Aquilla, Absalom and Thomas 1820 census Wilson County Tennessee
I have found some some very exciting news or at least it is for me. We who have researched the Knights of Wilson County have found Absalom Knight Sr. and a Samson Night on page 420. The Samson is probably the one that married Nancy Robertson earlier that year and in his household is a male and a female 45-over and a female 26-45. I'm not sure who they are but I believe mson is the male 18-26 and his wife the female 16-26 in that household. Just a few lines down you have Absalom Knight with a male and female over 45 and a male and female under 10 not sure who those are.
We also know about Thomas Knight family are found starting at the bottom of page 413 and also listed at the top of page 414. The names on these pages associated with his family are William Lewis, Thomas Knight , Absalom Knight, John Knight who married his daughter Nancy and Jacob Perryman who married Margaret.
It seems we know that Absalom Sr. other sons would be in that County but not been able to find them listed on the census whether under Knight or Night.
Last night I found the 3 sons listed on page 384 listed with last name Right why I don't know.
Aquilla household is listed as 100010-101
Absalom household 200100-101
Thomas household 200010-00010
This matches the children ages preety close. There is a male under 10 in Aquilla household and not sure if this could be Nathan or an unknown. Need to double check the 1830 census of Calloway County Kentucky to be sure. Aquilla age 26-45 and his age as 58 in 1850 census puts him been born 1792.
Absalom who I have had as been born 1792 is listed as 18-26 and based on the 1830 census of Carroll County where he is listed 30-40 he can only be 25 years old at the most which means 1795 is the earliest he can be born. With him marrying in 1816 that would be a safe guess and he may be 24. since he is the father of 3 children 2 boys and 1 girl. This would fit with his son William born 1817 and Mansell Green born 1820 and his daughter Permelia born 1818.
What is also interesting is that there mother is Elizabeth Martin. There isa John Martin listed about 3 lines above him. This John may be the father of Elizabeth. Elizabeth in the household of Absalom is 16-26. The John Martinis 26-45. If he isn't the father then probably a brother.
Listed two lines above Absalom is a James Quesenberry. You may ask what the significance is with this name. It has to do with Absalom second wife Penelope Dodd. Penelope father William Dodd is a grandson of William Quesenberry.
This James Quesenberry is the son of John Quesenberry. This John is either a son of William Qesenberry ofr grandson of William Quesenberry.
Thomas is listed further down the page the 2 males listed in his household would be his sons Eli William born 1814 and Sampson born 1818. he is listed as 26-45 and based on the 1850 census listed as 60 he would be born 1790. 3 lines above Thomas name is Richard Jones. Thomas Knight first wife was Rebecca Jones. This may be her father. listed on the previous page is William Mount who was the bondsman for Thomas and Rebecca and also is Joshua Woolen who you find on Deeds of Absalom Knight.
Hope this helps somebody.