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Col. Thomas Knowlton of the Chatsworth Rifles 

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THE HISTORY AND GENEALOGY 



OF THE 



KNOWLTONS OF ENGLAND 
AND AMERICA 



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BY THE 



REV. CHARLES HENRY WRIGHT STOCKING, D.D. 

Principal of Freehold, N.J., Ladies Seminary 






"It were, indeed, a desirable thing to be well descended, but the 
glory of it belongs to our ancestors." — Plutarch. 





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Copyright, 1897, by 
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DEDICATION 

IN REVERENT AND LOVING MEMORY 
OF 

%imU\mnt gatiicX gwowlttm 

OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY, 
THE RESOLUTE PATRIOT, 
THE FEARLESS SCOUT, THE INTREPID SOLDIER, 
THE UPRIGHT MAN, 
WHOSE EMINENT SERVICES TO HIS 
IMPERILLED STATE AND COUNTRY 
AMPLY MERIT THIS 
HIS FIRST PUBLIC MEMORIAL, 
THIS VOLUME IS 
HUMBLY DEDICATED, BY 
THE AUTHOR 



PREFACE. 



THE extraordinary stimulus given to researches in the genealogical 
field by the various patriotic societies, is one of the happy signs of 
the times. The activities of commercial, and the blandishments of social. 
life, the mad race for wealth and the pathetic struggle for the necessities 
of daily existence, the indifference of many to everything outside and 
beyond their own personal and narrow circle, and the lack of opportunity 
in others have, until quite recently, made the work of the genealogist 
an exceptional and unappreciated labor. When men are concerned only 
about their present condition and individual interests, caring nothing 
for ancestry or posterity, they live in a very small world, and, like the 
squirrel playing in its cage, fancy they are happy. But that which now 
is, is the result of what has been. " No man liveth unto himself and no 
man dieth unto himself " was the conclusion of an ancient and revered 
philosopher, and he who cares nothing for those whose transmitted name 
he bears, and who have written that name high up among the records of 
of the race, is lacking in the essentials of a self-respecting manhood. And 
the world has too many of this sort of people. 

But because there are others that cherish a legitimate pride of pedi- 
gree and of country, this history has been written. It represents the con- 
tinuous labors of a few persons for about forty years, supplemented by 
the work of the historian who has sufficiently overcome indifference and 
discouragement to offer to the members of a large and honorable family 
this result of his researches. It does not claim to be a perfect and ex- 
haustive record, nor is it likely to be free from errors. The careless 
manner in which some family records are prepared and kept, the tendency 
to substitute fiction for fact, the differences in names and dates of the 
same persons reported by different branches of the same family, and the 
refusal of other persons to answer inquiries at all, make it inevitable that 
mistakes will creep into the most carefully prepared genealogy. Accord- 
ingly, all persons interested in this particular history are invited to inform 

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vi Preface 

the author of any authenticated errors, and he will correct them in a 
future supplement, adding the names, dates, and pedigree of all who are 
not herein included. He now submits this interesting result of his labors 
to the '" lir judgment of all members of the interesting and honored fam- 
ily whose distinguished record it has been his ambition to preserve, in 
the hope that it will meet with their cordial approbation. 

Freehold, N. J., October, 1897. 



CONTENTS. 

PACE 

The Knowltons of England i 

The Knowltons of New England 18 

The Canada and American Knowltons 119 

Families Unclassified 49S 

Royal Descents of the Griffiths 513 

The Knowltons of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick . 547 

Wills and Deeds 557 

Epitaphs 569 

The Knowlton Association 595 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Col. Thomas Knowlton (England) 
Knowlton Hali 

Thomas Knowlton, Antiquarian 
londesborough house 
Elizabeth Knowlton Wilson . 
Rev, Charles Knowlton . 
The River Aire . 
Keighley Church .... 

Edensor 

Lismore Castle .... 

Miss Sarah Knowlton 

Parley House .... 

Tombs of the English Knowltons 

Old Ipswich ..... 

John Knowlton's House . 

Knowlton Pond .... 

William Knowlton's Grave 

Hon. Luke Knowlton . 

Lieut. Daniel Knowlton . 

Lieut. Daniel Knowlton's House 

Revolutionary Relics of Lieut. Daniel 

&pot where Knowlton heard the Lexi 

Grave of Lieut. Daniel Knowlton. 

Col. Thomas Knowlton at Bunker Hii 

Battle of Bunker Hill 

Statue of Col. Thomas Knowlton 

Daniel Knowlton 

Mrs. Hannah Knowlton 

Panorama of Knowlton, Canada 

Manassah Knowlton's House . 

Charles Benjamin Knowlton, M.D. 

Capt. Miner Knowlton, U. S. A. 



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Danforth Knowlton . 

Edwin Knowlton .... 
Jabez Knowlton .... 

Hon. Paul Holland Knowlton 

Rev. Isaac C. Knowlton, D.D. . 

Francis P. Knowlton . 

Mark D. Knowlton 

Eliza Knowlton Coburn . 

Hon. William Knowlton . 

Rev. Farnham Knowlton . 

Myron Knowlton, M.D. 

Nathaniel Knowlton . 

George Washington Knowlton 

Mat. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon 

Gen. Lyon's Monument 

James Russell Knowlton . 

Miss Bertha A. Knowlton . 

Danforth Henry Knowlton 

Miner Rockwell Knowlton 

Robert R. Knowlton . 

Summer Residence of Miner R. Know 

Mrs. Sarah Knowlton Foster . 

Julius W. Knowlton . 

Hon. Hosea Morrill Knowlton 

George Cogswell Knowlton . 

Mr. James Knowlton . 

Mr. George Knowlton 

George Hartwell Knowlton . 

Major William Knowlton . 

William Allen Andrews, Jr. 

Charles Perry Lufkin 

Hon. Ezra Scolley Stearns 

Mr. Marcus Stevens . 

Miss Edith Knowlton 

Edwin F. Knowlton . 

George W. Knowlton . 

Mrs. Charlotte Knowlton Bachelor 

Eden J. Knowlton 

Eben B. Knowlton 

Daniel W. Knowlton . 



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List of Illustrations 



Majok Miner N. Knowlton 

INGERSOLL F. KNOWLTON, ENGINEER CORI 

Mrs. Mary Louisa Knowlton Griffith 

Summer Residence of Mrs. Griffith 

George Henry Knowlton . 

The Knowlton Homestead, Sing Sing 

Master Edgar C. Knowlton . 

Mr. Albion Knowlton 

Knowlton Homestead, Northwood, N 

City Residence of Albion Knowlton, 

Norman R. Cornell, M.D. . 

The Countess Sierstoppff . 
Eliza Knowlton Keith 

William Herrick Griffith 

Margaret Frances Griffith 

Master Henry Randolph Knoy 

Charles Sumner Knowlton 

Nancy Thorndyke Knowlton Froment 

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ERRATA AND ADDENDA 

For the "Knowlton Ancestry" verified by the 

latest information from Correspondents. 



Page 21 (5) it. 16511(14) rem, to Windham. Conn., and iu. 2d Abraham Mit- 

' cheli after 1698.(14 A) Joseph. , 

Tage 22. Mary Kimball was'niece of Lliehard and Mary.Ulo) b. 1657. 

" 24 (gl A) Deborah (81. B)' Susanah (31. C) Hannah, 1072 m. Benj. 
x Baldwin. (31 D) Ezekiel. 
Page 27. (62 A) Elisba. 1679. 

l " l> (07) ni. Barzillai. 
Page 33. Erase (130), (131). 
" 39. (122) d. 1774. 

" 42. For 130 and 131, read (63 A), (C ' 

" 43. (800) Res. Northwood, N.H. „.,,. -*- * 

V a2e 44 [331] Ebenezer and Ruth Snialiey hud Ebenezer, in. Fiddia Need- 
* ' ham, 1814, and bad Charles M. Res. Cazenoria, N. \. L. 

Mary A. res, Cazenoria. N. V. 

Annie 11. in. Crandall, of Whitewater, Wis. 

11 45. (364) 111. June 16, 1776 (308) m. July 19, 1784. 

For (182) read (142). Sarah and Barzillai Lamb. (405) Israel, 1737, 
d. Mar. £6, 1820. 
Page48. (406) Samuel, 1741, 111. Cozzens. in . wJn . 

« " (408) b, Sept. 10, 1747. (408 A) Isaac, Sept, 12, 1740, d. young. 
" ' 40. (427) in. 1708. . , _ „ 

" 01 (222) Stephen m. Abigail. (453), (454) twins, b. Sept. 15, 1705. 
(455) b. Sept. 20, 1707. 
pace 55. Abraham res. in Hardwick. 

" 04 (660) Erase Mrs. 
Pace 70 (782) b. 1763. (702) m. Durgin (794) m. Durgin 
T 71 (700') in. Nathan Masters of Deerneld, N. H. Mar. 12. 1707. 

(707) m. Daniel Hoiit (Hovt) 1802. 
" (800) Res. in Northwood also. 

(802) in. Dame He d. Nov. 14. 1851. She d. May 5, 1S54. 

(803) b Sept, 3. (804) 111. 2d Dame. (805) m. Dame, (364) Thomas 
sett, near Lucas Pond. (812) b. 1787. (813) b. March 19. 

Page 72. (814) b. Sept, 5, 1705. 
" 74. (857) m. Lieut. Amos. 
" 81. (1019) b. 1772. 

" 82 (1035) m. Elizabeth Noonan, of Pomfert, Conn. 
Page 82'. [1035] William and Elizabeth Noonan had William, 
Laura, 

Anna. m. Rev. Thompson Bird, DesMoines, la. 
William served in the Rev. War for one vear from Aug. 9, 
1782 and d. at White River Junction. Vt., Jan. 20, 1820. 
Shed. April 25, 1854. 
" 83. (1038) For Hill, read Capt, Roswell Preston, Oct 18, 1798, d. Nov. 
27, 1854. 
Pa«-e 83 Mehitab'e (423) in. 2d Capt, Robert J. Preston, of Hampton, Conn. 

'" and d. March 20, 1826. 
Page 83. (1041) Capt, of Militia. 
" •• (1044) He d. Aug. 5, 1821. 
" (1048)m. Nov. 24, 1803. 

' (1040) m 2d Rhoda Gage, of Monson, Mass. May 10, 1820. 
" 80 (1051) d. Oct. 0, 1851. . . 

" 94 ' Col. Thomas fell in 1776. After '•Remember 1 ' insert "friends. 
" 98 (1150) Sett, in 1835. 
Page 08. [1154] Lyman. 

" 90. [1155] Ruth M, 111. Stephen White. 



The American Knowltons. 

Page 99 [1155 A] Read Juliana. 
*• 104 (1237) Hersey in. Barker. 

" 103 Nathan d. at Auburn, Maps. 

" 117 (570) m. Daniel. (1460) m. Eliva. 
" ISO (1474) Erase. U. S. Senator. 
Page 129. (1615) m. Jas. Young and had dau. Caro. m. 2d Win. Young, in 

3rd Chas. H. Dow, and had dau. Frank Belle. 
Page 132 (1680) m. Cornelia A Backus. 

'« 150. (2010) b. Jan. 31, 1701 (791) erase B. 

(201:) in. Jan. 4. 1804 (2013). b. Jan. 31, d. Julv, 20, 1853 
(2016) b. May. 24, in. Apr. 28, 1824. 
(2019) b. Jan. 23. 
Page 151. (704) read Durgin. (2020) in. Sept. 20. 

(2030) in. July 4, 1824. (2032) in. Harvey 1825. 
(2034) Res. North wood, N. H. 
Page 152. (802) in. Dame. (2056) b. Jan. 9, 1808, d, Nov. 29, 1897, Abigail d 
May 5, 1854. " ' ' 

" 153. (2099) res. also in North wood, N. H. 
154 (2083) Res. Deerfield, N. H. 

(2193) m. Lainpson. 
164. (2288) Lewis A. in. 1st Caroline Pendleton. Me d. 1898. 
(2201 ) d. young. (2292) m. Jeannette Wylie. 
Page 109 (2380) Aaron B. b. Dec, 14, 1835, ni. Martha Cline, Oct. 20, 18G4. 

(2303) m. Julia Piper. 
Page 169. [2393] Dexter Derby and Julia Piper ha 1 [1] Samuel Carroll 
Mar. 3, 1842, in. Eunice H. Ransom Aug. 29, 1872 
(2)Eiuily Elizabeth, Nov. 2ii, 1840. 
Samuel C. and Eunice H . Ransom had 
Florence Harlow, No\ . 8,1873. 
Alice Greenwood, Get, 24, 1878. 

Eunice d. Nov. 4, 1881, and Samuel C. in. 2d Frances G. Jan- 
nev, Dec. 27, 1883, and had 
[1] Walter Janney, Get, 23, 1884. 
[2] Dorothy Frances, May 2, 1889. 

Samuel C. Derby is Prof, of Latin, and Dean of the College 
of Arts, Philosophy and Science in the Ohio State Univer- 
sity at Columbus. 
Page 172, (2405) Res. Dublin, N. H. 
" 18J. Carl was grandson of Joshua. 
•' 182. (2662) in. Philip Staats. 
" 192 (2*40 A.) Amos. 

(2851) b. Jan. (2853; b. 1823. (2854) b. April 1823. Daniel m. 2d Mrs. 
Judith Knowlton Smith, d. 1800. 
Pao-e 194. (2864 A) Lucina, m. Frederick Hodgman. 
11 195. Robert H, in. Mary A. Butler. 

George Gay b. 1825, in, Isabelle Kelsey. 

Robert W. and Miriam had also .Mary." b. Jan 20, 1835, d. 1812. 
For Fairfield N. Y., read Esperance, Schoharie Co. 
202. (3015) in. Luman Eno. (3017) m. Extei 



Page 200. (3089) m. Chaffee. 
" 208. {3007) m. Geraldine Sunderland, of Willin« 
41 218. (1343) in. Manila. (3234) m. Grant, 



ton, Conn, June 25, 1801 



221. (3282) in. Lora Nason 
234 (3558) in. Hon. Wm. Burnhain Woods. 
" (3558 A.) Willard Jr. m. Eliza W. Woods, U. S. Senator from 
Alabama. 
(3508 B ) Helen, in. J. L. Robbins, Newark, O. 
267 (4008) Elijah W. (4100) m. Dr. Harwood Wakeman. 
285* (4424) Ma'vhew P. (4425) d. Dec. 13, 1801. (4431 ) March 26. (4434) d. 
Dec". 18. 1358. 
(4435) b. Sept. 21, 1822, d. 1807. (4433) 1). Aug. 30, Nancy d 1839. 



The American Knowltons. 

Page 2SG. Erase (4447—4450) (4450.) b. Mar. 15. (4461) b. 1848. (4402) b, 1841, 

Res. Northwood, Kathakiiel d. Dec. G, 1886. 
Page 289. [451 7] b. June 19. 
" 291. Read lineally connected with [4543] Edith A. and Ethel 

8. [454-1) a Iric Res. Gloucester. 
Page 209. Amos in. 2d Mrs. Rhoda A. Bull and d ■ May 21. 
" 300. Read Louis-ianna Lainpson. 

" 305. [4800] |4S01] child, of Lewis A. and Lizzie Pendleton, 2d wife, in. 
June8, 1859, Rep. Belfast Me. He in. 1st, Caroline Pendleton. 
For [2091] read [2292] Abina and Jeanette. They hud also 
Rita, Alinatia, Eva, Cyrus and Roy, Erase line Jeannettc 
d. &e. 
Page 812. [4944] b. Oct, 14. [4945] b. April 20, 1809. [4940] William b. Feb. 

22, A. B. rem. to Wilbraham, Mass. 
Page 316. (2408) Moore d, after 1855, and Ehnira m. 2d Coggesball 1858, and 

had (5012), (HOI 3). 
Page 329. (5242), (5247) Soldiers in Civil War. 
41 330. (5254) d. 1871. 

" 331. (5267) in. Dec. 31, 1857. (5271 A) Mvron N. July 7, 1847, TJnm. Na- 
thaniel d. Dec. 19, 1897. 
Page 332. (5282) in. 2d Isaac Reid, of Cincinnati. 

" 338. (5^04) ,„. David A. Briscoe, of Duxbury, Mass., Aug. 25, 1895. 
(Page 342. (5378) Chas. 8. Chaffee and Martha B. George had 

(1) Hattie M. July 20, 18(10, m. Emil A. Danielson July 0, 1887. 

(2) Frank 8. July 19, 1870, in. Kittie Whitnev Oct. 1887. 
" 340. (5430) Res. St. Augustine, Fla. 

(2850) Sarah d, Nov. 1805. 
Page 347. (5448) m. Chrisler (5451) b. 1854. 
" 357. Read Orson Moulton. 
" 358. Read Chas. L. when twenty-one years. 
" 300. She d. April 4. 1885. 

" 302. (5020 B) Oct, 14. 1861, (5020 C) Jan. 23, 1805. 
" 304. [5045] m. Comee. [5051] in. Dec. 29, 1892. 
" [3152J Res. Andover, Mass., 

Page 305. (3178) in. Rev. Kumler. T5058] m. Win. M. 
"" 309. [5728] b. May. 

" 370. [5742 J Unm. [5743] m. J. M. Anthony. 
" 380. [5919 A] Frank. 

" 387. Nathaniel Pettea, bro. of J. C. presented the Library Building. 
" 414 [0349] William. Res. Portland, Me. " 

11 422 [6451] b. Oct. 11, 1805, d. Sept. 17, 1896. 

" [0452] Lillian F. b. Mar. 8, 1871. 

11 [0453] b. Feb. 27, 1873. 

11 [0454] b. Mar. 9, 1877. 

" There were also children, Richard W., Horace, Arthur and Grace 
Page 423. fust line, Sept. 1802. 

li 42G. Erase (6508). (0510) Junie. (0511) Bertha in. 
" 444. (4721 A.) read Worthby. 

" 445. Freeman and Jennie had a'so Effie, Bessie, and Francis P 
" 452. Edwin F. d. Oct 25, 1898. 

" 459. Phineas has been Deacon of First Church, Wilbraham, Mass 
since 1878. 
Page 401. (7080) d. Dec 5. 1897, Unm. 

" 403. (7101) d. July 5, 1863. (7105) in. George Pratt. 
" " (7108) He d. at North Adams. Mass, Aug. 1897. 

" (711U) in. Alfred Johnson, Feb. 20, 1805. Shed. July 7, 1897 
" " (7111) in. Chas. Fowler, Apr 9, 1868. 

" [5278] in. 2d. Sophia M; m. 3d Sarah Dan 
" 404. (7120) in. Bessie L.. Howerv. 
" •' (7127) m. Clara Watson. July 3, 1894. 
" 408 Erase "After Dr. Pierce's death.'' 
'• " (7140) Surgeon, U. S. N. 



The American Knowltons. 

Page 403 [7147] m. A. May Angell, Feb, 10, 1891, and had John Angell, Feb, 
1, 18!»2. 
" " Dorothia DeWolf. Oct. 16, 1893. 

' ' Margaret Knowlton, July 26, 1891 

" " Ernest H. was graduated from Brown University in 1888, 

and from the Boston Institute of Technology in 1890. Res. 
Providence, R. I. 
[7148] Edward Ibara, m. Fannie D. Gladding, Pec. 27, 1897, and 
and had Roger. Kes. in Providence, R. i. A lawyer. 
Henrietta Knowlton, Angell Brownell d. 
Oct. 15. 1897. 
Page 474. [7210] m. Ella L. Gilligan, of Plainfield, N. J., and had J. Russell 
Jr., Elsie L.. Waiter E., Res. Ridgewood, N. J. 
[7218] m. Carrie Huff Anderson, 1884, and had Grace Edna, 
William Howard, d. young. Hem. 2d Mary Hopppr of Ridge- 
wood, N. J., and had George E. Jr. I8i.i7. Kes. Ridgewood, 
K. J. 
Page 470. [5G58] read, Ella L. Kamler and Win. M. McElvey had [7230 D.] 

Jeremiah Dwight. 
Pago 501. [10] Nellie. 

" 500. [8] m. Chas. Barton, m. 2d Benjamin Johnson, [12] b. Oct. 10, m. 
Osborn. 
Page 508. See [2143] for Betsev and Amasa. 

See [10-J2] for Elr/«b:th and Frank. 
Page 503. See [3247] for Frederick and Ida. 

See [3833] for John C. and Frances. 

[5962] for Sophia Knowlton Kic^ and J. II. Hess. 
Page 512. See (2832 E.) for Edwin C. and Mary. 
" [3649] for Arthur R. and Etta. 
" •' ,; [4207J for Isaac and Georgiaaa Brackett. 
" " " [404] for Silas B. and Mehitable. 
" [1524] for William and Elida. 
Page 513. " Li] Chester S. m. Mary Elizabeth Gould. 



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ERRATA. 

Owing to the reception of sundry family records after the body of this work 
was in type, and individuals numbered, it became necessary to indicate supple- 
mental nanus alphabetically, and, in a few cases, out of their numerical order. 

(45) Benjamin was killed in 1745. 

(247) d. young. His brother (250) m. Comfort Holman. 

(477) Miriam, m. Tames Lockhart. 

(1600) Edward, m. Cornelia Backus. 

(1683} Remove Dorcas Monahan to 1684. 

(1897) Erase Timothy from children of Moses. 

(1911) Read Anstice instead of Austice. 

(2093 c) Read Mehitable True. 

(3303) S. B. Slater. 

(3554) Erase death date. 

(3089) Chaffee, not Chaffer. 

(3090) Erase from Miriam's children. 
(5614) March 20. 

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THE KNOWLTON FAMILY GENEALOGY 

CHAPTER i 

The Knowltons of England 



A MONG the stories of tl 
J" \ enlisting in the servici 



the Middle Ages, there is a tradition of two brothers 
;e of William the Conqueror, and fighting so bravely 
during his invasion of Wales that they readily won their spurs. Having ob- 
served that they resided, the one on a hill and the other on a knoll, or lesser 
hill, the king, on investing them with the honors and insignia of knighthood, 
dubbed them Hill-ton and Knoll-ton. Whatevei of truth may attach to this 
tradition, it is certain that the name is an ancient one. lorn out of its own 
native soil, A large proportion of English proper names has been su gesf 
by local situations and associations, and of these the name I nowlton is one of 
the most striking, as it is one of the most ancient. The suffix ion is the old 
Saxon /////, town, so that in its primary use it meant the people, or town, on the 
knoll, but in process of time it lost this collective force, and was applied to the 
chief family, or personage, resident thereon. For the purpose both of govern- 
ment and revenue, the English people were grouped in Hundreds, so called 
because cue hundred families were made to comprise one district, or borough. 
In Domesday Book, that curious and quaint record of estates and surveys 
which the Conqueror ordered in 1083, that he might know the extent of his 
realm and provide for the royal revenues, there was a Knowlton Hundred, 
originally but a mere hamlet in Dorsetshire, which became by royal appointment 
a Fair Town, and a rural centre of considerable importance. The original ham- 
let and manor have long since passed away, but the name survives, and its 
present boundaries include Knowlhill, Long Crichel, Crichel-Govis, Crichel-Lucy, 
All Saints, Roreson, Week Farm, Phillipston, and Woodlands. This estate was 
■■' eiently held by Ansgar, and in Domesday Rook the name is Chenoltone, 
• •■ in subsequent books it is indifferently spelled Cnolton, Knolton, Knollton, 
Iton, Knoulton, Knowton, Knowlden,* Nowton, Noulton, and Nolton. 

* Knowlden means, " at the foot of the knoll." 



2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

careful inspection of the Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Courts of 
Canterbury and York reveals these varied spellings of the one and same name, 
for it is differently spelled in the same document, and by the same person. When 
the reader remembers that proper names were until a very'recent date spelled 
phonetically, or according to their sound, he will find a ready explanation of 
these singular orthographies. 

Knowlton Parish and Knowlton Hall still designate a Manor and Baronial 
Residence in Kent County, six miles from the archiepiscopal city of Canterbury. 
It originally belonged to Odo, Bishop of Baieux, who was subsequently disgraced. 
and his property confiscated to the Crown. In the fifteenth year of the Con- 
queror, xpq estate was surveyed, and given to one of his followers, from whom it 
passed by Knight's seivice to Beret, and thence to other owners. In the 
thirty-third year of Edward the First, Perot assumed the title of Lord Knollton, 
an early example of the transfer of a proper name from the soil to its owner. 
Lord Knowlton left the estate to his daughter Christian, who married William 
de Langley, High Sheriff under Edward 111. (1327-77). His son called him- 
self William Knollton, Esq., during the reign of Henry VI. (1429-71). In the 
twentieth year of Henry VII. (1505), William's son John (whose son and suc- 
cessor, Edward, married Elizabeth Peyton, daughter of Sir John Peyton, who was 
the next owner) came into possession, and he married Dorothy Tyndal, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Tyndal, Governor of the Tower of London. His grandson and 
heir, Thomas, had children, Dorothy, Catherine, William, and Thomas. From 
the time when Sir Perot adopted the title Lord Knollton, down io the day of 
Sir D'Aetb, it is matter of history that the lords of this manor were known in- 
differently both by their surnames and by their adopted titles, and the Parish 
and Hall now perpetuate that historic fact. Knowlton Hall is a fine residence 
situated on a knoll in a beautiful park of two hundred acres, which are kept in 
a high state of cultivation, and adorned with the choicest creations of the garden- 
er's artistic genius. The land is gently rolling, affording an agreeable diversity 
of hill and dale, and beautiful walks and paths entice one into the shade of 
grand old trees that have delighted for ages the eyes that faded out of human 
life centuries ago. 

An examination of the fragmentary histories and ecclesiastical records of 
the sixteenth century discloses the fact that the names of these Kentish Knowl- 
tons are precisely those that appear and reappear, again and again, among the 
families of the Knowltons of at least five succeeding generations. Every Knowl- 
ton of this period was found within, or near, the county of Kent, and the 
conclusion would appear to be irresistible that the surname itself came from 
this particular estate. Indeed, the name could never have been used 1 ere in 
its original and wider significance, for there is not at present, nor has there ever 
been, even a village settlement here. Besides the Hall, there arc only the 
Rectory and two farm-houses on the estate, and the whole parish reports but 
twenty-six souls. 



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Thomas Knowlton, the antiquarian hereafter mentioned, was fond of telling 
of the distinction enjoyed by one of his ancestors, a retainer of the Earl of 
Warwick, who always appeared in Court dress, with a siivei and jewelled 
at his belt, and other insignia of rank, arid who stood high with the King lie 
had charge of one of the Earl's castle? in Ken1, and was a descendant of the 
Knowltons above referred to. A granddaughter (Mrs. H. S. Perkins, now Jiv- 
ing) has often heard the above and many other interesting facts told by the 
Knowltons concerning the position of their ancestors. 

There were Knowltons in Canterbury, and in the City of London as early as 
1550, and the published " Visitations and Allegations of the Provinces of- York 
and Canterbury " clearly show that they were never a numerous or a scattered 
family, but that until the year 1728 they were confined entirely to the counties 
of Middlesex and Kent. They invariably married by license instead of by 
banns, which as invariably indicates a recognized social position and condition 
of comfort, for such license could be obtained only from the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and at considerable expense — about £$c In these old r< 
the titles of Mr. 2nd Esq. are frequently used, indicating a social statu 
that of the common people. 

The identity of location, the dates of birth, and the constant repetiti 
the names of children — and the very names which were given to the children in 
the New World — would seem to fix beyond any reasonable doubt the ancestry 
of the first emigrants to America, and to derive their descent from the Knowl- 
tons of the oM Kentish Manor. It is sufficiently clear that the English pro- 
genitors were people of substance, and their occupations were by no means 
menial. Captain William, the first emigrant, sailed his own ship, and Ge< rge, 
his probable brother, was a subscriber in 1624 to a fund for repairing the parish 
church at Chiswick, which Cromwell's troops had desecrated by converting it 
into a barrack and stable for his men and their horses. 



i Richard of Kent, b. 1553, m. Elizabeth Cantize, July 
17, 1577, and had : 

(2) George, May 6, 1578. He res. in -Chiswick. 

(3) Stephen, May 1, 1580. d. young. 

(4) Thomas, 1582. m. 

(5) William, 1584. m. Ann Elizabeth Smith. 

The first two children were b. in the parish of Canterbury, Kent. The great 
Cathedral is but six miles from Knowlton Manor, and the parish boundaries in- 
cluded at that time the latter. The Manor is now in the parochial boundaries 
of neighboring Sandwich. 



The Knowlton Genealogy 

4 Thomas and had : 

(6) John, 1620, in. Dorothy , 1643. 

(7) Robert, 1622. m. Susan ; m. 2d Sarah 

(8) Mary, 1628. m. John Wilson, April 26, 1651. 

(9) Sarah, 1630. m. Augustine Ellis, February 23, 1656. 



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5 William and^Bfrzabeth had : 

(10) John, 1670. ^ t . 

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(n) Samuel, 161 1. -7 (.'- 

(12) Robert, 1613. Remained in England. Saidto have "d. J\ imj 

(13) William, 1615. 

(14) Mary, 16 r 7. d. young. 

(15) Thomas, 1620-2. 

■-/ Captain William emigrated to America about 1632-4. 



6 John and Dorothy ■ had : 

(16) Elizabeth, May 26, 1644. 

(]/) John, January 14, 1649. 

(18) James, September 26, 1650. 

(19) Mary, December 18, 1652. 

John d. in London 1664, and was buried from St. James Church, Clerken- 
wells. He is styled a householder. 



7 Robert and Susan had : 

(20) Ann, January 24, 1644. m. Marcus Gilmanothe, April 11, 1768. 

(21) John. d. September 30, 1649. 

(22) Dorothy, d. January 7, 1650. 

(23) William, 1652. m. Maria • 

Susan d. February 10, 1653, and Robert m. 2d S 
and had : 

(24) Sara, October 2, 1655. 
Robert d. December 30, 1655. 



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23 William and Maria had: 

(25) John, 1688. m. Elizabeth, 1731. 

(26) Thomas, 1690. m. Elizabeth Rice, 1726. m. 2d Mrs. Elizabeth 

Stephenson, November 17, 1744. 

William was a West India merchant. He d. in 17 13, and Letters of Admin- 
istration were granted to — — Chadwell, a creditor, by consent of Widow Maria. 



25 John and Elizabeth had: 

(27) John, 1732. m. d, at Londesboro, Yorkshire, October 21, 1S13. 

(28) Mary. m. Edward Hare. 

(29) William, m. Had chil., John, William and Elizabeth. 
(30} Ann Gilmanothe. 

John's will was probated September 30, 1781, and the following extract shows 
him to have been a man of substance. 

"I, John Knowlton, Quilton, in the County of Northampton, Gar- 
dener to the Right Hon. Earl Fitzwilliam, do make this my last will and 
testament in manner & form following : L e. I give unto my dear wife 
Elizabeth Knowlton .£500 to be paid to her within one month after my 
decease, also during her natural life the Interest & Dividends from 
^500 in stock of South Sea Annuits also £200 to be invested in Lands 
& Securities. . . . And whereas, I have before given my oldest Son 
John ^300, and to my daughter Mary, wife of Edward Hare ^300, and 
to my youngest Son William .£100 and to Ann G. my daughter ^80, and 
in order that they may now have equality in my Substance, it is my wish 
that William should be paid ^200, and my daughter Ann G. .£220. . . . 
I give and bequeath the Interest of ^500 to my son William's children, 
John and Elizabeth, until John shall be 15 years old and be apprenticed, 
but after that time one half of the income to be given to William's daugh- 
ter Elizabeth until she is 17 years of age." 

A special bequest was made to Edward Hare who was one of the executors, 
John and William, sons of the testator, being the other two. 

John and his brother Thomas early developed a remarkable gift for landscape 
gardening, and their genius soon attracted the attention and secured the liberal 
encouragement of noble patrons. John entered the service of the Earl Fitz- 
william of Northumberland. The magnificent estates of the Earl gave ample 
scope for John's talents, and he spent there the years of a long and successful 
life, which ended in the summer of 17S1. He was 93 years old, and was buried 
in Londesboro churchyard, Yorkshire. 



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JOHN'S DESCENDANTS 
2/ John and had : 

(31) Charles, 1765. m. jane Who had : 

(32) Frances Hare Knowlton, 1807. m. Clarke Morris, May ?.S, 1833. 

They had : 

(33) Mary Jane, May 20, 1834. m. Rev. R. Nutt. 

(34) John, August 25, 1835. m. Hannah F. Rooke. d. June 1880. 

(35) Frances, January 4, 1837. m. W. Keal. M. R. C. S. W. 

(36) William Clarke, Jan. 23, 1838. d. March 25. 1895. 

(37) Charles Knowlton, March 8, rS^T. Res. Oakham. 

(38) Susan Elizabeth, June 22, 1844. m. Rev. W. J. Stobart. 

Residence, Oakham. 

Charles Knowlton (31) d. August 26, 1848. Jane d. May 17, 1848. They 
were buried in Branston churchyard, Oakham, England. 

Frances H. (32) d. April 22, 1878. Aged 7r years. 
Clarke Morris d. August 11, 1857. Aged 61 years. 

Thomas (1690) had a more conspicuous position, and, consequently, a more 
public record. At a very early age he entered the service of Dr. Wm. Sherard 
at Eitharn, a suburb of London, where he at once and for a long time after, 
left the impress of his genius. This country seat was owned by a graduate and 
Fellow of Oxford University, whose remarkable devotion to the science of bot- 
any amounted to a passion. He had been an extensive traveller in foreign 
countries, while tutor to Lord Howland, subsequently the Earl of Bedford, and, 
later on, British Consul to Smyrna, and had, therefore, exceptional opportuni- 
ties of collecting the rarest plants of the Orient. He founded a large herbarium 
in Smyrna, enriching it with a marvellous variety of floral and botanical wealth, 
and his reputation soon admitted him to the intimate friendship of Boerhaave, 
Hermann, Tournefort, Vaillant, and Micheli. So assiduous was he, so fearless 
and adventurous along the lines of his favorite researches, that he was at one 
time nearly shot, having been mistaken for a wolf. In the year 1700 he returned 
to England, and with his brother, a noted physician of London, settled at Ei- 
tharn, bringing to their charming home the fruits of his exhaustive researches 
in the East. 

It is no small tribute to Thomas Knowlton that he was selected by two such 
gentlemen to become their landscape gardener when still a very' young man. 
The Earl of Burlington owned, as Duke of Devonshire, large estates in this vi- 
cinity, and the gardens of Eltham could not have failed to arrest bis admiring 
attention, for in 1728 he offered Mr. Knowlton the charge of his country seat at 
Londesboro, Yorkshire. Whoever has had the good fortune to visit this delight- 



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ful spot will readily understand the inspiration which the natural topography of 
the country would furnish to a mind keenly appreciative of the beautiful. The 
estate is situated in a fine roiling country, two and a half miles from the quaint 
old Fair Town of Market Weighton, whose smooth white roads, hard as ada- 
mant, wind over hill and through dale, past greenest pastures where sleek cattle 
feed, arnoiij: groups of white cottages whose clustering vines are not a whit more 
attractive than the unpretentious comfort within, and by the inevitable and pict- 
uresque churches, such as the faith and liberality of past generations have planted 
here and all over Mother England. Arrived at Londesborough one sees a 
charming foreground, than which there is none in all the Yorkshire Wolds more 
v.-orth lingering over. Great stretches of crisp lawn, avenues of stately yews, 
flowers o^ every tint and species massed in banks on which raindrops are glis- 
tening, and flanked by grand old groves in which the woodman's axe has not 
been heard for many a century, delight the eye. 

Londesborough House stands on the summit of a terrace, at the foot of 
which is a lovely lake, into which the bending trees dip their branches; and the 
passing clouds are mirrored. 

The colossal towers of York Minster, and the graceful spires of Seiby, How- 
den and Goole are ail in sight, and at evening one can turn the pages of Gray 
and read back into the poetic past as he hears "the curfew toll the knell of 
parting day." Not long before Thomas Knowlton came here the plain around 
wps but a marsh, and the hand of philanthropy found no better or more impera- 
tive work than that of building a cell for two pious monks who should serve as 
guides to strangers. If the author pauses to indulge in this retrospective revere, 
it is because the life and character of men are so largely the product of their 
surroundings. In a less poetic spot Thomas Knowlton might never have oeen 
known beyond the sound of his village bells. But Londesborough had been 
the theatre of tragic events. Romans, Angles, and Saxons, the Bloody Clif- 
ford and his chastened son, the " Shepherd Lord," the Burlingtons and their con- 
genial friends, Pope, Garrick, Sydney Smith, Wyatt, and Violette, the Viennese 
champion danseuse of the world, were all here. The villa of Edwin the Saxon 
was also here on the Derwent, and, being converted to Christianity, he is said to 
have destroyed a pagan temple, and on its ruins to have erected the parish church 
where, centuries after, the Knowltons found their spiritual home, and under the 
shadow of which they were buried. Here for twenty-four years the " Shepherd 
Lord " lived in concealment, he having inherited the estate from his mother, the 
Baroness de Vesoi, of Bromfieet. After his death the estate passed to Richard 
Boyle, third Earl of Burlington, in whose service and in that of his successors 
the Knowltons lived for 115 years. Burlington having died without male issue, 
the estate passed to the Duke of Devonshire, who had married his daughter. 
This powerful family, then and since the richest in all England, had magnifi- 
cent estates all over the British dominion, and the Knowltons had ample scope 
for the exercise of their gifts. 



8 The Knowlton Genealopv 

Under the skilful hand of Thomas Knowlton, the Londesborough estate 
became famous among its English rivals. He was a diligent student for those 
times, and Frederic the Great was so much his military ideal that he arranged 
the gardens in the form of Prussian battalions. 

His love for his favorite science created a spirit of discovery and adventure 
that introduced him to the Savons of the Royal Society, and be became a 
valued correspondent of Da Costa, Mark Catesby, and others. He was ac- 
customed to wade for hours in ponds of cold water in his search for rare species 
of aquatic plants, and on one of these expeditions he discovered the "moor 
ball," a species of the fresh-water algae of the Conferva family, called by 
Lmnffius " Egagropila," from its resemblance to the hairy balls found in the 
stomachs of goats. A botanic genus of the Ranunculacea, comprising five or 
six species of plants indigenous to the Cape of Good Hope, has been named after 
him. Mr. Knowlton also discovered the site of Delgovicia, a long buried camp 
and temple of the Romans under Septimius Severus. In the " Philosophical 
Transactions of the Royal Society " are found extracts of letters written in 
1767. He says : 

" We dug in several places, and discovered a circular foundation 5 ft;. 
wide, and the place within 45 ft. in diameter, which, it seems, was a 
temple to Diana, said to have been at Goodmanham, but no appearance 
of it there was ever found. There were many other foundations which 
had Roman pavements within them, by which, after the dissolution of 
the Temple, it became a Roman station, then called Delgovicia. In this 
just discovered the ruins and foundations are a demonstration of the 
once grandeur of the place." 

He also discovered the site of a great battle-field in which 

"vast numbers fell, and were so laid in heaps, and covered with the 
chalky soil in little tumuli of the space of 2 or 3 square yards, in which 
were found great quantities of human bones. And now there is an acre 
covered over with them lying close to each other, and it is one of the 
greatest curiosities ever seen." 

Among the curious treasures of the Museum of the Royal Society of London 
are two pairs of deer's horns, unearthed by Mr. Knowlton after they had been 
buried for eight hundred years in the river Rye, a tributary of the Derwent. 
One measured from the nose to the top of the skull 22 inches, and to the tip 
of the horn 24 ft. and both skull and horns weighed 6S lbs. The horns of the 
other are shorter, but the space between them measures six feet ; another breadth 
of the palm or web is 25 inches ; enormous as they are, they were not of full 
growth, as they were covered with " velvet." They were found buried 6 ft. deep. 




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Mr. Knowlton made voluminous contributions to botanical and antiquarian 
literature, and his taste and judgment were in constant request fiom other 
estates than Londesborough . His son Charles entered Cambridge University, 
being matriculated in St. John's College in 1746, and while on a visit thru, 
Thomas Knowlton wrote, with discriminating eye and characteristic vigor, to 
Prof. Da Costa : 

" I received your most valuable present, which I find abounding in 
plates, and that he (the author) has copied most of ' Rumphus on Shells ' 
in every plate, and well copied they are, and that without taking any notice 
from whence so taken. I hope ere long to make you some returns. It is 
said by most people that Yorkshire hams are very much admired, and if 
you should think so I will send some up if you will let me know whether 
they will he agreeable. 

" I was at Cambridge, but was greatly disappointed in the design of 
the Physic Garden which is laid out so preposterously that instead of 
pleasing gives a disgust designed to please the ignorant rather then the 
curious, and Miller is not often seen in the garden, having a salary for 
walking about. Of all the gardens I ever saw, it is the worst furnished. 
I will say no more, truly lamenting that the design is so erroneously 
conducted." 

Mr. Knowlton's home was a favorite resort of Dr. Johnson, Drake the his- 
torian, Dr. Fothergill, and the great Garrick, and a stone bench is still .shown 
which was the chosen seat of Pope. The integrity of this remarkable man is 
illustrated by the following incident : 

A young lady of high position had married against her parents' will, and her 
father promptly disinherited her, and bequeathed his large estates to Thomas 
Knowlton. On learning the facts in the case, Mr. Knowlton made search for 
the lady, found her in London, and conveyed to her all that he had received 
from her father. The grateful lady made the long journey from London to 
Londesboro in her private carriage — a long journey in those days — to express 
in person her unspeakable gratitude for this noble act of Knowlton. " Madam," 
replied Thomas, " I deserve no thanks. The property was yours, not mine. I 
could never have kept it." 

His devotion to his favorite science was so intense and his idiosyncrasies so 
marked, that he requested to be buried in the pleasure grounds which he had 
beautified, and for this purpose he selected his own burial plot. But in later 
years the Parish Wardens enlarged the boundaries of the churchyard, and so 
took Thomas in. 



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THOMAS KNOWLTON'S DESCENDANTS. 
26 Thomas and Elizabeth Rice had : 

(39) Charles, bap. December 9, 172-/. m. Sarah Fowler, of Keighley, De- 

cember 19, 1755. 

Elizabeth dying, Thomas m. 2d Mrs. Elizabeth Stephen- 
son, November 17, 1744, and had : 

(40) Elizabeth, 1745. m. Robert Wilson, July 19. 1769. 

Thomas d. November 28, 1781, aged 91. His 2d wife, Elizabeth, d. April 
12, 1797, aged 83. They are both buried in Londesboro churchyard. York- 
shire. 

39 Rev. Charles and Sarah. Fowler had : 

(41) Thomas, June 10, 1758. d. 1836. 

(42) Elizabeth, March 21, 1760. m. Robert Dawson, August 1, 1793. 

(43) Charles S., bap. December 14, 1761. d. December 18, 1761. 

(44) Charles, July 6, 1764. m. 

(45) Sarah, bap. January 22, 1767. d. June 9, 1845. 

Rev. Charles d. January 28, 1814, aged 87. 



40 Elizabeth Knowlton and Robert Wilson had : 

(46) Elizabeth, August 9, 1770. m. Samuel Stavles. 

(47) Mary, August 17, 1772. m. Seth Stavles. 

(48) Thomas Knowlton, December 23, 1774. m. Elizabeth Lawson. 

(49) Robert, October 6, 1777. 

Elizabeth d. December 23, 182 1, aged 77. Robert Wilson owned and 
operated a tannery in Pocklington, England, and one of his sons became a 
reputable physician. 

42 Elizabeth Knowlton and Robert Dawson had : 

(50) Thomas. 

(51) Beckett 

(52) Charles Knowlton. Graduated at Oxford University. 

(53) A daughter, m. Gerforth, of Steeton, Eng. She was a famous 

beauty. 

Robert Dawson dying, Elizabeth m. 2d Duckitt, of Bardford, England. 

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44 Charles and had : 

(54) Charles. Who m. and had a daughter and son : 

(55) Helen. 

(56) Arthur. 

The former resides at Sydenham, Upper Level, England, where she is a 
partner in a fancy goods f»rm. Her fathei. Charles, was a merchant, and d 
in London, 1857. 



48 Thomas Knowlton Wilson and Elizabeth Lawson had : 
(57) Elizabeth, m. Thomas Hopper. He d. 
{58) Thomas K. d. young. 
(59} Margaret. 
(60) Charles Knowlton. d. in the India Mutiny. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hopper has two daughters. They all reside in Princess 
Crescent, Scarboro, England's most delightful watering-place, where they dis- 
pense a gracious hospitality, and both honor, and are honored by, the Knowlton 
blood. 

Rev. Charles Knowlton (39), son of Thomas, graduated from Cambridge Uni- 
versity in 175 r, and, on taking Holy Orders in 1753, was presented by the Earl 
of Burlington to the living of Keighley, Yorkshire. This was one of the oldest 
rectories in England, its first minister having been settled there in 1245. 
Keighley is an old Saxon proper name, meaning the field of Kihel. In Domes 
day Book it is surveyed as the property of Ralph de Kighley, Knight, whose 
son Richard bestowed it on the prior and canons of the neighboring monastery 
of Bolton, After the dissolution of the monasteries, the parish and ecclesiastical 
patronage passed into the hands of the Earl of Cumberland, and subsequently 
to the Earls of Burlington, the third of whom, the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Boyle, 
was the owner of Londesborough Manor, and other enormous estates, and the 
patron of Thomas Knowlton. Eive priors had successively been at the head 
of this ancient parish, and Charles Knowlton was the twenty-first rector. He 
found here a famous agricultural district, with a widely scattered people, who 
were more thrifty than cultured. An examination of the parish registers written 
up by him during his unprecedentedly long rectorship of sixty-one years, reveals 
the average literary attainment of his people, for, of the great numbers whom he 
officially admitted to the holy estate of matrimony, only a very few could write 
their own names, the most of them simply making their mark. Mr. Knowlton 
ministered in a rude age, and to a rude people, who were the natural product of 
the country itself. Keighley is situated in a mountainous district, on the side 
of hills, to climb which habitually both requires and develops a sturdy physique. 



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The visitor, however, is well repaid for the effort, foa a splendid panoram i is 
then unfolded to the delighted eye, and the beaut)' of the encircling hills as they 
retreat towards the horizon, standing sentry ovei the rich pastures between, 
is enhanced by the waters of the sylvan Aire, that flows through and among 
them. The character of the people in Air. Knowlton's time is set forth in the 
following lines of a poet of that day. 

"Thence to Keighley where are mountains 
Sleepy, threatening, livel) fountains, 
Rising hills and pleasant valleys, 
Hon Socias and good fellows, 
Jovial, jocund, jolly bowlers, 
As if they were the world's controller! ." 

There is here an allusion to a prevailing passion r or b »v ling and other rude 
sports, in which Mr. Knowlton is said to have participated freely, and 
made himself exceedingly popular among the lusty Yorkshiremen. Bull-baiting 
was a local amusement which was long fostered by a strange superstition. The 
bull was fastened to a ring in a huge .stone, directly in front of the chur< . 
worried by dogs, under the pretence that only thus could the beef be i i 
for use, and. candles were burned before it clay and night as long as it wai t \- 
posed for sale. Before Mr. Knowlton's death the brutal sport had beer: 
tinned, not unlikely through his influence, for his reputation was thai of a 
generous and kind-hearted pastor, who was not in sympathy with any f< 
cruelty. He was as great a favorite with the female poition of hisfiocl 
the male, being handsome in person and courtly in m m 

He married Miss Sarah Fowler of Keighley, Dec. 19, 1755, by whom I h 

(41) Thomas, June 2, 1758. 

(42) Elizabeth, March 13, 1760. 

(•13) Charles, December 7, 1761. d. in infancy. 

(44} Charles, June 29, 1764. 

(45) Sarah, January 14, 1767. 

During the rectorship of Mr. Knowlton, Keighley became a manufacturing 
town, large quantities of woollen goods being made for the London market, and 
it was probably the loss of a part of its rural beauty that caused a en 
historian to write : 

" This parish lyeth immediately North of Bingley in the course of the 
Arc, without one feature or one fact belonging to it which can intc rest the 
eye, the memory, or the imagination. I may then be excused if 1 betray 
some anxiety to reach pleasanter scenes, lor hard is the bite o'' a Topo- 
grapher while he respires the smoak of manufactories, and is stunned by 
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Mr. Knowlton was appointed one of the Canons of York Minster, and wis 
widely known and honored. He died June 28, 1814, at the ripe old age of 87, 
and was buried under the chancel of his venerable parish church, which" still 
remains the one conspicuous architectural feature of old Keighley. His name 
is cast in the door of an iron safe where the parish registers are kept, and a 
wooden tablet in black and gold marks the date of his rectorship. 

Of his three remaining children, but one married. Elizabeth Knowlton be- 
came the wife of Mr. Robert Dawson, August 1, 1793. 

'Thomas Knowlton (41), son of Rev. Charles, inherited the genius and fol- 
lowed the profession of his grandfather. At an early age he entered the service 
of the Earl of Burlington, and by a diligent use of his opportunities became not 
only a famous landscape gardener, but also a man of affairs, and the agent of the 
Earl of Burlington and of his heir the Duke of Devonshire. Sarah, his sister, 
had charge of Burlington House at Londesborough, and as such she appears in 
the letters of Lady Granville. When twenty-four years of age, she was con- 
sidered by all the great people of Burlington House as a remarkable beauty. 
Even in middle life, she was declared by the Duke of Devonshire to be the 
handsomest woman in Derbyshire. 

CKATS\VORTH. 

All travelled Americans know something of "Beautiful Chatsv.orth," the 
favorite residence and estate of the Dukes of Devonshire. Their ancestors 
weic lineal descendants from Robert de Gernon of Suffolk, who married the 
daughter of Lord Cavendish, and whose children, according to the custom of 
that time, took the name of Cavendish, out of compliment to the mother. 
Chatsworth was bought by Sir William Cavendish, Privy Councillor to Henry 
VIII., Edward VI., and Queen Mary, early in the sixteenth century, and on his 
death his son William, Baron Cavendish and Duke of Devonshire, succeeded to 
his father's enormous estates. He was a famous man both in statesmanship 
and letters, and a munificent patron of art. His mother, the celebrated " Bess 
of Hardwicke," began the building of Chatsworth, and devoted all her life to 
the work, under the influence of a prophecy that her life would be preserved as 
long as she should continue that work. A severe frost stopped the workmen, 
and the mortar was dissolved first in hot water and then in hot ale, but all to no 
purpose. The building ceased, and she died in 1607. Her son enlarged and 
improved what she had begun, under the supervision of Sir Christopher Wren, 
and Sir William Spencer, the ninth Duke of Devonshire, completed the work, 
making Chatsworth the most magnificent residence in the United Kingdom. 
The park is twelve miles in circuit, and is laid out with consummate and lavish 
beauty, and includes an orangery, conservatories covering one acre, an arbore- 
tum one hundred acres in extent, a French and a kitchen garden. Chatsworth 
House itself is a palace of art where have been brought the best creations of the 



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sculptor's and the painter's genius, and through the liberality of its lordly 
owner a large part of it is open to tourists. 

Here lived Thomas and Sarah Knowlton, the former being the agent of the 
eighth and ninth Dukes in the management of their vast possessions. The 
fact that Sir Joseph Paxton was his immediate successor sufficiently indicates 
the importance of the position and the great responsibility of its occupant. So 
large was the number of officials connected with the care and administration of 
Chatsworth that the " Great Duke," as he was called, decided to build a model 
village for their special use, and the result of that determination was 

EDENSOR. 

This is the most unique spot in all England, and it comprises a village, a 
parish, and a shire. There are thirty-six houses built in the form of Anglo-Swiss 
and Italian Gothic villas, each being different from all the others. The equip- 
ment is complete, there being besides the pretty residences a handsome church, 
post- and telegraph-offices, a school, and offices of the agent, or steward as 
his title is, and whose beautiful residence is the most pleasing architectural feat- 
ure of Edensor, except the church. The latter is a modern structure built on 
the foundations of the old church in which the Knowltons worshipped, and pre- 
serving a portion of the original. The lords of the Manor are buried here, and 
in the adjacent churchyard, the most interesting of whose monumental tablets 
is the one erected to Lord Cavendish who was cruelly murdered in Phoenix 
Park, Dublin. This tablet bears a touching inscription, and the following 
verses of Holy Scripture : 

"Blessed Are The Peacemakers, For Theirs Is The Kingdom Of Heaven." 
"Blessed Are The Pure In Heart, For They Shall See God." 
The training which Thomas Knowlton had received from his grandfather, 
and the experience* gained in the service of his noble patron, naturally made him 
the Duke's choice when he concluded to build his pet and model village. Mr. 
Knowlton therefore left Londesboro with his sister Sarah, and the two took up 
their residence at Chatsworth, the sister being his housekeeper, and having no 
other relation to the Duke and his family than that of a neighbor and friend. 
Her beauty and accomplishments had early attracted ardent suitors, one of whom 
had been accepted, and arrangements were made for the marriage, but a brief 
illness hurried her lover to his grave. ' Miss Knowlton resolutely shut, with her 
own hand, the golden gates of matrimonial affection, and never after permitted 
the addresses of admiring suitors. 

LTSMORE. 

Among the Devonshire estates was Lismore with its famous castle. The abo- 
riginal toparchs had selected this spot on account of its scenic attractions, call- 
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dwellings were of such extent that the sit i was named Lios-mor, the " Great 
Fortified Habitation." The pagan Lis, or Fort, was the abode of the old Irish 
chieftains. Saint Carthagh, a refugee monk of noble birth, built a great abbey 
here in 655, and in 1185 Prince John began the erection of the magnificent 
castle which now stands above the stream of the beautiful Blackwater, lifting 
i<s lofty towers two hundred feel above the deep moat and the murmuring river, 
one of the grandest fortresses ever devoted to the genius of beauty, and to the 
security of man in troublous times. Lismore and its castle were for centuries 
considered so choice a possession that the old Irish chieftains kept the red 
tide of war rolling through and around it for hundreds of years. 'Die old 
chronicles say : 

" Lis Mor is a famous and holye Citie, half of which is an asylum into 
which no woman ever dare enter : but it is full of cells and holy monas- 
teries ; and religious men in great numbers abide there : and holy men 
flock there from all Ireland and Britain, beeing desyrous of going from 
thence to Christ." 

Of the twenty churches once here, but two remain, one of them being the 
old Cathedral which was evolved from the Abbey of St. Carthagh. Alfred the 
Great was educated here, and here he gained that fame as a harpist that made 
him successful in gaining the ear of the Danish Prince. Queen Elizabeth be- 
stowed this great property on Sir Waiter Raleigh, who planted here the first 
potatoes Ireland ever had, and in these lordly apartments he enjoyed the first 
tobacco brought as a fragrant offering from the New World to the Old. Sir 
Walter sold this property to the same Sir Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork and Bur- 
lington, who became the patron of the English Knowltons, and thus its history 
is more or less identified with them. His duties as agent and steward of the 
Dukes of Devonshire called Thomas frequently to Lismore, and his office was 
at the arch in the great quadrangle shaded by a venerable beech of gigantic 
dimensions. Sir William Spencer, the ninth Duke, offered the permanent 
charge of the castle and estate to Thomas Knowlton, who had already had 
charge for 18 years, but as the family of His Grace resided there but a small 
portion of the year, and as Chatsworth afforded more scope for his abilities, and 
more congenial surroundings, Mr. Knowlton declined to hold the position 
longer. His work at Lismore survives, however, for Sir William interested 
himself in making Lismore something of an ideal village. He built long streets 
of stone and adobe cottages for the peasants and laborers, enclosing the high- 
ways in high stone walls, and building the cottages flush to the street. Many 
of them are but one story high, white or of neutral tints, and ornamented with 
flowers and shrubs, and presenting a tidy and extremely pleasing appearance. 
To the taste and energy of Thomas Knowlton, Lismore owes not a little of its 
quaint and picturesque beauty. His declination of the Duke's appointment led 
to his eventual retirement from active duty, and he retired to Darky Dale, in 



16 The Knowlton Genealogy 

the famous Peak of Derbyshire, purchasing the estate of Darley House, now 
owned by the Pagets, where he resided with his sister until his dead), in '1836. 
He was commissioned colonel of the regiment of Chatsworth Rifles, and though 
living the life of a civilian he always wore his sword and epaulettes even in the 
privacy of his home. He had a singular aversion to driving in a carriage, and 
his sister was obliged to enjoy without his company the elegant establishment 
of which a. few remaining old people talk with admiring recollection. His time 
was spent in the field and gardens of Darley House, directing his laborers in 
beautifying his estate and in producing fruitful harvests/" He received an ample 
salary from the Duke until his death, and after making some special bequests, 
one of which was a perpetual dole of bread to the poor of Londesborough par' 
ish from Christmas to Easter, he left all his estate to his sister Sarah. He was 
buried at his own request with his grandparents, his uncle Tohn, and his cousin 
John in Londesborough churchyard. He had served the Devonshire Dukes 
for about 50 years. 

His sister survived him nine years. She is still remembered by a few old 
residents as a remarkably beautiful woman even in hci old age, a lady of be- 
nevolent spirit, but very exclusive in social life. Her relations' with the great 
people of Chatsworth House were of the most intimate character as appears 
from her correspondence, for she writes, New Year's Day, 1S43 : 

"The Duke of Devonshire returned to Chatsworth on the 21st Inst, 
and the day following honored me with a call. I was at dinner, having 
only taken my Soup, and His Grace would leave the Drawing Room and 
come into the Dining Room where lie carved for me. He is everything 
that is good and amiable." 

Under date of July 6th, 1841, she writes to Hon. Paul Holland, of Knowl- 
ton, Quebec : 

" I find you arc a true Knowlton, never having sought for the arms 
of the family in the Herald's College. . . My brother and I had them from 
Mrs Adams who, you will recollect, was descended from my grandfather's 
brother, her maiden name being Knowlton. She got them from the 
Herald's Office in order to have them quartered with her husband's Arms 
to paint on their carriage. Thus we became possessed of them. My 
brother afterwards ascertained from the College that they were right 
As Ladies have no right to the crest, I have only the Arms cut on a 
Lozenge on my seal which I will seal this letter with for you to see. 
I shall be glad to receive a letter with your seal when you have it cut. 
You may safely adopt them. My great grandfather's name was William, 

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my grandfather's Thomas, and your relations having kept up those names 
shows that we are descended from the same source. "' 

Among her personal effects were found a Prayer Book formerly belonging to 
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Knowlton (1690), and a paper signed, J. Knowlton, 

1582,. the only possible inference from which, even were there no other testi- 
mony, is that these Knowltons were the kinsfolk of the founder of the Ameri- 
can family. 

The Darley Dale Knowltons were members of the old parish, whose church 
is still one of the most venerable and picturesque structures in the land : Its 
exterior is unaltered, bu; the interior is modernized, and beautifully treated by 
ecclesiastical art. It originally had four galleries, to accommodate the parish- 
ioners of four different towns, each being assigned its own gallery. During the 
latter part of his life, Col. Thomas Knowlton had a falling out with the parish 
officers, and thereafter he read prayers and a sermon twice a day to his own 
household with pious persistency. 

Miss Knowlton had also a marked personal peculiarity. Her affections, 
which were blighted by the untimely death of her lover, turned to cats, of which 
she had numerous and remarkable specimens. A room in Darley House was 
set apart for their exclusive use, and they accompanied her by turns, when 
she went to drive. It would appear that she thought herself the last of her 
family, or that between her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dawson, and hersel r some 
alienation had occurred, for she left her entire estate to Hon. Paul Holland 
Knowlton, of Knowlton, Province of Quebec, the romantic circumstances of 
which will be narrated in the Canadian chapter. He visited Darley Dale and 
was entertained by the Duke of Devonshire, who declared to him that the 
Knowltons were the best agents Chatsworth and Lismore had ever had. Miss 
Knowlton died June 9, 1845, aged nearly 79 years, and was buried by her brother's 
side in Londesborough. With her, the English Knowltons virtually disappear. 






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CHAPTER II 

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The Knowltons of New England 

CAPTAIN WILLIAM KNOWLTON sailed from the port of London for 
Nova Scotia in 1632-4, as is usually believed, although this date is only 
approximate. A record is kept of those emigrants only who, on leaving Eng- 
land, took the oath of loyalty to the English Crown, and promised conformity tc 
the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship oi the Established Church, iud who also 
swore that they were "no subsidy men." 

Asa large number desired to avoid this enforced allegiance, and to enter 
the land of their adoption free to follow their own political and religious incli- 
nations, they took no legal departure, but sailed away with more or less secrecy, 
and were therefore not enrolled in the official records of the government. A? 
no record of Knowlton appears in the Customs Department al London, if must 
be inferred that William was independent in political action, and a non-con- 
formist in religion. As every resident within the geographical boundaries of 
an English parish was enrolled in its records, no matter what his faith rnighl be, 
Capt. Knowlton and family were undoubtedly so enrolled al Chiswick. Un- 
fortunately, the old parish church was seized by Cromwell and his troopers in 
1645, and used as a garrison. His horses were stalled in its chancel, the men 
were quartered in the nave, and all the early parochial recotus were burned, 
except a small account book of the church wardens. In this book the name of 
George Nolleton appears as one of a number obligated to pay for repairs or. die 
church from 1619-1622. Of the children of Capt. William already mentioned, 
John, William, Dea Thomas, and, probably, Samuel, accompanied him in his 
voyage to America, for one- of this name was found in Hingham soon after the 
others appeared in Ipswich, and he died in 1655, leaving a will, probated Sep 
tember 1655, in which his "brother John" is named as executor. As John, 
son of Capt. William, is the only one answering to this relation and date, 
Samuel must have been the son of Capt. William, following the famil) to this 
country at a later date, perhaps. 

Capt. William died on the westward voyage, and his widow and chil lr« 
proceeded to Nova Scotia, where they remained but a short time. The next 
we hear of them is in Ipswich, Mass., where John became a r-il ..• v.. :• .■ ; 

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William and Thomas following him in 1642. This old town had been organized 
only the year Before John Knowlton selected it for his home. Musconnornet, 
the Sagamore of the Agawams, deeded to Mr. John Winthrop foi a considera- 
tion of twenty pounds sterling a tract of land containing several thousand acres, 
with exclusive right to all timber, game, and fisheries therein comprised. The 
deed "was executed January 28, 1638. Winthrop had begun a settlement here 
in 1633, and had met with armed interference by the neighboring Indians. 
For the purpose of securing a well-ordered and godly community, it was pro- 
vided that no one could become an inhabitant without consent of the freemen, 
nor could one become a member of this corporate body unless he were a mem- 
ber of sonic church, or could furnish from his minister a certificate of sound- 
ness in the faith and godliness of life. 

To each freeman was alloted from the town lands a farm of fifty acres., be- 
sides a house lot, and no householder could build his dwelling'moie than half a 
mile distant from the meeting house. This provision had in view a surer 
defence against the savages, and a compulsory attendance on divine service, 
and when a householder excused himself from such attendance on the ground 
of living too far to attend in stormy weather, the town promptly sold him out, 
and transferred him to a nearer location. Bachelors were required to place 
themselves under the domestic protection and moral influence of their married 
neighbors. Every inhabitant must have some industrial occupation, and be- 
cause the chief dependence for daily bread was the farm, mechanics were 
required to leave their work and assist the farmer whenever the safe housing of 
the crops was threatened. The Indians gave these early settlers such trouble 
by their thievish habits that every man was required to choose an ear mark for 
his cattle and swine, while the Indians were forbidden to mark theirs, and 
when beef and pork were offered for sale by them, they were required to pro- 
duce the ears as proof of their rightful ownership. For money they used bul- 
lets and wampum, each of the former being equivalent to a farthing, and of 
the latter, six, four white and two blue, for a penny. This paternal government 
extended to the private affairs of the household, regulating diet, parental dis- 
cipline, and personal manners. No buns or cakes could be eaten except at 
weddings and funerals. Not until 1753 was a carriage owned or used by these 
hardy people. They were mostly farmers, and in order to keep their farms 
intact the law of entail from the father to the son was enforced. If one died 
childless, the law required the devise of his estate to his nearest male kinsman. 
Not until 1792 did the General Court permit the free disposal of property. 
Every freeman who was a military or sea captain, minister, doctor, lawyer, 
teacher, merchant, or graduate of some college, was called Mr. and his wife 
Mistress, while all others were called by the inferior titles of goodman and good- 
wife. The thrift of these Ipswich settlers attracted so many prospecting inhabi- 
tants that in 1650 no further grant of farms was possible, there being at this 
date one hundred and forty-six families in residence. 



20 The Knowlton Genealogy 

The first church in Ipswich, 1646, was the "Church of Christ," and it em- 
braced one hundred and sixty souls. 

"The Church, of Christ, here, consists of 160 souls, being pure in 
their conversation, and fiee from epidemical! views of all Reforming 
Churches, which under Christ is secured by theii pious and ortl 

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3?atriotic devotion to their new country was a marked feature of these early 
settlers. Four of the Knowltons, John, Benjamin, Abraham, and William, served 

in King Philip's war ; several of them participated in the siege and capture cf 
Loui 1 urg ; the rosters of the Revolutionary troops frequently hear the Knowl- 
ton name, and in 'he subsequent wars of 1812 and of the Rebellion, this same 
patriotic stock is still at the front. Old Ipswich gave an extraordinary proof 
of this devotion to country on June 9 1788, when all the commoners, including 
many Knowltons, surrendered all tl ir lands to pay the town debts incur/ed 
during the War of Independence. 

Amid such surroundings and influences the Knowltons began their career 
in America. 

I Captain William and Ann Elfzabeth Smith had : 

(2} John, 16 jo. m. Marjery Wilson. 
< - (3) William. 1615. m. Elizabeth. 

(4) Dea. Thomas, 1622. m. Susannah ; rn. 2d Mary Kimball. 
(4 a) Samuel. 

Capt. William was at least part owner of the vessel in which he sailed foi 
America. He died on the voyage, .probably not far from Nova Scotia, for a 
land surveyor, Alphonso Wells by name, in the employ of the Canadian Gov- 
ernment, brought word to the Canadian Knowltons that, when surveying land 
in Shelburne in 1839, he had found an ancient head-stone there bean 
name of William Knowlton, 1632. Anneapolis was the first settlement made 
in Nova Scotia, in 1604. This was captured by the English in 1620, end 
retaken by the original settlers the following year. In 1632, the French were 
in possession of portions of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and there were 
here a few families from the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. It was probably 
here that Capt. William's remains were landed and buried. Tradition also says 
that his ship was sold here, and that his widow and children proceeded to 
Massachusetts, probably to Hingham, the following year, where his widow is 
said to have remarried, 

The English tradition is that her name was Ann Elizabeth Smith. On 
June 9, 1668 one Anne, widow of William Knollton, petitioned for an appr; i . i 
of land in Hingham, and she has been thought by some to have been the 



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id< ■ I Capt. Wiliiam, an opinion which is strengthened by a will of Deacon 
as, her son, dated "12th month, 14th day, 1653," in which he makes 
1 bequests to his bro'.l. or John, to Marjory Wilson, and to his nephew 
Abiai *m and his niece Elizabeth, and "the resl for my mother's use during 
her life." Although this makes it certain that his mother was then living, the 
petitioner Anne may have been the widow of William (1615) also named 
Ann Elizabeth. 






2 John and Marjory Wilson had : 

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"' (s) John, 1633. in. Safah Whipple, July 3, .1661. 

(6) Abraham, 1635. d. unm. 
(?) Elizabeth, 1639. 

John was a shoemaker, residing in Ipswich, "lie became a citizen there in 
1639, and a freeman June 9, 1641. On December 19, 1648, lie subscribed to a 
fui ■] for the pay of Major Denison to whom had been entrusted the defence 
lof the townships against the assaults of Indian and other enemies. From the 
records of sales and transfers of property in Ipswich, it would appear that John 
ihad accumulated a considerable property at the time of his death, October 
8, 1654/5. 

Marjery Wilson was from England ; she survived him but a few months. 
(See Appendix for their wills, and for the inventory of the property.) The 
following preamble expresses the sentiments of the afore-mentioned subscribers. 

'' Whereas, the inhabytaynts of this Towne have engaged themselves to 

paye yearly on ye 10 day of December unto Major Denison soe long cs 

he shall be their Leader the sum of four pounds seven shillings in way 

f gratuitye as under their hands may appear, and because it is most 

manifest this Sayd Sum will not be raysed unlesse some better order be 

taken for the same espechally in respect of the (Al and) change of 

the Inhabytaynts &c." 



3 William and Elizabeth had : 

(8) Thomas, -1 64^. m. Hannah Green, November 24, 1668. 
... (9) Nathaniel, 1641. m. Deborah Grant, May 3, 1662. - 

^10) William, 16^2. m. Susannah . . 

In) John, 1644. "m. Bertha (Bethia) Carter, f 

(12) Benjamin, 1646. m. Hannah Mirick, November 30, 1676. 

(13) Samuel, 1647. m. Elizabeth Witt, 1669. 

(14) 'Mary, 1649. m. Samuel Abbe, October 12, 1672. Had s. Johnathan. 
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William was a bricklayer, and resided in Ipswich. He wo? a in. mbei of the 
First Church of Christ (Congregational), and a freeman in 1641/2. He was given 
commonage, with pasturage for one cow, and a share In Plum Island. On Decem- 
ber 12, 16.13, he conveyed to Edward Bragg of Ipswich a house and lot which he 
had purchased of John Andrews. He died in 1655, ids estate being inveptoried 
July 17, ?nd estimated al ^37-2-2. His debts amounted to ^27-14-1. ]f 
his widow's name was' A r, a Elizabeth, she must have been living in 166S. 



4 Deacon Thomas, m. Susannah , who d. Nov, 20, 

1680. And m. 2d Mary Kimball, May \' h 1682. 

He was a cordwainer in Ipswich, Mass., and also shoemaker, for he is so 
called in a deed in which John Knowlton, his brother, and John Baker join him 
as grantors. He was in Ipswich in 1642, and took a prominent part in the civil 
affairs of the town, and was Deacon . the old First (Congregational) Church. 
Having no children, he sent Will'iao . "boys to scool from the age of 5 <o 8, 
and a girl iron; \\ till she was married," and he also too!: Nathaniel, his nephew, 
to live with him. Bis nephew Thomas ( ,), styled "Thomas, Jr.," was given a 
bequest December 3, 16SS, and he conveyed the bulk of his remaining pi 13 g 
to his nephew,' Nathaniel, by a deed of gift, dated December 5, 1688, for which 
the said Nathaniel executed a bond of even date for the faithful performance of 
his trust. As this will and bond expressly declare the legatees to be the children 
of his brother William? this evidently settles in the negative the disputed ques- 
tion as to whether Dea. Thomas had children. He left a silver vessel to the 
church, and the rest of his property as mentioned in the .Appendix. Deacon 
Thomas d. April £3, 1692. - 

Mary Kimball, b. in England in 1625, was the dau, of Richard and Wary 
(Scott) Kimball, who sailed from Ipswich, Eng., in the ship Elizabeth, .-'• pril 10. 
1634. He became an inhabitant of Ipswich, Mass., on February 23, 1637. He 
was a wheelwright, and he became one of the representative men of iiie town. 
Mary d. November 20, 1688. 

Samuel (4A) was a mariner. He is commonly supposed to have remained 
in England, but he certainly was in Hingham prior to September 22, 1655, on 
which date the inventory of his property was taken by his brother John, as 
administrator, and who died the following October. _- 
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& \ 5 John and Sarah -Whipple had : , , - , / , ' , 

.' (15) Joseph, 165 1. m. Mary Wilson, August 14, 1677. 

(16) Samuel, 1653. m. Mary Witt, August 16, 16G9. . 

« — ={17) Daniel, 1655. m. . R.es. in Holliston, Mass. 

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(19) Nathaniel, Jttty a*, 1658/9, m. Deborah Jewett, May §, 1682. 

(20"! Elizabeth, March \, 1 639. m. Timothy Donnar:, Noven ber . 16 i 

She d. September 22, 17^8. Res. Ipswich. 

(21) Thomas, May 19, 1662. m. Hamrah Carter, 168, 

( •; Wiiliarr,, 1664. m, Lydia , March 16, 1688. Sett, in Werihan? 

(23) Johnathan, 1665. in. Elizabeth . Settled in Maiden. 

{24) Susannah', August 15, 167;,. 

John s r i'S a shoemaker. He took the freeman's oath Octobei 16, 1680. On 
Novembci 30, 167c, lie was drafted into the Narragan sett Expedition. Sarah 
Kits fcrre daugl I -r of ^ohn and Sarah Whipple, her father being •• feoffee of tl 
GraminaT School* 1 in Ipsv ich; 1 Deputy to the General Gour! in r 640, and for a 
time thereafte" :■ Deacon and Ruling Elder in the Congregational Church. 

John's e- sight began to fail him at forty-two years of age. as appears from 
the followr , refer, April 5, 1675. 

To my Lovcing frejnd, Samll 

Sayward liveing at Yorke this Deliver. 

Loveing and kind freynd, myhaerty love remembered,vnto you, & my 
respects to your Ouncle & Aunt, & so vnto the Selectmen of y e T \\ n . 
with the rest of my Loveing frends for whose love:, sakes T am obleigded 
to rend r vnfayned & haerty thankefulnes/ The Occasion of my 
writeing is such, \v c h I take little pleasure in, or once Conceiud of, w u I 
was last with you, which is to let you vnderstand y' It is best in my opin- 
ion for mee not to remoue to you: If I should goe thither seekeing to 
follow other Imploym' 5 then my Trade, will not Ix e to my Comfort, neither 
redoun to y r Contents / & as for my Trade, for the sake of w c h you were 
pleased Lyberrally to accomodate mee, God by his prouidence hath much 
vnfitted mee the same to follow by reason of an Impediment In my sight, 
w c h doth Inforce mee in great part to leauc it off / Now my real! desire 
is that Neither your selfe, nor any other P r son, should bee wronged, so I 
hope you Samll, & the rest of my frejnds there, will with such prudence 
Mannage affayrs there, that I may not bee two much damnifyd in the 
house / I know not vnto whom to surrend' It better than vnto you selfe, 
& Dadiver : Yet sit standing vpon the Land my much respect frejnd 
Cap 1 Davess gaue tc mee vpon my settleing there, I thinke it most Con- 
venjent to Conferr with him of this matter, whose Assistance & advise I 
question not will bee most aduantagious, both to you & alsoe to me / 
w 1 Cap 1 Davees his Accop 1 cometh to I purpose to giue in w" hee comes 
to this town / I pray you ord r the rest with as much discretion as may 
bee, for the content of all men concerned herein, oncly ice mee not lo< 
all / so at P'sent I rest yo r Loueing frejnd / T T . 

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■ thing more I did forget / Two fforks w c h I deliven d 

to Mis Say word w c h came to -- 00:07:6 I also left w n I was there at 
Thorn* Symsons, one spade y v Cost mee — o : 08 : C one shone!! 5 s 6\ one 
Mattocke 8 s , these things I know in my worke — 13:6 were little the 
worse t ike y' n yo r selfe if you do good they cost me in good pay all 22 s / 
Alsoe the nayls I sent about the house were Two thousand one hundred 
/ onm Thousand 2 s 6'' V C the rest I s 4 d P C y e Hinges 3' o' 1 / 

vera copia of this letter transcribed & compared with y" original! this 
nth of Octob' 79: P Edw: Rishworth Re/Cor: 

John's name is connected with so many real estate transactions that he was 
evidently a man of substance. He was, moreover, a public official, for in Janu- 
ary, 167 1, 

""Y c Selectmen having called John Brown before them, & having had 
comp' that y e s d John doth neglect his occasions, & spend much time and. 
expense in ordinaries, doe now forewarn him the s t; John Brown that he 
doe not frequent any of the ordinaries upon penalty of the law." 

John Knouli 

lie removed to Wrentham, before 1679, and d. October, 1684. 
Sarah d. February 4, 1678. 

Abraham Knowlton (6) was born in Ipswich. He was drafted into the 
Narragansett Expedition November 30, 1672, receiving -£2-i^s for his services. 
He removed from Ipswich to Salisbury in 1677, where he 

" took the oath of allegiance & fidelity before Tho. Bradbury, Capt of Y c 
Military Company of Salisbury, Dec 5, 1677." 

He was never married. His name is spelt " Noulton." He lived ici som;* 
time with his uncle Dea. Thomas. 



8 Thomas and Hannah Green had : 

(25) Thomas, May n, 1670. m. Mercy ■ ; m. 2d Susannah 

(26) Robert, 1672. d. unm. See Appendix for his will. He served in 

the colonial wars under Col. Appleton, and in the Canada 
Expedition. 

(27) Ebenezer, 1674. 

(28) Ephraim, 1676. 

(29) Zerubbabel, d. September 23, 1684. 

(30) Mary, March 29, 1681. m. John Williams, June 26, 1707. 

(31) Patience, December 2, 1686. m. William Rollo, March 13. 1706. 



The Knowltons of New England 25 

.'Hannali was the second child of William and Hannah (Carter) Green, of 
ishire. England. He was a freeman in 1640. She d. at Norwich, Conn,, 
. >ctober 24, 1708. 

Thomas, J] . was b. in Ipswich. He was a cordwainer and the jailor of the 

i' vvn, its jail being the second one erected in the Colony. In iCZ^ lie is men- 

: tioned as having carried to Boston for trial one Goody Morse who had murdered 

f Good Wife Grdway's child. There lias been not a little conflict of opinion 

i about the movements of Thomas, some having supposed that he lived and, 

I died in Ipswich, and others insisting that he removed to Norwich, Conn. 

1 his latter view is undoubtedly correct, for on June 4, 1702, Samuel Bliss and 

; Ann, his wife, residents of Norwich, Conn., conveyed to Thomas Knowlton, 

; cordwainer, of Ipswich, and Benjamin Baldwin, of Osborn, Mass., 550 acres of 

I land lying between the Shetucket and Quinnebaug rivers in Norwich. This 

' same property was subsequently sold to John Andrus, Jr., carpenter, of Ipswich, 

/ the deed being signed by Thomas, Jr., and the signatures being also witnessed 

by Patience, a?id by Thomas Knowlton, Senior. The appearance of Thomas, Jr., 

the jailor, in both Ipswich and Norwich is readily explained by the fact lhat ins 

investments in real estate would oblige him to pass a portion of his time in each 

town. The Ipswich records do not show him to have been the jaiioi there at 

the lime of his death in 1 7 1 7 , while the Connecticut records do show that at 'east 

three cf his children, "Thomas y e 3 d ," Patience, and Mary, were living in the 

latter city, and with whom he undoubtedly spent a part of his time. 

Thomas d. February 28, 1717, in Ipswich. Hannah d. in Norwich, Conn., 
October 24, 1708. 

9 Nathaniel and Deborah Grant had : 

(32) Samuel, November 9, 1672. 

{^^) Ebenezer, 1674. m. Sarah Towle, February 14, 1699. 

(34) Sarah, 1677. m. William Maxey, March G, 1697. 

(35) Abraham, February 27, 1679. m - Sarah Fuller, 1701. 
{$6) Abigail, 1680. m. Charles Crow, February 17, 1706. 
(37) Nathaniel, 1682. m. Reform Jewett, April 15, 1717. 

Nathaniel became the legatee of his uncle Deacon Thomas' property by 
virtue of a deed of gift, in return for which said Nathaniel gave his uncle his 
bond for the faithful performance of his trust. See Appendix. 



10 William and Susannah had : 

(38) Thomas, 1667. m. Marjery Goodhue, December 9, 1692 ; in. 2d Mar 

jery Carter. , 

(39) Sarah, December 1, 167 1. Ui 

(40) Joseph, 1677. m. Lucy Whipple. 



26 The Knowlton Genealogy 

William was a tailor in Ipswich. He was fined for having a paok ol - 

in Ins house. He took the freeman's oath in 1669. It is probable that I 
moved to New York in 167S and thence to Norwich in 1682, in compan) 1 v. 
one Thomas Clark. 

1 1 John and Bertha Carter had : I 

U4 1 ) John, 1670. m. Abigail Bachelor (or Batchelder), December 20, 169 

(42) Robert, 1672. m. Had 5 children. 

(43) Ezekiel, 1679. m. Sarah Leach, January 29, 1698. 

