Once a Knight is Enough

Knight Genealogy

by Laura Knight

1850 Federal Census


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 State Knights. 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.

At this point, the censuses are getting much longer and it has become impossible for one person to comb through the records with the thoroughness I would like; I do have a life outside of genealogy. Obviously, I focus more intensely on those areas where I know VA Knights moved to, but still, the population is growing fast and I can't guarantee exhaustive coverage though I am doing my best. In some of the newly settled areas, the censuses are still mercifully short and in some cases, I covered the entire sheet. When that is the case, I put the word "ENTIRE" at the end of the list. In this census, I haven't done Pennsylvania as I have been doing up to this point and the whole census, in general, has not been scoped out as thoroughly as earlier ones. I'll get it done and added eventually. I think there is enough here to keep a few people busy; it's very long as it is.

This is the first census that lists every household member by name, age, and where born. It's not 100% accurate, as is sometimes shown, but it's a darn good start. In my opinion, it should be illegal to mess with the effort to obtain pure demographic information in a census.


1850 – LA Assumption Dist 2 – Federal Census -  **  F. A. Knight, 29, sugar planter, LA; Evaline Knight, 27, LA; Lanis Knight, 6, LA; James Knight, 1, LA; John Vining, 39, overseer, LA.

1850 – LA Bossier Twnshp 19 Ward 2 – Federal Census -  **  Joseph J. Knight, 26, ferryman, MS.

1850 – LA Catahoula – Federal Census –   **  James Knight, 37, planter, NC; in HH of James S. Johnson, 40, planter, VA.

1850 – LA Concordia W Dist – Federal Census -  **  E. C. Knight, 23, F, VA; in HH of M. A. Remington, 26, F, VA; Bertha Remington, 5, LA; Martha Remington, 4, LA.

1850 – LA E Feliciana – Federal Census -  **  Martha Knight, 17, LA; W. R. Knight, 5 mo, LA, both in HH of George W. Reese, 33, printer, PA and wife Caroline Reese, 19, LA.

1850 – LA Jackson – Federal Census –   **  N. P. Knight, 22, store clerk, TN; in HH of William Lewis, merchant, CN; Mary J. Lewis, 23, TN.

1850 – LA Jefferson Lafayette Ward 1 – Federal Census -  **  Stephan Knight (Sophan?), 31, miller, Switzerland; Frances Knight, 29, Germany; Stephan Knight (Sophan?), 6 mo, LA.

1850 – LA Lafourche Bayou Lafourche – Federal Census -  **  Raymond Knight, 36, TX; Azilie Knight, 33, LA; George Knight, 12, LA; Timothy Knight, 8, LA; Azilie Knight, 3, LA, Mary Muller, 10, LA.  **  Mary Knight, 14, St Mary Parish, in HH of “B__ Institute for Females” along with numerous unrelated females of similar age.   **  Joseph Knight, 40, farmer, KY; Leonore Knight, 28, LA; John Knight, 9, LA; Lisa Knight, 8, LA; Mary Knight, 7, LA; Sarah Knight, 5, LA; John Lodrie, 17, farm hand, LA.

1850 – LA Natchitoches – Federal Census -  **  W. Knight, 27, F, MS; Louis Cass Knight, 2, LA, both in HH of John Pace, 25, farmer, MS.

1850 – LA Orleans Rep Dist 3 – Federal Census –   **  Henry Knight, 44, laborer, LA; Sarah Knight, 29, KY; Henry Mills, 10, Ireland.  **  Robert Knight, 38, tin smith, MS, in HH of John Livermore, 42, tinsmith, MO (or MS or MA).  **  Jacob Knight, 30, rafter, TN, in Charity Hospital.

1850 – LA Orleans New Orleans – Federal CensusMun 1 Ward 6  **  Jacob Knight, 39, joiner, MA, in boarding hourse of John Sash, 42, Germany. - Mun 2 Ward 3  **  Louisa Knight, 24, in boarding house of Jacob Dackers, 29, Germany.  **  Reuben Knight, 33, grocer, LA; Mrs. Knight, 32, Germany; Malinda Knight, 2, LA; Julia Dailey, 22, Ireland. - Mun 3 Ward 3  **  Frank Knight, 40, sells wood, Germany; Catherine Knight, 30, Germany; Barbara Knight, 13, Germany; Elizabeth Knight, 11, Germany, Peter Knight, 9, Germany; Frank Knight, 7, Germany; Catherine Knight 2, Germany; Conrad Barkher, 30, laborer, Germany. - Ward 4 -  **  W. P. Knight, 36, shoemaker, NY, in P. Dunby Hospital.  **  Catherine Knight, 50, VA; in HH of William Coop, 35, physician, SC; Arabella Coop, 19, KY.

1850 – LA Orleans Right Bank – Federal Census –   **  William P. Knight, 36, sail maker, MA; in HH of Charles Robinson, 43, shipwright, NY.

1850 – LA Plaquemines – Federal Census -  **  W. R. Knight, 66, boarding officer, Ireland ; Elizabeth Knight, 42, England, Robert Knight, 19, LA; Catherine Knight, 14, LA; Josephine Knight, 6, LA.

1850 – LA Rapides Alexandria – Federal Census -  **  N. A. Knight, 40, engineer, NY; Mrs. Knight, 21, LA; infant Knight, 1, M, LA; George A. Kelly, 38, brick mason, CN.

1850 – LA St Mary – Federal Census -  **  Joseph Knight, 37, planter, LA; Matilda Knight, 37, LA; John M. Knight, 5, LA; Matilda Knight, 3, LA; Octavia Capell, 17, LA.  **  Henry Knight, 41, planter, LA; Zelmise Knight, 36, LA; Sylvia Knight, 12, LA; Edward Knight, 9, LA; Ernestine Knight, 7, LA; Inez Knight, 4, LA; Joseph Knight, 1, LA; William Knight, 64, LA; David Huddle, 31, overseer, NC.

1850 – LA St Mary Franklin – Federal Census -  **  Catherine Knight, 70, KY; in HH of Thomas Evans, 40, merchant, KY; Louisiana Evans, 26, KY; Oscar L. Evans, 14, KY; Walter P. Evans, 12, KY; Malcolm B. Evans, 10, KY; Sidney W. Evans, 8, KY; Louis Evans, 2, KY; Joseph Gardier, 30, France.

1850 – LA Terrebonne – Federal Census -  **  Mc Knight, 45, farmer, LA; Sarah Ann Knight, 36, SC; William Knight, 18, LA; Mary Knight, 14, LA; Joshua Knight, 12, LA; Louisa Knight, 10, LA: John Knight, 8, LA; Michael Knight, 4, LA; Sarah Ann Knight, 3, LA; Zacharie Knight, 1, LA.  **  James McKnight, 34, farmer, LA; Anna Knight, 22, KY; Josephine Knight, 4, LA; James A. Knight, 1, LA.  **  William Knight, 33, farmer, LA; Frances Ann Knight, 28, LA; Theodora C. Knight, 12, LA; Frederica F. Knight, 8, LA; William Knight, 6, LA; Reuben Knight, 4, LA.

1850 – LA Washington – Federal Census -  **  W. Knight, 27, farmer, LA; Mary Knight, 21, LA, Susan Knight, 2, LA; Polly Knight, 1, LA.  **  Charles Knight, 60, farmer, VA; Susan Knight, 40, GA; James Knight, 21, laborer, GA; Margaret Knight, 16, GA; Calvin Knight, 14, GA; Anne Knight, 10, GA; June Stafford, 21, LA; Stephen Stafford, 1, LA; Sarah Stafford, 3 mo., LA.


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