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James Smith KNIGHT, Sr.

James Smith KNIGHT, Sr.[1]

Male 1865 - 1943  (78 years)

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  • Name James Smith KNIGHT 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 24 Jan 1865  Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1943  Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Baptist Church Cemetery, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18975  Christian Eller
    Last Modified 29 May 2021 

    Father Dempsey Marion KNIGHT,   b. 1839,   d. 19 Jan 1915  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth "Charity" ELLER,   b. 29 Oct 1840, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1929, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1860  Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Isabelle Moore,   b. 12 Nov 1873, Martinsville, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1918, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1891 
    Children 
    +1. Fred Eller KNIGHT, Sr.,   b. 30 Oct 1890, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1964, Highspire, Dauphin County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Regina V. KNIGHT,   b. 30 Dec 1892, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1977, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Charles Moore KNIGHT,   b. 4 Aug 1896, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1982, Franklin, Johnson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Inez KNIGHT,   b. 5 Oct 1897, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1982, Martinsville, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Nadene K. KNIGHT,   b. 12 Feb 1899, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1950, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +6. Garnet Joyce KNIGHT,   b. 14 Oct 1900, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1979, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Paul Samuel KNIGHT,   b. 30 Apr 1903, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1982, Franklin, Johnson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Guy Dempsey KNIGHT,   b. 5 Jan 1905, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1974, Sullivan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Stanley S. KNIGHT,   b. 1907, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +10. James Smith KNIGHT, Jr. ,   b. 1 Aug 1908, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1944, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     11. Harry Rex KNIGHT,   b. 5 Jun 1911, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1946, Chicago, Cook County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     12. Huxley Ellsworth KNIGHT,   b. 6 Dec 1913, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1978, Bay Pines, Pinellas County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     13. Margaret Isabelle KNIGHT,   b. 12 Apr 1918, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1965, Houston, Harris County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 
    Family ID F7850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Myrtle Ethel Settles,   b. 25 Aug 1888, Nashville, Brown County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1956, Franklin, Johnson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1919 
    Children 
     1. Leora KNIGHT,   b. 13 Mar 1916, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1994, Danville, Hendricks County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Frank H. KNIGHT,   b. 7 Aug 1917, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1981, Danville, Hendricks County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +3. Roy Warren KNIGHT,   b. 20 Dec 1919, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 2006, South Paris, Oxford County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Virginia M. KNIGHT,   b. 13 May 1921, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 2001, West Paris, Oxford County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Ronald Marion KNIGHT,   b. 22 Oct 1922, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1977, Pendleton, Madison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +6. Frank Edwin KNIGHT,   b. 3 Jul 1924, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 2006, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT,   b. 6 Oct 1925, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1992, Franklin, Johnson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Leslie Gene KNIGHT,   b. 2 Oct 1927, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1995, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Ethel Geraldine KNIGHT,   b. 16 Sep 1929, Morgantown, Morgan County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1995, Noblesville, Hamilton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 29 May 2021 
    Family ID F7851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Kinght 'Rock House'
    Kinght "Rock House"
    James Knight was 28 when he began construction on his Rock House in 1894. With about $9000 and the help of a couple of local men he started his unorthodox method of building. He formed his own cement blocks (they were not used in construction in other areas until around 1915) and before they were "set" he embedded them with various size rocks and…

  • Notes 
    • Two of James Smith Knight's children (Leora & Frank) are believed to have been the children of Myrtle Settles, a servant in the house in 1910. They were born prior to the death of Isabelle, his first wife (1918) and before James Knight’s marriage to Myrtle (Oct. 1919). So they were illegitimate and apparently were put up for adoption. They were adopted and living in the Hiram Towell home by 1920 census. [2]

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