Amy Knight

Brief Life History of Amy

When Amy 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 27. 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
Amy Knight
Marriage: 3 April 1854
Sarah Eliza Jolley
Washington Lafayette Jolley
Melvina Arethusa Jolley
Reuben James Jolley
Myrtle Jolley
Lula Alvira Jolley
William Berry Jolley
Joseph Henry Jolley
Sareptia Caroline Jolley
Nellie Adeline Jolley

Sources (19)

  • Emily Knight in household of Eliza Knight, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Knight married Washington LaFayette Jolley in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Emily Knight Jolley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1852: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1857: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States

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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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 …

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