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Edmund Knowles (abt. 1685 - abt. 1762)

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Edmund Knowles
Born about in Quarlton, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Died about in Somerset, Maryland, Colonial Americamap
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Biography

Edmund "Old Silverhead" Knowles is the Knowles Progenitor for a significant percentage of the Knowes (and Noles) families living in the U.S. today. Much is known about "old Silverhead" and his descendants, but much is also unknown; so the research continues. For example, other than his children, all of the known descendants of '"OSH" are via his oldest son, Richard Knowles, Sr. (1715 - 1791). Many of the descendants of his other children, particularly the sons, may be known, but are not known to be "OSH" decendants. Perhaps genetic genealogical testing of living Knowles men will assist us in the determination of the other "OSH" lines where traditional paper trails have lead to dead ends. Edmund's nickname, "Old Silverhead", has been widely used to identify his Knowles line and descendants. There are two very different credible old family stories (stories not verified) as to how Edmund earned such a moniker. The first is that he was wounded as a young man by an Indian who fractured Edmund's skull with a tomahawk. As the story goes, someone fashioned a plate from a silver coin, which was inserted in his scalp to cover the head wound. The other story, a more practical one, is that Edmund had a full head of silver colored hair. You may choose the family story that you believe. Edmund "Old Silverhead" Knowles was born in Quarlton, Lancashire, England in early 1685. He was baptized on 6 March 1685 in Bolton, Lancashire, Engalnd parish church. According to the church records, his father was Thomas Knowles of Quarlton and his mother was probably named Ruth. The Edmund "old Silverhead" Knowles line has been proven by the research of Jean and John Watson back to Richard Knowles born 18 March 1573 in Quarlton, Lancashire, England and from him to his son James and to his son Thomas and to his son Edmund. Edmund was the youngest child of Thomas who died one year after Edmund was born. The Watson research also indicats that this Knowles line "originates" even further back with a Harry A Knowe (or Knowles) (c 1500 - 1574). It's quite likely that many of the Knowles Progenitors who immigrated to the British Colonies before the American Revolutionary War are also descendants of this Harry A Knowe. Genetic testing results and analysis (yet incomplete) will help determine which of the other Knowles lines can be attributed to Harry A. Knowles. In November of 1699 (or 1700, depending on the calendar you use), Edmund, at the age of 15, indentured himself to Jonathan Leivsay, a ship captain (and a Virginia plantation owner) who sailed out of Manchester to the colony of Virginia frequently. Edmund sailed from Liverpool on 19 November 1699 to Virginia aboard the ship, Elizabeth and Judeth. Edmund apparently served his seven-year indenture in Virginia, and then sometime before 1724, he migrated up the coast and settled in Naticke Hundred of Somerset County, Maryland, where he is shown on the tax roll in 1724 (Note: in 1775 Somerset County, Maryland became Sussex Co., Delaware). It appears Edmund spent his indentured years about 25 miles below Richmond on the south side of the James River. Edmund apparently died in early October, 1762 in Somerset County, Maryland. The appraisal of his personal estate was made 26 October 1762. The inventory of the estate was filed for probate 16 March 1763, by Richard Knowles, his son, as administrator. A copy of Edmund's will has previously been published in the KKNFA Special Edition Newsletter. After paying the debt of the decendent and other expenses of the estate, the balance was distributed with one-third going to his wife (no name provided), and the balance divided in seven equal shares. The heirs named were: George Oaks, Thomas Wilson, John Knowles, Ruth Knowles, Richard Knowles, Thomas Knowles and Edmund Knowles. Edmund's share was apparently for a son, Edmund, Jr. Edmund, Jr.'s share was held and secured according to the law, probably because he was no longer living in the area. George Oaks and Thomas Wilson were appparently son-in-laws married to the daughters of Edmund.[1]

Edmond grew up in CHILDHOOD HOME in Quarlton , Bolton Parish ,Lancashire ,England. As indentured [7yr] servant of Jonathan Leivsay of Accomac Va.to pay his passage, 15 yo Edmond embarked Liverpool 11/19/1700 aboard vessel "Elizabeth & Judith",commanded by Edward Payne.

Family History

HISTORY OF THE KNOWLES FAMILY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FROM THE YEAR 1700 TO THE YEAR 1956

EIGHT GENERATIONS OF SILVERHEAD KNOWLES THROUGH THE TRIBE OF ASA KNOWLES TO FEBRUARY 1956

THE KNOWLES FAMILY Written by LLOYD A. KNOWLES AND FLORENCE ROHNER February 1956

This is an addenda to the reunion of the Knowles Family of September 24, 1896, near Mounts, Gibson County, Indiana.

This historical record shows that a large family of KNOWLES migrated from England to Delaware in the early part of 1700. There was a son of this family known as SILVERHEAD KNOWLES, birth date unknown. Death date unknown. To him and his wife, (a Swedish girl), was born a son RICHARD Knowles, of whom it is said was a perfect pattern of humanity, and of sterling moral qualities. Date unknown.

RICHARD KNOWLES married a Finnish girl. To this union was born 4 children; RICHARD, ZECHARIAH, EDMUND, and PRUDENCE KNOWLES. After her death he married a second wife, said to be a sister of his former wife. She bore him THOMAS AND JAMES KNOWLES. JAMES was born May 9, 1757. In him is first manifested the head of the Grand and Happy Throng.

Young JAMES KNOWLES married PATIENCE MARVEL, who was born JANUARY 31, 1758. There was born to this union, 6 sons and 1 daughter. They were named PRETTYMAN, JAMES, EDDY, JESSE, COMFORT, MARVEL, (for her grandmother), and NATHAN KNOWLES, who died in infancy and was buried in Delaware.

