I need help identifying the slaves bought, sold, and/or gifted by John "Jackie" Knight of Covington Co., near Soso, Jones Co. MS. I heard he was a big time slave trader. I suspect that he once owned my ancestor(s).
I have managed to find a couple, Kinchen Mayo and Nancy Knight Mayo, who came from Edgecombe Co. NC and settled in Tallahatchie Co., MS. Nancy's father sent some slaves to her from Eedgecombe NC ca. 1840. Later, I find that Kinchen and Nancy moved to TX. I suspect that they left some of their slaves in MS. I also suspect that some of those slaves wound up in Jones or Covington. My oral history states that my ancestors Thomas and Cora Knight ran from Soso, MS. They settled in NC. I found them in Edgecombe Co., NC in 1870 and 1880 (I suspect that this is where at least one of them originated from).
One of the key clues is finding out how my ancestors got to MS. One of the pieces to this gigantic puzzle is the Soso slave-owning Knights. John "Jackie" Knight is a key figure. Any suggestions are appreciated.