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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Justina KNOTTS: Birth: 19 MAR 1838 in Ohio. Death: 11 APR 1917 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Margaret KNOTTS: Birth: 11 AUG 1847 in Benton Co, OR. Death: 30 SEP 1888 in Benton Co, OR

  2. Sarah Ann KNOTTS: Birth: 06 MAR 1850 in Benton Co., OR. Death: 20 DEC 1921 in Polk Co., OR

  3. William KNOTTS: Birth: 27 OCT 1851 in Corvallis, Benton Co., OR. Death: 25 JAN 1935 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR

  4. Thomas KNOTTS: Birth: 02 DEC 1853 in Benton Co, OR. Death: 17 SEP 1867 in Benton Co, OR

  5. Mary Jane KNOTTS: Birth: 11 AUG 1855 in Benton Co, OR. Death: 10 OCT 1855 in Benton Co, OR


Sources
1. Title:   Donation Land Claim
2. Title:   Benton County Cemetery Records, Vol IIII
Page:   Locke Cemmtery
3. Title:   Benton County Cemetery Records, Vol IIII
Page:   Locke Cemetery

Notes
a. Note:   --------------------------------------------- KNOTTS, Wm. Iowa CA 1845; OR 1849 1 October 1855 --------------------------------------------- DLC No. 167 KNOTTS, William, Benton Co; b 1805, Queen Annes Co, Md; SC 20 July 1849; m Sylva 6 Oct 1844, Hancock Co, Ill. Aff: Arnold Fuller, John Stewart, David D. Stroud, Abram N. Locke. - - - - Patentees: SILVA KNOTTS, WILLIAM KNOTTS Acres: 640.54 Issue Date: 11/18/1858 Land Office: Oregon City Authority: September 27, 1850: Oregon-Donation Act (grant) (99 Stat. 496) Document Nr.: 167 Accession/Serial Nr.: ORORAA 015222 BLM Serial Nr.: ORORAA 015222 13/ 11-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 45 14/ 11-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 45 23/ 11-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 45 24/ 11-S 5-W No Willamette OR Benton 45 ========= 1850 CENSUS: Benton County, OR; NOTTS, William 47 MO; Silvia 24 PA; Justiana 12 MO; Margaret 3 OT; Sarah A. 7/12 OT; SYLVESTER, John, 45 PA CENSUS YR: 1850 TERRITORY: OR COUNTY: Benton REEL NO: 742 PAGE NO: 17 REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 5th of Oct. 1850 By D. O'Neill. Sht. #9b. 39 127 127 Lock A. N. 40 M Farmer Va. 40 127 127 Lock Harriet 36 F O. 41 127 127 Lock Thomas 14 M Mo. X 42 127 127 Lock William 11 M Mo. X 1 127 127 Lock Abraham 9 M Mo. X 2 127 127 Lock Laura 5 F Mo. 3 127 127 Lock Alonzo 2 M O.T. 4 127 127 Lock Harrison P 37 M Va. 5 128 128 Notts William 47 M Farmer Mo. 6 128 128 Notts Silvia 24 F Penn. 7 128 128 Notts Justina 12 F Mo. X 8 128 128 Notts Margt 3 F O.T. 9 128 128 Notts Sarah A. 7/12 F O.T. 10 128 128 Sylvester John 45 M Pa. X 11 129 129 Clark Oscar F. 26 M Farmer N.Y. X 12 129 129 Clark Mary A. 17 F Ind. 13 129 129 Clark Mary A. 1/12 F O.T. ================= ENUMERATION OF THE INHABITANTS OF BENTON COUNTY OREGON TERRITORY AS TAKEN BY CHARLES WELLS ASSESSOR FOR THE YEAR 1854. Copied from the original In the Benton County, Oregon Courthouse by Mrs. James 0. Moore Winama Chapter D. A. R. 1947 M 21+,M 10-21, M 0-10; F 18+, F 10-18, F 0-10 F. A. Horning 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 Johnson Mulkey 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 George Roberts 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 A. M. Witham 1 1 0 2 1 0 3 James L. Mulkey 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 James L. Mulkey junr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 John D. Mulkey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 David B. Mulkey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 John W. York 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 Heman Lewis 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 William KNOTTS 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 A. N. Lock 1 1 3 2 1 0 2 William Ellitt 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 J. V. Lewis 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 David D. Stroud 1 1 4 4 1 0 0 William Ryals 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 ========= Be it remembered that by virtue of an Act of the Congress of the United States of America approved 14th August, A. D. 1849, entitled "An Act to establish the Territorial Government of Oregon", and by virtue of an Act of the Legislature of the Territory of Oregon established by the Act aforesaid of the Congress aforesaid entitled "An ACT TO establish a Probate Court and define its Duties and Powers" passed 29th September, A. D. 1849, and "An Act to Authorize the Probate Court to do County Business", and also "An Act supplementary to the act aforesaid of the Legislature aforesaid, fixing the times and places of holding said Courts in the several counties of the Territory of Oregon, aforesaid, a regular term of the Probate Court in and for Benton County in the Territory aforesaid occurred on Monday the 2nd day of Sept. A. D. 1850. Not being a quorum present, the Court stood adjourned until the next day when a Quorum still being absent, Court stood adjourned until the 3rd day, When the Hon. O. F. CLARK and Geo. BELKNAP, judges thereof, and William KNOTTS, Clerk thereof, having been previously qualified and commissioned, were present, to wit at FULLER's School House on the 4th day of Sept. A. D. 1850, at which said time the following proceedings were had. The Court was called and duly opened. 