Emily Knight

3 October 1837–11 March 1912 (Age 74)
Liberty, Liberty, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Emily

When Emily Knight was born on 3 October 1837, in Liberty, Liberty, Texas, United States, her father, James Knight, was 31 and her mother, Eliza Green, was 28. She married Washington LaFayette Jolley on 3 April 1854, in Republic of Texas. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 11 March 1912, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Washington LaFayette Jolley
Emily Knight
Marriage: 3 April 1854
Sarah Eliza Jolley
Mary Emily Jolley
Washington Lafayette Jolley
Melvina Arethusa Jolley
Reuben James Jolley
Lula Alvira Jolley
William Berry Jolley
Joseph Henry Jolley
Sareptia Caroline Jolley
Nellie Adeline Jolley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1854Republic of Texas
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries 1831: Provincia de Texas 1836: Liberty, Republic of Texas 1845: Liberty, Texas, United States
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States
    Age 24
    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    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


    Source: "The Jolley Family Book" published by Brigham Young University Press 1966, written by Bryant Manning Jolley and his committee. FOOD PRESERVATION Food preservation during these pioneer times …

    Sources (14)

    • Emily Knight in household of Eliza Knight, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Emily Knight in entry for Frank Thomas and Myrtle Jolly, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Emily Knight in entry for Washington Lafayette Sr. Jolley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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