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 Jane <I>Mullins</I> Belcher

Jane Mullins Belcher

Death 15 Feb 1894 (aged 38)
Burial Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 77571402 · View Source
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This most likely is Jane but her death date on the stone is incorrect. She was one of 2 survivors of the Pound Gap Massacre on May 14, 1892. Her husband Wilson Mullins was killed. Jane lived to testify at Doc Taylor's trial (Doc was hanged in 1893). Jane was deceased by the time Henan Fleming was caught and tried for the same crime. Henan's trial was 7/24/1895.

Wilson's widow Jane was a sister of Ira Mullins who was killed at the Pound Gap Massacre. Jane married an Isaac Belcher after Wilson's death and they had at least one child, a son Robert "Bob", before Jane's death.

NOTE: Isaac Belcher's first wife Elizabeth is buried in this cemetery. Her death date is Aug 20, 1892.

This information comes from an article starting on page 76 in the book The History of the Pound (the red book)which was earlier printed in The Cumberland Times.

Jane's mother Patsy took care of Jane's children, Mindy and Bob, after Jane died. Patsy died in 1914. So Jane died between 1892 and 1914.

There is some mystery about how Jane died. One story is that she died in childbirth. Another story is that she was standing in front of the kitchen window washing dishes and someone shot through the window. It did not kill her but she was pregnant at the time and this caused her to go into labor and die. The other story is that one of the Fleming brothers shot and killed her to keep her from testifying in court against the Flemings involved in the Pound Gap Massacre where her first husband was killed. The attached newspaper article may help solve the mystery.

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  • Maintained by: Margaret Sturgill
  • Originally Created by: P.Bailey
  • Added: 3 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77571402
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Mullins Belcher (5 May 1855–15 Feb 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77571402, citing Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Margaret Sturgill (contributor 47669776) .