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Knighton's of FL

Posted: 18 Sep 2001 1:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Mar 2002 7:01PM GMT
Surnames: Knighton
Looking for info on the following ancestor's:Sarah Ann Knighton;b.1830 in Gadsden Co., FL; m.Stanton Young Harris;Abt. 1857: d.Aft. 1900 in MS.
Her parents were:Thomas Knighton & Jane ?

Re: Knighton's of FL

Pattie Knighton (View posts)
Posted: 19 Sep 2001 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2002 12:31AM GMT
Surnames: Knighton, Freeman
There is an interesting and informative collection of Knighton information at http://www.mississippinet/~ussgeneknightonrework.html . Gene Allred has blessed his wife and her Knighton kinfolk with an enormous amount of information.
Our ancestor Samuel Knighton was Thomas & Jane Freeman Knighton's son. He left South Carolina, went to Quincy in Gadsen County, Florida & eventually went on to Randolph County, GA finally settling in Columbia County, Arkansas.
I will be glad to share what I info I have accumulated over the years. Please email me if you have any questions. Pattie K.

Re: Knighton's of FL

Posted: 19 Sep 2001 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Mar 2002 7:01PM GMT
Surnames: Knighton
Pattie,
I tried to log log to the site you mentioned in your reply, but I couldn't access this site. I was directed to Mississipp.net, which didn't give me another access route.
Debra

Re: Knighton's of FL

Posted: 21 Aug 2002 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smart, Knighton
Hi!
I tried to log in to this site, but nothing happened.
Is it still available.
I am looking for Knightons from South Carolina.
Susan

Re: Knighton's of FL

debra elliott (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 2002 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
http://www.mississippi.net/~ussgene/


THE KNIGHTON FAMILY, FROM MOSES KNIGHTON OF KING GEORGE COUNTY,VIRGINIA..

Compiled from the records across the south from Virginia to Louisiana by H.E. (Gene) Allred to honor his wife Hazel M. (Knighton-Watson-Watson-Hunnicutt-Hunnicutt) Allred. Entered into the public record November 20,1999 for the enlightenment of all Knighton's.

On August 1,1643 Captain Samuell Mathewes was granted 4,000 acres on a neck of land on the North side of the Rappahannock River, bounded on the west by cassatawoman Creek which runs E.N.E toward head of Wiccocokomocco River, on the North by Wiccocokomocco River, on the South by Rappahannock River and on the East with the main bay. This grant was for transportin fowerscore persons to the Virginia Colony, one of these people was John Knighton. This land grant was in the present Lancaster County.

On August 12,1650 Richard Tye and Charles Sparrowe were granted 2,500 acres in Charles City County for transporting 50 persons to the Virginia Colony. One of these people was Geo. Knighton.

On September 28,1672 Col. Thomas Liggon was granted 1468 acres in Henrico County on the South side of the James River for transporting 13 persons to the Viriginia Colony. One of these People was Henry Knighton.

In the name of God amen. I Henry Knighton of York County ----------.
I will that my debts and funeralcharges be payd and discharged. Item. Then I will and bequeath unto my loving wife Joan Knighton all my personall estate, goods & chattes when I do make full and sole executrix of this my last will and testiment which I do give to her and her heirs forever and I do hereby revoke and annull and do void all former wills and testiments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have ------- my hand and seal this 23 day of April anno dominy 1679.
Witness: James Cooper
John Jameson Henry Knighton (seal)
Sworn to in court 24th Aug. 1680 and recorded.

In 1721 the county of King George was formed from Richmond and Westmoreland Counties.

King George County Inventories
pages 28 - 30
Inventory and appraisement of the estate of John Underwood deceased. Items valued and totalled, L110.9.6 including one negro man and one negro woman appraised to L55..made by appraisers Isaac Arnold, William, Moses (x) Knighton..
At court held 2nd August 1723..Elizabeth Underwood Exectrix of the Estate of John Underwood deceased presented this inventory.. and is ordered to be recorded.
John Underwoon Sr. of the County of King George and Parish of Sittenbourne made his will on July the 7th 1722. Presented into court 5th April 1723 by Elizabeth Underwood, William Underwood refusing..and ordered to be recorded.

Westmoreland County Wills, Book 1

Will of Robert Frank made June 17,1725; Filled February 22,1726.
Granddaughter Margaret Spilman; Grandson Robert Frank; Grandson William Plunkett; Grandson John Grinning; Granddaughter Elizabeth Knighton; Grandson Thomas Grinning; Grandson Thomas Frank; Executor John Plunkett.

King George County Inventories
Page 130
Inventory and appraisement of William Tripletts Estate..items valued and totalled, L2.19.10...made by appraisers John Plunkett, William Pullen, Moses Knighton.
At a court held 4th July 1729 inventory presented in court by Joshua Farguson his administrator and admited to record.

King George County Deed Book 1-A
Page 64-69
Indenture 3rd/4th August 1730 between John Pope of parish of Washington, County of Westmoreland and Joshua Farguson Parish of Hanover, King George County..by deeds of lease and release..for thirty pounds current money of Viriginia..sell all that Plantation and land whereon Joshua now liveth..80acres..being all remaining part of 300 acres formerly sold by Capt. William Underwood Gentleman of County of Richmond deceased unto Nathaniel Pope alias Briges Father to said John Pope..said Underwood deed bearing date 3rd August 1696 said 80 acres in Parish of Hanover bounded by land of Captain Jeremiah Murdock; Abraham Blagg;..Blagg's line; along former line of William Underwood deceased to Nathaniel Pope to first mentioned station..also with the remaining part of 100 acres bought of William Underwood by William Wheeler and by William Wheeler sold to Nathaniel Pope father of John Pope..Underwoods \'s deed bearing date 4th December 1689..80 acres as also parcell remaining of the 100 acres..to have and to hold John Pope doth hereby promise that above sold land agains't claim of John Piper and William Roe their heirs...
John Pope
Presence Josiah Farguson, Moses (x) Knighton

7th August 1730..then came John Pope acknowledged & Thom. Turner by virtue of Power of Attorney from Elizabeth Pope wife of said John..relinquished her right of Dower.
Know all men..I John Pope am bound unto Joshua Farguson in sum of Sixry pounds current money of Virginia..4th August 1730. Condition..if truly observe all agreement..obligation to be void otherwise remain in force..
Presence of Josiah Farguson, Moses (x) Knighton
I Elizabeth Pope wife of John Pope of Westmoreland County..impower Thomas Turner Gentleman to acknowledge my relinquishment of Dower..4th August 1730.
Elizabeth (x) Pope
Page 221

Indenture 28th August 1732 between William Duff of Hanover Parish, King George County Planter and William White of same..for 600 pounds of Tobacco and Cask and Four Shillings money to be paid unto him year and every year at time hereafter mentioned..to farm lett 200 acres bounded..Valley by the ferry roadside; down Branch; to main swamp to Hudsons line; ferry road; to near Edward Taylor's old field by a path; to the widdow Nightson (Knighton) Spring Branch..having liberty to use what shall be necessary for use of the plantation for building Tobacco house..during natural lives of William White and Katherine White his new wife and Thomas White his son or longest liver..yearly rent on Tenth of December yearly.

King George County Inventoties
Page 163

Aninventory of the debts received of Wm. Miller deceased.. Received of Maxfield Brown; Richard Butler, James Boddington, Widow Knighton, James Head, Willm. Marshall, Willm. Knighton, David Jones, Willm. Smith, Andrew Beard, Ralph Sise, James Gilleson, John Miller..

At a court held 2nd November 1733...inventory of debts received was presented into court and admitted to record.

Page 185-185a

An inventory and appraisement of the estate of William Pittman deceased..items valued and totalled, L127.10.11-1/2..including payment to estate by Thomas Harper, Daniel Harper, Thomas Dew, Mary James; also one negro woman, one white women servent, a large bible..amount paid to moses Knighton, Joun Willis..made by appraisers Issac Arnold, Joshua Farguson, Saml. Reeds.

At a court held 1st November 1734..inventory returned and admitted to record.

King George Will Book A1

Page 81 May 2, 1735 Moses Knighton witness to prove will of Archdell Combs.

King George County Inventories
Page 210-211

An additional inventory of the estate of Rush Hudson deceased..items valued but not totalled..showes 90 pounds of bacon to Fran. Settle at 4d per pound or thereabouts; to William Knighton; mentions John Grimes, Samuel Moon, Mr. Turner for the Gleeb; John Willis, Wm.Marshall, Wm. Hudson, Wm. Harison, one pistole lent Jere. Strother son of Jas. Strother; Benjamin Hawkins; James Jones owes some money; Ann Pitman..made by appraisers John Wren, Wm. Marshall, Thos. Bartlet..

At a court held 2nd April April 1736..this additional inventory of estate of Rush Hudson returned and admitted to record.

page 228-231

An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Thomas Harper deceased..items valued and totalled, L334.4.10 3/4..mush of this inventory is merchandise..also includes one negro wench and child, three negro men, one negro boy, two negro girls, one negro small boy, one old gun without a lock..made by appraisers Joshua Farguson, John Plunkett, Moses (x) Knighton..

At a court held 6th May 1737..inventory and appraisement presented into court and admitted to record.

Thomas Harper made his will 2nd October 1733. Presented into court 1st April 1737 by Margaret Harper his widow and Executrix and admitted to record.

1745 William Knighton included on list of poor debters who took paupers oath in Caroline County. (7)

King George County Will Book A1

page 173 and pages 226-227

January 5,1749 will of Joshua Farguson
Witness John Knighton

King George County Deed Book 3

page 494

In obedience to an order of the Court the 4th June 1752 We Daniel White, Robert Walker, William Furlong, Isaac Arnold, William Marshall, Benjamin Marshall, John Knighton, Robert Johnson, Joseph Dodd, John Rankins, John Rose and Charles Warton being sworn before Thomas Turner Gentleman, a justice of the peace for King George County..have valued one acre of land joyning to land of Benjamin Strother and think it worth twenty shillings. We have also viewed the land adjoining sd land and find the damage to the value of twenty shillings more..1st July 1752.
(signed by the jury)

At a court held 2nd July 1752..Report for Valuation of one acre of land of Samuel Kendall being returned and ordered to be recorded.

March 22,1753 Thomas Knighton born Caroline County, Virginia.

Will of Robert Frank made June 17,1725; Filled February 22,1726. Granddaughter Margaret Spilman' Grandson Robert Frank; Grandson William Plunkett; Grandson John Grinning; Granddaughter Elizabeth Knighton; Grandson Thomas Grinning; Grandson Thomas Frank; Executor John Plunkett.

King George County Inventories
Page 130

Inventory and appraiseement of William Tripletts estate..items valued and totalled, L2.19.10..made by appraisers John Plunkett, William Pullen, Moses Knighton.
At a court held 4th July 1729 inventory presented in court by Joshua Farguson his administrator and admitted to record.

King George County Deed book 1-A
page 64-69

Indenture 3rd/4th August 1730 between John Pope of Parish of Washington, County of Westmoreland and Joshua Farguson Parish of Hanover, King George County...by deeds of lease and release..for thirty pounds current money of Virginia..sell all that plantation and land whereon Joshua now liveth..80 acres..being all remaining part of 300 acres formerly sold by Capt. William Underwood Gentleman of County of Richmond deceased unto Nathaniel Pope alias Bridges Father to said John Pope..said Underwood deed bearing date 3rd August 1696 said 80 acres in Parish of Hanover bounded by land of Captain Jeremiah Murdock; Abraham Blagg;..Blagg's line; along former line of WilliamUnderwood deceased to Nathaniel Pope to first mentioned station..also with the remaining part of 100 acres bought of William Underwood by William Wheeler and by William Wheeler sold to Nathaniel Pope..father of John Pope..Underwood's deed bearing date 4th December 1689..80 acres as also parcell remaining of the 100 acres..to have and to hold John Pope doth hereby promise that above land agains't claim of John Piper and William Roe their heirs...
John Pope
Presence Josiah Farguson, Moses (x) Knighton

7th August 1730..then came John Pope acknowledged & Thom. Turner by virture of Power of Attorney from Elizabeth Pope wife of said John...relinquished her right of Dower..
Know all men..I John Pope am bound unto Joshua Farguson..in sum of sixty pounds current money of Virginia..4th August 1730. Condition..if truly observe all agreement..obligation to be void otherwise remain in force..
Presence Josiah Farguson, Moses (x) Knighton

I elizabeth Pope wife of John Pope of Westmoreland County..impower Thomas Turner Gentleman to acknowledge my Relinquishment of Dower..4th August 1730.
Elizabeth (x) Pope
page 221

King George Will Book A
page 45-46

In the name of God amen.

I Moses Knighton of Hanover Parish in the County of King George being of perfect mine and memory thanks be to yoy for the same I do make and ordain this to be my last will and testiment in manner and form following as touching my worldly goods my debts first being paid. Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Ann Baker one cow and calf. Item I give and bequeth unto my well beloved daughter Margaret Knighton one cow and calf and one feather bed and furniture. Item all the rest of my whole estate real and personal I leave and bequeath to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Knighton during her widowhood and after to be equally divided amongs all my children. Ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament revoking all other wills and bequests formerly made by me. In witmys whereof I have hereunto set hand and seal this 9th day of November 1753 my estate not to be appraised nor any inventory.
made in presents of Andrew Hilton
Isaac Knighton Moses (mk) Knighton (seal)
Ann Baker

At a court held for King George Count the 5th day of June 1755. The within last will was presented into court by Elizabeth Knighton his widow and proved by the oath of Andrew Hilton is admitted to record.

page 222
March 6,1760 Note indicates Newman Brown's account with John Knighton is settled.

The Knighton Settlers of South Carolina

Pursuant to a precept by Egeton Leigh Esq/ Surv. Genl. dated the 5th day of September 1757 I have measured and laid out unto Thomas Knighton a plantation or tract of land containing two hundred acres in Craven County at the High Hills, on the waters of the Santee. Butting and bounding to the W on land laid out for Bateman and to the S on land laid out for Sherwood James Jur. and bounded on all other sides by vacant land and hath such form, shape and marked trees as in the above delineated plat. Certified Sept. 19,1757 0009 003 0007 00018 02 (1)
John Evans,D.S.

Pay list of Captain David Davis' Company under the command of Colonel Richard Richardson, for the period Oct. 8,1759 to January 10,1760.
Nr Rank Name Nr Rank Name
1 Captain Davis, David 11 Private Holiday, John
2 Serjeant Knighton, Thomas 12 " Ruse, Thomas
3 Private Holiday, Daniel 13 " Green, John
4 " Gamball, Edward 14 " Cole, James
5 " Gamball, John 15 " Norton, Jeffery
6 " Carter, Robert 16 " Knighton, Isaac
7 " Stewart, John 17 " Knighton, Moses
8 " Fletcher, John 18 " Dully, Laurence
9 " Grimes, James 19 " Elliss, Andrew
10 " Grimes, William 20 " Cambell, Alex:r

A memorial exhibeted by Thomas Knighton to be registered in the office of his Majesty and granted agreeable to an order of the counsel of the court of the grant hereafter mentioned of a plantation or tract of land containing two hundred acres on the High Hills of the waters of Santee in Craven County bounded S on Sherwood James Jur. land W on John Beckman's land and the other sides by vacant land. Granted the 4th of March 1760 to this memorialist at the quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4/ proclamation money per 100 acres from the date thereof. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set hs hand this 11 day of May 1761. 0030 002 0014 00083 04 (1)

Pursant to a precept by the Hon. Egerton Leigh Esq. Surv. Genl. dated the 2nd day of Sept. 1760. I have ad measured and laid out unto Isaac Knighton a plantation or tract of land containing four hundred acres in Craven County, at the High Hills of Santee: Bounding to the S at one corner to land belonging to John James and bounded on all other sides by vacant land and hath such form shape and marked trees as in the above deliniated plat.
John Evans D.S.

On the 11th day of February 1762 Issac Knighton is granted 400 acres of land situated in Craven County at the High Hills of Santee bounding to the southward at one corner on lands belonging to John James and on all other sides by vacant land.
Recorded Feb. 20,1762 0002 005 0010 00180 00 (1)

March 9,1762 Plat for 200 acres in Craven County filed. 0009 003 0007 00244 02 (1)

July 13,1762 Filed land title to 200 acres in Craven County on a branch of Black River commonly called Grassy Herd. Bounded on all sides by vacant land. Memorialist Moses Knighton at quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4/ proclamation money per hundred acres, to commence two years from date. 0002 005 0010 00253 00 (1)

November 11,1762 filed in the Auditor Generals office 0030 002 0014 00238 03 (1)

Memprial exhibited by Moses Knighton to be registered in Autitor's office...tract of land..200 acres, in Craven County on a branch of the Black River called Grassey Herd. Bounded on all sides by vacant land. Survey certified the 9th day of March 1762, and granted the 13th day of July 1762 to the Memorialist, at quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4/ proclamation money per hundred acres, to commence two years from date .
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 11th day of November 1762.
Moses Knighton Jun.
Plat 0009 003 0007 00244 02 (1)
Grant 0002 005 0010 00253 00 (1)
Mmorial 0030 002 0014 00238 03 (1)

On February 11,1767 Isaac Knighton and his wife Margaret Knighton sold the 400 acre grant he had received on the 11th of February 1762 to Moses Green for three hundred pounds lawful money of the province. 0007 001 04V0 00313 00 (1)
In presence of Thomas Knighton Isaac Knighton (seal)
John Green Margaret Knighton (seal)

Thomas & Moses paid quit rent on 200 acres in Craven Co. in 1768

In 1770 the Episcopalians of the High Hills declaring that their district was "a very populous and growing settlement crowded with people," petitioned the Assembly for aid in building a chapel of ease for St. Mark's Church at or near the plantation of Peter Mellett, to be under the Jurisdition of the parish vestry. The signers of the petition were:

James Berwick Samuel Clark Joseph Kershaw Josiah Gayle
John James Sr. John James Jr. Ebenezer Hissett William Moore
Christopher Gayle Caleb Gayle Peter Mellett James Clark
Abijah Rembert Andrew Rembert Isham Moore William Rees
Matthew Singleton Josiah Hill Thomas Knighton Jo Terry
William McConnico Richard Bradford Richard Howell Samuel Cook
Arthur Richardson Daniel Ginnings John Purcell Edward Lane
Matthew Robertson Samuel Bennett

In January 1770 Thomas Knighton went to Charleston and paid L5800.0.0 for six male and four female slaves. He signed a note for L1700.0.0 due January 13,1771 . (18) Recorded Sec of State Records Book CCC pg 59 May 12,1770

In March 1770 Thomas Knighton went to Charleston and paid L3000.0.0 for six male slaves. He signed a note for L1500.0.0 due October 1,1770. (18) Recorded Sec of State Records Book CCC pg 60 May 14,1770

Pursuant to a precept from John Bremar Esq. D.S. dated the 3rd day of April 1770 I have admeasured and laid out unto Mr. Thomas Knighton a plantation or tract of land containing one thousand acres situated on the north side of the four hole swamp St. Mattews Parish and Berkley County bounded to the easterly by William Kallsey and part vacant land by all other sides and hath such shape form and marks as the above plat doth represent Certified this 24th day of April 1770 by me Andrew Steveson D.S. 0009 003 0011 00330 01 (1)
Grant July 13,1770 0002 005 0020 00523 00 (1)
Memorial August 21,1770 0030 002 0010 00199 04 (1)

Pursuant to a precept from Jno. Bremar Esq. D.S.G. dated 4th day of December 1770 I have admeasured unto Isaac Knighton a tract of land containing 82 acres in Craven County lying on the east side of the Wateree River and on the High Hills of the Santee bounded to the W on land laid out to Wm. Dinking S likewise laid out to Wm. Helton to the SW by land laid out for Henry Pitts to the NW by Joseph Pitts to the NW by Joseph Howard land to the NE by land laid out for John James to the Sw-SW by land laid out for pete Mathews to the NW-SW by land laid out for Jas. Freeman to the S by land laid out for Francis Buly & hath such shape form & marks as the abive plat represents. Certified Feb. 19,1771 by Joshua Wanibwell D.S. 0009 003 0017 00512 02 (1)
Grant December 4,1771 0002 005 0024 00466 00 (1)
Memorial 0030 002 0011 00153 04 (1)

April 24,1771 Moses Knighton filed a plat for 300 acres on the High Hills of Santee. 0009 003 0017 00513 01 (1)

May 15,1771 Moses received a land grant for 100 acres in Craven County. 0002 005 0023 00485 00 (1)

May 23,1771 Moses Knighton Jr. received grant for 300 acres in Craven County. 0002 005 0023 00615 00 (1)

June 22,1771 Moses Knighton filed a memorial for the 100 acres on the High Hills of Santee in Craven County. 0030 002 0010 00485 01 (1)

June 22,1771 Moses Knighton Jr. Filed a memorial for 300 acres on the High Hills of Santee in Craven County. 0030 002 0010 00485 05 (1)

July 27,1771 Moses Knighton and wife Sarah sold to Moses Greening 300 acres located in St. Marks Parish, Craven County for L400. Moses signed and Sarah made her mark. 0007 001 03Z0-00097 00 (1)

A memorial to John James listed in Volume 11, pg 333 on September 23,1772 makes reference to Isaac Knighton's land on one side and Daniel Holliday on the other. 0030 002 0011 00333 04 (1)

The congregation at the high Hills remained a branch of Congaree church until January 4,1772 when it was organized as an independent church of about seventy families. The congration included John Knighton.

On January 19,1775 Thomas Knighton was in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where he bought property.

On February 11,1775 Isaac Knighton and wife Margaret of St. Mark's Parish sold to Moses Green 400 acres for L300.0.0 lawful money of South Carolina. This was the 400 acres he had received in the grant of February 11,1762. Witnessed by his son Thomas Knighton. 0007 001 04V 000313 00 (1)

It would appear that Isaac moved at this time, to the area of Craven County that later became Fairfield District after the War. The only mention of him after this when he sold his property to William Dinkins in 1778. William Dinkins and Moses Knighton both appear in the Association list of mid 1775 with Daniel Holiday, Isaac's son-in-law, and the Jury list of 1778, but Isaac and his son's-in-law, John and Elijah Hollis do not.

In 1778 Isaac sold all of his land on the high hills (Sumter Co.) to William Dinkins Book X-4 1778, page 139 0017 001 04X0 00139 00 (1)

On June 18,1782 at the disposal of the estate of Samuel Ratclift, in the Camden District. The appraisement was done by Moses Knighton and Isaac Knighton. The estate was sold to others plus Moses Knighton.

The administration of the estate of Thomas Miles, in the Camden District was by Isaac Knighton, the estate had been appraised by Moses Knighton and others. On June 21,1782 the estate was sold:

Isaac Knighten to one horse & two cows & one bed L117 0 0
to one small frying pan & sundries 20 2 0
Thomas Knighten to three head of horses 51 0 0
to one small bed & Sundries 17 5 0
Michal Gebbins to one pewter dish & sundries 9 10 0
Michal Byrd to four pewer plates & sundries 7 17 0
Charles Lewis to one pot & sundries 3 12 0
Sarah Knighten to one tea kettle & sundries 2 19 6
Micajah Pickett to one mattock & sundries 4 5 0
Charles Pickett to one pr of cotton cards 5 5 0
Leah Tidwell to one pot & sundries 3 10 0
William Miller to two books & sundries 8 19 6
Moses Knighten to one chest & sundries 14 5 0
James Hollis to one brush & glass 41 13 6
Ales Knighten to one small trunk 1 0 0
Charles Johnson to one bedstead 4 0 0
John Byrd to one flower barrell 0 12 0
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272 16 6
Isaac Knighten to one hog & sundries 1 18 9
John Byrd to one small file 2 6
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L274 17 9
Recorded Camden estate papers Apt. 44 Pck 1570

Ref. (1) The combined alphabetical index of the South Carolina Department of Archives and history. The first four digits are the record group. The next three digits are the record series. The next four digits indicate the volume, box,microfilm roll or year where the item is located. The next five digits give the page, microfilm frame number or document number. The last two digits is the item number if more than one item is listed per page.

Ref. (2) Some South Carolina County Records Vol. 1 by Brent Holcomb, CRS. Pub. by Southern Historical Press 1976

Ref. (3) Fairfield Co. Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799 by Brent H. Holcomb



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Isaac Knighton Sr.
Father: Moses ?-1755
Born: <1732
Died: >1790 Fairfield County, SC
Buried:

Wife: Margaret
Born:
Died:
Buried:
Married:

Children: Born State

Isaac Jr. <1755 ?
Thomas 1756 Est. ?
Martha (Patsy) 1759 Est. SC
Nancy 1760 Est. SC
Josiah 1762 Est. SC
Ailsey 1764 Est. SC
Joseph 1767 SC
Jesse 1770 SC



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Isaac Knighton Jr.
Father: Isaac Sr. <1732->1790

Born: <1755
Died: December 26/27,1824
Buried: Funerial: Chestnut Meeting House
John Mood Minister
December 28,1824

Wife: ?
Born: Est. 1756-1774
Died: >1800-<1810
Married: Est. 1775

Wife: Elizabeth Evans (Godbold) widow of Jesse Goodbold
Born: Est 1766
Died: 1839
Married: January 18,1811

Children: Born State

Mary (Polly) 1774-1784 SC
Priscilla 1774-1784 SC
Winifred 1780 SC
Francis 1783 SC
Richard Ransom 1784 SC
Martha 1794 SC
Elizabeth 1794-1800 SC
Cynthia Maria June 23,1813 SC

Census Date State County Page House
1790 SC Fairfield
1800 SC Fairfield 238
1810 SC Fairfield 183
1820 SC Fairfield 149
1830 SC Fairfield 365

About1778 Isaac served 16 days service in the light horse under Lieut. Hollis. Later he served 38 days in the foot under the command of Capt. Lewis. File #4358, Entry #0015 003 0085 00161 00 (1)

On June 21,1782 at the disposal of the estate of Thomas Miles. The administrator was Isaac Knighton ?(Sr or Jr). The appraisement was done by Moses Knighton and others. The estate was sold to others plus: Isaac, Thomas, Sarah, Moses and Ales..(2)

The State of South Carolina / Isaac Knighton Jr.

To 16 days service in the light horse under command of Lieut. Hollis.
To 38 days service in the foot under command of Capt. Lewis.

Personaly appeared Isaac Knighton Jun & made oath that the State is justly in due him for the above mentioned services.

Sworn before me this 6th day of December 1782. Charles Pickett
I certify the above services ...?... John Hollis Lieut.

South Carolina

Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly passed 16th of March,1783 We the COMMISSIONERS of the TREASURY, have this day delivered to MR. ISAAC KNIGHTON this our INDENTED CERTIFICATE, in the sum of:

Five pounds sterling for military duty & account audited

The said Isaac Knighton his executors, Administrators, or assigns, will be entitled to receive from this office the sum of one shilling and six pence sterling on demand for one year's interest on the principal sum of one pound two shillings and ten pence and the like interest annually.
The said Isaac Knighten his executors, Administrators or assigns, will be entitled also to receive, and shall be paid, if demanded, the principal sum of Five Pounds on the twenty fifth May 1787.
And the said Isaac Knighten his executors, Administrators or assigns, may make any purchases at any Public Sales of Confiscated Property, (except such as shall be ordered by the Legislature for special purposes;) and this Indent shall be received in payment.
For the true performance of the several Payments in manner above-mentioned the PUBLIC TREASURY is made liable, and the faith of the STATE pledged by the aforesaid ACT.

GIVEN under our hand at the TREASURY-OFFICE, in CHARLESTON, the twenty fifth day of May one
thousand seven hundred and eighty five.

L5.0.0 Principal
L0.7.0 Interest Edward Blake, Peter Boequet Commissioners of the Treasury

No. 521, Book 2

January 19,1795 Ordered that Isaac Knighton be appointed overseer on the road called Jone's road from the ford of Dutchman's Creek down to county line. (3)

John Calvert to Isaac Knighton Indenture

STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA
THIS INDENTURE made the ninth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, Know all men by these presents that I John Calvit of Fairfield County and State aforesaid for and in consideration of thirty three ponds ten shillings sterling to me in hand paid by Isaac Knighton of county and state aforesaid have granted bargained and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Isaac Knighten all that tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres more or less situated lying and being on both sides Colonels Creek.
Recorded Book L Page 66-67 September 25,1797
South Carolina
I do hereby certify for Isaac Knighton a Tract of land containing one hundred and nine acres (surveyed for him 7th April 1804 Situated in Fairfield District on the waters of Colonels Creek a Branch of the Wateree River having such shape and forms as the above plat represents Given under my hand 11th Augt 1804.

Francis Long DS John Bynum
Surv Genl
Recorded Vol. 40 page 291 August 11,1804 State Series

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

To all to whome these presents shall come, Greeting:

KNOW YE, That in pursuance of an Act of the Legislature. entilted "An Act for establishing the mode of "granting the lands now vacant in this State, and for allowing a "commutation to be issued for some lands that have been granted," passed the 19th day of February, 1791;
WE HAVE GRANTED, and by these presents DO GRANT unto Isaac Knighton his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land, containing one hundred and nine acres. Surveyed for him the 7th day of April 1804 situate in the District of Fairfield on the waters of Cols Creek waters of the Wateree River.

Recorded Vol. 50 page 421 Sept. 3,1804 State land grant series

Isaac Knighton and Elizabeth Godbold January 8,1811

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Articals of agreement entered into and retified the eighth day of January in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven between Isaac Knighton of the District of Fairfield and State aforesaid and Elizabeth Goodbold of said State and District WITNESSTH that the said Isaac and Elizabeth have concluded a purpose of mariage and agreed to enter into the holy Bonds of Matrimony and whereas it hath pleased God to bestow upon each of the above parties a tolerable portion of the goods of this world and having Lawful heirs by a former Mariage or ................. desire the right of desposial each of their own property as they may think proper eighter in their life time or at the time of their death in as full and amekle a manner as if the intended marriage had never taken place and without hindrance or molestation each shall enjoy their own property which they may have whither real personally at the time of solemaising their marriage and do hereby bind ourselfs and each of ourheirs executors and administrators in the full and just sum of three thousand Dollars to me paid by either of the above contracting parties who shall default in strictly compasing with the true intent and meaning of this agreement and the money so forfited shall be paid unto the party which do faithfully comply with said articals.
In Witness whereof thereunto set our hand and seals the day and year above written In presence of
Alexander Crumpton Isaac Knighton (LS)
Richard R. Knighton Elizabeth (x) Goodbold


Fairfield District
Personally appeared before me Ransom Knighton and after been duly sworn sayeth on oath that he saw the within Isaac Knighton and Elizabeth Goodbold sign seal and deliver the within articals of agreement for the use and purpose within mentioned and he further sayeth on oath that he saw Alexander Crumpton sign as a witness with himself sworn to this day of March 1812
Alexander Crumpton JP Richard R. Knighton

Recorded Book u page 273-4 April 14,1812

Isaac Knighton to Mary (Knighton) Alexander August 18,1819

State of South Carolina Kershaw District
Know ye that I Isaac Knighton of the state and district aforesaid for divers good causes & valvable considerations and more espicially for the love and good will I have and do bear to my daughter Mary Alexander of the state and district aforesaid do give and grant and by these presents do give & grant a certain negro girl named Rachel.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Derrell W. Hollis
Levy Gogbold Isaac Knighten (LS)

Recorded Book I page 133 September 20,1819

Isaac Knighton to Francis Knighton September 20,1821

State of South Carolina Fairfield District Know all men by these presents that I Isaac Knighton of the state and district aforesaid for and in consideration of the services rendered me by my daughter Francis Knighton in having taken care of and providing for my idiot daughter Martha Knighten for the four years past and in consideration of her having promised to continue to take care of and provide for my said idiot daughter Martha during her naturial life I do by these presents give and release unto my said daughter Francis Knighten in fee simple a certain negro women slave named Rhodah and her present child named Edmond.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us.
Presley F. Moore Isaac Knighten (LS)
Darrel U. Hollis Francis (x) Knighten

Recorded Book I page 450-451 Kershaw Co. January 15,1822

Isaac Knighton to Elizabeth Knighton Relinquish her estate

Fairfield District South Carolina
To all whom these presents may come know ye that I Isaac Knighton of the State and District aforesaid in consideration of the Love and affection I do bear to my wife Elizabeth Knighton as well as to comply with a former contract I made with her. I do by these presents relinquish to her, her heirs and assigns all and singulare all her estate real personal and perishable tha she had when I married her like that she had at the time of our aforesaid marriage and aforesaid property to belong to the aforesaid Elizabeth Knighton to will and to do with as she may think proper at her death and I Isaac Knighton by these presents do defend the said Elizabeth Knighton in the right from against myself my heirs executors, administrators and assigns or any person claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof from my right they may claim under or from me this 10th day of October 1823

Charles Slamaker Isaac Knighton
Abner Rofs

South Carolina | Personally appeared before me this 29th March 1824 Mr Charles Slamaker who has testified on Oath
Fairfield District | that he saw Isaac Knighton sign the within Instrument for the purposes therein mentioned and that Abner Rofs together with himself witnessth the execution thereof.
Charles Slamaker
William Robertson J.P.

Recorded Book EE page 289-290 March 31,1824

Isaac Knighton .....Died intestate Fairfield County, S.C.

His Estate filed 3 January 1825, Apt.55 pck 846
by his son-in-law Thomas Cusack....Administrator
Bond signed by John Robertson and James Goodwyn

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA } Warrants of Appraisement
Fairfield District }
By John Buchannan
Ordinary of Fairfield District

These are to authorize and empower you, or any three or four of you, whose names are here under written, to repair to all such parts and places within the District of Kershaw & state, as yoy shall be directed unto by, Thomas Cusack administrator of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Isaac Knighton late of Fairfield district, deceased, wheresoever any of the said goods and chattels are or do remain within the said District of Kershaw, and which shall be shown unto youn by the said Thomas Cusack and there view and appraise all and every the said goods and chattels, being first duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect Inventory and appraisement thereof, and to Cause the same to be returned under your hands, or any three or four of you, untothe said Thomas Cusack on or before the third day of March next.

WITNESS John Buchanan Esq. Ordinary of the said District, the third day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and in the forty ninth yearof the American Independence.

