Benjamin Franklin Knowlton

30 January 1838–27 March 1901 (Age 63)
Bear Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Knowlton was born on 30 January 1838, in Bear Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Sidney Algernon Knowlton, was 45 and his mother, Harriet Burnham, was 40. He married Rhoda Ann Jennetta Richards on 31 October 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 27 March 1901, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Knowlton
1838–1901
Rhoda Ann Jennetta Richards
1843–1882
Marriage: 31 October 1863
Wilhemena Knowlton
1865–1865
Willard Knowlton
1865–1865
Benjamin Franklin Knowlton Jr
1866–1933
Jennetta Knowlton
1868–1871
Harriett Knowlton
1870–1898
Sidney Richards Knowlton
1873–1876
William Hooper Knowlton
1874–1876
Ida Knowlton
1876–1961
Heber John Knowlton
1878–1906
George Quincy Knowlton
1880–1957
Willard Richards Knowlton
1882–1884

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 1
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1850
    Age 12
    Azilka Patenia Knapp BIRTH 15 Jan 1850 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA DEATH 20 Apr 1850 (aged 3 months) Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA BURIAL Farmington City Cemetery Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 143541689
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 17
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hampshire): habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named from Old English cnoll ‘knoll, hilltop’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Knowlden
    Knolton

    Story Highlight

    My Mother, Lizzie Knowlton Maughan, As I Remember

    “My Mother, Lizzie Knowlton Maughan” by Willard [“Bill”] Knowlton Maughan, 19 typewritten pages, 1989. Found among the files of Lizzie Knowlton Maughan and Marian Maughan Jones. Transcribed by Samanth …

    Sources (114)

    • B F Knowlton in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Frank Knowlton in household of S A Knowlton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • B F Knowlton in entry for Sanford Truman Ferry and Ireen K Cerf, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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