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Newton Knight
Birth: Nov. 10, 1829
Jones County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1922
Jasper County
Mississippi, USA

Civil War Figure. He deserted from the Confederate Army and staged a Unionist rebellion that featured African-American and white residents of Jones County, Mississippi against the Confederacy in 1864 and 1865. They set up what was called the "Free State of Jones". 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Albert Knight (1799 - 1864)
 
 Spouses:
  Rachel Knight (1840 - 1889)*
  Serena Turner Knight (1838 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Jefferson Knight (1860 - 1956)*
  Martha Ann Elizabeth Jane Knight Knight (1864 - 1917)*
  Martha Ann Knight Knight (1866 - 1933)*
  John Steward Knight (1868 - 1920)*
  John Floyd Knight (1871 - 1941)*
  Keziah Knight Welborn (1871 - 1958)*
  John Madison Knight (1875 - 1939)*
  Grace Knight (1891 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Albert Knight (1822 - 1897)*
  William W. Knight (1829 - 1862)*
  Newton Knight (1829 - 1922)
  James W. Benjamin Knight (1831 - 1865)*
  Albert Knight (1833 - 1887)*
  Martha Ann Knight Yawn (1840 - 1928)*
  George Franklin Knight (1843 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
He lived for others
 
Burial:
Knight Cemetery
Jasper County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Barbara Thornton
Record added: Apr 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5398274
Newton Knight
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Newton Knight
Added by: Robbie Clements Williford
 
Newton Knight
Added by: Robbie Clements Williford
 
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- OPYGUMP
 Added: Feb. 17, 2017
"You can not own a child of God." Thank you for truly believing in that. In a time when the mindset was on the wrong side, you stayed to the RIGHT.
- ATC (AW) Ray Jackson, USN (ret)
 Added: Dec. 24, 2016

-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 23, 2016
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