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John Duren Knotts
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1824
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 21, 1900
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA

John was the son of Joel Knotts and 1st wife, Mary "Polly" Jones; a daughter of Jeremiah Jones and his wife Elizabeth Mercer for whom this cemetery is named.

He married Mary Jane Douglass on 22 Apr 1855 in Orangeburg County.

Seven children would be born to this union: John Milton, Mary Elizabeth, Ella Francis, Joseph Elvin, Laura Edora, William Arthur and Ann Eliza Knotts.

By trade, John was a school teacher, a profession he would hold for some 16-years. In addition, it is was described as a Baptist Minister as well as a surveyor.

He was believed to have been a brilliant man and in his later years, he wrote a book of poetry entitled: The Poetical Works of John Duren Knotts. This book can be found in the Orangeburg County Free Library.

He was 75-years of age.

Family links: 
  Joel Knotts (1796 - 1873)
  Mary Jane Douglass Knotts (1834 - 1915)*
  John Milton Knotts (1856 - 1925)*
  Mary Elizabeth Knotts Peel (1859 - 1937)*
  Ella Fransis Knotts (1862 - 1908)*
  Joseph Elvin Knotts (1866 - 1952)*
  Laura Edora Knotts (1870 - 1935)*
  William Arthur Knotts (1872 - 1940)*
  Ann Eliza Knotts (1877 - 1880)*
  John Duren Knotts (1824 - 1900)
  Avery Melvin Knotts (1859 - 1881)*
  Deborah Ann Elizabeth Knotts Reed (1862 - 1914)*
  Ressie L. Knotts Deery (1865 - 1904)*
  Dorcas Elvira Knotts Gleaton (1871 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Jeremiah Jones Family Cemetery
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Trails of History
Originally Created by: Jon Dials
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48314099
John Duren Knotts
Added by: Trails of History
John Duren Knotts
Added by: Jon Dials
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