“A History of the Townships of BYBERRY and MORELAND in Philadelphia, Pa., From Their Earliest Settlement by the Whites to the Present Time.”Joseph C. Martindale, M.D., Philadelphia; T. Ellwood Zell, 17 & 19 S. Sixth St., 1867.“( )” are part of the original text, while “[ ]” are used by the transcriber.
The KNIGHT Family
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The name of Knight was common in some parts of England more than two hundred years ago.In 1663, Sir John Knight was Mayor of the town of Bristol.A few years after, another John Knight was Vicar of Banbury.We also find notice of many persons named Knight who were among the early converts to the doctrines of George Fox; and in the record of the sufferings of Friends during the reign of Charles II, are the names of Thomas Knight, of Cirencester; William Knight, of Hamshire; George Knight and Mary Knight, of London or Middlesex; Robert Knight, of Oxford, and Giles Knight, of Chesselborough, in Somersetshire.Most of these were apprehended at religious meetings, and, for refusing to take the oath of allegiance, were committed to prison.
Among the emigrants who came to America with William Penn, in 1682, was GILES KNIGHT, of Gloucestershire.While in England, he married Mary, a sister of Henry English; and, at the time of their arrival in America, they had one son Joseph, who was about two years of age.Their friends endeavored to persuade them to leave Joseph in England, “fearing that he would be devoured by the [page 300] wolves, bears, or panthers in the wilds of Pennsylvania.”During the passage across the Atlantic Mary was very ill, so that her recovery was doubtful; yet she did recover, and lived for many years after their arrival.Her father purchased a tract of five hundred acres in Byberry, and gave one-half of it to his son, Henry English, and the other half to Giles Knight.The latter lived in a cave for six weeks after his arrival, and then constructed a wigwam, in which he resided for several months, and then erected a log house.He was very prosperous in his business, and some time afterward bought the adjoining lands of Tibby and Cross, making altogether a tract of six hundred acres.The house at first erected being too small to accommodate his increasing family, he erected a long log-house, one story high, on the Tibby tract, and opened a store for the sale of dry goods, groceries, &c., which is said to have been the first in either township.From the ancient records we learn that he was one of the leading men in the neighborhood, and that he was esteemed for his integrity, good judgment, and correct life.In 1717, he went to England on a visit, when Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends, of which he was a member, gave him the following certificate:
“To our well-beloved friends and brethren in the Truth at Nailsworthe, in Gloucestershire, or elsewhere, greeting: Signifying that our ancient friend Giles Knight, having occasion to see his native country, and his outward business requiring his personal appearance, doth induce him, as well [page 301]as affection, to undertake a voyage to see his old friends; now, having made application to our Monthly Meeting in order to have a certificate, and persons appointed to make enquiry how he leaves his family; and withal, if the ship would not stay until our next Mo. Meeting, he might have a certificate signed by the particular meeting to which he belongs, to wit, Byberry:
“These may certify, that enquiry being made and objection found, we recommend him as an Elder and one well esteemed by us for many years, having left his family with a great deal of love; he has great comfort in having sober, well-inclined children, and the Lord has blessed him with outward substance, which we hop may be well disposed of to his hopeful offspring.
“We heartily wish the Lord may spare his life to see his friends and family again, having left us in unity and love.We wish and pray for his preservation in the Truth with all the faithful throughout the world.We salute you, and bid you farewell in the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Signed at Byberry, the 8th of the 7th month, 1717, by order of the Abington Monthly Meeting:
“William Walton, Thomas Walton, Thomas Knight, Henry English, George James, Everard Bolton, Alexander Mode, Thomas Martin, James Cooper, James Duncan, Henry Comly, John Carver, James Carver, Edward Duncan, John Brook, Joseph Gibbons, Thomas Knight, Daniel Knight, Jonathan Knight.”
