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Descendants of William Knibbs

Generation 1

1. William Knibbs-1[1] was born on 1800 in England[1, 2, 3]. He married Mary F. Nibbs. She was born on
1790 in England[2, 3].
Notes for William Knibbs:
Almost all the records I have found give conflicting ages on William and Mary. I have taken the
information from the St. John Ship record to be correct. My guess only. William Knibbs, age 33, his
wife, Mary F. Knibbs, age 43, their children Alfred, age 12, Caroline, age 9 and John, age 8 sailed
from Liverpool, England in 1833 aboard the St. John and arrived in New York City on August 22,
1833. William was a laborer. There was also a Joseph on the same ship, age 21. I have not
discovered if he is related or not. The 1855 Census, Town of Frankfort said William had lived in
Frankfort for 20 years and that he was not a naturalized citizen. He was a farmer. The 1835 Census,
Town of Frankfort said there were 4 males and 3 females in the household, one unmarried male and
3 unmarried females. The 1840 Census (Litchfield) said his name was Knibbs and there was one
male between 30-40, 1 female between 30-40 and one female under 5. The land records show Alfred
and William Nibbs & their wives sold property in 1864. Also showed William Nibbs selling property to
Alfred for $1. in 1850.

Children of William Knibbs and Mary F. Nibbs are:


2. i. Alfred Nibbs, B: Oct 1820 in England[4, 5], D: 18 May 1891 in Osceola, NY[6], M:
Abt. 1846.

ii. Caroline Nibbs, B: 1824 in England[2].

iii. John Nibbs, B: 1825 in England[2].

iv. Mary Nibbs, B: 1833 in NYS[7].


Notes for Mary Nibbs:
Mary lived with the Washburn family in 1850. She was 17 years old.

Generation 2

2. Alfred Nibbs-2(William Knibbs-1)[8] was born on Oct 1820 in England[4, 5]. He died on 18 May 1891 in
Osceola, NY[6]. He married Elizabeth Butcher Nibbs on Abt. 1846, daughter of William B. Butcher
and Anna Gough Butcher. She was born on 05 Jan 1824 in Preston Bisset, Buckingham, England[4, 5,
9]. She died on 03 Nov 1891 in Osceola, NY[10, 11].

Notes for Alfred Nibbs:


Alfred's death certificate said he died at 1:00 p.m. of Typhoid Pneumonia and chronic cuturrlhal
cystitis.
The 1850 Census Herkimer Co. showed the family living in Litchfield. The 1860 Census Frankfort,
Herkimer, Co., Showed Susan Butcher living with them. Her age 10 months. 1865 Town of Litchfield
Census says Alfred was a farmer and his brother-in-law William Butcher and his daughter Ada S.
Butcher was living with them. The 1870 Census for the Town of Kirkland showed this family living in
Clinton, NY. He was a naturalized citizen and owned land. 1880 Lewis Co., Town of Osceola,
showed a brother-in-law living with him by the name of John Butcher, born in England and occupation
- gentlemen. Age 52. Also living with them was Lorenzo Penney age 50, listed as "other". In the
Rome Daily Sentinel, May 19th 1891, a notice that Alfred Nibbs from Osceola, NY was ailing with
typhoid pneumonia. His son Alfred Nibbs, Jr. came from Clinton, NY to visit. His death certificate
revealed that he had come to this country 40 years prior to his death. That would mean he came to
America in 1851at age 31. However he was listed in the 1850 census in Herkimer County. He was
retired at the time of his death.

Notes for Elizabeth Butcher Nibbs:


The birth and baptismal dates are listed as the same. Obviously they are not, but close. The
death certificate for Elizabeth says she had been ill for 8 days and died of Acute

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Gastritis and Acute Lobus Pneumonia at 2:30 p.m. Her death certificate said she came to this
country 45 years ago. That would mean she came to America in 1846 at age 21.

Children of Alfred Nibbs and Elizabeth Butcher Nibbs are:


3. i. Anna E. Nibbs Pratt, B: 07 Aug 1847 in Town of Litchfield, NY[4, 12], D: 17 Feb
1925 in Herkimer, NY[13, 14], M: 1873.

4. ii. Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams, B: 08 Mar 1849 in Town of Litchfield, NY[4, 15], D: 06
Aug 1911 in Mohawk, NY[13, 16, 17], M: 1874.

5. iii. Alfred W. Nibbs Jr., B: 04 Mar 1851 in Litchfield, NY[4, 13], D: 29 Mar 1923 in
Sauquoit, NY[13, 18], M: 1875.

6. iv. Abigal R. Nibbs Casler, B: 13 Aug 1853 in Frankfort Hill, Herkimer Co., NY[4, 13, 19], D:
10 Mar 1929 in Oriskany Falls, NY[13], M: 08 Jan 1880 in Taberg, NY.

v. Eda L. Nibbs Rowell, B: Dec 1861 in Herkimer Co., NY[4, 5, 20, 21], D: 13 Feb 1919 in
Herkimer, NY[20, 22], M: 28 Jan 1892.
Notes for Eda L. Nibbs Rowell:
The Utica Daily Press:
Herkimer - February 13, 1919 - Late this afternoon occurred the death of
Mrs. William Rowell at her home on Renwick Ave. Death followed a long
illness.
Death certificate #12940
Obituary - Herkimer Telegram February 14, 1919
At the home on Renwick Avenue, yesterday afternoon, Mrs. William Rowell
laid down the cross of long suffering under a complicated ailment and
entered into rest. She had borne her prolonged illness with patience and
fortitude, dearing to live for those she loved but with faith in the larger
hope, that shines beyond the grave as it should be her lot to pass the
portal of another life. She was a true wife and good neighbor and friend,
quiet unassuming and devoted to her
home. Her maiden name was Eda L. Nibbs and she was born at Frankfort
Hill being in the 58th years of her age. She was united in marriage January
28, 1892, to the bereaved husband her partner of more that a quarter
century whose care and solitude have constantly smoothed her decline.
Herkimer has been their home for the past twenty five years and here they
have made many warm friends whose sincere sympathy is extended in this
sorrow. Besides the husband there survive two sisters and a brother,
namely Mrs. Augustus Pratt of Utica, Mrs. Peter Casler of Deansboro and
Alfred W. Nibbs of this village. The funeral will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Monday and will be private. Rev. Arthur Moody of the Mohawk M.E. Church
will officiate and the remains will be taken to Camden, NY for interment.

