Archive for the ‘Knight’ Category

1875 – Harmon LAPAN was born in New York 139 years ago to Richard Lapan & Harriet ABARE.  (2nd great-granduncle -p)

1905 – Adelbert KNIGHT died 109 years ago in Alpena, Michigan at 42 years old.  (2nd great-grandfather -m)

1912 – Emily WERTMAN was born in Alpena, Michigan 102 years ago to Clara DOUGHTY & Warren Wertman.  (great-grandaunt -m)

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1857 – William BENSON (34) married Julia TAILLON (18) in Ontario, Canada 157 years ago.  (4th great-granduncle -m)

1870 – John KNIGHT was born in Davison, Michigan 144 years ago to Benjamin Knight & Asenath HOSKISS.  (2nd great-granduncle -m)

1927 – Elaine LAPAN was born in Michigan 87 years ago to Alexander Lapan & Sylvia GELEAS.  (1st cousin 4x removed -p)

1950 – Florence BONDY Lapan died 64 years ago in Michigan at 72 years old.  (wife of Alvin LAPAN, 1st cousin 4x removed -p)

1969 – Anna ENGLISH Piontkowski died 45 years ago in Detroit, Michigan at 77 years old.  (great-grandaunt -p)

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Name:  Abraham Adelbert Knight

Birthday:  July 18, 1863

Parents:  Benjamin Knight & Asenath Hotchkiss

Siblings:  Mary, Sarah, Emma, William & John

Relationship:  married to Clara Doughty, father of 4 children

Hometown:  Genesee County, Michigan

Last Known Residence:  Alpena County, Michigan

Education:  able to read and write

Occupation:  farmer

Death:  September 26, 1905, suddenly

Cemetery:  Greely Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan

Relationship to Michael:  2nd great-grandfather

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Clara Doughty & Adelbert Knight married on July 31, 1893 in Killmaster, Alcona, Michigan.  They were married by Justice John H. Killmaster.  Clara’s older sister, Hannah also got married the same day to a much older Caleb White.  (clicking on the photo makes it larger.)

Name:  A.C. Hotchkiss (Hoskiss)  It is believed her name is Asenath Cornelia, though on one document she appears as “Marianna.”

Birthday:  about 1831

Parents:  Currently unknown

Relationship:  Married to Benjamin Knight, mother of 6 children

Hometown:  Ohio

Last Known Residence:  Richfield, Genesee, Michigan

Education:  able to read and write

Occupation:  Farmer’s wife & mother

Death:  between 1880 & 1891

Relationship to Michael:  3rd great-grandmother

Adelbert Knight is buried in Greely Cemetery in Green Township, Michigan at the young age of 42 years old.  He is the first born son of Benjamin Knight and Asenath Hoskiss and lived in Genesee County, Michigan until his marriage in 1893.  He died of a fractured skull.  Seems he was in a logging accident, and a log fell on him.  He left behind a young wife, Clara (Doughty) Knight and 5 young children.  After his death his wife was unable to care for the children, and she farmed them out to various families in the area.  His memorial is posted at Find-A-Grave where a kind soul took this photo.

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