Knight Family Tree - aqwg71

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Joab KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-805 was born on 6 Mar 1785 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 14 Dec 1881 in Homer, Courtland, New York. He was buried in Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Homer, Courtland, New York. Joab married Rachel FISKE-922 on 23 May 1819 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
SEARLES, Betsey

CENSUS: 1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Joab Knight
County: Cortland  
State: New York  
Number of persons in household: 4
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place:  , Cortland, New York; Roll: 275; Page: 141.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Joab Knight
Age: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1784
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Scott, Cortland, New York
Family Number: 179
Household Members: Name Age
Joab Knight 66
Rachel Knight 54
Philander Knight 27
Louisa Knight 28
Joanna Barber 24
William Dennis 2
John P Fish 25
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Scott, Cortland, New York; Roll  M432_493; Page: 263B; Image: 278.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6QH-YN3
name: Joab Knight
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Scott, Cortland, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 70
relationship to head of household: Head
estimated birth year: 1785
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head  Joab Knight  M 70    
wife  Rachel Knight  F 64
family number: 60
line number: 4
page:
film number: 843780
digital folder number: 005207132
image number: 00202
Collection: Joab Knight, "New York, State Census, 1855"

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Joab Knight
Age in 1860: 75  
Birth Year: abt 1785  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Scott, Cortland, New York
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Scott
Household Members: Name Age
Joab Knight 75  
Rachel Knight 69  
Philander Knight 37  
Eloesia Knight 37  
Arthur L Knight 8  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Scott, Cortland, New York; Roll: M653_739; Page: 30; Image: 31.

Name: Joal Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1865
Event Place: , Scott, Cortland, New York, United States
Relationship to Head of Household: Father
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Father
Birth Year (Estimated): 1785
Page: 19
Household ID: 93
Line Number: 19
GS Film Number: 000843866
Digital Folder Number: 004239214
Image Number: 00444
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Philander Knight Son M 42
E Louise Knight F 42
Arthur D Knight Son M 13
Joal Knight Father M 80
Rachel Knight Mother F 75
Merrick Eldridge M 14
D E Higley Friend F 15
Citing this Record:
"New York, State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNJ-7ST6 : accessed 3 July 2015), Joal Knight in household of Philander Knight, , Scott, Cortland, New York, United States; citing source p. 19, line 19, household ID 93, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 843,866.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Joab Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1785
Age in 1870: 85  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Scott, Cortland, New York
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Homer  
Household Members: Name Age
Joab Knight 85  
Rachel Knight 79  
Philander Knight 47  
Louisa Knight 47  
Adelbert White 21  
Emily White 19  
William Rumsey 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Scott, Cortland, New York; Roll: M593_922; Page: 852; Image: 479.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joab Knight
Home in 1880: Homer, Cortland, New York
Age: 95
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1785
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of Household: Father
Father's birthplace: Rhode Island
Mother's birthplace: Rhode Island
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Widower
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Philander Knight 57  
E. Louisa Knight 57  
Joab Knight 95  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Homer, Cortland, New York; Roll: T9_822; Family History Film: 1254822; Page: 145.2000; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 0294.

BURIAL: Name: Joab Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1881
Event Place: Scott, Cortland, New York, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 06 Mar 1785
Death Date: 1881
Affiliate Record Identifier: 135890891
Cemetery: Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPQ-91ZP : 13 December 2015), Joab Knight, 1881; Burial, Scott, Cortland, New York, United States of America, Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery; citing record ID 135890891, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

OBITUARY: The Homer Republican
Homer, N. Y., Thursday, December 22, 1881
Obituary
In Homer, December 14, 1881, Joab Knight, aged 97 years, 9 month and 8 days. Also in Scott, September 23, 1870, Rachel Knight, wife of the above, aged 79 years, 10 months and 21 days. The subjects of the above notice were both born in the town of Cranston, Providence county, Rhode Island, Jonathan Knight, the father of Joab Knight, was a staid farmer in comfortable circumstances, and also a Baptist minister, who according to the custom of those times, preached on Sunday and labored on his farm during the week, living within his income and laying up a little for a rainy day. Joab was the oldest son, who after many vicissitudes in teaching school, clerking, coopering, farming, mechanical work, etc., and concluded in the year 1814, being then 29 years if age to emigrate to “York State.” He accordingly purchased a horse, saddle and bridle, and a pair of capacious saddle bags in which to carry provisions and a little clothing, and started on horseback for what was then called the West. He arrived safely in the town of Homer, and made his first stop with Mr. Thomas Salisbury, or Major Salisbury, as he was always called – an old acquaintance of his who was then settled in Cold Brook, in the north part of the town, with whom he boarded for some time. He soon purchased an entire lot of land, (640 acres) known as lot 95, in the south-east part of the town of Scott; not an acre of which was cleared, for which he paid $1,250. His father assisted him some in paying for it. He remained in the country about four years, boarding a time with “the Major,” but living most of the time by himself in his “log house,” working by turns at coopering and clearing land. He then returned to Rhode Island where he remained about two years, making preparations for the final removal to his new home. During this time he was married to Miss Rachel Fisk, with whom he lived till 1870, when she died, preceding him by eleven years. He got a pair of oxen, and an “ox wagon” most of which he made himself, and covered it with cotton cloth; and with this outfit he started with his family, about the 20th of November 1820, for their Western home. They took their own provisions for the journey simply “lodging” at the “taverns” overnight. Such a journey at such a time must have been somewhat fruitful in incidents and adventures which we have not space here to notice. Here, however, is one specimen. On one occasion his oxen resolved that they would not, under any circumstance, cross a certain bridge, and no amount of persuasion, gentle or otherwise, could induce them to change their determination. But our pioneer was not to be foiled in any such way. Accordingly he unhitched them, turned their heads towards the wagon, fastened the end of the tongue to the yoke and in that way backed them over the bridge and continued their journey. They arrived at their destination after being on the road twenty-one days. During his former sojourn in this country Mr. Knight had erected a log house with one room, on one side of his farm, which was now occupied by Mr. William Gillett – a brother of Judge Gillett. He and his family went into this house with Mr. Gillett’s people where they lived a year or two, when he built another log house in a more central part of his farm. The house had two rooms and a stone chimney in the center with a fire place in each room. One room was occupied by the family and the other was used for a cooper shop, where Mr. Knight continued for several years to make “potash barrels” by odd spells and thus capture an occasional six shillings. He also manufactured nearly all the furniture for the house, plain stools serving for chairs, and other things in proportion. Prominent among the articles of furniture was the old loom with its accompaniments of swifts, quill wheels, warping bars, etc. In the meantime the clearing of the land and bringing it into cultivation so that they could produce their own breadstuffs, meat, vegetable, wood and flax, involved an amount of hardship and privation of which we at the present time can form but a feeble conception. Luxuries of every description they knew only by hearsay. The price of produce – if indeed, they had any to sell was also very low and most of the time had to be sold for barter. Potash, or salts, was about the only article that would sell for money, and in obtaining the ashes for its production many a dark night was illuminated by the flames of their burning log heaps, while the proprietor would labor with might and main to keep them going and secure the ashes when they were burned down. While this was going on outside, Mrs. Knight was busy with wheel and loom making woolen and linen cloths with which to clothe the family and have surplus to sell. The amount of labor which she performed in this direction in addition to all her other labors was truly marvelous, but an iron constitution and indomitable will enabled her to perform it. Thus by unyielding perseverance, hard work and economy, they won the battle and secured a home, and in 1832 they moved into their new frame house, which is still standing and occupied as the farm house. Mr. Knight sold off portions of his land at different time to other settlers, so that at the time of his death he and his son together held but 194 acres of the original purchase. Mr. Knight was a man of determination who was bound to get a living and get it honestly. He always intended to earn every dollar that he got and always “paddle his own canoe.” He had no genius for speculation, was entirely destitute of dash, and was extremely modest and unassuming, never crowding or elbowing other people out of the way to get the front seat himself, so that whatever success he attained was his own beyond a doubt. He was always interested in political affairs and used to write much on those subjects, but never was an aspirant or schemer for office, and his extreme difference and modest prevented him from attaining to much distinction as a political leader, although he understood the true principals of government and the policy of parties better than the majority of those who were called leaders. He was an ardent Republican from the organization of that party to the time of his death. He was never connected with any church or religious organization though he was naturally religiously inclined. Was always moral, upright and exemplary in character, and was much interested in theological investigation and wrote much on the subject. He was independent though not at all aggressive in asserting his opinions, and never took any man’s theories or any dogma of the church upon trust, but insisted upon their being rationally and philosophically demonstrated. In middle life he became acquainted with the doctrines of the New Jerusalem Church as taught by Emanuel Swedenborg, and by reading his works in connection with the Bible he became convinced of the truth of those doctrines and held to them while he lived. If all that he ever wrote on political and theological subjects had been published in would have made several volumes, but a very small portion of his writings ever got into print. He would sometimes show his manuscripts to a few of his friends who would read them and that would be the end of them. In fact the greatest defect of his character was his lack of self-assertion and his excessive difference and timidity which prevented him from exerting that degree of influence in society to which his natural endowments justly entitled him. He had for many years, an extensive correspondence, and to some extent seemed to choose this means of communicating his ideas, rather than by the press. Mrs. Knight was woman of remarkable energy and strength of character. In her youth her educational advantages were extremely limited – a defect that she felt all her life, but she made the most of the little education she had, and in her were developed some of the most sterling qualities. She had a natural capacity for business and worked with most persistent application and energy, while her prudent management and watch-care were one of the chief props of the household. She made no enemies in the community, and was indefatigable in her efforts to promote the happiness and welfare of her family. Indeed she was one of those noble mothers of whom we sometimes feel like saying, “We never shall see her like again.” Her memory will remain forever fresh and green in the hearts of those who knew her best. She was in short a consistent, faithful, Christian woman.

