HERE ARE THE KNAPPS

 

 

 

KNAPP FAMILY. The Knapp family were originally from Saxony, a province of Germany. By some they are regarded as Germans, by others as of Saxon origin; but their early history in England leads most of the descendants to fix their nationality as Anglo-Saxon or English. In the fifteenth century they were people of wealth and position in Sussex county, England. The name Knapp is derived from the Saxon word, the root of which is spelled Cnoep, signifying a summit or hill top. John being the given name, and living on a hill, he was called John of the hill; and there being others of the same name on the hill and said John living on the summit or knob, he was called John of the Cnoep or Knob.


Subsequently the proposition was omitted, for convenience sake, and he was called John Cnoep, the German formation John Knopp. and in English John Knapp. The family arms, together with a full description, may be found in the Herald's college,London. These arms were granted to Roger de Knapp by Henry VIII, to commemorate his skill and success at a tournament held in Norfolk, England, 1540, in which he is said to have unseated three knights of great skill and bravery. By the descendants of his John, these arms are still preserved as a precious memento of worthy ancestry. The arms of a family are what a trade mark is to a merchant. It is his own private property. It is generally expressive of some important principle. The origin of the arms of the Knapp family is given in English heraldry. It describes the arms of the Knapp family as used by John Knapp and by his son John, in 1600. It will be seen that this coat of arms is very expressive and full of meaning. The shield and the helmets, clad in mail, denote preparation for war. The shield on which the arms are displayed is gold, expressive of worth and dignity; the arms in sable or black, denote antiquity; the three helmets on the shield are acknowledgments from high authorities of victories gained.

 

 

 

 

 

Knapp, Nicholas (~1606 - 1670) - male ( JF'S G G G G Grandfather in England comes to America )
b. ABT. 1606 in (of)St Mary Parish-Bures, Co Suffolk, EN
d. 16 APR 1670 in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT
spouse: Elinor, ? (~1608 - 1658)
- m. in [prob]England
----------child: Knapp, Jonathan (1631 - ~1631)
----------child: Knapp, Timothy Sr (1632 - <1685)
----------child: Knapp, Joshua Sr (1635 - <1684)
----------child: Knapp, Caleb Sr (1636 - <1675)
----------child: Knapp, Sarah (1639 - 1681)
----------child: Knapp, Ruth (1641 - >1702)
----------child: Knapp, Hannah (1643 - 1696)
----------child: Knapp, Moses Sr (~1645 - )
----------child: Knapp, Lydia (1647 - 1716)
spouse: Unity, Unica Or (~1600 - <1670)
- m. 9 MAR 1659/60 in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT

 

 

 

Knapp, Joshua Sr (1635 - <1684) - male ( JF's GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER )
b. 5 JAN 1634/35 in Watertown, Middlesex Co, MA
d. BEF. 27 OCT 1684 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
father: Knap, Nicholas (~1606 - 1670)
mother: Elinor, ? (~1608 - 1658)
spouse: Close, Hannah (~1632 - <1696)
- m. 9 JUN 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT
----------child: Knapp, Hannah (1660 - 1721)
----------child: Knapp, Joshua Jr (~1662 - ~1750)
----------child: Knapp, Joseph (1664 - <1723)
----------child: Knapp, Ruth Rebecca (1666 - >1736)
----------child: Knapp, Timothy (~1668 - 1737)
----------child: Knapp, Benjamin Sr (1673 - 1716)
----------child: Knapp, Caleb (1677 - <1750)
----------child: Knapp, Jonathan (1679 - )

 

 

 

Knapp, Benjamin Sr (1673 - 1716) - male ( JF's GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER )
b. 1673 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
d. 1716 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
father: Knapp, Joshua Sr (1635 - <1684)
mother: Close, Hannah (~1632 - <1696)
spouse: Butler, Elizabeth (1678 - 1753)
- m. 18 APR 1700 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
----------child: Knapp, Martha (1701 - )
----------child: Knapp, Ruth (1701 - >1774)
----------child: Knapp, Benjamin Jr (1704 - 1772)
----------child: Knapp, Joshua (1705 - >1772)
----------child: Knapp, Joseph Sr (1707 - >1770)
----------child: Knapp, David (1710 - 1774)
----------child: Knapp, James (1711 - >1758)
----------child: Knapp, Daniel (1714 - <1737)
----------child: Knapp, Elizabeth (1716 - >1775)

 

 

 

 

Knapp, David (1710 - 1774) - male ( JF's Great Grandfather )
b. 17 FEB 1709/10 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
d. 1774 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
father: Knapp, Benjamin Sr (1673 - 1716)
mother: Butler, Elizabeth (1678 - 1753)
spouse: Close, Rachel (1716 - 1802)
- m. 7 NOV 1735 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
----------child: Knapp, David A.** (1735 - 1812)
----------child: Knapp, Usher (~1736 - )
----------child: Knapp, Rebecca (1737 - )
----------child: Knapp, Phineas J. Sr (1739 - 1814)
----------child: Knapp, Rachel Close (1741 - )
----------child: Knapp, Eunice (1743 - )
----------child: Knapp, Eben (1746 - >1824)
----------child: Knapp, Nezer (*1746 - ~1780)
----------child: Knapp, Elizabeth (1748 - )

