Caleb Knapp

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Caleb Knapp, son of Nicholas Knapp and Elinor (---), was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 20 February 1636/37.1,2,3 He died at Stamford, Connecticut, between 2 December 1674 and 4 March 1675.4

Caleb married Hannah Smith, daughter of Henry Smith, at Stamford about 1661.5,2,4,6,3

Caleb was admitted Freeman at Stamford in 1669/71. He wrote his will 2 December (or 10 November) 1674 and the inventory was taken 2 March 1674/5. In his father's will he is called "John Calep." He was probably a weaver by trade as his father left him his "loom and half of the geers."1


Hannah Smith b. say 1640, d. bef. Jun 1685
  • Caleb Knapp7,4 b. 24 Nov 1661
  • John Knapp7,4 b. 25 Jul 1664
  • Moses Knapp4 b. 1666, d. 1753
  • Samuel Knapp+4 b. 1668, d. 1739
  • Sarah Knapp4 b. 1670
  • Hannah Knapp4 b. 1676


  1. [S10] Alfred A. Knapp, Nicholas Knapp Genealogy (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edward Brothers, 1953), 1-4, further cited as Knapp, Knapp Genealogy.
  2. [S74] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, CD-ROM (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000), Nicholas Knapp, further cited as GMB.
  3. [S2052] Robert Charles Anderson, The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England 1629-1630 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 432, further cited as Anderson, The Winthrop Fleet.
  4. [S10] Knapp, Knapp Genealogy, 6-7.
  5. [S1274] Robert Louer, "The Smith Families of Stamford, Connecticut," Connecticut Ancestry 45 (Aug 2002) thru 46 (Aug 2003), at 5-6, further cited as Louer, "Smith Families of Stamford."
  6. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 903, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  7. [S1184] Lucius B. Barbour and Lorraine Cook White (editor), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, 55 vols. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1994-2002), 42:143-150, further cited as Barbour and White, Barbour Collection.
This person was last edited on27 Nov 2017