Hurts, Mcguires, Belchers Tazewell VA and Mercer WV
Found a William Hurt 17 on the 1860 census in the household of Chapman Spotts in Tazewell VA. Chapmans wife is Louisa Spotts. There are four Hurt children, William 17, Thurston 14, Erastus 13, and Mary 7. There is also a William Mcguire 75 in the household. I found records connecting Louisa to William Mcguire as his daughter. I also found a marriage record for Louisa Mcguire to John M. Hurt. And someone posted some pages from a family Bible of Garland Hurt. His fathers name was Thurston D. Hurt and his mothers name was Sarah. Apparently she died after giving birth to Garland. It has the names of John M. Hurt and Louisa M. Mcguire as grandparents to Garland and has that John M. Hurt died in 1847. I have record of his death as Oct. 1949 from Typhoid.
Now just to make sure that their son William is our William Samuel Hurt who married Martha Jane Belcher. The dates match up. Also there is a connection with the Belchers and a Chapman Spotts family. Also where they lived is close to where Louisa lived is close to where William Samuel Hurt and Martha Jane Belcher lived in Beaver Pond, Mercer, West Virgina. When state and county lines were redrawn, they are not too far away from what I can tell!
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