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John Knowles, Captain

Also Known As: "John Knowles"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: June 03, 1675 (34)
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA) (Killed In Action by Indians in Defense of Taunton, Massachusetts During ing Philips War. )
Place of Burial: BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Knowles and Ruth Knowles
Husband of Jemina Knowles; Apphia Atwood and Mercy Knowles
Father of John Knowles; Edward Knowles; Col. John Knowles, II; Deborah Knowles; Rebecca Tobey and 1 other
Brother of Mercy Doane; Mary Walker; James Knowles; Deacon Samuel Knowles; Mehitable Brown and 2 others

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About Captain John Knowles

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John Knowles was born in 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Knowles and Ruth (Bower) Knowles and brotherof Mary (Knowles) Doane, James Knowles, Samuel Knowles, Mehitable (Knowles) Brown, Barbara (Knowles) Mayo and Ruth (Knowles) Collins

Husband of Apphia (Bangs) Atwood — married 22 Dec 1670 (to 3 Jun 1675) in Eastham/Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts

He was the father of Edward Knowles, John Knowles Jr. and Rebecca (Knowles) Tobey. John died 3 Jun 1675 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts

Profile last modified 29 Oct 2019 | Created 3 Apr 2011

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Birth: Date: 1640 Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts (Plymouth)[1][2]

Death: Date: 3 JUN 1675 Place: Taunton, Massachusetts (Bristol)[3][4] Note: Killed by Indians Marriage

Husband: John Knowles Wife: Apphia Bangs Marriage: Date: 28 DEC 1670 Place: Eastham, Massachusetts (Barnstable)[5][6][7] File Format: jpg. The Knowles Family of Eastham, Mass by Charles Thornton LIbby pg 1.

Sources

↑ Source: #S195 ↑ Source: #S939 Knowles Family - pg. 441 ↑ Source: #S195 ↑ Source: #S939 Knowles Family - pg. 442 ↑ Source: #S195 ↑ Source: #S939 Knowles Family - pg. 442 ↑ Source: #S1473 Page 28

Source: S1472 Title: The Knowles Family of Eastham Massachusetts Author: Charles Thornton Libby, Esq, Portland, Maine Source: S1473 Title: A Comprehensive History of Eastham, Massachusetts Author: Enoch A. Pratt, (W.S. Fisher and Co. Yarmouth. 1844) Source: S195 Title: Mary Beth Wheeler - GENDEX - 11/98 Source: S2300 Title: Pedigree Resource File - LDS Source: S939 Title: Genealogical Publishing Company, Mayflower Families 1500s - 1800s CD #171 (Broderbund) Source: S1114159117 Repository: #R1100812944 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=115217896&pi... Repository: R1100812944 Ancestry.com



