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William KNOTT

Male 1821 - 1899  (77 years)


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  • Name William KNOTT  [1
    Born 12 Dec 1821  Brownsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Nov 1899  Lincoln Township, Harrison County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 23 Nov 1899  Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Orndorff Cemetery
    Notes 
    • From the book "History of Tazewell County, Illinois"
      Published by Cas. C. Chapman & Co., 1879

      "William Knott, farmer and stock raiser. His father, Ephraim Knott, was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother, Agnes Knott, was born in New York. They settled in Fayette Co., Ind., early in the present century, where in 1821, Dec. 28, was born to them a son, the subject of this sketch. Ephraim Knott took great interest in preserving the Union when it was assailed by traitor hands. Although too old to take up arms, he contributed liberally for the cause. at the age of twenty-one, William was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Margaret Clark, in Randolph Co., Ind. Miss Clark was born in Montgomery County, Ohio. Their home has been blessed by seven children. the gloom of death has found its way over the threshold, however, and carried away one of their number."
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      From the book 1888 History of Harrison and Mercer Counties, Missouri
      First Published by the Goodspeed Publishing Co., St. Louis, and Chicago
      February 1888

      "William Knott was born in December, 1821, in Fayette County, Ind., and, at the age of nineteen moved to Randolph County, Ind., where he was married, and ten years later moved to Tazewell County, Ill., where he became a prominent citizen, taking an active part in the ubbuilding of the town of Delavan, and being the foremost man in securing the county fair at that town. He moved to Harrison County, Mo., in January, 1881, and engaged in the mercantile business at Hatfield for four years, since which time he has been interested in farming and stock raising. While in Delavan, ill., he was quite an extensive shipper and buyer of stock, and a member of the firm of Knott and Snideker, harness and saddle manufacturers. He began life for himself at the age of nineteen with no capital, but has so well succeeded in his business ventures that he is now the owner of 1,100 acres of well improved land in Harrison County, and also owns some valuable town property in Delavan. September 9, 1841, he married Miss Margaret Clark, a native of Randolph County, Ind., and a daughter of John Clark, who married a Miss Huffman. To Mr. and Mrs. Knott seven children have been born: Smith A., Mary E., John L., Andrew J., William C., Franklin (deceased) and Charles H. Mr. Knott is a Democrat in politics, and has served as school director at Delavan and other places where he has made his home. He is a Master Mason, an himself and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is the second of nine children born to Ephraim and Agnes (Hyers) Knott, natives of Pennsylvania and New York. The father was a soldier in the Mexican War, and a son off William and Sarah Ann (Peyton) Knott, who were of German descent. William Knott was a soldier in the War of 1812 and the Revolution. The maternal grandparents of our subject, William and Sarah Ann Hyers, were natives of New York State. "
      === [2]
    Person ID I10331  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2011 

    Father Ephraim KNOTT,   b. Abt 1797, , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Brownsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Agnes HYERS,   b. 30 Oct 1800, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1845, Springersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1818  , Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Information provided by Greg Hinshaw.
    _UID F9000A72471849C6B1901DD14BBB4A2D8F6B 
    Notes 
    • Marriage license obtained 3 Apr 1818, marriage on 9 Apr 1818.
      === [2]
    Photos
    William Knott and Family
    William Knott and Family
    Identification by George E. Addington.
    Delilah (Knott) Wright Stetson--far left front
    William Stetson--second from left front
    William Knott--middle front
    Margaret "Peggy" Knott--second from right front
    Susannah (Wright) Starbuck--far right front
    Alton Wright--standing with folded hands

    Per Janet--one of the men shown may have been Smith Knott. 1/20/11 email.
    Documents
    Knott Family History
    Knott Family History
    Provided by Greg Hinshaw
    January 2011
    Family ID F5015  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret D. CLARK,   b. 19 Mar 1824, Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1888, Hopewell, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1841  Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID E36796FFAB944D78BD43296B350B05631F26 
    Children 
     1. Smith A KNOTT,   b. 17 Oct 1842, White River, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904  (Age 61 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth KNOTT,   b. 18 Oct 1844, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1918, Eldorado Springs, Cedar County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. John Lafayette KNOTT,   b. 17 Aug 1847, White River, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1929, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Andrew Jackson KNOTT,   b. 4 Dec 1852, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1926, Ridgeway, Harrison County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. William Clark KNOTT,   b. 6 Jun 1855, Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1926, Roan Township ,Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Charles H KNOTT,   b. 27 Jan 1861, Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1935, , Ringgold County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Frank E KNOTT,   b. 7 Jan 1864, , Tazewell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1864, , Tazewell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    William Knott and Family
    William Knott and Family
    Identification by George E. Addington.
    Delilah (Knott) Wright Stetson--far left front
    William Stetson--second from left front
    William Knott--middle front
    Margaret "Peggy" Knott--second from right front
    Susannah (Wright) Starbuck--far right front
    Alton Wright--standing with folded hands

    Per Janet--one of the men shown may have been Smith Knott. 1/20/11 email.
    John and Mary Knott--brother and sister
Children of William and Margaret (CLark) Knott
    John and Mary Knott--brother and sister Children of William and Margaret (CLark) Knott
    Family ID F7266  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Photograph of William Knott
    Photograph of William Knott
    William Knott 1821
    William Knott 1821

    Histories
    Personal published history of Walter Knott
The History of Fayette County, Indiana
    Personal published history of Walter Knott The History of Fayette County, Indiana
    Provided by Greg Hinshaw

  • Sources 
    1. [S457]

    2. [S724] Letter by Evana Wright, widow of Leonard of Parker City..