FAMILY OF SARAH ELLEN KIGHT AND MICHAEL HENRY KIGHT
SARAH ELLEN KIGHT was born November 14, 1850 in Allegany County, Maryland, and died March 11, 1922 in Calhoun County, West Virginia. She is buried in the Kight Cemetery, Calhoun County, West Virginia. She married MICHAEL HENRY KIGHT November 23, 1865 in Ritchie County, West Virginia, son of CORNELIUS KIGHT and MALINDA PAUGH. He was born October 05, 1844 in Bloomington, Garrett County, Maryland, and died December 12, 1938 in White Pine, Calhoun County, West Virginia. He is buried Kight Cemetery, Calhoun County, West Virginia.
Notes for SARAH ELLEN KIGHT:
Sarah Ellen, daughter of Emanuel Miller Kight and Charlotte Ayers, married her cousin, Michael Henry Kight, son of Cornelius Kight, a brother of Henry Thomas Kight, Jr.
Notes for MICHAEL HENRY KIGHT:
Michael Henry Kight married his first cousin, Sarah Ellen Kight, daughter of Emanuel Miller Kight. They were married at Emanuel's home in Ritchie County, West Virginia by Rev. Sanford on 11/23/1865. Michael and Sarah are buried in the Kight Cemetery at White Pine, Calhoun County, West Virginia.
CHILDREN OF SARAH ELLEN KIGHT AND MICHAEL HENRY KIGHT
Elisedania (Alice Dannie) Kight
Josephine Kight - born 26 October 1872 in White Pine, Calhoun County, West Virginia; died 24 December 1944 in Calhoun County, West Virginia
Audie Kight - born 13 March 1882; died 21 JULY 1882 in Calhoun County, West Virginia
John (Jaffer) Kight
FAMILY OF HUFFMAN ALEXANDER KIGHT AND DOVIE/DORIE TEXANNA BLANTON
HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN ALEXANDER KIGHT was born January 03, 1854 in White Pine, Hampshire County (now Mineral) County, West Virginia, and died February 02, 1937 in Texas. He married DOVIE/DORIE TEXANNA BLANTON May 18, 1879. She was born December 17, 1853 in Oklahoma, and died July 19, 1906. She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Blanton and Zilpha Blanton.
Notes for HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN ALEXANDER KIGHT:
Hoffman moved with his family, Emanuel and Charlotte, to Grayson County, Texas. Hoffman became a Methodist minister and relocated to Abilene, Texas.
TAKEN FROM INFORMATION SENT TO ME BY KIGHT RESEARCHERS IN WESTERNPORT, MARYLAND
"Huffman wrote much verse. He was laughing up his sleeve when he wrote the following one in 1928, during the first Old Age Pensions discussions:
OLD AGE PENSION
Cheer up, Grandpa, don't you cry, You'll wear diamonds by and by.
Uncle Sam has money mills made to grind out brand new bills.
He will help you in your cause with the Old Age Pension Laws.
No more worry over bills, butcher duns and Doctor pills;
No more panic over rent...Leave it to the Government!
Dine on squab and Caviar, sport a stream-lined motor car.
When the blizzards blizz a bit, off to Palm Beach gayly flit,
Lead a life on pleasure bent but you must spend every cent!
Whoopee, Grandpa, stay alive, life begins at 65!"
On 1880 Grayson County, Texas census, Pct 4, SD 3, ED 11, p. 278B, household 384-407. On 1900 Wilbarger County, Texas census, Pct 1, SD 3, ED 129, sheet 8A, p. 264, household 132-133. On 1910 Jones County, Texas census, Pct 2, Stamford, SD 16, ED 137, sheet 12A, p. 113, household 216-233 -living with daugther Jessie and son in law - Lewis is listed as a merchant in a nickle? store. On 1920 Jones County, Texas census, Pct 2, Stamford, SD 17, Ed 128, sheet 14A, p. 94, household 260-287 - living with his daughter and son in law. Lewis and Huffman are listed as dry goods merchants, and Jessie is listed as a dry goods saleslady. On 1930 Jones County, Texas census, Pct 2, Stamford, SD 8, ED 127-5, sheet 8B, p. 108, household 173-203.
CHILDREN OF HUFFMAN ALEXANDER KIGHT AND DOVIE/DORIE TEXANNA BLANTON
Jessie Myrtle Kight
Charles Walter Kight
FAMILY OF HENRY MOSES KIGHT AND AMY LOUISE NORMAN
Information on this family
FAMILY OF CHARLES OLIVER KIGHT AND MARY ELIZABETH (BETTY) WATSON
CHARLES OLIVER KIGHT was born April 01, 1860 in White Pine, Mineral County, West Virginia, and died December 05, 1939 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. He married MARY ELIZABETH (BETTY) WATSON 1880, daughter of WILLIAM WATSON and MARY. She was born in Oklahoma Indian Territory.
