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williamknight57 (#46842549)
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Bio Photo Re-searching my family is my avocation, interested in Knight's and Aday's. Welcome corrections or changes to any of my memorials, but please use the edit feature, if you would like a memorial transfered to you, just request it.
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Peter Morgan
Eliza (Doutey) Knight
Hi William,

I found 2 out of 3 of your photo requests for Knights in John Aker Knight cemetery. Not bad for a cemetery that is in disgraceful condition. Note the (phonetic?) spelling of Eliza's maiden name on the stone.

Added by Peter Morgan on May 21, 2015 3:57 PM
Edward I Knight
Hi, William. Can you provide a source document for Edward Knight's middle name? I like to check on sources before making a change other researchers will rely upon. Thanks!
Added by Debi on May 14, 2015 3:53 PM
Robert Davis Purple Sr.
Marion (Knight) and Arthur Batchelder
Hi Bill,

I see you submitted more info about Marion (Knight) Batchelder. I am not related, do you want me to transfer her memorial and her husband's memorial to you ?

Bob Purple
Added by Robert Davis Purple Sr. on May 05, 2015 5:56 AM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Where are my "snake boots?"
Thank you so much for the transfer of Samuel Sain and his father, Jacob Sain, at Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Lumpkin County, Georgia.
I realized this morning that he was the younger Samuel Sain, born in Lincoln County, North Carolina in 1843 and died at Camp McDonald, Georgia of "camp fever" during the Civil War (& not the husband of my Magdalena Wehunt (the herbalist, who still spoke mostly German, could tame wild animals, and thus thought of as a witch), but it was still an exciting find.
I have linked Samuel Sain to his father Jacob and his mother, and written a short bio for each. I have also placed the older Samuel Sain (1803-1859) and wife Magadalena in the Shady Grove Cemetery, because I feel that is where they were buried, Samuel for sure.
Seeing that tombstone, makes me want to find my "snake boots," and head to the North Georgia Mountains!
Thanks again,
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on May 04, 2015 8:03 AM
Steve Reagin
Updates on Weaver daughters
Hi William!
I sent over a number of updates for the daughters of Jasper and Minda Weaver. Jasper and Minda are my 2nd great grandparents, and I'm connecting all of their children to them that I have found through my Ancestry account. Leaving breadcrumbs for the next generation so to speak. I thought I'd let you know why those updates were coming to you. Thanks for keeping up with these memorials!

Added by Steve Reagin on Apr 28, 2015 3:50 PM
Virginia Moore
Richard J Hatfield & Lucinda Gilbert Hatfield
Thank you so much for posting the photo's of Richard J Hatfield and Lucinnda Gilbert, Hatfield,and Cemetery photos. I was so happy to find them.
Added by Virginia Moore on Apr 25, 2015 12:13 PM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You
Thank you so much for the transfer of Catherine Lingerfelt Gaddis, Lumpkin County, Georgia.
I am never ceased to be amazed at the amount of work you have done and all those beautiful photographs. I will be forever grateful.
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Apr 20, 2015 4:59 PM
Colonel Jim
Carpenter Cemetery aka Eulogy Cemetery
Esther Lena Carpenter Knight's mother is buried in the Eulogy Cemetery aka Carpenter Cemetery. That cemetery is in terrible shape at this time, overrun by cattle and stones trampled into the earth. I and several cousins are getting together to clean up the place this next winter when the snakes are hibernating. John Madison Carpenter is my ggreatgrandfather and Lem Carpenter is my great grand uncle so we are probably connected. If interested please contact me via email at
Added by Colonel Jim on Apr 15, 2015 2:05 PM
Susan Frost Knight
Hi, William,

I am reviewing your request to edit the name for memorial #116159174 from Susan Knight to Susannah Frost Knight.

While I have found documentation of her maiden name and marriage to Jeremiah Knight, I have not found a record of her first name as Susannah. Could you point me in the right direction?

Added by Debi on Apr 14, 2015 9:25 AM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You So Much
Thank you so much for the transfer of Sarah Jane wehunt (Stover)at Nimblewill. Each transfer of a Wehunt memorial is like a precious gift.
Several years ago I had printed her tombstone photograph from Find A Grave that I realize now that you had taken. I tucked it away somewhere and a few months ago it surfaced, and it hung on my bulletin board for a few weeks reminding me to follow up on her. The Stover name just kept popping up on my DNA matches in Pennsylvania, NC and Georgia. So, thanks for taking that photograph.
I fell in love with the North Georgia Mountains on my first trip there in 1976. I was interested in where my Great-Grandfather's brothers and sisters (along with their families) had migrated to around 1833. He was the only one that stayed here in NC, except for his mother.
The stories sound interesting about the Black Family. My husband's Blacks and O'Neils came down from Pennsylvania to North Carolina as early as the 1760s from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. The Blacks came out of Scotland, settled in Ireland and thus became the Scots-Irish of this area. The O'Neil/Neals came out of Ireland to America (DNA says they are descended from "Niall of the Nine Hostages," one of the purest blood lines I have ever seen. The Black and O'Neils had intermarried so much that if you are kin to one, you are kin to the other in this area.
The Blacks in North Georgia I knew very little about until I connected with Lynn Martin of Warner Robins, Georgia a few years ago through Wehunt genealogy and DNA. I don't know much about this Black family, but she descends from a Samuel Black, born ca 1760 and died in SC in 1814. His children apparently migrated to White & Habersham Counties in Georgia. From looking at her AncestryTree: I see there is an Isaac Black, born 1787 and died in Habersham County. Also a George Washington Black who died in 1814 & a Thomas who died in 1849, both in Habersham. I don't think that Lynn is on Find A Grave, but she is on She is fairly new at genealogist, but is becoming an excellent researcher.
At first I thought that this Black family in Georgia may have been the German Swartz (anglicized to Black) who were at the Heidelberg Lutheran Church with the Wehunts in Rowan Co., NC ca 1793. But, I am now of the opinion that they are probably the same Scots-Irish Black family that my husband descends from and migrated into South Carolina and then on to Georgia very early.
The Wehunt name was anglicized from Wigand/Weigandt/Weygant. They were originally from the area of Friedelsheim and Freinsheim in Germany after leaving Switzerland many generations earlier. They left from Littlestown, Pennsylvania in 1787. Frederick Wigand(Wehunt), my GG-Grandfather had been at Camp Security in York County, Pennsylvania guarding British troops near the end of the Revolutionary War.
Although supposedly different families, the Wehunts had a strong connection with the Welshans (gunsmiths of York County, PA), the Wilhoit, Wysong,& Wine families in Pennsylvania, Maryland & Virginia. Other ties to North Georgia when they migrated to Georgia around 1833 are the Winklers, Worleys(Warlicks), Kuyendalls, Seabolts, Lingerfelts(Lingenfeldters), and Lehmans(anglicized to Lauman/Larman/Lowman in the South). All of these names pop up in with my Autosomal DNA.
I think that I have rambled on quite enough. More Than You Ever Wanted to Know!!!
If I can ever be of help in the Lincoln, Cleveland, Gaston, Catawba County areas, please don't hesitate to ask.
Again thanks for the transfer and have a glorious holiday.
Rita Wehunt-Black
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Apr 04, 2015 12:56 PM
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