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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Genealogy Part 7 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

Death Certificate Record of George Warren Knight who died September 11, 1909 in Lyndonville, Caledonia County, Vermont, son of Samuel Knight and Julia Ann (nee: McGaffey). Color was "White."
George Warren Knight Death Record Card.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian 1908-1909 "extract" dated September 22, 1909 (Wednesday). (D) Died at Lyndon Center-Mr. and Mrs. B. (Benjamin) R. Lyster and daughter Leah, of Whitefield, N.H. have been stopping at the home of Rev. and Mrs. N.H. Lyster. Mrs. Lyster was called here by the death of her father, George Knight.
(D) Died at Lyndonville - Mr. Knight was born in Barnston, P.Q., 62 years ago. He grew up in Magog, P.Q., and at 18 went to work for the Passumpsic RR. Mr. Knight has suffered from Bright's disease and valvular heart trouble for about three years. In 1869 he married, Sarah Dean, of Nashua, NH. Three of their six children are dead: Mrs. Charles Bowles, Mrs. Broadbelt, whose dau., Mildred lives with her grandmother, and Viola Knight; surviving are, George of St. J., Mrs. Lyster, mentioned above, and Frank of this place. He also leaves two brothers, William and Joseph of Boston, and two sisters, Mrs. L. H. Goodell of Franklin, NH, and Mrs. S.E. Corey of Exeter, ME. (long article).
1910 Federal Census of Lyndon Township, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Household 12-107:
George W. Bigelow age 65 born in New Hampshire "White" Farmer
Rosina V. age 65
Frank W. Knight (Son-in-Law) age 27
Ida M. (Daughter) age 22
Thelma V. age 4
George W. age 3 months
Harry G. Geer (Grandson) age 27
Death Certificate of Sarah V. (nee: Dean) Knight who died November 14, 1911 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont. Informant was Benjmain R. Lyster of Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire.
According to the Vitals from the St. Johnsbury Caledonia 1910-1911 "extracts" dated November 22, 1911 (Wednesday), "Died in Lyndonville - Nov. 15, Mrs. George Knight, age 61 years. At her rooms in the Dodge building. She died of heart failure following the grip. Her maiden name was Sarah Dean, and she was born on July 16, 1850, at Lincolnville, ME. She married at Nashua, NH, on Nov. 17, 1869. Mr. Knight died at Lyndonville one Sept. 11, 1909. Three of their six children have died; Annie (Mrs. Charles Boles), Susie (Mrs. William Broadbelt), and Viola. Surviving are; George of Sherbrooke, Frank of this place, and Gertrude, (Mrs. Benton R. Lyster), and six grandchildren. One granddau. is Mildred Broadbelt. (medium article.)
Birth Certificate of George Warren Knight who was born January 09, 1910 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont and whom was identified as "White" on this Certificate. His parents were Franklin Warren Knight and Ida M. (Geer) Knight. Frank Knight was born in Lyndon, Vermont and his wife was born in Barnston, Quebec, Canada.
1912 Lydon, Caledonia County, Vermont City Directory Page 281
Frank W. Knight living in Lyndon, Vermont on rfd 2
George W. Knight, was traveling enginer for B & M, Lyndon

Genealogy Part 6 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

Caledonian Record newspaper dated March 01, 1899 (Wednesday) regarding Anna B. (nee: Knight) Bowles death. She died in Lyndonville, Orleans County, Vermont on February 22, 1899, at her home; Mrs. Charles Bowles, died of Consumption (Tuberculosis). Charles Bowles and Anna Belle Knight married in September 1899. She was the daughter of George W. Knight and Sarah Viola (nee: Dean).
June 27, 1900 Federal Census for Newark, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Household 98-98:
George W. Bigelow born N.H. Apr 1842 age 58
Rosina V. born Canada English Apr 1842 age 58
Harry G. Geer (grandson) born Vermont Dec 1882 age 17
Ida M. (granddaughter) born Canada English Jan 1889 age 11
Household 99-99
Arthur L. Bigelow born Canada (American Citizen) July 1876 age 23
Alida B. born Vermont Sept 1877 age 22
Gladys M. born Vermont Mar 1897 age 3
June 07, 1900 Federal Census for Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.
Household 68-69:
George Caswell born Aug 1874 age 25
Ada M. (nee: Bigelow) Geer-Caswell born Oct 1875 age 24
Josiah Caswell born Jan 1840 (father to George Caswell)
Eliza Caswell born Nov 1840 (mother to George Caswell)
Marriage Record Card of Bessie Estella (nee: Geer) and Lewis D. King dated March 08, 1902 in Newark, Caledonia County, Vermont. Bessie Estella Geer was born in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont in 1886, the daughter of Elmer Ellery Geer and Ada Melvina (nee: Bigelow).
Certificate of Marriage No. 17 dated December 01, 1903 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont of Frank W. Knight age 21 years. Occupation: Machinist. First marriage. Born in Lyndonville, Vermont. Father: Geo. W. Knight. Mother: Sarah (Dean) Knight. Ida D. Geer age 16 years. First Marriage. Born in Barnston, P.Q. Father: Elmer Geer. Mother: Ada (Bigelow) Geer. Marriage was performed on November 26, 1903 in West Burke, Caledonia County, Vermontby Charles G. Gorse, Minister of the Gospel.
Marriage Record Card for Ida D. Geer and Franklin Warren Knight.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian newspaper announcement dated December 09, 1903. "Frank Knight and Miss Ida Geer of West Burke were recently married, and are receiving the congratulations of their many friends."
St. Johnsbury Caledonian 1903-1905 newspaper "extract" dated December 09, 1903 reagrding Franklin Warren Knight and Ida D. Geer's marriage in West Burke, Vermont.
Birth Record Card for Thelma Viola Knight dated March 29, 1906 in Burke, Caledonia County, Vermont. Notice: Ida M. Geer's residence is Lowell, Massachusetts and that Thelma Viola Knight color-race was indicated to have been "white."

