Thursday, May 2, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1856 Burial Record of William Knapp in Newton, New Jersey

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance 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 1856 burial record for William Knapp in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey:

The data extracted from this record is:

1.  Name:    Knapp, William                  Record Date:  Sept 3, 1988
                                                                      Recorder:   J. Appleman
2.  Date of birth:                                    Death:  June 16, 1856    Age:  80
3.  Inscription:  William Knapp
                          Died  June 16, 1856
                         In the 80th year of his age
4.  Number of people commemorated:    1 [circled]
5.  Location quadrant:     W [circled]                       Roy map number:   67
6.  Direction marker faces:  [none noted]
7.  Marker Type:  Head [underlined]
8.  Material:    [none noted]
9.  Carved surfaces:  Front [underlined]
10.  Carving techniques:  Incised  [underlined] 
Relief [Underlined]
11. Decorative carving motifs:  Border [underlined]
12.  Condition of marker:  Sound [underlined]  Tilted [underlined] Discolored-stained [underlined]  In situ [underlined]
13.  Condition of inscription:  Clear [underlined]
14.  Dimensions:  [none noted]
15.  Stonecarver:  [none noted]
16.  Action this date:  

The source citation for this record is:

"A Record of the Inscriptions on the Stones in the Old Cemetery - Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey" typescript (Newton, NJ : n.p., n.d., on shelf at Sussex County, N.J. Library) , William Knapp entry, unnumbered page.

William Knapp (1775-1856)  was the son of unknown Knapp family, probably in Dutchess County, New York. He married Sarah Cutter (1785-1878) in about 1804  in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and they had 11 children.  In about 1823, they moved to Newton, New Jersey.  

William and Sarah (Cutter) Knapp are my 3rd great-grandparents, through their daughter Sarah G. Knapp (1818-1904) who married David Auble (1817-1894) in about 1844 in Newton, New Jersey. 


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