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Knapp, Solomon b. Abt 1767 d. 27 Aug 1848: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

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Knapp, Solomon

Male Abt 1767 - 1848  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Knapp, Solomon  
    • Solomon was named as a brother of Benjamin S. Knapp in Catherine Labagh Knapp's will. [1]
    Born Abt 1767 
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1792  Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Solomon Knapp Sr. was an original member of the Mayfield and Broadalbin Baptist Church and was mentioned often in the church records. 
    Residence 1800 -1830  Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Households (age group, number)--
    1800 US Census: Males under 10, 2; 26-44, 1; Females 45 and over, 1.
    1810 US Census: Males under 10, 1; 26-44, 1; Females under 10, 4; 10-15, 2; 16-25, 1, 26-44, 1.
    1820 US Census: Males under 10, 2; 16-18, 1; 16-26, 1, over 45, 1, Females: under 10, 2; 10-16, 2, over 45, 1.
    1830 US Census: Males 15-19, 1; 60-69, 1. Females: 10-14, 1; 20-29, 1; 50 - 59, 1.  
    • 1820 Census images are extremely hard to read and indexing is poor, but names were grouped by first letter of last name, and Solomon Knap and David Knap were found by manual searching.
    Land 1802 - 1848  Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Montgomery and Fulton Counties have eight records of land transactions by Solomon Knapp. Records of some land purchases by Solomon do not appear to exist.
    Click here for a pdf of the complete list of Solomon's transactions with brief summaries, some notes, and links to the images of the deeds. 
    Died 27 Aug 1848  [9, 10
    • The exact date of Solomon's death is unclear. The probate documents give it as on or about 19 Aug 1848. A transcript of the death records from the Fulton County Clerk's Office says that he died 27 Aug 1848, while Solomon's gravestone says he died 27 August 1847, but that year is incorrect, because Solomon made his will 25 April 1848.
    Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Solomon's gravestone reads:
      SOLOMON KNAPP / DIED / AUG. 27, 1847 / AE. 80 YS
      SARAH / WIFE OF / SOLOMONS KNAPP / DIED, NOV 25, 1858 / AE. 86 YS.
      Gravestone location: N43.04967 W74.33414
    Notes 
    • A.A. Knapp's book claims that Solomon and Sarah had two additional children:
      1. "H-697 Alvin of Cedar Falls, Iowa. m. Barbara _________."
      US Census data show an Alvin Knapp born Ohio about 1825 and wife Barbara living in Black Hawk County, Iowa (location of Cedar Rapids). In 1850 Alvin Knapp (born about 1825) was living with Samuel Knapp in Clinton, Fulton, Ohio. An undocumented family tree on ancestry.com says that this Alvin was the son of Samuel and grandson of Samuel Knapp and Nancy Lyon. This is plausible. Since I have been unable to find any other suitable Alvin Knapp, and the Alvin of Black Hawk County, Iowa was not born in New York, was too young to be the son of Solomon and Sarah, and was not named in Solomon's will I have concluded that Alvin (H-697) is not descended from Solomon Knapp.
      2. "H-706 Rachel m. Abiah Hall".
      Solomon's brother David (I1581), who actually did marry Abiah Hall (Hull), named an unmarried daughter Rachel in his will. The idea that Solomon's presumed daughter Rachel and her presumed uncle David each married an Abiah Hall strains belief. Rachel was not named in Solomon's will or probate papers, and it is possible that Rachel, daughter of David, was assigned to both David and Solomon in A.A.Knapp's book. A Rachel Knapp appears in the records of the Baptist Church of Broadalbin as "Rachel Knapp dropped 1839". If this is Solomon's daughter, she probably died unmarried before Solomon wrote his will. Additional independent evidence is needed to establish the existence of Rachel, as a daughter of Solomon and Sarah.
    Person ID I557  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2017 

    Father Knapp, unknown 
    Mother unknown 
    Notes 
    • The identity of the parents of the six Knapp siblings (Samuel, Susannah, Rachel, David, Solomon, Benjamin S.) has not been proved. Many undocumented on-line trees say that they were Benjamin Knapp and Hannah. Other undocumented on-line 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 in A. A. Knapp's book is replete with errors and inconsistencies. [12, 13]
    • The six Knapp siblings listed in the family were all named in Catherine Labagh Knapp's will. [1]
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet

    Family 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.
    Children 
    +1. Knapp, Sarah,   b. Bef 1800
     2. Knapp, Lois
     3. Knapp, Solomon Jr.,   b. 29 Mar 1803, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1890  (Age 87 years)
     4. Knapp, Nancy
     5. Knapp, Catherine
     6. Knapp, Cordelia
     7. Knapp, Mary
    +8. Knapp, David Benjamin,   b. Abt 1813, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1897, Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     9. Knapp, Harriet,   b. Abt 1817, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, Fulton, New York Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Knapp, Solomon -- will (pdf)
    Knapp, Solomon -- will (pdf)
    Solomon Knapp's will transcribed by David and Sandra Martin
    Solomon Knapp's Land Transactions in Mayfield, New York, 1802 - 1848.
    Solomon Knapp's Land Transactions in Mayfield, New York, 1802 - 1848.
    A pdf of complete list of Solomon's known land transactions in Montgomery and Fulton Counties, New York, with a brief description of each transaction, some notes and links to images of the deeds.

    Headstones
    Knapp, Solomon and Sarah
    Knapp, Solomon and Sarah
    Gravestone.

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

    2. [S15] History of Fulton County, New York, Washington Fotheringham, (D. Mason and Co. Syracuse, New York ), p. 516.

    3. [S25] History of Montgomery and Fulton counties, N.Y., author unknown, (F.W. Beers and Co. New York (1878)), p. 228.

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

    5. [S86] 1800 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), Mayfield, Montgomery, New York; Roll: 24; Page: 118,119; Image: 128; Family History Library Film: 193712.

    6. [S182] 1810 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), Mayfield, Montgomery, New York; Roll: 29; Page: 198; Image: 0181383; Family History Library Film: 00109.

    7. [S132] 1820 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (ancestry.com), Mayfield, Montgomery, New York; Page: 391; NARA Roll: M33_63; Image: 303.

    8. [S133] 1830 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Mayfield, Montgomery, New York; Page: 282; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 95; Family History Film: 0017155.

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

    10. [S101] Death Records, Town of Johnstown, transcript by James F. Morrison, original by S. Ward, County Clerk, (http://www.fulton.nygenweb.net/vitals/johnsdea1848.html ).

    11. [S48] Gravestone.

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

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


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