Person:Solomon Knox (1)

Solomon Knox
b.Bef 1723 Poss. Delaware
  • F.  Knox (add)
m. Bef 1723
  1. Solomon KnoxBef 1723 - 1803
  2. Susanna KnoxAbt 1740 - 1773
m. Bef 1756
  1. Elisha KnoxAbt 1756 - Aft 1828
  2. William KnoxAbt 1758 - Aft 1828
  3. Nehemiah KnoxAbt 1760 -
Facts and Events
Name Solomon Knox
Gender Male
Birth? Bef 1723 Poss. Delaware
Marriage Bef 1756 Prob. Delawareto Comfort Unknown
Death? May 1803 Rockingham County, Virginia


Will of Solomon Knox

"In the name of God Amen. I Solomon Knox being of sound memory but bad in health and considering the instability of human beings have thought proper to make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, in the first place I render up my soul to the great and Almighty God the Creator of heaven and earth to be disposed of according to the immutability of his will hoping through the words of my Savior Jesus Christ have everlasting life. 2nd it is my will and desire to have a decent and Christian burial without any useless expense or vain praise as possible. 3rd It is my full desire that my beloved son, William Knox shall inherit all and everything which I do possess in the world or that is due to me or shall become due to me in the possession of others to have and to possess as his fully in his own right as is in my power to give upon the proviso of paying unto my other son, Elisha twenty shillings lawful money in three months after my decease. 4th I by this my last will fully impower said William Knox to receive and collect all things belonging to me as fully as I could do myself if alive. 5th I likewise appoint him William Knox sole executor of this my last will."
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of William Taylor, Richard McCormick, and John Knox.
Solomon X Knox
Mary X Holderer
The will was produced in Court and found and proved by oath and ordered to be recorded.
The Inventory and appraisal of the Estate was filed in Bath Co. Court December 1803.

Records of Solomon Knox in Delaware

From "Knox", researched and compiled by Constance Parker Graham, Porterville, CA:

  • 1743 - Solomon Knox patented 47 acres of Pasture Slipe in Worcester County, Delaware
  • 3 June 1747 - John Smith sold 100 acres in Morris Purchase, Sussex, DE., to Solomon Knox
  • 6 July 1750 - Gershom Mott conveyed 100 acres to Solomon Nock.
  • 2 Nov. 1754 - Solomon Knock of Sussex Co., DE. sold 100 acres in Morris Purchase, Worcester Co., DE. to Abel Nottingham.
  • 2 August 1758 - Samuel Hopkins conveyed to Solomon Knox. Witness: Elisha Knox. (Note: this is possibly a brother).
  • May 1769 - Solomon Knox, Sussex,DE., yeoman and wife Comfort conveyed property to John Caid.
  • 8 Nov. 1770 - Solomon Knox, yeoman, Sussex Co., DE., conveyed to Richard Blockson, 143 acres.
  • 4 May 1772 - Solomon Knox, Sussex Co.,DE. conveyed to David Thornton 100 acres in Broadkill 100.
  • A servant of Solomon Knox was baptised at St. Georges Protestant Episcopal Church, Indian River, DE. 9 Mar. 1770.

Records of Solomon Knox in Botetourt County, VA

  • In 1783 and 1784 he was taxed in Co. 20, Militia District 22 for Botetourt Co., VA.

Records of Solomon Knox in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Knox vs. Knox--O. S. 151; N. S. 53--Bill, 12th January, 1810. Complainant Elisha Nocks (Knox) that in 1773 his father, Solomon Nock (Knox), was appointed administrator of Susanna Scudder in the Colonial Government of Counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware. Solomon removed to Virginia. Susanna left three children, viz: Susanna, Camfort and Aby by her husband, David Scudder. Complainant had a brother Nehemiah. Elisha moved to Virginia after 1775. Mary Scudder married Thomas West. Solomon owned land in Rockingham and died in May, 1803, testate. William Knox of Bath County was son of Solomon.

Information on Solomon Knox

Family Group Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

Husband's Name
Solomon KNOX (AFN:2142-L2B) Pedigree
Born: Abt. 1730 Place: <Prob. Delaware>
Died: May 1803 Place: Rockingham Co., Virginia
Married: Place: Prob. Delaware

Wife's Name
Comfort (AFN:2142-L3J)
Born: Abt. 1734 Place: <Prob. Delaware>
Married: Place: Prob. Delaware
1. Sex Name
M William KNOX (AFN:2142-L4Q)
Born: Abt. 1758 Place: Prob Delaware
Died: Aft 1828 Place: Alleghany Co., Virginia
2. Sex Name
M Nehemiah KNOX (AFN:2142-L5X)
Born: Abt. 1760 Place: <Prob Delaware>
3. Sex Name
M Elisha Sr. KNOX (AFN:2142-K1X)
Born: 1756/1757 Place: Prob. Delaware
Died: Aft 1828 Place: Prob. Virginia
  1.   Graham, Constance Parker. Knox.