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  • Birth  6 Dec 1788  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 May 1873  Tuscarawas Co., OH; burial: Roxford M.E. Cem., Tuscarawas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0528  forneyclark
    Last Modified  03 Apr 2014 16:13:58 
    Family 1  Sarah Cornick Dutton, b. 28 Feb 1799 
    Married  Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0679  Group Sheet
    Family 2  NANCY UNKNOWN, b. ABT. 1790 
    Married  9 Feb 1809  Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Harmon Belch, b. 24 Jan 1810, Warren Twp., Tuscarawas Co., OH
    Family ID  F0014  Group Sheet
    Family 3  Elizabeth Barnes, b. 26 May 1788 
    Married  17 Jan 1811  Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Mary Belch, b. AFT. 1811
     2. Joseph Belch, b. AFT. 1811
     3. Nancy Belch, b. ABT. 1811
     4. Susan T. Belch, b. AFT. 1811
     5. Rachel Belch, b. 21 Jan 1821, Harrison Co., OH
     6. Elizabeth Belch, b. 28 Feb 1825, Monroe Twp., Harrison Co., OH
     7. Isabel Belch, b. AFT. 1811
    Family ID  F0767  Group Sheet
    Family 4  Miranda Unknown, b. 26 Jun 1798 
    Married  1851-1856 
    Family ID  F0768  Group Sheet
    Family 5  Jane Loveless, b. 18 Jul 1812, MD  
    Married  1856-1860 
    Family ID  F0769  Group Sheet
  • Documents Belch, John: Last Will and Testament of John Belch (1788-1871)Belch, John: Last Will and Testament of John Belch (1788-1871)
    Last Will and Testament of John Belch is from It was transcribed by June E. Herron in April 2001. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. It may take a minute before you can activate this feature.
  • Notes 
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      Unknown: [Donna Forney Clark: I've searched for my original source for this information and cannot find it].
      John Belch married five times: 1. Nancy died February 3, 1810, a few days after Harmon Belch was born. 2. Elizabeth on January 1, 1811. She died February 24, 1851. 3. Maranda, abt. 1853. She was born June 25, 1797 and died Feb. 12, 1856. 4. Jane on July 17, 1856. She was born July 17, 1812 and died April 12, 1866. 5. Sarah Elizabeth Carr(?) Dutton on August 9, 1866.
      Also I have as John Belch's parents Joseph Belch (b. abt. 1760) and Elizabeth Unknown (b. abt. 1765), but I cannot find my reference for these names.
      John Belch was a miller.
      Ancestors of Anne Leggett:
      Anne Leggett McDonald:
      ID: I1964
      Name: John Belch 1
      Sex: M
      Birth: 6 DEC 1788 in PA 2 3
      Death: 8 MAY 1873 in Tuscarawas County, OH 4
      Burial: Roxford M.E. Cemetery, Tuscarawas County, OH 4
      Event: Change Date 12 JAN 2005
      Marriage 1 Nancy [Belch] b: BET 1788 AND 1793
      Married: 9 FEB 1809 in Jefferson County, OH 5
      Harmon Belch b: 24 JAN 1810 in Warren Township, Tuscarawas County, OH
      Marriage 2 Elizabeth Barnes b: 26 MAY 1788 in MD
      Married: 17 JAN 1811 in Jefferson County, OH 6
      Rachel Belch b: 21 JAN 1821 in Harrison County, OH
      Elizabeth Belch b: 28 FEB 1825 in Monroe Township, Harrison County, OH
      Marriage 3 Jane Loveless b: 18 JUL 1812 in MD
      Married: BET 1856 AND 1860 in Tuscarawas County, OH 7
      Marriage 4 Sarah [Dutton] b: 28 FEB 1799 in Brownsville, PA
      Married: 9 AUG 1866 in Tuscarawas County, OH 8
      Anne Leggett McDonald's Sources:
      Title: Some Ancestors and Relatives of Thomas Howard Brooks and Bronta Evelyn Herron/Brooks
      Author: Foster Brooks
      Publication: computer printout for Kathie Lee Getchy Curran
      Title: Tuscarawas County, Ohio Cemeteries
      Author: ------
      Publication: Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society
      Text: date
      Title: 1860 federal census
      Text: location
      Title: Tuscarawas County, Ohio Cemeteries
      Author: ------
      Publication: Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society
      Title: Early Marriages of Jefferson County, Ohio, 1789-1838
      Author: compiled by Mary Donaldson Sinclair, edited by Dohrman J. Sinclair
      Publication: 1982
      Title: Ohio Marriages Recorded in County Courts through 1820: An Index
      Author: compiled and published by The Ohio Genealogical Society
      Publication: 1996
      Text: Barns
      Title: 1860 federal census
      Title: Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages
      Author: Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society, Inc.; reprint
      Publication: PO Box 141, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
      Text: Carr
      The Tuscarawas County Ohio USGenWeb page:
      A part of the USGenWeb Project:
      Peggy Ann (Tissot) Brown, Tuscarawas Co. Coordinator:
      FHL Film #0890355 - Tuscarawas Co., OH Court Records Vol. 6, pp.53-54:
      Will of JOHN BELCH
      Dtd 4 May 1871 - Pro 24 May 1873
      I John Belch of the County of Tuscarawas and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and Testament.
      First: It is my will that all my just debts, Funeral Expenses and legal liabilities, be paid out of my Estate.
      Second: I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Belch, in addition to such Items as are allowed to widows by law: (to be sett off by Appraisers, including one years support, and one hundred dollars worth of Personal property, to be selected By my sd wife and appraised by the appraisers of my estate:) a further sum of the interest of one third of All that may Remain of the Proceeds of my Real & personal Estate, after paying legal liabilities, the use or Interest of which said third part, I direct my Trustee hereinafter named, to pay to my sd wife, yearly, during her life, and at her Death, I direct sd one third part to be paid to my heirs & legatee, hereinafter named, in Equal proportions, as the other Two thirds are apportioned.
      Third: I give and bequeath to my son Harman Belch one ninth part of the proceeds of my estate, after paying legal liabilities, as aforesaid. To the legal heirs of my Daughter Mary Oliver one Ninth part. To Joseph Belch one Ninth part. To the children of my daughter Nancy Glass, one Ninth part; To the children of my daughter Susanna Conwell one Ninth part; To the children of my daughter Rachel Leget one Ninth part.
      To the children of my daughter Elisabeth Herron one Ninth part,
      To the children of my daughter Isabel Rigel one Ninth part, and
      to my Step-son David Ervin,
      In the event that he shall Faithfully Execute this my last will, without any further Charge or fees, one Ninth part, & should the Sd David Ervan, after he may have proceeded to the Settlement of my Sd Estate and before the same may be finally closed be called off by death, any or all unpaid part of Sd one Ninth part, I hereby bequeath to his legal heirs.
      I hereby Nominate David Ervan, above named Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby authorising him to Compromise, adjust & settle all Claims due me, And to sell either at Public or private Sale, all my Real Estate, lying in the Township of Warren, County of Tuscarawas & State of Ohio; and Particularly described in Deeds which I hold for said Real Estate, and Deeds to make to purchasers for the same. I further direct my said Executor to pay over Legacies, Share & Share alike, to my Grandchildren above refered to, giving to each their distributive Share of all Dividends, And keeping all the said legatees as nearly equal in their distributive Shares as may conveniently be done, Still Reserving the one third part to be left at Interest for the use of my said wife Sara Belch; And if allowable, I hereby appoint the Sd David Ervan Trustee of Sd one third part. I do hereby Revoke all former wills by me made.
      In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 4th day of May A.D. 1871.
      John [his X mark] Belch {Seal}

