Nancy G Knowles

November 1824–17 October 1919 (Age 94)
Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Nancy G

When Nancy G Knowles was born in November 1824, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Simon Knowles, was 27 and her mother, Margarette W. Knowles, was 23. She married Charles Fisher Leland on 28 November 1844, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1860. She died on 17 October 1919, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 94.

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Charles Fisher Leland
Nancy G Knowles
Marriage: 28 November 1844
Luther Knowles Leland
Herbert S. Leland
Male - Unknown Leland
Frances E Leland
Walter Leland
Frank A. Leland

Spouse and Children

28 November 1844
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Luther Knowles Leland


    Herbert S. Leland


    Male - Unknown Leland


    Frances E Leland


    Walter Leland


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Simon Knowles


    Margarette W. Knowles





    Emeline C Knowles


    Royal Warren Knowles


    John A Knowles


    Joseph S. Knowles


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 5

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 39

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Nancy S Leland in household of Charles F Leland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy O Leland in household of Charles F Leland, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Nancy S Leland in household of Charles F Leland, "United States Census, 1870"

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