Person Sheet


Name Rebecca J. Knowlton
Birth 29 Dec 1836, Butternuts, Otsego, New York2
Death 1918, Jackson, Wisconsin
Burial Oakwood Cemetery, Merillan, Jackson, Wisconsin10
Father Robert Knowlton
Mother Elizabeth ???
Spouses:
1 ??? Marshall
Death bef 27 Oct 1886
2 Lewis Dwight Hoar
Birth 23 Nov 1817, Homer, Cortland, New York6,7,8
Death 10 Aug 1892, Merillan, Jackson, Wisconsin9
Burial Oak Creek Cemetery, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupation Farmer
Alias/AKA Lewis Dwight Hobart
Father Martin Hoar (1793-1865)
Mother Paulina Parks (1794-1880)
Marriage 27 Oct 1886, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin11,12
Notes for Rebecca J. Knowlton
She survived Lewis Dwight Hobart, as is evidenced by the records of his probate, deeds, and confirmed by locating her burial.

She was buried in Row #3, Plat #2 of the Oakwood Cemetery, under a large headstone "Biggar". Next to her is Alice M. 1853-1942, whom I would guess is a daughter by her first marraige10, and Martin A. Biggar, probably her son-in-law. Martin A. Biggar and Sarah L. Johnson were the witnesses to the marriage.

There is a Dexter Knowlton, died 4 July 1882 (aged 75y 4m 12d), buried in the East Lawn Cemetary13. Possibly a brother.
I found it interesting that there is no mention of her in any of the family bibles, perhaps indicating that they had been dispersed to the children when Elvira died. More so is that I did not even hear of her until I saw a reference in the Edgar Hobart compilation and later confirmed it in the vital records. Possibly there was some bad feeling by the children about this. But it's too late to ask now.
Research
Clark Co., Wis., Marraiges, v.1 p. 270, LDS FHL microfilm 1275835,
Jackson Co., Wisconsin, probate records for L.D. Hobart, 1892.
1900 U.S. census, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, r. 1792, E.D. 42, p. 6B
Research Notes for ??? (Spouse 1)
Clark Co., Wis., Marraiges, v.1 p. 270, LDS FHL microfilm 1275835
Notes for Lewis Dwight (Spouse 2)
Surname changed in April 1831 from Hoar. He was active in the founding and financing of the Oak Creek Congregational Church, along with his father. His mother-in-law, Mercy Corbin, and his sister-in-law, Marilla Corbin, were living with him in Oak Creek at the time of the 1850 census on 17 July 1850. He also had Mathew Johnson, a laborer born in Germany, living with him and presumably helping on his farm. His real estate was valued at $3000 on the census. They moved from Oak Creek to Ripon some time in the Sep 1855 - Aug 1857 period. Operated a store in Auroraville, Wisconsin, 1860-1865 during the Civil War. I did not find him in Aurora Twp. in the 1860 census, nor in either the City of Ripon or Ripon Twp. Where he was living right then is not presently known. The 1870 census information was obviously supplied by a neighbor, as there are many errors. He was clerk for the local school district in Jackson Co. in the 1880s.

Note that O.A. Brittan, the Methodist minister who performed his second marriage, was a family friend (photos in family album), latter resided in Sufern[?], Douglas Co., Wisconsin.

F. G. Hobart5 has birth one year too early.
Research
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Wisconsin marriage Index, LDS FHL microfiche 6331479(#29), Clark Co., Wis., marraiges, v.1 p. 270, LDS microfilm 1275835,
Copy of death certificate,
corpse transportation permit
1820 U.S. census, Cortland Co., New York, r. 66, p. 537
1830 U.S. census, Cortland Co., New York, r. 88, p. 122
1840 U.S. census, Cortland Co., New York, r. 88, p. 247
1842 Wisconsin territorial census, Milwaukee Co., p. 19 [LDS FHL microfilm 1293919#3]
1850 U.S. census, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, r. 1003, p. 855
1870 U.S. census, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, r. 1356, p. 351
1880 U.S. census, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 267D
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