Knight Family Tree - aqwg655

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Francis Marion BELNAP [Parents] [scrapbook]-11279 was born on 5 Jun 1857 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. He died on 15 Dec 1932 in Hooper, Weber, Utah. He was buried in Hooper Cemetary, Ogden, Weber, Utah. Francis married Lillis Subina ROBINSON-12112.

MEDIA: D0602 - Francis Marion Belnap, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

Lillis Subina ROBINSON [scrapbook]-12112 was born on 10 Mar 1861 in Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah. She died on 2 Jan 1946 in Hooper, Weber, Utah from Age and hypertension. She was buried in Hooper Cemetary, Hooper, Weber, Utah. Lillis married Francis Marion BELNAP-11279.


John Francis STODDARD [scrapbook]-11294 was born on 14 Sep 1852 in Sweetwater, Sweetwater, Wyoming. He died on 12 Feb 1933 in Hooper, Weber, Utah. He was buried in Hooper Cemetary, Hooper, Weber, Utah. John married Isadora Estella BELNAP-11280.

MEDIA: D0600 - John Francis Stoddard (husband) and Isadora Estella Belnap (possibly wedding photo) about 1876

Isadora Estella BELNAP [Parents] [scrapbook]-11280 was born on 31 Oct 1860 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. She died on 3 Jan 1931 in Hooper, Weber, Utah. She was buried in Hooper Cemetary, Hooper, Weber, Utah. Isadora married John Francis STODDARD-11294.

MEDIA: D0600 - John Francis Stoddard (husband) and Isadora Estella Belnap (possibly wedding photo) about 1876


Reuben MCBRIDE [Parents] [scrapbook]-11284 was born on 16 Jun 1803 in Genesee County, New York. He died on 26 Feb 1891 in Fillmore, Millard, Utah. He was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah. Reuben married Mary Ann ANDERSON-11285.

BIOGRAPHY: Black, Susan W. E. Early LDS Membership Data (Infobases, 1995):
Comments: Reuben was listed on the Daily Log of Persons at Nauvoo, Illinois. Reuben was sealed to Priscilla Anderson, Electa Anderson, Jerusha Anderson, and Melissa Farnham, all on October 13, 1869 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Reuben was a member of Zion's Camp in 1834. In 1860 Reuben had a household of 7, real wealth of $900 and personal wealth of $2800. In 1870 he had a household of five, real wealth of $3000 and personal wealth of $2450. Reuben volunteered for Zion's Camp when Joseph Smith and Parley Pratt visited him in March 1834. He went to Kirtland with his brother-in-law, Vinson Knight. They were all "sealed up unto eternal life" before leaving. He left Kirtland for Missouri in May. His diary entry dates went from May 17 to June 12. He stopped for two weeks at Salt River to rest. He was sealed up unto eternal life a second time. There was a storm at Fishing River. Joseph Smith said that the journey was "a trial of our faith and our offering was excepted as was Abraham's." He was released to go home.
Vocation: Farmer; 1870

Reuben McBride Letter written 1886 to his sister, Martha McBride Knight Kimball  
https://familysearch.org/photos/stories/8780648
24 July 2014
Reuben McBride (1803-1891)
Letter written 1886 to his sister, Martha McBride Knight Kimball
Fillmore, Nov 1st/86
Dear Sister Martha,
I received your kind and welcome letter some time ago, but circumstances has been such that hindered me till now. The subject you wrote uppon (sic) is one of the greatest importance. The first work that I done for our dead relitives (sic) was done in Nauvoo, I think in the fall of 42, but you know, for you was there. Bro Joseph Smith made a bee and had the font in the temple filled with water from the wells. He said he wished me to be baptised (sic) in the font before I went back to Ohio. We met. Joseph spoke and the font was dedicated and he, Joseph, said, Blessed is the first man baptised in this font. Brigham Young baptised me. I was baptised six times. Joseph took off his mantle and wrapt it around me, took me in his carrage (sic), and drove to your house. He talked all the way goeing to you house and Write as soon as you get this. God bless you.
Good Bye Your brother
Reuben McBride

