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Roswell Knowlton

Roswell Knowlton

Male 1735 - 1806  (70 years)

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  • Name Roswell Knowlton  [1
    Nickname Rosel 
    Born 15 Jul 1735  East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1806  Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Dwight Cemetery, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2403  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2018 

    Father Thomas Knowlton, Jr.,   b. 31 Mar 1699, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1781, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Susannah Cone,   b. 15 Jul 1708, East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1787, East Hampton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1724  East Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ann Dutton,   b. Abt Jun 1741, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1785, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1760  Colchester, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Knowlton,   b. 18 Mar 1765, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Asenath Knowlton,   b. 15 Apr 1761, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1818, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Alice Knowlton,   b. 23 Apr 1762, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna Knowlton,   b. Abt 1766, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1812, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F879  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sophia Goodall,   b. 1735,   d. May 1823, French Creek, Upshur, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1786  Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ? Knowlton,   b. Abt 1787, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1787, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Rosel Knowlton,   b. 20 Oct 1788, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Warren Knowlton,   b. 11 Sep 1790, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy Knowlton,   b. 10 Mar 1793, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elisha Knowlton,   b. 23 Jul 1796, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Susannah Knowlton,   b. 9 Jun 1798, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Dutton Knowlton,   b. 5 Dec 1800, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1826, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F881  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Roswell Knowlton Will 1806
    Roswell Knowlton Will 1806
    Dated April 28, 1806
    Roswell Knowlton Will 1806
    Roswell Knowlton Will 1806
    Page 2
    Roswell Knowlton Deed 18 Apr 1769
    Roswell Knowlton Deed 18 Apr 1769
    Roswell Knowlton purchased 105 acres in Belchertown, Hampshire, MA, Lot #7
    Roswell Knowlton Deed 18 Apr 1769
    Roswell Knowlton Deed 18 Apr 1769
    Page 2
    Roswell and Jared Knowlton - 1756 French and Indian War
    Roswell and Jared Knowlton - 1756 French and Indian War
    Rolls of Connecticut men in the French and Indian war, 1755-1762, Vol 1, p148
    Campaign of 1756
    Fourth Regiment, Fourth Company - Capt. Wells
    Jarad Knowlton enlisted May 30 discharged Oct 2
    Roswell Knowlton enlisted Apr 28 discharged Oct 12
    Roswell Knowlton - Revolutionary War 1777
    Roswell Knowlton - Revolutionary War 1777
    Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol 9, p388
    Private, Capt. Elisha Dwight's co., discharged August 19, 1777, service 5 days.
    Roswell Knowlton Tax Record 1798
    Roswell Knowlton Tax Record 1798
    Massachusetts and Maine: Direct Tax, 1798. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Original manuscript: Direct tax list of 1798 for Massachusetts and Maine, 1798. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA.
    V.17, p135
    Roswell Knowlton Belchertown, 1 dwelling, 45 acres, valuation $250 and a second 45 acres valued at $250

    Headstones
    Roswell Knowlton Headstone
    Roswell Knowlton Headstone
    In Memory of
    Rosel Knowlton
    who died May 15th,
    1806,
    Aged 60 years
    Life How Short;
    Eternity How Long.

  • Notes 
    • Marriage
      Colchester - Westchester, CT Marriage Records 1755 to 1796
      From Early Connecticut Marriages Prior to 1800 By Frederick W. Bailey
      Ann Dutton and Roswell Knowlton --- April --, 1760

    • Land Transactions:
      East Haddam, CT records: FHL digital records can only be seen at a FHL location (Index FHL#4110)

      Belchertown, Hampshire, MA
      April 18, 1769
      "...Thomas Halbert of Pelham in the county of Hampshire and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pound ... truly paid by Roswell Knowlton of East Haddam in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut yeoman ...a certain lot of land containing one hundred and five acres lying in Belchertown said Lot is number seven of that part of the Equivalent Land which formerly belonged to Ebenezer and Benjamin Pemberton of Boston and is bounded as follows ... north by Lot number eight of said Land which belongs to Jared Knowlton ...Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us Jared Knowlton James Halbert."
      Citation:
      "Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986"
      Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses and offices, Massachusetts.
      Hampden County
      Deeds vol 16-17, 1778-1781, p472-3, image#274
      FHL #8445699

      This establishes that the Roswell Knowlton of Belchertown is the Roswell from East Haddam, Connecticut, not the Roswell Knowlton son of Silas Knowlton as referred to in the Knowlton Genealogy book by Stocking, 1897. Also, Roswell's brother, Jared, purchased land (lot #8) prior to Roswell.

