William M. Keblinger

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Electoral District Fourth Ward
Term Start 1854
Term End 1855

Biographical Information

Date of birth December 7, 1816
Date of death January 25, 1870
Spouse Mary Caddis Jarman Keblinger
Profession Postmaster of Charlottesville

William Maupin Keblinger (December 7, 1816 – January 25, 1870) was Postmaster of Charlottesville and a member of the Charlottesville City Council from 1854 to 1855.

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Charlottesville Town Council (1852-1870)

Keblinger was elected to the town council in 1854. Receiving the fourth highest number of votes, he served one term until replaced by Oswald S. Allen.

In April of 1862, William M. Keblinger was appointed Postmaster of Charlottesville by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. At the same time, William Wertenbaker was appointed Postmaster of the University of Virginia. [1] A member of the Republican party during reconstruction, he was removed from office in 1870.

Keblinger was married to Mary Caddis Jarman Keblinger (1821 – 1885, aged 64)

His son, Wilber J. Keblinger, enlisted in Company B, Nineteenth Virginia Infantry, in 1863. He was wounded in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.

William Maupin Keblinger died on January 25, 1870 and was buried in the family section at Maplewood Cemetery.


  1. Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va.), 29 April 1862. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024735/1862-04-29/ed-1/seq-3/

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