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Following is information on the Bellesfeld/Bellas/Belles families of northeastern Pennsylvania.  In the early 1800s, several members of the family moved to Butler County, Pa. 
 

“The Hamilton Township Union Church Record,s Hamilton Township, Northampton County, (Now Monroe),” translated by the Rev. A.S. Leiby.
+ Wilhelm and Christina Bellesfeld, son Johan Henrich, born June 28, 1767, baptized July 1, 1767.
+ Peter and Johetta Bellesfeld, son Andreas, born Feb. 20, 1780, baptized March 27, 1780.  Sponsors were Wilhelm and Christina Bellesfeld.
+ Peter and Joh. Eva Bellesfeld, daughter Anna Maria, born Jan. 8, 1782, baptized April 25, 1782.
+ Wilhelm Bellesfeld and Anna Christina sponsors of Anna Christina, daughter of Nicolaus and Margaretha Ramstein on April 21, 1782.
+ Peter and Johanna Bellas, son Peter, born April 16, 1786, baptized May 7, 1786.
+ Wilhelm and Louisa Juliana Bellesfeld, daughter Christina, born Feb. 7, 1789, baptized Feb. 19, 1789.
+ Cornelius and Margareta Bellesfelt, son Peter, born March 23, 1789, baptized April 5, 1789.  Sponsors were Peter and Anna Maria Huffschmidt.
+ Wilhelm and Julianna Louisa Bellesfeld sponsors of Juliana Louisa, daughter of Nicolaus and Margaretha Ramstein on Nov. 1, 1789.
+ Wilhelm and Christina Bellesfelt sponsors of Christina, daughter of Abraham and Catharina Arnold on June 25, 1790.
+ Wilhelm and Luisa Bellesfelt, daughter Catharina, born Oct. 16, 1790, baptized Oct. 17, 1790.
+ Cornelius and Margaretha Bellesfeld, son Joh. Adam, born Nov. 12, 1790, baptized Jan. 1, 1791.
+ Wilhelm and Louisiana Bellesfeld sponsors of Christina, daughter of Johannes and Margaretha Tittel on May 6, 1792.
+ Wilhelm and Louisiana Bellis, daughter Susanna, born Oct. 24, 1792, baptized Nov. 18, 1792.  Sponsors Joh. And Louisiana Schneider.
+ Cornelius and Margaretha Bellis, daughter Elisabeth, born Sept. 26, 1793, baptized June 30, 1793.
+ Wilhelm and Louisa Bellesfeld, son Elias, born March 18, 1794, baptized June 15, 1794.  Sponsored by Conrad Bellesfeld and Elisabeth DeHaven.
+ Wilhelm and Louisa Bellesfeld sponsor Susanna, daughter of Cornelius and Magdalena Defor on June 15, 1794.
+ Wilhelm and Louisa Bellisfeldt sponsor Thomas, son of Bartholmaeus and Lea Barthels on Oct. 5, 1794.
+ Wilhelm and Katerta Bellisfeld, son Johannes, born July 17, 1795, baptized Sept. 6, 1795.  Sponsors Condrad Bellisfeld and Catharina Bellisfeld, both single.
+ David and Margaretha Bellesfeld, daughter Abelona, born Oct. 24, 1795, baptized Nov. 29, 1795.
+ William and Louisiana Bellis, daughter Salome, born Feb. 26, 1796, baptized March 28, 1796.
+ Conrad and Anna Maria Bellis, daughter Elizabeth, born Oct. 20, 1796, baptized Nov. 13, 1796.  Sponsored by Eva Meyer.
+ Conrad and Marian Bellis sponsor Maria, daughter of Joseph and Eva Meyer on March 5, 1797.
+ William and Gertraut Bellis, daughter Louisiana, born Aug. 11, 1797, baptized Oct. 15, 1797.
+ David Belles, daughter Margaret, baptized April 9, 1799.
+ David and Margaretha Bellis, daughter Anna, born June 1, 1799, baptized Aug. 11, 1799.
+ Wilhelm and Gertraud Beellis, daughter Sara, born Aug. 5, 1799, baptized Sept. 22, 1799.  Sponsored by George Bellis and wife.
+ William and Lusiana Bellisfeld, son Simon, born Sept. 18, 1799, baptized Oct. 3, 1799.  Sponsored by Simon Heller and Elisabeth Haver.
+ Jacob and Elisabeth Bellis, son J. Georg, born Nov. 12, 1798, baptized Dec. 28, 1799.  Sponsored by Joh. Bellis and wife.
+ Wilhelm Belles and wife sponsor Wilhelm, son of Samuel and Catharina Lorentz on May 11, 1800.
+ Johannes and Elisabeth Belles, daughter Christina, born March 17, 1800, baptized Mary 11, 1800.  Sponsored by Wilhelm Belles and wife.
+ Henrich and Margaret Belles, son Wilhelm, born June 26, 1800, baptized Aug. 3, 1800.  Sponsored by Wilhelm Belles and wife.
+ Wilhelm and Lowiese Bellesfeld, son Andreas, born June 3, 1801, baptized July 5, 1801.  Sponsored by Johannes and Catarina Williams.
+ David and Margaretha Bellesfeld, son Joseph, born March 19, 1802, baptized Aug. 15, 1802.  Sponsored by Joseph and Elisabetha Rincker.
+ Jacob and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, son Philipp, born April 16, 1802, baptized Aug. 15, 1802.
+ Wilhelm and Loweisa Bellesfeld sponsor Peter, son of Geo. Adam and Elisabetha Werckhauser on Nov. 29, 1802.
+ Abraham and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, son Johannes, born Oct. 7, 1802, baptized Nov. 29, 1802.
Wilhelm and Louisa Bellesfeld, daughter Elisabetha, born Dec. 27, 1802, baptized March 6, 1803.
+ Georg and Maria Bellesfeld, son Henrich, born Jan. 23, 1803, baptized Aug. 7, 1803.
+ Wilhelm and Gertrude Belles, son Wilhelm, born April 1, 1804, baptized June 10, 1804.
+ Georg and Maria Bellesfeld, son Wilhelm, born July 20, 1804, baptized Oct. 28, 1804.
+ Abraham and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, son Simon, born Oct. 24, 1804, baptized March 10, 1805.
+ David and Margaretha Bellesfeld, son Peter, born June 17, 1804, baptized April 12, 1805.
+ Johannes and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, son Johannes, born March 13, 1805, baptized June 30, 1805.
+ William and Gertraut Bellesfeld, son Jacob, born Nov. 20, 1806, baptized June 7, 1806.  Sponsored by Jacob Bellesfeld and Anna Wutling.
+ Johannes and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, daughter Catarina, born April 21, 1807, baptized July 5, 1807.
+ George and Maria Bellesfeld, son Jacob, born Jan. 10, 1807, baptized Sept. 27, 1807.  Sponsored by Jacob Bellesfeld and Anna DeHaven.
+ Jacob and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, daughter Lidia, born Aug. 29, 1807, baptized Nov. 22, 1807.  Sponsored by Philip Bellesfeld and Magdalena Sewitz.
+ David and Juliana Bellesfeld, daughter Susanna, born May 9, 1808, baptized Aug. 28, 1808.
+ William and Gertraut Bellesfeld, daughter Susanna, born June 12, 1810, baptized Oct. 7, 1810.
+ David and Margaretha Belles, daughter Margaretha, born Dec. 27, 1810, baptized March 2, 1811.
+ Georg and Maria Bellesfeld, son Abraham, born March 10, 1811, baptized May 20, 1811.
+ Wilhelm and Gertraut Belles, son Mathias, born Jan. 17, 1812, baptized Sept. 15, 1812.
+ Jacob and Elisabeth Belles, daughter Sara, born Nov. 1, 1812, baptized May 7, 1812 [1813?].
+ Johannes and Elisabetha Belles sponsor Susanna, daughter of Christian and Susanna Singer, on Aug. 30, 1813.
+ Wilhelm and Gertraut Belles, son Joh. Carl, born July 22, 1813, baptized Nov. 14, 1813.
+ Johann and Elisabetha Bellesfeld, daughter Maria Catarina, born March 27, 1814, baptized Aug. 21, 1814.
+ Georg and Maria Belles, daughter Hanna, born Feb. 25, 1813, baptized June 26, 1814.
+ Jacob and Elisabeth Belles, daughter Maria, born Oct. 2, 1816, baptized Nov. 14, 1816.
+ William and Gertrant Belles, Magdalena, born Feb. 15, 1816, baptized Sept. 30, 1816.
+ Georg and Maria Belles, daughter Elisabeth, born May 10, 1817, baptized July 27, 1817.

Communion List 12th. Trinity Sunday 1791.
Wilh. Bellesfeld & wife
Wilh. Bellefeld
Christina Bellesfeld

“Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1800-30: Union Church,” available at Ancestry.com.  Index to the Baptismal Records of the Hamilton Union Church, 1768-1830, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania [formerly in Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania].
+  Wilhelm Bellesfeld received communion in 1791.
+ Mrs. Wilhelm Bellesfeld received communion in 1791.
+  Wilhelm Bellesfeld received communion in 1791.
+  Christina Bellesfeld received communion in 1791.
+  Willhelm Bellisfeld received communion on 15 June 1794.
+  William Bellisfeld Jr. received communion on 15 June 1794.
+  Conrad Bellisfeld was confirmed on 11 March 1794.
+  David Bellisfeld was confirmed on 11 March 1794.
+  William Bellisfeld received communion on 2 Nov. 1794.
+  David Bellisfeld received communion on 2 Nov. 1794.
+  Johannes Bellisfeld received communion on the 9th Advent Sunday [no year stated].
+  David Belles received communion on 27 May 1815.
+  Elizabeth Belles received communion on 21 Sept. 1817 on Pocono Township.
+  Gertraut Belles received communion on 6 Nov. 1819.
+  Gertraut Bellis received communion on 20 May 1820.
+  Gertraut Belles received communion on 21 April 1821.
+ Sarah Belles, age 21, daughter of William Belles was confirmed April 21, 1821, at the Union Church in Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ Sara Belles, age 21 daughter of John Belles was confirmed April 21, 1821.
+  Elisabeth Bellis received communion on 22 May 1822.
+  Charlotte Belles received communion on 7 Sept. 1822.
+  Gertraut Belles received communion on 27 Nov. 1824.
+  Gertrude Belles received communion on 13 May 1826.
+  Elisabeth Belles received communion on 27 May 1827.
+  Gertrut Belles received communion on 22 Sept. 1827.
+  Susanna Belles participated in the Catechism held on 10 March 1829.  She is listed among the “English” Catechumens.
+  Peter Belles received communion on 27 June 1829.
+  Susan Bellis received communion on 9 Oct. 1829.
+  Gertraut Belles received communion on 25 Oct. 1829.

First Reform Church of Easton, Northampton County, Pa., transcription of  “Some of the First Settlers of  The Forks of the Delaware and Their Descendants,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, at USGenWeb archives.
Cornelius Bellesfield married Marg. Huffschmidt on Sept. 2, 1788.

“Pennsylvania German Marriage,” by Dona R. Irish, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, 1982, page 391.
Lutheran baptisms by the Rev. Henry Kurz on a visit to Wilkes-Barre, Feb. 8, 1820, Cornelius Ballis and wife Margaret Gutschmidt served as sponsors.  [Probably a misspelling of Huffschmidt.]

