Mrs. Joseph Hughes Knowles

October 21, 1834, Camden, New Jersey.

April 10, 1929, Manhattan, New York.


Ellin was the daughter of Isaiah Toy and Mary Ann Wallace. The 1903 History of the Newark Female Charitable Society said Knowles’ was from New York City when she addressed the Society in 1886; it also says she was president of the Society in 1893. The 1906 Minutes of the Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church listed Knowles as a minister’s widow. Her works include:

  1. He Has Come
  2. Low at Thy Cross
  3. O Shout the Song of Victory
  4. Send Out the Glad Tidings