July 27, 2017

Centennial History in Honor of Utah Pioneer Gilbert Belnap, 1850-1950

This publication was the first comprehensive compilation by the Belnap Family Organization of histories and genealogical information on the life of Gilbert Belnap, his wives Adaline Knight and Henrietta McBride, and their descendants.  It was commonly referred to as the “Red Book” among family members, on account of its red paper cover.  It was also sometimes referred to as the “Centennial Issue” or “Centennial History.”

The first installment of this three-part book was compiled by Della A. Belnap and published by the Belnap Family Organization in 1950, the centennial year of Gilbert Belnap’s arrival in Utah.  Two later additions included a “1952 Supplement” and a “1956 Supplement.”  The book was initially bound with metal tabs to permit the addition of later inserts.  The first installment contains primarily a transcript of Gilbert Belnap’s journal or life story, which he commenced while serving as a missionary to the Salmon River Mission at Fort Limhi in Oregon Territory (later Idaho).

1952 Supplement to Centennial Issue of 1950 in Honor of Gilbert Belnap, Utah Pioneer

The first supplement to the 1950 Centennial History of Gilbert Belnap, called the “1952 Supplement,” was edited by a committee appointed by the Belnap Family Organization.  The committee was comprised of Arias G. Belnap, chairman, and Marion A. Belnap Kerr, Della A. Belnap, and Gilbert E. Marriott.  The 1952 Supplement consists primarily of stories on the lives of Gilbert Belnap’s wifes Adaline Knight and Henrietta McBride.  Also included are photographs and genealogical information of immediate family members and a story on the life of Abigail Mead McBride, the shared grandmother of Adaline and Henrietta.

1956 Supplement to Centennial Issue of 1950 in Honor of Gilbert Belnap, Utah Pioneer

The second supplement to the 1950 Centennial History of Gilbert Belnap, called the “1956 Supplement,” was edited by Arias G. Belnap.  It contains biographies of each of Gilbert Belnap’s children and their spouses.  An errata page (with corrections to the 1950 Centennial History and 1952 Supplement) was also included.

Much of the information first appearing in the Centennial History, including its supplements, was subsequently reproduced in 1974 in Heritage With Honor.

The entire Centennial History, including the 1952 Supplement and 1956 Supplement, is available in PDF format by clicking here.

It is also partially available (by individual pages) in JPEG format:

Centennial History in Honor of Utah Pioneer Gilbert Belnap, 1850-1950

1952 Supplement to Centennial Issue of 1950 in Honor of Gilbert Belnap, Utah Pioneer

1956 Supplement to Centennial Issue of 1950 in Honor of Gilbert Belnap, Utah Pioneer

  • Title Page
  • Preface
  • Gilbert Rosel Belnap
    • Page 3
    • Page 4
    • Page 5
    • Page 6
    • Page 7
  • Sarah Jane Cole (wife of Gilbert Rosel Belnap)
    • Page 8
  • John McBride Belnap; Reuben Belnap
    • Page 9
    • Page 10
    • Page 11
    • Page 12
  • Lucien Vilate Hammon (wife of Reuben Belnap)
    • Page 13
  • Joseph Belnap
    • Page 14
    • Page 15
    • Page 16
  • Manerva Pamilla Howard Fisk Belnap (wife of Joseph Belnap)
    • Page 17
  • Martha Jane Belnap Hammon
    • Page 18
    • Page 19
    • Page 20
  • Levi Byram Hammon (husband of Martha Jane Belnap)
    • Page 21
    • Page 22
    • Page 23
  • Hyrum Belnap
    • Page 24
    • Page 25
    • Page 26
    • Page 27
    • Page 28
  • Christiana Rasmussen Belnap (wife of Hyrum Belnap)
    • Page 29
  • Anna Constantcia Bluth (wife of Hyrum Belnap)
    • Page 30
    • Page 31
    • Page 32
  • Augustus Weber Belnap
    • Page 33
    • Page 34
  • Mary Read (wife of Augustus Weber Belnap)
    • Page 35
  • Volney Belnap; Vinson Knight Belnap
    • Page 36
    • Page 37
  • Sarah Emily Hardy (wife of Vinson Knight Belnap)
    • Page 38
  • Amasa Belnap
    • Page 39
    • Page 40
  • Julia Rosabell James (wife of Amasa Belnap)
    • Page 41
  • Adaline Lorinda Belnap Lowe
    • Page 42
    • Page 43
  • John Alexander Lowe (husband of Adaline [Lorinda] Belnap)
    • Page 44
    • Page 45
    • Page 46
  • Mary Louisa Belnap Lowe
    • Page 47
    • Page 48
  • Joseph Heber Lowe (husband of [Mary] Louisa Belnap)
    • Page 49
    • Page 50
    • Page 51
  • Lola Almira Belnap Coolbear
    • Page 52
    • Page 53
    • Page 54
    • Page 55
  • David William Coolbear (husband of Lola Almira Belnap)
    • Page 56
    • Page 57
  • William James Belnap
    • Page 58
    • Page 59
    • Page 60
    • Page 61
  • Eliza Ann Watts Belnap (wife of William James Belnap)
    • Page 62
    • Page 63
  • Oliver Belnap
    • Page 64
    • Page 65
    • Page 66
  • Margaret Ann Manning (wife of Oliver Belnap)
    • Page 67
  • Emily Desire Shurtliff (wife of Oliver Belnap)
    • Page 68
  • Anna Barbara Leuenberger (wife of Oliver Belnap)
    • Page 69
    • Page 70
    • Page 71
  • Francis Marion Belnap
    • Page 72
    • Page 73
  • Lillis Subina Robinson (wife of Francis Marion Belnap)
    • Page 74
  • Isadora Estella Belnap Stoddard
    • Page 75
    • Page 76
  • John Francis Stoddard (husband of Isadora Estella Belnap)
    • Page 77
  • Contents
  • Errata

 

Last update:  8 Apr 2016