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 Martha Ann <I>Sanders</I> Knight

Martha Ann Sanders Knight

Birth
Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Feb 1880 (aged 47)
Enon, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Burial Grice, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 26966523 · View Source
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Born in Bedford Co., Tennesse, the daughter of William Hamilton Sanders (1805 – 1836) and Mary Elizabeth Hooper Sanders (1811 – 1853). Martha was a "Citizen of the Republic of Texas" early in life moving to the new country of Texas in 1836. Her grandfather, David Sanders (1775-1815) served in the War of 1812 in the Tennessee 1st Regiment Militia and died in the Battle of New Orleans under Maj. General Carroll. Her maternal grandfather was Richard Hooper (1782-1855), soldier (served in the War of Texas Independence in the Battle of San Jacinto), surveyor and congressman was elected to the First Congress of the Republic of Texas as a Representative from Shelby County. He was the Surveyor who marked the boundary line between Shelby and Panola Counties (43.5 miles). She married Thomas Jefferson Knight in 1848 in Shelby Co., Tx. and they had eleven children, William Alfred Knight (1850 – 1880), James Jefferson Knight (1852 – 1918), George Washington Knight )1854 – 1881), Mirah Elizabeth Knight (1855 – 1885), Margaret M. Knight (1857 – 1880), Mary Jane Knight (1860 – 1880), Rebecca C. Knight (1861 – 1883), Area Addie E. Knight (1863 – 1929),David Benjamin Franklin Knight (1866 – 1905), Bell Z. Knight (1870 – 1880), and Henry Milton Knight (1875 – 1933). As a result of her grandfather's service in the Texas War of Independence she received an inheritance of land in Travis County. She was active in the Enon Baptist Church with her husband and they donated land for the current church.
Biography by Ron Wade



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  • Created by: Ron Wade
  • Added: 20 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26966523
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Ann Sanders Knight (18 Oct 1832–14 Feb 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26966523, citing Grice Cemetery, Grice, Upshur County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ron Wade (contributor 47008743) .