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Sarah Melitta (Parker) Knight (1880 - 1958)

Sarah Melitta (Sallie) "Sallie" Knight formerly Parker
Born in Simpson, Vernon Parish Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 21 Jul 1904 in Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Louisianamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Nov 2009
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Biography

Wesley Knight was a farmer by trade, as was most of the men in that area. Sallie Knight was a quiet, gentle woman, and deeply religious. When the church doors opened, one just knew that Wesley and Sallie Knight would be there with the children. Sometimes traveling by buggy through the slippery mud was a harrowing experience to Sallie and the children, but that wasn't about to stop her. Sallie remembered many tales her mother, Ellen Parker, used to tell her about trading with the Indians for corn or potatoes. One Indian was named "King Brandy," and when he came around the children were always scared, but Ellen would trade for what she needed, and usually ended up with the basket they measured the goods in or the bread board which belonged to King Brandy. Growing up in those days involved many of these unique experiences which children born today can not understand or appreciate.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSPF-PDK : accessed 7 September 2015), Sarah A Parker in household of Miles G Parker, Ward 6, Township 1, Vernon, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 8A, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,585.


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Wesley Knight was a farmer by trade, as was most of the men in that area. Sallie Knight was a quiet, gentle woman, and deeply religious. When the church doors opened, one just knew that Wesley and Sallie Knight would be there with the children. Sometimes traveling by buggy through the slippery mud was a harrowing experience to Sallie and the children, but that wasn't about to stop her. Sallie remembered many tales her mother, Ellen Parker, used to tell her about trading with the Indians for corn or potatoes. One Indian was named "King Brandy," and when he came around the children were always scared, but Ellen would trade for what she needed, and usually ended up with the basket they measured the goods in or the bread board which belonged to King Brandy.
posted 26 Oct 2011 by Jane (Parker) McManus
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