Knight Family Tree - aqwg483

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Jesse BELNAP [scrapbook]-11387 was born on 31 Aug 1760 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut. He died on 10 Oct 1854 in North East, Erie, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Phillips Cemetery, North East, Erie, Pennsylvania. Jesse married Eunice HALL-11388 on 28 Apr 1779 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Eunice HALL [scrapbook]-11388 was born on 25 May 1762 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut. She died on 12 Mar 1849 in North East, Erie, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Phillips Cemetery, North East, Erie, Pennsylvania. Eunice married Jesse BELNAP-11387 on 28 Apr 1779 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut.

They had the following children.

  M i Rosel Roswell BELNAP-7175 was born on 4 Jan 1789. He died on 2 Dec 1832.

John GREENE [Parents]-19773 was born on 14 Feb 1708/1709 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 15 Sep 1802 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. John married Anne HOXIE-19774 on 10 Feb 1743/1744 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

Anne HOXIE-19774 was born on 10 Dec 1716 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. She died on 6 Mar 1758 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. Anne married John GREENE-19773 on 10 Feb 1743/1744 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

They had the following children.

  M i Gideon GREENE-7181 was born in 1745. He died on 10 Mar 1832.

Joshua KNIGHT [Parents]-7186 was born on 20 Jun 1721 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. He died in 1739. Joshua married Abigail CHAPMAN-7189 on 12 Sep 1742 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Joshua Knight
Gender: Male  
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1721
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Samuel
Parent Name: Mary
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Joshua Knight
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1721
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Samuel Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Abigail CHAPMAN-7189 was born on 10 Mar 1723/1724 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. She died in 1738. Abigail married Joshua KNIGHT-7186 on 12 Sep 1742 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

Marriage: Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Joshua Knight
Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1742
Marriage Location: Colchester  
Spouse: Abigail Chapman
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ann KNIGHT-8137 was born on 1 Nov 1743 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. She died on 18 Mar 1764 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.



BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Ann Knight
Gender: Female  
Birth Date: 1 Nov 1743
Birth Location: Colchester  
Death Date: 18 Mar 1764
Death Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Ann Knight
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 01 Nov 1743
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
  F ii Dimmis KNIGHT-8138 was born on 15 Oct 1745. She died on 1 Mar 1813.
  F iii
Mary KNIGHT-8142 was born on 21 Jun 1749 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.



BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Mary Knight
Gender: Female  
Birth Date: 21 Jun 1749
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Mary Knight
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 21 Jun 1749
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
  F iv
Sarah KNIGHT-8143 was born on 9 May 1752 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.



BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Sarah Knight
Gender: Female  
Birth Date: 9 May 1752
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Sarah Knight
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 09 May 1752
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
  M v Samuel KNIGHT-7190 was born on 4 Apr 1755. He died on 11 Jul 1825.
  F vi
Lydia KNIGHT-8144 was born on 5 May 1758 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.



BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Lydia Knight
Gender: Female  
Birth Date: 5 May 1758
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Lydia Knight
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 05 May 1758
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
  M vii Elihu KNIGHT-7191 was born on 4 Mar 1761. He died in 1828.
  M viii Charles KNIGHT-7192 was born on 3 May 1764. He died on 4 Mar 1856.

Simeon WELLES [Parents]-8807 was born on 17 Jun 1720 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. He died in 1802 in Wiatsfield, Washington, Vermont. Simeon married Lydia KNIGHT-7188 on 27 Jun 1751 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

BIRTH: Name: Simion Wells
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 17 Jun 1720
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Jonathan Wells
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450376
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Lydia KNIGHT [Parents]-7188 was born on 26 Jun 1730 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. She died on 24 Jul 1814. Lydia married Simeon WELLES-8807 on 27 Jun 1751 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Lydia Knight
Gender: Female  
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1730
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Samuel
Parent Name: Mary
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Lydia Knight
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1730
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Samuel Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Simeon Welles
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Lydia Knight
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1751
Marriage Place: First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London, Connecticut
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53434-1
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: 3910
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867

They had the following children.

  M i Elijah WELLS-18017 was born on 8 Jan 1752. He died on 22 Mar 1822.

Samuel KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-7190 was born on 4 Apr 1755 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. He died on 11 Jul 1825 in Columbia County, New York. He was buried in Cornwall-Tilden Cemetery, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York. Samuel married Martha JACKSON-30511.

BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Samuel Knight
Gender: Male  
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1755
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Samuel Knight
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 04 Apr 1755
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

BURIAL: Samuel Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Samuel Knight
Birth Date: 1755
Death Date: 1825
Cemetery: Cornwall-Tilden Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, 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.

