Hi Lonnie, this is what I have on Samuel Taylor Belyeu:
Ancestors of Samuel Taylor BELYEU - 12 Apr 2002
1.Samuel Taylor BELYEU was born about 1850 in Mississippi.He died on May 29, 1850.
2.George W. BELYEU was born on July 6, 1815 in North Carolina.He died on September 10, 1887 in MS.George W. Belew,Company: J, 55th Georgia Infantry. Private (Ballue G. W.)
National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record:
000226, 0005, 00000108
I have run onto the name G.W. Belyeu several times during my research. In Eastland Co., Texas at the Gorman Cemetery there is a Lydia A. Belyeu buried there. The tombstone reads: Wife of G.W. Belyeu 3/14/1867 - 1/22/1911.
I happen to know that they were married in Kaufman Co., TX on 18 Jul 1882 or 1883 and her name was Lydia A. Green.
Also buried in the same plot is an Annie Merle Belyeu with the dates of 7/29/1937 - 1/10/1938.
There are also other Belyeu persons buried in the Gorman Cemetery. There are a number of Belyeu's buried in Comanche Co., Texas at the DeLeon Cemetery and at the Downing Cemetery.
He was married to Martha Jane CUMMINGS on May 28, 1841.
3.Martha Jane CUMMINGS was born on September 5, 1824 in Tennesse.She died on March 8, 1891 in MS.George W. BELYEU and Martha Jane CUMMINGS had the following children:
i. William Morgan BELYEU was born on April 3, 1842 in Mississippi.He died on February 3, 1910.
ii. Amanda J. BELYEU was born about 1844 in Mississippi.
iii. James BELYEU was born about 1846 in Mississippi.
1 iv. Samuel Taylor BELYEU.
4.Abraham BELYEU died May/Jun 1840 in Marshall Co., Mississippi ?.ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1800 Census Index
ABRAHAM BELYEW Jr.
ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1810 Census Index
ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1820 Census Index
ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1830 Census Index
? BELUE 52
No Belyew's any spelling in Anson Co, NC, 1840
Probate court records, Marshall county, June 24, 1840 - George W. Belyew was appointed guardian of Catherine D. Belyew and Mary M. Belyew (who are over the age of fourteen years) and William F. Belyew and Samuel Belyew (who are under the age of fourteen years), minor heirs of Abraham Belyew. William G. H. Lindsey and Hardy H. Belyew were bondsmen. Sept. 25,1843 Hardy H. Belyew was appointed guardian of Mary M. Belyew, William F. Belyew and Samuel Belyew children and minor heirs (over the age of fourteen years) of Abram Belyew deceased.
Abraham BELYEU had the following children:
i. Hardy H. BELYEU was born about 1820 in North Carolina.He died after 1865.Samuel Belew is listed in the Layafette Co., MS 1850 Census records. The census was done on 9/17/1850. He is working as a laborer for Henry Johnson. But next door is his brother Hardy H. Beliew who is working as a laborer for William G. H. Lindsey.
Hardy H. Belyeu (Balew). He married Rebecca Ann McCauley 30 March 1852 in Marshall Co., MS. Family shows up in Marion Co., Arkansas on the 1860 census. It shows Hardy H. Balew (age 40) born in NC; wife Rebecca A. (age 26) born in MS; son William E. (age 8) born in MS; son John H. (age 6) born in MS; son George A. (age 4) born in MS; and my GG Grandfather James Griffin Belyeu (age 1) born in Marion Co., Arkansas. Supposedly Hardy was killed by bushwackers right after the Civil War in Arkansas and his wife returned to MS with the children.
