I am another descended of Robert James Belshee through his son Charles Hay Belchee.
Would it be possible that David Sr. died somewhere in Oregon? Robert James and his sons Charles and Joseph all ended up there...
I only had Robert James and no siblings for David and Nellie. Anyone know of any more besides Robert, David and Jane?
Another question I have is: I have the name (and variations) of Belshee going back to Bellshire. Where did this begin and why? Are there any records showing some proof of the change? Is it possible that Belshee or Belchee came from Belcher?
Oh, the date I have for Robert and Ellen's marriage is Oct 26, 1844 in Warsaw, Hancock Co., Illinois. I only have that Ellen was the daughter of an English sea captain. It is very possible that Ellen was sister to Robert. I had heard elsewhere that the Belshee and Smith families were close.
Wonder if your Tabitha Asbury is any relation to Nellie?