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William Anderson Knight (1778 - 1859)

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Rev. William Anderson Knight
Born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Berrien County, Georgia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Apr 2011
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Name: William Anderson /Knight/
Source: #S01874
Text: Date of Import: Mar 8, 2004
Source: #S01875
Source S01874
Title: Mor2003.FTW
Source S01875
Title: Garfield.FTW


Name: William A /Knight/ [1]


Title: Reverend[2]


Death place -- Berrien Co., Georgia was formed in 1856 out parts of Coffee, Irvin, and Lowndes Co., Georgia. Found 1850 census in Lowndes.

Census Notes

1850 Census: Lowndes Co., Georgia[3]

Wm A Knight M 73 South Carolina Primitive Baptist Clergyman, $2000
Sarah Knight F 70 South Carolina
Rose Ann Mullis F 24 Georgia Cannot read/write
Amanda Mullis F 4 Georgia
Wm A Harris M 26 Rhode Island Merchant
Mary H Harris F 22 Connecticut


  1. Source: #S130 Page: page 26
  2. Source: #S130 Page: page 26
  3. FamilySearch 1850 Census
  • Source: S130 Title: Our Heritage A Genealogy of the Descendants of Jacob Carter of South Carolina, Volume: III Abbreviation: Our Heritage Author: Mary Ketus Deen Holland Publication: self-published, 1974 Repository: #R5
  • Repository: R5 Name: Dale M Crawford Personal library

  • Source: S355162009 Repository: #R350306782 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree
  • Repository: R350306782
  • United States Census, 1850, database with images, FamilySearch, Wm A Knight, Lowndes county, part of, Lowndes, Georgia, United States; citing family 724, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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On 9 Jul 2018 at 19:32 GMT Susan (Knight) Gore wrote:

Knight-1351 and Knight-939 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate

On 24 May 2018 at 14:46 GMT Jan (Westberry) Lawson wrote:

Elder WILLIAM ANDERSON KNIGHT is the forefather of the large and influential Knight family connection of Berrien, Lanier and Cook counties Georgia), and was in the Primitive Baptist ministry for many years prior to his death.

On 24 May 2018 at 14:45 GMT Jan (Westberry) Lawson wrote:

BURIAL: Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, USA

On 24 May 2018 at 14:42 GMT Jan (Westberry) Lawson wrote:

Mr. Knight served as Representative from Wayne County 1810-1811 and again in 1813. He served as State Senator from Wayne County 1815, 1816,1817, 1819, 1820. He was a Justice of Peace in the 334th District, 1813-1817, and a Justice of Wayne Inferior Court 1820-1824.

In the winter of 1824-1825 Mr. Knight and his family, with others of the family connection, moved to th esouthern part of what was then Irwin County, where they located. Mr. Knight settled on Land Lot No. 516, 10th Land District, near Grand Bay on present State Highway No. 11, in what is now Lanier County.

On 11 Nov 2017 at 01:32 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:

Knight-944 and Knight-939 appear to represent the same person because: same name and family

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