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Thomas M. Belknap
Born 15 June 1839
THOMAS M. BELKNAP, farmer, Fairview Twp., Sec. 1; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Harrison Co., Ohio, June 15, 1839; his parents came to Iowa when he was 11 years of age; located in Jones Co. in 1850; he grew up to manhood here and engaged in farming; during the rebellion, he enlisted in August, 1863, in CO. E, 31st I V.I.; he was Sergeant of his company and served in the 15th Army Corps, under John A. Logan; he was in a great number of battles and skirmishes, and was wounded at Dallas, Ga.; he was in the service three years; returned and engaged in farming and owns 120 acres of land. In 1862, he married Miss Almira Spaulding, from Jackson Co., Iowa; she died December 1, 1877; they had five children, four of whom are living—Marion, Josie, Blanche and Burley. Mr. Belknap married Miss Mattie Morehouse, a native of Kentucky, October 31, 1878; they have one infant daughter, not named.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 650.


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