Newel Knight

13 September 1800–11 January 1847 (Age 46)
Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Newel

When Newel Knight was born on 13 September 1800, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Knight Sr., was 27 and his mother, Polly Peck, was 26. He married Sally Coburn on 7 June 1825, in Colesville, Broome, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Colesville, Broome, New York, United States in 1830. He died on 11 January 1847, in Dixon, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Dixon, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newel Knight
Lydia Goldthwaite
Marriage: 23 November 1835
Sally Knight
James Philander Knight
Joseph Ether Knight
Newel Knight Jr
Lydia Knight
Jesse Knight
Hyrum Helaman Knight

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1835Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 3
    Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
    Age 18
    Illinois is the 21st state.

    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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    Story Highlight

    A Family Witness of Joseph Smith By William G. Hartley

    A Family Witness of Joseph Smith By William G. Hartley Josesph Knight Sr. was born in Massachusetts in 1772 and came to Colesville, New York, via Vermont. He and his wife, Polly Peck, both had a na …

    Sources (80)

    • 1830 US Census for Newel Knight Family in Colesville, Broome, New York, United States
    • Newell Knight, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Newell Knight in entry for Samuel Knight, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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