Rachel Knight, a Creek

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Rachel Knight (Hare), a Creek

Birthdate:
Birthplace: NC, USA
Death: Died in Guilford County,North Carolina
Place of Burial: New Garden,Guilford County,North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Wife of Abel Knight
Mother of Thomas Knight; Abel Knight; Jonathan Knight; Sarah Knight; Samuel Knight and 3 others

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About Rachel Knight, a Creek

Family tradition says she was Creek or perhaps Cherokee (Canavan (1997)). Her great granddaughter Elizabeth Sweet was listed on the 1850 census as a race other than white. Rachel is the only one of Elizabeth's ancestors who could account for Elizabeth having been mixed race.

She was not a Quaker at the time of her marriage, but later embraced the Society of Friends.

The 1835 Cherokee Census of Tennessee, although much later, shows James Hare at Ooltewah, Tennesse, with a household of three half-bloods, one of whom could read English. There was also the household of Quatie Hare, wife of Chief John Ross, at Red Clay in McMinn County, Tennessee, with two full-bloods and four half-bloods, three of whom could read English.

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Rachel Knight, a Creek's Timeline

1721
1721
NC, USA
1740
March 1740
Age 19
New Garden Mtg,,North Carolina,USA
November 1, 1740
Age 19
Bucks County,Pennsylvania
1742
August 9, 1742
Age 21
Greensboro,Guilford,North Carolina,USA
1745
January 27, 1745
Age 24
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1746
August 5, 1746
Age 25
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1749
August 28, 1749
Age 28
Bladen Co, North Carolina
1752
April 20, 1752
Age 31
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1756
January 20, 1756
Age 35
Greensboro,Guilford County,North Carolina
1803
December 24, 1803
Age 82
Guilford County,North Carolina