Biography of Randolph Knapp
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Knapp, Randolph, was born in Cumberland, December 30. 1832. His father, Ephraim Knapp, was a native of Norton, Mass., and studied for a physician at Medfield, under Dr. Mann. He went from there to Cumberland where he was engaged in practice for forty years. He married Mary J. Sabin, who died in 1886. Dr. Knapp was a man who took an active interest in school and church matters. Randolph Knapp was educated in Medfield, and in 1847 entered into the mercantile business. In 1853 he came to North Attleborough and entered the employ of I. Richards & Co., remaining there until 1856, then purchased an interest with C. F. Holmes, the firm being Knapp & Holmes. Mr. Holmes retired in 1859 and from that time up to the present Mr. Knapp was actively engaged in mercantile business for forty one years. He married Anna F. Follett in 1856, who died in 1875. He afterwards married Sarah E. Pratt, and they had two daughters: Mrs. Emma F. Wetherhead and Anna A. Mr. Knapp was one of the leading merchants of the town; he served as treasurer and collector for four years; director in the North Attleborough National Bank; trustee of the North Attleborough Savings Bank and was postmaster under President Harrison and after the death of George Price served as treasurer up to 1886. Mr. Knapp died. April 22, 1898.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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