Lieutenant William Samuel Knox Sr

1 January 1747–2 November 1836 (Age 89)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Samuel

When Lieutenant William Samuel Knox Sr was born on 1 January 1747, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Adam Knox II, was 38 and his mother, Jean Sinclair Gracey, was 39. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1790. He died on 2 November 1836, in Jackson, 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 William Samuel Knox Sr
1747–1836
James Henry Knox
1775–1802
William Knox
1795–1847
Annie Knox
John Knox
1779–
Mary Knox
1785–
Mary Ann Knox
1785–1855
David C Knox Sr
1787–1863
Samuel Knox Jr.
1789–1873
Cynthia L Knox
1791–1864

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 29

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 47

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

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)

  • Samuel Knox Sr, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Samuel Knox, "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909"
  • Samuel Knox, "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909"

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