Chester Knapp

 Lebbeus Knapp

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National Number 55745 New York Chapter State Number 5976

Applications are to be made in duplicate and sent to the Secretary of the State Society, who will forward one copy, when approved, to the Registrar General of the National Society.

The Empire State Society

OF THE

NATIONAL SOCIETY

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

-OF-

CHESTER B. KNAPP

DESCENDANT OF

LEBBEUS KNAPP

Application examined and approved

Aug. 2 1937

Hage?. State Registrar

Accepted by the State Board of Management

Oct 7 1937

Chas A. ? State Secretary

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National Number 55745 State Number 5976

 

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

ISSUED BY AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES,

July 7, 1937

THE Empire State SOCIETY

OF THE

NATIONAL SOCIETY

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

I Chester Knapp being of the age of ___ years hereby apply for membership in this Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from Lebbeus Knapp who was born in Horseneck, Conn. on the day of ___1743 and died in Haverstraw, New York on the 14th day of March 1835 and who assisted in establishing American Independence.

I was born in Ringgold County of Gatoasa State of Ga. on the 4th day of Nov. 1885.

(1) I am the son of Lummis Knapp born 10-9-1849, died 12-12-1934 and his wife Lula A. Brannon born 12-7-1861, died___ married, 1884.

(2) grandson of Levi Knapp born 9-18-1817, died 5-18-1900, and his wife Margaret DeGroat born 2-21-1818, died 2-16-1897, married___

(3) great-grandson of Abraham Knapp born 7-14-1780, died 8-25-1848, and his wife Jane Goetchius born 4-27-1787, died 8-5-1872, married ____.

(4) great-great-grandson of Lebbeus Knapp born 1743, died 3-14-1835, and his wife Rachel Storm born 1753, died 12-14-1857, married___

(5) great-great-great-grandson of______ born___died___, and___, his wife___ born ___ , died___, married___

(6) great-great-great-great-grandson of______ born___died___, and___, his wife___ born ___ , died___, married___

(7) great-great-great-great-grandson of ______ born___died___, and___, his wife___ born ___ , died___, married___ and he, the said Lebbeus Knapp (No.4) is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Private - Orange County, N.Y. Militia

I hereby endorse the application of

Chester Knapp

for admission into the EMPIRE STATE SOCIETY, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, and recommend him as being entirely worthy of membership in the same.

Signed, John A. Lyou

Address 60 Broad Street, NYC

Signature of applicant (Name in full)

Chester B. Knapp Jr.

Address: 84-50-117 St. Richmond Hill, LI

Occupation, Coal dealer

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NOTE: By Constitutional Amendment adopted May 17, 1927, Article III Section 1, quoted below, was changed so that any man of 18 years of age is eligible to membership. Junior memberships have been abolished entirely.

Applicant affirms his adherence to the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and his unqualified support of the Constitution of the United States of America, to the end that the inalienable rights of the citizen may be preserved and our ideal representative government perpetuated.

ANCESTOR'S SERVICE

"SECTION 1. Any man shall be eligible to membership in the Society who, being of the age of eighteen years or over, and a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in his loyalty to, and rendered active service in, the cause of American Independence, either as an officer soldier seaman, marine, militiaman, or minute man in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any one of the several Colonies or States, or as a signer of the Declaration of Independence; or as a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence; or as a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature; or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain." Constitution of National Society S. A. R., Article III, Section 1, adopted June 3, 1907, and as amended.

Membership is based upon one original claim; when the applicant derives eligibility by descent from more than one ancestor, and it is desired to take advantage thereof, separate applications, to be marked "Supplemental Application," should be made in each case and filed with the original.

State fully such documentary or traditional authorities as you found the following record upon and also the residence of ancestor with dates of birth and death, if known.

My ancestor's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows:

Lebbeus Knapp entered the service in July 1776 in Capt. Kean's Company of Col. A. H. Hay's - Second Regiment - Orange County New York Militia and performed duty guarding the shores of the Hudson River in the neighborhood of Haverstraw Bay.

In April, 1777, he served under Capt. Derrick Acker in same Regiment for three months and in September, 1777 served three months under Capt. John Gardner, also in same Regiment, and again under same Captain in May, 1778 for three months - in October two months - and in June 1779 for three months.

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The following are references to the authorities for the record of my ancestor's service:

"History of Rockland County" - by David Cole, Pages 182-183

New York in the Revolution - Page 159.

(Signature of applicant)

(Name in full) Chester B. Knapp Jr.

 

 

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