James Henry Knox

Male5 June 1775–1802

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Knox was born on 5 June 1775, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lieutenant Samuel Knox Sr, was 28 and his mother, Mary Luckey, was 19. He married Cynthia Ann Luckey about 1800, in Jackson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1802, in Jackson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 27.

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James Henry Knox
James William Knox
Jane Elizabeth Knox
Eliza Hannah Knox
Mary Knox

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  • James Baxter Knox in entry for James William Knox, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • James Knox in entry for James William Knox, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • James Knox in entry for Eliza Hannah Knox, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Age 1

North Carolina is the 12th state.

1783 · A Free America

Age 8

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumberland and Durham): from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from any of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.

Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland named with Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’, for example Knock in Renfrewshire. It is not possibly to disentangle this from the surname derived from the English etymon mentioned in 1 above.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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