Knight Family Tree - aqwg69

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Benjamin KNIGHT [Parents]-782 was born on 25 May 1734 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 2 Aug 1800 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Benjamin Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Benjamin married Dorcas FISKE-876 on 18 Jan 1759 in Scituate, Hope Valley, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Fiske and Fisk Family
By Frederick Clifton Pierce
Press of W. B. Conkey Company
Chicago, Ill.
1896 - Page 125

Captain Wightman of Quidnessett, R. I. (1632 - 1721/2)
And Descendants
Compiled by Mary Ross Whitman
Chicago, Ill.
1939 - Page 118

Rhode Island in the Continental Congress
1765 – 1798
By Hon. William R. Staples, LL. D.
Edited by Reuben Aldridge Guild , A. M.
Printed by order of the General Assembly
Providence Press Company, Printers to the State
Providence - 1870
The following are the names of freemen who voted in town meetings upon the adoption of the Constitution, the town of Bristol, Barrington, Foster, Coventry, Hopkinton and Richmond, excepted:
(In the towns listed there were no Yeas votes cast)
Cranston.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Robert Knight – William Knight – Barzillai Knight – Job Knight – Joseph Knight
Benjamin Knight – James Knight – Jeremiah Knight – Henry Knight – Nehemiah Knight
Scituate.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Richard Knight – Joseph Knight – Jonathan Knight – Ezra Knight – Benajah Knight

CENSUS: 1774 Rhode Island Colonial Census
Town of Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

__Families____________________A___B___C___D___E___F___G_____________
KNIGHT, Andrew 2   -   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Joseph 1   1   1   -   -   -   3
KNIGHT, Jonathan 1   2   3   -   -   -   6
KNIGHT, Robert 1   -   3   3   -   -   7
KNIGHT, Edward 3   2   2   3   -   -   10
KNIGHT, Robert, Jr. 1   1   1   2   -   -   5
KNIGHT, Benjamin 2   3   3   1   -   -   9
KNIGHT, John 2   -   2   -   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Richard 4   2   4   1   -   -   11
KNIGHT, Richard, Jr. 2   2   2   2   -   -   8
KNIGHT, William 2   -   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Phillip 2   1   2   3   -   -   8
KNIGHT, Stephen 1   3   2   2   -   -   8
KNIGHT, Thomas 1   -   -   -   -   -   1
KNIGHT, Ruben 1   -   1   -   -   -   2
KNIGHT, Henry 1   1   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Dorcas, Widow -   2   2   1   -   -   5
KNIGHT, Jeremiah 1   1   2   -   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Nehemiah 1   -   1   5   -   -   7
Key:
A = White males above 16 years of age.
B = White males under 16 years of age.
C = White females above 16 years of age.
D = White females under 16 years of age.
E = Indians
F = Blacks
G = Total

DEATH: Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XIV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Gazette - Deaths
1905 - Page 32
Knight, Benjamin, at Cranston, aged 66 years Gazette of Providence Aug. 2, 1800

OCCUPATION: Providence Gazette
Providence, Rhode Island
9 October 1774
RUN away from the Subscriber, on the 17th of April last, an Apprentice Lad, named Joseph Carpenter, about 18 Years of Age, about 5 feet 9 Inches high, has some Freckles in his Face, and has sandy Hair; Had on and took with him, when he went away, a light coloured Broadcloth Coat, a dark Ditto, a white Holland Jacket, a Pair of Leather Breeches, a Pair of Long Trowsers, Whoever takes up said Apprentice, and returns him to the Suscriber, shall have Three Dollars Reward, paid by Benjamin Knight - Cranston, October 4, 1774

Dorcas FISKE [Parents]-876 was born on 19 Dec 1741 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 31 Jan 1829 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. She was buried in Benjamin Knight Lot, Cranson, Providence, Rhode Island. Dorcas married Benjamin KNIGHT-782 on 18 Jan 1759 in Scituate, Hope Valley, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Fiske and Fisk Family
By Frederick Clifton Pierce
Press of W. B. Conkey Company
Chicago, Ill.
1896 - Page 125

BURIAL: Name: Dorcas Fiske Knight
Maiden Name: Fiske
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1829
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included:
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1741
Death Date: 31 Jan 1829
Affiliate Record Identifier: 19325616
Cemetery: Benjamin Knight Lot
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FWYX : accessed 31 May 2015), Dorcas Fiske Knight, 1829; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Benjamin Knight Lot; citing record ID 19325616, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Benjamin Knight
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Dorcas Fish
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 18 Jan 1759
Marriage Place: Scituate Twp,Providence,Rhode Island
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: M50197-1
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
Source Film Number: 22256
Reference Number:
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

Arnold Collection
Marriage Records - Town of Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
1-180 Knight, Benjamin, of Jonathan, of Cranston, and Dorcas Fish, of John, of Scituate; m. by Jonathan Angell, Justice, Jan. 18, 1759

They had the following children.

  M i Asahel KNIGHT-877 was born in 1760. He died on 10 Mar 1844.
  F ii Rhoby KNIGHT-1053 was born on 27 Apr 1769. She died on 20 Sep 1855.

William KNIGHT [Parents]-1056 was born on 1 May 1730 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 5 Mar 1762 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in William Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. William married Dorcas KNIGHT-783.

BIOGRAPHY: "Descendants of Richard Knight (Jonathan) Vol II" by Helen C. Cooper, page 10.

DEATH: Genealogy - A Journal of American Ancestry
Volume Three
New York - William M. Clemens - Publisher - 1913
June 1914 - Page 55
Probate Records of Cranston R.I. - Book 1
P. 171-172
William Knight's will was probated at Cranston, July 7, 1762 - It mentions Loving wife, Dorcas, and loving son Joseph, daughters, Rhobe, Wait, Else. Mentions brother Robert Knight.
Witnesses, William Robarts, Stukely Hudson, John Fish

BURIAL: Name: William Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1762
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included:
Birth Date: 01 May 1730
Death Date: 05 Mar 1762
Affiliate Record Identifier: 19325443
Cemetery: William Knight Lot
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FC7X : accessed 12 June 2015), William Knight, 1762; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, William Knight Lot; citing record ID 19325443, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Dorcas KNIGHT [Parents]-783 was born on 10 Aug 1738 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 23 Apr 1820 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in William Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Dorcas married William KNIGHT-1056.