He possessed considerable literary attainments,[page 302]and his library contained a number of books relating to civil government.He was repeatedly elected a member of the Assembly at Philadelphia, and, in this capacity, was very liberal in his views, and did much to promote public improvements.He died 8th mo. 20th, 1726, aged 73 years; and Mary died 7th mo. 24th, 1732, aged 77 years.They had twelve children, three of whom died in infancy.Two of these were buried on the farm near Knight’s mill-pond, and the other was the first person interred in the old grave-yard at Byberry Meeting.The remainder, so far as known, were Joseph, Thomas, Daniel, Jonathan, and Ann, from whom the whole family of Knights are descended.Thomas Knight, mentioned in the above list, was a half-brother of Giles, and the last three mentioned were his sons.Joseph, his eldest son, resided at that time in New Jersey.
JOSEPH KNIGHT, AND HIS DESCENDANTS
(1.)JOSEPH KNIGHT, was born in England, in 1680, and came to Pennsylvania with his parents, Giles and Mary Knight, in 1682.He married Abigail Antill, who came from England in 1717.They were married at a public meeting in Philadelphia, and their certificate was signed by Thomas Chalkley, David Lloyd, Samuel Preston, Richard Hill, and other distinguished Friends.They first settled in New Jersey, but returned to Byberry in 1729, and settled on the place now owned by James Thornton, which contained one hundred and ninety acres, and was inherited from his father.He was[page 303]a man of little or no enterprise, and was content with a very plain way of living.He thought his farm too large, and accordingly sold about one hundred and forty acres of it to Thomas Walmsley, retaining his buildings and only fifty acres of land from which to make a living.They studied and carried out the principles of the most exact economy, and being content with very little, passed through life in a comfortable way and without any longings after those expensive luxuries experienced by many people.He was very careful to attend to all things in season, and suffered nothing to be wasted.He was a kind-hearted man, and a good citizen.His neighbors did not look upon him as a miser; but having been brought up in a new country, where he often suffered many privations, his habits of economy became settled, and continued with him through life.When he was a little boy, the only food they had, often for weeks at a time, was “fish and pumpkins;” and on one occasion, when some of the neighbors paid them a visit and the conversation turned upon the good things left behind them in Old England, Joseph remarked “that he did not know anything about them, but that fish and pumpkins were good enough for him.”On one occasion, some one asked him how to make money, when he replied, “Thou knowest how to make it better than I do, but thou dost not know how to keep it.”He died 4th mo. 26th, 1762, aged 82 years; and his widow died 11th mo. 19th, 1764, at about the same age.They left two children, Giles and Mary.[page 304]
(1.) Joseph and Abigail Knight’s Children.
(2.)GILES was born in Bensalem, Bucks County, 11th mo. 17th, 1719.He married, first, Elizabeth James, in 1737, and settled in Bensalem.They had ten children: Joseph, Susannah, Abigail, Giles, Rebecca, Mary, Elizabeth, Abel, Sarah, and Israel.Elizabeth died in 1766, and Giles married, second, Phebe Thomas.Children: Asa, Evan T., Phebe, Rachel, Jesse, and Ann.Giles Knight was well educated, had a vigorous mind, and conducted his business with energy and success.He early turned his attention to politics; and from being in comfortable circumstances, of known integrity and sound judgment, he soon became prominent as a politician, and was for several successive years a member of the State Legislature, and afterward one of the Commissioners of Bucks County.In 1766 his first wife died, and in 1768 he was married a second time.Of his appearance and manners, Isaac Comly remarks: “I remember the venerable old patriarch in full dress of velvet and broadcloth, with buttons and buckles of silver, a full bottom wig, and first-rate beaver hat, turned up behind and on each side before, all which seemed to belong to a class that did not mix with ordinary characters; and together with an austere, commanding countenance, and dignity of manners and deportment, induced an apprehension and belief that Giles Knight was one the great men of his day and generation.”He died in 1799, and was buried at Byberry.[page 305]
(3.)MARY, born 2d mo. 22d, 1723, married James Thornton in 1751, and died 4th mo. 20th, 1794.Children: Lydia, Joseph, James, and Asa.
(2.) Giles and Elizabeth Knight’s Children.
(4.)JOSEPH, born 12th mo. 14th, 1738, married, first, Rachel Townsend; second, ------ Woolston.
