Knight Family Tree - aqwg1581

Descendents of Richard & Sarah Rogers Knight


Jesse Carter KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 12 Jul 1831 in Lowndes County, Georgia. He died on 17 Dec 1862 in Richmond, Richmond, Virginia from Pneumonia. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia. Jesse married (MRIN:15874) Mary Ann DAVIS.

BURIAL: Pvt. Jesse Carter Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Pvt Jesse Carter Knight
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1831
Birth Place: Lowndes County, Georgia, United States of America
Death Date: 17 Dec 1862
Death Place: Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: William Cone Knight
Mother: Rachel Knight
Spouse: Mary Ann 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.

Mary Ann DAVIS was born on 29 Aug 1832 in Lowndes County, Georgia. She died on 17 Sep 1902 in Berrien County, Georgia. Mary married (MRIN:15874) Jesse Carter KNIGHT.

Other marriages:
KNIGHT, John Graham

BURIAL: Mary A. Davis Knight in the Web: Georgia, Find A Grave Index, 1728-2012
Name: Mary A Davis Knight
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1832
Age at Death: 70
Death Date: 17 Sep 1902
Burial Place: Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, USA
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Web: Georgia, Find A Grave Index, 1728-2012 [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 18 January 2013.

They had the following children.

  F i
Sarah Jane KNIGHT was born in 1850 in Lowdes County, Georgia. She died in 1917.
  F ii Elizabeth Ann KNIGHT was born on 1 Dec 1852. She died on 18 Jun 1925 from Stroke.
  M iii James Ansel KNIGHT was born on 2 Dec 1854. He died on 8 Apr 1917.
  M iv
William Franklin KNIGHT was born in 1857 in Lowndes, Georgia.
  M v Thomas Oscar KNIGHT was born on 7 Oct 1858. He died on 8 Oct 1910.

William Jackson KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 15 Jul 1832 in Berrien County, Georgia. He died on 15 Jun 1908 in Lanier County, Georgia. He was buried in Union Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia. William married (MRIN:15875) Nancy KNIGHT on 1 Jan 1860 in Lowndes County, Georgia.

Name: William J. Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1908
Event Place: Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1832
Death Date: 15 Jun 1908
Affiliate Record Identifier: 48124684
Cemetery: Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKK-SKQB : 13 December 2015), William J. Knight, 1908; Burial, Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia, United States of America, Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery; citing record ID 48124684, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Nancy KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 8 Aug 1835 in Lowndes County, Georgia. She died on 28 Feb 1897 in Lanier County, Georgia. She was buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia. Nancy married (MRIN:15875) William Jackson KNIGHT on 1 Jan 1860 in Lowndes County, Georgia.

They had the following children.

  F i
Amanda A. KNIGHT was born on 15 Jun 1862 in Lowndes County Georgia. She died on 18 Jun 1907 in Lanier County, Georgia. She was buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia.



BURIAL: Amanda A Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Amanda A Knight
Birth Date:15 Jun 1862
Death Date:18 Jun 1907
Cemetery:Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, 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.
  M ii
Robert Jackson KNIGHT was born on 5 May 1865 in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia. He died on 9 Dec 1924 in Safety Harbor, Pinellas, Flordia, United States. He was buried on 9 Dec 1924.
  F iii
Louise Keziah KNIGHT was born in 1870 in Georgia.
  M iv
William Cone KNIGHT was born in Jul 1872 in Georgia. He died on 23 May 1932.

William Aaron KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 23 Jun 1847 in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia. He died in 1910 in Hillsborough County, Florida. William married (MRIN:15876) Margaret Elizabeth WALKER on 21 Dec 1865 in Naylor, Lowndes, Georgia.

MEDIA: MK5975 - William Aaron & Margaret Elizabeth Walker Knight s/o William Cone & Rachel Carter Knight – Ancestry.com

Margaret Elizabeth WALKER was born on 16 Mar 1849 in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia. She died on 8 Feb 1933 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. Margaret married (MRIN:15876) William Aaron KNIGHT on 21 Dec 1865 in Naylor, Lowndes, Georgia.

MEDIA: MK5975 - William Aaron & Margaret Elizabeth Walker Knight s/o William Cone & Rachel Carter Knight – Ancestry.com

They had the following children.

  M i Newton Walter KNIGHT was born on 25 Feb 1867. He died on 11 Dec 1952.
  M ii
Charles Donezetta KNIGHT was born on 16 Feb 1869 in Lowndes County, Georgia. He died on 15 Mar 1946 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida.
  F iii
Julia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on 16 Sep 1871 in Lowndes County, Georgia. She died on 4 May 1972 in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Apalachicola. Franklin, Florida.
  M iv
Lawson Webster KNIGHT was born in Feb 1880 in Lowndes County, Georgia. He died on 28 Sep 1902 in Obe, Colquitt, Georgia from Hit by train - Massive fractured skull (This is the theory put forth by officials at the time.).