Rachel FISKE [Parents] [scrapbook]-922 was born on 2 Nov 1790 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 23 Sep 1870 in Homer, Courtland, New York. She was buried in Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Homer, Courtland, New York. Rachel married Joab KNIGHT-805 on 23 May 1819 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

CENSUS: Name: Rachel Knight
Residence: Cortland, New York
Age: 59 years
Estimated birth year: 1791
Birth place: Rhode Island
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Race or color (expanded):
Death month:
Death date:
Film number: 17069
Image number: 00278
Reference number: 9
Dwelling: 161
Household id: 179
Marital status:
Free or slave:
Collection: 1850 United States Census

Name: Rachel Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1865
Event Place: Scott, Cortland, New York, United States
Relationship to Head of Household: Mother
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Mother
Birth Year (Estimated): 1790
Page: 19
Household ID: 93
Line Number: 20
GS Film Number: 000843866
Digital Folder Number: 004239214
Image Number: 00444
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Philander Knight Son M 42
E Louise Knight F 42
Arthur D Knight Son M 13
Joal Knight Father M 80
Rachel Knight Mother F 75
Merrick Eldridge M 14
D E Higley Friend F 15
Citing this Record:
"New York, State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNJ-7STX : accessed 3 July 2015), Rachel Knight in household of Philander Knight, , Scott, Cortland, New York, United States; citing source p. 19, line 20, household ID 93, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 843,866.

BIOGRAPHY: The Homer Republican
Homer, N. Y., Thursday, December 22, 1881
Obituary
This section on Rachel Fiske Knight was in the next column from Joab’s Obit.
Mrs. Knight was woman of remarkable energy and strength of character. In her youth her educational advantages were extremely limited – a defect that she felt all her life, but she made the most of the little education she had, and in her were developed some of the most sterling qualities. She had a natural capacity for business and worked with most persistent application and energy, while her prudent management and watch-care were one of the chief props of the household. She made no enemies in the community, and was indefatigable in her efforts to promote the happiness and welfare of her family. Indeed she was one of those noble mothers of whom we sometimes feel like saying, “We never shall see her like again.” Her memory will remain forever fresh and green in the hearts of those who knew her best. She was in short a consistent, faithful, Christian woman.

BURIAL: Rachel Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Rachel Knight
Birth Date: 2 Nov 1790
Birth Place: Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: 23 Sep 1870
Death Place: Homer, Cortland County, New York, United States of America
Cemetery: Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Scott, Cortland County, New York, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Joab Knight
Children: Philander 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.

They had the following children.

  F i
Louisa KNIGHT-3441 was born in 1824 in Scott, Cortland, New York.
  M ii Philander KNIGHT-923 was born on 23 Feb 1825. He died on 8 Jul 1918.

Sanford A. KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-993 was born on 4 Jul 1788 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 22 Aug 1870 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Sanford A. Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Sanford married Elizabeth KNIGHT-806 on 7 Jan 1809.

BIOGRAPHY: Register of Seamen's Protection
Page 156
Knight, Sanford
Date of Certification
Apr. 21, 1807
Age
19
Complexion
Florid
Place of Birth
Cranston, R.I.
Book
4
Page
38

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Lanford Knight
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1789
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_843; Page: 185; Image: 171.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Sanford Knight
Age in 1860: 71  
Birth Year: abt 1789  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Knightsville
Household Members: Name Age
Sanford Knight 71  
Betsey Knight 69  
Ann M Knight 47  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M653_1206; Page: 247; Image: 153.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Sanford Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1789
Age in 1870: 81  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Fiskeville  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1475; Page: 71; Image: 144.

