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Joseph BELEW
Husband:  Joseph BELEW
Birth:  28 Dec 1820, MO
Death:  9 Jul 1873, Franklin Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Solomon BELEW
Mother:  Tabitha COOK
Marriage:  21 Jun 1849
Wife:  Sarah DIXON
Birth:  18 Apr 1829, MO
Death:  23 Jan 1887
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Henry DIXON
Mother:  Sarah HALE
born in MO, either in Jefferson Co., MO, or in Prairie Twp., Franklin Co., MO:
1.  Matilda S. BELEW, b. 27 Jul 1850; d. 19 Sep 1919; m. John C. SHORT (1847-1908)
2.  J. Henry BELEW, b. ca. 1853
3.  Solomon D. BELEW, b. 1855/6
4.  H. H. BELEW [male], b. 1857/8

born in MO, presumably in Prairie Twp., Franklin Co.,  MO:
5.  Tabitha BELEW, b. 1861/2
6.  Sarah J. BELEW, b. 1865/6

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Missouri


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Missouri Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-227):  not found, but no Jefferson County marriages are included on the CD.

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):  not found, which is odd because Jefferson County marriages are contained here.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 153):  District No. 42, Jefferson Co., MO, Roll M432_402, p. 411A, 65/65, enumerated 9 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Joseph Ballew 29 M   Farmer 50 Mo
Sarah     " 20 F       Mo
Sarah Dixon 59 F       Va
Sarah (HALE) DIXON is Joseph's mother-in-law.  Listed next to Joseph's brother-in-law, Henry Clay TODD.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 24 indexed "Belows"):  Grub Ville P.O., Prairie Twp., Franklin Co., MO, Roll M653_619, p. 231, PN 115, 790/790, enumerated 20 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Joseph Belew 49 M   Farmer 1000 500 Vig
Sarah    " 32 F         Mo
May 10 F          
J H  7 M          
S D  5 M          
H H  2 M          
Listed two households from Anthony & Nancy (STROUP) FISHER.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, and I really looked, including a page-by-page search of Prairie Twp., Franklin Co., MO.  Can't find Anthony FISHER or John SHORT, either.

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 34 indexed "Belen"):  Prairie Twp., Franklin Co., MO, Roll T9_686, p. 201B, PN 22, SD 3, ED 75, enumerated 14 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 13 21 24 25 26
160 165 Belew Sarah W F 53     / Keeping house   MO Eng Va
    _____ Henry W M 26 Son /   Farmer   MO MO MO
    _____ Solomun D W M 24 Son /   Teacher   MO MO MO
    _____ Tabitha W F 18 Dau /   At home / MO MO MO
    _____ Sarah J W F 14 Dau /     / MO MO MO
    Branderman Fred W M  6 Adopted Son /       MO Ger Ger
Listed two households from married daughter, Matilda (BELEW) SHORT (æ 30, b. MO) and her husband, John C. SHORT (æ 33, b. MO), and children, who is three households from Anthony & Nancy (STROUP) FISHER.

7.  OneWorldTree (online at Ancestry.com).

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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