Knight Family Tree - aqwg1204

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Adolph Gustave BADURA-26377 was born on 13 Oct 1900 in Ostrava, Silesia, Czechoslovakia. He died on 25 Feb 1952 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois. He was buried in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois. Adolph married Eleanor Norma KNIGHT-26376 on 13 Jul 1936 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois.

MEDIA: MK4276 - Adolph Gustave & Eleanor Knight Badura d/o James Raymond & Wilhelmina Fredericka Dammann Knight - Freeport, Illinois 1964 - https://familysearch.org/ph

BURIAL: Adolph G Badura in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Adolph G Badura
Birth Date:1900
Death Date:1952
Cemetery:Oakland Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, United States of America
Has Bio?:N
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

DRAFT: Adolph Gustave Badura in the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Name: Adolph Gustave Badura
Race: White
Age: 41
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1900
Birth Place: Austria, Hungary
Residence Place: Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Employer: Henney Motor Co
Weight: 175
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Adolph Gustave Badura
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Adolph Gustave Badura
Source Citation: The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 60
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Eleanor Norma KNIGHT [Parents]-26376 was born on 1 Aug 1905 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois. She died on 11 Oct 2000 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois. Eleanor married Adolph Gustave BADURA-26377 on 13 Jul 1936 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois.

MEDIA: MK4276 - Adolph Gustave & Eleanor Knight Badura d/o James Raymond & Wilhelmina Fredericka Dammann Knight - Freeport, Illinois 1964 - https://familysearch.org/ph
MK4277 - Eleanor Norma Knight Badura d/o James Raymond & Wilhelmina Fredericka Dammann Knight - https://familysearch.org/photos/images/13752423?p=5197272


William KNIGHT [Parents]-26386 was born on 14 May 1761 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 18 May 1826 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. He was buried in Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. William married Lydia CLEVERLY-26388 on 29 Dec 1785 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: Name: William Knight
Gender: Male
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Birth Date: 14 May 1761
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Father's Name: Daniel Knight
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Mother's Name: Hannah
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00962-6
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 904950
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4JG-82R : accessed 10 Dec 2013), William Knight, 14 May 1761.

BURIAL: Name: William Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1826
Event Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 1761
Death Date: 18 May 1826
Affiliate Record Identifier: 61388010
Cemetery: Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV24-R1FG : accessed 2 May 2015), William Knight, 1826; Burial, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States of America, Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery; citing record ID 61388010, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Lydia CLEVERLY-26388 was born on 6 Jun 1769 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 31 Jan 1852 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She was buried in Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Lydia married William KNIGHT-26386 on 29 Dec 1785 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

BURIAL: Name: Lydia C Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1852
Event Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 1768
Death Date: 31 Jan 1852
Affiliate Record Identifier: 61388053
Cemetery: Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV24-R1F2 : accessed 2 May 2015), Lydia C Knight, 1852; Burial, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States of America, Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery; citing record ID 61388053, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

MARRIAGE: Lydia Cleverly in the Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850
Name: Lydia Cleverly
Gender: Female
Spouse: William Knight
Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1785
City: Harvard
County: Worchester
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0903680.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850. With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be available through Family History Centers throughout the United States. See table below for information listed.

They had the following children.

  F i Hannah Briant KNIGHT-26389 was born on 3 Oct 1786. She died on 27 Dec 1869.
  F ii Mary KNIGHT-26387 was born on 6 Jan 1789. She died on 7 Oct 1879.
  F iii
Sarah KNIGHT-26390 was born on 23 Sep 1791 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.
  F iv Marcia KNIGHT-26391 was born on 4 Aug 1793. She died on 14 Mar 1839.
  F v Nancy KNIGHT-26392 was born on 4 Aug 1799. She died on 28 Nov 1857.
  F vi
Lydia KNIGHT-32284 was born on 20 Apr 1802 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.
  F vii
Rachel C. KNIGHT-32285 was born on 13 Oct 1806 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She died on 26 Sep 1882 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She was buried in Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.



BURIAL: Name: Rachel C Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1882
Event Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1806
Death Date: 26 Sep 1882
Affiliate Record Identifier: 61388090
Cemetery: Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV24-R1FL : accessed 2 May 2015), Rachel C Knight, 1882; Burial, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States of America, Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery; citing record ID 61388090, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  M viii William KNIGHT-32289 was born on 28 Feb 1810. He died on 1 Mar 1882.
  F ix Eliza R. KNIGHT-32286 was born on 23 Sep 1813. She died on 25 Jun 1899.

Daniel BUTTRICK-32283 was born in 1783 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire. He died on 31 Mar 1860 in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was buried in Village Cemetery, Troy, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Daniel married Mary KNIGHT-26387 on 23 Dec 1810 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.

DEATH: Daniel Buttrick in the New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947
Name: Daniel Buttrick
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1783
Birth Place: Winchendon, Massachusetts
Father: Daniel Buttrick
Death Date: 30 Mar 1860
Death Place: Troy, New Hampshire, USA
Age at Death: 77
Source Information: Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: “New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754–1947.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

BURIAL: Daniel Buttrick Jr. in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Daniel Buttrick Jr
Death Date: 31 Mar 1860
Cemetery: Troy Village Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Children: Maria K Sibley
Lydia R Heywood
Edwin Buttrick
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Mary KNIGHT [Parents]-26387 was born on 6 Jan 1789 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She died on 7 Oct 1879 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts. She was buried in Village Cemetery, Troy, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Mary married Daniel BUTTRICK-32283 on 23 Dec 1810 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.

