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Descendants of Alan (Epse) EPPS
Generation No. 1
1. ALAN (EPSE)1 EPPS was born Bef. 1505, and died Bef. September 22, 1551 in Kent, England. He married AGNES HARLE.
Child of ALAN EPPS and AGNES HARLE is:
2. i. JOHN (EPPES)2 EPPS, d. November 19, 1627, in Kent, England.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN (EPPES)2 EPPS (ALAN (EPSE)1) died November 19, 1627 in in Kent, England. He married THOMAZINE FISHER, daughter of ALEXANDER FISHER and KATHERINE MAPLESDEN.
Child of JOHN EPPS and THOMAZINE FISHER is:
3. i. FRANCIS (EPES)3 EPPS, d. 1674, Charles City, Virginia.
Generation No. 3
3. FRANCIS (EPES)3 EPPS (JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) died 1674 in Charles City, Virginia. He married MARIE EPPS.
Child of FRANCIS EPPS and MARIE EPPS is:
4. i. JOHN4 EPPS, b. 1626; d. 1679.
Generation No. 4
4. JOHN4 EPPS (FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) was born 1626, and died 1679. He married MARY KENT, daughter of HUMPHREY KENT and JOANE.
Child of JOHN EPPS and MARY KENT is:
5. i. DANIEL5 EPPS, b. 1671; d. January 06, 1753, in Surry, Virgiinia.
Generation No. 5
5. DANIEL5 EPPS (JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) was born 1671, and died January 06, 1753 in in Surry, Virgiinia. He married MARY JORDAN.
Notes for DANIEL EPPS:
Daniel Epps b: ABT. 1707
Edward Epps b: ABT. 1710
Mary Epps b: ABT. 1714
Will dated 16 Sep 1749, proved 16 Jan 1753. Will names his wife Mary, son Edward, daughter s Elizabeth (Epps) Knight and Mary (Epps) Tatum, and minor grandson, Daniel Epps. (Peggy Tilley)
Child of DANIEL EPPS and MARY JORDAN is:
6. i. ELIZABETH6 EPPS.
Generation No. 6
6. ELIZABETH6 EPPS (DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1). She married JOHN KNIGHT , XIII Abt. 1729 in in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co, VA, son of JOHN KNIGHT.
Notes for ELIZABETH EPPS:
Source: "Adventures of Purse and Person". It gives the date of Daniel Epps will, 16 Sep 174 9 - 16 Jan 1753 in Surry Co, VA. The will cites his dau. Elizabeth and his wife Mary. Some think that Mary's name was Jordan. (Peggy R. Tilley)
Notes for JOHN KNIGHT , XIII:
He lived in Sussex, Sussex Co, VA. He was either a grandson or great-grandson of the pioneer immigrant, Captain Peter Knight. (History And Family Tree of John Knight, R.S.)Will date d 17 Feb 1760, probated 18 Feb 1762 (Sussex Co., VA Will Book A, p. 229). (Carolyn Tamblyn)
Children of ELIZABETH EPPS and JOHN KNIGHT are:
i. WILLIAM7 KNIGHT.
ii. JOHN KNIGHT, d. 1771; m. ELIZABETH WOODSON.
iii. JORDAN KNIGHT, m. ELIZABETH.
iv. EDWARD KNIGHT.
v. JOEL KNIGHT, m. HANNAH.
vi. RICHARD KNIGHT, d. September 21, 1759; m. (1) MARTHA; m. (2) ELIZABETH.
7. vii. PETER KNIGHT III, b. January 08, 1738/39; d. May 09, 1809.
viii. SARAH ANN KNIGHT, b. August 25, 1742.
ix. MARY KNIGHT, b. September 04, 1749.
Generation No. 7
7. PETER7 KNIGHT III (ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) was born January 08, 1738/39, and died May 09, 1809. He married BELL ANN Abt. 1729 in in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co, VA, daughter of ARTHUR BELL.
