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John Knapp

1st tier candidate:

  • John Knapp (1765-1854) Goshen, NY, carpenter

2nd tier candidates:

  • John Knapp, Greenwich, CT, d 1854 $1 carpenter tools in inventory

  • John Knapp (1769-1817) Greenwich, CT to Fallsburg, NY, bro-in-law James millwright, built mill in Sullivan Co.

  • John Knapp (1757-1835) Goshen NY to Springfield, NY. Manufactured wooden plows.

  • John Knapp b 1812 NY - d MI, carpenter

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John Knapp

Possible candidates

1st Tier

  • John Knapp from Goshen, NY (1765-1854) 

Carpenter in 1793 deed cited in W.T. Blair's book on Michael Shoemaker pg 471; "John Knapp, a carpenter, of Minisink, Orange Co., NY, Nov. 21, 1792, bought from Richard, Jr. and Sibbel Halstead of Pittston, 300 acres of land in Exeter Township, adjoining the Pittston Line ... " His house was described in a Minisink 1798 tax list: (30x26, 6 windows, in good condition, value $300) adjoining Joshua Davis. The family information was found in Rittenber's 1881 book titled "History of Orange Co."

m Elizabeth Sawyer in 1785 (1 child) and Eunice Smith in 1793 (11 children). His father James died at the 1779 battle of Minisink. Aside from mentioning the living family members, his will from 1854 did not include details on his estate or his inventory.

2nd Tier

  • John Knapp, Greenwich, CT, d 1854 $1 carpenter tools in inventory. This entry was deemed of little importance as a crowbar was valued at 75c and shoemaker's tools at $1. His complete estate was valued at over $2000.

  • John Knapp (1769-1817) Greenwich, CT to Fallsburg, NY. He and his bro-in-law James build one of the 1st mills Sullivan Co., noting that James was the millwright.

  • John Knapp (1757-1835) Goshen NY to Springfield, NY. Manufactured wooden plows. He was in the RW.

  • John Knapp b 1812 NY - d MI, carpenter. Included in the 2nd tier list but is too late for the plane.

The 1800 census was used to find individuals / family groups; 9 NY (Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Otsego, Ontario), 4 CT (Fairfield), 3 MA (Bristol, Worcester), 1 VT (Windham), 1 PA (Luzerne). Available online probate records and deed records were searched from the counties included in the 1800 census records as well as the deeds in Essex, Middlesex and Norfolk Co's, MA. The 1850 census was also searched.

The one plane known is a 9 3/4" long molder made of beech with 1/8" wide flat chamfers.

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