Lewis K(enneth?) Knight was the son of William Knight (before 1775-c.1830) and Glady Fritter (1780-1857). Just prior to the outbreak of the War Between the States, Lewis was arrested for murdering his friend, Elijah A. Ennis. He was given the option of serving in the Confederate army or being tried for murder. He chose military service with the understanding that if he survived the war he would be free. He did survive and he lived in Stafford for the remainder of his life. In 1868, Lewis was overseer of the road “leading from the Wood Cutting road to the Coal Landing” and “of Coal Landing road in place of John M Stewart removed from the County.” Lewis was buried at his home off Embrey Mill Road (Route 733) near the new Ebenezer Methodist Church.