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James Bintliff (son of Gersham Bintliff and Maria Hanson)63 was born November 01, 1824 in Salterhabble, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and died March 16, 1901 in Cook County, Chicago. He married Harriet Snook on 1847 in Skaneateles County, New York, Onandaga County64, daughter of John Snook.

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Bintliff, Gen. James, publisher and proprietor of the Darlington Republican; is a son of Gershom and Maria Hanson Bintliff, and was born in Yorkshire, England, Nov 1, 1824; at the age of 15, he became cleark in a lawyer's office at Halifax, and subsequently served as book-keeper for the Halifax and Wakefield Canal Company; in 1842, he, with a younger brother and sister, came to America, his father and mother and four children having preceded him by one year; they located in New York State, when he was united in marriage, in 1847, at Skaneateles to Miss Harriet Snook, daughter of John Snook, Esq., a native of Somersetshire, England, and from that time until 1851, he was a partner with his father-in-law in business there; in 1851, he came West to Green Co., Wis., and engaged in farming, and afterward held the position of cashier of the Bank of Monroe. In 1856, he was elected Register of Deeds of Green Co., and held that office two years; in 1859, he was admitted to the bar in Green Col; in 1860, he purchased an interest in the Monroe Sentinel, the leading newspaper of the county; and two years later became its sole proprietor. After the war broke out, in July, 1862, he recruited a company, which was assigned to the 22nd W.V.I., and he was commissioned Captain. The regiment was ordered to Kentucky; he and some of his regiment was taken prisoners at Brentford by Gen. Forrest; he was taken to Libby Prison, where he was held until the following May and exchanged; he then joined his commandat St. Louis, where the regiment was re-organized. In December, 1863, he was appointed by President Lincoln a Commissioner on the Board of Enrollment for the Third Congressional District of Wiscondin. In March, 1864, he was commissioned by Gov. Lewis Colonel of the 38th W.V.Il, which was sent to the Army of the Potomac; in November following, Col. Bintliff succeeded Gen. Hartranft in command of the 1st Brigade, 1st division 9th Army Corps. In the assault on Petersburg, Col. Bintliff, in command of three regiments, was ordered to take a fort of five guns, known as "Reeves' Salient:" he accomplished the capture gallantly, though his own regiment which led the column suffered heavily; on the evening of the same day, he was placed in command of the 3d Brigade for his gallant services on this occasion; he was commissioned Brigadier General by Brevet, for conspicuous gallantry in the assault on Petersburg; he continued to take part in the movement of his troops until the close of the war, and was finally mustered out of the service in June, 1865; he returned to Monroe and engaged in mercantile business until 1870, when he purchased an interest in the Janesville Gazette and removed there with his family; he remainded there until 1878, when he came to Darlington and bought the Darlington Republican, and since then has conducted that paper; he has always taken an active interest in political affairs, and was a delegate from this State to the National Republican Convention in Chicago, in 1868, also to the National Convention in Philadelphia in 1872, and at Cincinnati in 1876; he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wisconsin Soldiers' Orphans' Home, and was chosen President of the board in 1877; when the State Board of Health was organized, he was commissioned a member. The fruit of his marriage with Miss Snook is four children, two sons and two daughters.

Biography in "History of Lafayette County, Wisconsin" 1881 on page 713-714

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Thomas, the son of Gersham and Maria (Hanson) Bintliff, was born in 1828 near Halifax, Yorkshire, England. His paternal and maternal ancestors had a long tradition of military service and one, his maternal grandfather, had fought as a soldier under Wellington. Young Thomas received only an indifferent education before the Bintliff family began its emigration to the United States in 1841. In that year the father, mother, two sons and two daughters sailed for America where they were joined in 1842 by James Bintliff, the eldest son, with a younger brother and sister. The family migrated to central New York State and on October 4, 1852 Thomas Bintliff was united in marriage with Mary Lewis at the Church of the Reconciliation in Utica. The newlyweds were both residents of the village, the bride being a native of New York and five years younger than her husband.

James Bintliff had followed the westward migration to Green County, Wisconsin and his letters must have convinced Thomas and Mary to make the long trek to that western wilderness only a few months after their marriage. In 1860 the Thomas Bintliff family was located in Green County at British Hollow, so-called because of a large concentration of English settlers, where Thomas worked as a clerk to support Mary and their four children: Mary Maria, Ada Rosetta, Caroline Ellen and Tom Howard. The family had accumulated only a few hundred dollars worth of possessions when Thomas changed careers on September 11, 1861. On that day he received an appointment as preacher of the Beetown Circuit, Platteville District, West Wisconsin Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Thomas once again moved westward, this time to Beetown in Grant County, where he began his new assignment amid unfamiliar neighbors and strange surroundings.

*"Our Boys: A Civil War Photograph Album" pp. 33 - 37. Alan and Maureen Gaff. 1996. Windmill Publications, Inc. Made possible and sold by the Grant County Historical Society, Lancaster, Wisconsin. 608-723-4925

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WI BIO - Lafayette Co - BINTLIFF, James
History of Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical, 1881, pp
713-714

Gen. James BINTLIFF, publisher and proprietor of the Darlington "Republican,"
is a son of Gershom and Maria Hanson BINTLIFF, and was born in Yorkshire,
England, 01 November 1824. At the age of fifteen he became clerk in a
lawyer's office at Halifax [Yorkshire, England], and subsequently served as
bookkeeper for the Halifax and Wakefield Canal Company. In 1842 he [James
BINTLIFF], with a younger brother and sister, came to America, his father and
mother and four children having preceded him by one year; they located in New
York State, where he [James BINTLIFF] was united in marriage in 1847 at
Skaneateles [County, New York] to Miss Harriet SNOOK, daughter of John SNOOK,
Esq., a native of Somersetshire, England, and from that time until 1851, he
was a partner with his father-in-law in business there. The fruit of his
[James BINTLIFF's] marriage with Miss [Harriet] SNOOK is four children, two
sons and two daughters.

In 1851 he [James BINTLIFF] came West to Green County, Wisconsin, and engaged
in farming, and afterward held the position of Cashier of the Bank of Monroe.
In 1856 he was elected Register of Deeds of Green County, and held that
office two years. In 1859 he was admitted to the bar in Green County
[Wisconsin]. In 1860 he purchased an interest in the Monroe "Sentinel," the
leading newspaper of the county, and two years later became its sole
proprietor.

After the war broke out, in July 1862, he recruited a company, which was
assigned to the 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and he was commissioned
Captain. The regiment was ordered to Kentucky; he and some of his regiment
was taken prisoners at Brentford by General FORREST; he [James BINTLIFF] was
taken to Libby Prison, where he was held until the following May and
exchanged; he then joined his command at St. Louis, where the regiment was
reorganized. In December 1863 he was appointed by President LINCOLN a
Commissioner on the Board of Enrollment for the Third Congressional District
of Wisconsin. In March 1864, he was commissioned by Governor LEWIS [as]
Colonel of the 38th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, which was sent to the Army
of the Potomac. In November following, Colonel BINTLIFF succeeded General
HARTRANFT in command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps. In
the assault on Petersburg, Colonel BINTLIFF, in command of three regiments,
was ordered to take a fort of five guns, known as "Reeves' Salient." He
accomplished the capture gallantly, though his own regiment which led the
column suffered heavily. On the evening of the same day, he was placed in
command of the Third Brigade for his gallant services on this occasion. He
was commissioned Brigadier General by brevet [promoted without increase in
pay] for conspicuous gallantry in the assault on Petersburg. He [James
BINTLIFF] continued to take part in the movement of his troops until the
close of the war, and was finally mustered out of the service in June 1865.

He returned to Monroe and engaged in mercantile business until 1870, when he
purchased an interest in the Janesville [Rock County, Wisconsin] "Gazette,"
and removed there with his family. He remained there until 1878, when he
came to Darlington [Lafayette County, Wisconsin] and bought the Darlington
"Republican," and since then has conducted that paper. He has always taken
an active interest in political affairs, and was a delegate from this State
to the National Republican Convention in Chicago in 1868, also to the
National Convention in Philadelphia in 1872, and at Cincinnati in 1876. He
has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wisconsin Soldiers'
Orphans' Home, and was chosen President of the board in 1877. When the State
Board of Health was organized, he was commissioned a member.

Submitted by Cathy Kubly

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Delegate to National Republican Convention 1868 3rd District, WI...held in Cook County! i.e. where Fred W. moved, met and married Annie. http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1868/WI.html
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More About James Bintliff:
Burial: Unknown, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.64
Census: 1880, Darlington, La Fayette, Wisconsin.
Emigration: 1842, he, with a younger brother and sister, came to America, his father and mother and four children having preceded him by one year; they located in New York State.
Military service: March 08, 1864, Colonel of 38th Regiment Wisconsin.65
Occupation: 1881, publisher and proprietor of the Darlington Republican.66
Residence: 1864, Monroe, Wisconsin.67

More About James Bintliff and Harriet Snook:
Marriage: 1847, Skaneateles County, New York, Onandaga County.68

Children of James Bintliff and Harriet Snook are:
  1. Edward Hawkins Bintliff, b. November 15, 184968, d. date unknown.
  2. Ida M. Bintliff, b. 185568, d. date unknown.
  3. James Wilkins Bintliff, b. Abt. 1858, Green County, Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
  4. Helen Bintliff, b. 1861, Green County, Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
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