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Descendents of Richard & Sarah Rogers Knight


Adm. Forrest Betton ROYAL [Parents] was born on 10 Feb 1893 in New York, New York, New York. He died on 18 Jun 1945 in On board his Flag Ship from Heart attack On board his Flag Ship. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia. Forrest married (MRIN:1922) Katherine Grinnell KNIGHT on 28 Dec 1922.

MILITARY: U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006 U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006
Name: Forrest B Royal
Service Info.: REAR ADM U S N WW I WW II  
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery  
Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211  
Buried At: Section 11 Site 597 S H  
Source Information:
National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

DEATH: (July 2, 1945)(Died June 18, 1945 on the U.S.S. Rock Mount)
Died. Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal. 52, stocky commander of amphibious op erations in this month's Brunei Bay invasion of northwest Borneo, veteran of Leyte and Luzon, onetime secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; of coronary thrombosis; at sea.

The Wartime History
of the
U.S.S. ROCKY MOUNT (AGC-3)
Early on the morning of 18 June, Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal, USN, Commander Amphibious Group Six, was found dead in his cabin. He had died sometime during the midwatch from a heart attack. Memorial services were held that afternoon. The funeral took place two days later at Tacloban. Admiral T.C. Kinkaid, USN, Admiral W.F. Halsey, USN, Vice Admiral R.P. Kauffman, USN, and other senior officers attended the service.

BIOGRAPHY: Forrest Beton Royal
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Forrest Beton Royal, born 10 February 1893 in New York City, was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1915. Service in increasingly important posts afloat and ashore prepared him for his role as commander of an amphibious group in the assaults on Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, and Borneo during the Pacific War in 1944 and 1945. His planning and execution of these important assignments was recognized with the Distinguished Service Medal, and the posthumous (he had died of a heart attack on board his flagship 18 June 1945) award of a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal.
USS Forrest Royal (DD-872) was named after him.

MEDIA: D1108 - Rear Adm. Forrest B. Royal WWII son-in-law of Adm. Austin Melvin Knight on the U.S.S. Rocky Mount January 1945 - Luzon Invasion

OBITUARY: The Stars and Stripes June 1945
Borneo Commander Dies Natural Death
Washington (UP) – Rear Admiral Forrest Betton Royal 52,  of New York, commander of the Recent amphibious operations at Brunel Bay, Borneo, June 10 and 11, died June 18 of natural causes, the Navy announced Wednesday.

The Stars and Stripes 23 June 1945
Admiral Royal Dies
Washington, June 22 (ANS)
Rear Adm. Forrest B. Royal, 52, commander of an amphibious force in the Pacific, died Monday of natural causes, Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal announced yesterday.  Adm. Royal, a native of New York City, was in command of the Amphibious operations in the Brunei Bay area on the northwest coast of Borneo June 10 and 11 and accompanied Gen. Douglas MacArthur on a visit to the battle area.

Time Magazine 2 July 1945
Died. Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal. 52, stocky commander of amphibious op erations in this month's Brunei Bay invasion of northwest Borneo, veteran of Leyte and Luzon, onetime secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; of coronary thrombosis; at sea.

CENSUS: Name: Forrest B Royal
Titles: Jr
Residence: New York City, Richmond, New York
Birth date: Feb 1893
Birthplace: New York
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Spouse's name:
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Father's name: Floren* Royal
Father's titles:
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Mary C Royal
Mother's titles:
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Floren* Royal
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Years married:
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Mother how many children:
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Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0578
Sheet number and letter: 2B
Household id: 37
Reference number: 54
GSU film number: 1241153
Image number: 00454
Collection: United States Census, 1900

Katherine Grinnell KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 1 Jun 1895 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She died on 29 Oct 1985 in Washington, District of Columbia. She was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia. Katherine married (MRIN:1922) Adm. Forrest Betton ROYAL on 28 Dec 1922.

