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      George W. Belcher jr.



      George w. Belcher
      Born: 1788 Virginia
      died: 1814 Floyd County Kentucky age 26:
      George Sr. was the administrator for the estate of George Belcher, Jr., deceased in Jun 1814 in Floyd County, Kentucky. George Belcher, Sr. appointed administrator of the estate of George Belcher, Jr., deceased. Bartteth Adkins, Martin Thornsbury, Richard Johnson and John Sanders to appraise the estate.
      page 97 in Annals of Floyd County states: September Court, 1814, Inventory of the estate of George Belcher, decd. is received

      Married: Elizabeth Childers B: 1790 daughter of Pleasant Childers and Sarah Jeffreys

      Elizabeth was born 1790 in Virginia and died 1865 in Pike County Kentucky as Elizabeth Belcher Clevenger. Elizabeth had remarried to Alex Clevenger after George's death. George and Elizabeth's son John Wesley Belcher was born in 1815, after George died. On John Wesley's marriage document Alex Clevenger is listed as father
      George died young and only one Child is listed

      1...John Wesley Belcher
      Born: 1815 Floyd County Ky
      Father died before John Wesley was born and mother married again to Alex Clevenger
      he is listed in their marriage record as son of Alex Clevenger but with name Belcher
      Married: 18 Dec 1832 Anna Moore Born: 1815 Dau of Isaac Moore and mary Polly
      died: 1901 Pike County Ky

      John Wesley Belcher served in Co E. 10th Kentucky Cavalry CSA enlisted 1862
      listed in Perry County census 1850 John Wesley age 35 household #69 farmer and Ann age 35

      Annie Moore Belcher had her last child Enoch by John W. in 1854

      She either left after she had Enoch or before he was born/

      Note:
      A quote:"Annie had gone back to pike county in 1854, as she is in the tax list there.
      the reason she went back to pike is because John had outside activitites, a young girl named Susie Campbell who he obviously later had two or three children with, Harrison, Jasper and possibly a Sam.
      John W. ended up by 1863 with a Martha Sparks in wolfe and powell co ky. there was one child from that relationship, Phoebe belcher who married a Combs??,"


      Marriage Bond John Wesley and Anna Moore


      This bond is signed by William Ramey of Elkhorn city, Pike County which is interesting, he was the justice of peace in Elkhorn City at the time

      1850 Perry County Census
      John W Belcher age 35 born in va
      Ann age 35 born in Ky
      George age 16
      Isaac age 15
      Polly (Mary) age 13
      William age 9
      Levi age 8
      John age 6
      Elizabeth age 5
      Jourdan age 1

      1870 Census
      John W. Belcher age 50
      Martha A. age 32
      Phoeba age 7
      Ephraim Sparks age 52
      Sally Sparks age 42
      Jeptha Sparks age 14
      Alwilda sparks age 11

      1880 Powell Ky. John W. Belcher age55
      Martha A Sparks age 40
      Sarah (Sally)Sparks age 57
      Ephraim age 62

      Ann Moore Belcher
      1860 Census Pike Co. Ky
      Anny Belcher age 45
      William age 19
      Levy age 18
      John W. age 18
      Elizabeth age 14
      Jordan age 10
      Alexander age 9
      Enoch age 5

      Annie went back to Pike County it is said in 1854
      so it was after Enoch was born or while she was pregnant with him

      1880 age 64 and 1900 age 84 Census has her living in home of Jordan, her son

      1...George Washington Belcher
      Born: 10 March 1834 Pike County Ky
      listed in Perry County KY 1850 Census age 16
      died: 30 Sept 1905 Breathitt county Ky
      Buried- Crockettsville Cemetery, Crockettsville, Breathitt County, Kentucky
      Married: #1 Nancy A Raleigh 21 May 1854 Crockettsville, Breathitt co. Ky. dau of James Raleigh and Ann Lynch B: 1835 Harlan County Ky
      Married: 1861 #2 Martha Matilda (Tilda) Deaton, who later married a Bowling(Bolling)
      Born: Feb 1830 Breathitt Co. Ky. died 1910 Kentucky. daughter of John Deaton and Malinda Watts

