thomas Huston McKnight's parents were Thomas & Louisa McKnight.
1860 Louisiana Compiled Census & Census Substitutes Index 1791-1890
T. S. McKnight
Livingston Parish, Springfield P. O.
1870 Livingston, LA
Thom Mcknight, b. AL, 45, farmer
Louisa, b. NC, 43
Able, b. MS, 22, farm hand
Lizabeth, b. MS, 20
Moses, b. MS, 16
Mary, b. MNS 14
Lucinda, b. MS, 11
Thomas, b. LA, 9*
Osy, dau, b. MS, 6
William, b. LA, 4
Melissa, b. LA, 2
LOuisiana, b. LA, 2/12ths
1880 Livingston, LA
Tom Mcknight, b. MS, 50, farmer
Lou, wife, b. MS, 45
Huston, b. LA, 18, son, laborer*
Harrol, b. LA, 16, laborer
Lou, dau, b. LA, 20
Billey, son, b. LA, 14, laborer
Duck, dau, b. LA, 12
Kate, b. LA, 10
Thomas Stanford McKnight
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Walking, Livingston, LA
I'd contact the Livingston Parish Library, www.mylpl.info/resources/genealogy/
and ask if they can look up his death notice.
1900 Lathams, East Feliciana, LA
Lizzie Raney, b. MS July 1849, widow, 3/3 ch, farmer
Dora, dau, b. LA Jan 1877, farm laborer
Luck [Louisa] Mcknight, ma, b. NC Nov 1827, widow, 11/9 ch
Kate, sister, b. LA April 1870
Per an Ancestry family tree, Louisa died about 1905 in Livingston Parish. I'd contact the Parish Library and ask if they have her death notice/obituary.
I didn't find any additional info about Thomas Huston & Amanda Mcknight. I assume they died before 1900 because their son James was living with another family.
1900 Livingston, LA
James Mcknight, b. LA Jan 1880, farm laborer
You might have difficulty locating early county docs in Livingston Parish. On Oct 15, 1875, the parish courthouse at Port Vincent burned, appearently destroying the official records which were maintained there per www.genealogyinc.com
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