REVEREND AARON WEAVER KNIGHT JOURNAL

Begun by Rev. Aaron Weaver Knight (1810 - 8 Jul 1888) and ended by his son, Rev. Sidney Thomas Knight (1 Dec 1846 - 28 Aug 1921).

The citizens herein lived in the general area of Jefferson and Angelus communities in Chesterfield Co., SC. Some were of Kershaw Co. and possibly Lancaster Co, SC because the three borders were so close. Included are interesting environmental and catastrophic events.

Copied in hand by Janie E. Jowers and transcribed by several typists. Edna Holtzclaw has the diary abstract (year unk.) The journal has been printed by the Carolinas Genealogical Society. This electronic copy was transcribed from a typed version with notations (in italics) by Alma Jowers Baker. Notations pertaining to Hough entires were included by Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth Pitts) Hough of Camden, SC.


Archible McBride died May 3 1840

William Jowers and Elizabeth Evans married April 25, 1841

Isabel Knight died January 1 1841 (Ap . . . 1843)

Mrs. Rochele died April 28 or 29 1843. (mo of Mrs. Charlotte Rochelle Blair whose son, Major LWR Blair, was murdered because of his political plan to politically unite the negroes with the poor whites vs. the "Bourbon" Democrats.)

Zacharich Holley and Margaret (Sowell) married April 27, 1843.

Mary Knight died Dec 3 1843

Rosann Dunn died Dec 7 1843

Josiah Dunn and Matilda Edgeworth married Dec 17 or 18 1843.

Myself and J.S. (John Stanley "Jackie") Horton worked at Mr. Kirkley mine 8 days and found 11 (DNT) (DWT penny weight) and 17 grains of gold (Rev. A W Knight) John Stanley "Jackie" Horton born 1813 - died Dec 19 1905. His family cemetery is at Angelus)

Richard Edgeworth and Nancy Brewer married Dec 20 1843

The Bridge went off at Mrs. Blakeney Jan 17 1844

Nancy Knight died Jan 26 1844

Thomas Watts started for Alabama Feb 17 1844 (See 1856)

Mary McMillen died March 31 1844

John Griffith died March 18 1844

Andrew J Knight and Miss Hilton married April 14, 1844

George Jowers and Rebecca Leigh married April 18 1844

Burrell Brewer died May 17 (11) 1844

Gillum Sowell and Flora Mercason (Murchison) married July 1 1844

Fedrick Rivers and Cynthia Knight married July 28 1844

Stephen Moss died Oct 4 1844

Father ("Jackie") Horton's house was burnt Oct 6 1844.

The Great Mast (?) was 1844

Naomi Edgeworth died Jan 10 1845

Patience Debruhl died Feb 5 1845

Mary Bane died April 11, 1845

Edward C. Debruhl and Susan Brewer married July 17 1845

Lovel Edgeworth and Ann Ogburn married April 23 1846

James Blackwell and Elizabeth Leigh married June 18 1846

Mary Holley died Oct 1 1846

The great flood in Rocky Creek was June 24 1847

James Jowers and Elizabeth Brewer married Nov 19 1847

William S (Stanley) Thompson and Gilly Ann Debruhl married Jan 21 1849

Neil F. Graham and Susan Hough (oldest ch of Joseph Hough and 2nd wf., Lavinia Elliott) married Mar 29 1849

Edward Moore and Rachel Dunn married Feb 5 1849

Thomas P Evans died Sept 22 1849

Polly Knight died Nov 14 1849

Andrew Raley and Mary A Perkins married Dec 6 1849

Peter McCaskill and Ester Lee married Dec 13 1849

(Nancy McMillen died Dec 19 1849)

Jane Ann Horton died Nov 27 1850

Harrison Lee and Elizabeth McCaskill married Dec 19 1850

Aaron Knight died Feb 6 1851 (grandfa of first author, Rev. Aaron Knight . . . . ..b1740/50 died 1820)

Mother (Elizabeth Stanley) Horton died Feb 22 1851 (mo of Rev Knight's wf, Winifred)

William Mosley and Nancy Sowell married oct 19 1851

John Johnson died Nov 23 1851

Levi Sowell died Dec 3 1851

Redick (Roderick or Reddick) died Jan 19 1852. (Capt. Reddick Moseley, Jr., md 21 May 1840 to Dorcas, dau of Nathaniel Hough of Kershaw Dist., by Rev. Mr. Jones)

(Christian) Cristian Johnson died 1852 Dec 2nd

John Graham died May 16 1853 (father of Neil F?)

John Dunn and Sary Ann (Ana) Bird married Oct 20 (13) 1853

George Blackwell and Eliza Baker married Oct 20 1853

Duncan Crawford died Nov 7 1853

Charles W(esley) Horton (b 28 Dec 1834) and Jane Raley (died 31 Aug 1867) married March 12 1854 (another diary said 1850)

John N Thompson and Lovedy (or Lacedy) Wullivan married March 26 1854

Ransom Blackwell and Eliza Sowell married April 23 1854

Pinkney Collins and Lucy Ann Horton married Aug 16 1854

George Bird and Elizabeth Dunn married Aug 17 1854

The great Fire and Windy day was March 9 1855

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Snow March 22

George Demby died Feb 15 1856

Gibson Mangum died Feb 25 1856

The great Flood in Rocky Creek was May 19 1856 another the 1st of September.

