Acton Memorial Library
|band||13th MVI||Musician; enl. and must. July 26, 1861||must. out Aug. 31, 1862||Marlboro||carpenter|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|band||13th MVI||Nov. 26, 1897||Invalid||1 201 346||1 092 805||Mass.|
Wiliam B. Eaton Post 199, Revere, Massachusetts, and Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (source: A. Dean Sargent. Grand Army of the Republic: Civil War Veterans Department of Massachusetts 1866 to 1947. Pages 425, 506.)
|Date||April 21, 1921|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, April 27, 1921|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
"William Francis Knapp", a 19 year old shoemaker, age is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 192/196) of Elijah and Levina Knapp (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, 1989. Page 25.)
Francis W. Knapp, a 22 year old carpenter, married Laura A. Crocker on September 17, 1856, in Charlestown, Mass. The marriage register records his birth place as Acton, to parents Elijah and Lavina (source: Charlestown marriage register, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: American Ancestors [online database].). Other sources say he was born on Boxborough, December 31, 1835.
He was the younger brother of George W. Knapp.
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