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Abram Belknap, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1806
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1881

"Past and Present of Greene County, Illinois"(1905)
Page 569.

Abram Belknap Jr. was born in Johnson, Rhode Island. There he was reared to manhood and after reaching adult age he wedded Miss Lydia Hatch, a native of Vermont and a daughter of Squire Hatch, whose birth occurred in France. Their marriage was celebrated in the Green Mountain state. Abram Belknap was a mechanic who in early life learned the trade of a saddler and harness maker and also the trade of shoemaking, following these pursuits throughout his active business career. In 1839 he came westward to Illinois and made a permanent location in Greenfield, being one of its first settlers. Here he opened a shoe shop and carried on business, his trade growing with the development of the little town. He made the journey to the west alone but after completing his arrangements for having a home here he was joined by his wife and they were numbered among the worthy pioneer residents of this part of the state. Mr. Belknap continued to carry on business here until his death, which occurred in the spring of 1892. He had long survived his wife, who passed away in 1850. At the time of the Civil War he had manifested his loyalty to the government by enlisting as a soldier in the Twelfth Illinois Cavalry. He served for about two years and was then honorably discharged on account of disability. In the family were two children, the daughter being Abbie E., the wife of Imri Dunn, a resident of Bloomington, Illinois. 
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  Lydia Hatch Belknap (1809 - 1859)*
  Edwin A Belknap (1841 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Greene County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Nov 09, 2009
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