Newport Cemetery
Newport Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. This cemetery is located in Newport Township about one mile wet of Newport Center, which is north of Wanamie.  Inscriptions were transcribed in 1931 by Norman Niccum of Tecumseh, Kansas
.  USGenWeb Archives.
+ Adam Belles, d. 22 Sept. 1843, aged 53 yrs 10 mos. [born November 1789]
+ Andrew Belles, son of Philip and Jane, d. 8 Dec. 1843, aged 2 yrs. 28 days.
+ Catharine A. Belles, dau. of Cornelius and Mary A., d. 3 Oct. 1852, aged 9 mos. 2 days.
+ Cornelius Belles, d. 21 Nov. 1851, aged 87 yrs. 8 mos. 10 days [born March 11, 1764]
+ Cornelius Belles, son of George and Caroline, d. 24 June 1845, aged 9 yrs, 9 mos, 9 days.
+ Elizabeth Belles, wife of Adam, d. 10 June 1874, aged 86 yrs [born about 1788]
+ Esther Belles, wife of Peter, b. 5 June 1814, d. 21 March 1880.
+ Jonathan E. Belles, son of George and C., d. 3 Oct. 1852, aged 1 yr, 6 mos., 26 days.
+ Margaret Belles, wife of Cornelius, d. 15 March 1836, aged 68 yrs. [born 1768]
+ Margaret Belles, wife of Peter, d. 6 Sept. 1831, aged 38 yrs. [b. 1793]
+ Mary Ann Belles, dau of Wm. and Eliza, d. 26 Aug. 1854, aged 5 yrs., 5 mos., 18 days.
+ Oristus Belles, son of Wm. and Eliza, d. 2 Sept. 1854, aged 18 mos.
+ Peter Belles, b. 12 Oct. 1812, d. 31 Aug. 1892.
+ Sara L. Belles, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth, b. 21 Feb. 1861, d. 23 Dec. 1869.
+ Susannah Belles, wife of George, d. 23 Feb. 1836, aged 22 yrs., 5 mos., 18 days.
[later names from Niccum transcriptions, according to www.rootsweb.com/~paluzerne/newport.htm]
+ George Belles 29 June 1828-17 June 1898.
+ Elizabeth Belles, wife of George, 31 Oct. 1831-11 Jan. 1914.
+ Phillip Belles, 1820-1903.
+ Lucinda Belles, wife of Phillip, d. 5 Aug. 1896, 69 yr, 11 mo. 14 days. [born 1826]

1785 Federal Tax, Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
William Bellis, 30 acres, 2 horses, 3 cattle, tax: 2.0 [shilling, pence] (page 169)
Peter Bellis, no land, 1 horse, 1 cattle, tax 1.6 (page 169)
William Billes, freeman, tax: 10.0 – generally, someone who’s over 21, unmarried and living on someone else’s property (page 171).
“The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 3, vol. 19.

1786 Federal Tax, Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
William Belles, 100 acres, 2 horses, 3 cattle, tax: 3.0 [shilling, pence] (page 276)
William Belles, single freeman, tax: 10.0  (page 278)
“The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 3, vol. 19.

1788 Federal Tax, Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
William Bellos, 100 acres, 2 horses, 3 cattle, tax: 3.6 [shilling, pence] (page 387)
William Bellos, single freeman, tax: 10.0  (page 390)
John Bellos, single freeman, tax: 10.0  (page 390)
Cornelius Bellos, single freeman, tax: 10.0  (page 390)
“The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 3, vol. 19.

Northampton County, Pa., deed books
+ Cornelius Bellisfelt buys 84 acres in Hamilton Township, Northampton County, from Samuel Rees, surveyor, Aug. 2, 1790 – Northampton County, Pa., Deed Book H-1, page 353.

Lurzerne County, Pa., deed books
+ Cornelius Bellis of Nescopeck Township sells 100 acres in Newport on Oct. 11, 1799 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 6, page 352.
+ William Bellesfelt of Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa., sells land in Newport Oct. 23, 1801 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 7, page 364.
+ William Bellesfelt of Newport Township buys land in Newport Aug. 12, 1802 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 8, page 213.
+ Cornelius Belles buys land in Newport in 1802 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 8, page 463 and 464 (two separate transactions).
+ William Bellesfelt and Cornelius Bellesfelt sign agreement between the Newport Claimants, March 28, 1805– Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 9, page 228.
+ Peter Belles and Adam Belles buy land in Newport Township, Feb. 5, 1806 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 12, page 489.
+ Cornelius Bellesfelt sells land in Newport Township to Adam Bellesfelt Aug. 19, 1824.  Cornelius’ wife in Margaret  – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 20, page 335.
+ George Bellas, esqure, sells land to Hugh Bellas, Esquire, April 14, 1810 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 12, page 339.
+ Petter Belles and Catharine sell land in Newport Township June 8, 1837.  Peter had purchased the land May 7, 1829 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 33, page 46.
+ Cornelius Belles and Adam Belles sell 200 acres of land in Newport Township, May 31, 1837 – Lurzerne County, Pa., Deed Book 33, page 121.

