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William McKNIGHT
Matilda HUDSON
Eleanor POSTLETHWAITE
Husband:  William McKNIGHT
Birth:  20 Jul 1790, Dublin Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA
Death:  6 Apr 1867, Shirleysburg, Shirley Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Douglas Cemetery, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon Co., PA
Military Service:  War of 1812
Occupation:  merchant
Farmer:  Mr. McKNIGHT
Mother:  Ms. BERRY
Marriage-1:  18 Mar 1823
Wife-1:  Matilda HUDSON
Birth:  by 1805
Death:  23 Sep 1823
Either the marriage date or the death date is wrong because they obviously had two children.  Given William's age, my guess is the marriage date was earlier.
Marriage-2:  28 May 1828, Huntingdon Co., PA
Wife-2:  Eleanor POSTLETHWAITE / POSTLEWAIT / POSTLEWEIGHT
Birth:  10 Apr 1793/4/5, Wayne Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William POSTLETHWAITE
Mother:  Elizabeth IRWIN
Children with Matilda HUDSON born in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA:
1.  (Daughter A) McKNIGHT, b. 1820-25
2.  (Daughter B) McKNIGHT, b. 1820-25
Children with Eleanor POSTLETHWAITE born in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA:
3.  Thomas I. McKNIGHT, b. 17 May 1830
4.  William P. McKNIGHT, b. 31 Aug 1831
Other Kin:
Eleanor's Uncle(?):  Thomas IRWIN, b. 1759/60, PA
Eleanor's Brother(?):  Joseph POSTLEWAIT, b. 1809/10, PA
Subject's Niece:  Isabella DOYLE, b. 1824/5, PA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Wayne Twp., Mifflin Co. is just across the county line from Shirley Twp., Huntingdon Co., and Mt. Union is on the county line):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
William MC NITE
Spouse: Eleanor POSTLETHWAITE
Marriage: 28 May 1828, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Source: [patron submission]
Eleanor POSTLETHWAITE
Birth: 10 Apr 1793, Wayne, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Father: William POSTLETHWAITE; Mother: Elizabeth IRWIN
Source: [patron submission]

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #65 of 86; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Huntingdon Co. Shirley Twp. p. 127 Wm McNitt 100 001 - 020 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Thomas (b. 1829/30)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = William (b. 1790)
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Eleanor (b. 1793/4/5)

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I checked every page of Shirley Twp. and Shirleysburg Borough.  I did find, in Shirley Twp., an aged widow, Elizabeth POSTLETHWITH, listed next to an aged Thomas IRWIN.

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 41):  Shirley Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, p. 183A, 97/97, enumerated 30 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William McNinght 60 M   Merchant 8000 Penna
Ellonor    " 55 F       "
Thomas     " 20 M   Farmer   "
William    " 18 M   "   "
Isabella Doil 25 F       "
Ellonoor Hambert 14 F       "
Thomas Irvin 90 M   Labourer   "
Isabella DOYLE is said to be a niece.

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #48 of 70):  Mount Union P.O., Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon Co., PA, p. 552, PN 48, 334/323, 30 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William McNite 70 M   Gentleman 15,000 2,000 Pa  
Elleanor   " 64 F         "  
Thomas     " 30 M   Druggist     "  
William    " 28 M   Physician     "  
Isabella E Doyle 35 F         "  
Joseph Postlewait 50 M   Laborer     " Simple

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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