MARRIAGE: Name: Daniel Buttrick
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Spouse's Name: Polly Knight
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Event Date: 23 Dec 1810
Event Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M52914-1
System Origin: New Hampshire-EASy
GS Film number: 15357
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDV9-L6T : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Daniel Buttrick and Polly Knight, 23 Dec 1810; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 15357.

Name: Daniel Buttrick
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Spouse's Name: Polley Knight
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Event Date: 25 Nov 1810
Event Place: Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50162-1
System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
GS Film number: 0873759 IT 3
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCDV-9JS : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Daniel Buttrick and Polley Knight, 25 Nov 1810; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 0873759 IT 3.

DEATH: Mary Buttrick Knight in the Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Name: Mary Buttrick Knight
[Mary Buttrick]
[Mary Knight]
Gender: Female
Age: 90
Birth Date: abt 1789
Birth Place: Harvard, Massachusetts
Death Date: 7 Oct 1879
Death Place: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Father: William Knight
Mother: Lydia C Knight
Source Citation: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

BURIAL: Mary Buttrick in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Mary Buttrick
Maiden Name: Knight
Birth Date: Jan 1789
Birth Place: Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Death Date: 7 Oct 1879
Death Place: Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cemetery: Troy Village Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: William Knight
Mother: Lydia Knight
Children:
Maria K Sibley
Lydia R Heywood
Edwin Buttrick
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.


Asa COLE-32287 was born on 15 Nov 1793 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on 18 Apr 1872 in West Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Asa married Marcia KNIGHT-26391 on 11 Mar 1821 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire.

MEDIA: MK4009 - Asa Coal (Cole) h/o Marcia Knight - Find A Grave Memorial# 110416216

BURIAL: Asa Cole in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Asa Cole
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Nov 1793
Birth Place: Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Death Date: 19 Apr 1872
Death Place: West Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: West Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Asa Cole
Mother: Anna Pollard
Spouse: Meletiah Metcalf Cole
Children:
Albert Metcalf Cole
Ellen Maria Pearson
Charles Henry Cole
Asa Cole
Nancy G. Cole
Hattie E. Cole
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

BIRTH: Asa Cole in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Asa Cole
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1793
Birth Place: Harvard, Massachusetts
Father Name: Asa Cole
Mother Name: Anna Cole
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

Marcia KNIGHT [Parents]-26391 was born on 4 Aug 1793 in Fitzwilliam, Chester, New Hampshire. She died on 14 Mar 1839 in West Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Marcia married Asa COLE-32287 on 11 Mar 1821 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire.

MARRIAGE: Name: Asa Cole
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Spouse's Name: Marcia Knight
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Event Date: 11 Mar 1821
Event Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M52914-1
System Origin: New Hampshire-EASy
GS Film number: 15357
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDV9-P4L : 31 December 2014), Asa Cole and Marcia Knight, 11 Mar 1821; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 15,357.

BURIAL: Name: Marcia Knight Cole
Maiden Name: Knight
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1839
Event Place: Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1793
Death Date: 15 Mar 1839
Affiliate Record Identifier: 111120493
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGQ-SXHN : 11 July 2016), Marcia Knight Cole, 1839; Burial, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States of America, Evergreen Cemetery; citing record ID 111120493, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


Jesse POTTER-32288 was born on 14 Sep 1797 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. He died on 9 Jul 1861 in Clinton County, New York. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, New York. Jesse married Nancy KNIGHT-26392 on 31 Dec 1821 in Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

BIRTH: Name: Jesse Potter
Birth Date: 14 Sep 1797
Birthplace: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
Father's Name: Ebenzer Potter
Mother's Name: Sarrah
Registration Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
GS Film number: 1001032
Digital Folder Number: 4244277
Image Number: 02155
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP3-J61 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Jesse Potter, 14 Sep 1797; citing Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1001032.

Nancy KNIGHT [Parents]-26392 was born on 4 Aug 1799 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She died on 28 Nov 1857 in Clinton County, New York. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, New York. Nancy married Jesse POTTER-32288 on 31 Dec 1821 in Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

MARRIAGE: Name: Jesse Potter
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Spouse's Name: Nancy Knight
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Event Date: 31 Jan 1821
Event Place: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M52914-1
System Origin: New Hampshire-EASy
GS Film number: 15357
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDV9-P4H : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Jesse Potter and Nancy Knight, 31 Jan 1821; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 15357.


Harry Lee KNIGHT [Parents]-26393 was born on 5 Aug 1930 in Red Boiling Springs, Macon, Tennsessee. He died on 13 Jan 2016. Harry married Doris June LEE-26625.

