Name origin: A term originally applied to a young man after he was admitted the privilege of bearing arms by a ceremony called knighting, generally conferred by the King.

______ Knight

CHILDREN included:

  1. Wilmot Knight b.abt.1400 prob. Alwington, Devonshire, England m.Thomas Gifford

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James Knight

b.abt.1517 of Wymondham, W. England; s/o parents ukn
m.Agnes ______
b.abt.1519; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Knight

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William Knight

b.abt.1540/1547 Romsey, Hampshire, England; s/o James and Agnes Knight
d.1569 Romsey, England
m.(1)abt.1556/1560; Elizabeth Wild
b.abt.1546; d/o ukn Wild
d.Feb. 12, 1570 Romsey
m.(2)bef.1587 of Bershire, England; Jane Langburne
b.1555 of Berkshire, England; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Knight
  2. William Knight chr.May 12, 1568 St. Mary and Ethelfri, Hampshire, England
  3. Eleanor Knight b.1587 Chippenham, Wiltshire, England d.aft.Oct. 28, 1651

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William Knight

b.abt.1565 Romsey, Hants, England; s/o William Knight
m.Nov. 1588 Romsey, Hants, England; Elizabeth Carter
b.abt.1567 of Romsey, Hants, England; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Knight b.1587/1593
  2. Richard Knight bp.Romsey, Hants, Eng. Jan. 14, 11603 d.Aug. 4, 1683 Newbury, MA Romsey ca.1625 Agnes, Coffley. [Essex County Court Records: Aug. 19, 1653:: The wife of Richard Knight was presented for wearing a silk hood, (accused of extravagance in dress, the custom then being that such ornament was forbidden in a family whose assets were less than 200 pounds). Her husband gave evidence that he was worth more than 200 pounds and she was discharged.--May 1663: Richard Knight and Hugh March were presented for playing cards in Richard Knight's house.]
  3. Thomasine Knight bapt.June 24, 1590

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Robert Knight Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England; s/o parents unknown
d.abt.Aug. 24, 1676 Boston, MA
m.(1)Nov. 24, 1608 London, England; Margaret Grimley
b.abt.1591; d/o parents ukn
m.(2)abt.1655; Anne Cromwell (2nd wife, 3rd husband)


  1. Richard Knight b.bef.1619 d.aft.1667 r.Boston and Hampton, NH Occupation: weaver
  2. Margaret Knight b.abt.1622 d.May 30, 1658 m.John Redman of Hampton, NH
  3. Joanne Knight b.abt.1625 at Cambridge, MA d.[will probated]June 20, 1698 York, ME at York, ME Rowland Young, as his second wife

NOTES: Re: Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire
KNIGHT, Robert, Mr., merchant, York, before 1643, [see testimony and letter in Mass Arch 38B, 48-55]. Took oath of allegiance to Mass govt 22 Nov 1652. Had letter of credit from Wrath Bathorne to his brother, Mr. Roger Bathorne, dated at Malago, 9 April 1647, for his occasions in New England or Newfoundland. [A.}He deposed 7 Dec. 1658 ae.abt. 71 yrs, and again 6 July 1671 ae. 86, as to what he heard Mr. Tho. Gerges say before "he went for England,"--which is known to have been in 1643.[York De.I.] Gave land to his grandson John Redman, Jr. 18 Feb. 1666. his daughter Joanna m.Rowland Young: he gave land to grandson R.Y., Jr. 12 Aug. 1673, deed witnessed by the boy's sister Mary, who deposed as Mary Mowlton 24 June 1678. He died between 23 June the date of his will, and 24 Aug. 1676, when it was proved; beq. his "small estate" to his son Richard Knight, living in Boston.[Me Wills, 56 and York De III]

Robert was a mason by occupation.

FROM History of York by Banks:...The last Will and Testament of Robert Knight of Yorke/ Concerning the small estate left by the providence of god unto me, I doe bequeath & dispose of as followeth/ Imprs:fie Acres of Marsh bounded west and by south, on the one side, West & by North on the other side, upland butting on the on Thomas Beeson & soe back unto the swampe untill it come to a parcel of land of Mr. Samll Mauericks, with an house and barn on the syd Land, of Robert Knights, also two cows & a bull all wch as above expressed, also whatsoever else shall be found to mee belonging, on or in the sayd house land or barne, I do whooley & for ever bequeath, unto my son Richd Knight liuveing in Boston, and to his Assignes for ever/ In witness of all which as above written, I have here unto set my hand & seale this 23d day of June 1676--The marke of Robert X Knight (Locus)(Sigilli) Owned & Delivered in the Presence of: Nicholas Willmott/his marke X John Tucker William Bartholomew

page 162: SAMUEL ADAMS...probably came from came from Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, where his name with Robert Knight, Mary Topp/Tapp and her daughter Jane (all names later in York), are found in the parish records....

Also see: Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH

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John Knight
bapt.30 Jan 1595 at Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, England; s/o William Knight and Elizabeth Carter
d.1670/1674 Newbury, Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts
prob. m.(1) at Romsey ca.1615 Sarah Hawkins
m.(2)March 29, 1621 or (64?) Romsey, Hampshire, England; Elizabeth Vincent/Vincents
b.abt.1601 of Romsey, Hampshire, England; d/o parents ukn
d.bef.March 20, 1644 Newbury, MA
m.(3)March 20, 1644/45 Salem, MA; Anna or Agnes (Langlye/Langley) Ingersoll, (widow of Richard Ingersoll of Sandy's, Bedfordshire, England. They had 5 children. Ingersoll's sailed from Gravesend, Eng. in Mar. 1629 in the ship MAYFLOWER and arrived in Plymouth, MA 15 May 1629. They sailed to Salem, MA and settled there, where Richard kept the ferry at the North River.) in Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
d.Newbury, MA 30 July 1677

CHILDREN of John and Sarah Hawkins included:

  1. Judith Knight b.abt.1618 d.Dec. 14, 1675 Newbury, MA m.Hugh March/Marsh
  2. John Knight b.1622 d.7 Feb.1676/7 m.Bathsheba Ingersoll[his CHILDREN included: Joseph Knight]
  3. Joseph Knight?
CHILDREN of John and Elizabeth Vincent included:
  1. Elizabeth Knight b.May 16, 1625 d.May 18, 1624, ae. 2 days.
  2. Elizabeth Knight b.bef.Oct. 13, 1628 d.bef.Oct. 19, 1628
  3. Elizabeth Knight b.bef.Mar. 18, 1631/32
  4. Sarah Knight b.1631 m.March 6, 1659 John Bartlett s/o John and Joan Bartlett [CHILDREN of Sarah and John Bartlett included: Gideon Bartlett b.Dec. 18, 1660 and Mary Bartlett d.March 29, 1682.
  5. Mary (Marie) Knight b.bef.10 Aug. 1634 m.Newbury MA July 9, 1660 Joseph Downer [CHILDREN included: Joseph Downer, Jr. Marie/Mary Downer, Andrew and another daughter.}

John first settled by Parker River, then cs. 1640 was granted 8 acres of land. On June 6, 1637 John Knight was licensed "to keep an ordinary (serve food and Liquor) and give entertainment to such as needs." Colony Records, Vol. 1, page 149. His will mentions "my wifs grand Child Thomas hains] and his brother Richard.

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Ezekiel Knight

b.est.1600 London, England; s/o parents ukn
d.April 18, 1687 Dover, NH
m.(1)Elizabeth ______
b.abt.1593 of Dover, NH
d.April 23, 1642 Braintree, MA
m.(2)aft.1641; Ann Knight
m.(3)aft.1655; Esther Lovering
m.(4)aft.1675 [Gen. Dict. of Maine and NH]; Mary (Eaton) Hill [w/o Valentine Hill and also widow of John Lovering
b.abt.1625-1633 Copenhagen, Denmark; d/o Gov. Theophilus Eaton and Grace Hiller/or Ann Lloyd???