CENSUS: Name: Katharine G Knight
Residence: Newport Ward 01, E.D. 074, Newport, Rhode Island
Age in years: 19
Estimated birth year: 1896
Birthplace: United States
Relationship to head-of-household: Daughter
Gender: Female
Race: White
Father's birthplace: United States
Mother's birthplace: United States
Page letter: O
Line number: 3
Film number: 1769154
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1915

BIOGRAPHY: Social Register
Summer 1918 – Dilatory Domiciles
July 1918 – Contains all information received after June 1.
Copyright 1918 by the Social Register Association
Page 499 –  Providence
Hodgman Mr. & Mrs. Wm. L (Adelaide M. Knight)
Phone No. 9 Fyrtre Hall
Knight Mr. & Mrs. Arthur (Eliza Mauran)
Phone No. 167W Wickford, R.I.
Knight Miss Magdeleine (Arthur)..Died at 32 Cushing Mch 20
Knight Mr. & Mrs. Rob’t Lippitt (Margaret Robinson)
Phone No. 27rValley – Lippitt Farm, Hope R.I.
Knight Mr. Russell W (late Edw. B) Married at Coatesvile Pa.
Stone Miss Janet T. (Newton H) Apr. 17
Ames Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. (Annie B. Knight
Sakonnet, R.I.

Page 323 – Washington
Pryor Cdr & Mrs. Wm. L. (Alice A. Knight)
Miss Katherine G. Knight (USN)
Phone No. 5378 Fort Norfolk, Norfolk, Va.

The New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1915
Cups For Dancers At Marble House
Newport, R.I., July 31. The second contest a one-step for men and women was won by Miss Katherine Knight, daughter of Rear Admiral Austin M. Knight, dancing with Lieut. John J. London, of the flagship Wyoming.

Lead Daily Call
Lead, South Dakota
18 November 1915 (Thursday)
A Submarine Wedding
Newport, R. I., Nov. 18. – A “submarine wedding” will take place in Newport today, when Miss Adelo Margruder , daughter of Capt. Thomas P. Magruder of the Naval War College and Lieut. Stuart C. Greig, U. S. N., are united. Lieut. Greig is attached to the submarine flotilla of the  Atlantic Fleet. Lieut. James C. Van de Carr of submarine L-10 will be best man. Chaplain Mathew C. Gleason of the Naval Training Station will perform the ceremony. The wedding takes place at the home of the Margruders. The bride will be attended by Miss Barbara Bispham of Philadelphia and Miss Katherine G. Knight, daughter of Rear-Admiral Austin M. Knight, president of the Naval War College.

MARRIAGE: The Evening Telegram – New York, Sunday, December 3, 1922
Rear Admiral Austin M. Knight has announced the engagement of his daughter, Miss Katherine Knight, to Lieutenant Forrest G. Royal, U.S.N. The wedding will take place this month.

PASSPORT: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Katharine Grinnell Knight
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1815
Birth Place: Annapolis, Maryland
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Residence: Annapolis
Passport Issue Date: 11 Jun 1917
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C.; U.S. Passport Applications, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Philippines, 1907-1925; ARC Identifier 1244181 / MLR Number A1 542; Box #4268;Volume #26.

MEDIA: D1375 - Katherine Grinnell Knight d/o Adm. Austin & Elizabeth Welch Knight - Passport Photo 11 June 1917


Forrest Betton ROYAL was born on 16 Jul 1857 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Forrest married (MRIN:1923) Mary Cornelia HOLMES.

Mary Cornelia HOLMES was born on 23 Feb 1858 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She died on 14 May 1932. Mary married (MRIN:1923) Forrest Betton ROYAL.

They had the following children.

  M i Adm. Forrest Betton ROYAL was born on 10 Feb 1893. He died on 18 Jun 1945 from Heart attack On board his Flag Ship.

Frank LEV was born on 11 Oct 1892 in New York City, New York, New York. Frank married (MRIN:1924) Ruth G. KNIGHT.

Ruth G. KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 25 Jul 1896 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire. She died on 1 Mar 1994 in Flushing, Queens, New York. Ruth married (MRIN:1924) Frank LEV.

BIRTH: Name: Ruth Knight
Birth Date: 25 Jul 1896
Birthplace: Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, United States
Father's Name: William H Knight
Mother's Name: Mabel Smith
Registration Place: Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, United States
GS Film number: 1001010
Digital Folder Number: 4243843
Image Number: 01862
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGC-G2H : accessed 02 Nov 2013), William H Knight in entry for Ruth Knight, 25 Jul 1896.