DEATH: The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
28 September 1902 (Sunday)
Lawson W. Knight Found Dying by Railroad Track at Obe, Ga.
Tifton, Ga., September  27. - Lawson W. Knight, formerly a merchant of Huggins, on the Tifton, Thomasville and Gulf road, but later working at a saw mill near Obe, was found last night about 12 o'clock by the night watchman at Obe, lying within a few feet of the railroad track about 50 yards south of the depot at that place with his skull crushed in. Prompt medical attention was given, but he never recovered consciousness and died today about noon. There was no evidence of violence anywhere near the body and the theory is that Knight was either struck by the northbound train, which passes Obe at 7:45, or was injured while trying to board in while in motion. He belonged to one of the most prominent families in Colquitt county, and his death causes general regret.

CENSUS: Name: Lawson W Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Naylor, Lowndes, Georgia, United States
District: ED 73
Gender: Male
Age: 0
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: W
Occupation:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1880
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Father's Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Note:
Sheet Letter: C
Sheet Number: 245
Sheet Number and Letter: 245C
Household ID: 12662104
Person Number: 5
Volume: 1
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T9
Affiliate Film Number: 0156
GS Film Number: 1254156
Digital Folder Number: 005157375
Image Number: 00033
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Aaron W Knight Self M 33 Georgia, United States
Margret E Knight Wife F 31 Georgia, United States
Newton W Knight Son M 13 Georgia, United States
Charles D Knight Son M 11 Georgia, United States
Julier E Knight   Daughter F 8 Georgia, United States
Lawson W Knight Son M 0 Georgia, United States
Rachel G Knight Niece F 7 Georgia, United States
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8GD-XZN : 11 August 2017), Lawson W Knight in household of Aaron W Knight, Naylor, Lowndes, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 73, sheet 245C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0156; FHL microfilm 1,254,156.

Name: Lawson Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Militia District 1125 Ty Ty town, Worth, Georgia, United States
District: 106
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: W
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Number of Living Children:
Years Married:
Birth Date: Feb 1880
Birthplace: Georgia
Marriage Year (Estimated):
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother of how many children:
Sheet Number and Letter: 6A
Household ID: 105
Line Number: 41
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240230
Digital Folder Number: 004120096
Image Number: 00542
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Arron Knight Head M 53 Georgia
Margaret Knight Wife F 51 Georgia
Lawson Knight Son M 20 Georgia
Joseph F Knight Son M 19 Georgia
Bessie A Knight Daughter F 15 Georgia
Wm C Knight Son M 14 Georgia
Jessie J Knight   Son M 6 Georgia
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3VP-4XL : accessed 30 October 2018), Lawson Knight in household of Arron Knight, Militia District 1125 Ty Ty town, Worth, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 106, sheet 6A, family 105, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,230.
  M v Joseph Franklin KNIGHT was born on 16 Dec 1882. He died on 16 Dec 1975.
  F vi
Bessie Arrina KNIGHT was born on 5 Feb 1885 in Lowndes County, Georgia. She died on 11 Jul 1958 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida.
  M vii
William Cone KNIGHT was born on 21 Aug 1887 in Lake Butler, Union, Florida. He died on 16 Jan 1917 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida.
  M viii
Jesse James KNIGHT was born on 12 Mar 1893 in Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida. He died on 25 Jun 1969 in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was buried in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Hillsborough, Florida.

Joseph WOODSON [Parents] was born in 1715 in Henrico County, Virginia. He died on 21 Jun 1784 in Goochland County, Virginia. Joseph married (MRIN:15877) Elizabeth PARSONS.

Elizabeth PARSONS was born in 1714 in Henrico County, Virginia. Elizabeth married (MRIN:15877) Joseph WOODSON.

They had the following children.

  F i Judith WOODSON was born on 23 Feb 1741. She died on 8 Oct 1812.

Rev. William Hughes KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1758 in Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 11 Nov 1839 in Bedford County, Tennessee. William married (MRIN:15878) Elizabeth MAUPIN on 16 Oct 1799.

Elizabeth MAUPIN was born in 1768 in North Carolina. She died on 11 Nov 1839. She was buried in Knight Cemetery, Bedford, Tennessee. Elizabeth married (MRIN:15878) Rev. William Hughes KNIGHT on 16 Oct 1799.

They had the following children.

  M i Rodney KNIGHT was born on 5 Dec 1797. He died on 5 Aug 1848.
  M ii
Gabriel Bailey KNIGHT was born on 25 Nov 1805 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He died on 29 Jan 1872 in Dallas County, Texas. He was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas.



BURIAL Name: Gabriel B. Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1872
Event Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1805
Death Date: 29 Jan 1872
Affiliate Record Identifier: 66104784
Cemetery: Cochran Chapel Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2V-C3SW : 13 December 2015), Gabriel B. Knight, 1872; Burial, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Cochran Chapel Cemetery; citing record ID 66104784, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  M iii Obediah Woodson KNIGHT was born on 1 Mar 1808. He died on 1 Apr 1868.
  M iv Richard P. KNIGHT was born in 1810. He died on 7 Oct 1883.