DEATH: Recd. for Cindy Knight-Palozzo
In the Name of the God Amen
I Sanford Knight of Cranston in the County of Providence. And State of Rhode Island. Being sane in mind though weak and debilitated in body.  In view of Approaching Dissolution Do make this my last will and testament. In manner following that is to say.
First: I give and bequeath unto my Brother Laten Knight one silver dollar to be Paid to him by my Executor herinafter named.
Second: I give & Bequeath unto my sister Tabathy Fiske five hundred dollars to be paid her by my executor herintoafter named.
Thirdly: I give unto Sheldon Fiske my secretary & chest and all my wearing apparel.
Fourthly: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Maria Potter all of my Real & Personal Estate. Wherever the same may be situated. During her life and after the Death of my said daughter. I give and bequeath all of any said Real Estate to Andrew L. Fisk & Henry Fiske, children of Andrew Fisk late of Cranston, Deceased to them and there Heirs and Assigns forever.
Fifelthy: I hereby nominate and appoint my said Daughter Ann Maria Potter sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and canceling all other and former wills by me made and establishing this and this only as my last will and testament my said executor hereby paying all of my just debts & funeral expenses.
In Testimony Whereof I do hereby set my hand and seal this the Eleventh Day March A D. In the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seventy.
Signed Sealed published pronounced and delivered by said Sanford Knight as and for the last will and testament in the presence of us who at the same time at his request and in the presence of each other-hereunto sit our names as witnessed to the same.
(Signed) Sanford Knight - Isaac C. Potter - Israel F. Brayton - Benjamin Dawley

At a Court of Probate holders at the town Clerks Office within and for the town of Cranston, in the County of Providence and State of Rhode Island on Thursday the 29th day of September A. D. 1870.
An instrument in writing proported to be the last will and testament of Sanford Knight late of said Cranston, deceased, which was presented to this Court for Probate on the 10th day of September, read and continued to this time and place learning that notice has been duly given by publishing said notice once a week for more than fourteen days in the Morning Herald a newspaper printed in the City of Providence which notice is satisfactory to this Court said instrument is now read and Isaac C. Potter, Israel F. Brayton and Benjamin Dowsley subscribing witnesses are present and being sworn, testify that they were present and saw said Sanford Knight sign said instrument and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that they at the same time, at the request of the said Sanford Knight, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names as witnesses thereto, and that the said Sanford Knight was their of sane mind and more than twenty one years of age, and no person appearing to object. It is thereinfore ordered, adjudged and decreed that said instrument is proved to be the last Will and Testament of said Sanford Knight and as such, is allowed and ordered to be recorded and that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of said Sanford Knight, be granted to Ann Maria Potter, who is named therein as Executrix thereof  and said Ann Maria Potter is ordered and required before entering upon said trust to give bond in the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6000) with Sheldon Knight and Caleb Congdon as suretie in form prescribed by law.
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Clerks Office of the Court of Probate of the Town of Cranston, County of Providence in the said State.
J. M. Wheeler Clerk of said Court of Probate do Certify that the aforegoing are true copies of the last will and testament of Sanford Knight late of said Cranston deceased now on file in this Official and of the Probate, thereof which will and Probate are duly recorded in the records of said Court in Book of records of  No 9 page 402.
In attestation whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court his 9th day of September A. D. 1870

Name: Sanford Knight
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 22 Aug 1870
Death Place: Cranston, , Rhode Island
Age: 82
Birth Date: 1788
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: William Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Roby Knight
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09382-0
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 931514
Reference Number: p 171
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

BURIAL: Name: Sanford A. Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1870
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 04 Jul 1788
Death Date: 22 Aug 1870
Affiliate Record Identifier: 18307446
Cemetery: Sanford Knight Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FHLY : accessed 7 June 2015), Sanford A. Knight, 1870; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Sanford Knight Cemetery; citing record ID 18307446, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Elizabeth KNIGHT [Parents]-806 was born on 25 Mar 1791 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 4 Oct 1863 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Sanford A. Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Elizabeth married Sanford A. KNIGHT-993 on 7 Jan 1809.

They had the following children.

  F i Ann Marie KNIGHT-994 was born on 28 Nov 1812. She died on 30 Aug 1892.
  M ii William Sanford KNIGHT-996 was born on 16 Nov 1822. He died on 7 Aug 1840.
  F iii
Roby Elizabeth KNIGHT [scrapbook]-9246 was born on 10 Oct 1832 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 10 Sep 1841 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Sanford A. Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.



BURIAL: Name: Roby Elizabeth Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1841
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 1833
Death Date: 10 Sep 1841
Affiliate Record Identifier: 18307417
Cemetery: Sanford Knight Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FHLT : accessed 7 June 2015), Roby Elizabeth Knight, 1841; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Sanford Knight Cemetery; citing record ID 18307417, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  M iv
Byron Alphonso KNIGHT [scrapbook]-11038 was born on 30 Dec 1837 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 4 Sep 1841 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Sanford A. Knight Lot, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.



BURIAL: Name: Byron Alphonso Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1841
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1837
Death Date: 04 Sep 1841
Affiliate Record Identifier: 22407196
Cemetery: Sanford Knight Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-FHL5 : accessed 7 June 2015), Byron Alphonso Knight, 1841; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Sanford Knight Cemetery; citing record ID 22407196, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Sheldon KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-807 was born on 21 Aug 1795 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 6 Oct 1874 in Knightsville, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Sheldon married Irene BABCOCK-917 on 21 Mar 1818 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
PIERCE, Eliza Ann

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Sheldon Knight
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_843; Page: 181; Image: 163.
Sheldon Knight was one of the enumerators for the 1850 Census in the Town of Cranston,Providence,Rhode Island.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Sheldon Knight
Age in 1860: 67  
Birth Year: abt 1793  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Providence
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Remington 42  
Abby E Remington 39  
Louis E Remington 14  
Henry L Remington 11  
Sheldon Knight 67  
Irene Knight 68  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M653_1209; Page: 312; Image: 370.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Sheldon Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Age in 1870: 74  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Cranston  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1475; Page: 67; Image: 136.

MILITARY: Connecticut Society of Colonial Wars Pedigrees
December 11, 2003 1:25 PM
Sheldon Knight  Colonial Wars Register of Connecticut Men  Pedigrees  Frank Woodruff Kellogg  762

DEATH: Name: Sheldon Knight
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 06 Oct 1874
Death Place: Cranston, , Rhode Island
Age: 79
Birth Date: 1795
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Jonathan Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Knight
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09382-0
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 931514
Reference Number: p 205
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

BURIAL: Name: Sheldon Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1874
Event Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1795
Death Date: 06 Oct 1874
Affiliate Record Identifier: 18586661
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-F1TR : 13 December 2015), Sheldon Knight, 1874; Burial, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Swan Point Cemetery; citing record ID 18586661, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Irene BABCOCK [Parents] [scrapbook]-917 was born on 11 Feb 1794 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 25 Sep 1870 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Irene married Sheldon KNIGHT-807 on 21 Mar 1818 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island.

