Knibloe Family
Papers, 1760-1895

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Quantity: 1 box (0.50 cubic feet); 1 extra-large folder
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift; Knibloe P. Royce, November 1978
Processed by: Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, November 1986, revised August 2007 and May 2013

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Biographical Note:

Ebenezer Knibloe was born in Bothkenner, near Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7, 1729. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, he emigrated to America in 1752, and became the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Amenia Union, Dutchess County, New York. It appears he held the pastorate of this church until his death on December 20, 1785. He married Betty Prindle, and they had four sons and ten daughters. The second son, Stephen Joseph Knibloe, was born July 11, 1763; he marred to Lois Delano and moved his family to Duanesburgh, New York, where he resided until his death on July 11, 1837. The couple was said to have had seven children, of which some documentation in this series of papers exists for only two: Ebenezer Knibloe (December 3, 1797-February 20, 1869) and Anson Knibloe (July 28, 1802-August 7, 1875).

By the mid-1830s Anson Knibloe had settled in Holland Patent, Oneida County, New York, where he pursued a career in business and politics. In 1840, he served one term as representative for Oneida County in the New York State Assembly. His first wife, Harriet, died in 1842 and in 1844 he married Sophia Wolcott (1812-1894), daughter of Samuel Wolcott. By the end of the 1840s, Anson Knibloe had moved to Fulton, Oswego County, New York, where he operated a mercantile business for many years. He was also active in the New York State Militia, where he eventually attained the rank of major.

Scope and Content Note:

This series of papers relates chiefly to the lives and careers of Ebenezer Knibloe (1729-1785), Anson Knibloe (1802-1875), and Samuel Wolcott (1775-1857). Papers related to Ebenezer Knibloe include a number of original manuscripts of sermons he delivered during his years in the ministry and a biographical sketch of his life and career that was written by one of his descendants.

The papers of Anson Knibloe include personal correspondence with his brother, Ebenezer; his wife Harriet; and his daughters, from 1836 to 1863, as well as correspondence related to his service in the New York State Assembly from January to May 1840. Ancillary papers of Anson Knibloe consist of records related to his business interests and real estate holdings in Holland Patent, New York, and later in Fulton, New York, from about 1830 to 1895; accounts and receipts related to expenditures for personal and household goods and services from 1830 to 1850; and proceedings and resolutions of Fourth of July meetings held in Holland Patent from 1834 to 1839.

The papers of Samuel Wolcott include a diary containing brief entries relative to his activities and experiences from 1819 to 1843 and correspondence with his family from about 1825 to 1835.

Container List:


Box Folder Description
1 1 Genealogical notes (2 items) Crane family Wolcott family
1 2 “Sketch of the life of the Reverend Ebenezer Knibloe, born 7 October 1729 at Bothkenner, a short distance from Edinburgh, Scotland” (1 v.. 72 p. 19 cm.)
1 3

Sermons and notes of Ebenezer Knibloe, ca. 1758-1780 (4 items)

  1. Acts Chapter 8; Galatians, etc. (1 v. ca. 50 p.)
  2. Sermons delivered at Kent, 1758-1762 (4 items)
  3. Zechariah” (28 p.)
  4. Untitled (2 items)
1 4

Letters: Ebenezer Knibloe to Anson Knibloe, 1836-1840 (6 items)

  1. Vienna, [N.Y.], February 19, 1836
  2. Vienna, [N.Y.], January 12, 1840
  3. Vienna, [N.Y.], February 5, 1840 Vienna, [N.Y.], March 8, 1840
  4. Vienna, [N.Y.], April 15, 1840
  5. Vienna, [N.Y.], May 3, 1840
1 5

Letters: Anson Kibloe to Harriet Knibloe, 1840 (6 items)

  1. To Harriet, Albany, February 23, 1840
  2. To Harriet, [Albany], March 1, 1840
  3. To Harriet, [Albany], April 18, 1840
  4. From Harriet, [Holland Patent, N.Y.], March 1, 1840 with letter from F.K. Liddle, Holland Patent, [N.Y.], March 1, 1840
  5. From Harriet, [Holland Patent, N.Y.], March 8, 1840
  6. From Harriet, [Holland Patent, N.Y.], May 5, [1840]
1 6

Letters of Anson Knibloe and daughters, 1849-1863 (5 items)

  1. Julia [Knibloe] Crane to Anson Knibloe, Holland Patent, [N.Y.], July 20, 1849
  2. [Sarah] M. Knibloe to Frances “Frankie” Knibloe, Fulton, [N.Y.], July 27, 1852 (w/cover)
  3. Eliza [Knibloe] to Frances “Frankie” Knibloe, Holland Patent, [N.Y.], December 7, 1859 (w/cover)
  4. Eliza Liedell to Frances “Frankie” Knibloe, Jersey City, N.J., March 18, 1863 (w/cover)
  5. Eliza Liedell to Frances “Frankie” Knibloe, Jersey City, N.J., July 16, 1863 (w/cover)
1 7

Letters sent to Anson Knibloe, at New York State Assembly, Albany, New York, January-February 1840 (11 items)