John resided in Ipswich, from which place he removed to Mancl 
Mass., about 1679. He was a captain of the local militia. He was made a free 
man in 1669, and took the oath in Manchester in 16S0. He was a carpenter, a 
very enterprising man, and dealt largely in real estate. 






i?. Benjamin and Hannah Mi rick had 



(44) Mary, September 17, 1677. m. Increase Licks, October 28, 1697. 

(45) Benjamin, December 9, 1679. m. Elizabeth Phelps, May 27, 1708. 

(46) Sarah, August 31, 1682. m. Johnathan Taylor, July 26, 1712 ; m. 2d 

Abner Hitchcock, 1748. 
Mercy, May 19, 1685. d. young. 

(47) Joseph, January 3, 1686. Accidentally killed in Norwich, Conn. 171S, 

leaving an estate of 2 cows. 

(48) Mercy, November n, 1690. m. Win. Stebbins, March 15, 17;?., 

Benjamin was born in Ipswich. He served in King Philip's V ar, being 
stationed for a time at the Springfield Garrison. He was paid ,£16.12.* 
services (September 23, 1676.) He took the freeman's oath January ;, .?:; 
and received grants of land in Springfield in 1684 and 1717,!" which -.vcs 
added another grant in Brookfield 1718. He and Miriam were received 
members of the First Cong. Church in 1736. 

He removed to Springfield, Mass., where on February 10, 1678, he 
Joseph Stebbins were 



''ordered to see that swine were rung & yoked if found on y e / March 
to y e end of Oct. on streets or commons, in or about town, or in field; , 
lands, gardens, & meadows." 

Benjamin d. at Springfield, August 19, 1690. His widow in. 2d Matthe 
Crowfoot (Crofut), December 17, 1702. 















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The Knowltons of New England 27 

13 Samuel and Elizabeth Wilt (or Witt) had : 

(+9) Catherine, 1668. 

(50) Elizabeth, June 26, 1669. d. young. 

(51 ) Sarah, June 16, T670. m. Joseph Allen, January re 1712. 

(52) Samuel, November 2. 167^. m. Sarah Fellows, June 26, 1736. 

(53) Benjamin, 1674. no, 

(54) fohnathan, March 16, 1677/8. 

(55) Nathaniel. 

(56) Ebenezer, June r8, 1684. ra. Elizabeth "Poland, January 11, 1715. 

(57) Elizabeth, April 18, 1685/6. 

(58) Thomas, i638. m. Ruin Lord, January n, 1714. 

Samuel resided in Ipswich. He was a shoemaker, and being lame he was 
specially remembered in his uncle's, Dea. Thomas's will. His own will is dated 
January :G, 1695. 






5 Joseph and Mary Wilson bad: 



(rg) Abraham, 1678. m. Sarah Lord, 1099. 

(60) Joseph, February 1, 1680. 

..., (61) A dau., April 30, 1686. d. 1693, 

(62) Daniel, April 1, 1693. d. young. 



16 Samuel and Mary Witt had : 

(67,) Elizabeth, May, 1669/70. 

(64) John, 1673. 

(65)- Rice, 1676. m. Mary Dodge, January 2, 1699. 

(66) Susannah, 1678. m. John Dennis, July 24, 1702. 

Samuel took the freeman's oath in Wenham, October 13, 1680. 



17 Daniel and — — had : 

(67) Daniel, 1688. m. -BoTpI lk 1 La mb . 

(68) Johnathan, 1690. m. Rebecca ' . 

Residence, Holliston, Mass. 



18 John and Sarah had : 

\6g) Sarah', September 19, 1685. m. Daniel Ringe, March 22, 1711. 

(70) John, t686. m. Rebecca Young, May 29, 1704. 

(71) Timothy, 1687. m. Hannah Storey, August 10, 1713. 

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28 The Knowlton Genealogy 

- (72) Thomas, May 13, 1&89; m. Martha Conant, March io, 1 
Ipswich. 
(73) Abigail, 1693; m. Isaac Giddings ; m. 2d Lieut. Wm. Dodge. 

John removed from Ipswich to Wenham, and on the 

" 10 th of ii month 1669, John Nowlton Vpon the condition he 
eth 4 s pr yeere Contributor] to y e Ministry, shJ have liberty to Joy 
pternership in a galiry & in the meantime to have liberty of a Sa^^t 
beiowe in witness whereof he have set to his hand 

John knowlton." 

John d. September ir, 1720. Sarah d. January 24, 1712. 



19 Nathaniel and Deborah Jewett had : 

(74) Nathaniel, May 3, 16S3. m. Mary Bennett, pub., February 13, 1703. 

(75) John, December 7, 1685. m. Susannah Mutton. 

(76) Joseph, April, 1687. d. young. 

(77) Thomas, November 8, 1692. 

(7S) Abraham, February 27, 169s, m. Mary Smith Kiw lion, September 
20, 1722. 

(79) Elizabeth, September 15, 1702. 

(80) David, May 15, 1707. m. Esther Howard, February 25, 1731. 

Nathaniel "was a man of consequence" in Ipswich. He was a Commoner, 
February 18, 167S, Deacon of the First Congregational Church it) 1097, for 
many years its treasurer, and a Deputy to the General Conn in 1700, '02, '03, 
'05, '09, '14, '15 and '20. His record is thus laconically and eloquently ex] 
by an old historian, "Though honored by men he did not forget to honor his 
God." Deborah was from Rowley, Mass. Her father Benj. Jewett conveyed 
land to his son-in-law, December 26, 1684. Nathaniel d. September 1", 1726. 
Deborah d. 1743. 



20 Elizabeth and Timothy Dorman had : 

(81) Timothy, September 18, 1689. d. i7r2. 

(82) Elizabeth, December 7, 1691. m. John Daggett, November 30, 1721. 

(83) Mary, October 28, 1693. m. Joseph Stavely, March 29, 17 16. 

(84) John, February 9, 1696. m. Rebecca Smith, June r;. c >, 1730. 

(85) Hannah, December 22, 1698. m. Israel Daggett, April 25, 1724. 

Residence, Ipswich, Mass., where she d Septembei 22. 1738. 



The Knowltons of New England 29 

21 Thomas and Hannah Carter had : 
(86) Thomas, 1684. m. Mary 






22 William and Lydia (2d Wife) had : 
(Sy) William, March 7, 1706. 

Win. son., resided in Wenham, where he d., March 16, 17 18 



23 Johnathan and Sarah E. had : 

(88) Elizabeth, April 22, 1688. d. young. 

Sarah dying, he m. 2d Elizabeth and had 



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(89) Elizabeth, February 4, 1702. in. Nathan Brown, August 15, T737. 

(90) Johnathan, June 9, 1705. m. Mary Maxwell, April 15, 1731. She is 
iryled, " An Anciente Mayde." Res., Maiden, Mass. 

(91) Isaac, m. Mary Dear, pub., October 12, 1723. 



25 Thomas and Mercy ■ had : 

(92) Mercy, August 7, 1694. m. John Bates, November 30, 17 J4. 

Mercy d. August 23, 1694, and Thos. m. 2d Susannah 

, and had : .>..•'' 






(93) Susannah, March 14, 1698. - v^* 

(94) Thomas, March 31, 1699. ' m. Susannah Cone, December 24, 1724. 

(95) Lucy, bap. December n, 1705. m. Thomas Holmes, June 9, 1732. 

Susannah d. 1708, and Thomas m. 3d Sarah Benjamin, 
of Norwich, Conn., December 31, 1708, and had: 

(95 a) Hannah, bap. December 7, 1712. d. young. 

(95 p.) Hannah, bap. September 4, 17 15. 

Thomas, 3d, was born in Ipswich, Mass., removed to Norwich, Conn., after 
Mercy's death, and bought a farm in East Haddam, Conn., March 20, 1 705, in 
the deed of which he is designated as Thomas Knowlton, Junr., of Norwich. 
At the General Assembly holden at Hartford, May 9, 1706. he was commissioned 
lieutenant of the Train Band in East Haddam, "on the east side of the great 
river." This Thomas has.-. frequently been supposed to have been the son of 



3<> The Knowlton Genealogy 

William (3), and the Thomas who married Marjery Goodhue has been consid- 
ered the son of Thomas and Hannah Gieen. This joint the historian has 
settled by finding a document of which the following is an extract (Saleir 
Records) : 

"July 2, 1692. Thomas Knowlton, son of William Knowlton to hi: 
son Thomas, Shoemaker, gives his parlor new chamber, a part of hi: 
cellar, and the privilege of using water from the well pump. 

May 26, 1698. "* * * that y c sd Thomas Knowlton Senr & 
Thomas Knowlton Junr. his Sonne, and 33enjamin Baldwin of Woburru 
and Mary Knowlton of sd Ipswich, children of sd Thomas Sent and y e sc 
Thomas Senr as Guardian to his two other children, viz Ebenezei &. Pa^ 
tience, for & in consideration of y e summe of 14.7 pounds to them payc 

and Secured by ( ) by Joseph Cliffe of sd. Ipswich clothier yc receipt 

whereof they ye sd Thomas Senr & Thomas Junr & Mary & Thomas 
Senr as Guardian aforesd doth acknowledge themselves therewith fully 
satisfied therewith S: doe therefore hereby fully acquit y e sd Cliffe for evi 
haue withe y e consent of their now wives viz, Hannah y" now wife of sc 
Thomas Senr and Susanna y e now wife of sd Thomas, Junr, and Hannat 
y e now wife of y e sd Benjamin " &c. 

This, then, settles the parentage of Thomas, who m. Mercy and Susannah, anc 
a!so the parentage of his sisters, Mary and Patience. Thomas 3d d. Septem- 
ber 20, 1730. 

Robert (26) was in the Canada Expedition, and 

" being by God's providence in an Exposition against a potent enemy 
whose eminent danger " 

etc., might make his return uncertain, he made his will April 30, 1690 (see Appen- 
dix). His company was commanded by Major Samuel Appleton. 



28 Ephraim and had : 

(96) Ephraim, 1700. 

(97) Thomas, 1702. 

(98) Hannah and eight others, history unknown. Hannah, m. Storey 

Ephraim rem. to Norwich, Conn. Samuel Storey, win., left Ipswich in .7:6, 
removed to Norwich, and left his entire estate to Ephraim's children, one o! 
whom, Hannah, married his son. Ephraim had then deceased. 



The Koowitons of New England 31 

30 Mary Knowlton and John Williams had : 
(99) Mary, February 17, 1714. m. Nathaniel Giddings of Norwich, Ct. ; 2 

children. 
(ico) Benjamin, July 4, T715. d. July 15, 1732. 

(101) Joseph, January 22, i}i8. d. young. 

(102) Zipporah, July 28. 1720. m. James Geer, of Groton, Conn. ; 1 child. 

(103) Joseph, April 23, 1723. in. Hannah Lathrop ; m. 2d Eunice Wheeler, 

1746. 

Mary was born in Ipswich, Mass., and was married in Norwich, whither her 
father Thomas had removed. Capt. John Williams was of Welsh descent, b. 
in Haverhill, Mars., February 17, 1679, and removed to Poquetannock, then a 
part of the township cf Norwich, Conn. He d. in 1742, leaving an estate of 
five negroes valued at ^COoo, and real and personal property valued at ,-£21,727. 
Mary made benevolent use of her wealth for in addition to her more private 
charities, she supported and endowed the chapel at " bong Society " which she 
and her husband had built for the convenience of many who lived too remotely 
from die parent church to attend its services with regularity. Mary died March 
9, 1749, and her many virtues are recited in an " Elegy" or funeral lamentation 
very common in those days. It w .; probably composed by her pastor, and it 
comprises fifty-six four-line verses printed in heavy black type. This worthy 
couple are buried in the cemetery hard by, and their epitaphs are still perfectly 
legible. Mary's will was probated August 1, 1749, in which she bequeathed to 
Nathaniel Giddings £2.10, James Geer of Groton, ^"2.10, to her granddaugh- 
ters, Mary and Sarah Giddings, and Zipporah Geer, ^100 each, and to her be- 
loved son Joseph the residue of her property. 

\ The mother of John Williams was Mary Fuller, dau. of Samuel W-i31m«j« of 
the Mayflower. Among the distinguished descendants of this worthy couple 
were Gen. Joseph Williams of the Revolution, Hon. James H. Phelps of Brat- 
tleboro, Vt., Gen.Chas. Edward Phelps, Baltimore, Hon. Fred. Nichols o r Brat- 
tleboro, Vt., and T. D wight Williams, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 



31 Patience Knowlton and William Rollo had : 

(104) Zerubbabel. January ir, 1707, 

(105) Elizabeth, March, 7, 1709. 

(106) Alexander, April 26, 171 1. 
• (707) Hannah, March 5, 17 13. 

(10S) Mary, April 25, 17 15. 

(109) Ebenezer, February 26, 1 7 1 7. 

(no) John, February 26, 1720. 

Patience and William removed to East Haddam, Coon.., being " adi 
full communion " in the First Congregational Church there, August .' ; 



3 2 The Kifowfion Genealogy 

33 Ebenezer 

Married and had children, of whom no account can be found. A strip of 
land was given him by the town of Newbury, Mass., for setting up a tannery. 

35 Abraham and Sarah Fuller had : 
(in) Abraham, 1702. m. Mary Fuller, 1722. 
Sarah d, July 29, 1724. 



37 Nathaniel and Reform Jewett had : 
(<iz) Mar>', May 10, 7719. 
(113) Margaret. March 17, 1720. d. 1730. 
(11.1l Elizabeth, July 15, 1722. d. young 

(115) Elizabeth, August 23, 1725. d, young. 

(116) Anna, February, 23, 172?:. a. young. 

(117) Thomas, December, 13, 1730. d. 1730. 

(118) Ebenezer, January 25, 1732. d. 1736. 

(119) Sarah, May 30, 7735. d. young. 

(120) Thomas, October 30, 1737. 

(121) Samuel, June 26, 1726. 

Reform was the dau. of Benj. and Reform (Prescott) jewett of Milton 
Mass. ' 

38 Thomas and Marjery Goodhue had : 

- (122) Fobert, September 7, 1693. m. Hannah Robinson, November 21 1717 

(123) Marjery, August 27, 1694. d. same day. 

(124) Marjery, March 25, 1695. m. Jabez Dodge, November 25, 17 18 
U25) Joseph, March 9, 1696/7. m. Abigail Bird, November 25, 1718. 

(126) Deborah December 31, 1697/8. 

Marjery d. August 23, 1698/9, and Thomas m. 2d Marjery 
Carter, 1702, and had : 

(127) Abraham, April 30, ^703. m. Martha Lamson, January 16, 1734. 

(128) Sarah, March 5, 1705. m. John Woodbury, April 2, 1723. 

(129) Ezekiel, March 5, 1707. m. Susannah Morgan, 1720. 

Marjery Goodhue was a granddaughter of Deacon William Goodhue a 
prominent citizen of Ipswich, and one of its earliest settlers. He was Repre- 
sentative in the Golonia! Assembly in 1666, '67, '73, '76, '77. *8o,'8i and 'S 3 ' For 



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resisting illegal taxation he was imprisoned by Governor Andres. Marjory's 
father was Joseph, who m. Sarah Whipple, daughter of Elder John Whipple, why 
d. ir. Ipswich 16S3. leaving an estate of ,63000. Marjery's grandfather was a 
captain in the colonial wars, and bis descendant, Wm. Whipple, was a signer of 
the Declaration of Independence, and a brigadier-general at the capture of 
General Burgoyne. 

40 Joseph and Lucy Whipple had : 

(j 3 o) Elisha, iGp. 

(131) Joseph, December 1, i6? f 3. 

Joseph resided in Ipswich. 






41 John and Abigail Batchelder had : 

(13a) John, April 30, 1699. m. Elizabeth Hilton, October 18, 1720. 

(133) Joseph, December 20, 3701. m. Emma . 

(134) Abigail, May 2, 1705. m. Solomon Farsons, April 7, :73c 

(135) Churchill, March 5, 1707. 

(136) Marion, September 17, 1711, )\\_..\ ' ( a '.'•• 

(?3/) Lucy, February 28, 1714. m. Joseph Knight, November 4, 1787. 

(138) Prudence, April 15, 1718. m. Joseph Giddings, December ?8, 1737. 

(139) Andrew, March 5, 1720. m. IjkCf Stone, 174 1. ,/ 

(140) Hannah, March 13, 1723. m. Daniel Lufkin, August b;'.}j4j. 
John was a carpenter. Residence, Manchester, Mass. 



42 Robert and had : 

(141) Lydia. 

(r42) Sarah, m. Borzillai Lamb. 

(143) Mary. m. Abijah Foster, December 13, 1733. Rem. to New Ips 
N. H., in 1734. 



43 Ezekiel and Sarah Leach had : 

(144) Deborah, October 29, 1699. m. Thos. Adams, April 17, 17"*. 

(145) Robert, July r7, 170T. m. Lydia Bishop, December 24, 1724. 

(146) Ezekiel, February 7, 1703. m. Emma Foster, December 23, 1724, 

(147) Sarah, October 24, 1704. m. John Woodbury, February 2, 1722. 
Ezekiel was a weaver, res. in Manchester, Mass., and d. 1706, His wide* 

was appointed administratrix of his estate, November 4, 1706. 



34 The Knowlton Genealogy 

45 Benjamin and Elizabeth Phelps had : 

(148) Mary, April 4, 1709. m. Samuel Stebbins, Jr., May 20 1734 

(149) Elizabeth, September 15, l j xlm m . Hugh Evans, January 9/1742 

USo) Miriam, May 12, 1716. pub. to Moses Bartlett, -April 11 i 7 « 
(15)) Ebenezer, j 7 i8. ' '**' 

(15?) Benjamin, December 8, 1720. m. Sarah Mann, June 9, 1743 • m -d 

wid. Joanna Taylor, March 7, 1746 ; m. 3d Rebecca Brooks, 

January 30, 1749. 

Benjamin was killed at the siege of Louisburg, 1750. Residence, Spring- 
field, Mass. . 



51 Sarah Knowlton and Joseph Allen had : 

0'53) Catherine, December 27, 1713. 

(154) Moses, October 7, 17 15. 

(155) Sarah K., December 8, 1717. 

(156) Elizabeth, February 24, 1719. m. Stephen Cross. 



52 Samuel and Sarah Fellows had : 

(157) Samuel, 1737. m. Esther Dane, July 9, 1759. 

(158) Nathaniel, m. Elizabeth Dane, December 25, 1742. 



53 Benjamin and had : 

(159) Benjamin, 17 18. m. Abigail Dodge ; m. 2d Abigail Dean. 

(160) Susannah, m. - — — "Brown, of Ipswich. 



56 Ebenezer and Elizabeth Poland had : 
(161) Abraham, 1716. 
Ebenezer d. March n, 1743. 



58 Thomas and Ruth Lord had : 

(162) Thomas, August 3, 1718. 

Thomas d. and Ruth m. 2d Medes, as appears from her mother's will 

dated December 4, 1738. ' 



The Knowltons of New England 35 

59 Abraham and Sarah had : 

(163) Abraham, 1700. m Sarah Caldwell, December 9, 1721 ; m. 2d Sarah 

Lull 

(164) Susannah, 170:?. 

* Abraham was a capt. of militia. He d. in Ipswich, May 21, 1751. Sarah 
d. July 29, 1724. 

60 j oseph and had : 

(165) Elizabeth, February 14, 1702. m. Nathan Browne, August 17, 1737. 

(166) Isaac, 170.4. 

(167} Johnathan, June 9, 1705. 

1528452 

64 John and had : 

(16S) Margaret, 1700. m. Moses Mitchell, December 10, 1723. Res.' 
Wenharn. 

(169) Thomas, January 6, 170S. m. Amy Chase. 

(170) Ebenezer, 1710. m. Jane Philbrick, 1736. 
. (171) Benjamin, 17 12. 

~-(T72)-Miriam, 17 14. m. Joseph Day, March 26, 1733. 

John resided in Hampton, N. H. His sons were noted for their extra- 
, ordinary height, being, on the average, about 6 ft. 4 in. tall. 



65 Rice and Mary Dodge had : 

(173) Paul, September 11, 1704. d. young. 

(174) Rice, Jr., January 27, 1705. m. Lydia Woodbury, December 12, 1727 ; 

m. 2d Adams ; m. 3d Elizabeth Smith, 1750. •«* 

(175) Bethia, September 12, 1709. m. Robert Annable, November 27, 1729: 

in. 2d Andrew Foster. Res., Ipswich. 

(176) Nancy" M., April 3, 1716. m. Paul Knowlton. Res. in N. H. 

(177) Churchill, February 16, 1720. m. Jane Rogers, July 4, 1741. 
(578) Deborah, January 10, 1723. m. John Austin, September 24, 1754. 
(179) Abraham, February 8, 1725. m. Miriam Cole, December 6, 1745. 

Rice rem. from Ipswich to Wenharn. He and the Dodges signed an agree- 
ment February 24. 1731, to build a stone wall around the cemetery, and to 
keep the latter in order. The Dodges were a very prominent family of Ipswich 
and Wenharn, and owned contiguous estates. Rice d. November 15, 1,66, 
aged 90. 



3 6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

67 Daniel and Borguilla Lamb had : 

(1S0) Ruth, 1715. m, Edward Carlyle, September 27, 1733. 
(181) Daniel, 1777. m. Abigail Almy, February 37. 1 ;.;.-./ 

(282) Sarah, m. Knowlton. 

Residence, Hopkinton. Mass. 



i , 6S Johnathan and Rebecca had : 

(183) Johnathan, 1739. 

(184) John. m. 2 children. ,>> ■..-.- 

(185) Rebecca. "' 

Residence, Holliston, Mass. 



70 John and Rebecca Young had : 

(1S6) Elizabeth, September 22, 1704. m. Thomas Hurd. 

(187) Mary, December 17, 1706. m. Robert Butler, 

(188) George, May 22, 1711. 

(189) john. January 24, 171 7. 

{190} Ruth, 1713. pub. to John Mead of Strathan, X. JL, July 23, 17, 
Residence, Ipswich and Belchertown, Mass. 



> -71 -Timothy and Hannah Storey had : 

(191) Silas, 1712. m. Res., in Belchertown, Mass. 

(192) Paul, 1 7 14. m. Mary Knowlton of Wenham, March, 1744. 

(193) Benjamin, 17 16. 

'-(194) Timothy, 1720, in Medway. rn. in 1744. 
(195) Rosel, 1722. HoA 

Timothy res. in Plantation No. 5, now Hopkinton, N. II. He served in the 
Port Royal Expedition, June 17, 1707, in Col. F. Wainwright's Regt. In 1739, 
and for many years thereafter, the town meetings were held at his house. He 
was one of a committee to lay out the township in lots, and to construct high- 
ways. 

y$ Abigail Knowlton and Isaac Giddings had : 

( x 95 A ) Joseph, m. Prudence, dau. of John and Abiga ; ' Knowlton, Decem- 
ber 28, 1738. 

"* Isaac d. March 26, 1737, and Abigail m. 2d Lieut. Wrn. Dodge, She d, in 
1756. 



The Knowltons of New England 37 

74 Nathaniel and Mary Bennett had : 

(196) Mary, Tune 3, 1704. 

{197) William, February S, 1706. pub. to Martha Finder, of Boxford, 
February 13, 1728. 

(198) Nathaniel, June 30, 1708. m. Mary Fuller. 

(199) Jeremiah, July 13, 1712. d. young. 

(200) Jeremiah, August 2, 1713. m. Sarah Allen, of Sudbury, July 24, 

173-). Rem., Concord, N. H. 

(201) Martha, m. Dr. Flint. 

Residence, Ipswich. 



/7S J onn an d Susannah Hutton had : 
•(•202) "'Susannah, m. Josiah Dodge, March 30, 1739. 
Residence, Wenham. 



78 Abraham and Mary Smith Knowlton had : 

{203) Mary, May 13, 1723. m. John Hart, August 10, i > .|0. 

(204) Paul, January 17, 1724. 

(205) Ruth, March 12, 1726. d. young. 
{206) Elizabeth, July 20, 1729. 

(207) Ebenezer, October 20, 1731. 

(208) Abraham, October 24, 1732. 
{209) John, August 9, 1734. d. young. 

(210) Nathaniel, December 15, 1740. m. Mary . 

Mary was from Woburn, Mass. Abraham was ensign of militia. 



80 David and Esther Howard had : 

(21 r) David, 1732. d. young. 

(212) Esther, June 16, 1734. d. 1739. 

(213) David, July 16, 1735. 

(214) John, August 28, 1737. 

David was drowned with six other fishermen ott the Ceado Banks, April 7, 
1737, and Esther m. 2d David Rose, January 29, 1741. 



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86 Thomas and Mary had : 

(215) Thomas. 

(216) Joseph. 

(217) Hannah. 



91 Isaac and Mary Dear had : 

(218) Mary, December 18, 1726. d. October 16, 1727. 

(219) Isaac, bap. July 13, 1729. d. young. 

Residence, Maiden, Mass. 

Isaac d. and his wid. m. Capt. Robert Choate, a lineal descendant of the 
family of that name, emigrating from England in 1643 and settling in Cbe- 
basco, Ipswich, Mass. Capt. Robert purchased of Widow Mary Dear 
Knovlton the house left her by her husband Isaac, and it stood for many years 
on the present site of the town house. 

Capt Robert and Widow Mary Knowlton had : 

Unit}', May 4, 1799. m. Timothy Knowlton, February 10, 1826. 



94 Thomas and Susannah Cone had : 

(220) Jared, July 18, 1726. 

(221) Thomas, September 30, 1728. 

(222) Stephen, August 26, 1730. m. 2d Rebecca ; m. 3d Mary Purple. 

(223) Lucy, March 6, 1733. 

(224) Rosel, July 15, 1735. m - 

(225) Hannah, November 19, 1737. m. Gates, of Gates Mills, Ohio. 

(226) Joseph, bap. July 7, 1749. m. Ruth Dodge; m. 2d Reliance Cole, 

1779. 

(227) Susannah, bap. July 7, 1749. m. Potter. 

(228) Mary, bap. July 7, 1749. m. Sheldon Potter. Sett, in Maine. 

(229) Alexander, unm. d. in Marietta, Ohio. 

Thomas d. June 14, 1781. Susannah d. August 14, 1787. Residence, Easi 
Haddam, Conn. 

96 Ephraim and Charity had : 

(229 a) Thomas, 1726. m. Jane Carter, 1746; 
(229 b) Ephraim, 1728. m. Elizabeth Butler. 

Removed to Conn, and thence to N. Y. State. 



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97 Thomas and bad : 

(^29 c) William, 17 p. 2. 
(229 i>) Thomas, 1724. 



iti Abraham and Mary Fuller had: 

(229 e) Mary, March 26, 1723. m. Francis Sawyer, October 26, 1751. 
(229 r) Ruth, March, 1727. 
(229 g) Elizabeth, July 20, 1729. 

(229 h) Abraham, October 24, 1731. m. Mrs. Elizabeth Wise, January 8, 
*75°. 

(230) John, August 16, 173.1. d. young. 

(231) Jacob, June 10, 1744. 

Residence, Ipswich. 



122 Robert and Hannah Robinson had : 

(232) Daniel, 1726. m. Zerviah Wadkins, November 7, 1745. 

{233) Esther, November 25, 1727. d. young. 

(234) Sarah, August 17, 1751. d. October 28, 1739. 

'- ( 2 35) Thomas, April 26, 1733. m. Bridget Bosworth, December 8, 1756. 

(236) Robert, May 27, 1735" d. 1739. 

(237) Abraham, April 3, 1740. m. Molly Knox, March 21, 1763. 

Robert was b. in Ipswich, removed to Sutton N. H., and from there to Ash- 
ford, Conn., in 1725, being the first Knowlton to settle there. He bought a large 
farm and engaged also in the manufacture of salt. He was Representative in 
the Colonial Assembly of Conn, from 1739 to 1755. 

He and his wife Hannah were received into the Ashford church from that 
at Sutton, December n, 1726, and he became a prominent leader in ecclesiasri- 
cal affairs. 

On January 7, 1762 he was chosen deacon (the duties of which office he had 
for many years discharged), but 

" he offered such reasons for being dropped, as age, inability for the serv- 
ice, etc., that he was excused." 

He was repeatedly chosen as a committee to examine candidates for the 
pulpit " as to their principles and discipline," and his strong religious feeling 
and patriotic ardor seem to have been inherited by his descendants, who were 
firm supporters and loyal members of the Ashford church, and among the first 
to respond to the call to arms. 

Robert d. December 29, 1794. Hannah d. December 7, 1777. 



4° The Knowiton Genealogy 

124 Marjery Knowiton and Jabez Dodge had : 

(238) Anne Dodge, February 26, 1720. m. Ebenezer Maynard, of Westboro, 

February 15, 1743. 

(239) Ezekiel, April 21, 1723. m. Mary Goddard, of Sutton. 

(240) Deborah., August 26, 1725. m. Solomon Rund, September 25, 1741- 

Res., Shrewsbury, Mass. 

(241) Anna, April 27, 1730. d. young. 

(24?) Mary, April 27, 1735. m. Knowiton. 

Res., Ipswich. 

Jabez and Marjery removed from Ipswich to Manchester, and thence to 
Shrewsbury, Mass. 

125 Joseph and Abigail Bird had : 

(243) Marjery, April 30, 1720. d. February 5, 1740, in Shrewsbury. 

(244) Abigail, September 17, 1722. d. at Hardwich, Mass., March 4, 1807, 

unm. 

(245) Thomas, November 10, 1724. Killed at Hoosac Fort, August 17, 

1745- 

(246) Joseph, October 18, 1726. m. Mary Knowiton, September 21, 1749. 

(247) Abraham, November, 1727. m. Comfort Holman ; m. 2d Susannah 

Jordan. 

(248) Jacob, October 29, 1729. m. Sarah Pratt, November 21, 1759 ; m. 2d 

Sarah Smith. 

(249) Nathan, June 28, 1733. Mentioned in his father's will, April 17, 1756. 

(250) Abraham, January, 1731, in Shrewsbury. 

(251) Samuel, January 21, 1737. Rem. West. 

(252) Nathaniel, January, 21, 1737. Rem. West. 

(253) Israel, January, 28, 1740. 

Joseph was born in Ipswich, Mass., from which place he removed to Shrews- 
bury, in 1733. He was admitted to the Church there, with Abigail, that year. 
He was a farmer and weaver, and it marks the superstitious spirit of that day 
that he was ploughing in the field, when Molly G., a reputed witch, came to him 
soliciting some special favor. This being denied, she left him in a towering 
rage; and for the rest of the day the oxen stood still in the furrows, refusing to 
move, a circumstance which confirmed prevailing superstition?. 

In his will probated September 2, 1760, he leaves to each of his children ex- 
cept Joseph, ^28 : 

11 To my son Joseph I give and bequeath all my lands, meadows and 
buildings in said town and elsewhere, and all my stock and husbandry 
tools and tackling. Furthermore, my will is that . . . my daughter 



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Abigail shall have a good comfortable room and fire wood, either in my 
own dwelling or my son Joseph's, so long as she shall live a single woman." 
Abigail d. July 3, 1748, and Joseph m. 2d Anna . He d. 1760. 

. / 

127 Abraham and Martha Lamson had : 

(254) Paul, April 17, 1736. m. Lucy Forbush, 1769 
{255) Silas, September 9, 1737. 

(256) Sarah, March 6, 1740. d. young. 

(257) Abraham, September 19, 1742. d. young. 

(258) Robert, March 18, 1744. d. young. 

(259) Saiah, January 24, 1746. m. David Drury, 1765. 
(?6o) Martha, January 24, 1748. m. Thomas Drury, 1769. 

(261) Abraham, November 25, 1750. m. Lydia Batchelder. 

Martha was from Ipswich ; Abraham was b. in Marlboro, Mass., rem. to 
Shrewsbury, and was admitted to the church there in 1735. He d. November 3, 
1768. 

129 Dea. Ezekiel and Susannah Morgan bad : 

(262) Mary, May 16, 1731. m. Joseph Knowlton, Jr., 1749. Res. Wards- 

boro, Vt. 

(263) Susannah, April 19, 1733. m. Gershom Wheelock, 1757. 

(264) Deborah, December 23, 1734. m. Jabez Bigelow, October 5, 176 1. Sett." 

in Westminster, Mass. 

(265) Ezekiel, May 11, 1736. m. Anna Miles, October 4, 1759. Res., West- 

minster. 

(266) Luke, October 28, 1738. m. Sarah Holland, July 29, 1760. 

(267) William, April 29, 1741. ra. Hannah Hastings, October 26, 1764. 

(268) Sarah, January 28, 1745. m. James Simonds, May 19, 1766. Res., 

Templeton, Mass. 

(269) Marjery, June 1, 1747. m. Joshua Bigelow, April 11, 1764. Res.. 

Westminster, Mass. 

(270) Capt. Thomas, April 27, 1750. m. Elizabeth Batchelder, April, 177 1. 

Susannah was the daughter of Captain Morgan and Susannah Pitts, his wife. 
who came from England. Captain Morgan died on the voyage. Deacon 
Ezekiel and Susannah were dismissed from the church in Manchester, Mass., to 
that in Shrewsbury, in 1731. He was Deacon of the Shrewsbury church frcm 
1743-74. At a church meeting called to settle a pastor, March 2, 1762, Ezekiel 
was made chairman of a committee to extend a call to Rev. Joseph Sumner, and 
on May 19th following he prepared Articles of Discipline to bind pastor and 
people. He was Selectman from 1743-49. He d. March 4, 1774 ; Susannah d. 
March 17, 1784. 



4 2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

130 Elisha 

settled in Providence, K. I., before 1720. He was lieutenant in the local 
militia at that date, a surveyor in 1728, and a Justice of the Peace in .734. 
He was made a freeman there in October, 1720, and a deputy from Providence 
to the General Court in 1719, '21, '24, '29, '31, and '33. 



131 Joseph, 
brother of Elisha, resided in Providence, Newport, and Gloucester, R. I 



132 John and Elizabeth Hilton had : 

(271) John, June 29, 1723. m. Lucy 

(272) Anna, June 14, 1725. m. John Glover, November 14, 1742. 

(273) Mary, December 17, 1726. m. Solomon Lufkin, January 18, 1745. 

(274) Elizabeth, August 28, 1728. m. Lieut. Wm. Dodge of Wenham, April 

24, 1754. He died, October 20, 1763, aged 87. 
Residence, Manchester, Mass. 

John removed to Wenham, and died there in 1738. He contributed towards 
the erection of a schoolhouse, and he is styled Capt. John Knolton. Kis 
widow Elizabeth m. 2d John Hassen. She d. in Manchester, Mass., 1692, 
aged 90. 

134 Abigail Knowlton and Solomon Parsons had : 

(275) Abigail, February 21, 1731. 

(276) Marion, November 16, 1732. 

(277) Sarah, August 5, 1734. 

(278) Lucy, September 20, 1736. 

(279) Solomon, July 10, 1739. 



138 Prudence Knowlton and Joseph Giddings had 

(280) Hannah. 

(281) Joseph. 

(282) Isaac. 

(283) Abigail. 
Joseph d. 1752. 

139 Andrew and Lucy Stone had : 

(284) Robert, May 26, 1743. m. Perry ; m. 2d Piatt. 

(285) Jeremiah, 1745. m. Ann Pierce. 



The Knowltons of New England 43 

(286} Andrew, 1742. in* Ruth Ridlow. Soldier in Revolutionary War. 

(287) Johnathan, July 28, 1750. m. Widow Mary Blunt Oakes, 1777. 

(288) Betsey, m. Preble. 

(289) Molly, m. Jameson. 

(790) Rachel, m. Chapman. ' 

(291) Lydia. m. Hall. 

(292) Abigail, m. Linscott. 

(293) Sally, m. — — Cothlene, 

(294) Anna, August 21, 1759. m. Thomas Hitchcock, 1779. *^ 

Residence, Machias, Maine. 






145 Robert and Lydia Bishop had : 

(295) Lydia, July 24, 1725. m. Jeremiah Andros of Chebasco, May n, 1750. 

(300) Sarah, May 11, 1726. m. Abraham Masters, April 14, 1754. 

(30?) Anna, September 22, 1728. m. Zebulon Foster, April 7, 1750. 

(302) Rachel, Feb. 23. 1730. m. Andrew Low, November 9, 1752. 

(303) Robert, April 22, 1733. 

(304) Mary, April 2r, 1735. ln - Johnathan Masters, February 17, 1757. 

(305) Ezekiel, April 1, 7740. m. Elizabeth Woodbury, February 5, 1762. 

(306) John, July 22, 1742. d. 1748. 

Robert was a carpenter. Residence, Manchester, Mass. He d. 1775. 



146 Ezekiel and Emma Foster had : 

(307) Emma, June 25, 1725. m. Benjamin Leach. 

(308) Ezekiel, December 2, 1726. d. 1734. 

(309) Anna, August 8, 1728. m. Edmund Jumper, August 25, 1753. 

(3 10 ) John, November 29, 1730. m. Mary Herrick, May, 1753. 

(311) Elizabeth, June 25, 1732. m. Nathaniel Lee. 

(312) Margaret, Novembers, 1734. m. Edward Hovey. 

Ezekiel resided in Manchester, Mass., and was probably shipwrecked ofl 
Sable Island, March 18, 1734. Emma was a celebrated doctress. She d. 
178S. 

149 Elizabeth Knowlton and Hugh Evans had: 

(3 1 3) John, June 2, 1743. 

(314) Robert, July 3, 1744. 

(315) Elizabeth, August 5, 1746. 

Residence. Gloucester, Mars. 



44 The Knowlton Genealo 



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152 Benjamin and Sarah Mann had: 
(316) Benjamin, June 9, 1743. 

{31?) Elizabeth, February 18, 1745. m. Daniel Murphey, November r 7 , 176 1 
Residence, Springfield, Mass. 



157 Samuel and Esther Dane had: 

(318) Esther, September, 1 761. m. William Kinsman. 

(319) Samuel, 1764. m. Jane Linscott. 

(320) Joseph, May 17, 1767. m. Fannie Stevens, September 14, 1794. 

(321) Ebenezer, August 5, 1770. m. Ruth Smalley. 

(322) Mary. m. Michael Kinsman, pub., September 27, 1783. 

(323) Martha, July 29, 1772. m. Isaac Moore, 179S. 

Residence removed to Farmington, Maine. 



158 Nathaniel and Elizabeth Dean had : - t'' '' 
(324) Nathaniel, m. Lucy Chapman. 
(3'-'5) Joseph, m. Martha Dean ; m. 2d Martha Wheeler. 

(326) Nathan, m. Eliza Dodge, April 18, 1829. 

(327) Lucy. m. Joseph Cummings, June 21, 1790. Topsfield, m. 2d D 

iel Cummings. 

(328) Lydia. m. James Burnham, November 6, 1798. 

(329) John, 1750. m. Mary A. Dodge of Beverly, June 28, 1776, 

(330) Isaac, m. Patty Woodbury, 1800. 
(33i) 

Nathaniel d. 181 1. Elizabeth d. September 14, 179S. 



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159 Benjamin and Abigail Dodge had : 

(332) Ezra. m. Abigail Dodge, February n, 1762. 

(333) Edmund, m. Mary Austin, September 7, 1784. 

(334) Benjamin, d. young. 

(335) Neamiah. m. Elizabeth Potter, November 14, 1769. 

(336) Susan. 

(337) Moses, m. Cummings. 

(338) James. Deputy to General Court of New Hampshire, 1777. 

Abigail d., and Benj. m. 2d Abigail Dane, April 22, 1756. 
They had : 

(339) Malachi. m. Abigail Patch, May 19, 1782. 
<34o) Ephraim. m. Mary Murphy, September 4, 1780. 



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(341) Hannah, m. Oliver Norton, October 22, 1792. 

(342) Esther, m. Rush of Ipswich. Ten children. 

(343) Betsey, m. Woodbury ; m. 2d D. Cummings, January 16, 1804. 

(344) Hepsibah. m. Thomas Cummings, August 25, 17S7. 

(345) Abigail, m. Benjamin Larcom. 

(346) Benjamin, m. Abigail Larcom (or Lawrence), December 1, 1789. 

(347) Annie, m. Wm. Foster, May 29, 1797. 

Benjamin lived on the Ayres farm in Hamilton, Mass., in Salem, and in 
Ipswich, where he d. April 3, 1781. Abigail d. May 20, 1790. 



163 Abraham and Sarah Caldwell had : 

(348) John, October 23, 1722. m. 

(349) Priscilla, January 24, 1724. m. Joseph Smith, January 20, 1744. y 

Sarah dying-, Abraham m. 2d Sarah Lull, and had : 

(350) Abraham, August 26, 1726. m. Sarah Lord, November 29, 1754. 

Res. in Ipswich, d. October 2, 1797. 

(351) Thomas, February 4, 1728. d. 1729. 

(352) Sarah, August 30, 1730. d. 1731. 

(353) Thomas, May 28, 1732. m. Sarah Stacey, August 16, 1755. 

(354) Sarah, November 24, 1734. d. 1750. 

(355) Isaac, September 26, 1736. d. 1737. 

Residence, Ipswich. 



169 Thomas and Amy Chase had : 

(356) Sarah, August 18, 1735. d. young. 

(357) Ebenezer, June 24, 1737. d. 1749. 

(358) Johnathan, June 16, 1739. m. Ruth Page, April 29, 1762. 

(359) Sarah, 1741. m. David Shaw. 

(360) Molly, 1742. in. John Shaw. 

(361) Nathan, October 29, 1743. d. young. 

(362) William, April 19, 1746. m. 

(363) John S., May 10, 1748. d. young. 

(364) Thomas, May 10, 1749. m. Betsey Giles. 
.(365) Anna, July 13, 1753. m. Andrew Baker. 

(366) Ebenezer, August 14, 1759. m. Elizabeth Rawlings. 



4 6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

Thomas was b. in Hampton, and rem. to Kensington, where he m. 
Ruth. Ke rem. to Northwood, N. H., in 1759, where he d. March 23. 
j 7 74. Amy d. there October 6, 1791. Thomas was a very large and pow- 
erful man, six feet four and a half inches in height, and of corresponding 
weight. His sons resembled him, for they were over six feet tail, and their 
average weight was 225 pounds. Northwood was incorporated October 5, 
J 773> an( * Thomas was elected surveyor. He was active in establishing schools, 
and his name, with that of his son Johnathan, is signed to the following reso- 
lution : 

" We the subscribers, do solemnly engage and promise that we will to 
the extent of our power at the risque of our lives and fortune with arms 
oppose the hostile proceedings of th [so in the original] British fleets and 
armies against the United American Colonies." 



170 Ebenezer and Jane Philbrick had : 

(367) Marian, July 30, 1737. 

(368) Johnathan. He served in Captain Marston's company during the ; ' 

French and Indian War, was allowed pay for doctor's bill at 
Albany Flats in 1759. 

(369) Peter. Soldier in the colonial wars. Was paid ,£7 to s. for military 

service, on June 26, i76r. 

Ebenezer was a blacksmith. Residence, Hampton, N. H. 



171 Benjamin and had : 

(370) David, November 14, 1740. m. Mary A. Green. 



174 Rice, Jr., and Lydia Woodbury had : 

(371) Benjamin, December 10, 1728. m. Phoebe Wright, 1750. 

(37?) Francis, May 4, 1732. m. Hannah Trewlett. 

(373) Joseph, April 22, 1734. m. Elizabeth Carbery, September 30, 1772. 

(374) John, November 20, 1737. d. 1763. 

(375) Rice 3d, August 27, 1740. m. Sarah Coey, "January 28, 1757 ; in. : 5 d 

Judith Lane, 1763. 

(376) Ezra, 1744. 



TheKnowltons of New England 47 

Lydia dying, Rice m. 2d Adams in 1745, and had : 

(377) Charles A., 1747. m. Eunice Pickard, 17C9. 

(378) Lydia YV\, 1749. m. Elkanah Babbitt. 

This wife, Adams, d. 1749, and Ricem. 3d Elizabeth Smith, November 

26, 1750. Residence, Wenham, Mass. 



177 Churchill and Jane Rogers had : 

(379) Reuben, July, 1744. m. Mary Morse, April 19, 1765. 

(380) Joseph, August n, 1742. m. Rachel Patch, November 4, 1762. 

(381) Amos, July 6, 1746. m. Mary Warren, December 30, 1765. He 

was killed in the Revolutionary War. 

(382) Lucy, June 4, 1748. m. John Osment, March 31, 1768. 

{^) Abraham, September 1, 1750. m. Rhoda Tennant, December 17, 1771, 
(384) John, August 18, 1752. m. Res. in Wenham, Mass. He d. 1797. 
(3S5) William, September 12, 1754. m. Elizabeth Smith. "Rem. to North- 
port, Me., and thence to Isle of Haute. 

(386) Robert, June 28, 1757. Changed his name to Rogers, m. Betsey 

Dane. Rev. soldier. Rem. to Maine. 

(387) Thomas, January 28, 1760. m. Joanna Martin, January 29. T782. 

Rem. to Northport, Me. d. October 10, 1827. A colonel. 

(388) Parker, March 8, 1762. Disappeared. 

(389) Benjamin, June 18, 1766. m. Susanna Woodbury, December 21, 

1786. Rem. to Beverly, Mass. d. August 5, 1822. A captain. 
She d. December 20, 1824. 

Churchill was b. in Ipswich, and removed to Maine, in, or near, Belfast. 



179 Abraham and Miriam Cole, of Beverly, Mass. 



had : 



(39°) Caleb, February 24, 1752. m. Elizabeth Bailey. Rem. to Canad; 
(391) Johnathan, December 19, 1755. m. Hannah Morgan. 
Residence, Wenham, Mass. 



180 Ruth Knowlton and Edward Carlyle had 

(392) Amos. 

(393) Louisa. 

(394) Lucy. 

Residence, Hopkinton, Mass. 



48 The Knowlton Genealogy 

j8i Daniel and Abigail Alrny had : 

(395) William, in. Julia . 

(396) Mary. 

(397) Asa. m. Sarah Hadley. 

(39S) Elias, 1744. m. Elizabeth Jennings Res. in Kopkinton. d. 1837. 

(399) Anna. m. Phillip Metcalf, 1790. 

(400) Daniel, rn. Abigail Marshall, 1781. 

(401) Nathan, m. Patience Miller ; m. 2d Jennings. 

(402) John, January 24, 1745. m. Martha Jennings, April 20, 1769. 

Daniel d. September 15, 1782. P»esidence, Framingham, Mass. 



182 Sarah Knowlton and Knowlton had : 

(403) Borguilla. 

(404) John, September 23, 1734. 

(405) Isaac, in. Lucy Wheeler ; m. 2d Hannah Sawyer. 

(406) Samuel, m. Rebecca Coggins, March 18, 1762. 

(407) Joshua. 

(40S) Joseph, m. Relief Cobleigh. 

Residence, Hopkinton, Mr.ss. 



184 "John and had : 

(409) John, February 28, 1763. m. Susannah Jennings, 17S9. 

(410) Isaiah, May 22, 1767. m. Jemima Johnson, May 25, 1796. 

Residence, Holliston, Mass. 



189 John and had : 

(411) John, 1740. 



191 Silas and had : 

(412) Rosel, ra. Ann Dutton ; m. 2d Sophia Goodall. 

(413) Gideon, 1739. 

(414) Jared. m. Lydia. 

(415) Asenath. m. Asa Wilson. 

(416) Anna. m. Nathan Wilson. She d. insane. 

(417) Dorothy, m. Joshua Whitney, )nauj.iy 14, 1781 ; m, ?.d. Harts 

horn. 






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HERE LIES' V BODV OF 
Mr WILL m KNCWLTON 
HUSBAND TO Mk :• 
THA KNCLTON WHO 
Died MARCH l/l7c93 
IN y ^8 YEAR OF HIS 
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The Grave of William Knowlton, 
Ash ford, Conn. 



The Knowltons of New England 49 

(418) Joshua, 1772. m. Elizabeth Shattuck. 
Alice, m. Thomas Squires, 

Residence, Belchertown, Mass. 



192 Paul and Mary Knowlton, of Wenham, had : 

(419) Amy. 

Residence, Wenham, Mass. 



ig4 Timothy and had : 

(450) Timothy, 1745. m. Sarah Mansfield ; mf&a Eunk-e--= 
(420 a) Ebenezer, 175&? m. Mary Barber, August 28, 1765. 
Residence, Medway and Rowe, Mass. 



197 



William and Martha Pinder had : 



(421) Lucy. d. young. v 

(42?) Lucy, February 20, 1736. , m. Dea. Abijah Brooks, of Ashford. 
(423) William, December 23, 1738. m. Mehitable Eaton, of Ashford, Conn. 
(424): Daniel, December 23, 1738. m. Elizabeth Farnham, December 3, 1763 ; 
m. 2d Rebecca Fenton, April 24, 1788. 

■..^(425) Thomas, November 30, 1740. m. Anna Keyes, April 5, 1759. - 

(426). Nathaniel, May 9, 1746. d. young. 

(427) Mary, May 9, 1746. m. Ezekiel Tiffany of Ashford, March 9, 1743/9. 

(428) Sarah, m. Joshua Kendall of Ashford. 

(429) Priscilla. unm. ,.-,... , .^ 

William was a " housewright." He was b. in Ipswich, Mass., whence he 
removed to West Boxford, where he m. Martha Pinder, and from there he 
went to Ashford, Conn., late in the^ear 1748. He purchased a farm of four 
hundred acres which he divided among his sons. Martha was admitted to the 
church by letter, January 24, 1749, but it does not appear that William ever 
became a member, though he liberally sustained the local institutions of religion. 
Martha was a granddaughter of John Pynder, of Pynder, England, "a Soldier 
in y' Ccunirie's Service." and a subscriber to the futd for the services of Major 
Dennison in King Philip's War. She was the great-granddaughter of Henry 
Pynder, who with his wife Mary sailed for America from London in the ship 
Susan and Ellen, 1635. Said Henry was a lineal descendant of the Pynders oC 
Lincoln County, England, to whom the following arms were granted in 153.?, 
as registered in the Herald's College, London : 



5° 

( 
"Azure, a chevron between three lions' heads, erased argent, guttae 

de po'x, ducally crowned or. Crest, a lion's head erased or, ducally 

crowned azure." 

William d. in Ashford, March 13, 1753. and Martha m. 2d Colonel Dean of 
Taunton, and removed there. 



198 Nathaniel and Mary Fuller had : 

(430) Nathaniel, 1730. ra. Elizabeth Parks, February 15, 1762. 

(431) Mary, September 15, 1733. m. Thomas Messer, January 20, 175S. 

(432) Ebenezer, September 15, 1733. 

(433) L V dia > ^717- 

Residence, Sudbury, Mass. 



i^ ?2<32 Susannah Knowlton and Josiah Dodge had : 

(434) Josiah, September 8, 17/10. m. Hannah Conant, November, 1761. 

(435) Susannah, 1742. m. Israel Fellows, March 29, 1762. 

(436) Rhoda, August 25, 1744. m. Benjamin Hinds, 1762. 

(437) Sarah, May 24, 1749. m. Johnathan Leonard, November 1, 1764. 

(438) Asahel, August 26, 1752. m. Ada Walker, 1773. 

(439) Benjamin, May 1, 1754. m. Tabitha Perkins, December 26, 1776. 

(440) Phoebe, September 23, 1759. 

Susannah and Josiah were m. in Ipswich. Their parents resided in Wen- 
ham, from which place they removed to Nova Scotia, where they 0. in 1S05 
at or near, Annapolis. 



207 Ebenezer and had 

(441) Gideon, 1754. m. Mary Gibson, 1796. 

(442) Abner, 1756. m. Elizabeth Knowlton, January 20, 1780. 

(443) Antipas, 1758. d. in Ipswich, May 20, 1785. 

Ebenezer was a soldier in the Colonial War of 1755, and his powder-horn, 
marked "Sargent Ebenezer Nolton, Fort William Henry, Nov. 17, 1775," is 
in the possession of a descendant, Mr. Abner Knowlton, of Chico, Cal. His 
sons Abner and Antipas served in Capt. Richard Dodge's company, Colonel 
Baldwin's regiment, in the Revolutionary War. Ebenezer d. in Ipswich, Sep- 
tember 27, 1777- 



The Knowltons of New England 51 

210 Nathaniel and Mary had : 

(444) Nathaniel, m, Mary . Res. Brattleboro, Vt. 

(aAS) Jeremiah, m. Susan Whitney. Res. Brattleboro, Vt. 



221 Thomas and had : 

(446) Thomas, 1760. in. Susannah Hollis, 1783. 



222 Stephen and had : 

(447) Stephen, July 15. 1753. m. Diodema Chubb, February 1. 
(44.8) Abigail, m Ebenezer Rowley, 1776. 
(449) Azubah. 
(45c) Susannah. 
{4;, 1) Deborah. 

(452) Lev in a. 

(453) Mary. 
(451) Hannah. 
(455) Joshua. 

Stephen's first wife dying, he m. 2d Rebecca 

(^56) Sarah. 

Rebecca d. September 8, 1795, and he m. 3d Mary Purple, widow of Edward 
Purple, December 31, 1795, and d. January 29, 1814, aged 84. Res. East Had- 
dam, Conn. 

226 Joseph m. istRuth Dodge. He m. 2d Reliance Cole, 
17S6, and had : 

(456 a) Joseph, March 1, j 787. m. Ruth Richardson, January 2, 1808. m. 

2d Jemima Holden. m. 3d Sarah Richardson. 
(456 b) Benjamin, September 23, 1792. m. Olive Pillsbury, April 3, 1809. m. 

2d Polly Ketcham, January 11, 1816. 

(456 c) Reliance, m. Clarke. Res. Sudbury, Vt. 

(456 p) Thomas, m. Susan Oney. 7 children. 

Joseph m. 3d Thankful Gates and had : 

(456 l) Thankful, 7796. m. Ivery Bragdon, January, i3r 9. ra, 2d Wm. 

Tucker, 1832. She d. October 22, 1839. 
(456 f) Betsey, July, 1800. m. Benj. Tupper, 1822. 
(45^ «) Ruth. m. John Wiiloughby, November 15. iSo7. She d. 1S32. 



5 2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

Joseph was bom at East Haddam, Conn. He served in the Havana Expedi- 
tion in 1762, and also in the Revolutionary War. He d. at Pillar Point, N. Y. 
May r, 1834, aged 95. 



229 a Thomas and jane Carter had : 

(457) John, August 17, 1747. m . Mary Manning. 

(458) Thomas. 

(459) Daniel, 1750. 

(460) Ephraim, 1756. m. Elizabeth Butler. 

(461) Sarah, 1758. m. Talcott. 

(462) Robert, February 10, 1759. m. Mary Gay, February 3, 1787 

(463) Enoch, 1760. 

(464) Silas B., 1762. m. Mehitable Kendrick. 

(465) Caroline, m. Collins. 

(466) Ruth. ra. Duff. 

(467) Jerusha. m Lyon. 

Thomas removed from Sharon Springs, Conn., to Bethlehem, N. Y. 



229 b Ephraim and Elizabeth Butler had : 

(468) Robert, 1745. m. 

(469) Stephen, 1749. 

(470) Elizabeth, 1749. m. John Woolsley, 1772. She d. 18x5. 
Ephraim settled in Bedford, N. Y. He was a soldier of the Revolution, 

and fought at White Plains, the battle-field being a portion of his estate. Eliza- 
beth d. 1 80 1. 



229 h Abraham and Mrs. Elizabeth Wise had : 

(471) Sarah, December 8, 1751. m. Wm. Longfellow, April 7, 1781. 

(472) Elizabeth, October 27, 1753. 

(473) Abraham, September 12, 1756. m. Mrs. Esther Russell, August 2.-?, 

1777 ; m. 2d Sarah Fitts ; m. 3d Hannah Fills. 

(474) Mary, September 5, 1758.' 

Residence, Ipswich, Mass. 
After Abraham's death, his widow Elizabeth m. 2d Daniel Heard, June 22 
1762, by whom she had several children. She d. at the age of ninety-two. ard 
at the residence of her son, William Heard East Concord, N. H., in 1S19. 
Abraham was a Minute-man in the Revolution, enlisting January 24, 1775. 



The Knowlions of New England 53 

232 Daniel and Zerviah Wadkins had : 

(475) Stephen, July 8, 1746, m. Anna Fletcher, September 20, 1783. 

(476) Robert, February 6, 1748. 

(477) Miriam, 1750. m. Tupper. 

(478) Eleanor, 1752. m. Upharn, 

(479) Esther, 1754. m. Marsh. 

(480) Daniel, 1757. m. Rachel Olney. 

(481) Mehitable. m. John Hall, 1772, v 

Daniel lived in Ashford, Conn. He was a soldier, and served at the siege 
of Louisburg. His subsequent career is narrated in the Nova Scotia chapter. 
Zerviah was the daughter of Capt William Watkins (or Wadkins) of the Colo- 
nial Army, who also was a Representative from Ashford, in the Connecticut 
General Assembly. She is buried at Fort Belcher, Nova Scotia. 



235 Thomas and Bridget Bosworth had: 

(482) Mary, June 15, 1758. m. Nathaniel BoswoUh, of Mansfield, Conn. 

{483) Jemima, April 22, 1759. m. Isaac Abbey. 

(484) Ezra, December 21, 1760. m. Abigail Bostwick. 

(485) John, April 17, 1762. m. Jemima Barrow. t . \ 

(486) Hannah, February 13, 1764. m. James Perkins. — ~~ &JU&J& "i, 
(4S7) Daniel, February 8, 1766. d. young. 6 ^_^'.-.\' i J ' 
{48S) Keziah, August 21, 1768. d. September 6, 1777. ft O \ 



Bridget d. in Ashford, Conn., June 9, 1777, and Thomas 
m. 2d Hepsibah Peak, of Ashford, September 24, 
1778, and had : 



6:.. 



(489) Johnathan, June 27, 1779. m. Zerviah Sanger, April 4, 1802. ^ 

{490) Thomas, June 18, i78r. Lost at sea when young. / 

(491) Jesse, October 12, 1784. m. Joanna Hale. Sett, in N. Y. State. ~ . 

(492) Chester, October 12, 1787. m. Priscilla Sanger, July 1, 1807. 



2. "3 



237 Abraham and Molly Knox bad : 

(-193) Amasa, February 26, 1764. m. Margaret Topliff, 1834, 

(494) Sarah, June 20, 1765. d. 1775. 

{495) Miriam, December 15, 1766. m. Abner Woodward, April 15, 1790. 

{496) Stephen, September 7, 1768. m. Hannah Heath, January 8, 1795. 

{497) Persis, April 2, 1770. 

(49 s ) Abel, April g y 1772, m. Barbara Dimock. 



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(499) Abraham, December 17, 1774. d. young. 

(500) Abraham, July n, 1776. d. young. 

(501) Nathan, August n, 1778. m. Lydia Leonard. 

(502) Daniel, March 17, 17S1. m. Hannah Knowlton, November 24, 1S03. 

(503) Amos, March 20, 1783. m. Nancy Webb, September 13/1804. 

"Abraham, Sen's mark for his creatures was a crop on right car, a 
half penny crop on back side of left car." 

He d. in Ashford, Ct., June 14, i82r. Molly d. July 8, 1819. 



246 Joseph and Mary Knowlton had : 

(504) Abigail, June 29, 1750. 

(505) Asa, September 21, 1752. m. Had s. Jesse. 

(506) Anna, October 7, 1754- 

(507) Grace, July 23, 1756. m. Josiah Goulding, of Grafton, Mass., 1777. 
(50S) Nathan, May 15, 1760. m. Abigail Maynard, January 8, 1782. 
(509) Joseph, May 4, 1761. m. Priscilla Howe, May 11, 17S4. 

(5ro) Mary, August 23, 1763. m. Joseph Boyden, December 15, 1785, 
Res., Guilford. 

(511) Rachel, March 15, 1765. m. Jasper Rand, 17S3. 

(512) Samuel, July 6, 1769. Res., Shrewsbury, Mass. 

(513) Asahel, November 23, 1773. Res., Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Mary d. August 21, 1796, and Josephm. 2d Miss Cheney, of Ward (Auburn), 
Mass. Mary was the daughter of Deacon Ezekiel Knowlton. Joseph was ad- 
mitted to the church in Shrewsbury, 1774, and to that in Ward in 1790. He 
conveyed his farm to Josiah Goulding, his son-in-law "to see him through," 
his daughter, Grace, returning his considerate provision for her by making a 
happy home for him in her own house, where she ministered to his needs with 
loving fidelity until his death, August 22, 1816. y 



247 Abraham and Comfort Holman had : 

(514) Comfort, 1761. m. George Haskell, April 25, 1782. She d. 1837. 

Comfort d. in 1 76 1 , and Abraham m. 2d Susannah Jordan, 
May, 1 764. They had : 

(515) Sarah, June 13, 1765. m. Elijah Bangs, April 21, 1791. She d. 1831. 

(516) Israel, January 11, 1767. m. Abigail Carter, 1794. 

(517) Thomas, January 23, 1769. d. September 8, 1777. 

(518) Lucy, December 21, 1770. m. Nathan Haskell, June 2, 1795. 



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(519) Abraham, May 6, 1774. d. young. 

(520) Phillip, July 30, 1776. d. young. 

(521) Thomas, February 9, 1782. m. Susan Heywood, December 6, 1806. 

Abraham was a tanner, residing on the old Petersham road, in Templeton. 
He was a lieutenant of the 10th Company, Worcester County Regiment, his 
commission dating May 3, 1776. In his old age his appearance was most 
striking, for his long white hair falling to his shoulders gave him a very vener- 
able appearance. Susannah d. April 27, 1816. He rem. to Hardwick and m. 
2d there, and d. June 9, 18 12. He was a Selectman and on Committee of 
Correspondence. 



248 Jacob and Sarah Pratt had : 

(522) Joseph, November 20, 1760. m. Huldah Warren, December 25, 
17S4; m. 2d B.elief Stratton, December 21, 1797. 

Sarah dying, Jacob m. 2d Sarah Smith, November, 1762, 

and had : 

(523) Sarah, September 29, 1763. m. Ebenezer Rich. Rem. to Ohio. 
(52.1) Jacob, June 16, 1764. d. young. 

(525) Elizabeth, June 16, 1765. 

(526) Elijah, March 2, 1767. Drowned December 2, 1790. 

(527) Anna, July 17, 1769. 

(528) Abigail, June 26, 1771. m. Mills. Sett, in N. Y. State. 

(529) Jacob, October 6, 1776. m. Rhoda Smith, June 10, 1800. ** 

Jacob was a blacksmith and farmer. He rem. to Hardwick, Mass., in 1752, 
and served during two campaigns in the French and Indian War, with rank of 
corporal, in Capt. Samuel Robinson's company. He d. not later than 1788, for 
his widow m. 2d Deacon Joseph Allen, August 6, 1789. 



249 Nathan and had : 

(53°) James, July, 1774. m. Betsey Tracey. 

(531) Samuel, November 13, 1778. m. Aurilla Coates. 



254 Paul and Lucy Forbush had : 

(53 ? ) Paul, October 23, 1770. m. Lovie Whipple, 1S01. 
(533) Lucy, February 28, 1772. m. Elijah Hale, of Grafton, February 14, 
1799. 



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(534) Robert, December 7, 1773. m. Lydia Thurston, of Westboro, Mass., 

1807. 
(535} Daniel, December 9, 1775. m. Mary Hemmingway, 1803. 

(536) Sarah, November 11, 1777. m. Samuel Thurston, June 24, 1802. 

Res., Westboro, Mass. 

(537) John. January 6, 1780. m. Diodemia Duncan. 

(538) Marjery, October 25, 1781. m. Zarun Perkins, February 18, r8xo. 

Res., Wallingford, Vt. 

(539) Joel, November 1, 1783. m. Mary Brooks. 

(540) Beulah, September 25, 1785. in. Jonas Baker. 

(541) Ruth, January 5, 1788. m. Isaac Cutler, April 8, 1823. 

(542) Anna, September 9, 1789. m. Jona Newton, February 22, 1818 ; m. 

2d Zarun Perkins. 

(543) Jacob, May 17, 1791. 

(544) Levi, June 9, 1797. m. Louisa Divoll, 1822. 

Paul was Selectman in Shrewsbury four years, and d. there June 27, 1799. 
Lucy d. May 18, 1837. 

261 Abraham and Lydia Batchelder had: 

(545) Silas, June 3, 1773. m. Mercy Wakefield. 

(546) Martha, June 1, 1775. m - Nathan Munroe, March 31, 1805. 

(547) Sarah, July 24, 1777. m. John White, 1798. 

(548) David, November 14, 1779. m. Lucy Brigham. 

(549) Lydia, October 21, 1781. d. June 28, 1808. 

(550) Abraham, August 4, 1784. m. Lucy Faulkner. 

(551) Thankful, October 25, 1789. d. January, 1872. 

Lydia was from Upton, Mass. She d. September 28, 1803, and Abraham m. 
2d Lucy Whitney, of Upton, 1805. He was a soldier of the Revolution in Capt. 
Thomas Baker's company, Col. Nathaniel Tyler's regiment, in the Rhode Island 
Alarm, July, 1780. He d. September 12, 1807. Res., Shrewsbury. 



263 Susannah Knowlton and Gershom Wheelock had : 

(552) Asa, June 10, 1758. 

(553) Gershom, February 7, 1761. 

(554) Susannah, November 17, 1762. m. Barlow Carpenter, 1803. 

(555) Abigail, September 30, 1765. m. David Harris, February 24, 1788. 

(556) Elizabeth, m. Capt. John Rice, November 16, 1790. 

(557) Martha, d. August 28, 1840. 

(558) Alice, d. young. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 



The Knowltons of New England 57 

265 Ezekiel and Anna Miles had : 

(559) Joseph, June 27, 1760. m. Betsey Sprague. 

(560) Stephen, May 28, 1762. m. Comfort White, January 24, 1796. He 

d. January r6, 1853. 

(561) Ezekiel, 1764. in. Had s. Geo. W. d. October 5, 1823. 

(562) Miles, March 27, 1766. m. Tryphena Sprague. He d. September 

25, 1824. 

(563) Jemima, 1768. m. Thomas Wright, February 7, 1791 ; m. 2d Batch- 

elder Bcwker, February 1, 1798. 

(564) Levi, 1769. m. Polly Morse, 1801 ; m. 2d Mrs. Butterfield. He d. 

1842. 

(565) Lucy, May 27, 1776. m. Amasa Clymer or Elmer. No chil. She 

d. 1850. 

(566) Anna, April 7, 1778. m. John Brill. No chil. She d. April 3c, 

i860. 

(567) Asaph, September 1, 1781. m. Betsey Sawyer, December 23, 1806. 

He d. February 12, 1844. 

(56S) Lyman, January, 1774. m. Lepha Whitcomb, 1795. He d. July 28, 
1832. 

Ezekiel and Anna lived in Templeton, Mass. Joseph rem. to Gardner, 
Mass., Stephen to West Gardner, Jemima to Fitzwilliam, N. H., Levi, Lyman, 
Lucy, Anna, and Asaph to Canada. v ,The history of the last five is included in 
the Canadian chapter. 

Ezekiel Knowlton, Sr., was one of the most conspicuous men of his day and 
State. He was commissioned Captain, April 6, 1776, Colonel Dyke's Worcester 
County regiment, and served in the Revolutionary War until March 1, 177?. 
Hed. December 1, 1S10. Anna d. April 8, 1826. Res., Templeton, Mass. 



266 Luke and Sarah Holland had : 

(569) Calvin, January 22, 1761. m. Sophia Willard. 

(570) Patty, December 5, 1762. m. Daniel Warner. 

(571) Silas, December 9, 1764. m. Sarah Holbrook. 

(572) Sarah, May 2, 1767. m. John Holbrook. 

(573) Alice, July 22, 1769. m. Nathan A. Stone, April 24, 1788. 

(574) Lucinda, August 8, 17 71. m. Samuel Willard. 

(575) Luke, Jr., May 24, 1775. m. Charlotte Kenny. 

HON. LUKE KNOWLTON, 

the fifth child and second son of Deacon Ezekiel, was born in Shrewsbury, 
November 4, 1738. From his youth up he displayed those traits of character 



5$ The Knowlton Genealogy 

thai made him so conspicuous a figure years afterwards in his adopted Slate. 

Ambitious and enterprising by nature, he early fitted himself to become by 
education and observation a leader of men in the stirring events that lay before 
him. When but twenty-one years old he enlisted in the regular service of 
the Continental Army, and in Captain Fay's company, of Shrewsbury, and 
served during the French and Indian War in 1759 at Crown Point, Fort Ticon- 
deroga, and other points. From a journal of each day's events kept by him with 
pathetic simplicity of style we get a graphic picture of the sufferings and priva- 
tions to which the patriotic soldiers of that troublous time were subjected. The 
cover of his journal bears the following inscription. 

" Luke Knowlton 
His Book 
Bought att Bostown, May 25 
Anno Domini 1759. 



Luke Knowlton, His Hand 
wrote at the Landing Place, 

Near Ticonderoga Fort 

July 26th Anno Domini, 1759. 



Luke Knowlton 

His Book 

Shrewsbury June 3, 

I759-" 

This journal covers a period from June 4th, to November iSth, the last entry 

of which is : 

" Lord's Day. I travelled to Shrewsbury, home to my father's and 
found my honored parents well." 

Knowlton Avrites of the avidity with which they ate raw turnips and, when they 
could get it, raw pork, and at one time they were in such extremities that they 
killed and ate one of their pack horses. When their time of enlistment had ex- 
pired, the officers refused to give the men their discharge, whereupon Luke 
Knowlton gathered two hundred of them on the parade ground, armed and loaded 
with their personal effects, determined to assert their rights. The officers threat- 
ened to fire upon them, but the men were calmly resolute, and the officers were 
obliged to yield. Knowlton's sense of personal rights and his firmness in de- 
fending those rights, were made the more effective by a quiet dignity and ju- 
dicious reserve that marked his subsequent career in public life. 

At the close of the war he and a few associates petitioned the Government 
for a grant of 20,000 acres of land, and subsequently for 37,000 more, in what 




Hon. Luke Knowlton, 

Judge of the Supreme Court, 
Newfane, Vt., 1738-1810. 



The Knowltons of New England 59 

was then known as Goncester, now Brookfield and Fairfield, beginning at a line 
twenty-three miles cast of Lake Champlain, on the northwest bank of the river 
Le Moyle. The petition was granted, the tract was named Knowlton's Gore, 
and thus was laid the foundation of Knowlton's subsequent prosperity. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Ephraim Holland, of Shrewsbury, January 
5, 1760, and removed to Newfane, Vt., February, 1773, where thirteen families 
had already settled. At the organization of the town in the following year, he 
was chosen Town Clerk, holding the position for fourteen years. Knowlton was 
from the day of his removal to Newfane facile princcps, for he represented the 
town in the State Legislature during seven terms, was a member of the Old 
Council from 1787 to 1793, Judge of the Windham County Court, and was 
elected Judge of the Supreme Court in 17S6. In published sketches and his- 
tories of Newfane it is freely admitted that the town owed its original prosperity 
and subsequent importance chiefly to the sagacity, enterprise, and ability of 
Judge Knowlton. His rare perception gave him an intuitive knowledge of men, 
and his liberality to the poor, gravity of deportment, suavity of manner, and 
personal godliness won for him the general appellation of " Saint Luke." * He 
gave the land for a public Common, and contributed largely towards the erection 
of the first court-house and jail in Newfane. 

As Judge Knowlton had been a staunch Loyalist during the ante-revolution- 
ary period, he received from the British Government a liberal grant of land in 
Lower Canada, upon a portion of which is now located the town of Sherbrooke. 
This, 'with the other fact of his well-known Tory sentiments, placed him under 
the ban of suspicion, even after he had given in his adherence, to the Govern- 
ment of Vermont, and he was so fiercely threatened by his neighbors that he 
fled from Massachusetts, where he was then living, to Vermont. On his return he 
had an experience of which the records of the Supreme Court held at Westmin- 
ster, February term 1784, are the evidence. The case is known as that of 
Freeman vs. Prouty : an indictment for burglary. 

Although Knowlton had abundantly proved his loyalty to the new Govern- 
ment and order of things, the "Yorkers" believed him to be still secretly nego- 
tiating with the British Government, and in its pay. So stoutly did they 
continue their charge of treason that Congress in secret session, November 27, 
1 782, ordered his arrest, and, as already stated, he fled for safety. Returning the 
following year, he was kidnapped one November night by Francis Prouty, 
Thomas Whipple, Johnathan Dunkely, John and Darwin Wheeler, and others, 

" armed with pistols, clubs, guns, swords and bayonets," 
and conveyed beyond the border. General Fletcher under whom Knowlton 
had fought in 1759 ordered the militia to assemble to the rescue, but the fearless 
return of Knowlton made further operations unnecessary. The rioters were 

* His piety is evidenced in every page of his war journal, for lie has carefully recorded the 
• "!i \).c Lord's Day, giving always the text and name of the preacher. 



6o • The Knowlton Genealogy 

subsequently tried, and convicted, and Prouty as ringleader was fined £ 3 o f with 
costs and forty days' imprisonment. 

It would appear that his traducers left no stain upon his reputation, for he 
was chosen Deacon of his church, and it fell to him to "set the psalm," reading 
off two lines at a time for the congregation to sing. He died December 12, 
1810. Kis wife died September 1, 1797. 



267 William and Hannah Hastings had : 

(576) Hannah, 1765. m. Capt. Thomas Harrington, October 14, 1784. 

(577) Asa, 1767. m. Olive Waite, February 2, 1789. 

(578) Susannah, 177L m. John S. Whitney, May 4, 1799. 

(579) Aftemus, 1774. m. Kuldah Lyon, 1798. m. 2d Rhoda Smith. ^ 

(580) William, June 20, 1777. m. Clorinda Smith, 1802. v 

(581) Seth, May 11, 178 r. m. Relief Howe. 

(582) Joseph H., March 22, 1785. m. Chloe Forbush, 1806. 

William was a Deacon in the Shrewsbury church 17 84-1 820, where he rem. 
from Templeton in 1776. He was a Selectman 1785-7, and was admitted to the 
church in Shrewsbury, with his wife, June 1778. He d. there September 13, 
1820. Hannah was a lineal descendant of Capt. Thomas and Susannah Hast- 
ings, members of the old English family of that name, who sailed to America 
from Ipswich, Eng., in the ship Elizabeth, April 10, 1636. They settled m 
Watertown, Mass., where Hannah d. October 25, 1832. 



270 Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth Batchelder had : 

(583) Susannah, March 22, 1772. d. 1776. 

(584) Cynthia, July 9, 1773. d. 1776. 

(585) Elizabeth, September 26, 1775. m. Noyes. d. 1848. 

(586) Dea. Ezekiel, April 28, 1777. m. Eleanor Brown, 1828. 

(587) Susannah, May 2, 1779. m. Thomas Witherbee, Jr., 1800. 

(588) Luke, July 30, 1782. m. Hetty Rand, September 3, 1804. 

(589) Thomas, November 17, 1784. m. Rebecca Whitney, November, 1809. 

(590) Amasa, March 10, 1787. m. Sarah Parks, 1816. 

(591) Cynthia, March 19, 1789. d. October 19, 1861. unm. 

(592) Mark B., October 9, 1791. 

(593) Hannah \V., February 10, 1795. m - Daniel G. Noyes, 1817. 

Capt. Thomas was elected Selectman of Shrewsbury twenty-one times, and 
Town Clerk ten times. In 1777 the expediency of having a bass-viol to assist 
in the music was solemnly discussed by the congregation, and Capt. Thomas 



The Knowltoris of New England 61 

was selected to "sett the psalm," an office which he held for six years. He 
served in the P. evolutionary War, his commission as 2d Lieut, dating December 
6 1777. He was promoted December 3, 1778, and was Capt. of the 6th Com- 
pany, Worcester Co. Regiment. He received pay for the loss of personal 
effects at the evacuation of New York, September, 14, 1776, and was probably 
a* the battle of Harlem Heights, where his kinsman and namesake, Col. Thomas, 
fell He d. August 22, 1829, and his widow, Elizabeth, d. January 7, 1S33. 



271 John and Lucy had : 

(504) Abraham, 1756. m. Anna Taylor. 



2SA 



Robert and Perry and 2d ■ Pratt had 



(595) Chauncey. m. Annie Phillips. 

( 59 6) Levi. 

(597) Lydia. m. Mc'George. 

(598) Daniel, m. Ruth Meritt. 

(599) William, m. Barbara Ritz. 

(600) Sophia. 

(601) Lottie. 

Robert was a sailor. He removed from Machias, Me., to Vermont, and en- 
gaged in farming. He served in the Revolutionary War, in Captain Allin's corn- 
pany, Colonel Bradford's regiment, having enlisted for the whole war. He also 
served in the War of 181 2. He married at, or near, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 
and removed west. 



2S5 Jeremiah and Anna Pierce had : 

(602) Ezekiel, 1765. m. Mary Knowlton, 1795. 

(603) Mehitable, 1779. d. 1869. 

(604) Anna. 

(605) John. m. Sally Knowlton, 1804. 
(6c6) Johnathan. d. 1858. 

(607) Samuel, m. Lucy Knowlton. to. 2d Mercy Knowlton. 

(608) Andrew. 

(609) Sally, m. Williams. She d. 1870 

(610) Betsey, m. James Cupps. 

(611) Jeremiah, m. Deborah Stetson, December, 1820. 

(612) Fellows, d. at sea, 1825. 
(6 « 3) David. 



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286 Andrew and Ruth Ridlow had : 

(614) John, 1799. m. Lydia Hall. m. 2d Mary Mescroe. 

(615) Joseph, m. Susan Redlaw. 

(6)6) Andrew, 1796. m. Mary Maddocks. 
(617) Sarah, in. E. Johnson. <s 

(61S) Susan, ra. Samuel Rice, soldier in "War of 1812. 
(619) Anna, 1792. d. 1872. 

Andrew was a Revolutionary soldier. He served with the rank of corporal 
at the defense of Machias, Me., in Capt. Jacob Ludwig's company ; re-enlisted 
in Colonel Jones' Third Regiment, Maine Militia, to assist Colonels Wade and 
Ludwig in the operations around Providence, R. I. He d. aged 95. 



2S7 Johnathan and Mary Blunt Oakes had : 

(620) Sarah, May 25, 1778. m. Jeremiah Butler, November 25, 1802. 

(621) Johnathan, December 4, 1780. m. Deborah Tufts, August 20, 1801. 

(622) Samuel, January 4, 1783. m. Olive Butler, March 6, r8o6. 

(623) Gilbert, January 26, 1785. pub. to Sarah Odell, November 27. 1806. 

(624) Lydia A., October 17, 1787. m. Thomas Wellman ; 12 chil. 

(625) Francis, m. Lovie Butler, November 26, 1812. m. 2d Rosann^ 

Hunter, November 17, 1841. 

(626) Katherine. m. Joseph Dennett, September 3, 1832. They rem. to 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

(627) Hannah, March 25, 1795. d. young. 

Johnathan was b. in Ipswich, and resided for a time in Walpole (Maiden) 
Mass., from which place they removed to Damariscotta, Me., in 1787. Aft 1 a 
brief stay here, Johnathan pushed on to the Sandy River, a tributary of the 
Kennebec, and effected a settlement on Lot 17, where he built a log house 
There being no mills on the river at this early date, Johnathan was obliged 
to shoulder his bag of corn, and carry it through an unbroken wilderness to 'be 
mill at Winthrop, a round trip of fifty-two miles, with only a pocket compass, or 
spotted trees, as a guide, and involving an absence of a week from the isolated 
log house in which his wife remained entirely alone with her infant sor Jona- 
than, Jr. The great freshet of October 22, 1785, drove the family from theii 
rude quarters, and tbey were with difficulty rescued, being taken out of the top 
window, and ferried across the river to the house of his brother- in-law. He 
subsequently erected mills at Farmington Falls, and, although they wer 
away by floods, his indomitable energy and perseverance revived his fortunes, 
and at his death, November 5, 1819, he was a principal owner of real estate and 
milling property. His humane and generous disposition endeared him to all 
classes, and he passed the latter years of his life in the serene enjoyment of 



The Knowltons of New England 63 

public confidence and neighborly regard. He was an ardent Methodist, and, 
with Stephen Titcomb, he was mainly instrumental in building the first meeting- 
house at Farramgtqn Fails. 

