Payton Knox Colquitt

2 January 1873–2 February 1919 (Age 46)
Clay, Alabama, United States

The Life of Payton Knox

When Payton Knox Colquitt was born on 2 January 1873, in Clay, Alabama, United States, his father, Walter Terry Colquitt, was 29 and his mother, Laura Etta Smith, was 29. He married Sallie Eldorado Gantt on 29 January 1902, in Elmore, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Titus, Elmore, Alabama, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 8 McCords, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 2 February 1919, in Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Elmore, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Payton Knox Colquitt
Sallie Eldorado Gantt
Marriage: 29 January 1902
Eula Mae Colquitt
William Luther Colquitt
Ira Lee Colquitt
Docia Beatrice Colquitt
James Orland Colquitt
Charles Clinton Colquitt
Walter Dwight Colquitt
Sam Lamar Colquitt

Spouse and Children

29 January 1902
Elmore, Alabama, United States


    Eula Mae Colquitt


    William Luther Colquitt


    Ira Lee Colquitt


    Docia Beatrice Colquitt


    James Orland Colquitt


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Terry Colquitt


    Laura Etta Smith




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 2

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.

Age 13

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Manx: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Knox Colquitte, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peyton Colquit in household of Walter Colquit, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Knox Calquitt in household of Walter T Calquitt, "United States Census, 1900"

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