Rodney KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 5 Dec 1797 in Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 5 Aug 1848 in Butler County, Kentucky. He was buried in Aug 1848 in Knight Cemetery, Butler County, Kentucky. Rodney married (MRIN:15879) Mary W. SIMMONS on 16 Sep 1816 in Logan County, Kentucky.

BURIAL: Name: Radney Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1848
Event Place: , Butler, Kentucky, United States of America
Photograph Included: N
Birth Date: 05 Dec 1797
Death Date: 05 Aug 1848
Affiliate Record Identifier: 84963914
Cemetery: Knight Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLM-X7DW : 13 December 2015), Radney Knight, 1848; Burial, , Butler, Kentucky, United States of America, Knight Cemetery; citing record ID 84963914, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Mary W. SIMMONS was born on 10 Jun 1801 in Franklin County, North Carolina. She died on 12 Apr 1867 in Butler County, Kentucky. She was buried in Apr 1867 in Knight Cemetery, Butler County, Kentucky. Mary married (MRIN:15879) Rodney KNIGHT on 16 Sep 1816 in Logan County, Kentucky.

They had the following children.

  M i William Griffin KNIGHT was born on 9 Mar 1818. He died on 3 Jun 1894.
  M ii John Franklin KNIGHT was born on 25 Sep 1819. He died on 3 Feb 1886.
  F iii Alsa KNIGHT was born in 1822. She died in 1848.
  M iv George Washington KNIGHT was born on 13 May 1824. He died on 31 Mar 1882.
  M v Ephraim KNIGHT was born on 30 Oct 1826. He died in 1896.
  M vi Rodney Mack KNIGHT was born on 2 Nov 1828. He died on 1 Apr 1884.
  F vii
Elizabeth KNIGHT was born in 1832 in Butler County, Kentucky. She died in Dec 1859 in Butler County, Kentucky. She was buried in 1859 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Butler, Kentucky.
  M viii
Andrew Jackson KNIGHT was born in 1833 in Butler, Kentucky. He died in 1867 in Franklin, Illinois.
  F ix
Mary KNIGHT was born in 1835 in Butler, Kentucky.
  F x
Mahala M KNIGHT was born on 21 Apr 1839 in Butler, Pendleton, Kentucky. She died on 18 Jan 1904 in Butler, Kentucky. She was buried in 1904 in , Butler, Kentucky.
  M xi
Henry W KNIGHT was born in 1841 in Logan, Kentucky. He died on 7 Jan 1856 in Butler, Kentucky.

Jonathan KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 23 Jan 1770 in Granville County, North Carolina. He died on 15 Jul 1834 in Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee. Jonathan married (MRIN:15880) Eleanor LEDFORD.

Eleanor LEDFORD was born in Oct 1781 in Randolph County, North Carolina. She died on 6 Nov 1857 in Sale Creek, Hamilton, Tennessee. She was buried in Mount Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Hamilton, Tennessee. Eleanor married (MRIN:15880) Jonathan KNIGHT.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary KNIGHT was born on 14 Apr 1797 in Granville, North Carolina. She died in 1863 in Grassy Cove, Cumberland, Tennessee. She was buried in Harris Cemetery, Cumberland, Tennessee.
  M ii John F. KNIGHT was born on 3 Nov 1800. He died in 1890.
  M iii Levi Ervin KNIGHT Sr was born in 1803. He died in 1870.
  M iv Amos W. KNIGHT was born on 25 Apr 1805. He died on 5 Apr 1873.
  F v
Bethany KNIGHT was born on 17 Jan 1809 in North Carolina. She died in 1870/1875 in , Laclede, Missouri.
  M vi
Jonathan Anderson KNIGHT was born on 24 Oct 1813 in Haywood, North Carolina.
  F vii
Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on 28 Apr 1815 in , , North Carolina.
  F viii
Nancy Emma KNIGHT was born on 16 Jan 1818 in Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee. She died in 1878 in Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia.
  M ix William B. KNIGHT was born on 16 Dec 1820. He died in 1900.
  M x Andrew Jackson KNIGHT was born in 1822. He died on 22 Aug 1903.
  F xi
Rebecca Frances KNIGHT was born on 16 Jun 1823 in Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee. She died on 22 Aug 1903 in Eldridge, Laclede, Missouri. She was buried in Eldridge, Laclede, Mo., Hufft Cem..

Obediah Woodson KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 1 Mar 1808 in Virginia. He died on 1 Apr 1868 in Dallas County, Texas. He was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Obediah married (MRIN:15881) Martha Ann KNIGHT on 23 Jan 1833 in Bedford County, Tennessee.