BIOGRAPHY: Direct qoute from website:
http://pryors.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/william-alfred-knight-1320-1350/
William Alfred Knight 1320-1350
July 4, 2010 by Ted
If you trace back the “Knight” line of the Pryor family, starting with my great grandmother, Alice Austin Knight, you will eventually reach William Alfred Knight 1320-1350 my 19th great grandfather. On the genealogy web site Ancestry.com there are an astonishing 72,103 descendents of William Knight who have listed him in their family tree. Interestingly, almost all of them firmly believe that William was the illegitimate love child of Roger De Mortimer (The Earl of March) and Queen Isabella (The Queen of England). This fact may or may not be true, the history is inconclusive, but the story is well worth telling, and it all begins with the somewhat incompetent, not very kingly, Edward II…

While King Edward I “Longshanks” was still alive, legend has it he discovered that his son Edward II and another young man where lovers. Longshanks was a seasoned warrior, a veteran of the crusades, a true mans-man and purportedly, an ill tempered lout, so it’s not surprising he promptly threw Edwards lover out a tower window. (Okay, I’ll admit this is the way his lovers death was depicted in the movie Braveheart, which is known to have played fast and loose with history. Scholars generally agree the young man was actually run-through twice by long-sword and then beheaded. Either way he met a tragic end.) To set his son straight, so to speak, the king arranged a marriage between 24 year old Edward and Isabella Capet, the daughter of the King of France who was just 12 at the time. Edward was kind enough to put off consummating the marriage for a good number of years (too many as far as his father was concerned) but fortunately for the royal line, the two eventually got down to business and produced Edward III, heir to the English throne.

When Edward II finally became king, it did not change his nature and he spent a good deal of time with “Hugh the Younger” of the powerful Despenser family, who was his court favorite.  In the middle ages, a “court favorite” was the King’s most trusted advisor to whom he could delegate much of the responsibility and complexity of running his kingdom. In other words, Hugh ran the kingdom so Edward could pursue his other important interests such as drinking, cavorting and lounging about. Whether or not Edward II and Hugh Despenser were lovers is open for debate, but there is little debate that Edward was a weak and ineffectual King and the Despenser family held great sway over him.

In the mean time, Queen Isabella grew to despise Edward. She was lonely, trapped in a loveless marriage and forced to eat English food, day in and day out, which I’m sure you can imagine was like torture to a Frenchwoman. Who could blame her for wanting to return to France? After many years of unhappiness, fortune smiled upon her when war broke out between her homeland and her adopted kingdom. Edward asked her to return to France and negotiate peace with her brother Charles IV, who was now King. Not needing to be asked twice, she took her children and immediately returned home where she would remain for the next four years. This is where Roger De Mortimer, the man who may be my 20th great grandfather, enters the picture.

The De Mortimer family had been granted vast land holdings by William the Conqueror for their role in the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Two hundred years later they were a well respected, aristocratic English family. Roger was one of the “March Lords” or “Marcher Lords” which means his land holdings were along one of England’s borders, so it was his responsibility to protect the region from attack. The De Mortimer family’s land was located along the border of Wales in central England. The Marcher Lords, unlike other Lords, had complete jurisdiction over their lands and subjects, without recourse to the king, so in a sense, they ruled their own small kingdoms, which included maintaining their own armies.

Trouble began between the foppish Edward II and the Marcher Lords soon after Hugh “the Younger” Despenser became Edwards’s favorite. Hugh took advantage of his status with the king by claiming the land-holdings of his wife’s family, essentially stealing the land and titles from his two brothers-in-law. These lands, incidentally, were also on the border with Wales, so Roger De Mortimer and the other Marcher Lords were not at all pleased when they heard about it. They realized that their lands were also at risk to the greed of the king’s favorite, so the Marcher Lords eventually rebelled, led by the Earl of Lancaster (the king’s cousin and the second most powerful man in England). Roger De Mortimer’s part in the rebellion ended in January 1322 at Shrewsbury where he was forced to surrender to the English army. He was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London. A few days later, he managed to escape the tower by “drugging a guard”. Considering De Mortimer was captured on the battlefield, how he came into the possession of a substance he could feed to a guard from inside his locked cell remains open to speculation. In any case, he escaped and fled to France, pursued by warrants for his capture dead or alive.

Roger De Mortimer was already well established in France when Queen Isabella arrived to negotiate peace with her brother. It’s somewhat ironic that she arrived at the very French court where Roger, the man who had just tried to overthrow her husband, was living in exile. In a turn of events worthy of a poorly written soap opera, the charismatic Englishman soon caught the eye of young Isabella.  Away from her husband and starved for male affection, Isabella became smitten with De Mortimer and they began an open affair that was considered scandalous even by French standards. As the affair progressed, the two began planning their eventual return to England. Since Edward II was preventing both from returning (Isabella because she couldn’t stand him and De Mortimer because he would be killed on site) they decided their return would require their own army. It took them two years to raise the necessary support, but in September 1326 they crossed the English Channel and with the help of Henry, the Earl of Lancaster, deposed King Edward II of England. Edward retreated into Wales, but was eventually captured and put to death.

Upon their return to London, De Mortimer and Isabella had the 14 year old Edward III (Isabella’s son) crowned king. Due to the boy’s youth, De Mortimer generously offered to take personal control of the government, and began acting as the de-facto king. It’s said that over the next four years he consolidated his power and increased his wealth, landholdings and titles. He took over the lordships of Denbigh, Oswestry and Clun, and was even granted the Marcher Lordship of Montgomery by Isabella.  This angered many of England’s powerful families, even some of Roger’s former allies. After 4 years of De Mortimer’s rule, the Lords convinced Edward III, now 18, that it was time to take back control of his kingdom. In October 1330, Edward III exercised his power and had De Mortimer arrested for treason and assuming kingly powers. De Mortimer was once again placed in the tower of London, but this time he apparently forgot to bring his knockout drops. He was condemned without trial and ignominiously hanged on November 29th 1330. Isabella was put under house arrest by her son, but was never charged with a crime.