Notes for PETER KNIGHT III:
Will dated 9 May 1809, probated Nov 1811, p. 25. (Carolyn Knight Tamblyn)
Jesse Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I019> b: in Edgecombe Co, NC
Arthur Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I020> b: ABT. 1768 in Edgecombe Co, NC
John Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I021> b: ABT. 1770 in Edgecombe Co, NC
Willis Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I022> b: ABT. 1775 in Edgecombe Co, NC
Lucy Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I023> b: 14 FEB 1782 in Edgecombe Co, NC
Charles Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I026> b: ABT. 1784 in Edgecombe Co, NC
Mary Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I027> b: ABT. 1786 in Edgecombe Co, NC
Elizabeth Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I028> b: ABT. 1790 in Edgecombe Co, N C
Peter Epps Knight </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barlow&id=I029> b: 4 SEP 1796 in Edgecombe Co , NC
Title: Janice Billy - 1757 Glendale Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205-9368(email@example.com) - 199 6/97 (Information from "Pioneers of WiregrassGeorgia" series ofNote: Janice Billy
Title: Carolyn Knight Tamblyn - 706 Hollon Ave., Auburn, AL 36830(firstname.lastname@example.org. net) - 10/97 (Knight Times)Note: Carolyn Knight Tamblyn
Title: Don Knight - 811 Longmeadow Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60193(email@example.com) - 9/97 - Edi tor, The Knight LetterNote: Don Knight
Notes for BELL ANN:
Will dated 24 Aug 1816, probated 1820, Book E, p. 247. (Carolyn Tamblyn)
Children of PETER KNIGHT and BELL ANN are:
i. PETER EPPS8 KNIGHT.
ii. ARTHUR KNIGHT, d. April 25, 1824; m. SALLY.
8. iii. JOHN KNIGHT.
9. iv. WILLIS KNIGHT, d. July 22, 1845.
10. v. CHARLES KNIGHT, d. October 19, 1786.
vi. LUCY KNIGHT, m. BATTS.
11. vii. MARY KNIGHT.
viii. ELIZABETH KNIGHT.
12. ix. JESSE KNIGHT, b. Abt. 1780; d. December 16, 1815, Edgecombe County, S.C..
Generation No. 8
8. JOHN8 KNIGHT (PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1). He married ELIZABETH.
Child of JOHN KNIGHT and ELIZABETH is:
i. JOSEPH9 KNIGHT.
9. WILLIS8 KNIGHT (PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) died July 22, 1845. He married POLLY.
Child of WILLIS KNIGHT and POLLY is:
i. JORDAN9 KNIGHT.
10. CHARLES8 KNIGHT (PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) died October 19, 1786. He married MARY MALLORY.
Child of CHARLES KNIGHT and MARY MALLORY is:
i. TEMPERENCE9 KNIGHT, b. September 27, 1773; m. JAMES DANIEL.
11. MARY8 KNIGHT (PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1). She married LAWRENCE.
Child of MARY KNIGHT and LAWRENCE is:
13. i. JOSHUA9 LAWRENCE.
12. JESSE8 KNIGHT (PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) was born Abt. 1780, and died December 16, 1815 in Edgecombe County, S.C.. He married COBB MARY Abt. 1800.
Notes for COBB MARY:
Jesse's 1st wife is unknown. His 2nd wife was Mary Cobb who after Jesse's death married his brother Willis. She may have been the mother of Sylvia. (Carolyn Tamblyn) Will dated 16 D ec 1815, probated Feb 1816, Book E, p. 122. (Carolyn Tamblyn)
Children of JESSE KNIGHT and COBB MARY are:
i. ARTHUR9 KNIGHT, d. February 07, 1834.
ii. LEWIS KNIGHT, m. (1) EADY FOSTER; m. (2) REBECCA VAUGHN, January 01, 1805.
iii. PETER KNIGHT, d. 1810.
iv. SYLVIA KNIGHT.
v. JESSE B. KNIGHT, d. 1816.
vi. LYDIA KNIGHT, m. DEMPSEY DANIEL.
vii. NANCY KNIGHT, m. WILLIAM HAINEY.
viii. TEMPERANCE KNIGHT, m. THOMAS HAINES.
ix. MARTHA (PATSY) KNIGHT, m. MATTHIAS MILLER.
x. ELIZABETH (BETSY) KNIGHT, m. GARRY BATTS.
xi. ALLEN KNIGHT.
14. xii. EDWIN KNIGHT, b. December 10, 1805, Edgecombe County, S.C.; d. January 29, 1852, Monterey, Bullar (Butler) Co., Mount Moriah Cemetery, Alabama.
Generation No. 9
13. JOSHUA9 LAWRENCE (MARY8 KNIGHT, PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1).
Child of JOSHUA LAWRENCE is:
i. JOHN10 LAWRENCE.
14. EDWIN9 KNIGHT (JESSE8, PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) was born December 10, 1805 in Edgecombe County, S.C., and died January 29, 1852 in Monterey, Bullar (Butler) Co., Mount Moriah Cemetery, Alabama. He married MARTHA WATSON, daughter of SCOTT.