      Signed & acknowledged by said John Belch as his last will and testament, in our presence & signed by us in his presence and at his Request.
      Lonard Ray
      I. S. Lappin

      The State of Ohio SS
      Tuscarawas County }
      We, Lenord Ray and Isreal S. Lappin being duly sworn in open Court this 24 day of May A.D. 1873, depose and say, that we were present at the execution of the last will and testament of John Belch hereunto annexed; and that we saw the said testator subscribe said will, and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament; and that the said testator at the time of executing the same, was of full age, and of sound mind and memory, and not under any restraint; and that we signed the same as witnesses at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other,
      [signed] Lonard Ray
      [signed] I.S. Lappin
      Sworn to and subscribed before me, the day and year aforesaid,
      [signed] W.B. Brown, Probate Judge
      Be it remembered that in the Probate Court of the County of Tuscarawas, and State of Ohio on the 24th day of May in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight Hundred and seventy three, at the town of New Philadelphia in said County, before W.B. Brown Judge of said Court, among the proceedings then and there had, were the following viz:
      In the matter }
      of the Will of } The last will and testament of John Belch deceased late of the
      John Belch } County of Tuscarawas and State of Ohio, was this day produced in
      } Court, and thereupon came Leonard Ray and Israel S. Lappin, the subscribing witnesses to said will and in open Court on Oath testified to the due execution and attestation of said will which testimony was reduced to writing, and by them respectively subscribed, and filed with said will, and it appearing to the Court by said testimony that said will was duly executed and attested, and that the said testator, at the time of executing the same, was of full age, and of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint. It is ordered by the Court that said Will be and the same is hereby admitted to Probate and together with the testimony ordered to be recorded. And thereupon came David Ervin the Executor of said will named and in open Court signified his acceptance of the trust of executing the same. It is therefore further ordered by the Court that letters testamentary be issued to him upon his giving bond in the sum of $19,000.00 Dollars conditioned according to law with James Gracy, George Bradshaw and William Crooks as his Sureties, and all of which has been accordingly so done.
      A Record Attest [signed] W.B. Brown, Probate Judge
      [N.B. Typed as written; Bold & Italics added for visual clarity.]
      Transcribed by June E. Herron - April 2001
      Photo of John Belch's headstone

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