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Amos Knowles

Male 1702 - 1786  (84 years)


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  • Name Amos Knowles 
    Birth 3 April 1702  Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death 9 December 1786  Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Burial Orleans Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Libby’s Knowles genealogy:
      “His gravestone in the Orleans cemetery, which calls him ‘that benevolent man,’ states that he died 9 Dec. 1788, aged 87 years; but ‘1788’ is an error, as the minister’s record places his death in 1786 and his will was offered for probate 5 Jan. 1787.
      “While evidently a man highly regarded, he was little in publid office, except for a brief period as selectman. In his father’s will he was given the homestead, and lived there all his life. His house, perhaps built by himself, is that now [1925] owned and occupied by Henry Knowles cummings, and stand on the northeast side of the Town Cove road, nearly opposite the library. In his will he left this house to his daughter Rebecca Knowles, on condition that she should put in no bll against the estate for her services. To each of his sons, Amos and John, he left the land on which their houses stood. To Amos he left also ‘the old house field,’ described as northerly of the barn and adjoining Town Cove.” [2]
    Person ID I10928  Schirado
    Last Modified 14 April 2002 

    Father Dea. Samuel Knowles, Esq,   b. 17 September 1651, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 June 1737, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mercy Freeman,   b. July 1659, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1744, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Marriage December 1679  Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F7722  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Rebecca Dillingham,   b. 24 June 1709, Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 November 1772, Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage 29 January 1729/30  Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F7784  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] E. P. Ferguson & L. W. Ferguson, (Typewritten, copy at Provincetown library).

    2. [S95] Charles Thornton Libby, The Knowles family of Eastham.

    3. [S57] transcribed by George Ernest Bowman, Eastham Mass., Vital Records.

    4. [S836] Winthrop Alexander, (1943).


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