William Henry KNIBBS, son of James KNIBBS and Ellen COLLIN , was born abt. 1859 in Connecticut, USA. He married Laura L BENSTEAD 01 July 1880 in Connecticut, USA. He died January 1927 in Connecticut, USA. Laura L BENSTEAD was born September 1858 in Connecticut, USA. She died 1937 in Connecticut, USA.

Children of William Henry KNIBBS and Laura L BENSTEAD are:
1. Carrol Benstead KNIBBS, b. 15 February 1890 See Carrol Benstead KNIBBS & Marguerite HOAG OR Carrol Benstead KNIBBS & Hazel UNKNOWN

Notes for William Henry KNIBBS:

From the New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier, 24 June 1885:
An Italian who works for William Knibbs was arrested by Officer Eagan Saturday night for being drunk and making an assault on Henry Gill. He was before Justice Campbell, who gave him $5 and costs for antidote.


William appears in the 1900 census living at 24 E. Liberty Street, Waterbury, CT
Knibbs, William born May 1857 CT, married 20 yrs, occ: mason contractor
wife -Laura L. bn Sept 1858 CT, had one child, one survives
son-Carroll B. bn Feb 1890 CT

In 1910, they were living at Waterbury Ward 4, New Haven, Connecticut :
William H Knibbs Head Mar 52 Connecticut
Laura L Knibbs Wife Mar 51 Connecticut
Carroll B Knibbs Son 22 Connecticut

William can be seen at the 1920 Federal census living at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut:
William H KNIBBS Head 42 Connecticut Mason
Laura KNIBBS Wife 41 Connecticut

For some reason, their ages seem to be 20 years behind times as each would have been in their early 60's. I imagine it's a simple transcription error on someone's part.

William's death was registered under NIBBS.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of William.

Sources for William Henry KNIBBS:

  1. 1880 US Federal Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  3. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT,
  4. 1920 US Federal Census,

Notes for Laura L BENSTEAD:

In 1860, Laura was living at Newington In Wethersfield Ward, Hartford County, Connecticut~:
Laura L Benstead 1 year Connecticut

Laura can be seen in the 1880 census, living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, shortly before she married William Henry Knibbs.
Henry Bensted Head 37 England
Eliza Bensted Other 54 Ireland
Laura L. Bensted Daur UnM 22 Connecticut
Fanny L. Bensted Daur UnM 20 Connecticut
Carrie M. Bensted Daur UnM 18 Connecticut
Walter W. Bensted Son 17 Connecticut
Tinie M. Bensted Daur 15 Connecticut

I'm not sure of the relationships between any of the above, however, In 1870, we see the following family which I'm sure is made up of some of the same family members. If this is correct, then I believe Eliza (above) is a widow, and Henry, the head of the family in 1880 is probably the oldest son:
In 1870, they were living in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticu
Benj Benstead 51 Farmer England
Eliza Benstead 44 Keeping House Ireland
Henry Benstead 27 Farm Labourer England
Mary J Benstead 23 England
Elizabeth Benstead 21 England
Susan L Benstead 12 Connecticut
Fanny L Benstead 10 Connecticut
Caroline M Benstead 8 Connecticut
Wm W Benstead 6 Connecticut
Almira Benstead 5 Connecticut

Laura married William Knibbs in July 1880.

Laura's death was registered under NIBBS.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Laura.

Sources for Laura L BENSTEAD:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT, gave her month of birth. 
  3. 1880 US Federal Census,
  4. findagrave.com,