Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Asa and Martha M. Belt




Belt
Martha      Asa

Buried Sisco Chapel Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 20 May 2015. Note this tombstone appears to be fairly new and may not date from the time of death of either Asa or Martha M. Belt.

Asa Belt was born 11 October 1836 Tennessee and died 13 December 1914 Crittenden County.[1] The names of his parents were unknown. The informant given on the death certificate was Mark Belt of Marion, Ky.

Martha M. Belt died before official death certificates were required in Kentucky. According to her obituary printed in the Crittenden Press 22 November 1909, she died 16 November 1909.

Asa Belt and Martha M. Howland married 20 March 1865 Crittenden County.[2]  This was a second marriage for both of them. Asa was first married to Lydia A. Sisco 21 August 1860[3] in Crittenden County and Martha  Rushing married J.F. Howland 23 September 1859 in Crittenden County.[4]


Published 10 January 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/



[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #32106 (1914), Ancestry.com, accessed 23 Oct 2016.
[2]  Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records Vol. 1 1842-1865, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1990), 109.
[3] Ibid, 85.
[4] Ibid, 78.

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