It is accepted by most scholars that at the time of Roger De Mortimer’s execution, Isabella was pregnant with his child. The official record states that she lost the baby in childbirth, but others are not so sure. There are reports that the baby was smuggled out of the castle by Isabella’s friend and supporter Adam Orleton, the Bishop of Worcester, and given to a sympathetic family. It would make sense, since a male child of this union would have almost certainly been seen as a threat to the throne and would not have been allowed to live. In case you haven’t guessed, that baby is said to have been William Alfred Knight, my ancestor.

Was William Knight really the child of Roger De Mortimer and Queen Isabella of England? We may never know. There are scant few records from the time to prove or disprove it. But the vast majority of the 72,103 people who list themselves as descendents of William Knight certainly think so. And as a descendant myself, I’m happy to include the Queen of England and one of England’s most notorious traitors in my family tree. Although I do feel an obligation to point out that most sources record William Knight’s birth year as somewhere between 1320 and 1325, 5 to 10 years before Isabella was pregnant with De Mortimer’s child in 1330. But hey, why let that ruin a great story.

MEDIA: D7841 - Harry Lee Knight s/o Thomas Jefferson & Willie Gladys Dabbs Knight h/o Doris June Lee - Ancestry.com

Doris June LEE-26625 was born on 8 Dec 1929 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. She died on 9 Mar 2010 in Castalian Springs, Trousdale, Tennessee. Doris married Harry Lee KNIGHT-26393.

MEDIA: D7842 - Doris June Lee Knight w/o Harry Lee Knight - Photo taken June of 1987 - Ancestry.com
D7843 - Doris June Lee Knight w/o Harry Lee Knight - Photo taken June of 1987 - Ancestry.com

BURIAL: Doris June Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Doris June Knight
Maiden Name: Lee
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1929
Birth Place: Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, United States of America
Death Date: 9 Mar 2010
Death Place: Castalian Springs, Trousdale County, Tennessee, United States of America
Cemetery: White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Harry Lee Knight
Children:
Robert Michael Knight
Wendy Ann Goboly
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

OBITUARY: Doris June Knight,age 80 of Castalian Springs,Tn.,died Tuesday morning,March 9th,at her home. Mrs.Knight was preceded in death by her son,Robert Michael Knight. She is survived by her husband,Harry Knight,of Castalian Springs;two sons,Larry(Georgia)Knight of Mt.Juliet,Tn.,and Ronald Knight of Hazel Park,Mich.;Four daughters,Debbie(Harry)Hobbs of Castalian Springs,Tn.,Sandra(Steve)Kaszyca of Attica,Mich.,Wendy(Alan)Goboly of Dryden,Mich. and Lysa(Danny)Richards of Hartsville,Tn. 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. - Find A Grave Memorial 49756663

They had the following children.

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Wendy Ann KNIGHT-43772 was born on 15 Mar 1956 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. She died on 27 Feb 2014 in Bruce, Macomb, Michigan from Died from injuries received in head on collision with wrong way driver. She was buried in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Oakland, Michigan.



BURIAL: Wendy Ann Goboly in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Wendy Ann Goboly
Maiden Name: Knight
Birth Date: 1956
Death Date: 2014
Cemetery: White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Harry Lee Knight
Mother: Doris June Knight
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

OBITUARY: Wendy A. Knight-Goboly, age 57, of Leonard, February 27, 2014; loving wife of Alan; dear mother of Ericka (Chad) Ridgeway; Nicole Sechler and Christine Cosme; step-mother of Justin and Lindsay Goboly; daughter of Harry Knight; loving grandma of Shaylynn, Dylan, Gabriella, Isabella, Mariah, Anthony, D'Angelo, William and Nathan; sister of Larry Knight, Deborah Hobbs, Ronald Knight, Sandy Kaszyca, Lysa Richards and the late Robert Knight; also survived by many nieces and nephews. - Find A Grave Memorial 146923653

DEATH: Wendy Ann Knight-Goboly, 57, Dick Allen Versendaal, 76, killed, 3-year-old seriously injured, after an SUV driving in the wrong direction collides head-on with a pickup in Bruce Township, Michigan
Modified Date:
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:08am
Accident Date:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Byron Center man killed in wrong-way crash.
A man from Byron Center was killed in a three-vehicle crash that happened Thursday afternoon on the east side of the state. A man from Byron Center was killed in a three-vehicle crash that happened Thursday afternoon on the east side of the state. Dick Allen Versendaal, 76, was killed when his SUV hit a pickup truck around 3:30 p.m. on Van Dyke Avenue in Bruce Township, which is about 40 miles north of Detroit. Witnesses said Versendaal was driving the wrong way on the street when hit the pickup head-on, according to Michigan State Police. The driver of the pickup, 57-year-old Wendy Ann Knight-Goboly of Leonard, Mich., was also killed in the wreck, and a 3-year-old boy in the pickup was seriously hurt, police said. The third vehicle involved in the wreck was behind Knight-Goboly’s pickup. The driver of that car was possibly injured, police said. Investigators said alcohol didn’t appear to be a factor in the crash, and not everyone in the vehicles involved were wearing seat belts. - https://accidentdatacenter.com

