Alexander Sanders McKnight
(1680-Abt 1735)
Mary Black
Sanders Alexander McKnight
(Abt 1700-)
Grizel McCormick
John McKnight


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1. Nancy A. Hazelet

John McKnight 1 2

  • Born: 1730, County Down, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): Nancy A. Hazelet
  • Died: 16 Apr 1826, New Philladelphia, Washington County, Indiana, USA at age 96
  • Buried: McKnight Cemetery, Franklin Twp, Washington Co, IN 3

bullet  General Notes:

According to information found on the Washington, County IndianaINGenWeb page (

John's father came from Campeltown, Scotland
Came to America in 1773
Was a Revolutionary War Soldier.
Source: Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana. 973.3, page 274.

Information from,

Service: Private in Chester County, Penn Militia, serving under Capt Cochran in the 8th Battalion, Col Mathew BOYD. His name appears on the list of retirement MArch, 1781.

Proof: Militia records of Chester County, Penn

Directions: MCKNIGHT/MCNIGHT Family Cemetery, west of New Philadelphia, Indiana.

Take State Road 56 East, go approc 3.4 miles to the intersection of Canton Road, turn right go 1.3 miles to Howell Road turn left,then at the intersection of Franklin Church Road and New Philadelphia Road turn right. About a mile up the intesection is like an "S" in the road where it intersection Von Elliott Rd (Elliot Rd on sign, keep on New Philadelphia Road, as you finsih going through this intersectin you'll see this cemetery on a rise in the farm field. Not accessible while crops are in.

From Golden-Hubbard Ancestery webpage:

John McNight, born in Ireland 1730 died April 16, 1826. Emigrated to the Colonies in 1773. He was born in County Down Ireland. He married in Ireland. All of his children were born in Ireland. His wife was Nancy Hazlett. After emmigrating to America he settled in eastern Pennsylvania.
Revolutionary War Record (From washington DC).
He was a private in capt. Cochran's militia of Chester Co., Pennsylvania, serving in the 8th Battalion under Co. Mattew Boyd. He retired from service in March, 1781. After the war he moved with his family to what was afterward Brooks County Virginia. (This county is in the panhandle just opposite Washington Co., Pennsylvania, and is now a part of West Virginia (1938). Here his first wife, Nancy Hazlett McNight died, and he afterward married again but had no issue by his last wife.
Sometime before 1815 his second wife died, and in 1815 when 85 years old he emmigrated to Indiana Territory along with the family of his daughter Nancy McNight Hamilton.
He bought 160 acres of land and lived with his daugher near where is the town of New Philadelphia, washington Co., Indiana. Here he lived within a mile of his eldest son, William.
He died April 16, 1826, and his body is buried in the McNight cemetery about 2 miles west of New Philadelphia and 6 miles east of Salem Indiana.
His father died young and his mother married again to a Mr Baily. He had several half brothers.1
Burial* McKnight Cemetery, Washington Co., Indiana, 2 miles west of New Philadelphia, 6 miles east of Salem1

[Full Ancestor Record]
Ancestor #: A078586
Service Source:
PA ARCH, 5TH SER, VOL 5, PP 834, 838
Service Description:

The web page "Find A Grave" shows the following:

Birth: 1730
z-*Down, Ireland
Death: Apr. 16, 1826
New Philadelphia
Washington County
Indiana, USA

John was the son of Sanders Alexander McKnight and Grizel McCormick. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was married to Nancy A. Hazelet.

McKnight Cemetery
Washington County
Indiana, USA

Created by: Jerry Morris Mounts
Record added: Nov 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62376352


John married Nancy A. Hazelet. (Nancy A. Hazelet was born about 1744 in Campbelltown, Scotland 4 and died in 1774 in Brooke County, VA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Jerry Morris Mounts ( ).

3 John Sheets.

4 Golden-Hubbard Ancestery (

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