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INote: Although the index to this website remains online, most of the website was retired in October of 2013. I'd like to re-direct you to my blog, PDP's Roots & Branches, where I continue to write about the family histories and stories of my websites. You may also be interested in my blog post, Farewell to Websites, I'm Blogging Only. - pdp

 
 
 
 
 
Knowlton of Saratoga & Schenectady Counties New York
 
 
An Important Note from Patti: Thanks to Robert Burnham who emailed me in October of 2012 regarding the connection to the Knowlton family and offering to contribute photos and other information. To Barbara Scott for sharing her own family history, and to Elizabeth W. Knowlton for her valuable information which has allowed me to more easily research this Knowlton family and its branches. For more on Elizabeth's extensive Knowlton research, see Foley, Apperly, Knowlton Smith Family at RootsWeb as her extensive research and DNA results prove Stocking was in error and that Thomas had not been in Connecticut, but had moved from Bedford (where the family had settled in 1714) up the Hudson, and was a resident of Elizabethtown, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada in 1797.

As many Knowlton researchers are well aware, the "History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America" written by Charles H. Wright Stocking in 1897, includes many errors, some of which were later corrected by George H. Knowlton in 1903 in his "Errata and addenda to Dr. Stocking's History ...." Though riddled with errors, both books offer the Knowlton descendants many leads to research their lines further especially now that many more sources have been made available to the genealogist by way of online digitized information. Both of the above books are available online to view at Google Books, Archive.org or Heritage Quest, the latter also free but requiring your public library card number; However, please refer to Ms. Knowlton's information for more accurate, updated information or feel free to email her.

Keep in mind as you conduct your own research that the name may be spelled: Cnolton, Knolton, Knollton, Knowlton, Knoulton, Knowton, Knowlden, Nowton, Noulton and Nolton.

The links to Stocking and Knowlton's pages open in a new browser window allowing my Knowlton page and the source page to remain open. A census year, death year, or other data link enclosed in a [bracket] indicates a link to an original image rather than a web page.

Additional sources are listed at the end of the narrative and include links to those which are available online. Links within the narrative will take you to other pages within this site or provide an image, unless otherwise noted. Should you have other sources which could verify, offer other leads or correct this information, please feel free to contact Patricia Davidson-Peters.

 
 
JOHN KNOWLTON - born in Bedford, Westchester Co., New York on 17 Aug 1747, John was the son of Thomas Knowlton who was born in Bedford on 07 Apr 1720. By 1752 John's name appears in the records of Marlborough, Ulster Co., New York, including those of the Marlborough Presbyterian Church, and on 07 Apr 1772 as having attended the first Town Meeting of New Marlbrough held at Henry Deyo's in the county of Ulster.

When the cause for liberty arose, John answered the call and was among those officers elected in New Marlborough on 30 Sep 1775, chosen by a majority of votes and commissioned as an Ensign to "Colonel Harsebrook Ridgment (Col. Jonathan Hasbrouk), being mustered into service on the 11th day of October, 1775. He served with Capt. Jacob Wood's Company from 1775-1777, and in 1778 with Capt. Stephen White's Company.

Shortly after the war he removed to Ballston, Albany County, New York and in the month of February, 1838 made his last will and testament in that part of which had in 1791 become Saratoga County. He died on 19 Jan 1838 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York and was buried in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady County where his descendants resided. His wife, whom Stocking cites as Mary Manning, died on 07 Oct 1836.

Note: Stocking's "History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America," states that John was born on 17 Aug 1747 and was the son of Thomas and Jane (Carter) who had removed from Sharon, Litchfield, CT to Bethlehem, Albany Co., New York where John and his siblings were born. However, various records indicate otherwise and no documentation is provided regarding Jane (Carter). It is hopeful that the continued research of Elizabeth W. Knowlton will replace Stocking's information as DNA results support her extensive documentation that Thomas moved from Bedford where the family had settled in 1714, up the Hudson and was a resident of Elizabethtown, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada in 1797.

Thomas is listed in Stocking's History as No. 229A, and John as No. 457 p. 52; Knowlton's Errata p. 35 notes that Thomas may have removed to Canada late in life, about 1771, however, this date is more likely about 1785. He is documented in Rensselaerwyck Manor (East District), NY. in 1780 and other places near there earlier. He is also documented in Canada as removing after the war, which information is recently supported by the research of Elizabeth W. Knowlton.

 
CHILDREN OF
JOHN KNOWLTON & MARY (MANNING)
  1. Ephraim Knowlton - born 19 Mar 1777 in New York; married Lucina (Rexford) in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; died in that place 06 Jun 1841.
  2. Robert Knowlton - born 09 Feb 1779 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Sally Brown.
  3. Sally Knowlton - born 12 Aug 1781 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Cornelius "Neal" Gow, and is said to have been the mother of at least Catherine and Christina Gow.
  4. John Knowlton - born 26 May 1783 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Louisa Evans; died 15 Aug 1854.
  5. Daniel Knowlton - born 26 Jul 1786 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Susannah (Vedder); married 2nd, Judith (Morehouse) Knowlton; died in New York on 08 Jul 1839.
  6. Elizabeth Knowlton - born 24 Feb 1788 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Daniel Shepard and had one son, Russell; after his death, she married Elijah Ferguson and had Elisabeth, Esther, John, Knowlton, and Mary Jane. Widowed, she married for a thrid time to Isaac Lewis and died not long afterwards, in 1841.
  7. Lucrettia Knowlton - born 17 Jan 1792 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Thomas R. Peters; died in Delaware Co., NY on 27 Dec 1841.
  8. Esther Knowlton - born 17 Jul 1794 in New York; married John Evans; died in August of 1878. She and John were said to be the parents of: John J.; Caroline; Eveline; Ephraim K; and Agnes Evans.
 
EPHRAIM KNOWLTON - son of John and Mary (Manning), was married to Lucina (Rexford) who was born in New York on 13 Nov 1777, and was the daughter of Edward and Luzina (Eaton) who came to what became Clifton Park, just before the Revolution and settled it what would become known as Rexford Flats. He died at Clifton Park on 06 Jun 1841 and was buried at Rexford Flats Cemetery in Saratoga Co., New York.

His widow, Lucina, appears to be residing in the 1850 Clifton Park household of her brother Elisha. She died in Clifton Park on 12 Sep 1854 and was also laid to rest at Rexford Flats Cemetery* but later removed to Vale Cemetery.

Note: Empraim is listed in Stocking's History as No.1135, p. 98. Also, *The Rexford Flats Cemetery was a small family cemetery of the Rexford and Knowlton families located on River Road. The graves were later moved to Vale Cemetery in Schenectady County, New York.

 
CHILDREN OF
EPHRAIM KNOWLTON & LUZINA (REXFORD)
  1. William Rexford Knowlton - born 21 Jan 1807 in New York; married Roxana (Halstead); died 12 Mar 1884 in Genesee Co., NY.

It should be noted here that Knowlton researchers indicate he may not have been the son of Ephraim and Lucina, but might have been the son of Ephraims cousin John B. Knowlton who was married to Polly Rexford, the sister of Lucina.

 
ROBERT KNOWLTON - son of John and Mary (Manning), was born 09 Feb 1779 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. He married Sally Brown, and owned a farm in the Royal grant in Schoharie Co., New York. A soldier in the War of 1812, it is believed that he died in Albany Co., New York in about 1839.

Robert is listed in Stocking's History as No. 1136, p. 98; p. 192; and Knowlton's Errata, p. 77

 
CHILD OF
ROBERT KNOWLTON & SALLY (BROWN)
- Not yet confirmed from primary sources -
  1. John E. Knowlton - born about 1808 in New York; married his cousin Lucretia, daughter of Daniel Knowlton and Susanna (Vedder); died in Florida in 1877.
  2. Amos Knowlton - born about 1812-1815 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York; had a son with Mary A. Brown; married Thankfull; died sometime after 1860.
 
