Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jesse Knight, 1st cousin (4 times removed)

After the recent Knight Family Reunion, there have been some links to interesting stories about  Joseph Knight Sr. and his descendants.   This is  a BYU devotional by a Geology professor at BYU in Oct 2001.  .  A big part of the talk is related to Jesse Knight who was a first cousin with Lora Demille Gifford (our 2nd Great Grandmother born in 1928). Jesse's father was older than Lora's mother but Anna Knight got married when she was 15 and Jesse comes from a second marriage of his father

Jesse Knight was a grandson of Joseph Knight Sr but he was born in Nauvoo in 1845. His father Newell Knight died when he was 16 months old and his grandfather Joseph Sr. died less than 4 weeks later in Feb 1847. So his experience with the Church and the restoration of the Gospel was colored by the repercussions of those events.  By the time his mother died in 1884 he was 38 years old and quite opposed to the Church and its leaders. Near the end of his mother's life he noticed a change in her attitude ...

Jesse (still opposed to the church): "Mom, how is it you're not preaching to me as you usually do."
Lydia: "Jesse, I've prayed in the temple for my children many times, and on one occasion the Lord made it known to me I was not to worry about you any more..."

This devotional gives some of the rest of the story... The Knight family story starts at 10:14 into the devotional but please listen from the beginning as it sets the stage.

[When I went to the LTM (Language training mission...precursor to the MTC) our language group was in the Amanda Knight building, named after the wife of Jesse Knight.]


Monday, June 8, 2015

Dielman Kolb


Dielman Kolb is my 7th great grandfather. To help you make the connection, he is the 4th great grandfather of Emily Robinson McGee..  His sons settled in Pennsylvania in about 1707.  After about 30 years, one of these sons (Johannes) moved to South Carolina which is the line we come from.

There is an extensive family website with  a family reunion coming up this Sunday, June 14th  2015 in case anyone can make it.  Here is the location..  Sign up via information at the website.


88th Annual Reunion
Kolb, Kulp, Culp Families
Sunday June 14th 2015 at 12:30 PM

Lower Skippack Mennonite Church
Evansburg and Meetinghouse Roads, near Skippack,



Monday, June 23, 2014

Just FYI...


Everyone is invited. Please come share this special day with us.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cherry Picked Stories

Cherry has a new blog.  Look into it for their adventures in Singapore.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

So Long Oregon! Hello . . . Singapore!!

Ross has accepted a job transfer with Boeing and will be the new Field Service Rep. for Singapore.  We are very excited for this new opportunity!  We are hoping to pass through Utah next month on our way to St. Louis (where his position is based).  I will let everyone know our new address and when we might be coming through.  Let the adventure begin!

Yup, that's Singapore!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

SF Juniors Volleyball

Here is Katie's club volleyball team.  She is #12 sitting next to the ball.  They took 3rd out of 12 teams at their first tournament last Saturday.  It was a long day. Left home at 6am and got back at 7pm.

Monday, January 13, 2014

News from Rachel and Ulises

Next Generation.


Congratulations and good luck.

Another second cousin for Whitney, Will and Elliot.