(5.)SUSANNAH, born 9th mo. 11th, 1740, married James Paul.Children: James, Elizabeth, Mary, James and Susannah (twins), and Sarah.
(6.)ABIGAIL, born 8th mo. 11th, 1742, married William Walmsley in 1764, and settled in Byberry.Children: Sarah, Giles, Mary, Joseph, and Israel.
(7.)GILES, born 6th mo. 7th, 1745, married Sarah Townsend.Children: Townsend, Giles, Joseph T., and Thomas.
(8.)REBECCA, born 7th mo. 9th, 1747, married Jonathan Parry.Children: Elizabeth, Martha, Phebe, Susannah, Abigail, and Jonathan.
(9.)MARY, born 5th mo. 25th, 1750, married William Satterthwaite.
(10.)ELIZABETH, born 12th mo. 3d, 1752, married Thomas Samms.
(11.)ABEL was born 3d mo. 19th, 1755
(12.)SARAH was born 5th mo. 8th, 1757
(13.)ISRAEL was born in Bensalem, 3d mo. 4th, 1760; he married Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Esther Tyson, of Baltimore, in 1782, and settled in Bensalem, where, in 1799, he built the house now occupied by George Johnson.In 1804 he purchased 440 acres of land at Black River, in the[page 306]northern part of New York, and with seven of his neighbors visited the place.He concluded, however, to let his children settle there, while he remained at the old homestead in Bensalem, where, in 1805, he built the stone barn still standing.He was a member of the Society of Friends, and was much respected by a large circle of friends.He died 1st mo. 31st, 1810, aged 50 years.Sarah died 4th mo. 8th, 1824, aged 66 years.Their children were: Abel, Isaac, Esther, Giles, George J., John, Nathan T., and Eliza.
(2.) Giles and Phebe Knight’s Children.
(14.)ASA, born in 1770, married, first, Elizabeth Paul, and had one child, Joseph P.He married, second, Grace Croasdale.Children: Elizabeth, Mary, and Sarah.
(15.)EVAN T., born 10th mo. 11th, 1771, married Martha, daughter of Isaac Comly, of Byberry.Children: Isaac and Phebe.
(16.)PHEBE, born 1st mo. 31st 1773, married William Walmsley.Children: Silas, Ann, and Martha.
(17.)RACHEL, born 1775, married Samuel Paul.Children: Robert, Phebe (who married Thomas Stackhouse), McEldery, Ann (who married Aaron Kirk), and Martha, who married Samuel Kirk.
(18.)JESSE, born 12th mo. 9th, 1779, married Mary Stackhouse.Children: Richard, Phebe, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Ann.
(19.)ANN, born in 1781, died in 1786.
(7.) Giles and Sarah Knight’s Children.
(20.)TOWNSEND, born 11th mo. 2d, 1768; no account.
(21.)GILES, born 1st mo. 4th, 1773; no account.
(22.)JOSEPH T., born 11th mo. 4th, 1775, married Grace --------.Children: Israel, Abi, Rachel, Giles, Townsend, Susannah, Joseph, Stephen, Jane, and Grace.
(23.)THOMAS, born 11th mo. 4th, 1775; no account.
(13.) Israel and Sarah Knight’s Children.
(24.)ABEL, born 8th mo. 24th, 1783, married Elizabeth Donaldson, daughter of Isaac and Jane Donaldson, of Philadelphia, and granddaughter of John Kaighn, the original proprietor of kaighn’s Point, N. J.Children: Jane, Sarah, Margaret, Israel, Isaac, Tacy, Joseph, Charles, Elizabeth, Martha, and Oliver.
(25.)ISAAC, born 9th mo. 14th, 1785.He removed to Baltimore, and married Julianna Winfield.
(26.)ESTHER, born 4th mo. 19th, 1787, married John Knight.No children.
(27.)GILES, born 4th mo. 16th, 1789, married Mary Yardley.He died in 1866.Children: Thomas, William, Sarah, Susannah, and Edward.
(28.)GEORGE J., born 5th mo. 24th, 1791, married Abi Brown, niece of General Brown.They settled near Brownsville, N. Y.
