Abel Knight (1715 - 1803)

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Birthplace: Phila By Berry,Bucks,Pennsylvania,USA
Death: Died in New Garden,Guilford,North Carolina,USA
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About Abel Knight

According to the minutes of the Abingdon (Pennsylvania) Monthly Meeting, Abel Knight "married out of unity" and his brother Solomon was chastised for being at a "disorderly wedding". Abel later condemned the marriage, and his condemnation was acknowledged and later accepted. In 1742 Abel and Rachel moved to Frederick County, Virginia, where they were members of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting. In 1752 they moved with their five children to what is now Guilford County, North Carolina, where they were members of the Cane Creek and later the New Garden Monthly Meeting. The latter was apparently a very strict group. In North Carolina, the couple had three more children. In 1759 Abel Knight received a land grant from Lord Granville. Many of their descendants moved to southern Indiana and contributed to Quaker communities there.

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Abel Knight's Timeline

1715
1715
Phila By Berry,Bucks,Pennsylvania,USA
1740
March, 1740
Age 25
New Garden Mtg,,North Carolina,USA
November 1, 1740
Age 25
Bucks County,Pennsylvania
1742
August 9, 1742
Age 27
Greensboro,Guilford,North Carolina,USA
1745
January 27, 1745
Age 30
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1746
August 5, 1746
Age 31
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1749
August 28, 1749
Age 34
Bladen Co, North Carolina
1752
April 20, 1752
Age 37
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1756
January 20, 1756
Age 41
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1803
November 12, 1803
Age 88
New Garden,Guilford,North Carolina,USA