CENSUS: Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Taken by order of the General Assembly, in the year 1774
Arranged by John R. Bartlett - Secretary of State
Providence - Knowles, Anthony & Co., State Printers
1885 - Page 214
Cranston
Head of Family: Dorcas Knight (William Knight's Widow)
Whites Males Above 16: 0
            Under:16: 2
    Females Above 16: 2
           Under: 16: 1
Indians:
Blacks:
Total in Household: 5

DEATH: Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XIV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Gazette - Deaths
1905 - Page 32
Knight, Mrs. Dorcas, widow of William, at Cranston, in 82nd year.  April 23, 1820

Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Phenix - Deaths
1905 - Page 538
Knight, Dorcas, widow of William, at Cranston, in 82d year,  April 23, 1820

BURIAL: Name: Dorcas Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1820
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included:
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1738
Death Date: 23 Apr 1820
Affiliate Record Identifier: 19325291
Cemetery: William Knight Lot
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FCQL : accessed 9 June 2015), Dorcas Knight, 1820; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, William Knight Lot; citing record ID 19325291, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

They had the following children.

  F i Rhoba KNIGHT-1057 was born on 17 Oct 1754. She died on 6 Sep 1820.
  F ii Waitey KNIGHT-1059 was born in 1756. She died on 22 Nov 1821.
  M iii
Joseph KNIGHT-1061 was born in 1760 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 3 Jul 1828 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in William Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.



DEATH: Genealogy - A Journal of American Ancestry
Volume Three
New York - William M. Clemens - Publisher - 1913
June 1914 - Page 55
Ibid, Book 4, p 40-41.
Joseph Knight, will made June 30th, 1828.
Nephews, Sanford Knight, Laton Knight, neice Tabitha Fiske, also children of said Sanford Knight, named Maria Knight and William Sanford Knight. Brother, William Knight; niece, Amy Mathewson

BURIAL: Name: Joseph Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1828
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included:
Birth Date: 1760
Death Date: 03 Jul 1828
Affiliate Record Identifier: 19325364
Cemetery: William Knight Lot
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FCQ5 : accessed 9 June 2015), Joseph Knight, 1828; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, William Knight Lot; citing record ID 19325364, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  F iv Else Alice KNIGHT-1062 was born in 1763. She died on 17 Apr 1779.
  M v William KNIGHT-1064 was born in 1762. He died on 21 Nov 1838.

Lt. Col. Joseph KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-786 was born on 1 May 1740 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 27 Feb 1825 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Colonel Joseph Knight Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Joseph married Elizabeth KNIGHT-785 on 26 Sep 1760 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: An Historical Sketch of the Town of Scituate, R.I.
By C. C. Beaman
July 4, 1876 - Phenix
Capron & Campbell, Steam Book and Job Printers.
1877 - Page 37
The license to Joseph Knight runs thus: "License to keep a tavern, or house of public entertainment, and to retail strong liquors in said town, and hath given bond for maintaining good order and conforming to the regulations of the law respecting taverns and public houses. Provided, that he suffer no unlawful game or games, druckenness, or any other disorder, in said house, or in any place in his possession, but that good government, rule and order be kept therein according to law." The license is dated February 12, 1803, and is signed, John Harris, Clerk.

http://www.geocities.com/scituateminutemen/captainknight.html
For the rest of his life Colonel Knight ran his tavern and farm, and still attended the Miltia Musters four times a year to lead "his men", he died peacefully of Natural Causes - Old Age on Febuary 27, 1825 and was buried on his farm. A simple fieldstone marks his grave, it simply reads "Colonel Joseph Knight", he would have wanted no other epitath.

The Wights
A Record of Thomas Wight of Dedham and Medfield
And of His Descendants 1635 - 1890
By William Ward Wight
Milwaukee - Swain & Tate - Printers
1890 - Page 98

An Historical Sketch of the Town of Scituate, R.I.
By C. C. Beaman
July 4, 1876 - Phenix
Capron & Campbell, Steam Book and Job Printers.
1877 - Page 41
His father, Jonathan Knight, executed to him the lease of his farm for six years, April 4th, 1764, Jeremiah and Andrew Angell witnessing the same. He appears to have used his teams extensively in transportation for Hope furnace.

[Family tree 6-17-02.FTW]
Joseph Knight was captain of minute men at Lexington Alarm. He served as recruiting officer and was at Warwick with his troops, 1777. His grave at Scituate has been marked by the Sons of the American Revolution.

Rhode Island in the Continental Congress
1765 – 1798
By Hon. William R. Staples, LL. D.
Edited by Reuben Aldridge Guild , A. M.
Printed by order of the General Assembly
Providence Press Company, Printers to the State
Providence - 1870
The following are the names of freemen who voted in town meetings upon the adoption of the Constitution, the town of Bristol, Barrington, Foster, Coventry, Hopkinton and Richmond, excepted:
(In the towns listed there were no Yeas votes cast)
Cranston.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Robert Knight – William Knight – Barzillai Knight – Job Knight – Joseph Knight
Benjamin Knight – James Knight – Jeremiah Knight – Henry Knight – Nehemiah Knight
Scituate.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Richard Knight – Joseph Knight – Jonathan Knight – Ezra Knight – Benajah Knight

Captain Joseph Knight was born in Scituate Rhode Island on May 1, 1740 to Jonathan and Elizabeth Knight on their farm on Tunk Hill Road. Little is known about his childhood, other then the family ran a saw mill and apple farm. Records at the Scituate Town Hall indicate that the family was well off, and in high standing in the community. In 1766 Joseph Knight was commisioned by the Governor as Ensign in the First Company of Scituate Militia, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1767, and to Captain in 1774.

CENSUS: Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Taken by order of the General Assembly, in the year 1774
Arranged by John R. Bartlett - Secretary of State
Providence - Knowles, Anthony & Co., State Printers
1885 - Page 213
Cranston
Head of Family: Joseph Knight
Whites Males Above 16: 1
            Under:16: 1
    Females Above 16: 1
           Under: 16: 0
Indians:
Blacks:
Total in Household: 3

Surname  GivenName  Age  Sex  Race  Birthplace  State  County      Location  Year
KNIGHT   JOSEPH          M    W     RI          RI     PROVIDENCE  CRANSTON  1810
 
Surname  GivenName  Age  Sex  Race  Birthplace  State   County      Location  Year
KNIGHT   JOSEPH          M    W     RI          RI      PROVIDENCE  SCITUATE  1820

BURIAL The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries. Transcription Project Index. SC141 COL JOSEPH KNIGHT LOT SCITUATE TUNK HILL ROAD ->100 ft. W of tel pole #218. KNIGHT JOSEPH, COL 1740c - 27 FEB 1825. Sept 2004

