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Admiral James T. Schenck
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Name Admiral James T. Schenck
Unknown Admiral James Findlay Schenck
Gender Male
Birth? Jan 1807 Franklin, Warren, Ohio, United States
Marriage 1829 to Doretha Ann Smith
Death[1] 21 Dec 1882 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesat home on West First Street
Burial[3] 23 Dec 1882 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesWoodland Cemetery
Education[1] West Point, Orange, New York, United StatesUnited States Military Academy
Reference Number? Q6133715?

Berea Advertiser 28 December 1882

Rear Admiral James T. Schenck died at his resident in Dayton, Ohio, on the 21st, aged seventy-five years. He entered the United States naval service in 1821 as midshipman on board the Hornet. He rose rapidly on account of gallance service, and when the rebellion broke out he commanded a fleet of fourteen vessels in the Atlantic squadron. He was prominent in the assault on Fort Fisher and in the blockading service. Previous to this he had served in the Mexican war under Commodore Stockton, and later was assigned to command in the Western Gulf squadron, and assisted in the seizure of California. He was placed on the retired list of the navy in 1869.

Reprinted in "Births, Marriages, and Deaths Reported in Newspapers Published at Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio February 1879-December 1884" by the Southwest Cuyahoga Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society: Strongville, Ohio. 2008. page 191.

See also the Dayton Journal, Sunday, April 16, 1914, p. 8. available at Dayton Metro Library

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article James F. Schenck.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Dayton Daily Journal. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States)
    page 4 column 5, 8 Jan 1883.

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  2.   Dayton Daily Journal. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States).

    James F. Schenck Dayton Daily Journal December 22, 1882 v. XX, iss. 112 : pg. 4, col. 7 long obituary
    James F. Schenck Dayton Daily Journal December 23, 1882 v. XX, iss. 113 : pg. 1, col. 5 died December 21, age 74, Woodland

  3. Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Woodland Cemetery Records Database.

    James F. Schenck

    ID 79799
    Interment # 11389
    Full Name:
    Surname Schenck
    Given Name James F.
    Burial Location:
    Section 34
    Lot 350
    Burial Date 23 Dec 1882
    Death Date 21 Dec 1882
    Age ( years . months . days ) 75
    Birth Place Warren Co., OH

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    The Rev. William Schenck, His Ancestry and His Descendants ...
    R. H. Darby, 1883
    Alexander Du Bois Schenck
    See Google Books

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    The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IX
    Schenck, William Edward
    page 256
    SCHENCK, Robert Cumming, diplomatist, was born in Franklin, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1809; son of Gen. William Cortenus and Elizabeth (Rogers) Schenck, and brother of James Findlay Schenck (q.v.). He was graduated at Miami university, A.B., 1827, A.M., 1830; was a tutor there, 1827–30, and studied law under Thomas Corwin at Lebanon, Ohio. He was married, Aug. 21, 1834, to Reunelche W. Smith of Smithtown, L.I. He practised law in Dayton, Ohio, 1831–43; was a representative in the Ohio legislature, 1841–43, and was a Whig representative from the third district in the 28th-31st and 38th-41st congresses, 1843–51 and 1863–71, serving as chairman of the committee on roads and canals in the 30th congress, and as a member of the committees on ways and means and military affairs, and commerce, 1863–71. He was U.S. minister to Brazil, 1851–54, where with John S. Pendleton (q.v.) he negotiated a treaty between the two countries; brought about the free navigation of the La Plata, and arranged treaties with Uruguay and Paraguay in 1852. He was a projector and president of a railroad from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the Mississippi river, 1853–61, and was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, May 17, 1861. At Vienna, Va., in June, 1861, he had an encounter with the Confederate force and was driven back, but he recharged with such boldness that the Confederates retreated. He commanded the 2d brigade in Tyler's 1st division at Bull Run, July 21, 1861; commanded Scammon's brigade in Rosecrans's army at Gauley Bridge, Va., Sept. 10, 1861; [p.256] commanded the forces at McDowell, Va., May 8, 1862, composed of his own and Robert H. Milroy's brigades, and under Frémont in the battle of Cross Keys, June 7, 1862. He commanded the 1st division, Sigel's 1st corps, at second Bull Run, where he was severely wounded; was promoted major-general of volunteers, Sept. 18, 1862, to date from Aug. 30, 1862, and commanded the Middle department and the 8th army corps at Baltimore, Md., in 1863. He resigned his commission, Dec. 3, 1863, to take his seat in the 38th congress. He procured while in congress the establishment of the military and naval asylum; and was president of the board of visitors of the U.S. Military academy in 1865. He was a delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalist convention of 1866, and a member of the Alabama claims commission, 1871. He was U.S. minister to Great Britain, 1871–76, resigning when charges were preferred against him of complicity in the celebrated Emma mine fraud in 1876, and he appeared before a committee of the U.S. house of representatives, where he was acquitted. He was a trustee of Miami university, 1835–39. After 1876 he practised law in Washington, D.C., until his death, which occurred in that city, March 23, 1890.

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    1850 United States Federal Census
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    Name: James F Schenck
    Age: 45
    Birth Year: abt 1805
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1850: Dayton Ward 2, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 1942
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    James F Schenck 45
    Dolley Schenck 59
    Sarah Schenck 20
    Jeannett Schenck 18
    Casper Schenck 16
    Woodhull Schenck 14