Abraham Knowlton

25 November 1750–12 September 1807 (Age 56)
Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Knowlton was born on 25 November 1750, in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abraham Knowlton, was 47 and his mother, Martha Lamson, was 37. He married Lydia Bachelor on 12 May 1772, in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 September 1807, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Knowlton
1750–1807
Lydia Bachelor
1748–1803
Marriage: 12 May 1772
Silas Knowlton
1773–
Martha Knowlton
1775–1858
Sarah Knowlton
1777–1818
David Knowlton
1779–1823
Lydia Knowlton
1781–1808
Abraham Knowlton
1784–1843
Thankful Knowlton
1789–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 May 1772
Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (6)

1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 26

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named in Old English as ‘the settlement (tūn) by the hilltop (cnoll)’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abraham Knowlton in entry for Abraham Knowlton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abraham Knowlton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abraham in entry for Thankful Knowlton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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