Notes for EDWIN KNIGHT:
1 AUTH to Willis Knight, Dec. 25, 1826
1 AGNC Deed Book 19 of Edcombe County: Edwin Knight of Bullar Co., alabama
Children of EDWIN KNIGHT and MARTHA WATSON are:
15. i. JENE10 KNIGHT.
ii. THOMAS KNIGHT, m. JULIA POSEY.
iii. AMANDA KNIGHT, m. WILL PALMER.
iv. EDWIN G. KNIGHT.
16. v. COMER KNIGHT.
vi. AGNES KNIGHT.
vii. MONROE KNIGHT.
viii. MARY KNIGHT, m. WILL YELDELL.
17. ix. LEWIS JACKSON KNIGHT, b. August 19, 1829, Monterey, Butler Co., Alabama; d. August 11, 1863, Monterey, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama.
Generation No. 10
15. JENE10 KNIGHT (EDWIN9, JESSE8, PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1). He married BETTY SCOTT.
Children of JENE KNIGHT and BETTY SCOTT are:
i. JOHN11 KNIGHT, m. (1) EMMA WATSON; m. (2) EMMA WATSON.
ii. "JOS" WATKINS KNIGHT.
iii. ALICE MERRIT KNIGHT.
iv. AMANDA MILTON KNIGHT, m. BARGE.
v. LON KNIGHT, m. MOLLIE WRIGHT.
vi. MATTIE KNIGHT, m. RICHARD STANFORD.
vii. AGGIE KNIGHT, m. TOM GRIMES.
viii. EANIE KNIGHT, m. JIM COGGINS.
16. COMER10 KNIGHT (EDWIN9, JESSE8, PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1). He married LAURA POSEY.
Children of COMER KNIGHT and LAURA POSEY are:
i. JULIA11 KNIGHT, m. T. WATTS.
ii. BELLE KNIGHT, m. WHEELER WATTS.
iii. COMER KNIGHT.
iv. TRAIL KNIGHT.
17. LEWIS JACKSON10 KNIGHT (EDWIN9, JESSE8, PETER7, ELIZABETH6 EPPS, DANIEL5, JOHN4, FRANCIS (EPES)3, JOHN (EPPES)2, ALAN (EPSE)1) was born August 19, 1829 in Monterey, Butler Co., Alabama, and died August 11, 1863 in Monterey, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama. He married CATHERINE PALMER, daughter of STEPHEN PALMER and JULIET HARTWELL.
Notes for LEWIS JACKSON KNIGHT:
The History of Butler County, p. 123.
Among the other families most conspicuous in Monterey's earliest history,are the families o f Billy Powell, who was the fther of J. L. Powell, nowof Greenville, William Traweek and Jess e Knight.
There was a considerable amount of whisky sold at this place before the war, and the village b ore the reputation of being one of the rowdiest places in the whole section of the country. This was caused from the fact that a great many of the young men, then living in the vicinity of Monterey, would come over and get under the influence of whisky, and in this state, they often had difficulties with persons in whose company they happened to be. In those days, it was n o uncommon thing for a man to be cut all to pieces in a fight at Monterey. However, there were not many lives lost compared to the number of fights. Horse-racing, cockfighting, and amusements of a similar nature, were frequently indulged in, and many hundreds were spent in gambling and betting. All this was done in the "flush times of Alabama," before the country was drain ed of its money by the war between the States.
The fight between Joe Yeldell and Dr. James Longmire threw a damper on rowdyism at Monterey, which lasted for some time. Joe Yeldell was killed by Dr. Longmire, and the latter was cleared in the courts for the deed.
The murder of Richard Hartsfield, by two slaves in 1862, created more excitement among the people of the surrounding country than anything that ever happened at Monterey, before or since.
