Knapp, Samuel[1]

Male 1758 - 1846  (87 years)


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  • Name Knapp, Samuel 
    • Samuel was named as a brother of Susannah, Rachel, David, Solomon and Benjamin S. Knapp in Catherine Labagh Knapp's will. (Transcript under documents below) [2]
    Born 24 Nov 1758  Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Probably b. Haverstraw Precinct, Orange (now Rockland) County, New York.
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1776 - 1780  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Served in the Revolutionary War. In his pension application he stated that he was then living in New Hempstead, Rockland (then Orange) County, New York.  
    Relocation Abt 1786  Balls Town, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Balls Town was a large town in Albany County until 1791 when Saratoga County was formed by taking the towns of Ballston, Saratoga, Halfmoon and Stillwater from Albany County. In 1792, the towns of Milton, Galway and Charlton were formed from parts of Balston.  
    Relocation Abt 1791  Berne, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Samuel stated that he lived there twelve years in his pension application. At that time the land in Berne was owned by the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, and farmers living there were required to lease their land from the Manor. Most of the Rensselaerwyck records have been lost (including Samuel's lease, if he had one), but two leases can be found on this page on this site.  
    Relocation Abt 1802  Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Samuel stated that he lived there for 27 years in his pension application. 
    Will 8 Dec 1838  Wyandot County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Will and Codicil prepared 28 Dec 1838 and entered into probate and proved 15 Oct 1846.
    Bequests:
    To his son Benjamin the farm on which he he was living.
    To his son and daughters Samuel, Nancy Babcock, Polly Rockwell, Rachel Chase and Esther Severence $450 (received from the estate of Catherine Knap the wife of his brother Benjamin) to be equally divided among them. 
    Residence Bef 28 Dec 1838  Crawford County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Location stated in his will dated 28 Dec 1838.  
    Residence 1840  Sycamore, Crawford, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Samuel was probably the 80 - 89 year old man living with Benjamin F. Knapp.
    Sycamore was incorporated into Wyandot County in 1845. 
    Died 22 Jul 1846  Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Old Sycamore Cemetery, Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Plot in sect 1, lot 51, row 8
    Notes 
    • Thanks to Laurel Steffes, a descendant of Samuel Knapp, who provided much of the information on this page.
    Person ID I1582  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2018 

    Father Knapp, unknown 
    Mother unknown 
    Notes 
    • Samuel, Susannah, Rachel, David, and Solomon Knapp were named as siblings of Benjamin S. Knapp in Catherine Labaugh Knapp's will, but the identity of their parents has not been proved. Many undocumented trees say that their parents were Benjamin Knapp and Hannah. See Benjamin Knapp 3rd (I2097 on this site) Other undocumented trees and A. A. Knapp's Nicholas Knapp Genealogy say that they were Samuel Knapp and Nancy (or Mary) Lyon. It is important to note that the information on the Knapp family of Fulton County, New York (which includes four of the six Knapp siblings) in A. A. Knapp's book contains many errors and inconsistencies. [2, 9, 10]
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet

    Family Secor, Annetje (Hannah) 
    Married 13 Jun 1778  Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Knapp, Polly,   b. Abt 1779, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Knapp, Rachel,   b. Abt 1784/5, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Knapp, Nancy Ann,   b. 1785/6, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Knapp, Samuel Jr,   b. 2 Feb 1786, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1858, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Knapp, Elizabeth,   b. 15 Mar1787, Balls Town, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Knapp, Sarah (Sally),   b. Bef 1800, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Jun 1847, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    +7. Knapp, John,   b. 3 Apr 1790, Balls Town, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1866, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Knapp, Esther,   b. 3 Jul 1797, Berne, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Knapp, Benjamin Franklin,   b. 1800, Berne, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1880, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F747  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Transcript of the Will of Catherine Labagh Knapp
    Transcript of the Will of Catherine Labagh Knapp
    The will bequeaths the residual of Catherine's estate after all other directives and bequests have been fulfilled to the brothers and sisters of Catherine's late husband Benjamin S. Knapp, namely, David, Samuel and Solomon Knapp and Susan the wife of Francis Gurnee and Rachel the wife of Jacob Persells.

  • Sources 
    1. [S96] Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, Alfred Averill Knapp M.D., (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, Inc, 1953.), 929.2 qK6752an., pp. 134, 274.

    2. [S230] Kings County, New York, Surrogate's Court, Vol. 6, pp. 235-240, Will of Catherine Knapp.

    3. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial# 64706927.

    4. [S186] Revolutionary War Pension Application, citing NARA microfilm publication M804; National Archives, Washington, D.C. , (ancestry.com ), Rejected Pension Application for Samuel Knapp.

    5. [S126] 1790 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Balls Town, Albany, New York; Series: M637; Roll: 6; Page: 307; Image: 300; Family History Library Film: 0568146.

    6. [S86] 1800 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), Berne, Albany, New York; Series: M32; Roll: 22; Page: 76; Image: 81; Family History Library Film: 193710.

    7. [S244] Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, (ancesty.com), Wyandot County, Vol. 1, p. 32, Will of Samuel Knapp.

    8. [S134] 1840 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Sycamore, Crawford, Ohio; Roll: 388; Page: 76; Family History Library Film: 0020163.

    9. [S96] Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, Alfred Averill Knapp M.D., (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, Inc, 1953.), 929.2 qK6752an.

    10. [S13] Supplement to Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, Alfred Averill Knapp, 929.2 qK6752anb.


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