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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Joseph A. PARKER (13) & Sarah Ann COFFEY

41. Rebecca Adaline PARKER. Born on 8 Aug 1838 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 20, Rebecca Adaline died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 7 Jun 1859. Buried in Jun 1859 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850.

Died in childbirth.

In Oct 1858 when Rebecca Adaline was 20, she married John Green BELEW, son of Jacob BELEW (1795-1855) & Sarah WILBOURN (1792-1872), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 5 Jun 1830 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 68, John Green died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 28 Mar 1899. Buried in Mar 1899 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Occupation: Farmer and machinist.

Military: Served in Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, US, during the American Civil War.

John G. Belew, farmer and machinist, was born in Carroll County, Tenn., 1830, and is one of seven children, four of whom are living. The father, Jacob Belew, was born in South Carolina in 1796 and had very meager advantages for an education. He was a saddler by occupation in his younger days and when about twenty-two years of age, married Sarah Wilburn. In about 1819 they emigrated to Carroll County, and purchased land in the Thirteenth District on which he passed the remainder of his days. He was one of the very early pioneers of Carroll County having settled there when the county was a vast wilderness. He died in 1855. The mother was born in South Carolina about 1794, and died about 1869. Our subject was reared under the parental roof and received his education in the old log schoolhouses of that period. He learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed exclusively till about 1860. In October, 1858, he married Adaline Parker, of Henderson County, and then located in Clarksburg, where he has since resided. By this union they had one child deceased. In June, 1859, Mrs. Belew died and in October, 1860, he married Miss Mitchell, a native of Kentucky, born about 1840 and the daughter of Scott Mitchell. This union resulted in the birth of eight children-seven now living: William E., Ludie, James S., Robert L., Mettie, Ada and Thomas. Mrs. Belew died in 1880. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. During the late Civil war, Mr. Belew, in August, 1862, enlisted in Company G, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate Army, and was captured in December of the same year, taken to Camp Chase where he was held on parole till September, 1863. He then returned to Salisbury, Miss., and rejoined the service. At the end of fifteen months of hardship and suffering he returned home. Previous to the war, in 1860, he engaged in the milling business, manufacturing both lumber and flour, which pursuit he has since continued with evident success. His mill is situated two and a half miles northwest of Clarksburg. He also owns about 700 acres of land, the most of which is producing and in a high state of cultivation. The home farm consists of 158 acres at Clarksburg. In politics Mr. Belew was formerly a Whig and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Scott, Since the war he has affiliated with the Republican party. He is a Mason of long standing, and an advocate of universal education and is a liberal supporter of charitable, religion and all public enterprises.




John and son, Joseph N. Belew, were living in the household of Joseph McCall, 13th District, Carroll County, during the 1860 Census.

They had one child:
i. Joseph Napoleon. Born on 24 Oct 1858 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 19, Joseph Napoleon died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 22 Jan 1878. Buried in Jan 1878 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.


John and Adaline had one child that died in infancy.

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