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.
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.