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John Knight Plantation

Page history last edited by Karmella Haynes 11 years, 9 months ago


 

Overview

 

Location

on the Leaf River, Covington and Jones Co., MS

 

Date Constructed/ Founded

1815-1817

 

Associated Surnames

Knight

 

Historical notes

none

 

Associated Slave Workplaces

William H Knight Plantation (Jones Co., MS)

 


 

Associated Free Persons

 

  • John "Jackie" Knight (b.1773-d.1861) - owner; slave trader
  • Keziah Davis Knight (b.1778-d.1859) - wife of John Knight (m.1798)
  • Albert Knight (b.1799-d.1862) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Mary Mason Rainey (1820)
  • Harriet Knight (b.1804-d.1870) - daughter of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Charles Brumfield (1820)
  • Elizabeth Knight (b.1806-d.1885) - daughter of John and Keziah D. Knight; married John B. Clarke (1832), Elijah Husbands
  • John Knight (b.1808-d.1833) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight
  • Mary Ann Knight (b.1810-d.1882) - daughter of John and Keziah D. Knight; married John Whitehead (1832)
  • William H. "Pap" Knight (b.1812-d.1880) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Mary "Polly" Youngblood (1832); owner of William H Knight Plantation
  • James "Dry" Knight (b.1814-d.1901) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Harriet Youngblood (1836)
  • Benjamin Franklin Knight (b.1817-1858) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Catherine M. Reddoch (1836), Hester A.R. Chambers (1853)
  • Althimirah Knight (b.1819-d.1871) - daughter of John and Keziah D. Knight; married George M. Brumfield (1812)
  • Jefferson Davis "Jesse" Knight (b.1821-d.1863) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Elizabeth Baylis (1841)
  • Daniel C. Knight (b.1824-d.1863) - son of John and Keziah D. Knight; married Elizabeth E. Coleman (1844)

 

  • Captain Newton Knight (b.1837-d.192) - son of Albert and Mary M.R. Knight
  • Serena Turner - wife of Newton Knight
  • Rachel - second wife of Newton Knight; enslaved woman
  • Georgianna - third wife of Newton Knight; daughter of Rachel; enslaved woman

 


 

Associated Enslaved Persons

 

1817 Slaves of John Knight

  • Huldy - brought to John Knight by his mother Mary Knight ca. 1817

 

1830 Covington Co. MS Census, John Knight

  • 0-10 years old: 1 male, 1 female
  • 10-24 years old: 2 females
  • 24-36 years old: 1 female

 

1838 John Knight slave purchase

From The Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985

  • Jim - Purchased from unknown seller

 

1840 Covington Co. MS Census, John Knight

  • 0-10 years old: 2 males, 1 female
  • 10-24 years old: 3 males, 1 female
  • 24-36 years old: 1 male, 2 females

 

1850 John Knight deed

From the Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985

  • Esther - age 10; Given to daughter Altimirah Brumfield

 

1850 Covington Co. MS Slave Schedule

  • John Knight, 22 slaves

 

1857 John Knight slave purchase

From The Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985

  • William - age 11; Purchased from unknown seller

 

1859 John Knight deed

From The Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985

 

To daughter Altimirah Brumfield

  • Mary - age 12

 

To daughter Mary Whitehead

  • Cate - age 58
  • Lewis - age 59

 

1859 John Knight deed

From The Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985

  • Mary Ann - age 12; Given to daughter Altimirah Brumfield

 

1860 Covington Co. MS Slave Schedule

  • John Knight, 22 slaves, 6 slave houses (p. 58)

 

1861 Will of John Jackie Knight

The Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985

 

Given to son William Knight

  • Rachel
  • Jeffrey - son of Rachel
  • Goergeanne - daughter of Rachel

 

Slaves of Jacky Knight

From the slave narrative of Martha Wheeler

  • March Hatton
  • Martha Wheeler - daughter of March Hatton; sold to Elizabeth E.C. Knight (daughter-in-law) during the settlement of John Knight's estate
  • three other slaves sold during the settlement of John Knight's estate
  • other slaves divided among John Knight's children

 


 

Research Leads and Plantation Records

 

  • none reported yet

 


 

Miscellaneous Information

 

  • Main house: Martha Wheeler described John "Jacky" Knight's home as a double-pen log house with two enormous rooms on the front and two slightly smaller ones on the back (on the lean-to order) with a very large kitchen quite a distance back of the house. His slave quarters and work shops were arranged in front of his house in somewhat of a semi-circle, the cabins starting about 100 yards to the right and left of the front porch (gallery).

 


 

References

 

  • Slave Narrative of Martha Wheeler. Works Project Administration. Slave Narratives (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Works Project Administration. Federal Writers Project. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d.
  • The Family of John 'Jackie' Knight and Keziah Davis Knight, 1773 - 1985. Robert and Delores Knight Vinson. 1985
  • Rootsweb World Connect Project, My Family History Project

 


 

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