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Valerious L. Knight

Lucetta Tillett
Born Feb. 1857 - Wife of Thomas J. Tillett, mother of Carrie B. Tillett and grandmother of Mary Tillett (Knight) Malbon

     According to his Currituck County marriage record, Valerious L. Knight [top left photo] was the son of Valerious A. & Mary J. KnightValerious A. was age 15 when the 1850 Pasquotank County census was taken.  He was living with the E.L. Stephens family at that time.  In 1860 V.A. Knight, age 24, and his assumed brother, William Knight, age 28, were living in Elizabeth City with the B.B. Ballance family.  Both were listed as mariners.  Valerious A. Knight has not been found by this researcher in any census after 1860.
     In 1880 Valerious L. Knight, age 13, was living in the home of Pierce Hampton in the Poplar Branch Twp. of Currituck County where he was listed as a farm laborer.  He married Carrie B. Tillett, daughter of Thomas J. & Lucetta Tillett, on June 3, 1898.
     In 1900 Carrie is living with her parents in the Fruitville Twp. of Currituck County where she is listed as a Tillett, having been born March 1879, married for 3 years with no children.  Her husband was not in this household with her but they do show up as a family in the 1910 Fruitville Twp. census as shown below.

Knight, Valius L. head 43 Marr: 13 yrs Capt. Life Station
Knight, Carriah wife 31 3 children/? living  
Knight, Jania dau 12    
Knight, Mary dau 10    
Knight, Lucita dau 5    

By 1920 this family is living in the Pungo Dist. of Princess Anne Co., Va. as shown below.

Knight, Valerius L. head 52 USCG Service Station #164
Knight, Carrie B. wife 41  
Knight, Mary T. dau 20 School Teacher
Knight, Lucetta A. dau 14  

Carrie is a widow by 1930,  She shows up in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in the Virginia Beach area of Princess Anne Co., Va.

Malbon, William R. head 34 Age @ 1st Marr: 26 Garbage Disposal Contractor
Malbon, Mary K. wife 30 Age @ 1st Marr: 22  
Malbon, Marjorie D. dau 7    
Malbon, Shirley dau 5    
Malbon, Wm. R. Jr. son 3    
Malbon, Mary K. dau 2    
Malbon, Luther R. son 3/12    
Knight, Carrie T. mother-in-law


Age @ 1st Marr: 18 widow

From the census records it has been determined that Valerious L. & Carrie (Tillett) Knight had at least three children;
  1) Janie Knight - born circa 1898; married Roy Dudley
  2) Mary Tillett Knight - Dec. 24, 1899; died Oct. 1976; married William Robert Malbon. [See Mary's obit here]
  3) Lucetta A. Knight - born circa 1906; married Rodney Malbon (cousin to William Robert Malbon)

Comments from our submitter, Mary Addesso -- Gram [Mary Tillett Knight Malbon] died on the beach near Wash Woods. There used to be a stumpy part on the beach between Sandbridge and Corolla. Gram was driving her Jeep when she had a stroke and hit a stump. Her jeep flipped end over end. She died 8 months after the article appeared in The Beacon. She used to pile as many grandkids that would fit and drive us over and we would explore the beach and back roads with her. I was named after her and was 12 when she died. I was given her beautiful engraved gold locket that she received in 1915.

Mary Tillett (Knight) Malbon

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