John Buchanan J O

Memorandum-- That on the 5th day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty five personally appeared before me William Robertson one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in the District of Fairfield James Goodwyn Derrel U. Hollis & George Adams being three of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Isaac Knighton deceased late of the said District, deceased, who being duly sworn, made oath, that they would make a just and true appraisement of all and singular, the goods and chattels of the said Isaac Knighton deceased, as shall be produced Thomas Cusack administrator of the estate of the said deceased, and that they would return the same, under their hands, unto the said Thomas Cusack on or before the rhird day of March next.

Sworn the day and year above} Derrell U. Hollis
written before me } James Goodwyn
William Robertson J.P. } George Adams


The Estate of ISAAC KNIGHTON

Account #1 returned July 24,1826

1825 To Thomas Cusack $
January 24 To cash paid William Robertson for filling warrant of appraisement
and Derrel paying appraisers 2.00
2 1/2 gallons whiskey at 4/8 per gallon 2.50
March 3 cash paid John Buchanan Esq 10.08 3/4
12 ditto d d d d 1.00
21 ditto d Richard B. Harrison store acct 15.23 1/2
July 24 ditto d S A Perkins for copy deed 1.00
August 24 ditto d McCall & Brown store acc't 12.82

1826
January 3 ditto d A.F. Peay for note & interest 33.30
10 ditto d Alexander McCaskill for surveying land supposed to belong to estate 3.00
12 ditto d paid Steward Peirce for making coffin 8.00
14 ditto d d Reverend Parson Qunger for copy of plat 1.00
31 ditto d A--------? Goldbold for note & interest 10.94
February 1 ditto d Sam H. Gates d d d 38.06
2 ditto d Charles Moore as per acc't 5.00
March 21 ditto d Nathanel Godbold d d 10.62 1/2
23 ditto d Sabastion Ruff d d 3.75
April 11 ditto d Thomas Knighton Jur. per ? bill 10.16
19 ditto d Doctor John ? for medical care 26.75
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$221.60 3/4
Thomas Cusack

Thomas Cusack Adm. of estate of Isaac Knighton Dec. in account with ordinary of Fairfield District.

Final accounting.
Less by cash paid away as per account #1 returned July 24,1826 $221.60.8

do do Act. #4 returned September 10,1827 $44.66
Estate of John Buchanan bal of bill ordinary fees $1.00
Compensation on receiving and paying away $1272.47.2 $63.62.3
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$346.06.1

The administrator is charged with the amount of a sale of the personal estate of
said deceased made on the 24th day of January 1825 on a credit of 12 months. $945.35.7

Deduct the amount of the widow purchase at the sale which by agreement among
the heirs was given to her in lieu of certain property she brought with her when she
was married to the deceased. $151.37.5
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$793.98.2

Add the amount of cash received of sundries as per account #2 returned July 24,1826 $90.40.5
do #3 do Sept. 19,1827 $383.58.5
do cash left by deceased at his death $4.50
$1272.47.2
Deduct account #1 $346.06.1
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$926.41.1

Add interest on the money in the admin hands until Sept 10,1827 $72.69
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$999.10.1
To amt of property advanced by the deceased in his lifetime to the following heirs VIZ:
To Levi & Winnifred Godbold $207.00
To John & Polly Alexander $252.00
To Jas & Elizabeth Rasberry $266.00
To Thos. & Prissilla Cusack $287.00
To Francis Knighton $298.00
$1310.00
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$2309.10.1

To Heirs
Francis Knighton $384.85
John & Polly Alexander $384.85
James & Elizabeth Rasberry $384.85
Levi & Winnifred Godbold $384.85
Thomas Cusack & Priscillie his wife $384.85
Cynthie Knighton $384.85
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$2309.10

Cynthia Knighton...Minor under age of 21 Guardianship issued 3 September 1827 to her mother Elizabeth Knighton.

Bond signed by Nathan Godbold and Charles Moores "for the share of Cynthia Knighton in the estate of her deceased father, Isaac Knighton."



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Thomas Knighton

Father:? Isaac Sr. ?1730 ->1790<1800.

Born: About 1755 Where unknown
Died: >May-<Sept. 27,1827 Fairfield Co.,S.C.

Wife: Jane
Born: About 1755
Died: After 1830 Gadsden Co.,Florida
Married: ?

Children:
Elizabeth 1784-1785
Samuel Jan.2,1786
Thomas 1789
Moses 1791
Susanah ?
Judieth S. 1790-1800
Jane ?
Milly ?

Census Date State County Page House

1790 S.C. Fairfield 20
1800 S.C. Fairfield 223
1810 S.C. Fairfield 203
1820 S.C. Fairfield 146

The first record of Thomas is the estate sale of Thomas Miles On June 21,1782 in Fairfield County, S.C.. The administration was by Isaac Knighton. The estate was sold to Others plus: Isaac, Thomas, Ales., Sarah and Moses. (1)

Thomas was the indorsee of Charles Pickett vs. Garvis Gibson. Debt judgement confessed according to specialty. July 20,1795. (1)

Charles Picket to Thomas Knighton January 16, 1796

State of South Carolina

Know all men by these presents that I Charles Picket of Fairfield County in the state aforesaid in consideration of twenty pounds sterling money to me paid by Thomas Knighton of Fairfield County in this State aforesaid have granted Bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Thomas Knighton all that two hundred and three acres of land on the waters of Taylors Creek begining at a hickory and runing E to post oak and from thence to a black jack (oak) corner on the said Picketts land an 30 E to a post oak and from thence to a hickory corner on Henry Rugely's land to a post oak corner N to a post oak corner and W. to a sower wood corner N 20 W to a white oak corner on the aforesaid Picketts land and W to a stake on Josiah Knighton land and also five acres of land now lying on the west side of the said Thomas Knightons land now enclosed by the aforesaid Knighton.

Josiah Knighton Charles Pickett Seal

Elijah Arledge
Thomas (x) Stuard

Recorded Vol.K,Page 220, July 7,1796

Jan. 23,1796 Josiah Knighton and Thomas Knighton were appointed overseer's on the road leading from John Goodrum to boilstones in the room of John and William Hollis. (1)

July 19, 1799 Moses and Thomas Knighton appointed to appraise estate of James Bishop. (1)

Oct. 16, 1799 Appraisement of estate of James Bishop deceased by Thomas Knighton, Muser Boulare and Moses Knighton. (2)

Isaac Grayham to Thomas Knighton January 6,1810

Fairfield County, SC Conveyences

Know all men by these presents that I Isaac Grayham of Fairfield District in the state aforesaid in consideration of two hundred dollars to me paid by Thomas Knighton of Fairfield District in the state aforesaid have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Thomas Knighton that plantation or tract of land containing one hundred and nineteen and a half acres situated in Fairfield on the waters of Taylors Creek bounded on the N by Austin F Peays land on the NE by John Sanders land SSE by Thomas Knightons land & ? by Musco Boulware land.

Noah Hornsby
Isaac Grayham (LS)
Samuel Knighton

Recorded Vol. BB, Page 139-140 February 26,1820

State of South Carolina, Fairfield District, Persuant to a warrant directed by Saint Wheaton Young Com of Locations dated the 18th of Dec. 1809 I have adm & laid out unto Thomas Knighton a plantation or tract of Land containing thirty acres Situate on Taylors Creek a Branch of Wateree River Bounding N and NE by John Woodward & Murco Boulwars land S by John Woodward's land, SE by Thomas Knighton's Land and hath such shape form marks & Boundries as appears by the above plat. Certified by me this 20th of Feby 1810.
? Cloud DS

Certified for John Woodward Sern.
24th Aug. 1810

Recorded Vol.45 Page 239 February 20,1810 State Series


Thomas Knighton to Susannah Mickle Share of estate

State of South Carolina }
Fairfield District }

October 17,1821 Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Knighton Sen'r have given my daughter Susannah her part of my estate in full Viz: real and personal to her this life time and then to her children, one horse saddle and bridle, one bed and furniture. Two cows and calves, one tract of land containing one hundred and fourteen acres situated on the waters of Dutchmans Creek and Sawneys Creek originally granted to James Craig sen'r one negro boy named Frank one hundred and thirty two Dollars one waggon as one hundred dollars one mare thirty ditto. This I considered would have been her part at the time she left me. In witnefs whereof I set my hand and seal, signed sealed in the presents of us and delivered

Levy Godbold his
Thomas Knighton Jun'r Thomas X Knighton
mark (seal)

So. Carolina }
Fairfield District } Personally appeared Thomas Knighton Jun'r before me and duly made oath that he saw Thomas Knighton Sen'r sign his signature to the within deed. Sworn before me this 15th day of January 1822
George Rochell J.P. Thomas Knighton

Recorded Book UU Page 544-5 July 8,1856 Delivered to Jon B. Mickle

Thomas Knighton Jr to Thomas Knighton Sr. agreement

State of South Carolina Fairfield District
Articles of agreement made and entered into between Thomas Knighton and Thomas Junior. Whereas the said Thomas Jr is to take charge of the possessions of the said Thomas Knighton Senior as long as he the said Thomas Knighton Senr and wife Jane may live and at the decease of the said Thomas Knighton Senr and wife Jane the said Thomas Knighton Junior takes possession of the land whereon the said Thomas Knighton Sr now lives with the exception of a home for my daughters Jane and Milly for there hands to work on said land as long as they live single with the above named exceptions he the said Thomas Knighton Junr is to have full possession of the said land so long as he may see cause to live on it and when he the said Thomas Knighton Junior leave the land he has a right to one third of the land whereon he sees cause to take it then the remaining two thirds at the marriage or decease of Janie and Milly to revert back to my two sons Samuel and Moses. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this eight day of December 1825

Thomas (X) Knighton Sr LS
Attest George Rochele Thomas Knighton Jr LS
Musco Boulware
Benjamin Boulware

Recorded 3d Sept 1823(?) Vol. HH, Pages 345-346

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN

I Thomas Knighton of the district aforesaid (Fairfield) and state aforesaid being weak in body but sound in mind and understanding do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and devise unto my wife Jane one negro Boy named Henry to despose of as she sees proper also all the stock household and kitchen furniture and at her death the stock and furniture to revert back to my two daughters Jane and Milly--I also give and devise unto my son Samuel one tract of land lying on the waters of Dutchmans Creek and two negros-- I also give and devise unto my son Thomas two seperate tracts of land lying on both sides of Dutchmans creek and two negros-- I also give and devise unto my son Moses one tract of land lying on Tailors Creek and two negros-- which said land and negros my three sons (Samuel, Thomas & Moses) are now in possesion of-- I have also given unto my daughter Elizabeth wife of Noah Hornsby her part in full with the exception of a tract of land lying on the waters of Sawneys Creek which I want sold and devided between Elizabeth Hornsby & Susanah Mickle wife of Jonathan Mickle if not dispose of before my death--I also give and devise unto my daughter Jane three negros namely Beck Titus and Rachel for and during her natural lif and on the determination of that estate to be destributed between the hairs of her body and which shall not be subject to the control or intermeddling of her Husband and should she dy(e) without an heir for the property to revert back to the other heirs or such ones as she may deem proper--I also give and devise unto my daughter Susanah wife of Jonthan Mickle one negro boy named Frank for and during her natural life and on the determination of that estate to be devided between the heirs of her body and which shall not be subject to the control or intermeddling of her Husband and should she dye without an heir for the property to revert back to the other heirs or shurch ones as she may deem proper--To my daughter Judieth wife of Greenbery Montgomery of Chester Dist two negros namely Nathan and Caty one Horse sadle and bridle two cows and claves one bed & furniture for and during her natural life and at the determination of that estate to be distributed between the heirs of her body and which shall not be subject to the control or intermeddling of her husband and should she dye without an heir for the property to revert back to the other heirs or surch ones she may deem proper-- I also give and devis unto my youngest daughter Milly three negros namely Clary Bob & Ephraim for and during her naturial life and on the determination of that estate to be devided between the heirs of her body & which shall not be subject to the controle or intermeddling of her husband and should she dye without an heir for the property to revert back to the other heirs or surch ones as she may deem proper I do hereby appoint my three sons Samuel Thomas and Moses executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighth day of December Eighteen Hundred & Twenty Five and in the fiftieth year of the American independence

his
Thomas x Knighton
Attest mark
Geo Rochelle
Musco Boulware
Benjamin Boulware

In adition to the abouve I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane one negro Boy named Laban to disposed of she sees proper given under my hand and seal this first day of May 1827 his

Attest Thomas X Knighton
Geo Rochelle mark
J G Barber

Note: A handwritten entry on the text states that this clause is null and void.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA }
FAIRFIELD DISTRICT } Know all men by these presents that we Noah Hornsby & Elizabeth Hornsby his wife, Samuel Knighton, Jane Knighton, Jonathan Mickle & Susannah his wife, Green B. Montgomery & Judith his wife, Thomas Knighton, Moses Knighton, & Milly Knighton children & heirs at law of Thomas Knighton Senr. late of the District & State aforesaid dec'd, in as much as the said Thomas Knighton Senr. died interstate as to a part of his personal estate, and in consideration of the natural love and affection which we have for our mother Jane Knighton widow & relict of the said Thomas Knighton Senr. dec'd have given, granted, released & delivered & by these presents do give grant release & deliver unto the said Jane Knighton the whole of personal estate of the said Thomas Knighton Senr. dec'd not disposed of by his will, that is to say, one negro boy named Laban, the present crop of corn and cotton, one waggon & gun, plantation tools, etc. To have and to hold to the said Jane Knighton in --?-- and afsign forever.

Given under our hand & seal this 27 day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty seven & in the fifty second year of American Independence.

Tst Samuel Evans Noah Hornsby (LS)
her
Elizabeth X Hornsby (LS)
mark
Samuel Knighton (LS)
her
Jane X Knighton (LS)
mark
Jonathan Mickle (LS)
Susanna Mickle (LS)
Green B. Montgomery (LS)
Judith S. Montgomery (LS)
Thomas Knighton (LS)
Moses Knighton (LS)
Milly Knighton (LS)

Recorded in will Book #10 Page 216
Recorded Aug. 23, 1828
Apt.#55 File #853

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
FAIRFIELD DISTRICT
Where as Thomas Knighton lately deceased in and by his last will and testiment among other things devises as follows: "I have also given unto my daughter Elizabeth wife of Noah Hornsby her part in full with the exception of a tract of land lying on the waters of Sawneys Creek that I want sold and divided between Elizabeth Hornsby & Susanna Mickle, If not disposed of before my death" and whereas the said Thomas Knighton departed this life without having disposed of the said land it became necessary that the same should be sold by his executors for this purpose in ? in this will. It was accordingly offered for sale at public auction on the eighteenth day of October last when the said land was sold to William Roper for the sum of one hundred & twenty six dollars, he being the best and highest bidder.

Recorded Book LL Page 211-212, June 2, 1834

Jane, Milly and Samuel Knighton to William Boulwar Release Nov. 1828

South Carolina Know all men by these presents that we Jane Knighton wife of the late Thomas Knighton Deceased, Milly Knighton & Saml Knighton heirs and representatives of the said Thomas Knighton Deceased for and in the consideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty five dollars in hand paid to us by William Boulwar of the District of Fairfield and the State aforesaid have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said William Boulwar all that piece parcel or tract of land containing two hundred acres more or lefs being part of different surveys as also one part of the real estate of said Thomas Knighton Deceased Which will more Fully appear by refferience had to a plat here with anexed made out by Green B. Montgomery Deputy Surveyor With all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances hereunto belonging to or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises premises mentioned unto the said William Boulwar his heirs and afsigns forever and we do hereby bind each and every of us and each and every of our heirs and afsigns unto the said William Boulwar his heirs and afsigns and against each and every of us our heirs and afsigns and against any or every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof shall warrant and for ever defend the same

In Witnefs hereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight and of American Independence the fifty second year
Sterling Tidwell her
James Cason Jane x Knighton LS
Thomas Boulwar mark
Milly Knighton LS
Samuel Knighton LS

Fairfield }
District } Personally appeared Thomas Boulwar and made oath that he saw Saml Knighton Milly Knighton and Jane Knighton sign seal and deliver the within conveyance for the use and purpose therein mentioned and that he with James Cason and Sterling Tidwell witnefsed the due execution thereof Sworn to before me this 27th day of November 1828

Thomas Lumphin QM Thomas Boulware

South Carolina } I do hereby certify unto all whome it may concern Fairfield District } that Nancy Knighton the wife of the within named Saml Knighton did this day appear before me and upon being privately and seperatly examined by me did declare that she does freely voluntarly and without any compultion dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce release and forever relinquish unto the within named William Boulwar his heirs and afsigns all her interest and also all her right and claim of dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released Given under my hand and seal this 27 November Anno domini 1828 Thomas Lumphin QM
Nancy Knighton

Recorded Book II Page 227-9 April 26,1829

Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton to Moses Knighton Deed of trust

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
FAIRFIELD DISTRICT

This indenture made the twenty ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty between Samuel Nighton & Thomas Nighton of Gadsden County in the terrtory of Florida of the one part & Moses Knighton of the District of Fairfield in the state aforesaid of the other part witnefsath that as ? for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar paid by the said Moses Knighton to the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton as also for ? other good causes & considerations. We the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton have granted bargained sold & released & by these presents do grant bargain sell & release unto the said Moses Knighton (In trust for the uses and purposes & upon the conditions herein after specified) the three following parcels or tracts of land that is to say, one parcel or tract of land containing five hundred and seventy seven & a half acres situated in the district of Fairfield & state aforesaid on Taylor Creek, waters of Wateree River, the same being composed of part of sundry tract of land being all the land within the red line (except the small square in the NW corner of the plat of resurvey thereof made & certified by Abraham Furguson dept. suv. dated the 17th of February 1824. One other tract or parcel of land joining the foregoing tract containing one hundred & ninty eight acres, situated in the District of Fairfield & state aforesaid on both sides of Taylor Creek waters of Wateree River being composed of part of sundry tract of land & being part of the land of which Thomas Knighton deceased late of Fairfield District aforesaid died sized resurveyed & divided off to said Moses Knighton by Green B Montgomery Depty surv. & hath such form & marks as the plat of resurvey thereof made by said Green B Montgomery the 7th day of November 1828 represents and one other tract or parcel of land joining the last mentioned tract containing one hundred sixty three acres situated in Fairfield District & state aforesaid on both sides of Taylor Creek waters of Wateree River & hath such marks, shape & boundrys as the plat of resurvey thereof made and certified by Green B Montgomery D.S. the 7th Day of November 1828 represents, the said total parcel or tract of land containing in the whole nine hundred & thirty eight and a half acres being the same lands which the said Moses Knighton sold & conveyed to the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton by deed bearing date the twenty third day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty. And the said Samuel Knighton & thomas Knighton for the consideration aforesaid have also bargained sold & delivered & by these presents do bargain sell & deliver unto the said Moses Knighton (in Trust for the uses & purposes & upon the conditions hereafter specified) the following ten negro slaves namely a women named Agnes about forth five years old, a man named Gabriel about fifty five years old, a women named Big Charlotte about twenty eight years old, a boy named Kemp about seventeen years old, a girl named little Charlotte about fifteen years old, a boy named Glasgow about fourteen years, a girl named Juno about six years old, a girl named Betsy about four years old, a boy named Jacob about eleven years old, a girl named Creasy about five years old & one road Wagon for four horses, five mules, forty head of meat cattle, forty head of hogs & the crop of cotton, corn, fodder and oats made this year on the above mentioned lands. To have and to hold all & singular the above mentioned land and tenements, slaves & other goods and chattles, together with the future ? & increase of said slaves, unto the said Moses Knighton in trust for the uses & purposes following. That is to say first in trust to pay the following debts & demands agains't the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton To wit one promisory note made by said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton (by their attorney Thos Flake) bearing date the 23d day of September 1830 & payable on the first day of March when next ensuing, to Robert Cathcart for the sum of two thousand six hundred & twenty seven dollars and forty four cents with interest from the 10th day of March 1829, one other promisory note made by said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton (by their attorney Thos Flake) bearing date the 23d day of September 1830 & payable on the first day of January eighteen hundred & thirty one to negro Ray or bearer for the sum of twenty nine dollars ninty four cents with interest from the eleventh day of November eighteen hundred & twenty eight. Also one other promisary note made by said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton (by their attorney Thos Flake) bearing date 23d day of september 1830 & payable on the first day of January eighteen hundred and thirty two to John Blake for the sum of one hundred forty four dollars with interest from 19th day of april 1827 also one other promisary note made by the said Samuel Knighton & THomas Knighton (by their attorney Thomas Flake) having date the 23d day of September 1830 & payable on the first day of January eighteen hundred & thirty two to James C Neal for three hundred & fifty three dollars & forty cents with interest from the 25th day of February 1827. Also one other promisary note made by Thomas Flake and Robert Cathcart (but which was given for a debt afsumed to be paid by said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton for which the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton are responsible to said Thomas Flake & Robert Cathcart) bearing date the 23d day of September 1830 and payable to Archibald Hood or bearer on the first day of January eighteen hundred & thirty one for the sum of one hundred & fifty seven dollars twenty eight cents with interest from the first day of July eighteen hundred & thirty and also to pay to Elizabeth Murrah, Lucy Murrah, Cannon Murrah & Rebecca Murrah their in? shares of the estate of their father Morgan Murrah dec. in the ? of the said Moses Knighton or their guardian for the payment whereof the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton by their agreement made by Thomas Flake as their attorney bearing date the twenty third day of September eighton hundred & thirty became liable and accountable and secondly In trust to support,maintain & educate the children of the said Mofes Knighton (as well those now in ? those hereafter to be born in lawful wedlock begotten) so long as they or any of them shall continue in the family of the said Moses Knighton or stands in need of such support, maintinance or education and also the better to enable the said Moses Knighton to execute & perform the trust & confidence hereby ? in him the said Moses Knighton & his wife shall be permitted to have their daily support & maintinance out of the property & earnings of said tract property during the natural life of the said Moses Knighton or so long as the said Moses Knighton shall continue in the true & faithful performance of the trust hereby placed in him and upon the death of the said Moses Knighton then all & singular the above mentioned lands & tenements, goods & chattels together with all and singular the ? ? and increase thench after payment & satifaction of the several debts above specified shall go to & be divided amoung all the children of the said Moses Knighton in such proportions as the said Moses Knighton shall by will or other writing under his hand appoint to be held by them their heirs, executors, administrators & afsigns forever and in case any of the children of the said Moses Knighton shall have died before that time leaving lawful ? then living, such ? shall be entitled to recieve the same share which the parent or parents of such ? ? would have been entitled to recieve if he or she or they were then living. And also the more fully to enable the said Moses Knighton to excute the above trusts as specified for the payments of the debts above specified he the said Moses Knighton is hereby authorized & empowered to sell either at public auction or at private sale (or to ? shall earn most for the interest of said trust estate) any part or portion of the above mentioned lands & teniments or of the above mentioned slaves or other goods & chattels & to make execute & deliver to the purchaser or purchasers thereof good & sufficient title for the same & to apply the proceeds of such sale to the payment and discharge of the debts above specified. And whereas it may hereafter become conducive to the interests of the ? trust to sell all, to sell all or some part of said trust property and to rest the proceeds of such sale in other property upon the said trust it is therefore hereby further declared that the said Moses Knighton shall have power and authority by & with the consent of the said Samuel Knighton & Thomas Knighton or the survivors of them declared in writing to sell all or anypart or portion of the above named lands & tenements goods & chattels & to make and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers thereof good & sufficient titles for the same to vest the proceeds of such sale in other property taking the title for the same in the name of said Moses Knighton as trustee toward & upon the trust ? before specified or such of them as shall then remain to be performed.

In testimony whereof the said Moses Knighton & the said Thomas Knighton for himself & as attorney for said Sanuel Knighton have hereunto set there hands & seal the day & year in that be half above mentioned.

Signed sealed and interchangeably Moses Knighton LS
delivered in the presence of: Thomas Knighton LS
David McDowell Samuel Knighton LS
John Harris by atty Thos Knighton

The State of South Carolina

Fairfield District Before me personally appeared David McDowell and made oath that he saw the within named Moses Knighton & Thomas Knighton for themselfs & the said Thomas Knighton an attorney for the within named Samuel Knighton sign seal & deliver the within deed for the use & purpose therein mentioned & that this deponent & John Harrison in the presence of each other witnessed the due execution thereof.

South Carolina David McDowell
Fairfield District

I certify that the within deed is recorded in Registers
Office Book 2HH Page 272 Nov.29th 1830
J Elliott
Recorded Dec.15,1830 R M C
fee $2.50 paid

Ref.(1) Fairfield Co. Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799 by Brent H. Holcomb

Ref.(2) Some South Carolina County Records Vol. ! by Brent

Holcomb CRS Pub. by Southern Historical Press 1976



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Martha (Patsy) Knighton

Father: Isaac Knighton Sr. 1732 - >1790

Born: =1758
Died: <1830
Buried:
Married: 1779

Husband: Daniel Holladay (Holliday)
Born: 1752 SC
Died: February 14,1837 Marion Co., Alabama
Buried: Near old Moscow, Alabama

Children Born State Died State

Sarah 1780 SC
"Female" 1782 SC
Daniel William 1784 SC Dec. 31,1855 Ala.
Peter Alexander About 1784 SC After 1855 Ala.
James About 1785 SC
"Female" About 1787 SC
"Female" About 1789 SC
Joseph 1790 SC
"Son" About 1792 SC
Susannah About 1794 SC
Lettitia June 14,1795 SC Feb. 13,1874 Ala.
John Daniel March 10,1798 SC Dec. 31,1862 Ut.
Harriet About 1800 SC >Feb. 14,1837
Richart About 1802 SC >1887
Karen About 1804 SC
Margaret About 1806 SC
Mary About 1806 SC Twin of Margaret

Census Date State County Page House

1790 SC
1800 SC
1810 SC
1820
1830 AL Marion

While residing in the High Hills of Santee, later called Sumter District, South Carolina he enlisted when South Carolina's troops were first organized (November 4,1775) as an orderly-sergeant in the Second Regiment and served under Capt. James McDonald and was in the battle at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. He was discharged on April 6,1778 after hiring a substitute George Powell for two hundred pounds, South Carolina money. He moved to Alabama about 1827. Pension application #S10867. Enrolled on December 28,1835, @ $120.00/annum recieved payment from March 4,1831.

Daniel died intestate and his estate was settled by his son-in-law John Hollis husband of Letitia.

Ref. Pension Application statement of Daniel Holliday April 28,1835.

Mrs: Marie (Bankhead) Owen letter to U.S. Pension Bureau, July 7, 1934, reply July 23,1934.

The Holladay Family by Alvis Milton Holladay Sr. Copy received from Mrs. Edith Hankins, Memphis, Tn.



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Nancy Knighton
Father: Isaac Sr. 1730->1790

Born: 1760 to 1762
Died: after July 20,1832
Buried:
Married:

Husband: John Hollis
Born: December 5,1751, Fairfax County, VA.
Died: November 4,1836
Buried:

Children: Born State
daughter <1784
daughter 1784-1794
daughter 1784-1794
daughter 1784-1794
John Jr. Dec. 19,1794 SC.
son 1784-1794
daughter 1794-1800
daughter 1794-1800
daughter 1794-1800
Darling Jones July 2,1804
son 1800-1809
son 1800-1809
daughter 1800-1809

Census Date State County Page House
1790
1800 SC Fairfield 215
1810 SC Fairfield
1820 SC Fairfield 151B
1830 SC Fairfield 370

South Carolina

This is to certify that John Hollis Sergiant of the third Regiment of this State is Discharged from Sd Regiment: having behaved himself honestly & faithfull in that station and as a brave soldier
Given under my hand
this first Day of June 1777 Wm Thomson

May 24,1785 Mr John Hollis his account of a horse lost in Service & 150 days Militia Duty
Charged L 75.5.6
add more 1.91/4
-----------
L 75.7. 3/4
Seventy five pounds seven shillings & three pence faithing sterling

July 21,1787
I do certifie that John Hollis was a private in my company & that the Enemy by force of arms took the afore mentioned horse from him.
Richard Winn

I am uncertain whether Capt Lewis certifies the whole of the within acc.t or only the duty---- no dates when the appraisement was made nor when the duty was performed

EX J Mc.
75.7.3
48.2.6 disallowed
-------
27.4.9 Hand over
South Carolina } Before me appeared Captain John Hollis & makes Fairfield District } oath, about the year seventeen hundred & seventy four the deponant Voluntered his services as a private under Captain Samuel Boykin against the Tories between Saluda River & the Enoree that deponant was present at the capture of Colonel Fletcher & others & served in this tour about one month, that the deponant about the year eighteen hundred & seventy five enlisted as a regular Soldier under Captain William Ransom Davis of the Hills (Santee) 3rd Regiment of Rangers under Colonel Wm Thompson. The deponant served as a Sergeant in this regiment until he was taken prisoner at Sinlittis (or St. Illis) fort in the back part of georgia, or it may be in Florida the Deponant is not certain in which state or Territory the fort was Situated. That from bad treatment received from the enemy when a prisoner afterward. On parole the Deponant joined Sumter & afterward Col. Lacy & continued with one or the other until the war was closed & peace made. That the Deponant has his Discharge from Col Thompson which he got from Col. Thompson sometime after he was taken prisoner, that the deponant was at the Battle at Sullivans Island, at the taking of Orangeburgh, at the taking of the fort below Granby, at St Illis fort, at the taking of Barrys fort this side the Wateree River near Camden then under Sumter when Gates was defeated at the Battle of Rocky Mount, at the Battle of Kings Mountain & at the taking of many Tories in Different skirmishes, after Deponant received a wound in the right leg from a musket ball at the Juniper when under Sumpter. That the Deponant will if he lives be eighty years of age on the 3rd of December next that he has a wife about sixty five or seventy years old & four Daughters & four Grandchildren, three under ten years of age all living with the Deponant, that the deponants other children have left him except his two youngest sons who live with the Deponant but work for themselfs & receive the profits. That the Deponant owns about one hundred & fifty acres land ----? quality about one half worn out, that Deponants circumstances are such as to render & almost impofsible to support large & helplefs family in honesty. Whilst he was himself able to labor he distained to ask afsistance from any other source But now that he has become old & very infirm he has ventured to approach his country in the character of a petitioner for a pension; which if granted will lend much to render comfortable the decline of a long life, seven years of which at least were spent in his countrys service. Sworn to & Subcribed before me this 10th Nov. 1830
John Hollis
J. Elliote QM

South Carolina } Captain Elijah Hollis makes oath that he is a Fairfield District } Brother of Capt. John Hollis that he is satisfied that the facts as stated in his affidavit are correct. That said John Hollis was out with the Whigs almost the whole time of the Revoluationary war That Deponant was to young when the war commenced to take the field, that toward the end of the war the deponant served with his said Brother under Col Lacey in two tours of Duty. That the circumstances of the said John Hollis are such as he has stated & the deponant beleives that if any person Deserves & stands in need of a pension he does & that said John Hollis was Deponants Captain under

Col. Lacey.

Sworn to before me Nov. 10th, 1830
Elijah Hollis
J. Elliote QM

William Johnston makes oath that he served several tours of Duty under above named John Hollis he was under Col Lacey & commanded the company the deponant served in. That said John Hollis was out with the Whigs During almost the whole period of the Revolutionary war. That said Capt John Hollis is very old & Infirm & has a large & helplefs family to support & is in low circumstances. That the Deponant beleives he stands in need of afsistances to enable him to support himself & his family. Sworn to before me
his
Nov. 10th 1830 William X Johnston
J Elliote QM mark

To the Honorable the President
And Members of the Senate of South Carolina
Gentlemen,

The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents that he has ventured to approach your Honerable Body in the character of a petitioner for a pension for military service rendered the State of South Carolina in the war of the Revolution.

Your petitioner served as a soldier nearly the whole of the period from 1774 to the end of the war, and begs leave to refer to his own and the affidavits of others hereunto annexed for evidence of the zeal and fidelity with which he discharged his duty to his country in that capacity.

Your petitioner is nearly eighty one years of age , and for some years past has been very infirm and unable to labor. His wife is about seventy years old and also infirm. He has four daughters and four grandchildren who live with him as stated in his affidavit, and who look to him for support. His two sons are young men grown and receive the proceeds of their own labor; and will probably soon leave him as have already, the rest of a large family whom with the afsistence of a kind providence your petitioner was able to raise and support decently and in honesty.

The discription and value of your petitioners property will appear from the schedule annexed.

Your petitioner has found himself unable from all the indrustry and frugality he could use to support his family without incurring debt to an amount considerably his means of payment, considerable and alarming. His debts now amount to about three hundred and thirty dollars, part of which is in judgement & execution, and his property is now advertised by the Sheriff of Fairfield District to satisfy that execution.

Your petitioner had the annexed affidavits prepared with a view to prefent his claim at the last sefsion of your Body but discovered when to late that a schedule of all his property under oath, by a resolution of both Houses in 1826 was made indespensable. Your petitioner would therefore respectfully suggest that his application be considered with reference back to that period and as much further as you can consistantly with the conscientious discharge of your public duties.

Your petitioner served mostly as a volunteer and excepting the time he was under Colonel Thompson received nothing for his services and all the property owned by your petitioner at the close of the war was his wearing apparel, a horse and a gun.

Notwithstanding your petitioner suffered from the depreditions of the Tories at different times, he never availed himselfof oppertunities, which offered to renunerate his lofses by retaliation and he can safely say that he never plunderedany Tory to the value of his old staff that now ----? his aged and tottering frame.

Your petitioner would repeat here, what he has already intimated in his affidavit, that necefsity and not choice has driven him to this expedient. He served his country freely and to the utmost extent of his abilities and has enjoyed for a period which bounds the lives of most men, the blefsings of that liberty he was a humble instrument in atchieving. He has already been more than repaid for all his toils and dangers endured in the field; and can never regret the part he took in our fearful struggle for independence let this effert end as it may and until lately he felt an houest pride in indulging the hope that for services mostly rendered volunteerily and intended as a free will offering to his country in his youth, he would never have occasion to ask a recompence in old age. And your petitioner will ever pray it.

Nov. 8th 1831
John Hollis

A schedule of the property of John Hollis, a petitioner for a pension for military service rendered the State of South Carolina in the war of the Revolution.

