Nancy Knowles

Femaleabout 1770–

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Knowles was born about 1770, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Jonathan Knowles, was 45 and her mother, Anne Power, was 39. She married John Smith about 1795. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1765–
Nancy Knowles
1770–
Marriage: about 1795
John Knowles Smith
1796–1856

Sources (3)

  • Death notice RI republican
  • Nancy in entry for John K. Smith, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Nancy Smith in entry for John R. Smith, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1795
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 6

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

    Age 6

    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

    1803

    Age 33

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).

    English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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