DESCENDANTS OF JAMES KNIGHT

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                              Don Norman

 

1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    James Knight was probably born about 1760.  His spouse is

unknown.

 

Known children of James Knight.

 

  2.  (1). John                    b.c.     1785   d.May    1850

         m.Elizabeth Lewis Feb 14 1810

 

  3.  (2). James Jr.

 

  4.  (3). Sarah

 

  5.  (4). Mary E.

         m.Solomon Carpenter

 

 

2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    John Knight, a son of James Knight, was born in Bath County VA

about 1785 and died in Braxton County VA (WV) in May 1850.  He married

Elizabeth Lewis in Greenbrier County VA February 14, 1810.  Elizabeth,

a daughter of Hezekiah and Diana (Oldner) Lewis, was born in VA about

1790 and died in Braxton County after 1850.

 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight.

 

  6.  (1). daughter                b.       1811

 

  7.  (2). Lewis                   b.       1813   d.c.     1868

         m.Nancy Mace  1838

         m.Caroline Carpenter 1856

 

  8.  (3). Lydia                   b.c.     1814

         m.John M. Duffield 1834

         m.Nathan D. Barnett Dec 1 1853

 

  9.  (4). Daughter                b.       1816

 

 10.  (5). Diana                   b.       1819

         m.Samuel Dorsey Jr.  1843

 

 11.  (6). Elizabeth M.            b.       1821

         m.Thomas W. Nutter 1845

 

 13.  (7). William M.              b.       1824

         m.Sarah Gillespie 1849

 

 14.  (8). John Wesley             b.       1825

         m.Mary Ann Young 1849

 

 15.  (9). Mary                    b.       1827

         m.Thomas P. Ellison 1848

 

 16. (10). H.B. Martin             b.       1828   d.       1855

         m.Elvira Sawyers 1850

 

 17. (11). James Hamilton          b.       1830

         m.Irene Jane Mace  1854

 

 18. (12). Hudson                  b.       1831

         m.Sarah A. Perrine  1856

 

7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Lewis Knight, a son of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight, was born

in Greenbrier County VA in 1813 and died in Braxton County WV July 10,

1869.  He married Nancy Mace in VA August 1, 1838.  Nancy, a daughter of

Jeremiah and Rhoda (Williams) Mace, was born in Meigs County OH in 1815

and died in Braxton County VA (WV) August 12, 1854.

    Lewis married his cousin Caroline Carpenter in 1856.  Caroline, a

daughter of Solomon and Mary Elizabeth (McElwain) Carpenter was born in

VA about 1832 and died in 1856

 

Children of Lewis and Nancy (Mace) Knight.

 

 19.  (1). Orville Shelton         b.c.     1839

         m.Virginia Perrine

 

 20.  (2). Elizabeth S.            b.c.     1841

         m.William "Squirrely Bill" Carpenter

 

 21.  (3). John W.                 b.c.     1842

         m.Mary Louise Hines 1868

 

 22.  (4). James Francis           b.c.     1843

         m.Marrish Carpenter

 

 23.  (5). Rhoda Jane              b.c.     1844

         m.Isaac Barker

 

 24.  (6). Jonathan Preston        b.c.     1847

         m.Elizabeth S. Barker 1868

 

 25.  (7). Deborah Ann             b.c.     1848   d.       1932

         m.John J. Kemper 1879

 

 26.  (8). William Hamilton        b.c.     1850   d.       1932

         m.Octavia Jane Carpenter 1873

 

 27.  (9). Eliza Ann               b.c.     1853

         m.Henry Harrison "Dick" McElwain 1873

 

Children of Lewis and Caroline (Carpenter) Knight.

 

 28.  (1). Nancy                   b.c.     1857

 

 29.  (2). Andrew Humphrey         b.       1859   d.       1934

         m.Caroline Beamer 1886

 

 30.  (3). Izabel                  b.c.     1866

         m.Saxon Riley 1894

 

 31.  (4). Alice Luvenia           b.c.     1868

         m.Amos W. Nesselrode 1890

 

8.LYDIA KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Lydia Knight, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Lewis)

Knight, was born in Va about 1814.  She married John M. Duffield in

1834.  John, a son of Robert and Jane (Moore) Duffield, was born in

1799 and died in Braxton County VA (WV) about 1850.