James Griffin Belyeu married Susanette E. Sullivan 22 March 1885 in Pontotoc Co., MS. They moved to Comanche Co., Texas
1  Hardy H. Belyew b: Abt. 1820 in North Carolina d: Aft. 1865
.. +Rebecca Ann McCauley b: 1836 in Madison County, Mississippi m: March 29, 1851 in Marshall Co., Mississippi d: WFT Est. 1858-1930 in Baxter, Arkansas
. 2 William E. Belyew b: 1852
*2nd Wife of  Hardy H. Belyew:
.. +Rebecca Ann McCauley b: 1834 m: March 20, 1852 d: Aft. 1860
*3rd Wife of  Hardy H. Belyew:
.. +Mary Ann Barker b: Bef. 1867 in MS? m: Aft. 1860 d: A
Hardy H. Belyeu (m. Rebecca Ann McCauley-30 Mar 1852-Marshall Co. MS). They are listed in the Marion Co. AR 1860 Census in the Whiteville Township. The last name is spelled Balew in the Census. It shows four sons at this time. William E., 8yrs, born in MS; John H., 6yrs, born in MS; George A., 4yrs, born in MS; and my GG grandfather James Griffin Belyeu, born 20 Dec 1859 in Marion Co. AR
2 ii. George W. BELYEU.
iii. Mary M. BELYEU was born about 1822 in North Carolina.Mary was living with her brother George Belyeu (Belyen) in Marshall Co., Miss. in 1850 census, age 26, born N.C.
iv. Cathrine D. BELYEU was born about 1823 in North Carolina.She died bfr 1870.
v. William F. BELYEU1,2 was born about 1827 in North Carolina.He died on July 13, 1879 in Hutto, Washington Co., Texas.William F. BELYEU was born in North Carolina about 1827. He probably traveled to Marshall Co., Miss. in 1852 or 1853 where he meet and married Rebecca Jane BARKER. It is likely that he was in Marshall Co., to visit a relative, possibly George Belyeu who was also born in N.C. and who may have been his older brother, and was living in Marshall Co,. Miss. in 1850.
The 1850 Mississippi Census for Marshall Co. indicates the following:
Mary BELYEW26fN. C.
The 1860 Texas census for Hunt Co.indicates the following:
PageDwelling #Family #
ValueValue ofReal Personal
BELEW, William33mfarmer13040North Carolina
They are living next farm to Rebecca's parents Ruben and Martha BARKER in Hunt Co., Tx. near Greenville.
The 1870 Texas census for Washington Co. indicates the following:
Page 201 Dwellig # 274 Family # 27414 July 1870
BELLEW, W.40mfarmer150 N.C.
R. J.36fkeeping houseMiss.
The 1870Census Index incorrectly lists William as follows:
BELLEN, W.Washington Co.TX201
Again Rebecca's parents are living on an adjacent farm in Washington Co.
Several of Rebecca's brother's are also on adjacent farms; another of her brothers (Thomas) is living in Robertson Co.
On Nov 28,1899 Rebecca filed for Confederate Pension from Williamson Co., Texas. She listed her age as 62 yrs. and stated that her date of marriage to W. F. BELYEU was June 23, 1853. She also stated that W. F. "reenlisted in the spring of 1862in Co. A 1st Texas Battalion Sharpshooters and served until the end of the war. This suggest that he had previously enlisted prior to his reenlistment in the spring of 1862 which is substantuated by his military service record which indicates that he had served two months prior and had been discharged. The application also indicates that W.F.'s date of death as June 23, 1899, this is an error probably made by the person filling out the application form for Rebecca as it was 1899 and he subsequently wrote the year 1889 (which should have been 1879), something we have all done at one time or another.
Rebecca is listed as a widow in the 1880 census for Robertson Co., Texas
The 1880 Texas census for Robertson Co. indicates the following:
Birthplace Birthplace Birthplace
BELYEW, R. J.42fwidowkeeping house Miss.
Mary A14fdau." ""
William's bithplace was incorrectly shown to be Missouri, possibly the person furnishing the information wasn't sure where he was born or the census taker incorrectly wrote down the wrong state. William F. Belyeu died on June 23, 1879 probably in Washington Co., Texas (or possibly Robertson county). It's interesting that Rebecca's father also died
between 1870 and 1880 and both Rebecca and her mother are shown living in Robertson Co., Texas as widows. They both are living near/with William O. BARKER, Rebecca's brother.It appears that William F. BELYEU was very close to Rebecca's family as he was always near them since his marriage to Rebecca in Mississippi until his death in Texas 26 years later.
