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Welcome! This website was created on May 07 2006 and last updated on Aug 21 2020.

There are 824 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of LAMB, James in 1701. The most recent event is the death of FISH, Mary Gertrude in 2011.The webmaster of this site is Barbara L. de MARE. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About PHILLIPS-KNAPP and Related Rockland County Families

This site was originally built and maintained for The PHILLIPS-KNAPP Family Association, which was organized in 2005. Although suggested first year contributions were only a dollar a person, that initial year turned out to be a very productive one. Many of our members gave generously of their time and dug into their own pockets to cover expenses they incurred. To all of these people we will be eternally grateful for organizing our family group. In its first year of existence, the PHILLIPS-KNAPP Family Association led the effort to restore and rededicate the PHILLIPS-KNAPP Cemetery on Birch Drive in Thiells, Rockland County, New York. The SAR, DAR, Veterans Association, and Town officials all took part in the deeply moving rededication ceremony which ended the reunion weekend. As we began our second year, our goal in addition to continued community service and care of the resting places of our ancestors was to locate more of our family members. Some members of the Association are descendants of the three sons of John PHILLIPS & Sarah KNAPP, namely Eli PHILLIPS, Gilbert PHILLIPS and Daniel PHILLIPS. Most of those persons identified to date are descendants of Daniel PHILLIPS as those are the ones who stayed in Rockland County and the surrounding area. Other members are descendants of four KNAPP brothers, Lebbeus, Jared, Jonah or Jonas, and Silas. They are believed to have come to Rockland County from Horsenecks (Greenwich) Connecticut. A quick look at the family tree will show you that the PHILLIPS and KNAPP families intermarried repeatedly. If you are a PHILLIPS descendant, most likely you are also KNAPP descendant, and vice versa. The second reunion ended by dedicating the Flag Pole at the Phillips Knapp Cemetery, and by honoring Bob Phillips. Bob had kindly shared with us many of his original documents about our ancestors. These documents included deeds, letters, and various other things. It was with great sadness that we reported the death of Bob Phillips during the following year. We are grateful he was able to attend our first three reunions and that we honored him during his lifetime. Our third reunion focused on the occupations of many our ancestors; namely the rivermen, the brickmakers, and the solders and militiamen. The highlight of the weekend was a boat trip down the Hudson from West Point to the Bear Mountain Bridge, followed by a History Channel movie featuring the Haverstraw Brick works where many of our ancestors worked. A representative of the brick museum was there to tell us more about the industry and answer our questions. The fifth reunion featured the annual picnic on Saturday, and a luncheon and tour of Cold Springs on Sunday. Cold Springs is in the Town of Phillipsburg. We had learned during the year that the Phillips brothers had been born there. This information was located in Eli's Revolutionary War Pension application in a certification written by Eli himself. The original purpose of building this family tree was to bring each line down as close as possible to the current date, and thus be able to locate other potential members of our association. Now that we are in our sixth year, our focus is changing to include all the early North Rockland Families. I was made Registrar of the Stony Point DAR Chapter in April 2009, and in the course of preparing well over 100 applications since that time, I have learned that all the old families are interconnected. As a result, I am changing the name and focus of the site. Over the years the site I use has been upgraded several times so that I can now add much more information about the entries. I will be going through as time permits and adding the source material to the existing entries, as well as adding additional entries with source material. Enough room is now available for each entry to add the full text of wills, deeds, etc., as well as basic information from birth, marriage, death certificates, census returns, obituaries, and the like. All I need is more time in my life. My job and the DAR leave me little time for my own genealogy or this website. If you have additions and/or corrections, any pictures to add, or any other comments, please contact me at my e-mail address, barbarademare@yahoo.com. Happy Hunting, and I hope you enjoy the revised site! More research in constantly being done, so check back frequently!
(c) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Barbara L. de MARE. No part of this Website may be reproduced or used in any way, except with the express permission of the copyright holder. This is a work in progress and no representations are made as to the accuracy of any part hereof. Researchers of these names are advised to make their own searches and verifications.

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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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