Mary Winifred Knowles

Female21 June 1800–about 1860

Brief Life History of Mary Winifred

Mary Winifred Knowles was born on 21 June 1800, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She married James Harvey Bennett in 1820, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died about 1860, at the age of 61.

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James Harvey Bennett
Mary Winifred Knowles
Marriage: 1820
James Knowles Bennett
Mary Winifred Bennett
Charles Hawes Bennett

Sources (13)

  • Wineford Bennett in household of James H Bennett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W in entry for James K Bennett and Martha M Stimson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Wineford Bennett in household of James H Bennett, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1820Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 3

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 19

    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

    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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