150 acres of land in Fairfield District, thin quality }
three fourths cleared and one half of the cleared lands } $400.00
worn out. }

one negro women about 60 years old, crippled and lame. }
of no use in the field, but worth her vituals, clothes }
and ---? about the house, and little if anything more }
1 negro man 20 years old with } $450.00
1 negro woman about 24 years old afflicted with------? }
for two years past and still under the doctor, and not } $175.00
likly to be healed }
1 boy 10 years old
1 girl 4 years old A charge of $15.00 per year
1 boy 3 years old. A charge of $15.00 per year

5 head of Horses to wit:
Mare with $50.00
colt $50.00
2 horses 15 years old worth perhaps $20.00
Colt worth nothing

7 head cattle to wit:
2 cows & calves @9.50 each $19.00
3 yearlings $3.00 each $9.00

Household & kitchen furniture to wit
2 beds $20.00, table & chairs $10.00 $30.00

Plantation utensils to wit $15.00

15 head of sheep at $2. each $30.00

some poultry of little value

Shot gun $5.00

South Carolina }
Fairfield District }
Before me appeared Captain John Hollis and made oath that the facts stated in the within petition are true and that the annexed schedule contain a true account of all his property both real and personal, and that the declaration value of his property is correctly stated in said schsdule.
John Hollis

Sworn to & Executed before me
Nov. 8th 1831
J. Elliote QM

South Carolina } We do hereby certify that we have always been Fairfield District } informed from persons who have the means of knowing the facts that Capt John Hollis was a good & brave Soldier in the war of the Revolution we are fully Satisfyed & have no doubts that the facts above stated in the above affidates are true we further certify that we beleive that from his -----------? circumstances & Meritorious Service he is Justly entitled to a liberal Pension from the State Given under our hand 17th Nov 1831

Signed S L Alston
J. Elleote
Jno Buchanan

Report of the committee on pensions to whom was refered the petition of John Hollis praying for a pension--Say in their opinion the prayer ought to be rejected.
December 1st 1831 Richardson
Chairman
In Senate 3 Dec. 1831
Resolved that the Senate do agree & reject the petition.

Dec. 6th 1831
Report of the Committee on Pensions on the petition of John Hollis---The Committee on Pensions to whom was referred the petition of John Hollis praying for a pension.
Recommend That the prayer of the petitioner be not granted.

Parker I. Hand
Chairman

The Congress of the United States on June 7,1832 passed an act to provide pensions to soldiers of the Revolutionary war. On July 20,1832 John appeared in open court in Fairfield District before Judge Henry W. DeSaupure Chancellor of the Court of Equity and applied for a pension from the United States. Because he was unable to produce a Commission as a Captain to the War Department in his application it was sent back to Fairfield where many people made depositions that John had been a Captain during the war.

Winnsbough July 23rd 1833
Sir:
In compliance with the instructions accompanying the pension documents of Captain John Hollis, an effort has been made to make the evidence more perfect touching his commifsion as Captain. As he is of a temper of mind that would care little about the matter of a commifsion so that he held the rank, and exercised the authority calculated to render useful; it is not improbable that he once had such commifsion and that it has been destroyed by the accident he relates.
We held no revolutinary soldier whose case excites more general interest in theis District than his. There is no one better entitled, there is no one who stands in greater need of his countrys afsistance. He was gifted by nature with a robust and athletic frame, a daring courage and an unbending sprit of resistance to ---------?, and signalized himself throughout the war as one of the most active and efficient officers of his rank in this section of Country. He is now reduced from easy circumstances to a state of poverty by the workings of a providence often mentioned in his dispensation.
If it be required as indispensable that the existance and lofs of a commifsion be positively proved, and determined that the constant exercise of the rank and duties of an officer, coupled with the right to a commifsion will not suffice without that proof, then I fear the Department may proceed to adjust his claims on the evidence before it, and without delaying for higher evidence than that already produced. His Colonel Lacy is dead, all the field officers of the Regiment are dead. Every Captain and Subaltern, and so far as Capt Hollis knows every member of the Regiment, (excepting William Johnston whose evidence is produced) are dead. Capt Hollis is then left without the evidence of his Colonel to explain the reason why he was not commifsioned if he never was, and without the evidence of any member of his Company in corroboration of his own to shew that he was regularly elected an officer and by law entitled to a commifsion. And his memory is so impaired that he has no distinct recollection on the subject of the commifsion. At times he thinks he recollects of having had a commifsion of First Lieutenant, and that it must have been burnt with his fathers house. Again he inclines to believe that it must have been as Captain; and in the ----? ----? not recollect with absolute certainty of holding either.
Under these circumistances slight evidence may have weight, and presumption may arise that he held a commifsion from the consideration that he performed the duties of an officer and was entitled to a commifsion. In a questain of title to a tract of land ( a case not without analogy) a pofsifsion of twenty years ----? the prusumptition of a grant, and the Defendant will receive from the presumpion that in such a lapse of time his higher evidence of title (the grant has by time and accident been destroyed.
Capt Hollis' pofsifsion (if the exprefsion be allowable) of the office of Captain of Militia from 1777 until 1783 and frequent calls from the established authorities of this State to duty as Captain for six eventful years; being obeyed and refpected and had at such, meeting the enemies of his country and bleeding in her defence as such would raise as might seem --------? stronger probability of rightful authority in the latter than in the former case.
Capt. Hollis had applied to this State for a pension in 1831 but was refused to my personal Knowledge on the ground that he owned property to a value that defeated the claim. The evidence before the Legislature on that occasion has been obtained and is now enclosed for the purpose of strengthening the fact of his serving as Captain in the Revolution, by the affidavit of his brother Elijah Hollis who is now dead and was so when the declaration was made in July 1832. Elijah Hollis mentions the circumstance without -----------? to particulars as the rank or term of service was not important in that application and was noticed only to shew the confidence that had been reposed in Capt. Hollis as a true whig.
In conclusion it is hoped the Department will not decide that a commifsion was indispensable to entitle to a pension as Captain where the incumbent had a right to a commifsion and if it does so decide; that the fulling all the duties and being recoognized by the Authorities of So. Carolina for such a length of time as Captain is sufficient under the circumstances to warrant the Department in presumming that Capt Hollis had been regularly Commifsioned and that the commifsion has been destroyed by the burning of his fathers house, or other accident following the march of time. Anxious by ------? that the Department may be enabled to take a favorable view on this application.
Have the honer to prefent myself
Very Respectfully
Your At. Serv.
John Buchanan

WB Should any evidence in addition, as reguards Capt. Hollis personal truth, or his reputation as an officer in the revolution be thought necefsary it can be supplied by the most respectable citizens of this District to almost any number.
J.B.

On September 20,1833 John was awarded a pension in the amount of $110.00 per annum with back pay to March 4th, 1831. He received a payment of $330.00.

(1) South Carolina Department of Archives and History File # A.A. 3705

(2) Revolutionary war claim #S21827



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Josiah Knighton

Father: Isaac 1730->1790

Born: 1755-1762 South Carolina
Died: 1829/30 East Feliciana Parish, La.
Buried:

Married Margaret ? <1790
Born: 1755-1762 South Carolina
Died: 1826

Children: Born State
Margaret 1790 S.C.
Mary Feb. 15,1793 S.C.
Josiah Jan. 10,1796 S.C.
William 1797 S.C.
Jesse 1799 S.C.
Ailsey 1803 S.C.
Celia 1806 S.C.
Francis 1810 La.
Moses 1812 La.

Census
1790Fairfield Co. Josiah >16
2 Males <16
1 Female
1 Slaves

1800 Fairfield County page 216.
Josiah 26-45
3 Males <10
1 Female 26-45
2 Females 10-16
2 Females <10
3 Slaves

1820 Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
males females
Josiah (K)Nighton >45 (1) >45 (1)
26-45 (1)
16-26 (2) 16-26 (1)
10-16 (2)
<10 (1)
Slaves 13

1782 The State of SOUTH CAROLINA to Josiah Knighten

To 80 Days Service under Command of Capt. Lewis
L5:14:0
more 0:00:3
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L5:14:3
personally appeared Josiah Knighten & made oath that the State is justly indue him for the above mentioned Services Sworn before me this 5 December 1782
Charles Pickett

I certify the above service was done John Hollis Leut.(1)&(5)

Mr. Josiah Knighten his account of 80 Days Militia Duty in 1782.
Charged L5:14:0
Add more 0:00:3
--------
L5:14:3 Sterling

Five Pounds, fourteen Shillings & three pence Sterling.

The atter/abion signed Charles Pickett, does not appear to be his hand writting, and the acct is certified by Leut. Hollis the other Duty was performed under Capt. Lewis.
no Date
Ex'd J Mc.

Recd 25 May 85 full satisf in indent No. 520 In Virtue of an Order.
R. Winn (5)

The 1792 Fairfield County tax list Josiah (K)Nighton 337 Acres and 1 Slave.

June 12, 1792 Josiah picked for Petit jury. (2)
July 18,1794 Josiah Knighton sworen in as a constable for the County of Fairfield. (2)

Page 112-116 Sale of public auction 20 and 21 May 1795 Estate of Thomas Mickle, deceased. Buyers included Josiah Knighton. (3)

January 23,1796 Josiah and Thomas Knighton were appointed overseers on the road leading from John Goodrum to Boilstones in the room of John and William Hollis. (2)

January 18,1798 Josiah Knighton listed as a securities of William Martin: Administor of estate of Mary Martin, deceased. (2)

January 19,1798 Josiah Knighton summoned as a witness in debt case. (2)

Along with Moses Knighton, Josiah was appointed to appraise the estate of Michael King on July 16,1799. (2)

Page 214 James Bishop of Fairfield County, died intestate. Admn. granted to Sarah Bishop and Josiah Knighton July 19,1799 (3)


In 1806 Josiah's daughter Celia was born in Louisiana.

On July 4,1811 Margaret Knighton daughter of Josiah Knighton married Shadrack Rogers at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.

On January 2, 1812 Mary Knighton daughter of Josiah Knighton married Israel Rogers at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.


On July 24,1827 Francis Knighton daughter of Josiah Knighton married Jacob Humble in Amite County, Mississippi.

Josiah Knighton to John King deed to negros

Received of John King three hundred Dollars in the Parish of East Feliciana & State of Louisiana in consideration of which I have this day sold and delivered unto the said John King one negro Boy by the name of Amos seven years of age also a negro girl by the name of Betsey about three years of age which said negros I do bind myself and heirs executors administrators to warrant and defend to the said John King his heirs and assigns agains't all legal claims whotsoever. Witnefs my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty eight.

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
Josiah Knighton (seal)
Wm Knighton
Isreal Rogers

State of Louisiana }
Parish of East Feliciana } William Knighton being sworn says that he saw Josiah Knighton sign the within instrument for the purpose and intention therein written that he saw Isreal Rogers sign the same as a witnefs and that he signed it himself as a witnefs.
Sworn & subcribed before me this 26th
day of Nov. 1828 Thos A Scott} Wm Knighton
Parish Judge

Recorded Book A Page 445 November 26,1828

In 1956 William B. Peyton, a Knighton descendent, of Houston, Texas, procured a notarized copy of the above deed as recorded in Notarial Record "A", page 162 which contains the phrase "which said negros were formerly the property of my late father, Isaac Knighton, of the County of Fairfield and the State of South Carolina," in line five after the word "age", which was left out of the record in Deed Book A, Page 445.

STATE OF LOUISIANA ) I certify that the above and foregoing is
PARISH OF EAST FELICIANA) true and correct copy as recorded in
Notarial Record "A", Page 162.
This 3rd day of April, 1956.

Inez M. Coate LS
Clerk of Court
East Feliciana Parish, La.

Josiah died in 1830, his wife had already died.

(1) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, by Bobby Gilmer Moss. Gen. Pub. Co. 1983

(2) Minutes of the county court 1785-1799, by Brent H. Holcomb.

(3) Some South Carolina County records Vol. 1 by Brent Holcomb,CRS. Published by Southern Historical Press, 1976

(4) Colonial S.C. General Index land plats from 1784. The Lewis S. Bell Memorial Collection, Chester Co., S.C. Public Library.

(5) Josiah Knighten account audited (File NO. 4359) of claims growing out of the American Revolution. S.C. Department of Archives and History Alphabetical index page 18173, 03/08/91, locator file # 0015 003 0085 00181 00



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Ailsey Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton Sr. 1732->1790

Born: =1764
Died: <1820
Buried:
Married:

Husband: Elijah Hollis
Born: March 30,1763
Died: 1832
Buried:

Children Born State
Son =1782
Son =1785
Son =1787
Son =1790
Daughter =1801
Daughter =1810

Census Date State County Page House
1790
1800 SC Fairfield 215
1810 SC Fairfield
1820 SC Fairfield 151
1830 SC Fairfield 370

He served in the militia under a Lt. Hollis and a Capt. Lewis during 1781 and 1782. Patriot Index Supplement; A.A.3704



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Joseph Knighton

Father: ?Isaac Knighton 1732->1790

Born: 1767 SC
Died: April 27,1837 SC (1)
Buried:

Wife: Frances Cater Father: George Cater
Born: <1775 Mother: Judith
Died: <1820 Will dated May 23,1806 (4)
Buried:
Married:

Children Born State
John 1788-90 SC
daughter(?Frances) 1792 SC
daughter(?Martha) 1794 SC
Jeremiah 1796 SC
Josiah 1798 SC
S. Jesse 1800/01 SC
James H. 1806 SC
Joseph 1808 SC
dau(? Margaret Edna) 1810-20 SC

Census Date State County Page House
1800
1810 SC Sumpter 224A
1820 SC Chesterfield 125
1830

Joined Baptist Church 1790,(1). Listed as messenger to Charleston Association Meetings in 1791,1797 and 1803 from Swift Creek Church in Kershaw County, SC,(2). Ordained in May 1804, Minister of Mount Pisgah, Flat Rock, and Bethany churches,(1).
(1) Marriages & death notices from Baptist newspapers of S.C. 1835-1865, Compiled By Brent H. Holcomb, printed in "Southern Baptist & General Intelligencer, Charleston,SC May 12,1837"

(2) Early Back Country Churches by Leah Townsend PHD Gen. Pub. Co. 1974 South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805 Page 158.

(3) Kershaw County Court minutes 1791-1799 Page 133.

(4) Will of George Cater Sr. 1806 Recorded Will Book AA Page 304 September 29,1821. See Deed, Will, Etc file.



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Jesse Knighton
Father:? Isaac Knighton Sr. 1730->1790

Born: 1771-1772 SC
Died: 1835/6 Yazoo Co. Ms.
Buried:

Wife: Sally
Born: 1775
Died: After Dec.17,1830 Yazoo Co.,Ms.
Buried:
Married:

Children Born State
William 1790-1800 SC
John R. 1799 SC
Ann Jane 1800 SC
Sarah 1800-1810 SC
Jehu (John) 1800-1810 SC
Joseph 1800-1810 SC
Dauphin 1800-1810 SC
James A. 1810-1811 SC

Census Date State County Page House
1800 SC Claremont 889 "Listed as Nighten"
1810 SC Kershaw 172
1820 MS Wilkinson "Listed as Neeten"
1830 MS Yazoo

Yazoo County,Ms. Book B Page 450 Cause #296 Probate Minutes.
January 26,1841 Winston Banks granted letters of Administration for the estate of Jesse Knighton.

Yazoo County,Ms. Book B Page 465 Cause #296 Probate Minutes.
February 23,1841 Winston Banks Administrator of the estate of Jesfe Knighten deceased. This day by petition filed represents that said Jesfe Knighten died seized and posfesfed of the following land lying and being in the County of Yazoo and State of Misfisfippi viz: The West half of the North West quarter of Section 24 Township 10 Range 1 West and that a distribution of the same cannot be made to the heirs without a sale of the same.

It is therefore ordered that all persons interested in said Estate to be and appear before the Probate Court to be held in and for the County of Yazoo aforesaid at the Court House thereof in the Town of Benton on the 4th Monday of April next then and there to show cause if any they can why the prayer of petitioner should not be granted.

It is further ordered that a Copy of this decree be published in the Yazoo City Whig for six weeks succesfively and that Citations isfue to the heirs of said estate viz: William Knighton, James Knighten, Jehu Knighten, Joseph Knighten and Dauphin Knighten & M.A. Gordon to appear and shew cause why the same should not be sold for the purpose of said distribution.

T.D. Gibbs
Probate Judge

Yazoo County,Ms. Book B Page 503 Cause #296 Probate Minutes.

April 28,1841 Winston Banks authorized to sell Jesse's land.

In the matter of the application of Winston Banks adm't of the estate of Jesse Knighten deceased made at the February term of this court to sell following described lands viz: the West 1/2 of the North West quarter of section 24 township 10 range 1 West, situated in the County of Yazoo and State of Mississippi belonging to the estate of said dec'd and the citation then directed to issue having been returned executed to the heirs residing in this State and due proof of publication having been made, and it appearing that it would promote the interest of all persons in any way connected therewith by selling the same, bond not being required by the court.
It is ordered adjudged and decreed that the said Administrator sell the aforesaid described land on a credit of 12 months.
It is further ordered that public notice by Adm't be given for 40 days in three of the most public places in the County and in a newspaper published in the State for 3 successive weeks - previous to the time of sale, the time and place of such sale.

Winston Banks Admr. to A.A. Clark

This indenture made and entered between Winston Banks administrator of the Estate of Jesse Knighton deceased of the one part and Amanda A Clark of the other part, all of the County of Yazoo and State of Mississippi. Witnesseth that whereas the said party of the first was duly appointed administrator of the Estate of the said Knighton by the Honorable the probate Court of Yazoo County at the January Term thereof--- whereas it was there afterwards suggested to the said Court, by----Administrator that said Knighton died seized of the following described tract or parcel of land, viz. The W1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 24, Township No. 10, Range 1 West, Containing Eighty acres more or less, situate lying and being in the County of Yazoo, and it was Convenient for the purpose of distribution that the same should be sold & whereas thereupon & there afterwards it was ordered by said Court at the April Term 1841, thereof that the aforesaid tract or parcel of land be sold by said Administrator on a credit of twelve months, and whereas there afterward the said Administrator having duly advertised the same for sale according to Law, did on the first Monday of October 1841, proceed to sell the same according to the order of said Court & thereupon the same was sold to Amanda A. Clark for the sum of Ten Dollars & Fifty cents that being the highest bid then therefor. Therefore this indenture Witnesseth that I, as Administrator of Jesse Knighton deceased have bargained sold & conveyed for aforesaid Consideration and by these presents do bargain sell & convey unto the said Amanda A. Clark her heirs & assigns all the right title & interest which Jesse Knighton had in the afore described tract or parcel -land in as full and ample manner as by law I am authorized to do.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 4th day of October 1841.

Winston Banks (Seal)
Admr. of Jesse Knighton dec.d

The State of Mississippi}
Yazoo County } Personally appeared before me Geo. Crockett Clerk of the Probate Court in and for said County Winston Banks Administrator of the Estate of Jesse Knighton Dec.d who subscribed his name to the above Instrument of writing as such who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the same as his act and deed on the day and year mentioned and for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand and seal of office this 19th day of March 1842
Geo. Crockett Clk

Recorded Book M Page 53/4 June 2,1842



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Richard Ransom Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton Jr. 1755-1824

Born: 1784 Fairfield Co. SC
Died: July 1817 Fairfield Co. SC
Buried:
Never Married

The Will of Richard R. Knighton

IN THE NAME OF GOD> AMEN.

I Richard Ransom Knighton of the State of South Carolina Fairfield District planter being very weak & sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, have determined to make my last will and testament in the following manner. I bequeath to my two sisters Frances & Eliza Knighton all my estate viz: My negro boy, Edmond, Horse & Hogs, My rifle gun, all debts due me after they shall have paid all my just debts & it is my desire that the crop now on hand be applied to the payment of my debts. To my beloved father Isaac Knighton I bequeath my saddle bridle & clothes and I constitute him & my beloved fister Frances Knighton Executor & Executrix of my estate.
Item. It is my wish and Desire that if either of my two sisters Frances Knighton or Eliza Knighton should marry before the other, the negro boy Edmond be valued & that the one first married pay the other half the valuation.
Given under my hand this 5th May 1817
Witnefses present Rich R. Knighton
Jona. Mickle
Thomas Cusack

Proved 18, Aug. 1817
Jno. Buchanan J C O
Recorded in Will BK#7, Pg 153
SOUTH CAROLINA }
Fairfield District }
BY John Buchanan Esq.
Ordinary for District aforesaid

WHEREAS Isaac Knighton and Franky Knighton Executors of the goods and chattels of Richard R. Knighton deceafed petitioned the Court for liberty to fell the perfenal property of faid eftate; and it appearing proper, upon due inveftigation to grant the prayer of the faid petition:
THESE are therefore to permit and empower the faid Isaac Knighton and Franky Knighton to expofe to fale at public outcry, the property of faid eftate, which may have come into their hands, to the higheft bidder, on a credit of twelve months for all fums above one Dollars, taking Bond with fufficent Security; for one Dollars, and all fums under, Cafh on delivery, fifteen days previous notice to be given by public advertifement, and a return of the proceedings of faid fale to be by them made to the ordinary's Office aforesfaid within the time preferibed by law.

GIVEN under my Hand and seal, this eighteenth Day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and of American Independence the Forty Second.

Jno Buchanan
Ordinary of F.C.
The estate was settled and closed March 1,1819
Apt.# 21, File #281



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Mary (Polly) Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton Jr. 1755-1824
Born: 1774-1784
Died:
Buried:
Married:

Husband: John E. Alexander

Born:
Died:



Children

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Priscilla Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton Jr. 1755-1824

Born: 1774-1780
Died: >1830 Marion Co., Alabama
Buried:

Husband: Berimon Hollis
Born:
Died: December 1805
Married:

Husband: Thomas Cusack 2nd Wife Mrs. Martha L. Hand
Born: 1776 Ireland Married January 22,1838
Died: March 1871 Sumter Co.,Al Book 1 Page 64
Married: >Aug.3,1810 <Jan.9,1811 Sumter Co.,Al

Children: Born State Died County State
Derrel Upright Hollis 1803 SC
Eliza Mariah Hollis 1800-1805 SC
John Christorher Cusack 1811-1820 SC 1837 Sumter Al.
Mary Ann Cusack 1815 SC
Daughter ?

Census Date State County Page House
1810 SC Kershaw 147
1820 SC Fairfield 182
1830 AL Marion 9
1840 AL Sumter 136
1850 9-30 AL Sumter 272 246
1860 7-11 AL Sumter 522 450
1870 8-10 AL Sumter 239 457

Mary Ann married David Hodges Jr. in 1837 refer to Ms. census.

Will of Berimon Hollis

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I Berimon Hollis of the state of South Carolina and Fairfield District Being Very Sick and weak But in perfect mind and mempry thanks be given unto god calling unto mind the mortality of my body. Knowing that it is appointed for all men onest to die I do make and ordain this my last will and testament: that is to say- prencipally and first of all, I gave and recommend my soul in to the hand of almighty god that gave it, and my body- I recommend to the earth to be burid in Decent Christian burial, at the discressuon of my Executors; nothing Doubting but , at the General Resurrection I shall receve the same again by the mighty power of god- And as touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased god to blefs me in this life, I gave Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form- 1! I Gave and bequath to precilla my Dearly Beloved wife five negroes Lean Tom Friday Dealer and Venus- During her widowhood One horse and six head of Cattle and all my stock of Hoggs house hole furniture All this during her widowhood and then to be given to my too children Lean Friday and Deal also I gave to my well beloved son Derrell Upright Hollis also I gave and bequeath to him twenty five acres of land lying where I now live on the waters of the Wateree Creek Also I gave and bequath to my younger Daughter Elizir Marial Hollis too Negroes named Tom and Venus to her and the lawful heirs born of her body- and all my household furniture At her death or marriage to be equally Divided betwen my too children Dereill Upright and Elizar Mariah Hollis and Laftly I Appoint Isaac Knighton and Moses Hollis Sen. Executors of this my last will and teftament hear by Disannuling all others hereto fore by me made In witnefs where of I have he are Unto I have set my hand seal This 13th Day of October 1805
Afsigned Sealed and Deeyerd in the Berrey Hollis (seal)
presents of Us
Francis Long
Elijah Hollis Sr. Proved December 30,1805
Elijah Hollis Jr

Inventory of Berrimon Hollis taken Jan.14,1807 by Capt.John Hollis, John Hall and Josiah Knighton
Recorded Book 5 Pg 95 March 10,1806 Apt.18 Package 217

Priscilla Married Thomas Cusack between August 3,1810 and January 9,1811

Priscilla (Knighton) Cusack Petition

SOUTH CAROLINA |
Camden District | In the court of Equity.
To the Judges of the court of equity of the said State

The Humble petition of Priscilla Cusack wife of Thomas Cusack. Sheweth that Darrel U. Hollis and Eliza Maria Hollis son & daughter of your petitioner by a former Marriage are infants under the age of fourteen years and are entitled to considerable property under their fathers will and for the security of the same require the appointment of a guardian, Wherefore your petitioner prays that her Husband Thomas Cusack may be appointed their guardian & we will ever pray.
Witnefs her
A.Blanding Priscilla X Cusack
mark
Petition #27 Sumter County 15 Feb. 1813



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Winifred Knighton

Father: Isaac Knighton 1755-1824

Born: 1780
Died: Oct. 7,1868 Franklin County, Ms.
Buried:
Married: Oct.9, 1808 Fairfield Co. SC

Husband: Levi Godbold ,Farmer
Born: 1787
Died: 1869
Buried:

Children Born State

Daughter 1810 SC
Son 1810-15 SC
Son 1810-15 ?
Daughter 1815-20 ?
Daughter 1820-25 ?

Census Date State County Page House
1810 SC Fairfield 180
1820
1830 MS Franklin 161
1840 MS Franklin 166
1850 10-21 MS Franklin 27 385
1860 9-17 MS Franklin 285 350 Meadville



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Frances Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton 1755-1824

Born: 1783
Died: >1850
Buried:
Married: Never married

Census Date State County Page House Remarks
1820 SC Kershaw
1830 SC Kershaw 21
1840 SC Kershaw 367
1850 SC Kershaw 84 197 RE $400.00
Isaac Knighton to Francis Knighton September 20, 1821

State of South Carolina Fairfield District Know all men by these presents that I Isaac Knighten of the state and district aforesaid for and in consideration of the services rendered me by my daughter Francis Knighton in having taken care of and providing for my idiot daughter Martha Knighten for four years past and in consideration of her having promised to continue to take care of and provide for my said idiot daughter Martha during her natural life I do by these presents give and release unto my said daughter Francis Knighten in fee simple a certain negro woman slave named Rhodah and her present child named Edmond together with her future increases if there be any except one that I intend for my grandchild John Cusack which is the first the girl should have after Edmond if a proper and surviving child. if not the first she has that is to do with and dispose of in any manner or way she may think proper provided she survives my said idiot daughter Martha but should my idiot daughter Martha survive my daughter Francis then & in that can the aforesaid negro women Rhodah (but not her increase. that being at the disposal of my daughter Francis except John Cusack's) to be the property of such of my relations or other person or persons as do take care of and provide for my said idiot daughter Martha for and during the balance of her natural life. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twentieth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and in the forty fifth year of American Independence. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us.
Presley F. Moore Isaac Knighten LS
Darrel U. Hollis her
Francis x Knighten
mark

South Carolina Kershaw district Derrel U. Hollis came before me and made oath that he was present & saw Isaac Knighten sign seal and acknowledge the within deed for the use & purposes therein contained and he saw Francis Knighten sign the within at the same time and that he this deponent with Presely F. Moore in the presence of each other witnefs the due execution thereof Sworn to before me this 26th October 1821
Jos. Mickle J.Q. Derrel U. Hollis

Recorded Book I Page 450-451 Kershaw Co. January 15,1822




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Elizabeth Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton 1755-1824

Born: 1794-1800
Died:
Buried:
Married: > 1817

Husband: James Rasberry
Born:
Died:



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Cynthia Maria Knighton
Father: Isaac Knighton 1755-1824

Born: June 23,1813 Fairfield Co. SC
Died: Jan. 27,1903 Monroe Co. AL
Buried: Puryearville Cemetery, Monroe County, AL
Married: Jan. 19,1835 in Alabama

Husband: James Marion Betts
Born: Oct. 11,1814 Hancock Co. GA
Died: Jan. 9,1852 Burnt Corn, Al
Buried: Puryearville Cemetery, Monroe County, AL

Children: Born State
John Godbold Oct. 31,1835 AL
Newton Oct. 19,1837 AL
Jane Elizabeth Jan. 8,1840 AL
Coralie Feb. 7,1842 AL
James Ransom Dec. 11,1843 AL
Franklin Aug. 12,1844 AL
Emma Florence Jan. 24,1847 AL
Martha Ann April 27,1852 AL

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Samuel Knighton
Father: Thomas 1755 to 1828

Born: January 2,1781 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: July 13,1862 Columbia County ,Ark.
Buried: Shiloh Cemetery, Lafayette Co. Ark.

Wife: Nancy (Laughbridge) (Lardgrigh) Lawrence
Born: November 22,1792
Died: August 1,1842 Randolph Co., Ga.
Buried: Family Cemetary, Randolph Co, Ga.
Married:

Children: Born State
Thomas M. Dec. 8,1811 S.C.
Jane L. March 22,1814 S.C.
Robert Larrage Sept.27,1818 S.C.
Milly 1823 S.C.
Moses Carooth Feb. 13,1825 S.C.
Samuel Ewing Oct. 11,1827 S.C.
Alexander Dec. 20,1831 Fla.

Census Date State County Page House
1820 S.C. Fairfield 150
1830 Fla. Gadsden 144
1840 Ga. Randolph 254
1850 Oct.11 Ga. Randolph 417 4 With Thomas M.
1860 Sept.7 Ark. Columbia 411 With Thomas M.

Ref: Randel K.Price Gr. Grandson of Thomas M. (Letter to Celie O'Rourke 1985)



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Thomas Knighton
Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: Estimated 1789
Died: May 24,1880
Buried:

Wife: Jane Cason Father: Cannon Cason
Born: Estimated 1793 Mother:
Died: After 1870
Buried:
Married: Estimated 1814

Children: Born State
Samuel M. 1815 S.C.
Thomas Cannon Feb. 9,1817 S.C.
Son 1815-20 S.C.
Jane 1823 S.C.
Isaac 1826 S.C.
Willis 1828 S.C.
Daughter 1825-30 ?
Sarah April 1830 Fla.
Mary E. Dec. 18,1831 Fla.
Joseph Hyde July 24,1834 Fla.
Daughter 1835-40 Fla.

Census Date State County Page House
1820 S.C. Fairfield 146
1830 Fla. Gadsden 144 70-80 Yr.old female (Mother)?
1840 Ga. Randolph 254
1850 Ga. Randolph 417 6 RE $8,000.
1860 Aug.18 Ala. Choctaw 508 314 RE $17,000 PE $35,440
1870 June 24 Ala. Choctaw 505 496 Living with son Joseph

THE STATE OF ALABAMA }}
:: IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SAID COUNTY.
::
THE COUNTY OF CHOCTAW }}

TO THE HONORABLE WALLACE H. LINDSEY, JUDGE OF SAID COURT.

Your petitioner, Eugene Knighton, respectfully represents unto your Honor as follows:
That he is a citizen of Choctaw County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty one years, that on or about the 24 day of May 1880, Thomas Knighton, who resided at his home in said County and state, died intestate, leaving property in said County consisting of a claim against the United States Goverment, for cotton converted and used by said Goverment of the value of $100.00, and not probably more; that at the time of his death the said decedant owed debts, but your petitioner is not informed as to the amount thereof.

(2) That the heirs and distributees of said estate, so far as your petitioner is informed and believes, are as follows:

Beulah Knighton, who is over the age of twenty-one years and resides in
Birmingham, Ala.
Joseph H. Knighton, who is over the age of twenty-one years and resides in
Choctaw County, Ala.
Eugene Knighton, who is over the age of twenty-one years, and resides in
Pushmataha, Ala.
Thomas A. Knighton, who is over the age of twenty-one years, and resides at York,
Ala.
Fonrie Knighton, who is the age of twenty-one years, and resides in Atlanta, Ga.
That the said above named heirs and distributees of said estate are the heirs of the said Thomas Knighton, deceased, and that neither of the said parties is married, except Joseph H. Knighton and Thomas A. Knighton.

The premises considered, petitioner prays that letters of administration upon said estate be granted him by this Honorable Court upon his entering into a bond with good and sufficient sundies as may be prescribed by your Honor.

Eugene Knighton

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this the 29th day of April, 1916.

R W Patrick
Notary Public & JP
Recorded in Probate Court File #244 Thomas Knighton



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Moses Knighton
Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: 1791 Fairfield County,S.C.
Died: Court appointed executor, December 6,1875, Randolph County, Ga.
Buried:

Wife: Sarah Cason Father: Cannon Cason
Born: 1790-95
Died: Before 1845
Buried:
Married: Estimated 1814

Wife: Mary Little
Born: 1803
Died: Oct.4,1852
Buried:
Married: January 31,1847 Book 2 Page 39 Randolph Co. Ga.
Divorced ? Seperated: <1852

Children: Born County State
Alexander M. 1815 Fairfield SC
Elizabeth 1817 Fairfield SC
Nancy 1820 Fairfield SC
Milly 1822 Fairfield SC
Moses Green Nov.8,1829 Fairfield SC

Census Date State County Page House
1820 S.C. Fairfield 151
1830 S.C. Fairfield 367
1840 S.C. Fairfield 187
1850 Ga. Randolph 415 17 Note 2
1860 Ga. Randolph 661 584 Note 3
1870 Ga. Randolph 340 1220 Note 4

Note 2 1850 slave census:
1 male 53 1 female 36
1 male 14 1 female 30
1 male 10 1 female 16
1 male 8 1 female 12
1 male 9 1 female 6
1 male 4 1 female 5
1 female 2

Occupation: Farmer Real estate $1200.00

Note 3 1860 slave census: Sheet 240 page 9/10
1 male 24 Bl 1 female 45 Bl
1 male 20 Bl 1 female 26 Bl
1 male 17 Mu 1 female 22 Bl
1 male 15 Mu 2 females 10 Mu
1 male 13 Mu 1 female 8 Bl
1 male 8 Mu 1 female 6 Mu
1 male 6 Mu 1 female 4 Mu
1 male 4 Mu 1 female 1 Bl
1 female 17 Mu

Occupation: Farmer Real estate $7000.00, Personal estate $17,234.00

Note 4: In the 1870 census Easter Knighton 56 Black Female is listed as Moses's housekeeper, along with:
Cad M 18 Ga. Mu works on farm
Fleming M 16 Ga. Mu works on farm
Polyna F 14 Ga. Mu works on farm

On March 13,1821 Moses sold 549 acres of land to Samuel Knighton for $4500.00, this was the land originally granted to Josiah Knighton and Charles Pickett and conveyed by deed of gift from Thomas Knighton Sr. to Moses, no record of that is found.