Perhaps the doctor, E. F. Root, MD was "color blind"?
Maybe the Knight-Geer family; mother, father,
and Thelma Viola Geer
were simply "hiding in plain sight"

Genealogy Part 5 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

Death Record of Minnie Geer dated December 05, 1884 in the Baptist Church Registry, Barnston, Quebec, Canada. Minnie Geer, daughter of George W. Geer and Mary Jennie (nee: Brown) Geer died December fifth and was buried the seventh of the same month. Aged eighteen years. S. A. Ives.

1891 Canadian Census for Barnston, Quebec, Canada dated April 21th, Page 16. Household 81: George W. Geer age 54 and his (2nd) second wife Minerva A. (nee: Kenison) . She was born in ca. 1842. They married March 17, 1883 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. George W. Geer's (1st) first wife Mary Jane (nee: Brown) Geer died on April 07, 1882 in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.
1891 Canadian Census for Barnston, Quebec, Canada dated April 11th, Page 11. and 47:
Household 43:
George W. Bigelow age 49
Rosina V. (Hall) age 50
Lorenzo A. age 14
Household 44:
Almer (Elmer) Geer age 25
Ada M. (Bigelow) age 22
Harry (Myron) G. age 7
Bessie Estella age 5
Ida May age 2
Household 46:
Abram C. Allen age 56
Sophronia age 54
Jude Allen age 83
Section 1: Death Record of Susie Susan E. Elizabeth (nee: Knight) Broadbelt dated November 20, 1896 in Lydonville, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Section 2: Susan Elizabeth (nee: Knight) Broadbelt died of Consumption (Tuberculosis T.B.). She was born in Sherbrooke, P.Q., the daughter of George Warren Knight and Sarah Viola (nee: Dean).

Article in the Caledonian Record newspaper regarding the death of Susie Elizabeth Knight-Broadbelt, age 21 years 9 months and 15 days.

Section 1: Death Record of William Broadbelt dated December 23, 1897 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont. He was the son of John Broadbelt and June (maiden name unknown). William Broadbelt was born in England.

Section 2: William Broadbelt died of Consumption (Tuberculosis), age 27 years, in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont. He was a Widower. His occupatioin was Railroad Conductor.

Genealogy Part 4 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

1880 Census for Derby, Orleans County, Vermont regarding George William Geer and his wife Mary Jane (nee: Brown) household. Line 103-101:
George Gear age 44
Mary J. age 37
Elmer age 16
Minnie age 12
Chestina age 9
Katie age 8
Bessie age 1
Bessie (Estella) Gear (or Geer) age 1 identified as "White" in the 1880 Census of Derby, Vermont in the household of her parents George Gear and Mary Jane (nee: Brown).
1881 Canadian Census for Barnston, Quebec, Canada regarding George Bigelow and his wife Rosina Victoria's household. Line 181-181.
George Bigelow
Rosina age 48
Ada M. age 12
Arthur L. age 4
Notice: Rosina's brother Joel Allen's wife, and children are listed just above, in household 180-180.

1881 Census Stanstead, Quebec, Canada regarding George Warren Knight and Sarah V. (nee: Dean) household. Line 204-220.
George Knight
Sarah Knight

Section 1: Birth Record for Franklin Warren Knight. Franklin Warren Knight was born November 17, 1882 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Section 2: Franklin Warren Knight was the son of George Warren Knight and Sarah Viola (nee: Dean).
Section 1: Birth Record for Harry Myron Geer born on November 25, 1883 in Groton, Caeldonia County, Vermont to Elmer Ellery Geer and Ada Melvina (nee" Bigelow).
Section 2: Harry Myron Geer Birth Record document continued. Birthplace of father Elmer Ellery Geer is indicated to be Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.

