1. William MC KNIGHT
Bought 280 acres in Loudoun County 29 October 1763 from William Tate (DB 479).
Was appointed Overseer of the road formerly kept by James Nicholls, 11 November 1771 (Order Book E:248). Had long running suit for debt against John Dodd (1785/87 to 1791) which he never collected (Order Book K:69, 137, M:134, 275, N:21, 123). Died intestate before 13 January 1794 when letters of administration were issued to his wife, and sons Eli and Uriah (Order Book P:326). His inventory listed 2 horses, 4 colts, 12 head of cattle, flax seed, hay wheat and farm implements and totaled about 175 pounds in value (Book E:10). His property was divided among his nine children and his widow, 9 February 1796 (Order Book Q:86, 330).
He appeared in Ruth and Sam Sparacio, "Tithables, Loudoun Co., VA 1857-1769," (McLean, VA: Antient Press, 1991) in 1765 (p. 34), 1768 (p. 64), 1769 (p. 76). Also on Personal Property Tax List in 1782 (with sons Benj and Eli), through 1785, 1787-1789, 1791, 1793.
Margaret W JORDAN
Named administrator for husband's estate along with sons, Eli and Uriah (Order Book P:326). Was appointed guardian for her daughter, Margaret, 9 February 1795 (Order Book Q:84). Wrote her will 11 July 1811; proved 12 August 1811; named all children plus grandchildren Delilah McKnight, Nancy Bradfield, Nimrod McKnight, Peninnar(?) McKnight, Margaret Brown (Will Book K:10).
Appeared on Personal Property Tax List in 1798 living alone in District C surrounded by Uriah, Ely and John McKnight; William and John McFarlen also nearby.
3. Eli MC KNIGHT
Probably one of oldest children since he was listed in Fothergill's list of taxpayers, 1782/87 (p. 84). Only other child listed in this census was Benjamin, in Lincoln County and it is not known whether this is Eli's brother. Eli was issued letters of administration along with his mother and brother, Uriah, at his father's death in 1794 (Order Book P:326). He received 51+ acres of his father's property (more than any other child) and another 10 acres after the death of his mother in 1811 (Deed Book W:338, DB:10:355). He appeared in the census index of Loudoun County for 1810 and 1820 (Crickard's Index, p. 161; Felldin's Index, p. 291). On March 25 1813, he bought his sister, Hannah's share of their father's estate, 35 acres, for $325 (Deed Book 20:38). On 14 June 1813, he sold what he had inherited from his mother's estate to his brother, Uriah. His wife was Alice, referred to as Alley/Ally in subsequent documents (Deed Book 20:170). On 16 February 1822, Eli and Ally sold 2+ acres on the northwest for of Goose Creek to Robert Carlile (DB 3K:23).
On 25 September 1824, he bought 35 acres from his sister, Elizabeth Larroe (Parleal DB:498). On 16 February 1825, he sold 1 1/2 acres from his farm to Joseph Hough (DB 3K:341).
In 1782, Eli appeared on the Personal Property Tax List, with brother, Benjamin, living in the household of William McKnight. Eli appeared in his own household in 1783-1798 (a few years missing), 1818, 1820, 1823. He appeared on Land Tax Lists in 1799, 1816, 1818. Year of birth estimated from first appearance on tax list. In 1816 and 1818 he is shown with 130 acres 2 1/2 miles southeast of Blue Ridge. A William McFarling was living on 25 1/2 acres 1/2 mile southeast of Blue Ridge at this same time.
4. Deborah MC KNIGHT
Inherited 25 acres from father's estate on 9 February 1796 (DB:W:338) and another 10 acres from mother's dower (DB 20:355). She sold the latter to Thomas James for $300, 17 February 1815 (DB 30:339). Then on 3 December 1822, she sold 20+ acres to her brother, Eli (DB3Y:247). On 15 March 1828, she sold 25 acres to Thomas James (DB 30:157). Her sales total more than her inheritance. When did she come into the possession of additional land?
Deborah McNight is listed in the 1810 census (Crickard's index, p. 161) and the 1820 census as Deborah McNite (Felldin's index, p. 291). On the 1816 and 1818 Land Tax Records, she is listed as owning 35 acres 3 miles southeast of Blue Ridge.