The following are the facts of the case: Richard Hartsfield was a mechanic, and ranked high among the people who knew him as a man of honor and integrity, and was a first-class contractor . He was born in the State of Georgia, April 28, 1830, and was killed on the morning of Februar y 10, 1862. He purchased two slaves, Simon and Lewis, from the Peaster Estate. These slave s soon began to hate their master, and accordingly began to make plots to kill him. Their plans were executed on a bright, frosty morning in February, 1862. Their master gave orders to have some hogs killed, which had been fattened in some hogs killed, which had been fattened i n a pen near a spring, about two hundred yards from the residence. Mr. Hartsfield came down t o the spring to shoot the hogs for the Negroes, but found that the water was not not enough to scald, and he began to stir up the fire around the cattle. While Hartsfield was stooping down , punching the fire, Lewis struck him with anax, crushing his skull. Simon struck him wit h a fence rail, and terminated his life immediately. One of the negroes then ran to the house , asked their mistress for their master's horse, telling her that the hogs had broken out of t he pen and the horse was needed to get him back. The horse was saddled and brought to the spring. It was the intention of Simon and Lewis to put their dead master on the wild horse, fix one of his feet tightly in one stirrup, and turn the horse loose, and say that he was thrown an d killed. The animal was a fine, ambitious bay, and had only been managed by his master, an d emphatically resisted all attempts to place the dead man upon him. The heartless murderers, failing in this part of their plot, smeared a small stump with blood, and dragged their master from it some distance, and left him lying dead. They then turned loose the enraged horse, which ram many miles, snorting and looking back as if pursued, and seemingly greatly frightened . They immediately informed their mistress of the death of their master, telling her that he w as thrown from his horse, and his foot was caught in one stirrup, and was dragged some distance before it was released. The frightened horse, with bloody saddle, stopping and snorting at everyhouse on the road, and instantly galloping on, showed the people that something terrible had happened, and every man thus informed immediately repaired to the bloody scene. When the neighbors saw blood on Simon's shirt; that the hogs were never killed; that there was blood o n the saddle; they immediately saw through the whole plot, and had the murderers arrested. Afte r the burial of Mr. Hartsfield, at which every person for ten miles around was present, T.M.B . Traweek, Justice of the Peace, called a preliminary trial of the case, and, from the evidence s brought forth, found the negroes guilty, and ordered them to be carried to jail, at Greenville, the next morning. Lewis Knight, a prominent in the neighborhood, made a touching speech t o the excited assembly, and ended by saying, that "all those in favor of burning these bloodthirsty devils, will step on the opposite side of the road." Every man immediately stepped on the other side of the road, except the Justice of the Peace and the four men who had been appointed to carry the prisoners to jail. Those in favor of burning the murders then resolved themselves into a mob and adjourned, to meet next morning at the post-office before sunrise. Next morning long before the appointed time of meeting, the little village was astir with excitement, and the streets were thronged with the enraged mob, bent on the destruction of the helpless prisoners. After some delays, the mob marched up the Greenville road, about three-quarters of a mile from the post-office and stopped on a small hill. Here they waited several hours for the victims of their wrath to pass on their way to Greenville. Finally they came. They were take n from their guard, and locked with chains to two pines, standing close together. Pine knots were collected from every direction and piled round the trees. The mob had, but his time, increased to over one thousand persons. Everything being ready, the torch was applied, and the angry flames soon licked the tops of the trees. It is said that a fire never burned more energetically, and flames never leaped more triumphantly, than in the burning of these two murderers . Shortly before the burning, Simon confessed the deed, and related the details of the murder , but Lewis never did confess it.
Notes for CATHERINE PALMER:
1 AUTH tombstone Palmer Cemetery, Furman, Al
Children of LEWIS KNIGHT and CATHERINE PALMER are:
i. TULU11 KNIGHT, m. WILL LUCAS.
ii. ESTELLE KNIGHT, b. September 16, 1854.
iii. NAPOLEON O. KNIGHT, b. May 14, 1856, Monterey, Alabama; d. September 02, 1941, Furman, Alabama Wilcox County; m. MARGARET LUCY WATSON, October 1879, Furman, Alabama Wilcox County.
Notes for NAPOLEON O. KNIGHT:
Elliece Tucker told Sharman Burson, according to mother Jean Burson
"Grandfather was totally deaf long before grandmother passed away. Yet he could read her lips or hear her voice. After her death his world was silent for none could make him hear . "
Family says grandson Thomas is living duplicate of grandpa "Leon" Thomas is about 5 fee t 5 or 6 inches, slender build, completeely white hair, blue eyes, soft spoken and quiet personality with an obvious peaceful expression.
iv. EUGENE C. KNIGHT, b. May 10, 1858; d. September 11, 1863, Monterey, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama.
Notes for EUGENE C. KNIGHT:
killed by a negro
v. CONRAD W. KNIGHT, b. October 25, 1860; d. September 13, 1891.
vi. LEWIS-CATHERINE KNIGHT, b. August 16, 1863; d. June 20, 1879.