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JoLee Gregory Spears


Descendants of John Knight

Of Lunenburg Co., VA

Information furnished by Mary Knight unless stated otherwise

See Section 16 of Gilmer 1864 Confederate Map for location of the Knight families

See Transcription of Knight/Williams Bible Register

Generation No. 1

         John1 Knight was born January 17, 1773 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died April
22, 1838 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.  He married Frances Harefield Williams April 22, 1798
in Virginia, daughter of John Williams and Frances Hughes.
Notes for John Knight

          Children of John Knight and Frances Williams are:
+         i.    Matthew Jouett2 Knight, born November 25, 1798 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died November 13,
                    1869 in Boston, Bowie County, Texas.
+         ii.   John Woodson2  Knight, born February 12, 1801 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died September 18, 1844
                    in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
+         iii.  Huges Walton2  Knight, born January 16, 1803 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died May 30, 1872 in
                    Panola County, Mississippi.
          iv.   Mary Ann2  Knight, born March 10, 1805 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died February 06, 1870 in
                    Lunenburg County, Virginia.  She married Abner W. Moxy February 01, 1832 in Lunenburg
                    County, Virginia.
+         v.    Joseph Spotswood2  Knight, born April 25, 1807 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died August 20, 1846 in
                    Nottoway County, Virginia.
+         vi.   Sherwood Walton2  Knight, born October 02, 1809 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died August 06, 1874
                    in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
          vii.  Frances Adaline2  Knight, born February 01, 1812 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died February 12,
                    1876 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
          viii  Benjamin Harrison2  Knight, born April 30, 1814.
+         ix.   Robert Edwin2 ("Ned")  Knight, born April 28, 1816 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died Aft. 1880.
          x.    Elizabeth Susan2  Knight, born May 08, 1818 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died 1866 in Lunenburg
                    County, Virginia.
+         xi.   David Hughes2  Knight, born August 29, 1820 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died April 30, 1865.
+         xii.  George Thomas2  Knight, born January 08, 1824 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died August 16, 1874.


Generation No. 2

         Matthew Jouett2  Knight (John1) was born November 25, 1798 in Lunenburg County,
                    Virginia, and died November 13, 1869 in Boston, Bowie County, Texas.  He married Cicely Arny
                    Ellis January 30, 1822 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, daughter of Ambrose Ellis and Elizabeth.

               Children of Matthew Knight and Cicely Ellis are:
               i.    Margaret Ann Prudence3 Knight, born June 23, 1838 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died Abt. July 22,
                     1838 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.  [Bible record says she only lived 29 days.]
               ii.   Elizabeth Sarah Henry3 Knight, born February 06, 1823 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died September
                     07, 1851 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.  She married H. Bagley January 29, 1849 in Lunenburg
                     County, Virginia.
               iii.  Emma Frances3 Knight, born October 23, 1824 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died May 02, 1879 in
                     Bowie County, Texas.  She married Unknown Kimball.
               iv.   Albert Hughes3 Knight, born January 26, 1826 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died May 07, 1832 in
                     Lunenburg County, Virginia.
     +         v.    John Ambrose Ellis3 Knight, Sr., born August 05, 1828 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died April 30,
                     1894 in Palo Pinto County, Texas.
               vi.   William Thompson3 Knight, born September 09, 1830 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
               vii.  Sherwood Macklin3 Knight, born February 21, 1833 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; died February 19,
                     1852 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
               viii. Stephen Mathew3 Knight, born August 29, 1835 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.


         John Woodson2  Knight (John1) was born February 12, 1801 in Lunenburg County,
                    Virginia, and died September 18, 1844 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.  He married (1) Elizabeth
                    D. Ellington February 23, 1836 in Prince Edward County, Virigina.  He married (2) Unknown
                    September 18, 1844.
               Notes for John Woodson Knight and Elizabeth Ellington

               Child of John Knight and Elizabeth Ellington is:
               i.    Male3 Knight, born Bet. 1836 - 1840.


