Re: Charner Hopson Knight's Children
Thank you for your reply.I am not convinced that your research with regard to Charner Hopson Knight includes everything that is available.Relying on a tombstone for a birth date is not always reliable.My own father's tombstone indicates he was born in 1907, which is a mistake, as he was born in 1906, but it was too expensive at the time and too much trouble for us to change it!
While I know that you treasure the handwritten account of Charner's family by your relatives ("Toadvine and It's Heyday"), that subjective document relies too much on someone's memory of something about which they may or may not have had an accurate recollection.
If you have Charner's birth date at 1810 and his mother Nancy was born in 1760, as you stated, she would have been 50 years old when he was born. That's pretty old for her to be giving birth.Perhaps you should look for the other research that shows Nancy being born in 1765.
You note that Charner brought a son Thomas with him to Alabama.Who is Thomas' mother?MY family records show that Charner Hopson Knight married Sarah Davis and that they had two children, Abner B. Knight and Thomas "Tommie" Knight.Please check the Alabama land patents at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/search.asp?s+16http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/search.asp?s+16
and you will find Charner H. Knight, Thomas Knight, AND Abner B. Knight ALL obtaining land in Walker County, Alabama in 1860 in the same area.Also, Abner and Thomas obtain land later in the same area on the same day, October 1, 1883.
I suggest too that you check out Ken Knight's research that is located on Rootsweb. In it he gives documented dates of activity by Coleman Knight and his son, Tischarner Knight in Nottaway County, VA. In 1824, Coleman's "property" is listed as one white male over 16 and one horse.Ken states that Charner is the "over 16 male."That would make Charner's birth date come before 1810, so to claim that Coleman is Charner's father, (which allows YOU to tie in to this line) you must explain how his birthdate is NOT the 1810 date that you have listed.
These FACTS that are recorded as government documents provide me with more accurate data than those upon which you have based your claims.
In this string as elsewhere you have stated that "there are a number of researchers who are convinced, as you are [meaning me], that Abner B. Knight is a son of Charner Knight because that would provide a tie in to the Knight genaeology [sic] that I mentioned earlier."I would think that we all have a right to search for our ancestors, and it is not proper for you to suggest that some of us are pretenders simply for the sake of tying in to a line that you have no proof that any of us belong to in the first place. No one has the right to deny to others a place in a family if they believe they belong to it and have information that verifies their claim. Please rethink your position.You're missing out on a lot of nice cousins who are all searching for the same thing you are.