Generation 3

3. Anna E. Nibbs Pratt-3(Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 07 Aug 1847 in Town of
Litchfield, NY[4, 12]. She died on 17 Feb 1925 in Herkimer, NY[13, 14]. She married AUGUSTUS MASON
PRATT on 1873, son of MASON PRATT and Prudence(Jennie) Overaker (Lovejoy) Pratt. He was
born on 19 Jan 1851 in Lowell, NY[13, 23]. He died on 22 Aug 1925 in Herkimer, NY[13, 24].
Notes for Anna E. Nibbs Pratt:
Birth record on Anna said she was born Elizabeth A. Nibbs. She lived at 209 Harter Street,
Herkimer, NY at time of death and had lived in Herkimer for five years. She had lived in New

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Hartford before that. She was a member of the First M.E. Church. Death certificate said she died of
intestinal obstruction caused by appendical abscess. 1900 Utica Census 8th Ward said she had 7
children - all living.

Notes for AUGUSTUS MASON PRATT:


Death certificate said he was born in 1851. 1850 census said he was 6 months old. Death certificate
said he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. The 1870 Census of the Town of Kirkland page 77 showed
Augustus Pratt living with the Nibbs family and that his occupation was a carpenter.

His age at this time was 21. The 1880 Census place Augustus and his family in Osceloa. The
1891 thru 1893 Utica Directories have him living in Utica. The 1900 Utica Census 8th Ward
showed him living in Utica. 1915 New Hartford Census found him living at 8 Meeker Ave.
According to his obituary he lived in New Hartford, Utica and then moved to Herkimer in 1920.
Employed by Standard Furniture Co. and Harrocks Desk Co. He was a master carpenter and a
member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Children of Anna E. Nibbs Pratt and AUGUSTUS MASON PRATT are:


7. i. ALFRED MASON PRATT, B: 06 Mar 1871 in Osceola, NY[13, 25], D: 21 Dec 1956 in
Utica, NY[13, 26], M: 11 Apr 1892 in Utica, NY[27].

8. ii. Minnie C. Pratt Newland, B: 03 Apr 1875 in Clinton, New York [13, 28], D: 21 Mar
1951 in Vernon, NY[29], M: 1907 in ??[30].

9. iii. Arthur W. Pratt, B: 18 Jan 1876 in Clinton, New York [5, 31, 32, 33], D: 25 Jan 1959 in
1124 Hilton Ave., Utica, NY[32, 33, 34], M: 13 Apr 1910 in ??.

10. iv. Ernest Edward Pratt, B: 19 Nov 1876 in Camden, NY[13, 35, 36], D: 07 Feb 1934 in
Faxton Hospital, Utica, NY[13], M: 1901 in Utica, NY.

v. Adelbert Pratt, B: 17 Mar 1878 in Osceola, NY[35, 37, 38], D: 11 Apr 1954 in Herkimer
Memorial Hospital, Herkimer, NY[13, 39].
Notes for Adelbert Pratt:
1910 Census said he was born in 1878 and the 1915 Census said 1880. The 1915
Herkimer census says he was a woodworker. He was alive in 1934 living in
Mohawk. In the 1910 census he lived on Luke Street in the Village of Herkimer. The
1930 Census showed him living in German Flats.

Adelbert moved to Herkimer about 1944. He was a cabinet maker and was
employed by the Standard Furniture Company and Mele Manufacturing Co. He
was a member of the First Methodist Church of Herkimer.
vi. Jessie M. Pratt, B: Feb 1883 in Camden, NY[13, 28, 40], D: 24 Sep 1929 in 1639
Sunset Ave., Utica, NY[13].
Notes for Jessie M. Pratt:
Jessie lived in Herkimer in 1925. She lived with her parents in 1915
and worked at a knitting mill. She was a member of Centenary
Methodist Church and took great interest in the affairs of the church.
11. vii. Charles Franklin Pratt, B: 30 Jul 1884 in New York State [28, 41, 42, 43], D: 05 Aug
1935 in Utica, NY[32, 44], M: 1906 in Utica, NY.

4. Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams-3(Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 08 Mar 1849 in
Town of Litchfield, NY[4, 15]. She died on 06 Aug 1911 in Mohawk, NY[13, 16, 17]. She married Henry
Rosell Williams on 1874. He was born on 1851 in New York State [45]. He died on 05 Nov 1917 in
Utica, NY[13, 16].

