John T Belcher

13 October 1774–19 June 1839 (Age 64)
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

The Life of John T

When John T Belcher was born on 13 October 1774, in Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, his father, Isham Edwin Belcher Sr, was 42 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Clay, was 40. He married Martha Johnston on 25 October 1794, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Big Lick Magisterial District, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 19 June 1839, in Crawford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Eastridge Schulz Cemetery, Riddle, Ohio Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.

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John T Belcher
Martha Johnston
Marriage: 25 October 1794
Eleanor Belcher
Martha T Belcher
Matthew Belcher
Moses Belcher
Lucy Belcher
Edmund Thomas Belcher

Spouse and Children

25 October 1794
Washington, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Age 15

The Napoleonic Wars begin.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Belcher, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John T. Belcher Sr, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John T. Belcher, "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865"

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