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Henry Bell Van Rensselaer
Birth: May 14, 1810
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1864
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) 
Family links: 
  Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764 - 1839)
  Cornelia Bell Paterson Van Rensselaer (1780 - 1844)
  Elizabeth Ray King Van Rensselaer (1815 - 1900)*
  Stephen Van Rensselaer (1838 - 1904)*
  John King Van Rensselaer (1847 - 1908)*
  Katharine Van Rensselaer Delafield (1849 - 1901)*
  Westerlo Van Rensselaer (1854 - 1857)*
  Catherine Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1784 - 1787)**
  Stephanus Van Rensselaer (1786 - 1787)**
  Stephen van Rensselaer (1789 - 1868)**
  Catherine Van Rensselaer Wilkins (1803 - 1874)*
  William Paterson Van Rensselaer (1805 - 1872)*
  Philip Stephen Van Rensselaer (1806 - 1871)*
  Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808 - 1860)*
  Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (1810 - 1864)
  Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer Turnbull (1812 - 1890)*
  Euphemia White Van Rensselaer Cruger (1816 - 1888)*
  Westerlo Van Rensselaer (1820 - 1844)*
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Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Queens County
New York, USA
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