Other marriages:
HUGHES, Serena Caroline

OBITUARY: "Died at his late residence near Dallas, on the 1st April [1868], in the 61 year of his age, O. W. Knight, a most estimable citizen of this County for 22 years, and an exemplary member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for at least two score years. Born in Virginia, for a number of years residing in Bedford County,Tenn., he settled in Dallas County [Texas] in 1845. In his decease, society and the Church join the large family connection in sorrow over the loss of one of the most excellent of men. Energetic and provident, he had accumulated comfort and abundance-whilst the citizen, the neighbor, the friend and the Christian united in him, to hallow his name in the heart of the community. Pure-minded and generous-hearted, tireless in energy and fixed in purpose, he has left as a life, (in his sphere,) to be revered and imitated. Unmurmuring amid a long and painful illness, he awaited for weeks as a white-haired patriarch, his departure to be at rest. The united spirit-land, to him had no gloomy foreshadowings; but firm in Christian integrity, his heart yearned to depart to the world of Light and Life. Even as the very silver cord loosed he shouted Hosanna to Redeeming Blood. To meet boldly and calmly our destiny is a sublime spectacle, but when the aged one, life's race has run, confidently and resignedly goes down to triumph through the last great struggle, it is here we see the glory and the power of the Gospel. We attempt no needless eulogy-"His works do follow him;" his name has a perennial freshness in our hearts-no words are words of comfort to the widowed and orphaned. Their grief is too sacred to be disturbed. Let them weep and cherish their sorrow, 'tis nature bids them. Yet while heart bleeds, and daily they realize their growing desolateness, may they remember, "what I do, thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know." True, the "Crown" is taken away, but he is only transferred in advance to await your coming. Father, give us grace in these hours of affliction, steady our faith, and keep us safely pressing on to the home of the redeemed and loved ones above. W. H. S. Dallas, April 10th 1868."
Dallas Weekly Herald, Saturday, April 11, 1868, p. 2, col. 6 - (source: http://rabgenealogy.com/ui164.htm)

CENSUS: Name: Obediah W Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Dallas county, Dallas, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1808
Birthplace: Virginia
Household ID: 436
House Number: 421
Line Number: 39
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 910
GS Film Number: 24889
Digital Folder Number: 004191104
Image Number: 00195
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Obediah W Knight M 42 Virginia
Serenah Knight F 28 Tennessee
William Knight   M 15 Tennessee
John Knight M 14 Tennessee
Mary Knight F 11 Tennessee
Elizabeth Knight F 9 Tennessee
Gabriel Knight   M 7 Tennessee
Laura Knight F 3 Texas
Martha Knight   F 1 Texas
Gabriel B Knight M 44 Virginia (Brother)
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLK-3G9 : 12 April 2016), Obediah W Knight, Dallas county, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing family 436, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Martha Ann KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1815 in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee. She died on 14 Aug 1844 in Bedford County, Tennessee. Martha married (MRIN:15881) Obediah Woodson KNIGHT on 23 Jan 1833 in Bedford County, Tennessee.

They had the following children.

  M i John Wesley KNIGHT was born in 1834. He died on 16 May 1870 from Diarrhea.
  M ii William Allen KNIGHT was born on 15 Oct 1834. He died on 30 Nov 1862.
  F iii Mary Jane KNIGHT was born on 11 Aug 1838. She died on 23 Mar 1888.
  F iv Elizabeth Bailey KNIGHT was born on 10 Jul 1840. She died on 30 Dec 1906.
  M v Gabriel Andrew "Dood" KNIGHT was born on 10 Jul 1842. He died on 6 Feb 1914 from Pneumonia - cystitis & Toxemia.

Obediah Woodson KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 1 Mar 1808 in Virginia. He died on 1 Apr 1868 in Dallas County, Texas. He was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Obediah married (MRIN:15882) Serena Caroline HUGHES.

Other marriages:
KNIGHT, Martha Ann

OBITUARY: "Died at his late residence near Dallas, on the 1st April [1868], in the 61 year of his age, O. W. Knight, a most estimable citizen of this County for 22 years, and an exemplary member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for at least two score years. Born in Virginia, for a number of years residing in Bedford County,Tenn., he settled in Dallas County [Texas] in 1845. In his decease, society and the Church join the large family connection in sorrow over the loss of one of the most excellent of men. Energetic and provident, he had accumulated comfort and abundance-whilst the citizen, the neighbor, the friend and the Christian united in him, to hallow his name in the heart of the community. Pure-minded and generous-hearted, tireless in energy and fixed in purpose, he has left as a life, (in his sphere,) to be revered and imitated. Unmurmuring amid a long and painful illness, he awaited for weeks as a white-haired patriarch, his departure to be at rest. The united spirit-land, to him had no gloomy foreshadowings; but firm in Christian integrity, his heart yearned to depart to the world of Light and Life. Even as the very silver cord loosed he shouted Hosanna to Redeeming Blood. To meet boldly and calmly our destiny is a sublime spectacle, but when the aged one, life's race has run, confidently and resignedly goes down to triumph through the last great struggle, it is here we see the glory and the power of the Gospel. We attempt no needless eulogy-"His works do follow him;" his name has a perennial freshness in our hearts-no words are words of comfort to the widowed and orphaned. Their grief is too sacred to be disturbed. Let them weep and cherish their sorrow, 'tis nature bids them. Yet while heart bleeds, and daily they realize their growing desolateness, may they remember, "what I do, thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know." True, the "Crown" is taken away, but he is only transferred in advance to await your coming. Father, give us grace in these hours of affliction, steady our faith, and keep us safely pressing on to the home of the redeemed and loved ones above. W. H. S. Dallas, April 10th 1868."
Dallas Weekly Herald, Saturday, April 11, 1868, p. 2, col. 6 - (source: http://rabgenealogy.com/ui164.htm)

