Knowles, George

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George Knowles was born in Rensselaerville on March 29, 1833, a son of Ebenezer Knowles and Elizabeth Martin. [1]

Marriage & Children

George married in Greene County, NY at about 1858, Catherine Simpkins who was born on July 25, 1838, a daughter of Truman Simpkins and Sarah Powell. They had the following children:

  • Carrie Knowles born at about 1862
  • Allison Knowles born at about 1863

Military Service

Residence: Greenville, NY [1]
Enlistment Date: 5 Sept 1864[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private [2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 15th Engineers[2]
Company: Company F [2]
Promotion Date: 11 Dec 1864[2]
Promotion Rank: Artificer[2]
Muster Out Date: 13 June 1865[2]
Muster Out Place: Fort Barry, VA[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 31 to serve 1 year. [2]
Sources Used: military databases; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Catherine died in 1885. George died in 1909[3]. Both died at Greenville.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  3. Civil War Pension Records @