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Lewis Henry Knott Senior
The old home site in 2001
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Lewis Henry Knott, Sr. and wife Tempie, African-Americans, both born North Carolina, moved to Virginia between 1886 and 1892, according to births of their children listed on 1900 Census. The Knott property: In January 1902, L. H. Knott purchased in Lunenburg Co. 141 acres on Mitchell Creek from Edwin Griffin and Hannah his wife of Chase City, land on which Knott already dwelled. [DB 49:28,29] Griffin had purchased the 141-acre tract in 1887 from Flavius J. Gregory, inheritance in the land of his father, Josephus Gregory. The land adjoined S. Saunders, W. T. Spencer, Watkins (the Couch estate) and J. W. Gregory's corner on a bank of Long Branch. [DB 42:597] The 1900 and 1910 Censuses of Lunenburg, Rehobeth District, show the following family. Note: Lewis Henry Knott, Sr. born Oct 1860 NC Tempie Knott, wife born Sep 1860 NC The 1900 Cen. shows Tempie was mother of 9, 7 living. The 1910 Cen. shows Tempie was mother of 11, 8 living. Phillis Knott, dau. born Oct 1884? NC Lewis Henry Knott, Jr., son born Oct 1886 NC Hattie? Knott, dau. born Feb 1892 VA Rebecca Knott, dau. born Apr 1893 VA Mamie Knott, dau. born Dec 1895 VA Ida Knott, dau. born Dec? 1896 VA Annie Knott, dau. born Dec 1898 VA Carlie Knott, dau. born ca 1900 (after the 1900 census) VA Tempie Knott, dau. born ca 1902 VA Henry Knott, Jr. and his wife Gracie reared their family on the same Henry Sr. property, adjoining the old Gregory place. They and their three sons are buried at Mount Mitchell Church Cemetery at Fort Mitchell: Knott, Lewis Henry Jr. 1885 - 1965 Knott, Gracie Lou 1892 - 1978 Knott, Luther Thomas 1918 - 1988 Knott, James Woodrow 1920 - 1977 Knott, Earnest Lloyd 1924 - 1985 (182) There were at least four daughters in the family. I believe: Doris, Christine, Eleanor, and one older sister. Compiled by Jo Lee Gregory Spears June 2001 Additional information welcomed.
Photo by JoLee Gregory Spears 5-30-2001