George Henry Knowlton
Genealogical Research Papers, 1895-1931

SC13163

Quantity: 11 boxes (2.75 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift; Miss E.M. Tallmadge, April 1955; accretion received from Gansevoort Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution (Albany, N.Y.), November 1969 (acc. no. SC14869); collation, ca. 1990
Processed By: Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, January 1987; revised July 2017.

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Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of eleven boxes of materials relating to the history and genealogy of the Knowlton family. A large portion of the papers are letters and genealogical notes received by George Knowlton from members of different branches of the family. Bound notebooks with genealogical records of Knowlton ancestors from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, England, and Ireland include copies of wills and estate papers. Also included are military records of family members from the French and Indian War through the Spanish American War, and photographs of historic houses and monuments. Much of this material was used to compile an unpublished manuscript history of the Knowlton family also included with the collection.

Box and Folder/Volume List:


Box Folder Volume Contents
      Correspondence
1 1   1895-1904
1 2   1905-1906
1 3   1907
1 4   1908
1 5   1909
1 6   1910-1912
2 1   January-June 1913
2 2   July-December 1913
2 3   January-February 1914
2 4   March-June 1914
3 1   July-December 1914
3 2   January 1915
3 3   February 1915
3 4   March-June 1915
4 1   January-December 1915
4 2   1916-1919
4 3   1920-1931
4 4   City Directory Information: Knowlton families in Albany, Troy, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other places.
      Wills and Estate Papers
5 1   Wills. English ancestors
5 2   Wills. Massachusetts (Essex County) Ancestors
5 3   Wills. New York family
5 4   Probates. Essex County, Massachusetts
5 5   Probates. Essex County, Massachusetts
5 6   Land Records of Manassah Knowlton, Rensselaerwyck
5 7   New Hampshire Town Clerk Records
5 8   Will. William Knowlton of Ireland
      Genealogical Records
6 1 1 Massachusetts Knowlton Records, Essex County
6 2 2 Massachusetts Knowlton Records, Essex County
6 3 3 Massachusetts Knowlton Records, Essex County
6 4 4 Massachusetts Knowlton Records, Essex County
6 5   Hingham, Massachusetts family
6 6   Ipswich, Massachusetts family
6 7   Suffolk County, Massachusetts family
6 8   Connecticut and New Hampshire records
7 1   New Hampshire Knowlton Records
7 2   England
7 3   England (Bound)
7 4   Ireland
7 5   Unidentified line of Knowltons
7 6   Miscellaneous
7 7   Photographs
8 1   Military Records (package)
8 2   Photographs, Historic Homes and Monuments (package)
      New Hampshire Knowlton family
8 3  
  • Birth Records, 1916 (package)
8 4  
  • Marriage Records, 1914 (package)
8 5  
  • Marriage Records, 1916 (package)
8 6  
  • Death Records (package)
8 7   Unidentified Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (package)
      Bound Volumes
9   1 New History of the Knowlton Ancestry, Volume I.
Manuscript of an unpublished book on the genealogy and history of the Knowlton family, ca. 1915
10   1 New History of the Knowlton Ancestry, Volume II
10   2 Probate Records of Knowlton families in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex, Worcester, and Hampshire
11   1 Record of Errors and Additions to the published book of Dr. Charles H.W. Stocking: History of the Knowlton Ancestry (1897)
11   2 Memoranda of Knowlton family lines that cannot be identified, 1907
11   3 Records, 1899-1905. Knowlton Association of America. George H. Knowlton, Historian
11   4 Notes on English Ancestry
Last Updated: August 24, 2017