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Knox Family of Rowan County, NC

Hello:

After many years of research, I finally found out that my great grandfather, Samuel Lee Knox (1865-1920) was born in Rowan County North Carolina, and his brother, Benjamin Wilson Knox (1855-1937) was born in Statesville, North Carolina. They had a sister named Effie Knox, who married someone with the surname of Waddell, Wardell, or something similar.

I found Benjamin in the 1880, and 1900 census in Phillips County, Arkansas. In 1910, 1920, and 1930, I found Benjamin in the census for Clay County, Missouri. I could only find Samuel in the 1900 and 1910 census for Phillips County, Arkansas.

Benjamin married Henrietta Kittrell in October, 1888, in Phillips County, Arkansas. In 1908, Benjamin married again, to Anna Brossius, in Cole County, Missouri, then moved to Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and opened a bath house. Benjamin's children were:
Elnora (born 1888)
Effie (born 1892)
Esther Elizabeth (1912-1915)
Benjamin only had one daughter to live to get grown, and her name changed to Alma over the years. Alma eventually married Charles Smith, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. According to Benjamin's death certificate, his mother's maiden name was Cowan, and he was presbyterian all of his life. The birth certificate of Benjamin's daughter, Esther, stated that her father was born in Statesville, North Carolina.

Samuel married Roxie Anna White in 1904, in Phillips County, Arkansas. The names of Samuel's children were:
Rufus (1898-1981)
Robert Isaiah (1904-1990)
Roscoe William (1907-1946) My grandfather
Roosevelt (died July, 1985)
Richard ( died abt 1945)
Lillian ( died 1971)
Pearl (died 1975)
Espie (1914-1975)
Effie (1914-died abt 1918)

I cannot find a death certificate for Samuel. The birth certificate of Samuel's daugher, Effie stated that her father was born in "Roan Co., NC". Any information, suggestions, or any type of help would be greatly appreciated.

Malcolm S Knox

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