Spotlight Sunday – Abraham Adelbert Knight

September 25th, 2011 |

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!

Wedding Wednesday – Clara Doughty & Adelbert Knight

August 31st, 2011 |

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.)

Spotlight Sunday – A.C. Hotchkiss Knight

August 21st, 2011 |

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

Tombstone Tuesday – Adelbert Knight

July 12th, 2011 |

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.