|Quantity:||1 box (0.50 cubic feet); 1 extra-large folder|
|Access:||Open to research|
|Acquisition:||Gift; Knibloe P. Royce, November 1978|
|Processed by:||Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, November 1986, revised August 2007 and May 2013|
Ebenezer Knibloe was born in Bothkenner, near Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7, 1729. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, he emigrated to America in 1752, and became the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Amenia Union, Dutchess County, New York. It appears he held the pastorate of this church until his death on December 20, 1785. He married Betty Prindle, and they had four sons and ten daughters. The second son, Stephen Joseph Knibloe, was born July 11, 1763; he marred to Lois Delano and moved his family to Duanesburgh, New York, where he resided until his death on July 11, 1837. The couple was said to have had seven children, of which some documentation in this series of papers exists for only two: Ebenezer Knibloe (December 3, 1797-February 20, 1869) and Anson Knibloe (July 28, 1802-August 7, 1875).
By the mid-1830s Anson Knibloe had settled in Holland Patent, Oneida County, New York, where he pursued a career in business and politics. In 1840, he served one term as representative for Oneida County in the New York State Assembly. His first wife, Harriet, died in 1842 and in 1844 he married Sophia Wolcott (1812-1894), daughter of Samuel Wolcott. By the end of the 1840s, Anson Knibloe had moved to Fulton, Oswego County, New York, where he operated a mercantile business for many years. He was also active in the New York State Militia, where he eventually attained the rank of major.
Scope and Content Note:
This series of papers relates chiefly to the lives and careers of Ebenezer Knibloe (1729-1785), Anson Knibloe (1802-1875), and Samuel Wolcott (1775-1857). Papers related to Ebenezer Knibloe include a number of original manuscripts of sermons he delivered during his years in the ministry and a biographical sketch of his life and career that was written by one of his descendants.
The papers of Anson Knibloe include personal correspondence with his brother, Ebenezer; his wife Harriet; and his daughters, from 1836 to 1863, as well as correspondence related to his service in the New York State Assembly from January to May 1840. Ancillary papers of Anson Knibloe consist of records related to his business interests and real estate holdings in Holland Patent, New York, and later in Fulton, New York, from about 1830 to 1895; accounts and receipts related to expenditures for personal and household goods and services from 1830 to 1850; and proceedings and resolutions of Fourth of July meetings held in Holland Patent from 1834 to 1839.
The papers of Samuel Wolcott include a diary containing brief entries relative to his activities and experiences from 1819 to 1843 and correspondence with his family from about 1825 to 1835.
|1||1||Genealogical notes (2 items) Crane family Wolcott family|
|1||2||“Sketch of the life of the Reverend Ebenezer Knibloe, born 7 October 1729 at Bothkenner, a short distance from Edinburgh, Scotland” (1 v.. 72 p. 19 cm.)|
Sermons and notes of Ebenezer Knibloe, ca. 1758-1780 (4 items)
Letters: Ebenezer Knibloe to Anson Knibloe, 1836-1840 (6 items)
Letters: Anson Kibloe to Harriet Knibloe, 1840 (6 items)
Letters of Anson Knibloe and daughters, 1849-1863 (5 items)
Letters sent to Anson Knibloe, at New York State Assembly, Albany, New York, January-February 1840 (11 items)
Letters sent to Anson Knibloe, at New York State Assembly, Albany, New York, March-May 1840 (12 items)
Papers related to politics and government, 1834-1840 (9 items)
New York State Militia papers, 1821-1825 (4 items)
Legal and estate papers, 1833-1895; includes estate inventories and insurance policies (10 items)
|1||12||Land papers, 1850-1895; includes deeds, bonds, and mortgages to land and real estate situated in Fulton, Oswego County, New York (9 items)|
|1||13||Bills and Receipts, 1830-1860 (25 items)|
|1||14||Papers and proceedings, including toasts, relative to Independence Day (July 4th) celebrations, Holland Patent, N.Y., 1834-1839 (12 items)|
Papers related to Independence Day (July 4th) celebrations, Fulton, N.Y., 1851-1862(21 items)
Letters: Sarah N. Wolcott to Samuel Wolcott, 1826-1837 (5 items)
|1||17||Diary of Samuel Wolcott, 1819-1843 (ca. 100 p., 17 cm.)|
|EL||18||Broadside: Maine Law Mass Meeting and Pic-Nic Dinner, at Fulton, July 4th 1853…Neal Dow, the distinguished author of Maine Law and other eminent speakers … (1 item, 63x45 cm.)|