William Henry KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 23 Jun 1861 in Jefferson, Coos, New Hampshire. He died on 10 May 1948 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire. He was buried in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire. William married (MRIN:1925) Mabel Harrington SMITH on 20 Feb 1886 in Jefferson, Coos, New Hampshire.

Mabel Harrington SMITH was born on 1 Sep 1866 in Jefferson, Coos, New Hampshire. She died on 2 Jan 1943 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire. She was buried in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire. Mabel married (MRIN:1925) William Henry KNIGHT on 20 Feb 1886 in Jefferson, Coos, New Hampshire.

MARRIAGE: Name: William H. Knight
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 20 Feb 1886
Event Place: Jefferson, , New Hampshire
Age: 24
Marital Status:
Race:
Birthplace: Jefferson
Birth Year (Estimated): 1862
Father's Name: Isaac Knight
Mother's Name: Hannah Knight
Spouse's Name: Mabel H. Smith
Spouse's Age: 19
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Birthplace: Jefferson
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1867
Spouse's Father's Name: Austin Smith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Celia Smith
Clerk's Jurisdiction Place:
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 1001273
Digital Folder Number: 4243058
Image Number: 2226
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLXX-K1N : accessed 25 Sep 2013), Isaac Knight in entry for William H. Knight and Mabel H. Smith and , 1886.

DEATH: Name: Mabel H. Knight
Gender: Female
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Death Date: 02 Jan 1943
Death Place: Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire
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Spouse's Name: William H. Knight
Father's Name: Austin Smith
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Mother's Name: Celia Tuttle
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09250-6
System Origin:
GS Film number: 2295722
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDKP-F5C : accessed 02 Nov 2013), Mabel H. Knight, 02 Jan 1943.

BURIAL: Name: Mable Harrington Smith Knight
Maiden Name: Smith
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1943
Event Place: Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 01 Sep 1866
Death Date: 02 Jan 1943
Affiliate Record Identifier: 141439053
Cemetery: Summer Street Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1X-VTF4 : 11 July 2016), Mable Harrington Smith Knight, 1943; Burial, Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, United States of America, Summer Street Cemetery; citing record ID 141439053, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

They had the following children.

  F i Lena Winifred KNIGHT was born on 8 Feb 1887.
  F ii
Ella M. KNIGHT was born on 1 Jul 1888 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire.
  F iii Ola Mae KNIGHT was born on 15 Jul 1889. She died on 29 Apr 1970.
  M iv
Isaac A. KNIGHT was born on 19 Sep 1891 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire. He died on 22 Mar 1892 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire from Menigitus.



DEATH: Name: Isaac A Knight
Official Cause of Death: Meningitis
Event Date: 22 Mar 1892
Event Place: Lancaster
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 0
Birth Year (Estimated): 1892
Birthplace: Lancaster
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: W H Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Mabel Smith
Mother's Birthplace:
Burial Place:
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Clerk's Jurisdiction Place: Lancaster, , New Hampshire
Informant's Residence:
GS Film number: 1001088
Digital Folder Number: 4243613
Image Number: 02042
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FS2N-W4T : accessed 01 Feb 2014), Isaac A Knight, 22 Mar 1892.
  F v Mildred Evelyn KNIGHT was born on 17 Feb 1895. She died on 1 Sep 1977.
  F vi
Theresa KNIGHT was born on 17 Feb 1895 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire.
  F vii Ruth G. KNIGHT was born on 25 Jul 1896. She died on 1 Mar 1994.
  F viii Esther Mabel KNIGHT was born on 7 Jul 1898. She died on 24 May 1979.
  F ix Kathleen Claire KNIGHT was born on 8 Feb 1903. She died on 9 Jul 1977.
  M x William Seward KNIGHT was born on 6 May 1905. He died on 1 Dec 1978.
  M xi Harold Edward KNIGHT was born on 3 May 1908. He died on 24 Jan 1978.

Christopher RALPH [Parents] was born in 1715 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Christopher married (MRIN:1926) Mary KNIGHT on 11 Dec 1743 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island.

