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Henry Bell Van Rensselaer
Birth: May 14, 1810
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1864
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

US Congressman. An 1831 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he resigned his commission on January 27, 1832 to pursue his agricultural interests. Elected to the United States House of Representatives under the Whig ticket, he served one term, from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843; then became associated with various mining enterprises. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he reentered the Army as a Brigadier General and was appointed as General Winfield Scott's Chief of Staff. He then served as the Inspector General from 1862 until his death. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764 - 1839)
  Cornelia Bell Paterson Van Rensselaer (1780 - 1844)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ray King Van Rensselaer (1815 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  John K Van Rensselaer (1847 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1784 - 1787)**
  Stephanus Van Rensselaer (1786 - 1787)**
  Stephen van Rensselaer (1789 - 1868)**
  William Paterson Van Rensselaer (1805 - 1872)*
  Philip Stephen Van Rensselaer (1806 - 1871)*
  Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808 - 1860)*
  Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (1810 - 1864)
  Westerlo Van Rensselaer (1820 - 1844)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Jamaica
Queens County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 12, 2003
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