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Notes for Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams:
Obituary - Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams - Herkimer
Telegram
August 7, 1911
At her home in Warren Street at 11:46 o'clock Saturday night departed this
life on of Mohawk's most estimable women, Mrs. Sarah Caroline Nibbs, wife
of Henry R. Williams. Deceased had suffered a stroke of paralysis, and had
been afflicted with complications being under nurses care for six weeks and
for a long time had been in poor health, bearing her sufferings with great
fortitude. She was born in the town of Frankfort, being the daughter of Alfred
Nibbs and Elizabeth Butcher and was in the 63rd year of her age. She was
united in marriage to Mr. Williams in 1872, having lived in Osceola, Rome,
West Camden, Herkimer and Mohawk coming to this village several years
ago. Mr. Williams conducts a bakery and she assisted in the store, and
gained a wide acquaintance. She was a woman who thought much of her
home and the blow caused by her death falls heavily upon a family by whom
she was beloved. By those who knew her well she as highly esteemed for
her many good qualities and the family will have the sympathy of all in their
bereavement. There survives, the husband and four children, Mrs. Jacob
Foster of Gasport; Clifford Williams of Rochester, Albert of Mohawk and Miss
Ethel Williams who resides at home. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2
p.m. from the late home and will be private. Rev. C. M. Gearhart of the
Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be made in Mohawk Cemetery.

Sarah was of Methodist faith. She had lived in Mohawk for the past
eight years.
1865 Herkimer Co. Census says Sarah was working as a servant for
another family.

Notes for Henry Rosell Williams:


Mohawk Cemetery List
Henry lived in Mohawk and was a baker. The 1910 German Flats Census
said he owned a bakery.

Children of Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams and Henry Rosell Williams are:
12. i. Dora H. Williams Foster, B: Mar 1875 in NY State[46, 47], M: 1898 in ??[47].

13. ii. Clifford Roselle Williams, B: 17 Jun 1877 in NY State [46, 48, 49], M: 19 Jul 1899 in
Rochester, NY[50].

14. iii. Albert Leroy Williams, B: 12 Jul 1879 in Osceola, NY[13, 41, 46], D: 23 Apr 1916 in
107 W. German St., Herkimer, NY[13], M: 13 Nov 1901 in Camden[13].

15. iv. Ethel E. Williams Borst, B: 1890 in New York State [51], D: 04 Jul 1947 in Mercy
Hospital, Auburn, NY[52, 53], M: 1914 in ??.

5. Alfred W. Nibbs Jr.-3(Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 04 Mar 1851 in Litchfield, NY[4,
13]. He died on 29 Mar 1923 in Sauquoit, NY[13, 18]. He married Frances Bullock Nibbs on 1875,
daughter of Mr. Bullock and Harriet Bullock. She was born on 1848 in New York State [5]. She died on
20 May 1900 in Osceola, NY[13]. He married Elizabeth Cheney Washburn Nibbs on 1901. , daughter
of Jonathan S. Cheney and Mary Price Cheney. She was born on 17 May 1855 in Willowvale, NY[13].
She died on 07 Oct 1945 in Old Ladies Home, 32 Faxton St., Utica, NY[13].
Notes for Alfred W. Nibbs Jr.:
Death certificate #21140. Died at his home at noon.

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Lived in Osceola in 1880.

Lived in Vernon 1885 to 1889 (about) and was thrown from his wagon.

Lived in New Hartford on Genesee Street in the 1910 Census.

Notes for Frances Bullock Nibbs:


Frances died in Osceola while she was visiting and attending to her
sick sister. She died unexpectedly.
Herkimer Telegram - Obituary
Mrs. Alfred Nibbs - Frankfort Hill died at Osceola, Saturday from
shock of learning her sister had died. Leaves husband and four
daughters, Mrs. Evan Thomas, Grace, Hattie and Stella Nibbs.
Frances' parents born in New York State. She was living in Frankfort
Hill at the time of her death, but was visiting her sister in Osceola when
she actually died. In 1888 at the time of her mother's death, she lived
in Vernon.

Children of Alfred W. Nibbs Jr. and Frances Bullock Nibbs are:


16. i. Lottie Nibbs Thomas, B: 1876 in Osceola, NY[5, 54, 55], D: 21 Mar 1964 in Hannibal,
NY[13, 56], M: 01 Dec 1900 in Norwich Corners, NY.

ii. Grace E. Nibbs Brewer, B: 28 May 1880 in Osceola, NY[5, 13], D: 17 Nov 1942 in
Frankfort, NY[57, 58], M: ??.
Notes for Grace E. Nibbs Brewer:
Grace lived at 24 Second Street, Frankfort, NY in 1915 and at 208
Second St. in 1925. She lived in Frankfort in 1923 at the time of her
father's death and in Frankfort in 1941. She was a member of the
Methodist Church and the Exc. Nipe Bible Club.
iii. Estella E. Nibbs Roberts, B: 07 Jul 1886 in Osceola, NY[59], D: 17 Feb 1973 in
Faxton Hospital, Utica, NY[13, 60], M: 08 May 1911 in New Hartford, NY[61].
Notes for Estella E. Nibbs Roberts:
Estella died of a stroke.
Estella was listed in the 1910 census as a boarder living on Genesee Street
in New Hartford. Estella was a member of Immanuel Conservative Baptist
Church and Utica Rebekah Lodge, 100F. She had no children. A niece I
could not place was mentioned in her obituary - Mrs. Carl W. (Donna)
Penird of Waterloo, NY.
17. iv. Harriet May Nibbs Hall, B: 11 Jan 1888 in Osceola, NY[13, 62], D: 24 May 1941 in
204 Fifth Ave., Frankfort, NY[13, 63], M: 23 Dec 1907 in New Hartford, NY[64].

