John Knights

London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Knights was born in 1825, in London, England, United Kingdom. He married Emily Dearborn on 16 September 1852, in Lakeport, Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Gilford, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862.

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Family Time Line

John Knights
Emily Dearborn
Marriage: 16 September 1852
Ellen Octavia Knights
Leonard Knights
George Winthrop Knights

Spouse and Children


    Emily Dearborn


16 September 1852
Lakeport, Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States


    Ellen Octavia Knights


    Leonard Knights


    George Winthrop Knights


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 6

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
1859 · Big Ben

Age 34

Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.

Name Meaning

English: from the genitive singular of Knight , hence a name for a son or a retainer of a knight.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Knights, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Knights, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Knights, "United States Census, 1860"

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