Lydia Knapp

8 September 1826–24 October 1846 (Age 20)
Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Knapp was born on 8 September 1826, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States, her father, John Knapp, was 54 and her mother, Lucy Merwin, was 46. She married David S. Roe on 29 December 1845, in Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio, United States. She died on 24 October 1846, at the age of 20, and was buried in Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

David S. Roe
1824–
Lydia Knapp
1826–1846
Marriage: 29 December 1845

Spouse and Children

    David S. Roe

    Male1824–Male

    Female1826–1846Female

MARRIAGE
29 December 1845
Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio, United States

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World Events (5)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 6

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Lydia Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Lydia Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Lydia Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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