Re: Family of Loyalist Jonathan KNAPP born Connecticut 1750 died Canada about 1840
The Stephen in Murtie June Clark's book is my Stephen.My Stephen enlisted on 3 August 1776 according to his British military 1814 Statement of Service form.However, the 1780 muster roll is the earliest I have found for him.
The Stephen in the "Refugees" book is Stephen the brother of Comfort.
Another SANDS researcher/descendant found the 1814 form, and it has really helped us sort out the two men.
I will see what KNAPP info I can find.
I am currently focused on the DODGE family of Cow Neck, New York and Westchester County, New York.Jeremiah Dodge and his wife Elizabeth Sutton were PROBABLY my Stephen's grandparents.Jeremiah mentioned a grandson Stephen Sands in his 1774 will.Currently, the Dodge Association lists the Loyalist Stephen Dodge as another grandson of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Sutton Dodge.I think that is inaccurate and so I am searching for documentation.I think Stephen Dodge was probably their nephew.
Here I go off on a tangent:My focus is the Loyalists in the Sands, Dodge, Sutton and other related families.Stephen Dodge of Charlotte, NY was a Loyalist who went to Nova Scotia after the war.His wife was Blance CHADEAYNE (it's my opinion that she was a Chadeayne; her surnmae is listed as SHADWIN but I believe that was simply a spelling variation).
Stephen was definitely the son of Tristram and Sarah Hawxhurst DODGE.The issue is: Who was Tristram's father?In June 1776, Samuel Dodge wrote a letter to Thomas Dodge mentioning that he had seen Uncle Jeremiah's grandson Stephen Dodge at Fort Montgomery the previous week.The conclusion by a Dodge descendant/genealogist was that the Stephen mentioned in the letter must be the Stephen who became a Loyalist.However, Jeremiah had another grandson named Stephen who I know was a Patriot.My challenge is to find documentation that will enable me to verify which of the two Stephen's was at Fort Montgomery.Construction on the fort had just begun that March and so Stephen would have been there, in Capt. Rosekrans' regiment according to the letter, helping build the fort.
I know this is more info than you need.But there is always a chance that someone will read this who has a missing piece of the puzzle:)
I have posted extensively in the DODGE surname forum.
And, I will look for KNAPP info.There were several KNAPP loyalists.