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Roxana (Halstead) Knowlton
The daughter of Amos Halstead and Martha (Shepherd), Roxana was born (according to her age at death of 74y 7m 23 d) on 24 Sep 1810 in Cayuga County, New York in about 1808. She was married to William Rexford Knowlton in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York in July of 1828.

Residents of Byron, Genesse Co., New York, Roxana and William were enumerated in the 1850 census with their five daughters. In 1860 William is listed as a butcher, and three of his daughters are school teachers. The eldest, Martha Ann, was married in 1852 and had removed with her husband to Schuyler Co., New York. By 1870 all of their daughters have moved out, but in 1880 their daughter Harriet (who was still employed as a teacher) was living with them in their Stafford home.

William died on 12 Mar 1884 at the age of 77 years in Morganville, Genesee Co., New York, and Roxana, according to her death certificate, on 17 May 1885. Both are laid to rest in the Old Section of Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee County, New York as is their unmarried daughter, Hattie J. Knowlton.

Of further interest to the Halstead researchers, it should be noted that Susannah (Halstead), the daughter of James Halstead and Elizabeth (Teed or Tid) and wife of Richard Peters, was the sister of Amos, and therefore the aunt of Roxana.

Photo Source: Roxana's photo has been generously shared from the family photo album having once belonged to her daughter, Mary Eliza Knowlton Whitcher, 2nd great grandmother of the contributor, Barbara Scott; and has been edited for presentation by P. Davidson-Peters in 2013.
Peters' Photo Index
Knowlton - Descendants of John Knowlton & Mary (Manning)
Stafford Cemetery - Genesee Co., NY @ Find A Grave (Outside Link)


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