Mary KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1722 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. She died in 1798. Mary married (MRIN:1926) Christopher RALPH on 11 Dec 1743 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island.

Married by

MARRIAGE: Arnold Collection
Marriage Records - Town of Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
Arnold Collection
Marriage Records - Town of Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
1-119 Ralph, Christopher, and Mary Knight, of Joseph; m. by Jeremiah Angell, Justice, Dec. 11, 1743

Name: Christopher Ralph
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Spouse's Name: Mary Knight
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Event Date: 11 Dec 1743
Event Place: Scituate Twp,Providence,Rhode Island
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50197-1
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
GS Film number: 22256
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8KT-GJQ : accessed 23 January 2015), Christopher Ralph and Mary Knight, 11 Dec 1743; citing Scituate Twp,Providence,Rhode Island, reference ; FHL microfilm 22,256.


Job WILBUR [Parents] was born in 1728 in Little Compton, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died on 1 Feb 1778 in Scituate, Hope Valley, Rhode Island. He was buried in Wilbur-Eddy Cemetery, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Job married (MRIN:1927) Laranna KNIGHT in 1751 in Scituate, Hope Valley, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: The Wildbores in America
A Family Tree Originally published in 1907
John Reid Wilbor - Benjamin Franklin Wilbour
Published 1933
George W. King Printing Co.
Baltimore, Maryland
Page 45/64

Laranna KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1728 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. She died in 1790 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Wilbur-Eddy Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Laranna married (MRIN:1927) Job WILBUR in 1751 in Scituate, Hope Valley, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Ancestors of Enoch Daniel NOFFSINGER
Tenth Generation

722. Job WILBUR was born 1728 in Little Compton, Bristol, MA and was christened in of, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He died 1 Feb 1778 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He was sealed to his parents on 6 Jan 1950 in the Idaho Falls temple. Job was baptized 11 Nov 1933. He was endowed 1 Feb 1934. Job married Luranna KNIGHT on 1752 in Of Scituate, Scituate, RI. They were sealed 11 Apr 1952. [Parents]
 
 723. Luranna KNIGHT was born about 1728 in Of Scituate, Scituate, RI. She was sealed to her parents on 3 Apr 1952 in the Salt Lake temple. Luranna was baptized 1 Nov 1950. She was endowed 26 Apr 1951. [Parents]

The Wildbores in America
A Family Tree Originally published in 1907
John Reid Wilbor - Benjamin Franklin Wilbour
Published 1933
George W. King Printing Co.
Baltimore, Maryland
Volume I - Page 45/64

They had the following children.

  F i Hulda WILBUR was born on 13 Oct 1751. She died on 23 May 1853.
  F ii Lurana WILBOR was born on 28 Apr 1762. She died on 7 Dec 1850.
  M iii Samuel WILBUR was born on 13 Jul 1766. He died on 20 Jan 1853.
  F iv Priscilla WILBUR was born on 10 Apr 1755. She died on 24 Jan 1832.

Dea. Joseph BUCKLIN [Parents] was born on 20 Sep 1694 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died on 4 May 1776 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. He was buried in Stone-Hammett Lot, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Joseph married (MRIN:1928) Susanna JENCKES in 1717 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

