John Newton Belew

Male2 April 1837–8 July 1912

Brief Life History of John Newton

When John Newton Belew was born on 2 April 1837, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, his father, Newton Belew, was 22 and his mother, Mary, was 18. He married Mary M Hicks on 27 May 1857. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Current Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Texas Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 8 July 1912, in Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dent, Missouri, United States.

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John Newton Belew
Mary M Hicks
Marriage: 27 May 1857
Andrew J. Belew
Mary J. Belew
John Newton Belew Jr
Sabrey M Belew
William Thomas Belew
Silas E. Belew
Russell Emmett Belew
Elias Alexander Belew
Anna Catherine Belew
Walter Lee Belew

Sources (11)

  • J N Belew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John NEWTON Belew - Government record: Census record: birth-name: John Newton Belew
  • John N. Belen, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1857
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

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


    Age 9

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 25

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Bellew 2, a surname of probable French origin (see Ballou 1 and 2).

    English, Irish, and Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Bellew 1. This form of the surname has apparently died out in Britain.

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

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