Pardon Knapp

1788–
Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Pardon

When Pardon Knapp was born in 1788, in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Henry Knapp, was 27 and his mother, Jemima Fish, was 23. He registered for military service in 1812.

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Family Time Line

Henry Knapp
1761–1820
Jemima Fish
1765–
Elnathan Knapp
1786–1850
Pardon Knapp
1788–
Mary Knapp
1789–
Jemima Knapp
1791–
Lucy Knapp
1793–
Henry Knapp
1796–1827
Justus Knapp
1799–1870

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 9

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 31

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. 

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 (1)

  • Pardon Knapp, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"

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