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Capt. John Knapp

Male 1664 - 1749  (84 years)


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  • Name Capt. John Knapp  [1
    Born 25 Jul 1664  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1749  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4686  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2016 

    Father Caleb Knapp,   b. 20 Jan 1637, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Dec 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Mother Hannah Smith,   b. Abt 1642, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Sep 1691, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Bef 1661  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F1823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Ferris,   b. 1666, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1724, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1692  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Moses Knapp,   b. 6 Aug 1709, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1787, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Mead,   b. 11 Dec 1693, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Dec 1727  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F6479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Appointed Ensign, May 1707; Lieutenant, Oct 1710; Captain, Oct 1716, by the Connecticut General Assembly. He was a member of the Assembly in 1716.

      Sometime in the early 1890s, while repairing a drain on the estate of a Dr. Trowbridge, workmen discovered a gravestone that was being used as a drain cover, upon which was written "Here lies interred, the body of Capt. John Knapp who departed this life the 5th day of April, 1749, aged 85 years."

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S648] New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, ed. William Richard Cutter. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913.

    3. [S664] Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, by Alfred Averill Knapp. Winter Park, Florida: 1953.

    4. [S664] Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, by Alfred Averill Knapp. Winter Park, Florida: 1953., says "abt 1660".

    5. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    6. [S663] Descendants of Thomas Smith., says "Abt. 1660".

    7. [S2306] The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England 1629-1630 by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012., date only.