Helen Knee

Female4 February 1830–7 October 1914

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Knee was born on 4 February 1830, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Knee, was 22 and her mother, Ann Redmond, was 17. She married William H Kuykendall on 7 July 1852, in Windham, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1850 and Towanda Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 7 October 1914, in Windham, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Valley Home Cemetery, Windham, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H Kuykendall
1827–1905
Helen Knee
1830–1914
Marriage: 7 July 1852
Thomas Kuykendall
1854–1854
Samuel Houston Kuykendall
1855–1908
Porter Isaac Kuykendall
1857–1942
Lewis Kuykendall
1859–1864
Theodore Parker Kuykendall
1860–1945
Helen Kuykendall
1862–1864
Katherine Kuykendall
1865–1908
William H. Kuykendall Jr
1866–1935
Minnie N. Kuykendall
1868–1914

Sources (6)

  • Ellen Knee in household of Isaac Knee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Helen Knee Kuykendall, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen in entry for O.j. Bowman and Minnie Kuykendall, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1852Windham, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 3

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 24

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): nickname from Middle English kne(i) ‘knee’ (Old English cnēow). The reference would most likely be to someone with a limp or a distinctive aspect to their knee(s), but the word was also used to describe a (missed?) step in a generation or pedigree. Alternatively, ‘knee’ could have a topographic sense and denote someone who lived by a sharp bend.

    South German: variant of Knie ‘knee’ and, in North America, also an altered form (translation into English) of this.

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

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