Person:Sarah Knotts (1)

  1. Sarah Jane Knotts1840 - 1934
  2. Amanda KnottsEst 1845 -
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
Facts and Events
Name Sarah Jane Knotts
Gender Female
Birth? 7 Feb 1840 Palestine, Wood (now Wirt) Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Marriage 3 Nov 1857 to William Knotts
Death? 15 Jul 1934 Grantsville, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Burial? Knotts Cemetery, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States

Posted by Charlene Sampson-Ramel -Mar 7, 2004 to the MyFamily/Jackson, Ritchie & Wirt County Tombstone site.

From an unidentified newspaper Date Unknown

Aged Lady Dies

Mrs. Sarah Jane Knotts, one of Calhoun county's olders [sic] and most highly respected women, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Witt, of Mill Street, last Saturday night. Mrs. Knotts was 94 years of age and her death was due to disease incident to her advanced age.

Mrs. Knotts was born at Palistine, W.Va., and was a daughter of John and Mary Knotts, pioneer residents of Wirt and Jackson counties. She was married November 3, 1857, to William Knotts and shortly thereafter the young couple came to Calhoun county and settled in the then wilderness of Left Hand of the West Fork. The husband became one of the leading citizens of that section of the county and had much to do with making it a fertile and productive community. Mrs. Knotts kept her part of the bargain by making a comfortable and hospitable home that was known far and wide. Mrs. Knotts was a high type of Christian womanhood and was loved and respected by all who came in contact with her. In early life she united with Ebenezer Baptist Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until her death.

The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. David Hamrick, of Farmtown; Mrs. D. O. Chenoweth, of Nicut; Mrs. C. A. Witt, of Grantsville; Mrs. Massa Jones, of Tulsa, Okla.; William H. Knotts, of Vinton, Ohio; G. Warren Knotts, of Euclid, and Robert J. Knotts, of Dodrill. Seven children also preceded the deceased in death. A sister, Mrs. Amanda Howard, also survives.

Funeral services were held from the local Baptist church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. N. H. Bartlett, a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends attending, after which interment was made in Knotts Chapel cemetery, near Orma.

  1.   Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society (Grantsville, West Virginia). History of Calhoun County, West Virginia, 1989. (Grantsville).