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FC: to: dad with love, molly welcome home | knowlton rangers
2: freedom isn't free | we the people.. in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice and secure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this constitution..
3: Lt Daniel Knowlton Our Revolutionary War Father, that "splendid Patriot" Lt.Daniel and his famous younger brother, Thomas | found the US Special Forces and CIA known then as Knowlton's Rangers. Lt Daniel served as an ensign for the rangers and was distinguished for "bravery and daring particularly as a scout" in the french and indian wars.
5: knowlton rangers Thomas Knowlton fought along side Gen.Putnam at the battle of Bunker Hill. In the Spring of 1776 a special force of Connecticut men was formed for "special" operations. This was a ranger force. Major Thomas Knowlton was asked to command it and promoted to Lt. Colonel. This was an elite hand picked independent corp under the express command of George Washington. | This is the origins of todays Army Rangers and Thomas Knowlton is known as the founder. The soldiers he lead eventually earned the nick name 'Congresse's Own'. This is a statue of Thomas in Connecticut. Lt Daniel begot Ephraim, who begot Sydney, who begot Martha, who begot Mary. Can you trace your roots back to Clark and Mary Roberts?
7: Nathaniel Hale In preparing for the defense of New York, General Washington felt the need for more intelligence about the British situation in the city. Lt. Col. Knowlton was put in charge of the intelligence operation. Nathaniel Hale of Coventry, Connecticut was the volunteer to put the operation into effect. He was captured by the British and hanged the day after his capture. "et gloria Dei est intelligentia" D&C 93:36 | His words that day are memorialized into American History. "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
8: lt daniel | gen greene
9: Lt Daniel saved the life of Israel Putnam, later known for his command of bunker hill. Daniel arrived at the defining moment when Putnam was about to be scalped by tomahawk. He brought down the redskin with a timely shot from his musket. Leaving for the relief of Boston, General Putnam gazed over a field where Lt Daniel and others were training in Ashford. | He was heard to say “Gad, Zounds, had I only Daniel Knowlton to take with me, I’ld lick hell itself”. After the Battle of Lexington 'Old Put' asked Thomas where his older brother was. Thomas resounded that Daniel had gone in another direction. Putnam remarked “I am sorry that you did not bring him with you; he alone is worth half a company. Such is his courage and lack of fear. | I could order him into the mouth of a loaded cannon and he would go”. gen green We are direct blood descendants of Gen Nathaniel Greene's Father. Our Howard Coray was the prophet Joseph Smith’s personal secretary and friend. In his journal he writes: “Elnathon Coray, my great grand father, married Abigail Greene, Gen. Nathaniel Greene’s sister”.
11: your country September 16, 1776 the rangers with Knowlton and his 16 year-old son were scouting in advance of the main army at the battle of Harlem Heights, New York when they came into contact with the Black Watch. It was during this scrimmage that Col.Knowlton was mortally wounded. He is reputed to say,"You see my son; you can do me no good; go fight for your Country". George Washington said the next day "the gallant and brave Col Knowlton would have been an honor to any country." | amendments 1. free speech, press, 2. right to bare arms 3. not quarter soldiers 4. search n seizure 5. right to a jury of peers 6. informed of charges 7. right to fare trial 8. no cruel punishment. 9. rights not listed 10. state rights 11. no suites against states 12. election procedures 13. slavery outlawed 14. due process of law 15. right to vote, etc
13: Martha Jane Knowlton Lt. Daniel is Martha Jane's great-grandfather. Your great grand mother is remembered as: *a co-founder and the first women's dean of BYU *Pioneer and Frontier Woman *Smith Family and Restoration scribe *She wrote for the 'Women's Exponent'. The | second most popular women's magazine in the United States at that time. It helped facilitate the womans' right to vote. *And family legend states Martha was the first secretary of the Relief Society Presidency in Nauvoo when it was organized by the prophet, Joseph Smith. | Our great aunt, Melissa Coray was the only woman of 3 to complete the trek with the Mormon Battalion. Newlywed she refused to to be parted from Howard Coray's brother, William.
15: Fielding n Isabella Steele were farmers and moved around Iowa a lot. The deer and prairie chickens roamed thick. During the rebellion Fielding had the unfortunate responsibility of administrating the draft. This attract many enemies. Secessionist hung out along the Missouri river. Outlaws, horse thieves and bushwhackers who burned and scattered his home, shot his team of horses, | and tried to shoot him but he was pre-warned super-naturally. All this was hard on Isabella's health. There son, Charles, later left for the Coeur d'Alenes to mine before he married our grandmother, Hattie. There he made the acquaintance of Calamity Jane.
17: Gus Rector Duncan (Bud) was a horseman. A true athlete. He ran away to join the circus before chasing Pancho Via across the border. Pulling canons through the mud. That's his camp below. He would say he was in the outhouse at the time this photograph was taken. See Willie Nelson's song that tells the story of Pancho n Lefty. Bud could walk a tight rope on his hands across a bridge. He was the acrobat who jump mount a horse from behind. Doing flips in full gallop. During his tour in the European theatre they knew how many attacks they could launch against the Germans before they had to "run like hell".
19: vietnam war | "I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength in distress, and grow brave by reflection". -Thomas Paine
20: Sources: *George Henry Knowlton, Errata and Addenda to Dr. Stockings History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America *Reverend Charles Henry Wright Stocking, The History *Ezra Clark Knowlton – Utah Knowltons *Frank Esshom – Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah 1847 - 1868