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James B. Knox

Male 1792 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name James B. Knox 
    Born 22 Jan 1792  Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3612  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Samuel Knox,   b. 1763,   d. 10 Mar 1833, Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Agnes Nancy Hannah,   b. 1764,   d. 23 Sep 1841, Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1789  Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Pettus 
    Married Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Knox,   b. Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret Knox,   d. 1854, Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Ann Knox,   b. Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy Knox,   b. 1824, Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The James Knox (married to Rebecca) in the 1850 Steele Creek census
      was living next door to Matthew Knox and Robert Knox. James and
      Rebecca Pettus Knox had all girls except 1 son John. The oldest child
      was Nancy, b. about 1824/5. Samuel Knox (brother of James) and his
      wife Nancy, had a James B. Knox. It was thought that this James Knox
      was their son and by the daughter named Nancy, it was a lead. Another
      thought on this is that James Knox's son, Samuel B. Knox married first
      to Cynthia Pettus so it is possible that Samuel B. Knox's brother
      James married a Pettus also.

      By the 1860 Steele Creek Census, Rebecca had died and daughter
      Margaret had died in 1854 (buried at Pleasant Hill Presby). Evidently,
      Nancy and Mary Ann had married. Those living in the household of this
      James Knox were his daughters, Susan, Cynthia and Lorena and son John.
      By 1870, James was still living at the age of 79 and the four
      daughters, Mary, Susan, Cynthia and Lorena were still living with him.
      It appears that Mary's husband, if she had married, may have been
      killed in the Civil War. As was so common between 1860 and 1870, so
      many boys were killed during the war that it produced many "old
      maids"….there were not enough boys their age left to marry. This was
      the same case with the Irwin family of lower Steele Creek. Four
      daughters were left single with no one to marry after the war.
      It is not known where this James B. Knox is buried either. He most
      likely died in Steele Creek but neither he nor Rebecca are buried in
      any known grave at any of the churches in the Steele Creek area. It is
      probable that after the war, the family lost a lot of money and with
      only daughters left to bury him, they may not have been able to afford
      a stone. If Rebecca is buried somewhere in York Co., then James may be
      buried with her.

      Sources: Marriages of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 1783 - 1868
      by Brent H. Holcomb, Reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
      Baltimore, MD, 1981
      1850 and 1860 Mecklenburg County Census Records - Steele Creek Twp.
      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common
      Pleas and Quarter Session, Vol III: 1821-1830 and Vol. IV: 1831 -
      1840, By Herman W. Ferguson, Rocky Mount, NC 1998 and 2002.
      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1791 - 1868, Book
      A-J, By Herman W. Ferguson, Rocky Mount, NC, 1993