Biographical Sketch of Richard Knowles

(II) Richard Knowles, progenitor of the Plymouth county family, son of Rev. John Knowles, was probably born in England, before his father, Rev. John, came to this country. He commanded a barque engaged in transporting military supplies for the government. Before 1653 he was located at Eastham, Massachusetts. Children: 1. Mercy, married- , February 5,1663. 2. Colonel John, married, December 28, 1670, Apphia Bangs; he was killed by the Indians in King Philip’s war and his widow married Joseph Atwood. 3. Samuel, born September 17, 1651, mentioned elsewhere. 4. Mehitable, May 20, 1653, died young. 5. Mehitable, 1655. 6. Barbara, 1656.

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