John Quincy Knowlton

9 July 1835–13 December 1886 (Age 51)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John Quincy

When John Quincy Knowlton was born on 9 July 1835, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Sidney Algernon Knowlton, was 43 and his mother, Harriet Burnham, was 38. He married Maryette Vanderhoof on 8 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Skull Valley, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as farmer per 1880 census in Skull Valley, Tooele, Utah, United States. He died on 13 December 1886, in Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Quincy Knowlton
Mary Newton
Marriage: 18 April 1863
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Mary Eugenia Knowlton
George Washington Knowlton
Cora Knowlton
Rachel Eva Knowlton
Lulu Knowlton
Chauncey Knowlton
William Newton Knowlton
Inez Knowlton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 13
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 25
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Utah Knowltons by Ezra Clark Knowlton (Copyright 1971)

    John Quincy, the third son of Sidney Algernon and Harriet Burnham Knowlton, was born at Bear Creek, Hancock County, Illinois, July 9, 1835. Church records indicate that he was baptized in April, …

    Sources (96)

    • John Knowlton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • J Q Knowlton in entry for Topsy Knowlton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Knowlton in household of Sidney Knowlton, "United States Census, 1850"

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