Sarah or Susannah Knapp

22 March 1817–30 December 1899 (Age 82)
Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah or Susannah

When Sarah or Susannah Knapp was born on 22 March 1817, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States, her father, John Knapp, was 44 and her mother, Lucy Merwin, was 37. She married Jesse Morehouse on 12 December 1832, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 December 1899, in Mesopotamia, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Windsor Township Cemetery, Windsor, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Jesse Morehouse
Sarah or Susannah Knapp
Marriage: 12 December 1832
Susan Elizabeth Morehouse
Aaron Morehouse
Emma Morehouse
Annette Morehouse
Jesse G. Morehouse
Martha Amelia Morehouse
Ella Josephine Morehouse
Daniel Jesse Morehouse
Flora Morehouse

Spouse and Children

12 December 1832
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Susan Elizabeth Morehouse


    Aaron Morehouse


    Emma Morehouse


    Annette Morehouse


    Jesse G. Morehouse


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

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.

Age 29

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Morehouse in household of Jesse Morehouse, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Morehouse in household of Jesse Morehouse, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Morehouse in household of Jesse Morehouse, "United States Census, 1850"

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