William F. Belyeu enlisted as a private in Capt. Benjamin D. Martin's (Hunt County) Texas Volunteers on May 15, 1862 where he served for two months when this company subsequently became Co. A, 1st Battalion Texas Sharp Shooters (also known as Burnett's Battalion) on July 15, 1862. Soon after being mustered into Confederate service, the 1st Texas Sharp Shooters Battalion was ordered east of the Mississippi River where it was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The battalion was cut off from the garrison of Vicksburg when that city was invested by Federal forces and subsequently avoided capture there. Later it saw service in the Department of the Gulf. On December 17, 1863 the battalion was transported back across the Mississippi River, the battalion being ferried across the river by small boats and skiffs between Federal naval patrols. Once returned to the Trans-Mississippi Department, the unit served in Arkansas and in the Indian Territory. At some unknown date in 1864, the battalion was mounted.
The battalion participated in a number of engagements as follows:
Engagement, Jackson Mississippi May 14, 1863
Battle, Champions Hill, Baker's Creek,
Edwards Depot (Midway Hill), Mississippi May 16, 1863
Operations against the Advance on Jackson, Miss.,
Siege of Jackson and Assault of Jackson July 5-16, 1863
Action in Arkansas July 26-31, 1864
Wallace's Ferry, Big Creek
Massard's Prairie near Ft. Smith
Operations in the Indian Territory Sept. 11-25, 1864
Actions: Prior Creek, Fort Gibson and Cabin Creek
The 1st Texas Sharpshooter Battalion surrendered with the troops in the Indian Territory at Doaksville, Indian Territory, June 23, 1865. The Confederate troops which surrendered there were the last organized Confederate land forces to lay down their arms.
Coleman (Coleman) Texas@S15148@Date of Import: Mar 18, 2000
Grandson Don McCorcle writes "R. B. Belyeu was know as 'Pappy' by his children, grandchildren and most other friends and relatives.He always wore a large mustache and a hat.He was a quiet, gentle man.He often sat on his front porch in his rocking chair and rarely carried on a conversation with anyone.He love squirrel hunting and fishing.When his wife Sarah died, he sold his gun to help pay for her headstone.I remember my mother, Hattie, cried when she learned what he had done.
vi. Samuel BELYEU was born about 1831 in N. C..Samuel was listed with family of Hugh Johnson in the 1850 Lafayette Co., Miss. census as a laborer, age 19, born N.C. Samuel Belew is listed in the Layafette Co., MS 1850 Census records. The census was done on 9/17/1850. He is working as a laborer for Henry Johnson. But next door is his brother Hardy H. Beliew who is working as a laborer for William G. H. Lindsey.
8.Abraham BELYEU3 died about 1818 in Humphrey Co., Tn ?.Have been able to trace ancestry to Catherine Belyeu who was born about 1753 in Anson County NC. Does anyone have any info on her or her ancestors? Thanks.
Abraham Belyeu death date Abt. 1782 Belyeu, married Catherine Catherine Belyeu born Abt. 1753 and died September 22, 1819 and married Henry, John, Sr.
From http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/g/r/o/Robert-D-Groover/COL15-http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/g/r/o/Robert-D-Groover/COL15- 0105.html
ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1790 Census Index
ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1800 Census Index
ABRAHAM BELYEW Sr.
ANSON COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1810 Census Index
In 1812. Stewart Co., TN, Abraham Belyues gave a sworn statement that he had lived in Anson Co., NC and acted as constable there for 20 odd years. Is this the same Abraham Belyew who was living in Humphrey Co., TN in 1816 and died there in 1818 leaving wifeElizabeth and orphan children?
9.Catherine SMITH died on December 22, 1819.She was born abt 1753 or bet 1735 and 1745.Abraham BELYEU and Catherine SMITH had the following children:
4 i. Abraham BELYEU.
ii. Jacob BELYEU.
iii. John BELYEU.
iv. Daniel BELYEU.
v. Daughter BELYEU.
vi. Daughter BELYEU.
vii. Daughter BELYEU.
16.Henry BELYEU.He was married to unknown.
17.unknown.Henry BELYEU and unknown had the following children:
8 i. Abraham BELYEU.
