Zechariah Beal Knight

Male20 March 1795–

Brief Life History of Zechariah Beal

When Zechariah Beal Knight was born on 20 March 1795, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Knight Jr, was 17 and his mother, Hannah Beal, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Knight Jr
1777–1842
Hannah Beal
1770–
Bishop Knight
1792–1826
Zechariah Beal Knight
1795–
Abigail Beal Knight
1797–
Ruth Beal Knight
1800–1887
Charles Robatean Knight
1802–1880

Sources (1)

  • Zechariah Beal Knight, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 8

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

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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