Life sketch
Reuben McBride, son of Daniel and Abigail Mead McBride, was born June 16, 1803, in the town of Chester, Washington County, N.Y.  Reuben was the son of a large family who were prominent in religious, civic and national affairs. On his 33rd birthday he was baptized a member of the Church at Villanova, Chautauqua County, New York. On September 22, 1830, he married Mary Ann Anderson, daughter of Lansing and Priscilla Anderson. She was a girl of Scottish descent and of the Puritan type of womanhood. Against the earnest protestations of her kindred, she too joined the Church. April 22, 1834 in Kirtland, Ohio the Prophet Joseph Smith called them together for a meeting where he blessed each of them and sealed each one up into eternal life. Reuben became the Custodian of the Church's Property and the Kirtland Temple.

Reuben McBride was a member of the 2nd Quorum of the Seventies, ordained February 28, 1835, at Kirtland, Ohio, under the hands of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his two counselors, Sidney Rigdon and Oliver Cowdery.  About 1835, while he was custodian of the Church property and the Kirtland Temple, he was subpoenaed to court to give some testimony concerning the whereabouts of the prophet, but he refused to testify. He was held for contempt of court and committed to jail. After two or three days of imprisonment, he was ordered back into court. When the Judge asked him if he was willing to testify, he answered, "No, I am a native-born citizen of the United States. My forefathers fought in the Revolution and my brothers in the War of 1812. I have been taught all my life to honor our flag and the government for which it stands. I do not believe the court has any legal right to demand from me what testimony it requires. I again refuse to give such testimony, and rather than be thus imposed upon, I will lie in your jail until the maggots carry my body through the keyhole of your door.

He was the first person to be baptized for the dead in the Nauvoo Temple. Reuben first came to Utah with a company of saints to Salt Lake City in 1850 and lived with the family of Brigham Young, leaving his family in Kirtland until conditions were favorable for him to bring them to Utah. He was a carpenter by trade and did work which can be seen in some of the Relic Hall in Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Mormon Battalion and was called "A Minute Man of the Mormon Church" who went wherever and whenever he was called.

In 1851 he returned to Kirtland and this time he brought his family back with him to Utah. In 1852 they lived in Farmington and Springville, and in the following year they were called by President Young to settle in Fillmore. In 1851 he returned to Kirtland to his family and took them to Utah in 1852. Reuben was indeed a pioneer. He assisted in building canyon roads, organizing irrigation systems, planting trees, in fact everything to beautify and build houses for the people. And in all of that  he was also a lawyer. His patience, peaceful and unassuming disposition made all who knew him his friends. In April, 1857, he was called on his second mission, this time to England, and had the privilege of baptizing many converts to the Church. He went again to England on a mission in 1867, and from 1877 to 1884 he was a member of the High Council of the Millard Stake. He died Feb. 26, 1891 at Fillmore. He was survived by his widow and six children, fifty grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. - Familysearch.org
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Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1951, Volume 4, page 690:
At the day of Reubens baptism [rebaptism?--SDR] Parley P. Pratt was a honored guest. That same day a meeting was held at Reuben's house which the Prophet called for Volunteers to go up to and redeem Zion. Reuben was one of the first to respond to the call, and he marched to Missouri with Zion's Camp. He returned to Kirtland, and upon the exodus of the Saints from that place was left in charge of the Temple and other property there. Reuben was the first man baptised for the dead in the Nauvoo Temple. He came to Utah in 1850. He returned to Kirtland in the fall of 1851 [1850--SDR], and brought his family west, spending the winter of 1852 in Springville, Utah. He was called on a mission to England and crossed the Plains with the missionary handcart company in 1857; he returned in 1858, on the account of the Johnston Army troubles, and later (in 1867) returned to England and labored as a Missionary in the Nottingham Conference. From 1877 to 1884 he served as a member of the Millard Stake High Council, where his patience, and peaceful, unassuming disposition, made all who knew him his friends.

