Once a Knight is Enough

Knight Genealogy

by Laura Knight

Census Records from Images provided by USA National Archives and Records Administration. Washington D.C. extracted by myself from images on ancestry.com

I've extracted what limited information was available from each source and households (HH) are separated by double asterisks thus: ** and the name of the Head of Household (HH) on the record is in bold for ease of finding. I've gone over this several times, trying to catch all errors, but I can't guarantee that there are none; I just do my best at any moment. Also, as noted elsewhere, for ease of search/finding, I've most often converted names to the modern spelling and have frequently included how the name appears in the record and/or how the transcriber rendered it: (text: Knite, trans: Kite). Also note that I have excluded Northern States. If someone else wants to collect the Northern Knights and arrange them as I have so I don't have to do any extra work, I'll be very happy to include them and give credit where it is due.

If a census isn't here, it's because I didn't find one.

1820 Federal Census

3,385 returns – it ran out of Knights at about 1,050 but I continued to the end and found a few lost ones. I went over these records twice to check and fix any errors. I stil can't guarantee it is error free, but it's pretty good.


1820 – MS Claiborne - Federal Census -  **  Andrew Knight: 1 male 45 and over, 1 free col fem 45 and over, 1 male 26-44, 1 fem 16-25, 1 fem 10-15, 1 fem under 10.

1820 – MS Lawrence - Federal Census -  **  Joseph Knight: 1 male 26-44.  **  Frederick Knight (Night): 1 male 45 and over, 1 fem 26-44, 1 fem 10-15, 3 males under 10.

1820 – MS Pike - Federal Census -  **  Joseph Knight: 1 male 26-44.

1820 – MS Wilkinson - Federal Census -  **  Henry Knight: 1 male 45 and over, 1 fem 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 1 fem 10-15, 1 male 10-15, 1 male & 1 fem under 10, slaves: 6, other persons not taxed: 13.

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