    Lydia married Nathan D. Barnett December 1, 1853. Nathan, a son of

Isaac and Susannah Barnett, was born January 6, 1808 and died in

Braxton County VA (WV) January 5, 1861.  He married Elizabeth Sutton

September 21, 1836.  Elizabeth was born in VA about 1820 and died in

Braxton County about 1852.

 

Children of John M. and Lydia (Knight) Duffield.

 

 32.  (1). Elizabeth               b.       1834

         m.Griffin Gillespie

 

 33.  (2). Caroline                b.       1837

 

 34.  (3). Henry M.                b.       1844

 

 35.  (4). Sarah Ann               b.       1844

 

Children of Nathan D. and Elizabeth (Sutton) Barnett.

 (Step children of Lydia (Knight) [Duffield] Barnett.)

 

 36.  (1). Maletus L.              b.c.     1836

 

 37.  (2). John D.S.               b.c.     1838

 

 38.  (3). Susan                   b.c.     1839

 

 39.  (4). Davidson                b.c.     1843

 

 40.  (5). James K.                b.c.     1845

 

 41.  (6). William M.              b.c.     1847

 

 42.  (7). Poindexter W.           b.c.     1849

 

 43.  (8). Felix J.                b.c.     1851

 

Children of Nathan D. and Lydia (Knight) [Duffield] Barnett.

 

 44.  (1). Rebecca J.              b.c.     1855

 

 

13.WILLIAM M. KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    William M. Knight, a son of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight, was

born in VA about 1824.  He marries Sarah Gillespie in 1849.  Sarah was

born in Va about 1827.

 

Known children of William M. and Sarah (Gillespie) Knight.

 

 45.  (1). McDonald                b.c.     1850

 

 46.  (2). Morgan                  b.c.     1852

 

 47.  (3). Margaret A.             b.May    1855

         m.George W. Gillespie May 24 1874

 

 48.  (4). Rachel                  b.c.     1856

 

 49.  (5). Mary E.                 b.c.     1859

 

 

14.JOHN WESLEY KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    John Wesley Knight, a son of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight,

was born in VA about 1825.  He married Mary Ann Young in 1849.  Mary

was born in VA about 1823.

 

Known children of John Wesley and Mary Ann (Young) Knight.

 

 50.  (1). Elizabeth Ann           b.       1850

 

 51.  (2). Virginia                b.c.     1853

 

 52.  (3). Hudson M.D.             b.c.     1854

 

 53.  (4). Sophronia               b.c.     1857

 

 54.  (5). Meletus                 b.c.     1859

 

 55.  (6). Henry                   b.c.     1863

 

 56.  (7). Felix                   b.c.     1865

 

 57.  (8). Francis                 b.c.     1865

 

 58.  (9). Deborah J.              b.c.     1867

 

 

16.H.B. MARTIN KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    H.B. Martin Knight, a son of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight,

was born in VA in 1828 and died in Braxton County VA (WV) in 1855.  He

married Elvira Sawyers in 1850.  Elvira was born in VA about 1823.

 

Children of H.B. Martin and Elvira (Sawyers) Knight.

 

 59.  (1). Cornelius               b.c.     1851

 

 60.  (2). Jane                    b.c.     1852

 

 61.  (3). Kisiah Melcina          b.May 17 1854   d.Oct 26 1942

         m.Jeremiah Marlow Mace Dec 11 1875

 

 62.  (4). Martin                  b.c.     1856

 

 

17.JAMES HAMILTON KNIGHT     2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    James Hamilton Knight, a son of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight,

was born in VA in 1830.  He married Irene Jane Mace in 1854.  Jane, a

daughter of William and Sarah Mace, was born in VA about 1838.

 

Known children of James Hamilton and Irene Jane (Mace) Knight.

 

 62.  (1). Alice                   b.c.     1857

 

 63.  (2). William                 b.c.     1859

 

 64.  (3). Henry H.                b.c.     1862

 

 65.  (4). Lefy A.                 b.c.     1865

 

 66.  (5). Jermeiah M.             b.c.     1868

 

 

18.HUDSON KNIGHT     2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Hudson Knight, a son of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Knight, was

born in VA about 1831.  He married Sarah Ann Perrine in 1856.  Sarah,

a daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Robinson) Perrine, was born in VA

about 1837.

