Harriet Knapp Franklin

1826–19 October 1864 (Age 38)
New York, United States

The Life of Harriet Knapp

Harriet Knapp Franklin was born in 1826, in New York, United States as the daughter of William Ezra Maynard Franklin. She married John Norton Crossett in 1845, in Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 October 1864, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

John Norton Crossett
Harriet Knapp Franklin
Marriage: 1845
Sarah O Crossett
Mary Jane Crossett
Maynard Franklin Crossett
William B Crossett
Eliza Eveline Crossett
Willard A. Crossett

Spouse and Children

Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Ezra Maynard Franklin




World Events (5)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Norman: Frankeleyn, the father of a family. At various times, the term also meant a freeholder, or a yeoman, a man above a vassal but not a gentleman.

Sources (3)

  • Harriet M Crassett in household of John N Crassett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet M Crossett in household of John N Crossett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • H. M. Crossett in entry for Mary Jane Crossett, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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