KNIGHT FAMILY LEGACY:ONE FAMILY’S STORY
MARILYN R. HILL-SUTTON
- Pub. Date: June 2010
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
- ISBN-13: 9781432743055
- ISBN: 1432743058
From the Publisher
This story has been written from a genealogical standpoint to provide insight into the Knight family’s movement from slavery to owners of the plantation manor. The story has its origin with the Knight family as plantation owners in Georgia in the early 1800s and traces their descendants for more than two centuries through available historical documents. To provide a complete historical account, our journey will take a candid view of the Knight family’s legacy from buying and selling slaves to a forbidden love that would transcend all class and racial barriers.
This story will cover the love, life, and descendants of Retired Confederate Lieutenant Colonel John Knight and his union with his mulatto slave, Violet Knight. John Knight’s role in the Civil War with the 41st Georgia Infantry Regiment, wounds he sustained at the Battle of Perryville, and his Prisoner of War status at the Battle of Vicksburg will also be examined. In one report filed by then “Major” John Knight, he described in his own words the heat of battle in one of the costliest wars in terms of human life in American history.
When John Knight left a Nuncupative Will on his deathbed leaving his plantation and estate to Violet Knight and their African American descendants, it would set off a court case of historical proportion. The court testimony will detail the quest by real and alleged creditors to stake their claim on the estate’s assets while John and Violet Knight’s son, Jacob C. Knight, did everything in his power to ensure his father’s deathbed wishes were carried out.
This story will be told through the use of court documents, testimony, and other available historical documents. Slavery, a forbidden love, the Civil War, tragedy, death, an unprecedented court battle for control of the Knight estate by heirs, and “a compromise….”
This story has it all.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIW FROM BOSTICK COMMUNICATIONS AND THE AUTHOR AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
THE KNIGHT FAMILY LEGACY:ONE FAMILY’S STORY by Marilyn R. Hill-Sutton is a biography & autobiography historical set from 1800’s Georgia. It is well written with details,maps,genealogical order,and history. It haslove, slavery,forbidden love,the Civil War,tragedy,death, court battle,plantation owners,descendants,courage and compromise.It is the autobiography and the biography of the Knight Family.If you enjoy this country’s history,cultural heritage,slavery history,and the eye-opening story of The Knight Family and their struggles for their heritage you will enjoy this story for it has it all.It is fast paced,a keeper and a must read for any Civil War buffs. This book was received for the purpose of review from Bostick Communications and the author and details can be found at Outskirts Press.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn