Jane Israel

5 January 1809–about 1890 (Age 81)
Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Israel was born on 5 January 1809, in Westchester, New York, United States, her father, James Israel, was 25 and her mother, Lavina Washburn, was 15. She married Abram Knapp in 1827, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Madison Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died about 1890, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Abram Knapp
Jane Israel
Marriage: 1827
James Knapp

Spouse and Children

    Abram Knapp



New York, United States


    James Knapp


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1810 · Change of capital city

Age 1

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish: from the Hebrew male personal name Yisrael ‘Fighter of God’. In the Bible this is a byname bestowed on Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel at the ford of Jabbok (Genesis 32:24–8).2 name adopted by Jews with reference to the ancient Kingdom of Israel, destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 bc , or to the concept of Jewish nationhood, or, in modern times, to the state of Israel.3 Comparatively recent adoption of the Biblical name in Britain among Nonconformists, especially in Wales.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Wescott in household of Baazel Hoke, "United States Census, 1850"

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