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Re: Charles Adams Knowlton 1747--1820
Posted by: Elizabeth Knowlton (ID *****3495) Date: December 22, 2006 at 14:38:01
In Reply to: Charles Adams Knowlton 1747--1820 by James L. Nichols of 924

James, I noticed your query today and wondered if it had been answered. I know a secondary source is not the best, but have you seen this history of Brookfield on line?
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ma/state/revwar/n_brookfield.html
I believe this was your Charles based on location and time. Be sure to search the page with just Knowlton as one time his name is abbreviated to Chas. Middle name is never
used. Once you have copied down his unit, etc., I would contact the Massachusetts state archives to see if they have the original muster rolls, at least on film. There is your original source. It looks as if his unit was ready to go [thus "Minutemen"] and took off the very day of Concord and Lexington. Charles was not a popular name in New England for a long time because of its association with Royalists in England, thus it was rarer than in Virginia, say, or later in 19th c.
Also,that usgennet url above provides free info with no ads or fees and depends on donations. If it is useful to you, you might send them a few dollars.


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