MEDIA: D0607 - Reuben McBride (from Fillmore Territorial Statehouse) late 1800s
D0740 - Reuben McBride, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
D7378 -  Reuben McBride h/o Mary Ann Anderson - Familysearch.org

BURIAL: Name: Reuben McBride
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1891
Event Place: Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1803
Death Date: 26 Feb 1891
Affiliate Record Identifier: 25781113
Cemetery: Fillmore Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVK9-94JN : accessed 13 January 2015), Reuben McBride, 1891; Burial, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States of America, Fillmore Cemetery; citing record ID 25781113, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Mary Ann ANDERSON [scrapbook]-11285 was born on 25 Mar 1814 in Stafford, Genessee, New York. She died on 16 Aug 1896 in Fillmore, Millard, Utah. She was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah. Mary married Reuben MCBRIDE-11284.

MEDIA: D0608 - Reuben Knight and Mary Ann Anderson Knight
D7377 - Mary Ann Anderson McBride w/o Reuben McBride - Familysearch.org
D11607 - Mary Ann Anderson McBride w/o Reuben McBride - Find a Grave Memorial 25781247
D11608 - Mary Ann Anderson McBride w/o Reuben McBride - Familysearch.org

BIOGRAPHY: Mary Ann Anderson McBride in the Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory
Name: Mary Ann Anderson McBride
[Mary Ann Anderson Anderson]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1814
Birth Place: Stafford, Genesee, New York
Religion: Lds
Occupation: Homemaker
Spouse: Reuben Mcbride
Marriage Date: 22 Sep 1830
Marriage Place: Villanovia, Chavtavgua, N.Y.
Father: Alanson Anderson
Mother: Priscilla Pierce
Departure Place: Kanesville, Iowa
Departure Date: 1852
Pioneer Company: 17th Company
Travel Company: Husbans E 8 Children Helen Venera McBride-Age19. Hyaum Roy - Age 11 Harriet Eliza - Age 18 Emma Jerutia - AGE 9 Reuben Augustus - AGE 16 John Newton - AGE 7 Mary Louisa - AGE 14 Lavra Abigail - AGE 6
Arrival Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
Arrival Date: 21 Sep 1852
Place Settled: Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Death Place: Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Death Date: 16 Aug 1896
Burial Place: Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Burial Date: 20 Aug 1896
Submitted by: Nancy D. Knight
Information Source: St. George Temple Record: 231, 233 - Book D Fillmore Ward Record, Fillmore Historical Record Journal History oe the Church - P 2.
Page Number: 001601
Submission Date: 29 Jan 1999
Comments: She had 9 children, she raised her daughters youngest child. In her older years she did much temple work
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Original data: Questionnaires compiled by Sons of the Utah Pioneers in Salt Lake City.

BURIAL: Mary Ann McBride in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Mary Ann McBride
Birth Date: 25 May 1814
Birth Place: Stafford, Genesee County, New York, United States of America
Death Date: 16 Aug 1896
Death Place: Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, United States of America
Cemetery: Fillmore Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Reuben McBride
Children:
Helen Venera Colegrove
Harriet Eliza Payne
Laura Abigail Payne
M Louisa Noyes
John Newton McBride
Reuben Augustus McBride
Alice Melissa Callister
Hyrum Roy McBride
Emma Jerutia Dame
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.

They had the following children.

  M i Reuben Augustus MCBRIDE-12135 was born on 11 Sep 1836. He died on 29 Jan 1907.

Jesse BELNAP [Parents] [scrapbook]-11286 was born on 5 Jan 1807 in Durrahi, Hamilton, Canada. He died on 5 Nov 1887 in Orono, Durham, Ontario. Jesse married Harriet SAUNDERS-12021 on 13 Sep 1841.

MEDIA: D0589 - Jesse Belnap (abt 1853 Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Harriet SAUNDERS-12021 was born on 18 Dec 1811 in Durrahi, Hamilton, Canada. She died on 18 Oct 1882 in Clarke, Ontario. Harriet married Jesse BELNAP-11286 on 13 Sep 1841.


