William C. Knight
- Born: Abt 1816, Virginia
- Marriage: Clarissa T.
- Died: After 1880, Richmond, Va.
The 1850 Federal Census for Nottoway Co., Va. records William C. Knight (31), attorney and farmer with children Robert D. (7) and Emmett C. (3). He is rather wealthy with real estate owned valued at $6,750. No wife or other children are
listed in the record.
The 1860 Federal Census for the Eastern Division of Henrico Co., Richmond, Va. records W. C. Knight (42) with wife Channe (32) and children Robert D. (17), Jenny W. (14), Emmet C. (12), William O. (8), Mary T. (6), Sallie B. (5), and Crede T. (3) as rather wealthy: $71,000 in real estate and $78,000 in personal property. He is listed as a farmer with some 68 slaves.
The 1870 Federal Census for Richmond, Va. records W. C. (52) and Claverine (45) Knight as rather wealthy: $40,000 in real estate and $30,000 in personal property. In the household are children Jenny (23), William (17), W. Ray (16), Sally (14), and Creet (13).
The 1880 Federal Census for Richmond, Va. records William C. Knight (65) as a retired merchant living with his wife Clarina (55).
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Farmer, Lawyer (1850)/ Farmer (1860)/ Plow Manufacture (1870)/ Retired (1880).
William married Clarissa T. (Clarissa T. was born in May 1825 in Virginia and died after 1910 in Richmond, VA.)