Nancy McCaskill died Aug 16 1856

The great Exibition at the Wolfpit School house was Dec. 25 1856

Lloyd Hancock and L.E. Thompson married nov 22, 1855

(Teacher) Thomas Watts and C. H. (?Henrietta Charlotte?) McCaskill married Jan 24 1856. (his student at Wolfpit)

John Seegars died Jan 27 1857

Neill McBride started the 3rd time to La. (Louisiana) Jan 28 1857

The cold windy snow was Jan 18 1857 19, 20, 21, 22 was uncommon cold.

Mrs. Mary Blakney died Oct 8 1857

The great sleet that broke the timber was Feb 12 1858

Cynthia (Horton) Knight, my mother, died July 19 1858 (born 1773) age 85 (wf of Rev. Aaron Weaver Knight . . . )

John Scarborough died July 15 1858

Rachel Ogburn died Nov 24 1858

John Mangum died Nov 27 1858

L. Berry Ogburn (Lucius Barry b 1774) died Mar 5 1859. (Ogburn book says 1856. His dau Dolly Ogburn md Laban Ferguson's bro., Lewis B Ferguson b 1799, d 1886)

George W Sowell and Sarah McCaskill married mar 31 1859

Nathan S Horton died Sep 18 1859

W. S. Thompson and brother started for the West., Oct 17 1859

William Middleton died Dec 3 1859

Mary M Hancock died Dec 5 1859

Rhoda Baker died Dec 13 1859

Spiers Sullivan died jan 9 1860

Riley Phillips and Elizabeth Mercason (Murchison) married May 6 1860

The great Hale (hail) fell May 30 1860

Riley Johnson and Elizabeth Campbell married Sept 2 1860

Granny Dunn died July 13 1860

Gilly Sowell died Sept 6 1860

Snow Nov 21 1860

J W Knight and Susan Middleton married Nov 29 1860

Alexander Graham died Dec 4 1860

Mrs. (Mr.) R Jones died March 7 1861

Robin Phillips died march 31 1861

Thomas Threatt and Katharine ("Katie", grd of "Preacher" Knight, a 2nd wife.) (sic) married April 9 1861

Richard Jones and Martha J Campbell married April 11 1861

Volunteers from Chesterfield started for Charleston April the 16th, 1861.

Margaret McCaskill died May 11 1861

Briant King died May 16 1861

Richard l Edgeworth died June 3 1861

Sely Demby died June 12 1861

Battle of Bullrun July 18 1861 (sic)

Manasser (Manassas) July 21 1861

J R Knight started to Virginia July 31 1861

E C Williams and Mary A Thompson married July 23 1861

Zacharier Allen died Aug 1 1861

Louise (Louisa) Sullivan died March 12 1862 (Spires Sullivan was son in law of the Rev Aaron Knight who organized Knight's Meeting House . . .Fork Creek Meth Ch . . near Jefferson, SC in 1784)

Eunice Sullivan died June 5 1862

Wiliam Colgin died June 29 1862

Mrs. Rachel Kirkley died Nov 27 1862

Michael Mungo died Aug 28 1863

John Horton died Sept 14 1863 (md Elizabeth Stanley on 11 March 1807) His sale was Oct 13 & 14, 1863 (fa of Winifred, Rev A W Knight's wife)

James W Blakeney died Dec 27 1863

Mrs. Crawford died Dec 27 1863

Charlotte Campbell died July 7 1864

Hial Mare (Moore) died Aug 3 1864

Sally Pate died Aug 5 1864

Riley (Riles) Mare killed himself Dec 3 1864

Mary McCaskill died Jan 25 1865 (1st w/of Sampson, s/o Joseph & 2nd wf Lavinia Hough)

John Evans (Eveas) and Jane McBrittle (McBride) married Mar 16 1865

Levi Robinson and Susan Pate married Oct 18 1865

Joseph Knight and Nancy Knight married Oct 24 1865

James Gillum Horton and A(lice) Hough married Nov 26 1865 (dau of Benjamin M Hough, s/o Charity (Deason) and Amos Hough

Dec 24 1865 was rainy and windy to 31 and very warm Jan 1,2,3, and 4th snow.