His widow, Mary, d. October 2, 1825. 



:Q4 



Anna Knowlton aud Thomas Hitchcock had 



(628) Joseph, December 9. 1780. 

(629) Martha, March 21, 1782. d. 1788. 

(C30) Hannah, August 12, 1785. m. 12 child. Shed. 1834. 
(631) Martha, May 14, 1788. m. Zacharias Butterfield. 
(652) Mary, August 17, 1789. m. Isaac Butterfield. 

(633) Anna, October 16, 1791. m. William Adams. 

(634) Thomas, April 2, 1795. m. Sally Parker ; m. 2d Ruth Thomas. 

(635) Samuel, December 19, 1796. 

(636) Sarah, June 10, 1801. m. Ebenezer Knowlton, December 28, 1818. 



305 Ezekiel and Elizabeth Woodbury had : 

(637) Robert, 1761. m. Jemima Smith. 

(638) Sarah, April 15, 1763. m. Moses Trussell, December 18, 1786. 

(639) Ezekiel, May 9, 1768. m. Susan Smith, November, i793^nrm2cC 

(640) Elizabeth, October 9, 1770. a at Hopkinton, Mass. v unm. 

(641) John, December 8, 1773. d. at Hopkinton. fiJ(J[ 

(642) Mary, October 3, 1775. d. at Hopkinton. unm. 

(643) Levi, October 7, 1777. d. at Hopkinton. 

(644) Nathaniel, 1780. m. Susan Greely ; m. 2d. Mary Connor. 

(645) James, March 17, 1782. d. in Hopkinton. School teacher. 

(646) Lydia, February 20, 1784. m. Wm. K. Storey. 

Ezekiel enlisted in the Colonial Army when but eighteen years old, served 
in the French and Indian War, and endured great privations and sufferings. 
At the close of the war he returned, and m. his cousin Elizabeth. He d. Janu- 
ary 6, 1818. Elizabeth d. May 6, 1S26. 



309 Anna Knowlton and Edward Jumper had 

(647) John, August 16, 1757. 

(648) Elizabeth, September 2, 1758. 

(649) Rebecca, August 12, 1761. 

(650) Abigail, January 10, 1762. 



64 The Knowlton Genealogy 

310 John and Mary Merrick had : 

(651) John, Jr., November 29, 1755. 

(652) Ezekicl, 1757. m. Mehitable Fisk. He d. 1806. 

(653) Robert, February 24, 1759. m. Eda Allen, November 12, 17 So. 

(654) Mary, July 11, 1761. m. Moses Hill. 

(655) Sarah, June 17, 1763. m. Benjamin Leach, September 1, 17S4. 

(656) Anna, December 31, 1765. m. Daniel Trussell. 

(657) Daniel, August 25, 1768. m. Mary Stocker, January 13, 1793. 

Residence, Manchester and Gloucester, Mass. John, Jr., sailed from New- 
buryport, as Prize Master on the ship Bennington, sent home one prize, and was- 
never^heard of afterwards. 



317 Elizabeth Knowlton and Daniel Murphey had : 

(658) Daniel. 

(659) Sarah. 

(660) Elijah, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Bliss. 

Daniel was a corporal in Captain Colton's company, Colonel David Brewer's 
and Colonel Rufus Putnam's regiments. He fought at Bunker Hill, and served 
for three years and eight months in the Revolutionary War. 



319 Samuel and Jane Linscott had : 

(661) Samuel, August 9, 1788. m. Betsey Butler, February 20, 1812. 

(662) John, December 7, 1789. m. Sally Green ; m. 2d Sarah Butler. 

(663) Betsey, February 6, 1791. m. James Cummings, October 28, 1813. 

(664) Joseph, September 20, 1792. m. Mary Tufts of Indiana, January 22, 

1818. 3 chil. 

(665) Ebenezer, October 10, 1794. m. Sally Hiscock, December 28, 1818. • 

(666) Esther, March 25, 1796. m. Richard Maddock, March 27, 1819. She 

d. May 30, 1832. He d. 1863. 

(667) Joshua, September 8, 1797. m. Lydia Lowell, November 16, 1820. 

(668) Jane, April 23, 1799. m. Oliver Lowell, April 30, 1820. She d. 

December 5, 1821. 

(669) Benjamin, January 15, iSor. d. Decembers, 1827. unm. 

(670) Martha, July 5, 1802. m Ebenezer Stowers, December 22, 1823. d. 

June, 1859. 

(671) Sally, September 3, 1804. d. young. 

(672) Dean, July 23, 1S07. m. Mehitable Graves, November 17.. 183^ 

Shoemaker. 



The Knowltons of New England 65 

Samuel rem. from Ipswich to Sandy River Township, Maine, in 1786, where 
by farming in summer and shoemaking in winter lie acquired a considerable 
fortune. He was noted for his geniality and benevolence, and' many of the old 
settlers recall with a delight which age has not diminished the old red wagon of 
" Uncle Sam " which he always filled with fruit for freo distribution among 
them in their boyhood days. He d. February 17, 1844. She d. May 2?, 1857, 
aged 93. 

320 Joseph and Fanny Stevens had : 

(673) Fanny, August 19, 1795. rn - Francis Lynch, April, 1^15. Ten chil. 

(67 4) Nancy, December 29, 1796. d. unm. 

(675) Samuel D., January 5, 1800. m. Nancy Shattuck, April j, 1824. 

(676) Eliza, April 4, 1801. m. William Ames, August 20, 1832. She'd. 

February 29, 1872. Fie d. 1S68. 

(677) Maria B., April 1, 1806. m. Joseph Clark. October 11, 1825. She 

d. October 6, 1892. 
(578) Hannah E., June 1, 1807. m. Geo. W. Came. She d. January 5, 
18S5. 

(679) Elizabeth A., November 5, 1809. d. young. 

(680) Emeline K., December 29, 1811. m. Joshua Burns. Three chil. She 

d. March 19, 1884. 

Joseph was a shoemaker. He rem. from Ipswich, Mass., to Amherst, N. II., 
where he d. March 7, 1842. Fanny was from Amherst, N. H., and d. Novem- 
ber 25, 1834. 



321 Ebenezer and Ruth Smalley had : 

(6S1) Edmund, October 1, 1800. m. Caroline Parsons, December 17, 182?. 
• (6S2) Mary A., June 13, 1808. 
(683) Dean O., June 16, 1812. m. Marilla Wood, September 6, 1836. 

(654) Ebenezer, June 1817. d. young. 

(655) Ebenezer," August, 1822. m. Fidelia Needham, April 16, 1844. 

Ebenezer settled in Hanover, N. H. He rem. from there in 1806, to 
Caicnovia, N. Y., where he d. February 22, 1842. Ruth d. March 21, i86t. 



323 Martha and Isaac Moore had : 

(686) Mary B., January n, 1800. m. Woolson, 1826. 

(6S7) Joseph, March 3, 1803. m. Mrs. Lovie B. Cram. May 20, 1832. 
(688) Dean, February 8, 1805. 



66 ine jrvnowiton ucneaiogy 

(689) Esther D., January 18, 1808. d. October 30, 183 1. 

(690) Isabel, May 10, 18 10. m. Joseph Crosby, September 7, 1S35. 

(691) Christiana, July 28, 1815. 

Residence, Milford, N. H. 
Martha d. July 23, 1871, aged 99. 






318 Esther and William Kinsman had: 

(692) Samuel, October 22, 1785. m. Rachel Carter. 

(693) Mary, October 2, 1787. m. Ephraim Annable. 

(694) Thomas, June 19, 1789. m. Sally . 

(695) William, December 13, 1 791 . m. Hannah Shotwell. 

(696) Esther, July 1, 1793. m. Moses Sanborn. 

(697) Ebenezer, October 21, 1799. d. July 6, 1816. 

(698) Martha, October 22, 180 1. d. young. 

(699) Elmira, December 28, 1804. m. Ezekiel Roberts. 

Esther d. May 31, 1807. William d. July 17, 1806. Residence, Ipswich. 



324 Nathaniel and Lucy Chapman had : 

(700) Martha, m. James Thompson. 

(701) Polly, m. Ezekiel Knowlton. 

(702) Eunice, m. Jonah Folsom, Jefferson, Maine. 

(703) Joseph. Sett, in Daramiscotta. 

(704) Ezra. 

325 Joseph and Martha Dean had: 

(705) Martha, m. Nathaniel Thompson. 

(706) Sally, 1754. m. John Knowlton. 

(707) Lucy. m. Samuel Knowkon. 

(708) Benjamin. 

(709) Mercy, m. Samuel Knowlton. 

(710) Joseph W., August 18, 1780. m. Nancy . 

(711) Priscilla. m. Chas. Hilton. 

(712) George W. m. Susan ; m. 2d Martha Wheeler, March n, 1832. 



329 John and Mary Dodge had : 

(713) Mary. m. 

(714) John, 1781. m. Mary Dodge, December 26, 1818. He d. March lI 

1834. 



The Knowltons of New England 67 

(715) Elizabeth, 1783. d. October 28, 1861. 
{716) Joseph, 1 7S7. m. Lucretia H. Brigham. 

John, Sen., d. March 25, 1834. Mary d. March 23, 1824. 



330 Isaac and Patty Woodbury had : 

(717) Isaac, June 15, 1801. in. Nancy Dodge Knowlton, December 1, 1836. 

(718) Martha, June 18, 1802. m. Epps Farr, November 27, 1823. She d. 

August 23, 1876. One dau., Martha. 
{719) Eliza, February 19, 1807. m. Isaac Patch, December 8, 1827. 

(720) Esther,. June 24, 1812. m. Joseph Knowlton. 

(721) Lucinda, September 26, 1816. m. Francis Allen, March 3, 1842. 

Had s. Albert. 

Isaac d. July 28, 1843. Patty d. September 20, 1870. 



332 Ezra and Abigail Dodge had : 

(722) Susannah, April 18, 1763. 

(723) Ezra, November 5, 1768. 

(724) Levi, May 5, 1782. m. Margaret Woodbury, March 4, 1809. 

(725) Susan, m. Timothy Higgins. 

(726) Nancy. 

(7*7) Emma. m. Topliff. 

(7*S) Fanny. 

(7*9) Abigail, m. 6 chil. 

(73 s ) Joseph, January 23, 1780. d. at sea., 1820. 

Abigail d. October 25, 1812. 



^^^ Edmund and Mary Austin had : 

(;.u) Moses, July 22, 1779. m. Eunice Cummings, October 20, 1805. 
(73*) James, June 2, 1785. m. Nancy Allen, May 22, 1813. 
(733) Edmund, December 31, 1790. m. Lydia Patch, December 10, 1818. 
W34l Mary. m. Benjamin Burnham, February 11, 1799. 

5. Imund d. November 24, 1827. Mary d. October 12, 1841. Residence, 
Ipswich, Mass. 



63 The Knowlton Genealogy 

335 Neamiah and Martha Tilton had : 

(735) Neamiah, August 10, 1775. m. Patience Parsons, July 26, 1797. 

(736) Asa, May 5, 1777. m. Anna D. Fair, 1802. He d. November 27, 

1859. She d. November r, 1859. 

(737) Martha, November 9, 1779. d. October 7, 185 1. 

(73 8 ) Josiah, August 12, 1783. m. Elizabeth Woodbury, March ir, 1815. 

(739) Benjamin, November 6, 1784. 

(740) Charles, October 5, 1789. d. January 22, 1867. 

Neamiah m. 1st Elizabeth Pott, and 2d Susannah Fellows, October 11, 1771, 
having no issue by either. 

Ke m. 3d Martha Tilton, November 22, 1774, who d. August 10, 1832. He 
d. at Boylston, Mass., August 13, 1834. 



337 Moses and — — Cummings had : 

(741) Moses, 1784. m. Abigail Lufkin. 

(742) Elizabeth, m. Curtis. 

(743) David, m. 

(744) Benjamin, d. unm. 

(745) Esther, m. Bugby. 

(746) Susan, m. Foster. 

(747) Mary. m. Hoyt. 

Residence, New Gloucester, Maine, whence Moses and his family removed 
to Essex, Mass. 



339 Malachi and Abigail Patch had : 

(748) Michael, July 7, 1782. m. Margaret Boyd, pub., April 6, 1805. 

(749) Azor, February 15, 1787. m. Lois Chamberlain, December 27, 1810. 

(750) Ivers, February 15, 1790. m. Sarah Patch, October 15, 1814. 

(751) Lavinia, bap. August 28, 1785. m. Thomas Moore. 

(752) Mercy, November 12, 1800. m. Aaron Dodge, September 22, 1827. 

(753) Anna, February, 1802. m. Andrew Woodley, April 13, 1830. She d. 

December 24, 1874. 

Residence, Salem, Mass. 

Malachi served in the Revolutionary War as a Fifcr, from September 4, 1776, 
to November, 1777. He enlisted at Beverly, Mass., and in October, 1777, was 
under General Gates. He was run over by his wagon, and died from his injuries 
at Ipswich, September 14, 1830. Abigail d. August 22, 1839. 






The Knowltons of New England 69 

340 Ephraim and Mary Murphy had : 

(754) Temple, May 12, 1793. d. 1811. 

(755) Fannie, May 12, 1798. m. Antonio Ferrandero, May 20, 182 1. 4 chil. 

(756) Katie, m. Richardson. 3 chil. 

(757) Mary A. m. 1 dau. Susan. 

(758) Brackett. 

(759) George. 

(760) Eunice, August 12, 1787. m. Jona Smith. 3 chil. 

(761) Polly, October 14, 1781. 
{762) Ephraim, June 26, 1785. m. Mrs. Hannah Barrett, May 17, 1806. 

(763) Lucy, m, 6 chil. 

(764) Sarah, m. 6 chil. 
(765} Benjamin. 
(766) Enos, January 1, 1791. 

Removed from Ipswich, and settled in Thomaston, Me. 



345 Abigail Knowlton and Benjamin Larcom had : 

(I) Sally, September 2^, 1795. m. Sheldon Dodge, February 23, 1819. 

(II) Abigail, September 3, 1797. 

(III) Benjamin, December 31, 1799. 

(IV) Theresa, November 5, 1801. 

(V) Joseph, December 3, 1803. 

(VI) Neamiah, September 9, 1806. 

(VII) Ezra, December 19, 1808. 

(VIII) Catherine, December 25, 1815. 

Abigail d. February 21, 1870. 



346 Benjamin and Abigail Larcom had : 

(766 a) David, October n, 1790. 
(766 b) Abigail, December 17, 1792. 

(767) Ira, January 8, 1797. m. Molly- ; m. 2d Elizabeth Perry. lie 

committed suicide. 

(768) Hezekiah, March 15, 1801. 

(769) Hannah, August 19, 1803. 

Benjamin d. May 28, 1839. Abigail d. December 18, 1824. 



70 The Know) ton Genealogy 

347 Annie Knowlton and William Foster had 

(770) William, August 25, 1798. 

(771) Ives, August 24, 1800. 

(772) Cynthia, March 3, 1804. m. Gibbs. 

(773) A son > 1809. 

(774) Abigail, August 28, 18 14. m. Witham. 






348 John and had : 

(775) Thomas, 1756. 



350 Abraham and Sarah Lord had : 

(776) Abraham, January 25, 1756. 

(777) Mary, August 16, 1758. m. Abraham Wyatt, 1782. 

(778) Nathaniel, February 22, 1761. 

(779) Elizabeth, March 17, 1764. m. Daniel Stearns. September 17, 1783. 
(7S0) Ebenezer, June 18, 1767. He built the pulpit in the Ipswich church. 

(781) Lucy, July 13, 1771. m. Oliver. 

(782) John, January 1774. m. Dorcas Shapleigh, August 4, 1790. 

(783) Cyrus, June 4, 1780. 



353 Thomas and Sarah Stacey had : 

(784) Sarah, February 27, 1757. d. young. 

(785) Dea. Thomas, October 26, 1760. 

(786) Jacob, August 14, 1766. m. Abigail Hodgkin. 

(787) Sarah, January 10, 1768. m. James Lord. 

(788) Mary, August 15, 1775. m. Thomas Lord, September 29, 1795. 

chil. She d. March 15, 1855. He d. February 21. 1S5S. 

(789) Rebecca, m. Thomas Lane. 8 chil. 



358 Johnathan and. Ruth Page had: 

(790) Susannah, February 16, 1763. 

(791) William B., August 25, 1764. m. Mary Wallace, July 19, 1784. 

(792) Sarah, May 22, 1766. m. Ebenezer Dustin. 6 chil. 

(793) Betty, April 12, 1768. 

(794) David, September 10, 1770. m. Drusilla Deague. 

(795) Lydia, January 10, 1772. 



The Knowltons of New England 7* 

(796) Patience, April 12, i77 6 - 

(797) Dolly, December 12, 1778. 

(798) Johnathan, May 10, 17 81. 

(799) Polly, September 15, 1784. 

Johnathan was b. in Kensington. In 1767, he bought fifty acres of land in 
the Province of Nottingham for which he paid thirty pounds, lawful money. 
Jn the summer of 1768, he built him a log house. He bought fifty acres more 
in 1774, and in i 7 77 he and his brother Thomas added one hundred and fifty 
acres more, paying for the tract only twelve shillings. He was one of ton- 
ers to a protest against the hostility of Great Britain, and one of a l CommitUe 
of Safety in 1777. He lived in Northwood, N. H., many years, and d. there m 
June, 1814. Ruth d. October, 1825. 

364 Thomas and Betsey Giles had : 

(800) Asa, February 2, x 77 7. m. Ruth Knowlton ; m. 2d Sally Knowlton, 

1812 He d. October 10, 1861. Res, Danbury, N. H. 

(801) Sally G., April 14, W* m. Samuel Gerrish. She d. September, 

1849. 

(802) Nathan, April 8, 1780. m. Abigail Dane. 

(803) Stephen C, September 9, 1782. m. Mary Greene 

8o 4 Sherburne, October 29, 1784. m. Sally Knowlton; m. .d ^ Betsey 
Dane, September ai, 1831 ; m. 3d and 4* ; and d. January, 
1875. 
(805) Hannah, April 24, 1787- m. Samuel Dane. She d. 1881. 
(S06) Nancy Ann, April 22, 1789. d. April, 1876. 
(867) Jeremiah, July 17, 1791. Drowned July 9, 1810. 

(808) Joseph, January 25, 1794. m. Susan Dearborn, September 8, 1819. 

(809) Ebenczer, September 17, 1796. m. Lydia Harris. 

Thomas was born in Kensington, Mass., and rem. to Northwood when 
young, and eventually settled on land formerly- called Lucas Pond. He d. 
March 7, 1832. Thomas served in various companies during the Revolution, 
and was promoted from a private to sergeant, ensign, and lieutenant. See Ap- 
pendix. 

366 Ebenezer and Elizabeth Rawlings had : 

(810) Charlotte, August 3, 1785. m. Nathan Holt. 7 chil. 

(8u) James, October 16, 1788. m. Sally Demerritt, April 30, 1S15. He 

d. 1824. 
(8u) Shuah, March 19, 1790. m. Dominicus Griffin. 3 chil. 
(813) Sally B., May 19, 1793. m. Asa Knowlton. 



72 The Knowiton Genealogy 

(814) Nancy, September 13, 1794. 

(815) Betsey, October 18, 1797. 

(Si 6) Hosea C, March 31. 1799. m. Betsey Scavey, 1825. Res. in Chi- 
chester, N. II. 

(817) Ruth, October 12, 1801. m. Ezra Baxter. 2 chil. 

(818) Lydia, April 18, 1803. m. J. C. Johnson. 1 chil. 

Ebene/.er settled in Nottingham, at the foot of Saddleback Mountain. Like 
his father and brothers he was over six feet tall. 



370 Rev. David and Mary A. Green had : 

(S19) Jane, September 17, 1768. m. Capt. E. Brown. 

(820) Betsey, July 27, 1770. 

(821) Mary, March 15, 1773. m. Thomas Blake. 3 chil. 
(S22) Johnathan, April 1, 1776. 

(823) Jemima, June 23, 1777. 

(824) (Rev.) David, October 9, 178c. m. Hannah True. Res., Pittsfeld, 

N. H. He d. March 11, 1817. 

(825) Ebenezer, April 6, 1782. m. Abigail True, November 28, 1802. d. 

November 18, 1891. 

(826) Nathan, December, 1783. 

David was a clergyman. He m. Mary A. in Seabrook, Mass., and rein, to 
Fairfield, N. H., March, 1770. He d. March n, 1815. Mary d. November nj, 
1817. 



3 J) Benjamin and Phoebe Wright- had : 

(827) Phoebe, June 21, 1751. d. young. 

(82S) Benjamin. September 26, 1753. m. Abigail Wright, 1776. 

(829) Henry, April 16, 1756. m. Sybil . 

(830) Lydia, October 31, 175S. m. Ephraim Adams. 

(831) Esther, August 10, 1761. d. in Potsdam, N. Y., April 16, 1777. 

(832) Sarah, August 26, 1764. m. Obadiah Coolidge. 

(833) John, January 18, 1766. m. Sally Holden. 

(834) Eunice, January 28, 1769, m. Luke Ripe. 2 chil. 

(835) Bertha, April 8, 1771. d. young. 

(836) Hannah, September 18, 1776. m. Ishmael Holcomh. 5 chil. 

Benjamin was b. in Ipswich, and rem. to New Ipswich, N. H., about t 7 5 : , 
for in the following year he was a proprietor of that town.-and included in the 
tax list, being rated as the seventh out of ninety-five in point of wealth. There 
is scarcely a record of public enterprise, patriotic spirit, or private worth with 



The Knowltons of New England 73 

which his name is not prominently associated. He was tithing-man of the first 
council meeting in 1762, and at the last town meeting held under the rule of 
George III. he was chosen a 

"Committee of Correspondence and Inspection to Promote the General 
Safety." 

Largely through his energy a company of militia was formed, of which he was 
first lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Fletcher commanding, in 1771, and he served in 
this rank in the Lexington Alarm. He d. July 21, 1809. Phoebe, his wife, d. 
January, 1813. 

375 Pvice 3d and Sarah Coey had : 

(837) Judith, January 9, 1766. m. Dodd. 

(83S) Lydia, May 1, 1768. 

(839) Lucy, October n, 1769. in. John Gott, Jr. 

(840) John, November 20, 1771. m. Mary Gott, August 18, 1793. He d. 

1325. She d. 1827. 
(S41) Ruth, June 30, 1774. m. William Pierce, 1799. 

Rice served in the Revolutionary War from Gloucester, Mass., though xc- 
siding in Wenham. 

376 Ezra and ■ had : 

(S.;r) Susannah. 



377 Charles A. and Emma Pickard had : 

(843) Johnathan, May 28, 1770. m. Dolly Prouty, 1790. 

(844) Mary, December 30, 1771. m. Josiah Bush, December n, 1792. 
(S45) Francis. August 13, 1775. d. at No. Brookfield, Mass., August 26, 

1838. 
(846) Eunice, February 10. 1778. d. March n, 1798. 
(S47) Hannah, 1780. d. May 22, 1789. 

(848) Judith, May 26, 17S2. m. Pela C. Stoddard, June 12, 1812. 

(849) Capernium,' December 11, 1787. m. Marshall P. Wilder, of Sterling, 

Mass. 
> Charles, October 10, 1790. d. July ir, 1826. 

Charles A. was a farmer. He and his sister Lydia, b. in Ipswich, were taken 
when 'juite young to the home of their uncle Chas. Adams, in North Brookfield, 
*fl« whose death Charles A. inherited the farm. He was a Minute-man of the 
■ .-..•nary Army. He d. August r, 1820. Eunice d. December 20, 1826. 






74 The Knowllon Genealogy 

379 Reuben and Mary (Mercy) Morse had : 

(851) John. m. Mary Curtis. He d. April 4, 1844. She d. May 12, 1853. 

(852) Andrew, m. Olive Curtis. 

(853) Stephen, m. Betsey Curtis, 1795. 

(854) Lucy. m. Harney. 

(855) Jane. ra. Moses Kenney. 

(856) Annie, m. William Flanders. 8 chil. 

Reuben removed from Beverly, Mass., to Maine. 



380 Joseph and Rachel Patch had : 

(857) Anna, October 9, 1764. m. Lieut. Wm. Atkinson. 

(858) John, October 29, 1766. m. Elizabeth Parker of Accomac, Va. ; m. 

2d Martha Parker. 

(859) Mark. m. 2d Nancy Lovett. m. 3d. 

(860) William, 1773. m. Lucy Woodley, September 28, 1799 ; m! 2d Sally 

Woodley, 1S02. 

Residence, Wenham, Mass. 



38 1 Amos and Mary Warren had : 

(861) Daniel, December 8, 1767. m. Lucy Freeman. 

(862) Eunice, m. James Woodbury, October 13, 1791. 

(863) Mary. m. Powers. 

(864) Robert, m. Loomis. 

(865) Polly, 1774. m . Ebenezer Moulton of Wenham. 8 chil. She d. 

May 30, 1858. He d. May 13, 1847. 
Mary Warren was the sister of Gen. Warren of Bunker Hill fame. Amos 
was a soldier of the Revolution. He enlisted in 1775, in Capt. Richard Dodge's 
company, Col. Baldwin's regiment, and on December 8, received pay and 
subsistence, being then at Chelsea. He also received pay for losses at the 
evacuation of New York. On February 14, 1777, he re-enlisted for three years 
in Col. Benj. Tupper's regiment, being credited to Wenham. He held the rank 
of private at Bunker Hill, being subsequently promoted to be a sergeant, and 
dying in the war, June 30, 1778. 



383 Abraham and Rhoda Tennant had 

(S66) Abraham, November 21, 1773. 
(867) Caleb, June 29, 1777. 

Abraham dying, his widow m. John West, 1788. 
Residence. Wenham, Mass. 



The Knowltons of New England 75 

384 John and had : 

(868) John, December 3, 1780. Res. in Ipswich. 

(869) Elizabeth, June 29, 1783. 

(870) Joseph, March 19, 1786. 

Residence, Ipswich. 



385 William and Elizabeth Smith had : 

(871) Robert, m. Sarah Buckmaster (or Buckminster). 

(872) Benjamin, m. Esther Lindsay. 

(873) Joseph, April 6, 1799. m. Rhoda Buckmaster. 

(874) Elizabeth, m. Samuel Hamilton. She died at the age of 100 years. 

(875) Nancy, m. Aaron Matthews ; 8 chil. 

(876) Jane. m. Joseph Curtis ; 4 chil. 

(877) Sarah, ra. George Smith ; 7 chil. 

William removed to Northport, Me., and thence to the Isle of Haute. 



384 John and had : 

(877 a) John, 1773. m. Isabella Bailey, 1796. 

(877 b) Mark, 1774. m. 3 times ; 3d Nancy Thorndyke. 

John d. 1797. 

386 Robert and Betsey Davis had : 

(878) Robert, d. young. Res. in Maine. 

(879) Lucy. m. Joseph Savage. Res. in Maine. 

(880) William, res. in Maine. 
(S81) Mercy, m. 

(882) Sarah, m. Asa Parlin. 

(8S3) Cyrus, October 25, 1799. m - Celia Bostwick. 

(884) Anna, 1802. m. Daniel Savage. 

(SS5) David P., 1802. m. Susannah Knowlton. 



387 Thomas and Joanna Martin had : 

I &) Thomas, October 23, 1783. Lost at sea. 

('•7) Parker, January 18, 1785. Disappeared. Last seen in a southern 
port 
I Jerereiafc, February 24, 1788. m. Betsey Rhodes, 1813. 



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(S89) Amos. April 25, 1789. m. Betsey Knowlton, 1820. 

(890) Harriett, May 9, 1791. m. Daniel Collins ; m. 2d Robert Moore. 

(891) Lewis, Jane 10, 1793. Killed in War of 1812. 

(892) George, November 15, 1795. m - Rutn Holmes, September 20, 1816. 

(893 ) Susannah, July 22, 1798. m. Daniel F. Rogers. 

(894) Nathaniel, February 23, 1805. m. Rachel Pottle, August 18, 1834. 

(895) Abraham, February 4, 1803. m. Lucinda Billings May 21, 1824. 

Col. Thomas served in the Maine Militia during the war of the Revolution, 
being promoted rapidly from the rank of lieutenant through the various grades 
to that of colonel. Pie resided in Northport Me. 

While on a visit to Great Britain at the close of the war, he was presented 
with what was then believed to be the coat-of-arms of the Knowltons em- 
broidered on a household ornament. His patriotic ardor expressed itself in 
such antipathy to England that he removed the lion which formed the crest, 
and substituted an American flag. He d. October 10, 1827. 



389 Capt. Benjamin and Susanna Woodbury had : 

(896) Bernard, m. Betsey Sargent, August 10, 18 10. 

(897) Benjamin, April 25, 1787. m- Lydia Haskell. 

(898) Susannah, September 12, 1788. 

(899) Ebenezer, December 9, 1789. 

(900) Issachar, January 1, 1792. 

(901) Joanna, m. Thomas Preston. v 

Residence, Beverly. 

Capt. Benjamin d. August 5, 1822. Susannah d. December 20, 1824. 



391 Jonathan and Hannah Morgan, of Beverly, had 

(902) Jonathan, 1777. m. Mollie Knowlton. 

(903) Hannah, 1780. m. John Cleaves ; m. 2d Barnet. 

(904) Barnet, June 19, 1788. m. Betsey Sargent, October 13, 1814. 

Residence, Ipswich, Mass. 



395 William and Julia ■ had : 

(905) Josiah, 1770. m. Miriam Draper. 

(906) Kate, November 30, 1773. 

(907) Oliver, July 8, 1779. m. Mary Dodd, April 20, 1802. 

Residence, Holliston. Mass. 



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397 Asa and Sarah Hadley had : 

(90S) Asa, Jr., 1765. m. Alice Divoli. 

(909) Sarah, m. Joel Johnson. She d. 180S. 

(910) Deborah, in. Thiers. She d. 1809. 



398 EHas and Elizabeth Jennings had : 

(9)?) Rebecca, October 3. 1765. m. David Morse, June 29, 1790. Rem, 
to Holland Purchase. He d. 1843. She d. 1840. 

(912) Elisha, June 5, 1767. m. Polly Chamberlain, of Dublin, N. H., 

January 1, 1795 ; m. 2d Hannah Chamberlain. t 

(913) Elias, May 14, 1769. m. Lydia Fisk, August 2, 1789 ; m. 2d Hannah 

Fislc. Sett, in Warwick, Mass. 

(914) Daniel, m. Lucinda Blake, September 9, 1S03. 

(915) Jesse, m. Polly Blake, May 7, 1794. 

(916) Luther, February 14, 1773. in. Prudence Dadman, 1800. 

(917) Elizabeth, April 19, 1776. 

(918) Gilbert, March 6, 1778. 

(919) Simeon, October 31, 1779. m. "Hannah Wrisley, November 26, 1829. 

(920) Jason. 

(921) James, June 6, 1791. 

(922) Sally, February 27, 1795. 

(923) Leonard, 1796. m. Angeline Coleman, 1823. 

(924) Lucinda, 1798. 



399 Anna and Philip Metcalf had : 



(925) Philip 

(926) Daniel. 

(927) Anna. 

(928) Mary. 



401 Nathan and Patience Miller had : 

(929) Micah, July 8, 1782. 
(93°) Susannah, May 4, 1784. 

(93 1 ) Rebecca, March 12, 1786. 

(93 2 ) Philena, May 20, 1788. m. Solomon Hopkins. 

(933) Sophia, October 6, 1790. 

< 93-0 Nancy, 1792. m. Ebenezer Knowlton. 

•935) Nathan, July 16, 1794. m. Eunice Randall, February 18, 1816. He 
d. 1873. She d. 1864. 



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402 John and Martha Jennings had : 

(036) Martha, August 16, 1769. m. Isaac Hunt, of Hancock. Res. in 

Hancock, N. H. 
(937) J° ]in > October 7, 1771. m. Polly Rowell. Rem. to Dunnerton, Vt. 

He d. November 14, 1875. 
(93S) Elizabeth, January n, 1774. d. young. 

(939) James, July 25, 1776. d. 1778. 

(940) Abigail, December 18, 1778. m. Samuel Moore, November 16, 1815. 

(941) Betsey, May 14, 17 Si. m. Samuel Derby, February 23, 1806. 

(942) Thaddeus, December 6, 1783. m. Rebecca Bishop, Dublin, N. H., 

February 23, r8o6. He d. January 14, 1826. She d. March 28, 
i833. 

(943) Simeon, August 3, 1786. d. August 2, 1813. 

(944) Henry, March 5, 1789. m. Polly Learned, October 14, 1829. 

(945) James, November 25, 1791. m. Sally Adams, of Richland, N. Y. 
Martha d. April 7, 1797, and 

John m. 2d Elizabeth Wright, February 19, 1 798, and had : 

(946) Eliza, February 28, 1799. m. Barzillai Davis. Rem. to Nelson, N. II. 

(947) Luke, August 1, 1S01. m. Mercy Bemis, December 28, 1826. 

(948) Ira, March 30, 1803. m. Eliza Lovekin. Rem. to Worcester, d. 

October 25, 1845. 

(949) Mary, July 2, 1804. m. Cornelius Towne. She d. May 19, 1836. 

(950) Levi, March 31, 1S06. d. 1854. m. Mrs. Lucy Hadley, Worcester, 

' Mass. 

Residence, Dublin, N. H. 



410 Isaiah and Jemima Johnson had : 

(951) Isaiah, July 20, 1797. m. Clarissa Spooner ; m. 2d Lydia Polland. 

He d. March 5, 1875. 

(952) Leonard, September '22, 1799. m. Lauretta Low. 

(953) William, December 12, 1800. m. Jeanette Waterman, November 26, 

1829. 

(954) Nancy, June 18, 1803. m. Asa Jackson, March 28, 1830. 

(955) Henry, October 9, 1805. m. Hannah Downs, 1831. 

(956) Mary, March 1, 180S. m. Wm. Burgess, May 2, 1830. 

(957) Jemima, April 2, 1810. m. Daniel Spooner. 

(958) Royal, April 18, 1812. d. 1815. 



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(959) J are d> April 15, 1814. m. Hannah G. Upton ; m. 2d Ada Jackson. 

(960) Julia, August 8, 1816. m. Paul Dcmerritt. 

Residence, Holliston, Mass. 

Isaiah d. November 24, 1842. She d. March 6, 1854. 



409 John and Susannah Jennings had : 

(961) Ebenezer, June 26, 1790. m. Nancy Knowlton. Res. in Kopkinton, 

N. H. d. July 20, 1871. 

(962) Jesse, July 22, 1791. m. Sarah Wight, 1816. 

(963) Silas, August 1, 1793. m. Susannah Nutting, April 6, 181 7 ; m. 2d 

Elizabeth Hardy. 

(964) John, September 30, 1795. m. Lois Bemis. Rem. to Sandy Creek, 

N. Y. d. January, 1832. 

(965) Jeremy, March 15, 1798. m. Elizabeth Farnham, of Marlborough, 

N. Y., May, 1819. 

(966) Eunice, April 3, 1S00. m. James Upton, 1S27. 3 chil. 
(o( ; 7) Mary, September 3, 1803. d. July 18, 1826. 

John was a soldier of the Revolution, and served in Capt. Joseph Lealand's 
company, Col. Abner Perry's regiment, in the Rhode Island Alarm, July, 1780, 
and (or three years previous. 

Susannah was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cozzens) Jennings. 

m was b. in Dublin, N. H., and d. there April, 1835. 



411 John m. Tarbox. m. 2d Hannah Flanders, and 

had : 

• 1765. 
' Philip, April 9, 1769. Rem. to Wentworth, N H. 
{9:0} Benjamin, February 12, 1771. m. Polly Jackman. 
■ ft) ■-}'•'. June 4, 1773. m. Lois Flanders, December 29, 1796. 
Residence, Hancock, N. H. 



4 5 3 Rose! and Sophia Goodali had : 

: vl. October 20, 1788. m. Prudence Cocklin, 1809. Res. in Pel- 
ham, Mass. 
barren, September 4, 1790. m. Mary A. Dunbar. 
• -; »i Nancy, March 10, 1793. m. James Bartlett, November 11, 1816. 10 
chil. 



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(975) Elisha, July 23, 1796. m. Nancy Hubbard, April 28, 1817. 

(976) Susannah, June 9, 1798. m. Josiah Dunbar, October 25, 1815. 

(977) Dutton, December 5, 1800. Res., Belchertown, Mass. 

Rosel d. in Belchertown, Mass., )8o6. 



413 Gideon and had : 

(978) Rev. Gideon K., 1759. m. Tolly Hayden. d. August 15, 1810. Sh 

d. August 29, 1822. 

(979) Lydia. 

414 fared and Lydia had : 

(980) Roswell, 1 771. m. Lydia Stone, 1795. 

(981) Jane. m. Coon, Troy, N. Y. 



415 Asenath and Asa Wilson had : 

(982) Roswell, July 29, 1781. 

(983) Phineas, August 15, 1785. 

(984) Sylvester, April 9, 1787. 

(985) Sophia, May 3, 1789. 

(986) Susan, April 27, 1794. 

(987) Asenath, August 29, 1796. 

(988) Asa \V., September 4, 1798. 

(989) Clarissa, July 4, 1800 

(990) Peter, June 22, 1802. 

Residence, Belchertown, Mass. 



416 Anna Knowlton and Nathan Wilson had : 

(991) Estes, May 14, 1796. 

(992) Horace, January 15, 1798. 

(993) Violet, January 20, 1799. 

(994) Russell, March 16, 1800. 



418 Joshua and Elizabeth Shattuck had: 

(995) Joshua. 

(996) Isaac. 



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(997) Welcome. 

,'. ,.•,; Friend, January 26, 1794. m. Alice Hammen. d. April 27, 1868. 

(999) Betsey, m. Martin Wheelock. d. 1874. 

(1000) John, 1802. m. Roxana Wheeler. 

(1001) Sylvia, 1805. m. Samuel Bradford. 

(1002) Chen, 1807. m. Jane Fuller. 

(1003) Madison, March 7, 1809. m. Anna Berne. 

(1004) Sally, m. Joshua Shumway. 6 ehil. 

(1005) Polly, m. John Bidwell. 4 chil. 

(1006) Elijah, m. Sally Brown. 

Residence, Belchertown, Mass. 



420 Timothy and Sarah Mansfield had : 

(1007) Ebenezer, 1770. m. Mehitable Welch, of Boston, Janua-vy 3, 1799. 

(1008) Joseph, 1771. m. Betsey Johnson, December 6, 1804. 

(1009) Benjamin, 1773. m. Betsey Grant, June 3, 1798. 

(1010) Mary, February 28, 1776. m. James Clark. Rem. to Mich. 6 chil. 
(ion) Rachel, 1777. 

(1012) Hannah, 1779. m - Keyes. 

(1013) Paul, June 2, 1780. m. Eunice Shaw, February 22, 1802. m. 2d 

Esther Anthony. 

(1014) Rhoda, March 3, 1782. m. Ebenezer Fisher, 1802. 

(1015) Huldah, July 12, 1783. m. Robert Bratton. 6 chil. 

(1016) Sarah, 1784. m. Kentefield. 

(1017) Ephraim. d. young, 1786. 

(1018) Aaron, September 30, 1787. d. 1800. 

(1019) Timothy, 17^2. m. Eunice Rice. Res. Buxton. 

Timothy removed from Medway, to Rowe, Mass., before 1770, for foui 
children were born there between that year and 1776. 

He bought a small farm in a very rugged spot, the cultivation of which was 
so difficult that he left it, and removed to Belchertown, where the rest of his 
children were born. He suffered from a sunstroke which clouded his mind ex- 
actly one year to a day, after which he recovered his usual mental powers. 

He d. June 20, 1815. Sarah d. March 20, 1820. 



420 a Ebenezer Knowltown 
Served in the Rhode Island Alarm from December 8, 1776-December 29, at 
■--■ of 4 j. Gd. per day. The following receipt is on file at the Archives of 
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" We, the subscribers, have rec d of Capt. Lovell, of Medway in 
full of our Wages, Travelling Fees, and Back Allowances of Provisions 
and Sarse which was due to us upon the Alarm, when in y e State of Rhode 
Island Stationed at Warwick, Dec" 1 y e 8 th 1776. We say rec'' by us in 
full, as Witness our Hands." 

Signed by EBENEZER KNOWLTON. 

" Marching Orders, Dec. y e 26, 1776. 

" To Joshua Partridge, One of y e Selectmen of medway. 

" I have rec d Orders from Capt. Fairbank to march with all y e men draughted 
in medway, and to be at David Man's, Innholder, in wrentham on Monday, 
y e 30 th day of this Instant at Nine o'clock in the morning. There is a Carrage 
Provided to Carry the Soldiers' Packs to David Man's and it is to be at your 
house tomorrow at 12 o'clock at noon and you are hereby Desired to Notifie 
the men Draughted in the East Company in Medway to appear at your house 
at the time above mentioned. 

" Moses Thompson." 

Ebenczer served eight years, and was in the battles of Bennington, Rutland, 
Yt., and many other engagements. 



422 Lucy Knowlton and Dea. Abijah Brooks had : 

(1020) Samuel, m. Eunice Bass. „. 

(1021) Patty, January 5, 1755. 

(1022) Lucy, September 1, 1756. 

(1023) Esther, May 29, 1758. 

(1024) Nathaniel, March 18, 1760. 

(1025) Abijah, November 22, 1761. 

(1026) Roxalena, December 3, 1763. 

(1027) Theophilus, January 24, 1766. 

(1028) Simon, December 22, 1767. d. June 4, 1844.' 

(1029) Joseph, March 6, 1770. 

(1030) Thomas, April 19, 1775. 
{1031) Lemuel, April 19, 1775. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 



423 William and Mehitable Eaton had : 

(1032) Joshua, October 21, 1760. 

(1033) Harney, November 12, 1762. m. Wheeler. 

(1034) Fanelia, February 2, 1765. m. Wh e e le r, o f - N v-Y. ^chil. 

{1035) William, January 1, 1767. ^tfhen £ tl , . 






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Lieutenant Daniel Knowlton, 
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(1036) Stephen, November 10, 176S. m. Eunice Swan. Res., Stoning- 

ton, Conn. 

(1037) Achsah, August 29, 1772. 

(1033) Mehitable, April 27, 1774. m. Hill, of N. Y. S chil. t 

(1039) Ephraim, April 27, 1774. d. April 6, 1797. 

(1040) Ann. m. Delamater. Lived in N. Y. 

William and wife were admitted into the church in Ash ford on " confes- 
sion," August 5, 1770. He committed suicide when insane, January 9, 1784. 



424 Lieut. Daniel and Elizabeth Farnham had : 

(1041) Daniel, December 17, 5765. m. Betsey Burchard, April 4, 1793. d. 

February, 1834. 
{104?) Elizabeth, March 24, 1768. m. Fred. Chaffee, of Ashford, Conn. 

(1043) Nathaniel, December 24, 1770. m. Sarah Leach, November 25, 179S. 

(1044) Manassah, December 24, 1770. m. Lydia Burton, b. March 19, 1773, 

She d. January 15, t8o6 ; m. 2d Elizabeth Card, August 5, 1821 ; 
m. 3d Clarissa Cogswell, She d. November 23, 1841. 

(1045) Ephraim, October 3, 1773. m. Jemima Farnham, of Ashford, Conn. 

(1046) Martha, February 24, 1777. m. Chas. W. Brandon, of Ashford. 

(1047) Keziah, February 9, 1781. m. Amasa Lyon, January 3, 1805. 
(:04s) Hannah, April 19, 1783. m. Daniel Knowlton. 

Elizabeth d. June 1, 1786, and Lieut. Daniel m. 2d Re- 
becca Fenton, and had : 

(1049) Erastus Fenton, January 29, 1790. m. Waite Windsor, February 

20, 1814. 

(1050) Marvin, September 3, 1794. m. Calista Leonard, April 19, 1820. 

LIEUT. DANIEL KNOWLTON was baptized in the West Parish of Box- 
tord, Mass., December 31, 1738. He was but two years old when his father re- 
moved to Ashford, Conn. Daniel's early training was calculated to have a 
powerful influence upon his military career afterwards, and it probably laid the 
foundation for some of those deeds of heroism which have made his name 
revered among his descendants. When only nineteen years old he enlisted in 
■"«■. colonial regiments for service in the French and Indian War, together with 
tus brother Thomas. From the very first he distinguished himself for bravery 
and daring, particularly as a scout, being often sent in command of small parties 
'•■'-■• reconnoitre in the forests. No duty connected with the long and bloody 
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the slightest indiscretion might betray the venturesome explorer to the cruelty 
of the savage. On one of these occasions, while serving in Capt. John Slapp's 
company, Phineas Lyman's ist Connecticut regiment, in Lord Loudon's ex- 
pedition to Fort Edward, between the 15th of March and the 17th of October, 
1757, Daniel saved the life of his companion and friend, Israel Putnam, who, in 
venturing into the dense forest outside the ramparts of Fort Edward, was 
attached by an Indian who was about to tomahawk him. Knowlton came to 
his friend's relief, and brought down the redskin by a timely shot from his 
musket. This incident explains the life-long friendship which existed between 
Putnam and Daniel Knowlton. The bravest troopers and fiercest fighters in 
the bloody encounters of the French and Indian War within New York State, 
were men of Connecticut regiments. Knowlton did most of his fighting in 
this campaign in Northern New York, in and around the ramparts and forts 
of Fort Edward, Ticonderoga, and that vicinity. 

In June, 175S, he served in Col. Eleazer Fitch's 3d Connecticut regiment, 
and Cant. Jedediah Fay's company, at Crown Point. About this time Knowlton 
captured three men belonging to a gang of bloodthirsty desperadoes, whose nu- 
merous atrocities had made them as odious as they were terrible. With a small 
force on hostile territory, it was unsafe either to retain or dismiss the prisoners, 
and the captors decided that the crimes of the offenders entitled them to halt- 
ers, and that there must be no delay. Halters were accordingly made from the 
bark of hickory saplings, by Knowlton 's orders, from which the culprits were 
soon dangling between heaven and earth. From May 7, 1761, to December 30, 
1 761, Daniel served as a sergeant in Capt. Robert Durkee's company, Phineas 
Lyman's Connecticut regiment, and from March 17, 1762, to December 4, 1762, 
in Capt. Hugh Ledlie's company, Lyman's regiment, the above companies being 
mustered and serving in the Crown Point Expedition. The original muster- 
rolls, showing his services in these campaigns, are on file in the State I ibrary. 
at Hartford, Conn. It is not known positively that Daniel rendered service in 
the Havana expedition, as most of the muster-rolls of these regiments were lost, 
or destroyed. We have very good reasons, however, for believing that he did, 
as we have proof of his brother Thomas's service there, and also proof that 
they served side by side in nearly every campaign of the French and Indian 
War. 

Upon returning to Connecticut, and to Ashford, in 1763, he m. November 
3d, Elizabeth Farnham, the daughter of Manassah Farnham, of Windham. 
Elizabeth was b. at Windham, March jo, 1742. Her mother was Keziah Ford 
daughter of Joseph Ford, a brave soldier in King Philip's War. Daniel's wife, 
Elizabeth, was the granddaughter of Henry Farnham and Phebe (Russell) Farn- 
ham, and great-granddaughter of Ralph Farnham and Sarah Sterling. Ralph, 
father of said Ralph, m. Elizabeth Holt, and was sixth son of Sir John Farnham 
of Quorndam, County Leicester, England, who lived in the reign of Edward I. 
His arms are registered in the Heralds' College. 



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: ■■; now enjoyed a brief respite from the hardships of war, and turned 
his attention to the" affairs of his home and family. His appearance at this 
time is said to have been that of a very tall, wiry man, slightly stooping shoul- 
ders, high brow, prominent nose, serious, though gentle features, and blue eyes, 
in one of which there was a slight cast, the result of a laceration in the 
French v Vai while chasing a band of savages. A projecting bramble, or prickly 
branch, tore the eye partially out of the socket, but the indomitable will of the 
soldier paid little heed to the annoyance, and he pushed on, disregarding the 
pain. His light brown hair was powdered and dressed after the fashion of the 
period. The gentleness and humanity of the man are illustrated by the follow- 
ing incident, which has erroneously been ascribed by some to his younger 
brother Thomas. One day, as Daniel was riding past the Presbyterian Church 
at Ashford, he noticed a large crowd congregated about the whipping-post, 
.•In led in the vicinity according to the harsh custom of the day. Upon in- 
quiry, he learned that a culprit was to be flogged for non-attendance at church 
and non-payment of dues. When the sentence was read preparatory to laying 
on the stripes, observing that the usual clause was omitted requiring the stripes 
*.v be applied to the bare back, he jumped from his horse and threw his own 
coat over the shoulders of the culprit, thus mitigating the force of the blows. 

Four sons and a daughter were born to Daniel and Elizabeth during this 
temporary period of domestic peace and happiness at Ashford, but the clouds 
of devolution were gathering in the Colonies, and at the first call to arms Knowl- 
ton promptly responded. 

It is related that the night before the Putnam men marched to the relief of 
Boston, " Old Put," as he was called, was noticed to leave his house and silently 
walk over to a field adjacent, and there look towards Ashford for some little 
time, shading his eyes with his hand. Being followed by a neighbor, and being 
asked for whom he was looking, the old General ejaculated, " Gad, Zounds, had 
1 only Daniel Knowlton to take with me, I 'd lick Hell itself." To this " Lex- 
ington Alarm " Daniel responded by leaving his plough in the furrow, like Cin- 
cinnatus of old, though he was, probably, not at the battle of Bunker Hill, and 
the precise nature of his service at this date is matter of tradition rather than 
of history. He was, however, one of the very first in the field, and was commis- 
sioned Ensign of Col. John Chester's Connecticut regiment, Sixth Battalion, 
Wadsworth brigade, Capt. Reuben Marcy's company, in June, 1776. Stationed 
with this regiment at Flatbush Pass, August 26th, he participated in the memo- 
rable battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, where his entire regiment nar- 
t-^caped capture.* 

': iic " Espadata," or ensign's staff, which was carried by Knowlton, is in. the possession at 

be {.resent time of one of his great-grandsons, Mr. Miner Knowlton, of 1'onghkeepsie, N. Y., 

• ; the musket which Sergeant Knowlton carried during the French and Indian War and the 

r -' year of the Revolution, and which saved the life of Putnam, is now in possession of his 

l «- great-grandson, Mr. William Herrick Griffith, of Albany, N. Y. 



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" In passing through fields of grain, Sir, I have notieed that the vah, 
sta'^d erec"' 3dS ^ ^ "* earth ' °"'>' "^ «** and worthlt 

ifead ^h", ' hereU T 5h ° Wed a PP redati °» °f the answer by bowing his own ' 
il'T PnS ° ner '° PUISUe lils -d^"°ns undisturbed The 




Bureau, Musket, Ensign, Battle-Axe, and 

Drinking Glass oe Lieut. Daniel 

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when the minister gave our a hymn having for its refrain " Give Britain praise," 
Lieutenant Knowiton immediately rose up in his seat, and requested that this 
hymn should be omitted, and another sung in its stead ; but the minister pay- 
ing no attention to his request, and the choir beginning to sing, the old soldier 
marched deliberately out of church, saying that he could not worship with a 
congregation that " gave Britain praise for anything." And he never entered 
that church again. 

While imprisoned by the British, in an old meeting-house on Long Island, 
for the space of four days he was allowed neither food nor drink. At length 
a compassionate woman, hearing of his condition, concealed food and a bottle 
of water in her clothing, and prevailed upon the guard to allow her to visit the 
meeting-house. She found Knowiton almost in a dying condition, and but for 
her timely relief he would soon have perished. It was about this time that 
Lieutenant Colonel Selah Hart, of Farmington, presented a petition to the Con- 
necticut Assembly for aid in behalf of Ethan Allen, Daniel Knowiton, and a 
few others, which was granted. 

This quaint old document, alluding to our men as " captivated by their 
enemies," is preserved in the Archives of Connecticut to this day. The peti- 
tion reads as follows : 

" Whereas Lieut. Colonel Selah Hart of Farmington hath preferred 
his memorial to this Assembly, for himself and about thirty-eight other 
continental officers captivated by the enemies of the United States of 
America, and confined by them on Long Island, showing to this Assem- 
bly that said officers and their families are reduced to great distress by 
means of said officers being held in captivity, the most of them ever since 
the 15th of September last, since which they have received no wages or 
allowances from the United States or either of them, and that they have 
spent all their money, are considerably in debt, and have no means of 
subsistence ; that they are unable to procure hard money ; that paper 
money or bills will not pay them ; praying for relief etc. as per memorial 
and a list of said officers' names lodged in the files of this Assembly 
appears. 

" Resolved by this Assembly. That the Committee of the Pay- 
Table be and they are hereby directed to adjust and settle said officers' 
accounts, when produced to them, and to allow to them, the same waged 
since their captivity as was allowed to officers of their rank in the conti- 
nental army at the time they were captured ; and that the committee 
pay to them, or to said Selah Hart for their use, the balance due to 
each of said officers or such part thereof as on consideration of 
their case may appear necessary for their relief : Provided such evi- 
dence shall be produced as shall satisfy said committee that said offi- 



88 The Knowlton Genealogy 

cers have not received their wages already. And said committee are 
directed if possible to make said payment, or considerable part thereof, 
in hard money, and for that purpose to draw on the Treasurer of this 
State for the same, or bills of credit to exchange for the same, and the 
Treasurer is directed to pay the same accordingly ; and said committee 
are to charge the sum so paid to the United States, and transmit an ac- 
count thereof to General Washington with the names and offices of the 
persons to whom, or for whom, the same is paid, and the Battalion and 
Company to which they belonged, as soon as they can ascertain the same, 
and request the General to give orders that said sum may be ordered 
and paid to the Treasurer of this State for the use of this State." 

Upon being exchanged with other prisoners, Daniel was assigned as Lieuten- 
ant to Capt. Joshua Bottom's company, Lieutenant-Col. Levi Well's regiment, 
and participated with them in the battle of Horseneck, 9th December, 1780, 
where he was again taken prisoner. Upon being released he was given brief 
leave of absence to visit his home in Ashford, soon after which he enlisted again, 
being commissioned First Lieutenant. 

He served with that rank in Capt. Benjamin Durkee's company of Matrosses 
in the Provisional Regiment stationed at Fort Trumbull, New London, Ct., from 
July 16, 1782, until the war was ended and the army disbanded. lie was given 
occasional leave of absence. 

That Knowlton did not receive the military rank which was his due was 
owing to the fact that he was a prisoner of war much of the time, and chiefly 
because he refused advancement on one or two occasions, preferring to serve 
in that station where he could serve his country best. Bold, stern, and intrepid 
as a lion in the battle-field, he was retiring, non-assertive, in private life, and in- 
clined to belittle his achievements. Nothing was more distasteful to his mind 
than display or ostentation. 

When a descendant had read the simple inscription on his grave-stone in the 
Westford Hill cemetery ("A Patriot of the Revolution"), he turned to one of 
Knowlton's oldest kinsmen and inquired why a more fitting monument had not 
been erected over the grave of the hero. The answer was characteristic of the 
Knowltons : 

" The best acknowledgement of a man's services to his race is rendered 
when his countrymen demand with surprise and wonderment why his 
deeds are not more publicly appreciated." 

After the war was over he retired to private life at Ashford, and occupied 
himself with the humble pursuits of his farm life. He met with a severe afflic- 
tion in the death of his wife Elizabeth, on June 1, 1786. He married a second 




Colonel Thomas Knowlton, 
At Bunker Hi]]. 



The Knowl ions of New England 89 

time, 24th April, 1788, Rebecca Fenlon of Wellington, by whom he had two 
.. ns, Erastus Fenton and Marvin. He is also said to have performed military 
service in the war of 181 2. He met his death from the effects of a fall in the 
barn attached to his farm at Ashford, 31st May, 1825. His grave-stone in the 
cemetery at Westford bears the following inscription : 

" Lieutenant Daniel Knowlton 
A Patriot of the Revolution 

Died May 31st 1825 aged 86 years." 



425 Col. Thomas and Anna Keyes had : 

(1051) Frederick, December 4, 1760. 

(1C52) Sally, November 23, 1763. m. Samuel Utley, of Ashford, Ct., 
December 16, 17S1. 

(1053) Thomas, July 13, 1764/5. m. Martha Marcy, of Wellington, Ct., 

1807. 

(1054) Polly, January n, 1767. m. Stephen Fitts of Ashford, January r, 

1/93- 
. (1055) Abigail, June 20, 1768. m. Thomas Chaffee, of Ashford, November 
21,1781. 

(1056) Sampson, February 8, 1770. d. September 10, 1777. 

(1057) Anna, June 8, 1771. d. young. 

(1058) Anna, March 19, 1773. ra. Dr. John Kittredge, January 1, 1S04. 

(1059) Lucinda, November 10, 1776. d. February 16, 1805. 
Wife Anna d. May 22, 180S. 

COLONEL THOMAS KNOWLTON, 

the seventh child of William and Martha Pinder Knowlton, was born in Box- 
ford, Mass., about November 22, 1740. Like his elder brother Daniel, the songs 
to which his cradle was rocked were the patriotic hymns of a people called 
daily to defend their liberties, and the staple of current conversation was fur- 
nished by personal adventure and military exploits. The various French and 
Indian wars had left the colonies but brief intervals of repose for many years, 
and the New England farmer was as skilful with the musket as with the plough. 
When scarcely sixteen years of age, Thomas Knowlton had accompanied his 
elder brother Daniel, the famous scout, in the campaigns which were terminated 
by the conquest of Canada, and in August, 175S, he fought in the battle of 
Wood Creek, in which he had hair-breadth escapes, now outwitting the cun- 
ning of his savage foe, and again, by strength and agility, making him bite the 
dust. Nature had cast him, like his elder brother, in a military mould, and se! 
" ;>rophetic seal on him from birth. More than six feet in height, sinewy, 



9o The Know! ton Genealogy 

erect, handsome as an Apollo, he was a veritable Anakim in physical presence, 
and commanded the admiration of all who knew him. Trumbull, the great 
painter, who enlisted in the War of Independence for the express purpose of 
leaving on his glowing canvas the accurate features of its heroes, caught the 
gleam of patriotic inspiration that lighted up Knowlton's face at. Bunker Hill, 
and from that faithful portraiture we can readily construct the actual soldier. 

In the capture of Ticonderoga, July, 1759, several Knowltons had their 
honorable share, Luke, Ezekiel, and Benjamin of Massachusetts, and Thomas 
of Ashford with them, and when the siege of Havana was ended by the surren- 
der of the city, Thomas was one of the victors whom neither war nor d : 
had mastered. 

He had married, three years before, Anna, daughter of Sampson Keyes of 
Ashford, with whom, after the capture of Havana, he settled down into the un- 
eventful life of an average Connecticut farmer. As David was fitted for the 
leadership of Israel amid the solitude of the Judsean hills, so was Thomas 
Knowlton the better prepared for the struggle of '75 and '76 by that contest 
with the untamed forces of nature which an Ashford farm necessitated. Who- 
ever visits the old town to-day will be as much impressed by its comparative 
sterility as he will be captivated by its rugged beauty. Unless this region ha\ e 
degenerated since William of Boxford transplanted here his domestic vine and 
fig-tree, the Knowltons must have found but a stubborn soil, fruitful in rock, 
sand, and straggling vine, but yielding slowly to persistent cultivation. That 
they supported families of generous numbers here is presumptive proof that 
they owned both fair and fertile acres, but the general appearance of the old 
town is that of a hard field in which to earn one's bread by farming. Thomas 
Knowlton spent here sixteen years of quiet domestic joy and useful industry. 
His taste for arms, however, had been whetted in the four campaigns of his 
earlier life, and when a local militia force was formed he was naturally elected 
ensign, 3d Company, 1st Regiment. In 1761 he joined the 10th Company, Capt. 
Robert Durkee, and in the following year was made its 2d lieutenant, Capt. 
Hugh Ledlie, commanding. In civil affairs he was equally and early prominent, 
being made a Selectman of the town at the unprecedented age of thirty-three. 
and stories have been related, again and again, illustrative of a walk and con- 
versation that made him honored for his integrity, admired for his personality, 
and beloved for his humanity. 

A false rumor of British insolence brought him and his company promptly 
to arms in September, 1774, and when the touch of fate gave immortality to 
Lexington and Concord the following year, Knowlton was in his element. The 
captaincy of the Ashford company was vacant, and he was chosen by acclama- 
tion. So spontaneous was the patriotic uprising that, when the volunteers 
poured into the camp at Pomfret, only one fifth were considered necessary, 
and the Ashford company being at once recognized as superior in material and 
tactics, it was promptly drafted into the 5th Regiment, and before night was on 









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its way to Cambridge. Subsequently, this company was reorganized and in- 
creased to two hundred men by members from other companies, with Capt. 
Knowlton in command, and on June 16, 1775, tne ) r marched to Breed's Hill for 
their first baptism oi blood. Against Knowlton's remonstrance, and in the 
face of his more intelligent judgment, Gen. Israel Putnam had decided to 
occupy an untenable position exposed to the enemy's batteries, and that 
could readily be captured by the land and naval forces which the British would 
inevitably combine. Knowlton was so much a soldier that he obeyed even a 
suicidal order of his superior, and occupied a small redoubt near the Mystic 
River. Anticipating the tactics of the British General Howe, he constructed 
a stone and rail fence parallel with an already existing one a little back of the 
redoubt, filled the space between the two with hay, and thus prepared for the 
onset of the red-coats. Behind this extemporized breastwork over which the 
British made merry, less than one thousand raw, imperfectly disciplined, and 
scantily equipped Americans awaited the very flower of British soldiery several 
times their own numbers. When the fight was over, the British had lost 1054 
killed and wounded, the Americans but 449. Knowlton commanded the Con- 
necticut forces, handling them with such skill that only three of the Ashford 
troops were killed. He saved the retreat from becoming a rout, and his heroic 
valor was the more to be praised because he fought against what he saw from 
the first were overwhelming odds. A ball striking his gun curved it into the 
form of a semi-circle, but he grasped another, and without hat or coat led on his 
men to desperate deeds of valor. For his part in this memorable and initial 
battle in open field for independence, Knowlton was presented by an admiring 
friend with a gold-laced hat, a sash, and a gorget, the last being now in the 
possession of a relative, Mr. Geo. T. Chaffee, Rutland, Vt. 

Knowlton's record at Bunker Hill commended him at once to the regard of 
Washington, with whom he was ever after a great favorite. As evidence of this, 
the first countersign given by Washington to the army after Bunker Hill was 
" Knowlton," and the Ashford company became virtually the bodyguard of the 
Commander-in-chief. A night march to Charlestown and the capture of five 
English officers under the very eyes of the enemy, gave Knowlton both diversion 
and reputation. When the 20th Regiment of the line was organized, Knowlton 
became its major and, immediately after, its acting colonel and paymaster. 
He was appointed Lieut.-Colonel, August 12, 1776, and fifteen days later, at the 
disastrous battle of Long Island, he saved, by a timely and masterly retreat, his 
regiment from capture. Soon after, the famous corps known as " Knowlton's 
Rangers " was formed from picked men of five Connecticut, one Rhode Island, 
and two Massachusetts regiments, for special, delicate, and hazardous duty. 

This corps was attached to the person of General Washington, receiving its 
orders directly from him, and appealing to those only who found satisfaction in 
" leading a forlorn hope." 

On September 16, 1776, the battle of Harlem Heights was fought, and the 



92 The Knowlton Genealoi 



first victory in the open field was won by the Americans, despite the overwhelm- 
ing numbers of the British.. In the thick of the fight Knowlton fell, mortallj 
wounded. 

The force under his command had mistaken the order of their commander, 
at which it is said Knowlton turned pale, fearing the day was lost. The splen- 
did courage of our troops, however, retrieved the disaster, though at a terrible 
price. A ball pierced the brave Colonel, and he lived just long enough to give 
to his son Frederic, who was a private in his father's corps, the last benediction, 
and to his country and the world the assurance that he died content to bay, 
even with his life, the precious treasure of human freedom. 

It is one of the compensations in human life that, sooner or later, posterity 
will do the honored dead justice. In the General Orders of the following day, 
Washington declared that " the brave and gallant Colonel Knowlton was an 
honor to any country." General Reed wrote : 

" Our greatest loss was a brave officer from Connecticut, whose name 
and spirit ought to be immortalized, one Colonel Knowlton. I assisted 
him off, and when gasping in the agonies of death all his inquiry was if 
we had drove the enemy." 

Capt. Stephen Brown, his successor, adds more explicitly : 

" I took hold of him and asked if he were badly wounded. He told 
me he was, but, says he, ' I do not value my life if we do but get the day.' 
He desired me by all means to keep up this flank. He seemed as uncon- 
cerned and calm as though nothing had happened to him." 

And history, calmly writing out this verdict, pronounces him one of the noblest 
soldiers ever claimed by any country, and whose death cut off a man otherwise des- 
tined to be a great general. Original letters now in possession of the Hon. P. H. 
Woodward, Hartford, Conn., express the sober convictions of such eminent men 
as Colonel Burr, General Dearborn, and others, all of whom paid high tribute to 
the worth and virtues of the dead hero. In his own town there Avas a great la- 
mentation, for the whole community joined their tears to those of the disconso- 
late widow and eight fatherless children. Colonel Knowlton was buried with 
military honors on the field of battle, 143d Street, N. Y. Not until September. 
1893, did even a mural tablet indicate that the great metropolis, for whose safety 
he had given his life, remembered and honored him. On November 13, 1895, 
his native State paid formal tribute to the memory of one of her greatest sons. 
A. superb bronze statue was then unveiled in the Capitol grounds at Hartford, 
to tell the citizen of the present and the future what a modest headstone in old 
Ashford has long been repeating, — the glory of self-sacrifice for God and 
Country. . The statue was erected by the State of Connecticut, largely through 
the efforts of the Hon. P. H. Woodward, of Hartford, and Dr. J. Knowlton 



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Statue of Col. Thomas Knowlton, 

Capitol Grounds, Hartford, Conn. 



The Knowltbris of New England 93 

Marcy, of Windsor, Conn. At the ceremony of unveiling, the Hon. Charles 
Dudley Warner, Chairman of the Commission of Sculpture, delivered an appro- 
priate and eloquent address, in which he declared that " Colonel Knowlton was 
a great man. Judged by what he did, and by what his rare talents promised, 
I doubt if the Slate has produced a greater military genius, or a more unselfish 
patriot. The official recognition of his services and of his great qualities comes 
late ; but his fame is permanent, and it will increase, for it is of the sort of 
heroism that the people take to heart long after ' the flags are folded and the 
drums silent.' " The historic address — a notable one — was delivered by the 
Hon. P. H. Woodward, and was printed and widely circulated. 

The inscription on the modest tombstone in the old cemetery at Warren- 
ville, Conn., reads thus : 

THIS MONUMENT 

IS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF 

COLONEL THOMAS KNOWLTON AND HIS WIFE. 

That brave Colonel, in defense of his Country, fell in battle Septem- 
ber 16, 1766, at Harlem Heights, Island of New York. Age 36 years. 
Mrs. Anna, the amiable Consort of Colonel Knowlton, died May 22, 1808. 
Age 64, and is buried beneath this Monument. 

" Remember God did us part ; 
Accept it with a willing heart." 



430 Nathaniel and Elizabeth Parks had : 

(1060) Betty, March 17, 1764. 

(1061) Sarah, September 7, 1765. 

(1062) John, January 18, 1767. 

(1063) William, July 30, 1769. d. young. 

Nathaniel was b. in Ipswich, rem. to Sudbury, m., and d. there. 



441 Gideon and Mary Gibson had: 

(1064) Gideon, November 18, 179S. d. 1800. 

(1065) Gideon, December 16, jSoo. m. Mildred Curtis. He d. June, 1863. 

(1066) Ruel, January 8, 1S03. 

(1067) Abner, May 7, 1807. m. Nancy Sweet. 

(1068) Ann, June 14, 1S08. m. Ira Moulton. 

(1069) Louisa, April 23, 1809. m. George Ring. 6 chil. 

(1070) Franklin, September 14, 181 1. in. Persis Stacey. 



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(107 1) A daughter, September 17, 1813. d. young. 

(1072) Sophronia, November 19, 1815. m. Gordon Ring. 4 chil. 

(1073) Ira, February 17, 1818. 

(1074) Harriet, July 26, 1820. m. Nathaniel Mitchell. 

Gideon' res. in New Boston, Windsor, and Stoddard, Mass. He d. May 
1S59. Mary d. June 12, 1S60. 



442 Abner and Elizabeth Knowlton of Wenham had : 

(1075) Betsey, September 16, 1781. 

(1076) Olive, August 4, 1782. 

(1077) Abner, March 27, 1785. 

Abner res. in Ipswich. He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army May g, 
1775, and served in the East and at the battle of Trenton. He d. at sea No- 
vember 3, 1784. 






443 Antipas 



res. in Ipswich^ and was a soldier of the Revolution. He served in the Lex- 
ington Alarm, April 19, 1775, and from that date until the close of 1776. His 
company was in the military operations in New England, and in those for the 
defense of the Hudson River. 



444 Nathaniel and Mary had : 

(1078) Moses, 1806. m. Caroline Whitaker. He d. 1858. She d. 1877. 



445 Jeremiah and Susan Whitney had : 

(1079) Abraham, July 5, 1801. m. Lucy Hildreth. 

(1080) Mary. m. Ira Robbins. 

(1081) Anna. m. Staniels. 

(1082) Eliza. 

(1083) Sallie. m. ■ Oliver. 

Residence, Brattleboro, Yt. 

Jeremiah d. 1805. 

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446 Thomas and Susannah Hollis had : 

(1084) Joshua, 1785. 
(10S5) Susan, 178S. 



The Knowltons of New England 95 

{1086) John, 1789. in. Charlotte Holmes. 

(1087) Sarah, 1790. 

(1088) Alvin, 1796. 

(1089) Polly. 

(1090) Warren. 



Thomas rem. to Maine. 






447 Stephen and Diodemia Chubb had : 

(1091) Rachel, March 3, 17S1. m. Cephas Case. 

(1092) Calvin, May 23, 1783. m. Betsey S. Peck, of New Lyme, O. 

(1093) Diodemia, October 6, 1785. m. Moses Camp of Winsted, Conn. 

(1094) Laura, September 21, 1788. m. David Wright, June 1, 1810. 

(1095) Stephen, August 25, 1791. m. Lydia Dudley, of Austin, O. 

(1096) Samuel, June 6, 1793. m. Fanny Beach, November 15, 1814. 

(1097) Deborah, 1795. m. Caleb Chapman. 

(1098) Harriet, m. Isaac Cutler. 

STEPHEN KNOWLTON 

resided in Chatham, Conn. He served in the Revolutionary War from 
May 8 to December 18, 1775, as a private in the 5th Company, Colonel Spen- 
cer's 3d. Regiment Connecticut Militia. Plis widow received a pension in 1844. 
In 1804 Stephen and his family removed to Morgan, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 
making the long journey in an ox-cart. His daughter, Diodemia, was followed 
by her ardent lover, Moses Camp, overtaken at Albany, and married and settled 
in Winsted, Conn. Stephen built the first frame house in Morgan, and lived in 
it to a good old age, He d. May 30, 1S30. Diodemia was of Huguenot descent 
and was born in New Hartford, Conn. She was a woman of remarkable energy 
of body and mind, and she imparted her force of character to her children. 
The latter portion of her life was passed in the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Wright, where she died at the advanced age of 94. 

Their son Calvin located near them, and his house was the favorite stopping- 
place for travellers on their way to the lake to procure salt. 

Stephen, Jr., lived near them on lot 125, where he made a clearing and 
planted an orchard, removing subsequently to lot 417, where he lived for the rest 
of his life. 

Samuel was unfortunate in his domestic relations, a fact which seemed to 
interfere with the permanence and prosperity of the rest of the family, for he 
removed not long after marriage, and his record is unknown. 

Deborah's husband, Caleb Chapman, came to Morgan, Ohio, in 1804, bought 
land of Stephen Knowlton, and paid for it by " chopping " and by clearing cer- 
tain acres of land. He built for himself a dwelling-house, barn, and cider-mill, 



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ess in t:; and at his death he 

ildren in affluent circumsts 



448 Abigail and Ebenez -y had : 

(1099) Re ary 10, j 7 7 7. m. Polly . 

(1100) Abi - 5j r779 . .. . Hazael T . | 
(hot) Erastus, April 17, 1782. d. ; 

( fI ' : " - : ' .R. Bull, A] - 

Wrested, Conn. Served in 8th Conn. Reg lSl2 . 

(1103) Ada, June 26, 1786. 
(1104I Flora, April 15, 1789. m. j 
(1105) : tsey, June ic, 17c 
( 1 icO : Adna, 1793. 

(1107) Alpheus, 1795. m. Lydia Rawson. 

(1108) Almira, 179-. m. Halse; I 

Benjamin Fowler, May 27. 1829. 
Residence, Winsted, C 

Ebenezer was a soldier of the R 
Regiment Connecticut:;;::-. He d. August 25, 1834. He 
and thrifty man, and a great favoril 

fond of practical jokes. He d. August 2^. 1834. 



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456 a Joseph and Ruth Richardson had : 

(mo) Monroe, November 15, 1811. rn. Susan Bryan, 1835^-—' — 
(mi) Maria, October 30, 1814. m. David H. Weller. 3 chil. He c 
(11 12) Perry, March 14, 181 7. m. Caroline H. Weller, Xoverr. 
(n 13) Asa, August 19, 1S19. m. Rachel Adams, 1845 

Ruth d. August 10, i8ig,,and Joseph m. 2d Jemima H< 
December 18, 1819 They had : 

(11 14) Ruth A., February 19, 1S22. m. Edwin - - 

(11 15) Henry A., January 12, 1828. m. Vastali 849. 

Joseph ra. 3d. Sarah Richardson. .' .. .s 5 6. She d. June, 1864. 

d. at Sackett's Harbor, X. V.. April 26, 1869. 



The Knowltons of New England 97 

456(15) Benjamin and Olive Pillsbury had : 
(1116) Benjamin, July 13. 1S10. in. Eliza Smith, April 18, 1833. 

Benj., Sen., m. 2d Polly Ketchum, January 11, 1816, and 
had: 

1 117) Harriet E., October 23, 1856. m. Charles Weller, August 16, 1S76. 

11 18) Margaret, October 23, 1816. m. Hiram Blackm an. 

1 1 19) Rosetta, January 17, 18 18. d. March 17, 1 835. 

1 1 20) Polly, November 15, 1820. d. January 1850. 

1 1 21) Darwin, January 17, 1S23. 

1122) Bernard K. January 10, 1S25. m. Amanda 

Residence, Clarendon Vt. and West Stockholm, N. Y. 

Benj. d. February 17, 1827. 



456(E) Thankful Knowlton and Ivory Bragdon had : 

(1123) Laura S., April 9, 1820. m. Lamb Willoughby. ••/ 

(1124) George VV., June 23, 1823. d. 1829. 

(1125) Baron D., December 14, 1826. m. Rhoda Powell. 

(1126) Philander, December 14, 182S. m. Lucy Snow, 1852. 

(1127) Albert. 



456(F) Betsey Knowlton and Benjamin Tapper had : 

(11 28) Dolphus. 

(1129) Julia, m. Ezekiel Smith. 

(1130) Pitt, 1S30. m. Marinda Bostwitch (Bostwick). 

Benjainin d. in Parishville, N. Y., 1876. 



456(G) Ruth Knowlton and John Willouohby had 

(1131) Sarah. 

(1132) Olive. 

(1133) Douglass. 
(1134.) Ruth. 

Ruth d. 1832. John d.11834. 
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457 John and Mary Manning- had : 

(1135) Ephraim, March 19, 1777. m. Louisa Rexford. He d. May, 1871. 

6 chil. 

(1136) Robert, February 9, 1779. m. Sally Brown. 

(1137) .Sally, August 12, 17S1. m. Neal Gow, She d. 1830. 

(1138) John, May 26, 1783. m. Louisa Evans. 

(1139) Daniel, July 26, 1786. m. Susannah Vedder ; m. 2d Mrs. Judith 

Knowlton, March 27, 1830. 

(1140) Elizabeth, February 24, 1788. m. Daniel Shepard ; ra. 2d Elijah Fer- 

guson ; ra. 3d Isaac Lewis. 7 chil. 

(1141) Lucretia, February 23, 1792. m. Thomas Peters. 

(1142} Esther, July 17, 1794. ra. John Evans. She d. August 1878. 6 
chil. 
Residence Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

John d. July 19, 1838. Mary d. October 7, 1836. John was ensign in Cap- 
tain Rawling's company, ■ Regiment N. Y. State Militia, serving in the War of 

the Revolution. He was buried in Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, N. Y. 



460 Ephraim and Elizabeth Butler had : 

(1143) Mary, December 31, 1776. m. John Townsend. 

(1144) John B., March 21, 1781. m. Polly Rexford. 

(1145) David, May 7, 1783. m. Achsah Barnes, 1S04. 

(1146) Ephraim, June 26, 1785. m. Rem. to Jamesville, Wis. 

(1147) William, February 15, 1789. m. Almira Parkhurst. 
. (1148) Betsey, April 15, 1792. 

(1149) Dyer, March 16, 1795. nl - 

(1150) Alvah. Settled in Albany, N. Y., 1855. 

Ephraim was b. in Bethlehem, Albany Co., N. Y., and rem. to Rexford Flats, 
Saratoga Co., where he d. 



462 Robert and Mary Gay had : 

(1151) Judge Hiram, March 25, 1788. d. September 6, 1863. Res., Little 

Falls, N. Y. 

(1152) Robert W., November 27, 1792. Carriage maker and salt inspector. 

m. Miriam Gaylord, November 17, 1816. Syracuse, N. Y. 
(ri53) Dr. Josiah, December 17, 1794. Res., Cazenovia and Rochester, 

N. Y. d. March 26, 1858. 
( IJ 54) Lymon, December 19, 1797. Res., Syracuse. Carriage maker, d. 

March 17, 1882. 



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(1155) Ruth M., September 30, 1799. m. Smith, d. December 10, 

. 1882. 
(1155 a) Julian, June 29, 1802. d. young. 

(1156) Daniel, May 29, T804. m. Catherine Bui roll, of Little Falls, N. Y. 

d. February 2, 1890. 
( j 157) Jerusha Caroline, February 16, 1807. m. Henry Graves, d. May 
27, iS 9 t. 

Robert was born at Sharon Springs, Conn., February 10, 1759. When but 
seventeen years old he enlisted in the army, serving during most of the Revolu- 
tionary War. He was at Fort Edward and witnessed the massacre of Jane 
McCrea, in the battles of Stillwater and Saratoga, and at Valley Forge with 
Washington. His son changed the name to Nolton, a change suggested, per- 
haps, by a spelling of the name which was at one time adopted by his English 
ancestors. His descendants resumed the former spelling a few years since. 
Robert removed to Saratoga Co., N. Y., either to Greenfield or Milton, as is 
shown by a deed dated October 28, 1793, in which he spells his name Knowlton. 
He also lived in Fairfield, N. Y. He d. in Boonville, N. Y., December 10, 185 1. 



468 Robert and had : 

(1158) Stephen, 1776. m. Phoebe Russell, 1796. 

(1159) Abijah, July 26, 1782. m. Abigail Ann Russell. 

(1160) Phoebe. 

(1161) Elizabeth. 

Robert owned a large farm of 1600 acres in Bedford, Westchester Co., N. Y., 
the original deed of which was given by Queen Anne. He was a signer to the 
following petition. Dated North Castle, N. Y. 

" To the Right Honorable George Clarke Esq Commander in Chief 
of the Province of New York, &c. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of North Castle and bordering neigh- 
bors Hunibly Sheweth, That your poore petitioners are greivously oprest 
by francies pellem Esq r Justice of the peach for this county for that the 
said Justice Is a man that is given to Drinking and for the most part 
apears a party and Is very Rash In way of Speaking in Liccor that If it 
Was not for the Law of man he would kill a man before night, and he 
will have Special warrants and Send for poore men and then perswade 
them it Will be Charge to them and If they would not give him some 
money In pocket and treat him with punch which Is his usal drink, and 
y e s' 1 compleaner was fors d so to do and when money has been paid and a 
Receit given he has given Judgment again for some of that money by 






ioo The Knowlton Genealogy 

• 

these and many other Like actions wee are much oprest therefore wee 
your Honours poore petione's pray you would Suspend him from acting 
as a Justice any Longer that we may Injoy peace and wee shall Ever pray 
for your long administration ouer us, and In the main time beg Leive to 
subscribe our Selves your Honours most obedient Humble Servants. 

