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Belew, William, 1816-1884


Biographical Note

William Belew was the fourth child of thirteen, born to Zachariah and Mary (Bullington) Belew, in Union County, South Carolina, on July 13, 1816. Between 1816 and 1818, the family moved to Lauderdale County, Alabama. Some time after 1837, a portion of the family moved again, this time to Lawrence County, Tennessee. In Febraury of 1840, William Belew married Sarah Gould. They would have seven children. Belew was a farmer in Lawrence (and possibly Gibson) County until his death on September 18, 1884. He is buried in the Second Creek Cemetery in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Belew Claim for Quartermaster Stores

Identifier: Ms-2009-047

The collection contains the William Belew claim for quartermaster stores stolen from his farm by Confederate forces in 1863 and 1864 during the American Civil War. The claim is dated 1868, and lists food, livestock, and fodder confiscated by three different Confederate units.

Dates: 1868