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C. ALLEN KNIGHT

 

C. ALLEN KNIGHT, whose birthplace was the farm on which he now resides, in Solebury township, Bucks county, is a grandson of Charles and Mary (COOPER) KNIGHT, who spent their entire lives is Newtown township.  Their son, Alfred KNIGHT, also born in Newtown township, was reared on the old homestead there, and when a young man went to Carversville, from which place he ran the stage line to Doylestown for a number of years.  He also owned and operated a number of hay presses, and during the period of the Civil war had a contract with the government to furnish hay for the horses used by the army.  He also served for a short time with the Union troops.  In 1866 he purchased a farm near Carversville, and, moving to that property, made it his home up to the time of his death, which occurred when he was sixty-six years of age.  He was a successful business man and bought and sold various farms, prospering in his undertakings because of his judicious investments.  While residing in Newtown he was married to Miss Ruth Anna ALLEN, who at that time was conducting a millinery establishment in Carversville.  She is a daughter of Charles and Sarah (WALKER) ALLEN.  Her father was a tanner by trade, and for a number of years conducted a tannery in Carversville.  Mrs. KNIGHT is still living, and makes her home with her daughter Ida in Forest Grove, Pennsylvania.  To Alfred and Ruth A. KNIGHT were born three children: S. Eva, wife of Albert W. PRESTON, of Solebury township; M. Ida, wife of Harry W. KIRK, of Forest Grove; and C. Allen.

            In the common schools C. Allen KNIGHT began his education, which was supplemented by study in the Trenton Business College.  He was trained to the practical work of the farm on the old homestead, and on reaching his twenty-first year he was allotted one of his fatherís farms, he to have all the produce raised thereon.  He remained there for three years and laid the foundation for a successful career along agricultural lines.  In 1893 he purchased the old homestead, on which he has since lived, and he has added modern improvements and equipments, while by his untiring labors he has made this a very valuable and attractive farm property.  While residing on his first farm Mr. KNIGHT was married to Miss Alice W. WATSON, a daughter of Jenks G. and Caroline C. (SHAW) WATSON, of Carversville.  They have three children: Marion, Helen W. and Florence.  Mr. KNIGHT is a Republican, but without political aspiration, preferring to give undivided attention to his business affairs, although aiding in the promotion of progressive public measures as a private citizen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text taken from page 691 of: 

 

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed March 2007 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published March 2007 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/

 

 
     
     
     
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