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Joseph Knight
Service Info.: LIEUT COL CONTINENTAL LINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR  
Birth Date: 1 May 1740
Death Date: 27 Feb 1825
Cemetery: Scituate Cem  
Cemetery Address: Turk Hill Rd Clayville, RI 02815  
Source Information:
National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

MILITARY: An Historical Sketch of the Town of Scituate, R.I.
By C. C. Beaman
July 4, 1876 - Phenix
Capron & Campbell, Steam Book and Job Printers.
From papers in the possession of his descendants, which have been kindly loaned me (C.C. Beaman) we get much information of Revolutionary times. He seems to have had a taste early for military life, having received from Gov. Samuel Ward, June 16th, 1766, a commission as Ensign of the First Company, or Trained Band of Providence. He was made Lieutenant of the same Company, in 1769, and in August, 1774, he was created Captain, April, 1775, after the news of the Battle of Lexington, a company was formed in Scituate under him as Captain, the roll headed thus: "We do enlist ourselves as Volunteers in the present emergency in defense of our country and Right of Privileges and Liberty." Four new companies were chartered in Scituate, December 5, 1774, and one of them was called "Scituate Huners."

A letter from Gov. Cooke to Joseph Knight, dated Providence, December 19, 1775, directed to him as Captain in the Second Company of Minute Men in Scituate, says: "You are hereby directed to gather together the company under your command with all possible expedition and march them to this town in order to be transported to Rhode Island for the defense of that island. You are to be careful that the men are properly equipped with arms, ammunition and blankets fit for immediate service. I have advice from Gen. Washington that eight large transports, with two tenders, having on board one regiment of foot, and three companies of horse sailed from Boston last Saturday, and I have no doubt that your officers and men will exert themselves upon this occasion with their usual ardor."

Gov. West sends an order from head-quarters to Capt. Knight, Jan. 12, 1776, for nine privates with a commissioned officer and sergeant or corporal, upon fatique duty. Ten days afterwards Gen. Lippitt directs him, from Prudence, to send ten men up there to go in a scow down to the Pearl. The men sent were in the fight at Prudence. According to the record they were, Joseph Knight, Capitan: William Brownell and Simeon Wilbour, Sergeants; Abraham Angell, Corporal; and Joseph Turner, Stephen Leach, Oliver Leach, Oliver Fisk, Zebedee Snow, Christopher Edwards, Joseph Wight, Moses Colvin, and Christopher Knight.

Providence was threatened by the enemy and Scituate was called upon to assist in its defense. Gen. Sullivan writes to Mr. Knight, who has been promoted to be Lieut.-Colonel, to march immediately with his regiment to their aid: "Pray, delay no time, for by the delay of one hour we may lose the town of Providence; let each man take three days provision, and wait there for further orders."

Rufus Hopkins, who seems to have been especially active and efficient in the good cause, writes Major Knight from Cranston, July 27, 1780, saying: "By express from the Governor I am requested to direct you forthwith to muster together the regiment under your command, completely equipped with arms and ammunition and six days provisions; you are hereby directed accordingly, and rendezvous at Providence as soon as possible, where you are to be ready to receive further orders, the reason is said to be in consequence of Gen. Clinton's coming from New York with eight or ten thousand troops to attack the French army and fleet at Newport."

Scituate was not invaded, but she was called upon, and responded nobly to the call, to march her troops to the port. The British, on Sunday, December 8, 1776, landed and took possession Rhode Island, and remained there until October 25, 1779, during which time the inhabitants were greatly oppressed.

In a list of Capt. Knight's company, April 2, 1775, the day after the Lexington battle, are found the following names:
Joseph Knight - Captain
Samuel Wilbor    Benjamin Wood   Isaac Horton     John Hill
Nathan Walker    James Parker    John Bennet,Jr.  Jeremiah Almy
Joseph Remington Nathan Ralfe    John I. Kilton   Johnthan Knight,Jr.
Joseph Briggs    David Knight    Joseph Collins   William Taylor
John Manchester  Edward Bennett  Thomas Parker    John Edwards,Jr.
Simon Wilbor     Isaiah Austin   Samuel Eldridge  Christopher Knight
Samuel Hopkins   Ben Bosworth    Obadiah Rolfe    Ezekiel Wood
Dr. Caleb Fisk   Jolin Phillips  Constant Graves  Stukely Knight
Peleg Colvin     Eleazor Westcott Caleb Steere    Collins Roberts
Daniel Fisk      William Knight  Nathan Franklin  Ephriam Edwards
Uriah Franklin   Stephen Edwards Francis Fuller   Benjamin Whitmore
William Stafford Daniel Angell   Furmer Tanner
 
Another list, dated Feb. 5, 1776, gives the following additional names:
Daniel Dexter    Peter Pierce    Alexander Lovell Ebenezer Handy
Joseph Turner    John Gunnison   Isaiah Ashton    Benjain Bacon
Natan Mathewson  Knight Wilbor   Abraham Angell   Moses Colvin
Christoper Edwards

An order of Capt. Knight to Aaron Fisk, one of his corporals, dated Dec. 8, 1774, directs to notify every enlisted soldier to appear in arms complete , to appear at the new dwelling house of Lieut. Samuel Wilbor, January 16, 1775.

Lieut.-Col. Ezekiel Cornell, of Col. Hitchcock's regiment, Providence, writes to Major Knight, dated Warwick, July 20, 1777, informing that he has  just received an express telling him that forty sail of square-rigged vessels were off Watch Point standing towards Newport, last evening; also, desiring me to send an express to Col. Colwell, which I have done, ordering him immediately to warn the militia to be in rediness.

The returns of the Third Regiment, made to Major Knight of eight companies are as follows: Capt. Potter, 75 men, Capt. Dorrance, 67 men, Capt. Smith,123 men, Capt. Paine, 109 men, Capt. Wilbor, 76 men, Capt. Howard, 64 men, Capt. Medbury, 32 men, Capt. Rolfe, 67 men. We get some idea of the imperfect equipments of the soldiers in the return of three companies of two hundred and seventy-two privates. Of these, without bayonets, 101, with bayonets, 26, and cartouches of same number only 43.

Knight, Joseph (R. I.). Major Rhode Island Militia in 1779.

DAR Magazine May 2000 issue
Page 344 Patriot Index Corrections
Corrected his Rank to Lt. Col.

http://www.geocities.com/scituateminutemen/roster.html
The following Roster is taken from Captain Knight's Orderly Book he maintained throughout the War.
"Roster of Captain Joseph Knight's Second Company of Scituate Minutemen, Third Regiment Providence County Militia.  
 