      UNION:
      George served in the Union State Troops. I can imagine it caused some problems in the family with the others serving in the Confederacy.
      Kentucky and West Virginia were border states.
      Captained by Bill Strong. Company E,
      Three Forks Battalion, Ky. State Troops
      Enrolled: November 1, 1864
      Mustered in: February 19, 1865 Crocketsville, Breathitt County
      Mustered Out: July 17, 1865 at Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky
      Highest Rank: Private
      Post War: Lived and raised his family at Crocketsville in Breathitt County, Kentucky

      Info:Steve Bolling, Breathitt Co. Library and Yvonne Koller Great Grandaughter through daughter Elizabeth who married James Moore, also provided photo below


      George Washington Belcher and second wife Matilda Deaton


      Photo Taken Around 1860 Matilda later married a Bolling

      George's Headstone

      Children:
        1...Polly Ann Belcher B: 20 Aug 1855 Middlefork, Breathitt Count Ky died after 1910B Married: #1 John Akeman BL 1848 died 13 Sep 1911
        #2: Jim Deaton died 1916
        #3 Lewis Morris widower of sister Malvery, after 1900 in Ky son of Elias Morris and Rebecca

        2...Malvery Belcher B: 12 Feb 1857 Middlefork, Breathitt County Ky died: 1900
        Married: Lewis Morris
        George and Matildas children
        3...William M. Belcher B: 1865 died 1900
        Married:#1 Sallie Belle 1896
        #2 Myrtle Bryant 1921
        4...Elizabeth Belcher B: 1866 died 1909 Breathitt Co. Ky 6...John Belcher B: 1868


      2...Isaac Belcher
      Born 1835 Pike County Ky
      Died: 26 July 1908, listed in Perry county Ky census 1850 age 15
      In Dorton Pike County Ky listed age 42 in 1880 Pike Census lower Elkhorn Dist., household #48 listed as a farmer

      Photo of Isaac

      Married: #1: 30 Apr 1856 Susan Mullins Letcher Co Ky Born: 1836 died 10 Jan 1858 Pike county after birth of child that died:

      #2: Elizabeth Potter, listed as age 39 in 1880 Pike Census

      #3: Jane Mullins 23 Nov 1892

      #4: Mary Blankenship dau. of Barnett Blankenship

      #5: Mary Holbrook dau of Randall Holabrook.

      Children: Isaac and Elizabeth Potter
        1...Baby Belcher Born 1Aug 1858 died 1 Dec 1858
        2...Wilburn Belcher B: 1860
        Married: Sarah Sowards
        Wilburn listed age 19 in 1880 Pike County Census
        Children:
          1...George H. Belcher B: 1882 Pike County Ky
          died before 1920
          Married: Dove Bentley B: 4 Dec 1884 Letcher county Ky
          dau. of Davis Bentley and Mary. Mary living with Duvy Belcher in 1920 Pike county census.
          Children:
            1...Ura Belcher
            2...John W. Belcher
            3...Calley Belcher B: 1899 Pike County Ky
            4...Davis Belcher B: 1902 Pike county Ky
            married: Martha J.?? born 1903
            Children
              1...Mary born 1923
              2...Fay born 1924 Married George May
              3...Molly born 1925
              4...John D. born 1928
              5...George H. born 1929
            5...Jane Belcher
            6...Franklin Belcher
            Gracie a grandchild living with Duvy in 1920 Census.
          2...Elvine Belcher B: 1883 Pike County Ky
          3...Cora E. Belcher B: 1888 Pike County Ky


