Andrew Zachary Taylor Knight

1850–7 January 1907 (Age 57)
Jones, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Andrew Zachary Taylor

When Andrew Zachary Taylor Knight was born in 1850, in Jones, Mississippi, United States, his father, Albert Knight, was 51 and his mother, Mary Mason Rainey, was 45. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Martha Ellzey. He lived in Beat 2 Laurel, Jones, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 January 1907, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Zachary Taylor Knight
1850–1907
Martha Ellzey
1850–1951
Amos KNIGHT
1872–
Keziah Knight
1877–1963
Carline Knight
1878–
Martha Adeline Knight
1881–1967
J. Wiley KNIGHT
1882–1977
Susan "Susie" Knight
1886–1969
Daniel Franklin Knight
1888–1947

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World Events (8)

1861

Age 11

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 16

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English knyghte ‘knight’, Old English cniht ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘serving lad’. This word was used as a personal name before the Norman Conquest, and the surname may in part reflect a survival of this. It is also possible that in a few cases it represents a survival of the Old English sense into Middle English, as an occupational name for a domestic servant. In most cases, however, it clearly comes from the more exalted sense that the word achieved in the Middle Ages. In the feudal system introduced by the Normans the word was applied at first to a tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier. Hence it came to denote a man of some substance, since maintaining horses and armor was an expensive business. As feudal obligations became increasingly converted to monetary payments, the term lost its precise significance and came to denote an honorable estate conferred by the king on men of noble birth who had served him well. Knights in this last sense normally belonged to ancient noble families with distinguished family names of their own, so that the surname is more likely to have been applied to a servant in a knightly house or to someone who had played the part of a knight in a pageant or won the title in some contest of skill.2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the rider or knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Taylor Knight, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Taylor Knight, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andrew Knight in household of Albert Knight, "United States Census, 1850"

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