Deacon William Knowlton

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Deacon William Knowlton

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Ezekiel Knowlton and Susannah Knowlton
Husband of Hannah Knowlton
Father of Hannah Harrington; Asa Knowlton; Susannah Whiting; Artemas Knowlton; William Knowlton and 2 others
Brother of Mary Knowlton; Susanna Wheelock; Deborah Bigelow; Ezekiel Knowlton; Luke Knowlton and 3 others

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About Deacon William Knowlton

Deacon William Knowlton son of Deacon Ezekiel Knowlton 5 was born in Shrewsbury Massachusetts April 29 1741 died there September 13 1820. He married Hannah Hastings descendant of Captain Thomas and Susannah Hastings who settled in Ipswich 1636. They settled in Templeton but removed to Shrewsbury in 1776. He was a soldier in the revolution a sergeant of his company at Winter Hill in 1775. He was deacon of the Shrewsbury church from 1784 to 1820 selectman 1785 to 1787.


  1. Hannah born 1765 married Captain Thomas Harrington
  2. Asa born 1767 married Olive Waite
  3. Susannah born 1771 married John
  4. Whiting Artemas born 1774 married Huldah Lyon and second Rhoda Small
  5. William born June 20 1777 married Clorinda Smith
  6. Seth born May 11 1781 married Relief Howe
  7. Deacon Joseph H born March 22 1785 22 1785, married 1806 Chloe Forbush of Westboro

Source: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts by Ellery Bicknell Crane. Lewis Pub., 1907

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Deacon William Knowlton's Timeline

April 29, 1741
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Age 23
Age 25
Age 29
Age 32
June 20, 1777
Age 36
May 11, 1781
Age 40
Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
March 22, 1785
Age 43
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
September 13, 1820
Age 79
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States