(29.)JOHN, born 5th mo. 29th, 1793.He was[page 308]quite a traveller.He died, and was buried at sea, while returning from a visit to Cadiz, Spain.
(30.)NATHAN T., born 11th mo. 25th, 1796, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Thomas, of Lower Dublin.Children: Sidney, Sarah T. and Jonathan (twins), Ellen, Elizabeth, Mary Elizabeth, Anna, and Julianna.
(31.)ELIZA, born 4th mo. 24th, 1799, married James Bones, and removed to Iowa.Children: William, Courtland, Sallie, Susan, and Rowland.
(14.) Asa and Elizabeth Knight’s Children.
(32.)JOSEPH P., born 4th mo. 15th, 1796, married Mary La Rue.Children: Elizabeth and Sallie.
(33.)ELIZABETH, born 12th mo. 16th, 1804; married Jonathan Paxson, of Bensalem.They have no children.
(34.)MARY, born 7th mo. 8th, 1807, married Joshua V. Buckman, of Bristol, Bucks County.Children: Elizabeth, Rebecca, and James.
(35.)SARAH, born 12th mo. 11th, 1811, married James Townsend, of Bensalem.Children: Elizabeth, Margaretta, and Caroline Justice.
(15.) Evan and Martha Knight’s Children.
(36.)ISAAC, born 9th mo. 8th, 1797, married Lydia Stackhouse.Children: Isaac C., Evan, and Ethan C.
(37.)PHEBE, born 6th mo. 3d, 1802; died single 10th mo. 15th, 1828.
(18.) Jesse and Mary Knight’s Children.
(38.)RICHARD, born 9th mo. 8th, 1809, married Rachel Kirk, of Horsham.Children: Jesse, Rebecca, Oliver P., and Joseph.
(39.)PHEBE, born 8th mo. 24th, 1811; not married.
(40.)ELIZABETH, born 5th mo. 28th, 1813, married Thomas James, of Byberry.Children: Mary, Tacie, Hannah, Joshua G., Beulah, Edwin, Jesse K., Alvin, and Mary Elizabeth.
(41.)HANNAH, born 1st mo. 13th, 1818; died 4th mo. 22, 1832.
(42.)ANN, born 10th mo. 9th, 1821, married Oliver Parry, of Byberry.Children: Mary S. and Elizabeth.
THOMAS, son of Giles and Mary Knight, was born in Byberry, in 1685.He married Sarah Clifton, in 1711, and settled on a farm belonging to Titan Leeds, the almanac-maker; but some time afterwards moved to Byberry, and located on the farm now owned by Isaac Tomlinson, where he died in 1774, aged 80 years.They had one child, which died in infancy.Thomas, by prudent management, acquired considerable property.He was at one time an Overseer in Byberry Meeting, but was probably not very remarkable for piety, as he said in an argument on the Conestoga Massacre: “That it was nonsense to talk to such creatures as the Indians having souls or a future being.”In[page 310]1732 he went on a voyage to Barbadoes with Thomas Chalkley.
DANIEL KNIGHT, AND HIS DESCENDANTS
(1.)DANIEL, son of Giles and Mary Knight, was born in 1697.He lived in the southern part of Byberry, near the Poquessing Creek.He married, first, Elizabeth Walker, in 1719.Children: Mary, Joseph, and Jonathan.He married, second, Esther, widow of Joseph Walton, in 1728.Children: William, Daniel, Martha, Joseph, Ann, and Thomas.After Esther’s death he married, third, Mary Wilson, in 1777.He was a man of good understanding and sound judgment, and much esteemed by those who knew him.He died in 1782, aged 85 years.
(1.) Daniel and Elizabeth Knight’s Children.
(2.)MARY, born 11th mo. 23d, 1719, married David Buckman, of Wrightstown, in 1742.
(3.)JOSEPH, was born 2d mo. 4th, 1721; no further account.
(4.)JONATHAN, born 8th mo. 5th, 1722, married Grace Croasdale, and settled in Southampton, Bucks County.Children: John, Abraham, Absalom, David, Samuel, and Inglish.
