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James McKnight, Captain

Death: Died in Leghorn (Livorno), Italy
Cause of death: killed in a duel with United States Navy Lieutenant R.H. L. Lawson
Place of Burial: English Cimitero, Livorno, Province de Li Vorno, Toscana, Italy
Managed by: Glen Woodford Balzer
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About James McKnight, Captain

Captain 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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1802
October 14, 1802
Leghorn (Livorno), Italy
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Livorno, Province de Li Vorno, Toscana, Italy