From Charlotte Holder , read in 1983
This grave is in the Keirsey Community, S. of Perrin Field.
North side of a farm in a pasture.
(If anyone can find this cemetery today please notify me or take a photograph)
Map of the area
A small iron fence surrounds it.
Rebecca E. Belcher
Nov 4,1856-26 Dec 1858
Her family is the one who "settled five miles W. of Sherman"in 1856. They are listed in the Pioneer Index of Grayson County.
The father of the family was Thomas Jefferson Belcher and the mother Rachel ?
their children listed as
1. John H. below this list with his own history.
This family moved from Mo. to Tx in 1854,they first settled near Weston in Collin Co.and then moved to Grayson County in 1856. He was in the Confederate Army.
Rebecca would have been their child as their other son listed ,John H. was b. in 1848.
His story is also in the index.
John H. Belcher b. Jackson Co. Mo. 26 Dec 1848
Son of Thomas Jefferson Belcher, wed Clara Bell Easley, dau. of W.D. & Ellen Easley.
During the war he stayed home and cared for the stock running on the open range ,bought a ranch on the head of Little Elm & Buck Creek and bought a herd of cattle from W.W.Wheat.
This index notes that he bought 8 acres adjoing his fathers land after he married and that it adjoined also to the Easleys land. Their he built a home of white pine."First white pine ever used in Grayson County" because he got it at Caddo where the MK&T brought it in. Up to that time "All the lumber up to that time was brought in from East Texas by ox cart".