CENSUS: Name: Obediah W Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Dallas county, Dallas, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1808
Birthplace: Virginia
Household ID: 436
House Number: 421
Line Number: 39
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 910
GS Film Number: 24889
Digital Folder Number: 004191104
Image Number: 00195
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Obediah W Knight M 42 Virginia
Serenah Knight F 28 Tennessee
William Knight   M 15 Tennessee
John Knight M 14 Tennessee
Mary Knight F 11 Tennessee
Elizabeth Knight F 9 Tennessee
Gabriel Knight   M 7 Tennessee
Laura Knight F 3 Texas
Martha Knight   F 1 Texas
Gabriel B Knight M 44 Virginia (Brother)
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLK-3G9 : 12 April 2016), Obediah W Knight, Dallas county, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing family 436, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Serena Caroline HUGHES was born on 30 Sep 1822 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She died on 6 Apr 1914 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas. She was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Serena married (MRIN:15882) Obediah Woodson KNIGHT.

MEDIA: D5962 - Serena Caroline Hughes Knight w/o Obadiah Woodson Knight – holding one of her 15 children - Find A Grave Memorial 63391378

OBITUARY: The Dallas Morning News
Dallas, Texas
7 April 1914, p. 16.

PIONEER RESIDENT OF DALLAS IS DEAD
MRS. SERENA CAROLINA HUGHES DIES, AGED 91 YEARS 7 MONTHS AND 6 DAYS.
LEAVES 101 DESCENDANTS
Funeral Services Will Be Held This Afternoon—Eight Grandsons to Act As Pallbearers.
Mrs. Serena Caroline Knight, ages 91 years 7 months and 6 days, probably the oldest resident of the county, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Arch J. Knight, 4725 Swiss avenue. The funeral will take place this afternoon, leaving the residence at 2 o'clock. The service will be held at Oak Lawn Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock. It will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Bourland, assisted by Rev. J. L. Morris, pastor of Grace Methodist Church; Rev. New Harris of Trinity Methodist Church and Rev. Claud M. Simpson of Oak Lawn Methodist Church. Burial will be in the family burying ground at Cochran's Chapel, north of the city. The following grandsons of Mrs. Knight will act as pallbearers: Joe Y. Field, R. E. L. Knight Jr., Maurice Freeman, John J. Knight, W. H. Lemmon, Robert E. Knight, Jeff J. Mallard of Rusk and W. Hughes Knight. Serena Caroline Hughes was born in Stokes County, North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1822. When she was 4 years old her parents moved to Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, where she was reared and educated and where she married Obediah [sic] W. Knight. In 1846 she and her husband came to Texas, settling in Dallas County, four miles north of the site of the present city of Dallas. Mrs. Knight was 46 years old when Mr. Knight died, April 1, 1868. She had lived since that time forty-six years, rearing the children then in their minority. She raised five step-children, twelve of her own children, gave a home to three orphan girls, and raised ten grandchildren. For sixty-eight years her home was in or near this city. Leaves Many Descendants.
The family left Tennessee early in September, 1846, and it was Nov. 30 when they made their last camp at Cedar Springs. The party of immigrants consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Knight, her sisters, Mrs. Wm. M. Cochran and her husband, Mrs. Isaac B. Webb and her husband, Mrs. T. C. Williams and her husband and several children, and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Walker and a number of children, and some fifty slaves. William M. Cochran was the first County Clerk of Dallas County, Isaac B. Webb was the first postmaster in the county, and T. C. Williams was the first Tax Assessor of the county. The five step-children, each living to a ripe old age, have passed away. Of her own children, six survive her. She also heaves fifty-nine grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren, making a total of 101 living descendants. The step-children were: Mary, who married Judge Nat M. Burford, a distinguished lawyer of the district of which Dallas County formed a part and the first Judge of the district; Elizabeth, wife of Capt. J. J. Mallard, for many years a Dallas merchant; Dr. John W. Knight, a graduate of Tulane University and a surgeon in the Confederate Army, who died shortly after the close of the war; William, a Confederate soldier, who died near Hope, Ark., while in service, and whose body was brought home in an ox wagon and buried in the family cemetery, and G. A. Knight, a well-known Dallas business man, who recently died. To Mrs. Knight twelve children were born, as follows: Henry, who died in infancy; Laura, wife of Dr. A. M. Cochran, who died in 1877; Monroe D., who was killed by a horse when he was a child; Mattie M., wife of Capt. W. H. Lemmon, who died several years ago; Kate, wife of John Field; William H., now residing in Hillsboro; Amanda, wife of Major B. B. Cannon of Weatherford; Epps G. Knight of Dallas; Josie and Laura, who died in childhood; Robert E. Lee and Arch J. Knight of this city. The orphans raised by her were: Georgia Evans, who married J. J. Mallard Jr.; Amanda Crews, who married Moses Dennis, and Eliza Morrison, who married J. H. Brewster. Mrs. Knight had three brothers—Rev. W. H. (Uncle Buck) Hughes, who came to Dallas in 1842; Rev. John F. Hughes, for fifty-five years a preacher and presiding elder in the State of Tennessee, and Judge Arch M. Hughes, for many years on the Federal bench in Tennessee. Mrs. Knight embraced the Christian religion when quite young and continued a member of the Methodist Church for more than eight years. She was so strict in her views that it is said of her that she never in the course of her extraordinarily long life attended a circus, a theater or even a dance. Mrs. Knight's husband gave ten acres of land and $300 in gold to found the old Cedar Springs Academy, which was the first institution of learning established in Dallas County, and which was attended by many students who were afterward the leading citizens and business and professional men of the State. He also introduced the first reaper, the first thrashing machine and the first closed carriage that were used in the county. Mrs. Knight had thirteen brothers and sisters. Rev. W. H. Hughes, the only one of them surviving her, was with her when she passed away.