    Hudson served the Confederacy in the Civil War in Co B 19th VA

Cavalry.

 

Known children of Hudson and Sarah Ann (Perrine) Knight.

 

 67.  (1). Elizabeth J.            b.c.     1857

 

 69.  (2). Martin Luther           b.c.     1859

 

 70.  (3). Margaret A.             b.c.     1862

 

 71.  (4). Virginia                b.c.     1865

 

 72.  (5). George P.               b.c.     1868

 

 73.  (6). Verby                   b.       1870

 

 

19.ORVILLE SHELTON KNIGHT    7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES

KNIGHT

 

    Orville Shelton Knight, a son of Lewis and Nancy (Mace) Knight, was

born in Braxton County VA about 1839. He married Virginia Perrine.

Virginia, a daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Robinson) Perrine, was born

about 1844.

 

Known children of Orville Shelton and Virginia (Perrine) Knight.

 

 74.  (1). Levi Harrison           b.       1873   d.       1967

         m.Cora Roselle Demoss 1892

 

 75.  (2). Lillia M.               b.       1875   d.       1937

         m.James Marlow Knight

 

 76.  (3). Debra J.                b.       1877   d.       1967

         m.Michael S. Williams 1902

 

 77.  (4). William Orville         b.       1880   d.       1969

         m.Lillie L. Smalley 1904

 

 78.  (5). Myrtle R.               b.       1883   d.       1963

         m.Sylvester L. Smalley  1901

 

 79.  (6). Rita Ann                b.       1887   d.       1957

         m.Conder Hosey 1906

 

 80.  (7). Mamie B.                b.       1888   d.       1954

         m.Ollie S. Ocheltree  1909

 

21.JOHN W. KNIGHT     7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES

KNIGHT

 

    John W. Knight, a son of Lewis and Nancy (Mace) Knight, was born

in Braxton County VA (WV) about 1842.  He married Mary Louisa Hinesin

1868. Louisa, a daughter of Hiram and Susanna (Skidmore) Hines, was born

in Braxton County VA about 1844.

 

Known children of John Wesley and Mary Louisa (Hines) Knight.

 

 81.  (1). Phoebe J.               b.c.     1869

 

 

24.JONATHAN P. KNIGHT     7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES

KNIGHT

 

    Jonathan P. Knight, a son of Lewis and Nancy (Mace) Knight, was

born in Braxton County VA (WV) about 1847.  He married Elizabeth S.

------.

 

Known children of Jonathan P. and Elizabeth S. Knight.

 

 82.  (1). Ioma M.                 b.c.     1866

 

 83.  (2). Amarancy                b.c.     1869

 

 

26.WILLIAM HAMILTON KNIGHT     7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT

1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    William Hamilton Knight, a son of Lewis and Nancy (Mace) Knight,

was born in Braxton County about 1850.  (He is listed as 8 months old

in the 1850 Braxton County Va census).  He married Octavia Jane

Carpenter.  Jane, a daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Carpenter, was

born in Braxton County VA (WV) about 1853.

 

Children of William Hamilton and Octavia Jane (Carpenter) Knight.

 

 84.  (1). Hallie B.

         m.Harvey Hyer

 

 85.  (2). Rena Mae                b.Feb 12 1880   d.Jul 31 1957

         m.Joseph Franklin "Frank" Bond 1901

 

 86.  (3). Myrtle

         m.Howard Weekley

 

 87.  (4). Elsie G.

         m.Ernie Groves

 

 88.  (5). Viola

         m.Fletcher Hyer

 

 89.  (6). Warder

         m.?

 

 90.  (7). Elza L.

         m.Ora ------

 

 91.  (8). Benjamin Lewis

         m.Nina May Hyer

 

 92.  (9). Alpha R.

         m.?

 

 93. (10). Oscar S.

 

 94. (11). Okey B.

 

 95. (12). Minor M.

         m.Iris Foster

 

 96. (13). Eth E.

         m.Basil foster

         m.Lottie Shaver

 

 97. (14). Russell J.

         m.Ena Foster

 

 

27.ELIZA ANN KNIGHT     7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES

KNIGHT

 

    Eliza Ann Knight, daughter of Lewis and Nancy (Mace) Knight was

born about 1853.  She married Henry H. McElwain on January 9, 1873.