JOHN KNOWLTON - son of John and Mary (Manning), was born 26 May 1783 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. According to the birth of their children, he appears to have married Louisa Evans in about 1807 or 1808. They were enumerated in the 1850 census residing in Onondaga, Onondaga Co., New York where he was listed as a mail carrier. He died only a few years later on 15 Aug 1854. His wife, Louisa, was born (according to the census) about 1783 in Connecticut, and may have also died prior to the 1860 census.

John is listed in Stocking's History as No. 1138, p. 98; p. 193

 
CHILDREN OF
JOHN KNOWLTON & LOUISA (EVANS)
  1. Esther M. Knowlton - born about 1809 in New York; listed with her parents in the 1850 census.
  2. Lucretia Knowlton - born about 1810 in New York; listed with her parents in the 1850 census.
  3. Louisa Maria Knowlton - born 12 Mar 1811 in New York; married John Donnelly; died 28 Apr 1882.
  4. Epraim Alexander Knowlton - born about 1812 in New York; married Eveline and died 18 Jan 1873.
  5. Thomas E. Knowlton - born 23 Jul 1813 in New York; married Jane Wickman on 14 Mar 1842; died by drowning on 14 Sep 1849.
  6. Elijah Knowlton - born in New York.
  7. John J. Knowlton - born in New York.
  8. Daniel H. Knowlton - born in New York; died in Colorado in about 1860.
 
DANIEL KNOWLTON - son of John and Mary (Manning), was born 26 Jul 1786 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. He married Susanna (Vedder) who was born in Schenectady, New York on 13 Jan 1795 and was the daughter of Johannes H. and Sarah Vedder. Daniel and Susanna were the parents of six children. She died about six months after the birth of their last child in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York on 21 Oct 1828.

After Susanna's death, Daniel married Judith (Morehouse) who was born 03 Jan 1798 and was the widow of Samuel T. Smith, son of Thomas C. Smith and Mary "Polly" (Peters) who had died on 19 Mar 1826. They were united in marriage on 27 Mar 1830 and had three children: John, Abel, and Mary Smith, the latter marrying Daniel and Susanna's son David. Only one child, Charles, was born to Judith and Daniel.

After Daniel's death on 08 Jul 1839, Judith resided with her daughter Mary (Smith) Knowlton, wife of David. She was enumerated in their 1850 household, and in 1860 was listed as head of household, her daughter having died by this time. In 1870 Judith again appears in the household of David Knowlton and his daughters in Schenectady, New York. She died on 31 Aug 1879, and both she and Daniel were laid to rest in Vale Cemetery.

Possible photo of Judith (Morehouse) identified as "Great Grandmother Smith"

Daniel is listed in Stocking's History as No. 1139, p. 98; p. 193; and Knowlton's Errata, p. 77.

Dr. John J. Vedder's Museum & Menagerie, Florida - compiled by Andrew Waber (Outside Link)

 
CHILDREN OF
DANIEL KNOWLTON & SUSANNA (VEDDER)
  1. Lucretia Knowlton - born 01 Oct 1813 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married her cousin, John E. Knowlton (son of Robert & Sally); died in St. Augustine, Florida.
  2. Sarah Knowlton - born 15 Aug 1816 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Peter Palmer in November of 1838; died in November of 1865.
  3. Eliza Knowlton - born 29 Jan 1819 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Munson Smith Doty; died in 1861.
  4. David Knowlton - born 15 Mar 1820 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Mary (Smith), daughter of Samuel T. and Judith (Morehouse); died in 1897.
  5. Daniel Knowlton - born 17 Jun 1823 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Ellen Marcellus in 1863 and died 14 Apr 1864.
  6. Harriet Newell Knowlton - born 15 Ap 1828 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married William Hicks; died in 1860.
CHILDREN OF
DANIEL KNOWLTON & JUDITH (MOREHOUSE) SMITH
  1. Charles Knowlton - born 31 Oct 1837*; died in 1858 and buriedin Vale Cemetery.

Note: Charles is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2854A, p. 193 listing his date of birth as 1831. However, Vale Cemetery records indicate he died in 1858 at the age of 21.

 
LUCRETIA KNOWLTON - daughter of John and Mary (Manning), was born 17 Jan 1792 at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. She was married to Thomas R. Peters, the son of Richard Peters and Jane (Tompkins) who was born 22 Nov 1788. Lucrectia died in Saratoga Co., NY on 27 Dec 1841 and Thomas died on 16 Apr 1850 as indicated on the 1850 Mortality Schedule. Both were laid to rest at Grooms ME Church Cemetry in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York.

See also: Thomas R. Peters on this website.

Lucretia is listed in Stocking's History as No. 1141, p. 98

 
CHILDREN OF
LUCRETIA (KNOWLTON) & THOMAS R. PETERS
  1. Isaac Peters - born 19 Jul 1820 in Delaware Co., New York; died 31 Jan 1861 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY and laid to rest at Grooms ME Cemetery in Clifton Park.
  2. John Peters - born about 1823; married Sarah; died at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY on 28 Jul 1901; laid to rest at Grooms ME Cemetery in Clifton Park.
 
GENERATION II
 
WILLIAM REXFORD KNOWLTON - son Ephraim and Luzina (Rexford), was born 21 Jan 1807 in New York, and was united in marriage to Roxana (Halstead) in July of 1828 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY, she being the daughter of Amos Halstead and Martha (Shepherd).

William and Roxanna were residents of Byron, Genesse Co., New York and 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 died on 17 May 1886, also age 77. 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.

It should be noted here that Knowlton researchers indicate he may not have been the son of Ephraim and Lucina, but might have been the son of Ephraims cousin John B. Knowlton who was married to Polly Rexford, the sister of Lucina.

Photo of Roxana (Halstead) Knowlton

William is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2840, p. 192; and Knowlton's Errata, p. 77

 
CHILDREN OF
WILLIAM R. KNOWLTON & ROXANA (HALSTEAD)
  1. Martha Ann Knowlton - born 05 May 1830 at Rexford Flats, Saratoga Co., NY; married Henry W. Severn; resided in Schuyler Co., New York.
  2. Mary Eliza Knowlton - born 18 Jan 1836 in Byron, Genesee Co., NY; married William Whitcher; died 20 May 1879 in Concord, Jackson Co., MI.
  3. Harriet J. "Hattie" Knowlton - born 28 Feb 1840 in Byron, Genesee Co., NY; was a school teacher; died unmarried on 07 Mar 1923 at the age of 83 and buried at Stafford Cemetery with her parents.
  4. Victoria P. Knowlton - born 14 Jul 1841 in Byron, Genesee Co., NY; married Marshall H. Shannon on 21 Feb 1867; resided in Fredonia, New York.
  5. Hellen R. "Nellie" Knowlton - born 09 Apr 1846 in Byron, Genesee Co., NY; married David MacAlpine on 02 May 1875; resided in Rochester, New York.
 
JOHN E. KNOWLTON - son of Robert and Sally (Brown), was born about 1808 in New York, and was married to his cousin, Lucretia (Knowlton), in about 1836 - she being the daughter of Daniel (Knowlton) and Susanna (Vedder), and was born 01 Oct 1813 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. They were enumerated as a family in the 2nd Ward of Schenectady, New York in 1850 where John was listed as a blacksmith.

By 1855 the family was residing in Albany County, and were there listed in the 1860 census where John was listed as a merchant, two of his sons were employed as machinists, and the youngest son was working as an apprentice to a dentist. In 1870, John is listed as a blacksmith, but his son Alonzo has married and is no longer included in the household, but living then in Schenectady County.

They removed to St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida in about 1875, and John died there on 05 Aug 1877. His widow, Lucretia died in St. Augustine, Florida on 27 Aug 1894 and both are laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery.

