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John Knights
Birth: May, 1824
Suffolk, England
Death: Nov. 14, 1890
Lakeport
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA

My 4th Great Grandfather.

Born in London, England to Charles & Rebecca (Wright) Knights.

Brother of Henry, William, Isaac, Eliza, Charles & Zechariah.

Arrived in Canada in 1836 with his family & moved to New Hampshire.

Married Emily Dearborn on September 16, 1852 at Lake Village by John Blaisdell, Esq.

Father of Ellen O, Leonard & George W.

John worked most of his life as a painter.

In 1862 during The Civil War, John fought bravely in Company G of New Hampshire's 12th Voluntary Regiment, "The Mountaineers" along with his brother-in-law, George W Dearborn.
He was injured at "The Battle Of Cold Harbor" in 1864 & after being hospitalized for 3 months, rejoined his troop to continue the battle.

Honorably discharged at the end of The Civil War in 1865.
He was plagued by his foot injury for the rest of his life & often used a cane.

John was present at the death of his brother-in-law George W Dearborn at Pitchwood Island, Lake Winnipesaukee on July 22, 1885.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emily Dearborn Knights (1830 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Ellen O Knights Hibbard (1853 - 1914)*
  George Winthrop Knights (1857 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HUSBAND
JOHN KNIGHTS,
12th N.H.V.
May 1, 1817
Nov. 14, 1890
 
Note: Birth date on stone is incorrect.
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Laconia
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 14, 2009
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