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Nathaniel Lyon Knowlton


N. L. Knowlton was born in Ashford, May 19, 1844.  After acquiring a solid education at the public schools he engaged in mechanical and agricultural pursuits, which have since occupied his attention.

 He represented Ashford in the legislature in 1872, and was postmaster at West Ashford from 1881 till 1887. He was married in 1868 to Miss Sarah S. Wright of Ashford. He is a democrat in politics, and by that party has been raised to the various positions of trust and honor which he has held. Mr. Knowlton is of distinguished ancestry, being a nephew of General Lyon, the brave and lamented soldier who lost his life in the service of his country, during the war of the rebellion, at Wilson Creek, Aug. 10, 1861; and also a descendant of Colonel Thomas Knowlton of revolutionary memory, who was killed in the battle of Harlem Heights, Sept. 16, 1776.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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