James Henry Knox

5 June 1775–1802 (Age 26)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Knox was born on 5 June 1775, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lieutenant William Samuel Knox Sr, was 28 and his mother, Mary Luckey, was 19. He married Cynthia Ann Luckey about 1800. 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 William Knox


    Jane Elizabeth Knox


    Eliza Hannah Knox


    Mary Knox


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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

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Knox in entry for Eliza Hannah Knox, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
  • James Knox in entry for Eliza Hannah Knox, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
  • James Knox in entry for Mary Knox, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"

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