William M. Greenup

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William M. Greenup

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Wayne, KY, USA
Death: June 7, 1893 (71-79)
Springtown, Parker, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John C. Greenup and Jennie Malinda Greenup
Husband of Nancy Greenup
Brother of Keziah Greenup

Occupation: Leader of the Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition to California, Miner, Private in Co A 9th Texas Cavalry CSA
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About William M. Greenup

William Greenup along with Madison Harvey Belshe and Boyd Miller, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locust Mound, Missouri on 2 May 1850, and arrived in California four months later. The expedition began its return trip to Miller Co, Missouri on 1 July 1853, with everyone but Madison Harvey Belshe returning by ship.

Source: Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, pp. 66-67.

May 2, 1850, he and along with Boyd Miller and M.H. Belshe fitted out an expedition and started for California, taking the overland route. This trip occupied four months. John M. Miller remained in California for nearly three years, engaged in mining, speculating and trading. July 1, 1853, the party with the exception of Mr. Belshe started from San Francisco on a sailing vessel for home. A severe storm wrecked the vessel on the coast of Central America, and the party landed at Rio Lage, and traveled overland 800 miles to the Atlantic coast, where after a month's delay, they secured passage in a steamship for Liverpool, England, then returned to New Orleans, and from there up the Mississippi River home, arriving on the 16th of November 1853.

Missouri Marriages to 1850 about Greenup, William

Spouse 1: Greenup, William

Spouse 2: Miller, Nancy

Marriage Date: 13 Sep 1842

Marriage Location: Missouri Miller County

U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 about William Greenup

Name: William Greenup

Birth Date: abt 1818

Age: 43

Enlistment Date: 1861

Military unit: Ninth Cavalry (Sims' Regiment, Fourth Cavalry)


U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about William Greenup

Name: William Greenup

Side: Confederate

Regiment State/Origin: Texas

Regiment Name: 9 Texas Cavalry

Regiment Name Expanded: 9th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Sims')

Company: A

Rank In: Private

Rank In Expanded: Private

Rank Out: Private

Rank Out Expanded: Private

Film Number: M227 roll 14

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William M. Greenup's Timeline

Wayne, KY, USA
June 7, 1893
Age 75
Springtown, Parker, TX, USA