Belcher Family of Orange County

Lewis Belcher of New York

Who was his first wife?

While walking through the Minisink Cemetery in Orange County New York I noticed a few tombstones in the distance corner. One belonged to the Belcher family. Some confusion does come into the picture when researching Lewis and his wives. First of all I located two of his three wives, since I know he had three wives because of the notations on his marriage records below. Another point of confusion comes when you  view his age, while I do know this is the correct Lewis Belcher on all documents. 

Belcher Family
Belcher

BELCHER

LEWIS BELCHER

1862-1951

HIS WIFE

HARRIET J. THOMPSON

1851-1925

 

Census 

1870 Belcher Family
[1]1870 United State Census
1870 United States Federal Census in Sussex County state of New Jersey shows Sylvester Belcher head of household, male, white, born in New Jersey. Real estate value 500, personal estate value 130, able to read and write. Occupation farm laborer, age 38. Judy J. in household, female, white, born in New Jersey. Occupation keeping house, age 32. John C. in household, male, white, born in New Jersey. No occupation, age 12. Lewis in household, male, white, born in New Jersey. No occupation, age 7. Isaac in household, male, white, born in New Jersey. No occupation, age 6.

 

1880 Belcher Family
[2]1880 United States Census
1880 United States Federal Census in Sussex County the state of New Jersey shows Sylvester Belcher head of household, male, white, married, born in New Jersey and both parents. Unable to read or write, occupation laborer, age 47.  Mary J. wife to head of household, female, white, married, born in New Jersey and both parents. Occupation keeping house, age 41.  Charles A. son to head of household, male, white, single, born in New Jersey and both parents. Unable to read or write, no occupation, age 21. Lewis son to head of household, male, white, single, born in New Jersey and both parents. No occupation, age 18. Isaac son to head of household, male, white, single, born in New Jersey and both parents. No occupation, age 16.  Albert son to head of household, male, white, single, born in New Jersey and both parents. No occupation, age 7.

 Marriage Number Two

Belcher and Thompson
[3]Lewis Belcher and Harriet J Belcher
Marriage between Lewis Belcher and Harriet J. Belcher, 17th of November in 1908 took place in Orange County, New York. Parents of Lewis Belcher are Sylvester Belcher and Mary J Heady. Parents of Harriet J. Belcher are James A. Thompson and Jane Davis. Lewis was 46 years of age and Harriet was 57 at the time of this marriage. His second marriage and her second. His occupation laborer, her occupation housekeeper.

 Census  

1910 Belcher Family
[4]1910 United States Federal Census
1910 United States Federal Census Minisink Township in Orange County state of New York shows Lewis Belcher  head of household, male, white, married, first marriage, married for one year. Born in New Jersey and both parents. Occupation laborer, farming industry.  Able to read, write and speak English, renting the home, age 38. Harriet J wife to head of household, female, white, married, second marriage, married for one year. Born in New York and both parents, spoke English. No occupation, age 39.

 

1920 Belcher Family
[5]1920 United States Federal Census
1920 United States Federal Census Minisink in Orange County state of New York shows Lewis Belcher head of household, male, white, married, born in New Jersey and both parents. Renting home, able to read and write. Occupation laborer, general work, age 57. Harriet wife to head of household, female, white, married, born in New York and both parents. Able to read and write, no occupation, age 68.

 Marriage Number Three

Belcher and Norton
[6]Lewis Belcher and Emma L Norton
Marriage between Lewis Belcher and Emma L Norton, 17th of August in 1927 took place in Orange County, New York. Parents of Lewis Belcher are Sylvester Belcher and Mary Jan Heady.  Parents of Emman L Norton are Benjamin S Range and Mary Seagar. Lewis 64 years of age at time of marriage and Emma is 65 years of age at time of marriage. His third marriage, former spouse dead not divorced and her second, former spouse dead not divorced. Lewis’s occupation laborer, Emma’s  occupation nurse.

 Census  

1930 Belcher Family
[7]1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census Minisink Orange County state of New York shows Lewis Belcher head of household, male, white, married, age 65 at marriage. Born in New Jersey and both parents.  Home owned, home value 4000, doesn’t live on a farm, able to read and write. Occupation laborer, town road industry, age 67.  Emma wife to head of household, female, white, married, age 66 at marriage. Born in New York and both parents.  Able to read and write, no occupation, age 68. Catherine Norton granddaughter to head of house hold, female, white, single. Born in Connecticut, father born in New York, mother born in Connecticut. Able to read and write, no occupation, age 28.

 

1940 Belcher Family
[8]1940 United States Federal Census
1940 Belcher Family SQ

1940 United States Federal Census Orange County state of New York shows Lewis Belcher head of household, male, white, married, born in New Jersey and both parents. Highest level of education eighth grade, occupation laborer, road repair industry, age 78. Emma L. wife to head of household, female, white, married, born in New York. Highest level of education eighth grade, no occupation, age 80.

Death Index

Lewis Belcher
[9]New York Death Index
Death Index for Lewis Belcher, place of birth listed in Middletown, New York, 88 years of age at time of death. Date of death September 8th in 1951.

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[1]1870 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Provo, UT,USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009 Census Place: Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey; Roll:M593_889: Page:226A; Family History Library Film: 552388

[2]1880 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010 Census Place: Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey: Roll: 779; Family History Film: 1254799; Page: 195C; Enumeration District: 186

[3]Marriage Records, New York Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016 New York County Marriages, 1847-1849; 1907-1936

[4]1910 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017)Provo,UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006 Census Place: Minisink, Orange, New York; Roll; T624_1059; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 1375072

[5] 1920 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Provo, Ut, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2006. Census Place: Minisink, Orange, New York; Roll: T624_1059; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0035;FHL microfilm: 1375072

[6] Marriage Records, New York Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.,2016. New York County Marriages, 1547-1849;1907-1936

[7] 1930 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.,2002. Census Place: Minsink, Orange, New York; Roll: 1632; Page: 6A; Enumerations District: 0043; FHL microfilm:2341366

[8]1940 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2012. Census Place: Minsink, Orange,New York; Roll: T627-2709; Page: 11B; Enumerations District: 36-55

[9] New York Department of Health Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed September 2017) Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. State Death Index; Certificate Number: 57118
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