Generation No. 1
1. SARAH4 BOWMAN (JOHN3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1695 in henrico Parish, Virginia, and died Bef. November 1736 in Henrico County, Virginia (?). She married JOHN KNIBB in henrico Parish, Virginia, son of SAMUEL KNIBB. He was born Abt. 1680, and died Bef. March 1737/38 in Henrico Parish, Virginia.
Notes for SARAH BOWMAN:
Sarah Bowman, daughter of John Bowman, did marry a Knibb and did have a son John, most probably named after his father or grandfather. In Weisiger's Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part Two 1737-1781, on p. 3, he provides two entries of interest from 1738:
Robert Wynne, who married a daughter of John Knibb, dec'd, petitions for a part of the said de'd's estate. John Archer, Joseph Royall, and John Worsham, Gent. to divide estate according to will of dec'd.
Katherine Knibb chooses John Knibb her guardian, who accepts, Joseph Royall & John Bowman, security.
In Weisiger's Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part One, on p. 115, he provides an abstract of the will of John Knibb of Henrico Parish recorded March 6, 1726 which names his wife Sarah, sons John and Samuel and daughters Sarah and Katherine.
I accept this as being the family of Sarah Bowman Knibb. Based on the claim of Robert Wynne against the estate of John Knibb, deceased, I have surmised that this is the husband of Sarah Bowman Knibb and I have also surmised that Katherine Knibb and John Knibb her guardian are the grandchildren of John Bowman. To have stood as guardian of a younger sister John Knibb must have been born in 1716 or earlier.
More About JOHN KNIBB and SARAH BOWMAN:
Marriage: henrico Parish, Virginia
Children of SARAH BOWMAN and JOHN KNIBB are:
2. i. JOHN5 KNIBB, b. Bef. 1720; d. Abt. 1791.
3. ii. SARAH KNIBB, b. Abt. 1725.
iii. SAMUEL KNIBB.
iv. KATHERINE KNIBB, b. Abt. 1720.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN5 KNIBB (SARAH4 BOWMAN, JOHN3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born Bef. 1720, and died Abt. 1791. He married MARY IRBY. She was born Abt. 1720, and died Abt. 1795.
Children of JOHN KNIBB and MARY IRBY are:
i. KATHERINE6 KNIBB, b. 1754; d. November 19, 1814; m. WILLIAM FOLKES; b. June 03, 1743; d. April 25, 1805.
ii. JOSHUA KNIBB, b. Abt. 1760; d. Aft. 1805; m. ELIZABETH IRBY; b. Bef. 1779.
iii. SARAH KNIBB, b. Bef. 1761; d. Aft. 1791; m. FNU ROYALL.
3. SARAH5 KNIBB (SARAH4 BOWMAN, JOHN3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1725. She married ROBERT WYNNE.
Notes for ROBERT WYNNE:
Weisiger, Miscellaneous Court Records Vol II, 1737-1781, p. 3, from p64:
Rbt Wynne who married a dau of John Knibb, dec'd, petitions for a part of said dec'd estate John Archer, Joseph Royall & John Worsham, Gent., to divide estate according to will of dec'd
Child of SARAH KNIBB and ROBERT WYNNE is:
i. THOMAS KNIBB6 WYNNE, b. Abt. 1745; m. NANCY HILL.
Notes for THOMAS KNIBB WYNNE:
On Wynne message board on GenForum message #703 posted by Deloris Wynne-Riley on Feb. 6, 2002 states that she had an abstract or verbatim copy of the 20 Aug 1794 will of Thomas Knibb Wynne, from Franklin County, NC (Louisburg). She also identified him as having two wives 1) "Polley" and 2) Nancy Hill, daughter of Green Hill and Nancy Thomas. She identified 4 children by name and said he may have had an undetermined number of other daughters.
Upon this email I speculate that we have identified one child of Sarah Knibb, grandchild of John Bowman. Note that this is a speculative link and it is not proven or established by anything other than my analysis which is that with the Knibb middle name Thomas is a likely candidate to be the child of Sarah Knibb and Robert Wynne. Do not trust this, but use it as something that needs to be researched.
Previous research leaves me persuaded that during the late colonial period and into the early decades of the 19th Century "Polly" was a nickname for "Nancy" as well as for "Mary." Here, I believe that other researchers saw the names Polley and Nancy and thought they were dealing with two women, rather than a single woman referred to sometimes by her nickname and other times by her given name. I may be wrong, but that is the reasoning I follow in entering all children as belonging to Nancy "Polly" Hill Wynne.
Ms. Wynne-Riley's email states that Thomas Knibb Wynne moved to NC about 1776 and she interpreted that as a hint that he was of Loyalist sympathies since she knew her Wynne ancestors tended to support the Crown during the Revolution, and she thought Virginia would have been too Patriot in its sympathies during this period. She cited as her primary source for information on Thomas Knibb Wynne data published on Jan. 21, 1930 by Mrs. Southgate Jones of Durham, NC.
Thomas Knibb Wynne mentioned in his will his horse, Damon, and two women, possibly daughters, a Sarah Hight and an Elvia Pleasants, wife of William Pleasants. John Wynne & John K. Wynne witnessed the will.