        3...George H. Belcher B: 1863 listed age 17 1880 Pike County KY Census
        4...Serrilda Belcher B: 1867 listed age 13 1880 Census
        5...John Wesley Belcher B: 1869/70 listed age 11 1880 census
        Married: Sally ?? born 1872
        Children:
          1...Mary J.born 1891
          married: ? Robinson
          2...George born 1892
          3...Bart born 1896
          4...McKinley born 1898
          5...Bowles born 1900
          6...Levi born 1902
          married: Delpha M. Bullion born 1904/05

          daughter of: Patrick and Ida Belle Bullion of Gladeville
          Wise County Virginia
          1930 Census Pike County Kentucky
              Levi Belcher age 28 born in Ky parents born in Ky
              Delpha wife age 23 born in Virginia father born in Ky mother born in Virginia. Her brothers were Blaine Bullion, Raymond,Carl,D?, and Prince Bullion, One sister June Bullion.
              Delpha's age in 1910 Census is age 6 so her age in 1930 seems to be off by 2 years.
              1930 Census has Children:
              Opal daughter age 8.
              Evenell daughter age 5
              Living next to father:

          7...Elizabeth born 1905
          8...John born 1907
          9...Crit (Monroe) born 1911
          10...Vesta born 1912
          11..Lester born 1914
          12..Daisy born 1916
          Henry Ratliff lodger age 21 lived with them in 1920

          1910 Census Pike Co. Ky
          John W. Belcher age 39
          Sarah (Sally) age 38
          Mary J. Robingson age 19 daughter
          George age 18
          Bart age 14
          Mckinley age 13
          Boles age 12
          Levi age 10
          Elizabeth age 8
          John age 3
          Monroe age 1 (Crit)

          1930 Census Pike County Kentucky
          John W. (Wess) Belcher age 59 born in Ky. Parents born in Ky born 1870/71
          Sally age 55 born in Ky father born in Virginia mother born in Ky.
          George age 39
          Mckinley age 37
          Crit age 20
          Lester age 18
          Daisy age 14
          Veta Belcher Brown daughter age 19
          Lucille Brown age 4

        6...Martha Belcher B: 1872 listed age 8 1880 Census
        7...William C.J. Belcher B: 1874 listed age 6 1880 Census
        Married: Sarah born 1873 Children:
          1...Printiss born 1897
          Married: Victoria born 1897
          Children:
            1...Hattie born 1818
            2...Icy born 1820B
            3...Ray born 1823
            4...Daisy born 1825
            5...Martin born 1828
            6...Margie born 1829
          2...John W. Belcher born 1901
          3...Maudie born 1905
          4...Victor born 1909
          3...Frank Belcher born 1907
          Married: Alice born 1907
          Children
            1...Arthur born 1927
            2...Elouise born 1928
            3...Virginia born 1929
        8...Bowles Belcher B: 1876 listed age 3 1880 Census
        Married: Cordelia born 1875? Children:
          1...Hatite E born 1902
          2...Cora E. born 1903
          3...Rudolph born 1806
          4...Lou erma born 1909
          5...Lara Born 1911
          2...Julia born 1915
          3...Arril (Arral) born 1919

        9...Richard Belcher B: 1877 listed age 3 1880 census
        10..Mary J. Belcher B: 1880 listed age 2 mths 1880 Census
        11..Floyd Sherman Belcher B: 5 Sept 1882 Died 1959
        Isaac and Jane Mullins Children

        12..Lee Belcher born 1888
        Married: #1 Dicy born 1888
        Married #2 Bertha born 1890
        Either two Wives or Census has Dicy in 1920 and Betha in 1930
        Children:
          1...Emery born 1909
          1...Willie born 1910
          2...Bessie born 1902
          3...Marie born 1914 4...Georgia born 1916 5...G. H. son born 1918 6...Mable born 1921 7...Junior born 1923 8...Everett born 1928

        13...Robert Belcher (Bob) B: 1 Feb 1894
        14...??Belcher died 15 Feb 1895
        Isaac and Mary Holbrooks Children
        15...Sam Belcher B: 1900
        16...Ben Roosevelt Belcher



      3...Polly Belcher
      Born: 1837 Pike County died 1910 Pike
      Married: 28 March 1854 James Branham Letcher County KY
      listed Perry County 1850 census age 13

