The USGENWEB Archives page for Franklin County, Virginia includes transcriptions of the documents listed below, and many others that involve these people.
Polly Belcher was born on 14 Feb 1807 at Franklin Co., VA and died on 25 Jul 1859 at Franklin Co., VA, at age 62. She married Stephen Preston Bennett, son of Micajah Wheeler Bennett and Patcy Bennet, on 24 Apr 1829 at Franklin Co., VA. He was born on 24 Feb 1805 at Franklin Co., VA and died 1 Jan 1876 at Franklin Co., VA. They had 14 children in Franklin Co., VA.
She is the daughter of
Prudence Belcher was born after 1772 in Amelia Co., VA and died bef. 1846 at Franklin Co., VA. She may never have married. She had at least 4 children in Franklin Co., VA.
She is the daughter of
Francis Belcher was born circa 1745 at Lunenburg Co., VA. He married first, perhaps Mary Cabiness, daughter of Matthew Cabiness and Hannah Clay, circa 1760 at VA. He and his first wife were the parents of Matthew Belcher.
- Belcher Estate Conveyance, 1814 - Matthew Belcher of Ga. sells his interest in his father Francis Belcher's estate in Va. to Isham Belcher, also a legatee of Francis.
He married Phoebe Cabiness, daughter of Matthew Cabiness and Hannah Clay, on 23 Nov 1771 at Granville Co., NC. He died after 29 Jul 1781 at Amelia Co., VA.
- Phoebe Cabiness and her family, and the settlement of Francis' estate.
- Phoebe Belcher Swinney Deed, 1818 - Phoebe and her second husband give/sell to her 3 named daughters all her property not bound by (her first husband) Francis Belcher's will upon Phoebe's death. Names Prudence Belcher, Polley Warwick and Amey Cook.
- Phoebe Belcher Swinney Deed, 1818 -Phoebe attests that only the offspring of her body, not any others, are to inherit her remaining property, specifically her slaves. Names her only heirs as Kesiah Boldwin, Prudence Belcher, Isham Belcher, Polley Warwick, and Frances Belcher. It appears these slave were bound by Francis' will. Note that Amey Cook is not named - she appears to have been born too late to be a child of Francis (and too early to be Joseph Swinney's child).
- Inventory of Phoebe Belcher Swinney, 1822 - This inventory includes very little, principally a little livestock and farm produce. This was her intent when she disposed of her personal property in 1818. (This posting also includes the inventory of the estate of her son Francss Belcher, jr, who died in 1822 as well.)