Knapp Genealogy


Justus Knapp

Alfred Averill Knapp, Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, 1953, p. 48:
"E-29. Justus Knapp lived in Greenwich till 1770. Then he moved toDutchess Co., N.Y. While there he suffered from the failure of a friendto whom he had lent his name and in default of payment was, according tothe law in those days, thrown into the County jail. While there he spentmuch time in carving various devices upon a powder horn, and it bears theinscription 'Poughapse or Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mch. 12, 1775.' Soon afterthe opening of the Revolutionary War he settled near Saratoga Lake, N.Y.,but was driven away by the Indians. He served as a Minute Man and had 5sons in the Revolutionary army and Battle of Saratoga.... At the close ofthe War Justus bought soldier's Land Rights in Georgia and located there,built stores and mills, owned the land upon which a city sprang up andbecame immensely wealthy. He died suddenly about 1816."

John Knapp

Alfred Averill Knapp, Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, 1953, p. 21:
"John was a Capt. and a Selectman."

Joshua Knapp , Jr.

Alfred Averill Knapp, Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, 1953, p. 10:
"C-3. Joshua Knapp, Jr. was not in Stamford Registration but Savage sayshe was mentioned in the will of his father. Huntington's History ofStamford also mentions him. He was taxed on 54 pounds in 1697. He was aProprietor in Stamford, a Justice of the Peace and a member of theCongregational church. Dec. 30, 1670, Joshua Knapp, Jr. was granted partof the uppermost meadow lying south of the Westchester path. 3-28-1734,he bought of his brother Caleb, all of his right, title and interest inthe estate of Joseph Knapp, Sr. deceased. 5-10-1734 he sold land to hisson-in-law, John Rundle."

Joshua Knapp , Sr.

Alfred Averill Knapp, Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, 1953, p. 6:
"B-3. Joshua Knapp moved to Stamford, Conn., with his father in 1646, m.there and lived there for some time. In 1663 he moved to Greenwich, Conn.where he was admitted Freeman in 1669, making his home there until hisdeath in 1684. He was one of two persons who made the bargains with theIndians when Bedford Parish was bought from them. The agreement betweenthe Indians and the Stamford Colony was witnessed by Joshua Knapp andDavid Waterbury and was signed by seven Indian Chiefs dated 12-23-1680.He bought land in Rye in 1681. His inventory is dated 10-27-1684 and isspoken of as a good estate. He mentions the children named above exceptJonathan, saying that the sons shall receive their share at the age of 21and the daus. at the age of 18. The will is signed by the widow Knapp,John Bowers and Moses Knapp, all of Stamford, Conn., and also by JohnReynolds. Joshua was made Proprietor at Greenwich 2-5-1664. He gave adeed in Stamford 1-14-1657. He was probably a weaver by trade as hisfather willed him 'the other half of the gears' to his loom. Inventory ofhis estate in 1684 places its value at 54 pounds. He was one of theCommittee of Sixteen to confer about the dividing line between Greenwichand Rye."