MARRIAGE: 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 - Marriages
1905 - Page 493
Babcock, Iriene and Sheldon Knight, both of and at Cranston.  March 21, 1818

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 Gazette - Marriages
1905 - Page 184
Knight, Sheldon and Iriene Babcock, both of and at Cranston.  March 21, 1818

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 - Marriages
1905 - Page 427
Knight, Sheldon and Iriene Babcock, daughter of Arnold, at Cranston,  March 21, 1818

DEATH: Name: Irene Knight
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 25 Sep 1870
Death Place: Cranston, , Rhode Island
Age: 76
Birth Date: 1794
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Arnold Babcock
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Abigale Babcock
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09382-0
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 931514
Reference Number: p 172
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

BURIAL: Name: Irene Babcock Knight
Maiden Name: Babcock
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1870
Event Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included:
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1794
Death Date: 25 Sep 1870
Affiliate Record Identifier: 18586609
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVVG-F155 : accessed 20 February 2015), Irene Babcock Knight, 1870; Burial, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Swan Point Cemetery; citing record ID 18586609, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

They had the following children.

  F i Abby Elizabeth KNIGHT-997 was born on 18 Dec 1826. She died on 4 Oct 1899.
  F ii
Mary Jackson KNIGHT [scrapbook]-2103 was born on 15 Apr 1830 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 15 Jul 1837 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
  F iii Sally Gorham KNIGHT-999 was born on 29 Sep 1825. She died on 12 Sep 1899.
  F iv
Lydia Fiske KNIGHT-1001 was born on 5 Feb 1832 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 21 Jun 1833 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
  F v
Lydia Sheldon KNIGHT-1002 was born on 4 Jun 1834 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 3 Oct 1834 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

Sheldon KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-807 was born on 21 Aug 1795 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 6 Oct 1874 in Knightsville, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Sheldon married Eliza Ann PIERCE-9498 on 9 May 1872 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
BABCOCK, Irene

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Sheldon Knight
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_843; Page: 181; Image: 163.
Sheldon Knight was one of the enumerators for the 1850 Census in the Town of Cranston,Providence,Rhode Island.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Sheldon Knight
Age in 1860: 67  
Birth Year: abt 1793  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Providence
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Remington 42  
Abby E Remington 39  
Louis E Remington 14  
Henry L Remington 11  
Sheldon Knight 67  
Irene Knight 68  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M653_1209; Page: 312; Image: 370.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Sheldon Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Age in 1870: 74  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Cranston  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1475; Page: 67; Image: 136.

MILITARY: Connecticut Society of Colonial Wars Pedigrees
December 11, 2003 1:25 PM
Sheldon Knight  Colonial Wars Register of Connecticut Men  Pedigrees  Frank Woodruff Kellogg  762

DEATH: Name: Sheldon Knight
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 06 Oct 1874
Death Place: Cranston, , Rhode Island
Age: 79
Birth Date: 1795
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Jonathan Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Knight
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09382-0
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 931514
Reference Number: p 205
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

BURIAL: Name: Sheldon Knight
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1874
Event Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1795
Death Date: 06 Oct 1874
Affiliate Record Identifier: 18586661
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-F1TR : 13 December 2015), Sheldon Knight, 1874; Burial, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Swan Point Cemetery; citing record ID 18586661, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Eliza Ann PIERCE [scrapbook]-9498 was born on 10 Mar 1807 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 8 Feb 1878 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Eliza married Sheldon KNIGHT-807 on 9 May 1872 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

DEATH: Name: Eliza A. Knight
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 08 Feb 1878
Death Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 70
Birth Date: 1808
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: William Pierce
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Lavinia
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09620-8
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2384565
Reference Number: p 1
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: Sheldon Knight
Groom's Birth Date: 1796
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 76
Bride's Name: Eliza Ann Potter (Maiden name Pearce)
Bride's Birth Date: 1808
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 64
Marriage Date: 09 May 1872
Marriage Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Groom's Father's Name: Jonathan
Groom's Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Bride's Father's Name: William Pearce
Bride's Mother's Name: Lavina Pearce
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: I09387-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 914408
Reference Number: p 141
Collection: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916

BIRTH: Name: Eliza Ann Pierce
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1807
Birthplace: Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: David Pierce
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Betsey Pierce
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00912-5
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 868697
Reference ID: 64
Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4GY-L24 : accessed 21 January 2015), Eliza Ann Pierce, 10 Mar 1807; citing Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 64; FHL microfilm 868,697.

BURIAL: Name: Eliza Ann Pierce Knight
Maiden Name: Pierce
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1878
Event Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 1807
Death Date: 08 Feb 1878
Affiliate Record Identifier: 15439985
Cemetery: Pocasset Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVVF-92XL : accessed 21 January 2015), Eliza Ann Pierce Knight, 1878; Burial, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Pocasset Cemetery; citing record ID 15439985, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


Samuel Arnold JERAULD [Parents]-1003 was born on 30 Mar 1791 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 10 Oct 1860 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Grace Church Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Samuel married Clarinda KNIGHT-808 on 27 Sep 1812 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Gerald Families or Gerralds, Gerould(s), Gerrouuld, Jerald, Jerralds, Jerould etc.
Of CT,MA,NH,NY,RI,VT and CA.
Mary Jane Sanborn Lewis
Page 5

The Life and Times of
Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia
1907 - Page 271

BURIAL: Samuel Arnold Jerauld in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Samuel Arnold Jerauld
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1791
Birth Place: Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: 10 Oct 1860
Death Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery: Grace Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Father: Caleb Gerald
Mother: Roby Gerald
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: Samuel Arnold Jerauld in the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899
Name: Samuel Arnold Jerauld
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1791
Birth Place: Rhode Island, USA
Father Name: Caleb Jerauld
Mother Name: Robe Jerauld
Page Number: 184
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636–1850. 21 volumes. Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1891–1912. Digitized images from New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Clarinda KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-808 was born on 20 Feb 1791 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 23 Jun 1832 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Grace Church Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Clarinda married Samuel Arnold JERAULD-1003 on 27 Sep 1812 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Gerald Families or Gerralds, Gerould(s), Gerrouuld, Jerald, Jerralds, Jerould etc.
Of CT,MA,NH,NY,RI,VT and CA.
Mary Jane Sanborn Lewis
Page 5

The Life and Times of
Samuel Gorton
The Founders and the Founding of the Republic
Philadelphia
1907 - Page 271

MARRIAGE: 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 Gazette - Marriages
1905 - Page 184
Knight, Clorinda, daughter of Oliver, and Samuel Jerauld, at Warwick,  Sept. 20, 1812

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 - Marriages
1905 - Page 427
Knight, Clarinda, daughter of Oliver, and Samuel Jerauld, at Warwick, by Rev. Mr. Curtis,  Sept. 27, 1812

BURIAL: Clorinda Gerald in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Clorinda Gerald
Cemetery: Grace Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Samuel A. Gerald
Children:
Stephen G. Gerauld
Albert Knight Gerald
Melissa B. Greene
Eliza Amanda Chace
Samuel A. Gerald
Gracie Gerald
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.