5. Uriah MC KNIGHT
Was named along with his mother and brother, Eli, in letters of administration for his father's estate (Loudoun County Order Book P:326). Received 22 acres from father's estate 9 February 1796 (DB W:338) and an additional 10 acres from his mother's dower 22 November 1811 (DB 20:355). Appeared in several court entries in a suit against John Peacock and David James in 1806 and 1807, which he won (Order Book Y:384, A:46, 135, 234). He was found in the 1810 census index in Loudoun County (Crickard's index, p. 161). On 14 June 1813, he purchased two lotts of 30+ and 15+ acres from his sister and brother-in-law, John and Margaret Jenkins for $700 (DB 20:158). The Jenkins were of Loudoun County at that time and Uriah was "of Fauquier County." That same day, Uriah and his wife, Elizabeth, sold 151+ acres to Thomas James (Loudoun DB 20:161) and bought 10 acres from his brother, Eli (DB 20:170).
6. John MC KNIGHT
Received 28+ acres from his father's estate on 9 February 1796 (DB W:338) and another 14 acres from his mother's dower on 22 November 1811 (DB 20:355). He purchased the 1+ acre "near Round Hill" left to his sister Mary Alexander, then of Columbianna County, Ohio on 12 November 1811, for $429 and arranged for a deed of trust with Jonathan Bradfield (DB 2P:64, O:428). On 13 February 1813 he borrowed $200 from John Pancoast offering his 28+ acre inheritance as security (DB 20:6). John was listed in the 1810 census index in Loudoun County (Crickard's index, p. 161). In the 1820 index (Felldin's index, p. 291) there was a John McNite listed in Shenandoah County and a John McNite in Loudoun County.
First appeared on Loudoun County Personal Property Tax List in 1788, in home of his father, William. Continued in home of father in 1789, 1791, 1793.
Shown in own household in 1795, 1799. Listed on Land Tax List in 1816 owning 57 acres 3 miles southeast of Blue Ridge, ditto in 1818 with 49 acres in same location. Appeared on Personal Property Tax List in 1817, 1820, 1823.
7. Mary MC KNIGHT
Inherited 25 acres from father's estate 9 February 1796 (DB W:338) and another 1+ acres from her mother's dower on 22 November 1811 (DB 20:355) which she sold to her brother, John 12 November 1811 (DB 2P:64). She was living in Columbiana County, Ohio when the sale took place.
8. Elizabeth MC KNIGHT
Inherited 35 1/2 acres from her father's estate 9 February 1796 (DB W:338) and an additional 12+ acres from her mother's dower 22 November 1811 (DB 20:355). She and her husband, Jamy, sold the 35+ acres to her brother, Eli, 25 September 1824 for $600 (Parleal DB pp. 498). At that time the Larroes were living in Ohio.
9. Hannah MC KNIGHT
Inherited 35 acres from her father's estate 9 February 1796 (DB W:338) and another 11 acres from her mother's dower 22 November 1811 (DB 20:355). On 30 March 1813 she and her husband, William Brown, sold 35+ acres to her brother Eli, for $325 (DB 20:38). On 1 June 1820 she is mentioned as widow of William Brown in a deed of trust between Charles McKnight and Bernard L. Duffey (DB 3B:30).
Ancestor of Mac Bozman,
10. Margaret MC KNIGHT
Margaret was apparently the youngest of the children since she was the only one to have a guardian, her mother, appointed after the death of her father (9 February 1795, Loudoun County Order Book Q:84). She inherited 30 acres from her father's estate, 9 February 1796 (DB W:338) and another 15+ acres from her mother's dower 22 November 1811 (DB 20:355). Between those last two dates she had married John Jenkins on 12 November 1798, at which time her brother, Uriah gave his oath that she was 21 years of age (Mrs. Walter Towner Jewell, "Marriage Bonds and Misc. Marriage Records, 1767 through 1843, Loudoun County, Virginia," 1958, p. 290). On 14 June 1813, the Jenkins sold all their interest in her inherited property to her brother, Uriah (DB 20:158). At that time they were still living in Loudoun County.