El Paso Herald
El Paso, Texas
10 April 1914 (Friday)
Receives News of Death of a Remarkable Woman
Mrs. R. P. March, of El Paso, has received new from Dallas of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Serena Caroline Knight, at the age of 91 years, seven months and six days. Her death occurred Monday. Mrs. Knight was a remarkable woman. To the day of her death she retained her faculties. She was the mother of 12 children; reared five stepchildren; gave a home to three orphaned girls and brought up 10 grandchildren. She was one of the earliest settlers in Dallas county, living there 68 years and for 45 years she was a widow. She left 101 descendants, among them 36 greatgrandchildren.

BIOGRAPHY: NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW WITH
SERENA CAROLINE HUGHES KNIGHT AT AGE 89
This article is reprinted from the Dallas Morning News,Dallas, Texas, 19 Nov 1911, p. 11.
Bracketed matter has been added.
MRS. SERENA C. KNIGHT NEARLY NONAGENARIAN
FROM TENNESSEE BY OX TEAM SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AGO.
Has Seventy-Six Descendants and Very Large Family Connection in Two States.
Without having had a serious illness in her life, Mrs. Serena Caroline Knight has lately celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday. She has lived in or near this city [Dallas, Texas] for sixty-five years of her active life. She has been a steadfast and working member of the Methodist Church for seventy-eight years. Her mind is clear and her life is active, so that she goes to church three times a day, on occasion, and rarely misses twice for Sunday. And some of her life is spent in the out of doors every day, summer and winter. She says that her religion was obtained under a brush arbor camp meeting and that it has been a rugged sort, as a consequence, and that for a church which believes in the theory, but frowns upon the practice of falling from grace, she has an affection as stable as her record for membership. Mrs. Knight was a Miss Hughes of Maury County, near Columbia, Tenn., and was born Sept. 26, 1822, in Stokes County, N. C., becoming a Tennesseean [sic] at the age of 4 years. At the age of 22 years, she became the wife of Obadiah W. Knight, and with him, in the fall of 1846, two years after their marriage, she came to Texas. She came in a considerable party of relatives, brought the family negroes along and was for eleven weeks engaged in making the journey, some in ox wagons, others in horsedrawn vehicles, from Maury County to Dallas County. But it was not then Dallas County, being a part of Nacogdoches County. "It was after corn was gathered in the fall of 1846 that my husband said he was going to Texas," Mrs. Knight said yesterday. "I told him I would not go to that wild country. "'Well, I've made up my mind to go to a country where we won't have to buy shucks in the winter time, but where there is grass all the year,' he said to me. 'You may do as you like about going.'" And Mrs. Knight blushed as a girl might blush, as she said, "I told him that if he looked at it that way, I guessed I'd go, too. And I am glad I did." Early in September the emigrants left Tennessee. It was Nov. 30 when they camped at Cedar Springs, now about one mile from the northern limits of the city of Dallas. O. W. Knight and wife had three ox wagons and two horse teams to convey their chattels to their new home. They had twenty-eight negroes. Her sister, Mrs. William M. Cochran, and her husband, had two wagons drawn by oxen, and several negroes. Mr. Cochran was the first clerk of the newly formed Dallas County a short time after his arrival in Texas. Mrs. Isaac B. Webb, another sister, with her husband, and some negroes, had come as far as Red River, near Texarkana, in 1843. They joined the party and journeyed on to Dallas, or the place near which Dallas was to spring up. Mr. Webb had the first postoffice in Dallas County, that at Farmers' Branch, a short time after his arrival. Mrs. T. C. Williams, a sister, with two children, bringing several negroes, came with the party, her husband having come to Texas some months before. He was the first Tax Assessor for Dallas County. J. H. Walker, with four daughters and a son brought his wife in this caravan. At Memphis, Tenn., the party entered a ferry boat and crossed the Mississippi. Mrs. Knight says it was the first steam power she had ever seen. She has not ridden on trains since that time. The ox wagons were slow, she says, and frequently in the long drive to Texas were held for days by swollen streams, but the wagons got here after a while. A little steel mill on the back of one of the heavy wagons, hand-driven, furnished the coarse meal of corn that the party used. "Now de [sic] don't even grind coffee," Mrs. Knight observed. The negroes were laborers and some of them artisans. There were seamstresses, weavers, spinners and clothmakers. The men were blacksmiths, shoemakers and common skilled laborers. The first night of the camp at Cedar Springs the horses and cattle were tied close to the tents, but less careful campers a few feet away lost their horses to the Indians, who sneaked and cut them loose. For years afterward, Mrs. Knight said, it was a common thing for church service to break up upon a rumor of an Indian raid, and men in the field and about the homes wore six-shooters, to be ready. Between Dallas and Denton there were many fights, and there were some to the east of the city, and for years afterward there was fighting westward, in which some well-known Dallas families lost relatives. But none of the Knights suffered, though there were ninety of the first cousins who came from Tennessee and settled close to Dallas.
