Notes for Eli McKnight: Probably one of oldest children since he was listed in Fothergill's list of taxpayers, 1782/87 (p. 84). Only other child listed in this census was Benjamin, in Lincoln County and it is not known whether this is Eli's brother. Eli was issued letters of administration along with his mother and brother, Uriah, at his father's death in 1794 (Order Book P:326). He received 51+ acres of his father's property (more than any other child) and another 10 acres after the death of his mother in 1811 (Deed Book W:338, DB:10:355). He appeared in the census index of Loudoun County for 1810 and 1820 (Crickard's Index, p. 161; Felldin's Index, p. 291). On March 25 1813, he bought his sister, Hannah's share of their father's estate, 35 acres, for $325 (Deed Book 20:38). On 14 June 1813, he sold what he had inherited from his mother's estate to his brother, Uriah. His wife was Alice, referred to as Alley/Ally in subsequent documents (Deed Book 20:170). On 16 February 1822, Eli and Ally sold 2+ acres on the northwest for of Goose Creek to Robert Carlile (DB 3K:23). On 25 September 1824, he bought 35 acres from his sister, Elizabeth Larroe (Parleal DB:498). On 16 February 1825, he sold 1 1/2 acres from his farm to Joseph Hough (DB 3K:341).
In 1782, Eli appeared on the Personal Property Tax List, with brother, Benjamin, living in the household of William McKnight. Eli appeared in his own household in 1783-1798 (a few years missing), 1818, 1820, 1823. He appeared on Land Tax Lists in 1799, 1816, 1818. Year of birth estimated from first appearance on tax list. In 1816 and 1818 he is shown with 130 acres 2 1/2 miles southeast of Blue Ridge. A William McFarling was living on 25 1/2 acres 1/2 mile southeast of Blue Ridge at this same time.
More About Eli McKnight and Alice: Marriage: Bef. June 14, 1813