William DusinbeRre, 
Ryciiard Wooley, 
Reuben Hallam, 
Dauid Febe, 
Robert Knoulton, 
Jacob Forman, 
Robert Carpenter, 
Joseph Sarls, 
Joseph fowler, 
Richard Honeywell, 
henery Dusinberre." 



471 Sarah Knowlton and Win. Longfellow had : 

(1162) Elizabeth, June 10, 17S5. m. Stephen Williams, December 181 2. 

(1163) William. 

(1164) Susan. 

(1165) Abraham. 

William Longfellow had a most honorable Revolutionary record. He was 
of that New England family to which the American Poet Laureate belonged. 
At the age of twenty, he enlisted in a company of Minute-men under Capt. 
Nathaniel Wade, Col. Moses Little's regiment, May, 1775, marched to Cam- 
bridge, and was in the battle of Bunker Hill. He served during the whole of 
that year, and reinlisted the next year, having the rank of Sergeant. His health 
being impaired he returned home to Canaan, N. H., in 1777, and after recovery 
he enlisted on the Privateer Fancy, Captain Lee, commanding. The Fancy was 
captured by the English man-of-war Fordroyant, and Longfellow was taken to 
England where he was ; mprisoned until the end of the war, when he returned 
home. 

473 Abraham and Sarah Fitts had : 

(1166) Ebenezer K. m. Margaret Pass, December 16, 1802. 

(j j 67) Lucy, 1772. m. Richard Lakeman, December 3, 1796. 
(1168) Plannah. m. 

Abraham and Mrs. Esther Russell had no children. He was for several 
years a shoemaker in Boston. He enlisted in the War of the Revolution, fought 



The Knowltons of New England 101 



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at Lexington and Bunker Hill, and served on the sloop Republic, a privateer. 
He was captured and impressed into the British service. When his release 
was secured, he returned from England, and in 1805 bought a farm near Canaan 
N. H. His wife, Esther, died in 1812. In 1S19 Abraham went to Allentown 
Pa., where he d. of cancer July 25 of that year. He was subsequently rein- 
terred at Enfield, N. H., by his grand-nephew, Abraham L. Williams, Esq. 
Sarah Fitts was the dau. of Abraham Eitts (or Fitch) and Mary Rose of Salis- 
bury, b. March 15, 1697. 



475 Stephen and Anna Fletcher had : 

(n6y) Seth, August 6, 1784. m. Jerusha Lewis, March 20, 181 8. Sett, in 
Malone N. Y. He d. September 24, 1857. 

(11 70) Daniel, May 19, 1786. m. 

(1171) Sylvia, January 31, 1788. m. Caleb E. Maxham, April 20, 1826. 
(1x72) Thomas, November 12, 1790. m. Jerusha Newell, February, 1826. 

Stephen was a carpenter and farmer. He was b. in Ashford, Conn, and rem. 
to Eridgewater Vt.., in 1803. He served in the Revolutionary War. He 
made all the hand looms for the domestic weavers of the town, many of which 
are in good preservation at the present time. He d. November 28, 1816. 
Anna d. December 2, 1826. 



480 Daniel and Rachel Olney had : 
(1172 a) Zerviah, 1787. 



482 Mary and Nathaniel Bostwick had 

(1173) John. 

(1174) Nathaniel. 






484 Ezra and Abigail Bostwick had : 

(n 75) Reuben. 

(1176) Ezra. m. Anna Loomis ; m. 2d Abigail Hoar. 

(1177) Roxana. 



485 John and Jemima Barrow had : 

(ir 78) Achsah, January 2, 1789. m. Jesse Marsh. 2 chil 
(1/79) Jemima, May 12, J 792. 



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(1180) John, j 795. ra. Almira Chaffee, November 30, 1815. m. 2d Polly 

Crab. 
(11S1) Guerdon, June 2, 1797. m. Laura Pickett. 

(1x82) Tamsen, July 16, 1800. m. Ezra \V. Crawford, November 18. 1828 
(1183) Laura, 1804. m. Washington Blackley, 1827. 
Jemima d. 1856 aged 89. 

Residence Ashford, Conn. 



4S9 Johnathan and Zerviah Sanger had : 

(1184) Johnathan, January 21, 1S03. d. young. 

(1185) Armanda, August 27, 1805. m. D. B. Reed, March 27, 1825. 

(1186) Palmer, December 29, 1807. m. Harriet Conant, December 29, 1S24. 

(1187) Almena, September 7, 181 1. m. L. P. Rowley. She d. September 6, 

1895. 
(it 88) Johnathan W. November 1, 1817. m. Harriet M. Bottom, April 3, 
1842. 

Res. West Ashford, Conn. 



49 t Jesse and Joanna Hale had : 

(1189) John. m. Had son Edward, d. in Michigan, 1855. 

(1190) Jesse L., October 12, 1819. Res. in Peoria, 111. 

(1191) Albert, m. and res. in Ida, Kansas. 

(1192) Laura M. m. Rev. A. W. Baker, June 2, 1837. 



492 Chester and Priscilla Sanger had : 

(1193) Philcna, M., September 25, 1808. m. W. A. Locke, March 16, 1835. 

7 chil. 

(1194) Minerva, January 17, 181 1. m. Harry C. Locke, November 29, 

1834. 2 chil. 

(1195) Sophronia, May 29, 1813. m. J. C. Laubson, March 15, 1839. 2 

chil. She d. March 9, 1S71. 

(1196) Alvina, November 17, 1815: d. young. 

(1197) Orissa, June 7, 1818. m. Chas. Torry, June 5, 1844. 3 chil. 

(1198) Jane, April 19, 182 1. m. Dorester Torry, May 3, 1845. 3 cn '^- 

(1199) James, April 19, 1821. m. Clarinda Wheat, March it, 1845. 

(1200) Adelia, December 10, 1826. m. Isaac Torry, June 3, 184S. 2 chil. 

(1201) Elizabeth, June 21, 1829. m. Wra. H. Ashley, May 17, 1862. 

Residence, Centreville, N. Y. 
Chester d. April 30, 1871. Priscilla d. November 17, 1877. 



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493 Amasa and Margaret Topliff had : 

(1202) Persis, April 12, 17SS. d. February 25, 1794. 

(1203) Polly, March 12, 1793. d. February 12, 1821. unra. 

(1204) Peggy, September 13, 1796. d. September 26, 181S. unm. 

(1205) Amasa, July 5, 1798. d. September 28, 1828. unm. 

(1206) Lucinda, November, 6, 1800. d. February 12, 1820. unm. 

(1207) Merrick, August 29, 1802. m. Fatima Pen in. 

(1208) Persis, March 2^, 1S05. m. Mace Moulton, 1S24. 

Residence, Monson, Mass. 
Amasa d. April 19, 1825. Margaret d. March 27, 1834. 



495 Miriam Kriowlton and Abner Woodward bad : 

(1209) Hid,. September 20, 1791. m. Anna H. Andrews. 
(121c) Joseph, December 30, 1792. d. young. 
(3 21 j) Tahmel, 1 793. 

Abner Woodward was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, serving during 
several campaigns. He was a lineal descendant of the original Woodward 
family who sailed from Ipswich, England, on the ship Elizabeth^ William 
Andrews, master, April 10, 1634. The family consisted of Richard Woodward 
(b. 1589), his wife Rose, and two sons, and it is a curious fact that among their 
fellow passengers were other families who also intermarried with the Knowltons 
in various parts of New England. 

Abner resided in Willington (now Enfield), and Ashford, Conn., and was 
the ancestor of Dr. Ashbel Woodward the biographer of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, 
son of Amasa Lyon and Keziah Knowlton, and to the son of Dr. Ashbel, the 
Hon. P. K. Woodward of Hartford, Conn., were assigned the honor and the 
privilege of delivering the oration at the unveiling of the statue of Col. Thomas 
Knowlton, in the Capitol grounds in Hartford, November 13, 1895. 

Miriam Knowlton Woodward d. in Willington, Conn., August 24, 1793. 



496 Stephen and Hannah Heath had : 

(1212) Stephen, April 17, 1797. m. Cassandra Hester, August 17, 1821. 

Rem. to N. York. 

(1213) Arnon, January 28, 1S00. m. Susan Wentworth, March 11, 1830. 

(1214) Orson, November, 10, 1803. d. 1807. 

(1215) Marcus, February 26, 1806. d. May 30, 1843. 

(1216) Luke, March 22, 1808. d. October 12, 1846. 

(1237) Ebenezer, April 2, 1810. m. Elizabeth Lyon, Apiil 3, 1838. 



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(1218) Samuel, November 3, 1813. m. E. Fay Woodward, October 5, 1839. 

(1219) Hannah Minerva, September 15,1816. m. John S. Dean May 16 

1838. 

Residence, Ashford, Ct. 
Stephen d. September 15, 1849. 



498 Abe! and Barbara Dimock had : 

(1220) Abraham, February 25, 1795. m. Huldah Hastings, September 16, 

1829. 

(1221) Lucinda, January, 1797. m. David Muff ord. 3 chil. 

(1222) Giles, 1798. d. 1822. 

(1223) Laura, 1800. d. young. 

(1224) Miles, 1802. m. Mrs. Tucker. 

(1225) Cephas, 1804. m. Julia E. Ludlow, 1S50. 

(1226) Mary, 1806. 

(1227) Eliza, 1 80S. m. Dr. Reuben Mufford. 6 chil. 

(1228) Abel, 1810. d. April 20, 1866. 

(1229) Stephen, 1812. d. 1847. 

(1230) Melissa, 1815. d. 1847. 

Abel m. 2d Eunice Fuller of Mansfied, Conn. They had : 

(1231) Joseph. 

(1232) Jerusha. 

( 12 33) Johnathan. 

(1234) Jelina. 

Abel removed to Arkansas, and d.,1844. 



501 Nathan and Lydia Leonard had : 

(1235) Permelia, March 17, 1801. m. Lysander C. Frost, March 8, 1831. 

(1236) Dennis, September 8, 1802. pub. to Eliza Weatherby, February 29, 

1828. Res., Wilbraham, Mass. 

(1237) Hessey, June 6, 1804. m. William S. Baker. 

(1238) Nathan, August 6, 1806. m. Lucy Murdock, June 8, 1840. No chil. 

He ivas a jeweller, and d. September 2, 1864. Thorndike, Mass. 

(1239) Lydia, April 29, 1S0S. m. Thomas Glover, December 1, 1831. 

(1240) James, June 29, 1814. d. young. 

(1241) Abraham, April 5, 1816. m. Emily Wilt. 

Residence, Wilbraham, Mass. 
Nathan d. May 13, 1862. Lydia d. December 3, 1859. 













Deacon Daniel Knowlton, 

Ashford, Conn., 17S1-1852. 






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502 Daniel and Hannah Knowlton had : 

(1242) Miner, September 25, 1804. d. December 23, 1S70. unm. 

(1243) Amanda, June 24, 1807. m. Lewis Topliff, July 20, 1836. She d. 

July 20, 1836. 

(1244) Miriam, March 16, 1809. m. Hiram Cady, November 24, 1831.4ch.il. 

(1245) Danforth, May 5, 1811. in. Miranda H. Rockwell, September 26, 

1S37. 

(1246) Elvira, September 14, 1816. m. Asher Knowlton, her cousin, March 

25, 1840. 

(1247) Edwin, June 24, 1825. m. Mary F. Woodward. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 

DANIEL KNOWLTON. 

Daniel Knowlton (Daniel Knowlton 2d as he was known until the death of 
Lieut. Daniel Knowlton, and in later years known by his neighbors as Deacon 
Knowlton) was the son of Abraham Knowlton and Molly Knox, and was born 
in Ashford, Conn., March 17, 17S1, on premises long owned and occupied by 
his father, and previous thereto by his grandfather Robert Knowlton. His early 
educational facilities were meagre, being such as were afforded by the district 
school which he attended during the winter months, assisting in the labor of the 
farm in summer. On November 24, 1803, he married Hannah Knowlton, 
daughter of Lieut. Daniel Knowlton, and settled down as a farmer on premises 
adjoining his father's farm, where all of his children were born, and where he 
lived until his death in 1852. The title and occupancy of this large and produc- 
tive farm have continued in certain descendants to the present time. 

From early manhood he took a lively interest in the welfare of the town, and 
was often elected to office, always serving with credit. He served on Board of 
Relief seven times ; Selectman, three times ; " Agent of t >wn to commence and 
defend suits," twice ; Member of the General Assembly, three times ; Judge of 
Probate, seven times ; beside filling several minor offices. 

He early became a member of the Baptist Church located in the west part 
of the town, organized in 1775 largely through his father's efforts, and in which 
he took a decided interest ; giving it liberal financial support ; serving on the 
Society Committee eighteen times, and as Deacon for thirty years, or more. 

He was an earnest and exemplary member of this church, and a man of 
genial disposition, sound judgment, and sterling traits of character. The chil- 
dren of Daniel and Hannah were all of marked ability and character, and while 
the women naturally took a less conspicuous part in life they inherited the ster- 
ling qualities of their parents. 

HANNAH KNOWLTON, WIFE OF DANIEL, 
was the daughter of Lieut. Daniel Knowlton, a Revolutionary hero, by his first 
wife Elizabeth Farnham, and she was a niece of Col. Thomas Knowlton, and an 



106 The Kn owl ton Genealogy 

aunt of Gen'l Nathaniel Lyon, who fell at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mis- 
souri, in the War of the Rebellion. 

She was born at Ash ford, Conn., April 19, 1783, and married Daniel Knowl- 
ton, Esq., November 26, 1S03. She died December 24, 1S54. 

It is said by her descendants that her early life was severe, as the father, 
Lieut. Daniel, was fighting, or a prisoner, during the Revolutionary War, and the 
farm was consequently neglected. The women of those days had much to do 
caring for the family, and beside the household labor, did spinning, weaving, and 
making of silk to provide for daily needs, and to exchange for the necessaries 
that could not be raised on the farm. 

They found their highest glory in the /107/ie, and in the training of the sturdy 
race of men to whom they gave birth. Hannah's life was quiet and unassuming, 
and full of love and devotion to her family and friends. 

She was a woman of a keen and bright mind, affectionate disposition, and 
generous to the poor, as far as her means would allow, always feeding some un- 
fortunate outcast. "Aunt Hannah " as she was always called by neighbors, was 
very fond of their children as well as of her own, and beloved by them in return. 
The children called her " Grandma Deacon," and were fond of her sweetmeats, 
which she freely dispensed. 



503 Amos and Nancy Webb had : 

(1248) Sally, April 23, 1805. m. Chauncey Warren, April 9, 1823. 4 chil. 

she d. February 9, 1874. 

(1249) Asher, January 3, 1807. m. Elvira Knowlton, March 25, 1840. 

(1250) Jabez, January, 16, 1809. m. Susan Bickford, June 1839. 

(1251) Mary Ann, February 26, 1811. d. 1821. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 
Amos d. February 23, 1864. Nancy d. April 25, 1864. 



507 Grace Knowlton and Josiah Goulding had : 

(1252) Joseph, m. Sally Dalrymple, 1850. Rem. to Maine. 

(1253) Justus, d. young. 

(1254) Relief, m. Joseph Henshaw, of Auburn. 8 s. 

(1255) Polly, m. Ebenezer Dunbar. 3 dan. 

(1256) Sally, m. Warren: 6 s. and 1 dau. 

Residence in Ward, now Auburn, Mass. 
Grace d. 1824. 

508 Nathan and Abigail Maynard had : 

(1257) Sarah, July 16, 1783. m. ■ Gleason ; m. 2d Aaron Sibley. Sh< 

d. April 10, 187 1. Had s. Freeman. Res., Waltham, Mass. 



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(1258) Benjamin, August 3, 1782. m. Olive Stone, December, 1807. d. 

August 23, 1865, at Jamaica, Vt. 

(1259) Nathan, January 23, 1785. m. Sail)-- Gates, d. March 12, 1848. 
(1260} Maynard, October 20, 1787. m. Susannah Gates, d. July iS, 1868. 

(1261) Abigail, March 13, 1790. m. Johnathan Slonc, of Auburn. 7 chil. 

She d. February 15, 1874. 

(1262) Lucretia. March 3, 1792. d. young. 

Abigail d. December 21, 1790, and Nathan m. Olive 
Pomeroy, of Warwick, Mass. They had : 

(1263) Joanna, July 23, 1793. m. David Rockwood. 11 chil. She d. 

August 16, 1857. Res., Bennington, Vt. 

(1264) Pomeroy, August 1, J794. m. Marcia Palmer. 1 dau. He d. June 

1, 1874. 

(1265) Lucinda, February 3, 1796. d. young. 

(1266) Olive, February 1, 1797. m. C. Fay, April 2, 1824. 6 chil. She d. 

March 3, 1886. Res., Lawrence, Mass. 

(1267) Arad, December 29, 1798. m. Sophia Wilkinson, October, 1825. 

(1268) Mary, February 16, 1S00. m. Luther Waters. She d. September 

13,1866. 

(1269) Lucy, December 10, 1801. m. N. S. Clark, of Auburn. 

(1270) Asahel, February 22, 1803. m. Sophronia C. Cummings, January 

19, 1832. 

(1271) Swan, April 21, 1804. m. Mrs. Sarah Eddy Baird, January 24, 1799. 

d. November 27, 1883. 

(1272) Luthera, July 31, 1808. m. Ezra Rice, of Auburn, Mass., November 

14, 1832. 

NATHAN KNOWLTON 

was b. in Shrewsbury, Mass., and rem. to Newfane, Vt. In November^ 1776, 
he enlisted in Capt. Moses Harrington's company, Colonel Dyke's regiment, 
and was stationed at Dorchester from December until the following May. 
Re-enlisting in Captain Inglesbury's company, Col. Job Cushing's regiment, he 
served as corporal and musician in the campaign against General Burgoyne. 
He was present at the surrender of that General, and heard him insultingly call 
General Gates " Granny Gates," to which the latter replied : 
"I will own the title, for I have just delivered Great Britain of ten 
thousand men." 

Knowlton again enlisted and marched to Rutland, to Enfield, Conn., and Provi- 
dence, R. I., with several divisions of prisoners, after which he was honorably 



10S The Knowlton Genealogy 

discharged. Nathan was commissioned Lieutenant in the ist Company, 3d 
Regiment, 2d Brigade, Vermont State troops, by Gov. Thos. Chittenden, 
August 29, 1792, and for his Revolutionary service he received a pension at 
the age of 96. He d. from a fall on the ice, March 24, 1856, at Newfane, Vt. 



509 Joseph and Priscilla Howe had : 

(1273) Relief, March 17, 1785. 

(1274) Mary J., June 11, 1787. 

(1275) Samuel, May 1, 1791. 

(1276) Hollis, June 18, 1793. 

(1277) Sarah, August 26, 1795. 

(1278) Samuel, January 14, 179S. 

(1279) Walter H., August 10, 1S00. 
(12S0) Caroline, May 20, 1803. 
(1281) William, July 2, 1S05. 

Joseph owned and operated mills in Shrewsbury, Mass., from which place 
he rem. to Ohio. 



511 Rachel Knowlton and Jasper Rand had : 

(1282) Anna, February 14, 1784. m. Lyman Converse, February 20, 1810. 

Res., Bridport, Vt. 

(1283) Mehitable, January 28, 1787. m. Luke Knowlton, September 23, 

1804. 

(1284) Candace, August 8, 1788. m. Johnathan Rice, April 26, 1815. 2 

chil. Res., Amherst, Mass. 

(1285) Elizabeth, October 21, 1789. m. Abisha Larned, February 27, 1816. 

(1286) Mary, June 24, 1751. d. young. 

(1287) Mary, October 18, 1794. 

(1288) Wareham D., June 22, 1796. m. Hannah Underwood. Rem. to 

Galena, 111. She d. August 22, 1836. 

(1289) Jasper R., June 6, 1801. Sett, in Westfield, Mass. 

Rachel d. March 7, 1802. 



514 Comfort Knowlton and George Haskell had : 

(1290) Abraham. 

(1291) Charles. 

(1292) Mark. 

(1293) Franklin. 



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(1294) BelaB. 

(1295) Comfort. 

(1296) Deborah, m. Whipple. 

Residence, Winchendon, Mass. 



516 Israel and Abigail Carter had : 

(1297) Israel, March 12, 1795. d. young. 

(1298) Calvin, September 2, 1797. m. Abigail Powers, September 20, 1822. 

d. January 30, 1878 Res., in Rye, N. H. 

(1299) Israel, December 22, 1799. d. young. 

(1300) Abraham, March 5, 1S02. d. young. 

(1301) Maria, June 8, 1804. m. Wm. Dexter, June 3, 1828. 

(1302) Abraham, June 12, 1807. unm. Res. in Cambridge, Mass. A 

mason. 

(1303) Timothy C, August 14, 1810. m. Susan Locke, February 18, 1836. 

(1304) Lucy, July 25, 1S15. unm. She d. September 1, 187S, at Cam- 

bridge. • ■ 

Israel d. in Brighton, Mass., October 12, 1842. 

Abigail d. in Cambridgeport, Mass., October 9, 1851. Their dau. Lucy was 
struck by lightning, and was made deaf and dumb for life. 



521 Thomas and Susan Heywood had: 

(1305) Mary FL, August 31, 1807. unm. 

(1306) Elizabeth, July 8, 1S09. unm. 

(1307) Lucy, August 20, 1811. unm. 

(1308) Thomas, May 20, 7813. m. Eliza A. Brand, December 10, 1845. 

(1309) Amos, April 27, 1815. m. Mary J. Hodge, 1842; m. 2d Ann M. 

Stone. 

(1310) Susan, June 24, 1821. m. Francis Gerald, November 10, 1844. 

(131 1 ) Charles G. December 24, 1824. d. young. 

(1312) Charles H., June 4, 1830. m. Annie C. Root. 

Residence, Winchendon, Mass. Thomas d. there September 1, 1835. 



522 Joseph and Huldah Warren had : 
(13T3) Polly, August 13, 1793. m. Artemus Mann, November 7, 1816. 

' Huldah d. July 25, 1 796, and Joseph m. 2d Relief Stratton, 
December 20, 1797. They had : 
(1314) Relief, October 13, 1798. d. July 3, 1807. 



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( 1 3 1 5) Cynthia, November 28, 1799. m. Jason Goulding, March 3, 1829. 

(1316) Rosanna, June 24, 1802. d. young. 

( X 3 T 7) Joseph, September 6, 1804. m. Abigail Canuth, May 20, iS — ; m. 

2d Harriet Bovvker, June 16, 1S30. 
(1318) Frances E., November 24, 1808. m. Rev. J. W. Chickering, Novem- 
ber 9, 1S30. 

Residence, Gerry and Templeton, Mass. 
Joseph was a physician and a man of deserved prominence. He was Deacon 
of the Congregational Church for many years, Town Clerk for seven years, and 
Selectman for fourteen years. Relief d. March 6, 1840. 



529 Jacob and Rhoda Smith had : 

(1319) Stephen S., November 22, 1800. m. Sally Atwood. 

Rhoda dying, Jacob m. 2d Rosetta Robinson and had.; 

(1320) Rhoda, 1809. d. at Stockbridge, Vt., August 6, 1829. 

(1321) Jonas, July 30, 1811. m. Eliza Finney. 2 chil. 

(1322) Rosetta, May 24, 1814. m. 

(1323) Emmons, August 4, 1S16. m. Abigail Taggart ; m. 2d Harnie 

Taggart. 

Jacob m. 3d Nabby Taggart, and had : 

(1324) Agnes, 1818. d. September 15, 1842. 

(1325) Phoebe, September 3, 1822. m. Joseph Taggart of Stockbridge. 

(1326) Abigail, December 5, 1826. m. Alonzo Keyes. 

Jacob was a corporal in Capt. Samuel Robinson's Company, serving March. 13- 
December 2, 1757, also in the Crown Point Expedition and in the Eastern Prov- 
inces. He m. 2d Rosetta Robinson. He held the office of Deacon in the 
Congregational Church at Hardwick, Mass., and Stockbridge, Vt., whither he 
removed. He d. April 29, 1861. 



530 James and Betsey Tracy had : 

(1327) George, m. Betsey E. Brummell, 1840. 

(1328) John, 1796. m. Rebecca Sperry. 

(1329) Julius. 

(1330) Betsey, m. Joel Finch. 

(1331) Polly, m. John Sanford. 

(1332) Laura. 

(1333) Rebecca. 



The Knowltons of New England 1 1 1 

531 Samuel and Aurilla Coates had : 
(1334} Roxana, February 21, 1802. d. young. 

(1335) Erastus, March 7, 1804. m. Mary Moore. 

(1336) Sewell, Februaiy 13, 1806. m. Maria Quance, January 22, 1834. 

(1337) Roxana, November 22, 180S. m. W. H. Day. Res., Huntington, 

Mass. Had s. William. Res., Topsfield, Mass. 

(1338) Myron, March 31, 181 1. d. November 20, 1815. 

(1339) Orlando, May 30, 1813. d. September 17, 1820. 

(1340) Fannie, May 7, rSi 5. d. young. 

(1341) Fannie, September 7, 1S16. m. A. B. Jones, March 21, 1838. Res., 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

(1342) James M., November 21, 1819. m. Nancy Kendall, October 15, 

1846 ; m. 2d Susan A. Lincoln, October 7, i860. Res., 
Noblesboro, Mass. 

(1343) Samuel H., December 4, 1822. m. Marietta Howard, April 6, 1843. 

(1344) John H., April 22, 1727. d. young. 

Samuel d. June 10, 1831. Aurilla d. December 12, 1869. 



532 Paul and Lucy (Lovie) Whipple had : 

(1345) Catherine, May 29, 1802. m. Levi Whitcomb, May 31, 1827. Res., 

Marion, la. She d. July 8, 1876. 4 chil. 

(1346) Levi W., June n, 1803. m. Amanda Hollister, March 18, 1832. 

Res., VJtica, Ohio. 

(1347) Joel, April 25, 1805. d. August 3, 1839, at Albany, 111. 

(1348) Elijah, February 7, 1807. d. November S, 1838, at Chatham Centre, 

Ohio. 

(1349) Lucy, November 2, 1810. m. Thomas Carter, October 13, 1845. 

She d. October 24, 1865, Fairfield Co., Ohio. 

(1350) Orilla, December 27, 181 1. m. John Lusk, 1840. She d. October 

22, 1842 at Marion, la. 1 dau. 

(1351) Robert, January 5, 1814. d. at Crawford, Neb., February 16, 188S. 

(1352) Edward, December 28, 1815. m. Abigail Williams, February 18, 

1845. He d. July 6, 1891, at Marion, la. 

(1353) Francis P., February 16, 1818. ra. Nancy Wilson, October 31, 1848. 

d. May n, 187 1. 

Residence, Hoosac Falls (now Florida), Mass. 
Paul d. August 31, 1847. Lucy d. April 11, 1845. 



534 Robert and Lydia Thurston of Westboro 

removed from Shrewsbury, to North Brookfield, Mass., where, on November 18, 
i8i8, he was found dead by the roadside. He had been in the woods to cut a 



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well-pole, and was probably the victim of heart disease. His widow m. ;d 
Josiah Rush, October 2, iS 1 9, and returned to Westboro. 



535 Daniel and Mary Hemmingway had : 

(1354) Mary, July 5, 1804. m. Edward Wright, October 16, 1825. Res. 

Bethany, N. Y. 

(1355) Permelia, November 9, 1805. m. Chauncey Barry, 1829. 

(1356) Adaline, September 22, 1S07. m. Apollos Kenny, 1834. 
(i357) Venus, 1809. 

(1358) Daniel, September 12, 181 1. m. Chlorine Bowker, March 2, 1850. 

(1359) Hepsabeth, September 27, 1813. m. Edward Wright, May, 1, 1836. 

(1360) Thaddeus, March 31, 1S22. m. Mary Stewart (or Stevens,) May 

28, 1845. 

(1361) Levi P., May 9, 1824. m. Alicia Dickerson, January 26, 1852. Res., 

Wisconsin. 
Daniel and family removed from Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Mass., to N. Y. 
in 1808, and settled in Pavillion, 1S16. He d. at Bethany N. Y., July 4, 1847. 
Mary d. October 8, 1874. 



537 John and Diodcma Duncan had : 

(1362) Elbridge G., May 19, 1806. m. Artelissa Robinson, November 15, 

1831. 

(1363) Diodema, July 12, 1809. m. Elijah Wyman, November 19, 1831. 

(1364) Sarah D., November 14, 181 r. m. Franklin Dortt, 1833. 

(1365) Lucy A., June 19, 1815. d. February, 1842. 

John d. in Rochester, Vt., August 5, 1848. D ; odema d. there May 12, 1842. 



539 Joel and Mary Brooks, of Grafton, Mass., had : 

(1366) Ruel F., January 10, 1810. m. Sarah Luther, April 9, 1838. 

(1367) Laura, January 10, 1810. m. Isaac Crosby, December 2, 1830. 

(1368) John C, December 6, 181 2. m. Louisa Goddard, September 18, 

1839. 

(1369) Daniel H., July 31, 1817.' m. Aurilla Pinkham, January, 1845. 

(1370) Elijah B., January 31, 1S15. m. Mehitable Hall, March 31, 1S43. 

(1371) Chas. H., October 9, 1S19. m. Martha Boyden, April 14, 1844. 

(1372) Harriet, August 13, 1826. 

(1373) Samuel, June 27, 1824. d. young. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 
Joel d. August 14, 1839. 



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545 Silas and Mercy Wakefield had : 

(1374) Irene, January 20, 1799. m. Washington Wakefield. 

(1375) Perrin, August 22, 1801. m. Elizabeth Carter, May 2, 1826. 

(1376) Newell, April 27, 1803. m. Sophia Wallace, January 1, 1827. 
C 1 3 7 7) Dexter, February 22, 1805. 

(1378) LycHa B., March 7, 1807. m. Elisha A. Briggs. 3 chil. 

(1379) Mary D., March 7, 1807. d. in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 

(1380) Calvin F., February 11, 1810. 

Silas was b. in Shrewsbury, Mass., and removed to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 
where he d. about 1798. 

Mercy was from Sutton, Mass. She was the daughter of Samuel Wakefield, 
who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, Capt. John Putnam's company, 
Col. Ebenezer Larned's regiment, which served in the Lexington Alarm. 



6 Martha Knowlton and Nathan Munroe had : 



54' 

(1381) Luther. 
(13S2) Caroline. 
(1383) Eliza. 



547 Sarah Knowlton and John White had 



(1384) Asa. 

(1385) John. 

(1386) Moses. 



548 David and Lucy Brigham had : 

(1387) Julia Ann, December 4, 1800. m. Seth Baker, March 10, 1816. 

(1388) Eli, October 28, 1802. 

(1389) Artemus, September n, 1804. m. Fanny Spencer, March 20, 1824. 

(1390) Elbridge G., October 6, 1806. 

(1391) Abraham, December 8, 1S08. m. 

(1392) Lucy, September 3, 1S11. 

( T 393) David, August 2, i8r6. m. Harriet Hamilton, August 2, 1843. 

(1394) Marietta, Dec. 3, 1S17. m. Chester Keyes, Sept. 2, 1S37. Shed. 

March 27, 1849. 

(1395) Harriet, d. young. 

Residence, Shrewsbury. Rem. to N. York City. 

Lucy was from Northboro, Mass. David d. September 6, 1823. 



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550 Abraham and Lucy Faulkner had : 
(1396) Mary E., December 18, 180S. m. Lewis Brown, April 29, 1829. 
(i397) James F., November r, 1S10. m. Olive Brown, September 30, 183: 
m. 2d Margaret Dickey, September 27, 183S. 

(1398) Nancy F., August 19, 1812. m. Chas. H. Ide, October 6, 1834. 

(1399) Sarah W., March 15, 1815. m. John Brown, November 20 18 jo 

chil, ' 

(1400) Thankful, July 9, 1817. d. 1855. 

(1401) Charles A., July ^^, 1819. m. Sarah Crouch, December 18, 184: 

m. 2d Caroline Crouch ; m. 3d Nancy Cooper. 

(1402) Charlotte, July 31, 1819. m. Williamson D. Vanoter, November 1 

1852. Res., Santa Monica, Cal. 

(1403) Henry G., November r6, 1822. m. Martha Miller, February, 1846 
Lucy was from Grafton, Mass. Rem. from Shrewsbury to Brownsville, lnrj 

1838, where Abraham d. October, 1843, and Lucy in 1867. 



559 Joseph and Betsey Sprague had : 
(1404) Elmer, March 4, 1792. d. July 3, 1867. unm. 
(7405) Melinda, July 4, 1794. m. Simon Flint. 

(1406) Lucy, June 23, 1796. m. Moses Haskell, April 15, 1817. 

(1407) Mary, 1798. 

(1408) Stillman, March 17, 1802. m. Lydia Cheney, 1828 ; m. 2d Emily 

Thorpe, December 29, 1831. 

(1409) Cynthia, June 28, 1805. 

(1410) Clarissa, March 8, 1810. m. Geo. W. Hatch ; m. 2d Calvin Childs. 

(141 1) Elizabeth, January 13, 1813. m. Joseph Blood. 

Residence, Templeton, Mass. 
Joseph was a Revolutionary soldier, serving in his father's, Captain Ezekiel's, 
company, Colonel Dyke's regiment. He is mentioned in the roster of Massa- 
chusetts militia as having received a gun, blanket, and soldier's pay at Dorches- 
ter, Mass., March 31, 1777. He d. March 28, 1836. Betsey d. April 20, 1854. 



560 Stephen and Comfort White had : 

(1412) Montgomery, October 31, 1796. d. young. y 

(1413) Emery, September 8, 1798. m. Polly Fisher. He d. Januarv i, 

1857. 

(1414) Charles, May 10, i 800. m. Tabitha F. Stuart, 1821. 

(1415) Augustus, October 19, 1S03. m. Anna Murray Sims, November 26, 

1835. d. 1S62. 

Residence, Templeton, Mass. 



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Stephen was a Revolutionary soldier, and served in his father's company 

from December 4, 1776, to March 1, 1777. He d. January 16, 1853. Comfort 

d. Febmary 8, 1831. 



561 Ezekiel and had : 

(1416) George W., November 10, 1802. d. April 3, 1S67. 
Ezekiel was a soldier of the Revolution. 



562 Miles and Tryphena Sprague had : 

(1417) Justus, July 3, 1791. in. Chloe Hanruven, December it, 1815. 

(1418) Sullivan, June 23, 1793. m. Isabel Bezold, January 30, 1817. 

(1419) Chester, February 6, 1796. m, Sally Bixby, March 9, 1818 ; m. 2d 

Susan Underwood, June 5, 1842. 

(1420) Samantha, January 20, 179S. m. Luther Johnson. 

(1421) Miles J., January 17, 1800. m. Lemyra Bartlett ; m. 2d Abigail 

Howard ; m. 3d Betsey Jones. 

(1422) Tryphena, June 3, 1S01. m. Nathaniel Kidder, January ir, 1820. 

14 chil. Rem. to Warren, Pa. 

(1423) Roxanna, July 8, 1S03. m. Simeon Hungerford, April 7, 1838. He 

d. February 20, 1877. 

(1424) William, December 7, 1807. Rem. to Kentucky, 1837. 

Miles Rem. from Templeton to Wardsboro, Vt. and d. in Gardner, Mass., 
September 25, 1824. Tryphena d. October 14, 1S24. 



563 Jemima Knowlton and Thomas Wright had : 

(1425) Lyman, March 8, 1793. 

(1426) Betsey, December 28, 1795. m. Dexter Whittemore. 

Thomas d. June 8, 1796, and Jemima m. 2d Batchelder 
Bowker. They had : 

(1427) Wright, November 1, 1798. d. December 29, 1831. 

(1428) Luke, October 28, 1S00. 

(1429) Elijah, January 28, 1S03. Res., Keene, N. H. 

(1430) Lucy, November 3, 1804. d. October 13, 1827. 

(1431) Cynthia, February 12, 1807. 

(1432) Roxana, July 28, 1809. 

(1433) Hannah, March 25, 1815. 

Residence, Fitzwilliam, N. H. 



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564 Levi and Polly Morse had : 

(1434) Polly, 1802. m. Coolidge. No chil. 

Levi m. 2d Mrs. Butterfield. They had : 

(1435) Miles E -> lSo 9- m - Be l ena Ellis > l8 3 I - 

(1436) Ephraim, 1S12. d. young. 

(1437) Eliza, 1816. d. 1827. 

Levi rem. to Potion, Province of Quebec, in 1800, and d. in 1842 at 
Knowltcn Landing, P. Q., Canada. 



567 Asaph and Betsey Sawyer had : 

(1438) Hannah A., May 2, 180S. m. Amasa Lewis, January 24, 1830. 

(1439) Amasa E., September 10, 1810. m. Harriet Lewis, February 14, 

1836. 

(1440) Mary, March 5, 181 2. d. young. 

(1441) Harriet A., March 27, 1813. m. Hial Curtis. 

(1442) Asaph A., April 7, 1815. m. Mary Peaseley, February 3, 1845. 

(1443) Luke Holland, August 7, 1816. m. Elizabeth Spinney, October 15, 

1840. 

(1444) Cynthia Holbrook, July 5, 1818. m. Roswell Sargent, December 

29, 1836. 

(1445) Ezekiel L., June 20, 1820. m. Nancy Bryan, January 6, 1841. 

(1446) Lucy E., April 24, 1822. 

Asaph rem. to So. Stukely, P. Q., where he d. February 12, 1844. 



568 Lyman and Relief Whitcomb had : 

(1447) Czarina, March 22, 1796. m. Stephen Parker, July 18, 18 15. 

(1448) Rosetta, July n, 1799. m. Aaron Frost, 1820. 

(1449) Lee, April 16, 1801. m. Maria Sargent, February 3, 1S28. 

(1450) Stephen P., June 8, 1807. m. Elizabeth Halliker, March 18, 1833. 

(1451) Jane, June 27, 1809. m. Jacob Shephard, February 28, 1825. 

(1452) Whitcomb, July 14, 1S14. d. August 23, 1843. 

(1453) Newton, September 8, 1S15. m. Laura Turner. 

(1454) Anna, June 21, 1818. m. Luther Libby, October 9, 1835. 

Lyman rem. from Templeton, Mass., to South Stukely, P. Q., Canada. 
He served in the militia from 1806 as captain and major, was for many years 
a magistrate, and was the first member of Parliament elected from Shefford 



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County, November 4, 1829. He gave an extraordinary impulse to educational 
matters, and his public and private charities were numerous. His death in 
1832 was an irreparable loss. 



569 Cah'in and Sophia Willard had : 

(1455) George Willard, June 19, 1795. m. Elizabeth Carroll. 

(1456) John Calvin, March 9, 1799. 

Calvin was b. in Newfane, Vt. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 
1788, and studied law with his father, Hon. Luke. He became a distinguished 
lawyer. 



570 Martha (Patty) Knowlton and David Warner had : 

(1457) Sally K., April 1, 1788. m. James Miller. 

(1458) Lyman, April 24, 1790. 

(1459) Harriet, October 27, 1794. 

(1460) Willard, June 24, 1797. m. Elvira Williams. 

(1461) George, May 29, 1799. 

(1462) Calvin, 1801. 

(1463) Daniel, May 15, 1803. 

(1464) Luke, 1805. 



CHAPTER III. 

The Canada Knowltons 

SOON after the cessation of hostilities between the American Colonies ond 
the mother country, and the establishment of the United States as a sepa- 
rate and independent nation, the government of Great Britain offered by public 
proclamation a free grant of land to all who remained of the Tory party, if they 
would leave the States and settle in Canada. This offer was prompted by the 
evident belief that the new and infant nation was but one of those numerous 
political experiments which have ambitiously struggled into life, and almost as 
quickly died out of it. Among the considerable numbers who shared in this 
sober conviction of the English Government, was Judge Luke Knowlton, of 
Newfane, Vt. His Tory sentiments will excite less surprised comment when it 
is remembered that he lived near the northern boundary line, and that contigu- 
ity to one's neighbors effaces, more or less, sharp lines of distinction and sepa- 
ration. The American nation was not only an experiment, it was doubly so for 
being a republican one. Judge Knowlton was too sensible and too honorable a 
man not to accept the logic of arms, even though results might not be perma- 
nent. Moreover, he was no longer a young man, and he felt unequal to a stout 
grapple with the untamed forces of the great northern wilderness, in a desperate 
effort to found a new home. His children, however, he encouraged to take ad- 
vantage of the offer of the English Government, and thus secure a permanent 
home and influence. Silas, the second son and third child, was the first to ac- 
cept the parental advice. He had married, in 1786, Sarah Holbrook, the sister 
of his brother-in-law, John Holbrook, by whom he had born to him Paul, then 
but nine years old, and Luke, an infant. He " took up " a section of land in 
the County of Brome, Province of Quebec, the tract now known as the town- 
ship of Stukely, and then returned to Newfane for his family. Through his in- 
fluence, a neighbor, one Whitney, with wife and infant daughter, accompanied 
the Knowltons on their trying journey to Canada. 

When the little band of emigrants reached the boundary line of Stukely, the 
two women engaged in an amicable dispute as to which should have the honor 
of being the first white female to settle in the new township. Mr. Whitney set- 
tled the matter by suddenly lifting his child in his arms, and depositing her on 
the farther side of the line. The formation of a township in Canada at this par- 



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ticular time was regulated by somewhat peculiar provisions. The area was one 
hundred square miles, and forty settlers, called "Associates" were required, 
their names to be entered in the " Letters Patent" from the Crown, and all of 
them to go into actual residence. 

There was something of Greek flavor in the policy which conferred peculiar 
privileges on the fathers of male children, and Quebec imitated Athens in its 
prudent forecast of its civil and military welfare. Eastern Canada was fortunate 
in having among its pioneers such people as these Knowltons. Silas came of 
a sturdy Gtock that had rounded and hardened its muscle and sharpened its 
mental faculties in frontier life and border warfare. The boy had sung, many 
a time, the battle songs that stirred the father's blood, and the tales in which he 
had revelled were those of daring exploit and Indian foe during the troubled 
years between 1740 and 1764. But, as every emigrant to the wild North learned 
to his cost, a calmer and sturdier courage was required in the harder battle of 
civilization. Canada was a wild and trackless forest, and the victory to be won 
there was a victory over unutterable hardships and almost insurmountable ob- 
stacles. Enormous forests fdled with fierce beasts and pestilent insects had to 
be cleared. Not a single road invited communication between widely separated 
hamlets, and the making of one to the French settlements was nn era. The ac- 
cumulated snow and ice of a very long winter left but a short season for agricul- 
ture, and when famine threatened it was no unusual thing for the " Associates " 
to tramp twenty, thirty, even forty miles, each in his turn, carrying a bag of 
corn to the mill, that he and his neighbors might have bread. When Silas 
Knowlton took two barrels of potash to Montreal, it required two sleds with two 
yoke of oxen for each, and a journey of eighteen days, and although the profits 
were one hundred dollars, invested in household necessities, the money was well 
earned. 

Their meal was prepared in " plumping mills," a rude contrivance of an up- 
right log bored out, and a pestle attached to a spring pole. One quart only 
could be pounded at a time, and the meal was eaten mixed with pumpkin. 

The life of Silas Knowlton and his brave wife is, as yet, an unwritten story 
of heroic courage and splendid self-sacrifice, out of which have come, long 
years ago, thrift and happiness to many who have "entered into their labors." 

Going to market was the one great event of the year, and this, too, over a 
road constructed through bogs and swamps, because that was the shorter and 
the only feasible way. The Knowltons were their own architects and cabinet 
makers, and their original homes were rude in construction and appointment. 
Good digestion must have waited on appetite, for they were a healthy and sturdy 
race, and during the long absences of their husbands and brothers the women 
reared and defended their children with consummate courage. 

These Knowltons were not altogether at an advantage over their fellow set- 
tlers, for of the latter all who had remained loyal to the Crown during the Revo- 
lutionary struggle, and who had professed fidelity to " the United Empire of 



120 The Knowlton Genealogy 

Great Britain," were styled the U. E., and to them and to each descendant 
forever was to be given a grant of two hundred acres of land, free from expense 
of survey, and of tax. Under this act of Parliament, or royal proclamation, the 
public lands of the Province are still granted to all who can prove their descent 
from a U. E. The Knowltons soon became, as they still remain, quite as loyal 
to the British, as they had been to the American, flag. 



571 Silas and Sally Holbrook had : 

(1465) Paul Holland, September 17, 1787. m. Laura Moss. 

(1466) Luke, April 26, 1795. m - Mary Ware. 

(1467) Samantha, 1797. m. Samuel Stone. 

(1468) Samuel W., 1798. m. Amanda Loomis. 

Silas rem. from Newfane, Vt., in February, 1798, to Stukely, P. Q., where 
Sally d. in 1800. He d. November 18, 1843 or 1S44. 



572 Sarah Knowlton and John Holbrook had : 

(1469) Patty, March 22, 1788. m. William Fessenden. 

(1470) Franklin, February 27, 1792. 

(1471) Sybil, June 15, 1794. 

(1472) Sally, March 28, 1796. m. Geo. W. Hall ; m. 2d Isaac Coale of 

Baltimore. 8 chil. 

(1473) Sophia, March 15, 1798. d. young. 

(1474) Lucinda, March 25, 1800. m. Hon. Willard Warner, U. S. Senator 

from Alabama. 

(1475) Eliza, April 15, 1S04. d. 1853. unm. 

(1476) Rev. John C, January 7, 1808. m. Cynthia Tuttle. 

(1477) William, April 20, , r Sio. d. young. 

(1478) Frederick, February 15, 1S13. m. Harriet . 

Sarah was a woman of uncommon beauty and grace, and one of the most 
prominent figures in Brattleboro society. Her early home was in Newfane, Vt., 
where she became so familiar with the privations and simplicity of pioneer life 
that she was intimidated by no subsequent perils. Indians and wild beasts were 
the familiar enemies of her childhood, and she became as courageous as she was 
handsome. She married John Holbrook, a country merchant, who carried his 
produce and goods for barter on a pack-horse through West River Valley, from 
Newfane to Greenfield, Mass., returning with other goods gotten by exchange. 
Their daughter, afterwards Mrs. Fessenden, was the first woman to ride in a 
wheeled conveyance in that part of the country. 

Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook removed to Brattleboro, Vt., and bought the dwell- 



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ing-house now known as the " American House," a public inn, a portion of 
which was used for a country store. To secure a proper depot for his produce 
and a convenient place for exchange, Mr. Holbrook formed a partnership with 
David Portei, a leading merchant of Hartford, Conn., and the firm thereafter 
conducted, the two stores as branches of the same house. Mr. Holbrook be- 
came a director of the old Phoenix Bank, Hartford, and brought the first bank 
notes ever circulated in Brattleboro. 

He also built a large slaughter house, where he cured large quantities of 
beef, pork, hams, and tongue for the West Indian market, transporting these to 
the seaboard on a line of flat boats which he had established on the Connecti- 
cut River. 

In 1809 he sold out all his property and removed to Warehouse Point, Ct. 
His commanding figure, positive manner, and sonorous voice gave him so pow- 
erful an influence ovei his fellow-men, that it was said that a request or com- 
mand from him was likely to be obeyed as quickly as if shot from a gun. He 
was by faith a Congregationalist, and a Deacon of the church, though not a 
predestinarian. On one occasion, his pastor, having called on him, engaged him 
in an earnest argument, in which the spiritual guide asserted the truth of infant 
damnation. The worthy Deacon rose, opened the door, and drove the parson 
into the street, declaring that any one who held such " damnable " doctrines 
could not stay under his roof. 

Mr. Holbrook was postmaster of Brattleboro, 1 794-1 804, and the second 
original member of the Vermont Asylum under the Marsh bequest. He died 
1838. Sarah d. March 22, 1851. 



573 Alice Knowlton and Dr. Nathan A. Stone had : 

(1479) Edson S., August 2, 1789. 

(1480) Jasper, April 20, 1791. 

(1481) Benjamin, April 23, 1793. d. young. 

(1483) Benjamin, August 28, 1795. 

(1484) Lucinda, November 19, 1797. 

(1485) Alice K., August ro, 1800. 
(i486) Sophia K., January 24, 1S02. 

(1487) Sarah, May 15, 1804. 

(1488) Nathan F., January 28, 1806. 

Alice d. in Newfane, Vt., November 14, 1865, aged 96. 



574 Lucinda Knowlton and Samuel Willard had : 

(1489) David, 1797. 

(1490) Lucinda, 1799. 

vX Samuel was from Petersham, Mass. They removed to Canada, Prov. of 
Quebec. Lucinda d. there in jSoo. 



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575 Luke and Charlotte Kenney had : 

(1491) Seleucia, May 21, 1S00. m. Hezekiah Robinson, June 3, 1S17. 

(1492) Marcia, October 2, 1801. m. Clarke Fisher, June 24, 1820. 

(1493) Sally, July 9, 1S03. m. Daniel W.Sanborn, January 2, 1820. m. 2d 

Dr. Rotus Parmalee. 

(1494) Infant, 1805. 

(1495) Charlotte S., April 14, 1806. in. Austin Wheeler, December 18, 1825. 

(1496) Luke M., February 5, 1S0S. m. Laura A. Wheeler, October 6, 1S32. 

(1497) Abigail, December 16, 1809. d. January 25, 1834. unm. 

(1498) Rosetta, August 20, 181 1. d. young. 

(1499) Katherine A., September 18, 1S12. m. Merrick Cummings, January 

21, I838. 

(1500) Hanson, September 14, 1814. m. Mary Soles, March 18, 1839. 

(1501) Patty W., September it, i8j6. m. John Jackson, September 1, 1848. 

(1502) Merab A., October 7, 1818. m. Wm. Willard, July 12, 1842. 

(1503) Goodloe H., April 14, 1S21. m. Julia Duboise. 

(1504) Almus A., November 8, 1827. m. Lucy Newton. 

Residence, Waterloo, P. Q. 

LUKE KNOWLTON, Jr., 

seventh child of Hon. Luke, was born in Newfane, March 24, 1775., where 
he resided for more than forty years. He received his education at West- 
minster, Vt., and Chesterfield, N. H., after which he entered the office of his 
brother Calvin as a law student. His subsequent career was that of a very suc- 
cessful and eminent lawyer. He married, in 1799, Miss Charlotte Kenney of the 
same town. An incident connected with this marriage illustrates the character 
of this extraordinary man. Miss Kenny was little more than a child, being un- 
der sixteen years of age. Her father, an active ; nd enterprising man, owned a 
large estate of one thousand acres, six hundred and fifty of which were under 
careful cultivation, and he passed for a rich man in those earlier and simpler 
times. When young Knowlton asked him for his daughter there was a stormy 
interview. The father formulated his objections in true business style by three 
propositions: (1) She was too young; (2) he could not spare her; (3) she 
would have no dower, there being eleven other children to share his property. 
To these the ardent young advocate promptly replied, (1) that Charlotte would 
grow older every day, and as rapidlyin his hands as in those of her father ; (2) 
that her father had a wife and other daughters, while he (Luke) had none, and 
that Kenny could therefore do without her better than he could ; (3) that he 
wanted the daughter, and not the dowry. The young lawyer won his case, and 
it was not long before the objections of the father disappeared, for Luke was 
soon and for many years a member of the State Legislature, and Assistant 
Judge of Windham County Court. His ability won the business confidence of 



The Canada Knowltons 123 

his father-in-law, and the two became investors in wild lands, out of which they 
made handsome fortunes. Luke Knowlton often rode on horseback five hun- 
dred miles on tours of purchase and inspection, enduring fatigue and privation 
with characteristic perseverance. In 1S21 lie removed from Newfane to Stukely, 
P. Q.. where he settled on the same farm that his brother Calvin had purchased 
and improved in 179S. He d. September 17, 1S55. She d. 1843. 



576 Hannah Knowlton and Capt. Thomas Harrington had : 
I. Capt Thomas, March 13, 1785. m. Relief Mixer, 1805. 
II. Hannah, May 2, 17S6. m. Lewis Pratt, 1S02. 
III. Grace, September 18, 1789. m. Asa Mixer, Jr., 1804. 

Captain Thomas was a lineal descendant of Robert Harrington, of the an- 
cient family of Errington, Arlington, Harrington, of England, and who was one 
of the proprietors of Watertown, Mass., as early as 1642, owning an estate pre- 
sented to him by his kinsman, Deacon Thomas Hastings. Captain Thomas 
served in the Indian wars as captain of the Shrewsbury militia. He d. Decem- 
ber 20, 1834. Hannah d. March 8, 1793. 



577 Asa and Olive Waite had : 

(1505) William, 1790. Rem. to Illinois. 

(1506) Asa, Jr., 1792. m. Damaris Howe, 1819. 

Asa d. Widow Olive m. Lewis Smith in 1826. 



578 Susannah Knowlton and John S. Whitney had : 

(1508) William, April 3, 1795. 

(1509) Art emus, January 4, 1797. 

(1510) Joseph H., December 25, 1799. 



579 Artemus and Huldah Lyon had : 

(1511) Seth, August 29, 1799. m. Volma Shepard ; m. 2d Palmer. 

(1512) Deborah, February 25, 1804. ,m. Chas. Dix. Res., Holden, Mass. 

2 chil. 
(15x3) Huldah. m. John Hart. Res., Sutton, Mass. 6 chil. 

(15 14) Rhoda. d. young. 

(15 15) Tamsen. d. young. 

(1516) Artemus, February 15, 1809. m. Maria Kenny, September 27, 1836. 

Artemus rem. to Charlton, Mass. He m. 2d Rhoda Lathe, and d. May 16, 1834. 



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580 Dea. William and Clorinda Smith had : 

(1517) Julia, September, 1799. m. Jesse Pirkcs, March 3, 1S21. 

(1518) Harriet, March 26, iSor. m. Foster, February 27, 18 17. 

(15 19) Freeman, June 12, 1803. m. Hannah Murphy, October 9, 1825. 

(1520) Joseph E., February 19. 1805. m. Sarah Fitts. 

(1521) Martha. January 26, 1S07. m. Seth Follett, April 3, 1826. 

(1522) Abigail, April 9, 1809, 

(1523) Clorinda, November 5, 1S1 1. 

(1524) William, September 26, TS14. m. Elida P. Ramsdell, August 13, 1850. 

Deacon William res. in Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Clorinda d. November 1, i860. 



581 Dr. Seth and Relief Howe had : 

(1525) Darwin, August 8, 1802. m. Sarah Harrington. 

(1526) Charles, November 4, 1S03. Drowned, December, 1822. 

(1527) Eunice, April 4, 1806. d. young. 

(1528) Artemus, February 19, 1809. m. Emeline Smith, 1835. 

(1520) William S., September 28, 1810. m. Hannah Harrington ; m. 2d 
Miriam Dresser. 

(1530) Eunice, January 6, 1813. m. E. G. Putnam, April 26, 183 1. 

(1531) Nancy, November 23, i8r4. m. Horace Stowe ; m. 2d E. B. Rice ; 

m. 3d C. C. Felton. 

(1532) Calvin, January 2, 1817. m. Mary Warren, January 25, 1837. 

(1533) Dolly, December 2, 1818. m. Jos. P. Leland, January 30, 1837. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Dr. Seth was a physician, and is still quoted as one of the celebrities of Old 
Shrewsbury. He was an original character, and his personal eccentricities seem 
to have contributed to his professional success. Among his materia medica 
were such singular ingredients as pulverized toads, beetles, and other unmen- 
tionable matter, not uncommon among the practitioners of that early day. The 
surprising cures with which he is credited are a curious illustration of the subtle 
influence of the mental on the physical condition, for the faith of his patients in 
his skill was absolute. He d. April 12, 1832. 



582 Joseph H. and Chloe Forbush had : 

(1534) Wm. H., March 8, 1S07. m. Susan Brigham, March 3, 1828. 

(1535) Hannah W., September 16, 1808. m. S. Haven, August 24, 1829. 

(1536) Mary A. B., May 12, 1810. m. J. Newton, 1832. 



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(1537) Joseph F., August 20, 1811. m. Huldah Newton, June 2, 1833. m. 

2d Sarah E. Johnson, November 26, 1840. 
(153S) Susan \V M February 20, 1814. m. John Rice, 1837. 

(1539) Relief M., February 7, 1816. 

(1540) Lorenzo C, April 23, 1818. 

(1541) Caroline E., September 3, 1820. 

(1542) Francis A., June 26, 1823. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Joseph was Deacon of the Congregational Church. 



586 Dea. lizekiel and Eleanor Brown had : 

(1543) Lincoln B., December 15, 1805. m. Charlotte Spooner ; m. 2d Lu- 

cretia Wolcott. 

(1544) William A., April, 1809. m. Nancy . 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Ezekiel d. November 29, 1828. 



587 Susannah Knowlton and Thos. Witherbee, Jr., had: 

(1546) Calvin K., December 9, 1800. 

(1547) Thomas H., June 25, 1802. m. 

(1548) Elizabeth, March 3, 1804. m. Elijah A. Brigham. 

(1549) Luke, December 19, 1809. 

(1550) Josie C, November n, 1815. 

(1551) Susan P., November 26, 1818. 



588 Luke and Hetty Rand had : 

(1552) Charles L., February 15, 1809. m. Alma A. Damon, November 27, 
1S34. 

Removed from Shrewsbury to Bridport, Vt., where Luke d. September 9, 
1809. 

589 Thomas and Rebecca Whiting had : 

( x 553) Rebecca W., October 9, 1810. m. Dr. A. Brigham, June 15, J832. 

(1554) Nancy F., April 12, 1812. m. Asa Davis. 

( 1 555) Harriet A., September 3, 1S18. m. John Hatton, August 17, 1841. m. 

2d Robert Slade. 14 chil. 

(1556) Calvin W., October 22, 1820. d. young. 



i26 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(1557) Thomas W., May 1, 1823. d. December 31, 1854. 

(1558) George L., October 1, 1S24. m. Olive Haskins. 

(1559) Charles L., March 25, 1S32. d. young. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Rebecca d. May 17, 1S12. Thomas m. 2d Martha Giles, December if, 1S17, 
and d. in Detroit. Mich., August, 1832. 



590 Amasa and Sarah Parks had : 

(1560) Sarah E., May 19, 1817. m. Rufus A. Blood. 

(1561) Catherine, March iS, 1818. m. Osman S. Rice, January 27, 1848. 

m. 2d Moses Swain, January 19, 1859. 

(1562) Asa B., April 17, 1S25. m. Adeline Sturges, October 18, 1855. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Amasa d. March 30, 1876. 



592 Mark B. and Elizabeth Smith had : 

(1563) Sarah, February 25, 1824. 

(1564) Caroline, February 25, 1S24. m. Geo. Stebbins, December 12, 1848. 

3 chil. 

(1565) Thomas H., August 28, 1833. m - Susan Hall, March 3, 1863. 

(1566) Nancy M., October 29, 1836. m. Horace Nichols, June, 1, 1859. 

2 chil. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Mark d. March 28, 1S60. 



593 Hannah Knowlton and Daniel G. Noyes had : 

(1567) Cynthia, April 21, 1818. 

(1568) Sarah M., July 12, 1820. 

(1569) Calvin W., November 13, 1827. 

(1570) Susan A., January 21, 1832. 



594 Abraham and Anna Taylor had : 

(1571) Molly, 1776. m. Jonathan Knowlton. 

(1572) Caleb, January 15, 17 78. m. Anna Sargent. 

(1573) William, December 1, 1779. m. Betsey Andrews. 



The Canada Knowltons 127 

(1574) John, April 21, 1781. d. young. 

( 1 575) Anna, May 30, 1784. m. Mark Sexberry. 

( r 57^) Abigail, May 30. 1784. m. William Young, v 

(1577) Abraham, February 9, 1790. 

(1578) Charity, November 20, 1787. m. Neamiah Stanley, November 26, 

1807. Res., Jamesville, N. II. 
( x 5 7 9) J orin > November, 13, 1796. m. Betsey Buckley Andrews, Septem- 
ber, 1826. 

Residence, Manchester and Beverly. 

Abraham was a Revolutionary soldier. Served as Minute-man, April 19, 
775, commissioned 2d lieut., May 7, 1776. Paid for losses at Bunker Hill. 
Re d. February 13, 1S29. Anna d. March 18, 1836. 



595 Chauncey and Annie Phillips had : 

(1580) Amasa. m. Anna Tuttle. 

(1581) Levi. m. Amy Tuttle. 

(1582) Hannah, m. D. W. Harper. Res., Panora, la. 

(1583) Perry, m. Melinda Mapes. 

(1584) Rosanna. m. John Grames, Dundee, Oregon. 

(1585) Frederick, m. Susan Powers. Res., Panora. 

(1586) Sophronia. m. John Odell, Vandalia, Mich. 

(1587) Chauncey. m. Kate Carmichael. 

(1588) Robert. 

(1589) Electa, m. Nathan Odell. 

(1590) Lydia. m. YVm. Allen, Linden, la. 

Chauncey and Annie d. in Shanesville, Ohio, and were buried in Mishawa- 
ka, Ind. 

599 William and Barbara Ritz had : 

(1591) Francis M., 1857. m. Etta Morrison, October 24, 1886. 

(1592) Elias, i860, m. Ida E. Vail, June 18, 1882. 

(1593) Charles, 1864. m. Alice Hyatt, February 10, 1891. 

(1594) Cora, 1871. 

(1595) Lovina M., 1874. unm. 

(1596) Lovena M. d 1874. 



602 Ezekiel and Polly Knowlton had : 

(1597) Abigail, March 21, 1795. d. 1883. unm. 

(1598) Polly, May 29, 1797. m. Asa Fogg. She d. 1S77. 7 chil. 



128 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(1599) Sally, August 23, 1799. m. Henry Erskinc. 

(1600) Hiram, November 14, 1803. m. Lorena Hunt. He d. 1889. 

(1601) Amy, January 30, 1806. m. Edward Stevens, 1S25. 8 chil. 

(1602) Joseph W., August 2, 180S. m. Julia Davis. 

(1603) Lucinda, January 13, 181 1. m. Daniel Carey. She d., 1S60. 

(1604) Lovina, January 7, 18)4. d. June 20, 1S94. iinm. 

(1605) Isaac C, September 6, 1819. m. Mary S. Wellington. 

EZEKIEL KNOWLTON 

was a foster child of an English naval officer, named Eastman, who died at 
sea. 

Polly was the sister of Joseph Knowlton, who fought in the battle of Bunker 
Hill, and who died July 7, 1845, aged ninety-six. 

The following letter will show that Ezekiel was eminently practical, and, 
withal, not wanting in facetiousness. 

Davistown, April 14th, 1795. 

Dear Polly:— 

I embrace the present opportunity to inform you, if in the land of 
the living, that I, through the infinite goodness of a merciful God, am in 
good health, and am making shooger, and hope these lines will find you 
enjoying the same blessing. 

I expect to come down before planting, and if you and your babe arc- 
able to come up I shall be glad to have you be ready in about three 
weeks. Its tedious living here alone. It is a great time of scarcity here, 
and. I must go down after seed corn, for there is neither corn or grain to 
be had here in this place. It will be very difficult getting Bread here, 
but it is very difficult and costly living alone, and maintaining two 
families — so I think " of the two evils," as the saying is, " it is best to 
choose the least," and as we shall both enjoy more satisfaction by living 
together than apart, I think it best to move you up as soon as posablc. 
I suppose you will be loth to leave your friends, but you may remember 
what I have often told you— that I am the only friend that you have on 
earth's world according to the laws of matrimony, and if there is any 
other that you set more by than you set by me I must look out for 
another housekeeper, for I cannot live alone. I don't write this to grieve 
you, my Dear, but because I would wish to be just. I look very plain. 

But being in haste I must close by subscribing myself your loving 
friend and partner till death. 

Ezekiel Knowlton. 



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605 John and Sally Knowlton had : 

(1606) George, November 4, 1S06. m. Louisa Bowker (or P.ollcs). 

(1607) Rosanna, June 30, 1S0S. m. James Grant ; in. 2d Hatch. 

(160S) Freeman, April 26, 1S09. m. Abbie Bowker. 

(1609) Martha, January 7, 1811. m. Prince; m. 2d Johnson; m. 

3d John Safford. Res., Towner. 

(1610) John C, February 2, 1814. m. Eveline Bacon ; m. 2d Lucy Tanner. 

(161 1) Ann, September 5, 1816. m. J. Kendall Brown. 

(1612) David, Tune 8, 1819. m. Susan M. French. 

(1613) Sally, April 5, 1822. 

(1614) Charles IL, April ir, 1825. m. Delincla Davis, December 26, 1847 I 

m. 2d Victoria Speer. 

(1615) Caroline, November 15, 1S28. m. Jas. Terry; m. 2d Thos. Young; 

ra. 3d Chas. Davis. No chil. 

Residence, Liberty, Maine. 
John d. 1853. 

607 Samuel and Lucy Knowlton had : 

(1616) Lucy, August 3, 1S12. 

(161 7) Joseph F., August 3, 1812. 

Lucy d. at the birth of her twins, and Samuel m. 2d Mercy 
Knowlton. They had : 

(1618) Clarissa, March 5, 1 S 14. m. William Sanborn. Sett, in Liberty, Mc. 

(1619) Alfred, April 2, 1816. ra. 

(1620) Benjamin. 

(1621) Mary J., August 12, 1S18. 

(1622) William A., August, 1819. 

Mercy d. 1820. and Samuel m. 3d Esther Kenniston. 
They had : 

(1623) Samuel, January 14, 1823. m. Hannah B. Lewis, July, 1846. 

(1624) Jeremiah, February 22, 1828. 

(1625) Sarah, June 3, 1829. 

(1626) Lot M., November 6, 1832. m. Alice Dolen. 

(1627) Bainbridge, March 2, 1834. m. Augusta Ozier, 1S66. 

Esther d. 1834, and Samuel m. 4th Julia Howard. They 
had: 

(1628) Andrew J., March 2, 1835. 

(1629) Henry, January 10, 1837. m. Mary A. Semms, April 5, 1S61. 



r 3° The Khowlton Genealogy 

(1630) George F., September 2, 1838. 

(1631) Julia A., November 3, 1840. m. Davis. 

(1632) Angeronia, April 22, 1842. m. Cotton. 

(1633) Carrie B., March 28, 1844. m. A. A. Brown. 

(1634) Amijah, September 28, 1846. 

Residence. Maine. 



611 Jeremiah and Deborah Stetson had: 

( 16 35) David, November 12, 1822. d. 1833. 

(1636) Susan F., August 27, 1824. m. Joseph F. Knowlton, July 3, 1842. 

(1637) Sarah A., August 5, 1S26. m. Everett Stetson. 

(1638) Martha, September 9, 1828. m. Abner Robinson, December 2, 1852. 

(1639) Henry S., March 8, 1831. 

(1640) Jeremiah, November 27, 1833. 

(1641) Mary H., August 20, 1836. m. Captain Martin Tukey. 

(1642) Melissa, January 11, 1S37. m. Henry Tukey. 

(1643) Lucy S., June 7, 1844. m. Mercy S. Gammons. 

Residence, Nobleboro, Me. 

Jeremiah d. March 1, 1871. Deborah d. November 4, 1871. 



614 John and Lydia Hall had : 

(1644) Magnus, m. Olive Grover, 1875. 

(1645) Jane, 1823. m. Thomas Ailing, 1849 ; m. 2d Abraham Hart, 1861. 

Thomas was lost at sea. 

(1646) Sarah. 

(1647) Samuel, m. Roxana Burtsell. 

(1648) Susan, m. James Endres. 

John d., 1856. Lydia d., 1845, and he m. Mary Meseroe. 



615 Joseph and Susan Redlaw had : 

(1649) Joseph, m. Matilda Clark. 

(1650) Mary. m. David Hodgkins. 

(165 1) Ephraim. d. young. 

(1652) Jackson. 

(1653) Adoniram. m. Susan Barstow. 

Joseph d. aged 70. 



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616 Andrew and Mary Maddocks had ; 

(1654) Ruth. d. young. 

(1655) Sally R.. m. Benj. B. Barstow, 1848. 4 chil. 
.(1656) Mary A. d. young. 

(1657) Rufus M., 182S. m. Mary A. Hodgkin. 

(1658) Edwin W., 1832. Res., California. 

(1659) Martin, 1835. in. Nancy A. Dunbar, 1857. 

(1660) Mary M., 1S38. m. Nelson C. Glidden. 
Andrew was a soldier in the War of 181 2. 



131 



617 Sarah Knowlton and E. Johnston had 

(1661) Ephraim. 

(1662) Reuben. 

(1663) Warren. 



618 Susan Knowlton and Samuel Rice had : 

(1664) Sally, m. Zaccheus Hodgkin. 

(1665) Samuel, m. Sally Hodgkin. 

(1666) Andrew, m. Noyes. 

(1667) David, m. Stubbs. 

Samuel Rice was a soldier in the War of 181 2. Susan d. at the age of 94. 



620 Sarah Knowlton and Jeremiah Butler had : 

(1668) Ephraim. 

(1669) Jeremiah. 

(1670) Francis. 

(1671) Olive. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

621 Johnathan and Deborah Tufts had : 

(1672) Josiah B., September 29, 1802. m. Deborah Weeks, of New York 

City, May 28, 1828. 

(1673) Rebecca, March 18, 1S04. m. Francis Butler, January 19, 1826. 

(1674) Caroline, October 30, 1805. m. E. S. Butler, February 16, 1830. 

(1675) Sophronia, July 14, 1808. m. Solomon Luce, June 10, 1844. 

(1676) Sumner, May 11, 1S10. m. Marianna Gilbert, November 4, 1831. 
{1677) John Adams, February 5, 1812. m. Sylvia Brown, October 28, 1S41. 

Res., Chesterville, Me. 



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(1678) Jason, September 15, 1S13. m. Rachel R. Preston, July 10, 1842. 

Res., Fairbanks, Me. 

(1679) Selden, May 2, 181 5. m. Abigail Hodgkins, December 12, 1842. 

m. Cordelia Backus, 1856. 

(1680) Edward A., August n, 18)9. m. Joanna Wright. 

Residence in Industry, Me., from which place they rem. to the old home- 
stead in Farmington, Me. 

Johnathan served as a private in the War of 1S12, and at its close he received 
a land warrant as bounty for such service. This he sold for $170. He was for 
many years a teamster between Farmington and Hallowell, and by the judicious 
investment of the profits of this business he became an extensive operator in 
lumber. 

Deborah was born in Lee, N. H., in 1782, and d. October, 1871. Johnathan 
d, May 1, 1864. 



622 Samuel and Olive Butler had : 

(1681) Francis H., April 20, 1807. m. Frances J. Foster, December 18, 

(1682) Hiram, November 6, 1809. m. Mary Stephenson, September 10, 

1835. 

(1683) Parmelia, September 9, 1812. m. Benjamin Tufts, October 17, 1833. 

m. Dorcas Monahan, May 13, 1848. 

(1684) Sherman, August 20, 1820. m. Martha Stevens, August 23, 1850. 

(1685) Samuel, August 28, 1822. m. Julia Hadley, August, 1845. m. 2d 

Harriet Ellis. 

(1686) Sarah Ann, July 27, 1826. m. Temple Fouche, May 10, 1849. Res., 

Fosters, O. 

(1687) George YV\, December 9, 1829. m. Nancy Hunter, September 9. 

1858. 

Samuel was the second male child born in the township of Farmington, Me. 
He was a millwright by trade, and operated mills at Farmington Falls for sev- 
eral years in company with his father, Johnathan. In 1823 he removed to 
Phillips, on the Sandy River, where he united the occupation of farming with 
that of milling. In September, 1S31, he started for the west, taking his wife and 
five children in covered wagons, and arrived after a six-weeks journey at a point 
thirty miles from Cincinnati, in a wild country. Their only possessions now 
were four worn-out horses, two wagons, and fifty cents in money. Out of such 
adverse circumstances Samuel and his brave wife conquered a subsistence, 
built up a comfortable and thrifty home, and left to their family a respectable 
fortune. The place of their residence is now known as Mainville, Ohio 
Samuel d. January 4, 1857. 



The Canada Knowltons 133 

624 Lydia A. Knowlton and Thomas Wellman had : 

(1658) Lydia \V., September, 1804. 

(1659) Mary W., October, 1806. 

(1690) Hannah, October, 1808. 

(1691) Emeline, August, 1810. 

(1692) Susan, October, 1812. 

(1693) Thomas B., August, 1814. 

(1694) John K., March, 1816. 

(1695) Sarah B., July, 1818. 

(1696) Lovie, May, 1820. 

(1697) Samuel, June, 1822. 

(1698) Gilbert, August, 1824. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Lydia d. December 23, 1834. 



625 Francis and Lovie Butler had : 

(1699) William B., August 16, 1813. d. young. 

(1700) Mary B., July 28, 1817. 

(1701) Lovie B., December 13, 1821. d. young. 

(1702) Martha, January 20, 1824. d. September 9, 1838. 

(^os) Jeremiah, April 9, 1826. m. Sarah A. Fassett, November 21, 1851. 

(1704) William F., July 20, 1830. m. Irene Carrick, October 24, 1862. 

(1705) Rev. Francis B. January 12, 1832. m. Mrs. Louisa Butterfield. 

Lovie d. October 6, 1840, and Francis m. 2d Rosanna 
Hunter, November 17, 1841. They had : 

(1706) David H., December 21, 1844. m. Clara Hinckley, March 17, 1875. 

(1707) Mary B., July 6, 1847. m. Henry C. Johnson, February 3, 1869. 

Res., Chicago. 

Francis inherited a portion of his father's estate, which he greatly enlarged 
'by purchases of neighboring land, and by skilful management he became wealthy. 
He was prominent in public affairs, and Treasurer of Franklin County in 1855. 
He d. at Farmington Centre, March 9, 187 1. Rosanna d. 1894. 



637 Robert and Jemima Smith had : 

(17 1 2) Robert, m. Betsey Bixby. 

(1713) Samuel, m. Elizabeth Pike. 

(17 14) Josiah S., March 12, 1796. m. Sarah Smith ; m. 2d Rosanna Wil- 

cox. 



*34 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(1715) Sophronia, January 6, 1803. m. Josiah Flanders. 

(17 16) John. 

(1717) Julia. 

(17 18) Sally. 

(1719) Eliza. 

(1720) Sophia. 

(1721) Daniel. 

Robert was a sergeant in the War of 1812. He rem. to Vevay, Ind. 



638 Sarah Knowlton and Moses Trussell had : 

{1722) Moses T., August 25, 1788. d. young at Dumbarton, N. H. 

(1723) Sarah, March 24, 1790. d. October 1, 1855. lies., New London, 

N. H. 

(1724) Ezekiel, September 27, 1795. m. Emily Colburn, February 9, 1823. 

(1725) Luther, November 9, 1S02. m. Eliza Story, October 14, 1840. 
Residence, Manchester, Hopkinton, and Dumbarton, N. H. 

Moses fought at Bunker Hill, and lost a hand by a cannon-ball which struck 
him when carrying off the wounded. Sarah d. April 20, 1841. 



639 Ezekiel and Susan Smith had : 

(1725 a) Nathaniel W., September 23, 1794. m. Ruth Herrick. 
(1725 b) Samuel S., February 22, 1796. m. Martha Witherspoon, Septem- 
ber 2, 1822. 
(1725 c) Susannah, May 14, 179S. d. 1806. 
(1725 d) Mary, May 22, 1800. m. John Hastings of Newburg. v 

(1726) Rachel, May 25, 1807. m. Gideon Wilkins, May 15, 1839. She d. 

Mansfield, Mass., October 25, 1893. 

(1727) Belinda, December 14, 181 1. m. Stephen Gordon, August 18, 1831. 

He d. September 24, 1879, at Lawrence, Mass. 

EZEKIEL KNOWLTON 

was a man of indomitable perseverance and resolution. He rem. to Hopkin- 
ton, N. H., when ten years old, working on his father's farm, for which he 
received a lot of land in Wendell, now Sunapee. By his industry he gradually 
bought other and larger farms, the buildings and woods of which were destroyed 
by a great whirlwind which swept over the town in 182 1. 

He paid great attention to the raising and sale of " neat-stock," furnishing, 
with characteristic unselfishness, his less fortunate neighbors with what they 



The Canada Knowltons 135 

needed, and waiting patiently for his pay. His sterling character and pro- 
verbial honesty were such that, in a certain lawsuit in which he was the defend- 
ant, tb ; witness for the plaintiff was adjudged by the court to be a perjurer, 
and the decree and record were ordered to be so entered. When his father 
was dying of a fever, and had been given up by three physicians, he killed sev- 
eral sheep, wrapped the patient in their pelts, and the father recovered. 

Susan Smith, wife of Ezekiel, came from Manchester, Mass., being brought 
on horseback when very young in her mother's arms. Her father, Samuel, was 
a soldier of the Revolution, nnd left his widow with two small children. Susan 
went out at service when but seven years old, and being compelled to go into 
the fields barefoot on a frosty morning she took refuge with her grandparents 
until nineteen years of age, when she married Ezekiel Knowlton, her wedding- 
dress being of homespun flannel. 

Ezekiel d. at New London, N. H., January 16, 1850. Susan d. March 27, 1S69. 



644 Nathaniel and Susan Greely had no children. She 
d. September 12, 1S13, and Nathaniel m. 2d Mary 
Connor, September 17, 18 16. They had : 

(1728) Susan G., April 13, 1819. d. young. 

(1729) Nathaniel W., June 24, 1820. 

(1730) Susan G., July 27, 1822. d. June 14, 1841. 

(1731) Elizabeth, April 19, 1825. I f\ Itory t 

(1732) Mary C, April S, 1827. m. ErG, -Starr, ' ■■ V * >' ■' 

(1733) Sarah T., April 5, 1830. d. young. v 

(1734) Sarah T., September 5, 1832. d. October 1 r, 1850. 

HON. NATHANIEL KNOWLTON 

was one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Hopkinton, N. II. 
He was Captain in the militia, a Selectman for twelve years, Moderator of the 
town meeting in 1S15 and '16, Representative to the General Court in 1821, '24, 
'25, '27, '28, and State Senator in 1831 and '32. The "Reminiscences of Hop- 
kinton," says of him : 

"About 1809 he built a house, such as an Englishman said all Yan- 
kees built, 'a great bouse to look at, and a little one behind to live in.' 
He was a man of great influence in town and State, and had the confi- 
dence of all who knew him." 



646 Lydia Knowlton and Wm. K. Story had : 

(1735) Eliza, April 19, 1812. m. Luther M. Trussed, October 14, 1S40. 
She d. September 8, JS77. 



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('735 A ) James, August 17, 18 14. in. Sarah Story, October, 1835. 
(1736) Sarah, June 2, 1S20. m. Daniel A. Gale, October 14, 1840. 
(i737) William, October 15, 1824. m. Mary Bartlett. 



651 John Knowlton 

was a Prize Master in the Revolutionary War. He sailed from Newburyport 
in the ship Bennington, and sent home one prize captured from the British. 
Having never returned home, he is supposed to have died at sea. 



652 Ezekiel and Mehitable Fisk 

resided in New London, N. H., where he d. September, 1806. Mehitable 
d. there, 182S. 



653 Robert and Eda Allen had : 

(173S) Samuel, January 6, 1785. m. Sarah Dimond, February 17, 1808. 

(1739) John, August 27, 1786. m. Experience Hardy. He d. Nov. 4, 1840. 

(1740) Robert, August 27, 1786. m. Hannah Dimond. 

(1741) Benjamin, April 13, 1792. m. Lucinda Allen. 

(1742) Allen, June 5, 1793. m. French. 

(1743) Daniel, January 14, 1795. m. Rhoda Abbott. 

(1744) Hazen, March 16, 1797. m. Anna Clough. 

(1745) Nathaniel, February 12, 1798. m. Ruth Sargent, December 28, 1820. 

(1746) Gilman, May 6, 1802. m. Sarah Sargent. 