1851 Ordered by the court that Benton County be divided and set off into precincts for election purposes. Ordered that the portion lying north of a line commencing at an Oak Point on the Willamette river, running in a westerly direction north of the residence of William KNOTTS to a creek known as "RHINEHART's Creek", thence along said creek in a westerly direction to the divide between Mary's River and the waters of the Luckiamute shall be hereafter known as Precinct no. (1) one. 1851 And it is further ordered that the places of election for said precincts be and are hereby located as follows, to wit, In Precinct no. two at Marysville Schoolhouse And that John TRAPP, William KNOTTS, and William MATZGER be appointed Judges of election for said precinct. 1851 An Acc't. in favor of William KNOTTS for services as Clerk of the Probate Court and for stationery furnished the County, amount $17.85. ======= There are some packets of info available in the Probate Case Files, Oregon State Archives, box 1 ======= Locke Cemetery, Benton Co KNOTTS, Mary [J.], LO, Row 12, Next to William Knotts, 11 Aug 1874~10 Oct 1855, (Dates are as on stone) ======= 0041 1855 Knotts, William Estate Benton Estate 0051 1856 Knotts, Margaret, Sarah, William & Thomas Guardianship Benton Guardianship ----------------------------------------------------------------- Fagan, David; History of Benton county, Oregon KNOTTS, William--deceased--is another of those early honored pioneers who has passed over to the silent majority. Mr. KNOTTS crossed the plains from Iowa in the summer of 1845, and in 1849 came to Benton county and located his donation claim of 640 acres, three and a half miles north of Corvallis, where his son now resides. Here, on the porch of Mr. KNOTT's house, was had the first term of court ever held in Benton county, with our subject serving in the capacity of County Clerk. He there resided until his death, which event occurred 1 October 1855, leaving a family of wife (now Mrs. KEESEE of Corvallis) and five children. ============ I have found the following in the Oregon Early Settlers file at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon in Portland. William Knotts, b 1 Mar 1805 in Queen Annes Co., MD. Died, 1 Oct 1855 in Benton Co., OR.; married first to Margaret M Barratt, born: 1810 place unknown, died: 1841 in Illinois;Margaret's parents: Dr. Elijah Barratt and Margaret Fisher. married 2nd: Sylvia Wilsey, born 11 DEC 1825, PA.; Burial place: Mt. Union Cemetery, Corvallis, OR. married, 6 Oct. 1844, Hancock Co., IL. Date of arrival in Oregon Country: 1847, Oregon Donation Land Claim #167. Children: Justina, b 19 Mar 1838, Illinois; died: Apr. 11 1917, spouse: Norris P. Newton; Margaret, born 1847, Oregon Territory; died 1888, spouse Arthur Langell; Sarah Ann, b. 6 Mar 1850, Or Terr., no known death date, spouse: James Robinson; William, b 27 Oct 1851, North of Corvallis, OR; died 1935, spouse: Carrie Woods; Thomas, b 2 Dec 1853, North of Corvallis, OR; d. 17 Sept 1867 no spouse known; Mary J., born 11 Aug 1855, North of Corvallis, OR; died 10 Oct 1855, no known spouse. Buried Lock's Cemetery with Father. Information submitted by: Emma Jean Smith Rt. 1 Box 21 Grass Valley, OR 97029 --------------------------------------------------- Name Lifespan Where Born William KNOTTS 1805-1855 Queen Annes County, MD Additional Notes Knotts Family Book (Betty Ann Knotts) Photocopy of original survey (Benton Co, OR) Census Records (MD,IL) Migration Steps to IL in 1837 to Benton County, OR in 1848 Researcher: Christina Hardy ========================================= [APPARENTLY INFORMATION NOT CORRECT] I'm looking for information on Caroline KNOTTS CORNELIUS, the sister of my grandfather, William KNOTTS. She was b in MO. in 1845. According to a Oregon Trail website, she came to Oregon with my g-grandparents WM and Sylvia D. WILSEY KNOTTS, and m a CORNELIUS in Oregon. I have no other information on Caroline. They settled in Benton co Oregon. G-grandfather WM KNOTTS was the first Benton co clerk. Bob KNOTTS [email protected] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi. My relatives were all from the Corvallis area. My g-grandfather William KNOTTS homesteaded in Corvallis (about three miles North) in 1849. He spent some time between 1845 and 1849 in Washington Co. He was married to Margaret Barrett, but remarried to a Sylvia WILTSEY. Any connection? Sincerely, Robert Andreas KNOTTS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------


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