Private Jerimiah Almy
Private James Andrews, junior
Corporal Abraham Angell
Private Daniel Angell
Private Isaiah Ashton
Private Isaiah Austin
Private Benjain Bacon
Private John Bennet, junior
Private Joseph Bennet
Private Edward Bennett
Private Benajah Bosworth
Private Joseph Briggs
Sergeant William Brownell
Private Christopher Collins
Private Joseph Collins
Private Moses Colvin
Private Peleg Colvin
Private Daniel Dexter
Private Christopher Edwards
Private Ephriam Edwards
Private John Edwards, junior
Private Samuel Eldridge
Private Stephen Edwards
Corporal Aaron Fisk
Surgeon Caleb Fisk
Private Daniel Fisk
Private Oliver Fisk
Private Nathan Franklin
Private Uriah Franklin, junior
Private Francis Fuller, junior
Private Constant Graves
Private John Gunnison
Private Ebenezer Handy
Private John Hill
Private Samuel Hopkins
Private Isaac Horton

Private John I. Kilton, took part in the raid on the "Gaspee". Captured on Prudence Island, died of disease 1778.

Private David Knight
Private Christopher Knight
Private Jonathan Knight, junior
Captain Joseph Knight
Private Thomas Knight
Private William Knight
Private Oliver Leach
Private Stephen Leach
Private Alexander Lovell
Private John Manchester
Private Nathan Matthewson
Private James Parker
Private Thomas Parker
Private Joslin Phillips
Private Peter Pierce
Private Nathan Ralfe
Private Obadiah Rolfe
Private Joseph Remington
Private Collins Roberts
Private Zebedee Snow
Private William Stafford
Private Caleb Steere
Private Furmer Tanner
Private William Taylor
Private Joseph Turner
Private Stuckley Thornton
Private Nathan Walker
Private Eleazor Westcott
Private Benjamin Whitmore
Private Joseph Wight
Private Knight Wilbur
Lieutenant Samuel Wilbur
Sergeant Simeon Wilbur
Private Benjamin Wood

American Revolution
1776
British raid Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay
In the early morning hours of January 13, 1776, British forces raid Prudence Island, Rhode Island, in an effort to steal a large quantity of sheep. But, upon landing on the island’s southern beaches, the British were ambushed by fifteen Minutemen from Rhode Island’s Second Company led by Captain Joseph Knight, who had been tipped off to the Brits’ plans and rowed across Narragansett Bay from Warwick Neck the previous morning. A brief but deadly battle ensued before the British were forced to retreat. Three British marines were killed and seven injured during the ambush. Two Minutemen were wounded; one died and the other was taken prisoner. Afraid of further violence, residents abandoned the island between 1776 and 1777, and the island’s homes and windmill were burned. Rhode Island’s Second Company continued to guard the area between Providence, Warwick Neck and Chopmist on Rhode Island for the next three years. Captain Knight rose to the rank of major in 1777, taking command of the Third Providence County Regiment. The Rhode Island General Assembly chose to end the Minutemen system in 1777 and the Second Company was reorganized as the Fifth Company of Scituate Militia. Major Knight and his regiment served the Patriot cause throughout the Rhode Island campaign of 1778. Knight received a further promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1778 and remained in the militia until his retirement in 1800, by which time he had served 34 years in the service of Rhode Island. During his tenure, Rhode Island had progressed from colony to independent state to member state of the federal union. - http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-raid-prudence-island-in-narragansett-bay

DEATH: Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XIV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Gazette - Deaths
1905 - Page 33
Knight, Col. Joseph, at Scituate, in 85th year. Had been a member of council several years and colonel of Scituate Regiment 15 years;  Feb. 27, 1825

Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Phenix - Deaths
1905 - Page 538
Knight, Col. Joseph, at Scituate, in 85th year. Patriot of the Revolutionary War,  March 9, 1825

Genealogy - A Journal of American Ancestry
Volume Three
New York - William M. Clemens - Publisher - 1913
June 1914 - Page 56
Probate Records of Cranston R.I. - Book 1
Joseph Knight, will proved June 6th, 1817
Wife Elizabeth, daughters Zilpha Potter, Martha Knight; sons, Ever, Darius, George, Angell; grand-sons, Joseph, son of Darius; Robert, Son of Angell, sole Ex.

BURIAL: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Patriot Grave Search
KNIGHT, Joseph Major RI
Knight Farm Fam Cem nr Foster, Providence County, RI
1741 - 1825
Revolutionary War Graves Register.
Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler. 672pp. SAR. 1993.
Also SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD.
Progeny Publishing Co: Buffalo, NY. 1998

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Joseph Knight
Service Info.: LIEUT COL CONTINENTAL LINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR  
Birth Date: 1 May 1740
Death Date: 27 Feb 1825
Cemetery: Scituate Cem  
Cemetery Address: Turk Hill Rd Clayville, RI 02815  
Source Information:
National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Marriage: Vital Record of Cranston,Johnston and North Providence, Rhode Island
James N. Arnold 1983
Knight,Joseph, of Scituate, and Elizabeth Knight, of Jonathan, of Cranston; m. by William Burton, Justice, Sept 28, 1760

Elizabeth KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-785 was born on 24 May 1743 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 12 Sep 1822 in Scituate, Hope Valley, Rhode Island. She was buried in Colonel Joseph Knight Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Elizabeth married Lt. Col. Joseph KNIGHT-786 on 26 Sep 1760 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Elizabeth   Knight  
  Birth:   24 May 1745--  , Cranston,Providence,RI
  Death:   12 September 1822 -- Scituate,Providence,RI
  Spouse:  Joseph   Knight
  Parents: Jonathan   Knight, Martha   Angell
 
Baptized September 05, 1743 in Providence, Rhode Island per Cynthia Gail Knight. Relationship to husband (besides wife) is cousin once removed.

An Historical Sketch of the Town of Scituate, R.I.
By C. C. Beaman
July 4, 1876 - Phenix
Capron & Campbell, Steam Book and Job Printers.
1877 - Page 42
About this time, March 18,1777, Elizabeth Knight writes from Scituate to her husband, who was with his troops at Warwick: :These lines are to let you know that we are all well at present. I want you to come home soon as you can, to see about getting some flax, for it is very scarce to be had. There are some men who want to be boarded at your house, and I want you to send to me whether you are willing to board them or not. So I remain your loving wife, Elizabeth Knight."  There you see a woman of the old heroic time, -- quiet, diligent, deferring to her husband, subjecting herself to the circumstances of the time, and heartily embracing the good cause. In talking of the men of the Revolution we should never forget the women, whose sacrifices were great, and whose zeal and courage in the patriot cause was abounding.

