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Franklin Pierce Knox & Malissa Standley

1. Franklin Pierce Knox, the 8th child of James and Candice Knox was born May 6, 1853 in Lauderdale Co., MS.  He came to Texas at age two on his mother's lap ... possibly by covered wagon.  The family stopped in Moscow, presently in Polk Co., TX, where they remained for about twenty years.  During this time he met and married Malissa Standley, daughter of James Benjamin Standley and Millian Silcox.  Malissa was born Jan. 25, 1855 in Polk Co., TX.

 

They had moved to Houston County by December 1873 when their first son, Luther Decater Knox, was born.  They spent most of their lives in the Lovelady, TX area, specifically in the Volga and Neville's Prairie area. 

 

Their children were all born near Loveland and are:

Generation No. 1

 

 

2 i. Luther Decatur KNOX was born 22 DEC 1873 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 30 JAN 1941 in Houston Co., Texas. He married Elizabeth Edna BUCHANAN 14 OCT 1891 in Pb. Houston Co., Texas.


3 ii. Survilla Jane KNOX was born 10 DEC 1874 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 10 MAR 1897 in Houston Co., Texas. She married William B. BAKER.


4 iii. Willard J. KNOX was born 20 APR 1876 in Houston Co., Texas, and died c.1879 in Houston Co., Texas.  He married Mary Jane Johnson.  He was raised in the Pearson Chapel area.  On Dec. 22, 1895, in a double ring ceremony, he married Mary Jane Johnson and Walter Kyle married her sister Betty,  daughters of Martin Van Buren Johnson of Jasper Co., TX.  Mat Knox was a farmer in Pearson Chapel and Austonio.  He and Mary Jane (4-16-1878/6-1-1946) had 6 children, all born near Lovelady.  Mat was killed when struck by lightning during a storm while in the field in front of his home (6-12-1916)

Children: 

     a.   George Washington Knox; 12-1-1896 - 3-4-1969 married Fannie Douphin 12-24-1916 Houston Co., TX.

     b.   Leo Knox; 9-8-1898 - 12-22-1968.

     c.   William Clinton Knox; 2-2-1916 - 8-15-1936.

     d.   Williard Knox; 8-25-1908 - 7-25-1909.

     e.   Delbert F. Knox; 8-15-1910 - 7-25-1968.

     f.    Mery Irene Knox; 9-25-1913 -    .

 

+ 5 iv. James Madison "Matt" KNOX was born 14 APR 1878 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 16 JUN 1916 in Houston Co., Texas.


6 v. William Lafayette KNOX was born 13 JAN 1881 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 18 OCT 1935 in Madison Co., Texas. He married Florence Evelyn SOWERS 23 JAN 1902 in Texas.


7 vi. Sam Richard KNOX was born 11 JAN 1884 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 01 SEP 1965 in Houston Co., Texas. He married Margaret Ella WHITE 25 JAN 1903 in Houston Co., Texas. She died 02 OCT 1971 in Houston Co., Texas.


8 vii. Millie Ann KNOX was born 04 DEC 1886 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 03 AUG 1963 in Madison Co., Texas. She married Francis Asberry LIVELY. He died 02 FEB 1964 in Houston Co., Texas.


9 viii. Minnie Lee KNOX was born 07 NOV 1887 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 07 AUG 1897 in Houston Co., Texas.


+ 10 ix. Franklin Porter KNOX was born 12 SEP 1889 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 03 MAY 1949 in Houston Co., Texas.


+ 11 x. Bertie KNOX was born 19 MAY 1892 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 15 MAY 1990 in Dallas Co., Texas.


+ 12 xi. Leona Elizabeth "Bettie" KNOX was born 25 JAN 1894 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 01 JAN 1928 in  Texas.


13 xii. Mary Malissa KNOX was born 25 JAN 1896 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 13 JAN 1913 in Houston Co., Texas. She married Edd Odell LIVELY OCT 1912 in Houston Co., Texas. He was born 01 MAY 1892 in Texas, and died 23 FEB 1966 in Elkhart, Anderson, Texas.


14 xiii. Lottie Irene KNOX was born 08 MAY 1898 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 11 AUG 1990 in Houston Co., Texas. She married Adolph Joe KRENEK 06 NOV 1919 in Houston Co., Texas. He was born 01 FEB 1900 in Texas, and died 24 JUN 1991 in Houston Co., Texas.

 

                                                                                                Generation No. 2

5. James Madison "Matt" KNOX (Franklin Pierce KNOX1) was born 14 APR 1878 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 16 JUN 1916 in Houston Co., Texas. He married Mary Jane JOHNSON 22 DEC 1895. She was born 16 APR 1878, and died 01 JUN 1946.

Children of James Madison "Matt" KNOX and Mary Jane JOHNSON are:

15 i. George Washington KNOX was born 01 DEC 1896 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 04 MAR 1969 in Madisonville, Madison, Texas.  He married Eva Mae White.
16 ii. Leo KNOX was born 08 SEP 1898 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 22 DEC 1968 in Crockett, Houston, Texas.  He married Irene Roberson.
17 iii. William Clinton KNOX was born 02 FEB 1906, and died 15 AUG 1936 in Texas.  He married Rubie Ann Morgan
18 iv. Willard KNOX was born 25 AUG 1909 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 1909 in Houston Co., Texas.
19 v. Delbert Franklin KNOX was born 12 AUG 1910 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 12 JUL 1968 in Austin, Travis, Texas.
20 vi. Mary Irene KNOX was born 25 SEP 1913 in Houston Co., Texas.  She married Jim Hill Madole.



10. Franklin Porter KNOX (Franklin Pierce KNOX1) was born 12 SEP 1889 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 03 MAY 1949 in Houston Co., Texas. He married Minnie Ola WHITEHEAD 24 OCT 1909 in Houston Co., Texas. She was born 07 NOV 1887, and died 16 SEP 1939 in Houston Co., Texas.

Children of Franklin Porter KNOX and Minnie Ola WHITEHEAD are:

21 i. Mamie KNOX was born 18 SEP 1910 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 10 AUG 1918 in Houston Co., Texas.

22 ii. Ruth KNOX was born 27 MAY 1912 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 02 JUN 1997 in  Smith Co., Texas.  She married Joseph Harvey Ferguson.

23 iii. Clemmie KNOX was born 19 DEC 1914 in Houston Co., Texas. She married Ed SHUBERT

24 iv. Alice KNOX was born 06 FEB 1917 in Houston Co., Texas. 

25 v. Lenna KNOX was born 13 SEP 1919 in Houston Co., Texas. She married D. E. NASH.

26 vi. Howard Thomas KNOX was born 09 APR 1923 in Houston Co., Texas.  He married Georgia Marie Ash.

27 vii. Benjamin Franklin KNOX was born FEB 1925 in Houston Co., Texas. He married Violet Bernice SCHUMACHER.

28 viii. Alton Grover KNOX was born 07 APR 1927 in Houston Co., Texas. He married Dorothy HUGHES.



11. Bertie Equilla KNOX (Franklin Pierce KNOX1) was born 19 MAY 1892 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 15 MAY 1990 in Dallas Co., Texas. She married Otis A. SPEER.

 
12. Leona Elizabeth "Bettie" KNOX (Franklin Pierce KNOX1) was born 25 JAN 1894 in Houston Co., Texas, and died 01 JAN 1928 in Pb. Houston Co., Texas. She married Frank John KRENEK


Source:

"History of Houston County, Texas 1687-1979"