Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Rev. William Belt

Rev. William
June 28, 1838
Apr. 13, 1899
Gone Home

Buried in Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 16 March 2016.

Rev. Belt's obituary appeared in the 20 April 1899 issue of the Crittenden Press. It stated he had passed away at his home one mile north of Marion after being ill with pneumonia a few days. The funeral took place at his home and he was buried at the new cemetery (Mapleview). He was born in Crittenden County and had resided there all his life. He was converted and joined the Baptist church and then became a minister. His father, R.G. Belt, was from Tennessee and reared a family of four sons and two daughters; only one child now survives, Mr. J.S. Belt of Hickman.

William Belt obtained a marriage license to marry Mary E. McMican 8 November 1859[1] and married Mary Ann Eaton 14 May 1865. [2]

[1]  Brenda Joyce Jerome.  Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records Vol. 1  1842-1865 and Abstracts of Wills Book 1  1842-1924, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990), 79.
[2]  Ibid, 110.

Published 12 July 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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