Eda d. January 17, 1812, and Robert m. 2d. Judith Hoyt, August 22, 1813. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier, in Captain Jabez Cottle's company. Served 
from April 21, 1775-1778. He d. in Concord, N. H., July 2, 1836. 



654 Mary Knowlton and Moses Hill had : 

(1747) John. 

(1748) Samuel. 

(1749) Rosannah. 

(1750) Samuel. 

(1751) Mary. 

(1752) Franklin. 
(i753) Hannah. 

(1754) Ruth. 

(1755) Moses. 



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(1756) Jefferson. 

(1757) Sally. 
(7758) Huldah. 

Residence, Hopkinton, N. H. 

Moses d. in Canaan, N. II., 1836. 



655 Sarah Knowlton and Benj. Leach had : 

(1759) Benjamin, December 11, 1785. m. Susan Cheever, February 21, 181 1 ; 

m. 2d Lucy Allen, January 7, 1830. 

(1760) Sarah, August 24, 1789. m. Amos H. Mills, March 9, 1803. She d. 

March 31, 1882. 

(1761) Mary, June 18, 1794. d. March 30, 1873. Unm. 

(1762) Richard, September 18, 1798. d. December 14, 1817. 

Residence, Manchester, Mass. 

Sarah d. September 18, 1798. Benj. d. December 20, 1S38. 



656 Anna Knowlton and David Trussell had 

(1763) Mary. d. 

(1764) William. 

(1765) Mary. 

(1766) Nancy. 

(1767) Benjamin. 

(1768) John. 

Family residence, Hopkinton, N. Ff. 

Anna d. in Oxford, N. H. 






657 Daniel and Mary Stocker had : 

(1769) Nancy, March 4, 1794. 

(1770) Ariel P., February 27, 1795. m - Abigail Lee, December 19, 1820. 

(1771) Sarah L., March 2, 1797. 

(1772) John S. C, December n, 1798. m. Anna W. Hartwell, September 

27, 1829. 
(7773) Emma, October 29, 1800. d. 1803. 

(1774) Daniel H., August 26, 1806. m. Ann Billings, April 25, 1832. 

(1775) Lucy P., March 20, 1808. m. John M. Bailey, April 9, 1829. 

(1776) William M., July 25, 1810. m. Mary Ferguson. 

(1777) Francis P., December 1, 181 1. m. Mary Hartwell, October 25, 1838. 

Daniel d. September 13, 1842. Mary d. January 10, 1S50. 



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660 Elijah Murphey and Elizabeth Bliss had : 

(1778) Ann. 

(1779) Hector, m. Helen \ 2 chil. 

(17S0) Susan, m. Enos Howland. 7 chil. 
(1781) Coolidge B. m. Mary Ann Atkins. 



661 Samuel and Betsy Butler had: 

(1782) Elizabeth, January 14, 1813. m. S. E. Jannings, January 23, 1833. 

(1783) Jane L., January 14, 1815. m. Moses Tufts. 

(1784) Lucy P., May 15, 1S17. m. David Mitchell, February 3, 1847. She 

d. October 22, 1874. 

Residence, New Sharon, Me. 
Samuel d. January 25, 1825. His widow m. Ebenezer Weltman. 



662 John and Sally Green had: 

(1785) Sarah, August 23, 1813. m. John Lowell, January 9, 1829. 

(1786) John L., August 17, 18 18. d. young. 

(17S7) John, June 16, 1820. m. Lucy Vaughn, November, 1841. 
(1788) Joseph, June 13, 1822. m. Sarah Pratt, 1S50. He d. November 
17, 1857. 

Residence, " Knowlton's Corners," Me. 

Sally d. May 12, 1854, and John m. 2d Sarah Butler, July 22, 1855. He 
was by trade a carriage maker, but he also acted as a Methodist local preacher. 
He d. July 16, 1S62. Sally d. July 15, 1872. 



664 Joseph and Mary J. Tufts had : 

(1789) John Morrison, 1836. m. Angeline Tufts, at Maineville, Ohio, i860. 

He was a soldier' in Company D., 2d Regiment, U. S. Sharp- 
shooters, and after serving two years, re-enlisted in Company I, 
4th Regiment, August 21, 1863, serving during the entire War 
of the Rebellion. Res., Battle Ground, Ind. 

(1790) Mary. m. Eastman. 

Joseph rem. from Maine to Lafayette, Ind., 1845, and died there in 1S78. 
Mary J. d. 1852. 



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665 Ebenezer and Sally Hiscock had : 

(1791) Sarah. September 28, 1819. d. young. 

(1792) Samuel, December 29, 1S21. m. Hepsie Mitchell, July 12, 1857. 

(1793) Jane, November 9, 1S23. d. 1827. 

(1794) Ebenezer, July 26, 1825. m. Emily Perry, September 8, t S55. 

(1795) Joseph, September 14, 1S27. d. young. 

(1796) Sally, February 21, 1S29. m. John R. Adams, December 6, 1849. 

(1797) Nancy, May 29, 1832. m. John R. Adams, September 24, 1857. 

Ebenezer was a farmer and carriage maker. He resided in Farmington 
Me., where he d. July 1, 1852. 



667 Joshua and Lydia Lowell had : 

(1798) Joshua, May, 182 1. m. Anlacia Colby. 

(1799) Russell, April 1, T823. m. Clarinda Blaisdell. She d. October 14, 

1859. He d. April 5, 1861. 

(1800) Sylvanus, March 17, 1827. m. Rebecca Colburn, January 23, 1851. 

Lydia d. November 5, 1843, and Joshua m. 2d Belinda Pillsbury, May 23, 
1844. He was a harness maker, and lived on a part of the family estate in 
Farmington, Me. He d. April 15, 1873. 



672 Dean and Mehitable Graves had: 

(iSor) Samuel D., September 19, 1832. m. Irene Reed, February 23, 1S51 ; 
m. 2d Martha Tyler, September 20, 1S64. 

(1802) Esther J., August 23, 1834. m. Leander Eurbank. 

(1803) Clarissa B., November 8, 1839. m. Aaron Taylor, November 27, 

i857. 

(1804) Mary, September 23, 1842. d. young. 

(1805) Martha, September 23, 1842. d. young. 

(1806) Martha, January 14, 1845. m. Henry W. Bailey. 

(1807) John, August 10, 1848. d. young. 

(1808) Joshua, August 10, 1848. d. young. 

Dean lived on a part of the old family estate in Farmington, Me. He d. 
October 17, 1S49. Mehitable d. September 25, 1848. 



675. Samuel D. and Nancy Shattuck had : 

(1809) Harriet, December 24, 1824. d. young. 
(t8io) Samuel, January 20, 1826. d. young. 



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(r8ii) Caroline, October 20, 1827. m. John Bass, January 23, 1852. 

(1812) Nancy J., September 7, 1829. m. Elnathan Brewer, August 20, 185 1. 

(1813) William, January 4, 1832. m. S. J. Brown, October i, 1854. 

(1814) Alonzo, November iS, 1834. d. young. 

(1815) Harriet A., October 23, 183S. m. Andrew Fuller, June 6, 1858. 

(1516) Mark D., October 5, 1840. m. Abbie E. Currier, October 5, 1863. 

(1517) George P., August n, 1844. m. Helen B. Gibbs, March 12, 1868. 

SAMUEL D. KNOWLTON 

was b. at Amherst, N. H., where he resided all his life, excepting eighteen 
months spent in Salem, Mass. He was a boot- and shoe-maker, his shop being 
the original porch of the old Congregational Church, subsequently converted 
into a Town House. He was a lieutenant of militia in the Milford Light In- 
fantry. During the turbulent days of the old Anti-Slavery movement, his house 
was one of the termini of the "underground railroad," where runaway slaves 
found refuge. He was a very intelligent man, an omnivorous reader, and up- 
right citizenship and humane disposition made him beloved by all. He d. 
December 23, 1877. Nancy d. June 4, 1870 (another date given is January 3, 
1869). 

673 Fanny Knowlton and Francis Lynch had : 

. (1818) Agnes, October 28, 1815. m. D. C. Rich, August 15, 1S38. 
(1S19) Alfred, July 31, 1818. m. Ann H. Hewes. 

(1820) Eliza, September 22, 1820. m. Wm. H. Osgood. 

(1821) Henry, June 24, 1823. m. E. G. Vanderbilt. 

(1822) Alice, May 15, 1825. d. young. 
(1823)- Samuel, June 6, 1S27. 

(1824) Martha, August 1, 1S29. m. Geo. P. Kimball. 

(1825) Nancy, May 9, 1833. m. Albert Chamberlain. 

(1826) Alonzo, March 3, 1836. m. S. B. Le Sure ; m. 2d Minnie Fisk. 

(1827) Herbert, May 3, 1838. m. Mary Rowell. 






678 Hannah Knowlton and Geo. W. Carne had : 

(1828) Sarah E., May 3, 1833. m. S. G. Putnam. 

(1829) Adaline, June 8, 1837. d. 1853. 

(1830) Edward G., March 21, 1851. 



680 Emeline Knowlton and Joshua Burns had 

(1831) Fannie E., June 3, 1S36. d. 1859. 

(1832) Clifford, February 25, 1838. m. Susie P. Harvey. 

(1833) Sophronia, February 12, 1840. 



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68 1 Edmund and Caroline Parsons had : 

(1834) Esther, May 3, 1824. d. August 23, 1846. 

(1835) Daniel, May 28, 1827. d. young. 

(1836) Mary, March 12, 1830. d. February 3, 1845. 

(1837) Daniel C, February 6, 1840. Killed in the War of the Rebellion, 

October 17, 1864. 

Residence. Cazenovia, N. Y. 



683 Dean Owen and Manila Wood had : 

(1838) William, November 4, 1842. d. young. 

Marilla d. May 4, 1843, anc ^ Dean m. 2d Hannah B. Ehle, 
June 6, 1846. They had : 

(1839) Willis, August 7, 1S47. m. Ida L. Orr, August 25, 1885. 

Residence, Cazenovia, N. Y. 



685 Ebenezer B. and Fidelia Needham had : 

(1840) Charles M., November 30, 1849. m. Martha J. Bradley, June 29, 

1868. 

(1841) Annie R., April 17, 1856. m. E. Bowen Crandall, September 17, 

1874- 

(1842) Mary A., April 15, 1858. m. Walter C. Jackson, September 26, 1877. 

Residence, Cazenovia, N. Y. 



710 Capt, Joseph W. and Nancy had: 

(1843) Alice, February 18, 1S02. d. 1825. 

(1844) William, July 1, 1804. m. Mary Chapman. 
.(1845) Joseph, July 14, 1806. m, Hannah Sanborn. 

(1846) Isaac, May 20, 1808. m. Ruth Butts, April 15, 1835. 

(1847) John, February 15, 1809. m. Caroline Churchill, October 10, 1842. 

(1848) Martha, February it, 1810. m. George Howes. 

(1849) Mary, April n, 1812. m. Mark Lichenns. 
(3S50) Sarah, July 24, 1814. m. David McKenny. 
(1851) Nancy, April 19, 1816. d. 1820. 

Residence, Strong, Me. 

Joseph was a captain in the militia. He d. January 17, 1862. Nancy d. 
March 31, 18 18. 



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712 George W. and Martha Wheeler had : 

(1852) Albion, 1822. m. Ellen Poland, May 5, 1S44. 

(1853) Thomas, 1825. d. 1851. 

(1854) Daniel, 1829. m. Vienna Holbrook, January 28, 1852. 
(1S55) Sarah, March 14, 1S34. m. Thomas Mann, February 5, 1854. 

George m. 1st Susan . He m. 2d Martha Wheeler, who d. August 14, 

1S58. He d. December 3, 1S41. 



716 Joseph and Lucretia Brigham had : 

(1856) John D., October 29, 1822. m. Adelaide Marshall, December 20 

1846. 

( 18 57) Joseph L., January 26, 1824. d. young. 

(1858) Joseph, June 26, 1S26. m. Adaline C. Preston, October 8, 1854. 

(1859) Mary E,, June 27, 1828. 
(i860) Lucretia, June 12, 1830. 

(1861) George K., July 8, 1840. m. Irene M. Pullins, October 6, 1861. 
Joseph d. January 12, 1859. Lucretia d. December 22, 1855. 



717 Isaac and Mrs. Nancy Dodge Knowlton had : 

(1862) Belinda, June 24, 1837. d. young. 

(1863) Isaac F., February 3, 1839. m. Sarah W. Dodge, February 2, 1865. 

(1864) Augusta, June 27, 1840. d. young. 

(1865) John H. m. Sarah A. Knowlton, April 13, 1S71. 



724 Levi and Margaret Woodbury had : 

(1866) Joseph, May 29, 1810. m. Esther Knowlton, May 25, 1S36. 

(1867) Edmund, October 12, iSn. m. Amanda Saunders, July 2, 1836. 

(1868) Abigail, October 9, 1S13. 

(1869) Margaret, June 7, 1816. m. Josiah Woodbury, June 25, 1846. 

(1870) Eliza, December 10, 1820. d. October 23, 1840. 
(1S71) Sarah, November 2, 1822. d. young. 

(1872) Jacob, June 7, 1S24. ' d. young. 
(1S73) Nancy, in. Jeremiah Woodbury. 

(1874) Emma. m. Abraham Hobbs. 

(1875) Fanny, m. Richard Dorloff. 

(1876) Abigail, m. Benj. Preston. 

Margaret d. August 3, 1832, and Levi m. 2d Bethiah Poland, August 21, 
1853. He d. May 26, 1S71. 



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729 Abigail Knowllon and had : 

(1877) Benjamin. 

(1878) Nehemiah. 

(1879) Joseph. 

(1880) Ezra. 

(1881) Abigail. 

(1882) Sally. 



731 Moses and Eunice Cummings had : 

(1SS.3) Perrnelia, May, 1810. 

(1584) Eunice, May 5, 1816. d. October 17, 1841. 

(1585) Aaron, December 27, 1819. m. Laura M. Brown. 

Moses d. 1829. Eunice d. August 21, 1831. 



732 James and Nancy Allen had : 

(1886) Harriet, January 6, 1815. m. Brainerd Stanwood, April 24, 1840. 

(1887) Nancy, October 22, 1816. m. E. B. Phelps. She d. Tanuary n, 

1838. 

(1888) Mary, October 9, 1818. m. 4 chil. 

(1889) James A., February 3, 182 1. m. Clarissa Fuller, March 8, 1847. 

(1890) Allen, October 25, 1827. m. Frances Farr, 186S. 

James d. April 9, 1861. Nancy d. September 26, 1S74. 



733 Edmund and Lydia Patch had : 

(1892) Ira P., May 23, 1819. m. Esther Appleton. August 8, 1846. 

(1893) Enoch F., May 2, 1821. m. Elizabeth M. Patch, May 14, 1842. 

(1894) Richard D., January 29, 1822. m. Mary A. Means, September 3, 

1851. 

Edmund d. November 18, 1867. 



735 Neamiah and Patience Parsons had : 

(1895) Walter, April 7, 1798. 

(1896) Charles, June 1, 1800. m. Mary \V. Tuttle. 

(1897) Timothy, March 2, 1802. m. Hannah Farr. 



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(1898) Harvey, August 6, 1803. m. Lucy Davis, November 12, 1824. 

(1899) Nehemiah, January 18, 1805. m. L. G. Fair, December 18, 1828; 

m. 2d Harriet Coley, November 5, 1S36. 

Patience d. May 2, 1846, and Nehemiah m. 2d Widow N. Colby, September 
13, 1846. He was prominent in civil and political life, taking an active part in 
local matters, and was a Representative to the General Court in 1831. He d. 
November 25, 1847. 



736 Asa and Annie D. Farr had : 

(1900) Louisa, October 14, 1S03. m. George Foster, December 20, 1826. 

(1901) Asa, Jr., June 22, 1806. m. Eliza Porter ; m. 2d Anna E. Trask, 

1842. He d. June 25, 1857. 

(1902) Susannah, March 28, 181 1. 

Residence, Gloucester, Mass. 

Asa d. November 27, 1859. Annie d. August 28, 1856. 



738 Josiah and Elizabeth Woodbury had : 

(1903) Thomas W. m. Mary Giles, February 9, 1848. 
Residence, Gloucester, Mass. 

There were six other children whose names and records are unknown. 



740 Charles and had : 

(1904) Charles, Jr., 1819. 

Charles, Sen., d. in Rockport, Mass., January 22, 1867. 



741 Moses and Abigail Lufkin had : 

(1905) Hannah, July 25, 1806. m. Joseph Andrews, March 28, 182 1. 

(1906) Abigail, January 20, 1808. m. Noah Story, June 10, 1S37. 

(1907) Susan, January 29, 1S10. m. Jeremiah Henderson. 

(1908) Moses, August 1, 1S12. m. Mary Lufkin. 

(1909) Esther, June 27, 1814. m. William Allen Andrews. 

(1910) Mary L., October 7, 18 16. m. Luke Boswell Burnham, December 

25, i860. 

(1911) David, June 30, 1819, m. Austice C. Norton. 



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(19 1 2) Aaron, March 4, 1821. m. Harriet Choate Norton, January 3, 1854. 

(1913) Elizabeth, August 12, 1822. m. John P. Lufkin ; m. 2d Jessie Burn- 

ham. 

(1914) Minerva, July 27, 1824. m. Jonathan M. Richardson, March 26, 1851. 

(1915) Perry, March 4. 1829. m. in Canada. 

(1916) Cassandra, February 17, 1831. m. Chas. T. Littlefield, January 6, 

1856. 

MOSES KNOWLTON 

was born in New Gloucester, Me., and removed to Essex, Mass., when a boy, where 
he spent the remainder of his life, on what is known as Hog Island. He was a 
very successful farmer, and owned one of the four farms into which the island 
is divided. The Hon. Rufus Choate was born on one of these farms, a lawyer 
of national celebrity, whose extraordinary career added lustre to the fame of 
the Old Pay State. 

Moses Knowlton removed from Hog Island to the town proper where he con- 
tinued actively in farming until extreme old age obliged him to retire. His 
physical strength was phenomenal, and he was often seen to lift a barrel of cider 
over the tail board of his farm wagon with perfect ease. His mental activity 
was no less remarkable, and only the lack of early educational advantages pre- 
vented him from occupying the prominent public position for which he was by 
nature eminently fitted. 

He was a Director in the Cape Ann National Bank of Gloucester, Mass., and 
a highly esteemed citizen of Essex. 



748 Michael and Margaret Boyd had : 

(191 7) Louisa, September 26, 1806. m. George Norwood, December 20, 1826. 

(1918) Margaret, September 16, 1809. m. d. October 4, 1828. 

(1919) Michael, September 16, 1809. m. Louisa Hodgkins, November 15, 

1849. 

(1920) Clementia, January 3, 181 1. m. Philander Currier. 

(192 1) Huldah, February 22, 1813. m. Jonah Patten. 

(1922) Mercy, August 27, 181 2. m. Ebenezer Cleaves. 1 dan. 

(1923) Addison, March 4, 1815. m. Mercy Willey. 

(1924) Mary A., March 12, 1817. m. Wm. Lane, Jr., October 14, 1S38. 

(1925) Desire Ann, May 20, 1824. 

Residence, Salem, Mass. 
Michael d. February n, 1865. Margaret d. February 22, 1834. 



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749 Azor and Lois Chamberlain had : 

(1926) George, December 18, 1811. m. Mary Dodge, June 1, 1835. 

(1927) William H., April 2, 1814. m. Mary Clarkson, May 21, 1845. 

(1928) Andrew, October 24, 1816. m. Mary O. Fulton, April 17, 1838. 

(1929) Azor, January iS, 1819. m. Martha Turner, May 4, 1845. 

(1930) Ivers, April 1, 1821. d. young. 

(1931) Eben, May 3, 1823. m. Elizabeth Mathews, August 12, 1850. 

(1932) Lois J., August 21, 1825. m. Reuben Farr, March, 1843. 

(1933) Jane H., February 21, 1827. m. Ezekiel Andrews, December 7, 1851. 

(1934) Abbie S., May 28, 1829. m. D. G. Gott, May 13, 1855. 

(1935) Laura, September 15, 1833. m. Alvin Hale, November 1, 1857. 

Lois d. June 12, 1835, and Azor m. 2d Amelia Hale, April 
19, 1836. They had : 

(1936) Frank P., May 19, 1837. m. Phoebe 

Residence, Salem, Mass. 
Azor d. February 24, 1876. Amelia d. August 26, 1856. 



750 Ivers and Sarah Patch had : 

(1937) Martha L., August 20, 1S15. m. Augustus Dodge, March 22, 1834. 

(1938) Sarah D., January 10, 1819. m. Zebulon Burnham, February 21, 

1837. He d. October 15, 1848. 

Sarah d. April 5, 1838, and Ivers m. 2d Sarah Shepard, September 24, 1842. 
He d. December 31, 1842. 



755 Fannie Knowlton and Antonio Ferrando had 



(1939) Daniel. 

(1940) A dau. 

(1941) Henry. 

(1942) Jane. 



756 Katie Knowlton and Richardson had : 

(1943) Mary. 

(1944) Cynthia. 

(1945) James. 



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760 Eunice Knowlton and Johnathan Smith had: 

{1946) Mary B. 
(1947) William. 
(194S) Henry. 



762 Ephraim and Mrs. Hannah Barrett had : 

-(1949) Ephraim, 1814. m. Catherine Holmes, April 1854. 

(1950) Benjamin/ 1817. m. Margaret Spaulding, November n, 1835; m. 

2d Caroline McMullen, October 5, 1S51. 

(1951) Hannah, 1819. m. Benjamin Stone, July 22, 1844. 

(1952) Lucy. m. William Spaulding. 

(1953) Sarah, m. Mark Dodge of Isleborough, Me. ; m. 2d Sumner Allen ; 

m. 3d Moses Nickerson. 

Ephraim rem. from Salem, Mass. to Rockland, Me., in 1805. He was a 
cooper. 

775 Thomas and had : 

(1954) James, 1788. Res., Columbus, O. 

(1955) Thomas, 1791. m. Lucy Blanchard ; m. 2d Almira . 

{1956) John, 1793. 

(1957) William, June 15, 1795. m - Maria Barney, December 2, 1818. 

She d. February n, 1874. 

(1958) Sewell, 1800. Res. in Belviderc, 111. 



776 Abraham and had : 

(1959) Mary. m. Ira Robbins. 



779 Elizabeth Knowlton and Daniel Stearns had : 

(i960) Isaac, October 11, 1784. m. Lucinda Rice 1804. He d. April 12, 
1S58. Res., Vt. 

(1961) Sally, August 17, 17S6. m. Darius Norcross, February 1, 1S04. 

She d. November 1, 1863. He d. December 27, 1838. Res., 
Lockport, N. Y. 

(1962) Abigail, December 27, 1787. m. Stephen Norcross of Lockport, 

N. Y. She d. April 7, 1873. He d. June 17, 1850. 8 chil. 
{1963) Daniel, November 12, 1789. m. Mary Benson, February 14, 1811. 
4 chil. He d. March 20, 1872. 



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(1964) Lydia, September 30, 1791. m. Wm. S. Marsh, December 18, 1810. 

She d. May 5, 1814. He d. August 18, 1867. 

(1965) Betsey, January 30, 1793. m. Isaac Barker, September 12, 1816. 

She d. in Guilford, Vt., November 7, 1874. He d. March io, 
1867. 
(i960) Lucy, June 29, 1796. m. Joel Brown, April 7, 1818. She d. in 
Lowell, Mass., September 3, 1868. He d. September 20, 1870. 

(1967) Charles, July 17, 1800. m. Almira Bancroft, July 2, 1829. Res., 

Lowell, Mass. 

(1968) Charlotte, July 17, 1800. m. Leavitt H. Gibbs, June 13, 1824. 

(1969) Samuel, August 27, 1802. m. Mary F. Moore. 

(1970) Selinda, November 8, 1805. m. Luther Streeter, December 23, 

1834. 7 chil. 

(1971) Harriet, February 25, 1808. m. Moses Seavey, June 4, 1833. Res., 

Springfield, Mass. 4 chil. 

(1972) Daniel, February 14, 181 1 

Elizabeth was b. in Ipswich, and after her marriage rem. to Dimmerston, 
Vt., in 1795, and thence to Brattleboro in 1809, where she d. August 6, 1820. 
She was a woman of resolute character, in which strong convictions were tem- 
pered by a cheerful and happy temperament. 

"^ Daniel was a soldier of the Revolution. He was the son of Isaiah and 
Elizabeth Stearns of Cambridge, Mass., a lineal descendant of the Stearnses of 
Watertown who were the first of that name to emigrate to America in 1636. 
He enlisted June 12, 1777, in Capt. Thomas Barnes's Light Infantry, Col. 
Nixon's regiment, and was subsequently transferred to Capt. Holdcn's com- 
pany. Although severely wounded at Stony Point, he remained in the service 
until 1781, or later, and subsequently received a pension. He died at Brattle- 
boro, Vt. June 19, 1824. 



782 John and Dorcas Shapleigh had : 

(1973) Nathaniel, May 26, 1791. m. Rosanna Goodwin, January 1, 1817. 

(1974) James, January 16, 1793. m. Isabel Tobey, February 24, 182?. 
( J 975) J orm > December 8, 1794. m. Nancy Frye, June 28, 1833. 

(1976) Lucy, September 6, 1796. m. James Bartlett. 

(1977) Hannah, February 4, 1799. m. Joshua W Kenny, November S t 

1825. She d. April 23, 1870. 

John was born in Ipswich, and was a tailor by trade. When but a youth 
he enlisted in the army, in the year 1780, and for the full term of three years, 
serving in Col. John Yeaton's 3d Mass. Regiment. The following is a copy of 
his discharge at Albany, N. Y. : 



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" John Knowlton, Soldier in the Third Massachusetts Regiment, being 
enlisted for three years, is hereby honorably discharged from the Service 
of the United States. 

Given in the State of New York, the 22? day of Dec. 1783. H. 
Knox, M. Genl. 

By the General Command. 

Registered in the books of the Regiment 

John C. Strafford, Adjt." 

Knowlton removed to Kittery, Me., in 1788, and two years later married 
Dorcas Shapleigh of Eliot, Me. and of a prominent family, after whom one of 
the townships of the State was named. 

She received a pension for John's services, and a bounty of $50 from the 
State of Maine, Jul)', 1837. John d. October 18, 1798. Dorcas d. October 16, 
1842. 



786 Jacob and Abigail Hodgkin had : 

(1978) Mary, September 17, 1799. 

(1979) Abigail, March 14, 1801. m. Joseph G. True. 

(1980) Thomas, August 31, 1802. m. Cynthia Savage. 

(1981) David, March 14, 1804. 

(1982) Joseph, m. Rachel Lowe. Res., Watsonville, Cal. 

(1983) Jacob, August 18, 1807. m. Mary Rogers, December ir, 1834. 

(1984) Caroline, November 6, 1810. 

(1985) Francis, September 9, 1814. m. Caroline Billings. 

Jacob rem. from Ipswich to Litchfield, Me., and d. there July, 1814. 



787 Sarah Knowlton and James Lord had : 

(19S6) Sally, June 22, 1796. m. Chas. H. McClausland, December 5, 1830. 

(1987) James, November 1, 1797. d. young. 

(19S8) Thomas H., January 13, 1799. m. Hannah Woods, January 16, 
1825. 

(1989) Abigail S., March 15, 1802. m. Daniel Gilman, December 19, 1824. 

(1990) Deborah V/., February 4, 1S06. d. May 9, 1828^. 

(1991) James, May 12. 1808. d. young. 

(1992) Mary C, January 10, 1811. m. Oliver Johnson, 1836. She d. June 

11, 1848. 

James Lord was a soldier of the Revolution, enlisting in April, 1775, and 
participating in many battles. He d. February 16, 1847. Sarah d. January 8, 
2820. 



i$o The Knowlton Genealogy 

788 Mary Knowlton and Thomas Lord had : 

(1993) Mary, June 22, 1796. m. Joseph True, March iS, 1820. 

(1994) Abigail K., January 20, 1798. m. Jonathan Folsom, November 19, 

1821. 

(1995) Phoebe, January 1, 1S00. d. young. 

(1996) Thomas, September, 1802. m. Eliza Munroe, January 9, 1825. 

(1997) Elizabeth, December 31, 1804. m. E. G. Smith, November 27, 1824. 

(1998) Lucy P., May 2, 1807. m. Eliphalet Parker, November 26, 1828. 

(1999) James H., February ti, 1810. m. Anna K. Rich, July 14, 1836. 

(2000) Daniel D., July 27, 181 2. m. Sarah Blackwell, January 1, 1S40. 

(2001) William, July 10, 1815. m. Ellen D. Smith, March 1, 1845. 

(2002) Joseph E., October 14, 1817. m. Emiline True, March 19, 1844. 

Thomas d. February 21, 1858. Mary d. March r, 1S55. 



789 Rebecca Knowlton and Thomas Lane had : 

(2003) Endvey. 

(2004) Polly. 

(2005) Rebecca. 

(2006) Abigail. 

(2007) Sally. 

(2008) Elbridge. 

(2009) Thomas. 

(2010) Joseph. 



791 William B. and Mary Wallace had : 

(201 1) Ruth, March 19, 1786. m. Asa Knowlton. 

(2012) John, June 18, 1788. d. young. 

(2013) Jonathan, July 3r, 1791. m. Lydia Palmer. Res. in Deerlield, 

N. H. 

(2014) Miles, November 25, 1792. m. Nancy Demeritt, November 28, 

1816. He d. February, 1S74. She d. July 3, 1870. 

(2015) Samuel, April 3, 1796. d. young. 

(2016) Thomas, March 24, 1798. 

(2017) William, July 2, 1800. m. Betsey Drake. 

(2018) David, July 2, tSoo. d. young. 

(2019) Jane, May 23, 1803. m. Miles Durgin, April 28, 1824. 

(2020) Nathaniel, May 23, 1805. m. Eliza Hoyt, March 7, 1S29. 

(2021) David, May 23, 1805. d. young. 

Res., Northwood, N. H. 



The Canada Knowltons 151 

792 Sarah and Ebenezer Dustin had : 

(2022) Nancy. 

(2023) Irene. 

(2024) Betsey. 

(2025) David. 

794 David and Drusilla Deague had : 

(2026) Oliver, March 12, 1792. m. Lucinda Batcheller, September 8, 1825 ; 

d. March, 1872. 

(2027) Mehitabie, August 18, 1793. m. Lewis Fiske, April 14, 1817. 

(2028) Samuel, May 15, 1795. m. Sally Danforth, August 29, 1818. 

(2029) Rhoda, February 7, 1797. m. O. P. Littlefield, 1827 ; m. 2d 

Libby. Rem. to Quincy, 111. 

(2030) Eliphalet, January 23, 1803. m. Susan Swain. Res. in East North- 

wood, N. H. 

(2031) Harriet, August 30, 1806. m. F. C. Morrill, 1827. 

(2032) Lydia, December 15, 1808. m. Jacob Harver, October 3, 1824. d. 

October, 1848. 

(2033) David, January 23, 181 1. d. young. 

(2034) George W., February 9, 1815. ra. Eliza Garland, January 31, 1837 ; 

m. 2d Mary Virgin, 1839. 

David was the first Knowlton b. in Northwood, N. H. He d. August 3, 
[850. She d. January 28, 1S67. 



797 Dolly Knowlton and Daniel Hoyt had 

(2035) Lydia D., November 6, 1803. 

(2036) Irene, July 16, 1806. 

(2037) David, September 12, 1807. m. Mary Foss. 

(2038) Jonah K., January 19, t8ii. m. Nancy Woodman. 

(2039) Jeremiah B., February 25, 1815. 

Dolly d. September 4, 1857. 



800 Asa and Ruth Knowlton had : 

(2040) Olive, October 12, 1804. m. David Smith. 

(2041) Thomas, February 24, 1809. 

(2042) John, November 25, 181 1. 



15 2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

Asa m. 2d Sally Knowlton. They had : 

(2043) Asahel, June 22, 1815. m. Eliza Sbaw, 1S39 ; she d. December 27, 

T850. 

(2044) Samuel, February 27, 1817. d. January 29, 1841. 

(2045) James, July 17, 1823. m. 2 chil. 

(2046) Asa, April 20, 1825. m. Lydia , 1854. 

(2047) Andrew B., December 19, 1819. m. Mary E. Blake. 

(2048) Adoniram, July 5, 1828. d. 1835. 

(2049) William, March 25, T835. m. Merinda Bailey ; m. ?.d Lydia Currie. 

Asa d. October 10, 1861. 



801 Sarah and Samuel Gerrish had: 

(2050) Benjamin. 

(2051) David. 

(2052) Samuel. 

(2053) Betsey. 

(2054) Ebenezer. 

Sarah was a woman of remarkable nerve. Her husband became periodi- 
cally insane, and at such times was dangerously violent. On one occasion, 
when he had sharpened his knives for the customary hog-slaughter in the early 
winter, he suddenly appeared before his wife Sally with the announcement that 
he had come to kill her. Though her heart almost ceased to beat from the 
terror of the situation, she replied instantly, opening her arms at the words : 

" Go ahead ! I would rather die than lead such a life as I am leading 
with you ! " " You would, hey," shouted the excited husband. " Well, 
you can't have your way this time. You 've got to live with me." 

So Sally was left to congratulate herself on that shrewdness and nerve that had 
come so promptly to her relief. 



802 Nathan and Abigail Dane had : 

(2055) Betsey, m. George Haley. 

(2056) William H. H. m. Eleanor Norris. 

Nathan d. November 14, 185 1. 



The Canada Knowllons 153 

803 Stephen C. and Mary Greene had : 

(2057) Jeremiah G., March n, 1812. ra. Mary Ford. 

(2058) Charles G., February 21, 1S14. ra. Sarah Flanders, May, 1S37. 

(2059) Hannah D., March 26, iSr6. m. Cyrus Ford, March n, 1844. 

(2060) James S., February 28, 1822. m. Clarissa Ford, April 29, 1847. 

(2061) Gustavus C, October 19, 1838. d. at Hilton Head, March 26, 1862. 

Company D, 3d N. H. Vol. 

Mary d. April 19, 18S2. Stephen d. February 17, 1873. 



80S Joseph and Susan Dearborn had : 

(2062) Joseph, June 7, 1820. d. young. 

(2063) Joseph, June 21, 1821. m. Clara Butler, October 17, 1843. Served 

in War cf Rebellion. 

(2064) Chas. D., September 20, 1822. m. Harriet N. Buck, December, 1845. 

(2065) Julia A., August 25, 1S29. m. Micah Dyer, May 1, 1851. 

(2066) Thomas, January 25, 1831, in Concord, N. H. d. young. 

(2067) Susan D., August S, 1836. m. Dr. Joseph Gerland, May 3, 1S70. 

Joseph was a soldier in the War of 1812. He d. May 31, 1865. Susan was 
lineal descendant of General Dearborn of Bunker Hill fame. 



809 Ebenezer and Lydia Harris had : 

(2068) James. 

(2069) Hosea C. 

(2070) Charlotte. 

(2071) Sally. 

(2072) Nancy. 

(2073) Betsey. 

(2074) Ruth. 

(2075) Lydia. 

Ebenezer d. March 22, 188S. 



810 Charlotte Knowlton and Nathan Hoyt had : 

(2076) Eliza, November 19, 1807. m. Nathaniel Knowlton. 

(2077) Hannah, February 19, 1809. m. David Robinson of Candia, N. H. 

(2078) Harriet, September 16, 1S12. 

(2079) Nathan, November 15, 1814. m. Emily Bennett, of Woonsocket, R. I. 



154 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(2080) John S., March 16, 1S16. m. Louisa Foss, of Chichester, N. H. 
(20S1) Hosea C, June 14, 1819. m. Mary W. Durgin, Newton, Mass. 
(2082) Abigail, January 21, 182 1 ra. John Chesley. 



811 James and Sally Demerritt had: 

(20S3) Betsey, April 23, 1816. m. Andrew Woodman. 

(2084) Gilbert G., June 10, 1S1S. m. Olive Batchelder, January 12, 1842. 

James d. Septemer 2, 1824. Sally d. December 22, 1865. 



816 Hosea C. and Betsey Seavey had : 

(2085) Melissa, April, 1828. m. F. H. Jones, March iS, i860. 

(2086) Alonzo, March 29, 1831. d. 1841. 

(2087) Sally, November 21, 1833. m. C. Drake, August 13, 1862. 

Residence in Chichester, N. H. 

Betsey d. December 1, 1861. 



821 Mary Knowlton and Thomas Blake had : 

(2088) David. 
(20S9) Jemima. 

(2090) Marian. 

(2091) Hannah. 

(2092) Betsey. 

(2093) Ithamar. 

Mary d. December 12, 1846. Thomas d. April 14, 1844. 



824 (Rev.) David and Hannah True had : 
4 chil., all d. young. 

He was b. in Pittsfield, N. H., and ordained in Bernstead, N. H. His wid. 
m. Jonah Fogg. 

825 Ebenezer and Abigail True had : 

(2093 a) Daniel, November iS, 1803. d. 1815. 

(2093 b) Betsey, April 27, 1806. in. John Chase ; m. 2d John Madden. 



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(2093 c) David, July 13, 1813. m. Mehitable Lane, 

(2093 d) Ebenezer, December 6, 1815. m. Phoebe True, August 16, 1840. 

He d. September 10, 1874. 
(2093 e) John C, October .to, 1S22. m. Sarah Webb. 

Ebenezer was a Representative for nine years. Rem. from Pittsfield, N.H., 
to Montville, Me., and d. November 18, 1841. 
Abigail d. November 22, 1868. 



828 Benjamin and Abigail Wright, of Mollis, N. H., had : 

(2094) Abigail, June 23. 1777. m. Joseph Stevens, February 10, 1795. '•''"' 

(2095) Charlotte, October, 13, 1778. m. Dr. John Rexford, August 27, 

1794. v 9 chiL 

(2096) Benjamin, August 10, 1780. m. Lucy Campbell. 

(2097) Amos, January 16, 1783. d. February 9, 1864. 

(2098) Lucy, January 13, 1786. m. John Chamberlain. 

Benjamin was a soldier of the Revolution, and served in the Lexington 
Alarm, at Charlestown, siege of Boston, and at Fort Ticonderoga, in Capt. 
Heald's company, Col. Reed's regiment, from New Ipswich, N. H. 

He rem. to Sangerfield, N. Y., in 1808 ; and thence to Manlius, N. Y., where 
he d. February 13, 18 10. 



829 Henry and Sibyl had : 

(2099) Henry, September 20, 1779. m - Rebecca Southwick ; m. 2d Matilda 
Moore. 

2100) Sibyl, August 18, 1781. d. 1793. 

2101) Ruth, January 25, 1783. d. young. 

2102) Charles, November, 13, 1784. 

2103) William, September n, 1786. d. 1791. 

2104) Timothy, July 2, 1788. 

2105) Eunice, July 3, 1793. 

2106) John, May 10, 1790 ; d. young. 

Henry was a soldier of the Revolution, in the same company as his broth- 
ers Benjamin and John, and in the same engagements. Of the 150 volun- 
teers from New Ipswich, the names of only 65 have been preserved in the 
State Rosters. The record of the services of Benjamin, Sen., and his sons has 
been preserved in the history of the town. 



*5 6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

832 Sarah Knowlton and Obadiah Coolidge had 

(2107) Benjamin. 

(2108) Obadiah. 

(2109) John. 

(21 10) Harriet. 

(2 1 11) Hannah. 

(21 12) Esther.- 

Res., Potsdam, N. Y. 

The father and sons were in the battle of Plattsburgh, N. Y. 




%33 John and Sally Holden had : 

(2113) Joseph, July 19, 1795. m - Harriet Jane Temple, October 24, 1S21. 

He d. 1867. She d. 1855. 

(2 1 14) Sally, May n, 1797. m. F. G. Temple, August 17, 1S29. 

(2 1 15) Eliza, July 12, 1799. m. Shubal Shattuck, May 14, 1S30. d. Janu- 

ary 23, 1863. 7 chil. 

(2116) John H., August 19, 1802. m. Mary Rodgers, April 10, 1834. 

(21 17) Sophronia, September 18, 1S05. d. March 8, 1806. 

(2118) Sophia, September 18, 1805. d. March 10, 1806. 

(2119) Alinira, January 15, 180S. m. Daniel Nutting. 1 chil. 

Res., New Ipswich, N. H. 

John served in the Lexington Alarm. 



840 John and Mary Gott had : 

(2120) John L., 17S9. Drowned in 1806. 

(2121) James, October 23, 1796. m. Sarah Lane, February 18, 1S21. 

(2122) Mary, 1799. m. Griffin. 4 chil. 

(2123) Epps, November 10, 1801. m. Elizabeth Bridges, January n, 1825. 

(2124) Joseph, 1803. m - Mary Remick ; m. 2d Lydia Remick. 

(2125) Ammi L., January 20, 1806. m. Maria Lond. 

(2126) Josiah, 1809. d. March, 1875. 

(2127) Judith, 1813. m. Joseph Berry. 

(2128) Lydia, 1815. m. Wendell, d. February 23, 1S77. 4 child. 

John d. 1825. Mary d. 1827. 



843 Johnathan and Dolly Prouty had : 

(2129) Erastus, 1795. m. Res. in Toronto, Canada. 

(2130) Faxon, 1797. m. Elizabeth Buck. 



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(2 1 31) Dorothy. 

(2132) Eunice. 

(2133) Lina. 

Dolly d. and Jonathan m. 2d and had : 

(2134) Charles. 

(2135) Barnabas. Supposed to have perished with all his family in the 

Peshtigo, Mich., fire. 

(2136) Hannah. 

(2137) Clarissa. 

Johnathan was b. and lived in West Brookfield, Mass., whence he removed 
to Canada. He was a land speculator, and in his expeditions through the 
wilderness he discovered the lake which now bears his name. After accumu- 
lating a large property, he removed to Livingston Co, N. Y. In 1811 he re- 
turned to Canada to settle up his affairs, and when the War of 181 2 broke out he 
was impressed into the British service. He escaped with his two sons by night 
in a boat ; and, breaking his way through the ice, reached the American shore, 
and at once enlisted in the U. S. service. 



844 Mary Knowlton and James Bush had : 
9 chil. After Mary's death, James m. the widow of John Knowlton, who was 
then living on a farm near East Brookfield, Mass. 



848 Judith Knowlton and Bela C. Stoddard had : 

(2138) Charles K. 
She was his 3d wife. 

849 Capernium and Marshall P. Wilder had : 

(2139) Chas. K. 

(2140) Mary B. 

(2 141) James M. 

(2142) Sally, m. Elijah Nichols. West Brookfield, Mass. 



851 John and Betsey Curtis had : 

(2143) Betsey, m. Amasa Nash. 3 chil. 

(2144) John, December 29, 1789. m. Ruth Holmes, March 15, 1816. Res. 

in Minot, Me. 



5 8 The Knowlton Genealoe 



(2145) Ephraim. m. Sarah Braglin. He d. January 7, 1849. 

(2146) Mercy, m. Phineas Curtis. 8 chil. 

(2147) Jane. m. Enoch Ellis. 2 chil. 

(2148) Mary, March 16, 1802, m. John Kimball, November 14, 1821. 

(2149) Delilah, m. Josiah Seekens. 

(2150) Ann. m. John Seekens. 

(215 1) Lucinda. m. Jacob Peavey. 

(2152) Charlotte, d. young. 

(2153) Elepha. m. Joel Proctor. 

(2154) Zina, September 20, 1813. id, Betsey Proctor, November 24, 1838. 

John d. April 14, 1844. Betsey d. May 12, 1853. 



852 Andrew and Olive Curtis had : 

(2155) Benjamin, m. Res. in Kennebec, Me. 

(2156) Stephen, November 3, 1803. m. Res. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(2157) a dau. m. Weevell. 

Andrew rem. to Kennebec, Me., about 1807. He was lost at sea. 



853 Stephen and Betsey Curtis had : 

(2158) Betsey, September 7, 1797. m. Amos Knowlton, 1820. 

(2159) Mercy, January 6, 1799. m. Lemuel Curtis. 4 chil. 

(2160) Avis, November 22, 1S01. m. Reuben Colsin. She d. January i, 

1849. 1 son, Reuben. 

(2161) Henry, November 16, 1804. m. Betsey York. Res. in Maine. Lost 

at sea. 

(2162) Mary, 1S06. m. Nathaniel Greer. 

(2163) Lydia, January 14, 1807. m. Joseph Batchelder. 

(2164) Stephen, July 19, 1812. m. Susan Pottle. Drowned in Bedford 

Harbor, 1875. 

(2165) Reuben, May 18, 1814. d. December 17, 1831. 

(2166) Julius W., January 19, 1S17. d. in California, 1855. R- es - in Maine. 

(2167) William M., January 19, 1820. m. Patience Sprague. 

(2168) Charles. 



856 Annie Knowlton and William Flanders had 

(2169) Jane. 

(2170) Myer. 

(2 1 71) Hezekiah. m. Mary. Thomas. 



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(2172) William, ra. Martha Whitney. 

(2173) Lucy. 

(2174) Benjamin. 

( 2 > 75) EHza. 

857 Anna Knowlton and Lieut Amos Atkinson had : 

(2176) Chas., January 2, 1786. d. unm. 

(2177) George, November 17, 1788. ra. Eliza Rider. Eliza wid., m. 

Gordon of Boston, Mass. 

(2178) Amos, May 10, 1792. m. Anna G. Sawyer. 

(2179) Nancy, July 22, 1797. m. Alfred Johnson, Belfast, Me. 

Res. Roxbury, Mass. 



858 John and Elizabeth Parker had : 
(2T80) Nancy, September 1, 1791. m. Samuel Baker of England, 1831. 

(2 181) Martha, May 7, 1800. m. Samuel Baker. 

(2182) Jane. m. Alvin Burby. 

(2183) William, d. young. 

John m. 2d Martha Parker, who, after his death, m. Townsend, of 

White Creek, N. Y. 

John d. at White Creek, 1824. Elizabeth d. in Newburyport, Mass., May 
1, 1808. 

860 William and Lucy Woodley had : 
(21S4) Betsey, June 22, 1800, d. young. 

Lucy d. 1800. aged 26, and William m. her sister Sally, September 25, 181 2. 
He was lost at sea, 1813, and his wid. m. Joseph Patch, Jr. 



861 Daniel and Lucy Freeman had : 

(2186) Amos, December 6, 1792. m.- Eunice Blood, April 1, 1812 ; m. 2d 

Mrs. Rhoda Bull, September 29, 1845. 
(21S7) Elisha, April 1, 1796. ra. Sophia Turner. 

(2188) Josiah, August iS, 17 98. m. Eunice Knight. He d. August 23, 1846. 

(2189) Polly, March 19, 1801. m. L. Baker, December 9, 1851. 

(2190) Sylvia, May 3, 1803. d. young. 

(2191) Parker, June 20, 1804. m. Rebecca Wright, July 13, 1834. He d. 

October 26, 1S64. 



i6o The Knowlton Genealogy 

(2192) Eliza, July 13, 1806. d. young. 

(2193) Thomas C, December 28, 1807. m. Louisa Sampson, March 24, 

1832. 

(2194) Daniel, October 16, 1810. m. Belinda Liscomb, January 3, 1840. 

Res., Moline, 111. 

(2195) Lucy, December 23, 1812. m. Lewis Vaughn, d. October 30, 18S7. 

Daniel was with his father, Amos, at the battle of Bunker Hill, being then 
but eight years old. After the war he removed to N. Y., and lived with Nathan 
Warren, brother of his mother, learning the nail-maker's trade. He ran away, 
went to sea on a whaling voyage, and on his return married Lucy Freeman in 
Middlebury, Mass. Thence he removed to Hartland, Vt., became a farmer, 
and d. there, November 7, 1S42. Lucy d. from insanity, May 25, 1826, and 
Daniel m. 2d Liscomb, by whom he had no children. 






865 Polly Knowlton and Ebenezer Moulton had : 

(2196) Lydia, 1S02. in. McDermitt. 

(2197) Ebenezer, 1803. 

(2198) Mary, 1807. m. Amos Wilkins. 

Polly d. August 10, 1858. Ebenezer d. May 31, 1847. 



871 Robert and Sarah Buckmaster had 

(2199) William. 

(2200) Robert. 

(2201) Thomas. 

(2202) Abigail. 

(2203) Enoch. 

(2204) John. 

(2205) Daniel. 

(2206) Henry. 



872 Benjamin and Esther Lindsey, of Deer Isle, Me. had 
(2207) Timothy. 



873 Joseph and Rhoda Buckmaster had : 

(2208) Stephen, June 9, 1823. m. Hannah Coombs. 

(2209) Margaret, May 24, 1826. m. Moody. 

(2210) Mary J., June 6, 1827. d. September 12, 1852. 



(2211) Ann S., November 17, 1839. in. Haynes, July 21, i860. 



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(2212) Elizabeth, September 30, 1841. d. November 2, 1861. 

(2213) Ellen, December 20, 1843. m. Watson Coombs, January 2, 1S68. 



874 Elizabeth Knowlton and Solomon Hamilton had 

(2214) Solomon. 

(2215) Rebecca. 

(2216) Daniel. 
(22x7) John. 
(22/8) Betsey. 

Elizabeth d. at the age of one hundred. 



875 Nancy Knowlton and Aaron Matthews had : 

(2219) Aaron, 1808. 

(2220) Sally, 1S10. 

(2221) Annie, 1812. 

(2222) Esther, 1814. 

(2223) Elizabeth, 1816. 

(2224) Joseph, 1818. 

(2225) Levi, 1820. 

(2226) John, 1822. 



876 Jane Knowlton and Joseph Curtis had : 

(2227) Joseph. 

(2228) Jane. 

(2229) Leonard. 

(2230) Sarah. 



877 Sarah Knowlton and George Smith had : 

(2231) Sally, 1806. 

(2232) Sophia, 1 80S. 

(2233) George, 1810. 

(2234) Nancy, 1812. 

(2235) Harriet, 1814. 

(2236) Abiatha, 1816. 

(2237) Barbara, 1818. 



l6? - The Knowlton Genealogy 

$77 ( A ) John and Isabella Bailey had : 

(2237 a) Matilda, 1797. m. Samuel Moore. Had dau! Mary M. who m. 

Lyon. 
(2237 r) John, 1798. m. Chloe Meeker Carman. 
(2237 c) William, 1800. d. about 1821. 
(2237 r>) Isabella. 

John was b. in Beverly, Mass. Isabella, his wife, was the daughter of a 
wealthy English squire, and John met her on a voyage to America in his brother 
Mark's ship. He d. in 1805, in New York City, and was buried in Old Trinity 
Churchyard. In his will, probated March 27, 1805, he made Isabella, his 
widow, his executrix, leaving all his properly to her in trust far herself and chil- 
dren, and making liberal provision for her in the event of her remarriage. At 
her death in 1861, she left a handsome property (will probated June 4, 1861) 
to her children and grandchildren in nine equal shares. 



877 b Mark Knowlton 
was a sea captain, and resided in Beverly and Boston, Mass. Had children by 
his first and second wife, all of whom d. young. Nancy, 3d wife, by whom he 
had no children, was the widow of Col. Thorndyke. Mark left a large estate. 



883 Cyrus Knowlton and Celia Bostwick had : 

(2238) Arezilla, April 19, 1821. m. W. H. Wiggin, March 25, 1844. d. 

December 23, 1SS1. 

(2239) Julia, August 27, 1823. 

(2240) Caroline, May 29, 1825. m. W. M. Drury, March 9, 1845. 

(2241) Celia, October 25, 1828. m. Samuel Tibbets, April 1, 1S49. 

(2242) Cyrus, February 7, 1831. m. Sarah Taylor, October 3, 1S53. He 

d. July 19, 1855. 

(2243) Daniel, June 3, 1833. m. Sarah Rodgers, June 8, 1856. d. Septem- 

ber 25, 1876. 



885 David F. and Susannah Knowlton had : 

(2244) Nancy, m. Daniel Black. 

(2245) Hannah. 

(2246) Susan, m. John Davis. 

(2247) David. 

(2248) Lucinda. m. Henry Brown. 

(2249) Amanda, m. Had. S. Herbert. 

(2250) Caroline. 



The Canada Knowltons 163 

888 Jeremiah and Betsey Rhodes had: 

(2251) Jeremiah, April 15, 1816. m. Beatrice Whitney. 
(225?) Harriet, October 31, 1817. d. January 8, 1831. 

(2253) Lucy A., September 25, 1818. m. Dexter Farrar, May 10, 1846. 

Res. in Northport, Me. 

(2254) Lucinda, October 31, 182 1. m. Geo. L. Phillips. July 13, 1853. 

Jeremiah was a sea captain. He. d. February 21, 185 1. Betsey d. March 
4, 1878. 



889 Amos and Betsey Knowlton had : 

(2255) Mary E., June 16, 1S21. m. Unah Allstine. 

(2256) Amos, July 23, 1823. m. Esther Robinson, 1835. d. August 22, 

1876. 

(2257) Caroline, August 9, 1825. d. May 16, 1844. 
(225S) Joanna, July 21, 1827. m. Joel Nasebury (?). 

(2259) Lydia, September 30, 1828. m. Melvin Thomas, in 1856. 3 chil. 

d. April 3, 1871. 

(2260) Susan, April 18, 1S32. m. C. F. Wellington, September 30, 1852. 

(2261) Ruth, March 23, 1835. d. October 4, 1852. 

(2262) Harriet, November 9, 1836. m. Ezra Matthews, 1856. 

Amos was killed by lightning June 29, 1837. 



890 Harriet Knowlton and Robert Moore had : 

(2263) Joanna. 

(2264) Susan. 

(2265) Harriett. 

(2266) Daniel, d. in War of the Rebellion. 



891 Lewis Knowlton 

■served on a man-of-war in the War of 1812. Having been wounded in the arm, 
he was requested to go below and have the wound dressed. He replied : 

" No ! Not as long as I have an arm or leg to give to my country." 

In the next round from the enemy, a ball pierced his body, and he fell dead. 



164 The Know! ton Genealogy 

892 George and Ruth Holmes had : 

(2267) Thomas, February 4, 1818. m. Sarah Prescott, April 8, 1845. 

(2268) Sarah J., February 14, 1820. m. O. B. Robinson, October 15, 1844. 

(2269) George, April 23, 1822. d. 1823. 

(2270) Eliza M., July 25, 1828. m. Martin S. Cottrell, 1846. m. 2d Dex- 

ter McLellan. 

(2271) Ruth, January 30, 1824. d. young. 

(2272) George, October 10, 1825. d. 1826. 

(2273) Mark, August 13, 1830. m. Mary E. Shaw, November 30, 1852. 

(2274) Harriet, December 7, 1832. m. Fred. A. Dickey, November 2, 1852. 

3 chil. 

(2275) Hiram, March n, 1835. d - l8 3 6 - 

(2276) Helen, May 3, 1837. m. A. A. Fletcher, February 10, 1859. d. 

November 6, 1870. 

(2277) Malvena, October 15, 1839. m. Alonzo E. Fletcher, November 3, 

1862. Had 3 chil. m. 2d R. D. Fish, 1874. 



894 Nathaniel and Rachel Pottle had : 

(2278) George M., August 15, 1835. m. Nellie Matthews, December 9, 

1866. 

(2279) Julia A., January 24, 1S37. m. David H. Rose, July 17, 1861. 

(2280) Albert H., September 17, 1840. m. Judith M. Nelson. 2 chil. 

(2281) Byron O., July 16, 1843. m. Hannah J. Doane, August 23, 1868. 

(2282) Chas. A., October 2, 1841. m. Hattie Bacon, February 2, 1870. 

res., Maiden, Mass. 

(2283) James, November 17, 1846. d. young. 

(2284) Clara, December 6, 1847. m. Christopher Cottrell. 

(2285) Rachel, December 23, 1849. d. January 25, 1870. 

(2286) Vinal, April 30, 1852. d. December 16, 1879. 

(2287) Nathaniel, January 17, 1854. d. October 10, 187 1. 

Rachel d. August 31, 1872. 



^895 Abraham and Lucinda Billings had: 

(228S) Lewis, February 21, 1825. m. Lizzie Pendleton, December 25, 1S48. 
Res. in Bedford, Me. 

(2289) Fred. A., October 23, 1826. m. Lizzie Rhodes, January 14, 1855. 

(2290) Cyrus, February 22, 1828. 

(2291) Abraham, January 16, 1830. m. Jeanette Wylie. 

(2292) Abina, August 2, 1831. m. Tyler. 

(2293) Franklin, August 8, 1834. m. Mary Winslow. 

(2294) Lucinda, September 4, 1836. 



The Canada Knowltons 165 

S96 Bernard and Betsey Sargent had : 

(2295) Barnet S., February 26, 1812. m. Elizabeth Pulsifer. 

(2296) John C, 18x3. m. Hannah Allen. 

(2297) Betsey, July 7, 1814. m. Douglass. 

(229S) George W. m. Harriet Rust. 

(2299) Mehitable. 

Betsey d. June 22, 1876. 



897 Benjamin and Lydia Haskell had 

(2300) Lydia, June 16, 1814. 

(2301) Elizabeth, August 31, 1817. 

Residence, Ipswich, Mass. 

Lydia d. 1876. 



902 Johnathan and Molly Knowlton had : 

(2302) Polly, September 4, 1802. 

(2303) Sophronia, December 20, 1804. 

(2304) Jonathan, August 5, 1807. 

(2305) Anna, August 8, 1S10. m. Henry Dodge, August 20, 1831. 

(2306) Ebenezer, May 2, 1812. 

(2307) Abraham, September 19, 1821. 

(230S) Ann Maria, April 19, 1823. m. Joseph Simonds, 1841. 



905 Josiah and Miriam Draper had : 

(2309)' Alvan, December 22, 1797. m. Lucy Perry, 1S22. He d. August 7 
1867. She d. October 21, 1868. 

(2310) Charles, m. Adaline Weatherbee. 

(231 1 ) William, m. Sarah Farnham. 

Josiah d. August 6, 1829. Miriam d. February 21, 1809. 

907 Oliver and Mary Dodd had : 

(2312) Almira, February 5, 1803. d. 1813. 

(2313) Walter, February 27, 1805. ra. Harriet Carter, May 7, 1834. He d. 

April 8, 18S5. 

(2314) George, September 25, 1810. d. young. 



1 66 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(2315) Mary, December 23, 18 14. m. Wm. Flagg. 

(2316) Eliza, August 20, 1818. m. Theodore A. Barton, July 27, 1837. 4 

chil. Res., Middlebury, Mass. 

(2317) Charles, September 2, 1820. m. Maria L. Bullard, December 25, 

1845. He d. 1887. 

Oliver d. May 24, 1854. Mary d. October 14, 1868. 



908 Asa and Alice Divoli had : 

(2318) Joseph, June 1, 1805. m. Louisa Swallow ; m. 2d Nancy Upton. 

(2319) Sarah, January 23, 1807. m. Albert Merrill, November 13, 1841. 

(2320) Emity, October 9, 1809. m. Thomas Hammons, September 30, 

1832. 

(2321) Joel, November 6, 1S11. d. March 14, 1858. 

(2322) William, March 28, 1814. m. Emeline Shutleff, October 15, 1855. 

(2323) Delnah, June 12, 1816. m. Chas. Gillis, October 31, 1837. 

Residence, Sterling and Lancaster, Mass. 

Asa d. July 13, 1857. 

912 Elisha and 2d wife, Polly Chamberlain, had : 

(2324) Hannah, July 18, 181 2. m. Joseph Appleton, November 3, 1S29. 

(2325) Mary, July 18, 18 12. m. Reuben Thwing. 

(2326) John T., December 20, 1813. 

(2327) Elisha. 

(2328) Emeline. m. J. W. Earned, October 23, 1834. Res., St. Johns- 

bury, Vt. 

(2329) Harriet, 1820. m. Prentiss W. Greenwood. 

(2330) Andrew. 

(2331) Helen M. m. Joseph W. Russell. 

Polly d. December 5, 1835. Elisha was a blacksmith. 



914 Daniel and Lucinda Blake had : 

(2332) Daniel, February n, 1S04. m. Lucy Dodd, March 8, 1827. 

(2333) Jeremiah, August 17, 1S05. m. Jane Stoddard. 

(2334) Maria, June 4, 1809. m. Winslow Fairbanks, October 13, 1829. 

(2335) Caroline, December 16, 1813. m. Chas. C. Green, July 4, 1840. 

(2336) George, February 4, 1816. m. Flagg. 

(2337) Franklin, June 12, 1819. d. young. 



The Canada Knowltons 167 

(233S) Louise, m. Morrill Abbott, October 8, 1840. 
(2539) Susan, m. B. W. Abbott, January 15, 1845. 

(2340) Austin, December 9, 1824. m. Abby H. Crosby, November 27, 

1845. 

(2341) Angcline, 1829. d. June 7, 1845. 

Residence, Holden, Mass. 

Daniel d. July 14, 1877. Lucinda was from Holden. She d. April 30, 1861. 



915 Jesse and Polly Blake had : 

(2342) Betsey, October 24, 1794. m. Seth Clapp, Jr., November 26, 1812. 

(2343) Leonard, May 30, 1796. Sand Lake, N. Y. 

(2344) Polly, December 19, 1797. m. Paterson. 

(2345) Susan, October 5, 1799. m. Greenwood, d. 188S. 

(2346) Harriet N., September 9, 1814. m. W. E. Minturn, May 16, 1825. 

Res., Boston, Mass. 

(2347) Curtis, 1805. m. Amanda Butcher, 1834. 

(2348) Lucy. m. Walker. 

(2349) Jason, m. Adeline Partridge, November n, 182-. He d. June 9, 

1844. Res., Worcester. 

Alona. m. Stow. 

Residence, Holden, Mass. 



916 Luther and Prudence Dadman had : 

(2350) Pauline, November 1, 1801. d. August 31, 183T. 

(2351) Eunice, March 8, 1803. m. Mark Webster, July 3, 1832. 

(2352) Luther D., April 1, 1806. m. Mary A. Derby. 

( 2 353) Charles, March 8, 1809. d. young. 

(2354) Elias W., October 8, 1811. m. Margaret Cannon. 

Luther d. February 8, 1857. Prudence d. October 13, 1843. 



919 Simeon and Hannah Wrisley had : 

( 2 355) Asa, September 15, 1821. d. young. 

(2356) Simeon, August 25, 1822. d. August 8, 1859. 

( 2 357) Lydia, July 10, 1824. 

(2358) Josiah, January 25, 1827. 



1 68 The Knowlton Genealogy 

Hannah d. February 22, 1827, and Simeon m. Content 
Wrisley, March 26, 1829. They had : 

( ? 359>) Olive, August 10, [830. 

(2360) Deborah, November 2, 1832. 

(2361) Elias, June 18, 1834. 

(2362) Asa, March 14, 1S36. 

(2363) Mary, March 1, 1837. 

(2364) Tames, May 28, 1839. m. 1864. d. December 14, 1876. 

Residence, Dublin, N. H. 

Content d. March 30, 1840, and Simeon m. Caroline Hortley, December 3, 
1843. He d. September, 1877. 



923 Leonard and Angeline Coleman had ; 

(2365) Ezra, October 9, 1S25. m. Elizabeth Gabler, June 12, 1858. 

(2366) Ansel, August 27, 1827. m. Rebecca Carman, December 23, 1851. 

(2367) Orville, July 31, 1S29. m. Charlotte Bronson, July 18, 1S57. Res. 

in Durhamville, N. Y. 3 chil. 
(236S) Eliza, March n, 1831. m. Wilson Gillett, December 15, 1850; m. 
2d Gabler. 

(2369) Isaiah C, June 18, 1835. m. Maria Cummins, May 7, 1857. Res. 

in Troy, N. Y. 4 chil. 

(2370) Royal H., July 19, 1837. m. Susan Maxwell, June 26,1860. Res. 

Canastota, N. Y. 

(2371) Minton, July 19, 1S37. Killed at Turkey Bend, August 12, 1863. 

(2372) Harriet A., December 26, 1846. m. Ferdinand Truell. Res., Lin- 

coln, Neb. 

Leonard was born in Worcester, Mass., and removed to Willett, N. H, 
thence to Sand Lake, N. Y., in 1830, and d. July 15, 1875. Angeline d. Janu- 
ary 30, 1879. 

929 Micah and had ; 

(2373) Albert. 

(2374) Charles. Res., Ashland, Mass. 

(2375) A dau. Marlborough, N. H. 



935 Nathan and Eunice Randall had : 

(2376) Warren, m. Gorgan. Res., Hoosac, N. Y. 

(2377) Mary. m. Reynolds. 



The Canada Knowltons 169 

(2378) Pauline. 

(2379) Harriett. 

(2380) A. B. m. Martha ■ . Res., Sand Lake, N. Y. 

Nathan d. at Sand Lake, N. Y., 1873. Eunice d. February 1, 1S64. 

936 Martha Knowlton and Isaac Hunt had : 

(2381) Moses, December 22, 17SS. 

(2382) Aaron, October 10, 1790. 

(2383) David, December 26, 1792. d. young. 

(2384) Isaac, February 4, 1795. 

(2385) Betsey, July, 1S02. 

(2386) Harriet, July 3, 1S05. 

(2387) Hannah, August 13, 1S07. 

(2388) Sarah, May 28, 1S09. 

(2389) David, October 12, 181 1. 

(2390) Alvira, October 12, 1S13. 

Residence, Hancock, N. H. 



940 Abigail Knowlton and Samuel Moore had : 

(2390 a) Letitia, January 13, 1816. m. Horace Butterfield, June n, 1837. 
(2390 b) James, March 13, 181 8. m. Almira Knowlton, September 24, 

1846. 
Residence rem. from Londonderry to Dublin, N. H. in 181 2. 



941 Betsey Knowlton and Samuel Derby had : 

(2391) Elvira, December 8, 1806. m. Harvey Learned, December 20, 1825. 

(2392) Mary A., May 17, 1S08. m. Luther D. Knowlton, February 4, 1S32. 
( 2 39o) Dexter, July 10, i8ro. m. Julia Davis, December 17, 1S40. 

(2394) Franklin, May 20, 1S12. m. Susannah , 1S35. He d. Septem- 

ber 6, r836. 

( 2 395) Webster, July 28, 1S14. d. April 22, 1835. unm. 

(2396) Betsey J., November 27, 1S19. m. Charles Whittemore of Ravens- 

wood, L. L, January 29, 1839. 

Residence, Clearwater, Minnesota. 

Betsey d. March 28, 1833. 



I 7° The Knowlton Genealogy 

942 Thaddeus and Rebecca Bishop had : 
(2397) Eliza, m. Simon Flagg. 
(239S) Lyman, m. Jane Grey, of Petersham. 

(2399) Sylvia, m. John Todd ; m. 2d George Todd ; m. 3d Chandh 

(2400) Dexter, 1S13. m. Mary Newell, December 2, 1S34. 

Rebecca d. January 14, 1826. 



944 Henry and Polly Leonard had : 
(2401) Levi, June, 1S31. m. Caroline Simonds. Rem. to Chester, Vt. 



947 Luke and Mercy Bemis had : 

(2402) James, December 20, 1828. m. Amelia Mason, 1854. 

(2403) Luke, Jr., September 5, 1830. m. M. J. Pierce, 1S54. 

(2404) Eli B., December 8, 1833. m. Elmira Stone, January n, 1858. 

(2405) Caroline E., January 27, 1836. m. W. M. Mason, June 6, 1855. 

She d. December, 1S62. 

(2406) Charles, June 23, 1838. He d. in Poolesville, Md., June 6, 1864. 

Soldier in the Rebellion, 14th Regiment, N. H. Volunteers. 

(2407) Lois J., March ro, 1842. d. young. 

(2408) Sarah, November 27, 1843. m. W. M. Nason, November 27, 1862. 

(2409) Maria J., September 30, 1847. d. young. 

Residence, Marlborough and Nelson, N. H. 



949 Mary Knowlton and Cornelius Towne had : 

(2410) John P. 

(241 1) Cornelius. 

(2412) Plannah C. 

(2413) Gilbert. 

(2414) Mary E. 

Residence, Dublin, N. H. 
Mary d. May 19, 1836. 



950 Levi and Mrs. Lucy Hadley had : 
(2415) Mary H., April 7, 1833. m. S. Nixon. 



The Canada Knowltons 171 

951 Isaiah and Clarissa Spooner had: 

(2416) Clarissa, January 17, 1822. m. Robert Lamphier, 1848. 

(2417) Royal, June 9, 1823. m. Mercy Whitman, 1849. 

(2418) Eunice, August 9, 1824. 

(2419) Leonard, February 4, 1826. m. Lauretta L. Lowe, December 19, 

1852. 

(2420) Isaiah S., October 11, 1827. 

(2421) Cyrus, March 9, 7829. d. September 26, 1848. 

(2422) Sarah, July 11, 1830. m. Stephen Lamphier, January, 1852. 

(2423) Henry, December 17, 1831. m. Lucretia Harlow, 1855. 

Clarissa died March 6, 1837, and Isaiah m. Lydia Pol- 
lard. They had : 

(2424) Kendall, April 15, 1838. m. Mary A. Butcher, March 3, i860. 

(2425) William, October 21, 1S39. m. Ellen C. Flanders, 1867. 

(2426) Croyden, February 4, 1841. m. Lucy Noble, April n, i860. 

(2427) Thomas, March 8, 1842. m. Rosilla Pratt, 1864. 

(2428) Lydia, April 20, 1846. d. young. 

(2429) George, July, 14 1847. d. young. 

Isaiah d. March 5, 1875. 



953 William and Jeanette Waterman had : 

(2430) Aaron, May 29, 1830. m. Ianthe Harlow, 1867 ; m. 2d Ruth Davis 

1863. 

(2431) Mary L, October 25, 1831. m. Abel Oakes, November 15, 1854. 

(2432) Chas. H., November 15, 1833. m. Grace Howard 1866. 

(2433) Susan F., July 13, 1836. m. Henry C. Parsons, 1857. 

(2434) Emily J., July 28, 1841. m. Freeland W.Thompson, December 3, 

1871. 

954 Nancy Knowlton and Asa Jackson had : 

(2435) Alden, August 29, 1831. d. 1834. 

(2436) Prentiss, September 3, 1832. d. 1847. 

(2437) William, December 7, 1833. 

(2438) Edwin, January 1, 1836. 

(2439) Ann M., March 4, 1839. d. young. 

(2440) Martin H., May r, 1840. 

(2441) Alden, July 1, 1843. 

(2442) Lorene, March 31, 1847. 



l l 2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

955 Henry and Hannah Downs had : 

(2443) Maria L., November 30, 1832. m. Josiah Herdsly, March 23, 1S59. 

(2444) Harriet, July 1, 1835. d. March 27, 1S60. 

(2445) Harrison, December r, 1S40. d. June 9, 1852. 

(2446) Amelia, November 23, 1847. d. April 17, 1S70. 

(2447) Margaret, May 25, 1S43. m. L. T. Waterman, June 23, 1869. 



956 Mary Knowlton and Wm. Burgess had : 

(2448) John C, April 5, 1S31. m. Betsey A. Merrill, December 14, 1852. 

(2449) Hannah, November 14, 1833. m. S. T. Merrill, December 31, i860. 

(2450) Jemima S., August 9, 1835. m. A. M. Ayer, April 16, 1867. 

(2451) Mary E., September 14, 1837. m. J. B. Harlow, March 14, 1S60. 

(2452) William, June 17, 1839. m. Anna Barrett, September 2, 1868. 

(2453) Mattie A., April 7, 1843. d. December 20, 1869. 

(2454) Charles A., August 5, 1847. 

(2455) Susie M., December 2S, 1848.. d. 1S73. 



961 Ebenezer and Nancy Knowlton had : 

(2456) Irene M., 1809. m. Emelyn Leland, 1843. 

(2457) Susanna, 1812. d. young. 

(2458) Daniel, 1814. m. Rebecca Sleeper ; m. 2d Hannah Davis. 

(2459) Henry, 1S16. m. Angeline Hubbard. 

(2460) Susannah, 1818. d. 1841. 

(2461) Alpheus, 1822. m. Eliza Snow. 

(2462) Eliza M., 1825. m. Daniel Metcalf. 

(2463) Nason, 1827. d. young. 

Res., Hopkinton, N. H. 
Ebenezer d. July 20, 1871. 



962 Jesse and Sarah Wight had : 

(2464) Mary W., February 18, 181 7. m. J. Phelps, September r, 1840. 

(2465) Jabez, March 9, 1822. m. Joanna 

Sarah d. February, 1829. 



963 Silas and Susannah Nutting had : 

(2466) Benjamin F., December 1, 1818. d. August 18, 1S26. 

(2467) Asa H., September S, 1820. d. young. 



The Canada Knowltons 173 

(2468) Elmira, October 23, 1S23. m. James Moore, September 24, 1X46 ; 

m. 2d Rufus Cogswell, September, 184-. 
(24(^9) Susan, September i, 1825. m. Phineas Hemmingway, April 18, 1844. 

Susannah d. January j, 1832, and Silas m. 2d Elizabeth 
Hardy, May 26, 1832, and had : 

(2470) Harriet, March 10, 1833. m. Minot Hemmingway, March, 1856. 

(2471) Asa, March 2, 1834. m. Lydia Darling, 1859. 



964 John and Lois Bemis had : 

(2472) Sylvester, November 22, 1817. m. Maria Rowell, 184s. 

(2473) Josiah, March 14, 1819. m. Rachel Powers, 1845. 

(2474) James M., November 16, 1821. m. Olive Palmer, 1S49. 1 

a i <> ., H - Res., Dublin, N. H. 

t, f - ■■ • L r -. 

John d.' December 12, 1824. (Another date given 1831.) 

965 Jeremy and Elizabeth Farnham had : 

(2475) Jeremy, February 19, 1820. m. Jeanetle Marsh, December 4, 1850. 

(2476) Joseph, June 2, 1823. m. Martha Weaver, 1847. 

(2477) Louisa, August 27, 1S26. m. Israel Green, December 1, 1847. 

(2478) Levi, February 1, 1830. m. Mrs. Martha Knowlton. 



966 Eunice Knowlton and James Upton had : 

(2479) Daniel, September 29, 1828. m. Lovinia Ludwig, December 18, 1856. 

(2480) Susannah, February 12, 1831. 

(2481) Algina, August 26, 1833. m. Frank Bidwell. 

(2452) Martha, June 30, 1837. d. April 30, 1850. 

(2453) Francis F., March 15, 1841. d. 1852. 



970 Dr. Benjamin and Polly Jackman had: 

(2484) Mercy, February 14, 1794. m. Warren Clough, November, 1825. 

(24S5) Enoch, May 14, 1796. 

(2486) Elizabeth, February 20, 1799. m. Andrew Clark, December 26, 1826. 

(2487) Mary, March 24, 1803. m. Warren Smith, June 10, 1829. 

(2488) Hannah, July 17, 180S. in. Geo. Jessamine, January, 1832. She d. 

July 23, 1S33. 



i74 The Knowlton Genealogy 



(2489) Charlotte, May 11, 1811. m. Cyrus Richards, d. November 21, 

1S21. 

(2490) Annette, September 27, 1815. 



971 Joseph and Lois Flanders had: 

(2491) John, December n, 1S01. m. Eliza Burpee. He d. August 3, 1S38. 

(2492) Eunice, March 6, 1S03. d. September 30, 1849. 



972 Rosel and Prudence Conkling of Pelham, Mass., had : 

(2493) Susannah. 

(2494) Mercy. 

(2495) Sarah. 

(2496) Chloe. 

(2497) Jason. 
(249S) Rosel. 



973 Rev. Warren and Mary Dunbar had : 

(2499) Josiah, August 20, 1815. m. Sarah Lippett, August 14, 1838. 

(2500) Emeline. 

(2501) Roswell A., November, 1819. 

(2502) Hiram, d. young in Va. 

(2503) William, d. young in Va. 

(2504) Mary. m. Albert Lawson, of N. Y. City. 

(2505) Nancy, August 22, 1823. m. VV. S. Burt, November 30, 1843. 

Rev. Warren Knowlton removed to Virginia in 181 7, and cleared a good 
farm there, which he subsequently lost through a defective title. 

In 1843 he removed to Cumberland and engaged in mercantile business. He 
was also a minister of the Baptist Church. His wife, Mary, was the dau. of 
Capt. Josiah Dunbar, a native of Scotland, and an officer in the U. S. service 
during the Revolutionary War. 



974 Nancy Knowlton and James Bartlett had 

(2506) Carlisle. 

(2507) Sophia. 

(2508) Harriet. 

(2509) Henry D. 



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(2510) Elisha. 

(251 1) Rebecca. 
(2s 1 2) George. 

(2513) Elmira. 

(2514) Mary. 

(2515) Susannah. 

Nancy d. January 27, 1877. 



975 Elisha and Nancy Hubbard had : 

(2516) Lucy. 

(2517) George. 

(2518) Warren. 

976 Susannah Knowlton and Josiah Dunbar had 

(2519) Nancy. 

(2520) Mary R. 

(2521) Elizabeth. 

(2522) Marion. 

(2523) Linus. 

(2524) Emeline. 



978 Rev. Gideon and Polly Hayden had : 

(2525) Ackley. m. Lydia Sherman. 

(2526.) Henry, m. Tryphena Armstrong. 

(2527) Polly, m. Gilbert Robinson. 4 chil. 

(252S) Sally, m. Saul Williams. 6 chil. 

(2529) Betsey, m. Selden Rathbone. 5 chil. 

(2530) Lydia. m. John Renigan. 2 chil. 

(2531) Mercy. 

(2532) Elbridge. 

(2533) Henry. 

Rev. Gideon res. in Belchertown, Mass. He d. August 15, 1810. Polly d. 
August 29, 1822. 

9S0 Roswell and Lydia Stone had : 

(2534) Jared. m. Charlotte Burright. 

(2535) Alonzo de Castor, October 31, 1804. m. Margaret Parkinson, 1828. 

(2536) James, m. Delia Bennett. 



J 7 6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(2537) John. m. Pauline Hough. 

( 2 53 8 ) Lucy. m. Hiram Burroughs. 3 chil. 
(2530) Jane. in. Jeremiah Pierce. 3 chil. 

Resided in Belchertown, Mass., and removed to Troy, N. Y. Roswell d 
iS 3 9- 

998 Friend and Alice Hammen had : 

(2540) Nathan. 
(25.10 a) Joshua. 



999 Betsey Knowlton and Martin Wheelock had : 

(2541) Willis. 

(2542) Samuel. 

She d. June 8, 187,1. 



1000 John and Roxana Wheeler had : 

(2543) Caroline. 

(2544) Marietta. 



1 00 1 Sylvia Knowlton and Samuel Bradford had : 

(2545) Ansel. 

(2546) Fidelia. 

(2547) Edward. 

Sylvia d. November 16, 1851. 



1002 Oren and Jane Fulton had : 
(2548) Fidelia. 



1004 Sally Knowlton and Joshua Shumway had : 

(2549) Harrison. 

(2550) Harriet. 
( 2 550 Oren. 

(2552) Luther. 

(2553) Laura. 

(2554) A dau. 



The Canada Knowltons 177 

j 005 Polly Knowlton and John Bidwell had ; 

(2555) Betsey. 

(jf,~0) Armanda. 

(2557) George. 

(-558) A dau. 



1006 Elijah and Sally Brown had : 

(2559) Maria. 

1007 Ebenezer and Mehi table Welch had : 

(2560) Ebenezer, 1800. Drowned in Echo Lake, Hopkinton, Mass., April 

21, l82I. 

(256:) Joseph, August 5, 1802. Drowned in Echo Lake, Hopkinton, Mass., 
April 21, 182 1. 

(2562) Eliza, January 23, 1807. m. Daniel J. Coburn'. 

(2563) William, June 29, 1809. m. Caroline Taft, January 1, 1833. 

Ebenezer was b. in Medway, and went, when young, to Rowe, Mass. He 
was a surgeon in General Dearborn's division, War of 181 2, was taken pris- 
oner and sent to Dartmoor, England. Term of service four years. He d. 1S26. 
Mehitable d. 1S45. 



1008 Joseph and Betsey Johnson had : 

(2564) Charlotte, March 6, 1807. m. Asaph Munson, February 22, 1824. 