Other marriages:
WORDEN, Mary

BIOGRAPHY: Joseph Bucklin 3rd was born on 20 Sep 1694. In 1732, he obtained land, Grist mill, machine shop, at Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island. He was Deacon in the Baptist Church, in 1759 in Washington, Coventry County, Rhode Island. He had a will on 7 Nov 1774 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island. He died in Rehoboth, Massachusetts on 4 May 1776 . He was buried in 1776 in Stone-Hammett Lot, Coventry, Rhode Island. He was buried in 1776 in Washington, Coventry County, Rhode Island. There is a record of land sold, a grist mill and machine shop by heafter 1776. Joseph's marriage to a member of the Jenks family is significant. The Jencks family owned many of the industries in Rhode Island. Joseph's father in law (William Jenks) was a member of the state Assembly. The Jencks empire started with Joseph Jencks, Jr., who is usually credited with being the first permanent settler at Pawtucket Falls, where he started a mill, a forge, and business to manufacture tools. After this marraige of the Bucklin and Jencks families, the Bucklins often operated mills. In 1732 Joseph purchased 248 acres of land in Washington, Coventry, RI. The land was on a river. Joseph immediately built a grist mill and machine shop, and later had a shop where he manufactured linen and wool goods. Note Joseph's position as the first deacon of the Baptist Church of his town. Many of the early Bucklins were Baptists. At the time of the American Revolution, the main Jencks family had the mill on the West side of the Pawtucket Falls, while James Bucklin, grandson of Joseph Bucklin, 2nd, had his grist mill on the East side of the falls, and Joseph Bucklin 3rd, married to Susanna Jencks, had his grist mill and machine shops in Washington, west of Providence. Parents: Joseph Buckliin , and Mehitable Sabin. Spouse: Susanna Annie Jencks. Joseph Bucklin 3rd and Susanna Annie Jencks were married in 1717 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Children were: John Bucklin Capt., Joseph Bucklin 4th, Capt., Zilpha Bucklin, David Bucklin, Esther Bucklin, Jeremiah Bucklin. Spouse: Mary Worden. Joseph Bucklin 3rd and Mary Worden were married on 23 Oct 1737 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island.