Samuel KNIGHT [Parents]-809 was born in 1690 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 14 May 1752. Samuel married Mary RANSOM-6933 on 29 Nov 1716 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

BIOGRAPHY: Colchester, Connecticut Settlement Records
Decembr ye 22 : 1718 was a Legall town meeting held in Colchester: Micaiell Taintor Senr was chosen Town Clerk for the year ensueing--Selectmen * * * William Worthington Joseph Chamberlin & John Skiner--Constables * * * Sergt Joseph pratt & Ephreaim foot--Sergt Joseph prat to gather the Country Rate--Colecterers * * John Day & thom Jones--Listers Isaac Jones & John Northam--Grand Jurimen Decon Lomis & ebenezer kellogg--Way wardens John Johnson John biglow Noah Weles Robart Ransom Samuell Lomis Jvnr Samuel brown & lef holmes--farther at ye same meeting James Newton Jvnr was chosen brander for the town of Colchester--fenc vewers Chosen ware Benjamin adams & samuel kellogg--at the same meeting Left-nt holms Leftent harris Daniell Jones thomas Carier Samuell Knight Joseph Dalee: Daniell galutiah ware voated Inhabetance: on that Condistion that Benjamin Lewes & others ware exsepted:

December 16th : 1719 : a Legall town meeting held in Colchester for the choice of town offecers (as followeth) Micaiell Taintor was chosen town clerk--Select men, Capt Newton Lef Skiner & Cap wright--Constables Sergt Joseph pratt & Noah Wells--sergt prat to gather the Contry Rate & make up acounts with the tresurer--grandjurimen Joseph pumery & william worthington--Colecterers ebenezer dible & Isreall Newton--ebenezer dible to Colect the Rats of the Persons belonging to Cap Wrights Company acording to the bounds in the diuision of the train bands: betwixt Capt Newtons Company & said Capt Wrights Company: & Isreall Newton to gather the Rats of ye Persons belonging to Capt Newtons Company acording to the bounds abouesd=Way Wardens--Nathaniell foot Ensin Lomis Samuel knight Daniell Jones John Day John Wells ebenezer spencer--Listers--James Tredway & Joseph prat Junr--fenc vewers John Jonson & Cornelis Roberds--sealer of measurs Micaiell Taintor was chosen--sealer of waits Daniell Clark Juner was chosen--at the meeting mentioned on the other side Decon Lomis was Chosen Leather Sealer--further the town voated & chose a Comitie to treat with the reuerant Mr bulkley Relating to his standing salery for his work in the minestry amongst us & make Return to the town--the Comitie Chosen ware the present select men & Samuell Northam: Decon Lomis & Micaiell Taintor further it was voated that whereas at a town mecting held in Colchester Nouember ye 3d 1719 the town Chose a Comitie to Joyn with a Comitie of the town of hebron in setling a Line to be the bounds betwixt the town of Colchester & the town of hebron and to stand to the bounds that may be fixed by the said Comittis it is now further voated that in Case the said Comities Canot agre: in fixing the bounds: then it shall be in the power of our Comitie: to Joyn with the Comittie of hebron in chousing thre men such as thay agree uppon to determin that Controuersie: & to stand to & abide by the line & bounds which said thre men shall fix for the Deuiding line betwixt the towns abouesaid--further it was voated to Raise a Rate of one penne on the pound on the Ratabell estate in the town to defray the town Charges.

Decembr 27th : 1720 was a legall town meeting in Colchester wherein Micaiell Taintor was chosen town Clerk for the year ensueing--select men--Capt Newton Ensign Wells & left Wyat--Constables sergt pratt & Noah wells--Surueyors--John Jonson Nathanill Cohoon John Northam Nathaniell Gilbert Ebenezer kellogg Sergt Isaac Jones John Chapman Junr Left John holms--fenc vewers thomas addams & Samuell kellogg--Listers, Capt Wright & sergt Nathanill Foot--Colecterors Samuell Knight & William Williams & to Deuide in gathering the Rates acording to the voat last year: Grand Jurymen Micaiell Taintor Junr & Clement kithophell--howards--Ephream foott & John Jonson--at the meeting aforesaid voated to grant Mr Bulkley Eighty pounds--at the meeting aforesaid the town voated that swine should go at larg in the Comons acording to the former law--at the meeting mentioned on the other side Sergt pratt was chosen & appoynted to take the Care of the meeting hows to keep the glass windows in repaire & to do what elce is of nesesety: & to make sutabell steps at the dores--& to be payd out of the town tresury. . furder at the meeting aforesd it was voated that the town meeting to chous town offecers for the futuer shall be on the second munday of decembr anually & the select men are to set up a notefication thereof ten days before yt time on the end of the scool house--at the meeting aforesaid sergt ebenr Dible Sargt Nathaniell foot & John biglow ware chosen to Inspect into the encrochments made by persons: by fencing & takeing into their Improuement the town high-ways: & also takeing into thayr Improuement further & more then was layd out to them: in their other Deuisions of land: & said Comittie shall giue such persons Reasonable notice to thro up or Remoue thayr fence--that so the town in generall may be benefited there by--& if any person or persons shall neglect to lay to the Comons: such land: so Incroached: eighther in the town street or in: deuisions of land thay are hearby Impowered to prosecute: any such person in the law for thayr so doing.

Janewary ye 17th : 172 1/2 was a meeting of ye proprioters of Colchester then voated to quit to benjamin Gorton thair claim to fiue hundred acers of land which he bought of peter mason: within the boundaris of his Deed from sd mason which bares date Sept: ye 20 : 1717 : prouided that no part of it doth Infring on any former Grant or Grants of ye town or proprioters of sd Colchester: also prouided that thare be not within sd boundaries more then fiue hundred acers --further the proprioters voated to grant unto Samuell Knight so much land as the high way taks up or taks of from the front of his lot to be taken up at the west end of said lot--further voated to grant to Left harris a piece of land joyning to that farm which he bought of John hoberd: & Joyning on the pond & brook east: on the highway southwardly: on Consideration yt the high way goeth thro his land: he also paying to the proprioters so much money as Left Skiner shall Judg the sd land to be worth--further voated to quitt Claim to Daniell palmeter the land or lotment he now liues on:--further voated and granted to Capt. Joseph wright the use and Improuement of the buering yard for twenty years next Coming on Condistion that he with all Conuenient Speed make a sufficent fence Rownd it and Clear it from bushes.--further voated and granted to Capt wright Left Skiner Sergt kellogg & his son sergt Andrew Carrier sergt Ephream foot Sergt John day Sergt Jos Dewey Abraham Williams William Worthington William Roberds & Samell kellogg fiue shillings pr Day for thair time & expences at ye Courts in June & Nouembr last: which is forty shillings each--

