American Rev. War Veteran, service at Valley Forge ..
Not certain this is the correct cemetery .. We have been told he went to Ohio to search for land, having left the Pike/Floyd County(ies),KY, area and, as he never returned, a son traveled to the Ohio area to search for him and was told he had died in/near the North Bend, OH, area.
"GrX4 Grandfather" - I have read about you, know from your military records that you participated in several major battles, that you were at Valley Forge, PA, during that terrible winter (1777-78) but don't know, for certain, your final resting place.
Additions/corrections welcome .. Della 9-14-2009
TO: Fellow Belcher Descendants and Others
RE: BELCHER, George Washington
I had originally posted this memorial to the Congress Green Cemetery, North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio. I am pointing out that, per the Ohio Historical Society sign for the CGC, it was in the early years referred to as The Pasture Graveyard.
In the past two or three days, I have received e-mails from a Belcher family descendent who feels I should not have posted this memorial to the Congress Green Cemetery site as I had no documentation as to this being his place of burial and that it could be seen as "a disservice" to others who are buried at Congress Green Cemetery for me to have done so. I certainly do not want to cause "grief" to anyone regarding ancestral histories. I am one of the "gatekeepers" of my very old large family cemetery and we, the descendants of the ancestor who set aside land for the cemetery, have no problem with nor do we consider it "a disservice" to the many who sleep there if we have no documentation as to whether a person actually sleeps in our family cemetery and there are several totally unmarked gravesites in our cemetery. As a result of the aforementioned, I have, today, 11-9-2020, removed this memorial from the Congress Green Cemetery site. Both my maternal and paternal family members are well aware of the many ancestors of ours who, having "gone West", either to newly opened up territories or early-settled States, were never heard from again and never returned. Each of us has our own "stories" which have been "handed down" to us through generations before us and each "story" may have a different "twist", depending on who "handed it down", "repeated it", or "wrote it down", some are the same, some are different.
I enjoy sharing with others regarding family histories - I wasn't there when "it happened" so I'm not the one to say whether it's true. I like to think that perhaps "it did happen" as another descendent has been told and, if so, it, too, makes for a good story - or perhaps an awarding winning book or movie! Are you reading this Mr. Spielberg?
For questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Blessings to all,