Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|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 (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 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, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 192/196) of Elijah and Levina Knapp (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 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 to parents Elijah and Lavina in Acton (Charlestown marriage record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, AmericanAncestors.org). Other sources say he was born on Boxborough, December 31, 1835.
He was the younger brother of George W. Knapp.
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