(1.) Daniel and Esther Knight’s Children.
(5.)WILLIAM, was born 9th mo. 27th, 1729.He was somewhat singular in his habits, and would utter predictions which were afterwards so nearly[page 311]fulfilled that many persons believed that he had a knowledge of future events, and they looked upon him as more than an ordinary being.He died in 1782, aged 53 years.Children: Daniel, Joseph, Hannah, and Esther.
(6.)DANIEL, born 7th mo. 8th, 1732, married Ann --------.
(7.)MARTHA, born 9th mo. 17th, 1736, married Henry Walmsley, in 1759.
(8.)JOSEPH, born 1st mo. 7th, 1739, married Elizabeth James, in 1765.Children: James, Joseph, Jesse, and Josiah.
(9.)ANN, born 12th mo. 15th, 1741, married Daniel Walton, in 1768.Children: Jane, Mercy, and Daniel.
(10.)THOMAS, born 7th mo. 7th, 1744, married Sarah Walton.Children: Amos, Rebecca, and Esther.
(4.) Jonathan and Grace Knight’s Children.
(11.)JOHN, born 8th mo. 13th, 1749, married Margery Paxson.Children: Mary, Joshua, Caleb, Martha, and David.
(12.)ABRAHAM, born 3d mo. 28th, 1752, married Anna Croasdale.Children: Asa, Abraham, Sarah, Susanna, Phineas, Jonathan, Ezra, Grace, and Elizabeth.
(13.)ABSALOM, born 9th mo. 17th, 1754, married Ann Winder.Children: Benjamin, Amos, Moses, John, Grace, Abel, and Samuel.
(14.)DAVID, born 5th mo. 27th, 1757; died single.
(15.)SAMUEL, married Mary Paul.Children: Alexander, Hannah, and Julia.
(16.)INGLISH, married Martha Shallcross, and settled in Byberry.Children: Leonard, Seth, Ruth, Owen, Hannah, Samuel, Jonathan, and Ann.
(10.) Thomas and Sarah Knight’s Children.
(17.)AMOS, born 1st mo. 14th, 1772, married Rebecca Dubre.Children: Dubre, who lives in Wilmington; Julianna, Marmaduke, Beulah, Jacob, and Emmor.
(18.)REBECCA, born 5th mo. 3d, 1774, married Thomas Dubre.Children: Hannah, Sarah, and Martha.
(19.)ESTHER, born 8th mo. 18th, 1776.
(11.) John and Margery Knight’s Children.
(20.)MARY, married John Wildman, and settled in Bensalem.Children: Charles; Martha; Ann, died single; Elwood, married Mary Thomas; John, married Abigail Thompson; Mary, married Thomas Smedley; Edward, married first, Abi Gilbert, second, Elizabeth Newbold; Joshua K., married Hannah Johnson; Jane, died single; Rachel, married Hughes Warner.
(21.)CALEB, married Mary James [book says Mary Stackhouse; corrected by Errata].Children: Phebe, died single; Jane, married Edward Croasdale; Elizabeth, married Isaac Eyre; Abi; and Mary Ann.
(22.)DAVID, married Sallie Brown.Children: Henry, and Edward.
(12.) Abraham and Anna Knight’s Children.
(23.)ASA, died single, in 1866.
(24.)ABRAHAM, married Sarah Winder, in 1811, and settled in Moreland, Montgomery County.Children: Anna, married, first, Charles Blake, in 1835; second, she married Isaac A. Davis, in 1856, and now resides in Philadelphia; Mary Ann, married Wilkins Hobensack, Child: Anna.Ezra Croasdale, married Catharine Yerkes.Children: Sarah, Chancellor, Susan, Abraham, George, and Laura; Elizabeth, married Alfred Thomas.Children: Anna, Hannah, William, Samuel, Oscar, Martha, Charles, and Abraham; Susan, married Fitzwater Lukens.Children: Tacie, Sarah, and Charles.
(25.)PHINEAS, married Mary Ridge.Children: Sarah Ann, Hannah, Charles, Ann Eliza, and Julia.Of these, Charles married Rebecca Beckman; and Ann Eliza married Abraham Hogeland, of Bustleton.
