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Unknown Knight
1820 - 1885
Unknown Knight was born about 1820 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1885 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 65 years old.

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Marriage10/12/1848 AL (Coosa County) 28 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Knight.   Groom's name: Isaac Knight, Spouse's Name Elizabeth Edwards, Event Date Oct.12, 1848, Event Place: Coosa, Alabama 
Census8/6/1860 Southern Division AL (Coosa County) 40 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Knight.  #1099- Isaac Knight (age 45), E. S. Knight (30), L. M. Knight (11), N. E. Knight (9), I. J. Knight (7), J. H. Knight (5), E. J. Knight (3). Isaac was born in GA, all others in AL.  
Military7/3/1862 AL (Coosa County) 42 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Knight.  Muster roll for the Alabama Volunteers under Capt. W. D. Walden, Co.B, Hilliard's Legion. number 41: name: Isaac Knight, age: 40, rank: private, In service: 3 years, remarks: absent on furlough  
Census1/1/1866 AL (Coosa County) 46 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Knight.  page 68 -Isaac Knight - one male (under 10), one male (10-20) one male (50-60), three females(under 10), two females(10-20), one female(20-30), one female (40-50)  Source:  Alabama State Census
Census7/5/1870 Vincent beat AL (Coosa County) 50 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Knight.  Listed as family #4: Elizabeth Knight (age 44), JJ (age 17, male), J H (age 15, male), L J (age 12, female), M E (9, female). born in All were born in AL. Elizabeth keeps house, J J and J H work for wages  
Census6/9/1880 AL (Township 9 , Choctaw County) 60 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Knight.  Listed as family #139: John B. Knight ( age 58) a farmer, Cassy M. (age 42), female, keeping house, Elizabeth (age 29), William Hy. (20) farm laborer, John S. (18), Cassy (17), George W.(15), Fleming (13), Mary Jane (12), and Susie (9) & Emma (8). John born in AL. Cassy born in Georgia. Children were born in AL. John states he is temporally disabled due to a gun shot.

on the next page #150- Robert B. Knight (71), Susan F. B. (44) and stepson William Vincent Carley (22). All born in GA. Robert is a blacksmith. Robert father born in GA, mother SC. 

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15 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
17 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
20 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
30 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
AgeDateEvent
10 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
19 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
24 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
33 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
36 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
39 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
45 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
49 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
57 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
59 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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8 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
14 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
41 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
42 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
62 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
65 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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10 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
15 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
17 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
20 1840 Oregon Trail is established
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
35 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
42 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
43 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
45 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
48 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
55 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
56 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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13 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Unknown Unknown (Knight)
Born about 1830 and died about 1885
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The Children of Unknown Knight

Josephine 'Josie' Knight
Born somewhere in Alabama about 1861 and died in Dale County, Alabama about 1882. She was about 21 years old.

She was called "Josie".
In the 1880 census she states her father was born in Alabama and her mother was born in Georgia. Josephine married William Jasper Howard around 1877, they had one son, Henry...
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