Genealogy Part 3 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

McGaffey Genealogy Page 99: Julia Ann McGaffey married Samuel Knight, Jr., son of Capt. Samuel and Mehitable Goss Knight. Samuel Knight, Sr., was born in Athol, Mass., Dec. 09, 1783, in 1818 he married Mehitable Goss who was born in Hartland, Vt., Feb. 02, 1787. They went to Canada in 1803. Samuel Knight Jr. was born in Stanstead, May 8, 1825. The children of Samuel and Julia Ann McGaffey Knight were Joseph, William T., George W., Emma S., Mehiable, and Rosalie. Emma S. Knight daughter of Samuel was born in Stanstead, P.Q., Apr. 29, 1853, was educated there and Feb. 28, 1874 married Guy Brown of Holland, Vt., two daughter were born to them, Mabel Julia, born June 29, 1875; Maude M. born Nov 14, 1878; Mabel Julia married Thomas V. Sullivan, Jr., of Lynn, Mass., March 21, 1896. They have one daughter Ruth, born Apr. 22, 1903; Maude M. Brown married William Greenleaf of Lynn, Feb. 27 1896. Two sons and three daughters have been born to them, Frank S., Willam, Etta M., Sadie and infant not named at this writing. Emma S. Knight married for a second husband Simeon F. Corey of Lyndonville, Vt., Sept. 10, 1883, one son has been born to them, William T. Corey, born Nov. 3, 1885, he is being educated in Lynn high school. Mrs. Corey's address is 95 Alley St. Lynn, Mass.
McGaffey Genealogy Page 100: George W. Knight, son of Samuel and Julia McGaffey Knight, was born in Stanstead, P.Q. July 30, 1847, where he lived until 1855, when his father moved to Hatley, P.Q. and from there to Magog, P.Q. in 1857, and in 1866 reveived an appointment as customs officer and was stationed at Big Ford Corner, Barnston, P.Q.  and in 1870 was transfered to Stanstead Plain where he remained in the service until death. Geo. W. was educated in the public schools of Canada, with one term in the high school at Barnston. When he was 18 he went to St. Johnsbury, Vt. and worked there three months in the railroad shops and as fireman on a locomotive. He then went to Boston and worked one year in a moulding mill, then two years in Nashua, N.H., then went back to Boston and was employed in a sash and blind factory. While there he married Sarah V. Dean of Nashua, Nov. 17, 1869. They lived in Boston about two years, then moved to Stanstead where he worked as a carpenter. March 10, 1871 their first child was born, Annie Belle and Nov. 1871 they moved to Sherbrooke, P.Q. where he worked at his trade of carpenter. While living in Sherbrooke three children were born to them, Geo. H. born Sept. 30, 1872; Viola S. born Oct. 28 1873; Susan E. born Feb. 5, 1875. In April 1878 he was employed by J.C. Jones, bridge master on the Passumpsic R.R. and moved to Rock Island, P.Q. and while there another child, Gertrude M. was born to them May 5, 1878, they lived at Rock Island about four years, then moved to Lyndonville, Vt., where they now reside. Nov. 17, 1882 another child Frank W. was born to them. Mr. Knight is general foreman of the car department of the Passumpsic division of the B. & M. R.R. having been in continuous service with this road for nearly twenty seven years. Annie Belle Knight, daughter of Geo. W. married Chas. H. Bowles, Sept. 1889. Their children were, Eleana, born May 29, 1893; Obid, born March 7, 1899, died Aug. 23, 1902. Mrs. Bowles died in 1899. Geo. H. Knight, son of Geo. W. born Sept. 30, 1872, married Lilla Nichols of Lyndon in June 1894, have one daughter, Ethel, born Feb. 5, 1895; Viola S. Knight was born Oct. 28, 1873, and died with quick consumption Dec. 30, 1893; Susie E. Knight, born Feb. 5, 1875, married William H. Broadbelt, Sept. 19, 1893. They had two children, Mildred E. born Apr. 12, 1894; Hayden Wm., born Nov. 7, 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Broadbelt both died of quick consumption and the two children are living with their grandmother, Mrs. Geo. W. Knight, who was appointed their guardian. Gertrude M. Knight, born May 5, 1878, married Benj. H. Lyster, Oct. 1902. They have one child, Leah Knight, born Jan. 9, 1904, reside at Concord, Vt. Frank W. Knight born Nov. 17, 1882, married Ida M. Geer Nov. 26, 1903. Rosalie Knight, daughter of Saml. Knight and granddaughter of David McGaffey was born at Stanstead, P.Q. Aug. 17, 1855, married to Everett A. Wheeler, Dec. 22, 1874, they reside at Franklin Falls, N.H., their children are (1) Myrtie Rose, born Sept. 27, 1875 in Orange, N.H. married William F. Ballou, Jan. 22, (1900)....... 
McGaffey Genealogy Page 101: A son was born to them Sept. 15, 1903, who only lived a few hours. (2) Edward Harvey, born in Groton, N.H., June 23, 1879, married Bertha May Kirk, June 22, 1901. They have one daughter, Evon Louise born June 9, 1902.
(3) Leona Alberta, born in Orange, Apr. 8, 1882.
(4) Lizzie Ardelle, born in Bristol, N.H. Dec. 12, 1885.
(5) Lillian Maude, born in Bristol, N.H. Aug. 11, 1891.
These children were all educated at Franklin Mills, which is their present residence.

