter of John Oglesby & Jane XXXX. Born abt 1798 in VA. Ann died in Christian Co., KY on 10 Oct 1856, she was 58.

Generation Three

Henry Farley Knight. Born abt 1820 in KY. Henry Farley died in KY BET. 1894 - 1900, he was 74. Buried in Old William Coursey Farm, Logan Co., KY.  On 7 Dec 1847 when Henry Farley was 27, he married Mary Elizabeth Keith, daughter of Alexander Keith & Ellen H. Wadley, in Christian Co., KY. Born on 7 Jul 1830 in TN. Mary Elizabeth died in Christian Co., KY on 22 Feb 1910, she was 79.  See my Keith, and Wadley lines.

Henry Knight and Mary Elizabeth Keith had the following children:



i John Daniel "Jack" Knight (1849-1929)
ii William A. Knight Born on 6 Dec 1850 in KY. William A. died in Unknown on 2 May 1857, he was 6.
iii Mary Rutha Knight  (1852-1948)
iv Rachael Ellen Knight  (1855-1949)
v George Parrish Knight  (1857-1935)
vi James Hiram Knight  (1863-1931)
vii Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Knight  (1864-1902)
viii Joseph Henry "Joe" Knight (1867-1939) my line, more below
ix. Amanda Knight  Born on 5 Dec 1870 in KY. Amanda died in Unknown on 23 Aug 1872, she was 1.


Generation Four


Joseph Henry "Joe" Knight was born on 2 Apr 1867 in Muhlenberg Co., KY. Joseph Henry "Joe" died in Logan Co., KY on 15 Jan 1939, he was 71. Buried in Fitzhugh Cemetery.  On 11 Oct 1893 when Joseph Henry "Joe" was 26, he married Mary Elizabeth Ann "Molly" Oglesby, daughter of Cryhorn Decalve "Crog" Oglesby & Melissa B. Oglesby, in Logan Co., KY. Born on 27 Nov 1877 in Christian Co., KY. Mary Elizabeth Ann "Molly" died in Logan Co., KY on 14 Apr 1953, she was 75.  See the Oglesby line.

Joseph Knight and Mary Oglesby had the following children:


i Clara Frances (1896-1957)
ii Anthony Rosovelt (1901-1947)
iii Joseph Decalve. Born in 1910 in Logan Co., KY. Joseph Decalve died on 16 Dec 1910 in Logan Co., KY. Buried in Oglesby Cemetery, Logan Co., KY.
iv Audrey Ellen (1912-1993)
v Arlow Richardson (1914-1961)


Generation Five


Clara Frances Knight was born on 5 Jun 1896 in Logan Co., KY. Clara Frances died in Montgomery Co., OH on 28 Sep 1957, she was 61. Buried in Fitzhugh Cemetery, Logan Co., KY.  On 21 Oct 1916 when Clara Frances was 20, she married Hunter Anderson, son of John Seniton Anderson & Myrtle Chapman, in Logan Co., KY. Born on 10 Feb 1897 in Logan Co., KY. Hunter died in Holiday, Pasco Co., FL on 30 Nov 1985, he was 88.  See the Chapman and Anderson Lines.

Clara Frances Knight and Hunter Anderson had the following children:



i James Corbette Anderson (1917-1981) (my father)
ii Jessie Clyde Anderson  (1919-1938)
iii Daughter Anderson . Born in 1921 in KY. Daughter died in 1921.
iv Rayburn Earl "Andy" Anderson  (1923-1982)
v Roselia Sneed "Rose" Anderson  (1927-1990)
vi Donald Edwin Anderson  (1932-1987)


From here see the Anderson Line.

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