Notes for Elizabeth Cheney Washburn Nibbs:


Elizabeth was a member of the New Hartford Baptist Church and had
resided at the Old Ladies Home since 1931. She had a daughter from a
previous marriage by the name of Aimee C. Goering who lived in Ilion in
1945. She also had a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
6. Abigal R. Nibbs Casler-3(Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 13 Aug 1853 in Frankfort
Hill, Herkimer Co., NY[4, 13, 19]. She died on 10 Mar 1929 in Oriskany Falls, NY[13]. She married Peter
Casler on 08 Jan 1880 in Taberg, NY, son of Simeon Casler and Permelia Casler. He was born on
14 Jun 1856 in Steuben, NY[13, 19]. He died on 21 Feb 1930 in Oriskany Falls, NY[13]. Notes for Abigal
R. Nibbs Casler:

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Abbie died in her home after a long illness.
The 1900 Census showed this family living in the Town of Paris and were
farmers. Abbie was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in
Deansboro, NY.

Notes for Peter Casler: Peter had


been ill for over a year.
Peter was a farmer as stated in the 1915 and 1925 Census, Town of
Marshall. 1915 Census said he lived in Deansboro, NY and the 1925
Census said he lived on Tow Path Road. Not found in Marshall Census
for 1900 and 1910. He lived at 116 Broad Street, Oriskany Falls, NY.

Children of Abigal R. Nibbs Casler and Peter Casler are:


i. Edna E. Casler Harvey, B: 07 Sep 1884 in Egypt, NY[13, 65], D: 21 Apr 1967 in
Benn's Nursing Home[13], M: 1918 in Utica, NY.
Notes for Edna E. Casler Harvey:
Edna lived in Oriskany Falls in 1930. She had been educated in Paris Hall. She
had no children.
ii. Ethel L. Casler, B: Dec 1889[66, 67], D: 12 Nov 1904 in St. Luke's Home, Utica,
NY[44, 66].

iii. Rosco Simeon Casler, B: 30 Dec 1891 in Augusta, NY[68, 69], D: 13 Oct 1978 in
Schuyler, NY[13].
Notes for Rosco Simeon Casler:
Roscoe lived in Herkimer in 1930. He and his wife operated Casler's Grocery at
Schuyler Corners for 11 years, retiring in 1959. He was a member of Olive Branch
Lodge #40 F. & A.M., the Frankfort O.E.S., Mohawk Valley Cat Club and the First
Baptist Church of Herkimer. He had no children.

Generation 4

7. ALFRED MASON PRATT-4(Anna E. Nibbs Pratt-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 06
Mar 1871 in Osceola, NY[13, 25]. He died on 21 Dec 1956 in Utica, NY[13, 26]. He married Anna Donahue
Pratt on 11 Apr 1892 in Utica, NY[27], daughter of John Henry Donahue and Catherine Brennan
Donahue. She was born on 07 Aug 1869 in Clayville, NY[13, 70]. She died on 04 Nov 1959 in St. Luke's
Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, NY[13, 71].
Notes for ALFRED MASON PRATT: Mr. Pratt
died in his home after a long illness.
Alfred was born in Osceola, NY. He moved to Camden and went to school in
Camden. He moved to Utica after his marriage. He worked in the Oneida
Knitting Mills, then opened a grocery store on the corner of Rutger St. and
Third Ave. in Utica, NY. After that he opened the North Utica Gas Station.
He was a member of Calvery Episcopal Church and a former member of the
Men's Club of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Above information taken from
obituary.
The story has been told that he lost his right arm, below the elbow, in
an industrial accident at a knitting mill. He had an artificial arm.

Notes for Anna Donahue Pratt:


Mrs. Pratt died after an illness of a week. She had been residing
with her son, Harold J. Pratt of 48 Sunnyside Drive, Utica.
Born in Clayville, NY and then moved to Waterville, NY where she went to
school. Moved to Utica after marriage. Member of Lady of Lourdes

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Church. Arrangements of death - Doyle Funeral Home.
Information taken from obituary.

Children of ALFRED MASON PRATT and Anna Donahue Pratt are:


i. Olive Mae Pratt Gloeckler, B: 20 Nov 1893 in Utica, NY, D: 05 Oct 1963 in St.
Luke's Memorial Hospital, Utica, NY[13], M: 11 Jun 1919 in Calvery Episcopay
Church, Utica, NY[72].
Notes for Olive Mae Pratt Gloeckler:
Died of Cancer
She was associated with her father in the grocery and creamery
business prior to her marriage. Member of Calvary Episcopal Church.
Lived at 75 Ballantyne Brae at time of her death.
ii. George Alfred Pratt, B: 22 Feb 1895 in Utica, NY[73], D: 16 Apr 1961 in Monrovia,
California[13], M: 19 Sep 1916 in Detroit, Michigan[74].
Notes for George Alfred Pratt: Burial
through the Baxter Funeral Home.
According to 1925 Census, George was a bill clerk. Lived at 1120
Brinckerhoff Ave., Utica, NY. George moved to Schenectady many years
ago where he was employed by General Electric Co. He retired in 1960
and moved to Monrovia, California in October 1960. His obituary said his
wife was still alive and he had three grandchildren in California. He had
worked for GE for 19 years.
iii. Harold John Pratt, B: 09 Aug 1896 in Utica, NY, D: 05 Jul 1984 in Faxton
Hospital, Utica, NY[13], M: 1919 in Utica, NY.
Notes for Harold John Pratt:
Funeral- Stevens Oxford Rd.
Son, Harold lived in Maine at time of father's death. Harold lived at 48
Sunnyside Drive, Utica, NY in 1959. He had been employed by the
Genesee Supply Company for 47 years retiring in 1966. He was of
Episcopal faith. He had 5 grandchildren; Janet, Steven, David, Susan
and Nancy and 2 great grandchildren.
iv. Claude Raymond Pratt, B: 02 Nov 1899 in Utica, NY[13, 41], D: 11 Oct 1948 in
Utica, NY[13].
Notes for Claude Raymond Pratt:
Died of Coronary thrombosis in bedroom at Utica State Hospital where
he was employed in the kitchen. Belonged to the Episcopal Church.
v. Gertrude A. Pratt Bigelow, B: 1909 in Utica, NY[75, 76], D: 16 Aug 1969 in New
Hartford, NY[13], M: 1948 in Utica, NY.
Notes for Gertrude A. Pratt Bigelow:
Died in St. Luke's Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Bigelow was employed by Utica Mutual for 21 years before she retired
in 1948. She was member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and it's
Women's Organization and the St. Lukes-Memorial Hospital Guild.
8. Minnie C. Pratt Newland-4(Anna E. Nibbs Pratt-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on
3 Apr 1875 in Clinton, New York[13, 28]. She died on 21 Mar 1951 in Vernon, NY[29]. She married
Charles H. Newland on 1907 in ??[30], son of Francis Newland and Lena Housholter Newland. He
was born on 27 Jan 1875 in Town of Westmoreland, NY[13, 41]. He died on 07 Aug 1936 in Rome
Hospital, Rome, NY[13].
Notes for Minnie C. Pratt Newland:
After her marriage, Minnie and Charles lived in Hecla where Mr. Newland operated a grist mill.

