Philadelphia, served until September 5, 1898, and was discharged at
Washington, D.C., with the rank of sergeant. He went to the
Philippines and remained there to plant hemp scientifically. He
returned to this country before 1916 when he visited John Sedgwick
Barss in a preparedness military camp. He worked for the Electric
Boat Company at Groton, Conn., and resided later at Long Island
City. He married May 25, 1917, at New York City, Mrs. Anna
Nancy (Black) Morey, daughter of Thomas C. Black and Julia L.
(Fox) Black of Watertown, Conn. He died March 2, 1936. Mrs.
Knight lives at Marbledale, Conn. No children.
Emma Sedgwick Knight, 3d child of Caroline Swan (Sedgwick)
Knight (B21,16) and Dr. William W. Knight, was born May 21,
1870, at Sharon, Conn. She married June 14, 1899, John Edmund
Barss, born at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, son of Dr. Thomas Andrew
Strange deWolf Barss and Elisabeth Esther Mary Ann (Crawley)
Barss. Mr. Barss was for 26 years teacher of Latin at the Hotchkiss
School, Lakeville, Conn., was a teacher for a time at Roxbury
(Mass.) Latin School and was from 1919 to November 21, 1944,
the date of his death, a teacher at the Loomis School, Windsor,
Conn., where he died. Mrs. Barss died December 16, 1931, at
Hartford, Conn. Children (Barss):
1. John Sedgwick, b. April 28, 1900, at Sharon, Conn. (B21,163,1)
2. Elizabeth Knight, b. September 28, 1906, at Lakeville, Conn. (B21,163,2)
John Sedgwick Barss, 1st child of John Edmund Barss and Emma S.
(Knight) Barss (B21,163), was born April 28, 1900, at Sharon,
Conn., graduated at Harvard, A.B., 1922; A.M., 1923, and is a
teacher of physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. He is author
of ELEMENTARY SCIENCE, 1942, revised in 1946. In 1918 he
was a member of the Students Army Training Corps at Harvard
University. He married June 28, 1924, at Brookline, Mass., Helen
Whitcomb, daughter of Lawrence Whitcomb and Katherine Newell
Whitcomb of Brookline. They live at Hidden Field, Andover, Mass.
Children, both born at Boston, Mass.:
1. Helen Sedgwick, b. May 21, 1925. (B21,163,11)
2. Lawrence Whitcomb, b. February 28, 1928. (B21,163,12)