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  • ID: P239
  • Birth: 1828 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA 1
  • _APID: 1,6742::13505352 2
  • Residence: 1880 Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
  • _APID: 1,6742::13505352 2
  • Name: William I. Belcher 1
  • _APID: 1,6742::13505352 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1899 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA 1
  • Name: William Belcher
  • Birth: 1828 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
  • Birth: 1829 in Franklin, Virginia, USA 3
  • Note:
    (Note: Franklin county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce.) WILLIAM I. BELCHER B 1828 SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO VA CO D 24TH VA INFANTRY WOUNDED IN BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES IN LEFT KNEE APPLIED FOR PENSION 10 JUNE 1896 FRANKLIN CO VA WILLIAM I. BELCHER DIED SNOW CREEK JUNE 1899 MARRIED: LUCINDA BELCHER B: 1834 SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO VA MARRIED March 1853 SNOW CREEK LUCINDA APPLIED FOR PENSION 1902 AGE 68FRANKLIN CO VA (The above William is the father of William I. Belcher 1856. This William, the son, married first a Julia and had Lulu Belcher b. 1891 and William Henry b. 1895. He then married Ella and had several children, one being Odessa 1915.) (Below is a listing from the Roster of the 24th VA Infantry, Company D, I believe this is my great-great-grandfather, father of William I. Belcher.) 131 Belcher, William J. D Private Private (Note: The middle initial here is listed as J., however it may have been an I., which is what I have in other records, and his son was William I., possible got mis-written by the military (?).) (Below is some history of the 24th VA Infantry, to which, my great-great-grandfather, William Belcher belonged, he is said to have been in Company D.) 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry 24th Infantry Regiment was assembled in June, 1861, with men from Floyd, Franklin, Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Mercer, and Henry Counties. It served under Early at First Manassas, then was assigned to Early's, Kemper's, and W.R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 24th participated in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it was involved in the engagements at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The regiment contained 740 men in April, 1862, and reported 189 casualties at Williamsburg and 107 at Seven Pines. It lost 4 killed, 61 wounded, and 14 missing at Frayser's Farm, had 8 wounded at Fredericksburg, and had about forty percent of the 395 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. Many were lost at Sayler's Creek with no officers and 22 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Jubal A. Early and William A. Terry; Lieutenant Colonels Peter Hairston, Jr. and Richard L. Maury; and Majors William W. Bentley, Joseph A. Hambrick, and J.P. Hammet. The father of the William I. born about 1828 is Isham Belcher. (From various sources.) On the 1860 Slave Schedule for VA, William had 1 male slave, aged 58. 1850, listed as living with his parents, in Franklin Co., VA. (From Rootsweb search:) # Name: William BELCHER # Surname: Belcher # Given Name: William # Sex: M # Birth: 1828 in Virginia 1 # Death: by 1900 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia # Event: spelled Belsher Naming 1850 Franklin County, Virginia 2 # Residence: 1850 Franklin County, Virginia, with parents 2 # Census: 1850 Franklin County, Virginia 2 # Occupation: farmer, land $2000, personal property $1645 1860 South Western District, Franklin County, Virginia 3 # Occupation: owned farm, $800 in land, $300 in personal prop. 1870 Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia 4 # Occupation: farmer 1880 Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia 1 # Note: Franklin county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce. # Change Date: 29 Jun 2006 at 12:40:06 Father: Isham BELCHER b: 1776 Mother: Martha b: 1794 Marriage 1 Lucinda b: Feb 1833 in Virginia * Married: Mar 1854 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 5 Children 1. Charles C. BELCHER b: 1855/1856 in Virginia 2. William I. BELCHER b: May 1856 in Virginia 3. Isham Sterling BELCHER b: 1857/1858 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 4. Roxanna Rory BELCHER b: 1859/1860 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 5. Susan A. BELCHER b: 1860/1861 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 6. John A. BELCHER b: 1865/1866 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 7.Robert G. BELCHER b: 1867/1868 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably Sources: 1. Title: 1880 census Snow Creek Franklin County Virginia 2. Title: 1850 census Franklin County, Virginia 3. Title: 1860 census South Western District, Franklin County, Virginia 4. Title: 1870 census Snow Creek Franklin County Virginia 5. Title: Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853-1875 Publication: Beverly Merritt
    == Biography ==
    ''This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.''

