My dad, Harold Belt has done quite a lot of investigation into the Belt's that entered the states in the 1600's from England. He is from the southern Illinois, western Kentucky Belt's. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please copy me on any email you send him as I am curious what you find out. I will also let him know you are looking. I thought it was interesting that the name of you grandfather and my dad were similar.