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GEORGE HENRY KNAPP

Mr. [Henry] Knapp married Lucy, the daughter of William Keyes, in 1818, who was born in Northfield in 1798. She is now living in the Depot village, with her children, enjoying very good health for one of her age. They had four children :

Ahira Keyes, b 1819; Sophia, b 1820; George H., b 1827; Abel K., b 1832. All born in Northfield.

Mr. [Henry] Knapp died September 7, 1859.

George Henry [Knapp] died of bad treatment in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., in 1864, he having enlisted in the Union army from Minnesota, and was taken prisoner by the rebels.


Service Record:

George H. Knapp, age 35, enlisted 26 Feb 1864 as private, Co. C, 9th Minnesota Infantry; taken prisoner 10 June 1864, Brice's Cross Roads, MS.

Sources: John Gregory, Northfield's First Century: Centennial Proceedings and Historical Incidents Of the Early Settlers of Northfield, VT., with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Businessmen Who have been and are now residents of the town, (Argus and Patriot Book and Job Printing House, Montpelier, Vt., 1878), p. 212.

"Civil War Research Database", Historical Data Systems Inc. P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364; available from www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.htm, Internet.