[Xerox of actual marriage record: Whereas Richard Belt, son of John Belt of Gunpowder in the County of Baltimore and Province of Maryland, and Keturah Price, daughter of John Price ... having declared their intentions of taking each other in marriage before several monthly meetings of the Christians called Quakers of Gunpowder in the county and province aforesaid... and having consent of parents and relations ...this 24 of first month called January 1760...[signed by about forty people, some names illegible]. This is also in Henry C. Peden's Quaker Records of Northern Maryland.
Will: I Richard BELT, Baltimore Co., MD, being unwell but of sound and perfect mind and memory and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Belt one shilling sterling and no more. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Keturah Belt all my lands with personal estate for life, but after her death my dwelling plantation...to sons Charlton, Aquilla and Benedict. Lastly I do appoint John Price, son of John, and Joseph Belt, son of John, my whole and sole executors...In witness whereof I have to this instrument of writing set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of the third month 1788. Signed Richard BELT...in the presence of John, Leo., & Jo' BELT.
Baltimore County. On the 19 day of March 1789, Carl Leonard and Joseph Belt, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Richard Belt, late of said county deceased, and being of the people clled Quakers did solemnly affirm that they did see the testator sign and seal this will, that they heard him publish, pronounce, and declare the same to be his last will and testament...
Robert BARNES' Maryland Marriages: MATTHEWS, Jesse, s/o Thomas & Rachel, 29 of first mo. 1794, Gunpowder MM, Milcah BELT, d/o Richard and Ketura
HOOKER, Samuel, 15 Dec. 1784 by Rev. WEST, , Balto. Co. License, Rachael BELT
MALONEY, John, 28 Je. 1788, BA, Lucy BELT
PETTICOAT, James, 28 Apr. 1793, BA, Mary BELT
GAW, Wm., s/o Jas. & Prudence, 30 of first mo. 1799, Gunpowder MM, Isabel BELT, d/o Richard & Keturah.
Robert BARNES' Colonial Families of Anne Arundel Co., MD: Richard BELT, s/o John & Lucy, m. Keturah PRICE, d/o John. Richard BELT leased 50 acres, "Richard's Chance," from the Lord Proprietor, 1 Apr. 1758, & assigned it to Isaac HAMMOND, 16 N 1771 [BALR AL:D:184]
History of Licking Co., OH: In October 1802, quite a little colony came from Washington Co., PA, and settled in Newark & Cherry valley. These were Abraham Johnson, Abraham Wright, William B. Gaw, James Petticord, Edward Nash, and Carlton, Benedict, Acquilla, Little John, & Black John Belt. These were joined in a few years by Long John Belt. In the winter of 1802-3, Jame Petticord & Little John Belt erected a mill which became the Buskirk mill in 1804.
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