Note: e and its sorrows--at the early age of 26 years, in the manner narrated above [see note for her cause of death]. In the meantime Wilson had become engaged to Charity B. Merritt, sister of Elisha B. Merritt, but just before the time appointed for the marriage, he was suddenly taken ill and died and was buried upon the very day he was to have been married. Thus both these hapless lovers' lives were extinguished in the spring time of their youth when all earthly things look brightest and life seems to be made for joy and happiness. I never see the old House without thinking of this sad tragedy which still seems to cast a shadow over it."
Note: "She was supposed to be married to a young man by the name of Wilson, but there being much oppostion on the part of her relatives, the match was broken off. This so preyed on her mind that she became melancholy and soon afterwards ended her lif
Note: "She was buried in the Knowlton family burying ground where the memorial stone is inscribed--In memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen and Phoebe Knowlton, who died September 3, 1829, aged 26 years, 5 months, and 5 days."
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