Knapp Entry in Savage's First Settlers of New England

One of the most quoted books in New England genealogy was written by James Savage (1784-1873) from 1860 to 1862 and appeared in four volumes. It also includes the Nicholas Knapp line. Nicholas Knapp (1592-1670) is my 9th great-grandfather and earliest known Knapp ancestor. He came to America from England in 1630.
The entire citation is as follows:

Savage, James, 1860-62, A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register. 4 volumes. 25 cm. Boston, Little, Brown and Company.

The Knapp entry appeared in volume 3 on pages 33-34. Here are GIF images of the 2 pages:

Savage, volume 3, page 33 Savage, volume 3, page 34

These images are from Making of America Books. There you can also find PDF versions. At the time of writing only volumes 1, 3 and 4 were available there. See further versions below.

Following is a transcription (HTML version) of the Knapp entry:

KNAPP, AARON, Taunton 1643, may have been f. of Eliz. wh. m. 17
Feb. 1674, Nicholas Stoughton; and beside had Mary, bapt. at Rox-
bury, 20 Nov. 1659; and he d. bef. 1676. Baylies, II. 267, 278.
CALEB, Stamford, s. of Nicholas, freem. 1670, made his will 11 Dec.
1674, d. soon. He names w. Hannah, and ch. Caleb, wh. was b. 1661;
John, 1664; Moses; Samuel; Sarah; and Hannah. JAMES, Water-
town 1652, s. of William the first, b. in Eng. m. Eliz. d. of John
Warren, had Eliz. b. 21 Apr. 1655; and James, 26 May 1657, wh. d.
26 Sept. foll. In the autumn of 1671, at Groton, where he then liv. his
w. suffer. terrib. by witchcraft, if the trifling story in the Magn. VI. 67,
is good for any thing. JOHN, Watertown, br. of the preced. m. 25 May
1660, Sarah Young, had John, b. 4 May 1661; and Sarah, 5 Sept.
1662; and sev. others, for his will of 22 Jan. 1696, pro. 27 Apr. foll.
tho. it names not either of these, wh. were, perhaps, d. ment. wid. Sarah,
and ch. Henry, Isaac, John, Daniel, and Abigail. JOHN, Taunton, m.
7 Oct. 1685, Sarah Austin. Possib. he was s. of the preced. JONA-
THAN, Fairfield, s. of the first Roger, d. young, for his inv. is of 1 Feb.
1676. JOSHUA, Greenwich 1670, s. of Nicholas, m. 9 June 1657, at
Stamford, Hannah Close, had good est. by inv. of 1685, tho. he d. 27
Oct. 1684, leav. ch. Hannah, aged 25; Joshua, 22; Joseph, 20; Ruth,
18; Timothy, 16; Benjamin, 10; Caleb, 7; Jonathan, 5. His wid. m.
John Bowers. MOSES, Greenwich 1670, br. of the preced. prob.
youngest, but perhaps was only a ld. holder, and never liv. at G. but at
Stamford as early as 1667, and there his f. gave him ld. by his will; m.
a. 1669, Abigail, d. of Richard Wescoat. Whether he had ch. I am not
advis. but he was liv. certain. at S. up to 1701, perhaps later. NICHO-
LAS, Watertown, may have come in the fleet with Winth. and Saltonstall
1630, by w. Elinor had Jonathan, wh. was bur. 27 Dec. 1631; Timothy,
b. 14 Dec. 1632; Joshua, 5 Jan. 1635; Caleb, 20 Jan. 1637; Sarah, 5
Jan. 1639; Ruth, 6 Jan. 1641; and Hannah, 6 Mar. 1643; rem. to
Stamford, there, I suppose; had Moses, and Lydia. His w. Elinor d. 16
Aug. 1658, and he m. 9 Mar. foll. Unity, wid. of Peter Brown, wh. had
been wid. of Clement Buxton; d. Apr. 1670. His will of 15 of that
mo. names four s. Caleb, Joshua, Moses, Timothy; and four ds. Sarah,
Hannah, Lydia, and Ruth. Sarah m. 6 Sept. 1667, Peter Disbrough;
and Ruth m. 20 Nov. foll. Joseph Ferris. ROGER, New Haven 1643-7,
Fairfield 1656-70, and prob. later, had made his will 21 Mar. 1673,
nam. w. Eliz. and ch. Jonathan, Josiah, Lydia, Roger, John, Nathaniel,
Eliz. and Mary, some of wh. were minors, and his inv. is of 20 Sept.
1675. ROGER, Fairfield, s. of the preced. d. 1691, but no acco. is
found of his fam. THOMAS, Sudbury, m. at Watertown, 19 Sept. 1688,
Mary, d. of John Grout, and d. beyond sea, leav. wid. and ch. Sarah, aged
9 yrs. and Mary, 6, when admin. was issu. 28 May 1697. * TIMOTHY,
Stamford, s. perhaps eldest, of Nicholas, rep. for Rye 1670, was of
Greenwich, liv. 1697. In that century a single p was used. WILLIAM,
Watertown 1636, d. 30 Aug. 1658, "aged a. 80 yrs." Perhaps he came
as early as Nicholas; and had, in his will of 1655, not nam. any w. but
refer. to ch. of wh. sev. were brot. by him from Eng. and to gr.ch. His ch.
were William; Mary; Eliz.; John, b. 1624; James, 1627; Ann; and
Judith. Mary m. Thomas Smith; Eliz. m. in Eng. a Buttery; Ann m.
Thomas Philbrick, but d. bef. her f. wh. in his will names her childr.;
and Judith m. Nicholas Cady. WILLIAM, Watertown, s. of the preced.
by w. Mary had prob. Joseph, beside Priscilla, b. 10 Nov. 1642; and by
w. Margaret had Judith, b. 2 Mar. 1653; Eliz. 23 July 1657; and,
perhaps, others; left wid. Priscilla, wh. had been wid. of Thomas Akers,
and s. John. Three of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at Harv. and
as many at other N. E. coll.

That's rather hard to read, of course, so here's a cleaned up version. I removed the line breaks, expanded the abbreviations except the names of months, and made each Knapp first name into a bulleted list entry:

As mentioned the GIF images above are from Making of America Books. There you will also find PDF versions of the images and OCR text versions of volumes 1, 3 and 4.

Here is an HTML version of all four volumes. However, there are some mistakes due to the OCR done on it. Still it is a great help for anyone searching their early New England roots, and the text is better than at Making of America Books.

A print version of the book is available here.

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