Jeffery Early Knight Family

(African American & Caucasian Family)

Contributed by Sondra Yvonne Bivins
© 2009

Jeffery Early Knight is the son of Rachel (a slave of John "Jackie" Knight) and Jesse Davis Knight (son of John "Jackie" Knight). View a photo of Jeffery Knight.

Jeffery was born 1858 and died November 1, 1932 in Stringer, Jasper County, Mississippi. He is buried at the Jeffery Knight Cemetery in Jasper County, MS. See the photo of his headstone at the Jeffery Knight Cemetery.

Jeffery Knight married first to Martha Ann Eliza Jane "Molly" Knight. Molly is the daughter of Newton Knight and Serena Turner. Molly was born in 1864 and died 1917 in Jasper County, Mississippi. She is buried at the Jeffery Knight Cemetery in Jasper County, MS. See the photo of her headstone at the Jeffery Knight Cemetery.

Jeffery Knight married second (between 1917 & 1920) to Susan Ella Smith. Ella is the daughter of Warren E. Smith & Lucy Jane Ainsworth. Ella was born in 1881 in Smith County, MS.

Known children of Jeffery E. Knight & Molly Knight are:

  1. Altamirah Knight born October 1880. Died August 10, 1948 in Jones County, MS. Married Quillie Calvin Smith, son of Lucy Ainsworth Smith and Calhoun Anderson.

  2. Ollie J. Knight born 1883. Died ?

  3. Charles Madison Knight born June 1886. Died December 21, 1959 in Harris County, Texas. Married Iva Louveda Romine.

  4. Larkin Lawrence Knight born May 1887. Died 1948 in DeKalb County, Georgia. Married Blanche Arnau. Larkin lived in MS, KY and Georgia.

  5. Leonard Ezra Knight born March 18, 1892. Died August 23. 1954 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Married Necia Abigail Smith, daughter of Lucy Ainsworth Smith and Calhoun Anderson.

  6. Chancie Omar Knight born July 29, 1896. Died 03 Aug 1958 in Arkansas. Married Mary Eliza Yawn, daughter of Cora Knight and Eddie Yawn.

  7. Otho Lee Knight born September 9, 1900. Died October 20, 1970 in Jones County, MS. Married Addie Knight. Addie was the daughter of Henry W. Knight and Susan Ella Knight, Jeffery's second wife. Otho is buried at the Jeffery Knight Family Cemetery in Jasper County, MS

Know children of Jeffery E. Knight & Susan Ella Smith are:

  1. Jeffery E. Knight Jr., born 1920 in Jasper Co., MS. Died 1920 in Jasper Co., MS. Jeffery is buried at the Jeffery Knight Family Cemetery in Jasper County, MS.

  2. Jeffery E. Knight Jr., born October 27, 1921. Died January 1981 in Soso, Jones Co., MS.



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