Photo of Lucretia Knowlton

Note Knowlton's date of death for Lucretia does not match her headstone at Evergreen Cemetery.

John is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2840, p. 192; Lucretia as No. 2849 on p. 193 ; Vol 2, p. 346 both listed; and both listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 77 and p. 109.

Dr. John J. Vedder's Museum & Menagerie, Florida - compiled by Andrew Waber (Outside Link)

 
CHILDREN OF
JOHN E. KNOWLTON & LUCRETIA (KNOWLTON)
  1. Alonzo J. Knowlton - born 28 Oct 1836 in New York; married Elizabeth W. (Norris); died 5 Jul 1917.
  2. Daniel R. Knowlton - born 7 Jul 1840 in New York; married Caroline (Smith).
  3. George M. Knowlton - born about 1842 in New York; married Mary J. (Winter).
 
AMOS KNOWLTON - son Robert Knowlton and Sally (Brown), was born between 1811 and 1815 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. His first child was born to Mary Ann (Brown) out of wedlock confirmed by an Order of Filiation dated 12 Dec 1834 that reads in part: "Mary Ann Brown is said to be pregnant and that the said child when born will be a bastard and chargable to the said county and of which child Amos Knowlton is alledged to be the Father." Upon examination the Overseer of the Poor adjudged Amos the father of the child and ordered that he "pay to the overseers of the poor of the said Town for the support of said child the weekly sum of seventy five cents per week so long as said Child shall continue chargeable to said county and in as much as it appears to us that Mary Ann is in indigent circumstances we determine and order that said Amos Knowlton pay to the Overseer of the Poor for the susentenance of said Mary Ann Brown during her confinement and recovery there from the sum of Fifteen dollars. And we do hereby certify that the reasonable cost for apprehending and securing the said Father at the sum of Nine Dollars 41/100. Given under our hands at Clifton Park this 12th of Dec. 1834." Signed Joseph Reed, S.B. Edwards, Saratoga.

The second document, dated 18 Aug 1835 records the obligation of "Amos Knowlton, the putative father of a Bastard Child, born of the body of Mary Ann Brown" and orders Amos to pay "the said town and county or every other County, town or city which may incur any expense or any be put to any expense for or on account of the support of such bastard against all such expenses ..." and was signed by both Amos and Ephraim, perhaps indicating Amos had not yet attained the age of majority and that his father Robert was already deceased.

About four years later he was married to a woman by the name of Thankfull, and they appeared in the 1850 census when he is listed as a 35 year-old farmer with his wife, Thankfull, residing in Savannah, Wayne Co., New York their three children. By 1860 Amos and his family are residing in Victory, Cayuga Co., New York, where he is then listed as age forty-nine. According to the 1867-1868 Cayuga County directory, Victory was a very small community of about 25 houses and very near the line of Wayne County. It is also here where Judge C. Smith from Saratoga County had come and taken up lot 40 in nearby Westbury - but of his relation to the other Smiths, it is not known.

He appears to have died between this time and the 1870 census when Thankfull appears as "Plentifull Knowlton" and head of household in Victory with the three younger children. No date of death or place of burial is known for Amos or Thankfull.

Amos was omitted in Stocking's History but corrected/added as No. 2840a in Knowlton's Errata, p. 77.

 
CHILD OF
AMOS KNOWLTON & MARY Ann (BROWN)
  1. Amos Knowlton - born before 18 Aug 1835 in Saratoga Co., New York; married Angelica Slover, who was born about 1842 and appears to be the daughter of Abram Slove and Jane A. (Bennett).
CHILDREN OF
AMOS KNOWLTON & THANKFULL / PLENTIFULL
  1. Ephraim Homer Knowlton - born about 1841 in New York.
  2. John Knowlton - born about 1844 in New York.
  3. Sarah Jane Knowlton - born 18 Mar 1849 in Savannah, Wayne Co., New York
 
LOUISA MARIA KNOWLTON - daughter of John Knowlton and Louisa (Evans) was born 12 Mar 1811 in New York. She married John Donnelly, who was listed as a forty-five year old farmer born in Ireland in the 1850 census where they were residing in Onondaga, New York with five children not far from her parents and sisters. They appear to have resided in this area all of their lives as they were listed again in the 1860 and 1870 census, the latter indicating John Jr. was married in October and living in their household with wife Kate.

According to the headstone inscriptions at Walnut Grove cemetery in Onondaga, John died on 06 Mar 1872 at the age of 71 years. His widow, Louisa M., is then enumerated in 1880 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York as "Maria Donnelly" - head of household in the same dwelling as John Shane on Union Street which includes her daughter Agnes and granddaughter Laura.

According to the headstone inscriptions at Walnut Grove cemetery in Onondaga, "Maria" died on 28 Apr 1882, "ae 72, wf of John B: Saratoga Co., D; Syracuse" perhaps indicating that John had served in the military.

Note: Enumerated alternately as Louisa M. and Maria L.

Louisa is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2841, p. 192 and p. 346; listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 108.

 
CHILDREN OF
LOUISA MARIA (KNOWLTON) & JOHN DONNELLY
  1. Agnes Donnelly - born about 1839 in New York; married Myron E. Green.
  2. Laura M. Donnelly - born about 1843 in New York; married Alfred Hemmings of England.
  3. John J. Donnelly - born about 1845 in New York; married Kate in October of 1869.
  4. Eveline Harriet Donnelly- born about 1849 in New York, speculated to be the twin of Caroline.
  5. Caroline Jane Donnelly - born about 1849 in New York; speculated to be the twin of Eveline.
 
EPHRAIM ALEXANDER KNOWLTON - son of John Knowlton and Louisa (Evans), was born about 1812 and married Eveline of Louisiana. The couple was enumerated in the 1860 census residing in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana - Houma P.O. where he was, according to the Robert Ruffin Barrow Papers, 1811-1858, the manager at the Residence Plantation who kept the plantation journals which contained slave records, details of sugar production, records of daily operations, and reports of conflicts between slaves and overseers and between Barrow and his overseers, including reports of fugitive slaves.

While he was listed in the 1860 census as age 40, in 1870 he is residing in New Orleans and is listed as age 57. He died on 18 Jan 1873 and his wife, Evelena, on 09 Feb 1897 - both are laid to rest at Lafayette Cemetery Number 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (See outside link for headstone photo)

Ephraim is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2842 on p. 193.

 
ELIJAH KNOWLTON - son of John Knowlton and Louisa (Evans), was born about 1819 in New York. Although nothing further is stated by Stocking in regard to him, there is an Elja who lived in Otsego County, New York. Given the distance of approximately 85 miles between Onondaga and Hartwick, and the proximity of Herkimer Schenectady (where other family members lived), and given this Elijah's year of birth as about 1819, it seemed possible this may be the same as son of John and Louisa.

This Elijah was enumerated in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1875 and 1880 census records. The 1875 census states he was born in Otsego county, which may or may not support the theory that he was the son of John and Louisa. Also, this Elijah appears to have been married to an older woman by the name of Olive who died 16 Dec 1887 at the age of 78 years and buried in Drake Cemetery in Cooperstown along with other Knowltons who appear to be descendants of Rev. Gideon Ackley Knowlton of East Haddem, Connecticut.

This Elijah died according to The Otsego Farmer, at age seventy-two years of age on 04 Aug 1890, having committed suicide by hanging. Interestingly enough, he is not listed in the cemetery records.

Note: Despite the unlikelihood that this is the same Elijah, I've posted this information in hopes it may lead to additional information regarding the son of John and Louisa.- pdp

Thomas is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2844 on p. 193.

 
SARAH KNOWLTON - daughter of Daniel Knowlton & Susanna (Vedder), was born 15 Aug 1816 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY. She was married to Peter Palmer in November of 1838, and in 1850 and 1860 they were residing in Schenectady, New York. Sarah died in November of 1865 and was buried with the Knowlton family in Clifton Park Baptist Cemetery.

