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John Nevils Knox
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Birth: 1810
Death: 1852

Excerpted from The Family and Descendants of Jonathan Newman, An American Patriot from Lynches River, South Carolina, by W. Leroy Moffett John (Nevils?) Knox, ca 1810-1852
The Knox family home and farm was located on over 150 acres of land in Section 26, T5N, R1E, which is situated about one and a half miles north of Knoxville on Dry Bayou near the confluence with Wells Creek. John Knox had acquired this acreage on 24 January 1848, after having acquired 233 acres in Section 16, on 4 January 1830 from his older brother, Robert Knox.
As a farmer, John N. Knox apparently planted cotton, but he also raised livestock including a small herd of cattle, hogs and probably chickens. Undoubtedly, he also cultivated a sizable vegetable garden near his house. Family tradition suggests that he may also have served as postmaster for the Knoxville Post Office, which he may have maintained in his home. Under these circumstances the Knox family, while not affluent, were certainly economically stable and able to afford some of life's finer things.
Family links: 
  Mary A Lowery Knox (1823 - 1875)
  Ferdinand Jackson Knox (1846 - 1891)*
  Sarah Jane Knox Newman (1848 - 1896)*
  Calvin Hilton Knox (1850 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Franklin County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Betty Harrigill, Hall
Record added: Jun 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53423854


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