Other Luzerne County sources
+ List of taxables in Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County, Pa., in 1796 included Cornelius Bellas – “History of Luzerne County Pennsylvania,” H.C. Bradsby, Editor, S. B. Nelson & Co., 1893, page 608.
+ William Bellesfelt, Cornelius Bellesfelt on Feb. 25, 1805, signed an agreement to abide by the lines and surveys established by William Montgomery in Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa. – “History of Luzerne County Pennsylvania,” H.C. Bradsby, Editor, S. B. Nelson & Co., 1893, page 614.
+ Nov. 20, 1807 – “The following claims have been exhibited to the State Commissioners, under the Act of General Assembly, passed the 4th April 1799 for offering compensation to the Pennsylvania claimants, in the 17 townships of the County of Luzerne, and the several supplements thereto, during their attendance, since 22nd June last, for the purpose of receiving the claims of the Connecticut settlers. Are now published that all persons concerned may take notice thereof. If there are no objections files within four weeks, the Commissioners will award Certificates to the said Claimants. By order of the Commissioners, Jesse FELL, Clerk. … Newport: Cornelius BELLES, William BELLESFELT …” – Luzerne County Federalist, Abstracts at Wyoming County Historical Society Web site.  www.rootsweb.com/~pawyomin/
+ 3 March 1809 – Sheriff’s Sales — To be held on April 3rd at Luzerne Co. Courthouse in Wilkesbarre: Land in Newport Twp., being lot #14 of the first division and second tier, containing about 57 acres. Seized and taken in execution as the property of William BELLOWSFELT. – Luzerne County Federalist, Abstracts at Wyoming County Historical Society Web site. www.rootsweb.com/~pawyomin/
+ Succession of Township Officers of Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa. Supervisors – Cornelius Belles, 1802, 1822, 1828; Adam Belles, 1828, 1831; Peter Belles, 1835, 1836, 1838, 1850, 1851; William Beles, 1863, 1864; Phillip Belles, 1877. – “History of Luzerne, Lackawana and Wyoming Counties, Pa,” by W.W. Munsell & Co., 1880, pages 326-327.

Pennsylvania Archives – property records
+ Philip and William Billisfield each received warrants for 100 acres in Northampton County, Pa., on March 24, 1775  – “The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 3, Vol. 26, page 35.
+ Cornelius Bellesfelt received a warrant for 75 acres in Northampton County, Pa., on April 7, 1790 – “The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 3, Vol. 26, page 40.
+ CORNELIUS BELLES.  Sub. 658.  Claims lot No. 6 in the second Division of lots in Newport Township.  See the title of Matthew Covell in the late Commissioners’ book of title of Newport.  Deed 9 Nov’r., 1801. Con: 130 Dls.  Matthew Covell to Henry Bennet for this lot.  Deed 5 March, 1802. Con: 300 Dls.  Henry Bennet to Claimant for the same lot. – Book of the Fifteen Townships, documents relating to the Connecticut Settlement in Wyoming Valley/Newport Township.  “The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 2, Vol. 18, page 521.
+ WILLIAM BELLESFELT.  Sub. 806.  Claims lot No. 14 in the second tier of the first Division of lots in Newport.  See the title of Henry Bennet in the former Commissioners’ Book of titles in Newport.  Office copy filed. Henry Bennet to William Bellesfelt for lot No. 14 in the second tier of the first Division Dated the 5th March, 1802.  Consideration £62.10. – Book of the Fifteen Townships, documents relating to the Connecticut Settlement in Wyoming Valley/Newport Township.  “The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 2, Vol. 18, page 521.
+ David Bellesfelt received a warrant for 98 acres in Northampton County, Pa., on Nov. 12, 1824 – “The Pennsylvania Archives,” Series 3, Vol. 26, Page 49.
+ An Act authorising the Secretary of the Land Office to apply in payment of other lands certain sums of money overpaid by Cornelius Bellisfelt & Others.
From executive minutes of Pennsylvania Gov. John A. Shulze, April 23, 1829 -- 
 
The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 9, Vol. 1, page 6947.
Pennsylvania Archives - military records
+ Peter Bellisfelt, private in the Continental Line - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 4, Page 312.
+ William Belles, private in the Continental Line - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 4, Page 312.
+ William Belles Jr., private in the Continental Line - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 4, Page 312.
+ Peter Bellisfelt served as a private in Capt. Timothy Jayne's Company of 7th Class of Northampton County Militia on April 23, 1778. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 8, Page 553.
+ Peter Bellyfelt listed as Ranger of the Frontiers - 1778-1783, among members of Timothy Jaynes' Company. No date. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 23, Page 327.
+ William Ballowsfelt, Philip Ballawsfelt and Peter Ballowsfelt are listed as privates in Capt. Henry Sewitz's 5th Company, 6th Battalion of the Northampton County Militia on May 14, 1778. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 8, Page 432.
+ William Bellefelt, Philip Bellesfelt and Peter Bellesfelt served as privates in Capt. Richard Shaw's 8th Company, 5th Battalion, Northampton County Militia in 1780. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 8, Page 382.
+ Peter Bellisfelt served as a private in Capt. Timothy Jayne's Company of Northampton County Militia on 1781. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 8, Page 605.
+ Wm. Belesfelt and Peter Bellesfelt served as privates in Capt. Richard Shaw's 5th Company, 5th Battalion of Northampton County Militia. No date. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 8, Page 415.
+ William Bellesfelt and Peter Bellesfelt served as privates in Capt. Richard Shaw's 8th Company, 5th Battalion, Northampton County Militia in June 1782. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 8, Page 402.
+ Peter Bellesfelts, among seven months' men in Capt. Adams' Company in the Northampton County Militia in 1782. Note to paymaster attesting to completed service was signed Sept. 20, 1782. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 5, Vol. 5, Page 440.
+ John Bellesfeld, Peter Bellesfeld and Wm. Bellesfeld served in Capt. Christopher Keller's company of the 5th Battalion, Northampton County Militia commanded by Col. Nicolas Kern on the expedition to Wyoming in August 1784. John and William served 19 days and were paid 1 pound, 11 shillings, 8 pence. Peter served 15 days and was paid 1 pound, 5 pence. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 6, Vol. 3, Page 806.
+ Peter Bellefelt listed as Ranger of the Frontiers - 1778-1783, among "New Levies." No date. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 23, Page 252
+ Peter Bellesfelt listed among those receiving pensions for Revolutionary service in Pennsylvania. Listed as private in the Pennsylvania Line, dated Sept. 6, 1833, age 77. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 23, Page 592.
+ Philip Bellesfelt fined 19 pounds, 5 shillings, 10 pence by John Chambers, Esquire, sub-lieutenant of Northampton County, Pa. Undated list. - "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 6, page 750.
Revolutionary War veterans
+ John Bellesfelt buried in Mahoning County, Ohio. Born 1750, died July 11, 1830. Buried at Old Richard Cemetery. Married Nellie Williamson at Larason Corners. Ref: Chamber's Early Germans in N.J., p 263; Baldwin's SAR Records. 48th NSDAR Report. - "The Official Roster of the Soldier o the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio," Ohio Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Ohio, 1925-1959, page 33
+ Peter Bellesfelt Revolutionary War pension application was filed in Trumbull County, Ohio. Pension S.16048. In testimony given Aug. 23, 1832, Peter stated he served as a private in the company commanded by Capt. Butler of the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment commanded by Col. Butler for seven months starting in April or May 1780. At the start of his service, he lived in Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa., "but in consequence of the extreme danger of residing on the frontier his father in law together with himself and his wife and her fathers family removed to Newtown in Berks County Pa." There he enlisted as a volunteer in a regiment to defend the frontiers. The unit was attached to Gen. Anthony Wayne's command, and Peter fought in some skirmishes with Tories at Bergin Point. He also said that he saw Benedict Arnold desert to the British. Peter was born Feb. 10, 1756, near Flemington, N.J. He lived in Hamilton Township for 12 years. He lived in Berks County for an unstated period of time. He then lived in Washington County, Pa., "until within five years when I removed to Ohio." Received $23.33 per year starting March 4, 1831.
 
