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Nancy Marietta "Mary" Sparks Belshe
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1870
Hickory Hill
Cole County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1953
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Some genealogy records have Marietta being born in Miller County Missouri. Add'l research needs to be done. Most of her and Samuel Meade Belshe's children show to have been born Miller County Missouri. Only Frank Belshe was born outside of Missouri and he in Oklahoma.

Sam and Marietta (or Mary as some called her) left Missouri in the late 1890s and the family moved to Oklahoma. The family that moved to Oklahoma was Samuel and his wife Marietta and four children -Alice, Nell, Harvey and Childress. They moved close to a place called Bradley (in present-day Grady County).

When Samuel first went to Oklahoma, he went with his brother Tom. Sam and Tom made the run for land in Oklahoma but Sam didn't get any. Tom did. After Sam and his family settled at Bradley, Sam rented some land from an Indian and began to do some farming.

The 1900 US Census of Oklahoma shows Sam Belshe, his wife and their first 4 children, mentioned earlier; Frank was not born until 1904.

The Census located them in Township 6 N. Range 3 W.,​ Chickasaw Nation,​ Indian Territory. That Township would be located in today's McClain County, which is just south of present day Oklahoma City and adjacent (easterly) from Bradley.

At some point later it's thought that the Sam Meade Belshe family moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, which is also in present-day Grady County.
Family links: 
  Samuel Meade Belshe (1863 - 1935)
  Alice Mae Belshe Stover (1889 - 1933)*
  Nellie Lee Belshe Harrison Crowley (1891 - 1959)*
  William Harvey Belshe (1894 - 1980)*
  Childress Webster Belshe (1897 - 1980)*
  Frank Belshe (1904 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Family members arranged to install a marker on her space. The marker says:

Nancy Marietta (Sparks) Belshe
Born: August 9, 1870 Died: Dec. 24, 1953
Loving Wife of
Samuel Meade Belshe
Devoted Mother to
Alice Mae, Nellie Lee,
William Harvey, Childress Webster
Frank Belshe
Note: There is now a headstone marking Nancy Marietta (Sparks) Belshe's grave site in Laurel Land. Her burial is documented in their records as 'Mary Etta' as appeared on her death certificate.
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Space 6, Lot 28, Sec. 9
GPS (lat/lon): 32.64715, -97.35079
Created by: Lee Veal
Record added: Nov 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80288309
Nancy Marietta Mary <i>Sparks</i> Belshe
Added by: Lee Veal
Nancy Marietta Mary <i>Sparks</i> Belshe
Added by: Lee Veal
Nancy Marietta Mary <i>Sparks</i> Belshe
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Added by: Jamie Ellis
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Wonderful stone, Lee. Great work.
- Ray Beamer
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012

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