There followed on June 17, 1795, the birth of another son and they called him NATHAN KNOWLES. Then on October 25, 1797, another son came and they called him EPHRAIM KNOWLES. Time passed on and there was added to their family 2 more sons ELI and ASA KNOWLES. During the Spring of 1795, JAMES and PATIENCE moved from Delaware to Georgia. In the Summer of 1809, they migrated to Indiana. PATIENCE died May 5, 1817. JAMES married a MRS. CLARK, whose maiden name was ELIZABETH SMITH. She had 5 children of her own, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. She bore JAMES 2 children, PRUDENCE and JOHN LOWRY KNOWLES. JAMES died October 23, 1839.

ASA KNOWLES, a son of JAMES, was born March 5, 1802. He married MATILDA A MONTGOMERY. To this union was born 7 daughters; AMERICA, SARAH, ELIZABETH, NANCY, SERALDA, PATIENCE, and MARTHA KNOWLES. MATILDA died, date unknown. ASA was not content to live alone so he married the second time to MRS. SUSAN WARMICK, who was a MISS BROWN. To this union was born 4 children; JAMES, VIOLA, CLINTON, and ENOS KNOWLES. SUSAN died February 20, 1897 at the age of 63. ASA passed away on July 6, 1898 at the age of 96. ASA's daughters NANCY and SERELDA died quite young. AMERICA, SARAH, MARTHA, ELIZABETH and PATIENCE lived to a ripe old age, as did JAMES, CLINTON, VIOLA, and ENOS KNOWLES.

I will endeavor to segregate the above children of ASA and MATILDA and SUSAN KNOWLES, and trace their individual families as far as the KNOWLES family is concerned.

AMERICA KNOWLES was born October 16, 1830. Died September 1890. Married THOMPSON G. MAUCK, born September 6, 1830. Married November 13, 1851. To this union was born 5 children; JACOB, ABRAHAM, ASA, MATILDA, and JOHN MAUCK.

JACOB WARRICK MAUCK was born August 25, 1852. JACOB married LUCY MOUNTS August 21, 1857 [My records indicate this marriage took place 30 November 1876, in Gibson County, Indiana]. To this union was born 6 children; NORA V., ASA L., ELIZA, and GEORGE T. MAUCK. Two infants died at birth. NORA V. MAUCK was born October 16, 1877, died September 9, 1879. ASA L. MAUCK was born July 14, 1879. ASA married MARY ROBB, December 3, 1901. To this union was born 4 children, IRENE, WARREN, ARVEY, and CHARLES MAUCK. IRENE was born February 1, 1903, and is a registered nurse. WARREN MAUCK was born October 24, 1907. He married MARY HELEN WHEELER. To this union was born no children. ARVEY MAUCK married ______________. To this union was born 3 children; WANDA, LOIS and JERRY MAUCK. CHARLES MAUCK was born May 30, 1915, married LENA FINCH, April 30, 1935. To this union was born one child; SHARON MAUCK, born August 5, 1936. ELIZA E. MAUCK was born May 15, 1882, died August 5, 1897. GEORGE T. MAUCK was born September 8, 1883. He married ETHEL BUSH. To this union was born 1 child; RONNIE MAUCK, born August 17, 1940 [Which is in error. The child was actually Pauline Mauck, born 23 June 1915, according to "Descendants of Peter Mauck", by William Richard Wolph, 1980. My records show her as Versa Pauline Mauck. She married Ronald Clair Ward (born 01 JAN 1916) and had two children: Ronald Ward (born 17 August 1940), and Rex A. Ward (born and died in 1953). So the Ronnie cited in the original was actually a grandson of George T. Mauck and Ethel Bush, and not a son.].

ABRAHAM MAUCK, born September 18, 1854, married MAGGIE JOHNSON on May 12, 1876. To this union was born 7 children; HARVY A., MARY M., JOHN A., MYRTLE A., JOSEPH C., MAGGIE C. and THOMPSON G. MAUCK. HARVY A. MAUCK, born August 22, 1877 was married and his wife died unexpectedly--name unknown. To this union no children were born.

MARY M. MAUCK was born November 24, 1878. Single woman. JOHN A. MAUCK was born August 24, 1880. He married GRACE REID on September 7, 1900. MYRTLE A. MAUCK, born March 29, 1882, married MR McFEELEY. JOSEPH C. MAUCK was born July 1, 1883. Record unknown. MAGGIE C. MAUCK was born October 15, 1884. Record unknown. THOMPSON G. MAUCK, born October 24, 1887 is married and living at Arvada, Colorado, last known. MATILDA J. MAUCK, born January 1860, died November 14, 1944. She married HENRY W. SMITH on October 27, 1881. To this union was born 3 children; NORA PEARL, AMERICA BERTHA, and EARL ROSS SMITH. NORA PEARL SMITH was born November 24, 1866. She married PINKNEY ARMSTRONG on April 28, 1884. To this union no children were born. [I believe the dates for Nora Pearl Smith are in error. These dates would make her some 25 years older than her siblings. I think the marriage date given here may be actually her birthdate.] AMERICA BERTHA SMITH was born July 31, 1890 and died April 28, 1892. EARL ROSS SMITH was born June 18, 1893. He married ELVA ARMSTRONG. Deceased. To this union no children were born. EARL ROSS SMITH married the second time to ELSA SPORE on November 1953. To this union no children were born. [ELSA SPORE is actually Elsie Olive Spore (1895-1995). She married 2nd to Earl Ross Smith. She married 1st to unknown Woods.]

JOHN A. MAUCK was born on October 12, 1862. He married ADA ROBISON, August 10, 1887. To this union was born 2 chidlren; BERNICE and HILDA LOUISE MAUCK. BERNICE was born March 11, 1893. HILDA LOUSE, birth date unknown, married a man by the name of HOLMES at Lawrence, Kansas.