 
Census records
1790 Census
Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.

+ William Bellosfelt – 2 males 16 or older, 3 males under 16, 3 females.
+ George Bellosfelt – 2 males 16 or older, 4 males under 16, 2 females.
+ William Bellosfelt – 1 male 16 or older, 2 females.
[No Belles/Bellesfelts appear in Luzerne County, Pa., in the 1790 Census.]

1800 Census
Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa.

+ Cornelius Bellos – 3 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 25-46, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
Willingborough Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Thomas Bellas – 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 3 females 10-16, ? females 16-26, 1 female 26-45. [Mark on print my not indicate female 10-16.]
Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ William Bellisfelt – 3 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ David Bellisfelt – 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ Conrad Bellisfelt – 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ Jacob Bellisfelt – 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ Henry Bellisfelt – 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 female age 45 or older.
+ George Bellisfelt – 1 male age 10-16, 4 males age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female age 45 or older.
+ William Bellisfelt – 2 males under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 1 female 16-26.

1810 Census
Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ William – 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female age 45 or older.
+ Cornelius – 3 males under 10, 2 males age 10-16, 2 males age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female age 45 or older.
District of Salem, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ William Belles – 1 male age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female age 45 or older.
Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ David Belles – 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 3 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45.
+ George Belles – 2 males age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female age 45 or older.
+ George Belles – 3 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ Wm Belles – 2 males under 10, 1 male age 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 2 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.
+ George Belles Jr.(?) – 1 male 26-45, 1 female 26-45.
Chestnut Hill Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ John Belles – 1 male under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26. [Possibly associated with Easton-area families.]

1820 Census
Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, Pa.

+ William Bellas, age 16-26 – 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female 16-26.
Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Cornelius Bellas Jr., age 16-26 [possibly son of Cornelius] – 1 male under 10, 1 male age 16-26, males 26-45, 1 female 16-26.
+ Cornelius, age 45 or older – 1 male 10-16, 6 males 16-26, 1 male 45 or older, 2 females 16-26, 1 female 45 or older.
+ Peter, age 16-26 [probably son of Cornelius] – 2 males under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 1 female under 10, female 16-26.
+ Adam, age 16-26 [probably son of Cornelius] – 2 males age 10-16, 1 male age 16-26, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ Henry, age 26-45 – 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or older.
+ Cornelius, age 16-26 – 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 16-26, 1 female under 10, 2 females 16-26.
Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Conrad Bellas – 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 or older, 1 female 45 or older.
Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ David Belles – 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 16-18, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 2 female 10-16, 1 female age 45 or older.
Pocono Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ William Bellis – 1 male under 10, 1 male age 16-18, 2 males age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female age 45 or older.
+ George Bellis – 2 males under 10, 2 males age 10-16, 1 male age 16-18, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.
+ Daniel Bellis – 1 male under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26.
+ Jacob Bellis – 1 male age 16-18, 2 males age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 2 female 10-16, 1 female age 45 or older.

1830 Census
Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, Pa.

+ William Bellis, age 30-39 (20-29 is marked but crossed out) – 1 male under 5, 1 male 30-39, 2 females under 5, 3 females 10-14, 1 female 20-29.

1840 Census
Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, Pa.
+ Wm Belles, age 40-49 – 1 male 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-14, 2 females 15-19, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 40-49.

1850 Census
West Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, Pa.
+ William Bellows, age 50, farmer, property valued at $1,100, born in Pennsylvania, could not write; Magdalena, age 52, born in Pennsylvania, could not write; Deborah, age 21, born in Pennsylvania; Isaac, age 26, farmer, property valued at $450, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, age 14, born in Pennsylvania, twin; William, age 14, laborer, born in Pennsylvania, twin.
Muddy Creek Township, Butler County, Pa.
+ Cornelius Bellas, age 59, Blacksmith, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Rachel, age 47, born in Pennsylvania; Cornelius, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; Sylvester, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; John C. age 3, blind born in Pennsylvania.
North Bulter Township, Butler County, Pa.
+ John Bellas, age 51, Farmer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Susan, age 54, born in Pennsylvania; Frederic, age 21, born in Pennsylvania; Ester, age 18, born in Pennsylvania; Reuben, age 15, born in Pennsylvania.
Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Cornelius Bellas, age 86, carpenter, property valued at $600, born in New Jersey, could not read or write; lived in household of Elizabeth Stements/Steinmets (sp?), age 56, no occupation or property recorded, born in Pennsylvania, with Mary A., age 13, and Lucy A., age 10; lived beside John Bellas, age 30.
+ Cornelius Bellas, age 22, Farmer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Mary A., age 18, born in Pennsylvania; Melancton, 2 months, born in Pennsylvania; John Miller, age 19, Laborer, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Elizabeth Bellis, age 59, no occupation, property valued at $1,000, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Hamus (sp?), age 8, born in Pennsylvania; James P. Hamus, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Joseph Bellas, age 25, Laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, age 19, born in Pennsylvania; George, age 22, Boat Man, born in Pennsylvania.
+ George Bellis, age 27, Boatman, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Maria, age 22, born in Pennsylvania; Harriet M., 1 month, born in Pennsylvania.  Lived in the household of John Slippy, age 64, Farmer, property valued at $4,000, born in Pennsylvania; and Sarah, age 64, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Henry Bellas, age 32, Laborer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Margaret, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; Mary E., 5 months, born in Pennsylvania.

