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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Surname Saturday -- KNAP Connecticut to Canada

The Knap line was one of the lines that I had a very easy time tracing their migration. Since I worked backwards and was initially stuck on the parents of Anna Knap, daughter of Jonathan. How was I ever going to locate Jonathan? He wasn't anywhere in the Quebec area where his daughter and husband were. During a cemetery hunt in Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada to see where my Anna Knap Pell was buried, there were two large stones, those of her parents! Written on the tombstones were what we all love to see:


"Knap, Jonathan (Capt.) b. Redding, CT. May 17, 1750 - Apr. 25, 1828 h/o Mary Alvord" And, next to him was,


"In memory of Mary Alvord wife of Capt. Jonathan Knap who departed this life July 31, 1842. Aged 88-3-5." Perfect.


Once I returned home and made a trip to the library to get the Alvord Genealogy, it stated, "Mary Alvord (Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 26, 1754; died in her 89th year; married Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 7, 1772, Jonathan Knap, son of David and Anna (Mallory) Knap. Res. Redding, Conn." A few additional sources tied the Connecticut line to the Quebec line rather easily. He was a loyalist who left Connecticut and went to Canada. But, it was all by accident that I even looked at those stones.


The five generations are below, and my direct lines are in All Caps. The first four generations are all documented in History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus, several other books, a will and early census. The fifth generation has my Jonathan Knap born in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut and died in Quebec, Canada.


1. JOSIAH KNAP (ROGER KNAP) was born 1652, and died 1690. He married SYBIL DICKERSON BEF 1677 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS DICKERSON and MARY. She was born ABT 1655 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 2 AUG 1709 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
 
Children of JOSIAH KNAP and SYBIL DICKERSON are:


2 i. Mary KNAP was born 7 NOV 1677 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


+ 3 ii. MOSES KNAP was born 1688 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died BET 3 AND 11 NOV 1755 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


4 iii. Jonathan KNAP was born 21 APR 1690 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


5 iv. Daniel KNAP was born ABT 21 JUN 1696 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1771. He married Abigail BANKS 5 MAR 1709/10 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Benjamin BANKS.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2


3. MOSES KNAP (JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 1688 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died BET 3 AND 11 NOV 1755 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married GANDA ADAMS BEF 1712 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of NATHAN ADAMS and MARY JAMES. She was born BEF 23 DEC 1694 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1755.


Children of MOSES KNAP and GANDA ADAMS are:


6 i. Hannah KNAP was born in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Ebenezer MALLORY 6 FEB 1743/44.


7 ii. Ruth KNAP was born in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel LYON. She married Seth WHEELER 27 OCT 1746.


+ 8 iii. DAVID KNAP was born ABT 15 MAR 1711/12 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 7 MAY 1795 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


9 iv. Sarah KNAP was born ABT 24 AUG 1712 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Gerrard FINNEY. He was born in of Dutchess Co., New York.


10 v. Jonathan KNAP was born ABT MAY 1715 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


11 vi. Rebecca KNAP was born 8 SEP 1717 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Simon DeWolf \ DOLPH 1739 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was born 8 MAR 1708/09 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1771 in Northeast, Dutchess Co., New York.


12 vii. Moses KNAP was born ABT 28 JUN 1719.


13 viii. Rachel KNAP was born 7 JUN 1726 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Josiah WHITLOCK in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of John WHITLOCK.


14 ix. Eunice KNAP was born 1728 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Jabez WILLIAMS 1753 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


+ 15 x. Mary KNAP was born ABT 1730 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 9 DEC 1756 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3


8. DAVID KNAP (MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born ABT 15 MAR 1711/12 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 7 MAY 1795 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married ANNA (__) w\o Isaac MEEKER 24 OCT 1736 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was born ABT 17 MAY 1713 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 4 AUG 1797.


Children of DAVID KNAP and ANNA (__) w\o Isaac MEEKER are:


+ 16 i. Anna KNAP was born 29 JUL 1737 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 1811 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


17 ii. Aquila KNAP was born 20 DEC 1738 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 11 SEP 1760 in Fort Edward, Washington Co., New York.


18 iii. Priscilla KNAP was born 8 MAR 1740/41 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married John SEYMOUR.


+ 19 iv. Lois KNAP was born 1 JAN 1742/43 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 8 MAY 1833 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


20 v. David KNAP was born 18 MAY 1745 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 1769. He married Ruth. He married Abigail BENEDICT 16 MAY 1765 in Danbury, Connecticut.


+ 21 vi. JONATHAN KNAP was born 6 MAR 1749/50 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 25 APR 1828 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada..


+ 22 vii. Moses KNAP was born ABT 1754 in of Arlington, Vermont, and died 13 FEB 1816 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


15. Mary KNAP (MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born ABT 1730 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 9 DEC 1756 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Gershom FAIRCHILD 19 NOV 1754 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of Alexander FAIRCHILD and Mary MALLORY. He was born ABT 1734 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 DEC 1792 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Child of Mary KNAP and Gershom FAIRCHILD is:


23 i. Mary FAIRCHILD was born 9 DEC 1756 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 4


16. Anna KNAP (DAVID KNAP4, MOSES KNAP3, JOSIAH KNAP2, ROGER KNAP1) was born 29 JUL 1737 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 1811 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Nehemiah WHITLOCK.


Child of Anna KNAP and Nehemiah WHITLOCK is:


24 i. Solomon WHITLOCK was born ABT 1760 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1830 in New Brunswick, Canada.