CHILDREN of Ezekiel included:

  1. Elizabeth Knight b.abt.1617 of Dover, NH d.1698 NH
  2. Ezekiel 1 Knight b.Feb. 1, 1641 Braintree, MA d.Sept. 1641 Braintree, MA
  3. Samuel Knight b.abt.1649
  4. Ezekiel 2 Knight b.abt.1650 Dover, NH

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: EZEKIEL, granted land at Salem, Mass., 1637, afterwards at Wells, Maine, and Braintree, Mass.

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Samuel Knight

b.1649/59; possibly s/o Ezekiel Knight
d.aft.1699 [Gen. Dic. of ME & NH says he received grant of land in 1699.--haw]
m.abt.1665/1670; Amy Carle
b.abt.1650 Kittery, ME; d/o Richard Carle and Amy Wyeth York, ME

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth Knight b.abt.1665/1670 York, ME d.Summer of 1708 m.Sept. 26, 1687 Samuel Spinney s/o Thomas and Margary (Randall) Spinney [Note: Gen. Dic. of ME & NH by Noyes says, Eliz. m.26 Sept.1687 Thomas Spinney; ME Gen. & Bio. says she m. Samuel Spinney]
  2. Mary Knight m.Jan. 6, 1708 Samuel Green Note: Gen. Dic. of ME & NH: Mary was in court July 1702 for having a bastard, possibly that Benoni Knight, laborer, who took Joseph Clark's horse, rode him to Black Will's and turned him loose in 1721.
  3. Catherine Knight b.abt.1673/1685 m.Joseph Hill; s/o John B. and Elizabeth (Strong) Hill
  4. Richard Carll Knight b.1675
  5. Sarah Knight b.1678 m.Oct. 30, 1706 at Kittery, Daniel Green
  6. Ann Knight b.1680
  7. Thomas Knight b.1684 Kittery, ME d.bef.Oct. 16, 1753 m.(1)bef.1710 Mary Rackliff and (2)Aug. 14, 1710 Susanna King
  8. Amy Knight b.abt.1686


  • Gen. Dic. of ME & NH by Noyes; pare 405: "KNIGHT Samuel, Kit., 40 in 1699, received a grant of 15 acres at Great Cove 27 July 1676 from his father-in-law Richard Carle, whose wife Amy was certainly mother of Knight's wife Amy. Altho Carle claimed that he delivered this instrument while drunk, it was held good and Knight sold to Samuel Spinney in 1686. An educated man, he drew local deeds, poss. too freely as he was once accused of forgery. As tenant of Widow Jane Withers, he built and lived on her Spruce Creek land. Lists 287,330e. In 1682 he and his wife sold land [Doctors Island] which had been part of land of Edw. Clark, there being no explanation of their title."
    His age was listed as 40 years old in 1689.

    Additional sources:

  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  • Genealogical Register of the First Settlers in New England by John Farmer.
  • Genealogy of the Carle Family and Marriage Connections; Roscoe Carle [Fostoria, OH; The Times Press, 1933] pp 3-4
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by New England Historical and Gen. Soc. vol 15, pp.269-70
  • Old Kittery and Her Families by Stackpole; pages 570 and 740.
  • The Knight Family, by Charles S. Tibbitts, April 10, 1941.

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    Thomas Knight

    b.1684 Kittery, ME; s/o Samuel Knight and Amy Carle
    d.will probated Kittery, ME; Oct. 16, 1753
    m.(1)Mary Rackliff
    b.1683 prob. Kittery; d/o William and Mary (Nelson) Rackliff
    m.(2)Aug. 14 [or 4th], 1710 Kittery, ME; Susannah King
    b.March 6, 1689 Kittery, ME; d/o Richard and Mary (Lidden) King

    CHILD by Thomas and Mary Rackliff:

    1. Mary Knight m.Nov. 29, 1728 Thomas Barnes of London, England [Note: Gen. Dic. of ME & NH--"Mary m.29 Dec. 1726 in Portsmouth Joseph Barnes of London"]
        CHILDREN of Mary and Thomas Barnes included:
      • Joseph Barnes
      • John Barnes
      • Thomas Barnes
      • Sarah Barnes
      • Mary Barnes

    CHILDREN by Thomas and Susannah King:

    1. Mariam Knight b.abt.1712 Kittery, ME d.June 1757 Berwick, ME m.Oct. 11, 1730 at Kittery; [by John Rogers, Minister of Kittery] Nathaniel Libby
        CHILDREN of Mariam and Nathaniel Libby included (all b. Kittery):
      • Nathaniel Libby b.abt.1731 d.y.
      • Susanna Libby b.abt.1733 d.y.
      • Mariam Libby b.abt.1735 m.Jan. 24, 1779 Ephraim Goodwin
      • Stephen Libby b.abt.1736 d.y.
      • Nathaniel Libby b.abt.1738 m.(1)Elizabeth Fogg m.(2)Eleanor Johnson
      • Stephen Libby b.abt.1741 m.(1)Alice Guptail m.(2)Hannah Young
      • Zebulon Libby b.abt.1742 m.Sarah Brackett
      • John Libby b.abt.1744 d.y.
      • Susanna Libby b.abt.1747 d.y.
      • Reuben Libby b.abt.1749 d.y.
      • Mary b.abt.1751 d.y.
      • Hannah Libby b.abt.1752 d.y.
    2. Daniel Knight d.July 28, 1776 m.Aug. 2, 1733/4 at Kittery [by John Rogers, Minister of Kittery];Mehitable Libby d/o Matthew and Elizabeth (Brown) Libby
    3. George Knight (Lt.), d.bef. Feb. 18, 1745/46 he served at the capture of Louisburg, Nova Scotia and died there. "m.abt.1740 Elizabeth Cotton, who declined adm., which was gr. to his fa. 18 Feb.1745-6. She m.(2)4 Oct 1746 Shadrach Weymouth. 3 daus.", from Gen. Dic. of ME & NH.
        CHILDREN of George and Elizabeth Cotton included:
      • Susanna Knight m.Andrew Sherbourne of Portsmouth NH
          CHILDREN of Susanna and Andrew included:
        • Martha Sherbourne
        • Thomas Sherbourne
        • Elizabeth Sherbourne
        • Andrew Sherbourne b.Sept. 30, 17(8?)5
        • Mary Sherbourne
        • Samuel Sherbourne
        • George Sherbourne
        • Susan Sherbourne
        • John Sherbourne d.y.
        • Abigail Sherbourne
        • Mercy Sherbourne
        • Sarah Sherbourne
        • dau., d.y.
      • Mary Knight m.Capt. Joseph Green
      • Elizabeth m.Capt. William White
    4. ______ son name ukn, prob.m.(1)Ruth Fernald, d/o Nathaniel and Ann (Allen) Fernald of Kittery. From Knight Family, by Tibbitts: Nathaniel Fernald in his will bequeaths to his daughter, Ruth Knight. She was born May 22, 1715 and prob. was the mother of Samuel Knight.
        CHILD of ukn Knight and prob. Ruth Fernald:
      • Samuel Knight and 1748, m.Hannah Whitten d/o John and Ruth (Merrill) Whitten of Arundel. Was an heir in Grandfather's [Thomas Knight] will. "Samuel Knight, cordwainer, late of Buxton, deceased, represented insolvent, commissioners appointed to settle with creditors, three months' time additional granted them by Judge of Probate. August 18, 1807 [Advertised in Eastern Argus]
          CHILDREN of Samuel and Hannah included:
        • Edmond Knight b.Dec. 15, 1766
        • Abel Knight b.Nov. 30, 1768
        • Jane Knight b.Jan. 15, 1772
        • Hannah Knight b.May 16,1774 m.Aug. 7, 1796 Daniel Libby of Limington
        • Betsey Knight b.Dec. 17, 1776
        • Samuel Knight b.May 12, 1779
        • Lydia Knight b.May 26, 1781
        • Ruth Knight b.April 8, 1783 m.Dec. 2, 1804 Jacob Heath of Philipsbury (Hollis).
        • Sarah Knight b.May 13, 1783
        • Molly Knight b.Oct. 31, 1787 m.Sept. 7, 1810 John York. She was then of Hollis.
        • John Knight b.April 30, 1790 d.May 4, 1790
    5. Sarah Knight bapt. May 5, 1728; not in fa's will. [m.Daniel Small?]
    6. Gideon Knight bapt. 2 Nov. 1729; left wid. Mary who was adm. 1 Oct. 1776, and whose est. was adm. by Joseph Paul and Daniel K. 12 Apr. 1784.
        CHILDREN of Gideon and Mary included:
      • Sarah Knight bapt.July 17, 1751 m.Joseph Paul
      • Olive Knight bapt.July 17, 1751 Kittery, ME m.May 30, 1770 Samuel Brooks
          CHILDREN of Olive and Samuel included:
        • Daniel Brooks m.Oct. 31, 1792 Molly Spinney
        • Abraham Brooks m.March 17, 1804 Margaret Paul
        • Samuel Brooks bapt. May 30, 1784 m.Nov. 18, 1790 Lydia Staples
        • William Brooks bapt.July 9, 1786 m.Mary Harmond
        • John Hanscome Brooks bapt.July 26, 1790 d.unmarried
        • Olive Brooks bapt.Nov. 4, 1792
        • Gideon Brooks bapt.Aug. 15, 1799 m.Betsey Haven
      • Hannah Knight bapt.Nov. 23, 1752
      • Thomas Knight b.abt.1753 Enlisted Jan. 14, 1776, giving age as 23 years. He served as carpenter's mate on the Bon Homme Richard under Capt. John Paul Jones, and was wounded in the fight with the Serapis [sp?] Sept. 23, 1779. He also served in Capt. Daniel's New Hampshire Artillery Company. He never married.
      • Gideon bapt.June 16, 1754 d.1776 m.Mary Gowen; d/o James Gowen. She was b.May 8, 1756 d.abt.1784
      • Daniel Knight b.abt.1755 d.Oct. 10, 1798 m.Jan. 9, 1782 Betsey Bradbury d/o Cotton and Ruth (Jenro?) Bradbury of York. She was b.Dec. 10, 1760 d.Dec. 10, 1833. He served in Capt. Daniel's NH Artillery Co. and later in the privateer Dalton under Capt. Ebanezer Johnson, which was captured by the British frigate Reasonable. He was confined on several prison ships and finally sent to Mill prison in England. In 1779, after being held prisoner two years and three months, he was take to France with other prisoners and exchanged. He then enlisted with Capt. John Paul Jones on the Alliance and was in the fight with the Serapis Sept. 23, 1779. He was discharged and returned to Kittery. While in Mill Prison, he made a list of the prisoners confined there, which is on file in the pension office at Washington DC. He held a commission as Lieutenant in the MA militia.
          CHILDREN of Daniel and Betsey included:
        • Thomas Knight bapt.June 22, 1783
        • Daniel Knight bapt.June 26, 1785
        • John Knight bapt.Dec. 4, 1787 d.lost at sea
        • William Knight bapt.Sept. 19, 1788, followed the sea
        • Olive Knight bapt. Aug. 26, 1790
        • Sarah Knight bapt.Nov. 20, 1792
        • James Knight bapt.Oct. 20, 1794
        • Timothy Knight bapt.Jan. 9, 1799
      • Abraham Knight bapt.Nov. 18, 1759 m.Isabel Hutchens of Kittery. At the time of his marriage he was stationed at Fort Constitution, New Castle, NH
      • Richard King Knight bapt.Oct. 9, 1763 m.March 15, 1792 Anna Staples
      • John Knight bapt.Nov. 3, 1776 "son of widow Knight" [He might have been a son of Gideon and Mary Gowen Knight as she was widowed same year]
    7. Susanna Knight bapt. Nov. 2, 1729 and,
    8. Phoebe Knight bapt. Nov. 2, 1729. Neither in father's will.

    NOTE: Gen. Dic. of ME & NH--"Thomas, witn. deed Obadiah Bruen to Rev. Thos. Larkham, 1640. Thomas, Kit., cordwainer, m.1st.Mary Rackliff (Wm); 2nd. 14 Aug 1710 Susanna King. Lists 296,297. His will, 2 May-16 Oct., 1751, in add. to w. and ch., names 4 Knight and 5 Barnes"

    See the Will of Thomas Knight here

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    Daniel Knight

    b.abt.1707 Kittery, ME; s/o Thomas Knight and Susannah King
    d.July 28, 1776
    will/estate administered: July 12, 1779; by his son John
    m.Aug. 2, 1734; Mehitable Libby
    b.March 14, 1711 Kittery, ME; d/o Matthew and Elizabeth (Brown) Libby [dau. of Andrew Brown]


