NameKnowles Linnell95
Birth DateMay 30, 178896,5
Birth PlaceTolland, Hampden County, Mass.
Death DateJul 16, 18755
Death PlaceGranville, Licking County, Ohio
Burial PlaceOld Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio
FatherJoseph Linnell (1754-1834)
MotherZeruiah Knowles (1753-1824)
Birth DateDec 15, 17955
Birth PlaceGranville, Hampden County, Mass.
Death DateAug 15, 18565
Death PlaceGranville, Licking Co., Ohio
Burial PlaceOld Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio
FatherAzariah Bancroft (1768-1828)
MotherTabitha Pratt (1771-1842)
ChildrenMargaret Lucretia (1818-1859)
 Martha Matilda (1824-1903)
 Caroline Elizabeth (1834-1912)
Birth DateFeb 27, 181057
Birth PlaceGoshen, Massachusetts
Death DateDec 13, 189357
Burial PlaceMaple Grove Cemetery, Granville, Licking Co., Ohio
Marr DateMay 6, 1860
Notes for Knowles Linnell
Knowles served in the War of 1812 as a private in Capt Levi Rose’s company, Col Lewis Cass’ Regiment, Ohio Volunteers. He was surrendered as a prisoner of war to Gen William Hull. He received bounty land and a pension for his service.

Knowles was always interested in education and was among the early teachers in the Granville colony.

In 1825 he and two of his friends established a small shop for the manufacture of clocks on his farm about four miles west of Granville on the Worthington Road. The clocks were constructed of wooden parts. He dropped out of the company when it moved to town in 1828.

Knowles was very active in church affairs where he, and his brother Joshua, served on committees to “perform church labor” with some members who had strayed from the fold. He was also often a delegate to Presbytery.

He served as a trustee of Granville Female College from 1834 until 1864, and was a member of the town board.

When he died at age 87, he was the oldest man in the township.97,95
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