David Luckie Knox

David Luckie Knox

Birth
Death 2 May 1854 (aged 53)
Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Benton, Polk County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8102611 · View Source
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Age 53 yrs, 1 mo, 18 days
Inscription: Here Repose the Remains of David L. Knox. As a Citizen, his many Virtues and Integrity of Character commended him to the Confidence and Esteem of all who knew him. As a Husband, Tender and Affectionate. As a Father, Kind and Indulgent. As a Master, Considerate and Humane. As a Christian, Pious and Consistent. True to his God & Fellowman. Full of Grace and many Virtues. He has been gathered like ripe fruit into the Garden of the Lord, Giving full Assurance in his last Hours of his Acceptance with his Redeemer. His Widow and Children, who deeply feel their irreparable Loss have Raised this Stone to his Memory.

There is a brief biography of him found in The Knox family: a genealogical and biographical sketch of the descendants of John Knox. Excerpt on David Knox below:

David Knox was the only son of James Knox. In 1820 he married Elizabeth Montgomery, sister to his uncle Samuel Knox's wife. They were daughters of Col. Hugh Montgomery, a state Senator of Jackson County, Georgia and the last Cherokee Indian agent prior to their removal west. Knox and his family moved from Georgia to McMinn County in 1830 and settled on the Hiwassee River. Two years later they moved into the Cherokee nation on the the south side of the river in what is now Bradley County.

He was a prosperous farmer owning at his death one of the best farms on the river, also sixty-three slaves. He was politically a Whig. A few years prior to his death, he began the erection of a splendid brick residence on his farm and completed it just before his death.



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  • Created by: Cindy Womble Billman
  • Added: 18 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8102611
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Luckie Knox (25 Mar 1801–2 May 1854), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8102611, citing Benton Cemetery, Benton, Polk County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Womble Billman (contributor 46485823) .