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Anthony Lausett Knapp


Born: June 14, 1828

Birthplace: Middletown, New York

Father: Augustus Reed Knapp 1801 – 1862
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois)​

Mother: Catherine S. Wyckoff 1800 – 1868
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois)​

Wife: Henrietta E. Smith 1834 – 1918
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deposit, New York)​


Toney W. Knapp​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:

1839 – 1861: Attorney in Jerseyville, Illinois​
1859 – 1861: Illinois State Senator

Civil War Career:

1861: Elected to U.S. Congress to fill vacancy of John A. McClernand​
1861 – 1865: United States Congressman from Illinois​
1861 – 1863: Ranking Member of House Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member of House Private Lands Claims Committee​
1864: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to U.S. Congress​
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: Attorney in Chicago, Illinois​
1867 – 1881: Attorney in Springfield, Illinois​

Died: May 24, 1881

Place of Death: Springfield, Illinois

Cause of Death: Dropsy of the heart

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: Oak Grove Cemetery of Clear Lake, Clear Lake, Illinois
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