John Jay Knox, a brigadier general in the New York State militia, was the grandson of John Knox, who came to America from Ireland in 1760. His family founded Knoxboro in Oneida County. His portrait is the work of one of the numerous unschooled artists working in upstate New York around 1840.
Gift of the Estate of Alice A. Knox
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