History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
Sherlock Belknap Biography
E. Sherlock Belknap, retired miller and merchant, Erie, was born in Otsego Co., N.Y. Aug. 16, 1822, son of David Belknap, a descendant of a pioneer family of N.Y. State.
The subject of our sketch was reared to merchandising, and when twenty-five years of age he came to Fairview and engaged in the drug business, in which he continued for several years. He then was actively engaged in the milling business for several years.
Mr. Belknap was united in marriage in 1863 to Adeline Nicholson, daughter of Alex Nicholson, and grand-daughter of George Nicholson, a pioneer of Fairview Township. They are members of the Episcopal Church. Our subject has always worked actively in developing the social and industrial life of this city since coming here.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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