Isaac Knowlton

7 May 1797–23 May 1883 (Age 86)
Green Bush, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Knowlton was born on 7 May 1797, in Green Bush, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Manassah Knowlton, was 26 and his mother, Lydia Burton, was 25. He married Rachael Witbeck on 24 April 1822, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 23 May 1883, in Schodack Landing, Schodack, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Isaac Knowlton
Rachael Witbeck
Marriage: 24 April 1822
Edwin M. Knowlton
Almira Parmelia Knowlton
Cornalia T. Knowlton

Spouse and Children

24 April 1822
Albany, Albany, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named in Old English as ‘the settlement (tūn) by the hilltop (cnoll)’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Knowlton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isaac Knowlton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isacc Knowlton in household of Archbald Jennings, "New York State Census, 1875"

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