William F. WILSON-11384 was born in 1808 in Whitby, New Castle, Ontario. He died on 2 Jan 1888. William married Phebe Rebeckah BELNAP-11287.

Phebe Rebeckah BELNAP [Parents] [scrapbook]-11287 was born on 22 Oct 1812 in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario. She died on 18 Mar 1888 in Warrensville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania. Phebe married William F. WILSON-11384.

D0603 - Phoebe Rebeckah Belnap Willson, age 59 about 1871
D0739 - Phebe Rebeckah Belnap Wilson - Belnap Family Website


John C. BELNAP [Parents] [scrapbook]-11288 was born on 5 Feb 1820 in Port Hope, Durham, Ontario. He died on 20 Dec 1898 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. John married Adeline Mariah CANFIELD-11291 on 19 May 1856 in Painsville, Lake, Ohio.

MEDIA: D0601 - John Belnap - Photo taken Wykes Fine Arts Gallery Monroe Street Grand Rapids, Michigan - 1873
D0617 - John Belnap (taken in Chicago, Illinois, at Brand 28, Washington Street)

Adeline Mariah CANFIELD [scrapbook]-11291 was born on 18 Apr 1836 in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio. She died on 12 Apr 1896 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Adeline married John C. BELNAP-11288 on 19 May 1856 in Painsville, Lake, Ohio.

MEDIA: D0597 - Adeline Mariah Canfield - (taken in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by Wykes Fine Art Gallery, Monroe Street)
D0618 - Adeline Mariah Canfield Belnap (taken in Chicago, Illinois, by Cross & Carson)

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZXJ-44M
Name: John Belnap
Event: Marriage
Event Place (Standardized): Lake, Ohio, United States
License Date: 17 May 1856
Date: 19 May 1856
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Mother's Spouse: Adaline M. Canfield
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Spouse's Mother's Reference Number: 98
Film Number: 974916
Digital Folder Number: 004259981
Image Number: 00106
Collection: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994

They had the following children.

  F i Addie May BELNAP-11385 was born on 23 Sep 1864. She died on 10 Jan 1928.
  M ii
John Jay BELNAP [scrapbook]-11386 was born on 16 Apr 1845 in Ontario. He died on 18 Jun 1864 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee.



MEDIA: D0620 - John Jay Belnap (taken in Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1861

John Earl KNIGHT [Parents]-44086 was born on 14 Apr 1941 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He died on 21 Mar 1989 in San Diego County, California. John married Jane Petronilla SANG-44087 on 17 Feb 1973 in Quantico County, Virginia.

BIRTH: Johnny Earl Knight in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Johnny Earl Knight
[J E Knight]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1941
Birth Place: Wash, District of Columbia
Death Date: Mar 1989
Father: John E Knight
Mother: Mary E Fowler
SSN: 215387363
Notes: May 1957: Name listed as JOHNNY EARL KNIGHT; 02 May 1989: Name listed as J E KNIGHT
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

DEATH: John Earl Knight in the California, Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: John Earl Knight
Social Security #: 215387363
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1941
Birth Place: District of Columbia
Death Date: 21 Mar 1989
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Fowler
Source Information: Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

Jane Petronilla SANG-44087 was born on 30 Mar 1945. Jane married John Earl KNIGHT-44086 on 17 Feb 1973 in Quantico County, Virginia.

