Clarinda Knapp

Brief Life History of Clarinda

When Clarinda Knapp was born on 10 August 1802, in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Calvin Knapp, was 32 and her mother, Deborah Hopkins, was 24. She married Andrew Lee Allen on 11 December 1824, in Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1852 and San Bernardino, California, United States in 1857. She died on 7 December 1862, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Lee Allen
Clarinda Knapp
Marriage: 11 December 1824
Elijah Allen
Lydia Jane Allen
Sophronia Allen
Charles Hopkins Allen
Andrew Lee Allen Jr
James Allen
Sidney David Rigdon Allen
Susan Allen
Levi Knapp Allen
Julia Allen

Sources (36)

  • Colinda Allen in household of Chas Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Clarinda Knapp - Church record: birth: 10 August 1802; Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Clarinda Knapp Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Historical Boundaries 1808: Cattaragus, New York, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

German: occupational or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant, apprentice’, and ‘miner’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia and Slovakia, where it is more commonly spelled Knap (compare 3 below).

German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person, of the same ultimate origin as 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Slovak, Rusyn, and Slovenian Knap , a surname of ultimately German origin (see 1 above).

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

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Andrew L. ALLEN - Pioneers & Prominent Men

book: PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH, Frank Esshom, 1913 ALLEN, Andrew Lee (son of Elijah ALLEN, born 1763, and Mehitable HALL, both of New Hampshire). He was born Nov 24, 1791, Limeric Parso …

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