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Josephine 'Josie'  Knight 

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Josephine 'Josie' Knight
1861 - 1882
Josephine 'Josie' Knight was born about 1861 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1882 in Dale County, Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be 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 Thomas Howard.
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Census1/1/1866 AL (Coosa County) 5 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Josephine 'Josie' 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) 9 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Josephine 'Josie' 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  
Census6/15/1880 Brannans AL (Dale County) 19 yrs old 
Listed as family #248 on the Newton, Brannon's and Sylvan Grove, District 63 census: William J. Howard (age 24), Josephine (age 19, wife) and Henry (age 2, son). William is a farmer born in Alabama and states that both parents were born in AL (looks like Arkansas?). Josephine was also born in AL (her father in AL and her mother in GA) and she states that she cannot read. 

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4 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
8 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
16 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
18 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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1 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
21 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
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1 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
2 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
4 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
7 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
14 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
15 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


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William 'Buck' Howard
Born on April 12, 1856 and died on January 15, 1950.
They were married 1/1/1877.

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The Children of Josephine 'Josie' Knight

32 years old
Henry Thomas Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on July 19, 1878 and died in Hiland Park, Florida on October 7, 1965. He was 87 years old.

He was a Carpenter, he worked at the Turpentine Still and as a boat builder. He moved to Hiland Park, FL in 1925 from Geneva Co. AL. Cause of Death: Hit by a car/ pulmonary embolus. He is bury at M...
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