SARAH KNOWLES was born December 3, 1833 and died February 5, 1925. She married THOMAS FISHER on February 4, 1861. To this union was born 2 children; ALBERT S. FISHER and JOSEPH WARRICK FISHER. ALBERT S. was born June 19, 1867 and died April 10, 1883. JOSEPH WARRICK was born January 9, 1875. He married JESSE L. NORTHRUP on February 17, 1909. To this union was born 5 children; PAULINE, HOLLIS RUSSELL, DOROTHY, KENNETH, and GERALD FLOYD FISHER.

PAULINE FISHER was born December 13, 1909 and married HARRY I. TRUBSHAW. To this union was born 1 son; HOLLIS ROSS FISHER, July 12, 1949. [I am not sure why the cited son is a Fisher, and not a Trubshaw.] HOLLIS RUSSELL FISHER was born September 5, 1911 and died September 3, 1933. DOROTHY CHRISTINE FISHER was born February 11, 1914. She married RICHARD KIMBELL, June 5, 1934. To this union was born 3 children; ZACKIE, JUDITH LYNN, and JOE EDWARD KIMBELL. ZACKIE KIMBELL was born August 30, 1936 and died December 15, 1937. JUDITH LYNN KIMBELL was born September 8, 1939. Joe Edward KIMBELL was born January 20, 1941. KENNETH FISHER was born August 15, 1915, died at birth. GERALD FLOYD FISHER was born August 27, 1917. He married BETTY LEE STANGLE on September 14, 1937. To this union was born 1 son; GARY RUSSELL FISHER, February 7, 1944.

ELIZABETH KNOWLES was born June 21, 1835 and died Nobember 5, 1926. She married WILLIAM TALBOT on April 2, 1863. To this union was born 7 children; MINNIE R., LOUELLA C., ASA M., EUGENE, MYRTLE, MATILDA JANE and GILBERT L. TALBOT. MINNIE R. TALBOT died in infancy. LOUELLA C. TALBOT was born August 14, 1866 and married HORACE G. MARSHALL on January 22, 1882. To this union was born 5 children; ELSIE N., JESSIE M., BENFAMIN H., ANNA B., and HOLLIS M. MARSHALL. ELSIE N. MARSHALL was born July 18, 1883 and married LYNN LEACH on November 15, 1906. To this union was born 2 children; VIRGINIA and FRANCIS LEACH. VIRGINIA LEACH was born September 27, 1916 and married PERRY FINCHUM. To this union was born 1 child; DIANNE, April 14, 1938. Single woman. FRANCIS LEACH was born on October 16, 1918. She married DON SPRINKLE. To this union was born 1 child; DONALD L. SPRINKLE, April 10, 1943. ELSIE N. MARSHALL LEACH remarried ROY TALBOT. JESSIE M. MARSHALL was born March 29, 1886 and married CHARLES E. RUSSELL on June 28, 1905. To this union was born 1 son; CHARLES E. RUSSELL, JR. January 13, 1921. CHARLES E. RUSSELL, JR. married JOAN TAGGART on September 26, 1943. To this union was born 4 children; JOE RUSSELL, June 25, 1944, CURTIS A. RUSSELL, January 22, 1946, CORA L. RUSSELL, April 12, 1948, and MARSHALL K. RUSSELL, February 21, 1953. CHARLES E. RUSSELL, JR. is a County Attorney at Wellington, Kansas. BENJAMIN H. MARSHALL was born November 8, 1890. Single. He is a Building Contractor at Wichita, Kansas. ANNA B. MARSHALL born December 4, 1895. Single. HOLLIS M. MARSHALL was born January 6, 1906. He married DOROTHY MORRAY on May 17, 1947. To this union was born 5 daughters; MARY S., born May 28, 1948, ANN Y., born March 20, 1951, GWYN E., born May 1, 1952, RITA L., born July 15, 1953, JEAN L. born November 12, 1955. They now reside in Denver, Colorado. ASA M. TALBOT was born February 1867, and died July 10, 1917. He married ANNA LEE on July 6, 1898. To this union was born 2 daughters; NELLIE and LEAH TALBOT. NELLIE was born in 1899, and died in infancy. LEAH was born in 1901, married. Record unknown. EUGENE TALBOT died in infancy. MYRTLE M. TALBOT was born April 1874. She married GRANT COLLINS. To this union was born 2 sons; PAUL and GLEN COLLINS. PAUL was born in 1895 and married VIDA SIGLER. To this union was born 3 children; JOHN T., GLEN S., and MARY LOU COLLINS. PAUL COLLINS remarried MARY SLUGGA. To this union was born 1 child; PATRECIA J. COLLINS. GLENN COLLINS was killed in World War I.