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They had lived in Vernon for the past several years. Minnie belonged to the Methodist Church.

Notes for Charles H. Newland:


Charles resided in Hecla where he conducted a grist mill until 1925. Since
then he has resided in Vernon. The 1910 and 1920 Census had him living in
Westmoreland and listed him as a farmer in 1920 and working in a grist mill in
1910.

Children of Minnie C. Pratt Newland and Charles H. Newland are:


i. Gordon P. Newland, B: 11 Apr 1908 in New York State[13, 77, 78], D: 21 Mar 1976 in
St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, Utica, NY[13], M: 1936.
Notes for Gordon P. Newland:
Gordon was formerly an electrician fro th Mele Manufacturing Company for
many years. He moved to Utica in 1959. Since 1968 he has resided in
New Hartford. He was a Methodist and was a member of the Paris
Volunteer Fire Department.
ii. Howard A. Newland, B: 30 Sep 1911 in Hecla, NY[13, 79], D: 05 Feb 1998 in Martin
Luther Nursing Home, Clinton, NY[13], M: 1944 in Rome, NY.
Notes for Howard A. Newland:
Howard received his education in Vernon schools. For many years he was
employed at Oneida Limited. He was a member of the Clinton United
Methodist Church and the Sconondoa-Sherrill Lodge #814 F & AM of
Vernon. He did not have any children.
iii. Doris E. Newland Weir, B: 1914 in New York State[80].
Notes for Doris E. Newland Weir:
Lived in Rome in 1936 and Vernon in 1951.
9. Arthur W. Pratt-4(Anna E. Nibbs Pratt-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1)[81] was born on 18 Jan
1876 in Clinton, New York[5, 31, 32, 33]. He died on 25 Jan 1959 in 1124 Hilton Ave., Utica, NY[32, 33, 34]. He
married LoVina B. Ludeman Pratt on 13 Apr 1910 in ??. She was born on 1883[32, 82]. She died on 11
Oct 1967[32, 83]. He married Anna Miller Pratt on 20 Mar 1896 in Centenary Methodist Church, Utica,
NY[50]. , daughter of James Miller and Emma Miller. She was born on 30 Jun 1877 in Redfield, NY[13].
She died on 04 Aug 1959 in Memorial Hospital, Herkimer, NY[13].
Notes for Arthur W. Pratt:
Arthur lived in Utica in 1925 at 1124 Hilton Ave. He was alive in 1934. The 1910 Utica Census,
ward 8, said he lived on Nicholas Street and worked as a foreman in the knitting mill. Arthur was a
Methodist. His divorce to Anna Miller was finalized in 1909.

Notes for LoVina B. Ludeman Pratt:


I was unable to locate an obituary as the paper was on strike during
this time.
Relationship Notes for LoVina B. Ludeman Pratt and Arthur W. Pratt:
The 1910 Utica Census said they hadn't been married a full year. I
believe his children were by a former wife.

Notes for Anna Miller Pratt:


Anna was first married to Arthur Pratt. She divorced him and married his brother, Adelbert.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Herkimer, NY

Children of Arthur W. Pratt and Anna Miller Pratt are:

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i. Florence Pratt Holt, B: 01 Mar 1898 in Utica, NY[13, 84], D: 05 Sep 1978 in
Herkimer Memorial Hospital, Herkimer, NY[13, 59], M: 27 Mar 1917 in Memorial
Church of Holy Cross, Utica, NY[57].
Notes for Florence Pratt Holt:
Florence lived in Herkimer in 1959 and 1967. She lived in Utica in 1930 on
Eagle Street. She was a Methodist. She had 16 grandchildren and four great
grandchildren at the time of her death.
ii. Mildred Mae Pratt Fehrman, B: 14 Sep 1899 in Utica, NY[59, 85], D: Jul 1980 in East
Syracuse, NY[59], M: 11 Dec 1920 in ??.
Notes for Mildred Mae Pratt Fehrman:
Betty lived in E. Syracuse, NY in 1959. Betty was a diligent homemaker and was
best known for her food preparation and culinary skills.
10. Ernest Edward Pratt-4(Anna E. Nibbs Pratt-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 19
Nov 1876 in Camden, NY[13, 35, 36]. He died on 07 Feb 1934 in Faxton Hospital, Utica, NY[13]. He
married Margaret Helena Dunn Pratt on 1901 in Utica, NY, daughter of Michael Dunn and Anne
Dunn. She was born on 08 Aug 1878 in Clayville, NY[13, 86]. She died on 21 Feb 1928[13, 44, 63].
Notes for Ernest Edward Pratt:
Ernest lived in Utica in 1925 at 1159 McQuade Ave. and at the time of his
death. He was educated in Camden, NY and came to Utica as a young man
where he had since resided. He was last employed by the Kingston Dress
Company, Mohawk. He was a cutter by trade. He was a member of St.
Agnes Church. In the 1910 Census, he lived in the 13th Ward of Utica and
was a cutter in the knitting mill. He lived in Jefferson
Ave.