MARRIAGE: Name: John Earl Knight
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 17 Feb 1973
Event Place: , Quantico, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Race: White
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1941
Marriage License Place: Prince William, Virginia
Father's Name: John Earl Knight
Mother's Name: Mary Elizabeth Fowler
Spouse's Name: Jane Petronilla Sang
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 27
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Birth Date: 30 Mar 1945
Spouse's Father's Name: Hugh Leslie Sang
Spouse's Mother's Name: Jane Holland McMillan
Certificate Number: 73 006325
Other information in the record of John Earl Knight and Jane Petronilla Sang
Name: John Earl Knight
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 17 Feb 1973
Event Place: , Quantico, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Race: White
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1941
Marriage License Place: Prince William, Virginia
Father's Name: John Earl Knight
Mother's Name: Mary Elizabeth Fowler
Spouse's Name: Jane Petronilla Sang
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 27
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Birth Date: 30 Mar 1945
Spouse's Father's Name: Hugh Leslie Sang
Spouse's Mother's Name: Jane Holland McMillan
Certificate Number: 73 006325
Digital Folder Number: 101173147
Image Number: 00330
Citing this Record: "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1S-6S58 : 10 January 2019), Jane Holland McMillan in entry for John Earl Knight and Jane Petronilla Sang, 17 Feb 1973; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Quantico, Virginia, United States, certificate 73 006325, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.


James Cardinell BELNAP [Parents]-11292 was born on 31 Dec 1824 in Port Hope, Durham, Ontario. He died on 21 Oct 1860 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. James married Elvira Orphia SANBORN-11293 on 11 Sep 1849 in Painesville, Lake, Ohio.

Elvira Orphia SANBORN [scrapbook]-11293 was born on 18 Sep 1828 in Painesville, Lake, Ohio. She died on 2 Jan 1912 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. Elvira married James Cardinell BELNAP-11292 on 11 Sep 1849 in Painesville, Lake, Ohio.

MEDIA: D0610 - Elvira Orphia Sanborn Belnap w/o James Cardinell Bellnap

MARRIAGE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDPN-W8S
Name: James C. Belnap
Event: Marriage
Event Place (Standardized): Lake, Ohio, United States
License Date: 10 September 1849
Date: 11 September 1849
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Mother's Spouse: Elivira O. Sanborn
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Spouse's Mother's Reference Number: p 284
Film Number: 974915
Digital Folder Number: 004017424
Image Number: 00242
Collection: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994


George W. KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-11295 was born on 27 Aug 1822 in Litchfield, Herkimer, New York. He died on 20 Feb 1878 in Hamlin, Eaton, Michigan. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan. George married Philanda A. HAMLIN-11296 on 9 Nov 1843.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: George W Knight
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Birth Place: New York
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Household Members: Name Age
Edwin Knight 4  
George W Knight 27  
Lucy Knight 1  
Zelinda Knight 25  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M432_349; Page: 132; Image: 521.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: George W Knight
Age in 1860: 37  
Birth Year: abt 1823  
Birthplace: New York  
Home in 1860: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Eaton Rapids
Household Members: Name Age
George W Knight 37  
Philinde Knight 35  
Edwin Knight 4  
Lucy Knight 10  
Marcus F Knight 7  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M653_542; Page: 0; Image: 41.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: George Knight
Estimated Birth Year: 1823
Age in 1870: 47  
Birthplace: New York  
Home in 1870: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Eaton Rapids  
Household Members: Name Age
George Knight 47  
Belinda Knight 45  
Lucy Knight 21  
Marcus Knight 17  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M593_670; Page: 210; Image: 421.