Martha JACKSON-30511 was born on 2 Jun 1759 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut. Martha married Samuel KNIGHT-7190.

BIRTH: Name: Martha Jackson
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 02 Jun 1759
Birthplace: RIDGEFIELD TWP,FAIRFIELD,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joseph Jackson
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Grace Or Sarah
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450341
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
GS Film number: unknown
Reference ID:
Citing this Record:
"Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F77B-P4M : accessed 28 Apr 2014), Martha Jackson, 02 Jun 1759; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.

They had the following children.

  M i
Philip KNIGHT-30512 was born in 1781 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

Elihu KNIGHT [Parents]-7191 was born on 4 Mar 1761 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. He died in 1828 in Almond, Allegany, New York. Elihu married Mehitabel WELLMAN-24736 on 25 Nov 1787 in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Elihu Knight
Gender: Male  
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1761
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

Name: Elihu Knight
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 04 Mar 1761
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

BIOGRAPHY: Allegany County Historical Society
Local History & Genealogy
David A. Howe Public Library
Wellsville, New York
10. More WARDS around Almond, New York.  
p. 561 (Almond) The first permanent settler of North Valley was Solomon David, who located on the Hull farm in 1804. Elihu Knight with Ardeno Cobb, and Wheeler Hinman settled in the lower part of North Valley about 1804. Benjamin Hayes who had been in the Revolutionary War settled on the Peter Lippencott farm in 1807. North Hill was settled by William Howe and Charle Cook and his father in 1808. Howe was a very prominent man in the town, and died about 1870, the oldest resident of the town. John and Jeremiah Van Vechten came from Montgomery Co. about 1817, and settled near Bishopville. Zenas Ward, grandfather of the Wards now living in North Valley, was one of the first settlers of that locality.  Note: This Zenas Ward is likely the same Zenas Ward listed in the probate records of James Ward, in item 6 above.

Mehitabel WELLMAN-24736 was born on 21 Aug 1767 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She died in 1828 in Almond, Allegany, New York. Mehitabel married Elihu KNIGHT-7191 on 25 Nov 1787 in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQD9-FZJ
name: Mehetable Wellman
gender: Female
christening date:
christening place:
birth date: 21 Aug 1767
birthplace: WRENTHAM,NORFOLK,MASSACHUSETTS
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Adam Wellman
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Esther
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C50011-1
system origin: Massachusetts-ODM
gs film number: 0253249 V. 1
reference id:
Collection: Mehetable Wellman, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

MARRIAGE: Early Massachusetts Marriages prior to 1800
Edited by Frederic William Bailey
Page 162
Elihu Knight & Mehitabel Welman, Nov. 25, 1787

They had the following children.

  M i Roswell Wellman KNIGHT-24737 was born on 11 Apr 1792. He died on 12 Mar 1860.

Charles KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-7192 was born on 3 May 1764 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. He died on 4 Mar 1856 in Newstead, Erie, New York. He was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Newstead, Erie, New York. Charles married Mary BECKWITH-7193 on 2 Nov 1785 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

