Doris Estes Robbins posted the following query on the KNIGHTEN Family forum on November 1, 1999:
D J Knighten married Mrs. Letta Angeline Huff in Cleburne Co, AL on 23 May 1886. Letta was the widow of Edeling Huff and had two children. John Wilson Huff b 1852 and Mary F Huff b 1858. Letta was buried at Hanks Cem in Piedmont as Angeline Huff. Was there a divorce? I would like more info on D J Knighten. Birth and death dates, parents, sibling. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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I am at least 8 years late in beginning a serious search for my Knighten/Knighton ancestor's.I am a descendant of the above named D. J./ Daniel J. Knighten who married Mrs. Lydia Angeline Huff in 1886 in Cleburne Co. Alabama.
To answer one question asked in the above query, "Was there a divorce?" NO, Daniel J. Knighten died at some point between their marriage in 1886 and 1892 when Lyddia Knighten filed for "widow's" pension benefits from the U. S. Government for Daniel's service in the Union Army during the War Between the States.
I would welcome the opportunity to share and compare information about the family of Daniel J. Knighten/Knighton with other Knighten and related families with any of the Knighten/Knighton family researcher's.