      Photo of Polly

      Children:
        4...William born 1841 Kentucky
        Married: Nancy A. Estep born 1849
        daughter of Polly Estep
        Children:
          lived in Pike County Ky.
          1900 Census Pike County Ky
          William age 60 born November 1839 Ky
          Nancy age 51 born April 1849 Va
          James A age 32 born March 1868 Ky
          Hulda age 30 born Feb 1870
          John W age 28 born Aug 1871
          Mary E age 18 born Jan 1882
          Anna grandaughter age 9 born June 1890
          Thomas J grandson age 5 born July 1994
          Myrtle grandaughter age 2 born March 1898

          1...James A born 1868
          2...Hulda J born 1870
          3...John W. born 1873
          4...William born 1878
          William C. Belcher born1878 Kentucky
          lived in Wise County Va
          Married: Viola Osborn
          1900 Pike co.
          Willie C. belcher age 23
          Violet age 16 married 1899
          James W. baby
          living next door to parents
          1910 wise Co. Va. Census
          William c. Belcher born 1832
          Viola age 24
          James Wesley age 10
          Worley age 7
          Pearl age 5
          Rufus age 4

          1920
          William C. age 42
          Viola age 35
          Worley age 16
          Pearl age 14
          Virginia age 3 months

          1940 Census wise
          William age 62
          Viola age 55

          WW I Draft Registration # 5158
          William C Belcher wise co.
          Viola Belcher Wise C Va.,
          description;
          Tall, slender, black hair, black eyes


          Men born after 877 and before 1897
          Williams WWII Draft Record 1924
          Wise Va. age 64 place of birth Pike
          May 23 1877 Ky
          Mrs Viola Belcher Wise Co. va.
          works: Peerles coal Corporation Glamorgan Va

          Children:
            1...James Wesley born 16 April 1900
            SS death record: # 228-02-2771
            24293 Wise, wise Va.
            Died Sept 1966

            WW I Draft Wise co Va
            4804--3198
            1917-1918
            Coal Miner Stephens coal co. Wise Va
            nearest relative Wm. C. Belcher Wise
            description: medium heightm slender brown hair blue eyes

            Married Annie Klondike (Petry or Justice)

            sometimes its spelled Annie Clondike or Annie C.

            1920 Census Wise co. Va
            James age 19
            Annie Clondike age 22

            daughter of Mary E. Justice Stone or Slone
            Mary E. Justice Married: Marshall Belcher of Richmond Va.

            she was daughter of William and Victoria Justice of Pike co KY

            1900 Carter county Ky Census
            Mary Justice age 23 born November 1876 head of household
            born in kentucky dressmaker father born in ky mother born in va
            Klondike Justice age 2 born feb 1898 in Ky
            Father born in ky mother born in ky

            1910 Census Wise Co., Richmond
            Marshall Belcher age 40 born in Ky
            Mary E. age 33 born in Ky father born in ky, mother born in Virginia
            2 children 2 living
            Marie J. age 2 born in washington
            Klondike Stone or Slone dau. age 12 born in Kentucky
            mother born in Ky. father born in va.

            1930 Tazewell county Va Census
            James belcher age 30 married at age 19
            Clondike age 32 married at age 21
            Ruth age 9
            Dorcas age 9
            Dorothy age 7
            Louise age 5
            James age 4
            Margaret age 2
            Petrey age 1

            1940 Maiden Springs Tazewell Co. Va
            James age 40
            Anna age 42
            Ruth age 20
            Dorothy age 17
            Louise age 16
            James age 14
            Margaret age 11
            Patsy age 10
            Bobby age 8
            Billy age 5
            Kyle age 4
            Harold age 2
            Mary Elizabeth age 1 month

          2...Worley born 1903 died 1972 Wise county Va.
          ss death: 227-10-9258
          born 23 May 1903 died August 1972

          1930 Tazewell County Census
          Waley Belcher age 25
          Lilly age 24
          Pauline age 4
          edward age 2
          thelma baby

