Thursday, January 24, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 U.S. Census Record for William Knapp Family

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1850 United States Census record for my Knapp 3rd-great-grandparents and their family in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey:

The entry for the William Knapp family:

The extracted information for the family, residing in the West Ward of Newark City, taken on 3 August 1850, is:

*  William Knapp -- age 75, male, a shoemaker, $800 in real property, born NY
*  Sarah Knapp, age 66, female, born NJ
*  Catherine Knapp, age 40, female, born NJ
*  Elsey Knapp, age 19, female, born NJ

The source citation for this census entry is:

1850 United States Federal Census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Newton township, page 137, dwelling #454, family #486, William Knapp household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 464.

I don't see any significant errors in this census record.

This is the only census record I have for this family that includes the names of the persons in the family.  William and Sarah had 11 children, and the other 9 children had married and had their own families in 1850.  William Knapp died in 1856 in Newton, New Jersey, and Sarah died in 1878 in Newton.

William and Sarah (Cutter) Knapp were the parents of my great-great-grandmother, Sarah (Knapp) Auble, who married David Auble in 1844.

Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love how clearly you write, and the photos /graphics you throw in. Makes each post verynpolished, enjoyable and informative ( I never have to re-read something to clarify :) )
Kassie aka "Mom"