James Vinson Knight

4 September 1833–11 April 1912 (Age 78)
Perrysburg, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life Summary of James Vinson

When James Vinson Knight was born on 4 September 1833, in Perrysburg, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Vinson Knight, was 29 and his mother, Martha McBride, was 28. He married Celestial Roberts on 15 August 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 11 April 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States.

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James Vinson Knight
Celestial Roberts
Marriage: 15 August 1868
Vinson Phillip Knight
Maria Daisy Knight
James Aubrey Knight
Almira Celestial Knight
Samuel Lee Knight
Laura Eleanor Knight

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 23
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    James Vinson Knight

    JAMES VINSON KNIGHT by Almira K. Pratt James Vinson Knight, born 4th September 1833 at Perrisburg, New York, son of Vinson Knight and Martha McBride. The family remedies were one of the f …

    Sources (45)

    • James Knight, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Vinson Knight in entry for Samuel Lee Knight, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • J N Knight, "United States Census, 1880"

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