Emma Ann Knox

about 1806–
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Emma Ann

When Emma Ann Knox was born about 1806, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, William Knox, was 18 and her mother, Lydia Kellogg, was 23.

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Family Time Line

William Knox
1788–1850
Lydia Kellogg
1783–1856
Phebe Knox
1805–
Emma Ann Knox
1806–
Miss Knox
1808–
Henry Knox
1810–
Eleanor Knox
1813–
Kellogg Knox
1818–1840
John James Knox
1815–1865
Evelyn Knox
1820–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Phebe Knox

    Female1805–Female

    Female1806–Female

    Female1808–Female

    Henry Knox

    Male1810–Male

    Female1813–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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