Biography of William Knox
Madison County, NY Biographies





Knox, William, and his wife Hannah (Hamilton) Knox, were among the early settlers of the town of Nelson. They came from Bradford, Mass., in 1805, and had children named Polly, Mila, Hannah, Rachel, Alvin William, Artemissia Louisa, Charles Hamilton, Nancy Louisa, and Lucius Delos, all natives of Nelson. Charles Hamilton took a very active part in public affairs. He was railroad commissioner and was interested in all public spirited enterprises. Lucius Delos was a self educated man and was one of the most influential in the town. He held most of the town offices and was justice of the peace for thirty years, and also justice of sessions. He was associated with his father until his father's death on April 17, 1850. On March 24, 1872, he married Helen M. Smith, daughter of Elisha and Lucy Whipple of Fenner. Mrs. Knox was formerly married to William C. Smith, by whom she had one child, Lellaene, who is now wife of Dallas Wells; they have one child, Ethel L. William C. Smith enlisted in Co. D, 114th Keg. in 1862. He returned home on a furlough and died November 22, 1863, at Fenner, from disease contracted in the army. He was the son of Robert and Mary Etta Card Smith.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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