Lieutenant Samuel Knox Sr

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Lieutenant Samuel Knox Sr was born on 1 January 1747, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, John Adam Knox, was 38 and his mother, Jean Sinclair Gracey, was 39. He married Mary Luckie in 1774, in North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 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 Luckie
Marriage: 1774
James Henry Knox
Annie Knox
John Knox
Samuel Knox Jr.
Cynthia Luckie Knox
William 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, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)


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


North Carolina is the 12th state.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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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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