William Jackson Knott

14 June 1828–12 July 1901 (Age 73)
Jefferson, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Jackson

When William Jackson Knott was born on 14 June 1828, in Jefferson, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel C. Knott, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Saunders, was 22. He married Margaret Ann Moler on 16 January 1853, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 July 1901, at the age of 73, and was buried in Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States.

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William Jackson Knott
Margaret Ann Moler
Marriage: 16 January 1853
Laura V Knott
George Moler Knott
Sarah Catherine Knott
Margaret Virginia Knott
Elizabeth E. Knott
Samuel Tanner Knott
William Jackson Knott
Ella Ashby Knott
John J. Knott

Spouse and Children

16 January 1853
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States


    Laura V Knott


    George Moler Knott


    Sarah Catherine Knott


    Margaret Virginia Knott


    Elizabeth E. Knott


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 33

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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Knut, of Scandinavian origin.2 German: variant of Knoth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Knott in household of Samuel Knott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William J Knott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Knott, "United States Census, 1880"

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