BURIAL: The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries. Transcription Project Index. SC141 COL JOSEPH KNIGHT LOT SCITUATE TUNK HILL ROAD ->100 ft. W of tel pole #218. KNIGHT ELIZABETH ([KNIGHT]) 1743c - 12 SEP 1822. Sept 2004

DEATH: Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XIV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Gazette - Deaths
1905 - Page 32
Knight, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Col. Joseph, at Scituate, aged 79 years,  Sept. 12, 1822

Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Phenix - Deaths
1905 - Page 538
Knight, Elizabeth, wife of Col. Joseph, at Scituate, aged 79 years,  Sept. 12, 1822

They had the following children.

  F i Zilpha KNIGHT-15063 was born in 1761. She died on 26 Mar 1837.
  M ii Capt. Ezra KNIGHT-869 was born on 8 Jun 1764. He died on 10 Dec 1842.
  M iii Darius KNIGHT-871 was born on 12 Sep 1768. He died on 20 Jun 1856.
  M iv George KNIGHT-873 was born on 13 Sep 1771. He died on 26 Sep 1839.
  F v Martha DARLING-1093 was born in 1774.
  M vi Angell KNIGHT-1095 was born on 15 May 1778. He died on 24 Jun 1837.

Jonathan KNIGHT [Parents]-2470 was born on 24 Jul 1722 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 28 Aug 1786 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Jonathan married Zilpha BUCKLIN-2474 on 20 Dec 1739 in Coventry, Rhode Island.

MILITARY: Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in
the District of Columbia
Washington City
1905 - Page 45
Jonathan Knight (1720 - 1784) of Cranston, Rhode Island; appointed Lieutenant of Fifth Company of Providence, in 1748, and served until 1753.

CENSUS: Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Taken by order of the General Assembly, in the year 1774
Arranged by John R. Bartlett - Secretary of State
Providence - Knowles, Anthony & Co., State Printers
1885 - Page 121
Scituate
Head of Family: Jonathan Knight (Blacksmith)
Whites Males Above 16: 1
            Under:16: 2
        Females Above 16: 2
                Under: 16: 1
Indians:
Blacks:
Total in Household: 6

BIOGRAPHY: Rhode Island in the Continental Congress
1765 – 1798
By Hon. William R. Staples, LL. D.
Edited by Reuben Aldridge Guild , A. M.
Printed by order of the General Assembly
Providence Press Company, Printers to the State
Providence - 1870
The following are the names of freemen who voted in town meetings upon the adoption of the Constitution, the town of Bristol, Barrington, Foster, Coventry, Hopkinton and Richmond, excepted:
(In the towns listed there were no Yeas votes cast)
Cranston.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Robert Knight – William Knight – Barzillai Knight – Job Knight – Joseph Knight
Benjamin Knight – James Knight – Jeremiah Knight – Henry Knight – Nehemiah Knight
Scituate.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Richard Knight – Joseph Knight – Jonathan Knight – Ezra Knight – Benajah Knight

BIRTH: Jonathan Knight in the Family Data Collection - Births
Name:Jonathan Knight
Father:Joseph Knight
Mother:Mary Elizibeth Stone
Birth Date:1722
State:MA
Country:USA
Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.

Zilpha BUCKLIN [Parents]-2474 was born on 24 Jul 1722 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. She died in 1768 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Zilpha married Jonathan KNIGHT-2470 on 20 Dec 1739 in Coventry, Rhode Island.

BIRTH: Zilpha Bucklin in the Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records, 1642-1896
Name:Zilpha Bucklin
Birth Date:24 Jul 1722
Birth Place:Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA
Relative:chi:Joseph Bucklin, Jr.; chi:Susannah Bucklin
Source:Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths, with Supplement containing the Record of 1896, Colonial Returns, Lists of the Early Settlers, Purchasers, Freemen, Inhabitants, the Soldiers serving in Philip's War and the Revolution.
Births
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records, 1642-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2000.
Original data: Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. Providence, RI, USA: Narragansett Historical Publishing, 1897.

They had the following children.

  M i Lt. Col. Joseph KNIGHT-786 was born on 1 May 1740. He died on 27 Feb 1825.
  F ii Mary KNIGHT-6908 was born in 1742. She died on 27 Jul 1811.
  M iii Capt. Jonathan KNIGHT-3490 was born on 3 Aug 1745. He died on 13 Mar 1822.
  M iv Robert KNIGHT-1058 was born on 25 Mar 1748. He died on 20 Apr 1819.
  M v Richard KNIGHT-3494 was born on 12 Oct 1753. He died on 29 Mar 1822.
  M vi David KNIGHT-3495 was born on 29 Aug 1756. He died on 23 Jul 1840.

Andrew KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-787 was born on 2 Feb 1747 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 19 Mar 1812 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Knights Meeting House Cemetery, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Andrew married Huldah WILLIAMS-1399 on 26 Sep 1756 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

MILITARY: Served: Private Rhode Island Militia
Desc.:  Bowen,Edward Everett
ANC# :  021356
ID#  :  00031
1778 Pvt. in Capt. Generals Cavaliers in Gen. Sullivan's Expedition to R.I.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Andrew Knight
SAR Membership: 21356
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1747
Birth Place: Cranston, Rhode Island
Death Date: 19 Mar 1812
Death Place: Cranston, Rhode Island
Spouse: Hulda Williams
Children: Earl Knight
Source Citation: Volume: 107; SAR Membership Number: 21356.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

The Idaho Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Supplemental Application of Edward Everett Bowen descendant of Andrew Knight
9 November 1922
Revolutionary Service of Andrew Knight
Private, Captain General’s Cavaliers Company, on pay abstract for services in the late expedition to Rhode Island from July 24 to August 31, 1778, received pay for 5 days service, Benjamin Slack, Colonel, Caleb Harris, Captain (Military Returns, State Archives, v.4 p,42); Name appears in the Census of 1777 as of Cranston, aged 16-50, able to bear arm”.
Certificate of Herbert O. Brigham, State Record Commissioner, of Rhode Island, dated April 21, 1921.