    1. Eunice Knight bapt.Sept. 12, 1736 m.Dec. 6, 1735 Kittery, ME George Fernald s/o Tobias and Abigail Fernald of Kittery
        CHILDREN of Eunice and George Fernald included:
      • Tobias Fernald b.April 13, 1754 m.Elizabeth Mitchell
      • George Fernald b.Nov. 3, 1755
      • Abigail Fernald b.July 25, 1759 m.Dec. 12, 1776 Joseph Brooks
    2. Lydia Knight bapt. Sept. 12, 1736
    3. Phoebe Knight bapt. Nov. 1, 1739
    4. John Knight b.abt.1742
    5. Zebulon Knight b.abt.1735/1740 Kittery, ME He was still living in 1810 census. m.(1)______ Wilson m.(2)March 10, 1775 Kittery, ME; Anne [or Anna] Emery, d/o Daniel Emery
        CHILDREN of Zebulon and 1st wife:
      • Joseph Knight b.14 Nov 1769 bapt.Sept. Jan. 9, 1773 d.Parsonsfield 28 Apr 1810 [killed in an accident] m.Mary [also called Nancy] Weeks
      • Sarah [Sally] Knight bapt. June 26, 1781
        CHILDREN of Zebulon and Anne:
      • Daniel Knight b.Nov. 27, 1780 d.Apr. 10, 1859 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery Rt.5 on West side North Waterboro m.Jan. 17, 1809 Miriam Andrews d.30 Dec.1846 age.56 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro
          CHILDREN of Daniel and Miriam included:
        • Daniel Knight b.Sept. 10, 1812
        • Mary A. Knight b.Dec. 26, 1814 d.Oct. 7,1880 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro
        • Alpheus Knight b.abt.1818 d.Jan. 1894 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro m.Mary A. ______ b.abt.1815
        • Miriam A. Knight b.abt.1825 d.Feb. 19, 1867 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro
        • Simon Knight b.abt.1829 d.1894/Jan. 1893 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro m.Lizzie M. _______ b.1832 d.1893 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro
      • Mehitable Knight b.Aug. 1, 1784 m.Cpl.Samuel Weeks Jr.
          CHILDREN of Mehitable and Samuel included:
        • James Weeks b.1904 d.Oct. 23, 1852 m.Love Carter b.May 3, 1823
        • six other children
      • Anna Knight b.April 5, 1786 d.aft.1850 census m.Thomas Knight; s/o John and Lydia (Roberts) Knight, [8 children; listed under Thomas Knight]
      • Shem Knight b.July 5, 1789 84 y m.Parsonsfield Sept. 26, 1813 Sarah [Doe] Marsten; d/o John Doe
          CHILDREN of Shem and Sarah included:
        • James Marsten Knight, he was married twice. One of his dau. m.John Weymouth of Salem, MA
        • Luther Knight
      • Samuel Brown Knight b.Dec. 1791 m.(1)Parsonsfield 5 June 1817 Elizabeth Keneson m.(2)Parsonsfield 25 Sept 1823 Catherine Philbrook
      • Zebulon Knight Jr. b.Dec. 6, 1794 d.Oct. 24, 1872 bur.Knights/Kimball Cemetery No. Waterboro m.Waterboro 7 March 1818 Polly (Mary) Clark
          CHILDREN of Zebulon and Polly included:
        • Porter Knight b.1823 d.May 15, 1879 m.May 21, 1847 Lucinda G. Pitts d/o John Pitts and Martha Lord
            CHILDREN of Porter and Lucinda included:
          • Martha Knight b.1848
          • Daniel Knight b.1850 d.Nov. 7, 1870
          • John P. Knight b.1854
          • Jason Samuel Knight b.1855
          • Darlin P. Knight b.1857 d.Sept. 5, 1924 m.Hannah E. ______; she b.1860 d.May 29, 1932
              CHILDREN of Darlin and Hannah included:
            • John P. Knight b.abt.1882 d.Sept. 11, 1948 m.(1)Oct. 25, 1903 Verdie C. Perry m.(2)Oct. 4, 1933 Minnie Alice Hamilton
            • Barby F. Knight b.1897 m.________ Day
                CHILDREN of Barby and Mr. Day included:
              • Margie Day b.1917
          • Mary Lucinda Knight b.abt.1859 d.abt.1899 m.abt.1877 Edward Hobart Smith s/o John Smith and Lucy Gilpatrick
              CHILDREN of Mary and Edward included:
            • Collins P. Smith b.abt.1879
            • Chester Howard Smith b.July 12, 1881 d.Feb. 14, 1960 m.June 10, 1901 Marion Estelle Butterfield d/o Andrew Butterfield and Annie Mace
                CHILDREN of Chester and Marion included:
              • Ellston Waldorf Smith b.July 28, 1901 d.Jan. 4, 1981 m.(1)Celia Antoinette Wiggins m.(2)abt.1930 Margery Josephine Curry
                  CHILDREN of Ellston and Celia included:
                • Heather Marie Smith b.March 25, 1924 d.March 25, 1924
                  CHILDREN of Ellston and Margery included:
                • Ellston Chester Smith b.Nov. 23, 1931 d.Jan. 4, 1981 m.(1)Celia Antoinette Wiggins m.(2)Margery Josephine Curry
                • Dorothy Josephine Smith b.March 18, 1933
              • Betty June Smith b.July 14, 1910 m._______Osborn
              • Brandon Errol Smith b.May 9, 1905 d.bef.1960 m.June 23, 1938 Etta L. Dame
              • Barbara Annie Smith b.Sept. 2, 1906 d.Dec. 20, 1907
            • Jessie Maude Smith b.July 12, 1881 m.Aug. 6, 1898 Perley F. Carll
                CHILDREN of Jessie and Perley included:
              • Frances Carll b.Feb. 1898
          • Charles W.P. Knight b.1862
          • Collins O. Knight b.1865 d.Nov. 22, 1865
          • Abba S. Knight b.1867
        • Mary S. Knight b.1847 m.John F. Lord
            CHILDREN of Mary and John included:
          • Charles F. Lord b.1865
    6. George Knight b.abt. 1745 m.March 5, 1772 Elizabeth Hascomb, d/o John & Mary (Brook) Hanscomb. In 1790 he was living in Kittery with a family of one son under 16 years of age and six females. He later removed to Bowdoin, where he died 1830. "George Knight, formerly of Kittery, died in Bowdoin, aged 85 years and 5 mos." Gardiner Eastern Chronicle of June 18, 1830.
        Only 2 of the CHILDREN of George and Elizabeth could be located in Kittery records:
      • Ruth Knight bapt.June 3, 1774 m.June 30 1799 Jedadiah Varney
      • Suzanna Knight b.abt.1776 d.April 14, 1845
    7. Nathaniel Knight b.abt.1746 Rev. War Veteran d.July 11, 1816 m. Anna ______
        CHILDREN of Nathaniel and Anna included:
      • Mary Knight bapt.May 25, 1776 Peter Marcy, he.d.1821 CHILDREN of Peter and Mary included:
        • Samuel Marcy b.1803
        • Peter Marcy b.1806
        • Daniel Marcy b.1809 d.1893 [State Representative from NH]
      • Thomas Knight bapt.Sept. 4, 1776
      • Nathaniel Knight bapt. July 9, 1778 d.drowned at sea Oct. 19, 1804
      • James Knight bapt. May 27, 1781
      • Samuel Knight bapt. Dec. 24, 1784
      • Anna Knight bapt. Oct. 19, 1786
      • Phoebe Knight bapt.July 5 1789 d.y.
      • Phoebe Knight bapt.March 20, 1792

    Note: Gen. Dic. of ME & NH--"His estate was adm 12 July 1779 by John K. of Somersworth, 4 ch. ment." Will, York Co probate #11004.

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    John "Barn" Knight

    b.abt.1742; son of Daniel Knight and Mehitable Libby
    d.bef.July 27, 1819; aged 77
    m.Lydia Roberts of Somersworth, NH
    b.July 31, 1743; d/o Joshua and Sarah (Wallingford) Roberts

    CHILDREN of John and Lydia included:

    1. John Knight, d.y.
    2. Daniel Knight b.June 26, 1764 in Somersworth, NH m.Feb. 15, 1789 Patience Gerry of York
        CHILDREN of Daniel and Patience included (all b. in Alfred):
      • Samuel Knight
      • Mark Knight b.Nov. 3, 1805 m.Mercy Douglass
          CHILDREN of Mark and Mercy included:
        • Eunice Knight b.June 15, 1830 East Boston m.George William Clayton Horton
            CHILDREN of Eunice and George included:
          • Evelyn Wendell Horton b.March 24, 1897 m.Elmer E. Hatch
              CHILDREN of Evelyn and Elmer included:
            • Evelyn Hatch b.May 5, 1925 m.George W. Jones
      • Daniel Knight b.July 25, 1804 of Alfred, ME m.abt.1830 in York, ME Catherine Sawyer of Portland; b.Feb. 1808 d/o Joseph Sawyer b.abt.1780
        CHILDREN of Daniel and Catherine included:
        • Joseph H. Knight b.1834
        • Edward T. Knight b.Oct. 1832
        • Charlotte Knight b.13 Dec. 1836
        • Charles Knight b.1839
        • John Knight b.1843
        • Samuel S. Knight b.1844
      • and several others
    3. Joshua Knight b.April 5, 1767 in Somersworth, NH m.Mehitable Kimball She d.Nov. 4, 1847 aged 76 years 9 months.
        CHILDREN of Joshua and Mehitable included:
      • Olive Knight d.Feb. 15, 1871, aged 71.
      • Mehitable Knight m.Oct. 21, 1821 John Chadbourne
    4. Thomas Knight b.Sept. 21, 1769 in Somersworth, NH
    5. Nathaniel Knight b.Aug. 16, 1772 m.(1)in Alfred Sept. 14, 1795 Hannah Clough m.(2) in Waterborough Dec. 10, 1808 Eunice Carle She was born 1784, d.April 6, 1868.
        CHILDREN of Nathaniel and Hannah included:
      • Nathaniel Knight m.Nov. 26, 1823 Abigail Philbrook of Parsonsfield [A son, Joshua b.Aug. 10, 1839]
      • Samuel Knight m.Caroline Philbrook of Parsonsfield
      • Eunice Knight b.March 14, 1801
      • Lucy Knight m.Feb. 26, 1823 Reuben D. Yeaton
      • Susan Knight m.Jan. 14, 1822 Asa Clough
      • James Knight d.y.
    6. Hannah Knight m.Nov. 7, 1800 William Guptail
    7. Sarah Knight b.1781
    8. Eunice Knight b.1781

    Note: John was living in Somersworth July 12, 1779, when he was granted administration of his father's estate. He soon removed to Alfred where he built a barn with living rooms finished off in one end and resided in his barn for a number of years. He was known as "Barn Knight". He died shortly before July 27, 1819, aged 77.--From Tibbett's manuscript.