MILITARY: State of New York
County of Genesse
On this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord eight hundred and fifty two personally appeared before me, J. S. Steward, a Justice of the of the Peace in and for the Court and State aforesaid, Charles Knight a resident of the town of Elba, in the County of Genessee and State of New York aged eighty eight years being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration to order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That in the Month of May, but on what day of the month not remembered in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty, in the town of Colchester, in the County of New London and State of Connecticut he enlisted as a teamster for the term of six months under Roswell Ransom, a conductor of teams. That he was placed over a team of Continental forces oxen which belonged to Government at Colchester and drove the said team to White Plain in the state of New York though the towns of Hartford, Middletown, Litchfield and took the direct road to White Plains and he drove such a team at White Plains and near the North River and vicinity and drove ammunition, provisions, military stores and munitions of War for General Washington's army and he was at West Point, but was not there when Major Andre was executed but he was executed the same season that I first served as such teamster, but he did not take his team to West Point near to the west side of the North River that season. He was discharged in the month of November n the year 1780 and he believes he was discharged at  or near Fishkill in the State of New York, but he received no written discharge and he served six months before he was discharged but whether his time in returning home was included in his six months of service but day not known. He drove the team back to Colchester and there left it with the other Government team but what conductor of teams took charge of the teams he does not now remember. The train was well furnished (with food) by Roswell Ransom generally, but decarent received no clothing or he had a sufficient supply with him. His rations were one pound of beef per day but how much bread or flour provided he does not remember but it was nearly a pound per day and some days, he was allowed ½ pint of rum per day but he did not drink much. He returned by Old Hartford and received pay for his six months service which was ninety Dollars in Continental money and he received his pay at the Treasury Office in Hartford by some governmental paymaster but where he was he does not remember and he thinks he did not  there know him. It was not said Ransom. He further declares that in the month of May in the year 1781 at Colchester aforesaid he again enlisted as a teamster for six months and he believes he enlisted under Langford McCarty but it might have conductor said Roswell Ransom, for Clark McCarty, Langford McCarty and Roswell Ransom were all wagon conductors and resided at Colchester and all of them were enlisting teamsters at that time at Colchester [?] and he received 4 oxen and a cart to drive and he drove It to Hartford, Connecticut and there his cart was loaded with cannon which he carried to White Plains in May they came before 1780 and in 1781 he drew the said  2 yokes of oxen & cart carrying the same [?] that he did  the year before til the Army marched to the south of Yorktown and he was ordered to go with several trains to Yorktown and he did go with the said teams by what time he started he does not remember he believes it was in August, and till he started he drew said team at White Plains and vicinity and his leading to Yorktown with cannon and he marched through New Jersy & Pennsylvainia and after he arrived at Yorktown he drew cannon, military stores, provisions and munitions of War for General Washington's Army till into November 1781 and till after Lord Cornwallis and his army surrendered and he was discharged at Yorktown aforesaid November 1781 after he had served six months but received no written discharge and on his return to Colchester he stopped at Hardford and received ninety Dollars pay for his service from the Treasurer or paymaster at the Tresury Office, but who he was he does not know and he thinds he never new. He received no clothing, but he received the same rations he did the year before and the team was provided for by some of the conductors but who he does not know. The team died at Yorktown, his pay and terms for pay was 15 dollars per month for each year, the declarant did not know till the year 1846 that teamsters were entiled to a pension and he wrote his son George B. Knight for the accound of pay and rations and some other things which have forgotten and I tolds my son to write to him that my pay was the same as others received for like service and that the teams were provided by Roswell Ransom and he did provide the first year and I do not know but Ransom provided in 1781 do not know but Ransom provided in 1781 for a team , but I think he did not for I think that neither Ransom nor McCarty went to Yorktown in 1781. Still I  might be mistaken. I heard nothing further from Lynch and supported teamsters were not entitled to a pension. Two years ago last winter I employed on Guy Atkins to obtain a pension and he told me I was entitled to a pension if I could prove my service, and I made a declaration and some time afterwards my son received a letter from someone in Washington that I was entitled to a pension if I could prove the service and that is the last time I have heard from that application and whether he filed my declaration I do not know, and therefore [?] declaration to obtain a pension for said service. I have no documentary evidence to prove said service, but I have been informed recently that I can prove my service by one or more peroson who received with me. The declarent resided in Colchester aforesaid during said service and was born there and resided there some time after said War. The said Ransom and McCarthy were captains or conductor of teams in the employment of Government and not contractors and I suffered and I suffered and now believe  and know that I was in the service of Government and not an individual Subscribed and sworn to this 30th day of September Charles Knight, 1852 before me.
J. J. Stewart Justice

BIOGRAPHY: History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County,
In Two Volumes. Vol. I.
Edited by H. Perry Smith.
Syracuse, N. Y. - D. Mason & Co., Publishers
1884 - Page 95
Among other new comers to what is now the town of Newstead in 1907 was Lemuel Osborn, whose widow stated in 1875 that a Methodist society war organized soon after their arrival, with twelve members; her father, Charles Knight, being the first class-leader.
Page 363
Charles Knight and his son-in-law, Lemuel Osborne, settled in the territory of Newstead in the early part of 1807. A Methodist Church or class was organized at Mr. Knight's house in the July after his arrival, he being the class leader. This was the first church organized in Erie county, unless we classify as a church a “Friends' Meeting” in East Hamburg.
Page 374
The Methodist Episcopal Church. - This church originated in the class already mentioned, formed in 1807, at the house of Charles Knight, who became the first class-leader. This is the first class west of the Genesee river. The members were Charles and Mary Knight, Lemuel and Lydia Osborne, David Hamlin, Sr., David Hamlin, Jr., Anna and Rebecca Hamlin, Jedediah and Persis Felton and Persis Haines. The Hamlins and we believe the Feltons, resided in what is now Clarence. Van Ness and Jenks were the missionaries in charge, their circuit covering a large part of the Holland Purchase. In 1808, there were fifty members of the class and in 1809 there were ninety.

BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Charles Knight
Gender: Male  
Birth Date: 3 May 1764
Birth Location: Colchester  
Parent Name: Joshua
Parent Name: Abigail
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Name: Charles Knight
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 03 May 1764
Birthplace: COLCHESTER TWP,NEW LONDON,CONNETICUT
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Joshua Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Abigail
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450344
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

CENSUS: Name: Charles Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Elba, Genesee, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 86
Marital Status:
Race (Original):
Race:
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Birth Year (Estimated): 1764
House Number: 2024
Family Number: 2122
Line Number: 37
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 508
GS Film number: 17084
Digital Folder Number: 004197481
Image Number: 00336
Household Gender Age Birthplace
George B Knight M 34 New York
Elisabeth Knight F 34 New York
James M Knight M 14 New York
William H Knight M 9 New York
Mary Knight F 1 New York
Harriet Parks F 19 New York
Charles Knight M 86 Massachusetts
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCYF-SHW : accessed 09 Jan 2014), Charles Knight in household of George B Knight, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States; citing dwelling 2024, family 2122, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 508.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K63Y-M1V
name: Charles Knight
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: E.D. 1, Newstead, Erie, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 91
relationship to head of household: Father
estimated birth year: 1764
head  George Knight  M 39    
wife  Elisabeth Knight  F 39    
child  Wm Knight  U 15    
child  Mary Knight  U 6    
servant  Ellen Stapleton  U 18    
father  Charles Knight  M 91  
family number: 153
line number: 45
page: 17
film number: 825682
digital folder number: 005207120
image number: 00142
Collection: Charles Knight in household of George Knight, "New York, State Census, 1855"

BURIAL: Name: Charles Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1856
Event Place: Akron, Erie, New York, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 03 May 1764
Death Date: 04 Mar 1856
Affiliate Record Identifier: 46319473
Cemetery: Maple Lawn Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKG-HMZH : accessed 3 September 2015), Charles Knight, 1856; Burial, Akron, Erie, New York, United States of America, Maple Lawn Cemetery; citing record ID 46319473, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Mary BECKWITH [Parents] [scrapbook]-7193 was born on 17 Feb 1770 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. She died on 17 Apr 1843 in Newstead, Erie, New York. She was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Newstead, Erie, New York. Mary married Charles KNIGHT-7192 on 2 Nov 1785 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

BURIAL: Name: Mary Beckwith Knight
Maiden Name: Beckwith
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1843
Event Place: Elba, Genesee, New York, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1770
Death Date: 17 Apr 1843
Affiliate Record Identifier: 13029754
Cemetery: Pine Hill Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV6-L94H : accessed 9 July 2015), Mary Beckwith Knight, 1843; Burial, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States of America, Pine Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 13029754, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

They had the following children.

  F i Lydia KNIGHT-7194 was born on 3 Jan 1787. She died on 13 Jun 1878.
  M ii
Elihu KNIGHT-7196 was born on 23 Jan 1789 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts. He died in 1793 in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York.
  M iii Charles Alexander KNIGHT-7197 was born on 23 Apr 1791. He died on 20 Jul 1861.
  F iv Polly KNIGHT-7199 was born on 4 Apr 1793.
  F v Fanny KNIGHT-7201 was born on 19 Dec 1795. She died on 8 Nov 1858.
  M vi Elijah KNIGHT-7203 was born on 27 Feb 1798. He died on 8 Jun 1888 from Heart Disease.
  F vii Electa KNIGHT-7205 was born on 27 Feb 1798. She died on 21 Apr 1841.
  M viii James Mitchell KNIGHT-7207 was born on 24 Mar 1799. He died in 1825.
  F ix
Sally KNIGHT-7209 was born on 14 Jun 1800 in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York. She died in Feb 1806 in Newstead, Erie, New York.
  M x Samuel Wesley KNIGHT-7210 was born on 7 Nov 1810. He died on 16 Apr 1857.
  M xi George Beckwith KNIGHT-7212 was born on 21 Nov 1815. He died on 9 Jul 1885.

Elisha BECKWITH [Parents]-7389 was born in 1718 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He died on 28 Oct 1776 in White Plains, Westchester, New York. Elisha married Adelaide CARPENTER-7390.