    • French and Indian War
      Campaign of 1756
      Fourth Regiment, Fourth Company
      Edmund Wells, Captain
      Daniel Cone, 2nd Lieutenant
      Jarad Knowlton enlisted 30 May 1756 and discharged 2 Oct 1756
      Roswell Knowlton enlisted 28 Apr 1756 and discharged 12 Oct 1756
      Rolls of Connecticut men in the French and Indian war, 1755-1762, Vol 1, p148

      Campaign of 1757
      Twelfth Regiment, Captain Daniel Cone's Militia Company
      "Service at the time of Alarm for Relief for Fort Wm Henry and Places Adjacent". This was from Aug 9 to 24.
      Thos Knowlton served 15 days
      Roswell Knowlton served 7 days
      Rolls of Connecticut men in the French and Indian war, 1755-1762, Vol 1, p202-3
      Captain Stoughton's Militia Company
      Jared Knowlton served 15 days
      Vol 1, p215

    • Revolutionary War Record
      Massachusetts Soliers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol 9, p388
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
      Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's Company, Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire County, Mass.) Regt. Discharged Aug 19, 1777; service 5 days. Company ordered out on alarm at Bennington, Vt. Aug 17, 1777.

    • Census Records
      1790 Federal Census, Belchertown, Hampshire, MA
      Roswell Knowlton listed with his wife, daughter and two sons

      1800 Federal Census, Belchertown, Hampshire, MA
      Roswell Knowlton listed with his wife, two daughters (under 10), two sons (under 10), and one son (10-16).

    • Tax Records
      Massachusetts and Maine: Direct Tax, 1798. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Original manuscript: Direct tax list of 1798 for Massachusetts and Maine, 1798. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA.
      V.17, p135
      Roswell Knowlton, Belchertown, 1 dwelling, 45 acres, valuation $250 and a second 45 acres valued at $250.

    • Will April 28, 1806
      Citation:
      Hampshire County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1660-1889. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016, 2017. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives and the Hampshire County Court. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1653/i/40066/85-19-co1/1044343259
      "...Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Sophia Knowlton First A mourning suit...
      Item I give and bequeath unto my four daughters (viz) Aseneth, Alice, Dorothy, and Anna ten shilling. To each of them severaly to be paid out of my estate.
      Item I give and bequeath unto Rosel Knowlton my son the one third part of all my landed interest to his own use and benefit forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto Warren Knowlton my son one quarter part of all my landed interest to his own use and benefit forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto the(?) other two of my sons Elisha and Dutton all the rest of my landed property to be equally divided between them and if one or both of them should be desireous to any (?) they are to the liberty.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Nancy and Susannah all my moveable estate to be equally divided between them.
      In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 28th day of April 1806. Signed sealed witnessed and delivered in presents of us Nathaniel Dwight, Justus Dwight, Junr., Jeremiah Dutton
      Rosel Knowlton"

    • FindAGrave.com
      Shows headstone for Rosel Knowlton died May 15, 1805 aged 60
      Whoever created the headstone was off by one year. Also the Church records state Roswell died on May 5, 1806.

  • Sources 
    1. [S209] East Haddam Births, Marriages, Deaths, Town Clerk, (FamilySearch.com), 212 (Reliability: 3), 27 Oct 2017.
      Rosel son of Thos & Susannah Knowlton July 15, 1735

    2. [S165] Belchertown, MA Church Records, FHL Film # 1862889 Item 1., 125 (Reliability: 3), 31 Oct 2017.
      1806 May 5 Roswel Knowlton, of Dropsical Disorder aged perhaps 70

    3. [S35] East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, Transcribed by Coralynn Brown.
      Thomas KNOWLTON Jr., m Susannah CONVIS, Dec 24, 1724

    4. [S104] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2012); Location: Boston, MA; Date: 1847 -;), Vol 12, p. 47, First Book East Haddam Land Records.
      Thomas knowlton Junr and Susanah Coud [Cone] w[ere joined] In marrage December the 24th 1724

    5. [S209] East Haddam Births, Marriages, Deaths, Town Clerk, (FamilySearch.com), 212 (Reliability: 3), 27 Oct 2017.
      Vol 7, 5
      Rosel Knowlton and Anna Dutton were married Apr 15, 1760

    6. [S248] Early Connecticut Marriages, Bailey, Frederic W. , (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997) (Reliability: 3), 27 Oct 2017.
      Roswell Knowlton & Ann Dutton Apr - 1760