Mary Belle Hurt

Brief Life History of Mary Belle

When Mary Belle Hurt was born on 2 February 1836, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Josephus Hurt, was 28 and her mother, Charlotte Nichols, was 21. She married James Tazewell Kasey on 7 December 1859, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Staunton Magisterial District, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 3 May 1907, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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James Tazewell Kasey
Mary Belle Hurt
Marriage: 7 December 1859
George Griffin Kasey
James Tazewell Kasey
Virginia E "Jennie" Kasey
Mary Lillian Kasey
John Valentine Kasey
Josephus Kasey
Valeria Belle Kasey

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  • Mary B Kasey in household of Jas Kasey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary B Hurt - Government record: birth-name: Mary B Hurt
  • Mary B. Kasey, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


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

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hart . In Middle English, Old English heorot ‘hart’ became hurt west of a line running roughly from Dorking to Birmingham, and this has occasionally survived, though often replaced by the standard hart from hert.

German: topographic name from Middle High German hurt ‘hurdle, woven fence’.

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

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