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James J Belford
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1849
Pope County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1907
Pope County
Illinois, USA

Son of William and Mary Brown Belford he married Edith Elizabeth Baldwin October 25 1872 and fathered five children: Olive,Ora,Julius,James& Harry. He was a County Commisioner and School teacher. In 1890 the Golconda Herald Tribune ran the following story:
Democratic candidate for County Commisioner wins election. In July of 1890 they wrote James is the tallest man in the county except for Sam Vickers but James's legs are 3 inches longer. Selected by Matt Layman a few years earlier to run against Esquire Cheney on the "Iron Fence" issue, on the grounds he was the only man with legs long enough to straddle the Iron Fence without getting hurt.
Characterized as an industrious farmer, teacher,firmly founded in the Democratic faith and will make a magnificent Captain for the Salt River Boat, 
Family links: 
  William James Belford (1822 - 1864)
  Mary Brown Belford (1828 - 1905)
  Edith Elizabeth Baldwin Belford (1851 - 1929)
  Olive Belford Threlkeld (1874 - 1941)*
  Julius Fred Belford (1879 - ____)*
  James J Belford (1849 - 1907)
  Lucinda Belford (1851 - 1853)*
  Julia Ann Belford (1853 - 1863)*
  Milow Belford (1855 - 1858)*
  Mary Etta Belford Layman (1857 - 1911)*
  Medora Belford Michel (1859 - 1939)*
  Emma Belford Threlkeld (1861 - 1925)*
  William J Belford (1864 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 58y4m, clasped hands: "We miss thee from our home dear parents,we missthee from thy place. A shadow o"er our life is cast we miss the sunshine of thy face"
Belford Cemetery
Pope County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Row 2
Created by: Loretta Russell
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66599388
James J Belford
Added by: Loretta Russell
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Rest in peace dear cousin
- Loretta Russell
 Added: Mar. 14, 2011

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