Genealogy Part 2 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

George Myron Bigelow Sr and wife Priscilla (nee: Hull or Hall) per the 1871 Census of Stanstead District 141, Magog. Lines 1 through 7.
Elijah Geer Death record in Georgeville, Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada. Elijah Geer, aged Eighty-Eight years, a native of Norwich, in the State of Vermont, for many years past resident in the township of Stanstead, died on the (July) Eighteenth (1874) and was buried on the twentieth day of July A.D. One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Seventyfour. Present: Mrs. Susan Tuck. By me, F.A. Smith, Missionary.

Year Baptisted} Elmer, born on the third day of May One Thousand Eight-hundred and sixty-four. Minie, born on the twenty-third day of October One Thousand Eight-hundred and sixty-seven. Justina born on the fifth day of September One Thousand and Eight-hundred and seventy, and Hattie born on the twentieth day of February One Thousand Eight-hundred and seventy-three. Children of George W. Geer and Mary Jane (nee: Brown), his wife - were baptised on the fifteenth day of February A.D. One Thousand and Eight-hundred and seventy-four. Sponsors} E. O. Smith and E. J. Smith. By me, F. A. Smith, Missionary.
Geer baptised} Sarah Amy, daughter of George W. Geer of Georgeville, laborer + of Mary Jane (nee: Brown) his wife, was born on the twenty-sixth day of August A.D. One Thousand Eight-hundred and seventy-five, and baptised this twenty-fifth day of June in the following year by me. Sponsors: Mary Jane Geer and E. F. Smith. By me, F. A. Smith, Missionary.
Bessie E. (Estella) Gear Birth Record Card. Born June 19, 1879 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. Father was George Gear born in Patton, Quebec, Canada and mother Mary Brown born in Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont. Father was a farmer.

The Beginning of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:

Samuel Knight and Juloa Ann McGaffey Marriage Record. Marriage was in Stanstead, Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada on October 15, 1846.
1861 Census for Stanstead, Quebec, Canada showing the household of Jude Allen and his family. Rosina (nee: Allen) was 18 years of age, according to this Census record.
Samuel Knight and Julia (nee: McGaffey) household Number 49 and 50, in the 1861 Stanstead, Quebec, Canada Census record.
Samuel and Julia (nee: McGaffey) Knight Household Continued....
George Knight age 13
William Knight age 12
Joseph Knight age 09
Emma Knight age 07
Rosalia Knight age 05
Infant age 01
Notice the Coffin McGaffey household on Line 17 through 19.
Ada Melvina Bigelow Burial Record per the Bolton Methodist 1868 Death record. It reads,"Buried, March Twenty Fourth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Eight, in the Township of Magog, Ada Melvina, daughter of George Myron Bigelow Jr, and Rosina Victoria, his wife,-residents of Magog who departs this life, March Twenty second, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Eight, at the afe of one year, two months, and twenty two days. Witnessed by Geo. M. Bigelow and Rosina Victoria Bigelow By Me, T. L. Willams.
Also, buried for me, by James Austin, Local Preacher, October Sixth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Seven, in Magog, Lorenzo Arthur, son of George Myron and Rosina Victoria Bigelow, of Magog, who dparts this life, September Twenty....

 ....Sixth, of the same year, as afore. At the age of three years, seven months, and twenty six days. Witnessed by George M. Bigelow and Rosina Victoria Bigelow
N.B. This last record should have been inserted last year, but was forgotten. T. L. Williams.
1870 Marriage Bolton, Quebec, Canada record. Married On the Seventh of June, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy, H. N. Bigelow daughter of Levi Bigelow and Hanah Fraser his wife, and Alvira Geer daughter of Chester Geer and Lavina Gorins (?) of Potton County, were marriaged by me by dispensation of License in presense of  the following witnesses: H. H. Bigelow and Elvira Bigelow. Thos. Ball.
1871 Census, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada for the household of Elijah Geer and his wife Belinda Line 64-64 and 65-65.

Chronologically, I am placing these documents on this blog, pertaining directly to Howard Franklin Knight Jr's ancestors. After which, I will post the Family Tree Maker Report of his Ancestors.

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