Matilda J. Belcher
- Born: 4 Nov 1825, Tazewell Co., VA.
- Marriage: Rezin Ratcliff Steele on 3 Apr 1866 in Tazewell Co., VA
- Died: 7 Oct 1896 at age 70
Matilda can be foud in both the 1850 & 1860 Federal Census for Tazewell Co., VA and is the daughter of Joshua and Mary Belcher:
The 1850 Federal Census for the Western District, Tazewell Co., Virginia, page 250B, taken August 6, 1850 records Matilda Belcher (28) living with her parents Josh (59) and Mary (60) Belcher and siblings Nancy M. Belcher (33), Zack P. Belcher (31), Permla Belcher (23), and Winfield Belcher (17).
The 1860 Federal Census for the Western District, Tazewell Co., Virginia, Knob P. O., page 822, taken July 23, 1860 records Matilda Belcher (27) living with her parents Joshua Belcher (68) and siblings Zachariah Belcher (32), Permelia Belcher (25), and Winfield Belcher (22). Joshua is a farmer and has real estate valued at $2,320 and a personal estate valued at $1,262.
Matilda married Rezin Ratcliff Steele, son of George Steele and Rosannah Fannin, on 3 Apr 1866 in Tazewell Co., VA. (Rezin Ratcliff Steele was born on 31 Mar 1821 in Tazewell Co., VA, died on 18 May 1901 in Russel Co., VA. and was buried in Steele Cemetery, Richlands, Tazewell County, VA.)
Tammy Steele Dyer <mailto:Tlsteeled@aol.com>
Apr. 3, 1866 STEEL, Rezin R. Widowed to BELSHER, Matilda Minister P.J. Lockhart Taz. Co.