          3...Pearl born 1905
          4...Rufus born 1906

          5...Virginia born 1917

          5...Sarah born August 1879

        5...Levi born 1842
        Married: Margaret
        1880 Pike County Census
        Levi age 37
        Margaret age 36
        Martha age 13
        Sarah age 12
        Linkhorn age 10
        Jackson age 8
        Ann age 6
        Jordan age 4
        Edward age 2
        Sela age 1
        James Roe age 33 brother in law carpenter
        Miles age 4 nephew

        Levi Belcher
        Born: June 1842 Pike County died 1906 Pike County
        listed in Perry County census 1850 age 4 middle name listed but hard to read.
        buried at Dorton, Pike County.
        Served in the CSA 5th Ky Infantry wounded at Chickamauga and Jonesboro Georgia
        Married: 29 Nov 1865 Wise County Va., Margaret "Peggy" Blevins dau of Linkhorn Blevins who married in 1836 Scott Co Va. and Sarah "Sally" Belcher born 1820. Peggy was born 15 Aug 1846 Russell County Va and died 8 Oct 1921 Hellier, Pike County and buried at Dorton

        Levi's Tombstone

        Levi and Margaret and children listed in 1880 Pike Census
        Levi age 37 1880 census res. ky born in Va
        Margaret age 35 born in Va
        1850 Census of Russell county Va lists:
        Linkhorn Blevins age 31 born Scott Co Va
        Sarah age 30 born Ky
        Alexander age 13 Children all Born in Scott Co. Va
        Nathaniel age 11
        Jackson age 9
        John W age 7
        Elizabeth J age 5
        Helen M age 4
        Margaret age 3
        Malvina age 1
        Other Information on Helen M. Blevins:
        married John Ramey in 1865).

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE:
        CONFEDERATE
        Company C.
        5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry CSA
        Orphan Brigade
        Wounded twice at Chickamauga and Jonesboro Georgia
        enlisted: 1 Sep 1862 Salyersville Kentucky
        "adjutant Generals Report

        Children: of Levi and Margaret
          1...Martha J. Belcher B: 1867 listed age 13 1880 census of Pike
          2...Mary E. Belcher B: 27 May 1868 Wise County Va listed age 12 Pike Census born Va
          3...Sarah Belcher B: 1869 Wise county Va listed age 11 1880 Pike Census born Va
          4...Linkhorn Belcher B: 1870 Wise County Va listed age 10 1880 Pike Census
          5...Jackson Belcher Born 11 Apr 1871
          died: 2 Jan 1946 Pike County KY.
          Married: 24 Jun 1897 Pike County Charlotta Ratliff.(Lottie)
          Children:
            1...Bowles born 1902 2...Della born 1905
            3...Manuel born 1907
            4...Nona born 1909
            5...Vernie age born 1916
            6...Dexter daughter born 1918
            7...Hazel born 1922

          6...Annie Belcher B: 1874 listed age 6 1880 Pike Census
          7...Jordan Ashley Belcher B: 1876 listed age 4 1880 Pike Census
          Married: 25 May 1898 Mary Alice Coleman dau. of Harvey Coleman and Sarah E. Damron
          Children:
            1...Frona Belcher
            2...Elic (Eric) Belcher
            3...Edward Belcher
            4...Oma Belcher
            5...Ottie Belcher
            6...Levi Jr. Belcher
            7...Emmet Woodrow Belcher B: 13 March 1917 Wolfpit Pike County Ky
            died: 18 Apr 1984. buried Coleman Cem Wolfpit Ky
            Married: Shirble Layne B: 19 May 1921 Wolfpit dau. of David Layne and Meter Agnes Yarborough

          8...Edward Belcher B:1878 listed age 2 1880 Pike County Census
          9...Sela Belcher B: 1879 listed 2 1/2 months 1880 Pike Census James Ratliff age 33 brother in law and son Miles age 4 living in home.
          10..Margaret Belcher born after 1880
          11..Thomas Hendrix Belcher (Henry) B: 27 Oct 1881 Pike County Ky
          died: 18 May 1959 Dickerson County Virginia
          Married: 9 Oct 1908 Letha Mae Potter B: 1892 Dau of James Potter and Rebecca Short, of Potters Flats Ky.
          both are listed in the Jan 1920 Pike County Census Henry age 39 wife Letha age 27