Recorded Book CC Page 125-6 June 29,1821 Fairfield District,SC

On December 14,1824 Musco Boulware Jr sold to Moses 21 acres for $210.00, part of original grant to Charles Lewis for 190 acres, on a small branch of the Wateree Creek

Recorded Book FF Page 195-6 May 25,1825 Fairfield District,SC

On February 2,1825 Thomas Knighton Sr signed over 577 1/2 acres of land to Moses for $1.00 that adjoined Thomas Jr and Samuels lands, located on Taylors Creek

On November 29,1830 Thomas & Samuel Knighton for $1.00 enter into a trust agreement with Moses to manage the Knighton plantation for the benefit of the family.
Recorded Book 2HH Page 272 November 29,1830 Fairfield District,SC

On September 26,1836 Timothy D Rawls, Moses Knighton's son-in-law put the following negro slaves up to cover a bond he made with Moses. Easter about 22 yrs, her two children Suckey 3 yrs & David 6 months, and a girl Rachel 11 yrs. Moses sold Suckey when she was 26 to Amos E Ward in 1861 without reservation. Moses sold Easter to Amos E Ward also, along with her seven Mulatto children with a reservation at the same time.
Recorded Book I Page 479 Dec. 8,1836 Misc. Records SC Arcives Columbia

On October 25,1839 Moses Knighton entered into a trust deed with his son Alexander Knighton to provide two negro slaves to his daughter Nancy Maybin the wife of Henry Maybin.
Recorded Book L Page 94 June 4,1840 Misc. Records SC Arcives Columbia

On January 29,1840 Moses Knighton signs over the plantation consisting of 938 acres and ten negro slaves to his son Alexander M Knighton so he can sell the same to enable him to provide for the support of Moses, his wife and his minor son Moses Green Knighton. This is the plantation that Samuel and Thomas had signed over to Moses prior to their moving to Florida.
Recorded Book NN Page 273-4 March 26,1840 Fairfield Co, SC

On March 25,1840 Moses Knighton entered into a trust deed with his son Alexander Knighton to provide two negro slaves to his daughter Milly Morris the wife of Jourdan Morris. Milly's sister's Nancy Maybin and Elizabeth Rawls are mentioned.
Recorded Book L Page 93 June 4,1840 Misc. Records SC Arcives Columbia

On July 24,1840 Alexander Knighton sold the plantation to John G. Barber for $10,000.00, he retains the slaves and equipment.
Recorded Book TT Page 143-4 Feb. 26,1852 Fairfield Co.,SC

Moses along with his son's Alexander and Moses Green move to Randolph County, Georgia after the plantation is sold.

On January 28,1847 Moses Knighton entered into a marriage agreement with Mary Little and her son James Little, to separate their assets prior to marrying. Which they did on January 31,1847. The arrangement was witnessed by Alexander M. Knighton.
Recorded Book G Page 308/9 Februart 9,1847

It appears that Moses's marriage to Mary didn't pan out as on November 25,1850 Mary bought lot #217 in the 9th District, this is about 12.5 miles south of the plantation where Alexander lives. Moses witnessed the deed.
Recorded Book H Page 529 November 26,1850

On October 23,1852 Mary Knighton's estate was appraised and sold at public auction. Mary's son John Little was the administrator, Moses bought a sorrel filly horse for $42.50
Recorded record D Court of the Ordinary Page 371
On March 30,1861 Moses sold the plantation and everything on it to Amos E. Ward.

Received of Amos E Ward fifteen hundred and seventy one dollars in full payment for all the horses-mules-cattle-hogs. Corn-meal, fodder waggons carts harnesses household and kitchen furniture Buggy and the farming utensils of every description as now used by me on my farm in said County hereby by their selling and conveying to said Amos E Ward for the consideration aforesaid in conjunction with the sale of my plantation to him all the Stock of every description on said plantation the possessions farming utensils and all and every thing as contained on said farm necessary for farming purposes including the articles and things mentioned and named as above.
Received of Amos E Ward the sum of nine thousand five hundred dollars in full payment for the following negroes to wit a negro man by the name of Daniel about twenty four years old-a negro man by the name of Isaac about twenty years old-a negro woman by the name of Sukey about twenty six years old-a negro woman by the name Ann about twenty two years old-a negro woman by the name of Adeline about seventeen years old-a negro girl by the name Roxanna about eleven years old-a negro girl by the name of Manzalar about nine years old-a negro girl by the name of Cherry about seven years old-a negro boy by the name of Rep about five years old-a negro child by the name of Margaret about three months old-a negro girl by the name of Pink about two years old-a negro boy by the name of Haywood about nine months old and I do hereby warrant the right and title of said negros to said Amos E Ward his heirs and assigns against the claim of myself heirs & assigns and all other persons and I do hereby also warrant said negros to be slaves for life and also warrant said negros each of them to be sound and healthy in body and mind.
Know all men by this indenture made and entered into this the thirtieth day of March Eighteen hundred & sixty one between Moses Knighton of said State and County of the one part and Amos E Ward of Stewart County and said State of the other part: Witnesseth that the said Moses Knighton for and in consideration of the sum of ten thousand dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained sold aliened Conveyed and delivered and does by these presents grant bargain sell alien and convey unto the said Amos E Ward his heirs and assigns the following parcels or lots of land lying situate and being in the ninth and tenth (9 & 10) Districts of said County as follows to wit. lot of land number fifteen (15) containing two hundred two and a half acres, number sixteen (16) containing two hundred two and a half acres also number seventeen (17) containing two hundred two and a half acres more or less--also thirty nine acres of lot number nineteen also lot number eighteen (18) containing two hundred two and a half acres also one hundred and fifty acres of lot number (not known) all the above lot situated in the ninth district of said County and the west half of number one in the tenth district of said County Containing one hundred one and one fourth acres more or less containing in the aggregate Eleven hundred one and one fourth acres more or less and known as the plantation of said Moses Knighton.
Received of Amos E Ward the sum of one thousand dollars in full payment for the following described negros to wit: A negro woman by the name of Easter and her seven children to wit-a negro man by the name of Preston-a negro woman by the name of Amanda-a negro boy by the name of Wesley-a negro girl by the name of Narcis-a negro boy by the name of Cad-a negro boy by the name of Fleming and a negro girl by the name of Palmira, which said negros I warrant to be slaves for life-and I do hereby warrant the right and title to said negroes to said Amos E Ward against the claim of myself & all other persons, and also warrant all and each of said negroes to be sound & healthy in body and mind-
Know all men by this that I Amos E Ward of the County of Stewart in said State am held and firmly bound unto Moses Knighton of said State and County in the sum of seven thousand dollars for the true payment of which I bind myself my heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with my hand & dated this March 30th 1861.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Amos E Ward has this day purchased off & from said Moses Knighton his farm negroes stock & c and amongst said negroes purchased as aforesaid are the following to wit-a negro woman by the name of Easter and her seven children to wit-a man by the name of Preston, a negro woman by the name of Amanda a negro boy Westly a negro girl Norcis a negro boy Cad a negro boy Fleming and a negro girl Palmira--Now I the said Amos E Ward do by these presents obligate and bind myself to allow and permit said negroes to remain on the premises and farm that I have this day purchased from said Moses Knighton for and during the term of the natural life of said Moses Knighton said negroes not to be removed or separated during said time except by the consent and permission of said Moses Knighton and I do hereby further bind & obligate myself my heirs & assigns not to sell separate or part said negroes, but to keep them together during my life and I do further obligate & bind myself to said Moses Knighton that my children shall after my dearth keep said negroes together until my youngest child shall become twenty one years old and I do by these presents obligate myself in the final sum aforesaid to keep said negroes above mentioned together for and during the time above mentioned and not to sell convey away or seperate said negroes during said period and not to allow or permit said negroes to be sold or disposed of in payment for any debt I may now owe or hereafter contract-it being understood between us the said Moses Knighton & Amos E Ward that the above condition or obligation is not to apply or be binding as to the issue of said negroes or either, but only applies to said negroes themselves & not to their issue which if I should do then this bond to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Recorded Book L Page 284-6 April 2,1861

On November 23,1865 Moses Knighton sold the same plantation to his son Moses Green. Witnesseth that the said Moses Knighton for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he has and bears to his son Moses G Knighton as well as for and in consideration of the sum of ten Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Moses G Knighton at & before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained and sold, and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Moses G Knighton his heirs and assigns the following tracts or parcel of land all situate, lying and being in the ninth (9) district of originally Lee now Randolph County aforesaid to wit: All of lot of land number (15) fifteen containing two hundred two and a half acres more or less except sixteen acres in the North East corner of said Lot also one hundred and fifty two and a half acres of lot Number two hundred & forty (240) on the west side of said lot also sixteen acres in the South West corner of lot number sixteen (16) and three (3) acres of lot number fourteen (14) on the east side of said lot containing the buildings formerly owned and occupied by A M Knighton said tract or parcel of land being two hundred & ten yards wide on the east line of said lot number fourteen and running back Seventy yards.
Recorded Book L Page 715 Nov. 30,1865 Randolph Co

On April 24, 1867 Moses Knighton sold the same plantation to Easter Knighton and her seven children.
Witnessed by Joseph H. Knighton.

Georgia } This indenture made & entered into this the 24th of
Randolph County } April Eighteen hundred & sixty seven between Moses Knighton Senior of the one part and Easter Prefsley Ammanda Ripley Narcisra Cad Fleming Palmira Knighton of the other part Witnefseth that the said Moses hath this day in and for the consideration of four thousand dollars bargained Sold and by these presents do bargain sell & convey unto the above named Individuals the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged all that tract or parcel of land on which he now lives containing one thousand acres more or lefs consisting of lots (15,16,17,18) fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen & three of fourteen, one hundred fifty two, one hundred and fifty ?, hundred & thirty nine, also thirty nine acres of ninteen & three taken off eighteen
Recorded Book M Page 138 May 2,1867 Randolph Co

On December 6,1875 William H. Maybin the son of Nancy Maybin applied for letters of administration for the estate of his grandfather Moses Knighton.
Recorded Minutes of the Ordinary Book 1870-1890 Page 189 Randolph Co

In the May term 1881 of the Superior Court William Maybin sued Easter Knighton, Prestley Knighton et al. his suit is dismissed as he didn't have standing to apply for letters of administration of Moses Knighton's estate, as his mother was the heir at law, and they had been residents of Alabama since 1860.
Recorded Minutes of the Superior Court 1878-81 Page 504/5 Randolph Co

In the June term 1882 of the Court of the Ordinary Easter Knighton petitioned to have William Maybins letter of administration revoked, and it was.
Recorded Minutes of the Ordinary Book 1870-90 Page 466 Randolph Co

On January 30,1883 in Court of the Ordinary at chambers H.O.Beall clerk of the Superior Court was appointed administrator of Moses Knighton's estate.
Recorded Minutes of the Ordinary Book 1870-90 Page 500 Randolph Co

On May 12,1886 by agreement of all parties H.O.Beall's administration of Moses Knighton's estate is terminated with Easter and her children paying court costs of $45.00. This is the last challenge to Easter and her children owning Moses's plantation.
Recorded Minutes of the Superior Court 1883-90 Page 365 Randolph Co

Moses lived a long and apparently prosperous life, He lived to be 84 years old in a time when 45 was the usual life span of men. He had two wives and apparently a Black women as a concubine that bore him seven children. His oldest son Alexander was a Judge, one of his daughters Nancy married well and although his other two daughters didn't seem to do as well, they all followed him from South Carolina to Randolph County, Georgia. His youngest son Moses Green is less well known at this time as he seems to have left Randolph Co. around 1870 and little is known of him after that. Alexander and his family moved to Texas about the same time. Nancy and her family moved to Alabama in 1860 and Elizabeth moved there in 1869. Milly is last seen for sure in Terrell county in 1860. It is hard to tell for sure how Moses felt about his Black children but it would appear that he tried to care for them as best he could, when he sold the plantation in 1861. He could have made them free at that time if he had so desired, but he didn't. He seems to have given/sold them his plantation as a last resort after his other children either left or were going to leave. He lived the remainder of his life with Easter and their children as shown by the 1870 census. He died intestate and apparently left no estate of value.



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Elizabeth Knighton

Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: 1784-85
Died: ?

Husband: Noah Hornsby
Born: 1765-74
Died: ?
Married: ?

Children: Born State
Daughter 1794-1800 SC
Son 1800-1810 SC
Son 1800-1810 SC
Son 1800-1810 SC

Census Date State County Page House
1810 SC Fairfield 203 Next to Thomas



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Susannah Knighton

Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: ?
Died: <1830
Husband: Johnathon Mickle
Born: 1780-1790
Died: ?

Children: Born State
? (M) 1810-15
? (M) 1815-20
Johnathan Belton 1820
? (F) 1820-25

Census Date State County Page House
1830 S.C. Fairfield 363 line 7



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Judith S. Knighton
Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: 1790-1800 S.C.
Died: Sept. 1847 Chester Co., S.C.

Husband: Green B. Montgomery
Born: 1775 S.C.
Died: 1862 Chester Co.,S.C. Will Apt.119 Pkg 287

Children: None

Census Date State County Page House
1830 S.C. Chester 305
1840 S.C. Chester 277
1850 Aug. 2 S.C. Chester 10 145 Farmer
1860 July 26 S.C. Chester 43 700 Mechanic

Will of Judith S. Montgomery

Know all men by these presents that I Judith S. Montgomery, Being of sound & disposing mind, do make the following disposal of my estate & effects. That is to say.
Item first, I give, will & bequeath to my nephew Alexander M. Knighton the amount of five hundred dollars, to be paid him out of a note given to me by Daniel Hall, William C.Hall & Thomas McCullough, for the sum of three thousand dollars payable ten years after, & with annual interest from the date thereof, & dated January 3d 1842.
Item second, I give, will & bequeath to my nephew, Jesse M. Wilson the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid him by my Executors when he arrives at the age of twenty one years if he should live so long, if not it is my will & desire that the same be give to my nephew Jonathan Belton Mickle & his heirs forever.
Item third, I give will & bequeath to my nephew Jonathan Belton Mickle the rest & residue of my estate & effects consisting of & comprising the balance of the note given me by Daniel Hall, William C. Hall & Thomas McCullough; the note given me by G.B. Montgomery, junior, for the sum of four hundred dollars dated 29th day of December 1844; & the negro women slave Ruthy together with her issue & increase forever. And I also will, direct & charge him to pay my husband Green B. Montgomery, senior, the full sum of seventy dollars at the end of each & every year for the time & during his natural life.
And I also constitute & appoint Alexander M. Knighton & Jonathan Belton Mickle to be my lawful Executors for the execution of this my last will & testiment. In testimony whereof I set my hand and seal, this first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty seven, & American Independance Seventy First.
Signed & Sealed in the presence of. her
G.B. Montgomery Jr Judith S. (X) Montgomery
William Moore mark
J.B. Montgomery

Probated September 17,1847 Peter Wykie, Ordy.
Recorded in Book A-1 Page 67 (Chester Co.,S.C.)
Apartment No. 94 Package No. 1544



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Jane Knighton

Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: ?
Died: ?
Married: <Feb. 1836

Husband: John Blake
Born: ?
Died: ?

Children:

Census Date State County Page House


Jane Knighton Sr to Jane Knighton Jr deed gift Bk HH Pg 493

January 14,1828 One negro boy Laben



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Milly Knighton
Father: Thomas 1755-1828

Born: ?
Died: ?

Husband: ?
Born: ?
Died: ?

Children:

Census Date State County Page House


Miley Knighton to Samuel Knighton Jr Bill of sale Negro boy Bob Recorded Bk HH Pg 492 1828

June 19,1829 Listed as owner of E1/2 NW1/4 and W1/2 NE1/4 Section 19, Township 2,Range 3 North and West. 2 miles south of Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida.



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Margaret Knighton

Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born 1790 South Carolina
Died: 1847

Married: Shadrack Rogers Sen. July 4,1811 @ Liberty, Miss.
Born 1791
Died

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La East Feliciana 214
1840 La East Feliciana 277 Ln 10
1850 9-28 La East Feliciana 231 362


Children Born Married/Died
Eliza 1813 William Taylor
Josiah 1816 Died 1857
Jesse B. 1820-1825
Eley 1825-1830 William A. Carter
Elizabeth 1820-1825 Edwin White

At a family Process verbal on January 6,1848 the heirs of Margaret, gathered to agree on a division of Margaret's personal estate which consisted of:

Estate inventory of Dec. 13,1847
Land $2883.00
Negroes $5050.00
Personal Property $1357.00
Inventory of Jan. 6,1848 $3300.00
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$12,590.00
Probate Book D Page 18-21



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Mary Knighton
Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born: Feb. 15,1793 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: June 9,1832 East Feliciana Parish, La.
Buried: Hepzibah Cemetery, East Feliciana Parish, La.

Married Israel Rogers January 2,1812 @ Liberty, Ms.
Born: April 2,1789 Sumterville, Sumter Co., South Carolina
Died: July 23,1877 DeSoto Parish, La.
Buried Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, La.

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La East Feliciana 215
1840 La Caddo 42
1850 La Bossier 180 291

Children Born Died
Elizabeth Oct 15,1813 Mar 12,1835
Rachael Mahaley Sep 9,1815
Whitten Aug 18,1817 Jan 23,1905
Cynthia Oct 1,1819 Apr 10,1856
William Apr 28,1821 Jan 7,1904
Mary Jane Mar 19,1823
Margaret Louisa Mar 19,1823
Arzeala Aug 19,1825 May 11,1902
Cecila Rachel Apr 13,1827
Harriet Matilda Feb 11,1829
Elly Sep 17,1830

Ref. Rogers family bible via Alice Knighton Hatcher daughter of Kirk Knighton. 1866-1949



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Josiah Knighton
Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born Jan. 10,1795 South Carolina
Died April 10,1868 East Feliciana Parish, La.
Buried Clinton Cemetery

Married Sylviah Taylor Hay October 3,1833
Born Sept. 6,1812 Lousiana
Died Nov. 19,1869

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La East Feliciana 214
1840 La East Feliciana 265
1850 11-27 La East Feliciana 252 669
1860 La East Feliciana 20 135

Notes:Private 10 and 20 Cons. Reg't La. Militia, war of 1812

Children: Born Died
Anna Eliza Jan. 4,1835 June 7,1835
Martha Ann Jan. 22,1837
James Cole (Hay) Mar. 3,1839 May 15,1862
Daniel Hay July 5,1842 Sep. 7,1844
Margaret Elizabeth July 9,1846 1919
Mary Taylor May 4,1850 1919
Elvira Carman Sep. 11,1855

Letter to Josiah from J.M. Doyle dated 5-24-1862, Edwards Station, Miss. states that James H. Knighton had just died of illness at the hospital in Jackson, Miss., May '62. James had been a member of the freshman class at Centenary College of Jackson, La., 1859-60; enlisted at Camp Neafus [Biloxi, Miss.] July 29,1861 in Company G, 4th La. Infantry.



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Jesse Knighton
Father Josiah 1755/62-1829/30

Born: 1793 Fairfield District, SC
Died: 1838 East Feliciana Parish, LA
Buried:

Wife: Elizabeth Capell of Amite County, MS
Born:
Died: 1847 East Feliciana Parish, LA
Buried:
Married: March 28,1825 Amite County, MS Book 2, Page 122

No Children

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La East Feliciana 214
1840 La East Feliciana 275



Very little is known about Jesse prior to 1830, he was born in Fairfield County, S.C. about 1793. He had a rudimentry education and could read and write some. He served in DeClouet's Regiment, Lousiana Militia during the war of 1812.

The Aug. 20,1831 issue of The Woodville Republican listed Reuben Smith and Jesse Knighton as the executors of Littleton Capell Jesse's father in law (Will Book 1 1799-1835 Amite County, Ms.)

After his father Josiah died in 1829/30 he bought the North half of his fathers estate. On May 18,1836 Jesse and Elizabeth mortgaged their land and slaves to the Union Bank of Lousiana for $1500.00 (Book E Pages 376-377, East Feliciana Parish, La.). what they used the money is unknown but it was probably to settle accounts as they started a running account with James Holmes (a merchant in Clinton, La.) in September 1836. It appears that from that time on it was all down hill for Jesse and Elizabeth.

Beginning in April 1837 Jesse began buying whiskey on credit. From the accounts filed with the probate court after he died, he charged 49 1/4 gals of whiskey and 3 1/4 gals of brandy by October 18, 1837. Jesse died in late December or early January 1838. The cause of death is unknown. The estate settlement was administered by his brother Josiah, and offers an interesting view of Jesse's life and times. The handwritting of the debts submitted to the court in some cases is barely legible and in some cases's I couldn't make out the item charged at all. Jesse and Elizabeth had no children so the estate went to his brother's and sister's. A curious part of the settlement was that Elizabeth had to renounce her community portion of the estate and buy back her household goods?


To the honorable S. Saunders Parish Judge in and for the Parish of East Feliciana and Ex. Officie Judge of the Court of Probate in and for the same.

The petition of Elizabeth Knighton of your Said parish of East Feliciana and widow of Jesse Knighton late of said Parish deceased. Most respectfully represents that her said husband Jesse Knighton died in your said parish and that his succession-----thence-that he died leaving some estate real and personal in said parish some of which is his seperate property and some as community with petitioner further represents that no inventory has been made of said estate, and that he left no ----------nor decendents, but brothers and sisters and the decendants of a deceased sister to inherit all of whom are present in this state, wherefor petitioner prays that an inventory of the entire succession of the estate of said deceased be made and that all such other and further proceedings be had as law and equity requires and as in duty and petitioner will ever pray.

Elizabeth Knighton

Filed January 26, 1838, Probate Book B, Page 239, file 1366

The inventory was taken on January 27, 1838.

Elizabeth Knighton Renounces Community Property

Be it remembered that on the day of date hereof Before me John C White a Nortary Public in and for the Parish of East Feliciana State of Louisiana duly commissioned and sworn came and appeared Mrs Elizabeth Knighton widow of Jefse Knighton, late of the Parish of East Feliciana deceased who declared and acknowledged that she renounces and doth by these presents absolutly renounce all rights and claim to the community property that was between her and her late husband the said Jesse Knighton and relinquishes all her rights as a surviving wife to any and all of said community property that as to say to any and all the property which entered into community during their marriage.

In testimony whereof she signs hereunto in presence of me said Notary and in that of Richmond Jacobs and C H E White afsisting witnefses who sign hereunto as such. Whereupon I the said Notary grant that presents under my seal & signature offical this fifth day of February eighteen hundred and thirty eight.
Witnesses } signed
Richmond Jacobs } Elizabeth Knighton
C H E White } John C White
Notary Public

Recorded Book H Page 4 & 5 April 25,1839

The petition of Josiah Knighton Parish of East Feliciana, State of Louisiana most respectfully represents that he your petitioner is one of the legal forces heirs of Jesse Knighton late of your parish deceased. That besides himself there are the following to wit: Margaret Rogers, wife of Shadrack Rogers, William Knighton, Ailsey Humble wife of Henry Humble, Celia Rogers wife of Shadrack Rogers Jr., Francis Humble wife of Jacob Humble and Moses Knighton, brothers and sisters living, and the following nephews and nices children of Mary Rogers the deceased wife of Israel Rogers, who was a sister to the deceased Jesse Knighton and died before him and the children reperesent her in the estate of the said Jesse to wit: Elizabeth, wife of James Ingram, Whitten Rogers, Cynthia Rogers, William Rogers, Margaret Louisa Rogers, Mary Jane Rogers,Angelia Rogers and Elisa.
All minors except Elizabeth and Whitten and have for their tutor their father Isreal Rogers who resides in the Parish of Natchetoches together with said Elizabeth wife of James Ingram and Whitten Rogers, That Francis, wife of Jacob Humble resides in the Parish of Catahoula and all the others reside in your said Parish of East Feliciana and are all of age.
Further represents that those whose names are mentioned above are the only heirs of said deceased and ------him in his estate, that his widow Elizabeth Knighton has renounced the community property which will more fully appear by reference to her act of renounciation prayed before John C. White, a Notary Public, a copy which is hereunto afixed and an inventory of the entire estate of said Jesse Knighton has been made at the insistence of the widow and consists of land, negroes and personal property as will be ---- the inventory and that the whole is a commission between the heirs aforesaid and further represents that it is desirable that a partition of said estate be made and that it is not sureptible of partition in kind and will have to be sold to be partitioned even if the debts owing from the estate did not require it which it does wherefor pititioner prayes that his coheirs be cited to appear in your Honorable court of Probates to have cause if any that can show why the estate should not be partitioned and to hear the manner in which it is to be made and that experts be appointed to examine and make report wheather or not the estate can be divided in kind and if it cannot that the same be sold on a credit for the land and negroes on two and three years from the first of March 1838 and for personal property one yearfrom the sale for that portion conveying to the heirs of age ----- some should wish their share to be sold for cash there to be regulated in the partition according to law and for the portion covering to be ---- on such terms as may be fixed by a family meeting to be held in the Parish of their domicile and that all such other and further proceedings be had as law and equity requires and as in duty.
Petitioner will we pray. Josiah Knighton

March 14, 1838 L. Saunders
Parish Judge

Probate file #1460, Jesse Knighton

Know all men by these presents that we Isreal Rogers tutor for Cynthia, William, Margaret, Louisa, Mary Jane, Angelia and Eliza Rogers minor children of the marriage with Mary Knighton and we James Ingram and wife Elizabeth Rogers, and Whitten Rogers residing in the Parish of Caddo in the State of Louisiana the aforesaid Cynthia, William, Margaret Louisa, Mary Jane, Angelia Rogers, Elizabeth Ingram and Whitten Rogers, being heirs of Jesse Knighton of the Parish of East Feliciana, State of Louisiana late deceased, do nominate, constitute and appoint our friend Benajah Doughty of the Parish of East Feliciana, State of Lousiana our true and lawfull Attorney in fact to -----, perform and execute all such acts, matters and needs in said parish of East Feliciana aforsaid as maybe required of us in our several capacity, to recieve our portions of said estate and to do and perform all and everything that may be required of us in making partition or in conveying title or otherwise to all intents and purposes as much so as if we were present to act for ourselfs. We herewith ratifying, allowing and confirming whatsoever our said attorney may legally do in this procedings. In testimony where of we sign in ------in presence of the subscribing witness this the 13th day of December Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Eight.

Witness: James Barnet Isreal Rogers
Whitten Rogers
William Rogers
Cinthy Rogers
James Ingram Mary Jane Rogers
her Margaret Louisa Rogers
Elizabeth x Ingram Angelia Rogers
mark Elly Rogers

The following is a process verbal of the deliberation of a family meeting of the relations of Cynthia, William, Mary Jane, Margaret Louisa, Angelia and Elly Rogers, minor children of Isreal Rogers of his marriage with Mary Knighton, comprised of Moses Knighton, William Knighton, Henry Humble, Shadrack Rogers Sr., Shadrack Rogers Jr. and Josiah Knighton, The Uncles of these Minors and being their nearest relations in the parish or within thirty miles, compentent to act in family council convoked by me John C White a Notary Public for the Parish of East Feliciana, La. by order of the parish judge of said parish this 13th of December 1838 for the purpose of fixing on the terms of sale of the estate of Jesse Knighton and the members being duly sworn by me said notary to give their advice according to the best of their knowledge touching the interest of the minors whom they were called upon to delibrate ------ on the functions of their appointment after which they unanimously agreed that it was best to sell the land and I have on the following terms to wit: one fourth to be paid on the First of March 1839 and the remainder on one and two year credit from the First of January Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Nine, and the personal property for all sums of ten dollars or under to be cash and for larger sums a credit of twelve months from the First of January 1839. In testimony where of they sign------ in presence of the subscribing witness's and said that the property was obligated to be sold and could not be divided in kind even if the debts did not require it------ and authorizes the promulagation of these procedings, done and signed this Thirteenth of December Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Eight.

The following is a process verbal of a probate sale of the estate of Jesse Knighton deceased, made this 13th day of December 1838 by Lafayette Sanders, Parish Judge of the Parish of East Feliciana afore said. After observing the delays and making the publication required by law-that is to say by posting at the door of the court house in Clinton and publication in the "Louisianian" a newspaper printed in Clinton more than thirty days prior to the day of sale.

TERMS OF SALE AS FOLLOWS TO WIT:

The land will be sold and also the slaves on the following credit, one fourth of the purchase money to be paid on the First day of March next, the remainder in one and two years from the First day of January next, equal installments. The personal property on a credit until the First day January 1840. The purchase money of both real and personal property to be sucured by approved personal security and to bear ten percent interest after due until paid - and the purchasers of land and slaves to consent that this process verbal be recorded in the Mortgage records of the Parish of East Feliciana and have the force of a final Judgement rendered in a court of competent jurisdiction - done at the last residence of the said deceased the day aforesaid.

The homestead tract of land with all the improvements thereon, containing three Hundred and thirteen acres, bounded on the East by River Amite, on the South by S. Rogers, on the West by I. Rogers and Pool and on the North by Levi Doughty, being repeated cried was adjudged to Josiah Rogers for the sum of Three Thousand dollars he being the last and best bidder and consenting to the terms of sale signs this act with Shadrack Rogers Sr. his security.

Witness: Josiah Rogers
Wm. M. Jordan Shadrack Rogers
J.C. White
L. Sanders
Parish Judge

A negro Man named Isaac aged about twenty six years, being repeatedly cried was ajudged to William M. Jordan for the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred and Thirty Dollars he being the last and highest bidder and consenting to the terms of sale sign this act with William Taylor his security.

Witness: William M Jordan
Benajah Doughty Wm. Taylor
J.C. White
L. Sanders
Parish Judge

A negro boy named Daniel, unsound and sold without warranty, being repeatedly cried was adjudged to william Knighton for the sum of One Hundred Dollars, he being the last and highest bidder and consenting to the terms of the sale signs this act with his security.

Witness: William Knighton
Wm. M. Jordan J. Knighton
J.C. White
L. Sanders
Parish Judge

The Personal Property was sold as follows:


1 Anvil and hammer Henry Humble $1.50
1 Vice John White $3.00
2 Screwplates and Handvise Wm. Knighton $5.25
1 Cross cut saw Elizabeth Knighton $22.00
3 Gun ? Moses Knighton $1.25
1 Broad Ax Shadrack Rogers $2.00
1 Set tools William Knighton $5.00
1 Set wagon boxes Daniel Meadow $1.25
1 Hand saw William Knighton $1.75
1 Grind stone William Knighton $5.25
1 Grind stone Thomas J. Lucas $1.25
1 Pr. shears Wm. Knighton $2.25
1 Large ? Wm. Knighton $.50
1 Box old Irons Elizabeth Knighton $1.50
1 Plough Mould Slab Iron Wm. Knighton $15.50
1 Planer Wm. Knighton $2.50
1 Brace and bits Eliza Andrews $4.00
1 Gun Josiah Knighton $23.00
1 Gun Elizabeth Knighton $5.00
1 Clock Wm. Jordan $5.00
1 Watch Josiah Knighton $25.00
1 Lot Books Josiah Knighton $5.00
1 Bureau Shadrack Rogers $43.00
1 Looking Glass Elizabeth Rogers $.50
1 Shaving apparatus Wm. Knighton $1.87
1 Pistol Shadrack Rogers $1.00
1 Trunk Elizabeth Knighton $2.00
1 Desk Josiah Knighton $3.00
1 Saddle Wm. Knighton $20.00
Kitchen Furniture Elizabeth Knighton $2.00
A Wagon was adjuged to Elizabeth Knighton $150.00
1 Yoke of oxan Elizabeth Knighton $40.00
1 Yoke of oxan Elizabeth Knighton $40.00
1 Yoke of oxan Shadrack Rogers $41.00
1 Broken horned steer Wm. Woodward $10.00
5 Yearlings Elizabeth Knighton $35.00
1 Cow and calf Elizabeth Knighton $16.00
1 Cow and calf Elizabeth Knighton $11.00
15 Sheep William Knighton $37.00
9 Hogs Arnold F. Taylor $144.00
The Stock of hogs and mark Elizabeth Knighton $105.00
1 Horse Lewellyn White $61.00
1 Horse Ball Elizabeth Knighton $75.00
1 Horse Billy Elizabeth Knighton $30.00
1 Bay Mare Moses Knighton $80.00
1 Sorral horse Henry Humble $10.00
1 Harrow Samual Harrel $2.00
1 Harrow Elizabeth Knighton $1.25
1 Plough Lt. Tildon $.50
3 Plough's Elizabeth Knighton $.50
5 Plough's William Taylor $2.00
Cutting board Shadrack Rogers $2.50
3 Set gear Elizabeth Knighton $3.50
2 do Wm. Knighton $3.25
1 Lot hoes Elizabeth Knighton $4.50
1 lot Axes Wm. Taylor $5.50
3 Axes Elizabeth Knighton $5.50
1 Set blacksmith tools Elizabeth Knighton $51.00
1 Loem Elizabeth Knighton $5.00
1 Dairy Elizabeth Knighton $2.00


And there being no other property to sell this process verbal amounting to the sum of Five Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Four and 62/100 is closed this 13th day of December 1838.

L. Sanders
Parish Judge

Feburary 25,1841

Josiah Knighton filed an accounting of the estate of Jesse Knighton and listed the assets and liabilities as $6604.79. Of this $4834.62 was due from the sale of the estate but uncollected. This was the final accounting filed as all the bills had been paid except the disbursement to the other heirs.