Driver’s path in Bruce Township fatal crash still puzzling
By Norb Franz norb.franz@macombdaily.com @norbfranz on Twitter
Police investigating a three-vehicle crash last month in Bruce Township have not yet determined why one of the drivers headed in the wrong direction on M-53, causing the collision that killed him and another motorist. Dick Allen Versendaal, 76, and Wendy Ann Knight-Goboly, of Leonard, died after vehicles they were driving collided head-on at approximately 3:25 p.m. Feb. 27 north of Kidder Road, in northwestern Macomb County. Witnesses reported that a 2014 GMC Traverse driven by Versendaal was going south in the northbound lanes of the M-53/Van Dyke Expressway and struck a northbound 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Knight-Goboly, Michigan State Police said. Versendaal, a well-known chiropractor who resided in Byron Center, Mich., was traveling alone. Investigators do not know how long he was driving on Van Dyke before the impact occurred, or at what location he entered M-53. “A front-seat passenger (in the pickup) just saw him coming southbound right before it happened,” Michigan State Police Lt. Philip Menna said. “It doesn’t look like we have any information as to when he started going the wrong way.” No near misses were reported. An autopsy showed no indication Versendaal suffered a medical episode or other ailment in the moments leading up to the crash. Versendaal and Knight-Goboly died of injuries suffered in the crash, Menna said. Investigators have said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. But officials await the results of toxicology tests to determine whether he had and drugs or alcohol in his body. “Dr. Versendaal was a pioneer for chiropractic reflex analysis, very well-known and traveled all over the states lecturing,” Dr. Kathleen Roberts said. “Most of us want to know how this intelligent man ended up going the wrong way on the highway. He was such a caring man and I know he would be devastated to know he was responsible for taking another human life.” “He was one of my teachers and mentors,” said Dr. Michael Cohen of Radburn Family Chiropractic in Fair Lawn, NJ. Cohen said Versendaal developed a method to evaluate a person’s nutritional and chemical deficiencies. “He devoted his life to teaching MDs and chiropractors to reproduce his method and help our patients on a deeper level. He was constantly on the phone with doctors all around the world advising them on their patients. He was helping thousands and not only will we miss him but humanity has lost a great and enlightened being,” Cohen said. Versendaal worked and taught in his profession for more than 50 years. In a July 2013 interview published in “The American Chiropractor,” Versendaal said: “I never see myself as an icon, only as another chiropractor and teacher. We have to look at the entire chiropractic profession today. On the far left, we have DC (doctors of chiropractic) legally doing minor surgeries, injections, and wanting to distribute drugs. On the far right, we have DC’s only adjusting one bone by hand only. It is my belief that I am in the ‘middle’ of all chiropractic and its philosophy, art and science.” A 3-year-old boy in the Silverado was seriously injured in the crash and a 33-year-old woman also in the pickup suffered a “possible” injury, police said. Both are from Dryden, located in Lapeer County, but their relationship to each other and Knight-Goboly was not immediately divulged. A 2010 Chrysler that was northbound behind the Silverado also was involved in the crash. The driver of the Chrysler, identified only as a 44-year-old woman from Imlay City, also may have been hurt, police said. She was traveling alone. Some of the victims were not wearing seat belts but police did not elaborate. - https://www.theoaklandpress.com

Victims of fatal accident in Bruce Township identified
By Norb France, for The Voice Feb 28, 2014
A senior citizen from Byron Center, Mich., and a 57-year-old Oakland County woman have been identified as the drivers killed in a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on M-53 in Bruce Township. Dick Allen Versendaal, 76, and Wendy Ann Knight-Goboly, of Leonard, died after vehicles they were driving collided head-on near Bordman Road at approximately 3:25 p.m. in northwest Macomb County, Michigan State Police said Friday. Witnesses reported that a 2014 GMC Traverse driven by Versendaal was going south in the northbound lanes of the M-53/Van Dyke Expressway and struck a northbound 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Knight-Goboly, State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said. A 3-year-old boy in the Silverado was seriously injured and a 33-year-old woman also in the pickup suffered a “possible” injury, police said. Both are from Dryden, located in Lapeer County, but their relationship to each other and Knight-Goboly was not immediately divulged. A 2010 Chrysler that was northbound behind the Silverado was also involved in the crash. The driver of the Chrysler, identified only as a 44-year-old woman from Imlay City, also may have been hurt, police said. State Police troopers continue to investigate the incident, but officials do not suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash. Some of the victims were not wearing seat belts, but police did not elaborate. Michigan State Police troopers were assisted at the crash scene by firefighters from Bruce Township, Armada Township and Almont. The victims were transported to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. Bruce Township Fire Chief Ken Staelgraeve said fire crews worked to extricate the victims from the wreckage and then had paramedics provide immediate treatment before transporting the injured victims to the hospital. “I’ve been on a lot of crash scenes, but this one was pretty difficult for our people; but we acted as quickly as we could,” Staelgraeve said Thursday. The section of M-53 where the accident occurred was closed for more than five hours Thursday while State Police accident reconstruction experts conducted an investigation. - http://www.voicenews.com
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Robert Michael KNIGHT-43773 was born on 2 Jul 1958 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. He died on 11 Jan 2008 in Hazel Park, Oakland, Michigan. He was buried in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Oakland, Michigan.



