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John Belshe
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1833
Monticello
Wayne County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1904
Laverty
Grady County
Oklahoma, USA

from the '86 edition of the Belshe Family Tree book, I found this note about John...

"In 1904 JOHN BELSHE made a trip by train to Oklahoma to visit Tom [#71020884] and his family in Cement [, Oklahoma]. On June 17 he [John] suffered a stroke and died. He was buried in the cemetery at Laverty in Caddo. Frances Ellen [John's 2nd wife] then moved to California to live with her daughter May. [Anna May (Belshe) Curty]"

While the Belshe Family Tree book said that his body had been buried in Laverty in Caddo, it's now known by photo surveys of headstones that he was buried in Laflin Creek Cemetery in Grady County.

The Belshe Family Tree Book also documents his birth year as 1834. I don't know what resource was used to determine that date, but the 1900 US Census documented his birth month and year as "Nov 1834". The headstone's death year is, so to speak, cast in stone, but it's possible that his wife's birth year, 1833, was used inadvertently. Efforts will be made to determine the actual date.

More bio info will be added. He and his progeny led pretty interesting lives. His 3rd son, Samuel Meade Belshe, was my great grandfather.

L. Veal
 
 
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 Parents:
  Madison Harvey Belshe (1811 - 1882)
  Eleanor Witten Belshe (1807 - 1872)
 
 Spouses:
  Lucy Ann Bond Belshe (1840 - 1868)
  Frances Ellen Jenkins Belshe (1833 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Frances Belshe Belshe (1859 - 1943)*
  John Madison Belshe (1861 - 1901)*
  John James Belshe (1861 - 1947)*
  Samuel Meade Belshe (1863 - 1935)*
  Thomas Nolan Belshe (1865 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Belshe (1833 - 1904)
  Robert Floyd Belshe (1837 - 1841)*
  Samuel Belshe (1838 - 1913)*
  James Robert Belshe (1841 - 1913)*
  Lucetta Ann Belshe (1844 - 1845)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
John Belshe
Born
Nov. 17, 1833
Died
June 17, 1904

 
Burial:
Laflin Creek Cemetery
Alex
Grady County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: North Section
 
Created by: Lee Veal
Record added: Dec 27, 2011
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John Belshe
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John Belshe
Added by: Shirley Bray
 
John Belshe
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