The bills filed and approved for payment


Estate of Jesse Knighton

1837 Account with Tildon Brown
July 12 1 qt Brandy $.75
Sept 14 3 gals Brandy @ $3.00 $9.00
Oct. 11 2 gals Whiskey @ $1.50 $3.00
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$12.75
$1.91
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$14.66
18 months interest $5.34
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Balance Paid July 6,1839 $20.00


Estate of Jesse Knighton

July 5,1838 Recieved of Josiah Knighton, five dollars in full of Jesse
Knighton, subscripion on building a school house.
W.B. Rogers


Estate of Jesse Knighton

March 1,1839 Recieved of the estate of Jesse Knighton $38.62 taxes for
the year 1836 and 1837 plus $17.80 estate taxes for the year
1838.
Tho Rolins Collector


Estate of Jesse Knighton

1838 Account with James Holmes due

Jan. 1st For Moses 1 White Marsieles Vest $4.50
1 pr Cotton Socks $.63
1 Cravat $.75
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Paid by Josiah Knighton $5.88


Estate of Jesse Knighton

Account with Stephen Tilden due

July 10 3 pr Negro Shoes $4.12
1 pr Brogans $2.50
4 Sides leather @$3.25 ea $13.00
Sept. 1 2 pairs Small Brogans $4.00
6 6 pairs Negro shoes $8.25
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$31.87

1 Side leather returned by Caples $3.25
1 Side leather returned by S. Rogers $3.25
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Balance due $25.37
Balance Paid Feb.19,1840

Estate of Jesse Knighton

Account with John B. Kent due
Year 1837
Aug. 20 3 gals Whiskey @ $2.00 ea $6.00
Sept 15 2 qts do (20th 1gal do) $3.50
29 2 gals do @$2.-- ea $4.00
Oct 7 1/2 gal do do $1.00
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$14.50
Balance paid Feb.21,1840

Estate of Jesse Knighton

In account with B. Marshall Co.
1837
Oct 18 to---------and 1 coil rope $14.78
1 Keg lard 69lb @ $.15 $10.35
1 Bbl flour $8.-,1Bbl Whiskey 40gals @ $1/- $48.00
1 pr--- 55 yds @ $.27 $14.85
1 Bbl Sugar 247lbs @ $.09 $22.23
2 Bbls Miss. pork @ $20.-,100lbs homey @$12.50 $52.50
1 Sack course salt $5.00
Dec 9 1 Bu #2 Mkl $9.-,1 Bn Codfish @ $4.- $13.00
1 Cheese 18 1/2lbs @ $.20 $3.70
March 12 Storage and drayage of 14 bales cotton $17.45
April 13 Cash placed in bank at Clinton $249.52
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$451.38
May 22 Buy 14 Bales cotton
7891 lbs @ $.10 = $789.10
Less charges in N.Orleans $58.43 = $730.67

Balance due you Paid June 23 $279.29
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$730.67


Estate of Jesse Knighton

1836 Account with James Holmes
Sept 13 1 Fur hat, 1 Pr shoes $5.75
Nov 12 6 Yds Cloth $2.25
5 Yds Blue mennio? $10.00
1 Pr ? $2.25
1 Pr Hip brogans $2.50
1 Plug tobacco, 1 ? $3.13
3 Yds ribbon $1.88
Dec 7 45 Yds Ticking $14.00
31 1/4 Yds Brown Domestic $3.94
1 Tin bucket $.82
1837
Jan 2 1 Ladies cloak $9.00
23 1 Box hooks and eyes, 1 Pr bridle bitts $1.50
24 1 Pr Hip brogans $1.50
1 Card buttons, 2 Pr hose $1.57
4 Yds apron checks $1.00
Feb 7 1 Bunch ? $4.50
8 13 Yds checked calico $4.55
9 50 Lbs nails $6.25
1 Almanac, 14 Yds gingham $5.38
2 Fiddle strings, 1 Pr ? $2.75
21 2 Boxes Lees pills $.71
28 6 Lbs salt $1.13
1 Pr ? for boy $1.50
1 Wool hat, 1 Spoke shave $2.00
March 20 2 Oz Spicake, 1 Pen knife $2.00
April 1 2 Flat files, 2 Blacksmith files $2.50
1 Bag shot, & 1/2 Yds Calico $4.95
2 Collins axes, 8 Lbs Powder $8.75
19 1 Lb pepper, 6 Yds course twile domestic $2.13
2 Gimblets, 2 Pr ladies shoes $3.13
27 2 Bottles of Whiskey, 4 Yds domestic $1.88
June 16 1 Straw hat, 2 Summer vests, 1 Linen frock $11.75
July 18 1 Pr specks (damaged), 2 Spools thread $.57
27 Difference on hymn book $.13
April 1 1 Hymn book (omitted) $1.00
Oct 20 1 French lock $1.00
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$137.57
12 months interest $13.75
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Balance paid March 1,1839 $151.32

During the years 1828-1831 Josiah worked for Jesse as a clerk
During the year 1828 $240.00
Book account $55.62
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$184.38

During the year 1829 $240.00
Book account $93.08
Buy 1 horse $75.00
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Balance due $71.92

During the year 1830 $240.00
Book account $151.00
Note to H.R.Harrall $80.00
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Balance due $8.99

During the year 1831
50 Bushels of corn @ $.50 $25.00
Cash left to pay on Amite Navagation $40.00
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$65.00

Jesse's estate paided Josiah $330.29

After Elizabeth (Capell) Knighton died in 1847, the fourteen Negro slaves she had inherited from Littleton Capell, her father, were returned to the other heirs of Littleton. Her estate was inventoried on December 18,1847.

Recorded Probate Book C Pages 130, 133, 139 East Feliciana Parish, La.



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William Knighton
Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born 1797 South Carolina
Died May 1860 St. Helena Parish, La. Cause Unknown

Married Susan Y.(Bayakin) Boykin Feb.28,1822, Amite Co.Ms.Bk 2,Pg 74
Born: Father: William Boykin
Died Late 1846 Mother: Rachel Boykin

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La St. Helena 45
1840 La St. Helena 289
1850 La Morehouse 407 372 Mail rider



Notes: Book M, Page 139-40 William gave power of attorney to Moses Knighton in East Feliciana Parish, because he would be out of the parish for awhile. June 6,1850



Children Born Died
William F. 1825
Daughter 1826
Josiah 1827
Sarah R. Oct. 31,1829 Sept. 23,1853
John Boykin Nov. 21,1832 1900
Jesse D. 1836
Margaret Elizabeth 1838


December 1,1846 - William Knighton petitions that his wife, Susannah Y. Boykin, recently departed this life, leaving the following children: John B. Knighton, Jesse D., Margaret Elizabeth, all under 14: Josiah age 19, Sarah R. age 17, and William F. age 21. Asks to be appointed tutor, with Walthall Burton under-tutor.

Succession Records of St Helena Parish, La. 1804-1854 File B-3



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Ailsey Knighton
Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born 1803 Fairfield County, South Carolina
Died: July 28,1870
Buried Hepzibah Cemetery, East Feliciana Parish, La.

Married Henry Humble Jr. 1829
Born 1801 South Carolina
Died

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La East Feliciana 216
1840 La East Feliciana 274
1850 La East Feliciana 375

Children Born Died
Knighton Humble 1829



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Celia Knighton
Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born 1806 Louisiana
Died: 1857

Married Shadrack Rogers Jr. March 9, 1830
Born 1810 South Carolina
Died

Census Date State Parish Page House
1840 La East Feliciana 277
1850 10-03 La East Feliciana 223 382

Children Born Died
Harriett 1831
Elizibeth 1833
Missouri 1835
Margaret 1837
Martha E. 1839
Timothy 1841
Mary E. 1846



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Francis Knighton

Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born 1810 Feliciana Parish, Lousiana
Died

Married Jacob Humble July 24,1827, Amite County, Miss.
Born 1810
Died

Census Date State Parish Page House
1830 La Catahola 222
1840 La Catahola 55
1850 La Catahola 81

Children Born Died
daughter 1828-1830
daughter 1830
Jacob G. 1833
John C. 1835
Henry T. 1837
Martha J. 1840



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Moses Knighton
Father Josiah 1755-1762

Born 1812 Feliciana Parish, Louisana
Died >1880

Married: Jane Poole 1832
Born 1816
Died

Census Date State Parish Page House
1840 La East Feliciana 277
1850 La East Feliciana 241 513
1860
1870
1880 Tx Jasper County 139 338

Children Born Died
Margaret 1835
W.F. (M) 1839
Sarah E. 1840
George W. 1843
Jesse L. 1845



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John Knighton
Father: ? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: 1788/90 SC
Died: >1866 AL
Buried:

Wife: Martha
Born: 1789
Died: March 1850 Montgomery Co.,AL. Chronic Consumption
Buried:

Married:

Children Born State
daughter 1810 SC
Jehu J 1815/20 SC
daughter 1815/20 SC
William J. 1823 SC
John L. 1827 SC

Census Date State County Page House
1810 SC Abbeville 34
1820 SC Sumter 113
1830 SC Darlington 241 23
1840 AL Montgomery
1850 Oct AL Montgomery 181 441
1860 06-11 AL Conecuh 976 138


Rev. John Knighton performed wedding Feb.1843 Montgomery Co.,AL.



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Jeremiah Knighton
Father: ? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: =1796 SC
Died: <1870 AL
Buried:

Wife: Lydia C.
Born: 1801 NC
Died: >1840
Buried:
Married:

Wife: Nancy Buchannon
Born: 1816 SC
Died:
Buried:
Married: July 24,1859

Children Born State
daughter (Martha)? 1815-1820 SC Married Green Co 1834
daughter (Matilda)? 1820 SC Married Green Co.1834
son 1820-1825 SC
son 1820-1825 SC
James A. 1825 SC
William 1828 SC
C.E. (Female) 1834 AL
Angeline 1836 AL
F.R.C. (Female) 1838 AL
Joseph R.F. 1840 AL

Census Date State County Page House
1820 SC Chesterfield 125
1830 SC Sumter 101
1840
1850 11-18 AL Benton 291 377
1860 06-23 AL Calhoun 490 439
1870 AL Cherokee



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Josiah Knighton
Father:? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: 1798 South Carolina
Died: August 1857 Jefferson Co.,Fl.
Buried:

Wife: ?
Born: 1790-1800
Died: >1840
Buried:
Married:

Wife: Sarah Morris
Born: 1800 South Carolina
Died:
Buried:
Married: January 18,1849 Pulaski Co., Ga.

Children Born State
William I. 1821 SC
Mary Jane Amanda Oct.14,1823 SC
Daughter 1820-25 SC
Daughter 1825-30 SC
Son 1825-30 SC
J. Ann Eliza 1833 SC
Alexander Ransom 1835 GA
Daughter 1835-40 GA

Census Date State County Page House
1830 SC Darlington 244
1840 GA Talbot 235
1850 FL Jefferson 17 207
1860
1870 FL Jefferson 398 30
Sarah listed as living in household.

Founding member of Mount Elon Baptist church, 2nd sunday June 1831 in Lydia, S.C. History of Darlington Co., SC page 96-97.

Refer to History of Pulaski Co.,Ga. 1935 by Daughters of American Revolution.

Josiah's will dated Dec.12,1856 Probated on August 18,1857 Jefferson Co. Florida Book of Wills and Letter Book Pgs 80-81.



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S. Jesse Knighton
Father:? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: 1801 SC
Died: 1865 Kemper Co.,Mississippi
Buried:

Wife: Nancy Stewart
Born: 1805 NC
Died: February 21,1890 Kemper Co.,Mississippi
Buried:

Married:

In the census of 1830 in Chesterfield County is found the family of:
Jejse Knighten 20-30
wife 20-30
2 males <5

In 1835 somewhere in Alabama Mary Knighten is born.

Kemper County, Mississippi was opened for settlers in 1833 after the Indian treaty was signed. Some of the personal tax rolls that survive list.

1836 Jejse Knighting

In the special 1837 Mississippi census, Kemper county

Jesse Nighter 1 male <45
3 males <18
1 Female

1837 Abraham Knighting
1838 Jejse Knighten
1839 Jejse Knighten

The 1840 Kemper County census page 15, line 14 lists:

Jessee Knighting 30-40
wife 30-40
1 male 10-15
2 males 5-10
2 males <5
1 female <5

1843 Poll tax roll Jesse Nighton 1 white poll $.50
1846 personal tax roll, Jejse Knighten
1847 Poll tax roll Jesse Knighton 1 white poll $.50

The 1850 Kemper County census August 22,1850, household #23

Jejse Knighting 49 farmer Born S.C.
Nancy 45 N.C.
William 23 M S.C.
Lemuel 18 M S.C.
Elias 16 M S.C.
Mary 14 F Ala.
Lexicon 11 M Miss.
Jeanna 9 F Miss.
Jessie 7 M Miss.
Ben 5 M Miss.
Danial 2 M Miss.

Value of real estate $1550.00

The 1852 poll tax list of property owners Charles Nighton 1 white poll $.25

The 1854-1857 Kemper County Land roll lists:

S.J. Knighten SE1/4 section 9,township 10N,range 17E 160 acres.

In 1856 Mary married John James Watson.

About 1858 Elias married Dorah Ann Hollis daughter of Ranson and Nancy Hollis.

The 1860 Kemper County census September 13,1860, page 139, household #982.

Jejse Knighten 60 Farmer
Nancy 44
Simeon 21 M Farmer
E.J. 18 F
Jejse 16 M
Benj. 12 M attended school this year
Thompson 11 M attended school this year

Lemuel 29, is working as a railroad hand and living in Lauderdale County household #194, page #30 (Monney Russell's boarding house). William Charles and Elias S. are not listed in the Miss. census.

April 22, 1861 Lemuel married Julia E. Dubose of Meridian, Mississippi.

On April 27, 1861 Lemuel joined company H, 8th Miss. Regiment @ Marion Station, Mississippi. Mustered May 4, 1861 for service to Sept.4, 1861 @ Marion station. Traveled 27 miles from home in Kemper County to rendezvous. Age 29

On July 8,1861 William Charles aged 33 and Lexicon Simeon Knighten aged 21 join Company I, 24th Mississippi Infantry, Captain R.P. McKelvainne's Kemper County Rebels at Dekalb,Miss. Company I is mustered into service at Marion Station, Lauderdale County, Mississippi on September 10,1861.

On Octuber 18,1861 Lemuel returned to Company K from sick leave. He was reported as present until he went to the Academy hospital, no date is listed for when he left the company.

Company I trained at Marion Station until November 1,1861. They transferred to Camp Pillow near Sanderson, Florida, 30 miles west of Jacksonville. In mid December the company was moved to Fernandina, Florida north of Jacksonville.

On Febuary 24,1862 the 24th Regiment is ordered sent to Tenn. About this time William and Simeon are sent home to Kemper County on sick furlough. They remain home in March and April.

March 1,1862 Elias S. Knighten joined Company B, 35th Regiment Mississippi Infantry.
On June 24,1862 Simeon died in Tupelo.

On August 2, 1862 Lemuel died at the Academey Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. His widow Julia E. Knighton is listed as being in Lauderdale county, Mississippi.

THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI,KEMPER COUNTY

On this the 1st day of January 1863 personnelly came before me Subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, Jesse Knighten who after being sworn according to law, deposes and says that he is the father of Simeon Knighten deceased, who was a private of Captain R.P.McKelvain's Company, twenty forth Regiment, Mississippi Volentires,commanded by Colonel Dowd in the service of the Confederate States in the present war with the United States that the same Simeon Knighten enlisted in the service at Dekalb,Kemper County, Mississippi on or about the month of June 1861, and died at Tupelo from disease on the 24th of June 1862 leaving neither wife or child. Therefor Jesse Knighton makes this deposition for the purpose of obtaining from the Goverment of the Confederate States whatever may have been due the said Simeon Knighten at the time of his death for pay, bounty and other allowances for his service as ------as aforesaid.
Jejse Knighten
Signed and sealed before me M.D. Crawford

On March 12, 1863 William was ordered sent to the hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. where on April 21, 1863 he died of pneumonia. Academy hospital death certificate #K112. His personal effects were $36.50 in cash.

On September 1, 1863 Jesse B. enlisted in Company E, 26th Regt. Miss. Vol. Inf. as a private. He was 18 years old, single, a farmer born in Kemper County, Mississippi. His record indicates he was present from enlisting thru Feburary 1864. He is listed as absent with out leave during March to May 22, 1864. He "rejoined from desertion under General Polks proclamation of pardon."

He took part in the battle's at Hanover Junction May 23,1864.and Cold Harbor June 2 & 3,1864

On August 18, 1864 Benjamin Franklin enlisted in Company E, (Kemper deer hunters) 1st Regt. Miss. State Troops(1864) at Macon, Mississippi. He was 16.

Jesse B. took part in the seige of Petersburg, Va. from August 20 to September 29, 1864.

On September 5,1864 Jesje Knighten was awarded Simeon's benefits:

3 months and 27 days pay @ $11.00/month $42.90
bounty for enlisting $50.00
Clothing allowance $25.00
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$117.90

Jesse B. was involved in Skirmishs at Fort McRae, Va. on October 1 & 2, 1864 and Hatchers Run on October 27, 1864 and Jarratts Station on December 10,1864 as General Lee's army of Virginia was retreating from Richmond.

On December 16,1864 Elias was captured at Nashvill, Tenn. and imprisoned at Louisville, Ky. and later at Douglas, Ill.

On Feburary 6,1865 Jesse B. was in another skirmish at Hatchers Run. The last entry in Jesse's record in "absent w/o leave from March to May 1864, but re-instated under order and has been a good soldier since.

On April 2, 1865 Jesse B. was captured at Hatchers Run, Virginia.

On May 11,1865 Elias is paroled on taking an oath of allegiance to the United States. Complexion fair, hair sandy, eyes blue, height 5 ft, 8 inchs.

On June 6, 1865 Jesse B. is released on oath of allegiance to the United States.

Around 1865 the date is unknown S. Jejse Knighten died. His place of burial is unknown.

In 1866 Elias is listed as the property owner of the family.

In 1869 Elias and his brother Jejse are listed on the personal tax roll.

The 1870 Lauderdale County census lists Julia E. Knighted 32 living with her father Wade H. Dubose and her son Allen Wesly 7.

The 1870 Kemper County census does not contain any Knighten's

About 1872 Elias S. Knighten died.

In 1875 and 1879 Jesse Knighten is listed on the personal tax roll.

On Octuber 25,1877 in Lauderdale County, Ms. Julia Knighton the widow of Lemual married Wallace Woodward.

In the June 10,1880 Kemper County census household #99, beat 2, page 11.

Dora Ann (Hollis) Knighten 40 Widow born Ala. (F) N.C. (M) N.C.
Joseph Ransom 21 M MS. S.C. Ala.
Fanny 19 F MS. S.C. Ala.
Jesse 16 M MS. S.C. Ala.
John 12 M MS. S.C. Ala.
James L. 10 M MS. S.C. Ala.
Willie 8 M MS. S.C. Ala.

On Feburary 21,1890 Nancy (Stewart) Knighten died. Nancy's reported birth date was Feburary 1808. Her place of burial is not Known.

In 1890 James L. Knighten married Miss A. Lavinia (lov) Betsill. She was the daughter of Dr. Robert G.and Sally Betsill,

In 1899 James L. Knighten married Ellen Peel, daughter of John F. and Luvenia Peel

The 1900 Kemper County census household #281, beat #2, sheet 16, June 22,1900.

James L. Knighten 28 M Day labor rents farm
Ellen (Peel) 18 F born June 1881 Ala. (F) Ala. (M) Ala.
married < 1 year no children)
Lesslie 8 M born 9/1891 Ms. Ms. Ms.
Earnest 7 M 10/1892 Ms. Ms. Ms.
Herbert 5 M 10/1895 Ms. Ms. Ms.
Ethel 2 F 11/1897 Ms. Ms. Ms.

On December 20, 1914 E.W. Knighton married Jewel Sibley, marriage performed by Rev. John J. Watson Jr.

On April 17,1920 Leslie Knighton married Callie Maud Miller in Lauderdale County, Ms. Recorded Book 2, Page 40.



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James H. Knighton
Father:? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: 1806 SC
Died:
Buried:

Wife: Dela
Born: 1811 NC
Died:
Buried:

Married:

Children Born State
son 1825/30 SC
daughter 1825/30 SC
Ester 1835 GA
Daniel 1838 GA
Joseph A 1840 GA
Nancy (C or E) 1843 GA
John 1848 GA
Robert 1850 GA
Susanna 1853 GA

Census Date State County Page House
1830 SC Chesterfield 249
1840
1850
1860 07-18 GA Pulaski 303 423



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Joseph Knighton
Father:? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: 1808 SC
Died:
Buried:

Wife: Ann
Born: 1810 NC
Died:
Buried:
Married:

Children Born State
Jeremiah E. 12-9-1828 SC
Daniel 1830 SC
Mary 1832 SC
Thomas 1834 SC
Joseph Jackson 1836 SC
William B 1838 SC
Martha A 1841 SC
Robert 1844 SC
Franklin 1848 SC
Jessey P. 05- -1850 SC

Census Date State County Page House
1830 SC Chesterfield 249
1840
1850 SC Chesterfield 146 728
1860 AL Calhoun 479 361



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Margaret Edna
Father:? Joseph 1767-1837

Born: 1812 SC
Died: 1876 Angelina, Texas
Married: ?1833 South Carolina
Buried:

Husband: Charles Pickett Graham
Born: 1813 SC
Died: June 1850 Sumter Co., Alabama
Buried: Sumter Co. Alabama

Children Born State
Dempsey Elijah Sept.2,1834 SC
Moses K. 1837 AL
Elizabeth A. 1840 AL
Napoleon P. 1843 AL
Frances Emma Mar. 7,1845 AL
Susana Amelia 1848 AL
Charles Pickett Dec. 1849 AL

Census Date State County Page House Remarks
1840 AL Green 128
1850 12-7 AL Sumter 316 898 R.E.$500.00
1860 6-8 AL Sumter 483B 153 R.E $600.00
1870


The nuncupative will of Charles Graham deceased delivered on the 8th of June 1850 at the hands of Elijah Graham in the Southern part of Sumter county State of Ala where the said Charles was suddenly and unpectedly taken worse with Cansumption of which he expected to die and shortly after did die at said place and the said Charles did then & there call upon John G. Graham, Elijah Graham and Joseph Graham to hear witnefs to his will (he being unable to write and there being no paper for others present to write upon) which was as follows towit that he the said Charles willed that his wife Margaret E. Graham should take all his property real personal, and mixed and pay all his debts and have & absolutly own the residence and balance of his property during her widowhood natural life and in the event that the said Margaret married or died then and in that event he willed the whole of said property to be equally divided amounst and between his children in testimony whereof we whose names are hereto annexed have caused same to be written down & have subscribed the same this 14th July 1850.

Recorded Will Book 1, page 511 Sumter County, Alabama

In 1874 Margaret left Alabama with her son Charles Pickett and moved to Angelina, Texas where she died in 1876.



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John Roe Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/6

Born: 1799 SC
Died: August 27,1864 Claiborne Parish, LA.
Buried:

Wife: Mrs. Elizabeth (Cason) Hall 1st Husband Joseph Hall
Born: 1800 June 13,1822
Died: 1838 Adams Co.,Ms. Adams Co., Ms
Buried:

February 26,1827 William Cason signed $500.00 bond with John Knighton to marry Mrs. Elizabeth Hall. Marriage performed March 1,1827. Witnesses: William Knighton, Jesse Bell, James Smart, filed Book #7 West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Children Born State
daughter 1825/27 ?
Jehu Jan. 23,1828 LA
William Cason 1830 MS
John 1832 MS
Absolem Dec. 4,1835 MS

Census Date State County Page House
1830 MS Madison 92 Ln 14 (Niton)
1840 MS Yalobusha 295
1845 MS Yalobusha 14
1850 10-12 LA Claiborne 141 686
1860 LA Claiborne 750 1241

Ref: Catherine Deon Hart Farris, 659 S. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, Calif. 95425



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William H. Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/36

Born: 1790-1800
Died:
Buried:

Wife: Elizabeth Maxey Father: Nathaniel Maxey
Born: Mother: Sarah Worsham Maxey
Died:
Buried:

Married: September 3,1821
Children:

Census:



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Ann Jane Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/36

Born: 1800-1801 SC
Died:
Buried:

Husband: James Smart
Born: 1790 SC
Died: >1850 <1860
Buried:
Married: April 22,1823 John R. Knighton signed $500.00 bond with James Smart to marry Ann Jane Knighton. Filed Book #11 West Feliciana Parish, La

Children: Born State
Jesse K. 1824 La.
Samuel W. 1827 La.
Sarah A. 1832 Ms.
Franklin 1834 Ms.
James D. 1836 Ms.
Margaret E. 1839 Ms.
Susan 1841 Ms.

Census Date State County Page House
1830 Ms. Yazoo 297 Ln.12 With Jesse
1840 Ms. Yalobusha 283 Ln.5
1850 La. Claiborne 145 752
1860 8-9 La. Claiborne 745 1204




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Sarah Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/36

Born: 1800-1810 SC
Died: 1842-1848 Yalobusha Co.,Ms.
Buried:

Husband: David A. Maxey
Born:1800-1810
Died: 1848 La.
Buried:
Married: July 27,1822 William H. Knighton signed $500.00 bond with David A. Maxey to marry Sarah Knighton. Filed Book #8 West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Children: Born State Died
William Hux May 1824 La Feb. 11,1908
Sarah Margaret July 25,1842 Ms March 16,1898

Census Date State County Page House
1830 Ms. Hinds
1840 Ms. Yalobusha 283

David was a widower when he died in the spring of 1848 in Claiborne Parish, La.. Probate papers are on file (Docket #710) showing William Hux Maxey as administrator of his father's estate and guardian of his minor sister.



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Joseph Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/36

Born: 1800-1810 SC
Died: >1835-1837
Buried:

Wife: Mahala Ann Runnels 2nd Husband Robert Gordon
Born: 1813 KY 3rd Husband Reuben Bull
Died:
Buried:
Married: October 31,1830 Madison Co.,Ms. Book A, Page 3, Bond cosigned by William Cason for $200.00.

Children: Born State
Jacob O. 1831 MS
Sarah Caroline 1833/34 MS

Census Date State County Page House
1830 Ms. Yazoo 297 With Jesse
1840 Ms. Yazoo 314 Ln.14
1850 Ms. Yazoo 508
1860 Ms. Yazoo 76

In 1830 Joseph paid $.05 Literary Fund tax and $.50 poll tax in Yazoo Co., Ms.

March Term 1840 Book B Page 316 #209 Robert E. Beasly, Oscar Hope & Alonzo Hope to value estate of Joseph Knighten dec.

July Term 1840 Book B Page 381 #209 Inventory & appraisement of Joseph Knighten dec. estate filed & recorded.



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Dauphin Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/36

Born:1800-1810 SC
Died:
Buried:

Wife:
Born:
Died:
Married:

Children:

Census Date State County Page House
1830 Ms. Yazoo 297 With Jesse
1840 La. Madison 122



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James A. Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/36

Born: 1810-20
Died:
Buried:

Wife: Elmira C. Rowen
Born:1820-30
Died:
Buried:
Married: November 20,1832 Franklin Co., Ms. Book B, Page 30

Children: Born State
Daughter 1835/40

Census Date State County Page House
1830 Ms. Franklin
1840 La. Claiborne 112

Note: The Franklin County Court House burned in 1877, the indexes survived but Books A, B and C were burned.

S.J.Middleton to Jas.A.Knighton Deed to real & personal estate 3-22-1830 Bk B Pg 408



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Jehu John Knighton
Father: Jesse Knighton 1774-1835/6

Born: 1800-1810 SC.
Died: >May 1840 < January 28,1844
Buried:

Wife: Julina Meek
Born:
Died:
Buried:

Married: Oct. 27,1832 Wilkerson County, MS. by Hon. N. Scudder, Book F Page 151

Children:

Census Date State County Page House

Julena Knighten Power of Attorney to Henry L. Ratcliff

Know all men by these presents that I Julena Knighten of the County of Wilkinson and State of Mississippi-do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Henry L. Ratcliff of the County of Yazoo and State aforesaid, my true and lawful attorney- for me and in my name to do any and all acts for the recovery of my right of dower, in and to the Estate of my deceased husband John Knighten- lying either in the County of Yazoo- or any other County in said State- and I do hereby, fully empower my said Attorney after he shall have recovered my - aforesaid Dower, to sell, release, lease, convey or confirm the same to any one who may wish to purchase, or lease the same, and to make and deliver as good and binding a title as if I had done it in proper person. And I do furthermore, bind myself to ratify and confirm all acts done in the premises by my said Attorney. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 28th day of January A.D. 1844.
Julena Knighten (Seal)

The State of Mississippi }
Wilkinson County } Probate Clerks Office-
Personally appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the Court of Probate in and for said County Julena Knighten whose signature appears to the within deed, or power of attorney, and acknowledged that she signed, sealed and delivered the same as her act and deed, for all the purposes therein written and on the day and year therein expressed.
Given under my hand and the official seal of said Court this 28th day of January A.D. 1844.
John C. Alexander Clk.
By F Conrad D.C.
Filed for record 28th February 1844
Recorded Book M Page 779/80 April 5,1844 Yazoo Co.,Ms

At the February term of the Probate Court for Yazoo County, the application for allotment of dower of Julina Knighton, widow of Jehu Knighton, deceased was filed.
Recorded Probate Court records Book C Page 306.

Henry L. Ratcliff Atty. in fact of Julina Knighton to Benjamin Grimes

Know all men by these presents that I Henry L. Ratcliff of the County of Yazoo State of Mississippi agent and attorney in fact of Julina Knighton Widow and relict of John Knighton deceased for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and twenty five dollars to me in hand paid by Benjamin Grimes of Yazoo County, State of Mississippi, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged Have given, granted, bargained, sold and conveyed, and by these presents Do give, grant, bargain sell and convey unto the said Benjamin Grimes the following described land which has been allotted to the said Julina Knighton as her Dower in the land of her deceased husband John Knighton lying and being in Yazoo County State of Mississippi Known and described as the West half of the North West quarter and North half of the West half of South West quarter of Section No. Nineteen of Township No. Ten of Range No. One East, together with all and singular the rights, tenements and hereditaments unto the said land belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold all the right, title and interest of said Julina Knighten of and in and to the above described land unto the said Benjamin Grimes his heirs and assigns for and during the natural life of the said Julina Knighton free from the claims and demands of all persons claiming or to claim the same by from or under the said Julina Knighton.
In Testimony whereof I the said Henry L. Ratcliff agent and Attorney in fact of the said Julina Knighton have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty four.
Henry L. Ratcliff (Seal)
Recorded Book M Page 815/6 April 26,1844 Yazoo Co., Ms

On June 25,1845 in Amite County, Mississippi Julia Knighton married William F. Faust.



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Thomas Knighton 1755-1828 Grandchildren

Samuel M. Knighton

Father: Thomas 1789-1880

Born: 1815 Fairfield Co.,S.C.
Died:
Buried:

Wife: Sinthy
Born: 1817 Ga.
Died:
Buried:
Married:

Children: Born State Died
James Alexander 1848 Ga.

Census Date State County Page House
1840 Ga. Randolph 254
1850 Ga. Randolph 417 7
1860 Aug.4 Al. Choctaw 474 44 Planter

In 1840 Census Slaves Males 2(20-30) Females 2(24-36)
4(15-20) 4(10-24)
1(10-15) 4(<10)
4(5-10)

Minutes of Superior Court Randolph Co.,Ga.
April 20,1846 Samuel M. Knighton member of Grand Jury



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Thomas Cannon Knighton
Father: Thomas 1789-1880

Born: Febuary 9,1817 Fairfield Co., S.C.
Died: July 9, 1899, Ringgold, Bienville Parish, La.
Buried: Providence Cemetery, Ringgold, La.

Wife: Mary Ann Garrett
Born: July 7,1829 Ga.
Died: August 9,1908, Ringgold, Bienville Parish, La.
Buried: Providence Cemetery, Ringgold
Married: Febuary 2,1845, Stewart Co.,Ga.

Children: Born State Died
Angelina Jane Nov. 29,1847 Ga.
Rosanna Tobitha June 16,1849 Ga.
Sarah Emily Nov. 8,1850 Ga.
Isabellar Francis Dec. 10,1852
Harriett Elizabeth Feb. 20,1854
James Thomas Oct. 10,1855
Joseph Alexander Sept. 10,1857 La.
Zackaria Malcom Dec. 7,1859 La.
Mary Etta April 29,1862 La.

Census Date State County Page House
1850 Oct.11 Ga. Randolph 417 2 Note 1
1860
1870
1880 La Bienville

Note 1: 1850 slave census
1 male 20 1 female 27
1 male 18 1 female 22
1 female 15

In 1865 Thomas paid $3.14 tax to the federal Goverment while residing in Bienvielle Parish, the so called direct tax that was enacted in 1861.

In January 1899 mentioned in his sister Mary E.Knighton's estate settlement in Choctaw County, Ala.



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Jane Knighton
Father: Thomas 1789-1880

Born: 1826 Fairfield County, SC
Died:
Buried:

Husband: Isham Fuller
Born: 1822 GA
Died:
Buried:
Married: December 20,1844 Randolph Co.,Ga.

Children: Born State Died
Thomas 1847 GA
M. (F) 1849 GA
James 1851 GA
Sarah 1853 AL
Samuel 1856 AL
Isham 1858 AL
Susan 1864 AL
Joseph 1867 AL
Robert 1870 AL

Census Date State County Page House
1850 10-15 GA Randolph 424 7
1860
1870 07-26 AL Sumter 472 415
1880 AL Choctaw ED 18 Sh 53 Ln 17

Named as an heir to Mary E.Knighton Choctaw County, Ala. 1899.



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Willis Knighton
Father: Thomas 1789-1880

Born:1828 Fairfield County, SC
Died:1880 Choctaw County, Ala.
Buried:

Wife: Elizabeth Eley
Born: 1835
Died:
Buried:
Married: March 11,1852 Randolph County, Ga.

Children: Born State Died
Miraba B.L. (M) 1854 Ga
Leona 1858 Ga.
Samuel A. 1861

Census Date State County Page House
1860 8-18 AL Choctaw 508 313
1870 6-15 AL Choctaw 493 313
1880 6-17 AL Choctaw 43 18 Widow / Son M.B.L.

