Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Ruth Harris

Female 1712 - Aft 1790  (> 78 years)


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  • Name Ruth Harris  [1
    Born 23 Aug 1712  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 31 Jul 1790  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15328  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Thomas Harris,   b. Abt 1680, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rachel Maddox,   b. 1680, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1757, Frederick County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1698  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Belt,   b. 1708, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Belt,   b. Bef 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1814, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Belt,   b. 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1810, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Esther Belt,   b. 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Middleton Belt,   b. 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Belt,   b. Bef 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)  [natural]
     6. Rachel Belt,   b. Abt 1760, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F7405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 50
      Middleton Belt, 20
      Ruth Belt, 64: 23: 23
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      BELT, BENJAMIN, Prince George's Co. 11 April 1775 29 June 1775
      To Son Benjamin Belt, ex., tracts, "Belts Poor Chance" and "Godfathers Gifts"
      To son Thomas Belt, tract, "Norway.
      To daus Elizabeth Nixon, Negro woman Cloe and Negro girl Nell,
      To daus Easter Belt, Negro girl Mill, stock, furniture,
      To daus Rachell, Negro boy Stark, stock, furniture.
      To son Middleton Belt, ex., after wife's decease, dwelling plantation and tract "Belts Range" and "Belts Meadow," Negro boy Dick; if he dies without issue equally to surviving children.
      To 3 daus. and son daus. (unnamed) and son Middleton, any overplus after tracts "Belts Chance" and another (unnamed) are sold and money used to pay debts
      To wife Ruth Belt, extx., residue.
      Wit: Andrew Beall; John Pearre; Archy Lanham; George Hoskinson.
      Ruth Belt refuses the Executrixship. 40.418
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      HARRIS, RACHEL (RAYCHALL), Frederick Co. 24 Nov, 1756 27 May 1757
      Children: Thomas, Ruth Belt, Benjamin, Sarah Tayneyhill, Samuel, Rebeckah Perry.
      Grand-dau: Elizabeth Belt,
      Son-ln-law: Wm. Taneyhill.
      Exs: Thonkas Harzls, wm, Taneyhil.
      Wit: Joshua Busey, John Cartwright, 30.278
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1757-1759; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 187. At the request of Benjamin Brashears the following Deed was recorded October 7, 1758
      Indenture made September 18, 1758; Benjamin Belt, Jr., planter in consideration of 45 pounds Sterling money of Great Britain paid by Benjamin Brashears, planter has sold part of a tract called "Pleasant Hill" containing 150 acres. Signed Benjamin Belt, Jr., in the presence of and acknowledged before Mordecai Jacob, Thomas Williams and at the same time Ruth Belt w/o Benjamin Belt, Jr., relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1757-1759; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 189. At the request of Nacey {Ignatius} Brashears the following Deed was recorded October 7, 1758
      Indenture made September 18, 1758; Benjamin Belt, Jr., planter in consideration of 45 pounds Sterling money of Great Britain paid by Nacey Brashears, planter has sold part of a tract called "Pleasant Hill" containing 115 acres lying on the west side of Still House Branch that falls into the small deep branch of the Eastern Branch of Potomac River. Signed Benjamin Belt, Jr., in the presence of and acknowledged before Mordecai Jacob, Thomas Williams and at the same time Ruth Belt w/o Benjamin Belt, Jr., relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1790-1791; Liber JJ2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 206. At the request of John Calvert the following Deed was recorded July 31, 1790
      Indenture made June 16, 1790; Ruth Belt and Middleton Belt in consideration of 260 pounds current money of Maryland paid by John Calvert, Gentleman have sold two tracts, part of "Buck Lodge" containing 91 acres as described in the resurvey dated January 17, 1748 as the second vacancy which was heretofore bequeath to Middleton Belt by his father Benjamin Belt, deceased; and "Belts Meadow" containing 13 acres and beginning at a white oak, it being the beginning tree of "Buck Lodge". Signed Ruth Belt, Middleton Belt in the presence of and acknowledged before Rd Cramphin, Richard T. Lowndes and at the same time Ann Belt w/o Middleton Belt relinquished her right of dower

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

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