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 Belinda Frances <I>Wright</I> Boyce

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Belinda Frances Wright Boyce

  • Birth 22 Apr 1831 Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 31 Oct 1902 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 80092583

The daughter of Maj. Uriel Sebree Wright and his wife Sarah G. Tuley.

She married 4 February 1858, St. Louis, Missouri to Upton Lawrence Boyce (b. October 30, 1830, KY; d. December 24, 1907).

In 1860, she and her husband were living with her family:

1860 St. Louis Co., MO, 5-WD, p. 286
Uriel Wright, 54, Lawyer, real estate $25,000; personal prop. $15,148, born VA
Sarah, 54, b. VA
Joseph, 27, b. MO
Mary, 20, [wife of Joseph], b. OH
Mary, 1, MO
U. L. Boyce, 24, Lawyer, $2,000, b. KY
Belinda A., 24, VA
George Riney?, 55, laborer, b. Eng
John Lez, 18, bar tracker [law clerk?], b. OH

Although Belinda's father was an abolitionist in sympathy and defended the rights of free blacks and slaves, he also believed states had a constitutional right to secede and he supported the Confederacy. The family moved back to Virginia to live on the Tuley estate "The Tuleyrie" near White Post, Clarke Co., VA while the men of the family practiced law in nearby Winchester.

Belinda's mother died in 18 and her father in 1869. The Tuleyrie" was sold in 1866 to settle her uncle Joseph Tuley Jr.'s estate, but the family continued to live together nearby:

1870 census, Clarke Co., VA, Greenway Township, White Post Post Office, p. 486
Upton L. Boyce, 39, lawyer, real estate $40,400; pers. prop. $30,000, born KY
Belinda Boyce, 35, VA
Uriel W. Boyce, 8, VA
Sarah Boyce, 3, VA
Catherine Boyce, 1, VA
Jocyntha Strother, 33, LA
Charles Strother, 12, LA
Mildred Strother, 10, LA
Joseph Strother, 5, LA
Tuley Strother (male), 3, LA
Jocyntha Strother, 1, LA
Joseph T. Wright, 37, lawyer, born Missouri
Mary M. Wright, 35, b. NY
Uriel Wright, 9, MO
Edwin J. Wright, 7, MO
Joseph T. Wright, 5, MO
unnamed baby boy Wright, 1 month, VA
also a housekeeper, two domestic servants, and a cook

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  • Created by: Bev Golden
  • Added: 8 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80092583
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Belinda Frances Wright Boyce (22 Apr 1831–31 Oct 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80092583, citing Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Bev Golden (contributor 47513910) .