Rev. Stephen S. Knowlton

Brief Life History of Stephen S.

When Rev. Stephen S. Knowlton was born on 20 January 1831, in Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Stephen Smith Knowlton, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Atwood, was 31. He married Frances Laetitia Kent on 25 August 1858, in Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States for about 8 years and Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 20 January 1918, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Rev. Stephen S. Knowlton
Frances Laetitia Kent
Marriage: 25 August 1858
Ralph Knowlton
Kent Knowlton

Sources (21)

  • Stephen Knollton, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Stephen Knowlton, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Stephen S. Knowlton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named from Old English cnoll ‘knoll, hilltop’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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