She d. May 8, 1885. Res., Clarkson, N. Y. 

(2565) Emily, November 17, 1808. m. Abraham Countryman, September 

17, 1826. She d. May 16, 1895. Res., Clarkson, N. Y. 

(2566) Betsey, January 30, 181 1. m. Morgan Barnes, February 24, 182S. 

She d. May 24, 1893. ^ 

(2567) Seneca, December, 181 2. m. Polly Maria Stevens, March 10, 1833. 

(2568) Sidney, October 30, 1813. m. Sarah Barnes, May 13, 1841 ; m. 2d 

Elizabeth Foster, 1853. 

(2569) Angeline, January 10, 1S1S. m. Wm. Greene, May 30, 1839 ; m. 2d 

James Billings, 1S56. 

Joseph was b. in Mass., removed to Salisbury, Vt., married there his wife 
Betsey, of Leicester, Vt., and thence emigrated to Leroy, N. Y., finally settling i;i 
Clarkson, N. Y. He was a farmer, and he made the then long journey in an 
ox cart. He d. 1823 and Betsey d. at Parma, N. Y., September 2c, 1863. 



*7 8 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1009 Benjamin and Betsey Grant had : 

(2571) Betsey, 1S0S. 

(2572) Hannah, 1810. 

( 2 573) J onn R > lSl? - m - Mrs - McFalls, June 14, 1865. 
- (2574) Stephen, 1814. d. 1858. 

(2575) Benjamin. 

(2576) Polly. 

(2577) Charles, d. 1864. 

(2578) Phoebe J. m. Woodman. 

(2579) Milo A. d. March 17, 1867. 

(2580) Sophie. 

(2581) Franklin. 

(2582) William, m. . 

(2583) An infant, d. young. 

Benjamin rem. to Le Roy, N. Y., where he kept a hotel for many years. He 
finally disappeared, and his relatives have no knowledge of his subsequent resi- 
dence and history, except that he is reported to have d. at the house of Robert 
McFalls, Ashtabula, O. 



1 010 Mar)' Knowlton and James Clark had : 

(2584) John. 

(2585) Sallie. 

(2586) Katie. 

(2587) Daniel. 

(2588) David. 

(2589) Huldah. 



1012 Hannah Knowlton and Keyes had 

(2590) Eli. 

(2591) Sallie. 

(2592) Hannah. 

(2593) Ruel. 

(2594) Ezra. 

(2595) Polly. 

(2596) Nathan. 

(2597) Lawton. 

(2598) Azuba. 

(2599) Daniel. 

Residence, Reedsboro, Vt. 



The Canada Knowltons 179 

1 01 3 Paul and Eunice Shav had : 

(2600) Comfort. January 9, 1804. d. young. 

(2601) William, June 7, 1806; m. Charlotte Haskell, May 31, 3825. 

(2602) Paul, June 28, 1809. m. Susan Keckley, December 15, 1836. 

(2603) Daniel, February 2, 1810. d. July 2S, 1855. 
(2C04) Eunice. January 17, 1813. -v^— \V 

(2605) Sally, September 14, 1815. 

(2606) Napoleon, August 8, 1817. 

Paul d. July 20, 1S17. 



1015 Huldah Knowlton and Wm. Bratton had 



(2607) Lydia. 

(2608) David. 

(2609) R.obert. 
(26 to) Sallie. 

(261 1) Henry. 

(2612) Joseph. 



1 01 9 Timothy and Eunice Rice had : 

(2613) Timothy, May 23, 1792. m. Unity Plimpton, 1821 ; m id Lydia 

Todd, 1 83 1. 

(2614) John, January n, 1794. m. Ruth Stone, 1819. He d. March 19, 

1869. 

(2615) Ephraim, June 7, 1795. m - Sally Eldridge of Deerneld, Mass. 

(2616) Eunice, December 4, 1796. 4 chil. 

(2617) Nancy, March 26, 1798. m. Stone. --- 

(2618) Mary, December 13, 1799. m. Blakeslee. Had s. Dr. Edwin-. 

Res., Los Angeles, Cal. 
{2619) Aaron, September 10, 1801. 5 chil. 
(2O20) Tolly, April 27, 1S03. 

(2621) Abigail, April 22, 1S05. m. Dexter Moore, 1827. 

(2622) Rhoda. April 27, 1807. 

Eunice was drowned August 12, 1808, and Timothy m. 
2d Sarah Baxter, and had : 

(2623) Daniel, April n, 1810. d. arch 27, 1S18. 

(2624) Sarah, January 29, 1S12. d. August 17, 1815. 

(2625) Anna, July ir, 1813. d. August 20, 1816. 

(2626) Wm. Rice, March 1, 18 15. 

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i8o The Knowlton Genealogy 

(2627) Sarah, February 2, 181 7. m. Holcombe. 

(2628) Joseph M., June 12, 1S18. m. Hannah Wheeler. Pie d. Apr! 

1872. Hannah res. in Whittingham, Vt. 

(2629) Horace, June 12, 1818. 

Residence, Rcwe, Mass. 

Sarah, 2d wife, d. October 24, 1859. 



1020 Samuel Brooks and Eunice Bass had : 

(2630) Juliana, m. Danforth Armour. 

(2631) Lucy Knowlton. 

(2632) Maria. 

1032 Joshua Knowlton, 

b. October 21, 1760, is thought by some to have been killed in the Revolution- 
ary War. As a possible refutation of this belief, the following will be interest- 
ing to the reader. Many years since, a man of about forty years of age called 
on Mr. Geo. H. Knowlton, of Lowell, Mass., introducing himself as Carl Knowl- 
ton, from Vienna, Austria, claiming to be a son of Joshua, who fought in the Rev- 
olutionary War. He presented a letter from his father, in which the writer 
claimed to be the identical soldier, and said that at the close of the war he had 
left the country with the German troops, having formed intimate friendships 
with some of them, and settled in Germany, where he had, married a native. 
He was anxious to have his son visit his relatives in Connecticut, and he was 
liberally supplied with funds for that purpose. Mr. Geo. H. Knowlton gave 
him suitable letters for that purpose, from which nothing further was heard. 
There can be but little doubt that Joshua, not returning to Ashford, was be- 
lieved to have been killed in the war, and that Carl was his son. 



1033 Harney and Wheeler had: 

(2633) Fanelia, September 2, 1765. m. Hill. 2 chil. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 



1034 Fanelia Knowlton and — — ■ Wheeler had : 
(2633 a) John. 

(2634) Polly. 

(2635) Permelia. 

Residence, New York City. 



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1036 Stephen and Eunice Swan had : 

(2636) Joshua, August, 1797. m. Eliza Holmes, March 13, 1S21. 

(2637) Ephraim, April 13, 1800. m. Irene Bnller; m. 2d Mrs. Barbery 

Berry. 
(263S) Hannah, m. A. H. Adams ; m. 2d D. C. Clinton. 

(2639) Lucinda. m. George Holmes. 

(2640) Ann, February 3, 1806. m. Judge Samuel H. Dowden, June 1, 

1843. 

(2641) Stephen, iSio. m. Almira Finch. 

(2642) Rensellaer, April 15, 1811. m. Marilla Caulkins. 
(26.13) Schuyler, d. young. 

■ Stephen rem. from Stonington, Conn., to Berne Township, N. Y., where all 
his children were b., and thence to Indiana in 181 8. 



1041 Daniel and Betsey Burchard had: 

(2644) Nathaniel, January 17, 1794. m. Temperance Day, October 6, 1818. 

(2645) Clarissa, May 15, 1795. d. young. 

(2646) Lydia, September 21, 1797. d. young. 

(2647) Fhineas, November 8, 1800. d. in U. S. Navy, October, 1827. 

(2648) Gordon, January 18, 1803. m. Arethusa Atwood. 

(2649) Manassah, June 30, 1805. m. Sally Stebbins. 

(2650) Calista, December 2, 1S07. m. Herman Corbin. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 

1043 Nathaniel and Sarah Leach, of Stonington, Conn., 
had: 

(2651) Rev. Farnham, September 8, 1800. m. Sarah Ingersoll, July 18, 

1830. 

(2652) Emily A., February 5, 1802. d. April 1, 1880. East Greenbush. 

(2653) Hosea, January 6, 1804. m. Sabina Bentley. d. April 4, 1857. Al- 

bany, N. Y. 

(2654) Dr. Myron, April 12, 1806. m. Melissa Buffum. 

(2655) William, May 5, 1808. m. Ann M. Vanderberg, February 11, 1836. 

(2656) Nathaniel, July 4, 1814. m. Maria Potts, December 19, 1833. 

NATHANIEL KNOWLTON 
was the son of Lieutenant Daniel, of Ashford, Conn., and a twin brother of Ma- 
nassah. When he was but fourteen years old, his father came home on a fur- 
lough, and in the course of conversation offered his old French musket to that 
son who would go back with him. Nathaniel promptly volunteered, and re- 



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The Knowlton Genealogy 



mained until the close of the war. He rem. to Greenbush, N. Y., in iSco, and 
carried on farming there. Although a soldier by nature and by profession, he 
was the peace-maker of the town in all public and private disputes, and his 
profound Christian character gave has counsels decisive weight. Between him 
and his brother Manassah there existed a most tender and poetic attachment. 

In his old age Nathaniel used to entertain the young people by shouldering 
his staff, and marching about his home singing patriotic songs with enthusiasm. 
He served in the War of 1812, was a pensioner, and d. at Greenbush Tuly 6, 
1852. Sarah d. February 7, 1844. 



1044 Manassah and Lydia Burton had : 

(2657) Oren, September 17, 1794. d. young. 

(2658) Ephraim, December 9, 1795. d. January 5, 1824. 

(2650) Isaac, May 7, 1797. d. May 23, 1883. m. Rachel Whitbeck. 
(2660) Orendia, February 20, 1799. d. October 186 j. m. Benj. Brad- 
bur), February 20, 1818. 
(266)) Almyra, February i, 1801. d. September 10, 1827. 
(26(12) Maria, October 13, 1802. d. February 9, 1830. 

(2663) George Washington, January 16, 180^. d. October ir, 1884. 

(2664) Parmeiia, August 16, 1805. d. young. 

MANASSAH KNOWLTON 
was born in Ashford, Ct., December 24, 1770. His resemblance to his twin 
brother Nathaniel was so complete that the identity of the two boys could be 
established only by a dimple in Manassah's cheek, and his own mother was 
often obliged to excite him to laughter that she might certainly know which of 
the two he really was. At the age of twenty-one, Manassah settled in Green- 
bush, N. Y., near the City of Albany, and having learned the blacksmith's trad- 
he opened a shop of his own on the Renssellaer and Columbia Turnpike, the 
main and post road connecting Albany with N. Y. City and Boston. 

The large number of horses used by mail and stage coaches and by travel- 
lers of every class— the only means of transit at that time— gave Manassah a 
flourishing business, and during the War of 181 2 it was common enough to 
see a group of cavalry horses at his shop door at four o'clock in the morning, 
waiting to be shod by the young Vulcan. In 179S, he purchased a farm of \Gi 
acres, near by, formerly a part of " ye Manor of Renssellaerwyck," of which 
Stephen Van Renssellaer was the proprietor, and thereafter worked the farm 
and the shop together. Originally an " Open Communion Baptist " and (here 
being no congregation of this faith at Greenbush, Manassah declined to unite 
with any church until eight years before his death, when he became a member 
of the M. E. Church, adorning his profession with " excellency of virtue and 
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His patriotic spirit was of the true and historic Knowlton type, and on Juna 
8, 1808, he was commissioned Lieut, in Li. -Col. Philip Staats's regiment of 

militia, being promoted to a Captaincy, February 29, 181 2. 

He was a thrifty, industrious, solid, benevolent man, whose advice young 
and old sought and followed, and whose character gave him in later yens the 
honored name of " Father Knowlton." 

He married tst Lydia Burton of Schodack N. Y., who d. July 15, 1806 ; m. 
2d Elizabeth Card of Greenbush, N. Y. ; m. 3d Clarissa Cogswell, Greenbush, 
N. Y. 

Manassah d. at Greenbush, January 21, 184). 

104.5 Ephraim Knowlton and jemima Farnham had : 

(2665) Sidney. Rem. to Utah, and d. there. 

(2666) Martha, m. Benj. Hanks, d. January 13. 1861. 

(2667) Catherine, m. Wra. Chaffee, Ashford, Conn. 

(2668) Lydia. d. 1853. m. Ebenezer Eastman. 

(2669) Marcia. d. 1849. m. Benj. Eastman. 

(267c) Ephraim, Jr., 1804. m. Mary A. Burgoyne. He d. February 1, 
1888. 



1046 Martha Knowlton and C. W. Brandon had 

(2671) Charles. 

(2672) Rebecca. 

(2673) Edward. 

Residence, Ashford, Ct. 
Martha d. March 30, 1855. 



1047 Keziah and Amasa Lyon had : 

(2674)- Amasa Knowlton, July 4, 1806. d. August 28, 1822. 

(2675) Marcus, July 3, 1809. d. April 29, 1810. 

{2676) Delotia, Octobei 15, rSr'i. in. John W. Trowbridge, April 10, 1837. 

(2677) Sophronia, January 4, 1813. m. John W. Hasler. 

(2678) Lorenzo, February 9, 1815. Res. in Eastford. Ct. 

(2679) Elizabeth Ann, November 8, 1S16. m. Ebenezer Knowlton. 

(2680) Gen. Nathaniel, July 14, 1818. Killed in the Rebellion, August 10, 

1861. 

(2681) Daniel, November 14, J019. Bes. in Eastford, Ct. 

(2682) Lyman, March 30, 1822. Res. in Lowe!:, Mass. 



184 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1049 Erastus Fenton and Waite Windsor had : 

(2689) Rebekah, F., August n, 1817. m. Henry S. Angell, October 12, 1836, 
Waite d. April 8, 1819, and Erastus m. 2d Rhoda Gage of Monson, Mass., 
May r6, 1820. No chil. 



1050 Marvin and Calista Leonard had : 

(2690) Rebecca F., August 3, 182 1. m. Samuel Paul, September 16, 1838. 

She d. 1840. 

(2691) Silence, June 30, 1823. m. Samuel Paul. Res. in Canada. 

(2692) Rosina, February 12, 1828. m. Hiram Tufts. Shed. 1849. No chil. 

(2693) Elbridge, August 27, 1830. 

(2694) Marvin, September 16, 1837. unm. Res., Willimantic, Ct. 

(2695) Maria P., September, 1837. m. Henry Upton, March 1, 7869. 

105 1 FREDERIC KNOWLTON. 

son of Col. Thomas, inherited his father's spirit. When the first rumor of 
hostilities reached him, he left home secretly, walked hurriedly as far as New 
London, and turned back only when he had learned the falsity of the rumor. 
When but fifteen, he swore that he was eighteen years eld, in order to be ac- 
cepted as a Volunteer. Although strictly forbidden to follow his father to 
Boston, he disobeyed, and when the men " fell in " at the word of command 
at Bunker Hill, Col. Knowlton detected his son mustering off to the left of the 
line. The father gave him a poor musket to discourage him from joining the 
ranks, but finding his resolution inflexible he substituted a good musket for the 
bad one, and offered no fuTther opposition. He served under his father at 
Harlem Fleights, after which Washington sent him home to assist in the support 
of his widowed mother. 



1052 Sally Knowlton and Samuel Utley : 

(2696) Sally, July 18, 1782, in Ashford. d. young. 

(2697) Polly, February 10, 1784, in Ashford. m. Gershom House of Ches- 

terfield, 1803. d. September 13, 1S58. 

(2698) Frederick, in Dalton (?), April 24, 1787. m. Cynthia Ludden, April 

25, iSi6. Res. in Chesterfield, d. in Westfield, Mass.. April 5, 
1856. 

(2699) William, in Dalton (?). Res. in Chesterfield, d. in Williamsburg, 

Mass., December 28, 1871, aged 82 years, unm. Was a soldier 
in the War of 1812. 

(2700) Sally, in Dalton (?). Res. in Chesterfield, d. July 12, 1846, aged 54 

years, unm. 



The Canada Knowltons 185 

(2701) James, in Dalton (?). Res. in Chesterfield, d. December 4, 1817, 

aged 24 years, unm. 

(2702) Ralph, in Dalton (?). m. Zeruah Baker. Res. in Chesterfield and 

. Goshen, d. November 7, 1862, aged 66 years, 7 mos., without 
chil. 

(2703) Samuel, in Dalton (?), February 19. 1798. m. Mary J. Eastman, 

April 14, 1834. d. August 20, 1883. Clergyman. 

(2704) Thomas Knowlton, in Chesterfield, March, 1804. m. Theodocia 

Knox of Blandford, Mass., January 18, 1834. Res. in Chester- 
field, d. November 6, 1847. 



1053 Thomas Knowlton and Martha had : 

(2705) Martha, December 14, 1811. m. William W. Marcy, 1832. d Sep 

tember 8, 1884. 

(2706) Thomas M., September 10, 1808. d. July 5, 1811. 



1054 Polly Knowlton and Stephen Fitts had, born in 
Ashford : 

(2707) Christian, August 11, 1794. m. William Loomis, September 14, 

181 7. d. March 13, 1879. 

(2708) Stephen, Jr., October 29, 1798. m. Waty Moore, November 24, 1830. 

d. October 23, 1S75. 

(2709) Maria, July 18, 1802. m. Selden Moseley, October 11, 1832. d. 

April 29, 1889. 

(2710) Thomas Knowlton, July n, 1S07. d. February 7. 1831. unm. 



1055 Abigail Knowlton and Thomas Chaffee had : 

(2711) Sampson Knowlton, August 4, 1792. d. February 19, 1816. 

(2712) Frederick, November 25, 1793. d. February 13, 1813. 

(2713) Wolcott, May 3, 1795. m - Abigail Kingsley, April 22, 1818. d. 

November 25, 1870. 

(2714) Newman K., December 15, 1796. m. 1st Elizabeth Phelps, March 

15, 1820. m. 2d, Olive Abbott, March 1, 1837. d. in West 
Becket, Mass., December 15, 1858. 

(2715) Miner, February 6, 1799. m. Lucy Frary, June 9, 1825. d. Sep- 

tember 29, 1880. 

(2716) Alma, February 9, 1801. m. W. M. P. Hamblin, November 8, 1830. 

d. in Lee, Mass., March 6, 1838. 



1 86 The Knowltpn Genealogy 

. (2717) Anna H., February 4, 1803. m. Justin M. Ames, January 20,1824. 
d. August 17, 1859. 

(2718) Thomas S., March 24, 1805. m. 1st Betsey Shaw, February 4, 1829. 

m. 2d Lucy Culver, January 3, 1832. m. 3d Catherine L. Biair, 
November 2, 1843. d. October 7, 1874. 

(2719) Lucinda, January 12, 1807. in. Kendall Baird of Becket, Mass., 

October 10, 1827. d. April 1, 1S63. 

(2720) Prentiss, January 1, 1809. m. Betsey Cannon, April 15, 1833. d. 

April 10, 1892. 
(272^) Abigail H., April 12, 181 1. m. Win. Clark, January 8, 1833. 
(2722) Sampson Knowlton, July n, 1814. m. Amelia Shaylor, January 27, 

1839. d. November 19, 1891. 



1065 Gideon and Mildred Curtis had 

(2723) Abner L. Rem. to California. 

(2724) John C. d. U. S. Service, 1863. 

(2725) Francis L. 

Residence, Stoddard, N. H. 



1067 Abner and Nancy Sweet had : 

(2726) Jeanette. m. I. D. Woodman. 

(2727) Mary F. 

(2728) Norris E. d. young. 

(2729) Hattie E. d. young. 

(2730) Arielle. m. J. R. Putney. 

Abner was a brick-maker. He rem. from Hancock, N. H., to Boston. 



1068 Anna Knowlton and Ira Moulton had : 
(2731) Enoch. Res. and d. in Lowell, Mass. 



1069 Louisa Knowlton and George Ring had 
(2731 a) Gordon. 

(2732) Mary. 

(2733) Harriet. 

(2734) Louisa. 

(2735) George E. 

(2736) Herbert A. 



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1 070 Franklin and Persis Stacey had : 

(2737) Albert N. 

( 273 8) Rmcl. 

(-739) Amorette. 
(2740) Annette. 



072 Sophronia Knowlton and Gordon Ring had 



107 



(2741) Gardner W. 

(274?) Francis. 

(2743) Ma. 

(2744) Augustus. 



1074 Harriet and Nathaniel Mitchell had 
(2745) Augustus. 



1078 Moses and Caroline Whitaker had 

(274 ) Moses, 1824. 
(27. ) Luther. 
(27. ) Mary. 

(2749) Lucy. 

(2750) Lucinda. 

(2751) Benjamin. 

(2752) William. 

(2753) George. Last heard from in New Zealand. 

(2754) Remembrance. Res. in New York. 

(2755) Frederick. 



1079 Abraham and Lucy Hildreth had: 

(2756) Abraham, September, 29, 1827. m. Sarah White. 

(2757) Susan W., May 24, 1829. m. Robins. 

(2758) Mary W. m. Lovejoy. 

(2759) Elmira. 

(2760) Eliza. 



10S3 Sallie Knowlton and Oliver had : 

(2761) Charles. 
(27C2) Nathaniel. 



1 88 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(2763) Asa. 

(2764) Anna. 

(2765) Abigail. 

(2766) Sarah. 



1086 John and Charlotte Holmes had : 

(2767) John, Jr., 1808. m. 

(2768) Ward." 

(2769) Thomas. 

(2770) Nathan, 1819. m. Mary A. Stone, 1S46. had son Leonard, 1848. 

(2771) Hanson. 

(2772) Clara. 

(2773) Christiana. 

The missing marginal numbers from 2774-^785 inclusive designate duplicate 
names elsewhere referred to. 



1092 Calvin Knowlton and Betsey S. Peck had : 

(2786) Hiram, April 16, 1S13. m. Jane Wire 

(2787) Susan M., October 31, 1814. m. Harvey Watson, May 31, 1834 

(2788) Calvin P., April 15, 1816. m. Jerusha Colwell. 

(2789) Erastus R., April 12, 1818. m. Abigail Wire. d. June 9. 1864, in 

Andersonville Prison. Soldier. 

(2790) Josiah P., February 21, 1820. m. Calista House. 

(2791) Parney H., January 13, 1822. m. Alvin G. Foote, August 31, 1842. 

(2792) Stephen O., February 17, 1824. m. Mary Paine. 

(2793) Betsey J., July 18, 1826. m. Abiram Rowley. 

(2794) Manly C, December 23, 1S29. 

(2795) Joseph M., January 8, 1832. m. Anna Billings ; m. 2d Charlotte 

McCormick. 






1093 Diodemia Knowlton and Moses Camp had : 

(2796) John, September 15, 1806. m. Ursula Whitney. 3 chil. ; m. 2d 

Julia Root. 

(2797) Harriett, February 6, 1810. m. Henry Button. Both d. 

(2798) Adaline, March n, 1812. d. young. 

(2799) Mary, August 3, 1814. m. Elijah White. 2 dau. 

(2800) Adaline, January 3, 181 7. m. James J. Preston. Res., Winsted, 
Conn. 3 dau. 



The Canada Knowltons 189 

(2801) Emeline, June 3, 1819. m. Lewis Loomis. Res., Fulton, N. Y. 3 

chil. 
(280.?) Goodloe, June 28, 1821. m. Hannah Tuttle. 3 chil. 

(2803) Moses M., June 30, 1823. m. Amelia Worthington. 

(2804) George G., February 11, 1826. m. Lydia Huntley. 

(2805) Edgar, April 28, 1828. d. 1833. 

"Aunt Demia," as Dicdemia was familiarly called, d. in Winsted, Conn., 
August n, 1884, lacking but a few days of reaching her one hundredth year, 
preparations for the celebration of which were making at the time of her death. 
She was the daughter of Stephen Knowlton, a soldier of the Revolution, who 
came from Chatham, Conn., to Winsted, and emigrated to Ohio in iSc-4, taking 
his Large family in ox-wagons. On their arrival at Albany, N. Y., they were 
overtaken by Moses Camp, who had found that he could not live without Dio- 
demia. and the reluctant consent to their marriage was gained from the parents. 
The young couple settled in Winsted, where they lived until their death. Dio- 
demia was a woman of extiaordinary force of character, and her mind and 
memory had been so enriched by the great national events of which she had 
been a witness, that she was a most entertaining conversationalist. She wrote 
poetry when past ninety years of age, and her wit and vivacity were keen until 
the last. But a few hours before her death she remarked when sitting in the 
family circle, 

" I am so old that I think I have forgotten everything," " Better 
join the Know-Nothings, then," remarked a kinswoman. " I would not 
have far to go," was the ready retort. 

She was a staunch Congregationalist, a pattern mother, and a pure soul 



*** 1094 Laura Knowlton and David Wright had : 

(2806) Cornelia, November 10, 1810. d. March, 18S7. 

(2807) Edward, August 12, 1812. d. February, 18S4. 

(2808) Florilla, June 21, 1814. m. Fenn. 

(2809) Harriett, February 26, 1817. d. April, 1830. 

(2810) Laura, April 3, 1819. 

(281 1) Sarah E., October it, 1822. m. Alexander Osborn, March 33, 1845. 

(2812) Eliza, February 7, 1824. m. ■ ■Baldwin. Shed. July 1, 1890. 

(2813) Amelia, 1826. d. youug. 

(2814) Mary, January 28, 1828. d. July 17, 1882. 

(2815) Martha, January 28, 1832. unm. 

David was of Welsh descent. His grandparents, John Wright and Piu- 
dence Demming, settled in Winsted, Conn., 1763. Their son John, b. in Weth- 



l 9° The Knowlton Genealogy 

ersfield, Conn., m, Sarah Case. He was captain of the Winsled militia in the 
Revolutionary War, and rem. to Morgan, Ohio, in 1802, dying there in 1825. 

David, his son, was a colonel ot" the U. S. Army in the War of 1812. He 
d. May 15, 1879. Laura d. March 4, 1888. 



1095 Stephen and Lydia Dudley had : 

(2816) George L., 1819. m. Bernice Treadwell ; m. 2d Sarah Chapin. 

(2817) Philo, Qctober, 1821. Had dau. Mary C. Creth. 

(2818) Caroline, 1S25. d. young. 

(2819) Eliza, r827. unm. Res. in Hastings. A well known teacher. 

(2820) Hiram, 1829. m. Mary Reuk. 3 chil. 

(2821) Louisa, 1831. m. Francis Phillips. Hastings, Mich. 

(2822) Caroline M., 1832. d. 1846. 



1096 Samuel and Fanny Beach had : 

(2823) Aaron. August 29, 1S14. d. 1819. 

(2824) George W., March 1,1816. d. young. 

(2825) Lysander, September 20, 181 7. d. young. 

(2S26) Lydia, May 10, 1822. m. Ira Paine. October 23, 1838. 

(2827) Silas. 

(2828) George. 

(2829) Edward. 

(2S30) Renny (Renssellaer). d. in the U. S. Army. 

(2831) Aaron. 

(2S32) Jerome B., 1838. m. Catherine Howard. Resided in Ohio. 



i no Monroe and Susan Bryan had: 

(2832 a) Ruth M., April 6, 1836. m. Madison Simonds. 3 chil. 

(2832 b) Edwin C, April rS, 1841. rn. Mary Mc'Wayne, March i 4; 1864. 

Monroe d. March. 19, 1865. 



1 1 12 Perry and Caroline H. Weller had : 

(2832 c) Julia, m. James Hazehvood. 
(2832 d) Ray. 

Caroline d. 1864, and Perry m. 2d Delia Hazelwood. 



The Canada Know! tons 191 



1113 Asa and Rachel Adams had 

(2832 e) Elvira. 

(283.2 f) Electa, m. William Lee. 



11 15 Henry A. and Vastaline Alger had : 

(2833) Frank. 

(2834) Delia. 

(2835) Ves^a. 

Vastaline d. 1867. 

1 1 16 Benjamin and Eliza Smith had : 

(2836) Eliza J., April 5, 1835. d. young. 

(2837) Charles Benjamin, September 15, 1836. m. Harriet Lucinda Simonds, 

July 15, 1879. 

(2838) Helen E., February 28, 1839. m. J. Spier Colman, of La Crosse, 

Wis., November 22, 1862. 

Eliza Smith d. January 13, 1841, and Benjamin m. 2d 
Cynthia H. Waite, August 14, 1842. They had : 

(2839) Clark Cecil. May 30, 1843. m. Flora Alice Tillinghast, of Sardinia, 

N. Y., May 10, 1869. She d. January 24, 1S70 ; He m. 2d. 
Sarah E. Vredenburg, of Corfu, N. Y., October 26, 1870. She 
d. August 28, 1888, and he m. 3d Sarah Idella Shourds, of 
Spencerport, N. Y. 
(2839 a) Mary Olive, March 7, 1854. m. Geo. W. B oyer, of Elkdate, N. Y., 
November n, 1876. 

BENJAMIN KNOWLTON 
was b. at Clarendon. Vt. Fie was educated in part at Brandon (Vt.) Seminary, 
in which institution he subsequently became a teacher. Removing to Western 
New York he accepted the position of principal of a public school in Buffalo, 
retiring from this, after faithful and successful work, to Springville, N. Y. He 
finally purchased a farm in Elton, N. Y., where he passed the remainder of a 
happy and useful life. He also studied medicine, and received a license to 
practice as a botanical physician, but he never made this his actual profession 
He was an ardent Methodist, helpful and generous in his support of the worse 
of that denomination, but by no means limited, either in sympathy or practical 
assistance, to his household of faith. His old saddle-bags are now the valued 
heirlooms of his son, Dr. Chas. Benjamin. 

He d. at Yorkshire Centre, N. Y., March 21, 1876. Cynthia d. June 8, 1890. 



l 9 2 The K n owl ton Genealos 



y 



Dr. Charles Benjamin Knowlton, (2837) s. of Benj. and Eliza, was born in 
Buffalo, September 15, 1836. He received his education at the Oberlin (O.,) 
Institute, the Cleveland, Bryan & Stratton Business College, and under 
Spencer, the author of the " Spencerian Pennmanship." Before entering upon 
the practice of his chosen profession, the law, he was a professor in the depart- 
ment of commercial education, teaching penmanship, book-keeping, and com- 
mercial law, in the Buffalo Bryan & Stratton College., and his skilful and 
graceful penmanship naturally led to the selection of him as the Superintendent 
of the Department of Penmanship in the public schools of Buffalo. 

He subsequently studied both law and medicine, and on graduating with 
first honors from the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo, his 
thesis on " Forensic Medicine " was adjudged the best one submitted, and as 
such it was ordered to be printed. 

Dr. Knowlton has been for many years an active and influential friend to 
the educational, interests of his native city. He is a life member of the Buffalo 
Society of Natural Science, the Buffalo Historical Society, and the Buffalo Li- 
brary Association. Aside from his practice at the Buffalo Bar, he is much 
devoted to agricultural interests, and spends most of his summers at " Idleside," 
a pretty country-scat on his large farm in Elton, his winters being spent at his 
city residence, " O-neh-gi-yok " on Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo. 

Hem. July 15, 1879. Harriet Lucinda, dan. of Lorenzo H. Simonds, of 
Ararat, Pa., Avho d. May 21, 1894. 

Clark Cecil Knowlton, (2S39) s. of Benj. and Cynthia H.. was b. at Springville, 
N. Y., March 30, 1843. He served in the War of the Rebellion, enlisting in 
Company F., 5th N. Y. S. V. Cavalry (Ira Harris Guards), September 7, 1861. 
Captured, first at Hanover, Pa., during the Gettysburg Campaign, paroled 
after twenty-four hours ; captured second, at Stevensville, Va., March 1, 1864, 
during the Cavalry Raid to Richmond, and was confined in the following Rebel 
Prisons : Libby, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Charleston, and Florence, S. 
C. p;scaped at Goldsboro, February 18th, and arrived in the Union lines at 
at Newbern, N. C, March 1, 1865, making one year in the hands of the enemy. 
He was discharged from the service at Elmira, N. Y., April 30, 1865, by reason 
of expiration of term, having served three years and eight months. He is now 
President and Manager of the Merchants' Mutual Association of Chicago, 111. 



1 1 36 Robert and Sally Brown had : 

(2840) John E. in. Lucretia Knowlton, his cousin. 
Res., Bethlehem, N. Y. 

He was b. in Clifton Park, N. Y., was by trade a blacksmith, and a soldier 
of the Revolution. 




Charles Benjamin Knowlton, M.D. 
Buffalo. N. V. 



The Canada Know! tons 193 

1 138 John and Louisa Evans had : 

(2841) Louisa M., March 12, 1S11. m. Donnelly. 5 chil. 

(2842) Ephraim, 1812. m. Eveline . He d. January iS, ^873. 

(2843) Thomas E., July 23, 1813. m. Jane Wickman, March 1'/, 1842. He 

was drowned, September 14, 1S49. 

(2844) Elijah. 

(2845) John J. 

(2846) Daniel H., m. . He d. in Coloiado, i860. Had 1 son. 

(2847) Esther H. 

(2848) Lucretia A. 

John d. August 15, 1854. 



1 139 Daniel and Susannah Vedder had : 

(2849) Lucretia, October r, 1813. m. John Knowlton. 

(2850) Sarah, August 15, 18 16. m. Peter Palmer, November, 1838. 

(2851) Eliza, June 29, 1819. m. Munson Dotey. 

(2852) David, March 15, 1820. m. Mary Smith, September 10, 184S. 

(2853) Daniel, June 17, 1825. m. Ellen Marcellus, September, 1863. He 

d. April 14, 1864. 

(2854) Harriet, August 15, 1829. m. Wm. Hicks. 

Susannah d. October 21, 1828, and Daniel m. 2d Mrs. 
Judith Knowlton, March 27, 1830. They had : 
(2854 a) Charles, October 31, 1831. d. 1S52. 

Daniel was b. in Clifton Park, N. Y., and d. there July 8, 1839. Judith d. 
there August 31, 1879. 



1 142 Esther Knowlton and John Evans had : 

( 28 55) Agnes. 

(2856) John J. 

(2857) Caroline. 

(2858) Eveline. 

(2859) Ephraim K. 

1 143 Mary Knowlton and Jonah Townsend had 

(2860) Sarah. 

(2861) Joseph. 



'94 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1 144 John B. and Polly Rexford had : 

(2862) Alexander, January 20, 1807. m. Hannah Hayes. Res., Rexford 

Flats, N. Y. 

(2863) Amelia, September 7, 1810. d. March 18, 1852. 

(2864) M-ria, February 14, 1820, d. November 27, 1842. 

John B. res. in Schenectady, N. Y , and d. in N. Y. City, September ?6, 1826. 



1 145 David and Achsah Barnes had : 

(2865) Sophronia, March 5, 1806. m. Isaac Andrus, May 29, 1823. She d. 

June 10, 1888. 

(2866) Achsah, March 23, 1809. d. young. 

(2867) David, February 15, 1810. d. young. 

(2868) Dexter A., March 3, 1812. m. Evaline Arnold, January 15, 1834. 

He d. March 10, 1876. She d. August 19, 7874. 

(2869) Betsey A., May 3, 1820. ra. Lewis Morgan. She d. November 16, 

1882. 

(2870) Dyer, May n, 1822. d. young. 

(2871) Wm. Alfred, August 4, 1831. m. Matilda Hitchcock, January 21, 

1857. He d. 1892 

Residence, Fairfield, N. Y. 

Achsah d. April 19, 1843, and David m. 2d Electra Luce. He d. Novem- 
ber 25, 1857. 

1 146 Ephraim and had : 

(2872) Myron. 

(2873) Byron. 

(2874) James H., February 24, 1814. m. Agnes Flanders, who d. January 

29, 1879. 

Residence, Wheaton, 111. 

Ephraim rem. to Janesville and thence to Middleford, Wis., where he died. 



1 147 William and Almira Parkhurst had : 

(2875) Oren. m. . 3 chil. 

(2876) Lydia. m. . Had 3 chil. 

(2S77) Robert, m. . Had 4 chil. 

Residence, rem. to Ferrysburgh, N. Y. 



The Canada Knowltons * 95 



1 149 Dyer and had : 

(287S) John D , June 15, 1821. m. 
(2879) Jonathan, February 15, 1824. 

Residence, rem. to Canada. 



1 152 Robert Woolsey Knowlton and Miriam Gaylord had : 

Robert PL, October 18, 1817. m. Had chil. George, Lansing, and 

Gertrude. He d. 1891. 
Charles A., October 30, 1820. d. 1832. 
George Gay, March 22, 1805. m. Had chil. Chas. G., Frank 

E., Hattie M. He d. 1868. 
Aurelia Lyons, October 12, 1826. m. Chas. P.Clark. Had son, 

Dr. Gaylord P. Clark. She d. 1S91. 
Eliza Starin, December 9, 1830. d. 1836. 
Hiram, November 14, 1833. d young. 

Robert Woolsey was b. in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. V., whence he removed 
to Fairfield, N. Y., where, at the age of 21, he established himself in the business 
of carriage making. In 1824 he removed to Syracuse, N. Y., where he carried 
on the same business, and also that of salt manufacturing. He d. August, 1876. 



1 1 



56 Daniel and Catherine Burrell had : 
(288:5) Henrv D., December 15, 1827. m. Caroline E. Hamlin, September 

19,1833- 
(28S4) Jane, September 25, 1S29. d. young. 

(2885) George B., June 29, 183 1. m. Elizabeth Robbins. 

(2886) Mary, December n, 1833. in. Geo. B. Robbins. 

(2887) Daniel, June 26, 1836. d. of yellow fever, in Memphis, Tenn. Law- 

yer. 

(2888) Katherine J., June 2, 1838. m. John W. Wood. 

Catherine d. June I, 1841, and Daniel m. 2d Angeline H 
Fox. They had : 
(28S9) Clara A., October 19, 1843. d. June 2, 1S90. unm. 

(2890) Julia E., June iS, 1845. m. Myron Willard. 

(2891) Charles F., September 14, 1847. m. Mary Pettingill, of Holland 

Patent, N. Y. 
Daniel was a farmer, and resided in Fairfield and Holland Patent, N. Y. 
He d. February 2, 189c. 



ig6 The Knovvlton Genealogy 

1157 Jerusha Caroline Knowlton and Henry Graves had 

(2892) Robert, m. Annie Cadwallader. Had dan. Elvira. 
(2S93) Henry, m. Harriet B. Hale. Res., Orange, N. J. 

(2894) Annie, in. Edward Benedict. 

(2895) Ella S. m. Robert Barton. 

(2896) Helen A. m. Alfred W. Taylor. 

(2897) Lizzie, m. Abram Baldwin, October 29, 1867. 

Residence, Orange, N. J. 



1 158 Stephen and Phoebe Russell had : 

(2898) James R., 1795. m. Harriet Merritt. 

(2899) Robert, 179S. m. Margaret Lcunsberry. 

(2900) Ephraim, 1801. ra. 2 chil. 

(2901) Stephen, 1806. m. Harriet Dibble ; m. 2d Dana. 

(2902) Elizabeth, 1808. d. young. 

(2903) Phoebe, 1810. m. Raymond. 

(2904) Pamela, 1812. ra. Samuel Haight. 

Phoebe d. 1858. Stephen owned an estate of 1500 acres of land in West- 
chester Co., N. Y., of which he gave two hundred acres to each child at 
marriage. 

He was a man of unusual physique, over six feet tall, genial and courtly, 
full of energy until his death, and honored by a wide circle of relations and 
fellow-citizens. 



1 1 59 Abijah and Abigail Ann Russell had : 

(2905) Phoebe, m. Cotterell, of N. Y. 2 chil. m. 2d Justus Bar- 

rett of Putnam Co., N. Y. 

(2906) Stephen, October 2, 1808. ra. Eliza Clarke. m. 2 d Mary A. 

Wycoff. 

(2907) Isaac, 1810. m. Hannah Hippen of N. Y. 3 chil. 

(2908) James Russell, 1809. m. Ann Eliza Von Bos Kirk of N. Y. 1828. 

(2909) Abigail, April 15, 1S15. m. N. B. Lane of N. Y. in. 2d Isaac 

Weeks. 

(2910) Eliza J. m. James Vantine. 

Abijah owned a large farm in White Plains, N. Y., an inheritance from hi? 
father, and on which the battle of White Plains was fought. He d. in 1810, 
and Abigail in 1848, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 



The Canada Knowltons *97 

1 162 Stephen Williams and Elizabeth Longfellow had : 

(2911) Lorenzo D., September 9, 1813. Lost at sea, 1838. 

(2912) William L., February io, 1S15 m. Mary A. Hardy, m. 2d Mary 

Clough. d. May 19, 1882, Canaan, N. H. 

(2913) Abraham L., August 24, 1818. m. Christina Burnham, February 13, 

1845. She d. August 23, 1861. 

(2914) Samuel, May iS, 1820. m. Ursula Day, of Canaan, N. H. 

(2915) Susan L., Tune 25, 1824. m. James Eastman. 

(2916) Mary G., January 24,1826. d. September 22, 1886. 

(2917) Stephen, March 14, 1828. m. Rebecca S. Case, of Nashua, N. H. 

Residence in Canaan, N. FT. 



1 1 66 Ebenezer and Margaret Bass had : 
(291S) Margaret, November 21, 1803. ra. Samuel W. Hal!, April 26, 1830. 
She d. September 21, 1883. 

(2919) Ebenezer, November 23, 1805. d. October 13, 1846. 

(2920) Lucy Lakeman, January 2, 1806. m. Alfred A. Wellington, Decern- 

ber 4, 1832. She d. December 22, 1871. 

(2921) Mary Elizabeth, September 26, 1809. m. James W. Whiton. 



1 167 Lucy Knowlton and Richard Lakeman : 

(2922) Eben Knowlton, December 10, 1799. 

(2923) Lucy. m. Ami Smith. 

(2924) Susan, December 29, 1802. m. Abram Lord. 

Lucy was b. in Ipswich, in 1772. She was a great beauty, celebrated for 
her tall, commanding figure and graceful manners. 



1 1 70 Daniel and had : 

(2925) Thomas, m. 

Daniel was a soldier in the War of 1812, and served at Fort Montgomery on 
the Hudson. 

1 1 71 Sylvia Knowlton and Caleb Maxham had : 

(2926) Phcebe A., January 15, 1828. m. Oramul Averill. May 19, 1853. 

(2927) Stephen Knowlton, February 19, 1831. m. Frances A. Finney, Sep- 

tember i8, 1866. Had Harriet and Walter. 



*9 8 The Knowlton Genealogy 

Sylvia was a tailoress. When her father died, she bought her brother's '.hare 
ot the farm, and paid for the whole property by the earnings of her needle. She 
d. June 3, 1863, thrifty and honored. 



1 1 76 Ezra and Anna Loomis had : 

(2928) Ezra, 1821. m. Rosanna ; m. 2d Emeline Billings, 1851. 

Anna dying-, Ezra m. 2d Abigail Hoar, and had : 

(2929) Almena. m. Nathan Lyon. Res., New Haven, Conn. 

(2930) Hannah. 

(2931) Rufus E. m. Samantha Bowen, 185 1. 

(2932) Edwin Onias. m. Caroline M. Hoar. 



1 1 78 Achsah Knowlton and Jesse Marsh had 

( 2 933j Danforth, June 20, 1826. 

(2934) Miner P., October 9, 1827. 

( 2 935) John B., May 26, 1830. 

(2936) Maurice, June 14, 1833. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 



1 180 John and Almira Chaffee had : 

(2937) John Marvin, December 10, 1817. m. Anna . 

(2938) Almira Calista, August 8, 1820. 

Almira d. February 17, 1821, and John m. 2d Polly Crab. 
They had : 

(2939) Henry, March 26, 1822. 

(2940) Royal, June 26, 1823. m. Had son, Frank, 1862. 

(2941) Mary. 

(2942) Hannah. 

(2943) Lucretia. 

(2944) Achsah. 

(2945) Warren. 

After the death of his wife Almira, John rem. from Ashford, Ct., to Windsor 
Broome Co., N. Y., where he d. October 8, 1864. 



The Canada Knowltons 199 

1 181 Guerdon and Laura Pickett: had : 

(2946) Elvira, August ?$, 1822. m. Oren Doolittle, January 1, 1839. 
(294;) Sarah, June 17, 1831. m. Dr. J. C. Edson, October 20, 1852. 

(2948) Laurina. m. Oliver Winsor, October 31, 1861. 

(2949) Alma. m. Walter Hoadley, January, 1861. 
(7950) Alanson. m. Malinda Crofut, July 4, 1857. 

(2951) Miles, m. Nancy Wooster, April 10, 1861. 

(2952) Hansen. 

( 2 953) Clara, m. Eugene Bronson, September 12, 1S69. 



1 182 Tamsen and Ezra Crawford had : 

(2954) Laura, January 19, 1831. 

(2955) Almira, June 17, 1832. 

(2956) Oren, February 6, 1835. 

(2957) Charles, February 3, 1839. 

(2958) William. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 



1 183 Laura Knowlton and Washington Blakely had 



(2959) Jemima, March 8, 1829. 

(2960) Angeline, May, 1831. 

(2961) Otis, October 5, 1832. 

(2962) Delilah, August 22, 1836. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 



1 185 Armanda Knowlton and Daniel B. Reed had : 

(2963) Daniel K., January 22, 1826. m. Matilda Gibson. 

(2964) William P., October 23, 1S28. m. Annette Park. 

(2965) Almira, April 2, 1830. 

(2966) Eliza, July 2, 183 1. m. Alonzo Cheever. 

(2967) Jeremiah, August 26, 1833. 

(2968) Elvira, January 4, 1836. m. Chas. H. Moulton. 

(2969) Henry, July 14, 1839. m. B. Austin. 

(2970) Darwin. 

(2971) Myron, 1843. 

(2972) Herbert, 1845. 

(2973) Louisa, 1848. 

Residence, Mansfield, Conn. 



2oo The Knowlton Genealogy 

1 186 Palmer and Harriet E. Conant had : 

(2974) David P., November 16, 1833. m. Elmira Simonds. 

(2975) John E., February, 16, 1839. d. June 6, 1847. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 

Palmer d. there December 29, 1844. Harriet was from North Haven, Conn. 



1 188 Johnathan W. and Harriet M. Bottom had : 

(2976) Chas. C, September 22, 1844. m. Isabel M. Howard, May 12, 1870. 

Res., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(2977) Mary E., April 23, 1846. Res., Ashford Conn. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 



1 192 Laura Knowlton and Rev. A. W. Baker had : 

(297 S) James, May 21, 1840. 
(2979) Lafayette, January 17, 1S43. 
(20S0) Addie, May 25, 1844. 
(2981) Lewis, January 28, 1S46. 
(2982)!Maria, August 23, 1849. 

(2983) Oliver, April 13, 1853. 

(2984) Frank, January 22, 1855. 



1 193 Philena Knowlton and Wm. A. Locke had : 

(2985) Orlando, May 23, 1836. 

(29S6) Mary E., January 24, 1838. 

(2987) Francis, March 9, 1S40. 

(2988) Eliza J., July 1, 1842. 

(2989) Adaline, January 25, 1845. 

(2990) Helen C, September 27, 1848. , 

(2991) William, August 22, 1850. 



1 194 Minerva Knowlton and Henry C. Locke had : 

(2992) Fernando, October 7, 1835. m. Ellen Rugby. 

(2993) Caroline, July 24, 1844. m. Wm. H. Ashley. 



The Canada Knowltons 201 

1 195 Sophronia Knowlton and John C. Lamberson had : 

(2994) Martha, 1841- d. June 4, 1S55. 

(2995) Imogene, 1S4S. d. June \, i860. 



1197 Orissa Knowlton and Chas.. Torrey had 

(2996) Helen C, May 16, 1846. 

(2997) Mary A., June 25, 1851. 

(2998) Harriet, August 10, 1858. 

(2999) William, April 24, 1861. d. young. 






1 198 Jane Knowlton and Dorester Torrey had : 

(3000) Adelbert, November 4, 1847. 

(3001) Herbert, October 3, 185 1. m. Lottie Derbyshire. 

(3002) Allen, January 3, 1861. 



1 199 James and Clarinda Wheat had : 

(3003) Ellen M., March 20, 1846. m. H. G. DeGroot, December 28, 1869. 

(3004) George F., May 20, 185 i v 

(3005) Walter, August 15, 1855. d. young. 

(3006) Milton, August 15, 1855. d. young. 

(3007) Mary P., October 18, 1858. 



1200 Adelia Knowlton and Isaac Torrey had 

(3008) Carlton, June 13, 1849. 

(3009) Ella, September 16, 1852. 



]2oi Elizabeth and Wm. H. Ashley had : 

(3010) Carrie, January 17, 1863. 

(301 1 ) William, October 20, 1864. 
(30 r?) James M., November 3, 1866. 
(3°' 3) Herbert, April 9, 1869. 



2o: 



The Knowlton Genealogy 

1207 Merrick and Fatima Perrin had : 

(3014) William M., October 3 o, 1829. m . Elizabeth Parker Guiberson 

October 20, 1862. 

(3015) Fidelia H., January 22, 1833. m. Freeman E. Eno, Somers, Conn 

(3016) Marens P., February 3, 1839. m. Sophia Ritchie, July 18, 1867 

(3017) Mary A, February 19, ,843. m. Achille E. Eastman, May 21, 1S71. 

Residence, Palmer, Moss. 

Fatima d. August 2, 1876. Merrick d. January 25, >86 4 . 

120S Persis Knowlton and Mace Moulton had : 
(301S) Orson, August 10, 1825. m. Maria T. Butler, October 13, 1847 
(3019) Mace, June 29, 1827. m. Mary A. Burr, Wilbraham, Mass. 

Persis m. 2d. Truxton Squire, 1829, and had : 
(3070) Elvira, March, 1830. d. young. 
(3021) Lucinda, July, 1831. d. young. 

Residence, Monson, Mass. 
Mace d. June 7, 1827. Persis d. July 6, 1836. 



1 2 12 Stephen and Cassandra Hester bad : 

(3022) Orson, June 3, 1822. m. Frances Wilde, January 28, 18^5. 

(3023) Fernando, August 8, 7824. 

(3024) Porter, September 29, 1826. 

(3025) Almira, August u, 1828. m. Henry Kilburn. 

(3026) Marcus L., March 16, 1831. 

(3027) Minerva, March 31, 1833. m. Hiram Griffin. 

(3028) William S., June 30, 1839. m. Sarah Harrity. 

(3029) Giles H., August 9, 1842. 

Stephen d. April 28, 1893. Cassandra d. November 13, 1864. 

1 213 Arnon and Susan Wentworth had : 

(3030) Ezra L, March 21, 1831. m . Ann E. Coman, March 22, 1857 
(303O Lydia m., November 9, 1832. m. Wm. R. James, October 16 1853 

(3032) Henry E., April 12, 1834. d. young. 

(3033) Ralph, June 19, 1835. d. January 18, 1S60. Shot while hunting. 

(3034) Maria J., September 10, 1836. d. August ic, 1870. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 
Arnon d. December 6, 1874. 



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121 J Ebenezer and Elizabeth Lyon had : 

(3035) Henry E., November 1, JS39. in. Hattie S. Ballard, January 15, 

1 87 1. 

(3036) Hannah, January 18, 1842, m. John Church, March 31, 1864. 

(3037) Nathaniel, May 19, 1843. m. Sarah E. Wright, April 5, 1868. 

(3038) Mary E., May 24, (845. m. C. W. Thomas, November 24, 1S70. 
(3030) Adaline, November 30, 1853. 

(30.J0) Lillian, December 30, 1S59. 

Ebenezer d. August 13, 1866. 



1218 Samuel and E. Fay Woodward had : 

(3041) Albert D. July 4, 1840. m. Frances Whittaker, March 18, 1868. 

(3042) Sarah M., May 26, 1842. m. D. P. Woodman, December 2?, 1869. 

(3043) Ellen S., January 21, 1S44. m. Frank O. Sanger, March 16, 1S72. 

Samuel d. September 21, 1845, and Fay m. 2d P. C. Higgins, November 6, 
1S46. 



1219 Hannah Minerva Knowkon and John S. Dean had : 

(3044) Charles E. m. Juliette Fuller. 

Residence, Boston, Mass. 



1220 Abraham and Huldah Hastings had : 

(3°45) Waldo, 1831. d. young. 

(3046) Knox, July ir, 1833. m. Huldah Alexander, April 16, 1872. 

(3347) Emily, October 13, 1837. m. J. H.Coleman. 

(3048) Leone, July 14, 1839. d. young. 

(3°49) Elizabeth, June 2, 1840. m. J. Stafford, November 25, 1875. 

(305c) Bersheba, August 6, 1S42. d. 1848. 

(3°50 John, January 21, 1845. m. Melissa Oliver, January 10, 1870. 

(3°5 2 ) Paul, November 17, 1S47. m. fiunice Stafford, 1S77. 

(3 53) Cephas, November 17, 1849. d. October ir, 1877. 

Abraham d. October n, 1850. 



J22i Lucinda Knowkon and David Mufford had : 

(3054) Laura. 1830. 

(3055) Sarah. 
(3°5 6 ) George. 

Residence, Aikansas. 

Lucinda had four other children whose names are not known. She d. 1863. 



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1224 Miles and Mrs. Tucker had : 

(3057) Robert, August 8, 1S3S. m. Ivy Smith, 1867. 2 chil. 

(3058) Melissa, August 20, 1841. m. W;n. Hewitt. 
(3°59) Oregon, May 25, 1849. m. 2 chil. 

Residence, Arkansas. 

Miles d. t866. 



1225 Cephas and Julia E, Ludlow had : 

(3060) Miner, March 13, 1854. m. Mary A. Booth, March 23, 1877. 

(3061) Cephas, October 25, 1856. 

Residence, Arkansas. 

Cephas d. 1864. 



1235 Permelia Knowlton and Lysander C. Frost had 

(3062) Ashbel, December n, 1821. 

(3063) Lyman, May 20, 1823. 

(3064) Daniel, February 2, 1826. 

(3065) Reuben, November 26, 1833. 



1236 Dennis and Eliza Weatherby had : 

(3066) Miriam, April 27, 1830. d. September 8, 1846. 

(3067) Henry L., June 12, 1832. d. August 13, 1841. 

(3068) Ernma C, November 18, 1834. 

(3069) Charles D., August 10, 1837. d. July 1, 1861. 

(3070) William M., February 14, 1840. d. July 8, 1858. 

Elizabeth d. December 16, 1847, ar »d Dennis m. 2d Laurana Loomis. 



1237 Hesse Knowlton and Wm. S. Barker had 

(3071) Lybenah, April 8, 1834. 

(3072) Lusette, January 1, 1838. 

(3073) William, August 5, 1842. 

(3074) Wesley, August 5, 1842. 
(3°75) Sherrod, September 10, 1844. 
(3076) Delbert, February i, 1847. 



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West Point Military Academy, 1S04-1S70. 



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1239 Lydia Knowlton and Thomas Glover had : 

(3077) 3 ane E " October 20, 1832. ra. Elisha B. Boomer. 

(3078) James N., August 15, 1835. 

(3079) William H., December 30, 1837. 

(3080) Harriet A., September 24, 1845. 

(3081) Thomas N., October 29, 1852. 



1 24 1 Abraham and Emily Witt had : 

(3082) Sarah J, January 29, 1846. m. Chas. J. Smith, March. 19, 1874. 

(3083) Susan E., January 12, 1848. 

(3084) Danforth A., November 9, 1850. m. Stella M. Graves, November 

14, 1874. 

(3085) Alfred N., February 13, 1852. 

(3086) James E., June 5, 1856. 

(3087) jane E., June 5, 1856. m. Edward Noble, January 3,. 1875. 

(3088) Rufus E., July 6, 1858. 

Residence, Wilbraham, Mass. 

Abraham d. March 1, 1871. Emily d. Februaiy 26, 1866. 



242 CAPTAIN MINER KNOWLTON, U. S. 



A. 



Captain Miner Knowlton was a grandson of Lieut. Daniel Knowlton, a 
grandnephew of Col. Thomas Knowlton, and first cousin of Gen. Nathaniel 
Lyon, an officer of the Regular Army of the United States, and instructor at 
West Point Military Academy. At the last officers' mess he attended, when 
ending his longand arduous duties at West Point, in 1844, he was stricken with 
epilepsy. Ik- was always an ambitious student while performing his duties as 
Instructor in Mathematics, French, Artillery, and Cavalry, and he finally broke 
down through overstudy. 

For this reason he obtained a furlough, and visited many foreign countries 
in the hope of overcoming the malady, yet always striving to inform himself in 
military affairs, and giving to the Government the benefit of all information he 
acquired of foreign armaments and methods. Thus, after leaving West Point, 
we find him in the French Army in Algeria, and later on in Bermuda, and in 
Havana, Cuba, on delicate and special service for the Government, and doing 
recruiting service and engineering work on the Rio Grande, although incapaci- 
tated through disease for service in the field, during the Mexican War. 

The "falling sickness " never left him, and at the breaking out of the war 
in 1861, being then 57 years old and the oldest captain in the Artillery, he 
mired from the service, and spent the remainder of his life at Burlington, 



2o6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

N. J., where he had gone to secure necessary quiet, and where he organized a 
company of home guards known as the " Knowlton Rifles/' 

He was the instructor of Lee, Grant, Beauregard, Lyon, and many of the 
prominent West Point officers, both Union and Confederate, who took part in 
the Civil War. 

An ardent Republican, he was always courteous to those who differed from 
him in politics. 

He was more the student than the fighter, and, adding to the inborn courtesy 
of the old school the trained etiquette of the Regular Army officer, he had the 
breadth of view and the charity of a highly educated and liberal-minded man. 

Captain Knowlton was never married. He is buried in St. Mary's Church- 
yard, Burlington, N. J., and his monument is capped with a fac-sirnile in stone 
of a mortar ready for discharge and the inscription reads : "Our aim is always 
heavenward — for God and for our country." 

Ashbel Woodward inscribed his " Life of General Lyon " to Captain Knowl- 
ton as a tribute 

" to patriotism, integrity and distinguished attainments, and a memorial 
of old and uninterrupted friendship." 

Captain Knowlton fostered the military instincts of the descendants of 
Lieut. Daniel Knowlton, and it is believed that his example largely influenced 
Lyon in adopting a military career, and that, thereafter, Lyon was guided in 
military and other matters by the precepts and opinions of the relative and 
friend who, fourteen years his senior, was his instructor and the respected com- 
rade of the older and then more distinguished officers of the Army. 

The publication of the " Life of General Lyon " for distribution among his rel- 
atives, and for the public libraries, was mainly due to Captain Knowlton. and it 
is probable that it was at his request that his friend, Ashbel Woodward, edited 
the pamphlet with miniature engraving of the battle of Bunker Hill, in memory 
of Col. Thomas Knowlton. 

Captain Knowlton built a beautiful home for himself in Burlington, N. J., 
where he entertained his friends and his old Army comrades, and in spite of 
a generous expenditure of money and of his many silent charities, such were his 
habits from the early training in Connecticut that, through good management 
and intelligent investment of accumulated savings from the modest pay of an 
Army officer, he left a handsome fortune at his death. 



1244 Miriam Knowlton and Hiram Cady had : 

(3089) Mary A. H., November g, 1832. m. Philo Chaffer, August, 31, 18 

(3090) Hiram, February 17, 1837. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 
Miriam d. August 28, 1895. 












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Danforth Knowlton, 

New York Cily, 1S11-1S90. 



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1245 Danford and Miranda H. Rockwell had : 

(309 .) Maria R., June 6, 1842. d. April 29, 1848. 

(3092) Danforth Henry, April iS, 1846. m. Mary B. Johnes, August 21, 

*8?3- 

(3093) Miner R., June 6, 1847. m. Hattie Hull, September 17, 1867. 

(3094) Gertrude M., July 14, 1858. m. J. B. Van Sehaick. 

DANFORD KNOWLTON. 

was born at Ashford, Windham County, Conn., May 5, 1S11. His father and 
mother were Daniel and Hannah Knowlton, both of the same name, and from 
families remotely connected. On the paternal side they were farmers in com- 
fortable circumstances, having influence in the community, and filling places of 
trust and responsibility. On the maternal side. they were also farmers, the 
grandfather of the subject of the present sketch, Daniel Knowlton, and Thomas 
Knowlton, his brother, being conspicuous while quite young \n the war against 
the French and Indians, serving with General Putnam, and in the early struggles 
for national independence. 

In the autumn of 1S32, Mr. Knowlton left a happy paternal home with a. 
desire to find some occupation more congenial to his taste than fanning. On 
April 10, 1833, he entered into an existing firm doing a wholesale grocery busi- 
ness in Hartford, Conn. Continuing the same class of busine c s until December, 
1843, ne removed to New York, looking for a wider field of operations. With 
some changes of partners, the wholesale grocery business was continued until 
185?, when he visited the island of Cuba and united the importation of its pro- 
ducts with the existing enterprise. This mixed class of business was continued 
until 186 1, when the firm confined itself to importation only, from the West 
Indies and South America. In 1855 Mr. Knowlton retired from business, after 
fifty-two years of successful mercantile life, in which he earned an enviable 
reputation for business enterprise and commercial honor. 

During the continuance cf the importing business, a good deal of controversy 
arose between importers and refiners of sugar respecting the proper duty to be 
placed upon various classes of sugar, the latter desiring so to discriminate against 
the better classes suitable for consumption as to prevent their importation. 

These controversies led to various appeals to Congress, in which the im- 
porters generally fcund the champagne and. good dinners of the refiners more 
effective than the solid arguments and cold water of the importers. Thus that 
" infant industry " was so protected as to lead to colossal fortunes among the 
refiners of sugar, at the expense of the consumers, resulting in ihe exclusion from 
the country oi all sugars except such as are required for refining. In these con- 
troversies Mr. Knowlton took a prominent part, appearing before committees of 
Congress and contributing many articles on the subject to the press, and other- 



20S i iic ivnowuon oeneaiogy 

Danford Knowlton was first cousin and life-long friend of Gen'l Lyon, and 
on the receipt of the news of the hero's death at Wilson's Creek, he started 
from New York at once to secure the body. At St. Louis he secured a metallic 
coffin, and after much delay there, caused by General Fremont, he succeeded 
in obtaining permission for an ambulance and an escort to pass, under fiag of 
truce inside the rebel lines to Springfield, Mo. At Rolla he met our army, 
August 20, 1 861, and from Emmett MacDonald, Captain Com'd'g C. S. A., who 
was there to exchange prisoners, he obtained permit to pass inside the rebel 
lines. After a rough ride to Springfield he found the body there tenderly 
cared for by Mrs. Phelps, a loyal Connecticut woman. It had been left on the 
field of battle ; then recovered by our retreating army under flag of truce, and 
again left at Springfield in the hurried retreat from that place. Danford Knowl- 
ton brought the body to Eastford, Conn., where it was buried. 

In his matrimonial experience. Mr. Knowlton was one of the most fortunate 
of men. Married to Miss Miranda H. Rockwell, the daughter of Park and 
Esther Rockwell of Stafford, Conn., September 26, 1S37, he passed almost 
forty-nine years of a most happy union with one whose amiable character 
rendered her beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Previ- 
ous to retirement from business, Mr. Knowlton built a fine country residence in 
Stafford, at the birthplace of his wife, with a view of spending at least his 
summers in that delightful locality. He died there in December, 1890, and 
was buried in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Long Island, 
N. Y. 



1246 Elvira Knowlton and Asher Knowlton had 
(3095) Nancy M., January 23, 1841. m. James F. Chamberlain. 

Residence, Ashford, Conn. 
Asher d. May 10, 1883. Elvira d. January 28, 1S87. 



1247 Edwin and Mary F. Woodward had: 

(3097) Robert D. W., November 18, i860. 

(3098) George B. M., March 3, 1863. 

(3099) James E. A., April 28, 1866. 
(5100) Haitie E., October 26, 1868. 

Edwin Knowlton was born in Ashford, Conn., June 24, 1835. His educa- 
tion was limited to that of the public school?, and though desirous of a wider 
business sphere, his filial duty kept him on the farm of his parents, which he 
brought to a high slate of cultivation, and greatly extended its area. It has 
been in the possession of the Knowltons for a century and a half, being now 




Edwin Know i. ton, 
Ashford, Conn., 1S25-1S84. 




Hon. Jabez Knowlton, 

Newburgh, Me., 1809-1895. 



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owned and worked by Robert, the eldest son. Edwin's industry and enter- 
prise made him prominent among his townsmen, and he was at various times 
Selectman, Highway Surveyor, and Representative. His good judgment and 
sterling integrity made him in constant request for the settlement of estates, 
and when the old Baptist Society decided to distribute an accumulated fund 
among the members and heirs of deceased members, he was selected to make 
the distribution. 

He married Mary, dan. of Otis and Eliza Woodward, and d. September 1 1, 
1884. Mary d. April 29, 1895. 



1248 Sally and Chauncey Warren had : 

(3101) Amos K., February 24, 1824. m. Helen Moore. 

(3102) Calvin, March 27, 1825. d. young. 

(3 10 3) Jabez, March 19, 1830. m. Myra Groot. 

(3104) Lucian C, May 2, 1833. 



1250 Jabez and Susan M. Bickford had : 
(3105) Amos W., April 27, 1845. m - Annie H. Church, November 10, 18 . 

Jabez Knowlton was born in Ashford, Conn., where he worked on his 
father's farm during the summer, attending the public school during the winter 
months. This limited education was about all that the average New England 
boy received at that time, but.it proved to be serviceable' and effectual when 
supplemented by native shrewdness and personal industry. At the age of 
twenty-two Jabez removed to Maine, where he conducted a thrifty business in 
books and clocks. When in Newburgh, he always stopped at the Bickford 
Tavern, a notable hostelry on the turnpike between Bangor and Augusta, 
where he met Susan, the landord's daughter, whom he soon after made his happy 
wife. He went into the business of a "General Store" then owned by his 
father-in-law, and when this was burned he erected one of his own, where he 
continued business for the rest of his active life, accumulating a handsome 
fortune. His suavity of mariner, generosity to debtors, and geniality to every- 
one made him a great favorite. He was a prominent member of the old Whig 
party, and, though living in a Democratic district, was sent to the State Legis- 
lature in 1849. After the dissolution of his party, he became a Democrat, but 
his popularity so far prevailed over partisanship that both parties joined in 
making him Postmaster and Selectman for forty years, and Town Treasurer 
for thirty-seven years. He died at Newburgh, June 3, 1895, beloved and 
regretted by all. 



210 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1256 Sally Goulding and Warren had : 

(3105 a) Waterman. 

(3105 b) Elbridge G., 1S10. 

(3 io 5 c) John. 



(3105 d) George. 
And three others. 






1257 Sarah Knowlton and Gleason had : 

(3106) One child. 

He dying, she m. 2d Aaron Sibley and had : 

(3107) F. Knowlton Sibley, 1825. 

Res., Waltham, Mass. 

She d. April 10, 1861. 



1258 Benjamin and Olive Stone had : 

(3108) Tryphena, September 17, 1807. d. August 22, 1840. 

(3109) Mary A., January 20, 1810. d. November 12, 1846. 

(31 10) Abigail M., June 24, 1812. m. Jonathan Drury. 

(31 n) Israel S., January 22, 1815. m. Hepsibeth C. Fisk ; m. 2d Mary F. 
H. Cochrane. 

(3112) Candace, December 25, 1817. m. Jeremiah Young. 

(3113) Marcia, January 20, 1821. m. W. S. Erenbrach, January 1, 1836. 

He d. 1891. 
.(31 14) Benjamin L., September 26, 1824. m. Eliza Ann Maclay. 
Res., Salem, Mass. 

Benjamin d. August 23, 1865. Olive d. December 13, 1865. 



1259 Nathan and Sally Gates : 
had many children. He rem. to Pennsylvania and d. there, March 12, il 



1 26 1 Abigail Knowlton and Johnathan Stone had 

(3115) Oliver, August 22, 1815. d. February 4, 1863. 

(31 16) Joseph J., December 26, 1816. d. October 2, 1833. 

(3117) Prescott B., July 13, 1819. d. May 21, 1886. 



The Canada Knowltons 211 



(31 18) Sarah L., February i, 1822. d. August 4, iJ 

(31 19) Lewis, April 21, 1823. 

(3120) Emory, March 9, 1827. 

(3121) Marshall, April 19, 1828. 

Residence, Auburn, Mass. 

Abigail d. February 15, 18S4. 



1263 Joanna Knowlton and David Rockwood had 

(3122) Joanna, October 10, 1815. 

(3123) David, November 29, 1816. 

(3124) Chester, March 27, 1818. 

(3125) Nancy, March 29, 1820. 

(3126) Charles, August 10, 182 1. 

(3127) Joseph. February 20, 1823. 

(3128) Samuel, March ro, 1823. 

(3129) Hermann, March 10, 1827. 

(3130) Nathan, June 14, 1829. 

(3131) Martha, April 1, 1S31. 

(3132) Laura, April, 1, 1834. 

Residence, Bennington, Vt. 

Joanna d. August 16, 1857. Daniel d. January 12, 1857. 



1 264 Pomcroy and Marcia Palmer had 
(3133) Sarah. 
He d. January 1, 1874. 



1266 Olive Knowlton and Curtis Fay had 

(3134) Chandler, October 25, 1826. 

(3135) Augustus, January 25, 182S; 

(3136) Elizabeth, September 13, 1829. 

(3137) Ann Eliza, March 29, 1831. 

(3138) Henry B., December 22, 1S32. 

(3139) Martha, January 28, 1835. 

Residence, Lawrence, Mass. 

Curtis d. February 2, 1876. Olive d. March 3, 1886. 



212 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1267 Arad and Sophia Wilkinson had : 

(3141) Norman W., September 3, 1825. d. 1893. 

(3142) Nancy S., May 5, 1830. d. November 14, 1874. 

Residence rem. from Townsend, Vt., to Brockton, Mass. 

Sophia d. May 1875, and Arad, February 17, 1S77. 



1269 Lucy Knowlton and N. S. Clark had : 

(3143) Henry S. 

Residence, Worcester, Mass. 
Lucy d. 1S82. 






1270 Asahel and Sophronia C. Cummings had : 

(3M4) John P., Octobers, 1833. m. Jane Shumway, November 29, 1859. 
(3M5) Sarah S., October 19, 1S36. m. Wm. S. Wood, August 7, 1856. 

Had son, Wm. C. 
(3146) Marcia A., January 20, 1842. m. M. A. Harrington, November 28, 

1872. 

Asahel was b. in Newfane, Vt., in 1803, and is the only survivor of a family 
of sixteen children. In 1826 he removed to Auburn, Mass., where he worked 
on a farm. By his industry and frugality he purchased, in 1S35, the Jonas 
Stockwell farm, where he resided until 1S56. He then removed to Boylston, 
where he was Warden of the Town Farm for four years, after which he returned 
to Auburn, serving the town successively as Tax Collector, Assessor, Selectman, 
and Excise Agent under the old prohibitory law. In 1868 he purchased the 
John Shumway place in Webster, Mass., and since that time he has acted as 
janitor of the court and school houses, and of the Bank Block. He is now 94 
years old and in fair health. Sophronia was born in Auburn, Mass., October 17, 
1809, and d. August 12, 1893. 



1 271 Swan and Mrs. Sarah Eddy Baird had: 

(3147) Sarah Ann, January 4, 1832. m. Wm. R. Barrett of Bane, Mass., 

September 12, 1851. 

(3148) Nathan M., December 5, 1836. m. Harriet E. Bailey, November 

22, 1862. Westboro. 
(31.49) Maria A., April 6, 1840. m. Albert L. Smith, Worcester. 1 child. 

Swan was a farmer. For many years he was Deacon in the Congregational 



The Canada Knowltons 213 

Church in Ward, now Auburn, Mass. He served during the Rebellion as a 
member of the Christian Commission in the camps before Richmond. The last 
twenty years of his life were spent in Worcester, Mass. He d. November 27, 
1883. Sarah d. June 29, 1893. 



1272 Luthera Knowlton and Ezra Rice had: 

(3150) Susan, August 19, 1834. d. 1851. 

(3151) Emily, July 27, 183S. d. August 9, 1865. 

(3152) Nancy F., July 28, 1840. m. Rev. C. C. Carpenter, May 1, 1862. 
(3x53) George D., April 16, 1842. Soldier, Co. C, 51st Reg't, Mass. Vol. 

d. in hospital at Newberne, N. C, March 9, 1863. 

(3154) Selina, June 20, 1844. m. S. Augustus Perrin, June 20, 1871. 1 

child. 

(3155) Abbie L., July 5, 1844. m. S. A. Sinnicks, May 14, 18S5. She d. 

August 8, 1892. 

Residence, Auburn, Mass. 

Luthera d. February 28, 1881. Ezra d. April 13, 1884. 



129S Calvin and Abigail Powers had : 
(3156) A dau. m. Alonzo Farrar. 

Calvin d. in Rye, N. H., January 30, 1878. Abigail was from Rye and d. 
in Hardwick, Mass., September 24, 1822. 



1 301 Maria Knowlton and William Dexter had: 

(3157) 

(3*58) Samuel W., March 8, 1829. d. young. 

(3159) Lucy M., August 21, 1831. m. J. B. Wiggin, September 17, 1856. 



1303 Timothy and Susan- Locke had : 

(3160) Mary E., December 20, 1838. 

Susan d. July 17, 1842, and Timothy m. 2d August; 
Locke, September 10, 1843. They had : 

(3161) Susan A., January 9, 1S49. 

Timothy lived in Rye, N. H. and d. there July 9, 1S69. 






2I 4 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1308 Thomas and Eliza A. Brand had : 

(3162) Walter S., December 28, 1846. d. 1850. 

(3163) Henry H., November 26, 1849. 

(3164) Lizzie S., December 1, 1851. 

Residence, West Brookfield, Mass. 

1309 Amos S. and M ar y -jr-Hedge had : 

(3165) Lucy M., October 12, 1851. 

(3166) Gerald, December 2, 1S53. d. young. 

(3167) Amos H., June 19, 1S55. m.Addie Patch. 1 child. Res., Little- 

ton, Mass. .';V ' ';.,-. l^<u>;.<- / C /0Y 

' (3168) Wm. F., December 14, 1857. 

(3169) Frederick, February 13, i860, d. May 29, 1875. .. 

(3170) Adau. .mI, yo ung , fl m U ■ ,- - rt \ I : ''} ' '- ' \. .' ' ' ' 

(3171) Mary L., December 7, 1865. '■ • / 

Residence, Wobum, Mass, Q. t . . t U\. / . ' -• 

Mary d. February 29, 1844, and Amos m. 2d Ann M. Stone, January 12, 
1851. 



13 10 Susan Knowlton and Francis Gerald had : 
(3172) Fannie, February 8, 1846. m. Ezra S. White, August 26, 1873. 



1312 Charles H. and Annie C. Root had 
(3173) Annie S., January 27, 1861. 



13 13 Polly Knowlton and Artemas Mann had 

(3174) George H. 

(3 1 75) Rosanna. 

(3176) Joseph H. 

(3177) Algeria. 

(3178) Henry. 



I 3 I 5 Cynthia Knowlton and Jason Goulding- had : 

(3178 a) Agnes S., August 7, 1830. unm. Res., Springfield, Mass. 
(3178 b) Cynthia K., November 16, 1833. unm. Res., Mills College, Cal. 



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(3178c) Abigail C. D., August io, 1835. ra. Rev. J. P. Krcmler, of Pitts- 
burg, Pa., October 1, 1856. 

Cynthia was the 2d wife of Jason. She d. January 23, 1845, and Jason m. 
3d Mrs. Harriet Bowker Knowlton, widow of Joseph Knowlton, his brother-in- 
law. 



13 1 7 Joseph and Abigail Canuth had no children. He 
m. 2d Harriet Bowker, June 16, 1836, and had : 

(3179) Abigail C./May 28, 1837. m. J. C. P. Chapin. Had dau. Charlotte, 

who m. Dr. V. P. Gibney of N. Y. City. 

(3180) Cynthia Eva, April 13, 1839. 

Residence, Phillipston, Mass. 

Joseph was a Deacon in the Congregational Church, a Selectman, and Town 
Treasurer. He d. March 6, 1840. She d. February 13, 1834. 



1 3 18 Francis E. and Rev. J. W. Chickering had : 

(31 Si) Prof. John W. Res., Washington, D. C. 

(3182) Frances, April 25, 1834. 

(3183) Prof. Joseph, July 20, 1S36. Res., New Haven, Conn. 

(3184) Mary G., February 24, 1841. 



13 19 Stephen S. and Sally Atwood had : 

(3185) Harriet, November 3, 1S27. d. May 3. 1857. 

(3186) Stephen, January 20, 1831. m. Frances Kent, August 25, 185! 

A Congregational minister in Danville, A 7 t. 

(3187) Susan E., October io, 1833. d. April 7, 1877. 

(3188) Mary F., June 8, 1839. 

(3189) Eliza A., August 3, 1S41. d. December 20, 1S60. 

Residence, Pittsfield, Vt. 

Sally d. July 28, 1861. Samuel was a Deacon in the Congregational Churc] 
He d. February 24, 1865. 



132 1 Jonas and Eliza Pinney had : 

(3190) Joseph, October 22, 1873. m. Sarah Hansell, September 17, 1867. 

(3191) Henry, m. Georgiana Penny, October 19, 1870. 






216 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(3192) William, November 9, 1839. d. February 14, 1849. 

(3193) Fannie, January 18, 185 1. m. Jacob Keslur. 

Residence, Portage des Sioux, Mo. 

Jonas d. December 3, 1876. 



1323 Emmons and Abigail Taggart had : 

(3194) Albert F., February 21, 1841. m. Maria Cozzens, December 10, 

1867. 

Abigail d. March 19, 184.1, and Emmons m. Hattie A. 
Taggart-, October 9, 1844. They had : 

(3195) John R., January 5, 1846. m. Emma C. Cornell, January 13, 1870. 

Soldier during the whole War of the Rebellion from 1861. 

(3196) Abbie, March 10, 1848. d. 

(3197) Carrie, July 15, 1S58. d. April 7, 1864. 



1325 Phoebe (or Phila) Knowlton and Joseph Taggart 
had : 

(3198) George, April 26, 185 1. Res., Royalton, Vt. 

(3199) Charles, August 1, 1S55. d. December 14, 1S65. Res., Royalton, Vt. 

(3200) Flora, November, 1858. Res., Royalton, Vt. 

Res., Stockbridge and Royalton, Vt. 



1326 Abigail Knowlton and Alonzo Keyes had : 

(3201) Willie, November 18, 1863. d. young. 

(3202) Alonzo, April 6, 1865. 



1327 George and Betsey Brummell had : 

(3203) Alary. 

(3204) Sarah, m. Had Harriet A., March 29, 1849. 

(3205) George. 

(3206) Laura. 



The Canada Knowltons 217 

1328 John and Rebecca Sperry had : 

(3207) George, m. Henrietta Webber. 

(3208) Julius S., 1816. m. Res., Meriden, Conn. 

(3209) Mary J., 1820. ra. W. N. Porter. Res., Beach Pond, Pa. 
(3209 a) Moses, 1822. Res., Harpersfield, N. Y. 

John d. 1853. 



1330 Betsey Knovvlton and Joel Finch had 

(3210) Maria. 

(3211) Harriet. 

(3212) Mary A. 



133 1 Polly Knowlton and John Sanford had 

(3213) Augustus. 

(3214) Albert. 

(3215) Lysander. 



1335 Erastus and Mary Moore had : 

(3216) Samuel, October 24, 1833. m. Mary Kenworthy, October 28, 1858. 
.(3217) Fannie, May 20, 1836. m. Wolstan Dixie, May 20, 1S58. 
(32 iS) Henry M., March 30, 1840. d. young. 
(3219) Mary E., January S, 1844. m. C. H. Sturtevant, October 6, i860. 

Erastus res. in Brookfield, Mass. He drove for many years the mail and 
passenger coach on the old stage road between Springfield and Worcester. In 
1837 he entered the service of the Boston & Albany R. R., and was baggage 
master on the first train that ran between the above cities. He was promoted 
for his efficiency, and was for a long time, and until his death, December 31, 
1848, the head of the baggage department at Worcester station, invaluable to 
the company and to the travelling public by reason of his experience and affa- 
bility. Mary d. October 19, 1858. 