Thomas Knighton to Willis Knighton Deed of Gift

State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } Know all men that I Thos Knighton of the County and state affore said for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my son Willis Knighton and futher in consideration of the sum of ten dollars the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained sold and delivered and by this deed of gift doth give grant convey and deliver in fee simple to my said son Willis Knighton the following described tract and parcel of land to wit; the west half of section sixteen and the west half of north East quarter and East half of north west quarter Section twenty one (21) and forty acres of the west half of north west quarter of Section twenty one (21) lying North and East of a line running diagonally across from the north west corner to the South East corner of said North West half of North west quarter of Section Twenty one (21) the whole lying in Township Fourteen Range Three West containing in all Five hundred and twenty (520) acres more or less to have and to hold the same unto him the said Willis Knighton his heirs executors or assigns in full forever In testimony whereof witness my hand and seal this the 30th day of October AD 1871.

Thomas Knighton LS
Recorded Book M Page 262 July 23,1872

Elizabeth Knighton, M.L.Crews, S.A. Knighton abd M.B.L. Knighton to Contract to conveyance with each other

State of Alabama } Contract for division of land between the heirs of
Choctaw County } Willis Knighton dec'd, made and entered into the 15th day of November AD 1880.

Know all men by these presents, that we Elizabeth Knighton wife of said decedent and M.B.L. Knighton, Leona Crews, and Samuel A. Knighton, children of said decedent, and heirs to his estate agree and bind ourselfs and each of us to the following divisions of said lands, to wit: Said Elizabeth Knighton and Samuel A. Knighton agree to take their parts together, the South half of Northwestquarter and the South West quarter of Section Sixteen, and forty acres North and East of a line running from Northwest to Southeast corner of North West quarter of Section Twenty one Containing 280 acres, said M.B.L. Knighton agrees to take for his part the North half of North West quarter of Section sixteen Containing 80 acres. Said Leona Crews agrees to take for her part the East half of North West quarter and the West half of North East quarter of Section Twenty one containing 120 acres, all in Township Fourteen Range Three west.

Witness our hands and seals the day and date above written.
Elizabeth Knighton (seal)
M.L. Crews (seal)
S.A. Knighton (seal)
M.B.L. Knighton (seal)
Recorded Book O Page 5 January 10,1882



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Mary E.Knighton
Father: Thomas 1789-1880

Born: December 18,1831 Gadsden County, Fla.
Died: January 18,1897 Choctaw County, Ala.
Buried: Choctaw Methodist, Pushmataha, Choctaw County, Ala.
Never Married

Census: Date State County Page House
1850 10-11 GA Randolph 417 6
1860 8-18 AL Choctaw 508 314
1870 6-23 AL Choctaw 505 496
1880 6-16 AL Choctaw 41 18

Pushmataha, Ala.
ESTATE OF MARY E.KNIGHTON Jan'y 22 /98

1892 In a/c with J H Knighton

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jan'y | 1 | To Bond and Washing for 1891 9.00 | 108.00 |
1893 | | | |
Jan'y | 1 | To Bond and washing for 1892 9.00 | 108.00 |
1894 | | | |
Jan'y | 1 | To Bond and washing for 1893 9.00 | 108.00 |
| | | |
" |15 | To Cash | 50.00 |
1895 | | | |
Jan'y | 1 | To Bond and washing for 1894 9.00 | 108.00 |
| | | |
Feb'y | 1 | To Cash | 50.00 |
1896 | | | |
Jan'y | 1 | To Bond and washing for 1895 9.00 | 108.00 |
| | | |
Feb'y |15 | To Cash | 25.00 |
1897 | | | |
Jan'y | 1 | To Bond and washing for 1896 9.00 | 108.00 |
| | | |
" |18 | To Burial Expenses | 40.00 |
| | |--------|
| | |$813.00 |
| | By disct agreed to by J H Knighton | |
| | in open court | | 57.69
| | |--------|--------
| | To Bal due |$755.31 |

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } Before me J Wesley Johnston } Probate Clerk in and for said County appeared Dr.T.A.Knighton who being by me first duly sworn desposed and says, that the above account is just true correct and unpaid and is a substring demands against said estate.
Sworn to & subscribed }
before me this the 22d } T A Knighton LS
day of January AD 1898 }
J Wesley Johnston }
Probate Clerk
Rec'd Payment J.H.Knighton LS
March 2 /99

Recorded Probate file #210 Mary E.Knighton

J H Knighton Adm.
In a/c with Estate of Mary Knighton Dec'd Final Set.
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| | To Appraisement Bill of Per. Estate | 2069.69 | |
| | To Int on C.C. Brown Note | 153.53 | |
| | | | |
| | By discount of Brown note | | 876.36 |
| | By dif in appraisement of Per. Prop | | 17.35 |
| | By Note of Willis K. uncollected | | 320.00 |
| | By Order on Willis Knighton " | | 100.00 |
| | By cash to balance | | 909.51 |
| | |---------|---------|
| | | $2223.22|$2223.22 |
| | | | |
| | | | |
| | To Cash to Balance | $909.51| |
1896 | | | | |
Nov | 4 | By cash pd to Choctaw Herald | | 6.00 |
1898 | | | | |
May | 11 | By cash pd for taxes | | 45.22 |
1899 | | | | |
Jan'y | 2 | By cash pd to Choctaw Herald | | 11.00 |
| 24 | By cash pd to Probate fee's CC McCall | | 6.28 |
Feb | 6 | By cash pd to Choctaw Herald | | 5.00 |
March | 2 | By cash pd to W H Lindsey Court costs | | 7.75 |
| 2 | By cash pd to Roach & Gray Atty's fee | | 50.00 |
| 2 | By cash pd to Court Costs | | 22.95 |
| 2 | By cash pd to J H Knighton | | 755.31 |
| | |---------|---------|
| | | $909.51 | $909.51 |
| | |=========|=========|

Recorded Probate File #210 Mary E Knighton

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } Before me Chas C. McCall Judge of Probate of said County personally appeared J H Knighton Administrator of the Estate of Mary E. Knighton deceased. Who being duly sworn makes oath that the foregoing final account ----?---- is full and correct Statement of all his dealings and tranactions and all moneys and effects received and paid out by him on account of said Estate and that he has not used of the funds of said Estate for his own benefit.
Subscribed and sworn to }
before me this 26th day of }
January AD 1899 } J H Knighton LS
Chas C. McCall } Adm.
Judge of Probate }

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } J H Knighton administrator of the estate of Mary E Knighton deceased, being duly sworn makes oath that Eugene Knighton male 21 years old. T A Knighton a male over 21 years of age. Isabella Headen a female over 21 years. Jane Fuller female over 21 years. S A Knighton a male over 21 years of age. Willie Knighton male 15 years of age. Ruth Knighton a female 16 years of age. Annie May Knighton a female 13 years of age. All of whom reside in Choctaw County, Ala. Foney Knighton a male 16 years of age. Bulah Knighton a female 15 years who reside at Birmingham, Ala. T C Knighton a male over 21 years of age who resides in Louisiana. Sarah Harris a female over 21 years who resides at Blockten, Ala. J A Knighton a male over 21 years and resides at Montgomery, Ala. all heirs and devisee's of said deceased according to the best of his Knowledge and belief.
Subscribed and sworn to }
before me this 26th day } J H Knighton LS
of January AD 1899 }
Chas C. McCall }
Judge of Probate }

Recorded Probate file #210 Mary E. Knighton



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Joseph Hyde Knighton
Father: Thomas 1789->1870

Born: July 24,1834 Gadsden County, Florida
Died:January 26,1890 Choctaw County, Alabama
Buried: Methodist Cemetery, Pushmatalla,Choctaw Co.

Wife:Ellen C. Alford
Born: July 21,1834
Died: August 13,1878 Choctaw Co.,Al.
Buried: Methodist Cemetery, Pushmatalla, Choctaw Co.
Married: Before Dec. 21,1855

Wife: Annie L. Hall
Born: June 1848
Died:
Buried:
Married:

Children: Born State Died
Joseph Hyde Feb. 1,1856 Al.
Marzene May 26,1858 Al.
Eugene May 26,1858 Al.
Thomas Abraham Oct. 2,1866 Al.
Alphonze March 1881 Al.
Beulah P. July 1882 Al.

Census Date State County Page House
1850 Oct.11 Ga. Randolph 417 6
1860 Aug.18 Al. Choctaw 508 315
1870 June 23 Al. Choctaw 505 496
1880 June 1 Al. Choctaw ED 18 Sh 41 Ln 13
1900 Al. Jefferson ED 124 Sh 1 Ln 45

When the civil war came on Joseph joined Company F of the Fortieth Alabama Infantry, in which he served as 2nd Lieutenant and later as Captain. He participated in the various battles of this Regiment until severely wounded in the hip and was along time in recovering his physical fitness. He was a planter in Choctaw County, he also conducted a mercantile store a few years and held a membership in the Masonic lodge at Pushmataha.

J.H. Knighton & Wife to Samuel C. O'Hara Deed

State of Alabama } This agreement made on this the 15th day of January
Choctaw County } AD 1870, by and between Joseph H. Knighton and his wife Ellen C. Knighton parties of the first part and Samuel C. O'Hara party of the second part all of said County and State , Witnesseet; that for and in consideration of the sum of Four Thousand and Five hundred Dollars ($4500.00) Two Thousand and Two Hundred ($2200.00) cash in hand and the remainder Twenty Three Hundred ($2300.00) due by his certain promissory notes bearing interest from date and due on the first days of January AD 1871 and January AD 1872 the parties of the first part has bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents doth bargain sell and convey to the said party of the second part the following described tract or parcel of land to wit: Forty (40) acres lying South and West of a diagonal line running from NW to SE corner of the W half of the NW quarter of Section Twenty one (21). The W half of SW quarter of Section Twenty one (21). The E half of NE quarter of Section Twenty (20). The SE quarter of Section Twenty (20). The E half of NE quarter of Section Twenty nine (29) containing in all about Four Hundred and forty acres (440) more or less all in Township fourteen (14) range Three (3) west. to have and to hold the said unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever and the titles warranted. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals.
Attest. J.J. Pope J.H. Knighton (seal)
G.E. Johnston E.C. Knighton (seal)
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| 1 dollar| 4 stamps affixed
| US Stamp|
| JHK |
| Jan 15th|
| 1870 |
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Recorded Book O PAGE 188 NOVEMBER 23,1883


From Alabama History, By Joel Campbell Dubose M.A. 1908,1915

"Toward the end of the reconstruction one of the most violent clashes between the blacks and the whites occurred in Choctaw county. Jack Turner, a servant of Mr. B.L. Turner, became a leader among the negroes. Discovering his popularity and influence, politicians told him that he could make money by serving them. Thus flattered and encouraged he got into fusses with the whites and often defied the laws. He was finally brought before the courts on many charges and in most cases convicted.
During the political canvass of 1874, Jack defied the sheriff and put himself at the head of a number of armed friends and marched to Butler, the county seat. Being met by a body of armed whites, Jack and his party scattered for safety in the creek swamp.
In 1882, papers were found near De Sotoville which were said to be minutes of negro meetings at which Jack had presided. These papers disclosed a plot to massacre all white men, Women, and children, and all Democratic and Ku Klux negroes. The papers named six others besides Jack as leaders in the bloody plot. These were all arrested.
The county was aflame. A thousand men, irrespective of color, gathered at Butler in a mass meeting, of which Captain A.J. Gray was elected chairman. The fiery speeches of Dr. Evan P. Harris and others were answered by the county solicitor, George W. Taylor, and by Captain Joseph H. Knighton, who pleaded earnestly that the law be allowed to take its course and that the negroes be granted a regular trial in court. A majority of those in the mass-meeting voted that Jack should be hanged. Prominent citizens, detailed for the purpose, brought him from the jail and hanged him to the limb of a large oak tree in front of the courthouse, in the most public portion of the village.
The other negroes were removed to the jail in Livingston. Before their trial there arose so much doubt about the character of the papers found at De Sotoville that they were dismissed without trial."

Order #28 page 191 February 1875 term Commissioners Court:

J.H. Knighton & C.C. Brown owed the county $32.00 for the hired labor of a convict by the name of Davis Ruffin. The rate was $8.00/month.

Page 277 J.H. Knighton paid $1.00 for registering voters for the 1876 election as an assistant Registrar.

November Term Nov.9,1876 J.H.Knighton assistant Registrar allowed $3.40 for registering voters at $.10/ voter.

Joseph H. Knighton }
Justice of the Peace }
Offical Bond }

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } Know all men by these presents, that we J.H.Knighton, J.R.Hassell, J.B.Mortimore and B.F.Gilder, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Alabama, in the sum of One Thousand Dollars, for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselfs and each of us our and each of our heirs, executors or administrators, jointly and severally: Sealed with our Seals and dated the 21st day of November 1877. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound Joseph H.Knighton, has been duly appointed to the office of Justice of the Peace in and for said County: Now if the said Joseph H.Knighton shall faithfully perform all the duties which are or may be by law required of him as such Justice of the Peace during the time he continues in Said office or discharges any of the duties thereof, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
Taken, approved and ordered } J.H.Knighton LS
of Record December 10th 1877 } J.R.Hassell LS
B.H.Warren } J.B.Mortimore LS
Judge of Probate } B.F.Gilder LS

Recorded Book of Bonds Page 122 December 19,1877

J.H.Knighton & Wife and C.C. Brown & Wife to W.H. Edwards Deed

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } Know all men by these presents that in consideration of the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars to us in hand paid by W.H. Edwards, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged we J.H. Knighton and his wife Annie Knighton and C.C. Brown and his wife Sertuan Brown do remist, release, quit claim and convey to the said W.H. Edwards all our and each of our right title interest and claim in or to the following described land to wit: One acre more or less in Section Twenty Seven Township Fourteen Range Three West embracing the land upon which the mill and screw are erected at Boutwells Bridge across Bogecheeto Creek and bounded on the North by the North bank of said Creek on the east by the fence as it now stands and on the west by the Public Road: together with the mill seat and right of the use of the water and all appurtenances and premises thereunto belonging necessary for the full use of the water power to carry on and run said mill which we have and now enjoy in the use of the same. Situated in Choctaw County, State of Alabama. In consideration of the foregoing the said W.H. Edwards hereby binds himself to do all the griding of corn for the necessary use of Knighton and Browns plantation free of toll, and to allow said Knighton and Brown the use of the gin and screw to prepare their cotton for market whenever they desire the same, so long as he has possession of said mill and he further binds himself not to carry on or permit to be carried on by any persons whomsoever any traffic in any agricultural products. sperituous liquors etc either on said premises above described or on any place in connection with said mill, and the said W.N. Edwards further agrees and binds himself his heirs executors and administrators not to transfer his title to the above described premises without binding the party to whom he sells to keep good the above obligations on their part. Witness our hand and seals this the 29th day of December 1879.
J.H. Knighton (Seal)
Annie L. Knighton (Seal)
C.C. Brown (Seal)
Leetuan S. Brown (Seal)

Recorded Book N Page 505 January 20,1880

April 3,1880 Ed McCall and Wife L.E.McCall sold to Knighton and Brown W1/2SW1/4 Section 22 and NE1/4NW1/4 Section 27 all Township 14 Range 3W 120 acres for $400.00.

Recorded Book N Page 711-2 October 19,1881 Choctaw County,Ala.

J.H.Knighton Sr. and Wife Annie L.Knighton sold to W.N.Horn E1/2NE1/4 Section 15, W1/2NW1/4 Section 14, E1/2SE1/4 Section 10, W1/2SW1/4 Section 11 all township 14 Range 4W 320 acres for $1000.00.

Recorded Book O Page 116 February 12,1883 Choctaw County,Ala.

J.H.Knighton Sr. and Wife Annie L.Knighton sold to W.N.Horn E1/2NE1/4 Section 10 and W1/2NW1/4 Section 11 Township 14 Range 4W 160 acres for $300.00.

Recorded Book O Page 116-7 February 12,1883 Choctaw County,Ala.

J.H.Knighton acting as Commissioner appointed by Probate Court of Choctaw County to sell certain lands, a part of the estate of Martha K. Neal deceased did on January 7,1889, sell the NE1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NE1/4 and SE1/4NW1/4 all in Section 18 Township 14 Range 3W 200 acres to the highest bidder for $179.00.

THE STATE OF ALABAMA } { in the matter of the estate of
CHOCTAW COUNTY } PROBATE COURT { J H Knighton Deceased

TO THE HON. J. A. Slaten JUDGE PROBATE COURT, Choctaw County:

The petition of the undersigned G.H. Carnathan respectfully represents that J.H. Knighton departed this life at Pushmataha on or about 26th day of Jan'y, 1890 leaving no last will or testament, so far as your petitioner knows or believes, and that his death was known more than fifteen days before this day; and this petition further shows that the said J.H. Knighton was at the time of his death an inhabitant of this County of Choctaw and died seized and possessed of real and personal estate in this State & County consisting chiefly of Lands, Mill property, Mules, Horses Notes, accounts etc, etc. all of said real and personal estate being estimated to be worth about Four Thousand ($4000.00) dollars, and probably not more; that the names, residence, ages and condition of the heirs and distributees of the estate of the said decedent, so far as your petitioner knows or believes, are as follows, to wit: The widow Annie L. Knighton who resides at Pushmataha, Ala. Joseph H. Knighton a male over the age of 21 years & resides at Pushmataha, Ala. Eugene Knighton a male over the age of 21 years & resides at Meridian in the state of Miss. Thos. A. Knighton, a male over the age of 21 years & resides at York Station, Sumter Co. Ala, Alphonzo Knighton a male under the age of 14 years and Beulah Knighton a female under the age of 14 years & resides with their mother Annie L. Knighton at Pushmataha, Ala.

That the said above mentioned heirs together with Miss Mary Knighton a creditor have declined to administer the said estate as appears from their written waiver on file in your office; that your petitioner, being General Administrator in your Court, an inhabitant of this State, above the age of twenty-one years, and in no respect disqualified under the law from serving as an administrator, believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, to the end that the said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein, does, therefore, by virtue of his right under the statute, pray that your Honor will grant Letters of Administration to him as such administrator General on said estate upon his entering into bond in such sum as is required by statute, and with such security or securities as shall be approved by your Honor.
G H Carnathan
Gen Administrator

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THE STATE OF ALABAMA, }
CHOCTAW COUNTY. } G H Carnathan being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition are true, according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th }
day of Feb'y 1890 } G H Carnathan
J.A. Slaten }
Judge probate Court, Choctaw County }

Recorded Probate file #210 J H Knighton

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County }
In the matter of the }
estate Joseph H }
Knighton deceased }

To the Honorable Jas. A Slaten Judge of the Probate Court of said County

I Annie L. Knighton wife of Joseph H Knighton deceased, do hereby waive my right to administer in the estate of my deceased husband Joseph H Knighton deceased, and consent to his appointing some suitable person as administrator of the said decedents estate.
Given under my hand this 11th day of February 1890.
Annie L. Knighton LS
Attest:
J.A. Slaten }
Judge of Probate }

Recorded Probate File #210 J.H. Knighton

G.H. Carnathan Adm. Petition to sell Estate of J.H. Knighton

The State of Alabama }
Choctaw County } Probate Court

TO HON. C.C. McCALL Judge of said Court Your petitioner, G.H. Carnathan. Administrator of the estate of J h Knighton Deceased, respectfully represents that the estate of the said J H Knighton is owing debts to the amount of Two thousand one hundred & twenty nine & 29/100 ($2129 29/100) Dollars and perhaps more and that the personal property of the estate of said deceased is insufficient for the payment of the debts thereof. That the lands of said estate which it is desirable to sell for the payment of the debts thereof are the following to wit: The E1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 27 Township 14 Range 3 west. The W1/2 of the NW1/4 of Sec 26 Township 14 Range 3 west. The SW1/4 Sec 26 Township 14 Range 3 west. That part of the NW1/4 of Sec 35 Township 14 Range 3 west lying North and East of the Butler and Pushmataha road.
That part of the NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Sec 35 Township 14 Range 3 west lying North and East of the Butler and Pushmataha road, and the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of section 35 Township 14 Range 3 west, also 5/8 interest in a part of SE1/4 of SW1/4 Section 11 Township 14 Range 4 west on which is situatated the residence occupied by decedent at his death.
And the reversionary interest in the dower of the widow od said decedent Annie L. Knighton in the following lands towit.
That part of the NW1/4 of Section 27 Township 14 Range three (3) west, South of the Creek (Pothlochitto) and west of the Butler and Pushmataha road.
The NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of sec 27 Township 14 Range 3 west. The SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 27 Township 14 Range 3 west. That part of the NE1/4 of SW1/4 section 27 Township 14 Range 3 west laying south and west of the Butler and Pushmataha road.
That part of the SE1/4 of sec 27 township 14 Range 3 west lying South and west of the Butler and Pushmataha road.
The S1/2 of the SE1/4 of Sec 34 Township 14 Range 3 west and the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Sec 3 Township 13 range 3 west.
And that the heirs are the following to wit:
J.H. Knighton male about 36 years old of sound mind & married.
Eugene Knighton male about 34 years old of sound mind & married.
Thomas Knighton male about 30 years old of sound mind
Alphonso Knighton male about 12 years old of sound mind
Beula Knighton female about 8 years old of sound mind

Wherefor your petitioner prays that the lands above described may be ordered to be sold for the purpose of paying the debts of said estate and that such proceedings orders and decrees may be had and made as may be proper and necessary to legally effect the sale of said land for the purpose aforesaid
Sworn & subscribed before me } G H Carnathan
this 30th day of October AD 1893 } Administrator
J.Wesley Johnston }
Probate Clerk }

Recorded Probate File #210 J H Knighton

G.H. Karnathan Adm. to J.H. Knighton Deed

The State Of Ala } Whereas by an order heretofore made by the Probate
Choctaw County } Court of said County to wit: On the 5th day of Nov AD 1894 I G.H. Karnathan a Administrator of the estate of J H Knighton deceased was authorized and empowered to sell the realty hereinafter described belonging to said estate and whereas pursuant to said order after having given due and legal notice, of the time and place and terms of sale by advertising in the Choctaw Herald a paper published at Butler Ala, for the term of three weeks previous to said sale, I as administrator as aforesaid, on the 6th day of Jany AD 1896 did offer at the Court House door at Butler Ala said lands for sale at public outcry and at said sale J H Knighton Jr, became the highest best and last bidder for the purchase of the revisionary interest in the widows dower (Annie L. Knighton) of the following lands. That part of the NW1/4 of Sec 27 Township 14, Range 3 west south of Pothla Chitts Creek and west of the Butler and Pushmataha Road. The NW1/4 of SW1/4 Section 27, township 14, Range 3 west, The SE1/4 of SW1/4 section 27, Township 14, Range 3,west. That part of NE1/4 of SW1/4 section 27, township 14,Range 3 west lying south and west of Butler and Pushmataha Road. That part of SE1/4 section 28 township 14, Range 3 west lying south and west of the Butler and Pushmataha road, The S1/2 of SE1/4 sect 34, township 14, Range 3 west and the NW1/4 of NE1/4 section 3, township 13, Range 3 west, at the price of Fifty ($50.00) dollars in the aggragate, and whereas said sale has been duly reported to and confirmed by said Probate Court and the said J.H. Knighton has paid in cash the full amount of said purchase money, which payment has been reported to said Court and said Court has decreed titles to be made to said J.H. Knighton Jr for the said land above described so purchased by him. Now therefore by the virtue of the power vested in me by the premises, and in consideration of said sum fifty dollars to me in hand paid by said J H Knighton the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, I do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey transfer and set over to said J H Knighton, his heirs and assigns, the reversionary interest in and to the above described land. To have and to hold to the said J H Knighton his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof I as administrator aforesaid do hereby set my hand and affix my seal this the 6th day of Feby AD 1896.
G H Karnathan (seal)
ADM.
The State of Ala }
Choctaw County } I J Wesly Johnston Probate Clerk in and said County hereby certify that G H Karnathan whose name is signed to the foregoing conveyance and who is known to me, acknowledged before me on this day that being informed of the contents of the conveyance, he executed the same as administrator voluntarily on the day the same bears date. Given under my hand this the 8th day of Sept AD 1896.
J Wesley Johnston
Probate Clerk

C C McCall
Judge of Probate
Recorded Book S Page 355 September 9,1896



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Thomas M. Knighton
Father: Samuel 1781-1862

Born: Dec.8,1811 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: Sept.18,1881 Lafayette Co., Ark.
Buried: Shiloh Cemetery, LaFayette Co., Ark.

Wife: Elizabeth Ralls
Born: 1837 N.C.
Died: December 8,1865 Lafayette Co. Ark.
Buried: Shiloh Cemetery, Stamps, Ark.
Married: Aug.26,1856, Lewisville, Lafayette Co. Ark.

Children: Born State Died
Edward Lea May 10,1857 Ark.
Araminta Magdalene August 20,1859 Ark.
Florence August 10,1862 Ark.
Fulton September 23,1865 Ark.

Census Date State County Page House
1850 Oct.11 Ga. Randolph 417 4
1860 Sept.7 Ark. Columbia 411
1870
1880 Ark. Columbia 239 53 Farmer

Ref: Randel K.Price



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Jane Knighton
Father: Samuel 1781-1862

Born: March 22,1814 Fairfield Co.,S.C.
Died: March 5,1885 Lafayette Co, Ark.
Married: February 25,1841 Randolph Co., Ga.
Buried: Shiloh Cemetary, Stamps, Ark.

Husband: David L. Trice
Born: 1817
Died:
Buried:

Children: Born State
M.A. (F) 1849 Ga.

Census Date State County Page House
1850 10-17 Ga. Randolph 425B 7 R.E. $450.00
1860 9-7 Ark. Columbia 411 R.E. $3000.00



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Robert Larrage Knighton
Father: Samuel Knighton 1781-1862

Born: Sept. 27,1818 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: Mar. 20,1905
Buried: Shiloh Cemetary, Stamps,Ark.

Wife: Mary E. Lewis
Born: Jan.12,1824 Georgia Father: Green Lewis of Stewart Co. Ga.
Died: Sept.24,1888
Buried: Shiloh Cemetary, Stamps, Ark.
Married: December 5,1841 Randolph Co. Ga. Book 2 Page 663.

Children: Born State
Samuel G. 1844 Ga.
James Warren April 27,1846 Ga.
Gordin L. 1847 Ga.
Margaret L.J. 1850 Ga.
Martha A. 1851 Ga.
Sarah F. 1852 Ark.
Thomas R. 1854 Ark.
Mary 1857 Ark.
E.M. (F) 1860 Ark.
Simm A. 1863 Ark.
Laurh 1866 Ark.

Census Date State County Page House Note:
1850 10-17 Ga. Randolph 427 4 1.
1860 9-7 Ark. Columbia 410 2.
1870
1880 6-5 Ark. Columbia 238

Note 1: 1850 Slave schedule
1 male 32 1 female 21
1 male 25 1 female 5
1 male 2 1 female 4
1 female 1

Note 2: 1860 Real estate $300.00, Personal Estate $7000.00

Ref. Randel K.Price



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Moses Carooth Knighton
Father: Samuel 1781-1862

Born: Feb.13,1825 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: Nov.12,1890 Benevolence, Randolph Co.,Ga.
Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetary, Steward Co.,Ga.

Wife: Syrena Jane Lewis
Born: Dec. 9,1840 Georgia
Died: Sept. 25,1890 Benevolence, Randolph Co.,Ga.
Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetary, Steward Co.,Ga.
Married: April 28,1858

Children: Born State
Robert Alexander Feb.3,1859 Ark.
Victor Arthur March 20,1860 Ga.
Carrie Estelle Nov.10,1863 Ga.
Walter Warren Feb.14,1866 Ga.
Thomas Duvont Sept.15,1871 Ga.
Albert Aug.28,1875 Ga.
Lynwood Odell Aug.15,1877 Ga.
India Clementine Oct.31,1879 Ga.

Census Date State County Page House
1850 Oct.11 Ga. Randolph 417 4 (Thomas M. House)
1860 Ga. Randolph 689 787 Note 1
1870 Aug.20 Ga. Randolph 343 Note 2
1880 Ga. Randolph 47/48

1870 census Margerate Lewis, W F 75 Born S.C.
Sarah A. Lewis, W F 60 Born Ga.

Note 1 1860 Slave census Sheet 261 page 52
1 male 27 1 female 47
1 male 13 1 female 18
1 male 12 1 female 3/12

Note 2 Real Estate $4000.00, Personal Estate $2000.00

Georgia Randolph County

I Moses C Knighten of the State and County aforesaid being of sound and desposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testment.

Item first I hereby constitute and appoint my son Walter Knighten of said State and County
above stated, executor to this my last will and testament
Item 2 I hereby give and bequeath to my three sons Walter W Knighton Thos D Knighton and
Lynwood A Knighton and My only Daughter India C Knighton my entire property both
real and personal after all just debts are paid
Item 3rd I hereby appoint said Walter W Knighton Guardian for Thos D Knighton, Lynwood A
Knighton and India C Knighton and leave the entire property to him in trust to use
the same to the best of his judgement for the benefit of the estate and for the use
of said property he is to support said minor children and give them a good english
education
Item 4th When the youngest child becomes of age the entire property is to be divided equally
between Walter W Knighton Thos D Knighton Lynwood A Knighton and India C Knighton
Item 5th I hereby empower said executor to sell and execute title to any of my property of he
sees to the interest of the here and invest in whatever way he sees fit
Item 6th Said executor is to proceed to transact the business of the estate as stated in
above without an order from any court and without bond
Item 7th I hereby set my hand and attach my signature to this my last will and testament this
November 5th 1890.
M C Knighton

Signed, declared and published by M C Knighton as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said Testator at his instance and his request, and each other, by signing in our presence and by signing his name

W A Snipes
J J Carden
Jeff Perkins
State of Georgia Randolph County
I John J Carden do swear that I as well as W A Snipes and Jeff Perkins saw the within named Moses C Knighton sign and publish the within paper as his last and testament that I subscribed the same as a witness thereto at the special instance and request of the said M C Knighton and in his presence, as did W A Snipes and Jeff Perkins, that the said M C Knighton signed the same freely and voluntarily as was at the time of such signing of sound and desposing mind and memory
Sworn to and Subscribed before }
me this 1st day of December 1890 } J J Carden
M Gormley Ordinary }

State of Georgia Randolph County

I Walter W Knighton do solemly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Moses C Knighton deceased, So far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this State, So help me God
Sworn to and Subscribed before }
me this 1st day of December 1890 } W W Knighton
M Gormley Ordinary }



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Samuel Ewing Knighton
Father: Samuel 1781-1862

Born: Oct.11,1825 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: Dec.28,1901 Randolph County, Ga.
Buried:

Wife: Missouri Clementine Lewis
Born: Jan.24,1836
Died: July 30,1914
Buried:
Married: Oct.30,1851

Children: Born State
Luvinia Emmogene Sept.14,1852 Ga.
William Eromulus Sylvester Nov.10,1853 Ga.
Ella Camilla March 15,1857 Ga.
Alexinia Arabella Sept.4,1859 Ga.
Oscar Eugene Dec.25,1861 Ga.
Georgia Adelaide March 20,1866 Ga.
Omar Alonzo Dec.19,1868 Ga.
Ettie Ozella Sept.9,1870 Ga.
Minnie Ola Sept.5,1874 Ga.
Orman Fitzhugh Sept.26,1877 Ga.
Lewis Clynton Aug.23,1879 Ga.

Census Date State County Page House
1850 Oct.11 Ga. Randolph 417 4 Thomas M. Household
1860 Ga. Randolph 689 788 Note 1
1870 July 20 Ga. Randolph 232 114 RE$21,000. PE $120.
1880 June 4 Ga. Randolph ED 63 SH 5 Ln 20

Served in Company I, 21st Regiment from Stewaet Co. Enlisted Sept. 22,1863. Wounded near Washington, DC July 18,1864, Wounded August 31,1864. No later record.

Note 1: 1860 slave census sheet 261 Page 52
1 male 49 1 female 25
1 male 15 1 female 22
1 male 13 1 female 14
1 male 3 1 female 5
1 female 10/12

Real Estate $5220.00, Personal Estate $8130.00

State of Georgia, Randolph County

I, Samuel E Knighton, of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and Memory do make this my last will and testament.

Item First I give bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Missouri C Knighton, my entire body of land to wit: all of lot No 44 in the 20th District, of Stewart County, Ga. Lot No 14, (except 3 acres off the East side of said lot), in the 9th District of Randolph County, together with all other property that I now possess, or may acquire after the signing of this instrument. The said property to belong to my wife, and to be disposed of as she sees proper and at the death, to be equally divided among my children.
Item 2nd I hereby constitute and appoint, my wife Missouri C. Knighton, Executrix and my son Oscar E. Knighton, Executor of my last will and testament.
Item 3rd I desire this my last will and testament be admitted to probate, and that the Ordinary have no Jurisdiction over the same - I desire that this be left entirely with my Executrix and Executor. This August 7th 1893
S.E. Knighton

Signed, Sealed and declared and published by Samuel E Knighton, as his last will and testament, in presences of us, the Subscribers, who Subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his special instance and request and of each other.

W.W. Binion
J.E. Coram
J.R. Lasseter
Recorded Book Of Wills

Ref. Randolph Co. Ga. Historical Society 1977
Stewart Co. Ga. History 1st Nov.23,1891, 2nd Feb. 2,1902



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Alexander Knighton
Father: Samuel 1781-1862

Born: December 20,1831 Gadsden Co.,Fla.
Died: January 5,1913 Lafeyette Co.,Ark
Buried: Shiloh Cemetary, Stamps, Ark.

Wife: Justine (Jerusha) Margaret Eskridge
Born: Sept.27,1831 Father: Harvey F Eskridge
Died: July 4,1874 Mother: Susan Campbell
Married: March 17,1853

Wife: Barbara Gantt
Born:
Died:
Married: May 25,1879

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Sharp
Born: 1846
Died: July 10,1924
Married: >1884

Children: Born State Died
Mary Jennie E. Nov. 29,1859 Ark.
Samuel May 1,1860 Ark.
Eddie Feb. 15,1868 Ark. Oct. 22,1908
Au? (F) Feb. 24,1880 Ark.
Eva Mar. 5,1882 Ark. Sept.11,1883
Howard Aug. 19,1884 Ark. Jan. 16,1927

Census Date State County Page House
1850 Ga. Randolph 417 4 Thomas M. Household
1850 Ga. Randolph 353 3 (Student)
1860 Ark. Lafeyette 8 RE $1500. PE $4150.
1870 June 18 Ark. Lafeyette 140 116 RE $400. PE $310.

