Garriott Family Genealogy
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06-William G McKnight
Birth: 20 Feb 1838, Wash Co, IN
Death: 11 Jan 1866, age- 27
Civil War: Registered for the Draft, age 25, Owen, Jackson Co, IN, Jun 1863
Military: Civil War, Union Army: Private, 60th Regiment, IN Infantry
Mother: Jane A Garriott
Marriage: about 1861, Wash Co, IN
Spouse: Phebe J MORRIS
Birth: 2 Oct 1836
Death: 25 Nov 1881- age 45
Father: Aaron Morris (1808-1883)
Mother: Alice Hayworth (1803-1859)
CHILDREN: William and Phebe had two sons:
07----GEORGE ALBERT McKNIGHT [b. 14 Oct 1862; d. 9 Apr 1893, Wash Co, IN- age 30], m. Phoebe WINSLOW [b. 6 Jun 1857; d. 1 Jan 1933- age 75], the daughter of Seth WINSLOW (1825-1904) and Jane WILLIAMS (1835-1865) on 5 Sep 1888, Wash Co, IN; and
07----JEREMIAH McKNIGHT [b. 10 Sep 1864; d. 28 Aug 1884, Wash Co, IN- age 19].
1860 Gibson Twp, Wash Co, IN census: has (all but Aaron b. IN) Aaron Morris 52, b. NC, Farmer; John F Morris 27, Farm Laborer; Phebe Morris 24; Susanna Morris 22; Louisa L Morris 20; and Melissa Morris 15.
Other Morris' were on this census page.
1870 Wash Co, IN census: has Phebe McKnight 34, b. IN, Keeping House; George A McKnight 7, b. IN; Zaphani? McKnight 5, b. IN; in the family of Aaron Morris 62, b. NC (her father), Farmer w/ $2,500 RE; John F Morris 36, b. IN, Farm Laborer; Louisa E Morris 27, b. IN; Melissa A Morris 24, b. IN; and Alice Marsh 3, b. IN.
This particular census page was filled with Morris families.
1880 Gibson Twp, Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Phebe J McNight 43, Farmer (Widow); George A McNight 17; and Zephania McNight 15.
MILITARY:16 William enlisted as a Private in Company B, 37th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 19 Oct 1861. He mustered out from the same company, Indianapolis, IN on 27 Oct 1864.