Any Knight in Texas dating back to 1800’s?

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in Genealogy Help by Karen Knight G2G1 (1.1k points)
Tell us names and dates ,year period

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We will need more information if you are looking for a specific person, but the surname Knight has been recorded in Texas since the early 1800's.

A quick search brings up Isaac D. Knight who was born 6 September 1813 in Baltimore, then recorded as living in Galveston, Texas the same year.

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (758k points)
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Hm. That's kinda weird. There was no European settlement in Galveston (then Galvez) at all until 1816, and those first structures were built by a French pirate to aid the early efforts of the Mexican rebellion against the Spanish (not the pirate Jean Lafitte, BTW, who basically took over the island and bay in 1817 and made it into his own "pirate city state" until he was forced out in 1821).

But, yep, point well taken. There were a lot of folks bearing the surname Knight in Texas in the 19th century...just not many before formation of the Republic in 1836. There was a James Knight among the Old Three Hundred, the first settlers in Texas brought in by the "empressario" Stephen F. Austin between the years 1821 and 1823.
Thanks so much! I will look into it!

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