Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Jonathan and Sarah C. Belt

Jonathan Belt
Jan. 8, 1854
July 17, 1928

Wife of
Jonathan Belt
Aug. 10, 1854
Dec. 17, 1893

Buried Watson Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 8 May 2017.

According to the death record of Sarah C. Belt, she died 17 December 1894[1], at the age of 39 in Crittenden County. Her parents were A.W. and Letty Sullinger.

Jonathan Belt is found in the household of A.H.  and Margaret Belt on the 1870 Crittenden County census. [2] In the household were Enoch Belt, age 19, Johnathan Belt, age 16 and B.W. Belt, age 33.

Jonathan Belt and Sarah C. Sullinger married 11 October 1876 at the home of the bride's mother in Crittenden County. The bridegroom's age is given as 22. He was born in Crittenden County and both parents were born in  Rutherford County, Tennessee.  The bride was  age 22, born Crittenden County and her parents were born in Livingston  County. [3]

Jonathan and Sarah C. Belt are enumerated on only one census - the 1880 Crittenden County census. Appearing in their household, also, are a daughter, Martha J., age 2, and Jonathan's 28-year-old brother, Enoch.

[1] Kentucky Death Records 1852-1964, online database, Ancestry.com, accessed 14 May 2017. Note the difference in death year.
[2] 1870 Crittenden County, Kentucky census, Hurricane Dist. #4, Post Office Hurricane, (database online) p. 403A, dwelling 134, family 149, image 256486, Ancestry.com, accessed 14 May 2017.
[3] Brenda Joyce Jerome, Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1866-1886, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1991) 80.

Published 25 July 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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