BURIAL: Robert Michael Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Robert Michael Knight
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1958
Birth Place: Madison Heights, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Death Date: 11 Jan 2008
Death Place: Hazel Park, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Cemetery: White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Harry Lee Knight
Mother: Doris June Knight
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

OBITUARY: Mr. Robert Michael Knight was born July 2, 1958 in Royal Oak, Michigan; the son of Harry Lee Knight and his wife Doris June Lee. Robert was a graduating member of Lamphere High School's class of 1976 and a member of Sheet Metal Worker's Union. Mr. Knight passed away January 11, 2008 in Hazel Park, Michigan. Robert is survived by his parents Harry and Doris, his daughter; Candise Knight, 2 brothers; Larry Allen (Georgia) and Ronald Lee (Rose), his sisters; Deborah Jean (Harry) Hobbs, Sandra (Steve) Kaszyca, Wendy (Al) Golby and Lysa (Danny) Richards and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held 7:30 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home in Warren with Pastor Harvey Cavender officiating. He will be laid to rest at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.
Bio by: Geoffrey Kopko - Find A Grave Memorial 49756716

DEATH: Robert M. Knight in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Report issue
Name: Robert M. Knight
Born: 2 Jul 1958
Died: 11 Jan 2008
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1971-1972)
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Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: 1971-1972
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2014.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

MEDIA: D7844 - Robert Michael Knight s/o Harry Lee & Doris June Lee Knight - School Photo Macomb County, Michigan - Ancestry.com

Thomas Jefferson KNIGHT [Parents]-41586 was born on 4 Dec 1910 in Smith County, Tennessee. He died on 6 Mar 1938 in Smith County, Tennessee. He was buried in Cookeville City Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee. Thomas married Willie Gladys DABBS-41589.

MEDIA: D6472 - Thomas Jefferson Knight s/o Avery Jefferson & Marinda Piper Knight - Find A Grave Memorial 57059487

Willie Gladys DABBS-41589 was born on 2 Apr 1912 in Smith County, Tennessee. She died on 23 Feb 1992 in Warren, Macomb, Michigan. She was buried in Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton, Macomb, Michigan. Willie married Thomas Jefferson KNIGHT-41586.

MEDIA: D7840 - Willy Gladys Dabbs Knight w/o Thomas Jefferson Knight - Ancestry.com

BURIAL: Gladys W Miller in the Web: Michigan, Find A Grave Index, 1805-2012
Name: Gladys W Miller
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1912
Age at Death: 79
Death Date: 23 Feb 1992
Burial Place: Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Web: Michigan, Find A Grave Index, 1805-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 1 February 2013.

DEATH: Gladys W Miller in the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996
Name: Gladys W Miller
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1912
Death Date: 23 Feb 1992
Gender: Female
Residence: Warren, Macomb, Michigan
Place of Death: Warren, Macomb, Michigan
Source Information: Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.
Original data: Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index. Lansing, MI, USA.

They had the following children.

  M i Harry Lee KNIGHT-26393 was born on 5 Aug 1930. He died on 13 Jan 2016.
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Bobbie Dee KNIGHT-41588 was born on 28 Aug 1932 in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee. He died on 9 May 2007 in Safety Harbor, Pinellas, Florida. He was buried in Cookeville City Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee.



OBITUARY: COOKEVILLE Funeral services for Bobbie Dee Knight, 74, of Safety Harbor, Fla., and formerly of Cookeville will be held Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner. Burial will be in Cookeville Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Mr. Knight died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Putnam County to the late Thomas Jefferson and Willie Gladys Dabbs Knight. Mr. Knight was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, where he was a member of the 82nd Airborne. - Find A Grave Memorial 57059450

MEDIA: D6473 - Bobbie Dee Knight s/o Thomas Jefferson & Willie Gladys Dabbs Knight - 82nd Airborne U.S. Army – Korean Veteran - Find A Grave Memorial 57059450

Nathan KNIGHT [Parents]-26400 was born on 14 Jul 1817 in Otisfield, Oxford, Maine. He died on 29 Dec 1886 in Hampton, Bay, Michigan. He was buried in Seaman's Cemetery, Bay City, Bay, Michigan. Nathan married Harriet A. STEPHENS-26411 on 13 Dec 1850 in Oakland County, Michigan.

