While looking for someone else in the Marion cemetery, Linn County, Iowa, I found one Francis P. Knowlton (d 11 May 1871) ae 52 yrs 2 mo 25 days.
I am also a Knowlton descendant, and am wondering which Knowlton line Francis came from.If anyone could help me place him in a line, I would most certainly appreciate it.
He apparently had a brother Edward Knowlton who married Abigail Williams, and a brother Robert who never married.
From www.familysearch.org, I find that Edward and Abigail (Williams) Knowlton had a daughter, Ella Lucy Knowlton, who married William Shepherd HALES.Ella Lucy (Knowlton) Hales d 23 nov 1936 Lusk, Niobrara Co, Wyoming.
Here are some census records I found tonight on the various families - can anyone help me determine the lineage of Francis P. Knowlton?
Marion Township, Linn County,Iowa - 1860 Federal Census Francis P. Knowlton (F.P.) - b MA; 40 yrs - m farmer - $640 $300 Nancy - 33 yrs - b Ohio Clara E. - 10 yrs - b Ohio
Next door to: Edward Knowlton - b MA; 44 yrs - m farmer $1800 $700 Abigail - 35 yrs - b MA Lucy - 8 yrs - b MA (female) Frederick - son - 6 yrs - b Iowa Hannah Williams living with them - 64 yrs - b MA George W. Williams - 31 yrs - b VT Rodney L. Estbrook - 23 yrs - b VT; teacher at Community school
Also in Marion - Robert Knowlton - 42 yrs - b MA - m farm laborer -- belongs to Francis P. Knowlton family
---------------- 1870: Marion Township, Linn County, Iowa Frank Knowlton - b MA; 44 yrs - m farmer $3000 $900 Nancy - 50 yrs - b Ohio Clara E. - 19 yrs - b Ohio
Next door to: Edwin Knowlton- b MA; 54 yrs - m farmer $7000 $1000 Abigail - 45 yrs - b MA Ella - 19 yrs - b MA Fred - 16 - works on farm - b Iowa Hannah Williams living with them - 76 yrs - b MA no George Williams (died?)
1880 Marion Township, Linn County, Iowa
Ed Knowlton - 64 yrs;farming - MA - MA MA Abigail - 65 yrs - MA MA MA Robert Knowlton - 66 yrs (brother) - farmer MA MA MA - has dyspepsia
Next door is Fred (son):
Fred Knowlton - b 1854 Iowa (son of Edward) - 26 yrs old Ida Knowlton - b 1854 NY Ray - 2 yrs - b Iowa Vern - 1 yr - bIowa Fred G - 1 yr - b Iowa
in Walker, Linn County, Iowa Anna Knowlton - b 1859, MA
------------ 1885 Marion, Linn County, Iowa Nancy Knowlton - 59 yrs b Ohio Clara E. - 33 yrs - b Ohio
Fred Knowlton - 31 yrs b Iowa - dairy Ida Mae Knowlton - 30 yrs b NY Ray - 11 yrs - b Iowa Vern - 9 yrs - b Iowa Fred G -5 yrs - b Iowa Bert - 3 yrs old
Edward Knowlton - 69 b MA Abigail - 61 b MA Robert - 74 (single) - b MA All living together ----------