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Margaret Polly Belcher

Margaret (Peggy) "Polly" Belcher b.09 Sept. 1847 Tazewell Co.VA,
died .26 March 1934 Cabell Co. WV,
daughter of William Floyd Belcher, Jr and Mary (Polly) Milam.

Mary Milam was the daughter of John Milam And Barbara Shrader

Polly was a common nickname for Mary and sometimes also for Margaret.

1850 Census Tazewell County Virginia
William Belcher age 36 born in Virginia
Polly age 28
Barbary age 10
Betsy age 8
Sarah age 6
Andy age 5
John age 4
Paris age 3
Peggy age 2
Allen age 1
Betsy Morgan age 22

Lewis Milam family and Andrew Milam family living next door to them
Other Milam families living near
1860 McDowell County Virgina / West Virginia
listed as Belsher in this 1860 Census

William Belcher age 45 born in Virginia
Mary Belcher age 41
Elizabeth age 20
Andrew age 17
John age 16
Paris age 14
Margaret age 12
Henry age 7
Mary A. age 5
Charlotte age 3
Anna age 2
Noah age 4 months

Story of William Floyd Belcher Jr. and his son Paris is on the belcherblues website

William Floyd Sr and his second wife Elizabeth living next door in the 1860 Mcdowell County Census:
with their two youngest children
William age 70
Elizabeth age 40
Rebecca age 8
Mary age 6

Polly, wife of William Floyd Belcher jr. remarried after 1864 to William Johnson after William was killed Sept 05,1864 Bud, Wyoming Co. WV.
Buried: Belcher Mountain, McDowell County Wv

Link to a website with the gravesites of William Floyd

1870 McDowell County Census:
William Johnson age 50 born in North Carolina
Polly age 52 born in Virginia
Margaret Belcher age 22 born in Virginia
Henry Belcher age 17 born in Virginia
Mary Ann Belcher age 15 born in Virginia
Charlotte Belcher age 13 born in West Virginia
Ann Belcher age 12 born in West Virginia
Noah Belcher age 10 born in West Virginia
Floyd Belcher age 8 born in West Virginia

next door is two of her oldest sons

John Belcher age 25 born in Virginia
wife Syntha age 20
Andrew Belcher age 27 born in Virginia
wife Sarah Ann age 22 born in Kentucky
children:William F. age 2 born in WV.
Margaret age 1 born in WV.

Margaret Belcher
married 18 Feb 1871 McDowell Co.WV, Lewis Franklin Hunt age 25
born 04 March 1842 Pike Co. KY, died .01 March 1907
s/o Henry Hunt and Sarah Rebecca (Lowe).

1880 Raleigh County West Virginia, Slab Fork, Census
Lewis F. Hunt age 34 born in Kentucky
Margaret age 29 born in West Virginia and all children
William G age 7
Mary J age 5
John H. age 3
Sarah E. age 2
Rebecca A age 9 months

Henry and Sarah Hunt living next door
Henry age 58 born in Kentucky
Sarah B. age 59 born in Virginia
Rebecca age 20 born in West Virginia

1900 Raleigh County west Va Census
dates in this census are off on dates

Lewis F age 58 born March 1842 Kentucky married 26 years
Margaret born Sept 1844 age 55 West Virginia married 26 years

Eliza age 18 born June 1882
Birda E age 15 born Aug 1884

1920 Census of Raleigh County West Virgina
Margaret Hunt is age 72 living with her daughter Eliza and her husband Hayden Wood
Hayden Wood age 38
Eliza age 38
Fannie age 15
Elmer age 14
Virgil age 12
Garnel son age 11
Wesley son age 2
mother in Law Margaret Hunt age 72 widow

1930 Cabell County, Huntington Census
Haden Wood age 48
Eliza age 48
Vannie age 25
Elmer age 24
Virgil Wood age 22
Wesley age 12
Artie age 6
Margaret Hunt mother in law widow age 83
Floyd Belcher age 68 uncle

1930 Huntingdon CabellCounty Census
Margaret died in Huntington WV St.Mary's Hospital after catching afire her night clothes on open flame.
Margaret and Lewis are both buried in Bower Cemetery., Coal City, Raleigh Co, WV.

1...William Guy Hunt born 1874 Married Martha E. Parker
2... Mary Jane Hunt b.1875 m/ William "Ira" McKinney
2... John Henry Hunt b.1877 m/ 1.Marinda Ellen Cook 2.Lockie Shrilda Casey
3... Sarah Emiline Hunt b.1878 m/ Martin Luther Canady
4... Rebecca Ann Hunt b.1879 m/ Joseph D. McKinney
Singin Joe as he was called.
    1...Dora Velma born 1898 died 10 Jan 1960
    Married: George Fitzwater
    2...Stella O. born 4 March 1900 died 12 Nov. 1908
    3...Eliza born 14 March 1902 died 12 Nov. 1909
    4...Troy born 19 March 1903 died 6 April 1978
    Married: Sara McKinney.
    5...Birdie born 3 July 1919 died 17 June 1980
    Married Fred McKinney
    6...Eurel born 8 April 1906 died 1 Sept 1987
    Married: Ivory Mills
    7...Zella Mae born 13 March 1908
    Married: Roy McKinney and George Everett Lilly
    8...Carrie born 26 Sept 1912 died 17 may 1987
    Married Sarah
    9...Ollie born 11 Jan 1914 died 10 June 2004
    Married: London Lloyd Mills died 1977
    10...Versie born?? Married: Shelvie Lusk born 12 August 1908
    Owner of photo of Margaret Belcher
    11...Minnie Marie born 4 Dec 1917
    Married: Charles Edward (Bud) Sneed 17 June 1941 Tennessee.
    Charles born 7 Jan 1914 and died 21 March 1984
    buried Elk Hills Cemetery, Charleston West Virginia
    daughter provided information on this line

    12...Dasil born 7 April 1920 died Dec 1995
    Married: Maudie Belcher daughter of John Belcher
    13...Meredity born 19 Sept 1922 died 11 Jan 1923
    14...Lola born 1924
    Married: Nathan Lusk, Sam Pierson, Jack, Tommy Squires

5...Eliza Hunt born June 1882 West Virginia m/ Tazewell Hayden Woods
6... Birda Ellen Hunt born August 1884 m/ Mark Hawley


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