- 1850 Census Covington County Mississippl lists: Daniel Knight age 25 (Farmer), Elizabeth E, age 22, Mary E age 5, Almenda J age 3, and Samuel L. or T.age 1, also listed is Mary Coleman age 65 probably Elizabeth's Mother or grandmother. Same Census page lists Williams parents: John Knight age 76 born in NC and Keziak Knight age 72 born in GA
1860 Census Covington County Mississippl lists: Daniel Knight 35, Elizabeth 36, Mary 16, Almeda 14, S.T. 12 (male), L. R. ?? 10 (male), Francisco 8 (male), Shampenoie ?? 6 (Champenois)(male) The 1860 Slave schedule list he has 10 slaves but only about 4 of workable age.
Daniel Knight was in the Civil War in 27 th Mississippi Infantry company F as a private.
Daniel Knight is also shown to be 7th Battalion Mississippi Infantry company F as a private
CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS
27th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
27th Infantry Regiment was organized in November and December, 1861 with men recruited in the counties of Oktibbeha, Leake, Covington, Jasper, and Simpson. After serving in Florida and Kentucky, then unit was assigned to General Walthall's and Brantly's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and fought in North Carolina. It reported 83 casualties at Murfreesboro, 117 at Chickamauga, and 208 at Chattanooga. For a time it was consolidated with the 24th Regiment and in December, 1863 totalled 491 men and 354 arms. At Resaca the regiment lost 6 killed and 27 wounded, and at Ezra Church the 24th/27th had 11 killed and 67 wounded of the 430 engaged. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James A. Campbell and Thomas M. Jones; Lieutenant Colonels James L. Autry, A.J. Hays, and Andrew J. Jones; and Majors Julius B. Kennedy, George H. Lipscomb, and Amos McLemore.
in the U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 No Image
Name: Daniel Knight
Regiment State/Origin: Mississippi
Regiment: 27th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M232 roll 22
Pvt. Danial Champion Knight (b. Jones County, MS, 1824-d. in service at unknown location, 1863), Co. F ("Covington Fencibles," raised in Covington County, MS), 27th MS Infantry. Enlisted Aug. 10, 1861, in Covington County, MS, at age 37. Dec. 1862 company muster roll states "absent, sick, sent to hospital at Allisonia [TN, 60 miles NW of Chattanooga] by order of Surgeon." Paid at an unknown location while "detached, sick" on Jan. 17, 1863, for two months military service. Feb. 1863 company muster roll states "absent without leave since Feb. 14, 1863," but he had actually died at an unknown location on or about this date. The War Dept. speculated that he "died, [exact] date unknown, January 1863." His widow, Elizabeth Knight, filed for and received the remaining pay due him from the Confederate government. Southern Patriot! Buried in the Knight Cemetery, Knight Cemetery Road, Covington County, MS, with a private marker and a Confederate marker that incorrectly lists him as having served in Co. F, 25th MS Infantry. (The original VA headstone order form did specify the 27th MS Infantry.) (Brother Jefferson Davis Knight is buried in the Marietta, GA, Confederate Cemetery, though his service record has not been found.)