|About Josephine Knight|
Josephine Knight was born about 1859 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1880 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 21 years old.
1859 - 1880
|Census||8/1/1860 ||AL (Choctaw County) ||1 yrs old |
| Listed as family #58; John Knight (age 40) is listed as a engineer. Wife Clake A. (age 29), Julia (13),Mary A. (11), Elizabeth B. ( 9),Samuel G.( 8),John T. (6),Joanna ( 2) & William H. (9mo.). states they are all born in Georgia. Personal value is listed as 1,900. List 3 children attend school in the past year; 1 can not read or write. |
|Census||8/18/1870 ||Township 9 AL (Choctaw County) ||11 yrs old |
| Listed as family #237: John Knight (age 48), Carla (or Clark A. ?) (age 38, female, keeping house), Elizabeth (age 19), Samuel (age 17), John T. (16), Josephine (12), William H. (8), John S. (7), Cassie (7), George (6), Flemming (5), Mary J. (1), and Fannie (4 months). Fannie was born in May. Both parents and the two oldest children were born in Georgia. The remaining children were born in AL. John states his occupation as farmer and the oldest boys (ages 8 and up) state theirs as farm laborer. John estimates the value of his real estate to be $500 and personal estate at $1, 400. |
|Census||6/15/1880 ||Brannans AL (Dale County) ||21 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. |
|Death Certificate||2/18/1940 ||AL (Russell County) ||60 yrs after death |
| The death of Josephine Howard is recorded on certificate #7927 in Russell County, Alabama. |
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Josephine, her family, and friends. For example, Josephine is 1 years old when Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||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.
||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.
||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
|William 'Buck' Howard|
Born on April 12, 1856 and died on January 15, 1950.
They were married 1/1/1876.
|The Children of Josephine 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...