Added by Elwin C. Nickerson about my Ancestor.Family Records. Killed by Indians in Defense of Taunton , Massachusetts during the King Philip War. Orderd in to Service with others From Eastham , Barnstable County, By Plymouth Colony Governor Josiah Winslow. Forced March to save Taunton and Swansey From Being Destroyed by attack. Captain In Command Light Horse Afoot- Killed in Action- In Defense of God ,King ,And Country! Citations- 1925 NEHGR VOL 79- Pages 293/294. In June 1675 Taunton suffered an attack by Indians, in which the houses of James Walker and John Tisdell were burned and the latter was killed. At the same time two soldiers from Eastham, who were on duty there, were killed. Capt. John Freeman, whose daughter Samuel Knowles (3) afterwar married, was in command of the Barnstable company, and his report to Governor Winslow under date of Taunton, 3 June 1675, said: "This morning three of our men are slain close by one of our courts of guard, (two of them, Samuel Atkins and Captain John Knowles, of Eastham); houses are burned in our sight; our men are picked off at every bush." Three Indians were tried, 6 Mar. 1676/7, for the murder of Captain John Knowles(EASTHAM), John Tisdell, Sr., and Samuel Atkins (EASTHAM) from NEGHS Register 79 & 80- "The Knowles family of Eastham," by Charles Thornton Libby: Capt. Joh n Freeman, was in command of the Barnstable County company, and in his report to Governor Winslow , under date of Taunton, 3 Jun 1675, said: "'This morning three of our men are slain close by one o f our courts of guard, (two of them, Samuel Atkins and John Knowles, of Eastham); houses are burne d in our sight; our men are picked off at every bush.' "Three Indians were tried, 6 Mar. 1676/7, fo r the murder of John Knowles, John Tisdell, Sr., and Samuel Atkins. The jury found grounds of suspi cion against two and acquitted one, but all three were sold into slavery as 'prisoners of war.' Th e sum of £10 waas presented by the Colony to 'Apthya widow of John Knowles lately slain in the serv ice.' In 1676 Lieut. Jonathan Sparrow and Jonathan Bangs were delegated by the Court to asssist th e yound widow in settleing her husband's affairs. "The inventory of his estate, taken 8 Mar. 1676 , included 'one dwellinghouse and three or four acres of land, and a small parcel of broked sedge a nd meadow.' His house must have stood on the southern slop of the high land north of the road recen tly built form the State Road to the Town Landing. At a town meeting held 15 Mar. 1724/5 it was "Vo ted, to allow Samuel Knowles to fence in the land on the northwest side of his field or land whic h was formerly his brother John Knowles so far as the fence & ditch which did formerly enclose th e said land did formerly stand and no further.' "John Knowles's brother afterwards had his land, an d two town records refer to the road dividing Samuel Knowles's 'original land,' on the east of th e road, from the land that was of John Knowles, deceased, on the west of the road." Note Citations/Proofs above. ECN

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John Knowles

Born 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Son of Richard Knowles and Ruth (Bower) Knowles

Brother of Mary (Knowles) Doane, James Knowles, Samuel Knowles, Mehitable (Knowles) Brown, Barbara (Knowles) Mayo and Ruth (Knowles) Collins

Husband of Apphia (Bangs) Atwood — married 22 Dec 1670 (to 3 Jun 1675) in Eastham/Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Father of Edward Knowles, John Knowles Jr. and Rebecca (Knowles) Tobey

Died 3 Jun 1675 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts

Profile last modified 29 Oct 2019 | Created 3 Apr 2011

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1640 Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts (Plymouth)[1][2] Death

Death: Date: 3 JUN 1675 Place: Taunton, Massachusetts (Bristol)[3][4] Note: Killed by Indians Marriage

Husband: John Knowles Wife: Apphia Bangs Marriage: Date: 28 DEC 1670 Place: Eastham, Massachusetts (Barnstable)[5][6][7] File Format: jpg. The Knowles Family of Eastham, Mass by Charles Thornton LIbby pg 1.

Sources

↑ Source: #S195 ↑ Source: #S939 Knowles Family - pg. 441 ↑ Source: #S195 ↑ Source: #S939 Knowles Family - pg. 442 ↑ Source: #S195 ↑ Source: #S939 Knowles Family - pg. 442 ↑ Source: #S1473 Page 28

Source: S1472 Title: The Knowles Family of Eastham Massachusetts Author: Charles Thornton Libby, Esq, Portland, Maine Source: S1473 Title: A Comprehensive History of Eastham, Massachusetts Author: Enoch A. Pratt, (W.S. Fisher and Co. Yarmouth. 1844)

Source: S195 Title: Mary Beth Wheeler - GENDEX - 11/98 Source: S2300 Title: Pedigree Resource File - LDS Source: S939 Title: Genealogical Publishing Company, Mayflower Families 1500s - 1800s CD #171 (Broderbund) Source: S1114159117 Repository: #R1100812944 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=115217896&pi... Repository: R1100812944 Ancestry.com


http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr02/rr02_382.html#P10837



