After quite a few years, I find myself still trying to discover the parents of Ansell Knowlton (b 1815 in Aroostook ME). It appears he's of English ancestry and had an older brother named Anson. Any idea how to take a look a the 1790 census or get a look at birth records for that time? I highly suspect that their father was from Dorset England and may have been involved in military action during the 1812 campaigns.
say if any of you want to see the Knowlton genealogy ? Including the Royal lines? go to google put in Mayflowerman. search through the site. THe submitter is Thomas KNowlton Gibson . He is related to the Knowltons in THE EASTERN US. Thomas Knowlton Gibson is the person who put this info on the NET. He is a cousin to me . We have a common ancestors. One of my lines goes to Henry 1. For him , one of my Peyton's goes back to him,Thomas is related also to these Peytons. . That Peyton married into the Royals and I have them coming and going and so does he. His ancestors came off the Mayflower . You can excess his Tree on Ancestry.com . Put in Raichard Knowlton and Elizabeth Cantize. the family name on Ancetry is Knowlton Family Tree ,100,000 Names.the father of Richard is Eward or Richard Knowlton and the mother is Elizabeth Peyton/Payton. Ihave thatname on my Pedigree,Peyton. And does anyone know who Susannah Hollis is ? I have Hollis' in a line . Related? firstname.lastname@example.org
The name Susannah Hollis does seem familiar. I think I ran across it in the Knowltons of England and America book on a free digital library site Chris Dunham linked up to me. Will confirm when I spot it again.
I believe that Anson/Ansell was the son of John and Charlotte (Holmes) Knowlton of Appleton, Maine. The 1895 Knowlton Genealogy gives them a son named "Hanson," but another son, Nathan, named one of his sons "Anson". (Eaton's Annals of Warren also calls Anson Knowlton "Hanson," and says that he came from Appleton.) According to Knowlton Genealogy, John Knowlton was the son of Thomas and Susannah (Hollis) Knowlton, and a descendant of Captain William Knowlton, who supposedly died during his family's voyage to America about 1632.