I am new to this list and am not familiar with the type or location of
records in Putnam County.
I am looking for the date of death and burial place of Isaac H.
KNOWLTON. He was born near White Plains about 1810. He ran a grocery
store in New York City through the 1840's and I did find him on the city
directories of that period. A hundred year old written family history
says he went to California in "... 1847 or 1849" and returned a few
years later. It says he died "... Near Patterson, Putnam Co., N.Y." but
gives no date.
It is possible he was living with his son, Charles M. KNOWLTON who had
married Phoebe LAYTON.
I have not yet been able to find him in California or evidence of his
return to New York. I can't find him on the 1850, 1860, or 1870 census.
Can anyone suggest some books or local resources that I can check by
mail or inter-library loan?
All suggestions most welcome,