"List of the Polls &c for the Parish of Westchester for the year 1787. Noah Skinner Ezra Bigelow Caleb Gifford Joseph Day Jr. Judah Scovil Sam.l Carrier Joseph Crocker Dan.l William Sam.l Isham Daniel Pratt 3d. Joseph Day Weeks Williams John Carrier Samuel Brown Adonijah Foot Elijah Williams Timothy Waters Benj.n Adams Jr. Israel Kellogg John Isham Asa Day Amasa Mitchel Samuel Skinner Aaron Barbur. Eleazer & Eleazer Dunham Jr. Adriel Sabins, Eldad Sabins Jon.a Bass Abraham Day Henry Waters Elijah Day Benj.n Huntington Noah Isham Stephen Skinner Noah Skinner Jr. Knight Sexton John Ackley George Sexton Robert Young Eph.m Scovel Reuben Scovel Darcas Niles Nath.l Warner Jr. Joseph Carrier Jona. Northam Jr. Robert Shattuck Susannah Gates Sarah Yeamans Elijah Smith Joseph Whitmore Joseph Fuller Simon Brainerd Jr. Ezra Ramsdale Stephen & William Brainard Isaac Isham Isaac Isham Jr. Green Bigsby Sally Yeamans Thomas Shaw Simeon & Timo. Crocker David Yeamans Amasa Day Ezekiel Lord Charles Williams John Williams Phineas Sabins Judah Lewis James Sexton Reuben Foot Uriah Carrier Henry Champion Esq. Henry Champion Jr. Jehiel Isham Nath.l Foot Jr. David Shattuck Stephen Brainard Jr. Nath'l & Aaron Foot Erastus Worthington Samuel Loomis Jonathan Dunham Joseph Isham John Bigelow John Bigelow Jr. Joseph Loomis John Mitchel Solomon Loomis John Elliot Esq.r John Blish Tho.s Williams John Isham Jr. Joseph Ransom John Olmsted Gad Worthington Amasa Brown Cephas Cone John Day Josiah Cridenton Ambrose Niles Israel Skinner James Mc. Cracken Jacob Babbit John Staples Benjamin Staples Isaac Jones John Skinner Josiah Foot Elijah Staples Jr. David Adams--"

We have ascertained where some more of the early settlers were from, viz.: Thomas Beebe, of New London; Nathaniel "Cahone," (Calhoun,) from Warwick, R. I; Philip Caverlee, of Lebanon: John Chapman, from New London: James Crocker, from Barnstable; Joseph "Dalee," from "Prouedenc"; Thomas Day, from Hartford; Benjamin Fox, from New London; Daniel Galusiah, from Weston; Joseph Harrington, of Watertown; James Harris, from New Loudon (1717); John Hopson, from Rhode Island; Isaac Jones, from Weston; Samuel Knight, from Plainfield; Benjamin Lewes (Lewis), from Falmouth; Robert Menter, from Lyme; Morgans, from New London; James Mun, from Springfield; Robert Stapels, from Lyme; William Worthington, from Hartford.

Decembr the 10th : 1722 was a town meeting held in Colchester: whearin Micaiell Taintor was chosen town Clerk--Townsmen, Capt Newton Capt Wright Lef Wyat--Constables Ensign foot & Noah Wells Ensigne Nathaniell foot Chosen to gather the Contry Rate and make up the acounbts with the tresurer acording to Law--Grand Jurymen sergt prat & Benjemin Lewis--Colecterors John Jonson & Samll Lomis Junr--waywardens John Jonson thomas day Junr Jonathen kellogg left John holms Left James harris Daniell Jones Benjamin Lewis Nathanill Cohoon Noah Wells Samll knight James kinion & Daniell Clark all sworn but Cohoon--Listers James tredway Joseph pratt Junr--pownd keeper Sergt prat fence vewers Ephream foot & Samuill Brown--further at the meeting aforesaid mentioned on the opposite side the town voated Mr Bulkleys sallery for the year now Allmost past the sum of one hundred pounds in bills of Credett or in prouision pay at the price that the Contry hath stated--further voated to giue Nathanll kellogg Junr twelve shillings for the year Insuing to beat the Drum on Sabath Days for meetings--he finding himself a Drum--further at the same meeting the town voated: to grant a Rate of one penne half penne on the pownd to defray the town Charges--titheing men Sergt Dible Richard Church--School Comittie Chosen ware the present Select men & ensign Wells & Micaiell Tantor--further voated that wheras we formerly voated to give twenty shillings for a woolf we now Continue yt act for all that are killed in this town bounds by our own Inhabetents--In addistion to the voat abouesd it is now voated that if killed by our Inhabetents thay shall be paid for notwithstanding thair being killed without the town bounds--this adistion made at the meeting: Decembr 9th 1723

Decembr ye 14th=1724 was a town meeting held in Colchester: Micaiell Taintor was Chosen town Clerk--Selectmen Capt Wright Left holms & Left Skiner--Constables ensign Nathll foot & sergt Isaac Jones thay are to gather the Contry rate equaly to be Conserned in it ensign foot to be returned to the treasurer to make up ye coumlts (accounts, C. M. T.) Grand Jurymen Decon Lomis & noah Wels--tithing men Benjamin Lewis & Daniell Jones--Colecterors ware Jacob Lomis & John Day--Listers James Newton John wels John biglow & Noah Clark--fenc vewers ephriam foot & Samuell brown--way wardens wm Worthington wm Williams Samll kellogg Isaac biglow Wm Chamberlin Nathll skiner Sergt thomas Jones & Samll knight William Roberd & Jonathan Well (s?) Danil Clark--further voated to giue to the Reuerend Mr bulkley for the year now almost past one hundred pounds in money or prouision as money--Schole Comittie Chosen ware Insign foot Benjamin Lewis and James newton--further voated to grant Decon Lomis seauen shillings pr week for keeping mr Allison for ye time past--further at the meeting aforesd granted to Ebenezer Skiner the liberty of giting wood to make Cole in the sequestred Comons to maintain Iron works so long as he shall maintain & keep up the Iron works--further it was voted & granted a rate of one penne on the pound to all ye Rateable estate in ye town

Decembr ye 11th (1726?) was a town meeting held in Colchester--Micaiell Taintor was Chosen town Clerk--Select men Capt Newton Left Skiner William Robord & Lef holms & Daniell Clark--Constabels Josiah Gillet Junr & Isaac Jones--Grand Juremen ensign foot & Daniell Jones--Colecterors sergnt Lewes & Joseph Chapman--Lesters Joseph Chamberlin Junr thomas Day Junr & James harris Junr: Surueyrs Samuell Lomis Junr James Kinion Nathan Williams Samuell knight John Roberds Jeames Roberds Ebenezer Colman Joseph prat Junr George holmes pelatiah bliss sergt thomas Jones Ebenezer kellogg John Rowlee Daniell Chapman Jonathan kellogg Jonathan Dunham--fenc Vewers Noah pumery & Joseph kellogg--pownd keeper sergt prat--howards Samuel Knight Samuel fuller William haris Enathan Rowlee James Kinion Samuel kellogg benjamin quiterfield Jonathan Dunham Joseph Dalee--at the meating aforsd granted to decon lomis 7 shillings per week for keeping mr alleson: to be paid out of ye present town Rate--granted mr bulkley for his salery for the year now almost past one hundred pounds in bills of publick Credet.