Notes for Margaret Helena Dunn Pratt:


Margaret died of pneumonia. She had been ill about a week. Margaret
was a member of St. Agnes Church and the Rosary Society connected
therewith. She had lived in Clayville until 1898 when she moved to
Utica.

Children of Ernest Edward Pratt and Margaret Helena Dunn Pratt are:
i. Irene M. Pratt, B: 25 Aug 1906 in Utica, NY[13], D: 22 Oct 1987 in Faxton Hospital,
Utica, NY[13].
Notes for Irene M. Pratt:
Lived at 614 Albany St., at time of her death. Attended local schools
and worked at Utica Mutual for many years. She was a member of St.
Agnes Church.
ii. Regina Pratt, B: 1907[36], D: Bef. 1928[87].
Notes for Regina Pratt:
Not mentioned in brother's obituary in 1987 or in her father's
obituary in 1934 or her mother's obituary in 1928.
iii. Howard E. Pratt, B: 23 Oct 1913 in Utica, NY[13, 36, 59], D: 10 Dec 1987 in Utica,
NY[13], M: 1950.
Notes for Howard E. Pratt:
Howard Pratt had been educated in Utica schools and was employed as a
custodian for the Utica School System and as a member of St. Agnes
Church. He had no biological children.

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11. Charles Franklin Pratt-4(Anna E. Nibbs Pratt-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 30 Jul
1884 in New York State[28, 41, 42, 43]. He died on 05 Aug 1935 in Utica, NY[32, 44]. He married Lillian E.
Pryor Pratt on 1906 in Utica, NY, daughter of Thomas J. Pryor and Harriet Crane Pryor. She was born
on 09 Sep 1880 in New York State[42, 88]. She died on 06 Dec 1970 in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica,
NY[13, 32].
Notes for Charles Franklin Pratt:
Lived in Utica in 1925 at 61 Prospect St and in 1935 at the time of his
death. The 1910 Utica Census, ward 14, said he lived on West Ave. and
worked as a stock clerk in a clothing store.

Notes for Lillian E. Pryor Pratt:


Member of St. Joseph's - St. Patrick's Church. Attended school in Clinton and then Utica, NY.

Children of Charles Franklin Pratt and Lillian E. Pryor Pratt are:


i. Lionel D. Pratt, B: 09 Feb 1908 in Utica, NY[13, 42], D: 19 Aug 1998 in Katherine
Luther Home, Clinton, NY[13], M: 09 Apr 1928 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
Utica, NY.
Notes for Lionel D. Pratt:
Attended Utica Schools and worked for many years at Harrocks Ibbotson.
He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Five grandchildren: Donna Musacchio, Canastota, Richard D. Pratt, New
Hartford, Scott R., Kevin J. and Jennifer A. Bixler or Oriskany.
ii. Roger D. Pratt, B: 06 Jul 1918[42, 59], D: 06 Oct 1997 in Afton, Tennessee[59].
Notes for Roger D. Pratt:
Died prior to 1998 and lived in Afton, Tennessee. In 1970 he lived in
Sparta, NJ.
12. Dora H. Williams Foster-4(Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was
born on Mar 1875 in NY State[46, 47]. She married Jesse J. Foster on 1898 in ??[47]. He was born on
Feb 1870 in New York State[89].
Notes for Dora H. Williams Foster:
Lived in Camden, NY in 1900. Lived in Little Falls in 1917. Found in the 1930 Census in Little
Falls. Lived in Norfolk, VA in 1947.

Child of Dora H. Williams Foster and Jesse J. Foster is:


i. Lloyd Foster, B: 1903 in New York State[90].

13. Clifford Roselle Williams-4(Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was
born on 17 Jun 1877 in NY State[46, 48, 49]. He married Gilemesia D. Taylor Williams on 19 Jul 1899 in
Rochester, NY[50]. She was born on 1877 in Canada[91].
Notes for Clifford Roselle Williams:
Clifford lived in Rochester in 1910 and 1917. He was listed as an
automotive mechanic in the 1910 Rochester Census.

Children of Clifford Roselle Williams and Gilemesia D. Taylor Williams are:


i. Lloyd L. Williams, B: 26 Mar 1901 in New York State[59, 92], D: Sep 1976 in
Rochester, NY[59], M: 1927 in ??.
Notes for Lloyd L. Williams:
Lived in Greece, NY in 1930
ii. Earl E. Williams, B: 1903[92].

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iii. Gordon C. Williams, B: 18 Jun 1906[59, 93, 94], D: Oct 1982 in Rochester, NY[59], M:
1930.

14. Albert Leroy Williams-4(Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was
born on 12 Jul 1879 in Osceola, NY[13, 41, 46]. He died on 23 Apr 1916 in 107 W. German St.,
Herkimer, NY[13]. He married Cora E. Williams on 13 Nov 1901 in Camden[13]. She was born on
1881 in New York State[51, 95]. She died on 24 Jan 1947[96].
Notes for Albert Leroy Williams:
Albert lived in Mohawk in 1917. In the 1910 German Flats Census, he was listed as a baker and
lived on Washington Street on the South Side.
Albert had moved to Ilion for 20 years before moving to Herkimer. He had been employed as an
assembler in the Remington Arms Company's Ilion plant for about 30 years until he retired in 1945.
He was a member of the Mohawk Reformed Church and the 11 years was a member of the
Company M, New York National Guard Unit.