 

 

**possibly the grandfather or father to David A. Knapp

of Knapp Electric Co. NY & Ind, Toy & Game Manufacturer

 

 

 

 

Knapp, Eben (1746 - >1824) - male (JF's Grandfather)
b. 24 FEB 1745/46 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
d. AFT. 1824 in [prob] New York City, Kings Co, NY?/Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT?
father: Knapp, David (1710 - 1774)
mother: Close, Rachel (1716 - 1802)
spouse: Hobby, Ruth (*1765 - >1846)
- m. BEF. 1795 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
----------child: Knapp, Caroline (~1785 - )
----------child: Knapp, Lydia Ann (~1785 - )
----------child: Knapp, Rachel (~1785 - )
----------child: Knapp, William E. (1807- 1832)
----------child: Knapp, Sanford Reynolds Sr (1800 - 1832)
----------child: Knapp, David A. (1809 - 1871)
----------child: Knapp, James Hobby (1824 - 1875)

 

 

 

 

 

Knapp, William E. (1807 - 1832) - male (JF's Father)
b. 1807 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co, CT
d. July 1832 in New York, probably Kings Co, NY
father: Knapp, Eben (1746 - >1824)
mother: Hobby, Ruth (*1765 - >1846)
spouse: Unknown, Antoinette (~1810 - 1876)
- m. ? in [prob] New York City, Kings Co, NY?
----------child: Knapp, William T. (~1830 - 1858 )
----------child: Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1832 - 1891)

 

 

 

 

Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1832 - 1891) - male ( MET LIFE'S MAIN MAN )
b. 1 JUL 1832 in New York City, Kings Co, NY
d. 14 SEP 1891 in At sea - on board SS La Champagne
father: Knapp, William E. (1795 - <1846)
mother: Antoinette ** Her remarried name was Dominick **(~1810 -1876 )
spouse: Palmer, Phoebe (1839 - 1908)
- m. BEF. 1863 in New York City, Kings Co, NY

--------child: Francis D. 6/23-7/7/1857
----------child: Knapp, Antoinette (~1862 - 1948)
----------child: Knapp, Joseph Palmer (1864 - 1951)

** source J.F's obit Brooklyn Times 9/21/1891

 

 

Palmer, Phoebe (1839 - 1908) - female
b. 8 MAR 1839 in New York City, Kings Co, NY
d. 10 JUL 1908 in Poland Springs, ME
spouse: Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1832 - 1891)
- m. BEF. 1863 in New York City, , NY
----------child: Knapp. Francis, D. 1857 ----------child: Knapp, Antoinette (~1862 - 1948 )
----------child: Knapp, Joseph Palmer (1864 - 1951)

 

 

Knapp, Antoinette (~1862 - 1948)

 

 

b. Mar. 21, 1862 in Brooklyn, Queens Co, NY
d. Sept. 17, 1948
father: Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1832 - 1891)

mother: Palmer, Phoebe (1839 - 1908)

spouse: Wallace, Edward Copeland (1859 - 1915 )
- m. 17 FEB 1885 in Brooklyn, Queens Co, NY
child : Edward Knapp Wallace 1885-1906

spouse : Foster Milliken 1863- 1945

_m April 1914

----------------m abt 1923 Paul G. Brown 1872-1950

 

 

Knapp, Joseph Palmer (1864 - 1951) - male
b. 14 MAY 1864 in Brooklyn, Queens Co, NY
d. 30 JAN 1951 in New York City, Kings Co, NY
father: Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1832 - 1891)
mother: Palmer, Phoebe (1839 - 1908)
spouse: Kepner, Sylvia T. (*1865 - )
- m. Nov. 1886 in New York City,NY
child: Knapp, Claire Antoinette (1889 -1959 )

child: Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1892 - 1952)
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spouse: McIlwaine, Elizabeth Laing (*1873 - 1922 )
- m. 1905
spouse: Rutledge, Margaret Elizabeth (*1891 - 1960)
m. 1923

 

 

Knapp, Claire Antoinette (1889 - 1959 ) - female

b Oct 23 1889 d Oct 25 1959

father: Knapp, Joseph Palmer (1864 - 1951 mother: Kepner, Sylvia (*1865? - )

spouse: Penney, Willis Oliver (Jan 11 1898-May 2 1974)

child: Margaret (1926- )

child :Antoinette ( 1928- )

spouse: Dixon III, Thomas (Feb 1892 - Oct 1953 )

 

Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1892 - 1952) - male

 

 

(JF's grandson who sold to Home Guardian)
b. Feb 3, 1892 in New York City, NY
d. 23 OCT 1952 in Hampton Bays, L.I., NY
father: Knapp, Joseph Palmer (1864 - 1951)
mother: Kepner, Sylvia T (*1865 - 19_)
spouse Gertrude O'Brien m Jun 1927 in Mastic Beach NY

spouse: Marion E. Hurd Murdock (~? - )
- m.1937 in Ft Lauderdale Fl

 

 

Murdock Hurd Marion Elizabeth (1906-1985) - JF Knapp's II's wife
spouse: Knapp, Joseph Fairchild (1892 - 1952)
- m. 1937

-m ABT.1953 -4 NYC (Stanley L. Conley)

 

 

 

 

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