Person:Massa Knotts (1)

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Massa Dora Knotts
d.Oct 1936
m. 3 Nov 1857
  1. Josephine 'Josie' Knotts1858 - 1926
  2. John Rufus Knotts1860 - 1911
  3. Isaiah Knotts1862 - 1890
  4. Albert J. 'Pet' Knotts1863 - 1923
  5. William H. Knotts1866 - 1952
  6. George Warren Knotts1868 - 1968
  7. Louisa E. Knotts1870 - 1951
  8. Charles H. Knotts1872 - 1919
  9. Mary J. Knotts1874 - 1966
  10. Robert Joseph Knotts1876 - 1958
  11. Massa Dora Knotts1878 - 1936
  12. Unnamed twin son Knotts1880 - 1880
  13. Unnamed twin dau Knotts1880 - 1880
  14. Emma L. Knotts1882 - 1962
m. 1 Oct 1896
Facts and Events
Name Massa Dora Knotts
Gender Female
Birth? 1 Jun 1878 Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Marriage 1 Oct 1896 Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United Statesto Charles H. Jones
Residence? 1934 Tulsa Co., Oklahoma, United States
Death? Oct 1936

I have found a birth record (1 June 1878) for Dora and a marriage reccord for Massa; age 18 when she married in 1896. That is an estimated birth year of 1878. I have found NO other records for either Dora or Massa. The image on Massa's marriage record could be read as Massa D. Knotts, but it's not clear enough to be proof. Dora is listed on the 1880 census, but Massa is not. It is my assumption that Massa and Dora are the same person.

Later info rec'd from Ann Newell on Calhoun County Rootsweb msg board quoting from the Knotts book by Opal (Knotts) Weekley: "Massa Donna Knotts b 1 June 1878 d Oct 1936 md Charles Jones 16 Oct 1896. They lived in Huston, Texas. She is listed as d/o William Knotts & Sarah Jane Knotts. No more info is known."

The obituary of her mother Sarah Jane Knotts Knotts in 1934 said Mrs. Massa Jones, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, survived her mother.

Marriage Record Detail... Date: 1O Oct 1896 Place: Calhoun, West Virginia Bride Groom Name: Massa Knotts Charles H Jones Birth Place: Calhoun Wood Age at Marriage: 18 28 Marital Status Prior to Marriage: S S Mother: Malissa Jones Father: Wm Knotts Wm Jones

References
  1.   Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. GenWeb.

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