Posts Tagged ‘Doughty’

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

If you have information on any of this person, or if you would like more information, please contact me!

Sarah Ann Smith Doughty (yes the name is spelled wrong on the death certificate) died July 28, 1906 of apoplexy at 71 years of age in Alpena, Michigan.  Apoplexy is a stroke.  Sarah died a widow in the county house, which I have not yet researched but am going to guess is the poor house.  Sarah rests in Evergreen Cemetery in Alpena.  (3rd great-grandmother)


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.)

Sarah Achenbach Doughty (check out how the name is spelled on the death certificate!) died July 28, 1906 in Alpena,  Michigan.  She was a widow, her husband having died in 1893.

She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery… hopefully next to her husband.  I say hopefully because I still have my fingers crossed that some kind soul will look for her grave and take a photo of her stone and those surrounding it.  🙂

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.