32.BELYEU.It was not until the early Middle Ages that surnames were first introduced to distinguish between numbers of people bearing the same personal, or Christian name. With the growth in population and in documentation necessitated by the essential. Generally, they fall into four categories: those of local, patronymic, occupational, and nickname origin.
The surname Bilyeu would appear to be a modern corrupted form of the French surname Billou(d) or Billoux. These names are patronymic in origin, belonging to that category of names derived from the first name of a father or ancestor. In this case, the exact origin of the name itself can be traced to the Old Germanic personal name "Bili-wulf-". This compound name simply denotes it was subsequently Frenchified, by invading Germanic tribes in as early as the seventh and eight centuries.
Alternately, the name may be associated with the French family name Billy, of which Belyeu may be a phonetic variant. This name is of local origin, derived from the place where man once dwelt or held land. In this instance, an original bearer would have come from one of the few places of that name found in the French regions of Aisne, Allier, Nievre, etc.
BELYEU had the following children:
16 i. Henry BELYEU.
1918 N. Washington
1.CENSUS: 1860 Texas Census, Hunt Co. (William BELEW)
1870 Texas Census, Washington Co. (W. BELLEN)
1880 Texas Census, Robertson Co. (R.J. BELYEW).
2.MILITARY: Texas Confederate Pension #.
3.The Historical Research Center.
Descendants of Samuel Taylor BELYEU - 12 Apr 2002
1.Samuel Taylor BELYEU was born about 1850 in Mississippi.He died on May 29, 1850.
He was married to Sarah Anna HERRINGTON (daughter of William J. HERRINGTON) on January 28, 1874.1Sarah Anna HERRINGTON was born on August 15, 1854 in MS.She died on July 5, 1887.Census: 1 JUN 1860 DeSoto County, Mississippi Age 6 Census: 1 JUN 1870 Arkabutla Post Office, DeSoto, Mississippi Age 16 Census: 1 JUN 1880 ED 48, DeSoto, Mississippi Age 25 Note: 1870 Census: Living with brother, W W
Samuel Taylor BELYEU and Sarah Anna HERRINGTON had the following children:
2 i. William W. BELYEU was born on February 8, 1875 in MS.1He died on December 21, 1902 in MS.1Note: 1900 Census: William was living with his sister, Mary Jane and her family.
+3 ii. Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU (born on February 14, 1877).
4 iii. James T. BELYEU was born on July 17, 1879 in MS.He died on October 11, 1898.Census: 1 JUN 1880 ED 48, DeSoto, Mississippi Age 1
+5 iv. Nora F. BELYEU (born on May 2, 1881).
6 v. Viola BELYEU was born on June 16, 1884 in MS.1
3.Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU (Samuel Taylor-1) was born on February 14, 1877 in MS.She was buried in 1940 in Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas.She died on December 29, 1940 in Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas.Census: 1 JUN 1880 ED 48, DeSoto, Mississippi Age 3
Census: 1 JUN 1900 ED 12, Craighead, Arkansas Age 23
Census: 15 APR 1910 ED 14, Craighead, Arkansas Age 33
Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 43
She was married to Charles Albert MCCULLOUGH (son of Joseph MCCULLOUGH and UNKNOWN) on February 14, 1877 in Mississippi.Charles Albert MCCULLOUGH was born on June 11, 1866 in Indiana.He died on September 18, 1939 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.He Cause of Death Senility with Arteriosclerosis.Census: 1 JUN 1880 ED 30, Clay, Arkansas Age 15
Census: 1 JUN 1900 ED 12, Craighead, Arkansas Age 35
Census: 15 APR 1910 ED 14, Craighead, Arkansas Age 44
Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 54
Married: 8 OCT 1893 in Bay Village, Poinsett, Arkansas 4
Note: Names on Marriage License: C. A. McCullough of Bay Village, Poinsett, Arkansas age 28 and Mollie Bloat? of Bay village, Poinsett, Arkansas age 16.
Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU and Charles Albert MCCULLOUGH had the following children:
+7 i. Elizabeth Elnora MCCULLOUGH (born on November 27, 1896).