         Hughes Walton2  Knight (John1) was born January 16, 1803 in Lunenburg County, Virginia,
                    and died May 30, 1872 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married Mary Jane Arny/Armes April
                    26, 1836 in Prince Edward County, Virigina.
              Notes for Hughes Walton Knight


               Child of Hughes Knight and Mary Arny/Armes is:
               i.    David Newton3 Knight, born August 1848 in Panola County, Mississippi; died April 13, 1903 in Panola
                     County, Mississippi.  He married Amanda Eliza Aiken.

         Joseph Spotswood2  Knight (John1) was born April 25, 1807 in Lunenburg County,
                    Virginia, and died August 20, 1846 in Nottoway County, Virginia.  He married Martha Ann
                    Baldwin December 01, 1836 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, daughter of Unknown Baldwin.
               Notes for Joseph Spotswood Knight

               Children of Joseph Knight and Martha Baldwin are:
               i.    Francis A.3 Knight, born Abt. 1837.
               ii.   John M.3 Knight, born Abt. 1840.
     +         iii.  Martha Joseph3 Knight, born Abt. 1841; died March 07, 1921 in Manchester, Chesterfield County,
                     Virginia.
               iv.   Hughes Dennis3 Knight, born Abt. 1843 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia.  He married Mary E.
                     Dearen April 25, 1866 in Amelia County, Virginia.
                     Notes for Hughes Dennis Knight

               v.    James E. Knight, born Abt. 1845.
Sherwood Walton2 Knight (John1) was born October 02, 1809 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died August 06, 1874 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He married Martha Ann L. Williams August 23, 1845 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, daughter of Robert Williams and Ann Ellis. Notes for Sherwood Walton Knight Child of Sherwood Knight and Martha Williams is: i. Matthew W.3 Knight, born Abt. 1851. Robert Edwin2 ("Ned") Knight (John1) was born April 28, 1816 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1880. He married January 05, 1850 in Charlotte Co., VA to Martha Ann Pettus born Dec 11, 1825 and died April 23,1882, daughter of Walker Pettus and Nancy Hudson Jordon
(See photos submitted by Jim Dillard who furn. dates for Martha Ann.) Notes for Robert "Edwin" Knight Children of Robert Edwin Knight and Martha Pettus are: i. Jno W.3 Knight, born Abt. 1851. ii. William H.3 Knight, born Abt. 1854. iii. Thomas P.3 Knight, born Abt. 1857. iv. Joseph P.3 Knight, born Abt. 1858. v. Frances Knight, born 1864, married John Bohannan vi. David Hughes Knight,(photo) born 19 Aug 1867, died 7 Dec 1943 Lynchburg, VA, bur. Spring Hill Cem, married Roberta Isophinia Fowlkes(photo) in Nottoway Co., VA, daughter of Patrick Henry Fowlkes & Mollie Harper. David Hughes2 Knight (John1) was born August 29, 1820 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died April 30, 1865. He married Sarah J. Lipscomb Bef. 1860. Notes for David Hughes Knight Children of David Knight and Sarah Lipscomb are: i. Edward Hughes3 Knight, born Abt. 1857. ii. Clement3 Knight, born Abt. 1859. iii. Madeleine3 Knight. George Thomas2 Knight (John1) was born January 08, 1824 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died August 16, 1874. He married Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb November 13, 1848 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Notes for George Thomas Knight Children of George Knight and Mary Lipscomb are: i. George E.3 Knight, born Abt. 1850. ii. Jonathan H.3 Knight, born Abt. 1851. iii. Sheronia? T.3 Knight, born Abt. 1855. iv. David T.3 Knight, born Abt. 1857. Generation No. 3 John Ambrose Ellis3 Knight, Sr. (Matthew Jouett2, John1) was born August 05, 1828 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died April 30, 1894 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. He married Lucy J. Denning. Children of John Knight and Lucy Denning are: + i. John Abmbrose Ellis4 Knight, Jr.. ii. Stephen M. Knight, died April 12, 1886 in Tarrant County, Texas. Martha Joseph3 Knight (Joseph Spotswood2, John1) was born Abt. 1841, and died March 07, 1921 in Manchester, Chesterfield County, Virginia. She married William Samuel Tunstall February 24, 1857, son of Litttleberry Tunstall and Nancy Foster. Children of Martha Knight and William Tunstall are: i. Ann Gertrude4 Tunstall, born May 22, 1858 in Prince Edward County, Virginia; died February 13, 1922. ii. Walter Edmunds4 Tunstall, born February 26, 1860 in Prince Edward County, Virginia; died 1860. iii. Eulalia Edmunds4 Tunstall, born February 27, 1860 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. iv. William Bernard4 Tunstall, born September 30, 1862 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia. v. Joseph Lee4 Tunstall, born May 18, 1865 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died January 19, 1942 in Danville, Virginia. vi. Fannie Baldwi4 n Tunstall, born March 04, 1868 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died July 07,1959 in Columbia, South Carolina. vii. Emma D.4 Tunstall, born August 23, 1870 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died April 09, 1892 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia. viii. James Hainey4 Tunstall, born June 05, 1873 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died February 28,1935 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He married Mary Dickinson Knight. ix. Walter A.4 Tunstall, born in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died in Jetersville, Amelia County,Virginia. x. Henry Lucas4 Tunstall, born May 29, 1879 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died October 13,1881 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia. xi. Silas William/Wingo4 Tunstall, born August 24, 1881 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia; died February 11, 1937 in Jetersville, Amelia County, Virginia. Generation No. 4 John Abmbrose Ellis4 Knight, Jr. (John Ambrose Ellis3, Matthew Jouett2, John1). He married Lillie Mary McQuerry. Children of John Knight and Lillie McQuerry are: i. John Ambrose Ellis5 Knight III, born September 16, 1891. ii. James Franklin5 Knight, born March 29, 1894 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. iii. Lillie May5 Knight, born April 16, 1896 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. iv. Ann Etta5 Knight, born January 16, 1899 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. v. George Mercer5 Knight, born November 30, 1903 in Midland, Midland County, Texas. vi. Blanche5 Knight, born October 1905 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas. vii. Luna Fay5 Knight, born June 01, 1911 in Andrews, Andrews County, Texas.