After her death, Peter married Eliza (Gibbs), and the family was enumerated in the 1870 census residing in Niskayuna. It should be noted that two young girls (Jennie & Nellie) are listed in the household. The 1875 New York state census confirms Jennie and Nellie as daughters and their ages indicating they were born to his 2nd wife Eliza; but death shortly followed, taking the life of young Nellie in December, and the following year on 25 Jun 1876, Peter also died. Father and daughter were laid to rest at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady.

Eliza was enumerated in the 1880 census as widowed, head of household with daughter Jennie who would continue to reside with her for many years. They were enumerated in the New York state census in 1892, and in 1900, where both women are listed younger in age than years previous. The 1900 also lists both of Eliza's parents as born in Rhode Island whereas the 1880 had listed their place of birth as Massachusetts.

In 1910 Eliza's household includes her daughter Jennie and another couple, John C. an Stina Florup, of Danish and German ancestry. Their relation to Eliza other than possibly boarding in her home, is not known, but [John C. Florup's Death Notice] indicates he died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. Stewart.

Eliza and Jennie continued to live in Niskayuna where she was enumerated in 1920 and died the following year on 20 Aug 1921. She was laid to rest at Vale Cemetery where her husband, Peter, had been interred nearly forty-five years earlier.

Sarah is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2850 on p. 193 and p. 346; listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 109.

 
CHILDREN OF
SARAH (KNOWLTON) & PETER PALMER
  1. Susannah Palmer - born 25 Sep 1839 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY; married Charles Benedict; died 22 Apr 1891.
  2. Harriet Palmer - born 19 May 1841 in New York; listed in the 1850 census in Schenectady, NY.
  3. George W. Palmer - born 02 Sep 1843 in New York; served with Co. A, 134th NY Volunteer and was wounded at Kenisaw Mountain, Georgia; died at Chattanooga, TN on 19 Jul 1864 and laid to rest at Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.
  4. Henry Palmer - born 10 Aug 1845 in New York; may have died young - not included in the 1850 census household - old worn stone at Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery may be his stone.
  5. Mahala Palmer - born 03 Jun 1847 in New York; died 25 Jul 1848 at 13 months and 16 days; laid to rest at Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.
  6. Daniel H. Palmer - born 17 Dec 1848; died 4 Mar 1861 at at 12 years, 2 months, 17 days - laid to rest at Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.
  7. Henry Palmer - born 23 Jan 1854 in Schenectady Co., NY; married Agnes Dougall who was the daughter of William and Susan (Tinning) and had Nellie; died 06 Apr 1882. Agnes died 11 Jun 1920. Laid to rest at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady.
  8. Charles K. Palmer - born 12 Dec 1855 in New York; died 16 Mar 1861; laid to rest at Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery.
  9. Elihu V. Palmer - born 06 Oct 1857 in Schenectady Co., NY; married Marion Dougall in about 1880, she being a daughter of William and Susan (Tinning) and born in New York in May of 1858; he died 13 Dec 1934 and both are laid to rest in Vale Cemetery.
 
ELIZA KNOWLTON - daughter of Daniel Knowlton & Susanna (Vedder), was born 29 Jan 1819 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. She married Munson Smith Doty, who was born in about 1819 and was the son of Peter Doty and Catherine (Esmond). They were enumerated with their four children in 1850 residing in the 2nd ward of Schenectady and he was listed as a cart man. They remained in Schenectady and in 1860 were enumerated in the 3rd ward.

Eliza died on 04 Jun 1861 and was laid to rest in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady. Date of death and place of burial for Munson is not known.

Eliza is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2850 on p. 193 and p. 346; listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 109.

 
CHILDREN OF
ELIZA (KNOWLTON) & MUNSON S. DOTY
  1. Daniel Knowlton - born 10 Jun 1843 in New York; served in 43rd New York Volunteers and was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  2. Peter Doty - born 29 Nov 1844 in New York; died 05 Oct 1846 and laid to rest at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady, NY.
  3. Peter Munson Doty - born 25 Mar 1846 in Schenectady, New York; Brief biographical sketch; photo
  4. Elihu Vedder Doty - born 27 Oct 1848 in New York; died in Memphis, TN.
  5. Mary Catherine "Kate" Doty - born 06 Jul 1850 in Schenectady Co., NY; died 1863 and laid to rest at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady, NY.
  6. Susan J. Doty - born 21 Jun 1857 in New York; resided in Schenectady.
  7. David Knowlton Doty - born 23 May 1860; went west to California and is listed on the voter registration of Los Angeles in 1888.
 
DAVID KNOWLTON - son of Daniel Knowlton & Susanna (Vedder), was born 15 Mar 1820 in Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York. He was married to Mary Smith, the daughter of Samuel T. and Judith (Morehouse) Smith on 10 Sep 1848*, she having been born on 25 Oct 1820. They were residents of Schenectady, New York and were enumerated in the census where he was working as a tin man. His 1850 household included his wife, two daughters, and his mother-in-law, Judith.

In 1854, only a couple months after giving birth to their son, Mary died on 24 Apr and was laid to rest in Vale Cemetery. Her mother, Judith, is listed as head of house in the 1860 census with David and her the three daughters residing with them and he working as a tinsmith; and in 1870 David is listed as head of household. The [1875] NY state census indicates that David lives in a framed house, age 55, and a tin-smith. Also included in the home is his "mother" listed as "Judus Knowlton" - who is Judith (Morehouse) - both his step-mother and mother-in-law. Also included in the household is Katherine and Hattie VanSlyck (spelled Van Slyke), who are enumerated as "granddaughters" but are the daughters of David and Mary, and thus granddaughters of Judith.

In 1880 David's household consists of only himself, a tin smith, and his daughter Harriet. His step-mother Judith had passed away the previous year on the 31st of August. In [1892] he and Harriet are enumerated in the state census in Schenectady residing next door to Mr Abram T. Veeder, machinist.

David died 10 May 1897 and was laid to rest in Vale Cemetery along with his wife and children.

David is listed in Stocking's History as No. 2852 on p. 193 and p. 347; listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 108 p. 109. Also note that Stocking lists the year of marriage as 1848, but is most likely 1846 given the year of birth of the first daughter, Sarah.

Photo of David Knowlton; Photo of Mary (Smith) and daughter Hattie (Knowlton)

 
CHILDREN OF
DAVID KNOWLTON & MARY (SMITH)
  1. Sarah J. Knowlton - born 05 Jul 1847 in New York; married Henry M. Chrisler; died 26 Aug 1889.
  2. Catharine E. Knowlton - born 24 Jul 1849 in New York; married Aaron Van Slyck who was born 18 Aug 1850 and died 05 Dec 1873. Catherine died 27 Feb 1880 and both were laid to rest in Vale Cemetery.
  3. Harriet "Hattie" Knowlton - born 11 Oct 1852; resided with her father most of her life, and in 1900 was listed in the Thomas Tandy household. She died 14 Jul 1921 and was buried in Vale Cemetery. (Photo); (Photos)
  4. Charles Knowlton - born 22 Feb 1854 in New York; died 15 Jul 1854 - his mother passing not long after in April. Laid to rest at Vale Cemetery.
 
GENERATION III
 
MARTHA ANN KNOWLTON - daughter of William R. Knowlton and Roxana (Halstead), was born 05 May 1830 at Rexford Flats, Saratoga Co., NY. She was enumerated in the 1850 census with her parents in Byron, Genesee Co., New York but also enumerated ins the same household of her husband-to-be, Henry W. Severn(e), this being the home of Reuben and Betsy Mann.

