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Elias Knapp

Male 1796 - 1882  (86 years)


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  • Name Elias Knapp  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 19 Jan 1796  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1840  Kent, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1850  Polk, Washington, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1852  Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Justice of the Peace 
    Residence 1860  Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1870  Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 74; Census Post Office: Cedar Creek 
    Residence 1880  Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 27 May 1882  Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Most certainly the father of Hannah Knapp based on the following:

      - Cosigned the mortgage note of Alfred H. Smith and Hannah Knapp in Kent, Putnam, NY in 1844.
      -Augustus Smith's death certificate lists Hannah Knapp as mother.
      -Elias' sons George and Henry (Hannah's brothers) are the witnesses to Augustus Smith's marriage.
      -Tombstone - Hannah Smith, wife of Alfred H. Smith, buried in Old Gilead cemetary in Carmel, Putnam, NY.
      -Elias had 10 children, 7 daughters, only four are known.

      Facts concerning Elias Knapp:

      -Born in Connecticut
      -Living in New York state by 1821, with the birth of daughter Elizabeth
      -Living in Carmel, Putnam county, NY (1830 Federal census).
      -Living in Kent, Putnam county, NY (1840 Federal census).
      -Purchased land in Putnam county New York in 1828, 1830, 1834, 1843 (Index to deeds).
      -Purchased 1/4 acre in Carmel, NY on March 29, 1830 from William and Sally Watts for $140. This same plot of land is sold on November 21, 1832 for $500 to Elezer W. Cole.
      -Purchased 22 acres of land in Kent, NY on November 21, 1832 from Elezer and Rachel Cole for $600.
      -Purchased 9+ acres of land bordering his property in Kent on November 20, 1833 from Nathaniel Shaw for $300.
      -Moved to Washington County Wisconsin spring 1846, settling there on May 15, 1846 per Old Settler’s Club.
      -Purchased federal land in Washington County on March 1, 1848 (certificate #21852)

      Obituary - West Bend Democrat - Wed. June 7, 1882, page 3

      Died in the residence of his son Geo. Knapp in the town of Polk on Saturday 27th May, 1882, Elias Knapp, in the 87th year of his age. The deceased was born in Connecticut January 19th, 1796 and moved to his late home in 1846 where he took a prominent part in all public matters for many years and until old age began to overcome his naturally vigorous body and mind. Mr. Knapp was very generally known and highly esteemed throughout the county especially among the old pioneers. He leaves three sons and three daughters: George Knapp of Polk, Charles Knapp of Pierce County, Henry Knapp of Milwaukee, Mrs John Woolfit of Granville, Mrs Elizabeth Sprague of Neillsville, and Mrs Dr. Wendell of Dunn County.
    Person ID I2065  vanhees
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2019 

    Father Henry Knapp,   b. 1772, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1848, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Hannah,   b. 1776,   d. 25 Dec 1843, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F713  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Esther,   b. Abt 1798, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Knapp,   b. 19 Feb 1821, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1886, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Hannah Knapp,   b. 28 May 1822, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1847, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +3. Mary Jane Knapp,   b. 12 Sep 1826, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1887, Granville, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +4. George W Knapp,   b. 27 Jun 1831, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1892, West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. Charles Knapp,   b. Abt 1833, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Ellsworth, Pierce, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +6. Henry Knapp,   b. Apr 1835, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +7. Julia Knapp,   b. Abt 1837, Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1884, Granger, Dunn County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F681  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Priscilla Newcomb,   b. 12 Jul 1814, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1883, Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Bef 1860  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F944  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1796 - Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Carmel, Putnam, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Justice of the Peace - 1852 - Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1882 - Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Knapp House
    Knapp House
    Homestead of Elias Knapp, and later his son George Knapp. Located at County Highway Z and Townline Road, Washington County, WI. Home built with Cream City brick from Milwaukee ca 1850.

  • Sources 
    1. [S383] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Polk, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1742; Page: 21B; Image: 384; Family History Library Film: 553241.

    2. [S416] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Polk, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1008; Page: 179B; Image: 364.
      Name: Elias Knapp residence date: 1850 residence place: Polk, Washington, Wisconsin birth date: 19 Jan 1796 birth place: Connecticut

    3. [S420] 1840 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1840; Census Place: Kent, Putnam, New York; Roll: 324; Page: 349; Image: 703; Family History Library Film: 0017202.

    4. [S167] Knapp Family Association of America Bulletin, (Date: April 1947;), April 1947, Vol XI, No. 1, Page 83.
      Henry, Born 1772, 1848, Somers, New York. M. Hannah -? Children: Reuben; Benjamin, M. Sarah Barrett; Rachel, M. Samuel Barber; Lydia, M. Smith Birdsell; William, M. Betsey Randle; Walter; Milan S.; Elias

    5. [S386] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Polk, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: 1450; Family History Film: 1255450; Page: 452C; Enumeration District: 248.
      residence date: 1880
      residence place: Polk, Washington, Wisconsin, United States
      Name: Elias Knapp
      birth date: 19 Jan 1796
      birth place: Connecticut

    6. [S421] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), 1830 US Census; Census Place: Carmel, Putnam, New York; Page: 7; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 103; Family History Film: 0017163.

    7. [S270] Obituary of Elias Knapp, West Bend Democrat, West Bend Democrat, Wed June 7, 1882, page 3.

    8. [S417] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Wisconsin, Washington, Polk, Page 115, #20.
      Elias Knapp