    === Name ===: Name: William I. /Belcher/Source: [[#S-2091353993]] Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William I. Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38Source: [[#S-2091353993]] Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38Source: [[#S-1846132817]] Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia; Roll: 1366; Family History Film: 1255366; Page: 203D; Enumeration District: 109; Image: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1880usfedcen&h=13505352&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1828 Birth place: Virginia Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States APID: 1,6742::13505352
    : Name: William /Belcher/
    Found multiple versions of NAME. Using William I. /Belcher/.

    === Birth ===
    : Birth:
    :: Date: 1828:: Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USASource: [[#S-2091353993]] Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38Source: [[#S-1846132817]] Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia; Roll: 1366; Family History Film: 1255366; Page: 203D; Enumeration District: 109; Image: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1880usfedcen&h=13505352&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1828 Birth place: Virginia Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States APID: 1,6742::13505352
    : Birth:
    :: Date: 1828
    :: Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
    : Birth:
    :: Date: 1829:: Place: Franklin, Virginia, USASource: [[#S-2091353993]] Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William I. Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38
    Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1828

    === Death ===
    : Death:
    :: Date: 1899:: Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USASource: [[#S-2091353993]] Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38

    === Residence ===
    : Residence:
    :: Date: 1880:: Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USASource: [[#S-1846132817]] Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia; Roll: 1366; Family History Film: 1255366; Page: 203D; Enumeration District: 109; Image: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1880usfedcen&h=13505352&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1828 Birth place: Virginia Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States APID: 1,6742::13505352

    === Note ===: Note: (Note: Franklin county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce.)
    ::
    :: WILLIAM I. BELCHER B 1828 SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO VA
    :: CO D 24TH VA INFANTRY WOUNDED IN BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES
    :: IN LEFT KNEE APPLIED FOR PENSION 10 JUNE 1896 FRANKLIN CO VA
    :: WILLIAM I. BELCHER DIED SNOW CREEK JUNE 1899
    :: MARRIED: LUCINDA BELCHER B: 1834 SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO VA
    :: MARRIED March 1853 SNOW CREEK
    :: LUCINDA APPLIED FOR PENSION 1902 AGE 68FRANKLIN CO VA
    :: :: (The above William is the father of William I. Belcher 1856. This William, the son, married first a Julia and had Lulu Belcher b. 1891 and William Henry b. 1895. He then married Ella and had several children, one being Odessa 1915.)
    :: :: (Below is a listing from the Roster of the 24th VA Infantry, Company D, I believe this is
    :: my great-great-grandfather, father of William I. Belcher.)
    :: 131
    :: Belcher, William J. D Private Private:: (Note: The middle initial here is listed as J., however it may have been an I., which is what I:: have in other records, and his son was William I., possible got mis-written by the military (?).)
    :: :: (Below is some history of the 24th VA Infantry, to which, my great-great-grandfather, William Belcher belonged, he is said to have been in Company D.)
    ::
    :: 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
    :: :: 24th Infantry Regiment was assembled in June, 1861, with men from Floyd, Franklin, Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Mercer, and Henry Counties. It served under Early at First Manassas, then was assigned to Early's, Kemper's, and W.R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 24th participated in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it was involved in the engagements at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The regiment contained 740 men in April, 1862, and reported 189 casualties at Williamsburg and 107 at Seven Pines. It lost 4 killed, 61 wounded, and 14 missing at Frayser's Farm, had 8 wounded at Fredericksburg, and had about forty percent of the 395 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. Many were lost at Sayler's Creek with no officers and 22 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Jubal A. Early and William A. Terry; Lieutenant Colonels Peter Hairston, Jr. and Richard L. Maury; and Majors William W. Bentley, Joseph A. Hambrick, and J.P. Hammet.
    ::
    :: The father of the William I. born about 1828 is Isham Belcher.
    :: (From various sources.)
    :: :: On the 1860 Slave Schedule for VA, William had 1 male slave, aged 58.
    ::
    :: 1850, listed as living with his parents, in Franklin Co., VA.
    ::
    :: (From Rootsweb search:)
    ::
    :: # Name: William BELCHER
    :: # Surname: Belcher
    :: # Given Name: William
    :: # Sex: M
    :: # Birth: 1828 in Virginia 1
    :: # Death: by 1900 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia
    :: # Event: spelled Belsher Naming 1850 Franklin County, Virginia 2
    :: # Residence: 1850 Franklin County, Virginia, with parents 2
    :: # Census: 1850 Franklin County, Virginia 2:: # Occupation: farmer, land $2000, personal property $1645 1860 South Western District, Franklin County, Virginia 3:: # Occupation: owned farm, $800 in land, $300 in personal prop. 1870 Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia 4
    :: # Occupation: farmer 1880 Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia 1:: # Note: Franklin county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce.
    :: # Change Date: 29 Jun 2006 at 12:40:06
    ::
    :: Father: Isham BELCHER b: 1776
    :: Mother: Martha b: 1794
    ::
    :: Marriage 1 Lucinda b: Feb 1833 in Virginia
    :: :: * Married: Mar 1854 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 5
    ::
    :: Children
    ::
    :: 1. Charles C. BELCHER b: 1855/1856 in Virginia
    :: 2. William I. BELCHER b: May 1856 in Virginia:: 3. Isham Sterling BELCHER b: 1857/1858 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably:: 4. Roxanna Rory BELCHER b: 1859/1860 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably:: 5. Susan A. BELCHER b: 1860/1861 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably:: 6. John A. BELCHER b: 1865/1866 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably:: 7.Robert G. BELCHER b: 1867/1868 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably
    ::
    :: Sources:
    ::
    :: 1. Title: 1880 census Snow Creek Franklin County Virginia
    :: 2. Title: 1850 census Franklin County, Virginia:: 3. Title: 1860 census South Western District, Franklin County, Virginia
    :: 4. Title: 1870 census Snow Creek Franklin County Virginia
    :: 5. Title: Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853-1875
    :: Publication: Beverly Merritt