Martha and Henry were married on 05 Oct 1852, and in 1860 were residing in Schuyler County where Henry was listed as peddler, their household including three children. He was listed in the 1868-1869 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chemung and Schuyler Counties as: "Severn, Henry W. (Havana) eating house." They continued to reside in this county and were enumerated in the 1870 at which time he was a saloon keeper. In [1875] he was listed as a grocer, and in 1880 was peddling bottled lager. - The family has not been located in the 1900 census and place of death and burial is not known, but Henry and his son Frank are listed in the 1893 Schuyler directory under "Severn & Son" and daughters Minnie and Myra are living in Binghampton in [1892].

Martha is listed in Stocking's History, The American Knowltons p. 507

 
CHILDREN OF
MARTHA ANN (KNOWLTON) & HENRY W. SEVERN
  1. Daniel H. "Dee" Severn - born about 1854 in Pennsylvania and enumerated with the family through 1875.
  2. Lilly Severn - born about 1856 in New York; may have died young as she is not listed with the family after the 1860 census.
  3. Mary Severn - born about 1858 in Schuyler Co., New York; listed with the family until the 1875 census; if married, name not known.
  4. Frank W. Severn - born about 1861 in Schuyler Co., New York; enumerated with the family until 1880; listed in the 1893 Schuyler City Directory and may have been a Republican candidate for the NY State Assembly in 1922.
  5. Hattie Severn - born about 1863 in Schuyler Co., New York; listed with the family until the 1875 census.
  6. Minnie J. Severn - born about 1866 in Schuyler Co., New York; listed with the family through the 1880 census; and listed with her sister Myra in the 1892 census as a bookkeeper residing in Binghampton, Broome Co., New York.
  7. Winnifred Severn - born about 1871 in Schuyler Co., New York; enumerated with the family through 1880 census.
  8. Myra Severn - born about 1874 in Schuyler Co., New York; enuumerated with the family through 1880, and listed with her sister Minnie in the 1892 census as a telephone operator residing in Binghampton, Broome Co., New York..
  9. Anna Severn - born about 1878 in Schulyer Co., New York; listed in the 1880 census.
 
MARY ELIZA KNOWLTON - daughter of William R. Knowlton and Roxana (Halstead), was born 18 Jan 1836 in Byron, Genesee Co., New York, and prior to her marriage was enumerated in the 1850 census with her parents in Byron.

She married William Whitcher on 27 Nov 1860. Born in New York on 16 May 1832, he was the son of Mark Whitcher and Lucy (Daniels) and was enumerated in their 1850 and 1860 household in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.

According to the ages in the 1870 census, William and his brother Emory, along with their wives, moved to Michigan sometime around 1866 or 1867 and were residents of Concord in the county of Jackson at the time Mary died on [20 May 1879]. The following year William was enumerated in the 1880 census with their son.

According to the 1900 census, William had re-married in about 1896. His wife, Mara, is listed as born in Jan of 1844. He died in Concord on [04 May 1906] and was laid to rest along with Mary in Riverside Cemetery in Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

Mary Eliza is listed in Stocking's History, The American Knowltons p. 507

 
CHILDREN OF
MARY ELIZA (KNOWLTON) & WILLIAM WHITCHER

Known births from census and burial records
  1. Louis E. "Luie" Whitcher - born on or about 15 Jan 1863; died at 2yrs 6 mos and 1 day on 16 Jul 1865. Was either buried at Riverside Cemetery in Albion, Calhoun Co., MI or in Randall Cemetery in Stafford, Genesee Co., NY.
  2. Fred K. Whitcher - born about 1867 in Michigan; listed in the 1870 and 1880 household of his father.
 
ALONZO J. KNOWLTON - son of John E. Knowlton & Lucretia (Knowlton), was born 28 Oct 1836 in New York and was enumerated with his parents in in the 1850 census residing in Schenectady, New York where his father was a blacksmith. In 1860 he was listed as a machinist residing in the boarding house of Margaret Van Slyck (widow of Jacob) along with several other men who were employed as machinist - and also in the 1860 household of his parents.

He married Elizabeth W. Norris in about 1861, she having been born 12 Jun 1838 in Rensselaer Co., New York. She is believed to the daughter of Henry B. Norris (who immigrated with his family on the Rosehill in 1832 from England) and his wife Polly (Curtis). She was enumerated with them in 1850 residing in the town of Lyons, Wayne Co., New York, and in 1860 in Albany. Henry, a barber, died 27 Apr 1882 and Polly on 14 Oct 1903, and both were laid to rest in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, Albany Co., New York.

In 1870 Alonzo was enumerated as "Elonzo Nolton", a locomotive machinist are resding in the 4th Ward of Schenectady. They remained in that city and were subsequently listed in the [1875] and 1880 census records.

Elizabeth died 06 06 Jun 1887, and in 1900 Alonzo was enumerated in the census records in the household of his daughter Eleanor and her husband, Charles Burnham residing in Waterford, Saratoga Co., New York. Although he remained in this county, in 1905 the NY State Census places him as a lodger in the household of Agnes Hardy in Waterford Village. By 1910, Alonzo had returned to Schenectady and was residing with his son, Charles H. Knowlton. He died on 05 Jul 1917 at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 7 days and was laid to rest in Section L-36 of Vale Cemetery.

Alonzo is listed in Stocking's History as No. 5429 on p. 346 and p. 508; listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 147

For 1870, 1875, 1880, & 1900 census records/images for Henry B. Norris and Polly (Curtis) see the provided links.

 
CHILDREN OF
ALONZO J. KNOWLTON & ELIZABETH W. (NORRIS)
  1. Eleanor Louise Knowlton - born 24 May 1865 in Schenectady Co., NY. She was married by Rev. Horace B. Day to Charles Ellsworth Burnham on 28 Dec 1884 at the First Baptist Church of Schenectady. They were the parents of Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Kling, Alonzo K. Burnham. According to her obituary, Eleanor died 24 Aug 1948 in Rensselaer Co., NY and her husband, Charles, on 31 Oct 1950. Both were laid to rest in Vale Cemetery.
  2. Daniel G. Knowlton - born 12 Jul 1869 in New York; listed as age 1 in 1870 and age 11 in 1880. He served in the U.S. Army and was in Port of Ponce Puerto Rico in 1900, Fort Logan H. Roots Military Base in Pulaski, Arkansas in 1910. According to his death certificate, death notice, and obituary, he died of heat exhaustion in El Paso, Texas at the Camp of 16th Infantry on 22 Jun 1914. His body was removed to Schenectady, New York and he was laid to rest at Vale Cemetery.
  3. Charles H. Knowlton - born 16 Feb 1874 in Schenectady, New York; married Mary (Tullus) in about 1905, and according to his obituary, died 04 Jan 1948 and was laid to rest at Vale Cemetery.
 
DANIEL R. KNOWLTON - son of John E. Knowlton & Lucretia (Knowlton), was born 7 Jul 1840 in New York and enumerated with his parents in the 1850 census residing in Schenectady, New York where his father was a blacksmith. In 1860 the family had removed to Albany, New York where Daniel and his brother Alonzo were employed as machinist and their younger brother, George, as a dental apprentice.

Daniel served in the War of the Rebellion as a member of the 175th Regiment of Infantry, NY State Volunteers. Between 1868 and 1872, Daniel continued to reside in Albany, and was a dealer in dental supplies. Still single and living in his parents' household in 1870, he was married in about 1871 to Caroline (Smith), and removed with his parents to St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida in about 1875. His father died there in 1877, and his mother in 1894, and both were laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery.

In [1880] and [1885] Daniel, Caroline and their son Edward are enumerated in the census for St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida where Daniel was employed at a saw mill. By [1900] the family had moved to Miami, Dade Co, Florida and there Daniel's occupation was listed as "Novelty Woodwork" and his son Edward was working as an electrical engineer.

