Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (1810 - 1864)

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Birthplace: Albany Albany County New York, USA
Death: Died in Cincinnati Hamilton County Ohio, USA
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About Henry Bell Van Rensselaer

Birth: May 14, 1810 Albany Albany County New York, USA Death: Mar. 23, 1864 Cincinnati 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)


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Parents:
 Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764 - 1839)
 Cornelia Bell Paterson Van Rensselaer (1780 - 1844)

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Ray King Van Rensselaer (1815 - 1900)*

Children:
 John K Van Rensselaer (1847 - 1908)*

Siblings:
 Catherine Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1784 - 1787)**
 Stephanus Van Rensselaer (1786 - 1787)**
 Stephen van Rensselaer (1789 - 1868)**
 William Paterson Van Rensselaer (1805 - 1872)*
 Philip Stephen Van Rensselaer (1806 - 1871)*
 Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808 - 1860)*
 Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (1810 - 1864)
 Euphemia White Van Rensselaer Cruger (1816 - 1888)*
 Westerlo Van Rensselaer (1820 - 1844)*
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Burial: Grace Episcopal Churchyard Jamaica Queens County New York, USA


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Henry Bell Van Rensselaer's Timeline

1810
May 14, 1810
Albany Albany County New York, USA
1864
March 23, 1864
Age 53
Cincinnati Hamilton County Ohio, USA
March 23, 1864
Age 53
Grace Episcopal Churchyard Jamaica Queens County New York, USA