Fonds BCHS007 - Knowlton family fonds

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Knowlton family fonds

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CA BCHS BCHS007

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0,5 l.m. textual records. - Env. 2500 photographs.

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Several members of this family were early settlers in the Township of Brome, coming from Newfane in the State of Vermont. The first was Silas. Knowlton, who moved to Crown land in the Township of Stukely in 1796, some years before the Patent for this Township was issued. He was the son of Hon. Luke Knowlton and his wife Sarah Holland, of Newfane, Vt. Silas Knowlton married Sally Holbrook, by whom he had four children: Paul Holland, Luke, Samuel and Samantha.

When he settled on his land, conditions were very primitive, with no schools, so the eldest son, Paul Holland, returned to the home of his grandfather at Newfane, where he remained for some years acquiring an education and the homespun philosophy of the Green Mountain State. He remained there until he was twenty years of age when he married Laura Moss, a school teacher from Bridport, Vt., and in 1815 he returned to Canada. He purchased property on the shore of Brome Lake, now known as the village of Knowlton, named after this family.

Paul Holland Knowlton acquired extensive holdings in the County of Brome. He was a leader in local progress in the matter of church and school, and the founder and first President of the Agricultural Society. In 1827 he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly, later being appointed to the Legislative Council where he served until his death, August 28, 1863. His widow, Laura, died April 12, 1868.

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The fonds contains primary and secondary souce information regarding the Knowlton Family. The fonds contains the following series: Ralph F. Knowlton (5 textual records); Knowlton Family Miscellaneous (1) (8 textual records); Knowlton Family Miscellaneous (2) (13 textual records); Knowlton Family Miscellaneous Photo (1 photograph); Knowlton's from Stukely (20 textual records); Knowlton's from Stukely Photo (1 photograph); Knowlton's from Knowlton (24 textual records); and Knowlton's from Knowlton Photos (2 photographs); Knowlton Family Photographs (ca. 2500 photographs).

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Accession no. 92-17; 2002-13.

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Photographs CH-M-FC7-Dr.2
Arthur Knowlton - Family - 89-1-14
Carrie Knowlton - 89-1-3
Carrie, Mary and brother Knowlton - 89-1-10
Knowlton Children - 89-1-1
Jennie and Arthur Knowlton - 89-1-13
Johie, Myra and Letitia Knowlton - 89-1-18
Kathie Knowlton - 89-1-9
Lathica (?) Knowlton - 89-1-12
Letitia Knowlton - with daughter and granddaughter - 89-1-16
Letitia Knowlton - 89-1-2
Lucia Knowlton
Luke Knowlton - from Newport - 89-1-7
Lyman Knowlton - 73-25
Lymie Knowlton - a cousin - 89-1-6
Mark and Josephine Knowlton - 89-1-4
Mark Asaph Knowlton
Mary (May) Knowlton
Mrs. Mark Knowlton
Paul Holland Knowlton
Knowlton Academy - High School Reunion - 66-51
Knowlton Academy - High School Reunion - 69-21
Knowlton Ladies Quilting - 71-99.

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1 avril, 2016

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