8 ii. Elmer O. MCCULLOUGH was born on August 24, 1898 in Arkansas.He died between 1961 and 1971.Census: 1 JUN 1900 ED 12, Craighead, Arkansas Age 2
Census: 15 APR 1910 ED 14, Craighead, Arkansas Age 11
Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 21
9 iii. Dora MCCULLOUGH was born on June 24, 1900 in Arkansas.She died before 1961.
+10 iv. Thomas Burton MCCULLOUGH (born on February 3, 1902).
11 v. Ethel MCCULLOUGH was born on October 13, 1903.She died before 1910.
12 vi. Jody MCCULLOUGH was born on March 12, 1905.She died before 1910.
+13 vii. Lina Rosella MCCULLOUGH (born on December 9, 1906).
14 viii. Jerry MCCULLOUGH was born on February 2, 1909.He died before 1910.
+15 ix. Harry David MCCULLOUGH (born on March 1, 1910).
16 x. Charlie MCCULLOUGH was born on June 14, 1913.He died before 1961.
17 xi. Bertha MCCULLOUGH was born on October 23, 1915 in Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas.She died on June 23, 1979 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co., Arkansas.She was buried on June 25, 1979 in Anna Cemetery, Anna, Union, Illinois.Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 4 & 3/12
Lived in Cypress, Johnson, Illinois on June 19, 1962 from SS-5.
Died at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Buried in Craver Section, Lot 407, Block 3. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 25, 1979 at Norris & Son Funeral Home in Jonesboro, IL.
18 xii. Walter Alvin MCCULLOUGH was born on October 25, 1916 in Arkansas.He was buried in 1971 in IOOF Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri.He died on August 2, 1971 in Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri.Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 3 2/12
19 xiii. Benjamin MCCULLOUGH was born after 1920.He died before 1961.
20 xiv. Virgie MCCULLOUGH was born on September 12, 1920.She died about September 14, 1934 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.Note: From Thomas McCullough: Virgie was in Memphis Hospital. She was feeling good, her dad went to eat. When he got back, she was dead. He thought the hospital killed her.
5.Nora F. BELYEU (Samuel Taylor-1) was born on May 2, 1881 in MS.1She died on July 3, 1901.1
She was married to Wilson WHITE about 1899 in MS.Wilson WHITE was born about 1879 in MS.
7.Elizabeth Elnora MCCULLOUGH (Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU-2, Samuel Taylor-1) was born on November 27, 1896 in Arkansas.She died on September 10, 1932.She Cause of Death Head injury from pump handle.Nickname Lizzie
Census: 1 JUN 1900 ED 12, Craighead, Arkansas Age 5
Census: 15 APR 1910 ED 14, Craighead, Arkansas Age 14
Note: From Thomas McCullough: Lizzie was pumping water and the pump handle came up and hit her in the head and killed her.
She was married to Thomas Franklin FOWLER on November 15, 1914.Thomas Franklin FOWLER was born on September 22, 1892.He was buried in 1949 in Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas.He died on October 29, 1949.
10.Thomas Burton MCCULLOUGH (Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU-2, Samuel Taylor-1) was born on February 3, 1902 in Arkansas.He was buried in 1961 in Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas.He died on December 25, 1961 in Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri.Census: 15 APR 1910 ED 14, Craighead, Arkansas Age 7
Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 18
He was married to LUTTRELL.
He was married to YOUNG.
13.Lina Rosella MCCULLOUGH (Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU-2, Samuel Taylor-1) was born on December 9, 1906 in Arkansas.She died between 1961 and 1971.
She was married to Eather Elbert CANNON.
15.Harry David MCCULLOUGH (Mary Jane "Mollie" BELYEU-2, Samuel Taylor-1) was born on March 1, 1910 in Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas.She died on March 5, 1963 in Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas.She was buried on March 8, 1963 in Dogwood Cemetery, Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas.She was a Truck Driver for Allen Petroleum.Census: 15 APR 1910 ED 14, Craighead, Arkansas Age 2/12
Census: 1 JAN 1920 ED 27, Craighead, Arkansas Age 12
She was married to JONES.
1918 N. Washington
1.Family Bible-Walter & Nora Belyeu.