Edward Knowles

9 March 1768–11 January 1811 (Age 42)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life 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 32. 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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Family Time Line

Edward Knowles
1768–1811
Amey Peck
1772–1838
Marriage: 24 March 1793
Knowles
1794–
Henry Knowles
1799–
John Knowles
1795–1795
James Davis Knowles
1796–1838
Joseph Brown Knowles
1796–1877
Elroy Knowles
1800–1801
Elsey Knowles
1800–1801
Henry Knowles
1802–1876
Amey Ann Knowles
1804–1877
Edward Peck Knowles
1805–1881
John Power Knowles SR
1808–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 March 1793
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

(11)

    Male1794–Male

    John Knowles

    Male1795–1795Male

    James Davis Knowles

    Male1796–1838Male

    Joseph Brown Knowles

    Male1796–1877Male

    Henry Knowles

    Male1799–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 8

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 12

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see Knoll ), or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ( see Newell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward 2'D Knowles in entry for Amey Ann Humphreys, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Edward Knowles in entry for Henry Knowles, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Edward Knowley in entry for Joseph Brown Knowley, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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