  1. John G. Floyd, House of Representatives, [Washington, D.C.], January 18, 1840
  2. Simeon Guthrie, Trenton, [N.Y.], January 23, 1840
  3. [Henry] Graves, Boonville, [N.Y.], January 25, 1840
  4. George Hawkins, Westernville, [N.Y.], February 3, 1840
  5. [Uerit?] Brooks, Utica, [N.Y.], February 5, 1840
  6. Henry Graves, Boonville, [N.Y.], February 7, 1840
  7. J. Billings, Trenton, [N.Y.], February 7, 1840
  8. D.R. Briggs, Trenton, [N.Y.], February 7, 1840
  9. D.D. Marshall, Russia, [N.Y.], February 9, 1840
  10. Willett Stillman Pell, Durhamville, Verona, [N.Y.], February 10, 1845
  11. Thomas Barlow, Canastota, Madison Co., N.Y., February 14, 1840
1 8

Letters sent to Anson Knibloe, at New York State Assembly, Albany, New York, March-May 1840 (12 items)

  1. [M.E. Himmans?], Utica, [N.Y.], March 2, 1840
  2. Allen Fraser, Westernville, [N.Y.], March 3, 1840
  3. Willett Stillman Pell, Durhamville, [N.Y.], March 3, 1840
  4. Asa T. Smith, Utica, March 4, 1840
  5. Simeon Guthrie, Trenton, [N.Y.], March 8, 1840
  6. J. Billings, Trenton, [N.Y.], March 27, 1840
  7. John Stryker, Rome [N.Y.], March 30, [1840]
  8. John G. Floyd, House of Representatives, [Washington, D.C.], March 30, 1840
  9. J. Billings, Trenton, [N.Y.], April 10, 1840
  10. Simeon Guthrie, Trenton, [N.Y.], April 17, 1840
  11. Simeon Guthrie, Trenton, [N.Y.], May 10, 1840
  12. John P. Brayton, Trenton, [N.Y.], May 11, 1840
1 9

Papers related to politics and government, 1834-1840 (9 items)

  1. Resolution relative to banking and currency adopted by the Whig Party state convention in Utica, 1834
  2. Certification of the election of Anson Knibloe and others as representatives for Oneida County in the New York State Assembly, November 13, 1839
  3. Certificate of appointment of Anson Kinbloe and other as commissioners of deeds for Town of Trenton, November 19, 1839
  4. Memorandum, July 1839
  5. Notes relative to Whig Party endorsements and nominations 1837
  6. Printed circulars, 1840
1 10

New York State Militia papers, 1821-1825 (4 items)

  1. Certification of appointment of Anson Kinibloe as sergeant in the 188th N.Y. Militia Regiment of Infantry, 1821
  2. Commission of appointment of Anson Knibloe as ensign in the 188th N.Y. Militia, signed by Joseph Yates, Governor of New York State, August, 26, 1823
  3. Memorandum relative to Duanesburgh Battalion, 1825
  4. Printed form indicating Anson Knibloe was captain of the militia company at Duanesburgh, 1825
1 11

Legal and estate papers, 1833-1895; includes estate inventories and insurance policies (10 items)

  1. Schedules of bonds, mortgages, and notes, 1832 and 1843
  2. Promissory note, 1832
  3. Letter concerning the financial affairs of Samuel Wolcott, 1847
  4. Memorandum relative to the estate of James Wolcott, 1855
  5. Memorandum relative to lease of property in Holland Patent, 1847
  6. Receipts: Oneida County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 1841 and 1843
  7. New York Protection Insurance Company – policy for dwelling house and contents held by Anson Knibloe at Fulton, N.Y., 1851
  8. Letter of testamentary concerning the last will and testament of the late Sophia M. Knibloe, 1895
1 12 Land papers, 1850-1895; includes deeds, bonds, and mortgages to land and real estate situated in Fulton, Oswego County, New York (9 items)
1 13 Bills and Receipts, 1830-1860 (25 items)
1 14 Papers and proceedings, including toasts, relative to Independence Day (July 4th) celebrations, Holland Patent, N.Y., 1834-1839 (12 items)
1 15

Papers related to Independence Day (July 4th) celebrations, Fulton, N.Y., 1851-1862(21 items)

  1. Muster roll of “Old Guards Rendezvous” at Fulton, N.Y., 1862
  2. Order of procession for Fourth of July parade, Fulton , N.Y., ca. 1862
  3. Newspaper clippings, July 1851
  4. Notes and toasts of Anson Knibloe, ca. 1851-1853
1 16

Letters: Sarah N. Wolcott to Samuel Wolcott, 1826-1837 (5 items)

  1. Wethersfield, [Conn.], May 13, 1826
  2. [Wethersfield, Conn.], August 20, 1830
  3. Wethersfield, [Conn.], August 31, [1830]
  4. Wethersfield, [Conn.], March 15, 1832
  5. Wethersfield, [Conn.], March 15, 1837
1 17 Diary of Samuel Wolcott, 1819-1843 (ca. 100 p., 17 cm.)
EL 18 Broadside: Maine Law Mass Meeting and Pic-Nic Dinner, at Fulton, July 4th 1853…Neal Dow, the distinguished author of Maine Law and other eminent speakers … (1 item, 63x45 cm.)
Last Updated: June 27, 2013