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 
    • One cannot be certain who Sarah's parents were, as there appears to be no record of Sarah's birth. Sarah is generally listed as the daughter of Samuel Knapp and Hannah Secor, and she is listed here for that reason. However, she does not appear in Samuel's will even though she was living when Samuel wrote his will in 1838 (in 1839 Sarah sold her property in Watertown to her son Solomon K. Holbrook). Sarah apparently had a close relationship with Samuel's brother Solomon and his wife of Mayfield, New York, and, as pointed out by Laurel Steffes (a descendant of Samuel), there is circumstantial evidence that Sarah was Solomon's daughter. Sarah's children, their spouses, and two of her grandchildren were named among the heirs and next of kin in Solomon Knapp's probate papers (i.e Solomon Holbrook, Achsa (unmarried), Sally (m. David Wells Tower), Harriet (m. Isaac William Tower), Mary Ann (m. Jonathan Miller) Nancy (m. Jerome Palmer) and two Palmer children). However, none of them were mentioned in the will itself. (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 in 1848. Sally Holbrook was a member of Solomon's church, the Mayfield and Broadalbin Baptist Church, indicating that Sarah lived in Mayfield at some time. Two of Sarah's children were namesakes for Solomon and his wife - 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). Achsa and her sons Marcus and George W. Holbrook lived for many years with Solomon Knapp's son David B. Knapp. Finally, Solomon Knapp loaned money to Solomon K. Holbrook in the form of a mortgage.
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    Person ID I2065  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2018 

    Father Knapp, Samuel,   b. 24 Nov 1758, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1846, Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Secor, Annetje (Hannah) 
    Married 13 Jun 1778  Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F747  Group Sheet

    Family Holbrook, John,   d. 11 Jun 1829, 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, 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)
     3. Holbrook, Harriet
     4. Holbrook, Mary Ann
     5. Holbrook, Nancy
    Last Modified 8 Mar 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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