Killed in King Phillip's War

Killed by Indians in Defense of Taunton , Massachusetts during the King Philip War. Orderd in to Service with others From Eastham , Barnstable County, By Plymouth Colony Governor Josiah Winslow. Forced March to save Taunton and Swansey From Being Destroyed by attack. Captain In Command Light Horse Afoot- Killed in Action- In Defense of God ,King ,And Country! Citations- 1925 NEHGR VOL 79- Pages 293/294. In June 1675 Taunton suffered an attack by Indians, in which the houses of James Walker and John Tisdell were burned and the latter was killed. At the same time two soldiers from Eastham, who were on duty there, were killed. Capt. John Freeman, whose daughter Samuel Knowles (3) afterwar married, was in command of the Barnstable company, and his report to Governor Winslow under date of Taunton, 3 June 1675, said: "This morning three of our men are slain close by one of our courts of guard, (two of them, Samuel Atkins and Captain John Knowles, of Eastham); houses are burned in our sight; our men are picked off at every bush." Three Indians were tried, 6 Mar. 1676/7, for the murder of Captain John Knowles(EASTHAM), John Tisdell, Sr., and Samuel Atkins (EASTHAM) from NEGHS Register 79 & 80- "The Knowles family of Eastham," by Charles Thornton Libby: Capt. Joh n Freeman, was in command of the Barnstable County company, and in his report to Governor Winslow , under date of Taunton, 3 Jun 1675, said: "'This morning three of our men are slain close by one o f our courts of guard, (two of them, Samuel Atkins and John Knowles, of Eastham); houses are burne d in our sight; our men are picked off at every bush.' "Three Indians were tried, 6 Mar. 1676/7, fo r the murder of John Knowles, John Tisdell, Sr., and Samuel Atkins. The jury found grounds of suspi cion against two and acquitted one, but all three were sold into slavery as 'prisoners of war.' Th e sum of £10 waas presented by the Colony to 'Apthya widow of John Knowles lately slain in the serv ice.' In 1676 Lieut. Jonathan Sparrow and Jonathan Bangs were delegated by the Court to asssist th e yound widow in settleing her husband's affairs. "The inventory of his estate, taken 8 Mar. 1676 , included 'one dwellinghouse and three or four acres of land, and a small parcel of broked sedge a nd meadow.' His house must have stood on the southern slop of the high land north of the road recen tly built form the State Road to the Town Landing. At a town meeting held 15 Mar. 1724/5 it was "Vo ted, to allow Samuel Knowles to fence in the land on the northwest side of his field or land whic h was formerly his brother John Knowles so far as the fence & ditch which did formerly enclose th e said land did formerly stand and no further.' "John Knowles's brother afterwards had his land, an d two town records refer to the road dividing Samuel Knowles's 'original land,' on the east of th e road, from the land that was of John Knowles, deceased, on the west of the road." Note Citations/Proofs above. ECN

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Web Links

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Killed in King Phillip's War


John Knowles, Captain Also Known As: "Captain John Knowles" Birthdate: October 1640 (34) Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA) Death: June 3, 1675 (34) Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA) (Killed In Action by Indians in Defense of Taunton, Massachusetts During ing Philips War. ) BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS Son of Richard Knowles and Ruth Knowles (Bowers) Husband of Mercy Knowles and Apphia Atwood (Bangs) Father of John Freeman Knowles; Edward Knowles; Col. John Knowles, II; Deborah Knowles and Rebecca Tobey Brother of Mercy Doane; James Knowles; Deacon Samuel Knowles; Mehitable Brown; Barbara Mayo; Ruth Collins and Mary Walker

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Captain John Knowles's Timeline

1640
October 1640
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1661
February 6, 1661
Hampton, New Hampshire
1671
November 7, 1671
Eastham, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1673
July 10, 1673
Eastham, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1674
March 2, 1674
1675
March 2, 1675
Eastham, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, British America, Kingdom of England
June 3, 1675
Age 34
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1926
April 20, 1926
Age 34