MARRIAGE: Samuell Knight & Mary Ransom m. Nouembr. 29 : 1716--Joshua b. June 20th : 1721--Mary b. July 13th : 1724--Lydia b. June 26th : 1730

Mary RANSOM-6933 was born in 1688 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. She died on 16 Dec 1762 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut. Mary married Samuel KNIGHT-809 on 29 Nov 1716 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Volume II
 Ransom
(II) Joshua , son of Robert Ransom , was born in 1665 at Sandwich, Massachusetts . He married (first), February 26, 1686 , Mercy , daughter of John and Elishua Gifford . She 915 died October 25, 1689 , and he married (second), March 10, 1692 , Susanna Garner , of Plymouth . She died at Halifax, Massachusetts , March 16, 1735 . Ransom died after 1713 . He was then living at Plympton . Children: 1. Robert , born 1687 , mentioned below. 2. Mary , born about 1688 , at North Kingston ; married Samuel Knight . Children of the second wife: 3. John , married Martha Ripley . 4. Sarah , married, at Plympton , Francis Curtis . 5. Joshua , married Mary Wright .

Marriage: Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Samuell Knight
Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1716
Marriage Location: Colchester  
Spouse: Mary Ransom
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
Zerviah KNIGHT-8306 was born in 1719 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.
  M ii Joshua KNIGHT-7186 was born on 20 Jun 1721. He died in 1739.
  F iii
Mary KNIGHT-7187 was born on 13 Jul 1724 in Colchester, New London, Conneticut.



BIRTH: Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Mary Knight
Gender: Female  
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1724
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: Mary Knight
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1724
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
  F iv Lydia KNIGHT-7188 was born on 26 Jun 1730. She died on 24 Jul 1814.

Thomas FIELD [Parents]-7917 was born in 1696 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 20 May 1777 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. Thomas married Abigail KNIGHT-810.

BIOGRAPHY: New England Ancestry of Susan Alma Cook
1866-1934
Researched and Compiled by Philip R. Bunnelle
Santa Clara, California  1998
Published by PB Press - Santa Clara, Ca  Page 108
Thomas Field - son of Thomas and Abigail (Dexter) Field
  Thomas was born in Providence, RI., about 1696. He married there Abigail Knight. He was a freeman of the colony in 1720. On 7 June 1725 he received from his father, "for fatherly love and affection…lot of land where he liveth, in the lands of Pawtucet, on west side of Pauchasset River, 140 acres and buildings." He received other lands from his father in 1734/35 and 1738/39.
  In 1741 he speaks of his grandfathers, Thomas Field and William Hopkins (actually step-grandfather). He is then forty-six years old. Two Thomas Field, Jrs., are llisted as freeman of Providence, probably this Thomas in 1747 (whose father did not die until 1752), and his son in 1754 (when he might have aquired sufficient property to qualify).
  His will dated 21 April 1774 and written in Scituate, RI., was proved there 20 May 1777. The will or a copy is in the archives of the Newport Historical Society.
  Ex. Stephen Leach. To daughter Phebe Knight pewter platter. To heirs of son Silas. To daughter Lois Field, six acres. To son Chad Field, residue. Wife Abigail mentioned.

Field Genealogy
Volume I
By Frederick Clifton Pierce
Chicago, Illinois
1901 - Page 544

Abigail KNIGHT [Parents]-810 was born in 1696 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 14 Aug 1725. Abigail married Thomas FIELD-7917.

BIOGRAPHY: Field Genealogy
Volume I
By Frederick Clifton Pierce
Chicago, Illinois
1901 - Page 544

They had the following children.

  F i Pheobe FIELD-1427 was born in 1715. She died on 22 Aug 1813.
  M ii Thomas FIELD-13272 was born in 1723.

Enos RANDALL-8806 was born in 1680 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Enos married Sarah Eliza KNIGHT-811 on 2 Feb 1707/1708 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.

Sarah Eliza KNIGHT [Parents]-811 was born in 1685 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Sarah married Enos RANDALL-8806 on 2 Feb 1707/1708 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.

Marriage: Vital Records of Norwich
1659 - 1848
Hartford Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut
1913 - Page 44
Enos Randall and Sarah Knight ware Married Febr the 21 1707/8
Elizabeth Randall the Daughter of enos & Sarah was Born the 10th Day of Decembr 1709
Sarah Randal was born November 2nd 1711
Abigael Randall, was born ye 27th Day of Decembr 1713


Capt. Richard KNIGHT [Parents]-814 was born in 1680 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 15 May 1754 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Richard married Deliverance RELPH-815 in 1722 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island
Austin page 330 - 331
Feb 15, 1717 He(called Richard Knight,son of John,deceased),bought of John Blackmar, son and heir of James Blackmar, certain land.

Oct 1719     He(son of Ann Knight)was complained of to Assembly with others for abusing Capt. Thomas Harris on training day in execution of his office. Authority was given to the deputy Governor and Colonel and Major of Regiment on Main land to examine into affairs &c.

Mar 11, 1724 He and wife Deliverence sold Moses Bowditch 15 acres for L10.

July 6, 1774 He deeded his eldest son John, 30 acres for L250 (this son was called John Jr., to distinguish him from his uncle John) He held the title of Captain for some years,

1754         Administration to son John Knight, Jr., the estate being resigned to him by his brother Richard Knight, 3d, who had been guardian of their father, the deceased Captain Richard Knight, he having been delirious sometime before his departure. The amount due from the guardian to administrator was L414 10s.

Oct 3, 1756  Will-proved 1758, June 5. Widow Deliverence Knight, of Cranston. Ex. son Richard Knight, Jr., to son John, 10s. To son David, a kettle and pot. To son Thomas, a bed &c. To granddaughter Elizabeth Dyer. my red cloak. To three daughters Anne Edwards,? Taylor and Deliverence Mason, rest of wearing apparel, equally. To son Richard, rest of estate.

MILITARY: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at the End of the Century: A History
Edited by Edward Field, A.B.
The Mason Publishing Company
Boston & Syracuse
1902 - Page 423
From other records of Captain (Thomas) Fenner it appears that "Samuel Ralph, George Potter, Zachariah Field, Thomas Garrard, went out on the Scout upon the 17 of August 1704. Thos. Fenner Jr. and Thomas Grarrard went out on the Scout upon the 24 of August, and Henry Randall went to joyne with them on the 27th  of August. Richard Knight, the Soon of Jonathan Knight, and Richad Knight , the Soon of Ann Knight, went forth upon the scout the 1st of September, and John Tucker and Thomas Taylor went forth upon the scout on the 5th of September".