          Photo of This Family


          Front Left to Right: Dorothy Potter, Bart Belcher, Tina Belcher, and Woodrow Potter
          Back Left to Right: Role Belcher, Henry Belcher, Letha Mae "Potter" Belcher,a nd REbecca Evelyn Short Potter Letha's Mother.
          Children
            1...Roland Burns Belcher age 11 1920 census B: 25 July 1909 Potters Flats Ky
            died: 3 Aug 1959 Pike County buried in the Elkhorn City Cem.
            Married: Opal Morgan B: 1915 died 16 March 1980 buried in the Elkhorn City Cem. Roland Listed in the 1920 Census Pike County Ky censusa ge 11 lower elkhorn
            2...Daniel Bart Belcher age 7 1920 census B: 20 Dec 1912 died 8 Aug 1974
            3...Tina G. Belcher age 5 1920 Census B: 1915

          4...Thomas Hendrix Belcher
          Married:#1?? #2 Mary Dickison no children
          #3 Margaret "Maggie" ??no children
          #4 7 Feb 1942 Vestia Mullins dau of Andy and Clarissa Stiltner Mullins Pike County
          5...Linda Lou Belcher
          6...Levi Belcher
          7...B.J. Wright 8...Andy Belcher
          9...Burchie Marie Belcher
          10..Connie Belcher
          11..Henry Belcher Jr.



        6...John Wesley Belcher Jr.
        Born: 1841 died East stone Gap
        listed in Perry County census 1850 age 9
        died: about 1920 East Stone Gap Virginia
        Married: Dorcas?? age 26 1870 Census

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE:
        CONFEDERATE
        Company C:
        5th Kentucky Infantry
        enlisted: 1 sept 1862 Pike County Kentucky
        "adjutant Generals Report

        Children:
          1...Prentice Belcher B: 1867 age 3 in 1870 Census
          2...Marshall Belcher B: 1868 age 2 in 1870 Census
          3...George Belcher B: 1869 age 6 months in 1870 Census.



        7...Nancy Elizabeth Belcher
        Born: 1844 died 1910 Elkhorn City ky
        listed in 1850 Perry County Census age 6
        according to census Levi should be listed next age 4
        Married: 26 Jan 1875 Thomas Bartley Pike County


        8...Jordan (Jourdan) Leander Belcher B: 16 Oct 1849 Perry County Ky
        listed Perry county 1850 Census age 1 died after 1910
        Married: 26 Jan 1875 Thomas Bartley Pike County
        Married: Elizabeth Dulcina Rowe 18 Jan 1874 Pike County
        Dulcena born 1824
        Listed 1880 Pike County Census
        Jordan Belcher age 30 living next door with wife Dulcina age 26 to Levi and Margaret Belcher

        Death Certificate of Jordan


        Children:
          1...Oliver Belcher B: 1876 listed 1880 census age 4, listed 1900 Pike Census age 24
          2...William Belcher B: 1878 listed 1880 age 2, not in 1900 census probably not at home by then.
          3...Isaac B. Belcher B: 1879 listed age 5 months in 1880 census listed 1900 age 19
          1880 census also lists Annie Belcher AGe 61 Mother, Knitting
          Nephew Harrison Belcher age 9
          Niece Jane Belcher age 7
          4...Evaline Belcher listed 1900 Census
          5...Grover C. Belcher listed 1900 Census
          6...Jenny Belcher listed 1900 Census
          7...Dovie Belcher listed 1900 Census
          8...Delia Belcher listed 1900 Census



        9...Alexander Belcher B: 1850 Breathitt county Ky Died Johnson County Ky

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE:
        CONFEDERATE 10th Kentucky Calvary Lawsons County:
        listed as present in raid on Pike County

