Marcella Eleanor Minter
- Born: 1 Dec 1849, Franklin Co., Virginia 97,98
- Marriage: Charlie Franklin Belcher about 1872 in Franklin Co., Virginia
- Died: 23 Oct 1938, Callaway, Franklin Co., VA. at age 88
- Buried: 25 Oct 1938, Belcher Cemetery, Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA. At Uncle Tom's
Cause of her death was Hypostatic Pneumonia / fall Oct 12 causing a broken shoulder.
The 1850 Federal Census, Henry County, Virginia taken August 1, 1850 lists Marcella E. Minter (8/12 years old) with parents William (22) and Julia H. (20). Even though her headstone read "1848", I believe her actual year of birth to be 1849 ... this would also be consistent with a Jan 1849 marriage for her parents.
Marcella is listed as Marcella E. Belcher in the 1920 Federal Census and Macela in the 1930 census where she is living with her daughter Hattie's family ... see general notes on her son-in-law, Alfred H. Meador.
Marcella and Charlie came to live with Sallie and Dillard after their home burned around 1925. Marcella was living with her daughter, Hattie, at the time of her death as told by Bea Akers in March 2004 interview.
In a recollection by Mary Lou Adkins Hagen, Marcella was known as Marcella Ella by daughter Jaynie Belcher. In a Nov. 2004 conversion, Desmond Kendricks, Archivist for Henry Co., VA, relates that Marcella was known as "Ella".
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Marcella Ellen Belcher [Marcella Ellen Minter] (widow)
Age at Death: 85
Birth Date: 1 Dec 1852 in Henry Co., VA Note: The 1850 census records Marcella with her parents ... see general notes
Death Date: 23 Oct 1938
Death Place: Franklin, Virginia
Burial: Oct 25, 1938 at Family Burying Ground
Registration Date: 25 Oct 1938
Father: W S Minter
Mother: Julia Law
Spouse: Chas F Belcher
Informant: H. O. Belcher [son] of Bluefield, WV
Marcella married Charlie Franklin Belcher, son of Benjamin Franklin Belcher and Janie "Jencie" Hunt, about 1872 in Franklin Co., Virginia. (Charlie Franklin Belcher was born on 14 Feb 1850 in Franklin Co., Virginia,97 died on 11 Apr 1926 in Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA. and was buried on 13 Apr 1926 in Belcher Cemetery, Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA at Uncle Tom's.) The cause of his death was Broncho Pneumonia / Carbuncles.