Edward Knowles

Male9 March 1768–11 January 1811

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Knowles was born on 9 March 1768, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Jonathan Knowles, was 42 and his mother, Anne Power, was 36. He married Amey Peck on 24 March 1793, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 11 January 1811, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Edward Knowles
Amey Peck
Marriage: 24 March 1793
Henry Knowles
John Knowles
James Davis Knowles
Joseph Brown Knowles
Elroy Knowles
Elsey Knowles
Henry Knowles
Amey Ann Knowles
Edward Peck Knowles
John Power Knowles SR

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Knowles - Published information: birth-name: Edward Knowles
  • Edward Knowles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edward 2'D Knowles in entry for Amey Ann Humphreys, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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  • Marriage
    24 March 1793Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 8

    Maryland is the 7th state.

    1780 · French Occupy Newport

    Age 12

    During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).

    English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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