Person Sheet

Name Sgt. Daniel Knapp40,418
Birth 6 May 1753, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Death 21 Apr 1836, Otego, Otsego, New York
Burial Otego Presbyterian Cemetery, Otego, Otsego, New York
Father Nathaniel Knapp (-1766)
Mother Mehitable Briggs (-1766)
1 Hannah Savage418
Birth Apr 1757, Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut
Christen 17 Apr 1757, Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut
Death aft 4 Sep 1839, New York
Father Ebenezer Savage (1718-1767)
Mother Rebecca Ranney (1726-)
Marriage 17 Jun 1778, Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Children: Aaron (1778->1850)
Ebenezer W. (1781-1865)
Betsey (1783-)
Daniel Jr. (1787->1850)
Laura (~1789-)
Hannah (1790->1850)
Mehitable W. (1795-)
Notes for Sgt. Daniel Knapp
He stated that he was born in Taunton, MA, 6 May 1753, but has no record of it. He was living in Stockbridge, MA, at the start of the Revolution and stayed there for about twenty years after the war. He has lived in Otego, Otsego Co., New York, for the thirty-five years prior to 1832. [Thus arriving about 1797].

Samuel Merriman made an affadavit on 14 April 1818 that he had known Daniel Knapp for more than 40 years and that he served with the latter outside the walls of Quebec and that Knapp had previously served at Cambridge.

Looking at the vital records for Taunton, the birth records seem to be very incomplete, with only two Knapp births as early as the 1760s. In contrast, there are Knapp marraiges as far back as 1673. Potential Knapp parents for Daniel (i.e. marraiges within about 1732-1752 interval): Benjamin Knap & Mehetable Edde on 17 Feb 1731/2, Benjamin Knap and Sarah Baker on 15 Jan 1735, Joseph Knap & Mehetable Stacy on 30 Dec. 1736, Moses Knap & Patience Pratt on 2 Jan 1734, Nathaniel Knap & Bethia Briggs on 4 Mar 1735. The adjacent town of Norton also has many Knapp families, including several Daniels (not ours), but who may be uncles/cousins. Also check the Bristol County probate files.

Patricia Knapp has provided some data on the Knapps of the Taunton area which may well represent this Daniel.419 This does require additional verification as she initially had this Daniel marrying Hannah Lyon in 1763, an association which has been reported in several sources. That does not stand up to the light of day as it would first have him marrying at age ten, and this just did not happen in New England. Secondly, we have rather firm evidence from the pension application and supporting data in the pension file that he married Hannah Savage, originally of Middletown, Connecticut.
White, V.D., v. 2, p. 1970, 1991,
Revolutionary War Pension File W15784,
1800 US census, Otsego Co., New York
1810 US census, Otsego Co., New York
1820 US census, Otsego Co., New York
Notes for Hannah (Spouse 1)
She was living in Oxford, Chenango Co., New York, when she applied for a pension on 8 Dec. 1838. She signed an affadavit at that time but was too ill to attend court. Her brother Daniel Savage of Guilford, New York, was aged 74 at the time. He brother made an affadavit that he had attended their wedding. The town clerk of Lanesborough was unable to find a record of their marriage in the town or Presbyterian Church records, but did state that Rev. David Collins was the minister at that time.

Savage, J.F., 1894, has a death date of about 15 December 1838 but it is likely that he is mis-reading the the Revolutionary War pension records. They show a pension issued through 4 September 1839 at least.
White, V.D., v. 2, p. 1970, 1991
Revolutionary War Pension File W15784
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