Oliver Belknap

29 March 1826–17 August 1914 (Age 88)
New York, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Belknap was born on 29 March 1826, in New York, United States, his father, Ezra Belknap, was 29 and his mother, Polly Wakefield, was 27. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Minnie Schultz. He lived in Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 17 August 1914, in Meridian, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Okemos, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Oliver Belknap
Minnie Schultz
Ella Belknap
Oliver Belknap
Ezra Belknap
Caroline L. Belknap
Louvina H Belknap
Julia Belknap

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 10

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 28

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, the second element of which is most likely Middle English knappe ‘hilltop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver Belnap, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Oliver Belknap in household of Oliver Belknap Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oliver Belknap in household of Asa Belknapp, "United States Census, 1850"

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