        Alexander born 1851
        died: 7 June 1916
        Married: Sarah J. Fanning born 1850
        1880 Census Johnson Co.Ky
        Alexander Belcher age 30
        Sarah J. age 30
        Julia A. age 7
        Lucinda A. age 5
        Isaac R. age 3
        Viola age 10 months
        Harvey Vauhoose age 19

        10...Enoch Belcher B: 17 April 1854 pike County Ky died 21 Sept 1908
        Married: Louisa Belcher B: 1851
        Louisa had been married before at age 14 to John Bevins age 25 on 14 Aug 1870


      birth record:
      17 April 1856 born Pike
      mothers name Anna Belcher Pike County
      Married: Louisa C Belcher 12 Nov. 1874
      born 1856

      The record for Jasper Belcher son of John Wesley Belcher and Susie Campbell of Perry County Kentucky.

      Jasper was living with his grandparents in 1860 Perry County Ky. William w Campbell age 60 born in Ashe County North Carolina died 1893 and Hanna Friar Campbell born Tennessee age 54 Jasper Belcher was age 1 in Perry county Ky

      William W. Campbell age 60
      Hanna age 54
      Daniel age 27
      Susie age 22 (succa as one person translated the census record)
      Jas age 21 (James)
      William age 18
      Lewis age 15
      John age 12
      Jasper Belcher age 1
      This Jasper is Susie’s son

      William Campbell was living in home of son James in 1880 Census, Perry County

      Jasper J. Belcher was married several times;
      Eliza
      and had one child Wesley born in 1893
      Married Lula
      and had Walter in 1900
      and Jesse in 1905
      married Jane Miller in Perry County Kentucky
      no children

      1880 Owsley, county Ky
      Jasper age 22
      Eliza age 20
      It is not known if they had children the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire and there is a gap
      In the census records from 1880 to 1900
      In 1900 Jasper was living in Breathitt county Kentucky according to the 1900 Census Records.
      In the home of Edward and Nancy Arrowwood, a farmer
      Jasper is listed as a boarder,
      Jasper Belcher, boarder, born April 1859 Kentucky, age 41 working as a manager

      His son Wesley age 7 born 1893 age 7,
      was living next door listed as a boarder
      in the home of Lula and age 15 born Oct 1884 ?? aldens age 21, this census record is very hard to read.
      It is possible this is the Lula that Jasper married in 1900 and went to ohio afterward, she would be the right age. But could be a coincidence that her name is lula and she is the right age.

      1910 butler county Ohio
      Jasper belcher age 48
      Second marriage for him.
      Lula age 27 born in Ky first marriage for her
      Had 3 children, 2 of them living.
      Walter age 10 born in Ky
      Jessie age 5 born in Ky
      Living in the home of Cozal Ambrose working in a Safe Shop
      He and his family along with several others were boarders in this home. He also worked in the Safe Shop.

      They had returned to Kentucky by 1920 where he worked as a blacksmith. And he had married Jane sometime after 1910.
      1920 Perry county
      Jasper J. Belcher age 60
      Jane age 45
      Jesse son age 16 is lula’s son

      1930 floyd county Ky.
      Jasper J. Belcher age 71 age at first marriage 20 blacksmith
      Jane age 55 age at first marriage 15 years
      Lucile age 9 listed as adopted daughter born in Tennessee

      Harrison and Samuel have not been researched so far.

      gayl wells, belcherblues.com


      Enoch Belchers Genealogy Line


      There has been some contraversy on whether Enoch is John Wesley Belchers son or not
      Louisa is a Belcher so if he isnt then the line still holds as a Belcher line.
      Enoch Belcher April 17, 1856 Pike CO., KY

      .....It had been passed down orally that my 2nd Great grandfather Enoch Belchers father was not John “Wesley” Belcher b.abt. 1815. Every family member that descended thru this line has the same knowledge that this is the truth. It was said that his father was Booker Mullins. The problem was that we were unable to say for sure which Booker since all our elders who could tell us for sure have all passed on. Anna Moore his mother b. abt. 1815 in Pike CO. KY was married to and had several children with John. It was said after John had had numerous affairs that Anna had enough of him left VA and came home to Pikeville to be near her family. It was said that Enoch loved his father so much he named his firstborn son after his real father. Which he did. While growing up and hearing this story it never dawned on me that one day I would be doing genealogy and would need documentation of which Booker. But after some searching I think I have found the answer.