CENSUS: 1774 Rhode Island Colonial Census
Town of Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

__Families____________________A___B___C___D___E___F___G_____________
KNIGHT, Andrew 2   -   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Joseph 1   1   1   -   -   -   3
KNIGHT, Jonathan 1   2   3   -   -   -   6
KNIGHT, Robert 1   -   3   3   -   -   7
KNIGHT, Edward 3   2   2   3   -   -   10
KNIGHT, Robert, Jr. 1   1   1   2   -   -   5
KNIGHT, Benjamin 2   3   3   1   -   -   9
KNIGHT, John 2   -   2   -   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Richard 4   2   4   1   -   -   11
KNIGHT, Richard, Jr. 2   2   2   2   -   -   8
KNIGHT, William 2   -   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Phillip 2   1   2   3   -   -   8
KNIGHT, Stephen 1   3   2   2   -   -   8
KNIGHT, Thomas 1   -   -   -   -   -   1
KNIGHT, Ruben 1   -   1   -   -   -   2
KNIGHT, Henry 1   1   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Dorcas, Widow -   2   2   1   -   -   5
KNIGHT, Jeremiah 1   1   2   -   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Nehemiah 1   -   1   5   -   -   7
Key:
A = White males above 16 years of age.
B = White males under 16 years of age.
C = White females above 16 years of age.
D = White females under 16 years of age.
E = Indians
F = Blacks
G = Total

BURIAL: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Patriot Grave Search
KNIGHT, Andrew Private
RI Old Knight Cem Cranston, Providence County, RI
1812
Revolutionary War Graves Register.
Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler.
672pp. SAR. 1993.
Also SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD.
Progeny Publishing Co: Buffalo, NY. 1998

From Gravestone in Knightsville Meeting House Lot
Cranston,Providence,Rhode Island CR 020
IN Memory of
Andrew Knight
Born Feb 2, 1747
Died March 19, 1812;
Aged 65 years.

The Knights donated a quarter of land to build the Knightsville Meeting House in 1806.
Upon the death of Andrew Knight in 1812, his son donated the land behind the church for a burial ground. Andrew Knight was the first person buried in the Knightsville Cemetery.

Name: Andrew Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1812
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 02 Feb 1747
Death Date: 19 Mar 1812
Affiliate Record Identifier: 15309939
Cemetery: Knightsville Meeting House Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVF-9KT6 : accessed 12 May 2015), Andrew Knight, 1812; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Knightsville Meeting House Cemetery; citing record ID 15309939, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Andrew Knight
SAR Membership: 21356
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1747
Birth Place: Cranston, Rhode Island
Death Date: 19 Mar 1812
Death Place: Cranston, Rhode Island
Spouse: Hulda Williams
Children: Earl Knight
Source Citation: Volume: 107; SAR Membership Number: 21356.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Huldah WILLIAMS-1399 was born on 16 Jan 1740 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 27 Feb 1823 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Huldah married Andrew KNIGHT-787 on 26 Sep 1756 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

They had the following children.

  M i Col. Earl KNIGHT-1400 was born on 13 Jan 1783. He died on 19 Nov 1862.

Caleb KNIGHT [Parents]-788 was born on 29 May 1741 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 11 Oct 1776 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Caleb married Patience COLLINS-799 on 17 Dec 1762 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

MARRIED: Vital Record of Cranston,Johnson and North Providence, Rhode Island
James N, Arnold 1983
Knight,Caleb, of Cranston,and Patience Collins, of Eleazer Jr., of Scituate; m. by James Harris, Justice, Dec. 12, 1762

Patience COLLINS [Parents]-799 was born in 1742 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Patience married Caleb KNIGHT-788 on 17 Dec 1762 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Caleb Knight
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Patience Collins
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 12 Dec 1762
Marriage Place: Cranston,Providence,Rhode Island
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: M51245-1
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
Source Film Number: 931513
Reference Number:
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

Arnold Collections
Marriage Records
Town of Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
New Horizons Genealogy
1-316 Collins, Patience, and Caleb Knight, Dec. 12, 1762

They had the following children.

  M i Moses KNIGHT-802 was born in 1764. He died on 20 May 1822.

Caleb SHELDON [Parents]-912 was born on 14 May 1741 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 24 Dec 1832 in Norway, Herkimer, New York. Caleb married Rhobe KNIGHT-790 on 27 Feb 1763 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

Rhobe KNIGHT [Parents]-790 was born on 9 Feb 1743/1744 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. She died in Jun 1762. Rhobe married Caleb SHELDON-912 on 27 Feb 1763 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

MARRIAGE: Arnold Collections
Marriage Records
Town of Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
New Horizons Genealogy
1-317 Sheldon, Caleb, of Johnston, and Rhode Knight, of Jonathan, of Cranston; m. by James Harris, Justice, Feb. 27, 1763


Benajah KNIGHT [Parents]-791 was born on 9 Oct 1746 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 9 Apr 1820 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He was buried in 1820 in Colvin-Johnson Cemetery Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island. Benajah married Mary BURLINGAME-7352.

CENSUS: 1790 Census – Rhode Island – Providence County – Scituate
Sheet #: 231 – Reel #: M637-10 – Page #: 10
Transcribed by Lorri Robinson for the USGenWeb Archives
Benajah Knight is listed as #26 on the page, Free Whites Males over 16 (1) and under 16 (1) Females 16 years or older (2)

MILITARY: Civil and Military List of Rhode Island 1647 – 1800
A List of all officers elected by the General Assembly
By Joseph Jencks Smith – Providence, R.I. - 1900
Providence County Brigade
Brig.- Gen. Simeon Thayer
Page 471
3rd Company
Capt. Benjamin Wood – Lt. Nathan Walker – Ens. Benajah Knight.

