Lieutenant Samuel Knox Sr

Male1 January 1747–2 November 1836

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Lieutenant Samuel Knox Sr was born on 1 January 1747, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, John Adam Knox, was 38 and his mother, Jean Sinclair Gracy, was 39. He married Mary Luckey in 1774, in North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1790. He died on 2 November 1836, in Jackson, Butts, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Woodbine-Jefferson City Cemetery, Jefferson, Jackson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lieutenant Samuel Knox Sr
Mary Luckey
Marriage: 1774
James Henry Knox
William Knox
about 1795–1847
Annie Knox
John Knox
Mary Ann Knox
Samuel Knox Jr.
Cynthia L Knox

Sources (8)

  • Samuel Knox Sr, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel Knox, Sr - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Samuel Knox, Sr
  • Samuel Knox, "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1774North Carolina, British Colonial America
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (7)

    1767 · Tryon Palace

    Age 20

    Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

    1774 · Edenton Tea Party

    Age 27

    On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.


    Age 29

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

    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.

    Story Highlight

    Revolutionary War Pension Application of Samuel Knox

    Knox, Samuel - 1832 - Rowan County, NC - Pension Note: The original spelling and punctuation has been retained as best as I can decipher from the photocopy in my possesion which is a copy of the mi …

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