Mills, Sarah

Female 1772 - 1858  (86 years)


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  • Name Mills, Sarah   [1
    Born 6 Sep 1772  Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Baptism date. Birth year from censuses and gravestone was 1772.
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1850 -1855  Johnstown, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Sarah was living with her daughter Harriet's family.

    Household Members in 1850 US Census:
    Name Age
    John Christie 40
    Harriet Christie 33
    Sarah Christie 12
    Wm Christie 7
    James Christie 3
    Sarah Knapp 78 [birth year abt 1772]

    Household Members in 1855 NY State Census:
    Name Age
    John Christie 49
    Harriet Christie 38
    Sarah Christie 17
    William Christie 12
    James Christie 8
    Anna Christie 2
    Sarah Knapp 83 [birth year abt 1772]
     
    Died 25 Nov 1858  [5
    Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sarah's gravestone reads:

      SOLOMON KNAPP
      DIED
      AUG. 27, 1847
      AE. 80 YS

      SARAH,
      WIFE OF
      SOLOMON KNAPP
      DIED, NOV 25, 1858
      AE. 86 YS.
    Notes 
    • That Solomon's wife Sarah was the daughter of Pelatiah Mills, Jr. of Bloomfield Connecticut is based on the following evidence. 1. One of the executors named in Solomon's will was Samuel Mills. It is presumed that this was the Samuel Mills living in Johnstown, Fulton County in 1855 whose father was Bildad Mills. (No other Samuel Mills was found.) 2. Bildad Mills had a sister Sarah who was baptized in 1772, the same birth year calculated from Sarah's gravestone and census records. [1]
    • A.A. Knapp's book indicates that Solomon and Sarah had two other 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 Solomon's son, 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" The idea that both Rachel and her presumed uncle David (F-156) each married an Abiah Hall strains credulity. Rachel was not mentioned in Solomon's will, but may have died before the will was made. I am still looking for independent evidence that Solomon had a daughter Rachel.
    Person ID I558  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 

    Father Mills, Pelatiah Jr.,   b. Abt 1723,   d. 1 Jul 1786, Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Gillett, Lois 
    Married 28 Jun 1763  Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F724  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Notes 
    • No record of the marriage of Solomon and Sarah has been found.
    Children 
    +1. Knapp, Nancy,   b. Abt 1796, Mayfield, Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1885  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +2. Knapp, Lois,   b. 1800, Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Hillside Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     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, Cordelia,   b. 20 Jan 1808, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1902, Exira, Audubon, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +5. Knapp, Catherine,   b. 20 May 1810, Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1898  (Age 88 years)
     6. Knapp, Mary
    +7. 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)
    +8. Knapp, Harriet,   b. 16 Nov 1816, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1900, Gloversville, Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

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

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

    2. [S100] Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, Vol 7, Bloomfield Congregational Church, pp. 149-152.

    3. [S200] 1855 New York State Census, Johnstown, Fulton, New York.

    4. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Johnstown, Fulton, New York; Roll: M432_506; Page: 71B; Image: 145.

    5. [S48] Gravestone.


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