MYRTLE TALBOT COLLINS, remarried EDEN E. MITCHELL, to this union was born 1 child; MARGARETE E. MITCHELL, who married CHARLES R. LEAVERTON. To this union was born 2 children; CHARLES W. and DAVID R. LEAVERTON. CHARLES W. LEAVERTON, married SUZANNE T. HUTTON. To this union was born 2 children; MICHAEL A. and LYNN E. LEAVERTON. MATILDA JANE TALBOT was born June 26, 1878. She married EARL W. RUSSELL on September 20, 1899. To this union was born 3 children; LILLIAN B., KELDER E., and LEON F. RUSSELL. LILLIAN B. RUSSELL was born August 12, 1900. She married JAMES L. WILLHITE on October 1, 1920. To this union was born 7 children; JAMES L., MARION L., GORDON D., DWANE R., BOBBY K., PEGGY J., and PATRICIA R. WILLHITE. JAMES L. WILLHITE JR., was born July 17, 1921, and died April 16, 1923. MARION L. was born March 1, 1924 and married JACK M. FREEMAN on October 1, 1945. To this union was born 4 children; TERRY K., born August 17, 1946, KATHA S., born September 17, 1947, GREGORY L., born October 7, 1952 and JANICE E. WILLHITE, born on March 31, 1955. GORDON D. WILLHITE was born on July 12, 1926 and married GERTRUDE STOCKLIN on March 14, 1947. To this union was born 3 children; JAMES L. born November 11, 1948, LARRY L., born February 2, 1949 and RICHARD J. WILLHITE, born April 8, 1950. DWANE R. WILLHITE was born March 26, 1928 and died July 17, 1929. BOBBY K. WILLHITE was born January 29 1932 and died in infancy. PEGGY J. WILLHITE was born January 15, 1933. She married ROBERT F. McDOWELL on October 1, 1950. To this union was born 2 children; DONALD R. McDOWELL, born August 17, 1951 and JERRY DEAN McDOWELL, born July 16, 1954. PATRICIA R. WILLHITE was born September 21, 1936. A single woman. KELDER E. RUSSELL was born February 18, 1908 and died November 20, 1909. LEON F. RUSSELL was born July 28, 1910. He married MARY M. WILLHITE on December 26, 1934. To this union was born 3 sons; RONALD J., born July 29, 1935, CONRAD E., born June 17 1938 and LARRY L. RUSSELL born October 9, 1941. MATILDA JANE TALBOT RUSSELL remarried GEORGE F. POPKESS on August 27, 1916. To this union was born 2 children; GEORGE F. JR. and VIVIAN M. POPKESS. GEORGE F. JR. was born in 1917 and married BETTY J. KINNEY on August 10, 1952. To this union was born 1 daughter; BARBARA J. POPKESS, born June 26, 1954. VIVIAN M. POPKESS was born in 1919. A single woman. GILBERT L. TALBOT was born May 14, 1882 and married GEORGIE F. WARD on November 14, 1903. To this unions was born 6 children; PHYLLIS E., ELIZABETH M., GILBERT E., ASA W., MARGRET and DOROTHY A. TALBOT. PHYLLIS E. was born February 7, 1905 and married FRED URSIN. To this union was born 1 daughter; PHYLLIS A URSIN. PHYLLIS A. was born October 4, 1947. They now reside in Miama, Florida. ELIZABETH M. TALBOT was born on May 13, 1906 and married SAMUEL C. SAMPLE in August 1926. To this unions was born 3 children; CHESTER G., DONALD N., and PHYLLIS M. SAMPLE. CHESTER G. SAMPLE was born August 16, 1927. He married MARGRETE __________. To this union was born 2 children; ROGER and DONALD N. SAMPLE. DONALD N. SAMPLE was born on November 21, 1929 and married BETTY BROWNING. To this union was born 2 children; LINDA K., born in 1951 and TODD SAMPLE born in 1954. PHYLLIS M. SAMPLE was born October 9, 1932. She married RICHARD ELLIS. To this union was born 1 son and 1 daughter; GILBERT E. TALBOT was born on July 16, 1912 and married MARGURETE DEVAULT in August 1934. To this union was born 1 daughter; GEORGIE S. TALBOT, born on November 21, 1935. She married WILLIAM CAMERON on an August day in 1954. ASA W. TALBOT was born on March 11, 1917 and married SUSANA EATON in June 1938. To this union was born 1 son; MICHAEL W. TALBOT, November 5, 1942. ASA W. TALBOT remarried MONICA CARTER in June 1941. To this union was born 1 son; SHANE TALBOT, born in 1951. MARGRET L. TALBOT was born on July 27, 1923 and married WALTER C. BIRD in June 1947. To this union was born twin daughters; PATRICIA and PENLOPE BIRD, November 28, 1950. DOROTHY A TALBOT was born July 14, 1925 and married DAYLE TOLAND on August 23, 1945. To this union was born 1 daughter; BETTY LOU TOLAND born January 14, 1947.

PATIENCE KNOWLES was born December 24, 1843 and died November 1915. She married CLINTON SIMPSON in 1864. To this union was born 3 children; CLARA B., GOERGE, and LAURA SIMPSON. CLARA SIMPSON was born in 1863. She married -- record unknown. GEORGE SIMPSON died in infancy. LAURA SIMPSON was born in 1867 and died July 26, 1887. She married JOHN L. ALVIS in 1885. To this union was born 1 child; died at birth.

