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Male James Knight Smalley Click to view James Knight Smalley in the family tree

James Knight was born in 1820 in Ohio.1   James Knight's father was Freeman Jasper,Rev. Smalley and his mother is Catherine Trader.  His paternal grandparents were William Smalley and Prudence Hoel. He had four brothers and five sisters, named Freeman Jasper,Jr., Benjamin Franklin, Moses W., William Anderson Montogmery, Esther, Mary Polly, Sabra, Sarah Elizabeth and Elizabeth C..  He was the fourth oldest of the ten children.  He died at the age of 57 on December 22nd, 1877 in Xenia, Boutbon Co., Kansas.1 

James Knight's first family with Mary Purcell

‌James Knight and Mary were married in a religious ceremony on December 15th, 1840.1   They had a son and two daughters, named Benjamin Franklin, Christina Elizabeth and Lucretia.

James Knight's second family with Cynthia Ann Stearns

‌James Knight and Cynthia Ann were married in a religious ceremony on February 20th, 1854 in Williamson Co., Texas.1   They had two sons and four daughters, named Calvin Luther, James Freeman, Cynthia Caroline, Mary Ann, Roseleen and Lennie Ellen.

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Further sources/citations:
1850 United States Federal Census, 1860 United States Federal Census

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