BIOGRAPHY: (Connecticut Men in the Revolution, p. 413)
Reverend Roswell Beckwith served at the siege of Boston and in the New York campaign. He was captured at Fort Washington, 1776, and not paroled until 1780. He was born in Lyme, Connecticut; died in Cazenovia, New York. His father, Elisha Beckwith, (1718-1776), was among the volunteers at the battle of White Plains where he lost his life. He had four sons in the Continental army. Elisha Beckwith was a Private Soldier in the 6th Battalion of General Wadsworth's Connecticut State Brigade, commanded by Colonel Chester. He enlisted in June, 176. He participated in the Battles of Long Island and White Plains.

Adelaide CARPENTER-7390 was born in 1724 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. Adelaide married Elisha BECKWITH-7389.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary BECKWITH-7193 was born on 17 Feb 1770. She died on 17 Apr 1843.

Lemuel OSBORN [scrapbook]-7195 was born on 9 Sep 1777 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. He died on 29 Jul 1850 in Newstead, Erie, New York. He was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Akron, Erie, New York. Lemuel married Lydia KNIGHT-7194 in 1803.

Lydia KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-7194 was born on 3 Jan 1787 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts. She died on 13 Jun 1878 in Erie County, New York. She was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Akron, Erie, New York. Lydia married Lemuel OSBORN-7195 in 1803.

BIOGRAPHY: History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County,
In Two Volumes. Vol. I.
Edited by H. Perry Smith.
Syracuse, N. Y. - D. Mason & Co., Publishers
1884 - Page 95
Among other new comers to what is now the town of Newstead in 1907 was Lemuel Osborn, whose widow stated in 1875 that a Methodist society war organized soon after their arrival, with twelve members; her father, Charles Knight, being the first class-leader.

BURIAL: Name: Lydia Knight Osborn
Maiden Name: Knight
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1878
Event Place: Akron, Erie, New York, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 03 Jan 1787
Death Date: 13 Jun 1878
Affiliate Record Identifier: 46320758
Cemetery: Maple Lawn Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKG-HMZN : accessed 3 September 2015), Lydia Knight Osborn, 1878; Burial, Akron, Erie, New York, United States of America, Maple Lawn Cemetery; citing record ID 46320758, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


Charles Alexander KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-7197 was born on 23 Apr 1791 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts. He died on 20 Jul 1861 in Walworth County, Wisconsin. He was buried in Round Prairie Cemetery, La Grange, Walworth, Wisconsin. Charles married Esther HOLMES-7198 on 1 Jan 1811.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Chas Knight
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Lagrange, Walworth, Wisconsin
Household Members: Name Age
Chas Knight 59  
Chas A Knight 22  
Ester Knight 60  
James M Knight 24  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Lagrange, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1007; Page: 367; Image: 402.

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Charles Kinghs
Age in 1860: 68  
Birth Year: abt 1792  
BirthPlace: Massachusetts  
Home in 1860: La Grange, Walworth, Wisconsin
Gender: Male  
Post Office: La Grange
Household Members: Name Age
Charles A Kinghs 31  
Elmina Kinghs 24  
Eva Kinghs 8  
Webster Kinghs 6  
Esther Kinghs 3  
Perry E Kinghs 3.12  
Charles Kinghs 68  
James Cornish 25  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: La Grange, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1434; Page: 419; Image: 426.

Esther HOLMES [scrapbook]-7198 was born on 7 Nov 1789 in New Castle County, Delaware. She died on 23 Jan 1852 in Walworth County, Wisconsin. She was buried in Round Prairie Cemetery, La Grange, Walworth, Wisconsin. Esther married Charles Alexander KNIGHT-7197 on 1 Jan 1811.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Ann KNIGHT-8307 was born in 1812. She died on 3 Apr 1880.
  M ii
Dennis KNIGHT-8308 was born in 1813 in Newstead, Erie, New York.
  F iii
Betsey Ann KNIGHT-8309 was born in 1815 in Newstead, Erie, New York.
  F iv Esther Caroline KNIGHT-7236 was born on 14 Feb 1820. She died on 26 Feb 1894.
  F v Julia Celestia KNIGHT-8311 was born on 1 May 1822. She died on 9 Jun 1894.
  F vi Maria Hulda KNIGHT-8312 was born on 17 Apr 1824. She died on 13 Nov 1911.
  M vii James W. KNIGHT-7238 was born on 10 Apr 1826. He died on 24 Oct 1897 from Stomach complaint - Inflamation of stomach.
  M viii Charles Alexander KNIGHT-7239 was born on 1 Apr 1828. He died on 28 Nov 1864.
  F ix Lydia Emma KNIGHT-8313 was born in Mar 1830. She died on 28 Jan 1901.

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