Mary ( Polly) Belcher

9 February 1821–9 June 1907 (Age 86)
Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary ( Polly)

When Mary ( Polly) Belcher was born on 9 February 1821, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Belcher, was 35 and her mother, Permelia Biggers, was 36. She married David Nelson Ryherd Or Richard on 5 July 1842, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 daughters. She died on 9 June 1907, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Burr, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Nelson Ryherd Or Richard
1823–1862
Mary ( Polly) Belcher
1821–1907
Marriage: 5 July 1842
Permelia E Richard
1843–1886
Hetty Permelia Richard
1857–1875
Susannah Richards
1845–1918
Parmelia Ryherd
1846–
Susan Ryherd
1847–
Mary Ryherd
1848–
Margaret or Mary Jane Richard
1849–1920
Harriet Mary Richard
1850–1894
L. E. Richards
1856–
Nelcena Richard
1859–1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 July 1842
Monroe, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Permelia E Richard

    Female1843–1886Female

    Susannah Richards

    Female1845–1918Female

    Parmelia Ryherd

    Female1846–Female

    Susan Ryherd

    Female1847–Female

    Mary Ryherd

    Female1848–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Hopkins Belcher

    Male1814–1881Male

    Preston Belcher

    Male1819–1892Male

    Female1821–1907Female

    Harriet Belcher

    Female1824–1906Female

    Mary Elizabeth Belcher

    Female1828–1872Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835

Age 14

Historical Boundaries - 1835: Jackson, Alabama, United States
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English:1. (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + chere ‘face’, ‘countenance’. Although it originally meant ‘face’, the word chere later came to mean also ‘demeanor’, ‘disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition. There has been some confusion with Bowser . 2. nickname for someone given to belching. See Balch .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Richard in household of D N Richard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ryherd in household of David N Ryherd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Belcher in entry for Janie Light, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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