Served Company E, 11 Regiment, Arkansas Infantry. Private from 1861-1865

Widow Mollie E. Pension application #23850 Aug.16,1915 from Lafeyette Co.,Ark.

Ref: Randel K.Price



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Alexander M. Knighton
Father: Moses 1791-1875

Born: 1815 Fairfield Co.,S.C.
Died: 1880 Collin Co., TX
Buried:

Wife:Louisa Merinda Hall
Born: 1810-20
Died:
Buried:
Married: 1837 Fairfield Co. S.C.

Wife:Mary Ann Jones
Born: July 21,1820 Cuthbert, Georgia
Died: (F) Reuben Jones 6-26-1799, 6-1860
Buried: (M) Anny Jane Butler 6-25-1799, ?
Married: Jan. 18,1849 Stewart Co. Ga.

Wife: Sarah (Knight) Butts
Born: 1823 Alabama
Died: 1870 S.C.
Buried:
Married: April 4,1858 Randolph Co. Ga. Book 2 Page 520

Children: Born State Died
Mary Jane Mar.24,1838 SC
Sarah E. 1840 SC
Eugeni L. 1844 Ga.
Virginia 1845 Ga.
James C. 1853 Ga.
Alex. Warner Feb. 13,1856 Ga. Dec. 18,1917 Collin, Co.
Margaret Viola 1859 Ga.
John C. 1861 Ga.

Census Date State County Page House
1840 SC Fairfield 187 16 Listed as A.Niton
1850 Ga. Randolph 427 3 Note 1
1860 Ga. Randolph 704 894 Note 2
1870 Tx. Greyson 145 226 RE $1500.00 PE $500.00
1880 Tx. Collin 257 397 With Stepson W. Butts

Note 1: The 1850 slave census
1 male 20 1 female 30

Note 2: The 1860 slave census
15 males 17 females

Occupation: Farmer Real estate $12,800.00 Personal estate $26,270.00

Alexander was listed as a volunteer in Capt. D. Smiths Company of Fairfield Co., S.C. Mounted militia, mustered into service 2-17-1836 for 3 months during the Seminole War.

Served as Judge of the Inferior Court in Randolph Co., Ga. from 1849-53.

On June 11,1860 Alex., R.M. Puckett, W.W. Duke, H.I. Fillingim and David Jones did the appraisement of the estate of Reuben Jones, Alex's father-in-law. Alex. recieved for his children James C. and Alexander W. their share of the estate.

On January 7,1862 Reuben Jones Jr. and Mary Jane Knighton were married. Reuben was born December 28,1836. There first child Alexander Knighton Jones was born January 18,1863. Thier second child James Hall Jones was born January 24,1866. In 1868 Reuben and Mary moved to Greyson Co. Texas. Reuben died March 4, 1870. Mary died Sept.2, 1925.

Alexander moved to Greyson Co., Texas about the same time.



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Elizabeth Knighton
Father: Moses 1791-1875

Born: 1816 Fairfield Co., SC
Died:
Buried:
Married: 1835 SC

Husband: Timothy D. Rawls
Born: 1812 SC
Died: 1866 Randolph Co., GA.
Buried:

Children Born State
Martha A. 1836 SC
Edward R. 1856 GA

Census Date State County Page House
1840 SC Chester 279
1850 10-5 GA Randolph 415 9
1860 6-27 GA Randolph 639 439

Timothy D. Rawls Bond to Moses Knighton September 26, 1836

South Carolina
To all to whom these presents shall come I Timothy D. Rawls of Fairfield District in the state aforesaid planter send Greetings. Whereas I the said Timothy D. Rawls am indebted to Moses Knighton of the District and state aforesaid by Bond bearing even date with these presents in the sum of four thousand two hundred and twenty five dollars subject to certain conditions I have under written as in and by the said Bond and conditions --lation thereunto being has doth ---- fully and at larfe appear. Now know ye that I the said Timothy D. Rawls for the better securing the payment of the sum above mentioned unto the said Moses Knighton his executors administorators or afsigns together with lawful interest for the same have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell out in plain and open market deliver unto the said Moses Knighton the following negro slaves to wit: A women called Easter about twenty two years old and her two children, Suckey about three years old and David about six months old and a girl called Rachel about eleven years old To have and to hold the said negro slaves and there future increase unto the said Moses Knighton his executors administators and afsigns forever provided always neverthelefs that if the said Timothy D. Rawls his executors administators shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Moses Knighton his ------------? administators or afsigns the full and just sum above mentioned according to the true interest and meaning of the Bond aforesaid and of these presents then this deed of bargain and sale and all and every clause artical and ---- therein contained shall cease -------- and be utterly void and of no effect any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding. And it is hereby declared by and between the parties and the said Timothy D. Rawls for himself his executors administators and afsigns does covenant promise and agree to and with the said Moses Knighton his executors administators & afsigns by these presents that if default shall happen to be made of or in payment of the said sum above mentioned according to the true interest and meaning of the said Bond that then and in such case it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Moses Knighton his executors administators afsigns attornies or agents from time to time and at any times hereafter peaceably and quietly to enter into any or all the Meffuages, lands or tenements of the said Timothy D. Rawls and to take the aforesaid negro slaves and there increase or any part thereof into his custody and pofsifsion and the same to hold and detain to his own use and be---? as his own proper goods and chattels from thence forth and forever or the same to sell and dispose of at his will and pleasure excluding the surplus if any should happen to be after paying the sum above mentioned unto the said timothy D. Rawls his executors administators or afsigns. In Witnefs whereof I the said Timothy D. Rawls have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six and in the sixty first year of the Independence of the United States of America.
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of T.D. Rawls (LS)
David McDowell

South Carolina
Richland District Before me appeared David McDowell and made Oath that he saw T.D. Rawls sign seal and deliver the within Deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and that witnefsed the due execution thereof. Sworn to before me 8th December 1836
David McDowell
John T. Ses? N Pub

Recorded 8th Dec. 1836 Misc Records Book I Page 479

The State of South Carolina

Chester District
J.B. Gilmer Adm. of J.B. Pickett Dec. & Others
Vs.
Timothy D. Rawls

Bill of complaint & For sale of land to pay the purchase money.

Filed March 21,1845 as Equity Bill #170 for year 1845

"The said James B. Pickett in his lifetime on the thirty first day of December in the year of out lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine, bargained and sold to Timothy D. Rawls a certain tract of land containing about two hundred and ten acres situate on the waters of Rocky Creek in the District of Chester and State aforesaid bounded by land of Elizabeth Long, Lewis Greenthrup, Wm Sibley, Philip N. Pickett, William Robertson and other lands of James B. Pickett at a price of two thousand one hundred dollars."----

"Timothy took possession of the property at that time and lived there until the spring of eighteen hundred and forty four when he voluntarily abandoned the possession of said land and has gone beyond the limits of this State."

Recorded Equity Court records Chester District

John W Harris vs T D Rawls & B F Adams Civil Suit April 17,1860

Georgia Randolph County
To the superior Court of said County
The petition of John W Harris sheweth that Timothy D Rawls of Terrell said County principal and Benjamin F Adams endorser of said County are indebted to him in the sum of one hundred & sixty dollars on a promissory note dated December the 31st 1857 and due the 25th December 1858 (and which note is now here ready to be shown to the court) and the said note the said Timothy D Rawls and Benjamin F Adams endorser refuse to pay. Wherefore your petitioner brings suit and prays process may issue requiring the said defendants to be and appear at the next Superior Court to be held in and for said County to answer your petitioners complaint.

Alexander Slaton Plff Atty

$160.00 By the 25th day of December next I promise to pay Elizabeth A Ward Executrix of Adam Ward decd or bearer the sum of one hundred & sixty dollars for the hire of a negro man Moses for twelve months-said boy to have 3 suits of cloths hat blanket and pair of shoes December 30th 1857---- T D Rawls
Benjamin F Adams endorser
Received on the within note sixty six and 50/100 dollars March 1st 1859

Georgia Randolph County
John W Harris }
vs }
T D Rawls princp } To the Sheriff of said County--Greeting
B F Adams }

The defendant is hereby required personally or by attorney to be and appear at the next Superior Court to be held in and for said County on the first Monday in May next then and there to answer the Plaintiffs complaint as in default thereof the Court will proceed as to justice shall appertain.
Witness the Honorable Wm C Perkins Judge of said Court this 17th day of April 1860
E Ball Clk

Georgia Randolph County--B F Adams not to be found in this County April 23/60
J L McLendon Dshff

Georgia Randolph County--Served the defendant personally with a copy of the within April 20th 1860 Thomas J Brown Dshff

Randolph Superior Court November Term 1860
Whereupon it is ordered considered and adjudged that the plaintiff do recover against the defendant the sum of ninty five dollars & sixty cents for his principal debt & the sum of eleven 35/100 dollars for his interest up to this date and the sum of 12 45/100 dollars for his costs in this behalf laid out and expended. And the Defendants in mercy &c.

Judgment signed this Nov. 12th-1860
A Slaton Plff Atty

Recorded Declaration Record 1858-1861 Page 476

Petition of Elizabeth Rawls May 5,1866

Georgia Randolph County. The petition of Elizabeth Rawls showeth that she is the widow of Timothy D. Rawls late of said county deceased, that he died intestate leaving some property. Wherefore she prays that letters of administration may be granted to her. Elizabeth Rawls May 5,1866.

Georgia Randolph County. I do solemnly swear that Timothy D. Rawls deceased died intestate. So far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly administer on all the estate of said deceased and disburse the same as the law requires and discharge to the best of my ability all my duties as administratrix. So help me God.
Elizabeth Rawls
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 2nd day of July 1866 W.D. Kiddoo Ordinary

Georgia Randolph County. Know all men by these presents that we Elizabeth Rawls, Joseph H. Knighton and Moses Knighton are held and firmly bound unto the ordinary of said County and his successors in office in the just and full sum of thirty eight hundred dollars for the payment of which to the said ordinary and his successors in office well and truly to be made, we bind ourselfs, our heirs executors and administrators, in the whole and for the whole sum jointly and severally and firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals, and Subscribed with our hands this second day of July A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty six. The condition of the above obligation is such that the above bound Elizabeth Rawls administratrix of the estate real and personal of Timothy D Rawls late of said county deceased do make a true and perfect inventory of all the estate both real and personal of said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of said Elizabeth Rawls, or to the hand or possession of any other person or persons for her and the same so made do exhibit unto the Court of Ordinary when he shall be thereunto requested, and all such estate do well and truly administrater according to law and do make a just and true account of her actings thereon when she shall be thereunto required by said Court and all the rest of said estate that shall be found remaining upon the account of said administration the same being first allowed by said court - shall deliver and pay to such person or persons respectively as are entitled to the same by law and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased and the same be proved before the said court, and the executors obtain a certificate of the probate thereof, and the said Elizabeth Rawls do in such case if required, render and deliver up said letters of administration, then this obligation to be void, else remain in full force.
Attested and approved by Elizabeth Rawls (LS)
Wm D Kiddoo Ordinary { 1.00 Int Rev} Joseph H Knighton (LS)
{ stamps } Moses Knighton (LS)

Recorded General Information Book 1861-1869 Page 738/9 July 3,1866

Elizabeth Rawls to Calvin H. Knighton Deed November 22,1869

State of Georgia } This indenture made on this the 22d day of November
Randolph County } Eighteen Hundred & sixty nine (1869) between Elizabeth Rawls widow of the late T.D. Rawls & Martha A. Fentress the only heirs at law of the said T.D. Rawls deceased of the first part & Calvin H. Knighton of the second part, all of the County & State aforesaid. Witnesseth that the said Elizabeth Rawls & Martha A. Fentress for & in consideration of the sum of two thousand Dollars to them in hand paid at & before the sealing & delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold & conveyed & doth by these presents grant bargain sell & convey with the said Calvin H. Knighton his heirs & assigns two lots of land in the fourth District of the State & County aforesaid known in the plan of said District as lots number one hundred & twelve (112) one hundred & seventeen (117) containing by estimation four hundred & five acres the same being land of which T.D. Rawls died seized & possessed. To have & to hold said lots of land unto him the said Calvin H. Knighton his heirs & assigns together with all & singular the rights members & appurtenances thereof to the same in any manner belonging to his & their own proper use benefit & behoof forever in fee simple. And the said Elizabeth Rawls & Martha A. Fentress for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the said bargained premises unto the said Calvin H. Knighton his heirs & assigns will warrant & forever defend the right& title thereof against themselves & against the claims of all other persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said Elizabeth Rawls & Martha A Fentress hath hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed, stamped & }
delivered in presence of } Elizabeth Rawls (LS)
H.H. Knighton [Rev $2.00] }
J.B. Johns JP } Martha A. Fentress (LS)

Georgia } Ordinarys Office
Randolph County } December 14th,1869

I hereby approve this deed with the Understanding that Henry Mabin Brother-in-law of the said Elizabeth Rawls & Martha A. Fentress do invest the amount of Eleven hundred Dollars in land & the remaining nine hundred dollars to be applied to the payment of purchase money of the homestead & to purchase one horse or mule & provisions for the said family of Elizabeth Rawls to carry on the homestead to be purchased by said Henry Mabin as agent.
Given under my hand & seal of office
December 14th,1869
M. Gromley Ordinary

Recorded Book N Page 60/1 June 20,1870

Elizabeth Rawls & Martha Fentress to W.L. Weems Swap November 11,1874

State of Alabama } This swap of land on November 11,1874 between
Henry County } Elizabeth Rawls & Martha Fentress of County and State aforesaid and W.L. Weems for R.B. Lingo of _____________ County and _____________ State.
The S1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4 except five acres off of the east-end of said fraction and fifteen acres off of the NW1/4 corner of SW1/4 of SW1/4 lying due S of the first described fraction Section 8 also two acres more or less lying due west and between the described land and the Eufaula & Daleville Rd Section 7 all in Township 7N Range 27E

Witness Elizabeth Rawls
A.C. Wells Martha H. Fentress

Recorded Book P Page 56 December 6,1875



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Nancy M Knighton
Father: Moses 1791-1875

Born: 1820 Fairfield Co.,SC
Died: >May 12,1881
Buried:
Married: November 18,1835

Husband: Henry Maybin
Born: 1808
Died: <1880 Census
Buried:

Children Born State
Moses G. 1840 SC
Thomas Moses 1844 GA
William H. 1847 GA
Henry 1860 GA
Lula 1861 GA

Census Date State County Page House
1850 10-5 GA Randolph 415 20 Note 1
1860 7-13 GA Randolph 683 746 Note 2
1870 6-20 AL Henry 384 11
1880 6-25 AL Dale ED 65 Sh 34 Ln 39 /W.H. Maybin

Note 1: 1850 slave census Randolph Co.,Ga.
1 male 5 1 female 50
1 male 4 1 female 24
1 male 1 1 female 11
1 female 7

Note 2: 1860 slave census
11 slaves

Recant by Edmund Rains to Henry Maybin November 7,1838

I Edmund Raines of Fairfield District and of the State of South Carolina do certify that I never said that I had any Carnal Communication with Henry Mabins wife and if I have said so, I said that which was false and do certify to the above in presence of the witnesses, November 7,1838
Witness- John Miller, James C. Neel, George H. Cathcart
Edmund Raines

South Carolina }
Fairfield District } Personally came before me William D. Brown and John Maybin and made oath that they did hear the above named Edmund Raines say that he did have carnal communication with Henry Maybins wife. Sworn to before me this 7th November 1838. J.L. Hammond J.P.
Wm. D. Brown John Maybin

Recorded Book NN Page 69 November 7,1838

On October 8,1860 Henry Maybin bought for $10,500.00 a 1265 acre plantation, 6 miles west of Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama

On November 8, 186? he bought for $416.00, 50 acres of adjoining land.



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Moses Green Knighton
Father: Moses 1791-1875

Born: November 8,1829 Fairfield County, S.C.
Died: January 16,1916 Miami, Florida
Buried: Lacy Graveyard, Ochlochnee, Georgia

Wife: Elizabeth Mandevill
Born: 1834
Died: 1875
Married: October 24,1850 Randolph Co., Ga.

Children Born State
Millis K. 1860 Ga.
Calvin
Manassas Victor Sept.5,1861 Fl
Moses Green Jr. Dec. 12,1864 Fl

Census Date State County Page House
1850 10-11 Ga. Randolph 417 5
1860 6-11 Ga. Randolph 599 170 Note 1

Note 1 1860 slave census:
1 female 31 Bl
1 female 9 Bl
1 male 2 Bl 1 female 4 Bl
1 male 2/12 Bl 1 female 2/12 Bl (Twins)

Ref. Mr Frank Martin Lake Wales, Fl. 1992




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Josiah Knighton 1762-1830 Grandchildren
Jesse L. Knighton

Father Moses 1812->1880

Born: 1845
Died:
Buried:

Wife: George Ann Southwell
Born: 1850
Died:
Buried:
Married: December 10,1868 Newton Co.,Tx.

Children: Born State
Sarah E. 1870 Tx
Jesse 1872 Tx
Moses A. 1876 Tx
Bulah M. 1878 Tx
Henry C. 1879 Tx

Census Date State County Page House
1870 Tx Jasper 522 502
1880 Tx Jasper 139 337



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Sarah R. Knighton
Father: William 1798-1860

Born: October 31,1829 St. Helena Parish, La.
Died: September 23,1853 East Feliciana Parish, La.
Buried: Hepzibah, East Feliciana Parish, La.
Married: January 11, 1848 East Feliciana Parish, La. Recorded Book A Page 136

Husband: Samuel T. Rogers
Born: 1827
Died:

Census Date State Parish Page House
1850 10-3 La East Feliciana 233 380

Children: Born Died
Mary Jane S. 1848
Francis A. ?
Samuel Lovell ?

Estate of Sarah listed Probate Book C Page 347 East Feliciana Parish, La.
Probate Book C Page 347

" The within petition considered, It is ordered that Samuel T. Rogers be confirmed natural tutor to his minor children, Mary Jane S. Rogers, Francis A. Rogers, and Samuel Lovell Rogers and that ------- be appointed under tutor to said minors."
September 12,1854 H. Skipwith
Clerk



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John Boykin Knighton
Father William 1798-1860

Born November 21, 1832 Lousiana
Died 1900
Buried Hepzibah Cemetary, East Feliciana Parish, La.
Married Elizabeth A. Rogers March 10,1859 Book B Page 18
East Feliciana Parish,La.
Born March 26,1840
Died 1919

Census Date State Parish Page House
1850 La Morehouse 407 372 Mail Rider
1860 La East Feliciana 20 135
1870 La East Feliciana 397 139
1880 La East Feliciana ED.116, Pg 52, line 30

Children: Born Died
William J. Feb. 26,1860
Johnny B. Mar. 28,1862 Mar. 18,1884
Kirk Apr. 11,1866 June 25,1949
Emmett Aug. 28,1868
Mollie Jun. 13,1871
Lizze Jun. 3,1874
Clarence Aug. 30,1878

Notes:
Joined Company B, 4th La. Inf. Enlisted May 29, 1862. Clinton La., Sent to Marion Alabama hospital July 17,1863. Captured near Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17,1864. Recieved Military prison Louisville, Ky., from Nashville, Tenn., Dec.20,1864. Sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., Dec. 22,1864. Released on Oath of Allegiance, June 12,1865.
Complexion light, hair dark, eyes blue, height 5ft,8 in.



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Margaret Elizabeth Knighton
Father: William 1797-1860

Born: 1838
Died:
Buried:
Married: September 22,1858 St Helena Parish, La.

Husband: John P. Dillon
Born:
Died:



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Jehu Knighton
Father: John Roe Knighton 1799-1864

Born: January 23,1828 LA.
Died: November 3,1896 Claiborne Parish, LA.
Buried: Mt. Paran Cem., Claiborne Parish

Wife: Margaret Ann Maxey
Born: August 24,1829 Hinds County, MS
Died: June 2,1913 Claiborne Parish, LA
Buried: Mt. Paran Cem., Claiborne Parish
Married: May 15,1851 Claiborne Parish, LA

Children Born State Died State
John Adam Sept.3, 1850 LA Sept.20,1838 LA
William Marion 1853 LA
Henry Harrison May 9,1854 LA Feb. 19,1928 LA
Elizabeth Ann 1856 LA
Mary Jane B. 1859 LA
Eliza Clementine 1863 LA
Sarah Margaret 1865 LA

Census Date State County Page House
1860 8-10 LA Claiborne 750 1240
1870 8-2 LA Claiborne 231 30
1880
1900 6-14 LA Claiborne 6B ED-19 Ln-61

Ref: Catherine Deon Hart Farris, 659 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, Ca. 95425



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William Cason Knighton
Father: John Roe Knighton 1799-1864

Born: 1830 MS
Died: November 24,1879 Claiborne Parish, LA
Buried: Mt. Paran Cem., Claiborn Parish, LA

Wife: Pensia A. Crow
Born: 1827
Died: 1866 Claiborne Parish, LA
Married: January 31,1854 Recorded Book 1 Page 72 Claiborne Parish

On September 1,1856 William Pat. land in Section 35 T21N R7W near Homer, Claiborne Parish, La.



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John Knighton
Father: John Roe Knighton 1799-1864

Born: 1832 MS
Died:
Buried:

Wife:
Born:
Died:
Married:



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Absalom Knighton
Father: John Roe Knighton 1799-1864

Born: December 4,1835 MS
Died: December 19,1916 Langston, Claiborne Parish,La.
Buried: December 20,1916 Knighton Cem.,Minden, La.

Wife: Missouri Pecaw
Born: August 5,1845 LA
Died: August 1,1928 Claiborne Parish, La
Buried:
Married: September 27,1865 Recorded Book 1 Page 325 Claiborne Parish

Children Born State
Sumter Madison August 1874 LA
Ellen 1876 LA
Ellis C. October 1884 LA
? ? Listed as died 1900 census

Census Date State County Page ED LN
1870
1880 6-5 LA Claiborne 13 12 39
1900 6-21 LA Claiborne 16 18 65




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Gr Grandchildren of Thomas Knighton 1755-1827
Jacob Oneal Knighton

Father: Joseph Knighton 1800/10-1835/7

Born: December 20,1832, Yazoo County, Ms.
Died: November 27,1882
Buried: Claiborne Parish, La.

Wife: Martha McDonald
Born:
Died: <1860 Census
Buried:
Married: 1854/5 Yazoo/Madison Co.,Ms.

Wife: Mrs. Martha Jane (Harvey) Hamiter
Born: July 25,1842, Rome, Ga.
Died: December 18,1917
Buried: Claiborne Parish, La.
Married: September 28,1865, at Jno. P.S. Harvey's, Claiborne Parish, La. by Elder Jas. A. Davis. Martha had 9 children, 7 living in 1900.

Children (1) Born State Died
Jefferson Franklin May 21,1855 MS
George Washington March 11,1858 MS
Reuben Harvey August 10,1866 LA Sept. 18,1931
Annie Elizabeth Sept 9,1868 LA Jan. 27,1953
Joseph Edward Dec.15,1871 LA March 9,1950
James Kno. Buster Jan. 19,1873 LA Nov. 12,1946
Virginia Caroline March 11,1875 LA June 11,1961
Robert Lee May 6,1878 LA Oct. 15,1880
Daniel Webster May 2,1881 LA

Census Date State County Page Ed Ln/HH
1850 6-23 MS Yazoo 508 553
1860 8-31 MS Yazoo 76 552
1870 7-22 LA Claiborne 142 582
1880 6-5 LA Claiborne 13 12 39
1900 LA Claiborne 20 18 41 Note: 1

Note (1) Be it known and remembered, Louisiana genealogical and historical society, Vol. 4. Baton Rouge Library #976.3 L888.1b

Served as Private in NcNeelys Texas Cavalry, Paroled June 1865

August 17,1867 sold land in Bell County, Tx. to G.W. McDonald his ex-father-in-law, that he had bought from him earlier.



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Henry Harrison Knighton
Father: Jehu Knighton 1828-1896

Born: May 9,1854 Homer, Claiborne Parish, La.
Died: Feb. 19,1928 Gibsland, Bienville, La.
Buried: Gilgal, Minden, La.

Wife: Nettie Virginia Elkins
Born: Jan. 2,1856 Homer, Claiborne Parish, La.
Died: Dec. 4,1926 Gibsland, Bienville, La.
Buried: Gilgal, Minden, La.
Married: March 26,1873 Webster Parish, La.

Children Born State Died
Clarence R. Aug. 8,1876 La.
J. Elmer Dec. 8,1878 La. 1927
William Shelly March 22,1881 La. Mar. 27,1962
Mattie Lena Sept. 20,1883 La. Dec. 5,1974
Joseph Garrett Feb. 5,1887 La. Feb. 4,1957
Henry D. Aug. 18,1890 La. June 28,1902
Auther R. Oct. 22,1896 La. Aug. 1977

Census Date State County ED. PG. Ln
1880 6-12 LA Claiborne 12 31 18
1900 6-21 LA Claiborne 18 7A 65

Ref: Catherine Deon Hart Farris, 659 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, Ca. 95425. 1992



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Joseph Garrett Knighton
Father Henry H. Knighton 1854-1928

Born: Feb. 5,1887 Webster Parish, La.
Died: Feb. 4,1957 Lufkin, Angelina, Tx.
Buried: Gilgal, Minden, La.

Wife: Ina Bryant
Born: August 20,1889 Doddridge, Miller Co.,Ark.
Died: June 11,1951 Pineville, La.
Buried: Gilgal, Minden, La.
Married: March 20,1912

Children Born State Died
Doris Genevia Aug. 1,1914 La. June 22,1987
Helen Floy Jan. 29,1920 La.
Bonnie Marie Jan. 27, 1923 La. June 1978

Ref: Catherine Deon Hart Farris, 659 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, Ca. 95425. 1992



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John Knighton
Father:? Moses ?-1755

Born:
Died: >1793
Buried:

Wife:
Born:
Died:
Married:
Buried:

Mentioned as a founding constituent of the High Hills of Santee church on July 4,1772. This church was located in present day Sumter County near the line with present day Kershaw County. (1)

Note in John's file:

Public debt to John Knighton July 5, 1779
for one horse----- in the service appraised at L250 (appears altered) three bags and two bells at 50
-----
4 bushels corn @ L4:17:5 per bushel ?
Certified by Wm ? Lieu. Joseph Hill
David Platt
Thos. ?

Camden Came before me John Knighton and duly made
District oath that the above account is just.

Sworn this 26th January 1780
before me John James Jr. DC

Public debt for John Knighton July 5,1779
for things lost in the public service

one waggon cloth L100:0:0
one bag 12:0:0
one belt 13:0:0
----------
L125:0:0

Certified by Wm ? liu't Priced by
Joseph Hill
David Platt

Camden District
Personally appeared before me.
John Knighton & being duly sworn made oath that the above acc't is just & true sworn this 26 January 1780.
Before me John James Jun. DC

Undated: This is to sertify that John Niten had a waggain and teem in the servas fore months and twenty days and he forrag his horses too days and provison for him self six days and in the time lost three bels and fore bags and one waggain clouth and one horse.
William Hampton Waggain Master
Publick Debtes to John Knighton July 5,1779 for the work of a waggain team and driver 18 days as Baggage waggain in Conl Singletons Regiment on an Expedetion to Agusta prsent 19th February and discharged 9th of March 1779 which being 18 days. at L11:12:6 per day L209:5:0

Camden District personally appeared before me John Knighton and duly made oath that the above acc't is just and true sworn 21 Jan. 1780 before me John James Jun.

This is to Certify that the with in mentioned wagen and teem was in the public service Eighteen days for the use of my Regiment of Militia

Certified this 28 Jan. 1780
Matth Singleton

During the revolution John provided the following equipment and supplies to the cause.

July 5,1779 A horse lost in the service L250:0:0
Three bags and two bells 50:0:0
4 bushels corn @ L4:17:6 19:10:0
4 days rations for driver 4:0:0
---------
L323:10:0

July 5,1779 one wagon cloth L100:0:0
one bag 12:0:0
one belt 13:0:0
L125:0:0
----------
L448:10:0
Depreciation @ 1457.1% ----------
L30:15:5

Sterling L4:7:11

Deed from Israel Teague to Jesse Knighton on October 10,1791 mentions that Jesse's land bounds on a tract leased by Israel Teague to John Knighton. (3)

An undated petition found in Johns file on microfilm in the South Carolina archives.

To the honable the speaker and the other honable gentleman of the House of Representitives the petition of John Knighton humbly shewth that your petitioner did 10 months service in General Marians Brigade as will ---- by his certificate and also had a horse ------ into the service by Major ------ for neither of which he has never recieved any compensation and he hopes your Honable House will not take advantage of his being a poor blind man and could not get any body to deliver in his account in time and he humbly hopes your honers will grant him sum relief and he will allways pray for your honors.

his
John x Knighton
mark

This is to certify that John Knighton served under me during the war in the milita and did faithfull duty as any man when ever he was calon on and never recied pay for aney part of his duty nor yet recd aney certifycat. Alikley brown bay horse taken into the service which Gen'l Manon promised that he should recover his horse at future times but never recived the horse nor certificate.

November 25,1793 Wm Dukes Capt.
Joseph Terry Leut.
R. Richardson
Col. St. Marks Militia

This is to certify that the ---------- of John Nighton lived a near neighbour to me two years in time of the British Invading this state and I reason to belive he conducted himself as an honest man and friend to the Amarcan cause by doing his duth in the Militia when called on and that I know of no compensation or means of coming at his pay for services don about that time. Given under my hand this 27th day November 1793.

State of South Carolina Wm. Monnico J.P.
Clarendon County


To the Honorable the President and others the members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina----
The Petition of JOHN KNIGHTON---- Humbly sheweth.

That your petitioner having served in the late war under the officers subscribing a certificate thereof hereunto anexed for a considerable time and having lost a horse by the service for all which he has neither recived Certificate, nor Compensation, neither would he have looked for any-had not the distrefsed situation he is reduced to by loosing his eyesight, incapacitated him to procure a subsistance for himself-and having no dependance, or means of support but what comes from the compafsionate--He therefor humbly presents to this honorable House the consideration of his distrefsed situation, hoping that his Calamitous Circumstances will induce you to do something for him-in whatever way may be most agreeable to yoy and so your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray.-----
November 28,1793 his
John X Knighton
mark
To all whom it may concern-
Whereas the bearer John Knighton is deprived of Sight and rendered unable to labour for a livelyhood- I am induced to give him this as a certificate to obviate such scruples as some are to apt to object to the unfortunate, he being such in every sense of the word merit the attention of every humane person.
Granby Dec.3,1793 John Hughes M.B.

John's petition was submitted to a committee on Dec. 12,1793 composed of:

Maj. McCauley
Col. Bretton
Col. Brandor
The commitee to whom was refured the petition of John Knighton-

Report

That they have examined the petition and the certificates and vouchers accompanying the same and beg leave to recommend in the words of the unfortunate petitioner that no advantage be taken of his blindnefs and poverty but that the treasurer be directed to pay him the sum of sixty six pounds 19/4 to be provided for in the next year tax bill.

Note: May 9,1794 Report on a petition of John Knighton.
To be con't tomorrow.
Ordered to lie on the table.

Undated result of John's claim agains't the State of South Carolina. Mr. Jno Knighten his account of Sundrys fore Militia use in July 1779.
AmoTg to L30:15:5
or Str.
L4:7:11
---------
Four Pounds,Feven Shillings, and Eleven Pence Str. The following triftes are charged within.
4 Bags
2 Bells
1 Belt
No proper appraisment------
The price of the horse has been alterd Ex. J. Mc
To lie over ------------?
E.D.
Rejected --------- of Horse

Note: It would seem that John was a brother to Moses Jr., Isaac Sr. and Thomas as they are all together in the Camden District from 1760 on. John stays in the same place most of his life as the claims he filed in 1780 were taken by John James Jr. a neighbor of Moses Jr. At this time no mention or record of a wife or children has been found. In one statement John say's he has no dependence.

Reference:
(1) South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805 By Leah Townsend Phd G.P.Co.1974

(2) Audited acct. for revolutionary service AA4359, Pgs 167-180. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia,S.C.

(3) Knighton Reference Manuel SC section.



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Moses Knighton Junior
Father: Moses ?-1755

Born: 1732-1742 ? King George Co.,Va.
Died: 1795 Fairfield County, S.C.
Buried:

Wife: Susannah Hollis
Born: <1755
Died: < March 8,1815 Fairfield Co., S.C.
Buried:
Married:

Children: Born State
Peter <1774 S.C.
Moses <1774 S.C.
James 1774-1780 S.C.
Margaret 1774-1784 S.C.
Mary ? S.C.

Census Date State County Page House
1790 S.C. Fairfield 20
1800 S.C. Fairfield 218
1810 S.C. Fairfield 182 Susannah / son Moses

Pay list of Captain David Davis' Company under the command of Colonel Richard Richardson, for the period Oct. 8,1759 to January 10,1760.