+ John Bellas, age 30, Laborer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Hannah, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; Susan, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Mary Bellas, age 14, born in Pennsylvania, lived in household of Jonah Lutsey (sp?), age 71, Farmer, property valued at $3,000, born in New Jersey.
+ Melchen Bellas, age 23, Farmer, no property listed, born in Pennsylvania; Catharine, age 22, born in Pennsylvania; Margaret Ogen, age 18, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Peter Bellas, age 35, Laborer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Hester, age 34, born in Pennsylvania; Rebecca, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; Andrew, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; Martha, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Marissa, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Peter, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; Amanda, age 1, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Thomas, age 74, property valued at $2,000, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Peter Bellas, age 60, Farmer, property valued at $6,000, born in Pennsylvania; Catharine, age 55, born in Pennsylvania; Peter, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; George, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; Jacob, age 16, Laborer, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Philip Bellas, age 48, Boat Man, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Jane, age 46, born in Pennsylvania; Zara, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; Whitney, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; Philip, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Geo W., age 5, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Philip Bellas, age 29, Farmer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Lucinda, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah E, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; William, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; Elijah, age 1, born in Pennsylvania; Adam, age 18, Laborer, born in Pennsylvania.
+ William Bellas, age 34, farmer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Eliza, age 29, born in Pennsylvania; Reuben, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; Margout (sp?), age 9, born in Pennsylvania; Emily, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Mary A, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.
+ William Bellas, age 24, Boat Man, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; Adam, age 2, born in Pennsylvania; Levi, 9 months, born in Pennsylvania; Catharine Fanchila (sp?), age 28, born in Pennsylvania.

