Nathan Knowles

14 November 1748–30 April 1837 (Age 88)
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Knowles was born on 14 November 1748, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Knowles IV, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Moulton, was 33. He married Susanna Shackford on 23 November 1775, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 30 April 1837, in his hometown, at the age of 88, and was buried in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Nathan Knowles
Susanna Shackford
Marriage: 23 November 1775

Spouse and Children


    Susanna Shackford


23 November 1775
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

Parents and Siblings




    John Knowles jr


    Tryphena Knowles



    Mary Knowles


World Events (6)


Age 28

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

Age 28

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 52

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see Knoll ), or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ( see Newell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan Knowls, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Nathan Knowles in entry for Nathan Knowles, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Nathan Knowles, "Find A Grave Index"

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