John Knapp

6 November 1801–1 November 1869 (Age 67)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Knapp was born on 6 November 1801, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Knapp, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Merwin, was 21. He married Sarah Hubbard on 13 December 1823, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 November 1869, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Knapp
1801–1869
Albacinda Barum
1805–
Marriage: 19 February 1829
Anna Knapp
1830–1880
John Knapp
1832–1912
Ira Stephen Knapp
1834–1923
Isaac Hubbard Knapp
1836–
Michael Faraday Knapp
1838–1863
Isaac Hubbard Knapp
1841–1882
Ezra Peck Knapp
1843–1913
Abijah Odell Knapp
1844–1885
Sarah Elizabeth Knapp
1847–1862

Spouse and Children

    Male1801–1869Male

    Albacinda Barum

    Female1805–Female

MARRIAGE
19 February 1829
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(9)

    Anna Knapp

    Female1830–1880Female

    John Knapp

    Male1832–1912Male

    Ira Stephen Knapp

    Male1834–1923Male

    Isaac Hubbard Knapp

    Male1836–Male

    Michael Faraday Knapp

    Male1838–1863Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 1

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

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. 

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant’, ‘apprentice’, or ‘miner’.2 German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English knappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John in entry for John Knapp and Nancy H Young, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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