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
Sarah Rachel Knapp
Marriage: 1 January 1862
Charles W. Taylor
Myron Justus Taylor
Warren Jacob Taylor
Hiram Warren Taylor
Martha Ella Taylor
Cecil Evaline Taylor
Daniel Philander Taylor
Ida May Taylor
Vina Taylor

Spouse and Children

1 January 1862
DeKalb, Illinois, United States


    Charles W. Taylor



    Warren Jacob Taylor


    Hiram Warren Taylor


    Martha Ella Taylor


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Knapp


    Martha Morehouse




World Events (8)


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.

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.

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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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