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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 27, 2014

JOHN KNOX *Indian Wars*

1814 - 1856

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John Knox was born 1814 in Pitt County, North Carolina to Reddick and Ruhama (Taylor) Knox died August 16, 1856 in Wayne County, Georgia; he married Mary Purdom January 24, 1833 in Wayne County, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Dennison) Purdom. She was born 1815. They are buried in Knox Cemetery south of Lulaton, Georgia.

 

John Knox was a Private in the Indian Wars, assigned to Capt. Walker's Regt. in 1838 for durations of 30 to 90 days at a time. The governor would declare the need after the Indians attacked a family. The troops would go into the area and try to run the Indians away.

 

Children of John and Mary Knox were:

 

1. Dorinda Knox, born September 06, 1833 in Wayne County, Georgia and died January 19, 1912, she married 1st Harley Jones, Lt., about 1860, son of Burrell and Mary (Mizell) Jones; he was born in 1831 and died August 30, 1862 of Typhoid Fever in Gordonsville, Virginia.   She married 2nd Moses Solomon Highsmith, August 24, 1865 in Wayne County, son of David and Annis (Highsmith) Highsmith; he was born October 31, 1842 in Wayne County and died April 19, 1903. Dorinda and Moses are buried in Smyrna Cemetery near Lulaton Community.

 

2. Franklin was born 1835 in Wayne County and died June 30, 1862 in Lynchville, Virginia.  He married Catherine Stewart, October 30, 1856 in Pierce County, Georgia, daughter of Elias and Nancy (Strickland) Stewart.  She was born February 16, 1838 in Wayne County and died August 25, 1907.  Franklin is buried in Lynchburg, Virginia. Catherine is buried in Henderson Cemetery in Pierce County.

 

3. Elias Henderson, born 1845.  He was a foster child.

 

Military Service researched and stone ordered by Ms Gaynell H. Sasser, and installed by Jerry Van Herrin and Art Keene.

 

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