Biography of James H. Knowles
Madison County, NY Biographies





Knowles, James H., p. o. Chittenango, one of the old time residents of the town of Sullivan, was born in this town on the farm which he yet owns, November 1, 1827. His father was James Knowles, a farmer, who was an early settler near Bridgeport, subsequently locating in the southern part of the town, where he died in 1871. His paternal grandfather, John Knowles, was captain of a merchant ship. James H. Knowles learned the trade of wagon making when a young man; also operating a farm until quite recently, when he removed to the village of Chittenango, having a wagon repair shop next Carl's Opera House. He is a Rebublican, but not an active politician. His wife was Olive C. Yorke of Cazenovia, and they have four children.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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