Samuel Knowles

about 1766–27 February 1831 (Age 65)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Knowles was born about 1766, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Knowles, was 40 and his mother, Anne Power, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Lydia Putman. He died on 27 February 1831, at the age of 65.

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Samuel Knowles
Lydia Putman
Mary Ann Knowles Powell
Putnam D Knowles
Frances E. Knowles
Frances Knowles

Spouse and Children


    Lydia Putman




    Mary Ann Knowles Powell


    Putnam D Knowles


    Frances E. Knowles


    Frances Knowles


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World Events (1)

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 6

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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 ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dr. Samuel Knowles in entry for Lydia Knowles, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Samuel Knowles in entry for Mary Ann Powell Knowles Dawley, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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