George and José Bill papers 1888-1947
James Spencer Knapp was born in Guilford, New York, around 1830. He and his wife, Emily (or Emilie) A. Scott of Bainbridge, New York, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1845, where he became a successful dentist. They had six children: Julia, James, Colby, Emily, Wilmot, and Samuel. Emily Scott Knapp died in 1871.