NameThomas KNOWLTON Sr.106,161,163,65,92,66,140,164
Birth7 Apr 1720, Bedford, Westchester County, New York, USA
Deathabt 1801, Ontario, Canada65 Age: 80
ResidenceSharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA140
ResidenceBethlehem, Albany County, New York, USA140
FatherEphraim KNOWLTON (1676-1735)
MotherKatherine GRIFFIN (1678-)
Birth4 Jul 1725163,65
Marriageabt 1746, Bedford, Westchester County, New York, USA65
ChildrenJohn (1747-1838)
 Daniel (1750-1838)
 Ephraim (1756-)
 Sarah (1758-)
 Robert (1759-1851)
 Enoch (1760-~1828)
 Thomas (1761-)
 Silas B. (1762-)
 Stephen (1776-)
 Abijah (1782-)
Notes for Thomas KNOWLTON Sr.
1797 Petition for land in Ontario lists that he came from North River (now Hudson R.)

ABT 1750 Sometime around 1750 Thomas Knowlton & family started up the Hudson, living in Ulster/Orange areas, then going to Albany during the War Years, and finally Thomas and Enoch going to Ontario. The older siblings stayed in NY State.

source: Knowlton, Elizabeth, E-mail dated 8/13100 forwarded to me by Scott Holmes from EK.

residence: Knowlton Genealogy says from Sharon, Litchfield Co. CT-Bethlehem, Albany Co. NY140
Misc. Notes
Photocopy of Bible record sent by Doreen Smillie of Edmonton AL says Thomas Knowlton's wife was Anna.

'The Knowlton Genealogy" by Stocking says, in Vol Ill ("Errata & Addenda"), pg. 86, that 'Thomas served in the Rev. War, Capt. Dunning's Co., Col. Van Vechten's Reg., Albany Co., NY Militia. Pg. 582 of Vol II says, (Thaddeus) Corrected in the Errata & Addenda to 'Thomas Knowlton, Private, Capt. Dunning's Co., Col. Van Vechten's Regt., 1775-6."

'The Knowlton Genealogy" by Stocking says in "Errata & Addenda' that 'Thomas removed from Sharon, Litchfield Co., Conn. to Bethlehem, Albany Co. NY, where all his children are said to have been born. His descendants say he removed late in life to Canada, about 1771."

FROM THE UPPER CANADA LAND RECORDS, "K"-3 Bundle, Vol. 268, Petition 16: Microfilm Reel C-2116, National Archives of Canada: "His Excellency Peter Russell, Esquire (in Council) Administrator of the Government of the Province of Upper Canada This Memorial of Thomas Knowlton, U.E. Most Humbly Sheweth That your Memorialist has a Wife and Six Children, and never drew but 200 Acres of Land from Government; he does therefore most humbly solicit your Excellency in Council for a location of 550 Acres of Lands in the Eastern District for himself and Family, and as in Duty bound will ever Pray. THOMAS KNOWLTON Elizabethtown, June 23, 1797

On back of bundle: Thomas Knowlton's Memorial, U.E., rec'd from Mr. Rouson 21st July 97. Rec'd 22 Jul, Recommend for 150 Acres of family land. Confirmed 31st July 1797.

FROM THE UPPER CANADA LAND RECORDS, "K" Bundle 3, Petition 9, Microfilm Reel C-2117, National Archives of Canada: "To Honor'l. Peter Russell, Esquire, Administrator of the Government of the Province of Upper Canada ... In Council ... The Memorial of Thomas Knowlton Senior --- Most Humbly Sheweth ---- That Your Memorialist was allways [sic] a Zealour Friend to the Britist Interest -although he never had an opportunity of rendering them any essential service in the late Rebellion.---At the conclusion of the War, having a most fervent wish to spend the remainder of his days under the Britist Constitution, sold of his property upon the North River, which was considerable, and withdrew the same to the Oswesateby settlement -- where himself, Children, and Grandchildren have remained ever since - - He being pretty easy in his circumstances when he came into the Country never made any application for lands; consequently received none, but finding it is a privilege people of all denominations enjoy --- Humbly solicits Your Honor in Council for such a quantum of Lands in the Eastern District as You may conceive his merits entitles him to. And in Duty Bound, THOMAS Knowlton Senior Elizabethtown, October 9th 1797

On back of bundle: Thos. Knowlton Senr, rec'd 4 Nov'97. read 8 Nov'97. Rec'd for 200 as."

FROM "THE ACTIVITY OF ABEL STEVENS AS A PIONEER", Ontario Historical Society publication XXXI, pp56 - 92:

"A petition addressed to Simcoe by Abel Stevens and four other men, presumably elders of the Baptist churches in other parts of the district, dated at Bastard on 16th May, 1796, has been preserved. It stated:

"That your Petitioners now inhabiting the Province of Upper Canada, and loyal subjects to His Majesty, King George the 3rd, have been educated in and are professors of the Baptist Religion, and wish not to intermeddle with the affairs of any other Denomination, therefore pray to be indulged and protected in the enjoyment of such privileges as His Majesty's good subjects of any other Denomination in this Province enjoy, Particularly we pray that those which are or hereafter shall be regularly ordained Elders in any Baptist Churches in this Province shall be fully empowered to administer the ordinance of Marriage, and that a Certificate from the ordaining Council shall be their sufficient

Warrant . Associated with Stevens in this petition were James Stark, a son of Major William Stark a loyalist, and nephew of General John

Stark, the revolutionary leader, living in Hallowell, and Thomas Knowlton and Obediah Read, both residents of Elizabethtown."

From the Personal Ancestral File: LDS Church

Thomas Knowlton, son of Ephraim. & Charity Knowlton who m abt 1700, b abt 1726

Thomas Knowlton, b 12 May 1720, Middleboro, Plymouth MA; slo Thomas & Martha Knowlton; probably of Scituate, Plymouth MA, AFN:MFHR-DB; spouse Lydia Tourlellot (twin), b abt 1722, Half Moon, Saratoga NY AFN:MFHR-FH Daughter Susanna Knowlton, MFHR:GN b abt Jul 17 1750154 Scituate, Plymouth; m Edward Howland MFJ5-WJB abt 1748, Scituate, Plymouth

A Thomas KnowIden, b (1724) & spouse Ann AFN:BJC1-5K. Thomas KnowIden, Jr. b 1750 ENG
Misc. Notes
"1752 witnessed deed in Marlborough, Ulster Co., NY
1763 signed subscription pledge for Marlborough Presbyterian church
1770 conveyed 200 acres in Ulster Co. by Richard Woolsey
Misc. Notes
"I haven't found the grave for Thomas Sr. & Thomas Jr. They are supposed to
be in Newboro where the Knowltons lived. But probably the graves were only
marked by fieldstones, therefore no longer exist. " - Jill92
Misc. Notes
maybe born in or Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA, according to 92, see website:
Misc. Notes
“Thos Sr named his first son John, the son usually named for
the father's father. Ephraim's father's name is John. It is
odd that no son John appears in between. If he were born
about 1700, he would be old enough to have a son in 1720.
But this is all supposition.”18
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