Amasa Spencer Kneeland

Male22 October 1815–12 May 1892

Brief Life History of Amasa Spencer

When Amasa Spencer Kneeland was born on 22 October 1815, in Thorn Hill, Marcellus, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Amasa K Kneeland, was 39 and his mother, Charlotte Kidder, was 28. He married Almira Barnes Foote about 1840, in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklinville, Franklinville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1875 and Sandusky, Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 12 May 1892, in Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Amasa Spencer Kneeland
Almira Barnes Foote
Marriage: about 1840
Almira Elizabeth Kneeland
Elizabeth P. Kneeland
Francis Wayland Kneeland
Ira Sprague Kneeland

Sources (8)

  • A S Kneeland, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • A. S. Kneeland, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"
  • Kidder Family History (Penn Yan)

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  • Marriage
    about 1840Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Knox, Illinois, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Nialláin (see Nealon ). This surname is rare in Britain.

    History: Family tradition holds that John Kneeland, born in 1575 in Glasgow, Scotland, came with his brother Edward to Massachusetts Bay c. 1630 on board one of his father's vessels freighted with provisions for the Pilgrims, and that he settled near Boston. His grandson Samuel Kneeland (1697–1769) was a printer who published the Boston Gazette from 1741 to 1755.

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

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