Sampson ("Sam") and (his 2nd wife) Ann W. McCaskill) married Jan 5 1866. (She died 25 July 1868)

James Blackwell died Mar 18 1866

Louisa Johnson died May 8 1866

Margaret Martin died May 8 1866

A.A. Campbell and C.H Knight married Dec 20 1866

Snowed Dec. 30, Jan 3, 1867 and sleeted Mar 16, 1867

W. H. (William Henry) Knight and Mary Eleanor (Ellen) married Mar 20 or 21 1867. (Her bro., W. Archie Clark, md W. H. Knight's sister, Molly, in 1875)

George Sowell and Mary E Horton married April 7 1867

Freshet in Lynches Creek June 10 1867

Malcum K McCaskill died July 18 1867

Alford Japlin died Aug 6 1867 (Joplin?)

John L(evi) Horton (b 23 Aug 1844; d 21 Aug 1917) and Harriet Cato married Aug 11 1867

Jane Horton died Aug 31, 1867

Daniel Campbell and Mary McCaskill married Oct 3, 1867

King Sowell died Oct 6, 1867

Alexander Campbell died Oct 18, 1867

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Salathiel Horton and C (Clarenda) Baker married Nov 28 1867 (She was a sister of Whiteford L Baker's grandfather writes Alma Jowers Baker.)

Gillum Demby and Jane Kirkley married Dec 29, 1867

(Mrs.) Susan (Hough) Graham died Jan 6 1868 (First wife of Neil F Graham. She is buried, believed near her mother Lavinia Elliot Hough, at the Jack Horton Cem, Chstrfld Co SC, 1/2 mi so of Rocky Cr nr Angelus Comm turn off, well tended).

Matthew Jordan and Edith Raley married Jan 8 (9) 1868

(D)J M Bethune and E C McCaskill married Jan 16, 1868

E C Clark and Mary E Jowers married Jan 20 (30) 1868

Nancy Lucy died Feb 8 1868

(Mrs) Lavinia (Elliott) Hough (2nd wife of Joseph Hough) died March 30, 1868

C(harles) W(esley) Horton and (2nd wf) Susan M Knight married Mar 31 1868

Henry Debose and Henrieta Blakeney married June 24 1868

John W M(McCaskill) Hough (Ann W, typed wrong prob.) died July 25 1868 (2nd wf of Sampson Hough)

Alexander Outlaw and Levina Hough (dau of Liddy (Elliott) and Amos Hough, s/o Susannah (Williams) and Joseph Hough) married May 4 1869. (Her 2nd hus. was Hall)

J J Middleton and margaret Jowers married May 6 1869

Margaret Brewer died Aug 1 1869

Queen Campbell died Dec 10 1869

N(eil) F. Graham and (2nd wife) Sally Jowers married Dec 15 1869

Jessa Garland died Jan 12 1870

Reddick Raley and Ann Middleton married Jan 12, 1870

Susan Johnson died March 6 1870

Daniel Johnson and Nancy Horton March 29 1870 (married)

W Munn and m J Jones (owers) married Dec 4 1870

John Griffeth (Griffith) and Mary McMillen married Dec 11 1870

S T (Sydney Thomas) Knight (this journal's co-author) and Rebecca Cato married March 23 1871

Sampson Hough (Lavinia E and Joseph Hough's son) died June 1 1871 (his first wf died 1865; his 2nd 1868)

Fanny Lee died May 14 1871

William Raley died Aug 23 1871

Elizabeth Johnson died Oct 4 1871

March Leach died Nov 16 1871

Snow Dec 1 and 15, 1871

J R Johnson and Elizabeth Munn married Dec 24 1872

John Lowery and Eliza Miller married Jan 4 1872

O E Horton and E Worley married Jan 4 (11) 1872

C Jowers and Manervy Horton married Jan 11 1872

(R. Eubanks the same day, so they say)

J F Knight and mary Clark married Jan 18 1872

Elisha Rollands (Rollings) and Margaret Knight married Jan 30 1872

Sleeted Feb 5 1872

Henry Mungo hanged himself Feb 5 1872

Alexander Finlayson and E Campbell married Feb 15 (12) 1872

Labon Hough and Miss Kirkland ("Col" Labon Carraway Hough and Susan Evelina Kirkland) married Feb 15 1872 (Grandson of Charity (Deason) and Amos Hough)

W Andrew (d 5 Oct 1914) Cato and Olive (Amanda) Horton (b 28 Nov 1840; d 15 Mar 1914) married Feb 15 1872

A S Worley and C C Horton the same day so they say Feb 15 1872

A W Thompson died Feb 17 1872

Richard Holley and Matilda Jones married Feb 29 1872

March 2nd Snow; 5th and 22 1872

Winnie E Knight died Sept 9 1872

Wm Griffith and Jeny Rory married Nov 17 1872

Rufus Raley and Sally Jones married Dec 19 1872

Snow Dec 11th Sleet Dec 25th

Gilbert N Clark and Margaret Douglass married Dec 25, 1872

Angus Douglas and Nancy Clark married Dec 26 1872

John Traves and E.E. Horton married Dec 29 1872

W.J.D. Jowers and Jane Sowell married Jan 16, 1873

Beady Horton died Feb 21 1873

Rod Mungo and Pinkey Sowell married Feb 22, 1873

March 3 & 4 were very cold 1873

Jesse Clyburn and S.S.Sowell married mar 6 1873 (Jesse s/o 2nd wf Sarah Kirkly and Lewis Clyburn.)