O. W. Knight bought 1,000 acres for $1,000 a tract, though none of it is in the city, which is refused sale by the owner at offers of $500 an acre. Five step-children came with the Knight family to Texas. Mrs. Knight's first-born son, Henry, about a year old, died on the long trip, as there were many hardships. Of thirteen children born to her, seven are living. Of fifty-three grandchildren born forty are living. Of twenty great-grandchildren born, eleven are living. It is the boast of Mrs. Knight that none of the men is in jail, though she smiled and said they might be good at concealing, and that none of the women has ever been a discredit to the connection. "Women in my day had more time to give to their children," she said, "and it was our privilege to live in the country and rear them. We did not have mothers' clubs nor moving picture shows to keep us apart." Besides the sisters already mentioned, Mrs. Knight had other relatives who came to Texas with her or later. Rev. W. H. (Uncle Buck) Hughes came in 1852 and for years was presiding elder and preacher. Mrs. Knight tells on him, and he admits the truth, that once when the congregation to which he was preaching separated, that the men might go out to protect the property and the women might get home, the preacher and church officers, being unarmed and men of peace, to be hewers of wood and drawers of water for the women in such emergencies, a good sister said, when the danger was over and all were at breakfast: "Mr. Hughes, what would you have done if those Indians had come?" He replied: "Thank the Lord, sister, they did not come. But if they had got to your room first they never would have got me." Mr. Hughes is still hale and hearty, about six years younger than Mrs. Knight. Another brother, Rev. John F. Hughes, was for fifty-five years in the Holstein conference, in Tennessee, and the Nashville American said of him that he read the Bible through once each year of his ministry, besides his studying of it. Judge Arch M. Hughes was for years a lawyer and Judge in Maury County, Tennessee. Mrs. Maria Doss was wife of William F. Doss, a preacher forty years in the Holstein conference in Tennessee. None of these came to Texas, though some of their descendants did. Three other sisters did come to Texas. These were Mrs. John Bachman, wife of the preacher for whom Bachman reservoir of the city was named; Mrs. Levi Dennis, wife of a preacher, and Mrs. George W. Record, all of whom came to Texas in 1852 or 1854. Mr. Knight, the husband, died in 1868 at the age of 60 years. G. A. Knight, a Confederate soldier, now a Dallas business man; Dr. John W. Knight, a surgeon in the Confederate Army, and William Knight, a soldier who died at Hope, Ark., are the stepsons of Mrs. Knight. She and the father sent a wagon from Dallas to Hope, Ark., near Memphis, and brought the body of William to Cochran's Chapel for burial. George W. Newman, now living at Pleasant Valley, drove the wagon. Two step-daughters were Mrs. Nat M. Burford, wife of a Dallas Judge and property owner, and Elizabeth, wife of Capt. J. J. Mallard of Rusk. Of her husband, she said that he sold corn and wheat for many years and she has frequently met persons who had bought of him and who remarked at the full measure he gave. He always said, she added, "I never want to go to hell for weight or measure." And she told of his building a home on the place after the war and freedom for "Uncle Dan and Aunt Kizzie," faithful negroes who had been slaves, the care being kept up as long as they lived. Mrs. Knight's own children were the following: Henry, who died in infancy, while the family was journeying to Texas; Laura, Mrs. Dr. A. M. Cochran, who died in 1877; Monroe D., killed by a horse when he was but a boy; Mattie A., wife of W. H. Lemmon who died some years ago; Kate, wife of John Field, in Oak Lawn; William H. Knight, married to Bessie Turner, residing in Hillsboro, visiting his mother this week while attending the Scottish Rite reunion and Shrine; Amanda, wife of Major B. B. Cannon of Weatherford; Epps G., married to Fannie L. Patton in 1887, living in Dallas and father of nine living children; Loula, who died young; Josie, who lived but a few years; Robert E. Lee, married in 1889 to Amanda Armstrong of Bryan, a Dallas attorney, and Arch J., married to Jessie Newton in 1888 at Waxahachie, and residing in Dallas as a business man. Her step-children always loved and respected her as a mother and none of her own children, she says, is more loving than her "older children," not hers by birth. Thus a good mother, an example and a loving encouragement of Christian motherhood of the old school, lives and is happy with her children at nearly four score years and ten "by reason of strength." There are many men in North Texas, who as boys boarded at her house and attended school at the first school house in Dallas County. Her husband gave ten acres and $300 in gold for the founding. William Harris and John H. Cochran were early teachers. Such men as the late Judge Thomas F. Nash, Judge Charles H. Jenkins of Brownwood and many of the Cochran, Knight, Harris, Record and Harwood families were taught in it.

