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Richard Knowles

1787– 1859

Born in Gloucestershire, England; married Sarah Rostern in Manchester, England, in 1816; baptized with wife in England; immigrated to U.S. prior to 1846, when they sailed to California on ship Brooklyn; died in San Francisco, having concluded he was too old and ill to travel to Utah. (See Bullock, Ship Brooklyn Saints, 205–6; “Ship Brooklyn Saints,” in Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, 3:561–62; GQC journal, Oct. 28, 1850.)