Truman Knapp

30 December 1816–29 December 1889 (Age 73)
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Truman

When Truman Knapp was born on 30 December 1816, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Zephaniah P Knapp, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Fellows, was 30. He married Mary Ann Swallow on 27 January 1846. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Newton Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 29 December 1889, in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton Center, Newton Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Truman Knapp
Mary Ann Swallow
Marriage: 27 January 1846
Edgar T Knapp
George Knapp
Daniel Howard Knapp
Eugene Knapp
Frank Truman Knapp
Gertrude Ruth Knapp

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Swallow


27 January 1846


    Edgar T Knapp


    Eugene Knapp



    Frank Truman Knapp


    Daniel Howard Knapp


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Sources (3)

  • Truscan Knapp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Truman Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Freeman Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"

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