^ Private Levi J. Knight +, I[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

Male 1803 - 1870  (66 years)


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  • Name Levi J. Knight +  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15
    Title ^ Private 
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    Birth 1 Sep 1803  Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 14, 15
    • Levi was born in Wayne County, Georgia. He grew up in that portion of the County that would later become Brantley County.
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt. 1804  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Levi was born in Wayne County, Georgia. He grew up in that portion of the County that would later become Brantley County.
    _MILT Abt. 1818 
    • At the age of 15, Levi served as a Private in the Wayne County Militia in action to protect the frontier of the County against Indian depredations.
    _Election 16 Jun 1824  Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levi was appointed to fill out an unexpired term of Sheriff of Wayne County. He was only 20 years of age at the time, becoming 21 on the following 1 Sep.
    Occupation 1826  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State records reveal that Levi was one of the state surveyors sent to the recently ceded Indian lands in North Georgia. [see 16 Feb 1827—Example of Surveying] 
    Residence Aft. 15 Nov 1827  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _Election 1829  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levi served as Justice of the Peace for the 658th Militia District, Lowndes County, Georgia. His term lasted until 1833.
    Census 1830  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the Lowndes County census.
    Residence 1830  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1832  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At some point during the year, Levi returned to northern Georgia according to State records to perform the duties of a state employed surveyor in more lands obtained from Indians.  
    _Election 1832  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levi was elected to a term of 2 years as State Senator from Lowndes County to the General Assembly.
    _Election 1834  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was reelected to a 2nd term of 2 years as Lowndes County's State Senator.
    _MILT 1836 
    • In the Creek Indian War.
    _MILT 13 Jul 1836  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Record is Lowndes County. Levi J. Knight Reports Indian Fight of 13 Jul 1836.
    _Election 1837  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Once again he was returned to the General Assembly as a State Senator from Lowndes County.
    _Election 1838  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levi began to serve again as Justice of the Peace for Militia District 658, Lowndes County, Georgia. He served continuously into the year 1848.
    _MILT 1838 
    • In the Second Seminole War.
    Census 1840  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the Lowndes County census.
    Residence 1840  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    _Election 4 Dec 1840  Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levi J. Knight of Lowndes County, was elected, on Friday last, Major General of the sixth Division G. M., in place of Gen. E. Wimberly, resigned.

      Knight of Lowndes, 198
      Slappey of Twiggs, 58
      Blank, 9
    _MILT 11 Dec 1840 
    • Levi was commissioned Major-General of the 6th Division, Georgia Militia.
    _Election 1841 
    • Levi was chosen for yet another term as Lowndes County's State Senator.
    Property & Possessions 1844  Cherokee, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Property & Possessions 1844  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _MILT Abt. 1846 
    • Levi answered the call for "volunteers" to go and serve in the then-raging Mexican War. He not only went and served, but he was a "Captain of Volunteers" -- likely, all were from Georgia.
    Census 1850  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the Lowndes County census.
    Residence 1850  Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    _MILT 1850 
    • Levi was succeeded as leader of the 6th Division, Georgia Militia by General David Johnson.
    _Election 1851 
    • He began a term of 2 years as Senator from the 5th District (comprised of Ware, Clinch, and Lowndes Counties) in the Georgia General Assembly. The system had been changed into districts, and individual counties were no longer electing senators.
    _Election 1853 
    • The "old system" of choosing State Senators from individual counties was restored, and, once again Levi was elected to serve from Lowndes County. He served 2 years.
    _Election 1855 
    • Levi was reelected as State Senator from Lowndes County, serving yet another 2 years in the General Assembly.
    Property & Possessions 1856  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    His home was included in the newly created Berrien County. Senator Levi Knight had a leading role in the passage of the act creating Berrien County. 
    History … 13 Oct 1857  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He witnessed the death of his wife Ann in Berrien County, Georgia. She was buried in the cemetery at Union Primitive Baptist Church.
    History … 28 Nov 1859  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His mother, Sarah Cone Knight, died in Berrien County and was buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
    History … 8 Dec 1859  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His father, Elder William Anderson Knight, died at his home in Berrien County and was buried in the cemetery at Union Primitive Baptist Church.
    Census 1860  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the first Berrien County census.
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    Name Levi Jefferson Knight I 
    Name Levi Jonathan Knight I  [14
    Residence 1860  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Title ^ Captain 
    Title ^ Captain 
    Title ^ First Lieutenant 
    Title ^ Major 
    Title ^ Major General 
    _MILT 10 Dec 1860  Nashville, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Almost immediately after the election of Abraham Lincoln, Levi J. Knight formed a company of 103 volunteers, the Berrien Minute Men.
    Resolutions of the Berrien Minute Men
    Resolutions of the Berrien Minute Men
    _Election 1861  Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levi began a term as Justice of the Inferior Court of Berrien County.
    _MILT 1861 
    • CSA Army, Rank of Major.
    _MILT Abt. Jul 1861  Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although Civil War was imminent, long months of preparation passed. A few of these original Minute Men would drop out and new recruits take their places before CPT Knight's Company finally made their way to Savannah in the summer of 1861.
    _MILT 24 Jul 1861  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The following named companies will compose the Thirteenth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, which will take the place of Colonel Semmes’ regiment, now under orders for Virginia, viz: … Berrien Minute Men, Captain Levi J. Knight, Nashville. …
    24 Jul 1861 - Formation of 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteers
    24 Jul 1861 - Formation of 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteers
    _MILT 1 Aug 1861  [3, 4, 7
    • Enlisted in Company C, Georgia 29th Infantry Regiment on 1 Aug 1861.
    _MILT 22 Oct 1861  [4
    • Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 22 Oct 1861.
    _MILT Apr 1862 
    • Levi resigned his rank of Major in the 29th Regiment of Georgia Infantry, CSA, at the re-organization of the regiment. He retired from active military service on account of age.
    _MILT 7 May 1862  [4
    • Promoted to Full Captain.
    _MILT 16 Dec 1864  Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Captured near Nashville Tennessee. Imprisoned, Johnson Island at close of war.
    _Election 1868 
    • He was chosen as a delegate from his district to the State Constitutional Convention.
    Burial 1870  Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Old Union Primitive Church Cemetery.
    Death 23 Feb 1870  Rays Mill, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Levi died at his home in Berrien County. He was buried beside his wife Ann in the Union Primitive Baptist Cemetery.
    Person ID I6906168813  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2024 

