Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|2nd||Mass. Vol. Sharpshooters||Private; enl. and must. Aug. 30, 1861||must. out Oct. 17, 1864||South Danvers||carpenter||
wounded in 1864
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|2nd||MV Sharpshooters||Dec. 9, 1890||Invalid||9 845 67?||768 518||Mass.|
Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 425).
|Date||November 29, 1917|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
George W. Knapp was born August 27, 1829 in Boxborough, Mass. (pension file).
The record for his first marriage indicates that his parents were Elijah and Levina Knapp (who were also the parents of Francis W. Knapp) (Danvers marriage register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
George W. Knapp, age 21, married Nancy L. Norton, age 15, in Danvers, Mass. on March 22, 1851. (Danvers marriage register). In the pension file, the woman he married on this date is referred to as Rebecca P. Knapp, or Rebecca Norton.
George Washington Knapp, a 26 year old shoemaker, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 193/197) with Rebecca Page Knapp, age 21, and two children (George Francis and Alphonso Sandford) (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 25).
According to records in his pension file, after the war, George W. Knapp lived in Lynn (c. 1866-1897), Salem (until 1909), and Revere (1909-). He divorced his first wife around 1873, and married twice more.
His second wife, Alvina/Elvina Knapp (Trefethen) (m. 1873 in Lynn), died June 26, 1878 in Lynn (Lynn death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
His third wife, Nancy E. Knapp (Hood) (m. 1897 in Lynn), died August 3, 1909 in Salem and was buried in South Acton (Salem death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
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