Hail the first day of April 1873, the 26th a big frost.

Allen Martin died April 25 (22) 1873

Mrs. Grissum died April 29 1873

Hail May 10 1873

Daniel (Darel) McIntire died Jan 19 1873

Richard Knight died June 22 1873 (born 1774. fa of Aaron Weaver Knight, first author of this diary.) md Cynthia ________ b 1773 d 19 July 1858. and had 11 ch: Anna 1796; Moses 1798; Polly, Betsey, Frankie and Wesley died young; Dickie 1803; John 1805; James 1808; Aaron Weaver 1810) Richard Knight founded Zion United Methodist Church in 1815 at (what is now) Pageland, SC

Mrs. Charity (Deason) Hough (wf of Amos Hough) died June 30 1873.

Nancy Raley died July 7 1873

Samuel Brown died Aug 8 1873

Floyd P Steen died Aug 8 1873 (So they say)

A. Vinson and Susan Cato married Sept 26 1873

Ben Kirkley and Lavina (d/o Susannah Hough and Neil F. Graham) married Dec 28 1873

Pheba Bone was burnt to death Feb 10 1874

W(m) H(enry) house was burnt March 4 & 5 1874

Tarlar Sulton (Sutton) died June 27, 1874

Robert Holley and Elizabeth (Eliza) Jones married Sep 24 1874

(James b 28 May 1852 d 2 Mar 1932) Russell Horton and Elizabeth (Liz) Hough (b 2 Aug ___ d 18 Sept 1921; d/o Nancy Elliott and I S Hough) married Nov 5 1874

William (Bates) Horton (b; 27 Mar 1808) died Nov 14 1874

J. B. Jowers and Mary Griffith married Nov 15 1874

J. Early Knight died Dec 21st 1874

Michel Miller died Dec 21 1874

W. A(rchie) Clark and (M. M. ) Mary Malissa Knight (Molly) Jan 28 1875 married (aunt)

Old Mrs. Oliver died Feb 15 1875

Lucy Brown died Feb 23 1875

Sarah Demby died April 6 1875

Joseph Lynn died April 8 1875

Louise (Levi) Pate died April 23 1875

Moses Hough died April 30 1875 (b 1799 SC md Mary Lewellyn, d/o or sister of Jesse, and had ch: Amos, Isabell I, Sarah, Jesse F, Dorcas B, Rochelle R, Margaret I.) Moses was s/o Sarah and Amos Hough b ca 1760 d 29 Jan 1829. Moses was executor of his father's estate.)

Burrel S Newman and Malla Myers married May 9 1875

Wiley ones died June 2 1875

Mary McLaughlin died Oct 24 1875

George Welch died Nov 7 1875

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Calvin (C) Sullivan and (M) Dolly Demby married Jan 5 1876

Daniel Sullivan and Louisa Carnes married Jan 10 1876

Betty (Betsey) Watts died jan 18 1876

Jane Graham died Feb 15 1876

Angus M Jones died Feb 25 1876

Janet McClane died April 6 1876

William Mosely died May 28 1876

David S. Cato and Masoura Connel (Missouri Carivel?) married Nov 23 1876

Canty (Seip) Middleton and Emily Threatt married Feb 24 1876

Henry Pate and Susan Robertson married March 25 1876

Louisa Sowell died March 10 1876 (Louis?)

John McCoy and Tirena Pate married Mar 1 1876

James Pitts and Anna page married march 16 1876

J. W. Murry preached the first sermon in the New church July 2 (12) 1876 from Mark 16:15.

Archa Douglas and Cathy Johnson married Dec 17 1876

John Clark and Nancy Douglas married Jan 7 1877

John Graham (s/o Susanna Hough and Neil F Graham) and Lizer Funderburk married Jan 7 1877.

Sally Sullivan died May 4 1877

Charlie Bird died May 10 1877

Patsy Seegars died May 10 (Aug) 1877

J. A. Watts and Nanna Hancock married Dec 13 1877

Sarah Sowell died Dec 14 1877

Sally McBryde died Dec 18 1877

Thomas (Croxton) Croketon died Dec 28 1877

Angus Johnson died Jan 18 1878

Mary Garland died Feb 28 1878

Marvin Raley died March 13 1878

Abraham Sullivan died April 8 1878

Betsy Jowers died April 21 1878

Nancy Miles died April 22 1878

Mary Campbell died June 6 1878

Alford Perkins died Aug 9 1878

Nov 19 snowed 5 in. deep in 1878

William Holley and Hulda Cato married Feb 6 1879

Daniel Sullivan died July 14 1879

Champman L Sullivan died Aug 18 1879

Angus (E) Johnson and Cathy (Cattie) Jowers married Dec 7 1879

Henry Stuart died Dec 14 1879

Kiled 2 hogs Dec 16 1879 Weight 250 and 260

John Brewer and Eliza Jowers married Dec 7 1879

Bob Snipes died Dec 30 1879

Snow April 8 1880

John Threatt died Dec 1 (11) 1880

Daniel Douglas died Feb 16 1881

Daniel Smith and Mary Johnson married Feb 20 1881

William Campbell and Molley Hendrick married Feb 12 1881

C. C. Worley died June 18, 1881

Levi Jordan and Mary Threatt married June 19 1881

Zilphy Croxton died June 25 1881

Mary Raley died July 9 1881

Moses Knight died July 14 1881

Daniel Johnson died Nov 2 1881

Mary Graham died Dec 2 1881 (poss m/o Neil F Graham)

