Re: Charner Hopson Knight's Children
I did not read into the gentleman's letter the insults that you appear to have read.I must agree with you that tombstones are not reliable.I have a family member whose tombstone says he was born on Aug. 15, 1876.That was the date that his mother married his stepfather.He was 16 years old on that date.
I must take exception to you in your thinking that 50 is too old for a woman to give birth to children.I descend from a long line on Knights, including an Abner Knight who was born in SC around 1810-1811.I don't know if happened to be the Knights that I inherited my change of life genes from but I still had not enter that phase until I was 58 years old. There are several women in my family (still living) who had children when they were in their early 50s.One of my mother's best friends had what is called a "change of life baby" (her only child) when she was 56.Although I've read that it never happened, my best friend was born when her mother was 60 years old (in Norway).I was told by the head of one family association that my g-grandfather could not be the son of his mother because his mother would have been 48 years old when he was born.But his mother kept a very detailed family Bible and listed him as her son.
I agree with the other guy -- I don't believe that a child would fail to know the names of his/her own siblings, though I'm sure that he/she might not remember their birthdays.