From the [1905] New York state census, Daniel and Caroline apparently returned to Schenectady and were living on Catherine Street. At this time Daniel's occupation is listed as "real estate," and though his date of death or burial is not known, it appears from the Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans (Navy Widows' Certificates), 1861-1910 that Daniel preceded Caroline in death.

Daniel is listed in Stocking's History as No. 5430 on p. 346 and p. 508; listed in Knowlton's Errata, p. 147 as Daniel Robert.

Photo of Daniel R. Knowlton; photo of Caroline (Smith)

 
CHILDREN OF
DANIEL R. KNOWLTON & CAROLINE (SMITH)
  1. Edward Knowlton - born 16 Oct 1871 in New York; resided in Coconut Grove, Dade Co., FL in 1900 and was employed as an electrical engineer.
 
SARAH J. KNOWLTON - daughter of David Knowlton & Mary (Smith), was born 05 Jul 1847 in Schenectady Co., New York, and was included in the household of her parents in the 1850 census where they were residents of Schenectady, New York and David was listed as a tin man. In 1854, when she was but six years of age, her mother died and although the head of the 1860 household was her grandmother, Judith (Morehouse), her two younger sisters and father were also included in the home. The 1870 included the same occupants, however, her father was then listed as head of household.

By [1875] when the New York state census was taken, Sarah had married Henry M. Chrisler who had been born Schenectady, New York on 22 Jul 1845 and was the son of Sylvester and Mary (Vine). Prior to his marriage, he was enumerated with his family in 1850 and 1860. At the age of eighteen years Henry had began learning the carriage manufacturing business and when he had mastered the trade he built a factory in the city of Sehnectady where he was engaged in its operation eight years. He and Sarah were listed in the 1880 census which noted she had "spinal disease." She died 26 Aug 1889 and was laid to rest in Vale Cemetery.

After Sarah's death, he took a trip to the central western and northern states of Iowa and Minnesota, and finally to Kansas, reaching the last named state in 1890. He was captivated by the country and by Miss Lenora V. Bright whom he married there on 04 Jun 1891. Miss Bright was born in Freeport, Illinois on 30 Sep 1867 and was the daughter of Hiram and Hulda Ann (Tisdale) Bright. Her father was one of the noted men of Illinois, being a member of congress from one of the districts of that state when Lincoln and Douglas were stumping the state on their famous debating tour.

Upon the death of Lenora's uncle, Orlando Tisdale, in 1893, she inheirted his large, beautiful farm near the center of Walnut Grove township, and Henry and Lenora made their home there, taking trips to New Your where he had large real estate interests, in both the country and city of Schenectady where he not only cultivated, but raised some of finest road horses in the state.

Two children were born to Henry and Lenora: Lucia Allen and Howard Bright who were enumerated with him in the 1900 census residing in Walnut Grove. In the spring of 1902 they leased the farm and returned to Schenectady, New York where they were enumerated in the 1910 and 1920 census. According to the cemetery records, he died in 1920 and was also buried in Vale Cemetery.

Photo of Sarah J. Knowlton

Note: Brief research into the Chrisler, Crysler, Christler, Chrysler family suggests that Henry was the son of Sylvester, who was born 12 Jul 1813 and christened at Beaver Dam Dutch Reformed Church in Albany, New York on 03 Oct 1813, listed as the son of John S. and Elizabeth (Pangburn). Marriage records of the Dutch Church indicate Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Pangburn of Jerusalem, New York.

For 1900, 1910, 1915 & 1920 census records/images for Henry and Lenora see provided links.

 
CATTIE E. KNOWLTON - daughter of David Knowlton & Mary (Smith), was born 24 Jul 1849 in New York, and was married to Aaron Van Slyck who was the son of David and Annie (Bradt) and was born 18 Aug 1850.

Prior to his marriage, he was located in the 1850 and 1860 census with his parents. His mother, Annie, was the daughter of Abraham Bradt who was born on 03 Jun 1800 in Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., New York, and married Sarah Van Slyck who was born in 1798 and died in 1841.

In 1870 Aaron was listed as a carpenter in the household of Albin and Lydia Maria (Bunn) Thoma. He died on 05 Dec 1873, and "Cattie" on 27 Feb 1880. They were both laid to rest in Vale Cemetery.

Photo of Cattie (Knowlton); Photo of Aaron Van Slyck

 
 
Sources

Note: Links provided below are outside links to the original sources, including online books. A separate category is included for the U.S. census records.