Nr Rank Name Nr Rank Name
1 Captain Davis, David 11 Private Holiday,John
2 Serjeant Knighton, Thomas 12 " Ruse, Thomas
3 Private Holiday, Daniel 13 " Green, John
4 " Gamball, Edward 14 " Cole, James
5 " Gamball, John 15 " Norton, Jeffery
6 " Carter, Robert 16 " Knighton, Isaac
7 " Stewart, John 17 " Knighton, Moses
8 " Fletcher, John 18 " Dully, Laurence
9 " Grimes, James 19 " Elliss, Andrew
10 " Grimes, William 20 " Campbell, Alex:r

July 13,1762 Filed land title to 200 acres in Craven County on a branch of Black River commonly called Grassy Herd. Bounded on all sides by Vacant Land. Memorialist Moses Knighton at quit rent of 3/ sterling of 4/ proclamation money per hundred acres, to commence two years from date. (B)0002 005 0010 00253 00

November 11,1762 filed in the Auditor Generals Office
(B)0030 002 0014 00238 03

Memorial exhibited by Moses Knighton, to be registered in Auditor's office... tract of land 200 acres, in Craven County on a branch of the Black River commonly called Grassy herd. Bounded on all sides by vacant land. Survey certified the 9th day of March 1762, and granted the 13th day of July 1762 to the Memorilist, at quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4/ proclamation money per hundred acres, to commence two years from date.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 11th day of Nov. 1762.
Moses Knighton Jun
Plat 0009 003 0007 00244 02
Grant 0002 005 0010 00253 00
Memorial 0030 002 0014 00238 03 (B)
Evans, D.S. (XIV p.--)

April 24,1771 Moses Knighton Filed a Plat for 300 Acres on the High Hills of Santee. (B)0009 003 0017 00513 01

May 15,1771 Moses Knighton received land grant for 100 acres in Craven County. (B)0002 005 0023 00485 00

May 23,1771 Moses Knighton Jr. received grant for 300 acres in Craven County. (B)0002 005 0023 00616 00

June 22,1771 Moses filed Memorial for 100 acres on the High Hills of Santee, Craven County. (B)0030 002 0010 00485 01

June 22,1771 Moses Knighton Jr. Filed in the auditors office his memorial for the 300 acres he received. (B)0030 002 0010 00485 05

July 27,1771 Moses Knighton and wife Sarah sold to Mason Greening 300 acres located in St. Marks Parish, Craven County for 400 Pounds. Knighton signed, Sarah made her mark. (B) 0007 001 03Z0 00097 00

ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC DEFENCE, DISTRICT EAST OF WATEREE (RIVER)-1775

SOUTH CAROLINA

ASSOCIATION

The actual commencement of Hostilities against this continent, by the British Troops in the bloody scene on the 19th of April last, near Boston the Increase of arbitrary Impositions from a wicked and despotic Ministry and the dread (missing) Insurrection in the Colonies, are causes sufficient to drive an oppressed People to the use of Arms. We therefore the Subscribers, Inhabitants of South Carolina, holding ourselves bound by that most Sacred of all Obligations, the Duty of good Citizens toward an injured County, and thoroughly convinced, that, under our present distressed Circumstances, we shall be Justified before God and Man in resisting Force by Force; Do unite ourselves under every tie of Religion and of Honour and associate as a Band in her Defence, against every Foe. Hereby solemnly engaging that, whenever our Continental or Provincial Councils shall decree it necessary, we will go forth and be ready to sacrifice our Lives and Fortunes to secure her Freedom and Safety. This obligation to continue in full Force until a Reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America, upon constitutional Principles an Event which we most ardently desire. And we will hold all those Persons inimical to the Liberty of the Colonies, who shall refuse to subscribe this Association.

Knighten, Moses Jr.

Ref. (C)

South Carolina
AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY begun and holden at Charles Town on Monday the fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight and from thence continued by divers ajournments to Saturday-the twenty eighth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight.

AN ACT for establishing a new List of Jury-men from the Districts of Charles Town - George Town, Cheraws, Camden, Beaufort and Orangeburgh within this State.

WHEREAS by the increase of the number of Inhabitants and the Death and removal of many Persons who resided in the State it is necessary to form a new list of Jury Men for the several Districts within this State that the Burthen of that Service may be more equally divided amongst the people BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by His Excellency Rawlins Lowndes Esguire President and Commander in Chief in and over the State of South Carolina by the Honourable the Legislative Council and General Assembly of the said State and by the Authority of the Same that the several persons whose names are inserted in the different Schedules or lists hereunto annexed as Jury Lists for the Several Districts of Charles Town - George Town, Cheraws, Camden, Beaufort and Orangeburgh within this state and intitled the Grand Jury List, Petit Jury List and the Special Jury list of each of the said Districts respectively are hereby deemed and declared to be qualified and obliged to serve as Jury Men for such Districts respectively according to the several Jury Lists in which their names are so inserted: That is to say, all Persons whose Names are inserted in the Petit Jury List od any of the Districts aforesaid and hereunto annexed shll be summoned returned and obliged to serve as Petit Jury Men for such District the Special Jury List of which their Names are so inserted in all cases where Tales are allowed by Law AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the aforesaid that each of the several lists hereunto annexed as the Grand Jury List, Petit Jury list and Special Jury list of any Districts before mentioned is hereby deemed and declared to be the legal Grand Jury list, Petit Jury list and Special Jury list respectively of such respective Districts And that at the next sitting of the Court of Common Pleas or General Sessions in Charles Town and that the next sitting of the said Courts for any of the other Districts aforesaid the Judge or Judges of the said Courts shall cause to be written at respectively on small seperate pieces of Paper of any equal Size the Names of every Person in the list hereunto annexed as the Grand Jury List of the District where such Court is so held and after having compared such Names with such Lists shall cause them to be put in a box or chest prepared for that purpose with proper divisions made therein according to the Directions of the Acts of the General Assembly now in force respecting Jurors and Jury list And the said Judges or Judge shall then and there cause to be written on small seperate pieces of Paper of equal size the Names of every Person in the list hereunto annexed as the Petit Jury List of the District where such Court is so held and after comparing such Names with the said Box or Chest prepared for the holding of such Petit Jurys List of such District according to the aforesaid acts respecting Jurors and Jury lists as aforesaid And shall also then and there cause to written on small seperate Pieces of Paper of equal size as aforesaid the Name of every Person in the List hereunto annexed as the sperial Jury List of the District where such Court is so held and after comparing such Names with the said List shall cause them to be put into one of the two Divisions of the said Box prepared for holding such special Jury List of such District according to the Acts aforesaid respecting Jurors and Jury Lists as aforesaid. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the authority aforesaid That all Grand Juries and Petit Juries of the Court of Common Pleas which shall hereafter be drawn for any of the Districts aforesaid shall be drawn from the Names which shall be taken from the List of Grand Jurors and the list of Petit Jurors respectively for such Districts hereunto annexed as aforesaid and which shall be put into the Jury Box of such District as before directed by this Act shall in every other respect than what is particularly expressed and declared by this Act be drawn summoned returned and impanelled agreeable to and in such Form and manner and at such Times and Places as are directed and prescribed by an Act called "The Circuit Court Act" passed the twenty ninth Day of July one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine or any other Act in force at the time of the passing of this Act relative to the drawing of Juries AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the Authority aforesaid that all persons whose Names are inserted in any of the Jury Lists annexed to this act are respectively liable to all Pains and Penalties that Jurors are liable to by any Law of force in this State And all Acts and Verdicts by any Jury drawn under and by Virture of this Act shall be as valid Effectual to all Intents and purposes as this Act or Verdict of any Jury can be by law.

Misc. Act 1778 - Act No. 1078

"The Judges of the said Court of Common Pleas in CharlesTown shall cause lists of jurors in civil causes, grand and petit jurors, to be made for Charlestown, and also for each of the county districts and precincts, from the next antecedent tax list of persons within such respective districts or precincts aforesaid"

S.C. Circuit Court Act No. 1095, Artical XVII, 29 July 1769

Note! These jury lists are the closest thing we have to a complete state census before 1790. Except for the alphabetized lists, the names are probably grouped with others who lived nearby as the original jury lists were evidently copied from tax lists (which unfortunately no longer exist).

PETIT JURORS TO THE EAST SIDE OF WATEREE

Includes Moses Knighton Junr.
Ref (19)

Between 1782 and 1784 Moses Moved from the High Hills of Santee to the Fairfield District.

During the revolution served 16 days in the light horse under command of Lt.John Hollis. Filed a claim agains't the state of South Carolina for his service on the 5th day of December 1782 with Charles Pickett of Fairfield District, South Carolina.

"23rd Apr. 1784 I have this day recd from General Richard Winn, the full value of my acc't against the public now lying in the Auditors Office for auditing and afterwards to get an Indent for the same from the Treafury and I do request the Commifsioners of the Treafury of the State of South Carolina to make out the indent for the same with the intereft payment to the refolve of the Legiflature in that cafe to him the said Richard Winn and to accept this as a receipt in full againft the public for the said acc't."
Moses Knighten

November 19,1784 plat laid out for Josiah Knighton on Taylors Creek, Drains of Wateree River listed Moses Knighton as having the land to the west. (F)

In July 1785 Richard Winn of Winnsbourgh, Fairfield District sold Moses's Indent to Lawson Price. (D)

After 1785 the lands Moses had owned on the High Hills of Santee are recorded in Sumter County. Sumter County Deed Book A 1801-1803 Page 197-198 mentions land granted to Moses Knighton and John James who had land next to Isaac in 1762.

South Carolina

Pursuant to an ACT of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY paffed 16th of March,1783 We the COMMISSIONERS of the TREASURY, have this day delivered to MR. MOSES KNIGHTON this our INDENTED CERTIFICATE, In the sum of One pound two shillings and ten pence sterling for military duty & account audited. the faid Moses Knighton his executors, Adminiftrators, or affigns, will be entitled to receive from this office the sum of one shilling and six pence sterling on demand for one year's intereft on the principal sum of one pound two shillings and ten pence and the like intereft annually.

The faid Moses Knighten his executors, Adminiftrators or affigns, will be entitled alfo to receive, and fhall be paid, if demanded, the principal sum of One pound two shillings & ten pence on the twenty fifth May 1787. And the faid Moses Knighten his Executors, Adminiftrators or affigns, may make any purchafes at any Public Sales of Confifcated Property, (except fuch as fhall be ordered by the Legiflature for fpecial purpofes;) and this INDENT fhall be recieved in payment.

For the true performance of the feveral Payments in manner above-mentioned the PUBLIC TREASURY is made liable, and the Faith of the STATE pledged by the aforefaid ACT.

GIVEN under our hand at the TREASURY-OFFICE, in
CHARLESTON, the twenty fifth day of May one
Thoufand Seven Hundred and Eighty Five.

Edward Blake Commiffioners
Peter Boeguet of the treafury.
No. 519 Book 2 (D)

January 24,1786 Moses Knighton chosen to arbitrate matter between I. Love and Ed Maynard. (E)

May 8,1786 Moses Knighton on Grand Jury.(E)

August 15,1786 Moses Knighton present when Grand Jury charged. (E)

On February 9,1789 Moses recieved a grant for 145 acres on the drains of Taylors Creek, the waters of Wateree Creek. His land was bounded by lands of Charles Picket, Charles Lewis and Thomas Knighton.
Recorded Vol. 24, Page 198 (F)

On June 15,1791 Moses had a plat for 117 acres that joined his land and land belonging to Thomas Watts, Charles Lewis and Francis Layton also on Taylor's Creek.
Recorded Vol. 27, Page 245 (F)

Will of MOSES KNIGHTON
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I Mofes Knighton of Fairfield County in the State of South Carolina, being in perfect mind and memory do hereby make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul to God and my Estate as follows: I give to dearly beloved wife Susana Knighton all my Estate both real and personal for the term of eight years-- and at the expiration of the said turn-- I give to my son Petter Knighton a Negroe girl named Milley-Also to my son, James Knighton a negroe Girl named Linda-- also my lands to be Equally Devided betwext my three sons, Petter Mofes and James LIkewife I leave to my Wife a Negro fellow named Toney and wench Minder and a boy named Jacob During her natural life at her Death to be devided betwixt Petter, Mofes, James and Mary. I constitute and ordain my two sons Petter and Mofes Knighton also my friend Nicholas Peay to be my Executors to this my last will and Testament.
In the presence of: Moses Knighton (seal)
William Lenox
James Patterson Recorded 17th day of April 1793
Thomas Moore Recorded Will Book #2 Page 93
Apt. #4 File #127
D. Evans C.F.C.

June 12,1793 Moses Knighton on Grand Jury for January 1794 term of court. (E)

January 15,1794 Moses Knighton answered roll call at court. (E)

1795 Conveyance from John Chesnut to Moses Knighton Book I, Page 328.
Fairfield Co.,S.C.

The Will of Moses Knighton was Proven 16th of April 1795. The remaider of Moses's estate is filed in Apt 21 Pck 277 in Fairfield Co. estate papers listed under Susan Knighton.

An Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Moses Knighton Decs.

L S d
217 Acres of land 150 0 0
Toney 70 0 0
Minder 45 0 0
Milly 65 0 0
Jacob 50 0 0
Jimmy 40 0 0
Linda 20 0 0
1 Bay horse 12 0 0
1 Sorrel horse 7 0 0
1 Bay mare 12 0 0
1 Sorrel mare/colt 15 0 0
1 Black mare/colt 8 0 0
16 head of cattle 16 0 0
40 head of hogs 12 0 0
4 beds and furniture 20 0 0
1 chest, one case of Bottles, 4 chairs, one table 1 10 0
1 Gun 0 15 0
a lot of lumber 0 10 0
1 mans saddle and 1 womens saddle 3 10 0
2 cotton wheels 0 15 0
1 old wagon and gear 10 0 0
Plantation Utensils 6 0 0
2 old saws 0 12 0
6 head of sheep 2 16 0
1 small trunk 0 3 6
parcel of crokary ware 1 0 0
parcel of pweter, knives & forks 1 10 0
kitchen furniture 3 0 0
a lot of wooden ware and a hand mill 1 15 0
? 0 10 0
parcel of books and cotton cards 0 15 0
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640 16 2

We the appraisers being first sworn according to law have appraised the estate of the above Decsd. Given under our hands this 7th day July 1795.

Nicholos Peay Charles Lewis John King

South Carolina } Administration Bond

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we Moses Knighton, William Robertson & John Long are
holden and firmly bound unto John Buchanan Esquire, ordinary for the district of Fairfield
in the full and just sum of five hundred Dollars lawful money of this ftate, to be paid to
the said John Buchanan or his successors, ordinaries of this district, or their certain
attorney or assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselfs, and
every of us, our and every of our heirs, executors and administrators, for the whole,
jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated the Eight
day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the within bounden Moses Knighton administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of Susannah Knighton, deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have, or shall come into the hands, possession, or knowledge of him the said Moses Knighton or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made, do exibit, or cause to be exibited unto the ordinary's office of this district, at or before the Eighth day of May next ensuing. And the same goods, chattels and credits, and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, at the time of her death, which at any time hereafter shall come to the hands or possession of the said Moses Knighton or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law. And further, do make, or cause to be made, a true and just account of his administration at or before the__________ day of ______________ next, and afterward when thereunto required. And all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining on the said administrators account (the same being first examined and allowed by the ordinary of this district for the time being) shall deliver unto such person or persons respectively as the said ordinary, by his decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the statues and acts of assembly of force in this state, for the better setting of intestates estates, shall ---? and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear, that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the executor or executors therein named do exibit the same to the said ordinary, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Moses Knighton within bounden being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said letters of administration, approbation of such testament being first had and made, to the said ordinary; then this obligation to be void and of none effect, or to remain in full force and value.
Signed, sealed and delivered }
in the presence } Mofes Knighton (seal)
William Robertson (seal)
John Buchanan John Long (seal)

An Order of Sale
South Carolina |
Fairfield District | By John Buchanan Esquire ordinary of said district. Whereas Mofes Knighton Executor of the goods and chattels of Moses Knighton deceased petitioned the court for liberty to sell the personal estate of said deceased & it appearing proper upon due investigation to grant the prayer of said petitioner. These are therefore permit and empower the said Moses Knighton administrator to expose to publick sale and outcry the remainder of the goods and chattels of said estate which may have come into his hands to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months for all sums above five shillings taking Bonds with suffiecint Security for five Shillings & all sums under cash on delivery fifteen days previous notice to be given by public advertisement & a return of the proceedings of said sale to be by him made to the ordinary office aforesaid within the time precribed by law. Given under my hand & seal this eighth day of March anno domini one thousand eight hundred and Fifteen and American Independance the thirty ninth.
LS Jno Buchanan J.C.O.

Warrants of Appraisement
STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, }
Fairfield District }
BY John Buchanan Ordinary
of Fairfield District.
These are to authorize and empower you, or any three or four of you, whose names are here
under written, to repair to all such parts and places within this state, as you shall be
directed unto by Moses Knighton, administrator of the goods and chattels, rights and credits
of Susannah Knighton deceased, wheresoever any of the said goods and chattels are or do
remain within the said ---? and places, and which shall be shewn unto you by the said Moses
Knighton and there view and appraise all and every the said goods and chattels, being first
duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect Inventory and
appraisement thereof, and to -------? ---? to be returned under your hands, or any three or
four of you, unto the said Moses Knighton on or before the eighth day of May next.

WITNESS John Buchanan Esq. Ordinary of the said District, the Eighth day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen and in the thirty ninth year of
the American Independence.
John Buchanan J O
To Messrs, John Long
Thomas Knighton
Thomas Hughes
James Barber
John Ellison

Memorandum-- That on the 22nd day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen personally appeared before me John Woodward one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in the District aforesaid Mr Thomas Hughes, John Ellison & Mr James Barber being three of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Susannah Knighton late of Fairfield District deceased, who being duly sworn, made oath, that they would make a just and true appraisement of all and singular, the goods and chattels of the said Susannah Hollis Knighton deceased, as shall be produced by the above administrator Moses Knighton of the estate of the said deceased, and that they would return the same, certified under their hands, unto the said Moses Knighton on or before the eighth day of May next.
Sworn the day and year above}
written, before me }
John Woodward JP Jno Ellison James Barber
his
Thomas X Hughes
mark

The estate of Susannah Knighton was appraised at $87.75

Moses bought the entire estate.
1 horse $25.00
2 beds and bed head $29.00
1 table $1.00
1 lot pewter $2.00
1 lot crockery .75
1 lot pine chest $1.25
1 lot old tools $1.75
1 lot old pots $5.00
1 lot cow $10.00
1 cow and calf $12.00
1 spinning wheel $1.00
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Moses Knighton admin. $88.75

The Estate of Moses Knighton Decd in A/c with Moses Knighton Exe.

1815
March 18 By sales of one Negro man Tony 300.--
" D D Jacob 450.--
" D of one Negro Women Minder 25.--
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775.--
Lofs by over paying 5.27
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$780.27
1816
July 9 To amot paid John Middleton his }
power of atty Margaret Knighton part } $158.16

July 29 Paid James Barkley serif a Judgement }
against Jas Knighton } $157.11

1817
Jany 7 Paid Mary Hollis a Legatee } $155.--
Paid Moses Knighton a Legatee } $155.--
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625.27
To Amt due the estate of Peter
Knighton of the Mafsasippy Tery } $155.00
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$780.27

Mofes Knighton

References:
(A) Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774 by Murtie June Clark, Gen. Pub. Co., 1983

(B) The combined alphabetical index of the South Carolina Department of Archives and history. The first four digits are the record group. The next three digits are the record series. The next four digits indicate the volume, box, microfilm roll or year where the item is located. The next five digits give the page, microfilm frame number or document number. The last two digits is the item number if more than one item is listed per page.

(C) The Carolina Genealogist Summer 1970 #4 page 8. Original on file at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S.C. 1970.

(D) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss Gen. Pub. Co. 1983 and Audited Account of Moses #AA4361 South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S.C.

(E) Fairfield Co. minutes of the county court 1785-1799 by Brent H. Holcomb.

(F) Colonial South Carolina General Index Land Plats A-Z Camden District from 1784- Lewis S. Bell Memorial collection Chester County, S.C. public library.



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Peter Knighton
Father: Moses Knighton Jr. ?-1795

Born: Baptized Dec. 9,1773 Craven County, S.C. (4)
Died: Summer 1812 Franklin County, Ms.(1)
Buried:

Wife: Lydia Havis Remarried: Micajah P. Stone (3)
Born: 1774-1784
Died:
Buried:
Married: >1790 <1800

Children: Born State Died
Susan <1800 S.C.
Martha (Patsy)
John H. (2) 1805/6 S.C. 1-5-1827 Franklin Co.,Ms
Eliza

Census Date State County Page House
1800 S.C. Fairfield 217
1810
1820

(1) Letter written by John Briggs to his brother Thomas Briggs, dated September 15,1812. States, Peter Knighton got killed by a rattle snake this summer. Richland Co. Bills 113 File. Listed in Some South Carolina Genealogical Records compiled by Janie Revill by Southern Historical Press. Page 240

Mrs. Doylene Evans P.O. Box 722, Proctor, Tx. 76468

(2) Membership list Benjamin Franklin (Mason) Lodge #11, Franklin Co.MS.

Slave sale: James Robinson to John H. Knighton February 19,1825 Recorded Book B Page 87 Franklin Co., Ms.

Deed: John H. Knighton to Littleton Monday NW1/4 Sec. 21 Township 7 Range 1 January 5,1826. Recorded Book B Page 134 Franklin Co., Ms. Taken from Index, recording books burned

(3) Micajah P. Stone Nov. 13,1815 NE1/4 Section 31 T 7 R 4E Franklin Co.

Inhabitants of Mississippi in 1816 lists Micajah P. Stone in Franklin Co.

Micajah P. Stone to Bailey E. Chaney Guardian Bond March 22,1820 Book A Page 313 Franklin, Co., Ms.

Micajah P. Stone to David Stampley Trustee Deed to real & Personal Property August 24,1820 Book A Page 326 Franklin Co., Ms.

Micajah P. Stone to Peter McIntyre Deed to real & personel property June 21,1825 Franklin Co., Ms.

(4) Annals & Parish Registery, St. Thomas & St. Dennis, South Carolina 1680-1884, Robt. Clute Paster



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Moses Knighton
Father: Moses Knighton 1795

Born: 1775
Died: >1835
Buried:

Wife:?
Born:
Died: <Feb.11,1819
Buried:
Married:

Children:

? (M) 1800-1810 ? Moses Jr. (Note 1)
? (M) 1800-1810 ? John St. Laudrey Parish,La 1828 Voter list
? (M) 1800-1810 ? James F. Franklin Co.MS
? (F) 1800-1810
? (F) 1800-1810 ? Susan
? (F) 1800-1810 ? Mary L.
? (F) 1810-1815

Census Date State County Page House
1800 S.C. Fairfield 217B
1810 S.C. Fairfield 182
1820 S.C. Chester 052
1830 S.C. Chester 288

December 7,1795 Sale of estate of Samual Hollis included Moses Knighton.

January 16,1798 Moses Knighton listed on petit jury.

July 19,1799 Moses and Thomas Knighton appointed to appraise estate of James Bishop.

On December 14,1799 Wm Lewis sold to Moses Knighton 249 acres in Fairfield District, Book N Page 35.

On March 3,1807 Release from Peter and James Knighton to Moses Knighton Fairfield District, Book Q, Page 279.

On January 11,1819 Moses sold to Thomas Bowlar 494 acres in Fairfield District, Book AA Page 213/5

On February 11,1819 Moses Knighton sold to Austin F. Peay 64 acres in Fairfield District, Book AA Page 250

On November 13,1820 Charles Murphy sold to Moses Knighton 224 1/2 acres on Rocky Creek in Chester District, Book T Page 464

On February 7,1821 Peter Wylie sold to Moses Knighton 186 acres in Chester District, Book T Page 484/5

August 27,1824 Sold to Peter Wylie 186 acres in Chester District, Book V Page 133. Witnessed by Mary L. Knighton.

On September 3,1831 Moses Knighton and James Adams deacons for the Providence Baptist Church in Chester District, S.C. excepted three acres for the church. One of the witnesses was Susan Knighton.

On November 24,1831 Moses Knighton and James Adams deacons for the Providence Baptist Church in Chester District,S.C. excepted a piece of property next to the church for the church.

On January 24,1835 Moses Sold 101 acres on Rocky Creek in Chester District, SC Book AA Page 27

Note 1: In deed to Austin F. Peay Feb.11,1819 Moses is listed as Moses Sr., this deed is not released by Mose's wife although that would have been required as he obtained it after they were married.



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James Knighton
Father: Moses Knighton 1795

Born: 1782
Died:
Buried:

Wife: Margaret Tidwell
Born:
Died: <1846
Buried:
Married:

Children: Born State
Kizieh
Susan 1831
Moses
Sebrine
Rebecca

Names from estate settlement of Uncle who died in 1846.

Census Date State County Page House
1830 Tennessee Wayne

Note: From the Jackson Gazette, 1825-28, April 27,1827, Vol. 3, No. 46 "The following is a list of letters remaining at the post office in Huntingdon on April 1"
" James Knighton "

Gen. Abs. from Tenn. newspapers 1821-1828
Compiled by Sherida K. Eddlemon, Heritage Books, Page 59



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Margaret Knighton

Father: Moses Knighton 1795

Born:
Died:
Buried:
Married: 1824 Mississippi

Husband: John King
Born:
Died: <1824
Buried:

Children: Born State

Census Date State County Page House



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Mary Knighton
Father: Moses Knighton 1795

Born: 1784-1790
Died: May 12,1839 Fairfield District, SC
Buried:
Married:

Husband: Moses Hollis Jr.
Born: 1774-1784
Died: February 13,1815 Fairfield Co., SC
Buried:

Children Born State
Maraney
Elijah V. 1790-1800
Peter 1810-1820
B--aesen
Berryman
Rosanah
Moses

Census Date State County Page House
1800 SC Fairfield 218B
1810 SC Fairfield 180
1820 SC Fairfield 151
1830 SC Fairfield 370

Mary Hollis estate Administrated by Charles L. Horn
Apt. 18 file 211 Fairfield District, SC
Estate sold for $35.51 to Moses Hollis and J.J. Barber

Moses Hollis estate administrated by Moses Knighton and Jesse Havis
Leter of admin. issued February 23,1815
Inventory March 9,1815, SC
Apt. 18 file 230 Fairfield District



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Thomas Knighton
Father: ?Moses 17??-1755

Born:<1730?
Died: >Feb-April 1776
Buried:

Wife: Elizabeth ?
Born:
Died:
Buried:
Married:

Children:
John
Thomas
William


Pursuant to a precept by Egeton Leigh Esq, Surv. Genl. dated the 5th day of Sept. 1757 I have measured and laid out unto Thomas Knighton a plantation or tract of land containing two hundred acres, in Craven County at the High Hills, on the waters of Santee. Butting and bounding to the W on land laid out for Bateman and to the S on land laid out for Sherwood James Jur. and bounded on all other sides by vacant land and hath such form, shape and marked trees as in the above delineated plat. Certified Sept. the 19th 1757. 1B) 0009 003 0007 00018 02

John Evans, D.S.

The muster roll of Captain David Davis's Company in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Richard Richardson, for the period October 8, 1759 to January 10, 1760, 3 months and 2 days, for the Cherokee Expedition. The Serjeant was Thomas Knighton and two of the private's were Isaac and Moses Knighton.

A memorial exhibeted by Thomas Knighton to be registered in the office of his Majesty and granted agreeable to an order of counsel of the court of the grant hereafter mentioned of a plantation or tract of land containing two hundred acres on the High Hills of the waters of Santee in Craven County bounded S on Sherwood James Jur. land W on John Beckman's land and the other sides by vacant land. Granted the 4 March 1760 to this memorialist at the quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4/ proclamation money per 100 acres from the date thereof. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand this 11 day of May 1761. 1B) 0030 002 0014 00083 04

On February 11, 1767 Isaac Knighton and his wife Margaret Knighton sold the 400 acre Grant he had recieved on the 11 of February 1762 to Moses Green for three hundred pounds lawful money of the province.
1B) 0007 001 04V0 00313 00

Isaac Knighton (seal)
In the presence of Margaret Knighton (seal)
Thomas Knighton & John Green

In 1770 the Episcopalians of the High Hills declaring that their district was "a very populous and growing Settlement crowded with people," petitioned the Assembly for aid in building a chapel of ease for St. Mark's Church, at or near the plantation of Peter Mellett, to be under the jurisdition of the parish vestry. The signers of the petition were: many others plus Thomas Knighton.(1A)

Pursuant to a precept from John Bremar Esq. DS Genl. dated the 3rd day of April 1770 I have admeasured and laid out unto Mr.Thos. Knighton a plantation or tract of land containing one thousand acres situaten on the North side of the four holes swamp St. Matthews Parish and Berkley County bounded to the Easterly by William Kallsey and part vacant land by all other sides by vacant by vacant land and hath such shape form and marks as the above plat dot represent Certified this 24th day of April 1770 By me Andrew Stevenson D.S.

1B) 0009 003 0011 00330 01
SOUTH-CAROLINA

George the Third by the grace of God,of Great-Britain,France and Ireland,KING,Defender of the Faith,and fo forth, To all to whom THESE PRESENTS shall come Greeting: KNOW YE, THAT WE of our fpecial Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by thefe prefents, for us our heirs and fucceffours, DO GIVE AND GRANT unto Thomas Knighton his heirs and affigns, a plantation or tract of land containing One thousand acres situated on the North side of the four Hole Swamp in St. Mathews Parish Berkley County bpunding Eastwardly part on Land of William Kelsey and part Vacant all other sides on vacant Land.

Grant July 13,1770 1B) 0002 005 0020 00523 00
Memorial Filed August 21,1770 1B) 0030 002 0010 00199 04

On January 19,1775 James Carruth of Mecklenburg County to Thomas Knighten for L70 proclamation money, granted to said Carruth 27 December 1768, 200 acres on waters of Paw Creek adjoining Adam Carruth, John Sloan.
James Carruth (seal)
Margeret (X) Coruth (seal)
Recorded Book 6, Pages 204-205 Jan. term 1775.

On January 19,1775 John Sloan of Mecklenburg County to Thomas Knighten for L60 proclamation money, 90 acres on both sides Paw Creek adjoining Mason, David McCord McKenley, granted to said Sloan January 13,1773.
John Sloan
Jean Sloan (O)
Recorded Book 6, Pages 223-224 Jan. term 1775.

On Feburary 11,1775 Isaac Knighton and wife Margaret of St. Marks Parish sold to Moses Green 400 acres for 300 Pounds lawful money of South Carolina. This was the 400 acres he had recieved in the grant of Febuary 11,1762.
Witnessed by Thomas Knighton
1B) 0007 001 04V 000313 00

In the name of God Amen. The eight day of February 1776. I Thomas Knighten of the County of Maclingburg and Provance of North Carolina. Planter Being Very Sick and wake in body But of perfit mind and Memory thanks Be to God therefore Caling to mind the Mortality of my Bodey and knowing that it is apointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that is to say Principaly and first of all I give and recomend my soul unto the hands of almity God that gave it and my Bodey I recomend to the Earth to be buried in desant Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors Nothing doubting But at the general Resuscitation I shall receive the same agane by the mighty power of God and touching such wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blefs me with in this life I give demise and dispofe of in the following manner and form. -----?--- I give and Bequeath unto my loving Wife Elisabeth my Whole Estate of lands goods and Cattle untill her Dessave and then to be devided Equaly Betwixt My three sons John Thomas and William and I do hereby uterly dasalow Revoke and disanull all and Every other former testament, Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last Will and testament. In witnefs whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above writen.
THOMAS KNIGHTEN

Signed Sealed Publifhed Pronounsed and Delivered by the sade Thomas Knighten as his last will and testament In the presanse of us the Subscribers
John Carruth X
John Green
Thomas Knighten
North Carolina April Court Order
Mecklenburg Recorded Will Book B, Pg 56

1A) Early Back Country Churchs, South Carolina Baptists, by Leah Townsend, Gen. Pub. Co. 1974

1B) The combined alphabetical index of the South Carolina Department of Archives and history. The first four digits are the record group. The next three digits are the record series. The next four digits indicate the volume, box, microfilm roll or year where the item is located. The next five digits give the page, microfilm frame number or document number. The last two digits is the item number if more than one item is listed per page.

Note! John Green witnessed the deed by Isaac Knighton on Feb. 11,1767 along with Thomas. He also witnessed Thomas's will in Mecklenburg Co.,N.C. in 1776. The name Green shows up several times in the desendents of Thomas.



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John Knighton
Father: Thomas <1730-1776

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Census Date State County Page House
1790 NC Mecklenburg



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Thomas Knighton
Father: Thomas <1730-1776

Born: March 22,1753 Caroline County, Virginia
Died: September 3,1835 St. Clair County, Illinois
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Born: >1755
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Census Date State County Page House
1800 NC Mecklenburg 538
1810 VA Culpeper 100

July 18,1833 awarded a pension of $31.67 per year based on 8 months service in South Carolina and Virginia during the war for independence.

Recorded Vol.8 Page 58 St Clair County, Illinois.

"In February 1780 while residing in Craven County (now called Sumter County) South Carolina, and served in Capt. Moore's Company, Col. Knighton's Regiment, until May 1781, during this term he participated in the seige of Charleston. He left South Carolina when the British advanced inland and took over Winnsboro in Fairfield County. He enlisted a second time in July 1781 at which time he was living in Culpeper County, Virginia, and served under Capt. Greene and Col. Alcock, and served until sometime in October following; during this term he participated in the seige of Yorktown." 3A) 3B)

3A) Letter from Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington,D.C. to Senator George L. Shoup July 20,1901.

3B) Pension application #S32368 South Carolina Department of Archives and History.



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William Knighton
Father: Thomas <1730-1776

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I have removed most of the land deeds in order to get the family listing as far as I have them to date. Anyone desireing the complete file including all deeds, census records, letters etc. Send two IBM formated 3 1/2 disks in return mailer with necessary postage and I will send the complete Knighton file.
H.E. (Gene) Allred
Rt.1 Box 213
Porterville, Ms. 39352


Re: Knighton's of FL

Pattie Knighton (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2002 4:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2002 12:30AM GMT
Susan, how can I help you? Pattie K.

Re: Knighton's of FL

Posted: 15 Jan 2003 2:12AM GMT
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Edited: 4 Jun 2003 4:22PM GMT
I have been trying to get in your web site you posted, but can't. Can you please send me your web site.

Jonelle Fowler

Re: Knighton's of FL

Debra Gray Elliott (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jan 2003 2:36AM GMT
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Jonelle,
Go to my message dated 21 Aug 2002 8:53 PM GMT

Here I have posted all the info that is on the site as well as the email address.

Re: Knighton's of FL

Posted: 4 Oct 2003 1:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jul 2004 5:29PM GMT
The wife of Moses Knighton Jr. was Nancy Pickett, daughter of Charles Pickett & Celia King. See Montgomery Co. TN Bk A, p. 322, 4 Jan. 1808; Power of attorny from John Havis of Camden, Kershaw Dist. SC & Moses Knighton of Fairfield Dist. SC, to collect share of estate of Charles Pickett who died in Montgomery Co. TN. Catherine Havis, wife of John, & Nancy Knighton, wife of Moses, being daughters of said Charles Pickett.

Re: Knighton's of FL

Posted: 20 Feb 2011 12:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Knighton Family
I am a descendant of the Knighton Family. My gg grandmother was Cynthia Mariah Knighton , she married James Marion Betts. I am very much interested in what all you have that can share. Whats the best address to reach you at? My email is bec1831@yahoo.com(Becky).
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