BIOGRAPHY: Portrait Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Mich.
Presidents of the United States and Governors of the State
Chicago - Chapman Bros.
1891 - Page 433
George W. Knight. One by one the pioneers of Eaton County have gone to the bourne whence no traveler returns, leaving a name and memory that redounds to their credit and merits the hearty respect of posterity. One of this number is the late George W. Knight, whose portrait appears on the opposite page. His equals were few in the county and his place has never been filled. One who knew him intimately for many years testifies to his honor and uprightness as a citizen, and his faithfulness as a friend. He made strong ties among his associates, to whom he was true in every respect, and he was one of the first to advocate and aid public improvements, both with his influence and the contents of his purse. Mr. Knight was born in Litchfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., August 27, 1822, his parents being Joseph and Lucy (Munn) Knight who were natives of the same county as himself. The only other member of the family was Alonzo, who died in December, 1890. The mother departed this life in her native State, but the father breathed his last in Michigan. Our subject was educated in the common schools. He came to Eaton County in 1857, when this section was wild and unsettled, and here he began the struggle of life in and almost unbroken wilderness. For many years he lived upon a farm, but about 1876 he built a home in Eaton Rapids where he resided during the remnant of his days. His widow still occupies the dwelling in which her husband spent his last years. She has been a resident of the county for more than half a century, having come here before a railroad was built in the State. She has witnessed greater advancements than her husband was spared to see, although he was able to trace the development of the county from an uncultivated State to that of a thrifty and prosperous region with schools and churches innumerable. He died of heart disease February 20, 1878, while on his way home from Charlotte. Politically Mr. Knight was a Democrat, and so popular was he that to place him in the field as candidate was to insure success to his party ticket. Strong in his partisanship he yet reached out the hand of friendship to men of other beliefs, and his fidelity to trust was acknowledged by all. He held various local offices, among them that of Supervisor of Hamlin Township, and Superintendent of the Poor, in whose welfare he took a warm interest. At the time of his decease he was President of the Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Barry and Eaton Counties. Mr. Knight was married November 9, 1843, to Miss Philanda Hamlin, a daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Perry) Hamlin, who were of the old New England stock and were married in Massachusetts. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Knight was blessed by the birth of three children - Edwy, Lucy and Marcus F. The older son is a prominent business man of Jackson and now Mayor of that city. He was formerly engaged in the sale of merchandise in Eaton Rapids for a number of years. He is a Mason and has taken the Knight Templar degree. He married Miss Helen Safford, of Perry, N.Y. The other son now lives in Shelton, Wash. Lucy is the wife of Scott Roraback, a farmer and stock-dealer in Eaton County.

MEDIA: JH0594 - George W. Knight

DEATH: Name: Geo. W. Knight
Death date: 20 Feb 1878
Death place: Hamlin, Eaton, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age at death: 55 years 6 months
Estimated birth year: 1823
Birth place: New York
Marital status: Married
Father name: Joseph Knight
Mother name: Nancy Knight
Occupation: Farmer
Film number: 2363666
Digital GS number: 4207948
Image number: 286
Reference number: p 169 rn 44
Collection: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897

Philanda A. HAMLIN [scrapbook]-11296 was born on 23 Dec 1824 in Herkimer County, New York. She died on 21 Feb 1894 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan from Paralysis. Philanda married George W. KNIGHT-11295 on 9 Nov 1843.

DEATH: Name: Philinda Knight
Official Cause of Death: Paralysis
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 21 Feb 1894
Event Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Gender: Female
Age: 69
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Housewife
Birth Date:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1825
Birthplace: New York
Father's Name: Samuel Hamlin
Mother's Name: Lydia Hamlin
Reference ID: p 258 rn 207
GS Film Number: 2363832
Digital Folder Number: 004209097
Image Number: 00103
Citing this Record:
"Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3K9-X2Y : accessed 02 Feb 2014), Philinda Knight, 1894.

OBITUARY: Died
Knight – At Eaton Rapids, of heart disease, Philanda Hamlin Knight, aged 69 years. Deceased was the mother of Hon. Edwy Knight, of this city, and from 1833 to 1838 resided in Jackson, her father, Mr. Hamlin, owning much real estate here and for whom Hamlin street is named. Mrs. Knight had lived in Eaton Falls since 1838. Besides, Hon. Edwy Knight, deceased leaves a son, Prof. Marcus T. Knight, of Shelton, Washington, and Mrs. S. H. Rorabeek, with whom she made here home at Eaton Rapids. The funeral was held at 2 p. m. to-day, interment being made at Eaton Rapids. - Find A Grave Memorial# 58287883

They had the following children.