BIOGRAPHY: Fiske and Fisk Family
By Frederick Clifton Pierce
Press of W. B. Conkey Company
Chicago, Ill.
1896 - Page 125

Captain Wightman of Quidnessett, R. I. (1632 - 1721/2)
And Descendants
Compiled by Mary Ross Whitman
Chicago, Ill.
1939 - Page 118

Rhode Island in the Continental Congress
1765 – 1798
By Hon. William R. Staples, LL. D.
Edited by Reuben Aldridge Guild , A. M.
Printed by order of the General Assembly
Providence Press Company, Printers to the State
Providence - 1870
The following are the names of freemen who voted in town meetings upon the adoption of the Constitution, the town of Bristol, Barrington, Foster, Coventry, Hopkinton and Richmond, excepted:
(In the towns listed there were no Yeas votes cast)
Cranston.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Robert Knight – William Knight – Barzillai Knight – Job Knight – Joseph Knight
Benjamin Knight – James Knight – Jeremiah Knight – Henry Knight – Nehemiah Knight
Scituate.
Yeas. – None
Nays.
Richard Knight – Joseph Knight – Jonathan Knight – Ezra Knight – Benajah Knight

CENSUS: 1774 Rhode Island Colonial Census
Town of Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

__Families____________________A___B___C___D___E___F___G_____________
KNIGHT, Andrew 2   -   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Joseph 1   1   1   -   -   -   3
KNIGHT, Jonathan 1   2   3   -   -   -   6
KNIGHT, Robert 1   -   3   3   -   -   7
KNIGHT, Edward 3   2   2   3   -   -   10
KNIGHT, Robert, Jr. 1   1   1   2   -   -   5
KNIGHT, Benjamin 2   3   3   1   -   -   9
KNIGHT, John 2   -   2   -   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Richard 4   2   4   1   -   -   11
KNIGHT, Richard, Jr. 2   2   2   2   -   -   8
KNIGHT, William 2   -   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Phillip 2   1   2   3   -   -   8
KNIGHT, Stephen 1   3   2   2   -   -   8
KNIGHT, Thomas 1   -   -   -   -   -   1
KNIGHT, Ruben 1   -   1   -   -   -   2
KNIGHT, Henry 1   1   1   1   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Dorcas, Widow -   2   2   1   -   -   5
KNIGHT, Jeremiah 1   1   2   -   -   -   4
KNIGHT, Nehemiah 1   -   1   5   -   -   7
Key:
A = White males above 16 years of age.
B = White males under 16 years of age.
C = White females above 16 years of age.
D = White females under 16 years of age.
E = Indians
F = Blacks
G = Total

DEATH: Vital Record of Rhode Island
1636 - 1850
Birth, Marriages and Deaths
By James N. Arnold
Vol. XIV
Providence, R.I.
Narragansett Historical Publishing Company
Providence Gazette - Deaths
1905 - Page 32
Knight, Benjamin, at Cranston, aged 66 years Gazette of Providence Aug. 2, 1800

OCCUPATION: Providence Gazette
Providence, Rhode Island
9 October 1774
RUN away from the Subscriber, on the 17th of April last, an Apprentice Lad, named Joseph Carpenter, about 18 Years of Age, about 5 feet 9 Inches high, has some Freckles in his Face, and has sandy Hair; Had on and took with him, when he went away, a light coloured Broadcloth Coat, a dark Ditto, a white Holland Jacket, a Pair of Leather Breeches, a Pair of Long Trowsers, Whoever takes up said Apprentice, and returns him to the Suscriber, shall have Three Dollars Reward, paid by Benjamin Knight - Cranston, October 4, 1774

Mary BURLINGAME-7352 was born on 23 Nov 1753 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 27 Mar 1837 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She was buried in Colvin-Johnson Cemetery, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Mary married Benajah KNIGHT-791.

BURIAL: Mary Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Mary Knight
Birth Date:1755
Birth Place:Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date:27 Mar 1837
Death Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery:Colvin-Johnson Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?:N
Spouse:Benajah Knight
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: Mary Burlingame in the Rhode Island, Birth Index, 1636-1930
Name:Mary Burlingame
Birth Date:25 Nov 1753
Birth Place:Rhode Island
1st Parent:Joseph Burlingame
2nd Parent:Silame Burlingame
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Rhode Island, Birth Index, 1636-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

They had the following children.

  M i Olney KNIGHT-7353 was born on 29 Aug 1786. He died on 29 Jun 1868.

Robert BENNETT-6370 was born in 1744. Robert married Martha KNIGHT-793 on 8 Apr 1770 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

Martha KNIGHT [Parents]-793 was born on 9 Jun 1750 in Situate, Providence, Rhode Island. She died in Aug 1817. Martha married Robert BENNETT-6370 on 8 Apr 1770 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

MILITARY: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Martha Knight
SAR Membership: 27712
Birth Date: 1750
Spouse: Robert Bennett
Children: Nedabiah W Bennett
Source Citation: Volume: 139; SAR Membership Number: 27712.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

MARRIAGE: Arnold Collections
Marriage Records
Town of Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
New Horizons Genealogy
1-325 Bennett, Robert, of Benjamin, of Scituate, and Martha Knight, of Lieut. Jonathan, of Cranston; m. by William Burton, Justice, April 8, 1770


