Thomas Knox is another one of those ancestors about whom I know very little. As far as I know, he was born on 29 May 1715 in Virginia. He was the father of John Knox, and grandfather of James Knox. According to Geni World Family Tree: But, of course, I have no sources for this information, although I do know that John was born in Rich Square, but this conflicts with information about Thomas being born in Virginia.
Because John was a Quaker, I’m hoping to discover more information about Thomas, who I hope was also a Quaker as Quaker records are abundant. I did find this bit on the MyHeritage site, but it wasn’t sourced.
|Birth:||May 29 1715 – Rich Square, Northampton Co, NC|
|Death:||June 27 1787 – Rich Square, Northampton Co, NC|
|Father:||Thomas Earl Knox, Sr.|
|Mother:||Mary Knox (born Armstrong)|
|Wife:||Mary Knox (born Reynolds)|
|Children:||Elizabeth Davis (born Knox), John Knox|
Flash! I did find a Quaker record. The image below is from the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting), Rich Square Monthly Meeting. So see, I do know a little more than I did a little while ago.