|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1895, Bahamas|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1944|
MICHAEL KNOWLES, SR. (1852-1924) was born in Rocksound, Eleuthera, Bahamas. He came to Hudson as a sponger. He married Jane Thincy Frierson (1866-1935) in 1887. According to Ash, family stories depict Knowles as an old man with a long white beard who smoked his corncob pipe upside down in the tradition of seafaring men. He was born on May 3, 1852, and died in Hudson on Feb. 9, 1924. In 1978, Jack Knowles, then 88, recalled that he and his brothers came here from the Bahama Islands in 1903.
Robert Henry (1889-1956), m. Ruby Helen Carter (died 1958), was a commercial fisherman, and he died in his boat.
Nancy Sussanah (Nannie), b. Dec. 27, 1892, Anclote, m. James F. Gillett. Both are buried together at Cycadia Cemetey, Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Michael Jr.(1895-1944), m. Melvina (Vinnie) Hicks.
Leslie Lee,, b. Aug. 2, 1899, Hudson, m1. Lenora Edwards, m2. Eula Hunt.
Essie May, b. Aug. 2, 1899, Hudson, m. Jessie Hamilton. In 1978, then Hudson's longest residing citizen, Essie May recalled that her parents met and married in the Hudson area in 1887, when Knowles first came to Hudson from the Bahamas.
Emma Jane, b. Feb. 23, 1903, Hudson, m. Clarence Brady.
Archie (1906-1907) The only child of the Knowles family who did not reach adulthood. He is buried in Vereen Cemetery.
Jane Thincy Frierson Knowles (1889 - 1935)
Nancy Sussanah Knowles Gillett (1892 - 1976)*
Essie Mae Knowles Hamilton (1899 - 1985)*
Leslie Lee Knowles (1899 - 1970)*
Archie Knowles (1906 - 1907)*
Created by: J.A. & D.S.
Record added: Oct 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16307169