  M i Edwy KNIGHT-11297 was born on 3 Dec 1845. He died on 4 Nov 1908 from Pneumonia.
  M ii
George W. KNIGHT [scrapbook]-35766 was born on 28 Jul 1847 in Eaton County, Michigan. He died on 28 Jul 1847 in Eaton County, Michigan.
  F iii Lucy KNIGHT-11298 was born on 27 Jul 1849. She died on 1 Jan 1912 from Michigan Death Certificate.
  M iv Marcus Farwell KNIGHT-11299 was born on 12 Nov 1852. He died on 4 Jul 1921.

Edwy KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-11297 was born on 3 Dec 1845 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan. He died on 4 Nov 1908 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan from Pneumonia. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson, Michigan. Edwy married Helen A. SAFFORD-11302 in 1870 in Perry, Wyoming, New York.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Edwin Knight
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Michigan
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Household Members: Name Age
Edwin Knight 4  
George W Knight 27  
Lucy Knight 1  
Zelinda Knight 25  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M432_349; Page: 133; Image: 522.

1860 United States Federal Census 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Edwin Knight
Age in 1860: 4 (14)
Birth Year: abt 1856 (1846)
Birthplace: Michigan  
Home in 1860: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Eaton Rapids
Household Members: Name Age
George W Knight 37  
Philinde Knight 35  
Edwin Knight 4  
Lucy Knight 10  
Marcus F Knight 7  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M653_542; Page: 0; Image: 41.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Eloy Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24  
Birthplace: Michigan  
Home in 1870: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Eaton Rapids  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M593_670; Page: 227; Image: 454.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Helen Knight
Home in 1880: Jackson, Jackson, Michigan
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: Edwy
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Edwy Knight 34  
Helen Knight 34  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Jackson, Michigan; Roll: T9_585; Family History Film: 1254585; Page: 345.3000; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 0718.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Edwy Knight
Home in 1900: Jackson Ward 3, Jackson, Michigan
Age: 54  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846  
Birthplace: Michigan  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's Name: Helen A
Race: White  
Occupation: Manufacture of Corsets
Household Members: Name Age
Edwy Knight 54  
Helen A Knight 54  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Jackson Ward 3, Jackson, Michigan; Roll: T623 719; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 10.

DEATH: Name: Edwy Knight  
Death date: 4 November 1908   
Death place: Jackson, Jackson, Michigan  
Gender: Male   
Race or color : White  
Age at death: 62y 11m 1d  
Estimated birth year: 1845  
Birthdate: 3 December 1845   
Birthplace: Michigan  
Marital status: Married  
Spouse's name: Helen A. Safford   
Father's name: George W. Knight   
Father's birthplace: New York  
Mother's name: Philanda Hamlin  
Mother's birthplace: New York
Occupation: Manufacturing  
Street address:   
Residence: Jackson
Cemetery name: Woodland Cemetery  
Burial place: Jackson  
Burial date: 6 November 1908  
Funeral home: Fifield Mortuary  
Informant's name: George W. Fifield   
Registered No.: 732-?
Collection: Michigan Death Certificates

Helen A. SAFFORD [Parents] [scrapbook]-11302 was born on 1 Apr 1846 in Wyoming County, New York. She died in 1924 in Jackson County, Michigan. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson, Michigan. Helen married Edwy KNIGHT-11297 in 1870 in Perry, Wyoming, New York.

CENSUS: Name: Hellen A Safford
Residence: Wyoming, New York
Age: 4 years
Estimated birth year: 1846
Birthplace: New York
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): W
Race or color (expanded): White
Death month:
Death date:
Film number: 444333
Image number: 00169
Reference number: 22
Dwelling: 83
Household id: 84
Marital status:
Free or slave:
Collection: 1850 United States Census

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Helen A Knight
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Father's Birth Place: United States of America  
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America  
Home in 1910: Spokane Ward 5, Spokane, Washington
Marital Status: Widowed  
Race: White
Gender: Female  
Household Members: Name Age
Ferris B Manny 31  
Melvina Manny 31  
Charlotte Manny 5  
Helen A Knight 58  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Spokane Ward 5, Spokane, Washington; Roll: T624_1671; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 194; Image: 647.

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