1336 Sewell and Maria Ouance had : 

(3220) Julia M., September 8, 1S34. m. H. H. West, July 3, 1S50. 

(3221) James 3VL, December 4, 1835. m. Sophia Drake. 

(3222) John C, January 5, 1S39. m. Tamsen Ingles, September 3, i860. 

(3223) George K., August 26, 1840. m. Phoebe Evans, 1862. 



218 



The Knowlton Genealogy 



* h? t' s : pte ™ ber 2ij i84r - m - james stricki - d > **6*. 

3-5 Helen H Apnl 3, ,851. m. Franklin Clark, February 29 ,868 
(3«6) Sophia, June 20,1854. m. William Smith, May 8 187, 
(3227) William, July 18, 1855. d. April 10 , 1S67. ' 

Sewell d. March 21, i860. 



1341 Fannie Knowlton and A. B. Jones had: 
(3228) Edward, March 22, 1839 

b»9) Eliza, January „, ,84,. n, — Stacey. Res., Springfield. 

(3230) George, October 23, 1844. 

(3231) Frances, July 18, 1849. m. Fass. Res., Springfield. 

Residence, Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

1342 James M. and Nancy Kendal! had : 

(3232) Jane. 

(3233) Mary. 

1343 Samuel and Marietta Howard had : 

(3234) Marietta, August 26, 1844. m. W. H. Grath, November 27 i8f 7 

(3235) Albert W., May 5, 1846. d. June 3, 1S65. 

(3236) Lucy E, September 5, 1850. m. Fred C. Hyde, February 2, 1871. 

1345 Catherine Knowlton and Levi Whitcomb had : 

(3 2 37) Calvin H., March 8, 1S28. 

(3238) Rosina, June 29, 1830. 

(3 2 39) Joel A., September 12, 1832. 

(3240) Eliza A., June 18, 1838. 

They rem. to Simms Co., Iowa, 1S47. 



1346 Levi W. and Amanda Hollister had : 

(3241) Levi, May 2, 1S34. m. Fannie C. Alsdorf, May 13 1861 

(3242) Amanda, November 25, 1836. m. Zenophon Wheeler, 1862 Shed 

in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

(3243) Mary A, April 25, x 83 8. m. Henry Baker, 186 1. Res., Trenton, Mo. 

Levi rem. to Utica, Ohio, in 1832. d. there September ,8, 1870. Amanda 

was from South Glastonbury, Conn. d. October 25, r868. 



The Canada Knowltons 2I 9 

1349 Lucy Knowlton and Thomas Carter had : 

(3244) Emeline L., August 13, 1832. m. Blecker, September, 1870. 

Residence, Chatham, Medina Co., Ohio. 

Thomas d. June 24, 1876. Lucy d. October 24, 1865. 



1350 Orilla Knowlton and John Luck had : 
(3245) Orilla F. 
Orilla d. October 22, 1842. 



1352 Edward and Abigail F. Williams had : 

(3246) Ella L., November 9, 1851. m. John M. Hales, September 25, 1872. 

(3247) Frederick, January 28, 1854. m. Ida Shirley. 

Residence, Marion, Iowa. 



1353 Francis P. and Nancy Wilson had 
(3248) Clara E., May 11, 1850. 

Francis d. May 11, 1871. 



1354 Mary Knowlton and Edward Wright had : 

(3249) Jerome, July 18, 1826. m. Hannah Almy, October 7, 1845. 

(3250) Mary, March n, t8 2 8. m. Robert Daggett, October 17, 1847. 

(3251) Hollis, September 13, 1829. d. March 27, 1S54. 

(3252) Folly, October 30, 1832. d. July 30, 18S3. 

(3253) Fannie, May 29, 1834. m. Philip Phelps, February 16, 1856. 

(3254) Addie, December 15, 1835. m. Cyrus Nichols, April 9, 1854. 
(3254 a) Pamela, September 17, 1837. m. Giles Austin, April 4, 18G0. 



1356 Adaline Knowlton and Apollos Kenny had : 

(3255) Amelia, September 24, 1S35. 

(3256) Jasper, September S, 1837. 

(3257) Samuel, May 10, 1845. m. Julia Starkweather. 

(3258) Daniel, March r, 184s. m. Elsie Norton, December 18, 1868. 



220 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1358 Daniel and Chlorine Bowker had : 

(3259) Jennie, December 25, 1S51. 

(3260) Florence, May 28, 1S54. m. W. H. Sheldon, February 8, 1874. 

(3261) Alice S., October t8, 1857. 

(3262) Adaline, January 30, 1859. 

(3263) Azor S., January 2S, 1861. 

(3264) Mary E., November 6, 1863. 

(3265) Thaddeus, January 28, 1866. 

(3266) Maud J., May 27, 1868. 

(3267) Edith, June 27, 1870. 

(3268) Fannie, March 15, 1873. 

Residence, Waterloo, Wis. 

Daniel d. March 22, 1875. 



1359 Hepsabeth Knowlton and E. D. Wright had: 

(3269) Fortescue, November 3, 1S37. m. Chlorena Knowlton. 

(3270) Carter E., March 24, 1842. m. Althea Wright, May 9, 1858. 

(3271) Gesler K., June 13, 1843. m. Julia Pike, November 16, 1864. 

(3272) Silas F., February 28, 1845. m. Ella Baker, February 8, 1865. 

(3273) Louisa, May 9, 1848. m. Wm. Partridge. 



1360 Thaddeus and Mary Stewart had : 

(3274) Daniel S., September 30, 1S53. m. Nelly Verney, January 27, 1876 

(3275) Frank J., December 25, 1856. d. young. 

(3276) Eva F., October 18, i860, unm. 

Res., Batavia, N. Y. 

Thaddeus was b. in Bethany, N. Y., where he lived until 18S5, removing 
then to Batavia, N. Y., where he d. after a long illness in 1896. Accounts dif- 
fer as to the name of his wife, but his own daughter reports her mother's name 
as Mary Stewart, and not Phcebe Stevens. 



1361 Levi P. and Alicia Dickerson had: 

(3277) Martha, June 27, 1853. d. young. 

(3278) Ezra D., January 8, 1856. 

(3279) Elizabeth, June 22, 1858. d. August 27, 1863. 

(3280) Ruel, August 22, 1862. 

(3281) Jeremiah, August 8, 1867. 



The Canada Know! tons 221 

1362 Elbridge and Artclissa Robinson had : 

(3282) George F., October 30, 1832. m. Lovie Mason, September 15, 1858. 

(3283) Ellen M., August 3, 1834. m. Thos. Hodgkins, Northfield, Mass., 

March 16, 1856. 

(3284) Lizzie, May 27, 1836. m. A. G. Stockwell, February 17, 1870. 

(3285) Frances J., September 13, 1838. m. Warner Hodgkins, Rochester, 

Vt., November 27, i860. 

(3286) Elbridge G., July 2, 1840. m. Addie Burnham, January 11, 1869. 

Soldier in the Rebellion. 

(3287) Hermann L., June n, 1S42. in. Hattic Blodgett, December 24, 

1S70. Soldier in the Rebellion. 

(3288) Horace R., October 24, 1844. m. Ada Blodgett, April 21, 1S80. 

(3289) Katie A., November 18, 1846. m. Eli Cook, of Halifax, Vt., March 

1, 1876. 

(3290) Harlan P., January 19, 1849. m. Hannah Kaye, September 14, 

1876. 

Residence, Guilford, Vt. 



1363 Diodema Knowlton and Elijah Wyman had : 

(3291) Sarah A., June i, 1833. m. Henry Lewis, February 12, 1865. 

(3292) Cyrus, October 4, 1835. m. Ellen Washburn, January 10, 1859. 

(3293) John K., April, 1, 1838. m. Alice Nason, May, 1869. 

(3294) Lucien, 1842. Commissary clerk in Army of Potomac, d. at Fort 

Slocum, October 16, 1863. 

Residence, Rochester, Vt. 



1364 Sarah D. Knowlton and D. Franklin Dortt had 

(3295) Luella, June to, 1834. 

(3296) Parthenia, November 30, 1835. 

(3297) Lucy Ann, February 20, 1837. 

(3298) Elizabeth, January 26, 1840. 

D. F. Dortt d. in Rochester, Vt., October 19, 1840. 



1366 Ruel and Sarah Luther had 



(3299) Sarah J., March 19, 1837. m. John W. Bigelow. 

(3300) Charles J., November 12, 1842. d. August 8, 1 86 j 



222 



The Knowlton Genealogy 

136S John and Louisa Goddard had : 
(33<>i) Susan, June 15, 1844. a 1. Simeon Gra I : 
John d. January 28, 1 



1369 Daniel ana Aurilla Pinkhai . had : 
(3502) Lucius H., August 16, 1845. - 
(3303) Clara May 
{33-- . . July 29. 1840 

(33 5) My 13 F., Febn _ . - 

(3306) CAdora, April ;: ; :." . Dye ....... - 

(33^: . ; ; f- ' 

(3308) El ; . 

(3309) Ida J., June 19, 1- 

Resid 
Gordon ... .... in 1859. 



1370 Elijah and Mehit 

(3310) Samuel EL, Februai M m. Flora - - 

(33 11) Mar>- C, March ;:. , 

(3312) Calvin, January 27. 1848. d. January 32. 1859. 



1371 Charles H. and Martha Boyde had : 

(3313^ " 1851. m. H 

(33M) Albert B., September ;:. ; 355. 
(3315) Edwin C. January :6, 1857. 



1375 Perrin and Elizabeth Cartel had : 

(3316) Mary E. February r. 1827. ::.. Dr. SylTester F. ] r, ] 

Z 3i l6 20- 

(3317) RvV .• ;.:;;: -- ... , ;_.. 

wood, Ohio. 
(3317 a) Annie - ! ... : - : ; - - -_ i: - , : 

KI \7 



N. V. 



Perrin . 

and thence to Gncini a 



The Canada Knowltons 223 

He was a man of such striking appearance as to arrest the attention of 
strangers, who involuntarily turned about to get a second look at him. Very 
tall, erect, and remarkably handsome, with jet black hair and eyes, he was 
altogether a stately figure among his fellow-citizens, and his great natural in- 
telligence, mental force, and physical energy gave him an undisputed influence 
over his associates. 

Elizabeth, was the daughter of Chauncey Carter, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
She d. August 24, 1884. Perrin d. in Buffalo. 



1374 Irene Knowlton and Washington Wakefield had : 

(3318) Callista, 
(33 J 9) Charles. 



1376 Newell and Sophia Wallace had : 

(3320) Moses A., February 26, 1828, m. Sarah J. Wright, March 23, 1851. 

She d. March 12, 1858. 

(3321) Newell F., August 30, 1832. m. Mary J. Matthews, July 22, 1852. 

(3322) Mary L., July 18, 1836. m. Thomas Baxter, July 21, 1856. 

(3323) Grover W., February 26, 1838. d. April 28, 1858. 

(3324) Adelaide S., June 25, 1842. m. M. W. Brigham, December 25, 1861, 

(3325) Marcia E., June, 1, 1848. d. September 9, 1S57. 



1378 Lydia B. Knowlton and Elisha A. Briggs had 
(33 2 5 A ) Otis C. 



1387 Julia A. Knowlton and Seth Baker had : 

(3326) Benjamin F., April 28, 1817. m. Delinda Hagar, October 17, 1839. 

(3327) Winfield S., September 23, 1819. 

(3328) Lucy C, April 19, 1822. 

(3329) Edmund, April 26, 1824. 

(3330) David, May 2S, 1827. 
(333i) Jerome, July S, 1831. 

(3332) Marietta, April 27, 1833. 

(3333) Cynthia, December 17, 1838. 



224 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1389 Artemus and Fanny Spencer had : 
(3334) Melvin, February 22 , l8 ,6. M. Jane E. Morrell, September 6 

1847 ; m. 2d Mrs. Elizabeth Compton. 
3335) Charles .13, June 20, 1827. m. Ellen M. Grover, December n, i8cc 
3336 Henry, June x6, 1829. d. September 25, l849 . Lawstudent. * 

(3337) Harriet, June 12, 1833. m. Meredith Thomas. 

(3338) Josephine, m. Carlos Sharp, Lockport, N. Y 

(3339) Walter, d. young. 

Fanny was b. in Sempronus, Cayuga Co., N. Y, August 30, 186, d 
November 17 1865. ^ a 

. 1 39 1 Abraham and ■ had : 

(3340) Oscar. 
(334i) Egbert. 



1393 David and Harriet L. Hamilton had: 

(3342) Mary A., June 16, 1835. m. William J. Wood, January 15, r 86 7 . 4 

(3343) Ella A, January 4, 185 1. m. John Adams, December 28, 1869. 

Residence, Battle Creek, Mich. 



1394 Marietta Knowlton and Chester Keycs had: 

(3344) Jerome C, February 26, 1839. d. July 8, 1S69. 

(3345) Lucy C, October 24, 1841. d. young. 

(3346) Nellie F., September 6, 1844. m. Henry Dickerson ; m. 2d Henry 

Bangs. 2 chil. 

(3347) Mary G, December 2S, 1846. d. young. 

(3348) Ellis B., September 25, 1842. d. young. 



1396 Mary E. Knowlton and Louis Brown had : 
(3349) Flenry L, February 13, 1830. 
(335°) Waldo F, October 24^ 1832. 

(335 1) Edwin W, March 26, 1837. 

(3352) Emma A., October 10, 184.. m. Ezra F. Peabody. 

(3353) Myra A., February 3, 1844. 
(3354.) Benjamin H., September 6, 1846. 

Residence rem. from Worcester, Mass., to Reedsburg, Wis, and thence to 
Oxford, Olno, where Mary d. May 25, 1874, and Louis, March 3, 1876. 



The Canada Knowltons 225 

1397 James F. and Olive Brown had : 

(3355) George F., April 30, 1836. d. March 16, 1865. 

Olive d. February 4, 1838, and James m. 2d Margaret 
Dickey, September 27, 1838. They had : 

(335 6 ) Olive B., November 30, 1840. m. Geo. M. Latham, April 10, 1865. 1 

child. 

(3357) Emily J., November 13, 1843. m. Geo, M. Latham, April 28. 1870. 

d. December 9, 1872. 

(3358) John D., June 15, 1847. rn. Irene Evans. 

(3359) Charles L., June 23, 1849. m. Emma Denny, December 5, 1872. 

(3360) Warren M., July 2, 1852. m. Emma F. Lee, September 27, 1877. 

(3361) Mary J., June 25, 1855. d. young. 

Residence, Geneva, Kansas. 



1398 Nancy Knowlton and Chas. N. Ide had 

(3362) Ella C., May it, 1843. in. Philetus Martin. 
Residence, Oxford, Ohio. 



1399 Sarah W. Knowlton and John Brown had : 

(3363) Margaret, April 14, 1842. m. Geo. F. Ward, September, 1863. 

(3364) Agnes, April 10, 1844. m. Wm. Ford, February, 1876. 

(3365) Lucy, June 18, 1848. 

Residence, Brownsville, Ind. 



1 40 1 Charles A. and Sarah Crouch ; m. 2d Caroline E. 
Crouch ; m. 3d Nancy Cooper. They had : 

(3366) Emma C, October 10, 1846. m. Casper Crist, 1870. 

(3367) Charlotte, July 22, 1848. m. Wm. Macy, 1868. 

(3368) Nathan, December 25, 1850. m. Sett, in Texas. An engineer. 

Residence, Liberty, Ind. 



1402 Charlotte Knowlton and Williamson D. Vanoterhad 

(3369) Emma K., September, 1853. 

(337 ) Charles K., September, 1855. d. September 27, 1879. 

Residence, Santa Monica, Cal. 
Williamson D. d. July 1, 1894. Charlotte d. December 27, 1893. 



226 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1403 Harry G. and Martha Miller had : 

(3371) Albert, July 16, 1847. m. Had dau., Maud P., November 13, 1874. 

(3372) William, June 23, 1850. m. Had dau., Mertie, June 15, 1875. 

(3373) Emily, December 20, 1S52. 

(3374) Chas. E., June 8, 1855. 

(3375) Sanford, June 8, 1858. 

(3376) Marian L., March 31, 1862. 

(3377) Olive, March 9, 1866. 



1406 Lucy Knowlton and Moses Haskell had 
(337S) Sylvia. 

(3379) Charlotte. 

(3380) Jane. 

(3381) Waldo. 



140S Stillman and Lydia Cheney had : 

(3382) Chas. H„ 1828. d. 1S42. 

Lydia d. 1829, and Stillman m. 2d Emily Thorpe, Decem- 
ber 29, 1 83 1. They had : 

(3383) Nathan, 1830. 

(3384) Emma J., 1837. m. Had Eva, Grace, and Samuel. 

(33 8 5) Josephine, 1841. m. Had Henry II. and Fred H. 

(3386) Charles W., August 21, 1844. Res., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Stillman was a man of remarkable physique, being 6 ft. z\ in. tall. He d. 
May i8, 1874. 



141 1 Elizabeth Knowlton and Joseph Blood had 
(3387) Edward J., April r, 1852. 

Residence, Groter, Kansas. 



1413 Emery and Polly Fisher had : 

(33 s8 ) Ezekiel, November 12, 1823. d. young. 

(33 8 9) Mary, October 20, 1825. d. young. 

(3390) Ezekiel A., August 26, 1S26. d. March 24, 1S30. 

(3391) Leander, November 21, 1828. m. Nancy Kelton, January 10, 1S54. 



The Canada Knowltons 227 

(3392) Augustus, October 14, 1S31. m. Martha Putnam, April 2, 1862. 

(3393) Henry C, December 24, 1833. m. Mary A. Eaton, January 5, 1857. 

(3394) Mary A., May 19, 1S36. m. Charles Whitney, December 2, 1S57. 

(3395) Chloe, January 23, 1838. 

(3396) Lyman, April 26, 1842. 

Emery was a manufacturer. He d. July 1, 1857, in Gardner, Mass. 



1 414 Charles and Tabitha Stewart had : 

(3397) Charles L., May 3, 1824. m. Rebecca Williams. 

(3398) Lucy M., August 5, 1827. m. S. W. Faber, May 2, 1843. 

(3399) Owen S., October 29, 1828. d. 1849. 

(3400) Augusta C, November 25, 1831. m. A. H. Thompson, November 

15, 1854. She d. July, 1892. 

(3401) Willis, May 2, 1837. m. Mary H. Holten, May 15, 1858. 

Residence, Ashfield (Winchendon), Mass. 

Dr. Charles Knowlton was b. in Templeton, Mass. He worked on his 
father's farm in summer, and attended school in winter until eighteen years 
old. He was graduated from Hanover Medical College in 1824, practised 
medicine in various towns, and finally settled in Ashfield, Mass. As a physi- 
cian and a writer on medical science he showed talents of a high order, and 
many of hi:; publications were widely circulated and highly prized. He d. 
February io ; 1850. 

1415 Augustus B. and Anna M. Simms had : 

(3402) Dr. Augustus Barton, June 23, 1827. Augusta, Ga. 

(3403) Stephen, May 15, 1S40. m. Eliza Hallett. 

(3404) Anna Simms, July 27, 1844. m. Chas. L. Colby, May 10, 1864. 

Augustus Barton Knowlton res. in Ashfield, Mass. He was greatly inter- 
ested in the Knowlton genealogy, and made a considerable collection of family 
records, all of which were destroyed by fire. 



1417 Justus and Chloe Hanruven had : 

(3405) Permelia, November 21, 1816. m. Dr. Joel Holton, December 3, 

1839. 

(3406) Melvin, August 7, 181 8. m. Orendia Sabin, December 2, 1841. 

(3407) Lucy F., July 24, JS20. m. D. Dobbins, September 16, 1842. 

(3408) Miles J., February 28, 1825. m. Lucy St. John, July 10, 1853. 

(3409) Jason S., June 8, 1827. m. Cornelia Thompson, May, 1850. 



228 The Knowlton Genealogy 

141 8 Sullivan and Isabel Begold had : 

(3410) A son, September 23, 1S18. d. young. 

(3411) Philomela, August 21, 1S19. d. young. 

(3412) Amelia, October 14, 1820. m. C. P. Pierce, May 15, 1844. 

(3413) Lyman S., February 12, 1S22. m. Mary J. Boyle, September 16, 

1850. 

(3414) Elizabeth S., June 10, 1826. m. Alden Wakefield, June 9, 1849. 

She d. January 29, 1S54. 

(3415) Lucretia, June r, 1832. m. Geo. M. Bissell, October 5, 1865. 



1419 Chester and Sally Bixby had : 

(3416) Rosina, April 18, 1818. d. April 12, 1839. 

(3417) Tiyphena, April 8, 1820. m. Isaac W. Fero, January 9, 1842. 
(341S) Jeyhendra, April 30, 1821. in. Win, Blandon, July 6, 1843. 
(3419) Sarah D., February 22, 1823. m. Daniel Chapman, May 30, 1841. 
(3420J Calista, February 20, 1824. d. young. 

(3421) Mary R., January 22, 1826. m. Alfred Robson, September 20, 1855. 

(3422) Philura, April 5, 1827. m. Daniel Clark, November 30, 1848. She 

d. February3, 1872. 

(3423) Louisa, January 27, 1829. m. Wm. Culver. 
(3424} Malvina, July 20, 1832. d. young. 

Sally d. October 25, 1841, and Chester m. 2d Susan Un- 
derwood, June 5, 1842. They had : 
(3425) Lodemia, April 4, 1S51. 
Chester d July 9, 1867. 



1420 Samantha Knowlton and Luther Johnson had : 

(3426) Arvilla, October 27, 1821. 

(3427) Chandler, October 29, 1822. 



1421 Miles J. and Letayra Bartlett ; m. 2d Abigail How- 
ard ; m. 3d. Betsey Jones. They had : 

(3428) Frank, m. Sarah Gillson, of Hinsdale, N. H. 

(3429) Henry, m. Eliza Prouty. 

(343°) William, m. . d. in Baltimore, 1885. 

(3431) Adaline. m. Wm. B. Prouty. He d. 1863. 



The Canada Knowltons 229 

1422 Tryphena Knowlton and Nathaniel Kidder had : 

(3432) Elvira, March 16, 1821. 

(3433) Catherine, July 23, 1S22. 

(3434) Francis, February 1, 1924. 

(3435) Jerome, March n, 1826. 

(3436) Albert, January 10, 1828. 

(3437) Tryphena, December 4, 1830. 

(3438) Roxalina, September 5, 1832. 

(3439) William, March 18, 1S34. 

(3440) Harriet, August 27, 1836. 

(3441) Sarah P., September 7, 1838. 

(3442) Lucinda, September io, 1840. 



1423 Roxanna Knowlton and Simeon Hungerford had 

(3443} Angeline, July 8, 1S40. 

(3444) Nelson, January 14, 1842. 

(3445) Samantha, January 1, 1846. 

Simeon d. February 20, 1877. 



1435 Miles and Belena Ellis had : 

(3446) Lyman, 1834. m. Maria S. Patton, 1856. 

(3447) Melinda, 1842. m. Osgood P. Brown. Had chil., Nellie and Win- 

throp. 

Miles d. in Canada, P. Q., 1876. 



1438 Hannah Knowlton and Amasa Lewis had : 

(3448) MaryE. 

(3449) Betsey L. 
(345°) Cynthia. 

(3451) Amasa E. 

(3452) Hannah H. 

(3453) Silas. 

(3454) Ezekiel. 

(3455) Asaph K. 

(3456) George. 

Hannah d. April 27, 1888, in Waterloo, P. Q. 



2 3« The Knowlton Genealogy 

1439 Amasa and Harriet Lewis had : 

(3457) Stillman, February 19, 1837. m. Cornelia Hyatt, September 14, 1S5S. 

(3458) Caroline E. October 9, 1S38. m. Wm. F. Kent, August 9, 1857. 

(3459) Alfred S., April 8, 1842. m. Mary Hamilton, December 27, 1S64. 

(3460) Laura S., March 11, 1S45. m. Hiram Kent, December 29, 1862. 

(3461) Abigail C, February 15, 1850. m. Samuel Porter, October r, 1873. 

(3462) Sarah M., November 5, 1855. m. Wm. Christie, March 5, 1875. 

Residence, Stukely and Waterloo, P. Q. 

Amasa d. January 18, 1S85. Harriet d. November 25, 1875. 



1441 Harriet Knowlton and Hial Curtis had: 

(3463) John, December 30, 1839. m. Myra Knowlton. 

(3464) Amos B., September n, 1843. m. Mary E. Willard. 

(346.) Ezra N., October 19, 1854. m. Emma Batchelder, February 12, 

1S80. 
(3466) Homer, September 20, 1848. d. 1853. 



1442 Asaph A. and Mary Peasley had : 

(3467) Mary L., July 1, 1846. m. Wm. A. Geddes, June 1, 1864. 

(3468) James A., March 9, 184S. m. Ella Wilder, March 14, 1877. He. d. 

November 18, 1883. 
(3469" Harriet A., January 22, 1S50. unra. Res. Oldfield, Iowa. 
(3470) Marion B., March 9, 1857. d. young. 

Asaph rem. from Canada, to Mitchellsville, Iowa, and d. June 1, 1886, at 
Oldneld, Jova. 



1443 Luke Holland and Elizabeth Spinney had : 

(3471) Mark A., August 19, 1841. m. Josephine Hyatt, May 15, 1867. 

(3472) Mi ra C, September 10, 1843. m. John C. Curtis, February 3, 186, 

(3473) Luke W., December 6, 1S45. m. Sophie Willard, October 7, 18S6. 

(3474) Armina, December 6, 1S45. unm. 

(3475) John A., January 22, 1S4S. unm. 

(3476) Jane E., June 3, 1853. d. 1S56. 

(3477) Levi M., February 26, 1S56. d. 1856. 

(3478) Walter M., August 27, 1S57. unm. 



The Canada Knowltons 231 

Luke Holland was a farmer and merchant. He was very prominent in pub- 
lic and political affairs, and for over thirty years he held the offices of Secretary- 
Treasurer of the school and municipal funds of South Stukely, P. Q. He d. 
July 13, 1892. Elizabeth d. 1895. 



1444 Cynthia Knowlton and Roswell Sargent had : 

(3479) Prosper, August 22, 1836. 

(3480) Sarah W., November 27, 1840. 
(3-181) Aretta, June 7, 1846. 

(348s) Alfred, July 4, 1851. 
(3483) Myron K., May 18, 1S56. 

Residence, So. Stukely, P. Q. 

Cynthia d. August 7, 1893. Roswell d. at So. Stukelcy. 



1445 Ezekiel and Nancy Bryant had : 

(3484) Betsey A., July 18, 1843. m. Chas. A. Savage, January 1, 1863. She 

d. June 8, 1865. 

(3485) Holey A., September 12, 1844. m. Delia Smith, October 4, 1S70. 

Res., Plain view, Minn. 

(3486) Nancy L., June 12, 1846. m. Chas. A. Savage, June 17, 186S. Res. 

Leominster, Mass. 

(3487) Amasa J., February 10, 1848. m. Ellen Rixford, May, 1872. 

(3488) Loella, March 3, 1850. m. Frank Eaton, January 22, 1875. 

(3489) Lyman E., December 7, 1851. m. Eleanor Stone, June 14, 1878. 
(34Q0) Albert C, March 4, 1854. m. Lydia Giddings. Res., Knowlton. 
(3491) George, October 4, 1855. m. Res., Dakota. 

(349?) Hattie A., April 23, 1857. m. Res., Manchester, Mass. 

(3493) Amos C, August 9, 1859. 

(3494) Chas S., June 12, 1861. unm. 

Residence, So. Stukely. 

Ezekiel d. January 31, 1889. 



T447 Czarina Knowlton and Shepard Parker had : 

(3495) Shepard Pratt, November 14, tSi 7. m. Elizabeth Harris. 

(349G) Helen M., January 26, 1S22. m. Julius Shepherd. 

(3497) Cynthia, December 15, 1823. m. Joseph Palmer. 

(3498) Danford, November n, 1825. m. Sophronia Lewis. Killed in the 

battle of Gettysburg. 



232 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(3499) Luke, September 8, 1827. Died from effects of a fall. 

(3500) Enos, October 27, 1829. m. Ellen Gould. Killed by fall from horse. 

(3501) Mark, January 13, 1833. Res. in California. 

(3502) Leander, August 29, 1837. m. Ellen Oakley, February 9, 1864. 

(3503) Elizabeth, October 23, 1839. m. Edward Hinckley. 

They rem. from Canada to Wisconsin, where Czarina d. at Hartford, Sep- 
tember 6, 1846. Shepard P. d. August 23, 1846. 



1448 Rosetta Knowlton and Aaron Frost had : 

(3504) William. 
(35°S) Harriet. 

(3506) Matilda. 

(35 7) Martha. 

(3505) Mary W. 
(3609) Caroline. 

Residence, rem. from Frost Village, P. Q., to Lowell, Mass., where Rosetta 
d. January, 1829. 



1449 Lee and Maria Sargent had : 

(3510) Eliza M., June 9, 1829. m. Win. M. Atwood, November 9, 1852. 

(35 11) Horace L., September 6, 1831. m. Caroline Goff, September 28, 

1852. 

(3512) Sophia S. S., October 17, 1835. m. James Channell, March 31, 1857. 

(3513) Amanda M., July 13, 1841. m. Gilbert M. Willey, March 18, 1S73. 

One son d. young. Res., Boston, Mass. 

Residence, So. Stukely and Magog, P. Q. 

Lee was engaged in insurance, manufacturing, and railroad enterprises. He 
d. March 8, 1854. 



1450 Stephen and Elizabeth Hiliker had : 

(3514) Rosetta M., January 22, 1834. m. George I. Shepherd, December 

23, 1839. 

(3515) Hannah M., April 22, 1836. m. James Rooney, December 27, 1859. 

(3516) Stephen, February 14, 1S38. m. Margaret Rooney, December 24, 

1863. 

(3517) Lyman, March 30, 1S40. m. Catherine E. Martin, January 11, 1S64. 

(3518) William Keene, March 27, 1S42. m. Annie P. Day, May 17, 1870. 
'3519) Alfred, November 19, 1S45. m. Charlotte Coburn, February 6, 1870. 



The Canada Knowltons 233 

(3520) Melinda, June 2, 1848. ra. Franklin Martin, March 1, 1869. She 

d. June 9, 1873. 

(3521) Merinda, June 2, 1848. d. young. 

(3522) Merinda, August 25, 1852. m. Robert Savage, January 5, 1876. 

Stephen P. d. July 10, 1866. Elizabeth d. March 4, 1887. 



145 1 Jane Knowlton and Jacob Shepherd had : 

(3523) Stillman K., August 22, 1826. 

(3524) Thomas L., August 22, 1828. 

(3525) William H., October 13, 1830. 

(3526) Sepha J., October 28, 1833. 

(3527) Ezekiel H., May 5, 1835. 

(3528) Symira, August 30, 1S37. 

(3529) George A., June 30, 1840. 

(3530) Helen L., November 23, 1S42. 

(3531) Ambrose, April 23, 1S45. 

(3532) Roxanna C, April 19, 1847. 

(3533) Flora A -> J une 2 °> l8 49- 

(3534) Frederick, October 5, 1851. 

(3535) Ida M -» January 13, 1S53. 

(353 6 ) Jonathan. 

Residence, So. Stukely, Canada, P. Q. 

Jane d. December 24, 1895. Jacob was a tanner. He d. June 1, 1889, in 
Osage, Iowa. 



1453 Newton and Laura Turner had : 

(3537) Stillman N., November 17, 1840. m. Sophia Libbey, August id, 

i860. 

(3538) George W., January 1, 1843. m. Melissa Schoolcraft, December 7, 

1864. 

(3539) Arthur A., September 9, 1845. m. Lizzie M. Boynton. Res., Magog, 

P. Q. 

(3540) Paul H., January 13, 1848. m. Lizzie Keezer. Res., No. Hatley. 

(3541) Jessie M., September 10, 1850. m. Shaw. 

(3542) Cynthia M., June 19, 1S53. m. C. M. Keezer, November 25, 1875. 

(3543) Lee H, February 19, 1856. unm. 

(3544) Whitcomb, December 3, 1858. d. November 25, 1870. 

Residence, Magog, P. Q. 

Ne- /lid. February 2, 1862. 



234 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1454 Anna Knowlton and Luther Libby had : 

(3545) Luc V M - 

(3546) David G. 

(3547) Harriet S. 

(3548) Mark. 

(3549) Elizabeth. 

(3550) Almira. 
(355i) Lyman M. 

Anna d. September 25, 1864. 



1455 George Willard and Elizabeth Carroll had : 

(S55- 2 ) Sophia W., June 9, 1831. ro. Chas. Perkins, November 20, 1852. 
She d. June 12, 1853. 

(3553) Maria C, April 26, 1833. m. John Rice, November 30, 1852. She 

d. 1884. 

(3554) Elizabeth, December 3, 1834. d. August 16, 1847. 

(3555) J° hn c > February 22, 1837. m. Susan Fiske, December 3, 1863. 

(3556) George W., August 17, 1839. m. Frances G. Clark ; m. 2d Gertrude 

S. Ely. 

George Willard Knowlton was b. in Newfane, Vt., and rem. to Brattleboro, 
thence to Watertown, N. Y., in 1825. In 1824 he organized the firm of Knowl- 
ton & Rice, for manufacturing paper, and he continued actively in this business 
until 1854, when he retired, leaving the business to his two sons. The goods 
manufactured by this firm have always held a first position in the market. 

Elizabeth d. in 1896. Geo. W. d. October 18, 1886. 



1457 Sally Knowlton Warner and James Miller had : 

(3557) J ames Warner Miller, July 8, 1807. m. Mary G. Bryant. Residence, 
Newark, O. 

Residence rem. from Dummerston, Vt., to Ohio. The Millers were of Scotch 
descent, and furnished soldiers for the French and Indian, Revolutionary, 181 2, 
Mexican, and Civil Wars of America. 



1460 Willard Warner and Elvira Williams had : 

(3558) Anna E. m. Hon. Woods, Justice Supreme Court, U. S. W r id. 

Anna E. res., Vineyard Haven, Mass. 



The Canada Knowltons 235 

1465 Paul Holland and Laura Moss having- no children, 
they adopted several of the children of Luke, son of 
Silas. 

HON. PAUL HOLLAND KNOWLTON. 

Paul Holland, son of Silas and Sarah was born in Newfane, Vt., and was, 
therefore, but a lad when his parents invaded the wilderness. He was old enough, 
however, to remember that he was left with his mother in a temporary log cabin 
on the way while his father and Capt. John Whitney went off to hunt game for 
supper, and to procure fodder for their oxen ; the women keeping off the wild 
beasts by lighting fires around the cabin, and hanging blankets before the door 
and windows. Young Paul was sent back to Newfane three years later to be 
educated, and while attending the academy he boarded with his grandfather 
Luke, and his uncle, Luke, Jr. From these two kinsmen and rare men he daily 
drew an inspiration that determined his future career. He returned to Stukely 
in 1807, and when but twenty years old married Miss Laura Moss, a school 
teacher of Bridport, Vt. After spending six years in farming, he purchased 
another large farm in Brown Township in 1834, and also engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits on an extensive and varied scale. He built mills, stores, and a 
church, and threw himself with characteristic energy into every possible effort to 
promote the public and private interests of the infant community. 

The permanent result of his creative genius and public spirit is seen to-day 
in the town of Knowlton, named from its founder, charmingly situated at the 
head of Brorne Lake, and a centre of business, social, and religious activity. 
It was inevitable that the first permanent settler in, and founder of, Knowlton 
should become a prominent factor in the larger problem and sphere of provin- 
( ial development, and this he became, giving his services for the most part with- 
out fee or reward. He was a prominent member of the Historical and Literary 
Society of the Province of Quebec ; a member of the Provincial Parliament in 
1827, and he served as a member of the Special Council for Lover Canada, and 
alsc of the Legislative Council for thirty-five years, until his death in 1S63. He 
was commissioned Lieut.-Colonel of Militia in 1837, and by his personal force 
and military skill the Canadian troops subdued the Papineau rebellion incited 
by religious fanaticism. For this public service he received the thanks of Parlia- 
ment, and his reputation passed over to the mother country. Henceforth his 
life was tinged with something of romance. The honorable mention in the Eng- 
lish papers attracted the attention of Miss Knowlton of Darley Dale, and led 
first to a correspondence, and then to an invitation to visit her. The invitation 
was accepted, an intimate friendship resulted, and in April, 18.15, he opened an 
English letter to learn that the celebrated Devonshire beauty had died, leaving 
him heir to her entire and handsome fortune. 

Hon. Paul Knowlton and Laura, his wife, having no children, adopted three 
>* his brother Luke's children. 



2 3 6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1466 Luke and Mary Ware had : 

(3559) Sarah, April 20, 1822. m. Hiram S. Foster. 

(3560) Sophia M., December 21, 1824. m. Samuel P. Wood, May 25, 1851. 

(3561) Laura, January 25, 1826. unm. 

(3562) Amanda, February 5, 1828. d. July 7, 1853. unm. 

(3563) John Holland, January 30, 1830. m. Alena Gleason, December 10 

1856. 

(3564) Luke H., December 24, 1831. unm. d. 1852. 

(3565) Silas W., January 27, 1834. m. Susan Randall, December 4, 1861. 

No chil. He d. October 6, 1S65. She m. 2d N. Currier, 

and d. in Illinois. 

(3566) Rotus P., January 11. 1836. unm. Res., Montana. 

(3567) Alice M., May 18, 1837. m. James C. Reed, August 4, 1859. She 

d. Dtcember, 1S66. He d. March 12, 1867. 

(3568) Jane E., September 13, ,839. m. Arad F. Foster, October 3, 1S59. 

She d. 1878. He d. March 29, 1894. 2 chil. 

(3569) William S., September 22, 1S41. m. Jane Ingalls. 

(3570) Thomas Anson, August 22, 1843. m. Sarah D. Foster, February 26 

1868. 

Residence, Knowlton, P. Q. 



1467 Samantha Knowlton and Samuel Stone had : 



(3571) Melissa. 

(3572) John. 

(3573) William. 

(3574) Simon. 

(3575) Lucy. 

(3576) Ellen. Res., California. 

(3577) Adaline. 

(3578) Fitch. 



Res. rem. to Michigan in 1837, where five of her children died. 



1468 Samuel W. and Amanda Loomis had : 

(3579) Anna. 

Residence, So. Stukely, P. Q. 



The Canada Knowltons 237 

1469 Patty Holbrook and William Fessenden had : 

(35 So) Sarah, m. Hon. Elisha H. Allen, Chief- Justice of the Sandwich 
Islands. 

(3581) Ellen, m. John S. Blake, of Boston. 

(3582) William W. unm. 
(35S3) Sophia K. unm. 

Patty Holbrook and Wm. Fessenden res. for a time in Warehouse Point, 
Conn. William was a printer, book-binder, book-dealer, publisher, and paper- 
maker, carrying on an extensive business which the reputation of his product 
had built up for him. The development of the business compelled Mr. Fes- 
senden to return to Brattleboro, where he d. at. the age of 36, widely lamented. 

He published the first newspaper, " The Reporter," ever issued in Brattle- 
boro. 



1472 Sally Holbrook and Geo. W. Hall had 

(3584) Edward, and three others. Res. in Philadelphia. 
Sally m. 2d Isaac Crale, and had : 

(3585) Dau. m. Hyde, of Visaba, Cal. 

(3586) Belle. 

(3587) William. Res. in N. Y. City. 

Sally d. September 5, 1849. 



1476 Rev. John C. Holbrook and Cynthia Tuttle had : 

(3588) 

(3589) 



He res. in Stockton, Cal. 



1478 Frederick Holbrook and Harriet Goodhue had : 

(3590) Franklin Fessenden, March 1, 1837. m. Res. in Boston. 4 chil. 

(359 1 ) William Cune, July 14, 1842. m. M. Chalmers. Res., N. Y. City. 

6. chil. 

(3592) John Calvin, July 17, 1852. unm. Res., Clearfield, Pa. 

HON. FREDERICK HOLBROOK 

is historically known as the distinguished " War Governor" of Vermont. He 
was the great-great-grandson of Thomas Knowlton, who married for his first 



2 3 8 The Knowlton Genealogy- 

wife Margery, daughter of Joseph Goodhue, and four generations later the 
Knowlton and Goodhue bloods again unite in Frederick Holbrook and his 
wife, the daughter of Col. Joseph Goodhue. Mr. Holbrook was b. in 1813, in 
Brattleboro, Vt., where his parents had settled in 1795. Natural genius had 
been assisted by a good education when young Holbrook began the work of prac- 
tical life. At eighteen years of age, he was captain of a company of State Militia. 
Before he was of age he had learned a good deal of business matters and meth- 
ods in the book store of Richardson, Lord, & Holbrook, Boston, but preferring 
agricultural life he returned to Brattleboro, and for many years was a practical 
farmer. He began his political career in 1847 as Register of Probate, and in 
1849 and '50 was a State Senator. Chiefly by his efforts a joint committee was 
appointed at this time to consider the expediency of forming a National Bureau 
of Agriculture, and as Chairman of such committee he prepared a memorial to 
Congress which found prompt support in a recommendation in President Tay- 
lor's Message to Congress, that the proposed Bureau be organized. The rec- 
ommendation was adopted, and the Bureau became a fact." From 1850-1861, 
Senator Holbrook was President of the State Agricultural Society, a member of 
the Board of Trustees of the Brattleboro Retreat, and President of the Vermont 
Savings Bank. 

At the outbreak of the Rebellion, Senator Holbrook was nominated for 
Governor in a notable convention of men of all political creeds, who forgot 
party interests in the greater question of the preservation of the Union, and in 
September, 1861, he was elected by an overwhelming majority. He proposed 
and carried through a financial measure which enabled the State to equip and 
send into the field a larger number of troops, it is said, than any other State, in 
proportion to its population. 

When President Lincoln was almost bewildered by conflicting opinions of 
politicians, he turned, in his anxious search for a clear and judicious estimate 
of duty, to Governor Holbrook, and the letter written by the latter being laid 
before Gen. Simeon Draper, Provost Marshal-General, and the Secretary of 
War, on a Tuesday night, solved the President's difficulties, and resulted in the 
call for 300,000 volunteers. To Governor Holbrook's courage and faith is due, 
in large part, the splendid record of the State in the war for the Union. In the 
face of opposition and honest doubts, he pushed through his own plan for a 
military hospital in Vermont, and the surprising cures wrought on the sick and 
wounded in the hospital at Brattleboro, and the conservation of the splendid 
material in the Green Mountain soldiers, placed the State far ahead of all other 
States in her successful treatment of sick and disabled soldiers. 

The term of Governor Holbrook's official service was a most memorable 
one. And in private life he is an illustration of the symmetrical statesman, the 
zealous patriot, the modest gentleman, and the genial friend. 



The Canada Knowltons 239 

1491 Seleucia Knowlton and Hezekiah Robinson had : 

(3593) Charlotte K., November 28, rSi8. m. Roswell Ellis, February 26, 

1839. 

(3594) Jonathan. November 4, 1820. m. Emily Dampier. 

(3595) Rev. Frederick, February 20,1823. m. Johnson. Rector of 

Abbotsford, and Canon, Diocese of Montreal, d. 1893. 

(3596) Seleucia, November 2, 1824. d. 1839 (or 1835). 

(3597) Luke EL, January 1, 1827. in. four times. One son, George. 
(359S) Sarah M., December 5. 1828. m. Chandler. Son, George M., 

is a professor in Magill University, Montreal. 

(3599) Rev. George C, August 25, 1831. m. Emma Whitten. 

(3600) Abigail K., April 31, 1S34. m. J. D. Parsonage, merchant. 

(3601) Edward, September 6, 1S37. m. Emily Dunning. 

Seleucia d. December 8, 1876. Hezekiah was one of the most influential 
men in the Province of Quebec, and connected with its agricultural, com- 
mercial, and financial development, a devoted churchman and an upright 
citizen. 



1492 Marcia Knowlton and Clarke Fisher had 

(3603) Katherine, September 3, 1S21. 

(3604) Marcia, June 10, 1823. 

(3605) Sarah J., May 8, 1S25. 

(3606) Charlotte, March 18, 1827. 

(3607) William S., February, 1829. 

(3608) Marion, April 12, 1831. 

(3609) Daniel, March 31, 1834. 

(3610) Henry, October 27, 1S36. 

Marcia d. in Ohio, July 19, 1849. 



1493 Sally Knowlton and Daniel W. Sanborn had : 

(3611) Myron, November 23, 1820. m. Julia Westover. 

(3612) Luke, April 29, 1S22. unrn. d. in Michigan. 

(3613) Julia, November 15, 1823. in. "Win. Damphier. She d. in Los 

Angeles, Cal., January n, 1897. 

Daniel d. September 7, 1827, and Sally m. 2d Dr. I^otns 
Parmalee, and had : 

(3614) Mary, January 3, 1836. m. Prof. Joseph Marsh, Forest Grove, 

Oregon. 



240 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(3615) David, March 10, 1S38. d. in California. 

Dr. Rotus d. in Forest Grove, Oregon, and Sally d. there, May 20, 1896. 



1495 Charlotte and Austin Wheeler had : 

(3616) Abigail S., September 3, 18 \. m. Bethuel Ranger, June 26, 1851. 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

(3617) Susan W., February 14, 1829. m. J. C. Pettes, September 26, 1849. 

(3618) Thomas W., November 16, 1830. m. Anna Duboise. Res., Knowl- 

ton. 

Residence, Knowlton, P. Q. 

Charlotte d. December 29, 1831. Austin d. 



1496 Luke M. and Laura A. Wheeler had : 

(3619) Luke W., October 6, 1S33. d. young. 

(3620) Infant son, August n, 1834. d. same day. 

(3621) Ellen M., February 8, 1836. m. John M. Fisk, June 5, 1S60. 

(3622) Henry C, June 20, 1838. m. Alma J. Corey, December 25, 1864. 

(3623) A dau., August 8, 1848. d. young. 

(3624) Lucia A., November 15, 184]. m. James Carter. Res., Missawippi, 

P. Q. No chil. 

(3625) Luke L., July 21, 1843. m. Julia M. England, October 1, 1S6S. 

(3626) Franklin, May 29, 1845. d. young. 

Laura d. June 4, 1845, anc ^ Luke M. m. 2d Emma Peters, 
October 28, 1847. They had: 

(3627) William M., July 24, 1849. d. young. 

(3628) Mary E., April 12, 1850. m. Richard L. Carter, June 1, 1869. 

(3629) Myron M , December 5, 185 1. m. Susan Wheeler. 

(3630) Charles R., December 14, 1853. m. Emily Crawford. He d. 1894, 

in California. 

(3631) Frederick A., June 10, [855. m. Sarah A. J. Corey. Res., Knowl- 

ton. 

(3632) Walter H., March 8, 1858. d. April 14, 1864. 

Emma d. January 20, 1876, and Luke M. m. 3d. Mrs. Chase. No chil. 
Residence, Knowlton, P. Q. 

Luke d. May 15, 1890. He was, at his death, the oldest inhabitant of 
Knowlton, a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner, and Councillor for many 
years, and was the father of the Liberal Party. 



The Canada Knowltons 



241 



1499 Katherine and Merrick Cummings had : 

(3 6 33) Helen Warner, May 1, 1S41. m. Chas. A. Wood, March 12, i860. 

Res., Faribault, Minn. 

(3 6 34) Julia E., August 17, 1843. d. 1846. 

(3 6 35) Charles M., December 5, 1845. d. May 2, 1896. 

(3636) Louisa, March 8, 1848. m. Chas. M. Starr, November 23, 1876. 

(3 6 37) George F., October 15, 1850. d. 1854. 

(3638) Edward W., February 24, 1S54. Druggist, Tower, Minn. 

(3639) Abbie E., November iS, 1856. d. March 23, 1893, in Montreal. 

Residence, Granby, P. Q. 



1500 Hanson and Mary Soles had : 

(3640) Charlotte M., February 3, 1840. m. Asaph K. Lewis, March 16, 

1869. 

(3641) Agnes A„ October 3, 1841. m. Almus Rexford, November 6, 1864. 

Res., Minneapolis, Minn. 1 dau., d. 

(3642) Willard W., January 2, 1845. m. Isabella Elliot, September 14 

1868. 

(3 6 43) Warren H., April 29, 1847. m. Frances Cummings, June 16, 1874. 

(3 6 44) Hanson L., November 19, 1849. d. young. 

(3 6 45) Calvin H., June 2, 1852. & young. 

(3646) Emma A., January 30, 1854. m. Ernest Drake, January 20, 1873. 

(3647) George A., May 26, 1855. m. Mary Clark, June 22, 1886. d. at So. 

Stukely. 

(3648) Hanson E., June 26, 1858. d. 1861. 

(3649) Arthur R., June 26, i860, m. Ellen Kowe, December 22, 1881. 

Hanson rem. from Canada to Mitchell, Iowa, in 1865, and thence to Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 



1501 Patty Knowlton and John A. Jackson had : 

(3650) Charles J., June 29, 1853. m. Julia Sanborn. 1 dau. Res., M< 

treal. 

(3651) Frederick, June 29, 1858. d. young. 



1502 Merab Knowlton and Wm. W. Willard had : 

(3652) Charlotte, April 18, 1844. m. McLaughlin. Res., Sweets- 
burg, P. Q. 



242 The Know] Ion Genealogy 






(3653) Samuel R., August 26, 1845. m. Emma Hill of Waterloo. 3 chil. 

Res., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(3654) Mary E., August 7, 1847. m. Amos B. Curtis. 

(3655) Sophia A., October 7, 185 1. m. Luke W. Knowlton. 

(3656) Merab K., November, 1853. unm. 

(3657) George, March 15, 1856. m. Jennie Spinney. Res., So. Stukely. 

2 chil. 

(3658) Elizabeth, July 25, 1863. unm. 

Residence, So. Stukely. 
Merab d. July 13, 18S7. 






1503 Goodloe and Julia Duboise had : 

(3659) Lyman W., June 10, 1846. m. Nellie Ryerson, July 16, 1872. 

(3660) Emily, February 24, 1848. d. 1854. 

(3661) Luke G., June 12, 1S62. d. October, 1896. 

(3662) Martin H., June 12, 1S62. m. Flora V. Detchemeudy. 

Residence rem. from Canada to Iowa in 1S67, where he d. November 7, 
1894. 



1506 Asa and Damans Howe had : 

(3663) Adaline, June 2, 1820. m. Simon Newton. She d. 1846. 

(3664) Charles, January 4, 1822. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 



151 1 Seth and Volma (or Vilma), Shepard had : 

(3665) Otis S., February 22, 1831. m. Mary Miller, January n, 1854. 

Res., Clinton, Iowa. Furniture dealer and undertaker. 

(3666) Artemus, May 2c, 1830. m. Lavinia Bennett. He d. at Monson, 

Mass., June 10, 1S74. 

Seth was b. in Charleston, Mass. He rem. to Clinton, Iowa, where he d. 
January 21, 1887. Vilma d. at North Wilbraham, Mass., December 13, 1843. 



15 1 3 Huldah Knowlton and John Hart had 

(3667) Martha. 

(3668) Mary. 

(3669) Seth. 



(3670) Phoebe. 

(3671) Waldo C. 

(3672) Vilma. 



The Canada Knowltons 24, 



Residence, Sutton, Mass. 



15 16 Artemus and Maria Kenny had : 

(3673) Joseph, September n, 1838. d. young. 

(3674) Eliza, April 10, 1840. d. 1845. 

(3675) Caroline, August 19, 1842. m. Loren Howell, March, 1864. 

(3676) Marion, September 6, 1846. d. young. 

(3677) Harriet, April 23, 1849. 

(3678) Ella, October 18, 1855. m. Anton Knowlton. 

(3679) Clara, December 3, 1S57. m. L. C. Phillips. 

Residence rem. from East Douglass, Mass., to Templeton, Iowa, where Ar- 
temus d. 1843. Maria d. at Davenport, Iowa, March, 1894. 



15 19 Freeman and Hannah Murphy had : 

(3680) Catherine A., August 13, 1826. m. Henry B. Winslow. 

(3681) Josiah L., January 19 1S29. m. Mary Wakefield, April 15, 1S52. 

(3682) George H., February 28, 1832. m. Abbie Noyes, May 30, 1S60. 

(3683) Thomas M., June 10, 1836. d. young. 

(3684) Walter M. July 15, 1839. m - Adaline Millard, December 25, i860. 

(3685) James A., August 27, 1844. m. Catherine Taylor, December 30, 1871. 
Residence, Providence, R. I., where Freeman d. August 2, 1893. 

Freeman was a longshoreman. Hannah was from Bedford, N. II. She d. 
August 9, 1891. 



1520 Joseph and Sarah Fitts had : 

(3686) Adaline, November 15, 1S24, Jamaica. Vt. 

(3687) Emory J., March 12, 1826. m. Adaline Pierce. Res., Brattleboro. 

(3688) Gilbert N., September 16, 182S. d. December 15, 1S47. 

(3689) William F., November 7, 1831. m. Ella Brigham. Res., Colorado. 

(3690) Orrin F., February 4, 1836. m. C. J. Haskell. Res., Windsor, Vt. 

(3691) Laura, March 30, 1S38. m. VVm. H. Carr. Res. Jamaica. Shed. 



2 44 • The Knowlton Genealogy 

(3692) Julia H., August 30, 1840. m.Chas. S. Clark. Res., Jamaica. She 

d. April 22, j S76. 

(3693) Edwin S., May 13 1844. d. young. 

Joseph d. at Jamaica, Vt., November 24, 1894. Sarah d. there August 12, 



1525 Darwin and Sarah N. Harrington had : 

(3695) Chas. F., June 7, 1829 m. Lucy M. Temple, July iS, 1855. 

(3696) Relief, January 21, 1831. 

(3697) Hannah, October n, 1832. m. W. G. Holt, July 22, 1851. 
(369S) Daniel, June 25, 1835. m. Elizabeth Temple, August 31, 1S5. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 



1528 Artemus and Emeline Smith had no chil. She d. 
November 2, 1837, and Artemus m. 2d Mary 
Ewell, August, 1841. 

Residence, Marlboro, Mass. 



1529 William and Hannah Harrington had no chil. He 
m. 2d Miriam Dresser, August, 1837. They had: 

(3699) Julius W., November 28, 1838. m. Jane E. Fairchild, December 17 

1866. 

Miriam d, March 4, 1847; and William m. 3d Stella 
Brooks, October 2, 1850. 1 hey had : 

(3700) Stella L., March 28, 1854. d. young. 

(3701) Stella B., February 15, 1857. d. young. 

William rem. to Bridgeport, Conn., where he d. March 22, 1880. 



1530 Eunice Knowlton and E. G. Putnam had : 

(3702) Ann E. 

(3703) William H. 

(3704) William H. 2d. 

(37 5) J° hn E - 

(3706) Francis M. 

(3707) Abbie M. 

(3708) Charles H. 



The Canada Knowltons 245 

1531 Nancy Knowlton and Horace Stowe had : 

(3709) Walter H., January n, 1834. m. Mary Ogden, 1854. 

Horace d. March 23, 1839, and Nancy m. 2d E. 13. Rice, July 3, 1843 ; m. 

3d C. C. Felton. 

. . / 

1532 Calvin and Mary C. Warren had : 

(3710) Henry C, April 29, 1842. m. Sophia Lippincott, November 22, 1870. 

(3711) Edward R. } January 23, 1844. m. Alice Wheeler, January u, 1865. 

Calvin was b. in Shrewsbury, Mass. He was engaged in railroad business 
for twenty-five years, and in banking for seventeen years. He d. in Santa Bar- 
bara, Cab, March 6, 1880. Mary C. d. in Joliet, 111., June 24, 18S6. 



1533 Dolly Knowlton and Joseph P. Leland had : 

(3712) Nancy H., June 30, 183S. 

(3713) Marion P., April 26, 1848. 

(3714) Stella, October 6, 1861. 



1534 William H. and Susan Brigham had: 

(3715) Susan E., December 26, 1828. m. Elnathan C. Wheeler, May 25, 

1859. 

(3716) Mary A., May 19, 1831. m. Joseph Nourse, April, 1855. 

(3717) Everett W., September 26, 1832. m. Mary E. Brown, January 7, 

1856. 

(3718) Lucy M., May 25, 1835. d. September 30, 1880. 

(3719) William E., September 26, 1836. 

(3720) Eliza G., October 18, 1837. d. November 26, 1855. 

(3721) Martha B., October 6, 1839. d. young. 

(3722) Caroline E., April 13, 1843. d - January 9, 186S. 

(3723) Walter B., December 2, 1845. d. January 3, 1866. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

William d. August 5, 1852. Susan d. September 25, 1S71. 



1535 Hannah W. Knowlton and S. Haven had : 

(3724) Oscar D., May 29, 1S30. 

(37 2 5) Joseph S., October 9, 1833. 

(3726) Ward R., October 3, 1837. 



2 4 () The Knowlton Genealogy 

(o7 2 7) George F., October 5, 1843. 
(3728) Charles M., March 29, 1849. 



1537 Joseph and Huldah Newton had : 

(3729) Mary E., August 8, 1835. d' July 7, 1849. 
(373°) Susan M., May 27, 1S37. d. August 30, 1889. 

(373 1 ) Joseph H., April 25, 1839. m. Helen Lowell, November 22, 1866. 

Huldah d. August 2, 1839, anc l Joseph m. 2d Sarah E. 
Johnson, November 26, 1840. They had : 

(3732) Frederick, February 23, 1842. m. Catherine E.Allen, May 16, 1S67. 

(3733) Greenville, March 24, 1844. d. young. 

(3734) Lorenzo, October 19, 1846. m. Mary F. Brigham, August 31, 1870. 

(3735) Francis A., January 7, 1849. m. Lucy J. Slratton, April 26, 1S71. 

(3736) Herbert J., July 5, 1851. 

(3737) John F., September 18, 1S52. m. Carrie Plasted, February 6, 1879. 

(373 8 ) George W., September 26, 1854. d. 1S57. 

(3739) Sarah E., October 19, 1856. 

(3740) George W"., May 20, 1858. 

(3741) Walter C, July 20, 1S60. 

Residence, Shrewsbury, Mass. 



1538 Susan W. Knowlton and John Rice had : 
(3742) Emily A., December 1, 1S38. m. Rufus C. Eldridge, March 4, 1861. 

Residence, Northbridge, Mass. 
Susan W. d. March 16, 1S42. 



1543 Lincoln B. and Charlotte Spooner had : 

(3743) Eleanor B., 1S35. m. William Shepard, Springfield, Mass. She d. 

18S9. 

(3744) William S., 1841. m. Anna Negus, of Rock Island, III, November, 

iS 7 5- 
Charlotte d. 1841, and Lincoln m. Lucretia Wolcott 
August, 1842. They had : 

.3745') James W., May 1, 1843. m. Mary Riddle, June, 1873. 
/374°) Louise Wolcott. m. Wm. II. Brown, Novembei 15, 1888. 
(3747) Elizabeth P. m. Harrison Dodge, June 1, 1875. 



The Canada Knowltons 247 

LINCOLN B. KNOWLTON 

was b. in Shrewsbury, Mass. He graduated from Union College, under the 
presidency of Dr. Nott, studied law in the office of Governor Davis of Massa- 
chusetts, and opened a law office in Peoria, 111. He was an intimate friend of 
Abraham Lincoln, David Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, and other noted men of 
his time. His natural eloquence as a speaker, and his vigorous presentation 
of his legal cases, were made all the more forceful by his striking personality. 

Over six feet in height, and remarkably well proportioned, he towered above 
his fellows physically as well as mentally, and he easily won the name of " the 
Henry Clay of the Illinois Bar." He was a delegate to the Baltimore Conven- 
tion in the interest of Henry Clay, and was nominated for Congress, but died 
before the election. Being asked to name his successor in the canvass, he 
named his friend James Knox, who was elected. In the history and traditions 
of the Illinois Bar, Lincoln B. Knowlton will always hold a prominent place, 
and it was not an extravagant estimate of his extraordinary abilities and ster- 
ling character that made his friends predict for him an illustrious national 
career. His sense of justice called him promptly to the side of an injured or 
oppressed defendant, often without fee or reward, ant] his only weakness seems 
to have been a too implicit confidence in the honesty of others, a confidence 
which involved him in large financial losses. He married in 1834 Charlotte 
Spooner, and after her death Lucretia Wolcott, a lineal descendant on the 
maternal side of Governor William Bradford and Alice Southworth, his wife, of 
the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, and, on the paternal side, of the Plymptons 
and Peabodys of England, and Governors Rogers and Oliver Wolcott, promi- 
nent in the settlement of the Colony of Connecticut, and Signers of the Declar- 
ation of Independence. 

Mrs. Knowlton survives her husband in a green and genial old age that is a 
benediction to all the members of a large social and domestic circle. 

Lincoln d. in Peoria, 111., June, 1853. 



1553 Rebecca W. Knowlton and Dr. A. Brigham had 

(3748) Fred A., April 1, 1S35. 

(3749) Franklin W., September 3, 1S41. 

(3750) Arthur K., December 13, 1850. 



1555 Harriet A. Knowlton and John Hatton had 
(375 r) William L., February 15, 1843. 

(3752) Charles L., April 6, 1845. 

(3753) Horace K, March io, 1847. 

(3754) Martha, April 17, 1849. 



248 inc i^nowiton ueneaiogy 

1558 George L. and Olive Haskins, (or Haskell), had: 

(3755) Mary R., November 1, 1849. d. 1852. 

(3756) James L., November 21, 1851. m. Ella Chamer, December, 1875. 

(3757) Katie E., March 12, 1854. 

(3758) Belle, December 21, 1856. m. Henry Englebeck, May .4, 1876. 



1560 Sarah E. Knowlton and Rufus Blood had : 
(3759) Sarah A., July 17, 1849. m. Chas. E. Ingalls, May 30, 1870. 






1 56 1 Catherine Knowlton and Osman S. Rice. 

Had no children. He d. February 25, 1849, and she m. 2d Moses 
January 14, 1859. He d. February 17, 1871. 



1564 Caroline Knowlton and George Stebbins had 

(3760) Charles H., September 13, 1849. m. Emily D. Chase. 

(3761) Anna, July 20, 1854. 

(3762) Emily, September 8, i860, d. young. 



1566 Nancy M. Knowlton and Horace Nichols had 

(3763) Walter, June 6, 1862. 

(3764) Herbert. 



1 57 1 Jonathan and Molly Knowlton had : 

(3765) Polly, September 4, 1802. 

(3766) Sophronia, December 20, 1804. 

(3767) Jonathan, August 5, 1807. 

(376S) Anna, August 8, 1810. m. Henry Dodge, August 20, 1831. 

(3769) Ebenezer, May 2, 1812. Res., Newburyport, Mass. 

(3770) Abraham, September 19, 1821. 

(3771) Ann M., April 19, 1823. m. Joseph Simonds, October 26, 1S41. 

Residence, YVenham, Mass. 



1572 Caleb and Anna Sargent had : 
(3772) William, 1802. m. Eliza Bedney, of Salem, Mass 



The Canada Knowltons 249 

(3773) I saac > 1S05. d. April, 1840. 

(3774) Willis S. m. Agatha . Res., Salem, Mass. 3 chil. 

(3775) James. 



Anna d. 1808, and Caleb had by 2d wife : 

(3776) Andrew, November 28, 1S11. m. Mary Benson. Child, b. in Michi- 

gan. 

(3777) Eliza, February 13, 1S10. m. Justus Benson. Child, b. in Iowa. 

(3778) Mary, November 15, 1814. m. Ephraim Webster. Child, b. in 

Springfield, Mass. 

(3779) Isaac, December 15, 1S15. 

(3780) Cyrus, May 14, 1822. m. Adaline Dodge, December 31, 1851. 

(3781) Martha, April 15, 1S1S. m. Chester Kingsley. 
(37S2) Allen, March 8, 1820. d. October 31, 1839. 

(3783) Amanda, May 6, 1S24. d. August 18, 1840. 

(3784) Daniel, October 17, 1826. m. Julia Schofield, September 4, 1849. 

Child, b. in Newton, Kan. 

(3785) Jane, April 20, 1S2S. m. Henry C. Martin, July 6, 1847. 

(3786) Maria, August 27, 1830. d. young. 

(3787) Caleb C, September 21, 1831. d. young. 

Caleb rem. from Manchester, Mass., to Brandon, Vt. Anna d. October 5, 
1808. 



1573 William and Betsey Andrews had : 

(3788) William F., November 9, 1804. Wenham, Mass. 

(3789) Betsey, April 16, 1806. m. Jonah Carver, August 26, 1827. 

(3790) Sally, May 19, 1S08; m. Sylvester Spooner, December 15, 1830. 

(3791) Mary, July 14, 1S10. m. Homer Hart, September 18, 1830. 

(3792) Albert," March 23, 1812. m. Sarah Whitcomb, 1S33. 

(3793) Nancy, January 5, 18 17. m. Zebulon Crane, December 6, 1836. 

(3794) Adaline", January 7, 1819. m. Austin Williams, January 7, 1841. 

(3795) Alonzo, January 1, 1S21. m. Eliza De Peyster, December 1845. 
(?79^) John, J ul Y 2 > t82 3- m - Lois Crittenden, 1847. 

(3797) Ephraim, December 25, 1824. m. Jane Alvord. rem. to Coldwater, O. 

(3798) Ann E., March 7, 1S36. 

William d. August 12, 1866. Betsey d. March 24, 1878. 
Residence in Gloucester, Mass. Rem. to Brandon, Vt., thence to Cleveland, 
Ohio, and to Kent, Ohio, where the parents died. 



250 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1575 Anna and Mark Sexberry had : 1 v 5 <h N 
(3799) Maria, October 3, 1804. 



1 579 John and Betsey Buckley had : 

(3800) Julius A., May 1830. m. 

(3801) Gardner J., June 8, 1839. 

Residence, Brandon, Vt. 

John d. August 24, 1793. 



1598 Polly Knowlton and Asa Fogg had : 

(3802) Ezekiel. Res. Freedom, 111. 

(3803) Nelson. 

(3804) Miranda. 

(3805) Mary Ann. 

(3806) Martha. 

(3807) Jane. 

(3808) Leander (or Lucinda). 

Residence, New Sharon, Me. 

Polly d. 1S72. 



1599 Sally Knowlton and Henry Erskine had : 

(3809) Rev. Justus, Juno 3, 1822. m. Martha True ; m. 2d Hattie B. Rand. 

1 son. 

(3810) Roselinda, March 30, 1824. d. 1874. 

(3811) Sally, January 27, 1833. d. 1846. 

Residence, Palermo and Montville, Me. 



1600 Hiram and Lorena Hunt had : 

(3812) Benjamin O., December 12, 1838. d. January 23, 1849. 

(3813) James S. April 30, 1840. m. Mary E. Chase, July 13, 1S6S. Res., 

Camden, Me. 
(3S14) Thomas Oakes, January 4, 1843. New Boston and Oil Mills, N. H 
Lawyer. 

(3815) Claudius B., October 7, 1845. Res. Menominee, Mich. 

(3816) Benjamin 0., April 5, 1850. State Farm of Mass. 

' Hiram d. ..-T "), in Camd< n, Me., on the old Knowlton Homestead. 



The Canada Knowltons 251 

1 601 Amy Knowlton and Edward Stevens had : 

(38*7) John, d. young. 

(3818) Abigail, d. young. 

(3819) Mary. m. Enos Harding. 

(3820) John. 

(3821) Edward. 

(3822) Isaac C. d. young. 

(3823) Abbie. m. Daniels. Res., Montville. 

Residence, Montville, Me. 



1 602 Joseph W. and Julia Davis had : 

(3824) Placentia, June iS, 3833. unm. 

(3825) Infant, 1834. d. young. 

(3826) Joseph E., February 16,1835. m - Joanna Gridley. Res. in Duluth, 

Wis. m. 2d Joanna Crandall. 

(3827) Acca L., November 22, 1838. m. Elbridge C. Norton. Shed. 1877. 

Res., Liberty, Me. 

(3828) Edward P., April 10, 1S42. m. Lizzie A. Worth. 

(3829) Frederick, May 30, 1845. m. Abbie M. Sanborn, February 14, 1870. 

(3830) Francis Wayland, December 2^, 1846. rn. Belinda Wentworth, Oc- 

tober 16, 1870. Lawyer and editor. Res., Belfast, Me. 

Joseph W. is a lawyer, and has been Probate Judge. 



1603 Lucinda Knowlton and Daniel Carey had: 

(3831) Mary E. m. Calvin Hubbard. Res., Belfast, Me. 

(3832) Daniel Warren, rn. Chapman ; m. 2d Luella Bean. 

(3833) John C. m. Francis Dickson. Res., Mountville, Me. 
(3833A) Fred E. Drowned when young. 

Lucinda d. i860, at the old farm in Maine. 



1605 Rev. Isaac C. and Mary S. Wellington had : 

(3834) Hosea Morrill, May 30, 1847. m. Sylvia Bassett Almy, May 22 ; 

1873- 

(3835) Ma- y Alice, February 7, 1850. m. Edward S. Rich, June, 1874. 

(3836) Fiank Warren, October 2, 1851. d. January 20, 1871. West Acton. 

(3837) Wellington Case, May 14, 1S5S. d. 1861, in Keene, N. H. 



25 2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

REV. ISAAC CASE KNOWLTON, D.D., 

son of Ezekiel and Mary Knowlton, was b. at Liberty, Me., September 6, 18x9, 
and d. at West Acton, Mass., March 23, 1894. His father and mother died in 
his infancy, and he was brought up by his oldest sister, Abigail. At an early 
age he began earning his livelihood by coopering, making lime casks at Rock- 
land and Thomastown, Me. Early in life he formed the purpose of entering the 
Universalist ministry, and while engaged in coopering he studied Latin and 
Llebrew. With the exception of a brief pupilage in the Academy in China, 
Me., he was entirely self-educated. He first preached at Albion, Me., about 
1844. His first settlement was in Lincoln, Me., in 1843. His several settlements 
were in Lincoln, Me., 1843 ; Durham, 1845 ; Auburn, 1850 ; Hampden, 185 1 ; 
Oldtown, 1853 ; Keene, N. H., i860 ; South Boston, Mass., 1863 ; New Bed- 
ford, Mass., 1S65 ; Calais, Me., 1870 ; West Acton, Mass., 1875. His pastorate 
at West Acton continued for eighteen years, or until 1893, when, after having 
completed fifty years' work in the ministry, he formally retired. During the 
whole of his ministerial life he was active in literary work, being a frequent 
contributor to the Universalist papers and magazines. He was also the author 
of two books, "History of Calais, Maine," published in 1873, and of a denomi- 
national work entitled " Through the Shadows," published in Boston in 1885. 
The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by Tufts College in 
1S89. 

He was m. at Albion, Me., November 27, 1845, to Mary Smith Welling- 
ton, daughter of John and Mary Smith (Winslow) Wellington. He d. April 17, 
1894, and his widow is still living in West Acton. 



1606 George and Louisa Bowker had 

(383S) Ellen. 

(3839) Helena. 

(3840) Orestes. 

(3841) Marcia. 

(3842) Lucia. 

(3 8 43) Josephine. 

(3844) Alice. 

Residence; Johnstown, Pa. 



1607 Roxanna Knowlton and James Grant had 

(3845) Mary L., October 8, 1832. 

(3846) James A., May 10, 1S49. d. J %53- 













• 








• 




1 








1 









Reverend Isaac C. Kkowlton, D.D. 
Liberty, Maine, iSig-1894. 



The Canada Knowltons ?53 

1608 Freeman and Abbie Bowker had : 
(3847) Emily F., October 3, 1836. m. Ariel Fogg, December 12, i860. 

(3548) John W., June 2?, 1S3.S. m. A. E. Trow, January 10, 1861. 

(3549) Chester F., November 2, 1840. d. young. 

(3850) Wm. Wesley, September 16, 1842. m. Nellie Garland, November 

20, 1867. 

(3851) Chester L., August 9, 1845. d. young. 

(3 8 53) Mark L -> January 23, 1847. 

(3854) Frank E., December 7, 185 1. d. young. 

(3855) Neddie E., November 28, 1854. d. young. 

(3856) Chas. E., August 14, 1857. 

(3857) Edward W., July 2, 1858. 

Residence, Liberty, Me. 

Freeman d. August, 1864. 



1609 Martha Knowlton and Prince had 

(3858) Laura, April 16, 1835. 

She m. 2d Johnson and had : 

(3859) Ralph, March 29, 1841. 

She m. 3d John Safford. 



1 6 10 John C. and Eveline Bacon had : 

(3860) Dallas, October 2, 1S44. m. May Rhodes, August, 1877. 

(3861) Albertus, 1845. m. Martha W. Angell, October, 1877. Res., Hutch- 

inson, Me. 

(3862) Georgianna, June 10, 1847. m. A. W. Young, December 25, 186S. 

(3863) Maria, 1849. 

(3864) Willis J., 1855. Farmer, Liberty, Me. 

(3865) Kleber J., 1856. Res., Waterville, Mc. 

Residence, Liberty, Me. 

JOHN C. KNOWLTON 

was b. and for many years resided, in Liberty, Me. He was a lumberman, and 
prominent in political circles. When but twenty-two years old, he was a Repre- 
sentative in the State Legislature, serving three terms in that body, twice in the 
State Senate, and in the governor's Council. In 1864 he was commissioned by 
the Governor of Maine to receive and carry to the State capital the votes of 
the Maine soldiers in the field. He served three years as Asst. Doorkeeper of 



254 The Knowlton Genealogy 

the U. S. Senate, and two years as the Supt. of the Seed Room in the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture at Washington. He d. at Brantford, Ont., in March 1888. 



161 1 Ann Knowlton and Kendall Brown had : 

(3866) Fidelia, May 17, 1836. 

(3867) John H., May 22, 1840. 

(3868) C. Wesley, January 28, 1842. 

(3869) Caroline, November 18, 1844. 

Residence, Liberty, Me. 



161 2 David and Susan French had : 

(3870) Viola G., August 5, 1847. m. C. A. Buckland, August 7, 1867. 

(3871) Joseph A., July 22, 1849. m. Nellie Crosby, October 1, 1874. 

(3872) John D., August 7, 1851. 

(3873) Frank E., May 10, 1S56. 

(3874) Willis D., June 9, 1859. 

(3875) Mary E., July 10, i860, d. young. 

(3876) George W., May 8, 1862. d. young. 

(3877) Susie E.,Ausust 7, 1865. 

Residence, Camden, Me. 



1614 Charles H. and Delinda Davis had : 

(38/8) Freeland, February 22, 1849. Served in U. S. Navy. 
(3879) Freeman P., January 3, 1854. Res., Michigan. 

Delinda d. January 23, 1854. 

Chas. H. m. 2d Victoria Speer and had : 

(3S80) Chas. F., November 14, 1859. 
(3881) Nellie, September 29, 1866. 

Residence, Rockland, Me. 



1619 Alfred and had : 

(3882) Mary F., September 26, 1S41. 

(3S83) Adoniram. 

(3884) Walter. Res., Nevada. 



The Canada Knowltons 255 

.1622 William A. and had : 

(3885) George. 

(3886) A son. 

(3887) A daughter. 

Residence, Lincoln, Neb. 



1623 Samuel and Hannah B. Lewis had : 

(3S88) James L., February 24, 1845. m. Sarah Chapman, April 1867. 

(3889) Joseph F., October 21, 1847. d. in War of the Rebellion, 4 th Maine 

Regiment. 

(3890) Rosetta, January 16, 1850. m. Chas. F. Thompson, August 29, 

1870. 

(3891) George F., July 10, 1855. 

(3892) Neddie, April 16, 1859. 

(3893) Aurilla, September 26, 1S60. m. Geo. W. Stevens. 



1626 Lot and Alice Dolen had : 

(3894) S. Byron, October 13, 1857. 

(3895) Hollis F., December 6, 1859. 

(3896) Winfield, March 12, 1862. 

(3897) Carrie B., January 2, 1865. 
(3S9S) Arthur M., March 22, 1873. 

-899) Lillian G., November 14, 1S75. 

Residence, Camden, Me. 



1627 Bainbridge and Augusta Ozier had 

(3900) Chas. H. 

(3901) Franklin. 

(3902) Blanche. 

(3903) F. Llewellyn. 

(3904) Henry B. 
v39°5) Ernest L. 



1629 Henry and Mary A. Semms had 

(3906) Maurice, November 20, 1862. 

(3907) Herbert, June 30, 1865. 



256 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1 63 1 Julia Knowlton and Davis had 

(3908) Mary K., February 6, 1S64. 

(3909) Julia, December 7. 1865. 



1632 Angeronia Knowlton and ■ Cotton had 

(3910) George E., November 24, 1865. 

(391 1 ) John F., January 13, 1867. 



1633 Carrie B. Knowlton and A. A. Brown had : 

(3912) Lizzie, October ti, 1868. 

(3913) Mary, April 17, 1870. 



1637 Sarah A. Knowlton and Everett Stetson had : 

(3914) Henry C, June 28, 1854. d. 1872. 

Residence, Darnariscotta, Me. 



1638 Martha Knowlton and Abner Robinson had : 
(3915) Martha S., August 27, 1857. 



1641 Mary H. Knowlton and Capt. Martin Tukey had 

(3916) Fred, February 18, 1862. 

(3917) Corinne, August 2, 1S66. 

(3918) Alice, March 17, 1S70. 

(3919) Frank, June 2, 1S72. 

(3920) Mary M., October 22, 1874. 



1655 Sally Knowlton and Benjamin B. Barstow had 

(3921) Ida L. m. Fred Weeks. 

(3922) Mary Isabel, m. Coombs. 

(39 2 3) Millie. 

(3924) Celia. 



The Canada Knowltons 257 

1657 Rufus M. and Mary A. Hodgkins had : 

(3925) Rufus A.' 
Rufus Sen. d. 1852. 



1659 Martin and Nancy Dunbar had 

(3926) Ruth A., May 10, 1S48. d. young. 

(3927) Althea A.. March 20, 1859. 

(3928) Martin, May 16, 1S61. d. young. 

(3929) Lina, December 29, 1866. 

(3930) Irvin L., December 29, 1866. 

(3931) Cyril, February 4, 1869. d. young. 

(393 2 ) lona Belle, April 16, 1870. 

(3933) Edwin A., December 14, 187 1. 

Residence, Belfast, Me. 

Nancy d. December 19, 1871. 



1660 Mary M. Knowlton and Nelson Glidden had 

(3934) Mary A., 1857. 

(3935) George, 1859. 

(3936) Willis, 1861. 

(3937) Anna, 1S63. 

(3938) Julia. 1877. 



1672 Josiah B, and Deborah Weeks had 

(3938 a) Isaac. 

Res., N. Chesterville, Me. 



1673 Rebecca Knowlton and Francis Butler had : 

(3939) Caroline E. m. A. W. F. Belcher. 

(3940) Hiram Ii. 

(3941) Margaret J. m. F. F. Belcher. 

Rebecca in. 2d Eliphaz Gray, April 28, 1846, and had 

(3942) Mary J. (Gray), m. Geo. W. Ramer. 
17 



2 5 8 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1674 Caroline Knowlton and Ephraim Butler had 

(3943) Julia ^ r - 

(3944) Charles F. 

Residence, Farmington, Me. 



1676 Sumner and Mariana Gilbert had : 
(3945) Charles. 



1679 Selden and Abigail Hodgkins had : 

(3946) Henry T., May 6, 1S44. unm. 

(3947) Ann R., October 13, 1846. m. James F. Gower, October 3, 1S70. 

Res., Pendir, Neb. 

(3948) Abbie R., October 12, 1849. m. C. Asa Talbot, November 24, 1870. 

Res., East Wilton, Me. 

(3949) Selden II., May 28, 1852. 

(395°) Julia G., June 28, 1854. m. Jacob Alexander, March 6, rSSi. Res. 

Cisco, Texas. 
(395 J- Preston, November 6, 1855. m. Louisa C. Baker, May 26, 1S80. 

(3952) Margie E M September 26, 1855. m. C. Frank Fogg, June, 1881. 

Res., Gray, Me. 

(3953) Augustus E., August 31, 1862. 

Selden was for many years a school teacher, and he was noted as a Shake- 
spearir.n scholar. Resides in Farmington, Me. 



