Biography of James A. Belknap
Yates County, NY Biographies





Belknap, James A., son of Briggs Belknap, was born in Newbury, Orange County, N. Y., March 16, 1816, and came with his father to Benton County when he was a young man, he remaining there until twenty five years of age, attending district school during the winter months. Mr. Belknap came to this town about 1841 and bought a tract of land, having at the time no money. With energy and determination he paid for it, and now owns a model farm of 150 acres with about twenty acres in grapes and peaches. He has been a Republican ever since that party came into existence. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church at Branchport. June 16, 1842, he married Submit, daughter of Clark Green, of this place, by whom he had the following children: Mary E., who married Morrison L. Chase; Adeline, who married Melvin J. Davis; Frances A., and Charles G. Mrs. Belknap died March 19, 1884.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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