family of Manley Knight

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Looking for Information known about Manley Knight, born abt.1800,in South Carolina, marrried to Fanny Legge. Their child, Mary Ann Knight, born 1825, in South Carolina, married to WW Mayes, was my great-great grandmother. I am unable to find more information about Manley's parents, date of death, military history, etc.  Have searched  Anything you have beyond that will be useful.


Doris Potter
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Would make a note;;;;; lots of sources beside and most of them better., State genwebs, google, also church association records (Some of those are quite good and go pretty far back).

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Full name James Manley Knight.Look in 1850 census,James Knight born

'abt 1761 Virginia,Son James Knight born 1799,Also Children David,Mary,

Frances. Mary must be Mary Ann Knight,her mother Fanny Legg.

There is also good info on Barger Family Tree,likely descendants of James

Manley Knight.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
I am a direct descendent of Manon Knight 1809-1860(?) and Frances Legge 1811-1850, via their daughter Mary Ann Knight 1834-1914 and William Washington Mayes, 1825-    Married 1855. Of their 9 children, one was my great grandfather Thomas M., 1855-1936. His sibling Francis (Fannie) Mayes 1866-1943 married Henry Byron  Barger 1859-1910. Their children were some of my mother's cousins.

The children of Manley Knight and Fannie Legg were John G BD ? D 1851?. Thomas J.1832-1861, Mary Ann 1834-1914, and Adeline 1836-1880. Records don't show any child named James. I have pretty conclusive proof of these facts through shared records photos, etc. and I actually met some of my mother's Barger cousins, as a child.

After the death of Fannie, Manon and son John disappeared, while the other children went to live with Legge family members. I have no other records of the Knight family.

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