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHC9-MFP
Name: Nathan Knight
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 28 Dec 1886
Death Place: Hampton, Bay, Michigan
Age: 68y 5m 10d
Birth Date: 1818
Birthplace: Maine
Occupation: Farmer
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Ebenezer Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Sallie Knight
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02890-4
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
GS Film number: 947219
Reference ID: V 2 p64 ln 29
Collection: Ebenezer Knight in entry for Nathan Knight, "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

CENSUS: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF82-MHG
Name: Nathan Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Avon, Oakland, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Marital Status:
Race (Original):
Race:
Birthplace: Maine
Birth Year (Estimated): 1818
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Ebenezer Knight  M 59  Massachusetts    
Sarah Knight  F 37  Maine    
Nathan Knight  M 32  Maine    
Elizabeth Knight  F 15  Michigan  
Lorinda Knight  F 11  Michigan    
Amanda Knight  F 8  Michigan    
Israel Barns  M 42  Maine  
House Number: 872
Family Number: 886
Line Number: 36
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 359
GS Film number: 443575
Digital Folder Number: 004200034
Image Number: 00144
Collection: Nathan Knight in household of Ebenezer Knight, "United States Census, 1850"

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHHC-NHY
Name: Nathan Knight
Birth Year (Estimated): 1819
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 51y
Race: White
Birthplace: Maine
Event Place: Michigan, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Nathan Knight  M 51y  Maine    
Harriet Knight  F 42y  Vermont    
Birdsey Knight  M 18y  Michigan   
Guy Knight  M 7y  Michigan  
Collection: Nathan Knight, "United States Census, 1870"

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW95-BKG
Name: Nathan Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Hampton, Bay, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 62
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Maine, United States
Birth Date: 1818
Spouse's Name: Harriet A. Knight
Spouse's Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Maine, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self  Nathan Knight  M 62  Maine, United States    
Wife  Harriet A. Knight  F 52  Vermont, United States    
Son  Guy Knight  M 17  Michigan, United States    
Daughter  Barbary Knight  F 17  Michigan, United States  
Page: 656
Page Letter: A
Entry Number: 562
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0572
GS Film number: 1254572
Digital Folder Number: 004241654
Image Number: 00083
Collection: Nathan Knight, "United States Census, 1880"

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4WV-7PY
Name: Nathan Knight
Gender: Male
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1817
Birthplace: OTISFIELD,CUMBERLAND,MAINE
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Ebenezer Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Sally Barnes
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50316-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
GS Film number: 11728
Reference ID:
Collection: Nathan Knight, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

OBITUARY: Detroit Free Press
Detroit, Michigan
30 December 1886 (Thursday)
A Bay County Pioneer Dead.
Bay City, December 29. - Nathan Knight, a pioneer of Bay County, died this morning of heart disease at his farm in Hampton Township, aged 68. He was a member of the State Legislature two terms and Supervisor for thirteen years. He came here in 1856. He leaves a widow and one son.

OCCUPATION: Detroit Free Press
Detroit, Michigan
31 December 1878 (Tuesday)
The State Government
Biographical Sketches of the State Officers
Nathan Knight
Representative from the Second District of Bay County, was born at Otisfield not far from Portland, Me., July 14, 1817. His father came to Michigan in 1821, and settled in the Township of Avon, Oakland Co., and Mr. Knight reared on a farm in that place, and educated at Austinburg Institute, Ohio. He also taught school and acted as clerk as opportunities presented for about ten years, or until he came to Bay City in 1856. His principal business is farming. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace for ten years, School Inspector one term, and is Supervisor of the Township of Hampton, and has held that office for eight consecutive years; was elected to the State Legislature for the years 1877-78 as a Democrat, and returned as a National, received 643 votes, John Elbridge Oakes, Republican, 425 votes, John Sotherland, Democrat, 383.

Detroit Free Press
Detroit, Michigan
14 March 1882 (Tuesday)
A Defaulting Treasurer
Thomas Ward, of Hampton Township, Bay Co., Absconds With $900.
Hampton Township has been thrown into a state of surprise and excitement by the sudden and unexpected development that its Treasurer, Thomas Ward, had fled, taking with him some of the township's funds, supposed to be about $900. He should have returned his tax roll on last Friday, the time allowed by law for their return having then expired. It did not come in and Ward was not to be found. Gradually the suspicion and the rumor that he had embezzled funds belonging to the township and fled for parts unknown spread among the people, and yesterday the suspicions were confirmed. His bondsmen were Nathan Knight, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and G. Vennex, and on hearing the reports about the Mr. Knight commenced investigations as to their truth. He visited Ward's home and found that his worst fears were only too well founded. Ward had left on Friday without stating where he was going, and yesterday his wife had received from him a letter just before Mr. Knight's arrival. In it he stated that he was behind, in his accounts with the township, $90, and that he could not come back to face his friends and the public while this crime and debt were hanging over him. He said that if he could possibly make the money to pay it off, the Lord knew what he would do with that money. He asked for forgiveness of his wife and parents for the course he had pursued, and expressed the hope that sometime he might be able to make reparation to a plundered public. He told where his tax roll receipts and papers could be found. We did not learn where the letter was mailed, not being able to reach any of the parties knowing all the details. Ward is a man who has borne and unsullied reputation for honor and uprightness, and enjoyed the confidence of all who knew him. Even now people are to be found who cannot believe that he is guilty of the crime charged; they think there must be some mistake about it; but so far as we can learn the proof of his guilt is undoubted. He commenced his official career in 1878, when he was appointed School Inspector; in 1879 Township Clerk, and in 1880 and 1881 Treasurer. The Township Board has appointed a new Treasurer, Henry Eddy, and turned over to him all the papers, and the probabilities are he will send in the tax roll tomorrow. There are many rumors as to the amount the defaulter abstracted during his two years as Treasurer, it ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Of course nothing definite can be known for some days. [Bay City Press, March 13.]

