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Chancy  Knight 

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David K. Knight
1775 - 1855


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Chancy Knight
1806 - 1885
Chancy Knight was born about 1806 somewhere in South Carolina and died about 1885 in Randolph, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 79 years old.

She states in the 1880 census her mother was born in GA and father in NC.
Oliver B. Knight (abt.1827)
James R. Knight (1838)
George W. Knight (1845)
Marriage4/6/1827 GA (Walton County) 21 yrs old 
Name of Groom:Elnathan Knight, name of Bride: Chancey Knight, Marriage Date: April 6, 1827, Marriage County: Walton, Marriage State: Georgia 
Census1/1/1840 GA (Houston County) 34 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Chancy Knight.  page 35 - line 17: Salathiel Knight - one male (under 5),one male(10-15),one male(30-40), one female(under 5), one female(5-10), one female(20-30)
Line 19: James Knight - one male (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (50-60), one female(under 5), two females (10-15), one female (30-40)
Line 29: Thomas Knight - one male (20-30) one female (15-20)  
Census1/1/1850 District 4 GA (Randolph County) 44 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Chancy Knight.  # 124 -Jas Knight (age 41), Mary Knight (41), Jno T. Knight (20), Sarah Knight (18), Thos Knight (17), Mary Knight (14), Jas R. Knight (13). All born in GA 
Census1/1/1850 Lumpkin GA (Stewart County) 44 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Chancy Knight.  #731 - Salthiel Night (age 47), Carissa Night (38), Mary Night (10), Jas Night (8). All born in GA,except Salathiel in SC  
Census1/1/1850 GA (Jasper County) 44 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Chancy Knight.  625 -William Knight ( 50 GA), Cinthia Knight (50 NC), James Knight (17 GA) 
Census1/1/1860 GA (Randolph County) 54 yrs old 
502 - Chana Knight (age 58 - SC), Mary Knight (22), James Knight (21), George W Knight (15), James E Knight (3)

O R. Knight (38), Nancy (21) and John F. (5) 
Census1/1/1870 Subdivision 146 GA (Randolph County) 64 yrs old 
785 -Chancy Knight (age 61) She keeps house, She was born in SC. She can read, but can not write.
(she lives next door to sons, James and Oliver)  
Census8/1/1870 Subdivision 146 GA (Randolph County) 64 yrs old 
Listed as family #784: James Knight (age 30), Mary Ann Knight (age 25), Martha Rigsby (age 24) and Alice Rigsby (age 3), Mark Rolen Rigsby(1 mon-born in June). James is a chair maker and his wife, Mary Ann, is keeping house. Martha is a domestic servant. James estimates the value of his real estate to be $300 and personal property $200. All were born in GA. James cannot write and Mary Ann and Martha cannot read or write.
Other members of the Knight family live near James and his family. They are reported on the census as:
#785 - Chancy Knight (age 61 SC)
#786 - Oliver B. Knight (age 41 GA), Nancy (32 GA), John T. (14 GA),Elizabeth (16 GA), John F. Gilder (16 GA)farm worker. Oliver is a chair maker.
#778 - Salathiel Knight (age 67 SC) Jane Knight (29 NC), Marion (19 GA), Lucius (12 GA), Martha (21 GA) , Isadora R. (9mos GA). 
Census1/1/1880 District 998 FL (Randolph County) 74 yrs old 
73 - Chancy Knight (age 71) She is a widow, she keeps house, She was born in SC, her mother was born in GA and father in NC.
(she lives next door to her son,James) 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Chancy Knight's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Chancy, her family, and friends. For example, Chancy is 5 years old when By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
1 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
2 1808 Pulaski County created.
3 1809 Twiggs County formed.
5 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
5 1811 Madison County created.
6 1812 Emanual County formed.
6 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
7 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
11 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
13 1819 Rabun County formed.
14 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
15 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
16 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
17 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
18 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
19 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
20 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
21 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
24 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
25 1831 Sumter County is formed.
26 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
27 1833 Walker County is formed.
30 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
31 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
32 1838 Chattooga County formed
41 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
44 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
45 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
46 1852 Taylor County formed.
47 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
48 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
50 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
51 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
52 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
64 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
69 1875 Oconee County formed.
1 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
8 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
24 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
33 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
38 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
47 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
50 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
53 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
59 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
63 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
71 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
73 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
5 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
6 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
22 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
28 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
55 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
56 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
76 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
79 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
24 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
54 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
62 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
5 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
14 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
24 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
29 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
31 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
34 1840 Oregon Trail is established
36 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
49 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
54 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
56 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
57 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
59 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
62 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
69 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
70 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
27 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Elnathan Knight
Born about 1801 and died about 1860.
They were married 4/6/1827.

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The Children of Chancy Knight

James R. Knight
Born in Houston County, Georgia on June 27, 1838 and died in Randolph County, Georgia on October 7, 1911. He was 73 years old.

He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Knight (5/15/1841-7/14/1916)on May 10th 1863. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Knight
Their children:
  1. Minnie B. (1872)
  2. Edith Fr...
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