Eliza Knighton

Louisa, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Knighton was born in 1821, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, her father, Mordecia Knighton, was 25 and her mother, Frances Atkins, was 21. She lived in Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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Mordecia Knighton
Frances Atkins
Margaret Knighton
Frances Knighton
Eliza Knighton
Sarah Knighton
William Knighton
Mary Fannie Knighton
Joseph Knighton
Thomas Knighton
Lucinda Knighton
Jno. Knighton
Jane M. Knighton

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
Age 0
A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
Age 3
“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1861 · The Battle of Manassas
Age 40
The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English cnihta, genitive plural of cniht ‘servant’, ‘retainer’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Eliza Knighton in household of Mordecai Knighton, "United States Census, 1850"

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