James McKnight (c.1770 - 1802)

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Death: Died
Cause of death: killed in a duel with Lieutenant R.H. L. Lawson (USN)
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About James McKnight


United States Marine Corps Officer.

Commissioned First Lieutenant on August 3, 1798, and promoted to Captain on September 1, 1798. He was killed in a duel with United States Navy Lieutenant R.H. L. Lawson on October 14, 1802 at Leghorn (Livorno), Italy.

He was married to Anne Pine Decatur, sister of Commodore Stephen Decatur. His daughter, Priscilla Knight, was adopted by his brother in law, and married Levi Twiggs of the United States Marine Corps.

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Capt. James McKnight (USMC)'s Timeline

May 20, 1796
Age 26
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA
May 21, 1798
Age 28
March 14, 1800
Age 30
January 26, 1802
Age 32
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Age 32
Livorno, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy