Rachel Knapp

1760–1825 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Knapp was born in 1760, her father, Benjamin Knapp, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Henne, was 26. She married Jacob Edward persell about 1781, in Montgomery, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 12 April 1825, in New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in New York City, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Edward persell
1759–1834
Rachel Knapp
1760–1825
Marriage: about 1781
John Persell
1782–1828
Betsey Persell
1784–
Rachel Persell
1789–1840
Anna Persell
1792–1848
Susannah Persell
1792–
Sarah or Sally Persell
1794–1841
Jacob B. Persell
1797–1878
Samuel Persell
1800–
Catharine Persell
1804–1830

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1781
Montgomery, New York, United States
children

(9)

    John Persell

    Male1782–1828Male

    Betsey Persell

    Female1784–Female

    Rachel Persell

    Female1789–1840Female

    Anna Persell

    Female1792–1848Female

    Susannah Persell

    Female1792–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Knapp

    Male1732–1795Male

    Hannah Henne

    Female1734–1797Female

siblings

(2)

    Female1760–1825Female

    Benjamin Knapp III

    Male1761–1823Male

World Events (8)

1776

Age 16

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

Age 16

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 21

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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