(13.) Abraham and Ann Knight’s Children.
(26.)BENJAMIN, married Mercy, daughter of Amos Martindale, and lived in Southampton, Bucks County.Children: Paul, Absalom, Ross M., Aaron, Samuel, Rebecca, and Martha Ann.
(27.)AMOS, married Mary Clayton.Children: Mary, Clayton, Ann, Rebecca, Jonathan, and Grace.
(28.)MOSES, married Rhoda Tomlinson.Child: Sarah Ann.
(29.)JOHN, married Esther Knight.They had no children.
(30.)GRACE, married Joshua Paul.Child: Ann.
(15.) Samuel and Mary Knight’s Children.
ALEXANDER, was born in Byberry and received his early education at Byberry School, under the tuition of Watson Atkinson and John Comly.Under the latter teacher he studied Latin, and became well versed in that language.Being of a scientific turn of mind, he studied medicine and graduated at the University of Pennsylvania with honor.He became a physician of skill and respectability, and resided for a short time in Byberry.He then went to Philadelphia, where he obtained a good practice, and was appointed physician of that port.He published several essays on medical subjects, which evince considerable scientific acumen.His promising life was closed at an early age of thirty-five years.He married Mary Knorr.Children: Elizabeth, Amelia, George.
JULIA, married Charles Stout.
(16.) Inglish and Martha Knight’s Children.
LEONARD, married Ruth --------, and lived in Byberry.Children: Elizabeth, Hannah, Inglish, and Edward.
SETH, died single.
RUTH, married John Tomlinson, and lives in Byberry.Children: Martha, Samuel, and Julia.
OWEN, married a daughter of Joseph Reese, and lives near Somerton, Byberry.Children: Mary Ann, Catharine, and Charles.
HANNAH, married James Walmsley of Byberry.
SAMUEL, married Phebe Tomlinson and had one son, Aaron.
JONATHAN, married Letitia Leedom, and had two children, Rachel and Martha. [corrected in Errata]
JONATHAN KNIGHT AND HIS DESCENDANTS
(1.)JONATHAN, son of Giles and Mary Knight, married Jane Allen, and settled in Byberry on property lately owned by Ebenezer Knight.“He was a man of very pleasant and agreeable manners, graceful in his movements, and nice in his personal appearance.His fine sense of the properties of life, combined with his polished mannners and a social liberality, made him generally esteemed, respected, and beloved.He was often called ‘Gentleman Jonathan’ to distinguish him from another of the same name.He took a lively interest in the support of schools, and in other matters of benefit to the meeting or the township.”He died 5th mo. 1st, 1745, and his wife died soon afterwards.Children: Jonathan, Mary, and Thomas.
(1.) Jonathan and Mary Knight’s Children.
(2.)JONATHAN, born 4th mo. 5th, 1730, married, first, Ann Paul, in 1748.Children: James, Jonathan, Daniel, Sarah, Tacy, Mary, Jane, Thomas,[page 316]Ann, and Paul.He afterwards married, second, Margaret Baldwin, and, third, Martha Lloyd.
(3.)MARY, born 3d mo. 1734, died single in 1759.
(4.)THOMAS, born 9th mo. 1736, married Mary Walmsley in 1759, but had no children.He purchased 240 acres of land, in Byberry, of Benjamin Gilbert, and settled thereon.During the Revolution his barn was burned by the soldiers under General Lacy.He died in 1806.
(2.) Jonathan and Ann Knight’s Children.
(5.)JAMES, born 8th mo. 16th, 1753, married Gaynor Lukens.He died in 1784.
(6.)JONATHAN, born 11th mo. 6th, 1755, married Eliza Thomas.He died in 1830.Children: Anna, Jonathan T., Evan, Grace, Hannah, and Edwin.
(7.)DANIEL, born 4th mo. 8th, 1757, married Rachel Walton.He died in 1821.Children: Sarah, Ann, Margaret, James, Charles, Ebenezer, Lydia, Hannah, Thomas, Mary, Paul, Allen, and Robert B.
