Joseph Kniffen

about 1679–16 August 1732 (Age 53)
Rye, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph Kniffen

When Joseph Kniffen was born about 1679, in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, George Kniffen Jr, was 47 and his mother, Mary Whelpley, was 35. He married Anna Stoakham about 1700, in Rye, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America in 1711. He died on 16 August 1732, in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Kniffen
1679–1732
Anna Stoakham
1684–1723
Marriage: about 1700
Deborah Kniffen
1700–
Joseph Kniffen
1703–1757
Ann Kniffen
1704–
Sarah Kniffen
1709–
Obadiah Kniffin
1714–

Spouse and Children

    Male1679–1732Male

    Anna Stoakham

    Female1684–1723Female

MARRIAGE
about 1700
Rye, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America
children

(5)

    Deborah Kniffen

    Female1700–Female

    Male1703–1757Male

    Ann Kniffen

    Female1704–Female

    Sarah Kniffen

    Female1709–Female

    Obadiah Kniffin

    Male1714–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1632–1694Male

    Mary Whelpley

    Female1644–1694Female

siblings

(8)

    Mary Kniffen

    Female1660–1725Female

    Hannah Kniffen

    Female1661–1695Female

    George Kniffen III

    Male1667–1723Male

    Samuel Kniffen

    Male1668–1708Male

    Ebenezer Kniffen

    Male1672–1723Male

+3 More Children

Name Meaning

form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt, where he rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled to his brothers when they came to buy corn during a seven-year famine (Genesis 43–7). In the New Testament Joseph is the name of the husband of the Virgin Mary. It is also borne by a rich Jew, Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38), who took Jesus down from the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud, and buried him in a rock tomb. According to medieval legend, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Britain. The name was uncommon in Britain in the Middle Ages but was revived in the mid 16th century and had become popular by the 1630s, remaining so ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Joseph Kippen, probate record

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