My name is Bob Benton, and I live in Southern California.I was intrigued by your mention of Catherine Bellesfelt.
On my maternal side, a fourth great grandmother is named Catherine Bellesfelt, although she was born in 1769 in Amwell, Hunsterdon Co., NJ, the daughter of Peter Bellesfelt and Elizabeth Hoffman or Huffman.
My Catherine married James A. Brenton about 1785 or so.She died between 1820 and 1825 in Pike Co. IN.
Does your Bellesfelt line have any roots to NJ?I'd be interested to know if there may be some connection here.
I came on your posting in the Trumbull Co. forum because my paternal great grandfather was raised in Farmington Twp. from about 1814 until he moved to Hartford then to Rome in Ashtabula Co., before moving to Florida in 1850.