      Between my own deductions and the help of several cousins, I think I can safely say that the Booker Mullins I was looking for is Booker Mullins b. 1810 Pike CO., KY married to Nancy Potter. He fits the time, age, place and story perfect. So I knew from the story passed down that Booker had to have lived and stayed in the community in Pike CO. The Belcher’s and Mullins families stayed very close knit often inter-marrying. I also have two other proven lines that tie into this one also. When my Grandmother Rushie Belcher (Enoch’s granddaughter) spoke of Booker it was if everyone just knew who Booker was. Booker would have been married at the time so I’m sure that as any indiscretion in a family all this information would have been tight-lipped. The reason all of us on the Belcher side knew was it seems that Anna held Booker in high regards and wanted her son to know and keep his memory alive. Booker was killed only a few years after Enoch was born. I’m also sure after the hurt she endured with John “Westly” that it just made Booker more endeared. Which has a bit of irony for me since Booker himself was married at the time himself.

      The census records back up the times that John “Westly” had been away from Anna for some time. Anna can be found alone on the Pike CO tax list in 1854. John had himself listed with another wife in one record. Although you can find the marriage between John and Anna there is no divorce papers to be found. Also no marriage record to date for the other women in Johns life. So I personally think they never divorced. Also I was told when Enoch was born Anna didn’t list a father for him. Which is true. From what I can see in census records John was bouncing around during the birth of Anna’s children Jordan and Alexander. So I think their father’s might be in question also. I don’t know for sure. I can only speak for Enoch. From the oral history passed down in my family they only spoke of Enoch.

      I must give special Thanks! To cousin Tyra Mullins who has helped me so much! She really helped tremendously. Also a Big Thank You goes out to cousin Rick Dent.
      Although all this IS NOT PROVEN between what I know and facts I can find surrounding the story as I know it. I think it is a pretty safe assumption that Booker Mullins married to Nancy Potter is Enoch real father. Here are the facts that I have accumulated from cousins:
      1. Thanks go to cousin Rick Akers for this info:

      “ i have a birth date of apr 17, 1856 for enoch belcher. this is taken from pike county birth records. if you check the census of 1860 pike co, you will see that the booker mullins you are referring to was living just a few houses away from isaac moore, jr. isaac moore was annie belcher's brother. annie moore belcher was in perry co ky in 1850 with her husband, john wesley belcher. john left her and took up with another woman and annie went back to pike Pike Co. where they had come from. john then found yet another woman and ended up in wolfe and powell counties ky.”

      2. Thanks go to cousin Joyce Wallace for this info:

      "You have the story exactly as I believe it all happened. The Booker Mullins/Nancy Potter family lived very close to Isaac Jr. Anna also lived close by after she returned to Pike County. She was a charter member of the church which was established at Isaac Moore's house in 1872. There was no other Booker Mullins in the vicinity at that time to be the logical man. Many of Booker and Nancy's children also married into Anna's brother Aaron's family."

      Joyce also sent me this note: "Pike County Birth Records 1852-1909" by Hobbs and Picklesimer Page 55, "Enoch Belcher, born 17 April 1856, male, alive, parent - Anna Belcher." (No father was listed on his birth certificate).
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      Sources:
      Census of Pike County Kentucky
      "10th Ky Calvary csa" by: John Britton Wells 111:
      Copy of marriage Bond of John Wesley and Anna Moore, Pike County Ky.
      Civil War Rosters and records csa
      Breathitt County Census Records
      Deaton Family Files in Breathitt County Library
      Tombstones at the Crockettsville Cemetery, Crockettsville
      Documents: Gayl wells
      photos: from Rick and Yvonne Koller
      Yvonne is gt-gt-grandaughter of George Belcher and Matilda Deaton through Elizabeth and James Moore

      Gayl's E-Mail


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