Last Sunday I wrote about Ulysses Jollett’s widow Sadie and my inability to find her in the 1940 census. Fortunately finding Leanna Jollett Knight’s widowed husband James Mitchell Knight was a snap.
James Mitchell Knight (75) was living as a widower with one of their eleven children, son James Frank Knight (37 – probably incorrect age) and family including James’ wife Maggie (47), son Edward (20) and daughter Margrette (15). Mitchell was listed as UNABLE to work and had lived with his son in White Hall in Albemarle County, Virginia, at least since 1935, the year before Leanna’s death. At the time of the previous census, Mitchell and Leanna had been living on their own farm in Nortonsville, Albemarle County, Virginia.
James Frank owned his house valued at $700 and was a farmer. His son Edward was a farm laborer, likely working for his father who was listed as an EMPLOYER.
No one in this family had much education. Mitchell, his son James Frank, and grandson Edward each had completed only 4 years of school. Maggie completed 6 and Margrette only 3. Based on an earlier census, I believe Margrette’s age is incorrectly recorded as 15 but should be only 10, which makes 3 years of school appropriate.
|Jollett spouses with James Franklin Jollett at a reunion|
Will Sullivan, Decatur Breeden, Mitchell Knight, Sadie Jollett,
Walter Davis, Jack Coleman, James Franklin Jollett