Sarah Rachel Knapp

24 June 1841–24 August 1925 (Age 84)
St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Rachel

When Sarah Rachel Knapp was born on 24 June 1841, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Hiram Knapp, was 40 and her mother, Martha Morehouse, was 26. She married George Taylor on 1 January 1862, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1850 and Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 24 August 1925, in Paradise Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Taylor
1833–1906
Sarah Rachel Knapp
1841–1925
Marriage: 1 January 1862
Charles W. Taylor
1863–
Myron Justus Taylor
1864–1948
Warren Jacob Taylor
1866–1908
Hiram Warren Taylor
1869–1911
Martha Ella Taylor
1871–1903
Cecil Evaline Taylor
1873–1891
Daniel Philander Taylor
1877–1940
Taylor
1880–1880
Ida May Taylor
1882–1963
Vina Taylor
1886–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1862
DeKalb, Illinois, United States
children

(10)

    Charles W. Taylor

    Male1863–Male

    Male1864–1948Male

    Warren Jacob Taylor

    Male1866–1908Male

    Hiram Warren Taylor

    Male1869–1911Male

    Martha Ella Taylor

    Female1871–1903Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Knapp

    Male1801–Male

    Martha Morehouse

    Female1815–1893Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1863

Age 22

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Knapp in household of Hiram Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Taylor in household of George Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah R Taylor in household of Myron J Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"

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