MARTHA KNOWLES was born on September 18, 1845 and died April 21, 1931. She married ALFRED MAUCK in October 1868. To this union was born 4 children; FLORENCE M., NANCY A., CORNELIA A., and MATILDA J. MAUCK. FLORENCE M. MAUCK was born July 8, 1869 and married ANDREW J. CASE on October 31, 1895. To this union was born no children. ANDREW J. and FLORENCE CASE were school teachers. ANDREW J. taught 17 years and FLORENCE taught 4 years. FLORENCE MAUCK CASE remarried EMIL ROHNER on June 26, 1920. To this union was born no children. EMIL ROHNER passed away on January 6, 1947 at Baker, Oregon. FLORENCE still resides on her farm near Baker, Oregon, and is very spry and healthy at her present age of 86. She is loved by everyone that knows her. NANCY A. MAUCK was born on April 20, 1871 and died February 28, 1925. She married THOMAS HARRIS in July 2, 1894. To this union was born 3 children; JENNIE O., LEO A., and JESSE M. HARRIS. JENNIE O. was born April 27, 1895 and married GLEN W. GOVER on SEPTEMBER 15, 1920. To this union was born 1 son, who died in infancy. LEO A. HARRIS was born on January 15, 1895 and married MILDRED STONE on July 2, 1924. To this union 3 children was born; EVYLIN M., LAVON M., and NANCY A HARRIS. EVYLIN M. HARRIS was born on November 3, 1925 and married KENNETH BAKER on June 15, 1947. To this union was born 1 son; KIP W. BAKER, born September 25, 1951. LAVON M. HARRIS was born on November 26, 1928 and married CECIL D. SMITH on September 5, 1948. To this union was born no children. NANCY A HARRIS was born on November 11, 1934 and married JOHN R. SCARBOROUGH on December 5, 1953. To this union was born no children. JESSE M. HARRIS was born August 7, 1900 and married VELMA E. GYULL on June 1, 1927. To this union was born 3 children; EMERSON M., MARTHA J., and MARY A HARRIS. EMERSON M. HARRIS was born on April 15, 1928. Single man. He is a member of the United States Navy. MARTHA J. HARRIS was born April 18, 1931. A single woman. MARY A HARRIS was born October 5, 1932. A single woman. MARTHA and MARY HARRIS are bookkeepers and are presently employed in Denver, Colorado. CORNELIA A MAUCK was born on February 6, 1874, and died on June 17, 1953. She married OLIVER J. GRIDER on November 25, 1894. To this union was born 1 daughter; VELVA, born on November 29, 1895 and died December 26, 1896. OLIVER J. GRIDER was a butcher by trade. MATILDA J. MAUCK was born January 4, 1880 and married JAMES A. KING on August 1, 1899. To this union was born 2 children; LOIS D. and DARRELL L. KING. LOIS D. KING was born on June 26, 1900. She married CHESTER L. HARRINGTON on Novermber 7, 1925. To this union was born 2 children; GLORIA J., and CHESTER L. HARRINGTON. GLORIA J. was born on July 28, 1926. She married Dr. WILBUR L. SENDERS on Septembver 2, 1950. To this union was born 1 son; WILLIAM C. SENDERS born September 9, 1953. They now reside in Rochester, Minnesota, where the Doctor will soon complete his long years of schooling in Specialized Medicines. CHESTER L. HARRINGTON, JR. was born on December 14, 1928. He married LAVERN M. COLPITT on June 11, 1950. To this union was born 2 daughters; LINDA M., born on Agust 28, 1951 and PAULA E., born November 28, 1952. They now reside in Portland, Oregon, where CHESTER is fast becoming a builder of fine homes. DARRELL L. KING was born on December 27, 1904. He married THELMA BRANCH on March 30, 1937. To this union was born 6 children; JOAN, BARBARA J., FLORENCE J., JAMES, DWAYNEL., and MARVA J. KING. JOAN KING was born July 26, 1938 and married WILLIARD PIESCHKE on January 25, 1956. BARBARA J. KING was born February 11, 1942. FLORENCE J. KING was born on February 18,1943. JAMES KING was born on January 26, 1944 and died January 29, 1944. DWAYNE L. KING was born on April 2, 1945. MARVA J. KING was born on June 23, 1946. DARRELL L. KING migrated to Hawthorne, Nevada from the sate of Kansas in the year of 1942, where he is now employed by the United States Armed Forces.

(The above seven girls were Grand Father ASA's children by his first wife MATILDA MONTGOMERY. The following three boys and one girl were Grand Father ASA's children by his second wife, SUSAN WOMACK. So JAMES, VIOLA, CLINTON, and ENOS were half Brothers and Sisters of the above mentioned girls.)

JAMES M. KNOWLES was born on October 19, 1861 in Princeton, Indiana. His father ASA, migrated to Kansas when JAMES was a small boy, around the early eighties, in a covered wagon drawn by a Jack and Jinney, which had a young Jack about 3 months old when they left Indiana. JAMES told of an incident that happened nearly every day. The young Jack would lag way behind and the mother Jinney thinking it was lost or hungry would let out a heavy bray and turn around quick as a flash, often upsetting the wagon, or breaking the tongue, or something else. They ferried the Mississippi River at St. Louis, and was about 6 weeks on the trip. He stopped at Quincy, Kansas, where he engaged in farming. A few years passed and he decided to return to Indiana, so he fixed up the covered wagon, this time using a pair of horses. He then returned to Indiana. But Indiana didn't seem the same as before, so in a couple of years he fixed up the covered wagon, returning to again to Kansas, where he spent the rest of his days. Having made the trip 3 times by covered wagon from Indiana to Kansas, he had a lot of tall stories to tell his Grand Children, which they enjoyed very much. JAMES M. KNOWLES having grown to manhood, fell in love with a beautiful girl by the name of LYDIA ANN DIRRIM. LYDIA being only fifteen years old at the time, her parents naturally objected to JAMES courting her. But which is usually the case, they later eloped and were married on October 16, 1883, and lived on a farm adjoining his fathers farm at Quincy, Kansas. LYDIA died on October 21, 1927 and was buried at Auburn, Washington. James died on June 18, 1948 at the age of 86 years and was buried at Auburn, Washington. To this union was born 5 children; ASA, CARLIE, LLOYD, JAMES, and CYRUS KNOWLES. ASA KNOWLES died in infancy. CARLIE KNOWLES was born on August 24, 1887 at Quincy, Kansas. She married A. C. STOUT on October 31, 1905, who was a Yeoman in the United States Navy. A sober and industrious lad. To this union was born 1 daughter; VELVA STOUT, born August 14, 1906. She married ARTHUR LATIMER who is a Bond Salesman. ARTHUR and VELVA LATIMER are living in Seattle, Washington at the present time. CARLIE STOUT passed away on May 8, 1951 and everyone that knew her missed her very much. She is buried in Tacoma, Washington. A. C. STOUT later married and is living at the present time in Tacoma, Washington.