J A Seegars and W. Emerline Knight married Feb 5 1882 (d/o author)

Lena Johnson died Feb 6 1882

Nancy Douglas died may 20 1882

Alexander (Sandy) Johnson and (1st wf) Margaret Smith married June 28 1882

(Mrs) Winifred (Horton b July 29 1810) died Aug 26 1882 (wife of author Rev. Aaron Weaver Knight had 5 ch: Sidney Thomas md Rebecca Cato on 23 March 1871; William Henry md Ellen Clark on 20 March 1867; Elizabeth Jane d unm. 21 July 1921; Margaret "Molly" md W. A. Clark in 1875; Emaline md J. A. Seegars in 1882)

Nelson Newman died Aug 26 1882

Alexander Finlayson died Sept 28 1882

C. R. McLaymore died Oct 15 1882

W. S. Thompson and Catharine Sullivan married Oct 19 1882

The Comet of 1882 was visable Oct 1 to nov 20 1882

C. Conly and Jane McCaskill married jan 18 1883

THE END OF THE DIARY OF A W. KNIGHT (July 5 1810 - July 8 1888 s/o Richard Knight and ???, buried at Fork Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, founded in 1784 called "Knight's Meeting House". )

Continued by his son, Sydney Thomas Knight:

The Earth quake was Aug 31 1886

Edward Clark died April 11 1884

J(ames) B. Knight died oct 21 1887 (1st wf Mary Horton b 30 Sep 1811; 2nd wf Elizabeth Horton b 2 Aug 1815, daus of Elizabeth Stanley and John Horton)

Mrs. Jane Clark died Dec 18 1887

J. L. Cato and M.E. Cato married Dec 28 1887

J(ohn) S Miller died march 23 1888. His wife d 19 May 1906

Cathy (Jowers) Johnson died April 27 1888. 9wife of Angus E Johnson who md 7 Dec 1879)

Aaron W. Knight died July 8 1888 (author of the first part of this diary.)

Samuel Boise (Boyce) and Mary E Cato married Dec 13 1888

Ed R. Knight and Slly E Cato married Jan (June) 9, 1889 (1888)

Andrew J Knight died Feb 18 1889

(Jeff) B. Cato died April 7 1889

Caroline Campbell died June 2 1889

Levi Sowell died Aug 7 1889

(J) G. W. Blackwell and Nancy F(rances) Thompson married Dec 12 1889

(Richman) Frank Hough and Mary (Frances, Purdy Sowell's aunt) married Dec 12 1889 (or 1888 by Rev. Nathan Faile of Kershaw, SC. Richman was oldest s/o Benjamin Hough)

E Ellis and Eliza Douglas married Dec 25 1889

Randle McPherson and Mary McCaskill married Mar 19 1890

W. B. Campbell and Alice (Alis) Seegars married Aug 9 1890

Margaret R McCaskill died Sep 26 1890

Frank Seegars and Liza Harts (Horton says old copy) married Nov 1890

W. E. Hendrick and M. L. Seegars married Dec 14 1890

J. R. Campbell and Ada Boon married Dec 24 1890

P. C. Campbell and Kathy Mangum (Hatty, old copy) married Nov 1890

(Miss) Flora McCaskill died jan 16 1891

Thomas Horton and Lou Sowell married Jan 29 1891

M. A. Johnson died Feb 3 1891

Jane Raley and James W Jowers married March 1 1891

Calvan McDonal (Dannel) and Hatty Campbell married March 15 1891

James Jowers died March 13 1891

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Christion Smith died March 21 (25) 1891

Alexander ("Sandy") Johnson and B. A. C. (Aunt Kan) Horton married Aug 26 1891 (2nd wf Biddy Ann Candis Horton b 2 March 1850, s/o Biddy Ann Sowell and Jackie Horton)

T. Helms and Nancy Hough married Sept 6 1891 (d/o of Nancy elliott and Isaac Shepherd Hough, s/o Joseph)

Mrs. Martha Cato died Dec 22 1891

Sandy Baker and laura Threatt married Dec 30, 1891

Rob Edgeworth and Mary J (E) Horton married Jan 3 1892

W. Haithcock and Laura Campbell married jan 12 1892

Thomas Threatt died jan 15 1892

A. N. Johnson and Cathy Jordan married Jan 17 1892

Mrs. Anna Sulton (Sutton) died Feb 1 1892

Jane (or James) Jowers died Dec 25 (22) 1892

(J) B. Horton and Anna Cato married Dec 20 (21) 1892

Ed Shaw and Malla (?Walla) Horon married Dec 21 1892

Mr. Chashel (Marchel) and Matty Knight married Dec 22 1892

Mr. White and Martha Knight married Dec 27 1892

Snowed Dec. 26, 27, 1892. (Light snow on) Jan 3, 11, 13, 15, 18 19 1893. Snowed for 24 hours and was very cold.

