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Moses Knapp

Male 1736 - 1821  (85 years)


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  • Name Moses Knapp 
    Birth 5 Jun 1736  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1788  Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death 10 Oct 1821  Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Alternate death 11 Oct 1821  [3
    Alternate death 15 Oct 1821  [3, 6
    Burial Old Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem, Lichtfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I11048  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2024 

    Father Moses Knapp,   b. 6 Aug 1709, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1787, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Jemima Mead,   b. Abt 1708, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1766, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Marriage 25 Nov 1731  [1, 4, 7
    Family ID F2434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Kasson,   b. 3 Sep 1741, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Aug 1815, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years) 
    Marriage 8 Sep 1760  [3, 6, 8
    Children 
    +1. Calvin Knapp,   b. 18 Apr 1770, Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Dec 1823, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 53 years)
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Possibly a soldier in the Revolution. Claimed by various sources as a Minute Man, a private in Co. 9, 5th Conn. Regiment, and a major commanding the 11th Massachusetts.

      His Find a Grave page calls him "Sergeant" and says "Moses Knapp stood with his neighbors on their Town Green on 18 July 1776 and swore an oath to uphold and defend their liberties and freedoms fourteen days after the Declaration of Independence had been signed. In 1775 he served in Capt. Nehemiah Beardsley's 9th Company of Col. David Waterbury's 5th Connecticut Regiment. In July 1779 he was part of an expedition to Fairfield and Norwalk for defense of this and the rest of the United States of America, serving in the 6th Alarm List of Col. Nehemiah Beardsley's 16th Connecticut Regiment."


      Nicholas Knapp Genealogy (citation details below) says: "Moses was a Minute Man in the Rev. War. He was a Major and commanded the 11th Battalion, Mass. Continental Army, Nov., 1788? He was a private in Co. 9, 5th Conn. Regt."

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S397] History and Genealogy of the Mead Family of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Eastern New York, Western Vermont, and Western Pennsylvania from A.D. 1180 to 1900 by Spencer P. Mead. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1901., date only.

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

    4. [S666] Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Stamford Families by the Rev. Elijah B. Huntington. Stamford, Connecticut: 6 Apr 1797.

    5. [S7399] Find a Grave page for Moses Knapp.

    6. [S667] Genealogy of a Part of the Kasson Family in the United States and Ireland by George M. Kasson. Woodbury, Connecticut: Arthur E. Knox, 1882.

    7. [S397] History and Genealogy of the Mead Family of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Eastern New York, Western Vermont, and Western Pennsylvania from A.D. 1180 to 1900 by Spencer P. Mead. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1901.

    8. [S7398] Find a Grave page for Margaret Kasson Knapp., year only.