LLOYD A. KNOWLES was born Novermber 6, 1888 at Quincy, Kansas. His father migrated to Washington in the year of 1903. Engaged in the Building Business, where LLOYD served his apprenticeship, under his fathers supervision, and carried on in Construction Business all his life. Retired at the age of 65, and now live is Auburn, Washington. LLOYD A. KNOWLES met and married and English girl LYDIA EVANS on December 25, 1912. She migrated to the United States, at the age of 15 years, with an American family which had been visiting in Liverpool, England. She worked for them some 3 or 4 years at San Francisco, California before her marriage. To this union was born 5 sons; LLOYD CHESTER, PAUL LAMBERT, LYLE ALVIS, JAMES MARCHANT, and EARL RICHARD KNOWLES. LLOYD CHESTER KNOWLES was born at Algona, Washington on Novmber 23, 1913. He joined the United States Navy at the age of 18 years, and at once he was sure he had found just what he wanted. Not being satisfied to always wear a white hat, he began to study and today after 22 years us a Full Commander. In the years of his service to the Navy, he made two trips to the South Pole, as Chief Engineer of the Burton Island, a Navy Ice Breaker. He also made two trips to the North Pole on the same ship in the same capacitry. He also made numerous trips to Europe and Asia, also Japan, China, Korea, and the Phillipines, where he now is Commander of the United States Navy Transport CHARA. This ship transports Navy Supplies between Japan and the Phillipine Islands. LLOYD CHESTER met and married GLADYS CARLSON, of Seattle, Washington, (a Norwegian girl), on November 4, 1939 and they now reside at San Mateo, California. To this union was born 1 son, on his fathers birthday, November 23, 1943, HERBERT LLOYD GEORGE KNOWLES. PAUL LAMBERT KNOWLES was born on February 18, 1916 at Algona, Washington. He attended Grade School there and High School at Auburn, Washington, where he was an excellent student, and played Football and Basketball for his school. He was very popular at Auburn High School. PAUL had a variety of jobs in his early life. Among them was prefabrication of buildings for the United States Government during World War II, and many construction jobs throughout the Northwest. He was an excellent mechanic and builder. He now owns a block of stock in the Anacortes Veneer Company at Anacortes, Washington, where he is now employed, at an excellent salary, under the co-operative system. PAUL is a member of King Solomon Lodge #60 F and AM of Auburn, Washington. PAUL LAMBERT KNOWLES met and married IRENE CARLSON, (no relation to the former Gladys Carlson), on August 12, 1940. A Swedish-Finn girl from South Bend, Washington. To this union was born 2 children; PAUL RICHARD KNOWLES, January 28, 1942, and DIANNE KNOWLES, June 7, 1945. LYLE A KNOWELES was born March 14, 1920 at Botha, Alberta, Canada. His parents returned to he United States early in the year of 1922, where LYLE was reared and attended school. At the age of 18, LYLE, joined the United States Navy and served 6 years during World War II. He was on the Island of Leyte, in the Phillipines, when the war closed. Returning to the States, LYLE was later discharged at the termination of the 6 year period. He is now engaged in light and heavy construction work in and around Auburn, Washington. LYLE A. KNOWLES married FAYE LARSON on July 12, 1948. To this union no children were born, but they adopted a little girl named Frances in the year of 1951, at the age of 20 months. Frances (FRANKIE) is loved by all her relatives and non-relatives alike, and is rapidly growing into a beautiful young lady.

JAMES MARCHANT KNOWLES was born on February 24, 1922 at Botha Alberta, Canada. He also attended High School at Auburn, Washington and was a Star Guard for Auburn High. JAMES joined the United States Navy and is now in his 15th year of service. He is an excellent Airplane Mechanic, and held some very responsible jobs during Workd War II. He is now stationed in Labrador, Canada, making Test Flights over the North Pole and Greenland Areas. His home is in Wickford, Rhode Island. JAMES M. married FRANCIS LONG on July 4, 1943, at San Diego, California. To this union was born no children, but they took a 6 month baby boy who was homeless in 1951. He is a strapping boy now, nearly 5 years old, and a red head. They call him FREDDIE. The parents are hoping to be able to adopt FREDDIE soon. EARL RICHARD KNOWLES, was born on April 8, 1926 at Algona, Washington. He attended Grade School in Algona, and two years of High School in Auburn, Washington, being taken out in his third year because of illness. He was admitted to Laurelhurst Sanitorium in July 1942, and released in March 1947. EARL seemed to be making a fast recovery, however, complications set in which proved to be fatal. He passed away on October 23, 1948, at the age of 22 years. LYDIA KNOWLES remarried HENRY HALL and is now employed at the Boeing Airplane Company and resides at Renton, Washington. LLOYD A. KNOWLES remarried LOUISE N. NELSON on June 20, 1935 and they now reside at Auburn, Washington.

JAMES LOWERY KNOWLES was born at Quincy, Kansas on May 8, 1895 and died at San Diego, California on December 1, 1941. JAMES married Helen BERGSIRUM in 1926. To this union was born no children. JAMES was a Chief in the United States Navy and had only about 2 years to go to retire when he died very suddenly of a heart ailment. He is buried in Cypress Gardens, Mausoleum, at San Diego, California.

CYRUS M. KNOWLES was born January 4, 1905 at Port Orchard, Washington. CYRUS married VIOLET TREESE in 1925. To this union was born no children. CYRUS is now residing at Auburn, Washington and is engaged in Construction Work.

