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.
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.
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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