    From The History of Sanford, Maine:
    KNIGHT, JOHN. He came from Kittery Shore, near Portsmouth, purchased land of Isaac Coffin, built a barn, resided in one part of it, and entertained travelers, from which he acquired the sobriquet, "Barn Knight." It was in that barn that a town meeting was held May 25, 1780, to examine the several articles in the new form of government. At one time, religious meetings were held there, and were much disturbed by the "Merry Dancers." Knight moved to the hill, now Yeaton's, and was in 1801 succeeded by Dr. Hall. --Submitted by Rich C.

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    Thomas Knight

    b.Sept. 21, 1769 at Somersworth, NH; s/o John Knight and Lydia Roberts Waterborough
    m.(1)Oct. 16, 1793 in Lyman, ME; Hannah Noble
    b.abt.1770 Waterboro, ME; d/o Christopher and Hannah Barnes Noble d.Aug. 5, 1805
    m.(2)April 30, 1808; Anna Knight
    b.April 1 [or 5], 1786; d/o Zebulon and Anna (Emery) Knight son of Daniel & Mehitable Knight

    CHILDREN by Thomas and Hannah:

    1. Polly Knight b.July 10, 1794
    2. Andrew Knight b.Jan. 1, 1796. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and was taken prisoner at Stony Point May 18, 1813, and died in prison Aug. 27, 1813. He was described as age 17, height 5 ft. 8 1/2 inches, brown hair and gray eyes.
    3. Sally [Salley] Knight, b.Oct. 19, 1797
    4. Thomas Knight b.July 10, 1799 Waterborough, ME d.y.
    5. Thomas Noble Knight b.July 20 [10], 1801 d.July 3, 1862 m.bef.July 20, 1831 at Hampden, ME Mary Dexter. He settled in Hampden
    6. Theloma Knight b.July 20, 1801 prob.d.y.
    7. Abiel W. Knight b.July 19 [14], 1803 [ Unity Dec. 9, 1891 or d.Newcastle, ME Feb. 12, 1864?]; m.(1)April 1, 1827 Fidelia Carle, who was b.Oct. 6, 1805 They settled in Unity. m.(2)April 14, 1835 at Lyman, ME Hannah Drown
        CHILDREN of Abiel and Fidelia included:
      • Simon Lock Knight b.Aug. 30, 1827
      • Nathaniel C. Knight b.1833 d.1909 Unity, ME m.June 11, 1858 Unity, ME Lois Ann Stevens b.1837 d.1864
          CHILDREN of Nathaniel and Lois included:
        • Carson B. Knight b.1859 d.1881 bur.Unity, ME
        • Everett S. Knight b.1865 d.1918 bur.Unity, ME
        CHILD of Abiel and Hannah:
      • Orrin Knight b.1838 d.1908 m.Harriet N. Murch b.1838 d.1914 bur.Unity, ME
          CHILDREN of Orrin and Harriet included:
        • Albert Knight b.1861 d.Feb. 14, 1870
        • George W. Knight b.1863 d.Nov. 23, 1881
        • Carrie E. Knight b.1864 d.Feb. 12, 1870
        • Thomas Orrin Knight b.1868 d.1945 m.Ada Goddard b.1867 d.1949

    CHILDREN by Thomas and Anna:

    1. Hannah Knight b.Jan. 1, 1809 m.July 14, 1834 Benson Ham of Alfred
    2. Dorcas Knight b.July 13, 1811 d.Jan. 17, 1868 m.Stephen Kenniston
    3. Lydia [Lyddia] Knight b.Nov. 16, 1812
    4. Andrew Charles Knight b.March 25, 1815 d.May 23, 1904 m.May 12, 1839 Sally Mills
    5. Eunice Knight b.1818
    6. John Knight b.Feb. 11, 1820 d.Nov. 18, 1895 m.Nov. 25, 1845 Lucy Mills
        CHILDREN of John and Lucy included:
      • Lydia Knight b.abt.1847
    7. Nathaniel Knight b.Aug. 28, 1824 d.June 4, 1902
    8. Mehitable Knight b.Dec. 6, 1826 d.March 9, 1853 m.Oct. 13, 1850 Charles Ridlon of Saco

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    Thomas Noble Knight

    b.July 10, 1801 Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada [FHL Film #11583 contains marriage record of George Knight & Arletta Whitney gives the birth pace of Thomas as Fredericton. The marriage record of son Frederic E. Knight on same film gives location of Thomas' birth as Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada]; s/o Thomas Knight and Hannah Noble
    d.July 3, 1862 Nealey's Corner Cemetery, Hampden, ME
    m.July 10, 1831; Mercy A. Dexter, Penobscot County, ME
    b.Sept 16, 1812 Hampden, ME; d/o Orrin and Betsy (Miller) Dexter
    d.Dec. 24, 1892