19. Lois KNAP (DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 1 JAN 1742/43 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 8 MAY 1833 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married John DAVERN. He was born 1739 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Children of Lois KNAP and John DAVERN are:


25 i. David DAVERN was born ABT 1764 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


26 ii. John DAVERN was born ABT 1766 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 1832.


+ 27 iii. Talcott DAVERN was born 1768 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 18 NOV 1847 in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.


28 iv. Lucy Jane DAVERN was born 1770 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 1856 in Bethel, Connecticut. She married Lemuel PATCHEN. She married Samuel CROFUT.


29 v. Betsey DAVERN was born ABT 1775 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 10 DEC 1854. She married Eri CROFUT 29 NOV 1798 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


21. JONATHAN KNAP (DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 6 MAR 1749/50 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 25 APR 1828 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.. He was buried 28 APR 1828 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery. Frelighsburg, Missiquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He married MARY (Molly) ALVORD 7 SEP 1772 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD and HANNAH GOODSELL. She was born 26 APR 1754 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JUL 1842 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.. She was buried 2 AUG 1842 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery. Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


Children of JONATHAN KNAP and MARY (Molly) ALVORD are:


30 i. Mary KNAP was born 15 APR 1774 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph DOLPH.


31 ii. Jonathan KNAP was born 29 DEC 1777 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Lucy BURR 10 APR 1800 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


+ 32 iii. Aquila KNAP was born 5 DEC 1785 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 23 MAR 1877 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


33 iv. Priscilla KNAP was born 25 APR 1788 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 APR 1864 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


+ 34 v. Moses KNAP was born 8 JAN 1790 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 27 DEC 1863 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


35 vi. Rachel KNAP was born 6 SEP 1792 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 26 AUG 1854. She married Lewis Leach \ COCHAN.


+ 36 vii. ANNA KNAP was born 22 APR 1798 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 FEB 1866 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


22. Moses KNAP (DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born ABT 1754 in of Arlington, Vermont, and died 13 FEB 1816 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He was buried 16 FEB 1816 in All Saints Anglican Church Cemetery, Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He married Charity HURD ABT 1789, daughter of Abraham HARD and Charity Munsee \ Mamsee \ MUNSON. She was born ABT 1760 in Connecticut, and died 13 MAR 1851 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. She was buried 17 MAR 1851 in All Saints Anglican Church Cemetery, Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


Child of Moses KNAP and Charity HURD is:


+ 37 i. Diantha KNAP was born 23 APR 1791 in Salisbury, Addison Co., Vermont, and died 24 MAY 1852 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 5


27. Talcott DAVERN (Lois KNAP, DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 1768 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 18 NOV 1847 in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. He married Temperance (__) DAVERN.


Child of Talcott DAVERN and Temperance is:


38 i. Laura DAVERN was born 1814 in New York, and died AFT 1880. She married Ransom BILLINGS 27 AUG 1831 in Thompson, Geauga Co., Ohio. He was born 1803, and died 3 JAN 1861.


32. Aquila KNAP (JONATHAN KNAP, DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 5 DEC 1785 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 23 MAR 1877 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He was buried 25 MAR 1877 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery*, Frelighsburg, Canada. He married Margaret (Sands) DAVIS 1828. She was born 1794 in Long Island, New York, and died 1855.


Children of Aquila KNAP and Margaret (Sands) DAVIS are:


39 i. Aquila Sands KNAP was born FEB 1830 in Quebec, Canada, and died 11 JUL 1830 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


40 ii. Edward Sands KNAP was born 19 JUN 1831 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


34. Moses KNAP (JONATHAN KNAP, DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 8 JAN 1790 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 27 DEC 1863 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He was buried 29 DEC 1863 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery*, Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He married Ruth GETTY 8 JAN 1824 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, daughter of Robert GETTY and Eleanor MILLER. She was born ABT 1805 in Quebec, Canada, and died 3 FEB 1862 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. She was buried 5 FEB 1862 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery*, Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


Children of Moses KNAP and Ruth GETTY are:


41 i. Alvord KNAP was born 29 MAR 1820 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, and died 4 AUG 1836 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.
+ 42 ii. Eleanor Meller KNAP was born 13 JUL 1827 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, and died 8 JUN 1900 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


+ 43 iii. Jonathan KNAP was born 4 JUN 1829 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, and died 2 SEP 1867 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


44 iv. Moses KNAP was born 27 APR 1834 in Quebec, Canada, and died 4 NOV 1835 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


36. ANNA KNAP (JONATHAN KNAP, DAVID KNAP, MOSES KNAP, JOSIAH KNAP, ROGER KNAP) was born 22 APR 1798 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 FEB 1866 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. She was buried 22 FEB 1866 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery, Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. She married GEORGE A. PELL 26 MAR 1823 in St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, son of JAMES (GIBBINS) PELL and (__) w\o JAMES (Gibbins) PELL. He was born ABT OCT 1797 in Canada, and died 14 JUN 1832 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He was buried 15 JUN 1832 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Angl. Church Cemetery. Frelighsburg, Missisquoi.


Children of ANNA KNAP and GEORGE A. PELL are:


+ 45 i. Susannah M. PELL was born 14 FEB 1824 in St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, and died AFT 1881.


+ 46 ii. JAMES GIBBINS PELL was born 6 JUL 1825 in St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, and died 20 MAR 1913 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


+ 47 iii. George Anna PELL was born 31 DEC 1826 in St. Armand E. (Frelighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada, and died 25 SEP 1916 in Waterloo, Shefford Co., Quebec, Canada.

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