NameJonathan Knight
Birth14 Feb 1781, Cherow Dist., SC
Death17 Feb 1852, Duval Co., FL
Burial1852, Fowler Cem. Middleburg, Clay Co., FL
Birth14 Feb 1781
FatherJohn Knight (~1748-~1822)
MotherRachel Anderson (~1753->1799)
Birth2 May 1788, GA
Death13 Jan 1853, Duval Co., FL
BurialFowler Cem., Clay Co., FL
Birth2 May 1788
Marriage20 Apr 1802, Camden Co., GA
ChildrenMary (1805-1875)
 William L (1806->1850)
 Jonathan (1809-1871)
 Elizabeth Lydia (1815-<1885)
 James Henry (1817-1888)
 Thomas Sumner Tucker (1820-1880)
 Sarah Elizabeth (1824-1895)
 Matthew Albritton (1826-1910)
 Eliza (1829->1860)
*New [OCCU] Notes for Jonathan Knight
Place: Farmer
Misc. Notes
KNIGHT - - - TUCKER by Thelma T. Bentley (6 page paper 1988) Jonathan Knight, born February 14, 1781, came to Florida the first time from coastal Georg ia with his father, John Knight, RS, around 1803. This was during the second Spanish Occupati on which lasted until 21 when Florida became a territory of the United States. On June 3, 1803, Jonathan Knight registered his cattle brand in Glynn County, and on Septe mber 2, 1803 John Knight "a new settler" was granted a license to return to the United State s with his son, Jonathan, for the purpose of bring his family and property to Spanish East Fl orida. The order was signed in St. Augustine by Governor White. Soon after this Jonathan Knig ht and Elizabeth Tucker were married. Their first child was born in 1805. The Knights had acquired land in Sapnish Florida, described in FLORIDA LAND GRANTS IN FLOR IDA VOL 1, UNCOMFIRMED CLAIMS WPA as being next to land of George Vincent on Jicary (Hickor y ?) ground, St. Marys River. On july 29, 1805, while living on Amelia Island, John and Jonat han Knight signed with about fifty others to band together under Don Juan McQueen of the Span ish Militia for mutual protection against attacks by privateers, and in 1807 they were instru cted on orders from the Governor to help retrieve a runaway slave. They left Spanish Florid a about 1810 in time to avoid the worst of the "Patriots War" which began in 1812. ..... Back in Georgia, Jonathan Knight was sheriff of Wayne County from 1810-1812, and Captain o f Wayne County militia 1813. .................. Jonathan Knight returned to Florida just before the territory became a state, March 3, 184 5. He brought most of his family, thriteen slaves, horses, and cattle to land he bought nea r Middleburg, Duval County, now in Clay County. He and Elizabeth Tucker Knight lived only a f ew more years and are buried in Fowler Cemetery near Middleburg. Jonathan died February 17, 1 852, Elizabeth on January 13, 1853.
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