Knibb Family Cemetery

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Knibb Family Cemetery

Rt 6 near Rt 654
Goochland County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
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The Knibb family cemetery, near Manakin-Sabot, Goochland County, Virginia, is located within the "Little Genito” farm. The farm and residence is privately owned, with the cemetery in a recessed wooded area enclosed by a stone wall erected by John Minor Cochrane in 1904. The Watkins & Knibb descendants occupied Little Genito from 1734 to 1962. The farm , historically spelled Jenito, Jenetoe, Jenitoe, Genito, was named for the nearby creek of the same name. The main house , still extant, was built by John Watkins in 1787. Benjamin Watkins acquired the farm in 1734, followed by John Watkins in 1787, Thomas Watkins, and John's son-in-law Joshua Royal Knibb in 1823 after his marriage to Francis "Frankie" Watkins. The Watkins family were associated with the White Oak Swamp Quaker Meeting, Henrico Monthly Meeting, and Cedar Creek Meeting. Other owners included John Binford Knibb and Frances Rebecca Henrietta Bowles, daughter of Jesse Bowles and Ann Edmondson Duley, and , Abner Clopton Knibb until 1962.


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  • Added: 24 Jun 2005
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