Once a Knight is Enough

Knight Genealogy

1860 Census Extracted and Compiled by Jerry Knight

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

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. You can easily use the formatting to convert the running text into lists with "find/replace" functions in a text editor.

Names are most often converted to the modern spelling unless some circumstance dictates otherwise. This makes it easy to find people without having to try ten different ways of spelling a name. All names written such as "Wm, Jos, Jno, Geo, Jas" and so forth, will be automatically converted to the full spelling with no indication that this has been done. If there is uncertainty, it will be noted.

If there is something unusual about how the name appears in the record and/or how the transcriber rendered it, that is denoted as follows: (text: Knite, trans: Kite). This means the text said "Knite" but the ancestry.com transcriber turned it into "Kite". If you just see something like "John Knight (Knyght)" that simply means that the last name has been converted. It will not always be indicated that the first name has been converted, it's just done.

Notes are added here and there when circumstances demand and should be self-explanatory.

The 1860 census follows a similar format to the 1850: each member of the HH is named, their age is given, occupation (if any), and place of birth. Most often, place of birth is just given as a state. In some cases, a county is given also. If it is a foreign country, it is written out.


1860 Federal Census

Kansas Territory

1860 – KS Anderson Greeley  – Federal Census –  **  Benjamin Knight, 31, Farmer, TN; Ann E. Knight, 26, TN; William Knight, 6, MO; James Knight, 3, MO; Mary Knight, 2, MO.

1860 – KS Anderson MonroeFederal Census –  **  James Knight, 27, Farmer, IN; Abigail Knight, 21, Housekeeper, OH; Everette C. Knight (Everet), 4, IN; A. Knight, 2, M, IA; William O. Knight, 2 mo, KS.

1860 – KS Arapahoe California gulchFederal Census –  **  George W. Anderson, 42, Miner, IL; Allen Wilson, 25, Miner, VA; Michael Knight, 46, Miner, OH.  **  M. Brandon, 31, M, Miner, MO; Charles Luber, 24, Miner, IL; D Watson, 26, Miner, IN; Abel Knight, 26, Miner, IA.  **  Thomas Trate, 29, Miner, PA; Jacob Knight, 23, Miner, PA; Mick Lenk, 24, Miner, PA; S. Bingy, 26, M, Miner, PA; Samuel Burdin, 27, Miner, NJ.  **  J. H. Simpson, 28, M, Miner, VA; W. S. Gibbins, 22, Miner, M, AR; John Gardner, 37, Miner, PA; John Belong, 29, Miner, OH; J. A. Mills, 38, M, Miner, PA; D. Evans, 21, Miner, OH; W. Knight, 40, Miner, OH; H. D. Ryan, 22, M, Miner, MS; Willey Blakely, 27, Miner, KY.  **  M. Knight, ?, M, Miner, OH. ~~ Note: The Thomas Trate and J. K. Simpson HH are mis-indexed at Ancestry.com where they are lumped together with several other HH. No age is given for M. Knight

1860 – KS Arapahoe DenverFederal Census –  **  William Knight, 30, Laborer, PA; Johanna Knight, 20, Ireland; Mary Knight, 4, __; James Knight, 2, __; Ellen Knight, 1, __; Hannah J. Dean, 21, Ireland; John Dolan, 24, Laborer, Ireland.  **  Addison Knight, 40, Farmer, OH; Margaret J. Knight, 32, Shingle Maker, MA; Emmie Knight, 32, OH; W. T. Carter, 25, M, IA.  ~~ Note: The census taker for the HH of Addison and Margaret Knight wrote the HH number next to the wife, who was generally one line below the husband, for all of the HH on this sheet. Ancestry.com, therefore, has indexed Addison in the previous HH, 4183 instead of 4184.

1860 – KS Arapahoe South clear creekFederal Census –  **  C. Knight, 32, M, Miner, VA; J. Leach, 24, M, Miner, MO; T. Gabbert, 38, M, Miner, WI.  **  W. Armistad (Amisted), 29, M, TN; N. G. Knight, 29, M, TN; S. M. Botts, 31, M, TN; G. W. Vineyard, 33, M, AR.

1860 – KS Arapahoe South parkFederal Census –  **  L. R. Knight, 56, M, Miner, NY..  **  George Knight, 33, Miner, MA; William Smith, 29, Miner, IN; George C. Abney, 27, Miner, IL.  **  M Drew, 25, M, Miner, NY; L. Goodrich, 22, M, Miner, CT; E. Knight, 37, M, Miner, CT.  **  G. Tweed, 42, M, Miner, NY; E. Knight, 37, M, Miner, NY; L. P. Gulick, 23, M, Miner, MD.  **  William Knight, 34, Miner, NY; John Baldwin, 26, Miner, OH; H. P. Loomis, 35, M, Miner, OH.  **  M. Knight, 26, M, Miner, MA; N. Watson, 33, M, Miner, IN; E. F. Flynn, 27, M, Miner, WI.

1860 – KS Arapahoe valley of the platteFederal Census –  **  J. B. Knight, 30, M, Miner, NY; E. P. Floyd, 29, M, Miner, OH.  **  Thomas Oland, 28, MD; E. R. Smith, 28, M, TN; W. Mortimer, 26, M, TN; J. E .Sexton, 24, M, KY; W. T. Knight, 35, M, MO; G .Souther (? Sewther), 27, M, PA; C. R. Rivers, 29, M, IL.

1860 – KS Douglas WakarusaFederal Census –  **  W. Knight, 52, M, Farmer, NH; Sarah C Knight, 53, ME; Ed Knight, 23, Farmer, VT; Washington Knight, 17, Farmer, VT; Sarah Knight, 18, VT; Alexander Knight, 11, MA; Jephtha Daty, 32, Laborer, IN; Clement Skelton, 28, Laborer, England; James Waters (Watens), 35, Laborer, NY.

1860 – KS Jefferson KawFederal Census –  **  Maryann Tibbitt (Tibbot), 39, Seamstress, IN; Nancy Tibbitt, 17, IA; Sarah Tibbitt, 15, IA; Melinda Tibbitt, 13, IA; Eliza Tibbitt, 11, IA; Jane Knight, 30, IN; David Michael, 21, Farm Laborer, OH.

1860 – KS Leavenworth Fort LeavenworthFederal Census –  **  J. Knight, 27, M, Teamster, VA, On Train to Fort Union with many others.

1860 – KS Linn PotosiFederal Census –  **  A. Knight, 24, M, Farmer, MO; Mary Knight, 23, IL; Emma Knight, 2 mo, KS; Lucian Whitney, 24, Farmer, IL; Joseph Banford, 26, Laborer, NJ; George Vice, 30, Farmer, KY.

1860 – KS Marshall MarysvilleFederal Census –  **  George Knight, 55, Farmer, England; Mary Knight, 35, VA; Alice Knight, 5, MO; Martha Knight, 3, MO; Ann Knight, 3 mo, KS.

1860 – KS McGheeFederal Census –  **  Madison Knight, 37, Farmer, LA; Elizabeth Knight, 37, Housewife, OH; Samuel Knight, 13, MO.

1860 – KS Riley OgdenFederal Census –  **  Manly G. Ravlin, 47, Laborer, VT; Experience Ravlin, 47, VT; George K Knight, 26, Shoemaker, PA.  Note: This record is unreadable at Ancestry.com due to faded ink or poor image quality.

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