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Gilbert Knapp
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1821
Putnam County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1894
Erie County
Ohio, USA

Gilbert Knapp.—Coming to Ohio upwards of three score years ago, Gilbert Knapp, late of Margaretta township, is numbered among those energetic, farseeing agriculturists who rendered such valuable assistance in developing those branches of industry whereby the rich soil of Erie county has been made to produce abundantly of the crops common to this region, having as a general farmer met with signal success in his undertakings. He was born January 16, 1820, in New York state, which was likewise the birthplace of his parents, Wright and Sally (Towner) Knapp. Growing to manhood in his native state, Mr. Knapp lived there a number of years after his marriage. In 1848, accompanied by his wife and children, he followed the tide of emigration westward to Ohio, locating permanently in Erie county. He purchased 125 acres of land in the "Oak Openings" in Margaretta township, and immediately began its improvement. A diligent laborer, he exercised skill and good judgment in his operations, and continued here an active and prosperous general farmer until his death, March 8, 1894. He was held in high respect as a man and as a citizen. He was a Republican in politics, and in his religious views was a free thinker.

Mr. Knapp married, in 1841, Cynthia Chase, who was born on a farm in New York state, her parents, Alvin and Ruth (Cole) Chase, having been well-known and successful agriculturists. Three children blessed their union, namely: James H., born in 1842; John T., born in 1844; and Cyrus C., born in 1847. The two younger sons now own and manage the parental home. The mother died April 11, 1910, and in June of that year she would have celebrated the ninetieth anniversary of her birth.

Cyrus C. Knapp, the youngest son, is meeting with genuine success in his agricultural labors, being numbered among the leading farmers of Margaretta township. Inheriting the political and religious views of his father, he is a stanch Republican and is identified with the more liberal thinkers of the day. He married, in 1903, Cora C. Schoewe, a daughter of Edward and Martha Schoewe, and they have three children, namely: Gilbert, Melvin and Martha. John T. Knapp is a partner with his brother in the ownership of the farm, and is unmarried. He, too, has embraced his father's ideas of religion and politics.

History of the Western Reserve, Volume 3 By Harriet Taylor Upton, Harry Gardner Cutler

Seventh Generation.

KNAPP, WRIGHT, son of Joseph and Hannah (Wright) Knapp, b. June 19, 1783, d. Jan. 10, 1859; m. Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Birdsall) Towner. (See Towner Family.) Issue:

(1) Harry, b. 1809; (2) Hannah, d. March 27, 1850, aged 33 years 3 months 2 days; m. Nelson Tompkins, b. Nov. 19, 1812, and had Rachel, John, Mary, Philetus, Sarah and Milly B., who m. a Robinson and moved to Ohio; (3) John, b. Oct. 12, 1812, d. Nov. 11, 1892; m. Sept. 2, 1837, Hannah, b. Feb. 22, 1814, d. June 15 1896, daughter of David and Clarine (Northrup) Dingee and had Martha, b. Aug. 24 1840: m. Feb 4, 1863 by the Rev. EP Benedict, Isaac Field, b. May 4, 1825. Both living in 1911, Towners, N.Y., and had Jennie, wife of Andrew Ferris of Brewster; Ward, d. Sept. 21. 1911, and Isaac Stanton, who m. Stella, daughter of Wm. Osborne: (4) Gilbert, b, Jan. 16, 1821, Patterson, N. Y., d. March 8, 1894; m, Cynthia C., daughter of Alvin and Ruth (Cole) Chase, on June 20, 1841, they moved to Castalia, Ohio, in 1850 and had three children James Henry, b July 2, 1842, Patterson, N. Y.; m. Oct. 12, 1870, Joanna S. Crissel and resides Republic, Ohio; (b) John Towner, b. June 6, 1844. unm., resides Castalia, Ohio; (c) Cyrus Chase, b. Jan. 7, 1846. resides Castalia. Ohio; (5) Susan, b. March 14. 1814. d. Dec. 12. 1888.


Family links: 
  Wright Knapp (1782 - 1859)
  Sarah Towner Knapp (1781 - 1863)
  Cynthia C. Chase Knapp (1820 - 1910)*
  James Henry Knapp (1842 - 1931)*
  John Towner Knapp (1844 - 1917)*
  Cyrus Chase Knapp (1846 - 1920)*
  Samuel Haviland (____ - 1852)**
  Elisha B. Haviland (1800 - 1888)**
  Harry Knapp (1809 - 1874)*
  Hannah M Knapp Tompkins (1816 - 1850)*
  Gilbert Knapp (1821 - 1894)
*Calculated relationship
Castalia Cemetery
Erie County
Ohio, USA
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