    1. Sarah "Sally" Knight b.1832 d.Jan. 14, 1872 m.(1)1850 James Cole (Civil records Penobscot County, ME) [m.(2)1859 West Unity; Walter Cole re: Amos Kimball. He adds that she brought up Charlie Murch from the time he was 9 yrs. old]
        CHILDREN of Sarah and James Cole included:
      • Alice Cole b.abt.1853
      • Gilbert Cole b.abt.1854
      • Cora Emma Cole b.abt.1859
    2. Andrew Savage Knight b.May 23, 1834 Hampden, ME d.Oct. 22, 1908 Newburg, ME bur. Oct. 25, 1908 Chapman Cemetery, Sec. 1, Lot 4
    3. William Knight b.1835 d.Aug. 18, 1906 lived in Newburgh, ME (m.Apr. 4, 1871 Bashaba Small?)[NOTE: Am try to verify if William is Willard. "Marriage Returns of Penobscot Count Prior to 1892", by Ruth Gray has the following notices: Willard Knight and Eliza J. Rideout m.17 May 1868 in Lee by G. H. Haskell JP. pg.465 and Willard Knights and Rachel Waterhouse both of Bangor m.Oct. 17, 1864 by George W. Snow. pg.372. Can anyone clear this up?--Helene]
    4. Jane Mariah Knight [Re Amos Kimball:...was said to have always "dressed to the 9's"; had an affair with a man called Leonard Johnson, which caused a scandal.]
    5. Clarinda Knight m.Nathaniel Whitney s/o Howard and Mercy Olive (Twombley) Whitney
        CHILDREN of Clarinda and Nathaniel:
      • Isadora A. Whitney Newburgh, ME m.Nov. 20, 1886 at Newburgh, ME Willis J. Peabody Dixmont, ME
      • Mabel Whitney
    6. Walter Knight b.1859 d.1923 m.Minnie M. Clark (1869-1917) r.Newburgh, ME
    7. Mary Jane "May" Knight b.Dec. 24, 1840 d.Jan. 9, 1858 m.Elisha Whitney
    8. Verdirina [Verdurina] [Elvira?] I. Knight b.Jan. 16, 1842 d.Jan. 27, 1859 [unmarried]
    9. Florilla "Flora" Melvina Knight m.Aug. 13, 1863 William Gilpatrick Kimball, r.Carmel, ME
        CHILD of Florilla and William:
      • Guy Hamblin Kimball b.1877 d.1936 m.(1)Geneva B. Simpson b.Apr. 26, 1875 d.June 22, 1902 m.(2)Nina Louise b.1884 d.1970
          CHILD of Guy and Geneva:
        • Zephia E. Kimball b.Sept. 30, 1898 d.1970 m.______ Dunton
          CHILDREN of Guy and Nina:
        • Orrin Dexter Kimball b.Sept. 20, 1904 d.Dec. 31, 1930 m.Mary Whitcomb
            CHILD of Orrin and Mary:
          • Still living
        • Alton H. Kimball b.1907 d.1908
    10. Maria Knight m.Charles Underwood, r.Natick, MA
    11. Ellen Knight m.Sumner Mayhew s/o Jeremiah and Mary Mayhew, r.Somerville, MA
    12. George Weston Knight b.Feb. 17, 1845 Newburgh, ME d.July 25, 1895 Northborough, MA of drowning. bur. Berlin, MA; Civil War Veteran. m.Arletta Annie Whitney d/o Howard and Mercy Olive (Twombley) Whitney [George was 16 years old when he enlisted in the Civil War. He was apparently 6 feet tall at the time. He had blue eyes and brown hair. He was shot in the left foot and for the rest of his life was in pain from this foot.]
        CHILDREN of George and Arletta included:
      • Frank E. Knight b.Aug. 14, 1868 m.Dec. 3, 1890 Agnes Lawrence
      • Frederick E. Knight b.1869
      • Charles Sumner Knight b.Nov. 19, 1871 d.Aug. 20, 1942 m.Anna Eliza Rice b.Nov. 21, 1880 d/o Samuel Wilson and Jennie Maria (Moore) Rice
          CHILDREN of Charles and Anna included:
        • Arthur Weston Knight b.April 6, 1906 d.Aug. 3, 1983 m.Oct. 10, 1929 Margaret Helen MaGee
            CHILD of Arthur and Margaret:
          • Helen Elizabeth Knight m.March 26, 1955 Richard Marble b.March 26, 1930
        • Kathleen Louise Knight b.June 20, 1912 d.Oct. 16, 1986 m.(1)Kenneth Russell Colcord s/o Carl Orvis and Orpha May (Smith) Colcord [4 children--still living]
        • Barbara Knight b.June 23, 1914 d.June 25, 1921 [Barbara was killed while returning from Sunday School by a heedless driver--instant death.]
      • Arthur Knight b.Oct. 19, 1875 d.March 1876
    13. Frederick E. Knight m.April 4, 1874 Carmel, ME; Mary E. Sawyer b.1856 Hampden, ME d/o William and Hannah Sawyer
        CHILDREN of Frederick and Mary included:
      • Arthur W. Knight b.April 6, 1875 Newburgh, ME m.Maude Smith
          CHILD of Arthur and Maude:
        • Doris Knight m.Mr. Cunningham
            CHILD of Doris and Mr. Cunningham:
          • Arthur Cunningham [owned & operated, with his mother, KNIGHT AUTO SALES, in Bangor]
      • Ethel Hannah Knight b.Sept. 2, 1887 Newburgh, ME
    14. Elmira A. Knight b.Jan. 15, 1851 d.Aug. 11, 1871
    15. Wellington "Uncle Will" Reed Knight b.1853 d.1925 m.(1)April 1, 1880 in Unity, ME Alice Mae Webster m.(2)Elizabeth Whiting b.1862 d/o Asa Whiting d.1940
        CHILDREN of Wellington and Alice:
      • Charles Knight
      • Harry Lea Knight b.Nov. 7, 1885 Newburgh, ME [Harry was a detective.]
        CHILDREN of Wellington and Elizabeth:
      • George W. Knight b.Nov. 10, 1893 Newburgh, ME d.1918 in WWI
    16. Walter Verian Knight Newburgh, ME m.Minnie Hatch Clark. Walter ran a stage line between L.A. and Ventura CA. Once he had Frank and Jesse James as passengers while transporting a load of gold. Story from Amos W. Kimball of Newburgh.
        CHILDREN of Walter and Minnie included:
      • unnamed son, stillborn Sept. 10, 1904
      • Mira [Myra] Knight m.Aubrey Colson
          CHILD of Mira and Aubrey:
        • Marjory Colson m.Mr. Dunham res.Winterport

    NOTES: 1850 Census lists for Thomas Knights (sic) household of Newburgh:

    Note: William is missing in this census.

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    Andrew Savage Knight

    b.May 23, 1834 Hampden, ME; s/o Thomas Knight and Mercy Dexter
    d.Oct. 22, 1908 Newburgh, ME; Buried in Chapman Cemetery--Newburgh; Civil War Veteran
    Occupation: farmer
    m.(1)June 13, 1857 Newburgh, ME; Elizabeth Jane Fields, by Calvin Whitney, Justice of the Peace.
    b.abt.1836 d/o Robert and Pamela (Benson) Fields
    d.Jan. 17,1876 [aged 38] at East Blue Hill
    m.(2)Jan. 13, 1877; Clara "Carrie" "Aunt Cal" Ella (Young) Condon, married by Henry Young, Justice of the Peace, her uncle
    b. March 17, 1856 Matinicus [obituary says born Deer Isle]; d/o William Young and Mary Ann Stinson [See Clara Knight's Obituary]
    d.Dec. 31, 1939

    CHILDREN of Elizabeth and Andrew:

    1. Alonzo Abial Knight b.1859
    2. Willie E. Knight b.1861
    3. Edna A. Knight; "...with family up Bangor way.", m.(1) Dec. 1880 in Newburgh [Diane Lorenzen says they m.March 20, 1881 per County records], ME Horace W. Philbrick (1856- ) s/o John and Eliza Philbrick; m.(2.?)Nov. 11, 1916 Melville W. Bean
      CHILDREN of Edna and Horace:
      • Carrie Philbrick b.abt.1882 [prob.m.Melvin J. Sewall of Newburgh, March 16, 1904]
      • Maude Philbrick b.abt.1884
      • Andrew Philbrick b.abt.1887
      • Elizabeth Philbrick b.abt.1889 m.June 1, 1910 Claude Kelly of Unity
        CHILDREN of Elizabeth and Claude included:
        • Donald Kelly
      • Clyde Edward Philbrick b.Apr. 9, 1894
      • Merle Philbrick b.May 24, 1896 d.infant
      • Raymond Walter Philbrick b.May 3, 1897 [notes from Diane Lorenzen: "My grandfather told me that his mother and father divorced at an early age and Edna kept Raymond (the youngest) to raise. Clyde was raised by his paternal grandfather-John Philbrick for a short time, then one of his sisters raised him".]
    4. Clement Willard Knight b.July 4, 1867 d.Nov. 14, 1922 m.(1)[divorced]Hattie Agnes Taylor b.Sept. 12, 1877 d.June 20, 1933 m.(2)Mary "May" L. Lewis b.1879 d.Nov. 14, 1922 at Bangor, age 55 yr. 4 mo. 14 day; occupation-Chauffeur; cause of death unknown-found dead no autopsy [Record of death]
        Child of Clement and Hattie:
      • Andrew Savage Knight b.Winthrop, ME May 29, 1907 d.Jan. 19, 1949 m.Jan. 1, 1919 Winthrop, ME: Vivian Florence Smith b.Sept. 24, 1907 d.Aug. 16, 1984 [Andrew cared for both his birth and stepmothers in their old age; he lived with his father and Mary as a child.]
        CHILDREN of Andrew included:
        • Son, still living
        • Beatrice K. Knight b.11-21-1932 d.8-30-2006 m.[later divorced] Ronald Merrifield [four children]
    5. Joanne/Joanna B./or S. Knight b.Jan. 12, 1869 [from Record of a Birth-Winterport-from deposition by Ora S./or C. Lane and Laura Cole id'd as cousins] m.(1)______ Hopkins m.(2)Jim "Oz" Cyr of Bangor [Notes from Amos Kimball..."his name was James Osyme and he was French; he was the the son of Portal and Petiva Boeler; James was James Osyme Boyer. They adopted a son called Jim Cyr. Aunt Joanne was beloved by all." Suzanne Rankin's mother said, "Joanne had severe asthma and the doctor had her smoke "clove" cigarettes. They were supposed to ease her difficult breathing and were colored pink, lavender and blue."]
    6. Edward Patrick Knight [Note: World War I draft card gives his middle name as Perious, and birth year as 1872; blue eyes, brown hair] b.Oct. 7, 1873 m.Wed. Oct. 7, 1903 Newburgh, ME Lottie Emma "Charlotte" Nickerson. (divorced-no issue; she m.(2)Roy Nason: no issue.) [Ed was deaf. Built Camp Autumn Leaf.] NOTE: A family tree on ancestry says that Ed was the father of two children: Clifford R. (1905-1974) and Lawrence C. (1910- )

