Rev Ezra Russell Knapp

14 September 1820–17 June 1900 (Age 79)
Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States

The Life of Ezra Russell

When Rev Ezra Russell Knapp was born on 14 September 1820, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States, his father, John Knapp, was 48 and his mother, Lucy Merwin, was 40. He married Minerva Clarinda Starkey on 5 January 1841, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 June 1900, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Ezra Russell Knapp
1820–1900
Minerva Clarinda Starkey
1826–1900
Marriage: 5 January 1841
Melissa Minerva Knapp
1842–1913
Charles Henry Knapp
1860–
Mary Charlotte Knapp
1847–1850
William Ezra Knapp
1849–1849
Charles Edward Knapp
1851–1858
John Wesley Knapp
1854–1915
Frederick Reuben Knapp Sr
1861–1946
Clara Maria Knapp
1866–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 January 1841
Geauga, Ohio, United States
children

(8)

    Melissa Minerva Knapp

    Female1842–1913Female

    Mary Charlotte Knapp

    Female1847–1850Female

    William Ezra Knapp

    Male1849–1849Male

    Charles Edward Knapp

    Male1851–1858Male

    John Wesley Knapp

    Male1854–1915Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

+13 More Children

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

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.
1846

Age 26

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)

  • Ezra Knapp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ezra R Knapp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ezra R Knapp in household of Melissa M Knapp, "United States Census, 1900"

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