One of my anscestors which seems to elude my family is,
John Knox, Nancy Ann Whallon's 1st husband. According to a letter dated in the 1920's, it's indicated that he was the first school teacher at the "Science Hall School." Are you familiar with this school? We are looking for any information about it's whereabouts. There should be some history of it in Hamilton County.
We have not been able to ascertain his birth records and his prior lineage. The following is all we seem to know of him so far:
179? John Knox is born in New Jersey
1818 John Knox moved to Hamilton County to teach at The Science Hall School, and boards with the Whallon family on Winton Road.
11NOV1819 John Knox and Nancy Ann Whallon elope while James and Alley Whallon are back in New Jersey seeing family. (James Whallon did not approve of the marriage, as John Knox was a teacher, and not a farmer.)
01MAY1821 Joseph Addison Knox is born to John and Nancy Ann Knox.
1828 John Knox dies leaving Nancy Ann Whallon Knox a widow.
02OCT1834 Nancy Ann Whallon Knox marries Samuel Vance Roll.
My lineage as it appears:
James Whallon & (Sarah) Elizabeth Smith
James Whallon & Alley Hageman
Nancy Ann Whallon & John Knox
Joseph Addison Knox & Elmira Cable
Nancy Ann Knox & John Adam Hoesman
Blanche Hoesman & Albert Highlen
Joan Highlen & Louis Bohrman
My father and mother
I hope some of the information I have provided helps you in some way. Do you see any connections with my family line? Your help, along with Chuck's, will be greatly appreciated! I'm very curious if the "Knox" line will show us to be related in some way to James K. Polk, one of our past presidents.
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