    CHILDREN by Andrew and Clara:

    1. Nell "Nellie" Y. Condon b.Nov. 3, 1875 d.April 6, 1955 m.June 20, 1906 by Mr. Perrigo, Justice of the Peace, Frank S. Jones of Bangor (NOTE: Nellie's father was John Condon, Clara's first husband, they were divorced on Dec. 19, 1876)
        CHILDREN of Nellie and Frank included:
      • Franklin Jones secret, widowed no issue
      • Kenneth Jones m.and had 2 or 3 children, at least one son.
    2. Mercy "Mertie" W. Knight b.Oct. 11, 1877 [Suzanne's notes say she was b.1899??] d.Aug. 16, 1956 m.Sunday Oct. 22, 1899 Robert Benton Chaples
        CHILDREN of Mertie and Robert included:
      • Clara May Chaples b.1901 [S.R. notes: say b.1903??] d.1992 m.(1)Norman Dwight Kearney m.(2)Grady Goode [divorced-no issue] m.(3) _____ Wright m.(4)_______ Bolster
      • Evelyn Bernice Chaples d.May 29, 1990 m.1924 John Leslie Russell
          CHILDREN of Evelyn and John:
        • John Leslie b.1925
        • Robert L. Russell b.1927 [or b.1924] m.Cornellia Conquest [4 children]
      • Isabel Virginia Chaples b.Sept. 6, 1917 d.July 11, 2007 m.(1)______ ______, no issue m.(2)1950; Harold Warner, no issue
      • Norma Myrtle Chaples b.1921/1922 m.Lester M. Stone s/o Perley L. Stone and Lurie P. Stone [Norma was adopted by her grandparents, Mercy Knight Chaples and Robert Benton Chaples in 1924 and took the name Norma Myrtle Chaples]
    3. Lizzie Ann Knight b.Oct. 7, 1879 m.Wed. Feb. 18, 1920 Clarence L. Chapman and lived in Hampden Highlands, bur. in Champman Cemetery Newburgh. [From Suzanne: Lizzie had no children but had one step-son, was well known in Newburg as the only woman farmer. The Chapmans were a well-off family in Newburg and lived on a farm on Chapman road, down from the Chapman school, across from Chapman Cemetery. When Clarence Chapman died, Aunt Liz put on his clothes and ran the farm until her death. She raised vegetable for market and milked 5 jersey cows and sold the milk. We all loved Aunt Liz. She kept work and saddle horses. She had a series of airedale dogs all called Rags. She taught Aunt Lottie's [Ed's wife] parrot to swear, and she had a cat called Devil. She had no running water in the house but did have it in the barn. Clara, her mother, lived with her until she, Clara, died in 1939. Clara moved to the farm with Aunt Liz soon after Andrew's death. Aunt Liz also worked at the sporting camps run by her father and brother Edward in Macwaroh, Melinkus, Aroostook County.]
    4. Laventia Etta Knight b.Feb. 2, 1882 1950's m.Fred Cilley of Newbury-no issue [Suzanne writes: She also was beloved. She lived on Chapman Road in Newburg, near her sister Lizzie. She was beautiful and had thick, luxurious hair, as did Aunt Liz. Etta was an artist in oils and also in fabrics. She hooked rugs and braided rugs with hooked designs in their centers. She played the organ and the banjo. She listened to the radio, played cards and drank wine!

      All of this second family at least, learned to play the piano and dance. Grandpa Andrew insisted on it. It was a close and loving family, the children from the first and second families loving each other and their parents and stepmother.]

    NOTES: Clara Young was a sister to Marietta Young who married Alonzo, Andrew's son. Clara m.(1)August 26, 1875 at Matinicus John Franklin Condon; they were divorced Dec. 19, 1876.

    In the 1860 census Andrew 27 [listed as stone cutter], Elizabeth 23, and Alonzo 1 [listed as Abial A] were living in Blue Hill almost next to Clement Willard Lane and family.

    Andrew S. Knight joined the First Maine Heavy Artillery (1862-1865) and was in Company F of the 18th Maine Vol. Infantry. He was described as 5' 11", light complexion, blue eyed, brown hair. Occupation: farmer. After his discharge he lived in Macwahoc (located in Aroostook County) Maine. See Andrew's Civil War Certificate.

    See Andrew's photo. (He's the one looking straight ahead.) Thanks to the Rankin family for sharing this picture and the ones that follow.

    See A more mature Andrew photo.

    See mementos of Andrew.

    See Knight Family Bible.

    Go to Andrew's War Record

    Re: No Place for Little Boys page 2: "...Theair (sic) was ten of my company out on picket guard and Knight was with them and he thought he saw a rebel and fired and it turned out to be a horse and we had quite a laugh at him.

    Ed's note: Andrew S. Knight, a 28-year-old married man from Carmel was wounded May 19th, 1864. He was discharged on June 13, 1865. Page 29...Knight said he was acquainted with Howse that sind that order..."

    Go to Andrew's Obituary

    See Knight Camp Photos: here.

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    Alonzo Abial Knight

    b.March 25, 1859 (Family Bible says he was born Apr. 24, 1859, could this be a christening date?) Newburgh, ME, son of Andrew S. Knight and Elizabeth J. Fields
    d.Jan. 18, 1886 Matinicus, accidentally killed while working on a hay press.
    m. Nov. 15, 1882; Marietta Young
    b. Aug. 29, 1859 Matinicus; d/o William Young and Mary Ann Stinson; "Marietta m.(2)July 11, 1887 George A. Lunt, no issue. He was killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun on Dec. 9, 1887.; m.(3)John Ed Knight [no close relation]. They had a daughter, Flora C. Knight, and removed from here."--pg. 182 [They moved to Stonington.--haw]Matinicus Isle--Its Story and Its People by Charles A.E. Long, 1926. [Flora m.1904 Joseph Martin Bryant; they were the parents of Leola Bryant]

    CHILDREN of Marietta and Alonzo:

    1. Willard Austin Knight, b.June 4, 1883
    2. Elvira Knight b.Aug. 1885 m.William Williams
        CHILD of Elvira and William:
      • Iola Williams b.June 2. 1905 d. Oct. 22, 1985 m.(1)E.C. Robbins m.(2)H. Vinton Beal [After Elvira died, Iola was raised by Marietta and John Ed. in Oceanville. Bill Williams remarried and moved to Vinalhaven and raised a family there. Family story has been passed down of the Vinalhaven Williams children visiting in Stonington and the Stonington Knight kids hoisting one of the Williams up to the top of the rafters in the barn and tying off the rope-- leaving him hanging there until his cries brought rescuers. Oh, my!]

