Grace Knight

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Knight was born on 3 June 1795, in Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jonathan Knight, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Thomas, was 31. She married Samuel Smedley on 12 November 1828. She died on 24 June 1833, at the age of 38, and was buried in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Smedley
1797–1878
Grace Knight
1795–1833
Marriage: 12 November 1828

Sources (7)

  • Grace Knight, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Grace Knight, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Grace Smedley, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.

Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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