Henry Knowles

Henry Knowles

South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 25 Feb 1877 (aged 91)
Smyrna, Chenango County, New York, USA
Burial Smyrna, Chenango County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 41660797 · View Source
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The Lineage of Henry Knowles is as follows:

( Henry6, Robert5, Joseph4, Robert3, William², Henry¹)

Henry6 Knowles was the second of eight children born to Robert Knowles (1749-1810) and Lucy Ann Rodman of Rhode Island.

On July 5, 1809 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Henry A. Knowles married Susanna Anthony daughter of Abraham Anthony and Lettish Smith of Portsmouth, RI.

To this union were born 10 children. (5 boys and 5 girls)

In 1819 Henry and Susanna emigrated to Oneida County, NY and 2 years later moved to Chenango County NY. Henry was a pioneer of Smyrna, NY and also a minister in the Society of Friends (Quaker ) He was living in 1860 & 1870 Smyrna (census) with son Benjamin's family.


1. Henry Anthony Knowles (536), b. Feb. 21, 1811, m. Mary K. Collins on Jun. 5, 1830. (my ancestor)

2. Susanna H. Knowles (542), b. May 7, 1815, m.. John J. Peckham, d. July 23, 1817.

3. Mary A. Knowles (547), b. Sept. 18, 1816, m. Nathan Hunt and Daniel Peckham.

4. Robert Knowles, b. Apr. 28, 1820, d. 1871.

5. Abraham A. Knowles, b. Nov. 19, 1823, d. early.

6. Benjamin Knowles (559), b. Jan. 24, 1824, m. Amelia Caroline Hoag and Ann Huntington. (Executor of Henry Knowles' Last Will & Testament executed on Ap. 16, 1877 Norwich, Chenango County, NY)

7. Alice Knowles (563), b. Mar. 2, 1825, m. James R. Boss.She died Sept. 29, 1857. They lived in Smyrna, Chenango County, NY

8. Letitia Smith Knowles, b. July 30, 1829, m. George C. Carpenter.

9. Sarah Knowles (565), b. Feb. 13, 1831, m. John P.Carpenter. Buried: Sherburne West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne,NY

10. Abraham Knowles (549),b. Dec. 17, 1831, m. Martha A. Jones. He died Dec. 27, 1870.
Buried: Raisin Center Friends Cemetery, Raisin Center, Michigan

Henry died on Feb. 25, 1877 Smyrna, Chenango County, New York.

Henry Knowles' Last Will and Testament Feb. 1877 and executed Ap. 16, 1877.


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  • Maintained by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
  • Originally Created by: Sally
  • Added: 7 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41660797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Knowles (27 Jan 1786–25 Feb 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41660797, citing Quaker Cemetery, Smyrna, Chenango County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Evelyn Rowe Nelson (contributor 47040334) .