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Col. Samuel Knowles

Male 1682 - 1751  (69 years)


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  • Name Col. Samuel Knowles 
    Born 15 Jan 1682  Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1751  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1 Feb 1751  Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20216  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 

    Father Samuel Knowles,   b. 17 Sep 1651, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mercy Freeman,   b. Jul 1659, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Dec 1679  Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F12139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bethia Brown,   b. 9 Sep 1685, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1751  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1709  Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Enos Knowles,   b. 30 Apr 1712, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Azuba Knowles,   b. 6 Feb 1714, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1762, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eastham selectman, 1722-28, then moderator of the town meeting. Colonel of the Second Barnstable Regiment. Justice of the sessions court. Guardian of the native Americans in the lower part of Barnstable County. After his father retired, he was often a representative in the Massachusetts general court, and he died during a session of the court in Boston.

      "On Wednesday the 30th of January died at his Lodgings in this Town, Samuel Knowles, Esq; One of the Members of the Honourable House of Representatives, from the Town of Eastham; in the County of Barnstable; and on Friday was decently interr'd, attended by the Honourable House of Representatives, and others. A Gentleman who was greatly belov'd and respected, and will be much lamented: As one of His Majesty's Justices, Col. Knowles was strictly Impartial in the Administration of Justice; was always for making up of Differences between Man and Man as soon as possible, and with as little Charge as might be; and was remarkable both for preventing and healing of any long and uncomfortable Debates among his Neighbours and others; and his Judgment greatly sett by; and that which crown'd all, A Man of strict Piety and Integrity." [Boston Weekly News-Letter, 7 Feb 1751]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2598] Charles Thornton Libby, "The Knowles Family of Eastham, Mass." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 79:286, 1925; 79:379, 1925; 80:6, 1926; 80:119, 1926.

    2. [S2095] The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1638-1888 by Samuel P. May. Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1890., place only.