JOHN KNOX, a leading business man of Claysville, was born July 26, 1829, in Buffalo Township, this county, and passed his youth on the home place, attending the common schools and following farming. In 1848 he married to Mary J., daughter of Samuel Flack, of Buffalo township, this county, and she bore him two children: Salam F. and Mary E. (Mrs. William Roney). On February 26, 1856, John Knox was united in marriage with Amanda Kane, a resident of Ohio, and the children born to this union were as follows: Anna J. (deceased), Horace, William M. and Luella. Mrs. Amanda Knox died March 13, 1874, and on October 15, 1876, he was married to Mrs. Agnes Jane (Campsy) Griffith, widow of Hosic Griffith, and she bore him two children, John Campsy and Daisy Dell. Mr. Knox has been a successful farmer and stock raiser for many years, and in 1891 he purchased a one-half interest in a livery barn at Claysville, this county, which he is now conducting. In politics he has been a lifelong Democrat, and in religion is a member of the United Presbyterian Church at Claysville.
Text taken from page 587 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Judy and Lee Schaeffer of Pittsburgh, PA as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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