|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1841|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1917|
"Past and Present of Greene County, Illinois"(1905) Page 569-571. (Selected portions)
Edwin A. Belknap, the only son of Abram and Lydia (Hatch) Belknap. He was united in marriage in Macoupin county, on 15 May 1867, to Miss Narcissa C. Metcalf.
He was elected and served as the second mayor of Greenfield, acting in that capacity for two years, and at a later date he was again chosen for a two years' term.
For a long period acted on the school board, serving for some time as president of the school board of Greenfield.
He belonged to Greenfield Masonic Lodge, A.F. & A. M.; Greenfield chapter, R. A. M.; and Carrollton commandery, K. T. He has filled all of the positions in the blue lodge and is now a past master. He also belongs to the Litchfield Order of Elks.
Mr. Belkanp has been a resident of Greenfield throughout his entire life and is well known to the people of this and adjoining counties as a man of superior business qualifications and at the same time belongs to that class of representative American men who while advancing individual interests also contribute in large measure to the general welfare. He and his estimable wife rank high socially and he is numbered among the leading, influential and honored citizens of Greenfield. In his youth he displayed the enterprising spirit of the west, which has been the dominant factor in producing the wonderful development of this section of the country. Brooking no obstacles that honest effort could overcome he has steadily worked his way upward until having long since left the ranks of the many he stands among the successful few.
Abram Belknap (1806 - 1881)
Lydia Hatch Belknap (1809 - 1859)
Narcissa C Metcalf Belknap (1842 - 1914)*
Lelia Belknap Burnett (1868 - 1952)*
Created by: Judy Clark-Wick
Record added: Nov 09, 2009
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