Knapp, Sarah (Sally)

Female Bef 1800 - Bef 1847  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Knapp, Sarah (Sally) 
    Born Bef 1800  Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Place of birth assumed not documented. Mayfield was in Montgomery County at that time.
    Gender Female 
    Land 17 Jan 1839  Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Sara sold the land in Watertown on which John Holbrook last resided before he died to her son Solomon K. Holbrook for $400.
    There is some question whether this is the land that John Holbrook bought in 1823. See the document Holbrook Family Land Transactions in Jefferson County, New York, 1823-1847 below for details. 
    Died Bef 15 Jun 1847  Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sarah's husband John died in 1829 when her children were young, and Sarah presumably kept his property. In 1847 her son Solomon K. Knapp paid each of his siblings $100 for their interest in John's property suggesting that Sarah had died before that date. Place of death is assumed, not documented.
    Notes 
    • This Sarah Knapp is usually listed as the daughter of Samuel Knapp and Hannah Secor. At the suggestion of Laurel Steffes, a descendant of Samuel and Hannah, I have placed Sarah as the daughter of Samuel's brother Solomon and Sarah Mills for the following reasons: 1. Sarah Knapp Holbrook's son Solomon Holbrook and her daughters and their spouses Achsa Holbrook (unmarried), Sally Holbrook (m. David Wells Tower), Harriet Holbrook (m. Isaac William Tower), Mary Ann Holbrook (m. Jonathan Miller) Nancy Holbrook (m. Jerome Palmer) along with two Palmer children were listed among the heirs and next of kin in the probate papers of their presumed grandfather Solomon Knapp. It is hard to understand why that would be true if they were not Solomon's grandchildren. (See transcript of the will below.) Sarah herself was not named among the heirs in Solomon's will, probably because she had died before Solomon wrote his will on 5 Apr 1848. 2. Sarah was not named in Samuel's will nor were her children or grandchildren even though Sarah was still living in 1838 when Samuel wrote his will as shown by the sale of her land in Watertown to her son Solomon K Holbrook in 1839. 3. Sally Holbrook was a member of Solomon's church, the Mayfield and Broadalbin Baptist Church (Sally was dropped from the church in 1839). 4. Achsa and her sons Marcus and George W. Holbrook lived for many years with Solomon Knapp's son David B. Knapp. 5. Solomon K. Holbrook's name is sometimes given as Solomon Knapp Holbrook and Sarah Holbrook's name as Sarah Mills Holbrook (though sometimes as Sarah Antoinette), i.e., their middle names were the surnames of their presumed grandparents. 6. Solomon Knapp loaned money to his presumed grandson Solomon K. Holbrook. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    Person ID I2065  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Knapp, Solomon,   b. Abt 1767, Haverstraw, Rockland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1848  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Mills, Sarah,   b. 6 Sep 1772, Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1858  (Age 86 years) 
    Notes 
    • No record of the marriage of Solomon and Sarah has been found.
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

    Family Holbrook, John,   d. Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Holbrook, Solomon K. (Knapp),   b. Abt 1813, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1892, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. Holbrook, Sarah Mills,   b. 14 Jul 1815, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1862, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Holbrook, Achsa,   b. 1825, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Holbrook, Harriet
     5. Holbrook, Mary Ann
     6. Holbrook, Nancy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F730  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1800 - Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Sara sold the land in Watertown on which John Holbrook last resided before he died to her son Solomon K. Holbrook for $400. There is some question whether this is the land that John Holbrook bought in 1823. See the document Holbrook Family Land Transactions in Jefferson County, New York, 1823-1847 below for details. - 17 Jan 1839 - Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 15 Jun 1847 - Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Knapp, Solomon -- will (pdf)
    Knapp, Solomon -- will (pdf)
    Solomon Knapp's will transcribed by David and Sandra Martin
    Holbrook Family Land Transactions in Jefferson County, New York, 1823-1847
    Holbrook Family Land Transactions in Jefferson County, New York, 1823-1847
    Land transactions conducted by John Holbrook, his wife Sarah Knapp Holbrook and their children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S249] New York Land Records, (familysearch.org), Jefferson County Deeds, Book G3, p. 15, Recorded 17 Jan 1839.

    2. [S97] Fulton County, New York, Surrogate's Court, Book 4, p 44. Will of Solomon Knapp.

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

    4. [S21] Broadalbin Baptist Church Records (transcript), p. 69.

    5. [S249] New York Land Records, (familysearch.org), Jefferson County Mortgages, Book S, p. 478. Recorded 15 May 1837.


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