In Search of . . . the PARENTS of Frank A. KNIGHT (born Jan. 22, 1852, Orwell, VT - died Dec. 20, 1924, Ossining, NY)

Frank's father is listed on Frank’s death certificate as SAMUEL KNIGHT of Orwell, VT.

Frank’s mother was FANNY, b. ca. 1835, maiden name and birthplace unknown.

It is also unknown what became of SAMUEL KNIGHT.  Eventually, FANNY KNIGHT appears on the 1860 Shoreham, VT census, living in the household of GEORGE W. DOANE, but without Samuel or Frank. 

On Jul. 10, 1861, FANNY KNIGHT and GEORGE W. DOANE marry, and have several children: Martha (1861), Helen (1864), Antonette or Annett (1865), Della or Adele (1866), Affia (1868), Dorus (1871) and Otis (1873).  They all lived on a farm in Shoreham, VT, for many years during that time, and at one point in 1880, they lived in Sudbury, VT.

Frank is wearing what appears to be a Masonic pin on his lapel.  This would probably be from a lodge near N. Tarrytown or Ossining, NY, as he resided in that area as an adult. 

I am searching for the following information:

Places and dates of birth and death for SAMUEL KNIGHT, and his ancestry.

Maiden name, places and dates of birth and death for FANNY KNIGHT DOANE, and her ancestry.

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