Children of Albert Leroy Williams and Cora E. Williams are:


i. Gladys L. Williams, B: 1903 in New York State[51].

ii. Harold L. Williams, B: 1907 in New York State[51].


Notes for Harold L. Williams:
Harold lived with his parents in German Flats in 1930.
15. Ethel E. Williams Borst-4(Sarah Caroline Nibbs Williams-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was
born on 1890 in New York State[51]. She died on 04 Jul 1947 in Mercy Hospital, Auburn, NY[52, 53].
She married Marvin Emory Borst on 1914 in ??. He was born on 27 Oct 1884 in New York State[97].
He died on 26 Oct 1954 in Mercy Hospital, Auburn, NY[13].
Notes for Ethel E. Williams Borst:
Lived in Auburn in 1917. In 1920 Ethel lived with her family in Canastota, NY. In the 1930
Census they lived in Cayuga County in the Town of Throop. Ethel was a member of Auburn
Chapter O.E.S. and the Throopsville Community Church.

Notes for Marvin Emory Borst:


1930 Census says Marvin was a farmer in Throop, NY. During WW II Marvin was an employee of the
American Locomotive company.

Children of Ethel E. Williams Borst and Marvin Emory Borst are:


i. Ruth Esther Borst, B: 15 Feb 1916 in New York State[91, 98].
Notes for Ruth Esther Borst:
In 1941, Ruth entered the Auburn Business College. Ruth worked for the
Columbian Rope Co. in 1951. She was not married at this time.
ii. Lester Albert Borst, B: 01 Jul 1918 in New York State[59, 91], D: 17 Jan 1986 in
Auburn Memorial Hospital, Auburn, NY[99], M: 1947[50].
Notes for Lester Albert Borst:
Lester had lived in Throop most of his life. He was a member of the Second
Baptist Church. He graduated from Port Byron High School and was a member of
the Throop Fire Department. He was employed by the Cayuga County Highway
Department for 18 years prior to his retirement.
iii. Theodore R. Borst, B: 12 Jun 1921 in New York State[59, 91], D: Aug 1985 in
Auburn, NY[59], M: 12 Jun 1941 in Throopsville Community Church, Throopsville,
NY[100].
Notes for Theodore R. Borst:

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Theodore was the Reverand of the Throopsville Community Church, Throopsville,
NY.
16. Lottie Nibbs Thomas-4(Alfred W. Nibbs Jr.-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 1876 in
Osceola, NY[5, 54, 55]. She died on 21 Mar 1964 in Hannibal, NY[13, 56]. She married Evan Owen Thomas
on 01 Dec 1900 in Norwich Corners, NY, son of Owen Thomas and Ellen Lewis Thomas. He was
born on 23 Apr 1866 in Frankfort, NY[13]. He died on 02 Feb 1951 in Higby Road, Frankfort, NY[13, 101].

Notes for Lottie Nibbs Thomas:


For the past few years, Lottie had lived with her son in Fulton, NY. He was the pastor the the
Fulton State Street Methodist Church. She was a member of the Fulton State Street Methodist
Church and its
WSCS and the Golden Age Club of Fulton.

Notes for Evan Owen Thomas:


The 1905 Frankfort Census said Evan was a farmer. The 1915 Frankfort
census said he lived in Graffenburg Road. Evan worked for Partlow Corp.
and lived on Paris Hill Road in Sauquoit in 1942. He served as trustees of
the Frankfort Hill Methodist Church of which he was a member for many
years and was a member of the Frankfort Hill Literary Society.

Relationship Notes for Evan Owen Thomas and Lottie Nibbs Thomas: The marriage
was held in the home of the bride's parents in Norwich Corners, NY.

Child of Lottie Nibbs Thomas and Evan Owen Thomas is:


i. Rev. Harold A. Thomas, B: Bet. 1902-1904 in New York State[102, 103].
Notes for Rev. Harold A. Thomas:
Rev. Thomas lived at 51 Austin St., Gouveneur, NY in 1982. He was the only
heir of his cousin, Alfred Hall. He lived in Fulton, NY in 1964.
17. Harriet May Nibbs Hall-4(Alfred W. Nibbs Jr.-3, Alfred Nibbs-2, William Knibbs-1) was born on 11 Jan
1888 in Osceola, NY[13, 62]. She died on 24 May 1941 in 204 Fifth Ave., Frankfort, NY[13, 63]. She
married Matthew Miller Hall on 23 Dec 1907 in New Hartford, NY[64], son of Franklin Hall and Louisa
Miller Hall. He was born on 10 Feb 1884 in New Hartford, NY[13]. He died on 27 Nov 1968 in Mohawk
Valley General Hospital, Ilion, NY[13].
Notes for Harriet May Nibbs Hall:
1915 Census showed Harriet living in Frankfort village at 4 Firth
Ave., in 1925 she lived at 204 Fifth Ave.

Notes for Matthew Miller Hall:


Mr. Hall was a member of the Ilion Presbyterian Church where had been a
caretaker for the last 12 years. He was formerly a milkman and later was
employed by Pratt Industries in Frankfort retiring in 1955. The 1910
Directory from Frankfort said he worked at the Armory. In the 1929 he
worked for Pratt Chuck.