1860 Census
Lancaster Township, Butler County, Pa.

+ Isaac Bellis, age 36, farmer, real estate valued at $2,500, personal property valued at $800; born in Pennsylvania; Sarah, age 34, born in Pennsylvania; William, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; John W., age 3, born in Pennsylvania; Joseph C., age 1, born in Pennsylvania; Mary Bellis, age 64, widow, born in Pennsylvania.
Abington Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Daniel, age 60, farm laborer, born in New York.  His wife appears to have been Mary A., age 60, born in New York.  He lived in the household of Samuel Corby, age 27.
+ Mary Bellas, age 80, born in New Jersey, lived in household of William Mark, age 47, Farmer, no real estate listed, personal property valued at $300, born in Pennsylvania; and Hannah, age 47, born in Pennsylvania.
Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Elizabeth Bellas, age 70, widow, real estate valued at $5,000, personal property valued at $500, born in Pennsylvania; Adam, age 25, laborer, born in Pennsylvania; George, age 30, laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Emeline, age 9, born in Pennsylvania; Jam Hannis, age 14, male, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Hannis, age 17, born in Pennsylvania.  Listed beside Philip Bellas, age 39, and near Joseph, age 34.
+ Henry Bellas, age 40, laborer, personal property valued at $100, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Mary, age 35, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; Jane, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Siles (?), age 8, male, born in Pennsylvania; Zer..(?), age 7, male, born in Pennsylvania; Ann, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; Infant, 6 months, female, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Joseph Bellas, age 34, laborer, personal property valued at $200, born in Pennsylvania; Eliz’th, age 29, born in Pennsylvania; Adam, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Hezekiah, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; Eliz’th, age 3, born in Pennsylvania.  Lived near Elizabeth, age 70, and Philip, age 39.
+ Peter Bellas, age 47, laborer, real estate valued at $300, personal property valued at $100, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Esther, age 45, born in Pennsylvania; Rebecca, age 25, born in Pennsylvania; Jackson, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; Marta, age 18, born in Pennsylvania; Marietta, age 16, born in Pennsylvania; Peter, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; Amanda, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; Franklin, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; Geroge Pris, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Marg’t Stevens (sp?), age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Philip Bellas, age 39, farmer, no property recorded, born in Pennsylvania; Lucinda, age 35, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah, age 9, born in Pennsylvania; William H., age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Elijah, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Susan, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Carli’e (sp?), age 4, female, born in Pennsylvania; Juduson, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; Daniel, age 2, born in Pennsylvania; Sterling (sp?), age 1, male, born in Pennsylvania; Infant, 2 months, female, born in Pennsylvania.  Lived near Elizabeth, age 70, and Joseph, age 34.
Hollenback Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ John Bellas, age 41, farmer, real estate valued at $3,000, personal property valued at $250, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Hannah A., age 38, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; Susan, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; Simon P., age 9, born in Pennsylvania; Eliza, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Charles W., age 3, born in Pennsylvania.
Union Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Peter Belles, age 51, farmer, real estate valued at $1,400, personal property valued at $200, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Sarah, age 45, born in Pennsylvania; Francis M., age 17, born in Pennsylvania; John W., age 14, born in Pennsylvania; Alexander W., age 10, born in Pennsylvania; Mary E., age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Charles N., age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Rosannah A., age 3, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Susan Belles, age 60, domestic, born in Pennsylvania.  Her household also contained Jacob Belles, age 26, farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, personal property valued at $300, born in Pennsylvania; S.A. Belles, age 24, male, farmer, born in Pennsylvania; Nancy Hoppes, age 22, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Hannah Hoppes, age 16, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Wm. W. Belles, age 33 (?), farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal property valued at $50, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Sidney, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; Robert B., age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Jacob G., age 4, born in Pennsylvania; Joseph Lukins, age 24, laborer, born in Pennsylvania.  Beside household of Susan Belles.
Huntington Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Philip Belles, age 33, farmer, personal property valued at $200, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained; Almira (sp?), age 28, born in Pennsylvania, Amelia, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.
+ William W. Belles, age 33, farmer, real estate valued at $2,500, personal property valued at $1,000, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Clarinda, age 31, born in Pennsylvania; Rosella, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; Elias Evans, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; Mary Evans, age 13, born in Pennsylvania.
Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Elizabeth Belles, 68, domestic, personal property valued at $50, born in Pennsylvania.  Her household also contained Silas, age 25, born in Pennsylvania
Mifflin Township, Columbia County, Pa.
+ Henry Bellas, age 61, cabinetmaker, real estate valued at $300, personal property valued at $200, born in Pennsylvania.
Orange Township, Columbia County, Pa.
+ Cornelius Bellis, age 33, farmer, real estate valued at $4,300, personal property valued at $1,000, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Mary A., age 28, born in Pennsylvania; Melissa E., age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 2, born in Pennsylvania; Martha, age 3.
+ Peter Belles, age 25, farmer, real estate valued at $1,300, personal property valued at $900, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Susan, age 22, born in Pennsylvania; William, age 1, born in Pennsylvania; Eva (sp?), less than 1 year [perhaps 1 month], born in Pennsylvania.
+ Wm Bellis, age 45, farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, personal property valued at $1,400, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Eliza, age 39, born in Pennsylvania; Emily, age 16, born in Pennsylvania; Harrit, age 5, born in Pennsylvania.
Paradise Township, Monroe County, Pa.
+ Jacob B. Bellis, age 52, farm laborer, personal property valued at $250; born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained Hannah Bellis, age 50, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Adam Bellis, age 20, day laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Lewis, age 18, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah, age 16, seamstress, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, age 16, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Hannah, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; Miner (?), age 12, born in Pennsylvania.
Jackson Township, Monroe County, Pa.
+ John Bellis, age 64, farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal property valued at $700, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Mary, age 49, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth McDaniel, age 14, born in Pennsylvania.
+ William Bellis, age 56, farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, personal property valued at $600, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Sidney, age 49, born in Pennsylvania; John, age 19, farm laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Charles, farm laborer, age 16, born in Pennsylvania; Emanda, age 13, born in Pennsylvania.  Near household of Nelson Bellis, age 27, farmer, born in Pennsylvania.
Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pa.
+ John B. Bellis, age 40, day laborer, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Phebe, age 30, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Henry H., age 19, day laborer, born in Pennsylvania; George, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 9, born in Pennsylvania.
+ William Bellis, age 55, Day Laborer, real estate valued at $600, personal property valued at $150, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Rebecca, age 21, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Levi, day laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Anna, age 17, domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Sidney, age 15, female, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; Rebeca, age 5, born in Pennsylvania.
+ (?) Bellis, age 39, Farmer, real estate valued at $1,600(?), personal property valued at $300, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Margaret, age 42, born in New Jersey (possibly scratched out); domestic, born in Pennsylvania; Adam, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; Margett, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; Emily, age 2, born in Pennsylvania; Mary, age 80, born in Pennsylvania.  (HeritageQuest identifies this man as Sabil but the name appears to be something else.)

1870 Census
Lancaster Township Butler County, Pa.

+ Isaac Belas, age 47, farmer, real estate valued at $4,000, personal property valued at $1,100, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah, age 45, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania, cannot write; William H., age 15; born in Pennsylvania; Joseph C., age 12, born in Pennsylvania; Isaac, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Mariah, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; Samuel A., age 6, born in Pennsylvania; Susana, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; Sealy, age 3, born in Pennsylvania.
Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Elizabgeth Belles, age 81, lives with daughter, born in born in Pennsylvania, cannot read or write.  Lives with Catherine Fairchild, age 48, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania, cannot read or write; Jennie Tompkins, age 3, born in Pennsylvania.  Listed beside George Bellis, age 42.
+ George Bellis, age 42, teamster, born in Pennsylvania, cannot write.  His household also contained: Elizabeth, age 39, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania; Adam W., age 16, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania, Hezekiah W., age 16, born in Pennsylvania; Mary C., age 14, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth A., age 12, born in Pennsylvania; Joseph, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; Harriet, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; Lanah Frick, age 75, lives with daughter, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Peter Belles, age 57, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania, cannot write.  His household also contained: Hettie, age 55, keeping house, property valued at $1,000, born in Pennsylvania; George A., age 15, picking slate, born in Pennsylvania; Franklin, age 13, picking slate, born in Pennsylvania; Matilda Thomas, age 13, domestic servant, born in Pennsylvania.
+ Philip Beles, age 50, farmer, personal property valued at $1,325, born in Pennsylvania, cannot write.  His household also contained: Lucinda, age 43, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania; William John, age 22, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania; Elijah, age 20, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania; Susanna, age 19, born in Pennsylvania; Jordan, age 18, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania; Catherine, age 16, born in Pennsylvania; Daniel, age 14, born in Pennsylvania; Sterling, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; Maria A., age 10, born in Pennsylvania; Nelson E., age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Mary Eva, age 6, born in Pennsylvania, Monroe, age 4, born in Pennsylvania; Marvey P., age 1, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah E. Thomas, age 24, domestic servant.
+ William Belles, age 46, farmer, personal property valued at $1,260, born in Pennsylvania, cannot read or write.  His household also contained: Mary, age 44, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania, cannot write; Adam R., age 22, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania; Levi, age 20, farm hand, born in Pennsylvania; Catherine C., age 15, born in Pennsylvania; Mary A., age 11, born in Pennsylvania; Emma, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
Plymouth Borough, Luzerne County, Pa.
+ Peter Bellas, age 62, laborer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal property valued at $200, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained: Sarah, age 55, keeping house, born in Pennsylvania; Alexander, age 19, laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Fidelia, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; Chas. H. age 14, laborer, born in Pennsylvania; Rosanna A., age 13, born in Pennsylvania.
Jackson Township, Monroe County, Pa.
+ John Belles, age 74, farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal property valued at $1,700, born in Pennsylvania.  His household also contained Mary, age 60, born in Pennsylvania; Lucinda Titus, age 16, born in Pennsylvania..
+ William Bellis, age 64, retired farmer, personal property valued at $1,000.  His household also contained Sydney, age 60, keeping house.  He is listed beside John W. Bellis, age 24, and Andrew, age 43.
Orange Township, Columbia County, Pa.
+ William Bellas, age 55, farmer, real estate valued at $4,500, personal property valued at $500, born in Pennsylvania. His household also contained Eliza, age 49, born in Pennsylvania; Hattie E., age 15, born in Pennsylvania.
Mifflin Township, Columbia County, Pa.
+ Henry Belles, age 70, retired cabinet maker, real estate valued at $2,000, personal property valued at $190, born in Pennsylvania.  Lived in the household of Emanuel Kikendall, age 49, and Mary, age 43. 