Rev. Charles STONE [Parents]-3604 was born in 1764 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 2 Sep 1844 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Elder Charles Stone Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Charles married Rachel KNIGHT-795 in 1782 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Genealogy of the Stone Family
Originating in Rhode Island
By Richard C. Stone
1866 Page 64/159/161
Note 175
Charles Stone (1322), the oldest son of Jeremiah (1051), was born in Cranston, and came with his father, when a boy, to Scituate. His opportunities for education, in that early day of Rhode Island History, were very limited, and , consequently, as the father saw no necessity of his son's becoming better educated than he himself was, no efforts were made to help the boy Charles, although he was decidedly a boy of superior mind. With no early encouragement or culture, he or his father, looked forward to nothing higher or beyond the level upon which his ancestors moved. True, he would not fall back behind and below, though little expectation was entertained of his advance. He disappointed his friends. His first step was advance. His father married when sixteen; Charles waited till he was eighteen, and then married Rachel Knight, a very worthy woman, commenced life in the same occupation of his father, and on a part of the same  farm. It was not in his nature, however, to rest down in the current level around him. He would rise, he would improve; not because he would ambitiously excel, but because he felt, intuitively felt, intellectually felt, that the god-given nature of man is progress, and this idea went with through life, and more or less guided his conversation, his reflection and his reading. He was the student of human nature as developed in our fallen and redeemed race, and graduated only when he passed over to the "Shining Shore." Previous to 1795, his attention was called to the subject of  religion; he experienced a work of grace and became a member of the Baptist church in the West part of Coventry, under the pastoral care of the Rev. Caleb Nichols. How long before the above time his conversion dates, or how long before, he made public profession of Faith in Christ, the writer is not informed. But, March 20, 1795, we find a petition signed by twenty-two members, to be set off and called "The Second Separate or Independent Baptist Church of Christ, in Coventry." Among these petitioners were Jeremiah Stone(1051), Charles Stone(1053), Henry Stone(1324), Mercy Stone(1326), William Stone(1053), Dinah Stone(1327), Dinah Stone (Knight), the wife of Jeremiah (1051); Rachel Stone (Knight), the wife of  Charles (1322), and  Lydia Stone (Blackmar), the wife of Henry (1324). The prayer of the petitioners was granted the July following, and, on the first day of August, 1795, the petitioners assembled at what was called Werden's Meeting House,  and organized the church by choice of William Stone (1053), Clerk; Nathaniel Price, Elder, and Charles Stone (1322), Deacon. The recognition of this church by the sister churches took place September 11, 1795. The record of which was signed and duly certified by Frances Fuller, messenger of the church in Foster, Council Scribe. Rev. Nathaniel Price remained with only till March, 1795, when he was , by mutual arrangement, dismissed. For more than a year, the church was without a settled pastor. Much of the time, however, they enjoyed the instruction and labors of their worthy deacon, whom they appointed on the day of their organization. On Saturday, December 23, 1797. they passed the following vote; "Chose Brother Charles Stone to be their Elder, declaring his qualifications to be satisfactory to their mind; they also believe he to be called of God and set apart to the work." The Ordaining Council met on the 20th day of June, 1798, and, after a very methodical examination; First, of the church in "their leanings of mind toward the candidate as their watchman and minister." Second, of the candidate, "his call from nature to grace," "his call to the ministerial work," "his call to the pastoral care of this church;" the vote was unanimous in the affirmative, and the act of ordination took place on the next day, June 21st. Of this church, he was the Pastor nearly forty-six years up to the time of his death, though he had assistance for a few years near its close. His labors were mostly at one place, in the same house, its name changing, by common consent, from "Elder Werden's Meeting House" to "Elder Stone's Meeting House," a name which it still retains, though the foundation where it once stood now only remains. Rev. Charles Stone, as a preacher, was a man of  much argumentative and persuasive power, easy, fluent in expression, though his style of delivery was somewhat antiquated, ahd his discourses possessed more of logical deductions and reasoning, than those generally of his day. He was not an extensive reader, nor did he ever become a man of general science. His study of God and man, as revealed in the "Divine Word," and the great truths which it reveals of mans duty and destiny. He was a Calvinist, rather of the Emmons or Hopkins school, and dwelt with an extra reverence on the writings and arguments of the Apostle Paul; but his was the Calvinism of a generous and expanded liberality, rather than the Calvinism of a diminutive, nutshell exclution. He was a man far in  advance of his age. He did not believe that the world, with its Christian Philosophy, or its statements of Chistian scientific truth, or its understanding of gospel order and Chistian duty, was fully understood, completely developed and stereotyped, when he was born. No; he believed in advancement, some new development of man's capacities to be  learned and brought out, some new truth to be discovered and made plain, and hence a noble charity tinged and beautified his whole mind. He did not view, with any degree of interest, the exclusive communion of the denomination to which he belonged. The following incident was related to the writer by the Rev. Charles himself. Two men called at the Church Covenant Meeting, on Saturday, introduced themselves to him as Congregatinalists and Agents for the Bible Society, and he courteously invited them to stop and take part in the meetings. They did so, remained over Sunday, stopped to the Communion Service, were waited upon by the Deacons, and received the Sacrament. Some three days after, his brother called and the following dialogue enused;

Br.  Charles, did you know that those two men who communed with us last Sabbath were Congregationalists?
Elder C. Yes.
Br. Well, what are you intending to do about it?
Elder C. Well, I guess not much.
This shows, better than a volume could have done, his hearty fellowship for all those who love the Lord and are engaged in his work. He was decidedly in favor of improvements,- a practical man. The denomination, in his day, generally cherished the idea that study and preparation, especially written preparation, was inconsistent with a dispensation of Gospel Truth. He early saw and threw aside this foolish idea. He himself related to the writer the following fact. "I was going to an exchange," said he, "to the"Tin Top,'(a church near Warwick line,) when I overtook an aged man of some years acquaintance. 'I am going ," said the man, 'to hear you preach. I don't go to hear these College chaps, with their book-learning and their written sermons, but I heard you were to preach, and I am going.' I felt happy to meet him, though I had a prepared sermon for the afternoon. I went into the pulpit, which, fortunately for my friend, was quite elevated, and preached my sermon as I intended. As I came out of the house, he bade me good bye, saying, " There, that is what I call preaching; but if you had had one word written, I would have left the house.' I did not think it best to spoil his enjoyment of what he called a 'good sermon,' by giving him the facts." Elder Charles was one, while he gathered up and examined life in all its relations, that never grew old, but cherished a lovely freshness of spirit. Children knew him only to remember and love, and his easy, familiar approach never failed to secure their confidence, and remove the distance which to often obtains between the old and the young. As a social, genial companion and friend, he had few equals, no superiors. His conversation was vivacious, always tinged with religious trust, easy, fluent, very frequently interspersed with illustration and anecdote, but never overstepping the bound of religious propriety. As he approached the close of life, his Faith brightened into a brilliancy, and he was almost permitted to look beyond the veil, and listen to the echo of angel voices from the temple-arches of the New Jerusalem; and, in cheerfulness, in bright beaming hope, he heard the voice, "Child, your Father calls, come home." He died, 1844. His wife, Rachel Knight, was an excellent woman, of strong, social habits; of earnest, confiding faith, a loving companion, a firm friend, and an excellent mother. She died April 8, 1842.

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

Rachel KNIGHT [Parents]-795 was born on 30 May 1757 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 8 Apr 1852 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Elder Charles Stone Lot, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Rachel married Rev. Charles STONE-3604 in 1782 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.


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

Genealogy of the Stone Family originating in Rhode Island
By Richard C. Stone.
Providence: Knowles, Anthony and Company,Printers
1866 - Page 64/159

BIRTH: Births Family Data Collection
Name: Rachel Knight
Father: Jonathan Knight
Mother: Experience Westcott
Birth Date: 30 May 1757
State: RI  
Country: USA  
Source Information:
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network

D.A.R.: Lineage Book
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Elizabeth Bryant Johnston,
Historian General
Volume XII - 1896 - Page 293
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Stone Bellows.           11772
Born in Rhode Island
Wife of John J. Bellows.
Descendant of Lieut. Jeremiah Stone, of Rhode Island.
Daughter of Horatio A. Stone and Elizabeth Almy, his wife.
Granddaughter of Nathan K. Stone and Cilda Matteson, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Charles Stone and Rachel Knight, his wife.
Gr.- gr. - granddaughter of Jeremiah Stone and Dinah Knight, his wife.
Jeremiah Stone enlisted from Scituate and served over three years in Col. John Topham's regiment. He died at Scituate, 1825, aged eighty.

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