Obituary - Rev. Joseph KNIGHTEN 1837
Rev. Joseph Knighten
Born: abt 1769 - Died: 27 Apr 1837

Died on 27th last, Rev. Joseph Knighten aged 70 years, possessing hope beyond the grave.  For the last seven years, he had been traveling and preaching the gospel, caring no more for the perishable things of this world than a bare support for his family.  The present finding his bodily strength failing he accepted a call to the Mount Pisgah, Flat Rock and his own church (Bethany) and settled his family amoungst them.  About the first of March, he was seized with a palmonary affection, which ended his life in a few weeks.  On his death bed he was perfectly resigned to the will of God; he said he desired to recover once more to preach the gospel.  A few days before his death he communicated to one of the members of the Mount Pisgah church that he had become a member of the Baptist Church in July, 1790, and was ordained a minister in May 1804.

(1) Marriages and death notices from Baptist newspapers of S.C. 1835-1865, compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, printed in "Southern Baptist and General Intelligencer, Charleston, SC, May 12, 1837"
(2) Early Back Country Churches by Leah Townsend PHD Gen. Pub. Co. 1974 South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805 Page 158
(3) Kershaw County Court minutes 1791-1799 Page 133
(4) Will of George CARTER Sr., 1806 Recorded Will Book AA Page 304 September 29, 1821.  See Deed, Will, Etc. file
(5) Southern Watchman and General Intelligencer, January 3, 1835 - February 15, 1838, Reel 2: 1837-1838, page 75

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