Rosalinda C Lyon

28 February 1819–13 December 1891 (Age 72)
New York, United States

The Life of Rosalinda C

When Rosalinda C Lyon was born on 28 February 1819, in New York, United States, her father, Samuel Lyons, was 31 and her mother, Rosalinda Flower, was 32. She married Edwin Knapp about 1840, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years and Union Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 13 December 1891, at the age of 72, and was buried in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Knapp
Rosalinda C Lyon
Marriage: about 1845
Edwin Augustus Knapp
John V Knapp
Henrietta Florence Knapp

Spouse and Children

about 1845
Connecticut, United States


    Edwin Augustus Knapp


    John V Knapp



Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Lyons


    Rosalinda Flower




    Louisa Florette Lyon


    Osmond C Lyon


    John A Lyon


    Mary Narcissa Lyon


    Frederick W Lyon


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 10

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.2 Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.3 Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • R C Knapp in household of Edwin Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Roselinda Knapp in household of Edwin Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Copy of Edwin Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"

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