Lynches River froze over and people walked over on ice, Jan 1893

Mary McPherson died Feb 14 1893

Duncan Campbell died April 3 1893

Elias Sullivan and Sarah Campbell married April 11, 1893

Henry Seegars and laura Sowell married July 13 1893

Mary (A) Cato died Oct 24 1893

Thomas McMillian died Nov 13, 1893

John Munn and Mag. Finlayson married Dec 21 1893

Alexander Clark and S.E. Knight married Jan 15 1894

Emmie died Oct 15 1895 (poss an error, likely 1894)

Mrs. Ellen Johnson died Dec 2 1894

Mrs. Peggie Middleton died Dec 11 1894

Kate McCaskill died Jan 5 1895

Richard Demby and Mag Jowers married Dec 1 1895

Harriet Pate died Jan 7 1896

Sarah Sullivan died jan 7 (18) 1896

Charlie Edgeworth and S.M. (Sis) Hendrix married Jan 5 1896

Sis Holly died Feb 1 1896

F. A. Wilkes and Saulie Clark married Feb 20 1896

John A. McCaskill died March 4 1896

J. Burrell Knight and Dana (Dena?) Kirk married Mar 3 1896

Willie Lowery and Effie Graham married Nov 26 1896

G Rufus (J) McCaskill died Dec 11 1896

Will Melton and Lou Campbell married Jan 10, 1897

Daniel Graham (Danny) and Jane Clark married Jan 14 1897

Cornelius McCaskill and Mary Clark married Feb 10 1897

Mrs. Mary Knight died March 13 1897 (Included in another typist's version.)

Theodosia Holley died April 12 1897 (21)

Mrs. Rosan Jordan died Nov 26 1897

Windy and Fair (Firy) day Feb 15 1898

R. J. Johnson and Annie Sullivan married Feb 20 1898

John Harper was hanged Dec 16 1898

Jas. R. Knight and Mollie Melton married Jan 4 1899

Joweph Jowers and Susie Sowell married Jan 15 1899

R. A. Knight and Agatha Douglas married Jan 19 1899

Snowed Feb 11, 12, 13, 1899 was very cold 2 to 15 degrees below zero.

Margaret Campbell died June 6 1899

Sallie Graham died June 30, 1899

Aunt Nancy Thompson died July 13 1899

Kattie Gregory died Dec 12 1899

Lloyd Jordan died Dec 30 1899

John W. Knight and Eller Graham married Jan 31 1900

Dr. G. W. Gregory and Eller Blackwell married May 7 1900

Ed Seegars and Nan Horton married May 13 1900

T. A. Johnson and Nizzie (Nezzie) Sellars married may 16 1900

George Boone died June 16 1900

James Johnson died June 23, 1900

Nel Clark died July 6, 1900

Baxter Douglas and Huldah Knight married Oct 24 1900

Miss Christian Johnson died Feb 6 1901

J. A. Knight (Uncle Sam) and Cattie Middleton married Feb 6 1901

E (C) L Cato and (cousin) Nannie Clark married Mar 20 1901

William Raley died May 12 1901

Harriet Horton died June 19 1901

Eller Knight (died) Aug (7) 1901

J. A. McMillen died Oct 18 1901

Henry Seegars died Oct 21 1901

Mrs. Elizabeth Jowers died Dec 26 1901

Mr. Isaac Hough (Isaac Shepherd, s/o Joseph and 2nd wf Lavinia Elliott Hough) died Jan 27 1902

B. A. Evans died May 28 1902

Clark Douglas died Oct 17 1902

Mr. J. C. Jowers and Mary (Eleanor) Knight married Oct 29 1902

First killing Frost in 1902 was Nov 28

Huldah Holley died Dec 10 1902

Mrs. Esther McCaskill died Dec 15 1902

Will Byrd and Winnie Cato married jan 11 1903

Mrs. Leander Roberts and Neal Johunson married Jan 15 1902

John D McCaskill and Carrie L Cason married Aug 26 1906 in Spartanburg, SC They have the following children: (not in order) Herbert L, E. Bernard, E Mozelle, Agnes H.

(Jefferson Methodist Church founded 1904 is a daughter church of Fork Creek Meth Ch. aka Knight's Meeting House. Rev. Aaron Knight had died about 1820, leaving four sons; each of whom became ordained ministers and founded four churches in the surrounding communities.)

