My great grandfather, Noble Belcher's obit reads, "Noble Blair Belcher, son of Lucy and Joe Belcher, pioneers of the French Grant". The French Grant was property in Scioto County, OH that was given to French immigrants who were sold property in Gallia County to get them to come to the US by a Company that did not own the land. The government, after a lawsuit, gave them property in what is now Green Twp, Scioto Co., OH. Does anyone know what the French connection is? Evidently some of the recipients moved there immediately, around 1796, others didn't and some of their relatives moved there later. I am assuming since the first Belchers I can find there are the three bros. including Joseph around 1830 is that they took family property. So their mother, grandmother, grandfather or someone close had to have come from France. Any ideas??