Joseph William Knox (1813-1887) was born in Tennessee and died in Clay County in Nov. 1887. He was married in Wilson Co., Tenn. on 17 Dec. 1835 to Esther Evaline Templeton (1811-1882), and they are both buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Clay County. Evaline Templeton was the daughter of David Templeton (1785-1824) who died in Lawrence Co., Ark., and Margaret (Peggy) Fisher (1787- ). Joseph and Evaline’s children: (1) Margaret Knox (1834-1902) married (1) William Davis and had Henry C. Davis and Minnnie B. Davis. Her next marriage was to Thomas Benson. (2) James Finley Knox (1836- ) married Martha F. Blankinship in Gibson Co., Tenn. and died in Georgia. (3) Mary Ellen Knox married Fleming S. McLeskey in Clay Co. and had Lorenzo T., Potea A., Cora Etta Gills, Sarah D. Osborn Monroe. Fleming and Mary are buried at Gravel Hill. (4) David Absolom Knox (1840-1913) died in Fort Worth, Tx. (5) John H. Knox (1846-1921) died in Texas. (6) James Polk Knox (1846-1921) died in Texas. (7) William Pinkney Knox (1848-1928) died in Clay Co., Ark. (8) Martha Jane Knox (1848-1928) died in Bedford Co., Tenn. (9) Robert Knox (1850- ), no information. (10) Sarah Knox (1851- ), no information. The family lived in Gibson County, Tenn. in 1850; in Holcomb, Dunklin Co., Mo. in 1870 and in Chalk Bluff, Ark. in 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.
William Pinkney Knox (1848-1929), son of Joseph and Evaline Templeton Knox, was born in Tennessee and died in Clay County. He and his wife, Louisa Levina Hatley (1856-1930), are buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery. They were married at St. Francis, Ark. about 1882. Their children were: Lemma Ethel, William Finley, Ima D., Ada D., Leonard Ezra (Jack), and Louis Knox.
Lemma Ethel Knox (1882-1951) daughter of Wm. P. and Louisa, married James Vincent (1874-1950) in 1914 and had Virgil Ethridge Vincent who married Bessie Mae Warren; and Gerald Virgil Vincent who married Virginia Pauline Parks (1923-1997) daughter of Herman and Ona Duffell Parks.
William Finley Knox (1889-1959), son of Wm. P. and Louisa, married Ida Loafman at Piggott in 1913 and moved to Campbell, Mo., in 1914 and had a son, Harold. He was an automobile mechanic and was employed in that capacity for many years. He later owned a little repair shop. He was known as “Pop Knox.”
Ima D. Knox (1888- ), daughter of Wm. P. and Louisa, married Joseph (Joe) Vincent in 1910 and moved to Campbell, Mo. in 1914. Their children: Denver died in infancy, Clinton Vincent, Denmon, and Jewell. Clinton Vincent (1912-1973) married Nancy Estelle Pittman in 1938 and had Sonnie Vincent and Nancy Pruett (Hulen). Clinton had an upholstery shop in the old Frisco Depot by the railroad in Piggott for several years.
Ada D. Knox (1892- ) married Ambers Edgar Dickinson in 1911 and had these children: Velma Davis, Marie Sneed, Evelyn Cole, Ada Lou Dalton, Willard Dickerson, Harold Dickerson, James William Dickerson, and Morine Dickerson Todd. Ada and Ambers are buried at Gravel Hill.
Leonard Ezra (Jack) Knox ( 1893-1960), son of Wm. P. and Louisa, was born near St. Francis in Clay Co., and died in the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital, Kennett, Mo. and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Campbell, Mo. He married Carmen Berry in July 1933.
Louis Knox (1849- ), daughter of Wm. P. and Louisa, married Fred E. Lovins in July, 1919 and later Mr. Kunkleman and lived in Poplar Bluff.
Clinton Vincent had a book showing his Knox line (Clinton Vincent, Ima Knox, William Pinkney Knox, Joseph Knox, John Knox, Joseph Knox, John Knox) which was published in 1905 and reprinted in July, 1952. Written by Hattie S. Goodman and entitled, “Knox Family Record – Descendants of John Knox of Rowen Co., N. C. and Other Knoxes.”