Henry Clay Knight

Brief Life History of Henry Clay

When Henry Clay Knight was born on 1 March 1871, in Lineville, Clay, Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Knight, was 34 and his mother, Martha Samantha Cockrell, was 25. He married Janie Crocker on 28 July 1895, in Marion, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Monroe Township, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 6 Burleson, Franklin, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 17 December 1938, in Hamilton, Marion, Alabama, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Shottsville Cemetery, Marion, Alabama, United States.

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Henry Clay Knight
1871–1938
Callie Griffith
1892–1964
Marriage: 21 October 1918
Dewdrop Knight
1919–
Eunice D. Knight
1922–
Swonnie Austin Knight
1923–1987
Flora M Knight
1926–

Sources (12)

  • Henery C Knight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Knight, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • henry clay knight, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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