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Sarah Kemble Knight was born on April 19, 1666, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas Kemble and Elizabeth (Trerice) Kemble. Her mother was the daughter of Nicholas Trerice, a shipowner in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Her father was a merchant who owned land in the area that is now Maine. As a young woman, Knight acquired the good education that enabled her to write her famous diary and to participate in business and legal activities. Before her father died in 1689, she married much older Richard Knight, a widower and shipowner. The couple had one child, Elizabeth.

Upon the death of her father, Knight took over as head of his household and ran a boarding house, where many of her relatives lived. In addition, she engaged in legal activities such as assisting in settling estates and recording public documents. Historians have found hundreds of official papers that bear...

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