Knapp Family Folder 

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Knapp Family History


People researching this surname include:

N. Jean Ross  


Nicholas Knapp of Bures, England left England on the Winthrop Fleet of 1630 arriving in Watertown, Massachusetts. Nicholas's son Caleb was born in Watertown, Massachusetts. Caleb's son Samuel was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Samuel's son John was born in Danbury, Connecticut. John's son Charles was born in Danbury Connecticut. Charles' son Moses was born in Orange County, New York. Moses' son Moses was born in Orange County, New York. Moses and his parents moved from Orange County, New York to Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. When Moses was 17 years old he traveled with Samuel Scott, Joseph Scott, Joseph Barnett and Andrew Barnett to Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

Moses Knapp built a sawmill on the North Fork, on a site about the head of the T. K. Litch's Dam. Moses Knapp was the first to locate in what is now known as Brookville.

Moses built a residence at his sawmill on the North Fork after marrying Susan Matson from Indiana, Pennsylvania. This is were they started keeping house and their family of eleven children.

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