N O T E S


Notes for John Knight:
Bible record found online at Library of VA. homepage.

1850 CENSUS - LUNENBURG COUNTY VIRGINIA
559 - 559
KNIGHT, Frances, 70, $557, VA
   Frances, 36, VA
   Benjamin H., 35, carpenter, VA
   Edward, 34, VA
   Elizabeth, 32, VA
   David, 30, overseer, VA
   George, 28, carpenter, VA

Notes for John Woodson Knight and Elizabeth Ellington:
1840 Federal Census Nottoway County, Virginia Enumerator: Putnam Stith
Knight, John W. males 1under 5, 1 30-40, females 1 30-40

Marriage Notes for John Knight and Elizabeth Ellington:
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VA - MARRIAGES 1780 - 1850
John KNIGHT and Elizabeth D. ELLINGTON, Feb. 8, 1836
         

Notes for Hughes Walton Knight:
1840 Federal Census Nottoway County, Virginia Enumerator: Putnam Stith
Knight, Hugh, 2 males under 5, 1 30-40, females 1 20-30.

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VA - MARRIAGES 1780 - 1850
Hughes W. KNIGHT and Mary J. ARMES, Apr. 18, 1836

Marriage Notes for Hughes Knight and Mary Arny/Armes:
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VA - MARRIAGES 1780 - 1850
Hughes W. KNIGHT and Mary J. ARMES, Apr. 18, 1836

Notes for Joseph Spotswood Knight:
1840 Federal Census Nottoway County, Virginia Enumerator: Putnam Stith
Knight, Joseph S. males 1 under 5, 1 30-40, females 1 under 5, 1 20-30.

