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Capt Marcus Lindsey "Mark" Belt, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1837
Lebanon
Marion County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1921
Higginsville
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA

Military service:
CSA, Co. E, 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry;
which was known as "Jackson's County Cavalry" or "Shank's Missouri Cavalry".

He rose to the rank of Captain in the CSA during the Civil War and was alleged to have been a bushwhacker.

Provost Marshal´s Records Database, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO:
Statement by Andrew A. Belt to Capt. D. A. Calvert re: robbery of steamboat "Marcella" by 18 bushwhackers led by Mark Belt in October of 1863 near Holmes warehouse; Four Federal soldiers onboard at the time; Frank Dosier, Captain of the "Marcella," 01-20-1864.

The town of Belton, Cass County, Missouri is named after him.

Also, the town of Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas was known as "Mark Belt" during the period of about 1887-1894 due to his land, livestock, and railroad dealings in the area at that time.

He was a major contributor to, and manager of, the Confederate Home in Higginsville for many years. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Virginia E. Burton Belt (1851 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Marcus Lindsey Belt (1865 - 1919)*
  Joseph Shelby Belt (1870 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Higginsville City Cemetery
Higginsville
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block B, Lot 14, Grave 2
 
Created by: Sky Pilot
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64386356
Capt Marcus Lindsey Mark Belt, Sr
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Capt Marcus Lindsey Mark Belt, Sr
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Capt Marcus Lindsey Mark Belt, Sr
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Feb. 11, 2015
Thank you sir for your service...
- R.E. Wood
 Added: Oct. 30, 2013

- JM Herman
 Added: Aug. 29, 2013
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