(8.)SARAH, married John Stackhouse.She died in 1838.
(9.)TACY, married Robert Croasdale.
(10.)MARY, married Josiah Costill.
(11.)JANE, married Joseph Bolton.Children: Tacy and Isaac.
(12.)THOMAS, born 9th mo. 1st, 1769, married Mary Worrell.He died in 1824.Children: Jonathan, Elizabeth, Ann, Rebecca, Isaiah, William, and Stephen.
(13.)ANN, married Benjamin Albertson.She died in 1828.
(14.)PAUL, married Eliza Boucher.
(6.) Jonathan and Eliza Knight’s Children.
(15.)ANNA, born 6th mo. 6th, 1789; died 9th mo. 9th, 1801.
(16.)JONATHAN T., born 11th mo. 21st, 1791, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jesse Wilson, and settled in Byberry.He was a prominent politician, and served several terms in the Pennsylvania Legislature.He was afterwards an Associate Judge in Philadelphia.During the latter part of his life he was of full habit, and took but little part in public affairs.He died in Philadelphia in 1858, aged 67 years.Their children were Amy, Ann Eliza, Edwin, Jesse W., Grace, Wilson, Amos W., and Paulina Jane.
(17.)EVAN, born 5th mo. 8th, 1793, married Martha James, and settled in the southern part of Byberry.Children: Elizabeth T., Phebe Ann, Mary Ann, Jonathan, and Tacy.After his death, Martha married Ebenezer, son of (7) Daniel Knight.Children: Evan and Samuel.
(18.)GRACE, born 6th mo. 3d, 1795, married Samuel Smedley, but had no children.
(19.)HANNAH, born 1st mo. 5th, 1798.
(20.)EDWIN, born 9th mo. 3d, 1800; died 8th mo. 19th, 1803.
(7.) Daniel and Rachel Knight’s Children.
(21.)SARAH, born 2d mo. 8th, 1783, remained single.
(22.)ANN, born 10th mo. 5th, 1784, married Samuel Smedley, but had no children.
(23.)MARGARET, born 8th mo. 22d, 1786, remained single.
(24.)JAMES, born 5th mo. 23d, 1788, married Edith Plumly and had one child, Rachel, who died of cholera in 1849.
(25.)CHARLES, born 3d mo. 13th, 1790, married Jane Hillborn, and settled in Byberry.Children: Daniel, Hillborn, Charles, Ruth Ann, Emily, Margaret, and Jane.
(26.)EBENEZER, born 11th mo. 14th, 1791, married Martha, widow of (7) Evan Knight.Children: Evan and Samuel.
(27.)LYDIA, born 1st mo. 4th, 1794, married Stephenson Croasdale, and settled in Byberry.Children: Rachel, Anne B., Margaret, Joseph S., Jane, Willis, and Sarah.
(28.)HANNAH, born 3d mo. 7th, 1796; died 8th mo. 5th, 1796.
(29.)THOMAS, born 5th mo. 3d, 1798; died 8th mo. 10th, 1798.
(30.)MARY, born 11th mo. 28th, 1799; died 3d mo. 10th, 1800.
(31.)PAUL, was born 4th mo. 25th, 1801, married Elizabeth Parry, and had one child, Edward.[corrected in Errata]
(32.)ALLEN, born 8th mo. 30th, 1805, married Elizabeth Smith. [corrected in Errata]
(33.)ROBERT B., born 1st mo. 22d, 1809; died unmarried.
Of (12) Thomas and Mary Knight’s children we have no account.
Three half brothers of the ancient Giles Knight came over to Pennsylvania probably about 1683.Their names were Benjamin, Abel, and John.Benjamin settled in Bensalem, but we have no further account of him.Abel went to North Carolina, where his descendants still reside.John went to Massachusetts.His descendants are quite numerous, and may be found scattered all over the New England States and in Canada.Some of them were quite noted, among these were Jeremiah R. Knight, a Senator in Congress from Rhode Island.In the list of pensioners on account of services in the Revolution are more than twenty of the name of Knight.