OCCUPATION: Joseph 3rd 's marriage to a member of the Jenks family is significant. The Jencks family owned many of the industries in Rhode Island. Joseph's father in law (William Jenks) was a member of the state Assembly. Joseph's brother Benjamin also married a member of the Jenks family, Benjamin's bride being the daughter of "the" Joseph Jencks, Jr. The Jencks' business empire started with Joseph Jencks, Jr., who is usually credited with being the first permanent settler at Pawtucket Falls, where he started a mill, a forge, and business to manufacture tools. The Bucklin family wealth was originally concentrated in land. William Bucklin, the first in the Bucklin line in America, had land in several towns. His son Joseph (1st0 was managing over 1000 acres at the time of his death, including a 400 acre tract north of Providence and most of the 600 acre tract near the Pawtucket falls. Joseph 1st's son Joseph 2nd continued in using land and its produce as the family income. His will shows him as a Yeoman. [In the 1700's the term "yeoman" designated a specific class of society, namely farmers who actually owned their lands. ( In England it signified a free man who had land of the value of forty shillings a year) who were free-men, and were considered next in rank to the gentry. His will also mentions land in several towns. Attleboro, and Pawtucket Falls. But after the marriages of Joseph 3rd and his brother into the Jencks families, the Joseph Bucklin family branch often operated mills. In 1732 Joseph purchased 248 acres of land in Washington, Coventry, RI. The land was on a river. Joseph immediately built a grist mill and machine shop, and later had a shop where he manufactured linen and wool goods. This was at the same period of time when his brother James was enlarging his Bucklin mill and machining operations in Pawtucket. By 1770, Joseph's son John had gone to Adams, MA, where John built and operated mills. At the time of the American Revolution, the main Jencks family had the mill on the West side of the Pawtucket Falls'; James Bucklin, grandson of Joseph Bucklin, 2nd, had his grist mill on the East side of the falls, plus one southward on the "Cove" at the river (operated by his son James,Jr), and Joseph Bucklin 3rd, married to Susanna Jencks, had his grist mill and machine shops in Washington, west of Providence'' and John Bucklin had mills in Adams, MA. The junction of the Road to Boston and the bridge across the river at Pawtucket, where the road led on to Providence, was a good location for merchants. This was Bucklin land from the beginning of the town of Pawtucket. But during his lifetime William gave deeds effective upon his death, dividing his land in thirds. The northerly third went to son Joseph. The middle third to son Benjamin. This middle third contained the falls property.  The southerly third went  to William's wife as long as she lived, with the land to then go one-half to each of Joseph and Benjamin. Benjamin died before his father, and eventually the heirs of Benjamin grew up and moved out of Pawtucket. In 1696 they sold the northerly half of their land to the Smith family, and the southerly half to Joseph (who had inherited all the land of his mother at her death because of the prior death of Benjamin). Thus the falls area on the east side of the river passed out of the control of the Bucklins into the Smith family. After their 1696 purchase of the land from Benjamin Bucklin's heirs, the Smith family apparently built a Corn (aka Grist) Mill with the help of the Jenks and Slater families who were operating a mill on the other bank of the river.  With the exception of the 1/2 of 1/3 of the original William Bucklin 600 acres which passed to the Smith family, the remainder essentially remained in one ownership, from Joseph 1st, to James 1st to James 2nd, and then to James 3rd.  James Bucklin 2nd, born 1709 (husband of Mary Fields), recognized the value of turning from agriculture to manufacturing. James 2d in 1747 commenced the purchase of the Smith's Corn Mill on the east side of the Pawtucket Falls in Rehoboth, Province of the Massachusetts Bay. He purchased one-half from Samuel & Experience Smith, one fourth from William Jenks of Providence and the final one-fourth from Ebenezer Jencks of Providence in 1750. His purchase papers show he purchased not only the mill itself on the east side of the river, but also the appropriate river mill rights and the land on the east side of the river. In addition to purchasing the mill and water rights at the falls at Pawtucket, James 2d purchased a tract of land of 200 acres on the entrance of a small river into "The Cove" on the Seekonk River. This new land adjoined the original Bucklin land on the south. Here James 2d built a mill. In this way, James 2d effectively became the owner of all the effective river power on the east side of the Seekonk River.  At about the same time, James 2nd's cousin Joseph Bucklin 3rd (1694-1776) was smitten with the same idea of to buy more land for mill purposes. This idea may have originated because Joseph Bucklin 3rd married to the daughter of William Jencks, the family with the Jenck's mill and businesses on the west side of the river. It would be speculation, since there is no documentary evidence, but it would seem that the Bucklins, who until that time used their land for agricultural income, received technical advice from the Jencks. (Joseph 3rd's father in law was the same William Jencks who was a part owner of the mill on the east side of the river and sold it to James 2nd.) Joseph Bucklin 3rd left the land he owned adjacent to the newly purchased mill land of James 2nd (selling his Pawtucket area land to James 2nd) and went west 16 miles to buy land on a river south of the so-called Hope Furnace operation of the Jencks and Browns. This land, in Coventry, Rhode Island was used by Joseph Bucklin 3rd to build a mill used both for corn grinding and also manufacturing. Joseph Bucklin 3rd, who died in 1776, was the father of Joseph Bucklin 4th, (1730 - 1790), the prominent merchant of Providence. This explains why before he was 29 years old Joseph Bucklin 4th had cash enough to buy substantial land, and a ship, and operate a merchant business in Providence.  It might be noted that because of the Jencks family mill ownership and the Bucklin family ownerships, at the start of the Revolutionary War, the few river mills in Rhode Island capable of doing manufacturing, and thus being able to mill iron rifle barrels or such, were effectively concentrated in the Bucklin and Jencks families. Other than the mill property owned by his brother John, James Bucklin 3rd held all the land on the east side of the falls. Unfortunately, in about 1791, he died unexpectedly at age 48, leaving a large family. The widow sold the land at auction, and it was broken up into several parcels which became the sites of new power loom factories of the new cloth manufacturing industry. This auction was the end of the large contiguous Bucklin land holdings in Pawtucket.  In July of 1792, Oziel Wilkinson, one-third owner of the Slater Mill on the west side of the river property and water rights, and Almy Brown and Slater, owners of the other two-thirds, obtained financing from Moses Brown, and initiated the construction of a dam spanning the width of the Blackstone River upstream from Pawtucket Falls. Slater had recognized the value of building a dam upstream of the falls and diverting a more powerful stream of water (because of the greater height the water would fall before it hit his water wheel) into a new channel to be used only for the mill operations on their (west) side of the river. The Wilkinson/Brown/Slater combination purchased some appropriate rights from the Bucklins on the other side of the river to build their dam (see Note 4, below) and attach it to the land there, but did not purchase any rights from the Bucklins downstream who were at the main falls.  Present day view of the dam. Slater Mill on the right. The church on the east side of the river stands on land of the Bucklins in 1772.  Although the dam inspired admiration, it also created resentment from others who had water powered machinery at the main falls . On August 31, 1792, John Bucklin,  and blacksmiths Stephen and Benjamin Jenks partially destroyed the dam. All three men asserted they had water privileges at the main falls downstream and complained that the dam construction diminished available water power. They all admitted their guilt but justified their actions by claiming water rights to the dam below. A legal battle followed. Bucklin won. Even before the case was heard, Moses Brown financed the rebuilding of the Slater Mill dam. In response Bucklin built a diversionary dam wing into the river, below the Slater Mill dam and above the falls, with a channel to run water to his mill. - Familysearch.org

