​​​Garriott Family Genealogy

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06-Jacob B McKnight
Birth: 14 Dec 1835, Wash Co, IN
Death: Jun 1897, Scottsburg, Scott Co, IN- age 61
(Jacob disappears from all census records after 1860)
Military: Union Army: Civil War
Mother: Jane A Garriott

Marriage: 30 Dec 1856, Wash Co, IN
1st Spouse: Melinda M MORRIS
Birth: 22 Jun 1840, Gibson Twp, Wash Co, IN
Death: 8 May 1895, Wash Co, IN- age 55
Burial: Hicksite Church Cemetery
Father: Nathan Morris (1819-1897)
Mother: Mary "Polly" McCoy (1817-1882)

     1ST MARRIAGE: Jacob and Melinda had the following children:
07----THOMAS REED McKNIGHT [b. 1858, listed below];
07----MORRIS ELLISON McKNIGHT [b. 1859, listed below];
07----MARY JANE McKNIGHT [b. 1862, IA; d. 1893- age 31] m. John HACKNEY [b. before 1858] on 10 Nov 1878, Wash Co, IN;
07----CHARLES MORTON McKNIGHT [b. 1867, IN; d. 1931- age 64], m. Lucinda Catherine LEATHERMAN, daughter of Frederick Leatherman and Isabel ___, and had the following children:
     08----VINNIE MAE McKNIGHT [b. 15 Jul 1896; d. 1 Apr 1967- age 70, bur. Franklin Cemetery], married Murl Glenn MORGAN [b. 9 Apr 1898, IN; d. 28 Nov 1973- age 75, bur. Franklin Cemetery], son of Marion Morgan (1864-1952) and Nora Bell Morris (1874-1938) in 1921, and had 2 sons:
          09----HAROLD EUGENE MORGAN, and
          09----DONALD GLEN MORGAN [b. 18 Feb 1931; d. 14 Feb 2013, Salem, Wash Co, IN- age 81, bur. Franklin Cemetery], m. Helen J ALTEMEYER, had 3 children;
     08----MINNIE GENEVA McKNIGHT [b. 1903], married Elmer CARTWRIGHT [b. 1907] and had one son:
          09----CHARLES ELMER CARTWRIGHT [b. 1930].

     1860 Union Co, IA census: has Jacob McKnight 24, b. IN, Farmer w/ $200 RE; Malinda McKnight 20, b. IN; Thos R McKnight 2, b. IN; and Ellison McKnight 1, b. IA.
     1870 Wash Co, IN census: has Malinda L McKnight 30, b. IN, Keeping House; Thomas R McKnight 12, b. IN; Morris E McKnight 10, b. IA; Mary J McKnight 8, b. IA; and Charles M McKnight 2, b. IN.
     Morris families are listed this census page on either side of Malinda.
     1880 Wash Co, IN census: has a Malinda McKnight 40, b. IN, (Widow); and Charley McKnight 12, b. IN (Grandson).
     1880 Finley, Scott Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Morris E McKnight 40, Farmer; Amanda E McKnight 39 (6 children-6 living); Rosa E McKnight 16; Harvey McKnight 13; Erneas McKnight 12; Claude McKnight 9; Wardy McKnight 7; and Stella McKnight 4.
     1900 Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Charles M McKnight 32, Farmer; Lucy C McKnight 29; Vinnie M McKnight 3; and William G Leatherman 31, b. IN (Brother-in-Law).
     Several Morris families on this census page.

     2013 OBITUARY: Donald (Morgan), of Salem, was the son of the late Murl G and Vinnie May McKnight Morgan. He married June 7, 1958 to Helen J Altemeyer, who survives. Donald retired in 1990 from US Airways in Louisville after 35½ years and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the West Point United Methodist Church, served during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force and had been a life resident of Washington County.
     Besides his wife, survivors include: Helen J Altemeyer Morgan; two sons: Dr Jeffrey G Morgan (Karen) and Charles R Morgan (Gail), both of Salem; one daughter: Teresa J Risen (Steve), Salem and two brothers: Marvin M Morgan, Omaha, Nebraska and Paul M Morgan, Middletown, Ohio. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by two brothers.