G. N. Clark died March 9 1903

Louda Raley died June 1 1903

W. F. Young and Sally (Sallie Jane) Knight married Dec 23 1903

W. Holly and Effie Lowery married Jan 6 1904

John Wesley Knight died March 9 1904

(Capt.) N. F. (Neil) Graham died May 20 1904

Jessie Hendrick and Bertha Seegars married May 22 1904

J. F. Knight died June 5 1904

C. Hendrick died June 27 1904

Sheriff D. B. Douglas died Feb 8 1905

Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson died Feb 23 1905

James W Knight and Carrie L Simpson married March 8 1905

Adline Brown died June 2 1905

Mrs. Rachel Threatt June 2 1905

Elias Sullivan died June 4 1905

Thomas Middleton and Sallie Johnson married July 13 1905

Gilum Horton killed by lightning July 20 1906 (his widow was the former Alice Hough md 26 Nov 1865. Alice was d/o Moses "Moody" and Queen Ann Terrell Hough)

Mary (Jane) Graham (born Nov 8 1850) died Aug 24 1905 (unm d/o Capt Neil and Susannah Hough Graham)

James E Knight died Sept 7 1905

Uncle Jackie Horton (John Stanley) died Dec 19 1905

J. Riley Johnson died April 23 1906 (Carey Johnson's grandfather)

Mrs. Elizabeth (Fletcher) Miller died May 19 1906, (wife of John S Miller of Jefferson, Chesterfield Co., SC. She was d/o Polly Gardner and Wm Brown Fletcher of Flat Rock, Kershaw Co., now Westville, SC)

James R Knight died June 15 1906

Thomas (Tom) J(efferson) Knight and Lula Byrd (d20 Nov 1913) married Jan 20 1907

Carrie L Knight went to the Hospital March 20 1907 (w/o James W Knight)

April was very cold the 15th ice was 2 ins think.

Carrie came home May 21 1907

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Big Hail was June 2 1907. Hail fell as large as the bottom of a tea cup.

Carrie went back to the hospital June 16 1907

Edith Holly died Sept 16 1907

Rinna Horton died Sept 22 1907

Lela Byrd died Sept 16 1907

David S (or T) Knight died Jan 26 1908 (bro of cousin Sallie)

Dan W Knight and Annie Bruton married Jan 13 1908

Minor Holley and Perly Cato married May 3 1908

G. R. Sowell died Aug 18 1908

The great Flood in the creek and river was Aug 25, 16 & 27, 1908.

Nettie Cato died Feb 8 1909

Mr. G. W. Blackwell died March 5 1909

Mrs. Hana Sulton (Sutton) died April 13 1909

Jane Gardner April 16 1909

Mrs. Teal died April 16 1909

Lee Holley died April 29 1909

Nannie Holley wife of Edward Holley died April 30, 1909

Perla Holley wife of Minor Holley died May 30, 1909

Zedie Middleton and Vance Bruton married May 30 1909 so they say

Mrs. W. M. Miller died June 3 1909

John S. Clark and (Miss) Millie Peach married Dec 22 1909

Charlie Johnson died Dec 22 1909, so they say.

E. O. Thompson and Miss Callie Sowell married jan 9 1910

Cleveland Middleton and Eller Seegars married Jan 16 1910

Jes Debruhl and Laura Seegars married Feb 22 1910

Ben Vick and Rebecca Johnson married March 9 1910

Preston Sullivan and Crit Clark married March 27 1910

George Eubanks wife and daughter died same day, Marach 27 1910, so they say.

W. A. Clark home and all the out side buildings burned April 30 1910

W. A. Clark moved into his new home May 25 1910

Mrs. Margaret Clark died July 31 1910

J. A (unreadable) Graham preached the first Sermon in the New Church Aug 14 1910 at Angelus, text John 1:46 "Come and See". (co-author of diary, S. T. Knight and his brother, William Henry Knight, founded Angelus Meth Ch. in 1912)

Lee Middleton and emmer Holley married Aug 14 1910

A. A. Campbell died Aug 29 1910

Francis Blackwell died Oct 29 1910

C(harles) W(esley) Horton died Nov 5 1910

C. McCaskill died Nov 7 1910

C H Campbell Nov 9 1910

Oscar Funderburk and Nettie Raley married Jan 15 1911

Duncan Campbell and Winnie Clark married May 11, 1911

Salathiel Horton died June 1 1911

Ed Gardner and Olive Sowell married June 14 1911

Clarenda Horton died June 23 1911 (widow of Salathiel Horton)

Mrs. Jane Demby died June 26 1911

Lula Ogburn, daughter of Salathiel Horton, died July 3 1911

Fanna Horton died Aug 12 1911

Cousin John Thompson, wife and grandson spent the night with me, Sept 21, 1911

Mr. Thonmas Watts died Nov 21 1911

Feb 11 1912 snowed 10-15 inches deep

W(illiam) H(enry) Knight, my grandfather, died Sunday June 9 at 4 o'clock in the evening 1912 (grandfather of Alma Jowers Baker, AJB)

