Help! I'm looking for the ancestors of Amos Knapp.
Amos Knapp b. 16 June 1774, Stephentown Rensselaer Co., New York. m. Sally Andrew 1796.
I am also looking for ancestors of Amos Knapp. I do have some information from Amos till now. I plan on going to Stephentown in June and doing some research and would be willing to share what I find. Amos is my 3rd great-grandfather.
What branch of the Amos Knapp family are you from? I've almost given up on researching him until I have more time. I'm happy to get a reply. There are several people on the Lorain Co. Ohio rootsweb list from this family. We all seem to be stuck on finding Amos parents. Do you know what nationality the family is? I think English, my father thinks German. I read somewhere that the Stephentown area had a lot of settlers from Rhode Island. Amos' wife Sally was supposed to be from Rhode Island. Maybe that is more than a coincedence.
Amos's son Elisha was my 2nd great-grandfather, his son Calvin Henry was my great-grandfather and his son Otis Albert was my grandfather. So you can see I'm from the Lorain Co. Knapp's. I have no idea what nationality the family is. My Mom said when they would ask Grandpa where the family came from he would just say they where blue blooded yankees. I have been in contact with a lady that does research in Stephentown and she said Knapp is a prevelent name in Stephentown and that the historical society have kept good records. With any luck I will find something there.
Hi Tom, It appears that Amos Knapp is my 4th great grandfather. Elisha's son Lyman is my 2nd great grandfather who died in Fremont Ohio 1/24/1924. His son Frank and his son Leroy lead to my father, Earl. I have just started tracing my ancestry. I know there is a Tom Knapp in the Michigan area who descended from my grandfathers brother, Harry. Is this you ?
If your Elisha was born abt 1774, he may be the son of
Amos Knapp, Sr.
Amos Knapp, Sr married a lady with the last name of
Nelson (some identified her as Phebe but most will say
they do not know for sure). Here is the children of Amos:
Amos Jr. Knapp b: 1755
Samuel Nelson Knapp b: ABT 1761
Levi Knapp b: ABT 1763
Ezra Knapp b: ABT 1765
Comfort Knapp b: 1770
Sylvanus Knapp b: 1771 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT
Elijah Knapp b: ABT 1772
Arad Knapp b: ABT 1772
Elisha Knapp b: 1774
William Knapp b: ABT 1775
Rachael Knapp b: ABT 1779
If my data is correct, I am a desc of Amos through his
son Samuel Nelson Knapp.
If I have the wrong Elisha - please accept my apologies.
Is you Amos the son of Caleb(2), b abt 1742?
I don't have any information on who he married but am interested.
The info I have is Amos's parents were:
Father: John Sr. Knapp b: 1700 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Mother: Mary Taylor b: ABT 1700 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Now, I do not have proof that is is correct but this is what
I have at this time.