Welcome to the Family History Page for Roger Knapp who was born in England about 1618, immigrated to America sometime before 1638, and lived in New Haven and Fairfield Connecticut. I developed this section of my Knapp Family Web site in the hopes of providing a central place meeting place for those seeking information on Roger Knapp and his descendants. My research into my family history, and DNA testing, has lead me to Roger Knapp as the most likely candidate for progenitor of my paternal line. However, much more research will be needed to prove it.
Researching this line has been somewhat frustrating because while there is tons of information on the immigrant Nicholas Knapp, and several people working on Aaron Knapp's line, information on Roger is sparse and what's there is rather scattered about the various print and online media. It's disheartening to learn that in 1953 there were less than three hundred known descendants of Roger Knapp's line. Now surely there must be more of his descendants around, but either they are genealogically inactive, or, like myself, unable to make a direct paper connection to him. All the more reason for us to help the situation by using this site to share our information, preserve the family's history, honor those who came before us, and discover more of his descendants.
This will be an ongoing project and updates will be made to this page as new information comes to light. I would really appreciate anything you can share that will help make our site better and THE place to go for information on Roger Knapp and his descendants. Rest assured, you will be credited for anything you send for publication here. Also, if you have corrections, friendly suggestions, or polite critiques for this page, please feel free to send them by e-mail to me at:
As always, in deference to the privacy of individuals still living, this site will not publish information to the internet about individuals born in the year 1910 or after without expressed permission.
Thank you for your visit.
-- Wyatt R. Knapp
The following sections are available for your perusal:
Descendants Of Roger Knapp An online genealogy Under Construction: Regularly updated.
MORE INFORMATION ON POOR GOODWIFE KNAPP & THE WITCHCRAFT ACCUSATION Under Construction
KNAPP DNA PROJECT INFORMATION: Help us solve some mysteries!
Check out this information on how DNA is being used for Knapp Family research. The project is open to all having the Knapp surname but are you a descendant of Roger Knapp? You could help with Roger Knapp's part of our DNA project.
WHAT IS THE TRUE ANCESTRY OF EBENEZER KNAPP (born 4 August 1734), SON OF MOSES KNAPP ?
LIST OF KNOWN MODERN DAY DESCENDANTS OF ROGER KNAPP AND/OR CURRENT RESEARCHERS OF HIS LINE
Recognition and thanks to Fritz Knapp and James E. Knapp for information they have shared.
Site created August 17, 1999.
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