    Father Reverend William Anderson Knight +,   b. 8 Feb 1778, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Dec 1859, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah Cone +,   b. 16 Feb 1780, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Nov 1859, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage Abt. 1798  Effingham, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    • Or Bulloch, Georgia, USA.
    Levi J Knight Bio
    Levi J Knight Bio
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ray's City Union Baptist Church
    Ray's City Union Baptist Church
    Joseph Knight land deed
    Joseph Knight land deed
    Family ID F4194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Donald Clements +,   b. 6 Aug 1802, Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Oct 1857, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years) 
    Marriage License 11 Aug 1827  Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage 14 Nov 1827  Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 10, 22
    • He married Ann Donald Clements Herrin, widow of John Herrin. The ceremony was performed by his uncle, Jonathan Knight.
    Children 
     1. William Washington Knight,   b. 4 Mar 1829, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Dec 1863, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years)
     2. Elizabeth Knight,   b. 14 Apr 1830, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Sep 1912, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
     3. Sarah Knight,   b. 16 Apr 1831, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Apr 1903, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
     4. John Graham Knight,   b. 23 Jun 1832, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 May 1908, Rays Mill, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     5. Mary Ann Knight +,   b. 12 Aug 1836, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Nov 1923, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
     6. Levi A. Knight, II,   b. Abt. 1838, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt. 1856, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 18 years)
     7. Johnathan D. Knight,   b. 2 Apr 1840, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Mar 1884 (Age 43 years)
     8. Keziah Amanda Knight #,   b. 26 Jun 1843, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Apr 1918, Rays Mill, Berrien, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F5348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1 Sep 1803 - Wayne, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt. 1804 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 16 Jun 1824 - Wayne, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - State records reveal that Levi was one of the state surveyors sent to the recently ceded Indian lands in North Georgia. [see 16 Feb 1827—Example of Surveying] - 1826 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 11 Aug 1827 - Wayne, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 14 Nov 1827 - Wayne, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft. 15 Nov 1827 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 1829 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - At some point during the year, Levi returned to northern Georgia according to State records to perform the duties of a state employed surveyor in more lands obtained from Indians. - 1832 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 1832 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 1834 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - 13 Jul 1836 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 1837 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 1838 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty & Possessions - 1844 - Cherokee, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty & Possessions - 1844 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty & Possessions - His home was included in the newly created Berrien County. Senator Levi Knight had a leading role in the passage of the act creating Berrien County. - 1856 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - 13 Oct 1857 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - 28 Nov 1859 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - 8 Dec 1859 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - 10 Dec 1860 - Nashville, Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_Election - 1861 - Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Abt. Jul 1861 - Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - 24 Jul 1861 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - 16 Dec 1864 - Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1870 - Lakeland, Lanier, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 23 Feb 1870 - Rays Mill, Berrien, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    24 Jul 1861 - Formation of 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteers
    24 Jul 1861 - Formation of 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteers
    Resolutions of the Berrien Minute Men
    Resolutions of the Berrien Minute Men
    Levi J. Knight   1803-1870
    Levi J. Knight 1803-1870
    Knight and Ray’s Mill
    Knight and Ray’s Mill
    1978  Knight & Ray’s Mill Pond
    1978 Knight & Ray’s Mill Pond
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    Capt Levi J Knight
    Levi J Knight - Ray City People - 6 Pages
    Levi J Knight - Ray City People - 6 Pages
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    Levi J Knight - Ray City People - Printable Version
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    Indian War 1838 - Levi Knight - Page 10
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    Indian War 1838 - Levi Knight - Page 11
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    Levi J Knight
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    Levi John Knight

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      Birth date: 8 Feb 1778
      Birth place: North Carolina
      Death date: 8 Dec 1859
      Death place: Berrien, Georgia

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