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Henry James Genet
Date: 1800 - 1872
Remarks: Henry James Genet was the son of Edmond Charles Genet- "Citizen Genet"- minister of France under the Girondist government to the United State in 1793. His mother was Cornelia (Clinton) Genet, daughter of Governor George Clinton of New York. Although active in community affairs, he was primarily interested in the military, having been commissioned a captain and ultimately attaining the rank of major general.