Newton Knight

Newton Knight

Birth
Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Feb 1922 (aged 92)
Jasper County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Jasper County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 5398274 · View Source
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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".



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Barbara Thornton
  • Added: 29 Apr 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5398274
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Newton Knight (10 Nov 1829–16 Feb 1922), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5398274, citing Knight Cemetery, Jasper County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .