Isabella B Knapp

Brief Life History of Isabella B

When Isabella B Knapp was born in 1802, her father, Captain Isaac Knapp, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth B Beckford, was 29. She married Dr. Niles Hardy on 16 February 1825, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 8 November 1848, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46.

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Richard Preston
Isabella B Knapp
Marriage: 9 February 1834
Harriet M W Preston
William B Preston
Samuel Bates Preston
John Forbes Preston
Otis Penegreen Preston
Nathaniel Preston
Charles Henry Preston
Zachariah Taylor Preston

Sources (26)

  • Isabella Preston, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Isabella Preston, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Isabella Knapp - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 8 November 1848; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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1816 · Salem Old Town Hall Built

The old town hall in Salem was built in 1816. It is one of the oldest structures in Salem.

Name Meaning

German: occupational 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’, and ‘miner’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia and Slovakia, where it is more commonly spelled Knap (compare 3 below).

German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person, of the same ultimate origin as 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Slovak, Rusyn, and Slovenian Knap , a surname of ultimately German origin (see 1 above).

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

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