  1. Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., NY @ Find A Grave (Henry B. & Polly Norris Memorials by hedge)
  2. Henry Y. Bradt, Schenectady City and County Directory, for 1862-1863, Schenectady, Young & Graham
  3. Bull, Mrs. Zillah V.C., Drake Cemetery Records @ Otsego Co., NY USGenWeb
  4. Burnham, Robert - Photo album collection and Knowlton family research papers.
  5. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, Relating to the War of the Revolution, in the Office of the Secretary of State, Weed, Parsons & Company, Albany, N.Y., 1868 (Google eBook)
  6. Child Hamilton, Gazettteer and Business Directory of Albany & Schenectady Co., NY for 1870-1871, Syracuse, NY, 1870. (Google eBook)
  7. Child, Hamilton, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Cayuga County, N.Y. for 1867-68, H. Child, 1868 (Google eBook)
  8. Child, Hamilton, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chemung and Schuyler Counties, N.Y. for 1868-9, Journal Office, Syracuse, NY, 1868 (Google eBook)
  9. Child, Hamilton, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Wayne Co., N.Y. for Wayne County, N.Y., printed at the Journal Office, 1867 (Google eBook)
  10. Cooley, LaVerne C., Tombstone Inscriptions from the Abandoned Cemeteries and Farm Burial of Genesee County, 1952 (Whitcher Burials)
  11. Death Records & Obituaries with Troy, NY connections extracted from a file of Troy, NY newspaper clippings maintained by employees of the Burden Iron Company from March, 1890 - April, 1895, Troy Irish Genealogy Society.
  12. Doty Ethan Allen, Doty-Doten Family in America: Descendants of Edward Doty, an Emigrant by the Mayflower, 1620. Brooklyn, NY: n.p., 1897. (Google eBook)
  13. Duncan L. Wallace, Publisher, History of Neosho and Wilson Counties, Kansas: Containing Sketches of Our Pioneers, Revealing Their Trials and Hardships in Planting Civilization in These Counties, Biographies of Their Worthy Successors and Portraits of Prominent People, Fort Scott, Kansas: Monitor Printing Co., 1902. (Google eBook)
  14. Evergreen Cemetery, St. Johns Co., FL @ Find A Grave (John E. & Lucretia Knowlton Headstone photo by Dave)
  15. Halstead William Leon, The story of the Halsteads of the United States, Ann Arbor, Mich. W.L. Halstead, 1934.
  16. Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, New York, Alexander R. Knowlton Bible Record (original image and transcription @ Saratoga New York GenWeb)
  17. Kleinheinz, Leone Peters. A History of Richard Peters of Halfmoon, Now Clifton Park, NY & His Descendants Vol. I, II, III; (Photographic Images on CD - July 2002 by H.J. & John D. Peters)
  18. The Knickerbocker News. Albany, NY, 26 August 1948.[Eleanor L. Burnham obituary] @ fultonhistory.com
  19. Knowlton, Elizabeth W. - Foley, Apperly, Knowlton, Smith Family ( RootsWeb WorldConnect)
  20. Knowlton, Ephraim A., fl. 1857-1858, Robert Ruffin Barrow Papers #2407-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  21. Knowlton George H., Errata and addenda to Dr. Stocking's History and genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America: together with a complete index to both books and a supplement with copies of old wills, administration records, etc. Boston, MA: The Everett Press Co., 1903. (Google eBook)
  22. Lafayette Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana @ Find A Grave (Ephraim A. & Evelena Knowlton burials).
  23. Lafayette Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana @ Lafayette Cemetery Research Project, New Orleans (Headstone Monument of Ephraim A. & Evelena Knowlton).
  24. Marriages of the Dutch Chruches of Helderbergh, Jerusalem, New Salem, and Princetown, NY extracted by Betty Fink (Crysler-Pangburn)
  25. Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897, index and images, FamilySearch: Mary E. Whitcher, 20 Mar 1879
  26. Michigan State Department of Health Death Certificates @ SeekingMichigan
  27. Monroe, Joel Henry, Schenectady, ancient and modern : a complete and connected history of Schenectady from the granting of the first patent in 1661 to 1914 : presenting also many historic pictures and portraits of those who have been conspicuous figures in its history, Geneva, N.Y.: Press of W.F. Humphrey, 1914 (HeritageQuest)
  28. NARA M1279, Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans (Navy Widows' Certificates), 1861-1910; Knowlton, Daniel (Certificate #1027 - 65 pages @ Fold3)
  29. New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962 @ FamilySearch.org (Sylvester Chrisler)
  30. Order of Filiation dated 12 Dec 1834, Overseers of the Poor, Saratoga County, New York Inactive Records; (Research papers of Elizabeth W. Knowlton)
  31. Order of Justices & Bond of Indemnuation dated 18 Aug 1835, Overseers of the Poor, Saratoga County, New York Inactive Records; (Research papers of Elizabeth W. Knowlton)
  32. Pearson, Jonathan, A history of the Schenectady patent in the Dutch and English times : being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley, Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell's Sons, printers, 1883 (Google eBook), and HeritageQuest Online
  33. Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, The Southern Historical Collection - pdf @ UNC (Ephraim A. Knowlton, plantation mgr)
  34. Rexford, John De Witt, Genealogical history showing the paternal line of descent from Arthur Rexford : a native of England who married Elizabeth Stevens of New Haven, Conn. in 1702 Janesville, Wis.: Gazette Print. Co., printers, 1891 p. 63-64 (HeritageQuest Online)
  35. Reynolds, Cuyler Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene, Volume 3, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1911 (Google eBook)
  36. Riverside Cemetery Albion, Calhoun Co., MI Burials - by Frank Passic, Albion Historian @ Find A Grave (Wm Whitcher & Eliza Knowlton)
  37. Robert Ruffin Barrow Papers, 1811-1858 of The Southern Historical Collection @ UNC (Ephraim A. Knowlton, plantation mgr.)
  38. Schenectady Gazette, Schenectady, New York, 24 Jun 1914 [Daniel G. Knowlton Death Notice]
  39. Schenectady Gazette, Schenectady, New York, 30 Jun 1914 [Daniel G. Knowlton Obituary]
  40. Schenectady Gazette. Schenectady, New York, 5 May 1939 [John C. Florup Death Notice] extracted frin fultonhistory.com
  41. Schenectady Gazette. Schenectady, New York, 6 January 1948 [Charles Knowlton obituary] @ fultonhistory.com
  42. Schenectady Gazette. Schenectady, New York, 28 December 1948 [Marriage of Shirley Follet & Garrett A. Veeder] @ fultonhistory.com
  43. Skipper Marti and Taylor, Jane, Editors. A Handful of Providence: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Richard Goldwaite, New York Volunteers, and Ellen Goldwaite, Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 2004
  44. Stafford Cemetery, Genesee Co., NY@ Find A Grave (Knowlton Headstone photos by Anne)
  45. Stocking Charles Henry Wright. The History and genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1897 (p. 52, 98, at Archive.org and HeritageQuest Online
  46. Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett, History of Saratoga County New York, Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent men and Pioneers, Philadelphia, Everts & Ensign, 1878. p.474 (Google eBook)
  47. Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976, index and images, FamilySearch: Daniel G. Knowlton, 22 Jun 1914; citing reference cn 12187, State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas
  48. Thomas, Betty, Stafford Cemetery Inscriptions @ (Knowlton family)
  49. Vale Cemetery in Schenectady, New York - a 2010 video by Schentady Videos
  50. Vale Cemetery Records, Volume One, Part 3 of 4 - Schenectady, New York @ Schnectady Digital History Archive
  51. Waber, Andrew, Genealogy of Waber, Fritz and Affiliated Families @ RootsWeb [re: Susanna Vedder]
  52. Walnut Grove Cemetery, Onondaga, Onondaga Co., NY @ Find A Grave (John Donnelly & Maria Louisa Knowlton)
  53. Wayne County, New York Births - 1849 Part 3 (Savannah) @ Wayne County NYGenWeb [re: Sarah J. Knowlton]
  54. Woolsey, C.M., History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York: From Its Earliest Discovery J.B. Lyon Company, printers, Albany, 1908 (Google eBook)
  55. Wren, Thomas, A History of the State of Nevada: Its Resources and People, Lewis Publishing Co., 1904 (Google eBook)
  56. Yates, Austin A., Schenectady County, New York : its history to the close of the nineteenth century, New York History Co., 1902
 
U.S. Fed Census Sources
 
The following sources are listed in the order in which they appear in each subsequent generation, and include a link to the actual image when available - pdp
 