VIOLA C. KNOWLES was born on February 5, 1863 and died March 2, 1945. She was united in marriage to JAMES R. OSBORN in 1881. To this union was born 4 children; WARRICK, born in 1882, STELLA born in 1884, CLAUDE born in 1886, and RUTH OSBORN born in 1896. WARRICK was united in marriage to MAUDE B. REDFERN in 1904. To this union was born 4 children; GEORGE born in 1905, DELMAS born in 1908, NEWELL born in 1915, and IMOGENE born in 1921. GEORGE OSBORN was united in marriage to EDITH WORFORD in the year of 1934. To this union was born no chikldren, but they adopted one child named PATTY. GEORGE OSBBORN is a Foreign Representative for the Standard Oil Company with Headquarters in South America. DELMAS OSBORN was united in marriage to BEULAH BLACK in the year of 1935. To this union was born 2 children; JANE born in 1941, and GEORGE born in 1943. DELMAS is a Veteran of World War II and now resides at Towanda, Kansas. NEWELL OSBORN is a single man and a veteran of World War II, and was seriously wounded twice in one day, but managed to recover. IMOGENE OSBORN was married to OMER DYER in the year of 1938. To this union was born 1 child; JOY DYER born in 1950. OMER is engaged in Automotive work and now resides at Toronto, Kansas. WARRICK OSBORN worked nearly 40 years for the Santa Fe Railroad and now is retired and resides at Toronto, Kansas. STELLA OSBORN was united in marriage to GEORGE GILMORE in 1903. To this union was born 5 children; TRACY born in 1904, RICHARD born in 1905, LETA born in 1909, JAY born in 1915, and WAYNE GILMORE born in 1917. TRACY GILMORE was united in marriageto LUCILE RECORDS in 1931. To this union was born 3 children; ROBERT born in 1932, KAY born in 1936 and VICKY GILMORE born in 1940. TRACY is now employed in the Wholesale Purchasing Department of the Safeway Stores at Wichita, Kansas. RICHARD GILMORE was united in marriage to VIVIAN GREEG in 1940. To this union was born 5 children; GEORGE born in 1941, LEONA born in 1943, DIANNE born in 1946, MIKE born in 1950 and DICKY GILMORE in 1952. RICHARD is an excellent Cabinet Maker and now resides at Payette, Idaho. LETA GILMORE was united in marriage to LESLIE BRADFORD in 1934. To this union was born 3 children; CAROL born in 1935, JIM born in 1939 and JERRY BRADFORD born in 1944. CAROL BRADFORD was united in marriage to JIM WRAY in 1955. To this union was born 1 daughter, LESLIE ANN WRAY born in 1955. LESLIE BRADFORD is a wheat farmer and now resides at Watonga, Oklahoma. JAY GILMORE united in marriage to JUNE CARMICHAEL in 1940. To this union was born no children. JIM is a traveling salesman for the Kansas City Star, and now resides at Iola, Kansas. WAYNE GILMORE an unmarried man is operator of a canteen in St. Francis Hospital at Wichita, Kansas. STELLA, WAYNE'S Mother is very happily situated keeping house for her son WAYNE. CLAUDE OSBORN was united in marriage to MARGARET BALLANGER in 1911. To this union was born 2 sons; GRANT born in 1912 and GUY born in 1914. CLAUDE is now retired and lives in Toronto, Kansas. RUTH OSBORN was united in marriage to ROBERT SCHWINT in 1914. To this union was born 3 children; MARY born in 1917, decesased. ROBERT born in 1919, deceased. NADOLA SCHWINT born in 1922 and married JOHNNY TUCKER in 1940. To this union was born 5 children; CHARLES born in 1941, DAVID born in 1943, PRISCILLA born in 1945, MELINDA born in 1947 and SUZY TUCKER born in 1949 and died in 1952. ROBERT SCHWINT passed away in 1939. RUTH OSBORN SCHWINT remarried ARTHUR STARK in the years of 1941. ARTHUR is now deceased. RUTH is now residing in wichita, Kansas. ARTHUR was engaged in the Real Estate Business many years in and around Wichita, Kansas. JOHNNY TUCKER is a very successful cattle man and grain farmer, and owns his own farm. He also has some oil wells on his farm near Byron, Oklahoma.

CLINTON KNOWLES was born on September 19, 1867 and died February 12, 1918. He married LAURA HAMILTON on October 27, 1891. LAURA passed away on June 16, 1955. To this union was born 6 children; JESS, PAULINE, MYRTLE FLORENCE, VERA, HAROLD L. and PAUL E. KNOWLES. JESS KNOWLES was born at Quincy, Kansas on November 11, 1892 and married ELSIE ADKINS on November 5, 1924. To this union was born no children. JESS was a star Baseball pitcher in his early life, and through this effort he met and played baseball for the Skelly Oil Company. He secured a position with the Company and by hard work, and honest efforts, is now Vice President of this large Oil Company. JESS and ELSIE now reside in Kansas City, Kansas. PAULINE KNOWLES was born December 19, 1893 and died January 30, 1894. MYRTLE FLORENCE KNOWLES was born at Quincy, Kansas on June 23, 1895. She married BASIL A. PRUITT on June 26, 1929. To this union was born 2 sons; BASIL A. PRUITT, JR. born on August 21, 1930. He married MARY S. GIBSON on September 4, 1954. To this union was born no children. JOHN K. PRUITT was born May 16, 1940. A single man. MYRTLE FLORENCE KNOWLES now resides at Dallas, Texas. VERA KNOWLES was born on December 17, 1897 and she married WALTER W. GALEY on June 25, 1917. To this union was born no children. WALTER is a Railroad Man and they now reside in Kansas City, Kansas. HAROLD L. KNOWLES was born on February 23, 1901. He married MARJORIE GILROY. To this union was born 1 son; TRUE H. KNOWLES born on September 9, 1937. HAROLD has spent almost all of his life working around the now famous oil fields of Kansas and Oklahoma. PAUL E. KNOWLES was born on January 6, 1906 and died August 27, 1916.

ENOS L. KNOWLES was born on April 26, 1872 and died August 5, 1911. He married LAURA I. SMITH in November 1891. LAURA KNOWLES died November 2, 1917. To this union was born 6 children; FLOSSIE, ASA, NELLIE, ETHEL, WHEELER DUKE, and TED KNOWLES. FLOSSIE KNOWLES was born on June 2, 1892 and married LOREN JOHNSON on October 7, 1915. To this union was born no children. FLOSSIE and LOREN now reside on their ranch near Tenino, Washington.

