William Richardson Belknap was born 8 March 1849 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky to William Burke Belknap (1811-1889) and Mary Richardson (1821-1843) and died 2 June 1914 in Jefferson County, Kentucky of unspecified causes. He married Alice Trumball Silliman (1846-1890) 2 December 1874 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. He married Juliette Davison (1863-1948) .

Marriage & Family

  1. Eleanor Silliman Belknap (1876-1964) - an artist, genealogist, writer, socialite, and philanthropist, married prominent Kentucky newspaper editor Lewis Humphrey.
  2. Alice Belknap (1878-)
  3. Mary Belknap (1881-)
  4. William Burke Belknap (1885-1965) - entrepreneur, Kentucky legislator, and the owner of Land O'Goshen Farms, where he bred and raised sheep and American saddlebred horse
  5. Christine Belknap (1890-1919)


Offspring of William Richardson Belknap and Alice Trumball Silliman (1846-1890)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Silliman Belknap (1876-1964) 28 April 1876 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky 7 September 1964 Coconut Grove, Miami-Dade County, Florida Lewis Craig Humphrey (1875-1927)

Alice Belknap (1878-)
Mary Belknap (1881-)
William Burke Belknap (1885-1965) 18 April 1885 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky 7 September 1965 Helen Clark Strong (c1885-)
Edith Mary Clarke (c1885-)

Christine Belknap (1890-1919)



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