Henry, born September 1840, the son of Thomas and Barbara (Fisher)

McElwain.

 

Children of Henry H. and Eliza Ann (Knight) McElwain.

 

 98.  (1). Rosa Dell               b.c.     1874

         m. William Baxter  Aug 7, 1892

 

 99.  (2). William                 b. Dec   1875

         m. Mary O. ________

 

100.  (3). Emma                    b.c.     1876

 

101.  (4). Lewis                   b.c.     1877

 

102.  (5). Ranson

 

 

74.LEVI HARRISON KNIGHT    19.ORVILLE SHELTON KNIGHT    7.LEWIS KNIGHT

 2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Levi Harrison Knight, a son of Orville Shelton and Virginia

(Perrine) Knight, was born in 1873 and died in 1967. He married Cora

Roselle Demoss in 1892. Cora was a daughter of Isaac E. and Partlina

Demoss.

 

Known children of Levi Harrison and Cora Roselle (Demoss) Knigh.

 

103.  (1). Murry Elsy

         m.Ester Ellen Lockard

 

 

91.BENJAMIN LEWIS KNIGHT     26.WILLIAM HAMILTON KNIGHT     1.LEWIS

KNIGHT

 

    Benjamin Lewis Knight was a son of William Hamilton and Octavia

Jane (Carpenter) Knight.  He married Nina May Hyer.  Nina was a

daughter of Harvey and ------- (Hudkins) Hyer.

 

Children of Benjamin Lewis and Nina May (Hyer) Knight.

 

104.  (1). Paul B.                 b.       1910

         m.Vada Workman

 

105.  (2). Pauline                 b.       1912   d.       1912

 

106.  (3). Edith G.                b.       1914

         m.Carl Seldon ?

         m.Glen Loudermilk

         m.------ Barnett

 

107.  (4). Saul Hyer               b.       1920

         Annie Grace Bowes

 

 

103.MURRY ELSY KNIGHT     74.LEVI HARRISON KNIGHT    19.ORVILLE SHELTON

KNIGHT    7.LEWIS KNIGHT     2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Murry Elsy Knight, a son of Levi Harrison and Cora Roselle (Demoss)

Knigh, was born in WV about 1895. He married Ester Ellen Lockard.

 

Known children of Murry Elsy and Ester Ellen (Lockard) Knight.

 

108.  (1). Darrel L.

 

 

107.SAUL HYER KNIGHT     91.BENJAMIN LEWIS KNIGHT     26.WILLIAM

HAMILTON KNIGHT     7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Saul Hyer Knight, a son of Benjamin Lewis and Nina May (Hyer)

Knight, was born in 1920.  He married Annie Grace Bowes.

 

Children of Saul Hyer and Annie Grace (Barnes) Knight.

 

109.  (1). Beverly Kay             b.       1948

         m.David Bell

         m.Richard Littleton

 

 

109.BEVERLY KAY KNIGHT    62.SAUL HYER KNIGHT     91.BENJAMIN LEWIS

KNIGHT     26.WILLIAM HAMILTON KNIGHT     7.LEWIS KNIGHT    2.JOHN

KNIGHT    1.JAMES KNIGHT

 

    Beverly Kay Knight, a daughter of Saul Hyer and Annie Grace

(Barnes) Knight, was born in 1948.  she first married David Bell.  Her

second husband is Richard Littleton.

 

Children of David and Beverly Kay (Knight) Bell.

 

110.  (1). Kristen Meredith        b.       1974

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"Calhoun County Lines & Links" January 1999, p.4

"Garvin, Carol, letter to Don Norman Feb 11 1998

"Heritage of Braxton County WV 1995" p.185

Knight, Saul H., letter to Don Norman Sep 10 1992

"Nicholas County WV History 1985" pp. 149,158,249,250

Norman, Don, "Descendants of Nathaniel Carpenter", "Descendants of

Thomas Barnett","Descendants of Robert Duffield", "Descendants of

William Mace", "Descendants of Joseph Perrine", "Descendants of Matthew

Hines"

Ruth, Macel M., Jeremiah Marlow Mace family group sheet

1850,1860,1870 Braxton County VA (WV) census