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The Daniel P. Knowland's of Rochester, Minnesota Updated December 25, 2005
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The Knowland family has it's roots in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Family ledgend has it that we arrived in the boat after the Mayflower, settled in the Marblehead and Salem, Mass. area. Many of the family were fisherman and whalers. My great-grandfather, William Crowninshield Knowland, b1838, served 5 tours in the Civil War. He was the son of Elizabeth Knowland b.1810 but I don't have his fathers name as he had died before the 1850 census.