Salmon Belden

Male1832–24 December 1884

Brief Life History of Salmon

When Salmon Belden was born in 1832, in Summit, Schoharie, New York, United States, his father, Amos Belding, was 51 and his mother, Hannah Tompkins, was 29. He married Katherine J "Katie" McGinnis in 1867, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Goodhues Crossing, Tulare, California, United States in 1870 and Visalia, Tulare, California, United States in 1880. He died on 24 December 1884, in Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Salmon Belden
Katherine J "Katie" McGinnis
Marriage: 1867
Louise Agnes "Cora" Belden
Margaret A Belden
Mary Belden

Sources (8)

  • Sa* Belden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Salman Belden, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Solomon Beldin in entry for Mrs Catherine J Beldin, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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  • Marriage
    1867Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): either a habitational name from Beldon Hill in Manningham, Yorkshire, or a variant of Baildon, a habitational name from Baildon, Yorkshire. Compare Beldon , the northern English form of this surname.

    Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name in western Norway, from bell ‘floor; peat layer’.

    History: Many bearers of this surname are descended from Richard Bayldon, who came from England to CT in 1645.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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