Children of Harriet May Nibbs Hall and Matthew Miller Hall are:
i. Alfred Franklin Hall, B: 28 Dec 1908 in Frankfort, NY[58, 104, 105], D: 28 Jul 1982 in
St. Luke's Hospital, New Hartford, NY[13, 88, 106, 107].
Notes for Alfred Franklin Hall:
Alfred died of Colon Cancer.
Alfred lived in Clinton in 1968 and Frankfort in 1973. He was educated in Frankfort
Schools. He worked for Chicago Pneumatic as a machinist and also by

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the Red Star Trucking Co. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in
Frankfort, Olive Branch Lodge F & Am, and was also past Master of the Lodge and
a 32nd Mason. He left he majority of his estate to his only heir, his cousin, Rev.
Harold A. Thomas. Alfred was never married and had no children. His will was
probated September 2, 1982 in Herkimer County. He had another cousin, Bernice
Delavan of Yorkville.
ii. Stanley Matthew Hall, B: 06 Dec 1917 in Frankfort, NY[58], D: 18 Aug 1919 in
Frankfort, NY[58].

Sources
1 Ancestry.com, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,
Inc., 2006), Database online.Record for William Knibbs.
2 St. John Ship record
3 1860 Herkimer Co., Frankfort.
4 1865 Census Herkimer, Town of Litchfield.
5 1880, Lewis Co., Osceola.
6 Vital records, Albany,NY.
7 1850 Census Herkimer, Litchfield
8 Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal
Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Database online. Osceola, Lewis,
New York, ED 179, roll T9_858, page 287.2000, image 0358.Record for Alfred Nibbs.
9 Preston Bisset Parish Church of England, FHC Film #0919245.
10 death announcement.
11 Vital records, Albany,NY.
12 Vital Records - FHC Film 845911, Birth's Town of Litchfield - 1847.
13 obituary.
14 death certificate
15 FHC film 845911, Town of Litchfield births 1849.
16 Mohawk Cemetery List
17 Brother Alfred's obit. Sarah not mentioned.
18 Vital Records, Albany, NY
19 1925 Town of Marshall.
20 Forest Park Cemetery, Camden, NY.
21 1900 Herkimer Census.
22 Vital records, Albany, NY
23 1850 Whitestown.
24 Death certificate.
25 Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY.
26 Forest Hill Cemetery.
27 anniversary notice Utica OD. 60th anniversary.
28 1900 Utica, Ward 8.
29 Vital Records Albany, Syraucse. Death certificate #17786.
30 1910 Westmoreland Census.
31 1925 Utica Census - 13th ward.
32 Green Lawn Cemetery.
33 granddaughter - Cindy Drage
34 obituary, Jan. 26, 1959 Utica OD.
35 Cindy Drage
36 1925 Utica Census - 13th Ward.
37 1920 Census.

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Sources (con't)
38 1915 Herkimer census.
39 Vital Records Albany, Syracuse. death certificate #22539.
40 1915 New Hartford Census.
41 WWI draft registration cards.
42 1925 Utica 7th Ward.
43 Gravestone - Green Lawn Cemetery
44 Vital Records Albany.
45 1910 German Flats census
46 1880, Osceola, Lewis County.
47 1900 Camden census.
48 1910 Rochester Ward 18
49 WWI draft registration cards. Registered in Rochester, NY.
50 Wedding announcement.
51 1910 German Flats Census
52 Vital Records Syracuse, death certificate #39853.
53 obituary, Citizen -advertiser, Auburn,NY July 5, 1947.
54 Norwich Corners Cemetery
55 1905 Frankfort Census.
56 Norwich Corners Cemetery gravestone
57 obituary.
58 Oak View Cemetery gravestone
59 SSDI
60 New Forest Cemetery.
61 Wedding announcement Utica observer. May 9, 1911.
62 1915 Frankfort Census.
63 Obituary - Husband's.
64 newspaper announcement.
65 1915 Town of Marshall Census
66 Norwich Corners Cemetery list
67 1900 Town of Paris Census
68 1900 Town of Paris census
69 WWI registration card
70 Calvary Cemetery.
71 Error
72 Wedding announcement Utica observer.
73 Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations
Network, Inc., 2005), Database online. Roll 1819118, DraftBoard 1.Record for George Alfred Pratt.

74 divorce notice Utica paper.


75 gravestone
76 Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,
Inc., 2002), Database online. Utica, Oneida, New York, ED 123, roll 1622, page , image
741.0.Record for Alfred Pratt.
77 1910 Westmoreland Census
78 Westmoreland Cemetery records
79 1920 Westmoreland Census
80 1920 Westmoreland Census
81 Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal
Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Database online. Osceola, Lewis,
New York, ED 179, roll T9_858, page 284.4000, image 0352.Record for Augustus Pratt.
82 1925 Utica Census - 13th ward

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Descendants of William Knibbs
Sources (con't)
83 Wills
84 1915 Ward 13, Utica Census.
85 1915 Utica Census - 13th Ward
86 1925 Utica Census - 13th Ward
87 Obituary, father's.
88 SSDI.
89 1930 Little Falls Census
90 1920 Herkimer Census.
91 1930 Census.
92 1910 Rochester Census
93 1910 Rochester census
94 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,
2008), Database online.Record for Gordon Williams.
95 1910 Mohawk Village Census.
96 Herkimer Co obit list.
97 1930 Census, Throop, NY
98 birthdates.com.
99 SSDI
100 Wedding announcement Auburn paper 1941.
101 Norwich Corner's Cemetery gravestone
102 1905 Frankfort Census
103 1920 Frankfort Censu. 1920 Census say he was born in 1902.
104 1915 Frankfort census
105 Death certificate thru will
106 Oak View Cemetery gravestone
107 death certificate thru will

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