Per: Doug Tunstall
Richmond, VA

Martha Ann Baldwin Knight is sister of George W. Baldwin.  Joseph had died by 1860 and Martha
and family were living with her brother.

1850 Census Nottoway Co. VA 261 261 George W BALDWIN 36 M Farmer 1830 Prince Edwd - - - Ann BALDWIN 40 F Nottoway - - - Martha KNIGHT 32 F Prince Edwd - - - Francis A KNIGHT 13 M Nottoway - / - John M KNIGHT 11 M do - - - Martha KNIGHT 9 F do - / - Hughes D. KNIGHT 7 M do - - - James E KNIGHT 5 M do - - - 1840 Martha had 1 male child and one female child between 1-5 yrs. I believe Francis A. listed is suppose to be female. Doug shows a different Middle name for Joseph S. Knight and the 26 rather than the 25 for his birth, From the Knight/Tunstall family bible.

Notes for Hughes Dennis Knight:
Per Doug Tunstall
Hughes Dennis Knight married Mary E. Dearen in Amelia Co., VA on April
25, 1866. During the struggle for southern independence he served with
the 53rd VA regiment enlisting at Crimea (now Darvills) in Dinwiddie
Co., VA. and was taken prisoner on April 14, 1865 near Burkeville and
took oath there on April 25, 1865.

Notes for Sherwood Walton Knight:
Lunenburg County, VA 1860 Federal Census - Pages 1 - 24
CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: VA COUNTY: Lunenburg REEL NO: 938 PAGE NO: 6

30  45   44  Knight Sherwood W. 50   M Farmer  1,200     1,500     Virginia
31  45   44  Knight Martha      50   F                             Virginia
32  45   44  Knight Matthew W.  9                                  Virginia                X


Notes for Robert Edwin Knight:
Lunenburg County, VA 1860 Federal Census - Pages 1 - 24
CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: VA COUNTY: Lunenburg REEL NO: 938 PAGE NO: 6

46   45  KNIGHT  Robert E.   43   M W Farmer       2000   5875
46   45  KNIGHT  Martha A.      36   FW
46   45  KNIGHT  Jno. W.        7    M
46   45  KNIGHT  Wm. H.         6    M
46   45  KNIGHT  Thos. P.       3    M
46   45  KNIGHT  Joseph P. E.   11/12M [corrected to Joseph E.]
46   45  PETTUS  John H.        19 M School Teacher   Virginia
 
Lunenburg County, VA 1880 Federal Census [JoLee Gregory Spears]
117 Knight R. E.  65
           Martha A. 24 wife
           William H. 25 son
           Thomas P 23 son
           Joseph E. 20 son
           Frances A. 16 dau
           David H. 13? son     

Notes for David Hughes Knight:
CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: VA COUNTY: Lunenburg REEL NO: 940 PAGE NO: 8

3   57   56  Knight     David          38   M         Overseer                 2,555     Virginia
4   57   56  Knight         Sarah J.       29   F                                            Virginia
5   57   56  Knight         Edward H.      3    M                                            Virginia
6   57   56  Knight         Clemant G.     1    M                                            Virginia

(is this the correct David son of John and Francis? age is off by 2 yrs?)

Notes for George Thomas Knight:
Lunenburg County, VA 1860 Federal Census - Pages 75 - 99


603  588 Knight         George T       36   M         Farmer         1,500     5,440     Virginia
 34  603  588 Knight         Mary E         33   F                                            Virginia
 35  603  588 Knight         George E       10   M                                            Virginia                X
 36  603  588 Knight         Jno H          9    M                                            Virginia                X
 37  603  588 Knight         Sheronia T     5    M                                            Virginia
 38  603  588 Knight         David T        3    M                                            Virginia

I wonder if Sheronia T. is suppose to be Sherwood? or may be this should be a female rather than
male?