Rosalinda C Lyon

Female28 February 1819–13 December 1891

Brief Life History 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 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 30 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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Edwin Knapp
Rosalinda C Lyon
Marriage: about 1840
Edwin Augustus Knapp
John V Knapp
Henrietta Florence Knapp

Sources (13)

  • R C Knapp in household of Edwin Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rosalinda Catherine Knapp, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Catherine Lyon im Eintrag für Edwin Augustus Knapp und Jennie Healy, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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  • Marriage
    about 1840Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    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

    Scottish, English, and French: from the personal name Middle English Lyon, Old French Leon (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn; see Leon ). Compare Lyall .

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. It is unlikely to be from the better-known southern French city of Lyon (see 5 below).

    English and French: nickname from Middle English lioun ‘lion’ (Old English, Latin leo), Old French leon, perhaps applied to a brave, fierce, or proud person, or one with a shaggy mane of hair. Compare Lion .

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

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