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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Martin Brown "Shake" BELEW (65) & Martha Patsy BRYANT

182. Vandalia Jane BELEW, GG Granddaughter, F. Born on 1 Oct 1854 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Vandalia Jane was 72 when she died in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas on 29 Mar 1927. Vandalia Jane was buried in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Collin County, Texas.

Source: 1870 Gibson County TN census, Pension File. Texas Death Index 1903-1940
has her death 27 March 1927.
Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

She married William Madison\Mashall BELEW (139) , GG Grandson, M, son of James Monroe "Joe" BELEW (57), M (1817-1869) & Mary McCLURE, F (1815-1859), on 10 Sep 1870 in Carroll County, TN. Born on 25 Dec 1844 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. William Madison\Mashall was 79 when he died in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas on 24 Apr 1924. William Madison\Mashall was buried in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Collin County, Texas.

References: Charles E. BELEW, Dallas, Texas, Paul Wayne BELEW, P.O. Box 944,
Addison, Texas 75001 & Pension Files. 1880 Gibson County, TN census; Dist. 15; Dwl.
101; pg 464. Jere COX Files.
Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

They had the following children:
307 i. Monroe Turner, M (1872-1947)
308 ii. Martha "Mattie" Emily, F (1875-1946)
iii. Dovie Elizabeth, GGG Granddaughter, F. Born in 1876. Dovie Elizabeth died in Bowie County, Tx. Dovie Elizabeth was buried in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Collin County, Texas.

Dovie was buried in Bowie and later moved to Blue Ridge Cemetery.

309 iv. Martin Abner, M (1881-1945)
v. Elijah, GGG Grandson, M. Born in Oct 1887. Elijah was 23 when he died in 1911.

Elijah BELEW married Dora TURNER. When she ran off in 1911, he drank caroblic
poison, and killed himself. They had no children.

vi. Avie, GGG Grandson, M. Avie died before 1880.

Avie BELEW was not listed on the 1880 Gibson County, TN census. Died while still
a young boy.


183. John Samuel BELEW, GG Grandson, M. Born on 1 Dec 1856 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. John Samuel was 84 when he died in Greenfield, Weakley County, TN on 2 Nov 1941. John Samuel was buried in Highland Cemetery Greenfield, Weakley County TN.

1870 Gibson County, TN census. Family records, from John BRYANT'S book, January
the 16th 1863 states John was born 1 Dec 1851. Jere COX Files.
Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

He first married Ella N. FLIPPIN, F, on 6 Nov 1883 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Born on 25 Jan 1863 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Ella N. was 23 when she died in Greenfield, Weakley County, TN in 1887.

They had one child:
i. Floyd H., GGG Grandson, M.


He second married Rowena BARTON, F. Born in 1861. Rowena was 83 when she died in Weakley County, TN in 1944. Rowena was buried in Highland Cemetery Greenfield, Weakley County TN.

Rowena was married first to Mr. MARTIN. They had one child, Pearl MARTIN.

They had the following children:
424 i. Gent Barton, M (1895-1954)
425 ii. Pearl Martin, F

184. William Martin "Bill" BELEW, GG Grandson, M. Born on 23 Dec 1862 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. William Martin "Bill" was 53 when he died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 19 Jul 1916. William Martin "Bill" was buried in Bradford Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

Jere COX Files. Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

He married Nannie E. BAIRD, F, on 30 Jul 1882 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Born on 2 Sep 1863. Nannie E. died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Nannie E. was buried in Bradford Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

They had the following children:
426 i. R. Louis, M
427 ii. David Martin "Bud", M (1884-)

185. Alzara C. BELEW, GG Granddaughter, F. Born on 12 Nov 1866 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Alzara C. was 58 when she died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 1 Oct 1925. Alzara C. was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery Gann, Gibson County, TN.

Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

She married Harve J. THOMAS, M. Born on 25 Oct 1862. Harve J. was 76 when he died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 20 Dec 1938. Harve J. was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

They had the following children:
i. Infant Daughter, GGG Granddaughter, F. Born on 10 Jan 1889 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Infant Daughter died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 10 Jan 1889. Infant Daughter was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

ii. Infant Daughter, GGG Granddaughter, F. Born on 29 Sep 1895 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Infant Daughter died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 1 Nov 1895. Infant Daughter was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

iii. Willie, GGG Granddaughter, F. Born on 8 Jun 1902 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Willie died in Hartford, Hartford County, CT.

Willie THOMAS married 1- Erron BAKER and 2- Bill CORUM.

iv. Holice P., GGG Grandson, M. Born on 4 Apr 1908 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Holice P. was 3 when he died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 23 Jul 1911. Holice P. was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.


186. Elijah C. "Lige" BELEW, GG Grandson, M. Born in 1873 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Elijah C. "Lige" was 66 when he died in Memphis, Shelby County, TN on 17 Sep 1939. Elijah C. "Lige" was 66 when he was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Gibson County, TN on 19 Sep 1939.

Quoted by Mrs. Hauley SMITH by phone conversation to Jere COX. The FGS says
Elijah's middle initial is M. Jere COX Files.
Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

He married Ada JOHNS, F. Born in 1876. Ada was 83 when she died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee in 1959. Ada was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Gibson County TN.

They had the following children:
428 i. Robert, M
429 ii. Ruth, F (1895-1990)
iii. Etta May, GGG Granddaughter, F. Born on 17 Oct 1897 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Etta May was 43 when she died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 30 Nov 1940. Etta May was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

iv. Blake, GGG Grandson, M. Born on 16 Nov 1902 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Blake died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Blake was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

430 v. Kate, F (1906-)
431 vi. Finis Malcolm (Monte), M (1908-1984)
432 vii. William Clone, M (1913-)

187. Elvira Roella BELEW, GG Granddaughter, F. Born in 1875 in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Elvira Roella was 68 when she died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee in 1943. Elvira Roella was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

Relation: 1-Cousin 3 T Removed

She married James E. "Jim" RICHARDS, M. Born in 1874. James E. "Jim" was 85 when he died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee in 1959. James E. "Jim" was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Gibson County, TN.

Jim RICHARDS filled in for preacher when needed, conducted weddings and
funerals. His father, Dave Richards was a Church of Christ.

They had the following children:
i. Martin Brown, GGG Grandson, M. Born on 23 Mar in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Martin Brown died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 10 Jan 1901. Martin Brown was buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Gibson County TN.

Martin was a small child when he died. Year of birth illegible.

ii. Bernice, GGG Granddaughter, F.

Burnice RICHARDS married Louis NEESE (Paris) and lived in San Bernadino, CA.
Interview with Robert COX, father of Jere COX: Robert dated Bernice before
she went to Bethel College and became a teacher. She moved to California
where she came to Skullbone Renuion in California before she died there. She
had one afflicted son.


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