1680 Edward A. and Cornelia A. Backus had : 

(3954) Cora Blanche, October 14, 1S57. Res., Dorchester, Mass. 

(3955) Harriette, April 12, 1859. m - Wm. R. Pitman, February, 1885. 

Res., N. Y. City. 

(3956) Harry May, May 1, 1864. 

Edward rem. from Farmington, Me., to Boston, Mass., where he d. of heart 
disease, July '5, 1883. Cornelia res. in Boston. She was the dau. of Zenas 
Backus, Esq., of Farmington, Me., and on her mother's side a lineal descend- 
ant of Hon. Thomas Hinckley, the last Governor of Plymouth Colony, an office 
which he held for nearly twenty years. 



The Canada Knowltons 259 

1 68 1 Francis H. and Fannie Foster had : 

(3957) Daniel S., December, 1842. Soldier in Civil War. Merchant and 

Banker. 

(3958) John, 1845. Lumber business, Milan, Ind. 

(3959) Francis, October, 1854. Money lender in Chicago. 

Francis went overland to California in 1849, returned in 1851 by the Isth- 
mus, and contracted a fever from which he d. in Milan, lnd., July 15, 1854. 
His widow d. April, 1870. 



1682 Hon. Hiram and Mary Stephenson had: 

(3960) Elizabeth, June, 1836. m. J. S. Stiles, June, i860. 

(3961) Olive, October, 1S42. m. Dr. W. H. Jeffries, 1870. 2 chil. 

(3962) Hiram, April, 1844. m. Lucy Connelly, November, 1S67. He 

served in 83d Regiment, Indiana Vol., War of Rebellion. 

(3963) Mary, May, 1S45. Res., Indianapolis. 

(3964) Edwin F., September, 1846. m. Elizabeth Hall. Had 2 chil., 

Annie and Edna. 

Residence, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Hon. Hiram d. February, 12, 1878. Mary d. September 10, 1885, at Milan, 
Ind. Hiram was a Representative and State Senator. Moved to Indiana 
1843. 

1683 Permelia Knowlton and Benjamin Tufts, Jr., had : 

(3965) Elial L., August 17, 1S34. Soldier in the Rebellion. 

(3966) Mary J., February 11, 1839. m. Reuben Deems. 

(3967) Benjamin, October 16, 1841. 

(3968) Olive, January 16, 1S44. 

(3969) Cornelia B., March 15, 1849. m. Dr. L. W. Bishop, 1S74. 

(3970) Chas. YV\, October 30, 1855. Res., Hartwell, Ohio. 

(3971) Lewis George, August 20, 1S58. 

Residence, Maineville, Ohio. 

Benjamin was a farmer. 



1684 Sherman m. Dorcas Monahan, May 13, 1848. She 
d. January 1849, anc ^ Sherman m. 2d Martha Stev- 
ens, August 23, 1850. He d. of cholera July 9, 

1850. 

Residence, Cincinnati, Ohio. 



26 o The Knowlton Genealogy 

1685 Samuel and Julia Hadley had : 

(3972) Olive A., October 31, 1846. m. W. H. Needham, December 20, 

1S66. t child. 

(3973) Sherman, May 3, 1848. 

(3974) Simon H., May 16, 1849. m. Susan Nordycke, September 29, 1S71. 

3 chil. 

(3975) Mary M., February 24, 185 1. m. K. C. Naylor, October 4, 1S70. 

(3976) Charles F., May 16, 1853. m. Anna Arnold. Res., Chicago. 

(3977) Emma H., March 18, 1S55. m. J. C. Gritman, May 17, 1876. ;She 

d. July 14, 1S7S. 
(397S) Edwin S., March 2, 1857. m. Sylvia Hunt, February 1, 18SS. 
(3979) Annie P., May 17, 1859. m. L. B. Christman, June 9, 1880. 

(3950) Rosa L., June 9, 1861. m. George A. Webster, August 28, 18S3. d. 

March 15, 1886. 

(39 51 ) J ulia E., January 3, 1864. m. Otis Noel, September 15, 1892. d. 

1S80. 

(3982) Minnie B., June 27, 1866. m. D. E. Whitehill, September 3, 1S91. 

(39 8 3) Cora M., March 10, 1869. m. A. F. Styles, September 13, 1893. 



1686 Sarah Knowlton and Temple Fouche had : 

(3984) Hiram T., May 20, 1850. 

(39 8 5) George B., October 11, 1S51. 

Residence, Foster's Crossing, Maineville, Ohio. 



1687 George W. and Nancy Hunter had : 

(3956) Francis S., February 28, 1S66. 

(3957) Mary O., June 17, 1869. 
(398S) Samuel B., July 27, 1872. 

Residence, Rising Sun, Ind., and thence rem. to Cunningham, Kansas. 



1703 Jeremiah and Sarah Fassett had : 

(3989) Samuel F., May 17, 1853. m. Isabella Towle. 
(3090) Lovie B., March 1, 1859. d. December 6, 1880. 
Residence, Strong, Me. 

Jeremiah was an extensive farmer. 



The Canada Knowltons 261 



1704 William and Irene Carrick had : 

(3991) Francis W., August 24, 1864. 

(3992) Martha A., January 22, 1866. 

(3993) Frederick J., November 15, 1867. 

(3994) Maud M., November 15, 1871. 

(3995) Ada L., 1879. 

(3996) Grace I., 1881. 

Residence rem. to St. Cloud, Minn. 



1705 Rev. Francis B. and Mrs. Louisa Butterfield had: 

(3997) Lillian E., June 30, 1867. d. young. 
(399S) Ellen F., June 3, 1S69. 
(3999) Irwin L., July 17, 1876. 

Present Residence, Athol, Mass. 

Rev. Francis B. prepared for college at the Farminglon Academy, and was 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1858, He taught in the Classic Grove 
Seminary at Oxford, Pa., for two years, after which he entered the Bangor 
Theological Seminary, and was ordained to the Congregational ministry, Au- 
gust 29, 1S65. He has had the charge of churches in South Paris, Alstead, and 
Oxford, N. H. 



1706 David and Clara Hinckley had : 

(4000) Clarence H., September 19, 1876. 

(4001) Helen, October 9, 1S79. 

Residence, Farmington, Me. 

DAVID KNOWLTON 

prepared for college at Lewiston Falls Academy, and graduated from Bowdoin 
College in 1S69. He has been a prominent educator, and is deeply interested 
in literary pursuits. In 1871 he founded the steam-printing and publishing 
house of Knowlton, McLeary & Co., which has become a strong and reputable 
establishment, David Knowlton being the senior partner. 

He was Town Treasurer for four years, and is one of the representative 
men of his native State. 



1707 Mary B. Knowlton and Henry C. Johnson had: 

(400?) Ruth I. 
(4003) Mary. 



262 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1 712 Robert and Betsey Bixby had : 

(4004) Almira, August 31, 1820. m. Solomon Sutton, March 6, 183S. 

(4005) Missouriana, January 26, 1823. m. Adam Cowan. 

(4006) Narcissa, September 23, 1825. m. Isaac Miles, 1840. 

(4007) Margaret, December 6, 1S27. m. Daniel Hoffman. 

(4008) Jerome, June 21, 1830. d. young. 

(4009) Elizabeth, March 5, 1833. m. Walter Blakely. 

(4010) Rebecca, December 29, 1S36. m. Jonah Crouse. 

Residence, Yevay, Ind. 

Robert d. December 29, 1836. Betsey d. September 3, 1S59. 



1 713 Samuel and Elizabeth Pike had : 

(4011) Dennis G., m. Elizabeth Chase. 

(4012) Moses F., July 7, 17 16. m. Elizabeth Bailey. 

(4013) John P., September 1, 1821. m. Abigail S. Morgan. 
Samuel rem. to Sunapee, N. H. He was a State Legislature. 



1 714 Josiah and Sarah Smith had : 

(4014) Catherine, January 31, 1824. d. young. 

(4015) Mary L., November 5, 1725. d. young. 

(4016) George C, September 28, 1834. m. Mary Ann Higbee. He d. 

November 30, 1896. 

(4017) Eliza J., May 3, 1837. m. Joseph Bryest. 

Sarah d. September n, 1836, and Josiah m. 2d Rosanna Wilcox, March 15, 
1839. She d. May 15, 1871. Josiah twice represented Herkimer, N. H., in the 
Legislature. He was Capt. in the State Militia, and for twenty-five years a 
Deacon in the Baptist church, succeeding his father who held the same position 
for the same number of years. 



1 715 Sophronia Knowlton and JcnaLhan Flanders had : 

(4018) Thankful, March 7, 1S22. 

(4019) Phillip, January 6, 1S25. m. Elsie A. Richards. 

(4020) Jonathan P., January 2, 1S26. in. Mary Brooks. 

(4021) Euphonius, September iS, 1828. d. young. 

(4022) Robert L., May 8, 1830. m. Almira H olden. 

(4023) William W., January 15, 1833. m. Eliza Handel. 



The Canada Knowltons 263 

(4024) Martin B. } January i, 1835. m. Tryphena Murray. 

(4025) Samuel K., February 14, 1837. 

(4026) Sophronia A., August 23, 1839. m. Roswell Appleton. 

(4027) John K., August 29, 1842. d. January 14, 1S66. 



1724 Ezekiel K. Trussell and Emily Colburn had : 

(4028) Marcia J., November 12, 1826. m. W. W. Boardman, August 1854. 

She d. April 1891. 

(4029) James H., September 28, 1828. m. Mary E. Hill, of Champlin, 

Minn., November 18, 1S57. d. March 15, 1895. 

(4030) Charles F., November, 1831. m. M. A. Goodhue, of Boscawen, N. H., 

March 18, 1857. She d. August 20, 1861. 

(4031) Marietta S., September 6, 1833. m. 2d C. B. Martin, of Grafton, 

November 7, 1S61, 
Residence. New London and Lebanon, N. H. 



1725 Luther Trussell and Eliza Story had : 

(4033) Sarah E., July 30, 1845. m. John W. Morse, April 8, 1875. d. at 

New London, N. H., August 5, 1SS1. 

(4034) Mary K. } January 8, 1849. m. Rev. Chas. P. Bennett, June 17, 1S82. 

She d. May 28, 1S83, at Shapleigh, Me. 
Residence, New London, N. H. 



t 725 a Nathaniel and Ruth Herrick had : 

(4035) Nathaniel C, March 16, 1820. m. Caroline Chadwick, October 20, 

1S50. 

(4036) Caroline R., December 2, 1S21. m. Elbridge Haynes, November 3, 

184c. 

Capt. Nathaniel rem. from Newbury, to Sutton, N. H., in 1825. He d. 
there July 14, 1879. Ruth d. March 29, 1867. 



1725 b Samuel S. and Martha Witherspoon had : 

(4037) Andrew, 1823. d. young. 

(4038) Betsey, 1825. m. John Cutler ; m. 2d C. Messer, October 14. 1858. 

(4039) Samuel, March 28, 1827. m. Sabrina Morrill ; m. 2d Allora Win- 

chester. He d. in California. 



26 4 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(4040) James, December 7, 1828. m. Mary F. Marshall, January 9j 1855 

(4041) Ezekiel, December 7, 1828. d. 1S57. School Teacher in Baltimore. 

(4042) John, February, 1831. m. Susan Harvey, of Sutton, N. H 

(4043) Mary, 1S32. d. young. 

(4044) George, December 28, 1833. m. Laura Goodrich. 

(4045) Martha, June 2, 1837. d. January iS, 1S60. 

(4046) Nathaniel, March 28, 1838. m. Elizabeth F. Hill. March 10, 1864. 

(4047) Mary, 1841. d. May 20, 1867. 

Samuel resided on the home farm which he purchased from his father in 
1834, to which he subsequently added other valuable property, becoming a 
prosperous and representative farmer. He was of striking physique, being over 
six feet tall, weighing two hundred and thirty pounds, and his many physical 
feats were the foundation of many interesting anecdotes still current in his 
native town. His farm was noted for the size of its huge stone fences, which 
he called "Jackson Walls" out of admiration for the hero of New Orleans 
His wife Martha was a noble woman, taking unusual and intelligent interest in 
public affairs, ruling also her household well, and her death which occurred 
July 10, 1SS1, was the occasion of a general demonstration of regretful regard. 
Samuel d. May 12, 1852. 



1741 Benjamin and Lucinda Allen had : 
(404S) D. L. B. 

(4049) Samuel. 

(4050) Mary L. m. • Porter. 

(4051) Sarah A. m. Glements. 

Benjamin d. February 2, 1844. 



1 743 Daniel and Rhoda Abbott had : 

(4052) Rhoda, 1818. m. Jeremiah Abbott. 

(4053) Adaline. d. young. 

(4054) Adaline A., 1825. m. Jeremiah Abbott. Had dau. who m D K 

Abbott. 

(4055) Mary F., 1830. 

Daniel d. March, 1873. 



1745 Nathaniel and Ruth Sargent had : 

(4056) William C, October 8, 1822. m. Roxana Kidder, August 27, 1842. 

(4057) Hazen, May 23, 1824. m. Eliza Shedd, November 27, 1S50. ' 

(4058) Robert, in. 3 chil. 

Nathaniel d. March rS, 1S70. Ruth d. July 17, 1877. 



The Canada Knowltons 265 

1746 Gilman and Sarah Sargent had: 

(4059) Ellen A., September 30, 1825. m. Hon. Richard Potter. Res. Holyoke 

Mass. 
(40G0) Ann M., October 7, 182S. m. J. P. Beverly, September 29, 1S47. 

(4061) Nancy I., June 17, 1830. m- Pliny B. Young, October 25, 1849. 

(4062) Edwin G., September 14, 1838. m. Belle Benham, December 3, 1867. 

(4063) Joseph A., September 10, 1848. m. Fanny Brown, September 10, 1871. 

Gilman d. April 2, 1S74. Sarah d. March 22, 1S75. 



1759 Benjamin Leach and Susan Cheever had : 

(4064) John, June 24, 1S13. m. Ann Black, 1S43. 

(4065) Benj. B., November 8, 1815. m. Cynthia Hall, June 25, 184S. 

(4066) Susan C., February 6, 18 19. 

(4067) Sarah, April 16, 182 1. d. 

(4068) Elizabeth C., January 7, 1825. m. John A. Gould, October 5, 1845. 

Susan d. June 7, 1829, and Benj. m. 2d Lucy, Widow of 
Nathan Allen, and dau. of Aaron Allen, January 7, 
1830. They had : 

(4069) Richard, December 31, 1830. m. Sally Moody, October 20, 1855. 

(4070) Henry C., October 9, 1S32. m. Caroline E. Roberts, July 30, 1866. 

(4071) Aaron A., January '26, 1S36. d. young. 

(4072) Samuel, August 29, 1837. m. Helen F. Wheaton, April 13, 1870. 

(4073) Lewis, December 13, 1S39. in. Ellen Ward, September 20, 1862. 

Benj. d. October 10, 1859. Lucy d. March 26, 1889. 



1770 Ariel and Abigail Lee had : 

(4074) Edward L., April 17, 1822. m. Frances Kendrick, 1852. He d. 

December 28, 1881. She d. 1S75. 

(4075) George C, June 5, 1826. d. young. 

(4076) Mary C, October 7, 1S27. rh. Chas. French, September 25, 1844. 

She d. October 6, 1852. 

(4077) Miranda, June 2, 1833. m. Benj. L. Culver, January 24, 1856. Res. 

Suncook. N. H. He d. December 4, 1896. 

(4078) John H., April 17, 1S36. d. young. 

(4079) John H., November 12, 1S38. Res. Hopkinton, N. H. Merchant. 

Ariel d. September 2, 1866. Abigail d. December 17, 1874. 



2 66 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1772 John S. C. and Anna W. Hartwell had: 

(4050) Frank, September 12, 1830. d. young. 

(4051) Helen M., August 16, 1832. unm. An artist. 

(4082) Francis A., November 13, 1834. 

(4083) Lucy E., December 12, 1S37. Res., Worcester, Mass. A music 

teacher. 

(4084) Elizabeth C, December io, 1840. d. 1845. 

(4085) John A., May 23, 1S43. m. Fannie Phelps, August 30, 1S70. 

(4086) Frederick, February 26, 1846. m. Annie J. Rice, September 20, 1869, 

He d. July 19, 1S73. 

(4087) Edward H., October 29, 1848. m. Josie E. Sprague, October 18, 

1S72 ; m. 2d Harriet Utley, September 27, 1882. 

(4088) Charles F. June 16, 1852. 

John S. C. d. June 11, 187 1. Annie W. d. May 25, 1892. 

He resided the greater part of his life in Worcester, Mass., of which city he 
was Mayor. He edited and published the Worcester Palladium for thirty-eight 
years, was a member of the State Senate, and High Sheriff of Worcester Co. 
for sixteen years. 

Anna was dau. of Dea. John Hartwell, of Littleton, N. H. 



j 774 Daniel and Anne Billings had : 

(4089) Mary F., November 29, 1833. m. Henry B. Adams, June 8, 1871. 

Res. Fitchburg, Mass. 

(4090) George B., January 10, 1836. unm. Res. Fitchburg, Mass. Merchant. 

Daniel d. April 17, 1837, and Ann m. 2d Waldo Wallace. 
Daniel was the Editor and Publisher of the Lowell Journal. 



1 1 75 Lucy P. and John M. Bailey had : 

(4091) George H., July 14, 1829. m. Helen Young, October 15, i860. 

(4092) Fred H., September 18, 1S32. m. L. G. Jones; m. 2d Sarah M. 

Knowlton. 
John M. d. January 18, 18S6. Lucy P. d. November 17, 1891. 
Residence, Hopkinton, N. H. 



1776 William and Mary L. Ferguson had 
children whose names have not been ascertained. 

William was a Professor of Music. He d. in Pontiac, Mich., J anuary j 5, 1 Sa$- 




Francis P. Kx'cavlton, 
Littleton, Mass. 



The Canada Knowltons 267 

nyyy Francis P. and Mary Hartwell had : 

(4093) George Hartwell, November 6, 1839. ra. Isabel J. Johnson, January 

1, 1S6S. 

(4094) Ellen F., October 16, 1844. m. Robert A. Johnson, May 1, 1870. 

(4095) Sarah M., January 29, 1S49. ,m. Fred II. Bailey, January 1, 1.SS5. 

Res., Chicago, 111. 

(4096) Mary Dix, December 12, 1852. unm. Res. in Littleton, Mass. 

FRANCIS KNOWLTON 
was a jeweller. He resided in Hopkinton, N. II., until 1834, and from 1837-55 
when he rem. to Littleton, Mass. He was Town Clerk for seven years, and a 
Representative to the General Court in 1850-52, and, as may be inferred from 
these public and political honors, a man of ability and deserved prominence. 

He was indefatigable in his genealogical researches among the Knowltons of 
America, and to his patience and zeal is due no small portion of the Records of 
this history. His residence in Hopkinton was burned after he left it, and his 
Littleton residence was also destroyed by fire after his death, which occurred, 
March 14, 1887. Mary d. April 16, 1892. 



1 78 1 Coolidg-e B. Murphy and Mary A. Atkins had 

(4097) Erskine C. m. Mary Hardy. 

(4098) Elijah M. m. Helen A. Hurlburt. 

(4099) Thomas A. m. Mary E. Whipple. 

(4100) Sophia L. m. Dr. Harmon Waterman. 

(4101) Harriet E. m. David Burr. 

(4102) Mary K. m. Chas. B. Howe. 

(4103) Martha B. 



1787 John and Lucy Vaughn had : 

(4104) S. A., 1851. d. October 22, 1893. 

Lucy d. 1861 and John m. 2d Romelia Connor, who d. No- 
vember 4, 1876. They had : 

(4105) Belle, m. Collins. 

Residence, No. Chesterville, Me. 



1792 Samuel and Hepsie M. Mitchell had : 

(4106) Frank IT., May 2S, 1S5S. 

(4107) Mabel L., May 23, 1S62. m. Albert Morrow, December 8, 18S0. 



268 The Knowlton Genealoe 



y 



(4108) Dana A., July 19, 1865. d. young. 

(4109) Walter E., March 10, 1S68. 

Samuel was a farmer and carriage maker. Hepsie d. August 27, 1870. He 
d. June 6, 1884. 

Residence, Farmington, Me. 



1794 Ebenezer and Emily A. Perry had : 

(41 jo) Augusta, August 18, 1857. m. Frank Burbank, January 10, 1883. 

(4111) Eben A., April 5, 1S59. d. 1S64. 

(4112) Harnden J., February 21, 1S61. d. 1867. 

(41 13) William U., February 4, 1866. d. 1869. 

(41 14) Eben C, December 8, 1867. 

(41 15) Emily F., December 8, 1867. 

Ebenezer was a farmer and carriage maker. 

Residence, Farmington Centre, Me. 



1800 Sylvanus and Rebecca Colburn had : 

(4116) Emily L., May 24, 1854. m. Elbridge Allen, June 10, 1877. 

(4117) Newell R., April 30, 1856. 

(41 18) Frederick, November 2, 1862. 

(41 19) Sylvanus, Jr., June 15, 1S64. m. Jennie S. Mason, December 25, 

18S1. 

Sylvanus was formerly a farmer, but subsequently an inn-keeper in Farm- 
inaton, Me. 



181 1 Caroline Knowlton and John B. Bass had : 

(4120) Arthur, September 19, 1854. d. young. 

(4121) Edward C, September 24, 1858. d. October 13, 1S65. 

(4122) George S., July 5, i860. 

Residence, Quincy, Mass. 

John B. was Postmaster for twenty years, and d. February 19, 1859. Caro- 
line d. July 23, 1890. 




Mark D. Knowlton, 
Rochester, N. Y. 



The Canada Knowltons 269 

1S12 Nancy J. Knowlton and Elnathan P. Brewer had : 

(4E23) Charles W., July 4, 1855, 

(4124) Elizabeth M., January 19, 1S62. 

(4125) Harry G., June 9, 1865. 

Elnathan d. in Worcester, Mass., December 5, 1890. His widow resides in 
Milford, Mass. 



1813 William M. and Smyra J. Brown, of Lowell, Vt, 
had : 

(4126) Hattie E., January 30, 1855. d. young. 

(4127) Isabel M., March 4, 1S61. rn. Fred. Goss. 

William is a banker in Milford, Mass. 



18 1 5 Harriet E. Knowlton. and Andrew Fuller had : 

(4128) Helen M., April 24, 1865. 

(4129) Caroline K., June 16, 1868. 

Residence, Needham, Mass. 

Andrew d. May 6, 186 1, and his widow resides in Milford, Mass. 



1816 Mark D. and Abbie E. Currier, of Methuen, Mass., 
had : 

(4130) Annie D., March 25, 1865. 

(4131) Grace E., December 2, 1866. 

(4132) Hattie G., October 27, 1S6S. 

(4133) Kirk, February 23, 1879. 

(4134) Ola, July 17, 1 888. 

MARK D. KNOWLTON 
was b. in Milford, N. H., October 5, 1S40. He received the education com- 
mon to the average New England lad; and at the age of seventeen went to 
Nashua to learn the trade of a carriage maker. Jn 1861 he went to Camden, 
N. Y., to assist his brother in the management of his farm, and in the follow- 
ing year entered the service of Rice, Barton & Co., Paper Machinery Manufac- 
turers, Worcester, Mass. 

In 1863 he was in charge of a prosperous business in the manufacture of 
carriage hardware, in Nashua, N. H., from which he withdrew to become the 



270 The Knowlton Genealogy- 

owner of a paper box manufactory a year later. In 1867 his interest in the 
extraordinary business development and future promise of the great West 
induced him to remove to Chicago, where he was the first to apply modern 
methods and mechanical improvements in his growing business. The prosper- 
ity which at once rewarded his foresight and enterprise was rudely interrupted 
by the great Chicago fire, which left of his flourishing business only a heap of 
ashes. Having located his residence at the neighboring suburb of Evanston, 
he promptly assisted in organizing a relief association and mounted patrol for 
the assistance of refugees and the protection of the homes and property of his 
fellow-citizens, filling his own house with the unfortunate and the destitute, his 
family, with equal benevolence, cooking the necessary food for the famishing, 
and clothing the almost naked victims of that tragic horror. Mr. Knowlton 
was the first to re-establish his business while the city was still burning. 

In 1873 the second fire swept away every vestige of his manufactory, but 
with characteristic energy he again rebuilt, and in 187S was as prosperous as 
ever, employing over four hundred operatives, and producing a daily average 
of over four tons of boxes. His early mechanical experience was so assisted 
by his inventive genius that in 1890 he was furnishing both new machinery and 
finished products throughout the country. 

As most of the manufacturers in his line were East of the Alleghanies, he 
concluded to confine himself to the manufacture of machinery, and the busi- 
ness was divided, he removing to Rochester, N. Y., and his partner continuing 
to manufacture goods in Chicago. 

Since March, 1891, Mr. Knowlton has resided in Rochester, where he now 
continues his business, protected by many U. S. Patents which he has secured 
by his own inventive genius, and which have given him an enviable footing in 
the great American and European markets. 

He served for two years as Justice of the Peace in Evanston, 111., declining 
re-election, and has devoted himself to business ana philanthropic interests 
since that time. An ardent Republican in politics and a devout and loyal Pres- 
byterian in religious faith, he serves his country with conscientious citizenship, 
and his fellow-men with modest benevolence that commend him to the love and 
regard of all. 

His only son, Kirk K., is in Purdue University, La Fayette, Ind., of the 
class of 1900, taking a full course in electrical engineering. His grade of 
scholarship in previous years gives full assurance of distinction in his chosen 
profession. 



181 7 George P. and Helen B. Gibbs, of Brighton, Mass., 
had : 

(4135) Lillian S., March 24, 1S69. d. young. 



The Canada Knowltons 271 

(4136) Samuel I)., June 10, 1871. 

(4137) George F., April it, 1873. 

George was in the leather business, and was burned out by the great Boston 
fire. He subsequently opened a hotel, and finally settled down in a prosperous 
grocery business in North Cambridge, Mass. 



1839 Willis and Ida L. Orr had 
(4138) Dean Owen, May 25, 1876. 
Ida d. April 13, 1S85. 



1840 Chas. M. and Martha J. Bradley had 

(4139) Daniel C. 

(4140) Infant son. d. 

(4 141) Esther B. ) _ . 

e \ tv/i -n f Twins. 

(4142) Mary R. ) 

(4143) C. Milton. 

(4144) Willard. d. young. 

Residence, Cazenovia. N. Y. 



1 841 Annie R. Knowlton and E. Bowen Crandall had 

(4145) Ruth K. 

(4146) Bowen. 

(4147) Eugene B. 

Residence, Cazenovia, N. Y. 



1842 Mary A. Knowlton and Walter C. Jackson had 

(4148) E. Steele. 

(4149) Annie F. 

Residence, Cazenovia, N. Y. 



1844 William and Mary Chapman had : 

(4150) Hiram, August 17, 1823. m. Salina W. Chapman, March it, 

1846. 

(4151) Elvira, April 13, 1825. d. young. 



272 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(4152) A. K. P., December 10, 1827. m. Mary McGuire, May 23, 1859; 

m. 2d Almira Chase, December 13, 1864. 

(4153) William A., April 5, 1S30. m. Hannah Kimball, January, 1853. 

(4154) Isaac, June 10, 1833. m. Eliza Blanchard, December 17, 1858. 

(4155) Mary E., March 31, 1S36. d. 1839. - ?< / 

(4156) Martha H., August 29, 1S39. m. Joseph W. Methuen, September 

4, 1859. 

(4157) Mark L., January 10, 18J3. m. Emma Savage, February 5, 1864. 



1845 Joseph and Hannah Sanborn had : 

(4158) Leonard, October 14, 1830. m. Caroline Bartlett, October 9, 1853 ; 

m. 2d Laura Knowles, February 3, 1864 ; m. 3d Mrs. Emma 
Pierce. 

(4159) Lucy, January 19, 1832. d. May 23, 1843. 

(4160) Nancy, January 12, 1836. 



1847 John and Caroline Churchill had : 

(4161) Asa, January 15, 1845. d. August 22, 1856. 

(4162) Asa 1L, March 16, 1847. m. Eliza Hutchins. 

(4163) Alice, October 15, 1848. d. September 26, 1865. 

(4164) Nancy, November 26, 1850. d. young. 

(4165) Juliette, January 24, 1S52. 

(4166) John, October 7, 1854. 

(4167) Jennie, March 26, 1857. 

(4168) Berthia, December 23, 1864. d. 1869. 

Residence, East New Portland, Me. 



1848 Martha Knowlton and George Howes had : 

(4169) Wra, Joseph PL, December 17, 1834. 

(4170) Mary, June t6, 1836. 

(4171) George, May iS, 1837. 

(4172) Mary E., February 17, 1839. 

(4173) George F., March 7, 1842. 

(4174) Carrie P., August 17, rS44. 

(4175) Wm. II. PL, October 4, 1845. 

(4176) John A., February 12, 1850. 

(4177) Edmund G., December 5, 1S55. 



The Canada Knowltons 273 

1850 Sarah Knowlton and David McKenney had : 

(4178) Joseph, December 17, 1843. 

(4179) William, September 17, 1845. 

(4180) Winfield, November 8, 1847. 

(41 81) James, February 19, 1850. d. young. 

(4182) Hannah, April 26, 1856. 



1852 Albion and Ellen Poland had : 

(4183) Mary D., August iG, 1847. m. Herbert M. Daly, August i, 1869. 

(4184) Eliza C, August 20, 1849. m. Thomas Merchant, November 22, 1868. 

Albion d. February S, 1857, and his wid. m. 2d Moses Parsons, June 1, 1864. 



1854 David and Vienna Ilolbrook had 

(4185) David A., June 24, 1857. 

(41S6) George H., August 21, 1859. d. 1865. 

(4187) Charles, January 20, 1867. 

(4188) Edith, December 6, 186S. d. young. 

(4189) Charles, March 16, 1874. j d oung< 

(4190) Anna, March 16, 1874. ) 



1856 John and Adelaide Marshall had 

(4191) Annie, May 17, 1S49. 
(4x92) John D., Octobor 21, 1852. 
(4193) Mary E., June 22, 1854. 

Residence, Boston, Mass. 



1858 Joseph and Adeline Preston had 

(4194) George R., November 9, 1857. 

(4195) Nellie P., November 2G, 1S60. 

(4196) Frank L., April 7, 1867. 

(4197) Fannie P., August 10. 1870. 



274 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1861 George K. and Irene M. Pullins had : 

(4198) Lucretia M., May 31, 1862. 

(4199) Odella E., July 11, 1864. 

(4200) Charles, December 9, 1867. 






1863 Isaac and Sarah W. Dodge had 
(4200 a) Gertrude F., June 24, 1873. 



1865 John H. and Sarah A. Knowlton had 

(4201) Orendia, July 12, 1872. 

(4202) Clarence D. 

(4203) Grace A. 



1866 Joseph and Esther Knowlton had : 

(4204) Eliza P., March 15, 1837. 

(4205) Martha M., June 10, 1838. m. H. P. Witham, November 25, 1875. 

(4206) Esther A., November 19, 1S39. d. young. 

(4207) Isaac P., March 14, 1843. m - Georgiana Brackett. 

(4208) Joseph F., October 13, 1844. 

Residence, Hamilton, Mass. 



1867 Edmund and Amanda Saunders had 
(4209) Levi, March 18, 1838. m. Rosanna Dudley. 
Edmund d. March 12, 1866. 



1889 James A. and Clarinda M. Fuller had : 

(4210) Austin A., March 18, 1848. d. July 18, 1876. 

(4211) James B., September 14, 1855. m. Fannie Seavey, September 15, 

1893. 

(4212) Edward F., March 9, 1S58. m. Martha N. Marsh, November 16, 

1 88 2. Res., Salem, Mass. 

(4213) Daniel F., October 31, i860, m. Mary Lansing, October 4, 1892. 

(4214) Nellie M., March 16, 1863. m. Arthur Widger, October 30, 1889. 

(4215) Charles F. January 3r, 1865. Supt. Public Works, Quincy, Mass. 

(4216) Hattie F., March 31, 1872. Unra. 



The Canada Knowltons 275 

JAMES A. KNOWLTON 
was born in Gloucester, Mass., in 1821. When but a small boy he removed to 
Salem, where he was apprenticed to a ship-builder, and before many y 
had founded a business of his own, in which he was eminently successful. In 
1844 he removed from Salem to Gloucester, becoming the proprietor of a ship- 
yard from which craft of all sorts have been launched. lie inevitably became 
one of the most widely known and respected of the citizens of his native town, 
taking great interest in local and political matters, and serving as overseer of the 
poor, assessor, selectman, and, .in fact, in nearly every office in the gift of his 
fellow-citizens. For about forty years he spent his winters at Norfolk, Va. 

Clara M. f is the daughter of William and Marion Fuller, 1). at Swampscott in 
1823. This worthy couple recently celebrated their golden wedding, surrounded 
by numerous descendants. 



1890 Allen and Frances Farr had 

(4217) Johnnie, June 18, 1870. 

(4218) Warren. 

Frances d. November, 18S8. 



1892 Ira P. and Esther Appleton had : 

(4219) Mary E., January 10, 1847. m. Rufus Benham, September, 18, 1S70. 

(4220) Sarah A., May 22, TS49. m. J. IF Knowhon. 

(4221) Mary E., November 18, 1S54. 

(4222) Ellen H., February 13, 1859. 

Residence, Salem, Mass. A farmer. 



1S94 Richard and Mary Means had: 

(4223) Mary E., Octobers, 1S52. 

(4224) Charles H., October 30, 1854. d. young. 

(4225) Reuben, April 23, 1S56. Killed by lightning the same year. 
(4226} Alice H., March 31, 185s. m. George M. Low, November 29, 1879. 



1896 Charles and Mary W. Tuttle bad : 
(4226 a) Lucy N., 1826. m. Thos. Hale, June 17, 1S47. 
Charles d. September 75, 1S50. 



276 The Knowlton Genealogy 

1S97 Timothy and Hannah Farr had : 
(4227) Martha, October S, 1S26. 

Timothy was the s. of Neamiah (735) and Patience Parsons, (accidentally 
omitted). He d. March 1, 1826. 



1898 Harvey and Lucy Davis had : 

(4228) Lucy II., April 3, 1825. m. Allen Pettingill, 1857. 

(4229) Harvey, October 6, 1S28. 

(4230) Cordelia, February 12, 1S30. d. young. 

Harvey m. 2d Elizabeth Webber, 1839. 



1899 Neamiah and Harriet Colcy had : 

(4231) John C, October 15, 1S39. m. Mary Mc'Ennis, December 19, JS65. 

(4232) Harriet, August, 1S42. d. 1851. 

(4233) Harriet L., 1851. m. Frank II. Dennis, February 20, 1S73. 

Residence, Rod: port, Mass. 



t 90 1 Asa, Jr., and Eliza A. Porter had : 

(4234) Frances A., July 19, 1833. in. D. S. Watson, May 4, 1856. 

Asa, Jr., m. 2d Anna E. Trask, 1842. Residence, Gloucester, Mass. Asa, 
Jr., d. June 25, 1S78. 



1905 Hannah Knowlton and Joseph Andrews had : 

(4235) Joseph Warren, m. Agnes Burnham of Gloucester, Mass. 

(4236) Susan Elvira, m. Luther F. Allen of Manchester, Mass. 

(4237) Francis Marion, September 20, 1S31. m. Mary P. Morrill. 

(4238) Horatio N. in. Helen Story. 

(4239) Maryline. m. Chas. Prindall. 

(4240) Elias C. m. Florence Foist. 

(4241) Hannah, M., January 31, 1846. in. Noah Burnham. 

(4242) Horace M., January 10, 1849. in. Ida A. Scovillc. 

Residence, Essex, Mass. 



The American Knowltons 277 

1906 Abigail Knowlton and Noah Story had : 

(4243) Abbie. 
{4244) Albert. 
(4245) Clement A. 



1907 Susan Knowlton and Jeremiah Henderson had : 

(4246) Abbie L. m. Albert F. Low. 

(4247) Susan M. m. Charles Burnham. 

(424S) Moses K. m. Isabelle Richardson, m. 2d Anetle Hobbs. 

(4249) George \V. d. Served in the U. S. Army during the Rebellion. 

(4250) Fannie H. m. Elias Crocker. 



1908 Moses and Mary Lufkin had: 

(4251) Alphonso, 1840. d. 1S46. 

(4252) Elizabeth, November 14, 1843. m. David B. Burnham. 

(4253) Lydia, October 22, 1845. d. young. 

(4254) Alphonso M., June 21, 1848. m. Susie F. Andrews, December 6, 

1S71. 

(4255) John C, March 23, 1S50. 

(4256) George, August 5, 1853. d. young. 

(4257) Mary L. m. Thomas Morgan. 

(4258) Lydia C, July 3, 1S57. m. Chas. S. Marston. 

Moses is a prominent citizen of Essex, and a director in the Cape Ann Na- 
tional Bank of Gloucester, Mass. 



1909 Esther and William A. Andrews had: 

(4259) Leonard. 

(4260) Oscar A. 

(4261) Edtnond. 

(4262) William A. Jr., 1846. d. in the army, during the Rebellion. 

(4263) Zylpha H. 

Residence, Essex. Mass. 



191 1 David and Anstice C. Norton had : 

(4264) Flerbert A. m. Nancy G. Story, February 4, JS70. 

(4265) Webster, d. young. 



2/8 The Knowlton Genealogy 

(4266) Perry B. m. Emma A. Howes, March 10, 1S76. 

(4267) Annie C. m. Ephraim Dane. 

Residence, Essex, Mass. 



191 2 Aaron and Harriet Choate Norton had : 

(4268) Charles L., December 29, 1854.! 

(4269) Edward F. 

(4270) Sarah Eva. 
(42-71) Alva L. 

Harriet d. and Aaron m. 2d Emma F. Andrews, fune 21, 
1876. They had: 
(4272) Jessie A., June 30, 1S77. 

Aaron is a farmer on the old paternal estate. 

Residence, Essex, Mass. 



19 1 3 Elizabeth Knowlton and John P. Lufkin had : 

(4:73) ChasE. 

(4274} Charles Perry, 1843. Killed in the War of the Rebellion. 

(4275) John E. 

(4276) Abbie L. 

John P. d. and Elizabeth m. Jesse Burnham. They had 

(4276 a) Edward Burnham. m. Abbie A. Hill 
(4276 Ji) Sarah L. Burnham. m. Joseph Brown. 

Elizabeth res. in Essex, Mass. 



1914 Minerva Knowlton and Johnathan Richardson had 
(4^77) Frank Chester, m. Myra Etta Davis of Essex, Mass. 
Residence, Danvers and Essex, Mass. 



191 5 Perry and had 

(4278) George. 

(4279) Evelyn. 
(42S0) Florence. 



The American Knowltons 279 

1 916 Cassandra Knowlton and Chas. T. Littlefield had : 

(4281) Charles W. m. Eva D. Mannell. 



1919 Michael and Louisa Hodgkins had : 

(4282) Sidney D., October i8, 1850. 

(4283) Almeda, April 16, 1S52. m. L. G. Pool, December 18, 1876. 

(4284) Isaac D., November 15, 1855. 

(4285) Louisa, May 14, 1S58. 

(4286) Albert. 

(4287) Frank. 

(4288) Eva, August 5, 1866. d. young. 

Louisa d. April 1, 1877. 



1923 Addison and Mercy Willcy had : 

(4289) Thomas E., February 3, 1838. m. Olive A. Walker, August r7, 1S58. 

(4290) Melville, August 18, 1S43. m. Rebecca Grimmings, February 3. 

1863. 

(4291) Orlando, January 26, 1846. m. Rhoda Pool, January 29, 1S68. 

(4292) Edgar, May 5, 1851. d. 1859. 

(4293) Mary L., April 18, 1S54. 

(4294) Edgar, December, 20, 1859. 



1926 George \V. and Mary Dodge had : 

(4295) Adaline, September 30, 1S36. 
George E. 

(4296) George W., September 10, 1838. in. Olive J. Foster, April 28,'i859. 

(4297) Mary E. 

(4298) Frank D., April 21, 1843. 

Residence, Salem, Mass. 



1927 William II. and Mary Clarkson had 

(4298 a) William J., August 31, 1846. Res. in Boston. 

(4299) Margaret, December 5, 1847. 

(4300) Alona L., April 5, 1849. 



s8o The Knowlton Genealogy 

1928 Andrew and Mary O. Fulton had : 

(4301) Jackson, m. Catherine 

(4302) John T., April 28, 1841. d. 1849. 

(4303) Edwin H., November 14, 1843. 



1929 Azor and Martha Tower (or Turner), had 

(4304) Edwin E., October 22, 1S45. d. young. 
(43°S) John, November 27, 1S54. 

Azor d. February 23, 1879. 



1 93 1 Eben and Elizabeth Matthews had : 

(4306) Eben S., June 9, 1851. 

(4307) Rebecca, April 11, 1S53. m. W. H. Colby, January 16, 1875. 
(430S) Forrest H., August 10, 1854. 

(4309) , July 10, 1856. 

(4310) Herbert, July 10, 1 85 8. d. 1S61. 

(431 1) A son, December 26, 1862. 

(4312) James A., January 14, 1S67. 



1936 Frank P. and Phoebe had : 

(4313) Addie A., March 14, 1867. 
(4314). Mabel A., September 24, T869. 

(4315) Blanche B., December 25, 1S71. 

(4316) Frank W., October 18, 1875. d. young. 



1937 Martha L. Knowlton and Augustus Dodge had : 

(4317) Martha A., September 2r, 1835. m. Samuel 11. Prime, of Salem, 

January 1, 1856. 9 chil. 

(4318) Sarah P., September n, 1837. d. in Wenham, March 13, T893. 

(4319) George A., March 21, 1842. d. in Wenham, December 15, 1879. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War, Company F., 23d Regiment, 
Mass. Vol., 1862-4. He m. Elizabeth G. Dodge, February iC, 
1865. 

(4320) Frances E., March 30, 1S50. 

Martha L. was from Hamilton, Mass. 



The American Knowltons 281 

193S Sarah D. Knowlton and Zebulon Burnham had : 

(4321) Sarah A., June 21, 1837. 

(4322) Ives D., September 10, 1S3S. 

(43 2 3) John C, July 3, 1840. 

(4324) Anna P., August 14, 1842. 

(43 2 5) Calvin, January 4, 1844. 

(4326) Otis, December 30, 1S45. 

(4327) Frank, March 3, 1847. 



1949 Ephraim and Catherine Holmes had 

(4328) Caroline. 

(4329) Mary A., 1838. m. Finley Bond. 

(4330) Ellen M., 1842. 

(4331) Anna E., 1S46. 

(433 2 ) Ephraim, 1851. 

(4333) Clam B., 1857. 



1950 Benjamin and Mrs. Caroline (Gray) Mc'Mullen had: 

(4334) Franklin, July 4, 185.-. m. Evie Ward, April 23, 1879. Had son 

Clarence F., i8;6. 

(4335) Emma, May 28, 1S54. m. Benj. Thomas. 

(4336) Maria A., June 10, 1861. res. Warren, Maine. 

(4337) Bennie, September 17, 1S67. res. Warren, Maine. 

Benjamin was born in Rockland, and rem. to Warren, Maine, April, 1876. 



1955 Thomas and Lucy Blanchard had : 

(4338) William B., July 21, 1817. m. Alma Persons. 

(4339) Lucy M., March 2, 1819. m. Royal Barrow. 

(4340) Thomas J., July 21, 1821. in. Laura Beecher. 

(4341) James S., February 6, 1823. m. Had 4 chil. 

(4342) George W., November 12, 1824. m. Ellen Peck. 

(4343) Henry, November 1.1, 1825. m. Laura Goodwin. 

(4344) Ephraim, October 3, 3830. 

(4345) Amos A., July 25, 1S33. 

(4346) Charles P., June 15, 1835. 

(4347). John C, November 20, 1837. m. Celia Caulkins, November 9, 1859. 

(4348) Byron P., August 20. 1841. m. Kitty Graham. 

(4349) Alvira, December 2:, 1842. d. February 25, J 863. 

Thomas d. February 25, 1859. 



282 



The Know! ton Genealogy 



1957 William and Maria Barney had : 

(4350) Augustus E., December 11, 1819. 

(4351) Lucy, December 27, 1821. 

(4352) Marian, December 29, 1823. 

(4353) Julia, October 3, 1825. 

(4354) Sarah J., July 13, 1829. 

(4355) John B -> J ul y 28 > l8 57- m - Clymer of N. Y., October 16, 1852. 

(4356) Wm. W., September, 6, 1831. 

(4357) Harriet, May 29, 1833. d. May 5, 1S70. 

(4358) Hiram, June 29, 1835. 

(4359) Emily, October 3, 1837. d. December 16, 1863. 

(4360) Maria, July 6, 1840. She d. February n, 1874. 



1969 Samuel Stearns and Mary Filch Moore had : 

(4361) Mary Elizabeth, August 18, 1832. m. Hon. James Vandervcer, of 

New Jersey, December 29, 1864. 

(4362) Ezra Scollay, September i, 1838. 

(4363) Samuel H., July 27, 1840. 

(4364) George, August 16, 1842. 

Samuel and Mary (Moore) Stearns removed in 1834 to Rindge, N. H., and 
he at once took a very prominent part in the civil arc! religious affairs of the 
town. Among the various positions of public trust to which he was repeatedly 
elected were those of Selectman and Representative. His wife Mary died Au- 
gust 2 S, 1849, and Samuel m. 2d Almira Hale, daughter of John and Betsey 
(Bennett) Hale, of Ashburnham, Mass., who died in 1877. 



1973 Nathaniel and Rosanna Goodwin had : 

(4365) Sarah, August 22, 1817. m. George W. Emery, January 1, 1845. 

Res., South Berwick, Maine. 

(4366) James, September 2, 1819. m. Harriet Hanscom, in 1846. Res., 

Portland. 

(4367) John, December 18, 1820. m. Elizabeth C. Ham, September 4, 

1845. Res., in Portsmouth, N. H. 

( 43 6S) Jeremiah, July 30, 1822. m. Eliza Goodwin, January 26, 1851. 
Res., Salmon Falls. 

(4369) Hannah, December 24, 1824. m. H. D. Walker. Settled in Ber- 
wick, Maine. 



The American Knowltons 283 

(4370) Carrie, August 20, 1826. m. Isaac P. Yeaton. Res., at So. Berwick, 

Maine. 

(4371) Nathaniel, May n, 1830. ra. Addie Goodwin. Res., So. Berwick, 

Maine. 

Nathaniel was a cabinet-maker, res. in Eliot, Maine, where he d. March 17, 
1864. 



1974 James and Isabel Tobey had : 

(4372) Nathaniel, July 4, 1822. d. October 4, 1867. 

(4373) Mary, September 20, 1S26. d. young. 

(4374) Isabel, March 1, 1824. m. Jefferson Pratt, (or Raitt), November 17, 

1868. She d. January 9, 1S56. 

(4375) Mary F., April 7, 1828. d. 1848. 

(4376) Jas. H., October 20, 1831. m. Matilda Bartlett. 

(4377) Hannah A., January 15, 1834. m. C. H. Daniels, June 8, 1848. 

(4378) Lucy J., February 8, 1837. m. J. D. Frost, November 14, 1859. 

(4379) Sarah, December 6, 1839. m. M. L. Hatch. 4 chil. 

(4380) George W., February 18, 1843. m. Sarah E. Monroe. 

Residence, Eliot, Me. 

James was a Farmer. He d. June 13, 1SS0. Isabel d. January 11, 1895. 



1975 John and Nancy I. Frye had: 

(4381) Annie E., November 6, 1836. m. Rev. Geo. E. Sanborn, June 10, 

1858. Res., in Hartford, Conn. 

(4382) Sarah A., March 18, 1839. m. Horace E. Robinson, September 18, 

1861. 4 chil. 
(43S3) Mary. H., July 15, 1842. m. Chas. E. Lane, October, 1863. She 
d. 1865. 

(4384) Wm. H. H., June 28, 1841. m. Mary L. Butcher, November 9, 1865. 

(4385) Eliza \V., March 1, 1S48. Unm. Res., in Hartford, Conn. 

Residence, Portsmouth, N. H. 

John d. August 1, 1S70. 



1976 Lucy Knowlton and James Bartlett had : 

(4386) John. Residence, in Milwaukee, Wis. 

(4387) Lucy. m. Thompson. 

(43S8) Edwin. Res., in New York City. 



2S4 



(4389) Sarah, m. Johnson. Res., Baltimore. 

(4390) Margaret, d. 

(4391) James P. Res., Portsmouth, N. H. 

(4392) Louisa, m. — — Goodale. 



1977 Hannah Knowlton and Joshua XV. Kenney had 

(4393) Joshua, August 27, 1S26. d. August 6, 1852. 



1979 Abigail Knowlton and Joseph G. True had : 

(4394) Elias F., November 13, 1828. m. C. G. Crossman, November n, 

i855- 

(4395) Mary R-i February 20, 1830. m. Hannah Staniels, January 27, i860. 

(4396) Jacob R, September 11, 1831. m. Annie R. Pierce, October 21, 

1852. 

(4397) Lewis P., January 15, 1833. 

(4398) Abbie J., November 18, 1835. m. Win. Snow, January 16, 1S62. 

(4399) Joseph E., September 2, 1837. m. Hattie Tibbets. 

(4400) Ora A., December 15, 1839. m. Susan Staniels, May 25, 1871. 

(4401) Annie, September 20, 1S41. m. J. Gushing Bartlett ; m. 2d Jesse 

F. Bartlett. 



1980 Thomas and Cynthia Savage had : 

(4402) Augusta, 1S35. Res., Brunswick, Maine. 

(4403) Emily, September 7, 1S36. 

(4404) Chas. T., February 7, 1838. m. Martha Hoagdon. 

(4405) Chauncy, July 3, 1S40. Killed in the Civil War, October 16, 186: 

(4406) Josephine, November 11, 1841. Res., Watsonville, Cal. 

(4407) Wesley, 1845. d. young. 

(4408) Isadore, January 4, 1848. 

Thomas d. June 16, 1863, in San Francisco. Cynthia cl. March 1S, 1SS8. 



1 98 2 Joseph and Rachel. Lowe had 

(4409) Infant, d. 

(4410) Abby. m. Peterson. 

(441 r) Isabel, m. Theodore Wilder. 

(4412) Lucy. m. Geo. D. Card. 

(4413) Joseph, m. Lizzie Doolittlc. 2 chil. 

(4414) Annie E. m. Osborne. 



\ The American Knowltons . 285 



1893 Jacob and Mary Rogers had : 

(4415) George, March u, 1838. d. January 26, 1864. 

(4416) Abby, January 23, 1840. 

(4417) John R., October 26, 1S42. m. Sarali M. Kidder, June 2, 1870. 

(4418) Sarah, March 19, 1844. m. John H. Bowditch, April, 1S64. 

(4419) Beatrice, January 1, 1846. d. young. 

(4420) Frances, January 11, 1850. m. Chas. L. Nichols, June 27, 1871. 

Jacob d. May 21, 1867. Mary d. March 6, 1874. 



,\ 1985 Francis and Caroline Billings had : 

(4421) Mary, ^839. m. Ferdinand Hall. He d. in California. 

(4422) Emily, January 18, 1842. m. Robert C. Smith, December 30, i860. 

(4423) Edward, April, 1844. m. Lucy Annis. 

Rem. to Michigan. 



2013 Jonathan and Lydia Palmer had : 

(4424) Mayhew C, April 3, 1S23. m. Had s. Everett. Lynn, Mass. 

(4425) Alonzo, October 11, 1824. m. Had s. Walter F. 

(4426) Georg.: H., April 21, 1S3S. m. Hannah Cilley, February 4, 1869. 

(4427) Mary, September 8, 1830. 



2014 Miles and Nancy M. Demeritt had: 

(4428) Henry. June 25, 1S19. m. Mary Morrison, February 14, 1841. 

(4429) James, August 5, 1821. m. Jane M. Morrison, September 3, 1844. 

(4430) John, March 26, 1831. d. young. 

(4431) Daniel C, December 15, 1S32. m. Mary Dearborn, March 5, 1857. 

(4432) Alfred, December 2, 1S24. d. young. 

(4433) Angeline, April 19, 1S27. m. J. B. Morrison, October 2S, 1852. 

Res., North wood, N. H. 

(4434) Elizabeth, October 15, 1S2S. m. Ebcn James, of Deerfield, N. H., 

June 14, 1851. 

(4435) Roxana, April 21, 1823. m. Stephen Tuttle ; m. 2d W. H. Furber, 

ct Boston. She d. 1S69. 

(4436) Gardner, June 25, 1S34. d. August 17, 1S58. 

(4437) Chas. E., June 25, 1S36. 

(4438) Annie M., April 30, 1837. m. Jonah Morrison, July 2, 1855. 

(4439) Olive J., February 7, 1839. m. N. J. Tilton, of Deerfield, Mass. 

Miles d. February, 1874. Nancy d. July 3, 1870. 



2 86 The Kn owl ton Genealogy 

2017 William and Betsey Drake had : 

(4440) Chas. B. m. Eleanor Norris. 

(4441) James W. 

(4442) Mary W. m. William Hodgman. 

(4443) Helen, m. Hon. L. Clark. 

(4444) Adaliza. m. John M. Kane. 

(4445) Josephine. 

(4446) Emma F. m. Geo. M. Teele. 

(4447) Jonathan. 
(444S) Miles. 

(4449) William. 

(4450) Nathan. 

Residence. Northwood, N. H. 



2019 Jane Knowlton and Miles Durgin had : 

(4451) Woodbury M., June 8, 1S25. m. Ahbie E. James, December 16, 

1847. 

(4452) Mary J., May 13, 1827. m. W. H. Simmons, June 14, 1848. 

(4453) William T., February 13, 1833. m. Ilattie Stewart, February 8, 

1863. 

(4454) Amos S., February 2, 1837. m. Annie Batchelder, November 29, 

1859. 

(4455) John A., May 15, 1839. m. Mary E. Webster, 1859. 



20 



20 Nathaniel and Eliza Hoyt had : 



(4456) Emery M., September 16, 1831. d. 1840. 

(4457) Mary, October 3, 1836. in. C. H. Robinson, July 1, 1857. 

(4458) Eliza, December 18, 1837. m. A. G. James, November 16, 1S58. 

(4459) J° hn B -> April 6, 1838. m. Mary A. Harvey, September 22, i860. 1 son. 

(4460) Melissa, May 22, 1844. m. P>. P. Giles, August 6, 1864. 

(4461) Francenia, September 23, 1S46. m. John H. Thompson, August 22, 

1874. 

(4462) Plummer, May 3, 1848. m. Mary A. Thompson, 1866. 

Residence, Chichester, N. Ii. 



2026 Oliver and Lucinda Batcheller had : 

(4463) George, February, 25, i 82 7- m - Mar y - T - ^emerritt, December 19, 
1853. Soldier in Civil War. 



The American Knowltons 287 

(4464) Charles, November 9, 1S29. Res. in Miles City, Montana. 

(4465) Kirk, February 24, 1836. m. Susan Clark, 1865. 

(4466) John, May 25, 1832. m. Rachael Batchelder, May 2, 185S. 

(4467) Frank, August 12, 1834. Killed at Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 

1863. 

(4468) Mary, April, 20, 1840. m. Geo. Sanborn, February 9, 1861. 

Residence, Sanbornton, N. H. 

Oliver was a teacher, Selectman, and Representative in the Legislature. 



2027 Mehitable Knowlton and Lewis Fiske had: 

(4469) Oliver, January 22, 1819. 

(4470) Amos, July 5, 1821. 

(4471) Charles, September 9, 1827. 

(4472) Daniel, November 22, 1829. 

Mehitable d. July 10, 1873. 



2028 Samuel and Sally Danforth had : 

(4473) George W., December 19, 1818. m.Sophronia Evans, June 28, 1840. 

(4474) Mary J., March 25, 1820. 

(4475) Warren, October 13, 1S21. d. 1825. 

(4476) Emcline, December 25, 1S24. 

(4477) Lucy A., September 17, 1826. 

(4478) Sarah O., December 25, 1828. m. H. H. Channell, March 20, 1862. 

(4479) Oliver, April 16, 1834. m. Ellen . 

(44S0) Abigail, April 13, 1S36. 

(4481) Andrew, August 12, 1839. 

Res., Northwood, N. H. 

Sally d. September 17, 1859. 



2631 Harriet Knowlton and F. C. Morrill had 

(4482) Samuel G., August 19, 182S. 

(4483) Harriet, February 24, 1S30. 

(4484) Lydia, February 10, 1S33. 
(44S5) Drusilla. 

(4486) Charles. 

Harriet d. July 31, 1877. He d. 1840. 



288 The Knowlton Genealogy 

2032 Lydia Knowlton and Jacob C. Harvey had : 

(4487) Susan, January 2, 1S26. m. J. H. Winslow, December 26, 1859. 

(4488) Francis, August 6, 1S27. m. Annie Robinson, December 4, 1853 

(4489) George J., January 12, 1829. 

(4490) Louisa A., May 8, 1830. m. Paschal Sturtevant, March 1, 1S49. 

(4491) Merilla, June 20, 1832. d. 1839. 

Lydia d. October 1, 1848. 



( 



2034 George W. and Eliza W. Garland had no chil. He 
m. 2d Mary A. Virgin, and had : 

(4492) Olive, April 4, 1S40. m. Wm. F. Hill, January 25, 1858. 

(4493) George, September 22, 1844. m. Olive A. Cate, February 10, 1S66. 

(4494) Ursula, November 5, 1846. m. Chas. Batchelder ; m. 2d John Smith, 

1877. 

(4495) Winfield, October 17, 1S48. m. Ellen M. Clark, December 4, 1869, 

(4496) Lizzie, June 21, 1853. m. George M. Morse, July 10, 1872. 

(4497) Frank P., December 29, 1858. 

(4498) Sarah K. February 8, i860. 

Residence, Lowell, Mass. 



2043 Asahel and Eliza Shaw had : 

(4499) John, January 9, 1S41. 

(4500} Lizzie, November 27, 1842. 

(4501) Flosea C, October 9, 1844. m. Ellen Flagg. 1 child. 

(4502) Edwin, October 16, 1846. 

(4503) Frank, November 9, 1S50. 

Eliza d. December 27, 1850, and Asahel ra. 2d. Mary D. 
Clark, April 1851, and had : 
Chas. F., September 17, 1886. 

Residence, Chichester, N. H. 



(2044) SAMUEL KNOWLTON 

enlisted in the United States Army, and served in the Florida War. His regi- 
ment having been so invested by the savages that provisions and war material 
could no longer be had, and the troops being on the verge of starvation, the 
commanding officer called for volunteers in a " forlorn ho'»e," and who would 



The American Knowltons 289 

risk their lives in an attempt to reach the next garrison and obtain relief. 
Samuel Knowlton was the only volunteer. He threaded the dense forest by 
night, hiding and sleeping by day ; and for several days he eluded the vigilance 
of the enemy. He finally lost his way, was captured by the savages, and flayed 
alive. 



2045 James and had : 



(4504) Amanda, m. George Diamond. 

(4505) Adaline. m. John Danforth. 

Residence, Danbury, N. H. 



2046 Asa and Lydia had : 

(4506) Marietta, January 7, 1854. m. James P. Reed, 1870. 

(4507) Kinsman, September 12, 1850. d. 1854. 

(4508) George, September 30, 1853. m. Lucy Bennett, 1875. Had dau. 

Lillian. 

(4509) Olive, March 10, 1862. d. young. 



2047 Andrew and Mary Blake had : 

(4510) Charles, November 23, 1847. 
(45 n) Nellie, May 3, 1S50. 

Residence, Nashua, N. H. 



2049 William and Merinda Bailey had : 

(4513) Charles B., April 12, 1856. 

(4514) Sarah, November 25, 1857. m. Frank Webster, November, 1877. 

(4515) George, July 20, 1S60. d. 1864. 

(4516) Henry, June 9, 1863. 

Residence, Lawrence, Mass. 

William m. 2d Lydia Currier, 1847. 



2056 William II. II. and Eleanor Norris had: 

(4517) Blake N., 1831. d. 1863. 

(4518) Martha A., February 25, 1833. m - J- M. P. Batchelder, February 17, 

1859. 

(4519) Susan, January 23, 1831. m. Dr. N. Clarke, June 15, 1859. 



29° The Knowlton Genealogy 

2057 Jeremiah and Mary Ford had : 

(4520) Edward. 

Residence, Danbury, N. H. 



2058 Chas. G. and Sarah Flandors had : 

(4521) Frances, December, 1838. 

(4522) Amasette, April 16, 1843. m. Ezekiel S. Waldron. m. 2d Geo. H. 

Waldron. m. 3d James M. Abbott. 
(\5 2 z) George, 1845. 

Sarah d. June 27, 1845. Chas. m. 2d Mrs. Mary A. Rob- 
son, m. 3d Mrs. French and had: 

(4524) Mary. m. Brooks. Res., Independence, Ta. 

(4525) Eliza. 

(4526) Martha. 

(4527) Charles. 

(4528) Anna. 

Chas. d. November 19, 187 1, in Maysville, Iowa. 



2060 James and Clarissa Ford had : 

(4529) Sarah J., January 22, 1850. 

(4530) Alma A., October 12, 1851. 

(4531) Anna, November 15, rS52. 

(453 2 ) James, June 27, 1854. m. Carrie E. Gordon, res. in Lebanon, Ind. 

(4533) Clara E., November 21, 1S59. d. November 23, 1883. 

Clarissa was from Orange, N. H., whence the family rein, to Danbury, N. H. 



2063 Joseph and Clara Butler had : 

(4534) Horace, March 18, 1846. . m. Ella Dobbins. . 

(4535) Frank, December 14, 1847. m. Clara Powell. 1 child, d. young. 

(453 6 ) Joseph, January 16, 1S57. 

(4537) Thomas E., January 3, 1S60. m. Maude . 

Residence, Manchester, N. II. 

Joseph, Senr., was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion. 



The American Knowltons 291 

2064 Chas. D. and Harriet Buck had : 

(4538) Ellen W., March i, 1S46. m. Chas. Green, of Springfield, Mass. 

(4539) Chas. E., 1S47. d. 1S57. 

Chas. D. rem. from New Boston, N. H., to Mexico. 



2065 Julia Ann Knowlton and Micah Dyer had : 

(4540) Willarcl K., April 1, 1852. m. Sarah Holmes ; m. 2d Georgie Dunham. 

(4541) Walter R., m. Mabel Cross; m. 2d Martha Houston. He- d. April 

20, 1855. 

(4542) Mabel, October 1 6, 1857. d. young. 

JULIA KNOWLTON DYER 

was b. in Deerfield, N. H., August 25, 1S29. She is a lineal descendant of Gen. 
Dearborn, of Bunker Hill fame, and of Col. Thomas Knowlton of Maine. 

Her infancy was spent in Concord, N. II., and in 1839 she was taken to 
Manchester, and educated under private teachers, and in boarding school. At 
the age of 18, she was graduated from New Hampton Institute, with first honors, 
and became a teacher of French, English Literature, and Higher Mathematics. 

On her marriage to Micah Dyer, Esq., a lawyer of high standing, she re- 
moved to Dorchester, on the old and attractive Clapp estate, where she still 
resides. Her caree? has been so marked that few women in Massachusetts society 
are better, or more honorably, known than she. In 1864, the Dedham Dome 
for Discharged Soldiers was founded through her personal efforts, and she has 
for thirty years made monthly visits to the Institution. 

In 1882, she was chosen President of the Ladies' Aid Association. She- 
founded the Worne i's Charity Club for the benefit of females needing surgical 
treatment, starting the enterprise with faith and courage, though without one 
dollar of capital, and made it a permanent success and blessing. 

She organized the Wintergreen Club for women over fifty years of age. be- 
came its President, and has been the V. Pres. of the W. T. U., and an active 
member and officer in not less than twenty-five different charitable, philanthro- 
pic, and patriotic societies. Her extraordinary ability as an organizer, a speaker, 
and an administrator has made her an indispensable factor in the working out 
of many problems of modern society. 



2067 Susan Knowlton and Dr. Joseph Garland had : 

(4543) Ethel E. 

(4544) Alice. 

(4545) Roy. 

Residence, Springfield, Mass. 












2 The Knowlton Genealogy 

2084 Gilbert and Olive Batchelder had : 

(4546) James F., December 25, 1854. 

(4547) Carrie, January 4, 185S. 

(4548) Addie, February 25, i860. 

Residence, Nottingham, N. H. 



2093 c David and Mehitable True had : 

(4549) Ebenezer, November, 1835. m. Lizzie Johnstone. Rem. to San 

Francisco. 

(4550) David M., July 3, 1837. d. May 30, 1877. 

(4551) Chas., 1839. d. young. 

(4552) Sarah G., 1841. d. young. 

(4553) Charles, March 1843. d. 1848. 

Residence, Monteville, Maine. 



2093 d Ebenezer and Pheobe True had : 

(4554) Ellen, August 27, 1843. m. Chas. A. Milliken, May 21, 1875. He 

was Mayor of Augusta, Maine. 

(4555) Hattie, August 14, 1847. m. Lyman G. Jordan, December 24, 1S71. 

(4556) Abbic, August 5, 1S49. d. August 31, 1874. 

(4557) Eben, November 23, 1859. d. young. 

Widow Phoebe resides in Lewiston, Me. 



2093 E John C. Knowlton and Sarah A. Webb had : 

(4558) Charles, August 29, 1843. m. Helen Blood, 1867. 

(4559) Mary, April 17, 1845. m. Daniel Farr, 1S69. 

(4560) Carrie, December 5, 1848. m. F. C. Keating, 1875. 

(4561) J. Frank, March 19, 1856. m. Josie Merservy, December 4, 1878. 

Widow Sarah lives in Lewiston, Me. 



2094 Abigail Knowlton and Joseph Stevens had 

(4562) Jared, September 10, 1795. 
(45 6 o) Hatiic B., June 1, 1797. 

(4564) Permelia, March 20, 1799. 

(4565) Amos, May 31, 1801. 

(4566) Jonas, March 13, 1803. 
(4566 a) Benjamin, May 12, 1805. 

1.567) Joseph, August 20, 1809. 



The American Knowltons 2 

(4568) Ralph, December 2, 181 1. 

(4569) Marcus, February 20, 1814. m. Mary Erwin, December 26, 1S54. 

(4570) Almond, June 12, 1816. m. Martha Gates. 

(457 John, February 19, 1819. m. Mary B. Covert, October 8, 1845. 

(4572) Millicen A. m. Joseph Pratt. 

(4573) A daughter, d. young. 

Abigail d. December 19, 1864. Joseph d. December 1, 1846. 



2095 Charlotte Knowlton and Dr. John Rexford had 

(4574) Calista, January 28, 1796. 

(4575) Polly, October 8, 1798. 
(457G) William, July 25, 1800. 
(4577) Daniel, April 21, 1802. 
(457S) Abigail, April 1, 1804. 

(4579) John, July 7, 1806. 

(4580) Charlotte, July 1, 1S08. 

(4581) Lucy, May 10, 1810. 

(4582) Ensign, March 13, 181 2. 



2090 Benjamin and Lucy Campbell had : 

(4583) Ursula, June 25, 1804. d. November 29, 1.837. 

(4584) Charlotte, July 3, 1S06. d. 1809. 

(4585) Benjamin, December 8, 1S09. d. July 17, 1S33. 

(4586) Charlotte, October 17, 1S11. m. Dr. P. W. Belknap, January 9, 1837. 

and had son, Noyes. 

(4587) Emeline, November ]6, 1813. m. Freeman Smith. Res. and d. in 

Cato, N. Y. 

(4588) Oliver J., January 6, 1816. d. July 3, 1840. Res., Portage, Michigan. 

(4589) Ernest J., February ri, 1818. m. R. A. Potter. 

(4590) Maria, November 29, 1822. m. M. M. Emerson. She d. March 19, 

1874. 

Benjamin -,vas a captain in the war. of 1S12. He resided for several years 
in Portage, Mich., removing thence to South New Lyons, Mich., where he d. 
February, 1864. 

2098 Lucy Knowlton and John Chamberlain had : 

(4591) Destimony, July 8, 1806. m. Amos Cornell, January 15, 1S24. 

(4592) Isabella, unm. 



294 The Know! ton Genealogy 

2099 Henry and Rebecca Southwick had : 

(4593) Chas. A., August '14, 1810. m. Ruby Ingraham, March 7, 1835. 

(4594) Leander, May 7, 18 14. m. Matilda Monroe. 

(4595) Henry, May 24, 181 9. m. Harriet N. Dodge. 

(4596) Clark, 1821. m. Jemima . 

(4597) Hannah, 181 1. m, Had 4 chil. 

(4598) Caroline, 181 7. m. Nathaniel Crofut. d. in the War of the Re- 

bellion. 3 chil. 
(4590) Harriet, 1823. m. E. B. Burt, of Oswego, N. Y. 3 chil. 

(4600) Ruth, 1825. m. Had 2 chil. 

(4601) Eliza, 1827. d. 1845. Had 4 chil. 

Henry m. 2d Matilda Moore, who d. June 26, 1S44. Residence, New Ips- 
wich, N. H., where Henry d. 1838. 



21 13 Joseph and Harriet Jane Temple : 

(4602) William, September 10, 1822. 

(4603) Sarah E., 1825. m. John B. Fuller, 1844. 

(4604) Benjamin, November 2, 1828. m. Grace Nichols, May 29, 1853. 

(4605) Laura J., 1832. d. young. 

Joseph is said to have been an adopted son, his surname being Dorling. 



21 14 Sally Knowlton and F. G. Temple had : 

(4606) John, December 19, 1831. 

(4607) Charles, February 14, 1833. 

(4608) George, October n, 1835. 

(4609) Ira, December 19, 1837. d. 1842. 

Sally d. April 15, 1848. 



2115 Eliza Knowlton and Shubal Shattuck had : 

(4610) Edward, December 6, 1831. . m. Lizzie Cruen, 1S61. 

(4611) Elmira, January 26, 1S33. m. J. W. Crosby, 1861. 

(4612) John, October 24, 1834. Killed at Morris Island, S. C, in the 

Civil War, August 5, 1863. 

(4613) Eliza, December 22, 1835. m. Chas. Simonds, 1865. 

(4614) Harriet C, December 9, 1837. d. young. 

(4615) George W., December iS, 1838. 

(4616) Harrison H., May 15, 185 1. m. Clara Palmer, 1870. 



The American Knowltons 

21 16 John H. and Mary Rogers had : 

(4617) Mary, 1836. 

(4618) Martha, June 7, 1840. m. C. IT. King, October 11, 1872. 

Residence, Williamstown, Mass. 



21 2 1 James and Sarah Lane had : 

(4619) Sarah E., January 22, 1824. m. Maurice Hodgkins, December 24, 

1S47. 

(4620) John J., July 26, 1826. m. Susan A. F. Dennison, April 27, 1856. 

(4621) Joseph L., July 26, 1829. m. Clara F. Thomas, September 23, 1851. 

(4622) Daniel W., November 2, 1831. m. Lucy Cloudman, September 15, 

1871. 

Residence, Annisquam, Gloucester, Mass. 



2123 Epps and Elizabeth Badger had : 

(4623) Sarah A., October 12, 1825. m. Caleb Prouty, Jr., March 14, 1855. 

He d. at Vicksburg, 1863. 4 chil. 

(4624) James J., October 3, 1827. m. Lucy Welsh, June 26, 1849. 10 

chil. 

(4625) John W., December 3, 1830. d. in Illinois, September 22, 1862. 

(4626) Ann E., December 5, 1833. m. W. H. Sturtevant, June 24, 1855. 

(4627) Joseph S., May 8, 1836. m. Mary Morgan, October 28, 1857. 

(4628) William H., July 4, 1841. m. Sarah J. Rowlee, November 14, 1869. 

Epps res. in Gloucester, Mass., during a portion of his life, and d. of yellow 
fever near Savannah, Ga., 1844. Elizabeth was from Badger's Island, Me., and 
d. March 2, 1875. 



2124 Joseph and Mary Remick had : 

(4629) Joseph B., January 12, 1828. m. Louisa Brewer, February 20, 1862. 

(4630) Hannah, October 21, 1830. m. Albert R. Walker, March 4, 1864. 

' (4631) William, September 13, 1832. m. Ellen M. Prindall, June 19. i860. 

(4632) Reuben, July 30, 1S34. d. young. 

(4633) Annie, September 4, 183G. in. Frank B. Hanson, May, 1861. He 

d. at Newbern, N. C, 1S62. 

Mary d. May 19, 1852, and Joseph m. 2d Lydia Remick, who d. July 10, 
i860. He d. January 8, 1876. 



2 9 6 The Knowlton Genealogy 

2125 Ammi L. and Maria Lond had : 

(4634) Frank, October 21, 1836. m. Victoria Morion. 

(4635) William, August 15, 1839. 

(4636) Mary, October 25, 1842. 

Residence, Portsmouth, N. II. 



2126 Josiah and Lucy had : 

(4637) Clara. 

(4638) Lucy, November 18, 1S32. m. James H. Adams. 

(4639) George, April n, 1835. d. January 3, 1S71. 



~J 



2129 Erastus and had : 

(4640) Charles B., February 18, 1810. m. Harriet Evans, July 9, 1S37. 
Erastus res. in Toronto, Canada. 



2130 Faxon and Elizabeth Buck had : 

(4641) Frederick B., 1822. A Methodist preacher. 

(4642) Louisa, 1825. in. John Spafford who d. 1S90. 

(4643) John H. Res., Vermillion, N. Y. 

(4644) Calvin H. Res.. Vermillion, N. Y. 

Faxon was b. in Canada. He resided there most of his life, and was killed 
by the falling of a tree, in 1830. Elizabeth d. iSSS. 



.2144 John and Ruth Holmes had : 

(4645) William H., February 4, 1818. m. Betsey Bruce. m. 2d Sarah 

Allen, 1837. 

(4646) Mary J., September 26, 1S20. m. William Knowlton. 

(4647) John W., August n, 1822. m. Elmira Ames, May ir, 1845. 

(4648) Ruth, May 27, 1824. m. George Groover (or Grover). 

(4649) George T., May 11, 1826. d. May 12, 1842. 

(4650) Sally A., March 21, 1829. m. Watson Curtis, November 4, 1845. 

(4651) Susan A., March 11, JS30. m. Joseph Morrison, February 5, 1850. 

(4652) Ezra T.. February 17, 1833. m. Eliza Quimby, August 30, 1S58. 

(4653) Rebecca, December 4, 1835. m. John Bunce. 



The American Knowltons 297 

(4654) Elisha P., January 17, 1838. m. Susannah Lenfest. He d. in the 

War of the Rebellion. 
(4654 a) Adamizer, November 2, 1839. m. Lucy Nash, i860. 
Residence, Minot, Me. 



2145 Ephraim and Sarah Braglin had : 

(4655) William, m. Mary J. Knowlton, October 8, 1S37. 

(4656) Aaron, m. Mary Curtis, September 18, 1S39. 

(4657) Amasa. m. Olive M. Howard. 

(4658) Ephraim. m. Sally A. Allen, September 1?, 1839. 

(4659) Thomas, in. Mehitable Nash. 

(4660) Mary Jane. m. J ere Small, October 30, 1S45. 

(4661) Sally, m. Watson Reaney. 

Ephraim d. January 7, 1849. 



2151 Lucinda Knowlton and Jacob Peavey had 

(4662) Watson, April 28, 1828. 

(4663) Hollis M., July 7, 1830. 

(4664) Washington, December 13, 1833. 

(4665) Mary J., April 19, 1835. 

(4666) Emory, October 26, 1S38. 

(4667) Rosella, May 3, 1841. 

(4668) George, July 8, 1843. 

(4669) Fannie, April 29, 1S46. 

(4670) Columbus, December 31, 1848. 



2154 Zina and Betsey Proctor had : 

(4671) Andrew, February 12, 1835. m. Ann Curtis, August 6, 1853. 

(4672) James, January iS, 1837. m. Harriet Martin, June 6, 1858. 

(4673) Jane C, April 24, 1839. m. James C. Gray, October 2, 1859. 

(4674) Charlotte, August 8, 1841. in. Samuel Stevens, August 16, 1857. 
(4.675) Joshua, January 1, 1S43. m - Phoebe Bates, December 10, 1865. 

(4676) Caleb, October 4, 1846. m. Jennie Putnam, October 23, 1866. 

(4677) John, January 5, 1850. m. Ann Mason, December 25, 1870. 

(4678) Zina, October 2, 1S52. d. young. 

(4679) Rose, August 10, 1S55. d. September 2, 1S72. 

Residence, Maine. 



298 The Knowlton Genealogy 

2 1 61 Henry and Betsey York had : 

(4680) Rebecca. 

(4681) Georgiana. 

(4682) Lucy. 

2164 Stephen and Susan Pottle had : 

(4683) Amanda, m. Rev. A. Perkins. She d. 1865. 

(4684) Edwin, m. Maria Case. Res. in West End,f Alameda Co., Cal. 

(4685) Faustina, m. George Batchelder. 

(4686) Emma. 

(4687) Eugene. 

Stephen was drowned in Belfast Harbor, Me. 



2167 William and Patience Sprague had : 

(468S) Wm. W. m. Sarah Batchelder. He d. 1877. 
(4689) Alonzo. 

They res. in Troy, Me. 



2 1 78 Amos Atkinson and Anna G, Sawyer had 

(4690) William F. d. 

(4691) George. 

(4692) Elizabeth Parsons. 

(4693) Edward, m. Mary C. Heath. 

(4694) Henry, d. 

(4695) Annie, m. Richard M. Stagg. d. 



2180 Nancy Knowlton and Samuel Baker had : 

(4696) Elizabeth, November 1, 1819. m. Michael Pond, 1839. 2 chil. 

(4697) Samuel, July 1, 1826. d. May 24, 1852. 

Nancy d. before September, 1829. Samuel Baker was from Wallingford, 
Berkshire Co., England. He d. in Mineral Point, Wis., January, 1846. 



2 181 Martha Knowlton and Samuel Baker had : 

(4698) William, September 5, 1832. m. Adelaide Ortman, July 28, 1861. 
1 dau. Res., Boston, Mass. 



The American Knowltons 299 

(4699) John H., March i, 1835. rri. Jessie Sumner, of Tiffin, O., July 31, 

1S67. 

(4700) George A., September 2, 1837. unm. d. at Sacramento, Decem- 

ber 19, 189c. 

Martha d. at Madison, Wis., November 3, 1866. Samuel d. May 24, 1852, 
of yellow fever, when en route for California. His s. William res. in Hobo- 
ken, N. J. 



2186 Amos and Eunice Blood had : 

(4701) Lucy, December 28, 1812. m. Ralph Hatch, October 7, 1847. 

(4702) Mary, August 2, 1814. m. John Phelps, March 5, 1S35. Shed. No- 

.vember S, 1S51. 

(4703) Patience, December 1, 1815. m. Geo. Miller, December 12, 1839. 

She d. December 24, 1896. 

(4704) Eunice, August 20, 1S17. m. Lucius Bradley, July 4, 1843. 

(4705) Angelette, June 15, 1819. m. John Begole, October 6, 1842. 1 child. 

(4706) Hannah, September 25, 1822. unm. Res., Olean, N. Y. 

(4707) Frederick, November 17, 1826. m. Althea Van Deusen, October iS, 

Amos m. 2d Rhoda Ann Ball and bad : 

(4708) William H., April 22, 1848. m. Mary E. McConnell, September 24, 

1878. 

Amos rem. from Hartland, Vt., to Moreau, N. Y. in 1810, and d. August 21, 
1864. 



2187 Elisha and Sophia Turner had : 

(4708 a) Emily, March 21, 1821. m. Joseph Hascall. 

(4709) Alfred, August n, 1823. m. Aurelia Atwill. 

(4710) Minerva, April 14, 1825. m. Lorenzo Kenney, 

(4711) Lucy, November 9, 1S27. m. EliasWard. 

(4712) Harriet, July 2, 1830. m. Oren Grimes. 
(47,3) Augusta, 1S31. d. young. 

(4774) Orville, May 10, 1833. m. Jennie Crawford. 
Res., Hartland, Vt. 

Elisha d. Jul) 19, 1861.