Sidney Algernon Knowlton

24 May 1792–20 April 1863 (Age 70)
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Sidney Algernon

When Sidney Algernon Knowlton was born on 24 May 1792, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ephraim Knowlton, was 18 and his mother, Jemima Farnham, was 18. He married Harriet Burnham on 30 June 1816, in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 20 April 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sidney Algernon Knowlton
Harriet Burnham
Marriage: 30 June 1816
Ruhamah Burnham Knowlton
Harriet Virginia Knowlton
Martha Jane Knowlton
Julia Ann Knowlton
Ephraim Knowlton
Mary Ann Knowlton
George Washington Knowlton
John Quincy Knowlton
Benjamin Franklin Knowlton
Marcia Eliza Knowlton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1816Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 10
    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
    Age 20
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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.

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    Sidney Algernon and Harriet Burnham Knowlton

    Pioneers Gully/Spencer Company 1849 Handcart Rescue Companies 1856 Sidney Algernon Knowlton was born at Ashford, Connecticut, May 24, 1792. He was the oldest of six children born to Ephraim and Jemim …

    Sources (77)

    • Sidney Knowlton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sydney Knowlton in entry for Ruhannah Derby, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
    • S H Knowlton, "United States Census, 1840"

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