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Martha Ann Sanders Knight
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1832
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1880
Upshur County
Texas, USA

Born in Bedford Co., Tennesse, the daughter of William Hamilton Sanders (1805 1836) and Mary Elizabeth Hooper Sanders (1811 1853). Martha was a "Citizen of the Republic of Texas" early in life moving to the new country of Texas in 1836. Her grandfather, David Sanders (1775-1815) served in the War of 1812 in the Tennessee 1st Regiment Militia and died in the Battle of New Orleans under Maj. General Carroll. Her maternal grandfather was Richard Hooper (1782-1855), soldier (served in the War of Texas Independence in the Battle of San Jacinto), surveyor and congressman was elected to the First Congress of the Republic of Texas as a Representative from Shelby County. He was the Surveyor who marked the boundary line between Shelby and Panola Counties (43.5 miles). She married Thomas Jefferson Knight in 1848 in Shelby Co., Tx. and they had eleven children, William Alfred Knight (1850 1880), James Jefferson Knight (1852 1918), George Washington Knight )1854 1881), Mirah Elizabeth Knight (1855 1885), Margaret M. Knight (1857 1880), Mary Jane Knight (1860 1880), Rebecca C. Knight (1861 1883), Area Addie E. Knight (1863 1929),David Benjamin Franklin Knight (1866 1905), Bell Z. Knight (1870 1880), and Henry Milton Knight (1875 1933). As a result of her grandfather's service in the Texas War of Independence she received an inheritance of land in Travis County. She was active in the Enon Baptist Church with her husband and they donated land for the current church.
Biography by Ron Wade
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  William Hamilton Sanders (1805 - 1836)
  Mary Elizabeth Hooper Sanders/Alford (1811 - 1853)
  Thomas Jefferson Knight (1827 - 1892)
  William Alfred Knight (1850 - 1880)*
  James Jefferson Knight (1852 - 1918)*
  George Washington Knight (1854 - 1881)*
  Mirah Elizabeth Knight Wade (1855 - 1885)*
  Area Addie Knight Wade (1863 - 1929)*
  David Benjamin Franklin Knight (1866 - 1905)*
  Henry Milton Knight (1875 - 1933)*
  Richard H. Sanders (1827 - 1902)*
  Martha Ann Sanders Knight (1832 - 1880)
  William Jefferson Sanders (1832 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Grice Cemetery
Upshur County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ron Wade
Record added: May 20, 2008
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Martha Ann <i>Sanders</i> Knight
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My ggg grandmother.
- Jeanie (Fogle) Jones
 Added: May. 17, 2014

- David Pruitt
 Added: May. 4, 2013
To my gg grandmother, what a joy it has been learning of your life. You are remembered and your legacy continues in thousands of descendants. Ronald Ellis Wade
- Ron Wade
 Added: Jun. 29, 2011
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