  1. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Lucenia Knowlton in household of Elisha Rexford, Clifton Park, Saratoga, New York, United States; citing dwelling 412, family 429, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 593.
  2. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: John Nolton in household of John Nolton, Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing dwelling 1405, family 1452, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 568.
  3. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Judith Knowlton in household of David Knowlton, Schenectady city, ward 4, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 400, family 439, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  4. United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch: Judith Knowlton, Schenectady city, ward 5, Schenectady, New York; citing p. 203, family 1726; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803858 (Image from HeritageQuest)
  5. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Judie Knowlton in household of David Knowlton, Schenectady city, ward 5, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing p. 25, family 226, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552589.
  6. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: William Knoulton in household of William Knoulton, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States; citing dwelling 1111, family 1121, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 507.
  7. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry Severn in household of Reuben Mann, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States; citing dwelling 966, family 1073, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 507.
  8. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Wm Whitcher in household of Mark Whitcher, Stafford, Genesee, New York, United States; citing dwelling 1458, family 1597, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 507.
  9. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: William Knowlton, Byron, Genesee, New York; citing p. 40, family 335; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803756. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  10. "United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: William Knowlton in household of William Knowlton, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States; citing p. 8, family 67, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552438.
  11. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: William Knowlton, Morganville, Genesee, New York, United States; citing sheet 696C, family 361, NARA microfilm publication T9-0835. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  12. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Amos Knowlton in household of Amos Knowlton, Savannah, Wayne, New York, United States; citing dwelling 181, family 181, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 613.
  13. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Amos Knowlton, Victory, Cayuga, New York; citing p. 160, family 1224; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803728. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  14. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Homer Knowlton in household of Plentifull Knowlton, Victory, Cayuga, New York, United States; citing p. 18, family 160, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552410.
  15. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: John E Knowlton in household of John E Knowlton, Schenectady city, ward 2, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 78, family 104, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  16. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: John A. Knowlton, citing p. 56, family 427; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803719. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  17. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Lucretia Knowlton in household of J Knowlton, Albany, Ward 03, Albany, New York, United States; citing p. 7, family 56, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552397.
  18. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Agnes Donnelly in household of John Donnelley, Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing dwelling 1591, family 1639, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 568.
  19. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Agnes L Donley, Onondaga, Onondaga, New York; citing p. 25, family 165; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 80382 (Image from HeritageQuest)
  20. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Louisa Donnelly in household of John Donnelly, Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing p. 84, family 688, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552560.
  21. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: Agnes S. Donnelly in household of Maria Donnelly, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing sheet 218B, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T9-0907.
  22. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: E A Knowlton, Houma, Terrebonne, Louisiana; citing p. 59, family 425; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803425. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  23. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: E A Knowlton in household of E A Knowlton, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 8, family 81, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 0552019.
  24. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Peter Palmer in household of Peter Palmer, Schenectady city, ward 4, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 12, family 12, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  25. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Peter Palmer, Niskayuna, Schenectady, New York; citing p. 174, family 1442; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803858. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  26. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Peter Palmer in household of Peter Palmer, Niskayuna, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing p. 14, family 93, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552589.
  27. New York, State Census, 1875, index and images, FamilySearch: Eliza Palmer in household of Peter Palmer, Niskayuna, Schenectady, New York, United States.
  28. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: Eliza Palmer, Niskayuna, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing sheet 75B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0929.
  29. New York, State Census, 1892, index and images, FamilySearch: household of Eliza Palmer, Niskayuna, E.D. 01.
  30. United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch: Eliza Palmer, ED 118 Niskayuna Township, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 24, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241160.
  31. New York, State Census, 1905, index and images, FamilySearch: household of Eliza J Palmer, Niskayuna, E.D. 01, Schenectady, New York.
  32. United States Census, 1910, index and images, FamilySearch: Eliza Palmer, Niskayuna, Schenectady, New York; citing sheet 1A, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375090.
  33. United States Census, 1920, index and images, FamilySearch: Eliza J Palmer, Schenectady, New York; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 11A, family 259, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821262.
  34. United States Census, 1850,index and images, FamilySearch: Munson Doty in household of Munson Doty, Schenectady city, ward 2, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 24, family 29, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  35. United States Census, 1860,index, FamilySearch: Munson S Doty, Schenectady, New York; citing p. 82, family 688; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 8038 (Image from HeritageQuest)
  36. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: David Knowlton in household of David Knowlton, Schenectady city, ward 4, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 400, family 439, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594
  37. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch:David Knowlton, Schenectady, New York; citing p. 203, family 1726; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803858 (Image from HeritageQuest)
  38. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: David Knowlton in household of David Knowlton, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing p. 25, family 226, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552589.
  39. New York, State Census, 1875, index and images, FamilySearch: David Knowlton in household of David Knowlton, Ward 05, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States.
  40. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: David Knowlton, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing sheet 221A, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0930 (Image from HeritageQuest)
  41. New York, State Census, 1892, index and images, FamilySearch: David Knowlton, Schenectady, Ward 04, E.D. 04, Schenectady, New York.
  42. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry Severn in household of Reuben Mann, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States; citing dwelling 966, family 1073, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 507.
  43. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Henry W Severn, Catharine, Schuyler, New York; citing p. 25, family 201; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803859. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  44. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry W Severn in household of Henry W Severn, Village of Havana, Schuyler, New York, United States; citing p. 27, family 248, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552591.
  45. New York, State Census, 1875, index and images, FamilySearch: Henery Severens in household of Henery Severens, Montour, Schuyler, New York, United States
  46. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry Severn, Watkins, Schuyler, New York, United States; citing sheet 287B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0930.
  47. New York, State Census, 1892, index and images, FamilySearch: Myra Severn, Binghamton, 02, 01, Broome, New York.
  48. United States Census, 1850 index and images, FamilySearch:Wm Whitcher in household of Mark Whitcher, Stafford, Genesee, New York, United States; citing dwelling 1458, family 1597, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 507.
  49. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: William Whitcher, Stafford, Genesee, New York; citing p. 20, family 150; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803756. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  50. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: William Witcher in household of William Witcher, Concord, Jackson Co., Michigan, United States; citing p. 8, family 51, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552177.
  51. United States Census, 1880,index and images, FamilySearch: William Whitcher, Concord, Jackson, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 36D, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0585. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  52. United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch: William Whitcher, ED 3 Concord township Concord village, Jackson, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 11A, family 282, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240719.
  53. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry B Norris in household of Henry B Norris, Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States; citing dwelling 172, family 183, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 613
  54. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Henry B Norriss, 9th Ward Albany, Albany, New York; citing p. 87, family 670; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803720. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  55. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry B Norris in household of Henry B Norris, Albany, Albany, New York, United States; citing p. 147, family 1170, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552399.
  56. New York, State Census, 1875, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry B Norris in household of Henry B Norris, E.D. Eastern, Ward 13, Albany, Albany, New York, United States.
  57. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: Henrey B. Norris, Albany, Albany, New York, United States; citing sheet 434C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0807. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  58. United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch: Polly Norris in household of Catherine Norris, ED 47 Albany city Ward 13, Albany, New York, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 231, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241005.
  59. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Elonzo Nolton in household of Elonzo Nolton, 4th Ward Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing p. 32, family 278, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552589.
  60. New York, State Census, 1875, index and images, FamilySearch: Alonzo Knowlton in household of Alonzo Knowlton, E.D. 2, Ward 4, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States.
  61. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: Alonzo J. Knowlton, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing sheet 210D, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0930. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  62. United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch: Alonzo Knolton in household of Charles E Burnham, ED 140 Waterford Township Waterford village, Saratoga, New York, United States; citing sheet 21B, family 495, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241159.
  63. New York, State Census, 1905,index and images, FamilySearch: Alonzo Knowlton in household of Agnes Hardy, Waterford, A.D. 01, Waterford Village, E.D. 03, Saratoga, New York.
  64. United States Census, 1910, index and images, FamilySearch: Alonzo Knowlton in household of Charles H Knowlton, Schenectady Ward 6, Schenectady, New York; citing sheet 15A, family 189, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375091.
  65. United States Census, 1900,index and images, FamilySearch: Daniel G Knowlton, ED 104 Port of Ponce Detachment of Hospital Corp, Medical Dept. (Port Hospital), Puerto Rico, Armed Forces - Foreign Countries, United States; citing sheet 12A, family , NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241838.
  66. United States Census, 1910, index and images, FamilySearch: Daniel G Knowlton, Hill, Pulaski, Arkansas; citing sheet 1A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374076.
  67. United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch: D.R. Knowlton, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States; citing sheet 148C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0132 . (Image from HeritageQuest)
  68. Florida, State Census, 1885, index and images, FamilySearch: E R Knowlton in household of D R Knowlton, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida
  69. United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch: Daniel Knowlton, ED 32 Precincts 3-4, Lemon City, Coconut Grove & Precinct 7, Miami Miami city, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 272, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240167.
  70. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Sylvester Chrisler in household of Sylvester Chrisler, Schenectady city, ward 4, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 538, family 593, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  71. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Matilda Vine in household of Mary Vine, Rotterdam, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 50, family 53, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  72. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Henry Chrisler, ward 5 Schenectady, Schenectady, New York; citing p. 240, family 2012; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803858.
  73. New York, State Census, 1875, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry Chrisler in household of Henry Christler, Ward 05, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States.
  74. United States Census, 1880 index, FamilySearch: Henry M. Chrisler, Rotterdam, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing sheet 110C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0929. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  75. United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry Christler, ED 159 Walnut Grove Township, Neosho, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 6A, family 118, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240493.
  76. United States Census, 1910, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry W Chrisler, Schenectady Ward 9, Schenectady, New York; citing sheet 16A, family 314, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375091.
  77. New York, State Census, 1915, index, FamilySearch: Henry M Chrisler, 1915. Ward 9, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, p. 16 family 720.
  78. United States Census, 1920, index and images, FamilySearch: Henry M Chrisler, Schenectady, New York; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 3B, family 63, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821263.
  79. United States Census, 1850, index and images, FamilySearch: Aaron Van Slyck in household of David Van Slyck, Rotterdam, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing dwelling 346, family 356, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 594.
  80. United States Census, 1860, index, FamilySearch: Aaron Van Slyck, Schenectady, New York; citing p. 40, family 302; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803858. (Image from HeritageQuest)
  81. United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch: Aaron Van Slyck in household of Abin Thoma, Ward 05, Schenectady, New York, United States; citing p. 46, family 428, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552589.
 
 


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