Notes for CHARLES OLIVER KIGHT:
Charles Oliver owned the Caprock Hotel in Claude.
FROM A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES-THE HISTORY OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY 1875-1965 PUBLISHED BY THE ARMSTRONG COUNTY GENEALOGY ASSOCIATION.
"C. O. Kight, Senior was born in Calhoun County, West Virginia. In 1877, his parents, Emanuel and Charlotte moved their family includingCharles to Texas. He acquired his early education in the public schools of West Virginia, and was 17 when he took residence in Grayson County, Texas. He worked with his father on the farm for two years, and at age 19, took up farming as an independent vocation. At the age of 21, he sold his farm and engaged in general merchandising in Grayson County, starting a business in 1883, and had consecutive experiences as a merchant for over 56 years.
In 1880, in the Old Indian Territory, he married Mary Elizabeth Watson, daughter of William and Margaret Watson. William Watson was a native of Alabama, and a stock farmer.
Charles and Betty Kight arrived in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas from Weston in Collin County, in January 1890. Charles and his brother Henry Moses Kight started in business together at this time, and were associated together until 1911 when C.O. bought out his brother's interest, and H.M. moved with his family to California. During the next five years, he was dealer in harvesting and farming machinery. In 1916, he and his son, Charles Edwin Kight, established a hardware store in Claude in which he was gainfully employed until his death in December 1939.
C.O. Kight was at one time the president of the First State Bank and owned farm lands in both Armstrong and Carson Counties, as well as business houses and residences in Claude.
Mr. and Mrs. Kight had four children. Nora, who died while the family was still in Collin County (and is buried in the Mugg Cemetery along with Charlotte, her grandmother). Nellie, who died at the age of 16 in Claude. Mae and Charles Edwin.
Mae married William Andrew Wilson and from this union, there was one son, Marvin Kight Wilson, who was later adopted by Mae's 2nd husband, Claude J. Brummett, and one daughter Elizabeth, who died at the age of 18 months, shortly after W.A. Wilson's death.
Mae and Claude had one daughter, Claudia Mae Brummett. Claude also had a son, Irby R. Brummett, at the time of this marriage.
Charles E. Kight married Polly M. Reed, daughter of James and Francis Reed of North Carolina. They had 5 children: Marilynn, Edwina, Marquis Reed, C.O. Junior and Mildred. Marquis Reed died at an early age and is buried in Claude.
C.O. was extremely interested in his home, family, country and fellow man. He never met a stranger. He was a Democrat in politics and was affiliated with the Independent order of Odd Fellows and Woodmen of the World. He served his community in many and varied ways, and was at one time the Mayor of Claude. Many years of hard work and close application brought him ample rewards of a successful business career and likewise the esteem of a good citizen.
Mary E. Kight, known to most as "Aunt Betty" was a charter member of the Claude Baptist Church and was an active, interested member of the Rebecca Lodge. "Aunt Betty was noted for her ability to cook and raise flowers and her many, many kindnesses to her fellows."
On 1880 Grayson County, Texas census, Pct 4, SD 3, ED 11, p. 278B, household 386-409. On 1900 Armstrong County, Texas census, Pct 2, Claude, SD 3, ED 4, sheet 7A, p. 206, household 128-134 - he is listed as a grocer. On 1910 Armstrong County, Texas census, Pct 2, Claude, SD 13?, ED 6, p. 248, household 12-12 (Campbell Street). On 1920 Armstrong County, Texas census, Pct 2, Claude, SD 18, ED 2, sheet 8A, p. 75, household 154-164 - he is listed as a hardward merchant. On 1930 Armstrong County, Texas census, Pct 2, Claude, SD 1, Ed 6-3, sheet 7A, p. 12, household 150-165 - he is listed as a hardware merchant.
CHILDREN OF CHARLES OLIVER KIGHT AND MARY ELIZABETH (BETTY) WATSON
Nora Kight - born 3 August 1883 in Weston, Collin County, Texas; died 6 January 1888 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, buried in the Mugg cemetery
Nellie Kight - born 1885 in Weston, Collin County, Texas; died 1901 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas
Gamily Mae Kight
Charles Edwin Kight
© L.L. Kight 2002