|Birth: ||May 9, 1844|
St. Clair County
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1901|
Richard F. Bellew enrolled on the 6th day of November, 1863, as a Private in Co K 3rd Regiment Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers commanded by John H. Morton. He was captured by the enemy September 24, 1864 at Athens, Alabama, and escaped from rebel prison at Catawba, Alabama about January 16, 1865 and reported at Bridgeport, Alabama January 23, 1865. He was honorably discharged with rank of Corporal at Pulaski, Tennessee on the 3rd day of August, 1865, by reason of close of war.
On December 23, 1868, Richard F. was married to Mary Jane Potter at Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee by Squire Thomas Masby(Maulesby).
Richard applied for a pension on September 24, 1892, at age 49, a resident of Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma Territory. Application stated that "he is now unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of weak eyes, injury to right hand, chest trouble, piles, rheumatism, partly contracted in Cahaba Prison, Ala." Richard "Uncle Rich", was member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Jennings, Oklahoma in 1897.
On November 30, 1895, Richard F. Billew, aged 51, of the Creek Nation, again applied for a pension. Personal description information on application for pension were as follows: age, 51 years; height 5 feet 9 inches; complexion, fair; hair, light; eyes, blue. "That he is now suffering from piles and rheumatism...and that it incapacitates him from the performance of manual labor in such a degree as to render him unable to earn a support." His post office address is shown as Jennings, County of Pawnee, State of Oklahoma. His last pension (Certificate #973711) of $6.00 was paid on November 4, 1900. Richard died on January 6, 1901.
Richard F. Bellew is buried at Jennings Cemetery, Jennings, OK. (Sec2/Row 2).
Marker reads: d. Jan 6, 1901 age 56y 7m 28 d. Cemetery records show another Bellew grave next to him, but there apparently is no stone. Listed right above Richard is Lula Ballew, b. 20 Jan 1877; d. 19 Jun 1900, and another unmarked grave next to her. The base of Lula's marker reads: "Look on me as you pass by. As you are now, so one was I. As I am now, so you must be; prepare for death and follow me."
Isaiah Bellew (1792 - 1890)
Clarissa Mize Bellew (1801 - 1863)
Mary Jane Potter Bellew (1844 - 1905)
Rhoda Bellew Johns (1822 - 1901)*
William Bellew (1825 - 1899)*
Saul Ballew (1832 - 1862)*
Sarah Bellew (1833 - ____)*
Martha E. Belew (1835 - 1903)*
James M. I. Bellew (1838 - 1864)*
Lucy Ann Bellew Rutherford (1840 - 1903)*
David Richard F. Bellew (1844 - 1901)
Created by: rhm
Record added: Jul 06, 2013
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