Henry Adock and Fannie Bradock married June 23 1912

Mr. John Byrd died Jan 27 1913

Dr. T(om) B. Hough died Feb 16 1913 (b1858-59 Monroe, Union Co, NC)

Mr. Joseph (Joe Charles) Hough (b. Jan 19 1835) died May 8 1913. (md Ellen Evans, they lived at Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield Co in 1880. Joseph, s/o William and Sarah Doster Hough. Wm., s/o Joseph and first wf Susannah Williams Hough)

John Horton died May 17 1913

Anna Sowell died May 18 1913

Dr. R. P. Miller died Aug 14 1913

G. S. Johnson and Stella Knight married oct 25 1913

W. D. Watkins and Emmie (or Eunice) Knight married Oct 28 1913

Lula Knight died Nov 20 1913 (1st wf of T. J. Knight)

Elizabeth Hendrick died Dec 27 1913

R. B Yates and Cornelie Lemmons married Jan 14 1914

Snowed Feb 13 - 26, it was 25 inches deep

Little John Edward Knight died Feb 27 1914

Mrs. Edith Jordan died Feb 26 1914

Olive (Horton) Cato died (b28 Nov 1840; md 15 Feb 1872) died March 15 1914

John Byrd died march 20 1914

Louis Holley died May 15 1914

Lurther Byrd died June 3 1914

Frank J. Terrill killed by his aeroplane Nov 13 1914 at Chesterfield

T(homas) J(efferson) Knight and Bennie Horton married Dec 6 1914

Mrs. Eler Gregory died Jan 4 1915

Wm Holley died Feb 7 1915

Mrs. Emily Miller died Feb 19 1915

Mr. Wm Gee died Feb 23 1915

Carrie Knight went to Hospital March 10 1915 (also in spring of 1907)

B Eubanks and Ella Knight married April 4 1915

Dan Clark and Eller Sullivan married April 25 1915

Tom Threatt and Lillian Byrd married Sept 25 1915. (Mrs. Thomas Threatt, Katie, a grandda of Rev Aaron Knight, a second wife.)

William Horton and Elen Clrk married Nov 7 1915

The day Dec 1, I was 69 years old, I butchered 20 hogs one weigh 330 and one 338.

J. L. Cato died Dec 2 1915

John Hathcock and Neoma Banak married Dec 19 1915

John Simpson and Oler Johnson married Dec 23 1915

Sidney Cato and Alice Dunne married Dec 26 1915

Early Middleton and Winnie Knight Jan 2 1916 married

J. P. Thompson died Jn 30 1916

Mrs. Elishaba . . . Kirkley died Jan 31 1916

Julie Byrd died Feb 6 1916

Mamie Simpson died Aug 1 1916

Mrs. Eleanor Knight died Aug 10 1916

John A. Knight died Dec 30 1916 Age 81 yrs, 3 months, and 13 days.

(Jan) Olin Middleton and Neely Middleton (correction: Nealie Horton) married Jan 1917. (Nealie, dau of Charlie G. and Mag Hough Horton, d/o I. S. Hough)

Mrs. Nancy Clark died Jan 31 1917

George L(ewis Zimmerman) Horton died Feb 4 1917 (b: 13 Jan 1855, 1st wf Suke Hough; 2nd wf, her sis, Emma, daus of Isaac Shepherd Hough).

Hanbead Horton and Olive Campbell married Mar 11 1917

Jess Hendrick house burned March 30, 1917

Barney Finalyson and (Cond?) married May 6 1917

James Middleton died July 2 1917

Little Atilee Clark died July 16 1917 in hospital at Florence.

John L(evi) Horton (b:23 Aug 1844 s/o John Stanley "Jackie" and Biddy Ann Sowell Horton) dropped dead in the field, with a hand of fodder in his hand, Aug 21 1917. (he md Harriett Cato 11 Aug 1867).

W. A(ndrew) Cato died Oct 5 1917, (wf Olive Horton d 15 march 1814)

Mrs. Sarah Jordan died Nov 20 1917

Julius Sowell died Dec 12 1917

Will H Knight died Oct 14 1918

4 air ships passed going Southwest Dec 3, 1918

Went back Northeast Dec 5 1918

Will Simpson died Jan 31 1919

Raymond Johnson and Mary Parnell married Aug 17 1919

J P Demby died Aug 1 1920

Burrell Knight and Allie Clark married Dec. 25 1920

Mrs. Catty Johnson died Feb 28, 1921

W. A. Clark died June 8 1921, (Uncle Archie, grandmother's brother)

C. C. Horton died June 24 1921

Mazurie (Missouri?) (Margaret) Catoe died June 28 1921

E(lizabeth) Jane Knight died July 21 1921 (grandfather's sister)

Dr. G. W. Gregory died 21 1921

S(idney) T(homas) Knight died Aug 28 1921 (grandfather's brother who had continued their father's diary. AJB)