Maj. General Henry Knox

25 July 1750–25 October 1806 (Age 56)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Henry

Maj. General Henry Knox was born on 25 July 1750, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the son of William Knox and Mary Campbell. He married Lucy Flucker on 16 June 1774, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Thomaston, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1800. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 25 October 1806, in Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Maj. General Henry Knox
Lucy Flucker
Marriage: 16 June 1774
Lucy Flucker Knox
Elizabeth Knox
Miss Knox
Julia Wadsworth Knox
Henry Jackson Knox
Marcus Camillus Knox
Julia Knox
Caroline Knox
George Washington Knox
George Washington Knox
Caroline Flucker Knox
Augusta Henrietta Knox
Marcus Bingham Knox

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    16 June 1774Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (7)

    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
    Age 26
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 26
    "At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (Northumberland and Durham): from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from any of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland named with Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’, for example Knock in Renfrewshire. It is not possibly to disentangle this from the surname derived from the English etymon mentioned in 1 above.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) surnames.

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

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    Wikipedia Biography of Henry Knox

    Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 – October 25, 1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the first United States Secretary of War. Born and rai …

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    • Henry Knox in entry for Marcus Bingham, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Henry Knox, "United States Census, 1800"
    • Henry Knox, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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