Rev. Stephen S. Knowlton

20 January 1831–20 January 1918 (Age 87)
Pittsfield, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1858Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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
    Age 3
    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. 
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named in Old English as ‘the settlement (tūn) by the hilltop (cnoll)’.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Stephen Knollton, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
    • ?Teph Knowlton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Stephen Knoulton, "United States Census, 1870"

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