ASA KNOWLES was born on October 22, 1896 and married AUSTA C. YEAGER on May 12, 1923. To this union was born 2 children; HAZEL and BILLIE KNOWLES. HAZEL was born on August 12, 1924 and married KENNETH C. GILLNER on Novermber 27, 1942. To this union was born 1 daughter, SANDRA August 31, 1943. HAZEL KNOWLES GILLNER remarried ALBERT L. HILLER on November 8, 1946. To this union was born 2 girls; BONNY J. born on March 4, 1948 and BECKY J. born June 15, 1950. BILLIE A KNOWLES was born January 23, 1933 and married NICKIA DEE in 1954. To this union was born 1 son; _______, born on _________ 1956. ASA KNOWLES remarried BEVERLY HAWES on June 18, 1955. ASA is engaged in Road Construction, having built many miles of roads in the Pacific Northwewest, in the past 30 years. He now resides, when home, near Vancouver, Washington. NELLIE KNOWLES was born March 26, 1898 and married EARL F. JOHNSON on February 8, 1914. To this union was born 1 son, ROY JOHNSON, November 12, 1915. ROY accidently drowned near Bay City, Washington on April 7, 1940. ROY JOHNSON married EDNA MORRIS on September 4, 1931. To this union was born 3 children; ROY H., EARL JOSEPH, and ALMA L. JOHNSON. ROY H. JOHNSON was born on April 23, 1932. He married MARY KUNTZ on October 26, 1952. To this union was born no children. EARL JOSEPH JOHNSON was born on August 3, 1934 and accidently drowned on August 6, 1935. Alma L. JOHNSON was born on July 2, 1936 and married RAY McGALLIAN on May 8, 1953. To this union was born 1 son; ROCKY RAY McGALLIAN on December 5, 1954. EDNA MORRIS JOHNSON remarried WILLIAM F. GREGORY, a casket maker at Tacoma, Washington. To this union was born 2 children. NELLIE KNOWLES JOHNSON remarried GLENN A. FINLEY on October 8, 1942. To this union was born no children. GLENN A FINLEY is a veteran of World WAR II. They now reside on a ranch near Tenino, Washinton. ETHEL M. KNOWLES was born on October 10, 1900 and died October 18, 1920. She married LLOYD KILBORN on June 22, 1916. To this union was born 1 son; ENOS L. KILBORN, June 10 1918. Enos L. married BETTY _____. To this union was born 2 children; ROXIE and TONY KILBORN. BETTY KILBORN died, record unknown. ENOS L. remarried ALONA _______. To this union was born 2 children; Dates and names unknown. WHEELER DUKE KNOWLES was born May 7, 1904 and married HELEN BOYER in September 1922. To this union was born 1 son; WHEELER DUKE , JR. may 20, 1924. WHEELER DUKE, JR. married a girl named IOLA ______. To this union was born 1 son; WILLIAM DALE KNOWLES, December 5, 1950. Last known of WHEELER DUKE, JR. he was in the United States Army. WHEELER DUKE KNOWLES, SR. remarried HARRIET ANDERSON on April 27, 1929. To this union was born 2 daughters; DARLIEN born March 13, 1930 and DIANNE born August 6, 1932. DARLIEN married WILLIAM R. CONOLLY on December 6, 1952. To this union was born no children. DIANNE married ROBERT S. DAVEY on JUNE 10, 1954. To this union was born no children. HARRIET ANDERSON KNOWLES passed away with a heart condition and DUKE and his daughters now reside in Carmichael, California. TED KNOWLES was born on January 21, 1906. He married DOROTHY COLE on January 21, 1927. To this union was born 1 son; JAMES C. KNOWLES June 7, 1929. He married JANICE STRANGE on August 8, 1953. To this union was born 1 son; GLENN A. KNOWLES December 8, 1954. TED KNOWLES and DOROTHY now reside at Oxynard, California, where he is employed by the Edison Electrical Company. Young James is in the Real Estate and Insurance Business at San Jose, California.

    • SUMMARY**

The Fore Father of this group of KNOWLES was SILVERHEAD KNOWLES, who migrated from England to America in the early 1700rds.

To his was born a son Richard KNOWLES - Dates unknown.

To his was born a son Richard KNOWLES II - About 1720.

To his was born a son JAMES KNOWLES - ABOUT 1757.

To his was born a son ASA KNOWLES - March 5, 1802.

To his was born a son JAMES KNOWLES - October 19, 1861.

To his was born a son LLOYD A. KNOWLES - November 6, 1888.

To his was born a son CHESTER KNOWLES - November 23, 1913.

To his was born a son HERBERT LLOYD GEORGE KNOWLES - November 23, 1943.

HERBERT LLOYD GEORGE KNOWLES and PAUL RICHARD KNOWLES being the 8th generation of KNOWLES, we earnestly hope as time goes on that GEORGE and RICHARD carry this on for their Grand Children and Relatives.ref>EIGHT GENERATIONS OF SILVERHEAD KNOWLES THROUGH THE TRIBE OF ASA KNOWLES, written by LLOYD A KNOWLES and FLORENCE ROHNER, FEBRUARY 1956, [2]

Died 1762-10 ,Somerset, Maryland, Colonial America Imported only 1762 from Death Date and marked as uncertain.

Sources

  1. Biographical Sketch Edmund "old Silverhead" Knowles, http://kkna.org
  2. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gbonner/history/asatribe.html


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On 12 May 2011 at 14:57 GMT Tom Knowles wrote:

Arrived Va indentured to Jon. Leivsay of Accomac Co Va,25 mi. s. of Richmond ,so. side of James Rvr.

Once a free man, moved to Naticke Hundred ,Somerset Md[1724 Tax Roll].



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