Harriet A. STEPHENS-26411 was born on 7 Oct 1827 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont. She died on 14 Feb 1892 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan. She was buried in Seaman's Cemetery, Bay City, Bay, Michigan. Harriet married Nathan KNIGHT-26400 on 13 Dec 1850 in Oakland County, Michigan.

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCVX-95Z
Name: Nathan Knight
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Age:
Spouse's Name: Harriet Stephens
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 13 Dec 1850
Event Place: , Oakland, Michigan
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51868-2
System Origin: Michigan-ODM
GS Film number: 973980
Reference ID:
Collection: Nathan Knight, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

BIRTH: Name: Harriet Addia Stevens
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 07 Aug 1827
Birthplace: POWNAL TWP,BENNINGTON,VERMONT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Benjamin Stevens
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Electa
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450244
System Origin: Vermont-ODM
GS Film number: unknown
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F82L-83T : accessed 31 January 2015), Harriet Addia Stevens, 07 Aug 1827; citing POWNAL TWP,BENNINGTON,VERMONT, reference ; FHL microfilm unknown.

OBITUARY: Detroit, Michigan
15 February 1892 (Monday)
Mrs. Nathan Knight Dead
Bay City, February 14. - Mrs. Nathan Knight, for thirty years a resident of Hampton Township, died this morning after a lingering illness. She was over 70 old and the mother of Representative Knight.

They had the following children.

  M i Birdsey KNIGHT-35491 was born on 18 Jul 1851. He died on 7 Nov 1905 from Cerebral Hemmorhage.
  F ii
Barbara KNIGHT-26413 was born in 1852 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan. She died in 1905 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan. She was buried in Seaman's Cemetery, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.



MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCPD-15D
Name: John Briggs
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Age:
Spouse's Name: Barbara Knight
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 23 Sep 1889
Event Place: Essexville, Bay, Michigan
Father's Name: Percival Briggs
Mother's Name: Mary Peckley
Spouse's Father's Name: Nathan Kni...
Spouse's Mother's Name: Dont Know
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01868-5
System Origin: Michigan-ODM
GS Film number: 2342485
Reference ID:
Collection: Barbara Knight, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"
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Guy KNIGHT-26412 was born on 22 Nov 1862 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan. He died on 3 May 1881 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan from Dropsy. He was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.



CENSUS: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHHC-NCM
Name: Guy Knight
Birth Year (Estimated): 1863
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 7y
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Event Place: Michigan, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Nathan Knight  M 51y  Maine    
Harriet Knight  F 42y  Vermont    
Birdsey Knight  M 18y  Michigan   
Guy Knight  M 7y  Michigan  
Collection: Guy Knight in household of Nathan Knight, "United States Census, 1870"

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW95-BK5
Name: Guy Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Hampton, Bay, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: At Home
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Michigan, United States
Birth Date: 1863
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Nathan Knight
Father's Birthplace: Maine, United States
Mother's Name: Harriet A. Knight
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self  Nathan Knight  M 62  Maine, United States    
Wife  Harriet A. Knight  F 52  Vermont, United States    
Son  Guy Knight  M 17  Michigan, United States    
Daughter  Barbary Knight  F 17  Michigan, United States  
Page: 656
Page Letter: A
Entry Number: 564
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0572
GS Film number: 1254572
Digital Folder Number: 004241654
Image Number: 00083
Collection: Guy Knight in household of Nathan Knight, "United States Census, 1880"

DEATH: Name: Guy Knight
Official Cause of Death: Dropsy
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 09 May 1881
Event Place: Hampton, Bay, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Laborer
Birth Date:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1863
Birthplace: Michigan
Father's Name: Nathan Knight
Mother's Name: Harriet Knight
Reference ID: p 77 rn 448
GS Film Number: 2363669
Digital Folder Number: 004207952
Image Number: 00525
Citing this Record:
"Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3JS-VLF : accessed 02 Feb 2014), Guy Knight, 1881.

Howard M. RICE-26410 was born on 3 Jun 1830 in Camden County, Maine. He died on 18 May 1888 in Oakland County, Michigan. He was buried in Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Oakland, Michigan. Howard married Elizabeth S. KNIGHT-26401.

Elizabeth S. KNIGHT [Parents]-26401 was born on 4 Apr 1837 in Oakland County, Michigan. She died on 13 Nov 1880 in Oakland County, Michigan. She was buried in Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Oakland, Michigan. Elizabeth married Howard M. RICE-26410.


William A. CAREY-26408 was born on 18 Dec 1831 in Oakland County, Michigan. He died on 30 Oct 1902 in Commerce, Oakland, Michigan. He was buried in Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Oakland, Michigan. William married JulIa A. KNIGHT-26407 on 13 Jul 1860 in Oakland County, Michigan.

JulIa A. KNIGHT [Parents]-26407 was born on 15 Mar 1829 in Otisfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 22 Aug 1919 in Milford, Oakland, Michigan. She was buried in Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Oakland, Michigan. JulIa married William A. CAREY-26408 on 13 Jul 1860 in Oakland County, Michigan.

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