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|About Unknown Knight|
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.
1820 - 1885
|Marriage||10/12/1848 ||AL (Coosa County) ||28 yrs old |
| Groom's name: Isaac Knight,
Spouse's Name Elizabeth Edwards,
Event Date Oct.12, 1848,
Event Place: Coosa, Alabama |
|Census||11/14/1850 ||AL (Coosa County) ||30 yrs old |
| #1143 -
Isaac Knight (age 27),
Elizabeth Knight (26)
James M Knight (6),
Louisa Knight (1). All born in AL, except Isaac in GA. |
|Census||8/6/1860 ||Southern Division AL (Coosa County) ||40 yrs old |
| #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.
|Military||7/3/1862 ||AL (Coosa County) ||42 yrs old |
| 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 |
|Census||1/1/1866 ||AL (Coosa County) ||46 yrs old |
| 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) |
|Census||7/5/1870 ||Vincent beat AL (Coosa County) ||50 yrs old |
| 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 |
|Census||6/9/1880 ||AL (Township 9 , Choctaw County) ||60 yrs old |
| 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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Unknown, his family, and friends. For example, Unknown is 10 years old when Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
||The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
||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.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
|Unknown Unknown (Knight)|
Born about 1830 and died about 1885
|The Children of Unknown Knight|
|Josephine 'Jocie' Knight|
Born somewhere in Alabama about 1861 and died in Dale County, Alabama about 1882. She was about 21 years old.
She was called "Jocie".
Josephine married William Jasper Howard around 1877, they had one son, Henry Thomas Howard.
In the 1880 census she states her father was born in Alabama and her mo...