    === Marriage ===

    : Husband: [[Belcher-1017|Isham Belcher]]
    : Wife: [[Mitchell-5880|Patsy Martha Mitchell]]
    : Child: [[Belcher-1059|Matthew Cabiness Belcher]]
    :: Relationship to Father: Natural
    :: Relationship to Mother: Natural
    : Child: [[Belcher-1022|William I. Belcher]]
    :: Relationship to Father: Unknown
    :: Relationship to Mother: Unknown
    : Child: [[Belcher-1058|John William Belcher]]
    :: Relationship to Father: Natural
    :: Relationship to Mother: Natural
    : Child: [[Belcher-1020|Chalotte F. Belcher]]
    :: Relationship to Father: Natural
    :: Relationship to Mother: Natural
    : Marriage:
    :: Date: 4 Jan 1836:: Place: Franklin, Virginia, USASource: [[#S-1593956941]] APID: 1,3723::52209

    == Sources ==
    * Source: S-1593956941 Repository: [[#R-2142460164]] Title: Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 Publication: Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. APID: 1,3723::0 * Repository: R-2142460164 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com* Source: S-1846132817 Repository: [[#R-2142460164]] Title: 1880 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 'a9 Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited Note: APID: 1,6742::0 * Source: S-2091353993 Repository: [[#R-2142460163]] Title: Public Member Trees Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;; Note: Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;). * Repository: R-2142460163 Name: www.ancestry.com



    === Acknowledgments ===
    Thank you to [[Stiles-1327 | Robert Stiles]] for creating WikiTree profile Belcher-1022 through the import of 2013-07-01.ged on Jul 1, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Robert and others.






    Father: Isham Belcher b: 1776 in Amelia, Virginia, USA
    Mother: Patsy Martha Mitchell b: 1794 in Virginia, USA

    Marriage 1 Lucinda Belcher b: Feb 1833 in Virginia, USA
    • Married: Mar 1854 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Charles C. Belcher b: 1855 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
    2. Has Children William I Belcher b: 07 May 1856 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
    3. Has Children Isham Sterling Belcher b: 07 Dec 1857 in Franklin, Virginia, USA
    4. Has No Children Roxanne A. Belcher b: 1860 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
    5. Has No Children Susan A. Belcher b: 1861 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA
    6. Has Children John Albert Belcher b: 20 May 1866 in Virginia, USA
    7. Has Children Robert G. Belcher b: 1868 in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, USA

    Sources:
    1. Repository:
        Name: www.ancestry.com
        Note:

      Title: Public Member Trees
      Author: Ancestry.com
      Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;
      Note:
      Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Page: Database online.
      Note:
      Text: Record for William Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38
    2. Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com
        Note:

      Title: 1880 United States Federal Census
      Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited
      Note:

      Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia; Roll: 1366; Family History Film: 1255366; Page: 203D; Enumeration District: 109; Image: .
      Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1880usfedcen&h=13505352&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
      Note:
      Text: Birth date: abt 1828 Birth place: Virginia Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States
    3. Repository:
        Name: www.ancestry.com
        Note:

      Title: Public Member Trees
      Author: Ancestry.com
      Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;
      Note:
      Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Page: Database online.
      Note:
      Text: Record for William I. Belcher http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=38
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