William Belton was born before 1750 in Ireland to John Belton and Rebecca Anstead and died 5 July 1830 Laurens County, South Carolina of unspecified causes. He married Susannah Leavell (1745-1809) 1759 in Laurens County, South Carolina.


Probably born closer to 1840 and immigrated as a young adult between 1750-1759 as there is no record that his parents ever came to America and his marriage to Susannah Leavell (1745-1809) (or Susana Leavell) is dated for 1759 (and she would be age 14?).


Offspring of William Belton and Susannah Leavell (1745-1809)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Belton (1760-1790)
Jesse Belton (1762-)
Ann Belton (1764-)
Martha Belton (1766-)
Rebecca Belton (1768-1850) October 1768 Laurens County, South Carolina 1850 Douglas County, Nebraska Robert Richey (1772-1835)
William Belton (1770-)
Nancy Belton (1773-1830)
Hannah Belton (1775-1870)


Research Notes

Information from a 1961 LDS Family History Research letter regarding William Richey / Rebecca Belton ancestors:

We know from other material that William Belton was in South Carolina and alive at the time of the 1790 census, but he is not listed. Why, we do not know, unless his enumeration was somehow missed but he and two sons John and Jesse are all heads of families in Newberry Co. by 1800.

FHL Research Notes

2006 FHL Research Project led by Kerry Petersen:

"BELTON LINE: William Belton got a grant of land in 1771 on Bush Creek in Craven Co., which must have encompassed what later became Newberry Co. The family were Baptists, belonging to the Bush River Baptist church (Kerry's note: same church as the John Mangum family). We are not sure who his wife was, but she may have been the Susanna who dies there in 1809. Note that William was still of Newberry Co. in 1820, but that her son William died intestate (?) in Laurens Co. in 1830.

Various mention is given of his son Jesse who had a wife Elisabeth, his son John who had a wife Charity, and some other females are listed in the church records, but we have been unable to compile a good record on them.Whether William was the emigrant we do not know, there are Beltons earlier in S.C. than he. We have read all Belton wills from every county,but found none naming a son William."



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