Deliverance RELPH [Parents]-815 was born in 1682 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 5 Aug 1758 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Deliverance married Capt. Richard KNIGHT-814 in 1722 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PROVIDENCE
Volume XVI
Being the Records Contained in Will Book No. 2
From Sept. 12, 1716 to Jan. 7, 1728-9
Pages 289 - 290 Printed 1901
A True Inventory of the personall Esstate of Samuell Relph
Lately deceased: he departed this Life on the 8 day of October
In the yeare :1723 Taken by Stucky Westcott and John Stone
the 7th of this Instant month November

for weareing Clothese         10 - 11 - 00
to money                 02 - 00 - 10
for Beeding                 27 - 00 - 00
for a piece of Cloathe    04 - 09 - 00
for Books yearne and Wool    03 - 03 - 00
for puter Glass and Earthen    03 - 07 - 00
for Brass and Iron           06 - 13 - 00
for Wooden Ware           06 - 04 - 06
for Corne and Leather    05 - 06 - 00
for Tobaco                 06 - 15 - 00
for Hogs and hens           05 - 13 - 00
for Cattle                 28 - 15 - 00
for hoses                 09 - 00 - 00
for hay                 07 - 10 - 00
Molasses                 00 - 13 - 00
Debts due to the Esstate    13 - 05 - 00
                  -------------------
                  total Sum  140 - 05 - 04
Stukly Westcot
John Stoone

Att a Towne Councill held att Providence the 9th day of December Anno Dom: 1723
The above Inventory Was by the said Councill approved and allowed.
Attest - Richard Waterman Clerk of the Councill
Recorded by mee Richard Waterman Clerke

Where as Mr. Samuell Relp of Providence in the Colony of Rhoad Island and Providence Plantations in new England who departed this Life the 8th day of October Anno Dom : 1723
Did in his Last Will and Testament name and appoint his Relict Widdow Mrs Mary Relph of Providence afore said sole  Executrix to his said will; and where as the said Mary Relph hath already Exhibeted and Inventory of the personall Esstate of her said Deceased Husband before the Town Councill of Providence above said which was by them accepted approved and allowed; and hath also Given in Bond for her true and faithfull performance of her administration upon said Esstate . These are therefore to order and fully Impower you the above named Mary Relph, widdow, To take into your possession Care and Custody all and singular the moveable Goods and Esstate which belonged to your above said, Deceased. Husband; Samuel Relph att the time of his Death; and the Debts due to Said Esstate and on the same fully to administer In order to Discharge - his debts pay Leagyces and performe his Will - and to act and doe all in Casses Relateing the premises as the Law Requireth on an Executrix : and Render an account of your proceedings there in when Legally Called there unto : by said Town Councill or there sucsessors in said office.
Given att a Town Councill held att Providence above said the 9th day of December in the tenth yeare of his majestyes Reign George King of Greate Brittan & c: Anno Dom 1723
Signed and sealed by order of the Councill and on there behales
Mee Richard Waterman Clerke of the Councill
Recorded by mee Richard Waterman Clerke

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
Deliverance Knight, will dated June 5, 1758
Mentions Loving son John Knight, David, Thomas, daughters Anne Edwards, Deliverance Mason, loving son Richard Knight.

Deliverance Knight's will:*
RIGR Cranston Vol. 3: 3 pg. 238
Knight Deliverance of Cranston, widow Will dated 10/3/1756, and she died
5/8/1756 proved 6/5/1758 pgs. 67-8 Mentions sons John , David, Thomas
and Richard. Three daughters Ann Edwards ------- Taylor and Deliverance
Mason. Granddaughter Elizabeth Dier. Witn. John Bates Lydia Whitman and
John Fish

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth KNIGHT-816 was born in 1723 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
  F ii
Neomi KNIGHT-817 was born in 1727 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island.
  M iii Thomas KNIGHT-821 was born in 1731. He died on 8 May 1780.
  F iv Keziah KNIGHT-822 was born on 1 Jul 1721. She died on 1 Jan 1788.
  F v Deliverance KNIGHT-825 was born in 1733/1734. She died on 30 Dec 1819.
  M vi John KNIGHT-818 was born in 1715. He died on 1 Jan 1778.
  M vii Capt. Richard KNIGHT-819 was born in 1737. He died on 18 Aug 1776.
  F viii Anne KNIGHT-823 was born in 1722. She died in 1803.

Samuel RALPH [Parents]-6750 was born in 1644 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. He died on 8 Oct 1730 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Samuel married Mary STONE-6751 in 1702.

DEATH: THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PROVIDENCE
Volume XVI
Being the Records Contained in Will Book No. 2
From Sept. 12, 1716 to Jan. 7, 1728-9
Pages 288 - 289  Printed 1901

By the Goodness of God Amen
Samuell Relf being in Bodily helth and sound understanding accordint to the measure that God has bestooed upon mee doe make and appoint this my Last Will and Testament: first I Give my soule to God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried att the discretion of my Executrix here after named, and as to my outward Esstate: I Disspose of it as followeth; first I Give to my Eldest son Samuell Relf my homestead to say my horse and all that Tract of Land which my house stands on: with the orchard and all the previledges there unto belonging: Except that part which I Reserve for my wife. I also have Given unto my Son Thomas Relf: 18: acres of Land : and : the The House that stands upon it; which may appeare by a Deede:

I also Give unto my son Hugh Relf my youngest son: 18 : or 19 acres of Land Joyneing to Reaps brook on the Nor West side of the Brook. I Also Give unto my Loveing Wife Mary Relf the best feather beed in  my House and Beding belonging  to said Beed and the Chest shee puts her Clothes in: more over I Give unto my Wife during the time her, widdow hood the best Roome in my house and for her maintaineance the half of the Incum of that part of the Land which I now Improve always to be Considered that my Son Samuell must Improve the Land to the best advantage and his mother to have the one halfe of the profet. When so Improved. I Also Give unto my Eldest Daughter Mary Relf a Good feather beed and Beding belonging to it; and three pound money to be paid to her out of my Esstate: I also Give to my Daughter Deliverance Knight: one pound in money: to be paid to her out of my Esstate, and as to my moveable Esstate I Give one half to my Wife: and my will it that shee shall Give it to which of my Children shee shall see Good at her Decease. If there be anything Left: my will is also that my Wife shall pay one half of my Debts: and one halfe of my Daughters portions and the other half of my : move able Esstate I Give to my son Samuell : and my will is that he shall pay the other halfe of my debts and of my Daughters portions all that I have Given to my three sons and my two daughters I Give to them and theire Heirs and assigns for Ever, I make and appoint my Wife Mary Relf to be my Executrix : and Joseph Jenckes and James Browne: to be my over seeors to this my Will:
Aprill the 18th day In the yeare of our Lord: 1719
Signed sealed in the presence of us
Samuell Winsor               The marke X of Samuell Relf  L.S.
Joshua Winsor
James Browne
Recorded by mee
Richard Waterman
Clerke of the Councill

On the Back side of the Will-it was written as followeth
Att a Towne Councill held att Providence the 9th day of December:
Anno Dom 1723. the Within Will Was by the Said Councill proved
Approved and allowed
Attest Richard Waterman Clerke

Mary STONE-6751 was born in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. She died in 1726. Mary married Samuel RALPH-6750 in 1702.

They had the following children.

  F i Deliverance RELPH-815 was born in 1682. She died on 5 Aug 1758.

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