Brig.Gen. William Worth Belknap

Male 1829 - 1890  (61 years)


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  • Name Brig.Gen. William Worth Belknap 
    Title Brig.Gen. 
    Born 22 Sep 1829  Newburgh, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1890  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • William was elected to the Iowa state legislature in 1857. He was commissioned major of the 15th Iowa Volunteers and was severely wounded at the battle of Shiloh in Apr 1862. In 1864, after the battle of Atlanta, he was promoted to brigadier general, commanding the Iowa brigade during Sherman's march to the sea. He was appointed Secretary of War by President Grant on 13 Oct 1869. He held that post until 7 Mar 1876 when he was charged with official corruption but never convicted.
    Person ID I19024  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father William Goldsmith Belknap,   b. Abt 1800 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F6934  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Caroline Tomlinson,   b. 1836,   d. 1870  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Bef 1870 
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F6932  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Amanda Tomlinson,   b. 1839 
    Married Aft 1870 
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F6933  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1829 - Newburgh, Orange, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1890 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p358.


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