    See Alonzo's Photo. (He's in the center of the back row.)

    From a Bible in the possession of Ina B. Knight, containing dates of "other" Knight family: John Ed's line--
    John Knight b.Aug. 13, 1819
    Syrena Knight b._________
    Lewis Knight d.April 21, 1884, aged 36-4-22.
    Everett Knight d.June 22, 1894
    Caroline McCauley d.Aug _____ age 30; b.1845
    Sirena, wife of Capt. John Knight, d.Jan. 24, 1881; age 59
    Lovina Webb died Aug. 22, 1888
    Evelyn King b.1877
    John Ed Knight b.Sept. 1851 d.Nov. 10, 1937

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    Willard Austin Knight

    b.June 4, 1883 Matinicus, ME, son of Alonzo Knight and Marietta Young
    d.May 1965 buried in Warren Cemetery, Deer Isle, ME
    m.Sat. Jan. 8, 1910; Ina Carroll Buckminster
    b.Aug. 12, 1892 Oceanville; d/o Emory Buckminster and Jennie White Trundy
    d.Dec. 19, 1974 Stonington
    bur.Mt. Warren Cemetery, Deer Isle, ME

    CHILDREN of Willard and Ina:

    1. Emory [Emery] Alonzo Knight b.June 9, 1910 d.Oct. 14, 1954 m.March 9, 1940 Climena Ellen Sawyer; d/o Elwood A. Sawyer and Estele (Stella) Reid
    2. Alton Young Knight b.March 7, 1912 d.Sept. 11, 1987 bur. Mt. Warren Cemetery, Deer Isle, ME m.(1)Fri. July 30, 1948 Jean Coughlin (a.k.a.Erma Jean Rhoads) m.(2) Gladys (Brake) Gross [b.1908 d.1986 bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Oceanville, Stonington] w/o Willis Gross and d/o Elisha P. Brake and Ada DeCarteret
    3. Austin Keith Knight b.Oct. 26, 1913 d.Oct. 27, 1913
    4. Christie Marie Knight b.Sept. 23, 1914 d.1968 m.Nov. 12 [21], 1934 Robert "Bob" Gross of Vinalhaven, ME b.Aug. 18, 1914 d.July 1975 [Bob was adopted as an infant when his mother died. His other siblings were placed by the CPS and went to live in the Fryeburg area.] Marriage ended in divorce.
        CHILD of Christie and Bob:
      • Laura Carroll Gross b.Aug. 27, 1937 d.June 11, 2003 Sacramento, California bur.Gray's Hill Cemetery, Little Deer Isle m.Lyle N. Griffin b.July 13, 1935 s/o Leeman and Bernice (Faulkingham) Griffin
          CHILDREN of Laura and Lyle included:
        • still living

        • still living

    5. Ernest Lee (Bill) Knight b.2:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 1916 d.1990 m.(1)Mon. June 15, 1936 Elizabeth "Lib" Estelle Stinson b.May 20, 1918 d/o Sterling Barbor Stinson and Alice Perkins Dodge d.Aug. 10, 2006, divorced; m.(2)Mrs. Climena E. (Sawyer) Knight w/o his brother Emory, b.1917 d/o Elwood A. Sawyer and Estele (Stella) Reid, Climena d.Feb. 3, 2009. See photo of Uncle Bill and Aunt Meanie here. CHILDREN of Bill and Lib included:
      • WK
      • Pauline "Polly" Alice Knight m.______ (Alex?) Michalczyk [3 children: )
      • BK
    6. Laura Vivian Knight b.6 p.m. June 30, 1917 d.3 p.m. July 1, 1917 ["Due to mother having the measles."--BLN], unmarked grave at Warren Cemetery
    7. Elwood (Buster) Knight b.Oct. 8, 1918 d.Feb 25, 1945 WWII m.Tues. Aug. 25, 1936 Rebecca I. Cousins
    8. Elmer Knight (fraternal twin to Elwood) b.Oct 8, 1918 d.aged 5 months bur.March 22, 1919 at Mt. Warren Cemetery

    NOTES: A hand carved wooden spoon was given to my sister from Tom McGuire along with a story about it. It appears that he was on board a working boat and Grandpa was one of the crew. After they were far out to sea, they started to prepare their supper. They discovered that they had forgotten to bring along their cutlery. Grandpa said, "Wait just a minute." He went up on deck and found a piece of spare wood. He quickly carved out 4 spoons and returned with them to save the day. Tom saved his and gave it back to the family. It is now a fond family treasure.

    Cousin Laura also told a story about Grandpa that was told by Bob Jones, the undertaker. "He began telling me a story about when Grandpa and crew were in Searsport with a load of stone on the "Lighter" and someone had a machine of some sort that ceased to function. One of the crew members told them that probably Will could fix it, so they approached him. He hadn't seen one of whatever it was before, but said he would look at it. He repaired it and they were back in business. Gramp was like that."

    See young Ina here.
    See Knight kids here.
    See Knight kids here.
    See Willard Knight here.
    See Ina a little older here.
    See Ina, Marietta, and kids here.
    See Ina and Willard's 50th Anniversary photo here.
    See briths from Ina's Bible here.
    See Wedding Certificate here.
    See Willard in Deer Isle Granite photo here.

    Alton Knight's Obituary notice: Alton Y. Knight
    STONINGTON - Alton Y. Knight, 75, died, September 11, 1987, at The Island Nursing Home. He was born in Stonington, March 7, 1912, the son of Willard and Ina (Buckminster) Knight. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Rodney J. Stinson Post American Legion, and the Joshua A. Davis Lodge I.O.O.F., all of Stonington. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. he is survived by one brother, Ernest "Bill" Knight of Deer Isle; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Monday, September 14, at Mount Warren Cemetery, Deer Isle.

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    Elwood Knight

    b.Oct 8, 1918 Stonington,ME, son of Willard A. Knight and Ina C. Buckminster
    d.Feb. 25, 1945 WWII--buried in Luxembourg Germany at the Hamm US Military Cemetery
    m.Aug. 25, 1936 Rebecca Cousins; d/o Robert Knowlton Cousins and Agatha Cole Grindle
    b. Oct. 11, 1910 Stonington, ME
    d.Oct. 11, 2002 [on her 92nd birthday] Deer Isle, ME
    bur.Greenwood Cemetery, Oceanville, Stonington, ME

    CHILDREN of Elwood and Rebecca:

    1. private living
      CHILDREN included:
      • GC CHILDREN included:
        • MC
        • CC
        • JC
      • MC
      • EC
    2. private living
        CHILDREN included:
      • DW
        CHILDREN included:
        • TW
          CHILDREN included:
          • MS
        • RW
      • DW
      • RW CHILDREN included:
        • AW
        • AW
        • CW

    3. Robert Elwood Knight b.Oct. 13, 1944 Blue Hill, ME d.Feb. 20, 1988 Georgetown, CT m. July 27, 1963 Lana Billings
      CHILDREN included:
      • MK
        CHILDREN included:
        • HK
        • SP
      • MK
        CHILDREN included:
        • R
      • CK

    See copy of letter to the editor and from a Guest Column re: Elwood Knight; by Thurlow Pitts.
    See photo of youthful Buster here.
    See Pvt. Elwood Knight here.

    Purple Heart Form here.
    Form signed by FDR here.
    Hamm Cemetery information here.

    NOTES: Rebecca was Valedictorian in 1928 Stonington High School. She was also Valedictorian of Bates College, class of 1932.

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