Easton-area Belleses
  Following are members of the Belles/Bellesfeld families from the area around Easton, Pa.  They migrated from nearby Hunterdon County, N.J. 
 
“First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
Baptisms
+ Amos and Osina Belles, son John Peter Belles, born 23 March 1807, baptized 22 Aug. 1807. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Anna Belles, daughter Sallande, born 28 Feb. 1809, baptized 22 March 1810. Sponsors were Peter Snyder and his wife Elisabeth – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ John and Elisabeth Belles, son John Belles, born 17 Sept. 1809, baptized 8 April 1810. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Amos and Osina Belles, daughter Rebecca Ann Belles, born 9 Sept. 1809, baptized 8 April 1810. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ George and Maria Belles, daughter Maria Belles, born 13 Nov. 1814, baptized 30 Dec. 1814. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ John and Elisabeth Belles, son Samuel Belles, born 8 June 1817, baptized 26 April 1818. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Joseph and Sarah Belles, daughter Susanna Belles, born 19 Jan. 1818, baptized 26 April 1818. Sponsors were Joseph Wolbach and Rachel. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ John and Elisabeth Belles, daughter Susanna Belles, born 21 March 1819, baptized 10 Nov. 1819. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ George and Maria Belles, son George Belles, born 29 Nov. 1821, baptized 26 May 1822. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
Marriages
+ Cornelius Bellesfield married Marg. Huffschmidt on 2 Sept. 1788 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.  [Member of Hamilton Township-area clan.]
+ Peter Belles married Elisabeth Taylor on 8 April 1810 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Joseph Belles married Sarah Fox on 15 Sept. 1816 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Simon Belles married Judith Snyder on 6 April 1828 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ John Belles married Cath. Kleder on 3 June 1832 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Peter Walter married Abbe Belles on 15 Sept. 1815 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Jacob Heller married Sarah Belles on 18 April 1824 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Joseph Musselman married Eliz. Belles on 14 Aug. 1825 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ John Bachman married Elsy Belles on 20 Sept. 1825 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Jacob Jacoby married Mary Ann Belles on 8 June 1834 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Peter Lantz married Abbe Belles on 27 Nov. 1836 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Bernhart Kind married Cath. Bellesfield on 25 Dec. 1838 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ John Leibert married Sally Ann Bellesfield on 19 March 1843 – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
Burials
+ Samuel Belles, buried on 28 Nov. 1818 in Saucon. Age: 1 year, 6 months, 19 days – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ Jacob Belles buried on 3 June 1821 in Plainfield. Age: 39 years, 2 months, 25 days – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.
+ A daughter of John Belles and wife Elisabeth buried on 27 April 1816 in Saucon. Age: 1 month. – “First Settlers of ‘The Forks of The Delaware’ and Their Descendants, 1760-1852,” by the Rev. Henry M. Kieffer, 1902, via Ancestry.com.

1810 Census, Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ Henry Belles – 1 male age 16-26, 1 female 16-26.
+ Abrm Balles – 2 males under 10, 1 males age 16-26, 2 female under 10, 1 female 16-26.

1810 Census, Forks Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ Peter Belles – 2 males under 10, 1 male age 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 16-26.
+ Peter Belles – 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 2 female 16-26, 1 female age 45 or older.
+ Geo Belles – 1 males age 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26.

1810 Census, Chestnut Hill Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ John Belles – 1 male under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26. [Possibly associated with Hamilton Township-area families.]

1810 Census, Williams Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ John Belles – 2 males under 10, 1 male age 16-26, 4 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.

1820 Census, Forks Township, Northampton County, Pa.
+ Peter Bellis – 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45.
+ George Bellis sr. – 2 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.


Peter Belles in Western Pennsylvania
- Revolutionary War veteran
1790 Census, Washington County, Pa.
Peter Bellisfelt - 1 male 16 or older, 1 male under 16, 2 females.

1800 Census, Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pa.
Peter Bellis - 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 2 female 16-26, 1 female age 45 or older.
1810 Census, Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pa.
Peter Bellows - 1 male under 10, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26, 1 female age 45 or older.
 

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