NameEphraim KNOWLTON169,63,65,170,66,140,171,138
Birth1676, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Memoor Wenham
Death1735, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA63,54 Age: 59
Death Memoor Wenham, or Westchester, or Bedford
FatherJohn KNOWLTON II (1633-1684)
MotherSarah WHIPPLE (-1679)
FatherJohn GRIFFIN (-~1707)
Marriageabt Dec 1701, Westchester, Westchester County, New York, Usa63
ChildrenRobert (~1705-1798)
 Thomas (1720-~1801)
 Ephriam (1728-<1784)
Notes for Ephraim KNOWLTON
these following notes from 140 seem to be for both Ephraim's - 5

"The Knowlton Genealogy by Stocking says Ephram's wife was Charity (last name unknown). Elizabeth Knowlton gives b/p as Ipswich or Wenham MA.

Dec 1701 NY Register: Vol 12 p 409: John & Sarah Griffin gave 4 acres in Westchester to

1713 Ephraim lived in West Patent, Westchester Co. NY from 1713 to abt 1735, when he died. source: Knowlton, Elizabeth, E-mail of 8113100 forwarded from Scott Holmes to me..

1714 Ephraim Knowlton bought land in Bedford in 1714. Family still in Bedford after 1750. source: Davis, Norman, "Westchester Patriarchs% (1988), p. 140.

1779 18th century Bedford NY records: Ephraim, Jr. "flourished 1779'

1700 Living in the Village of Westchester, NY [now No. Bronx at head of Throgs Neck] source: NY Biographical & Genealogical Record
Misc. Notes
NY Genealogical & Biographical Record: Town of Westchester Abstracts: 14 Dec 1700: Ephraim Knowlton witnesses a gift of Henry Gardner

First mention of Ephraim Knowlton (or any Knowlton) in Bedford is in Bedford Town Meeting Minutes, 23 Feb 1708.

[Spelling modernized:] "The town by a major vote doth agree to give unto Ephraim Knowlton a home lot upon Betses Ridge and 8 acres of land to take up where it may be spread, not hindering former grants or highways, provided that he comes forth with his family and builds a habitable house upon the lot and lives in the town three years. [These are all published]

JOHN COPP'S RECORD BOOK: Westchester Co. NY [He the clerk to the Proprietors of the Bedford West Purchase, 1700-1738]:

"Ephraim Knowlton, who was granted old Purchase land conditionally on Feb 23, 1708, but does not seem to have taken it up, also settled in the West Purchase." [This land is near where Mt. Kisco is today.]

23 Nov 1714: Ephraim Knowlton sells Johannes Mier five acres in Westchester.

By 1725-1736 Ephraim was dead: Copp's Record Book states:

"The 6th lot [of the Purchase] fell to the heirs of Ephraim Knowlton and laid out for 25 acres, bounded by said Woolsey's farm, 30 rods to a black oak stadle [?] mark 6/7 as a direction for the southwest corner, easterly by said middle high way to a shrubbed top walnut stadle mark the south east corner, northerly by said Abner Miller's lot and southerly by Nathan Clark Jr.'s double lot."

IGI Files for Ephraim KnowItons:

Ephraim Knowlton, b 3 Oct 1773, Ashford, Windham CT; d 1824-41 Father: Lt. Daniel Knowlton Mother: Elizabeth Farnham Spouse: Jemima Farnham

Ephraim Knowlton, b 1804, Madison Lake OH; d Feb 1, 1888 Father: Ephraim Knowlton Mother: Jemima Farnham Spouse: Mary Burgoyne

Ephraim. Knowlton, b (1792) Father: Stephen Knowlton

Mother: Anna Fletcher Spouse: not mentioned

Ephraim F. Knowlton, b 1817, VT Father: Daniel Knowlton Mother: Anna French

NOTE****: Based on Stocking's Genealogy, Ephraim's son, Ephraim, Jr. had children Robert, Stephen, Abijah, Elizabeth (m. Woolsey), etc. Elizabeth Knowlton contends that Robert was the son of Ephraim (b 1676) and that Stephen, Abijah and Elizabeth were grandchildren of Robert (per his will typewritten in Westchester Co. Historical Society), rather than of Ephraim, Jr. I have entered data both ways. When this puzzle is solved, one set of children should be eliminated. jshr.140
Misc. Notes
“I pulled
together the work for Ephraim, b Ipswich or Wenham ca 1676
[no record found, but he is mentioned in his great uncle's
will or contract]; m Katherine Griffin ca 1699-1700 Westchester
town, NY; moved up to Bedford, NY, ca 1714; died ca 1635,
Bedford [re his "heirs" are mentioned in land documents.

My main uncertainty lies in whether there is a generation
between Ephraim and Thos Sr. If there is not, Ephraim must
have remarried because Katherine would be too old to birth
Thos in 1720. Or it would be VERY unlikely. She is still alive
in 1714.” 18
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