They had the following children.

  F i Laura Anne KNIGHT was born on 23 Nov 1847. She died on 28 Dec 1869.
  F ii Martha Ann KNIGHT was born on 16 Jan 1849. She died on 16 Jan 1883 from pneumonial convulsions.
  M iii
Monroe Dacon KNIGHT was born in 1850 in Dallas County, Texas. He died in 1862 in Dallas County, Texas from Killed by a horse. He was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

Name: Monroe D. Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date:
Event Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Affiliate Record Identifier: 66104634
Cemetery: Cochran Chapel Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2V-C3SH : 13 December 2015), Monroe D. Knight, ; Burial, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Cochran Chapel Cemetery; citing record ID 66104634, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

BURIAL: Monroe D. Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Monroe D. Knight
Birth Date:1850
Death Date:1862
Cemetery:Cochran Chapel Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States of America
Has Bio?:Y
Father:Obadiah Woodson Knight
Mother:Serena Caroline 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.
  F iv Sarah Catherine KNIGHT was born on 22 Feb 1852. She died on 25 Oct 1931.
  M v William Hughes KNIGHT was born on 30 Nov 1854. He died on 22 Mar 1923.
  F vi Margaret Amanda KNIGHT was born on 24 May 1856. She died on 17 Mar 1937.
  M vii Epps Gabriel KNIGHT was born on 25 Feb 1858. He died on 7 Nov 1943 from Carcinoma of intestines - senility.
  F viii
Nancy Lulu KNIGHT was born in 1860 in Dallas County, Texas. She died in 1862 in Dallas County, Texas. She was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery Dallas, Dallas, Texas.



BURIAL: Name: Nancy L. Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date:
Event Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Affiliate Record Identifier: 69057271
Cemetery: Cochran Chapel Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2V-C3S8 : 13 December 2015), Nancy L. Knight, ; Burial, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Cochran Chapel Cemetery; citing record ID 69057271, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  M ix
Henry KNIGHT was born in 1860 in Dallas, Texas. He died in 1867.
  F x
Fanny Josie KNIGHT was born in 1862 in Dallas County, Texas. She died in 1864 in Dallas County, Texas.
  F xi
Sophronia KNIGHT was born in 1863 in Dallas County, Texas. She died in 1864 in Dallas County, Texas.
  M xii Robert Edward Lee KNIGHT was born on 7 Apr 1864. He died on 6 Mar 1936 from Chronic Myocarditis - Rupture of Coronary artery.
  M xiii Archibald Jefferson KNIGHT was born on 19 Feb 1866. He died on 14 Apr 1930.
  F xiv
Lula KNIGHT was born in 1868 in Dallas County, Texas.

Richard P. KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1810 in Georgia. He died on 7 Oct 1883 in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama. Richard married (MRIN:15883) Margaret E. CAWTHEN on 19 Nov 1835 in Henry County, Alabama.

Margaret E. CAWTHEN was born in 1818 in Georgia. She died on 26 Apr 1888 in Clayton, Barbour, Alabama. Margaret married (MRIN:15883) Richard P. KNIGHT on 19 Nov 1835 in Henry County, Alabama.

They had the following children.

  F i
Louisa Sue KNIGHT was born in Feb 1838 in Barbour County, Alabama.

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