BURIAL: Deacon Joseph Bucklin in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Deacon Joseph Bucklin
Birth Date:1693
Death Date:4 May 1776
Cemetery:Stone-Hammett Lot
Burial or Cremation Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?:N
Father:Joseph Bucklen
Children:Joseph Bucklin
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.

Susanna JENCKES was born on 22 May 1700 in Attleborough, , Massachusetts. She died on 23 Aug 1736 in Kent County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Stone-Hammett Lot, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Susanna married (MRIN:1928) Dea. Joseph BUCKLIN in 1717 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

BURIAL: Susanna Bucklin in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Susanna Bucklin
Maiden Name:Jenks
Death Date:23 Aug 1736
Cemetery:Stone-Hammett Lot
Burial or Cremation Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, 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.

BIRTH: Susanna Jencks in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name:Susanna Jencks
Event Type:Birth
Birth Date:24 May 1700
Birth Place:Attleboro, Massachusetts
Father Name:Daniel Jencks
Mother Name:Katherine Jencks
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).

They had the following children.

  F i Zilpha BUCKLIN was born on 24 Jul 1722. She died in 1768.
  M ii Capt. Joseph BUCKLIN was born on 20 Feb 1719. He died on 27 Dec 1790.

Jonathan KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1742 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 4 Mar 1831 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Jonathan married (MRIN:1929) Hannah MATTESON in 1767 in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
STONE, Hannah Howe

Hannah MATTESON was born in 1746 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She died in 1764/1765 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Hannah married (MRIN:1929) Jonathan KNIGHT in 1767 in Providence County, Rhode Island.


Wescott STONE [Parents] was born on 17 Mar 1760 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 2 Sep 1838 in Scott, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Hubbard Cemetery, Scott, Lackawanna, Pennslyvania. Wescott married (MRIN:1930) Abigail KNIGHT.

BIOGRAPHY: The Life and Times of
Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia
1907 - Page 234
Was born in Cranston, and removed with  the family when they moved to Coventry. A young man , although having no classical education, he commenced the study of medicine, and made condsiderable proficiency under the instruction of Dr. S. Stearn. While he remained in Rhode Island he was an  active man,-farming, practicing medicine , engaged in the lumber trade, and a deputy sheriff, all a the same time. In middle life he sold out his property to his borther William and removed to Abingtonk Penn. There he passed the remaining portion of his life, mostly , as we believe, engaged in agriculture, and in the practice of medicine. He married Miss. Abbie Smith, of Rhode Island, by whom he had two children.

Abigail KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1769 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 2 Feb 1859 in Scott, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Hubbard Cemetery, Scott, Lackawanna, Pennslyvania. Abigail married (MRIN:1930) Wescott STONE.

BIOGRAPHY: The Life and Times of
Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia
1907 - Page 234


Reuben KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1774 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died in 1825. Reuben married (MRIN:1931) Rachel WOOD on 10 Dec 1795 in Conventry, Kent, Rhode Island.

Rachel WOOD was born about 1774 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Rachel married (MRIN:1931) Reuben KNIGHT on 10 Dec 1795 in Conventry, Kent, Rhode Island.

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Reuben Knight
Groom's Birth Date:
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Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Rachel Wood
Bride's Birth Date:
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Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1795
Marriage Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Groom's Father's Name: Jonathan Knight
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name: Thomas Wood
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09425-7
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 925615
Reference Number: p 210
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

They had the following children.

  M i Colonel KNIGHT was born on 21 Aug 1796. He died on 13 May 1879.
  F ii Lucy KNIGHT was born on 6 Nov 1798. She died on 27 Dec 1894.
  F iii Mary KNIGHT was born on 28 Apr 1800. She died on 4 Sep 1825.

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