Note: (Note: Franklin county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce.)
WILLIAM I. BELCHER B 1828 SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO VA
CO D 24TH VA INFANTRY WOUNDED IN BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES
IN LEFT KNEE APPLIED FOR PENSION 10 JUNE 1896 FRANKLIN CO VA
WILLIAM I. BELCHER DIED SNOW CREEK JUNE 1899
MARRIED: LUCINDA BELCHER B: 1834 SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO VA
MARRIED March 1853 SNOW CREEK
LUCINDA APPLIED FOR PENSION 1902 AGE 68FRANKLIN CO VA
(The above William is the father of William I. Belcher 1856. This William, the son, married first a Julia and had Lulu Belcher b. 1891 and William Henry b. 1895. He then married Ella and had several children, one being Odessa 1915.)
(Below is a listing from the Roster of the 24th VA Infantry, Company D, I believe this is
my great-great-grandfather, father of William I. Belcher.)
Belcher, William J. D Private Private
(Note: The middle initial here is listed as J., however it may have been an I., which is what I
have in other records, and his son was William I., possible got mis-written by the military (?).)
(Below is some history of the 24th VA Infantry, to which, my great-great-grandfather, William Belcher belonged, he is said to have been in Company D.)
24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
24th Infantry Regiment was assembled in June, 1861, with men from Floyd, Franklin, Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Mercer, and Henry Counties. It served under Early at First Manassas, then was assigned to Early's, Kemper's, and W.R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 24th participated in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it was involved in the engagements at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The regiment contained 740 men in April, 1862, and reported 189 casualties at Williamsburg and 107 at Seven Pines. It lost 4 killed, 61 wounded, and 14 missing at Frayser's Farm, had 8 wounded at Fredericksburg, and had about forty percent of the 395 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. Many were lost at Sayler's Creek with no officers and 22 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Jubal A. Early and William A. Terry; Lieutenant Colonels Peter Hairston, Jr. and Richard L. Maury; and Majors William W. Bentley, Joseph A. Hambrick, and J.P. Hammet.
The father of the William I. born about 1828 is Isham Belcher.
(From various sources.)
On the 1860 Slave Schedule for VA, William had 1 male slave, aged 58.
1850, listed as living with his parents, in Franklin Co., VA.
(From Rootsweb search:)
# Name: William BELCHER
# Surname: Belcher
# Given Name: William
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1828 in Virginia 1
# Death: by 1900 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia
# Event: spelled Belsher Naming 1850 Franklin County, Virginia 2
# Residence: 1850 Franklin County, Virginia, with parents 2
# Census: 1850 Franklin County, Virginia 2
# Occupation: farmer, land $2000, personal property $1645 1860 South Western District, Franklin County, Virginia 3
# Occupation: owned farm, $800 in land, $300 in personal prop. 1870 Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia 4
# Occupation: farmer 1880 Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia 1
# Note: Franklin county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce.
# Change Date: 29 Jun 2006 at 12:40:06
Father: Isham BELCHER b: 1776
Mother: Martha b: 1794
Marriage 1 Lucinda b: Feb 1833 in Virginia
* Married: Mar 1854 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably 5
1. Charles C. BELCHER b: 1855/1856 in Virginia
2. William I. BELCHER b: May 1856 in Virginia
3. Isham Sterling BELCHER b: 1857/1858 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably
4. Roxanna Rory BELCHER b: 1859/1860 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably
5. Susan A. BELCHER b: 1860/1861 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably
6. John A. BELCHER b: 1865/1866 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably
7.Robert G. BELCHER b: 1867/1868 in Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia probably
1. Title: 1880 census Snow Creek Franklin County Virginia
2. Title: 1850 census Franklin County, Virginia
3. Title: 1860 census South Western District, Franklin County, Virginia
4. Title: 1870 census Snow Creek Franklin County Virginia
5. Title: Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853-1875
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William I. by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William I.: