9. Wesley S3 Bellis (John2, John H1) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 1, 1822. Wesley died January 14, 1884 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 61 years of age. He is buried in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery

He married twice. He married Rachel Thatcher February 10, 1844. Rachel was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 24, 1822. Rachel was the daughter of John Voorhees Thatcher and Charlotte Thatcher. Rachel died about 1856. He married Mary Catherine Stryker in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, March 27, 1858. Mary was born in New Jersey August 1835. Mary was the daughter of Peter Stryker and Frances Arnwine. In teh 1850 census Kingwood, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 142, Wesley (age 28) is recorded with Rachel (age 27), Elizabeth (age 5), Charlotte (age 3), Martin (age 9m), Catherine Roberson (age 50), and John Bellis (age 22). Wesley is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In 1874 Wesley Bellis was elected Sheriff of Hunterdon Co. for the term of one year and in 1875 was elected for three years

Wesley S Bellis and Rachel Thatcher had the following children:

child 13 i. Mary Elizabeth4 Bellis was born in New Jersey June 1845. She married Wesley S Hawk in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, November 11, 1865. Wesley was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey October 1837. Wesley was the son of Godfrey Hawk and Charity Sidders. (See Wesley S Hawk for the continuation of this line.)

child 14 ii. Charlotte Bellis was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 4, 1847. Charlotte died February 19, 1856 at 9 years of age.

child 15 iii. Martin Francis Bellis was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ September 6, 1849. Martin died 1894 in Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co. NJ, at 44 years of age. He married Violetta Rittenhouse in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, December 10, 1873. Violetta was born 1853. Violetta died 1898 at 45 years of age. Martin was deputy sheriff under his father

child 16 iv. Emma Jane Bellis was born August 6, 1852. Emma died January 11, 1856 at 3 years of age.

child 17 v. unknown Bellis was born about 1856. Unknown died about 1856. died as an infant

Wesley S Bellis and Mary Catherine Stryker had the following children:

child 18 vi. Rachel Jane Bellis was born October 15, 1858. She married Charles B. Higgins. Charles was born about 1858.

child 19 vii. Frances S Bellis was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ April 21, 1860. Frances died 1914 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 54 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ She married twice.

She married Edward R Rittenhouse. Edward was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1844. Edward(230) was the son of George Wright Rittenhouse and Rachel Rockafeller. She married Edward R Roberson in New Jersey, 1882. Edward was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 7, 1860. Edward was the son of Daniel B Roberson and Jane E Reading. Edward died 1947 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 87 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ as Elwood R Roberson (See Edward R Roberson for the continuation of this line.)

child 20 viii. Katharine R Bellis was born 1861. Kate died 1954 at 93 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ She married Lewis D Roberson.

Lewis was born 1857. Lewis was the son of John L Roberson and Mary Dilley. Lewis died 1935 at 78 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ

child 21 ix. John William Bellis was born 1863. John died 1911 at 48 years of age. He married Elizabeth Rittenhouse November 16, 1887. Elizabeth was born 1863. Elizabeth died 1893 at 30 years of age.

child 22 x. George W Bellis was born about 1865. He married Mary Johnson. Mary was born about 1866.

child 23 xi. Laura May Bellis was born February 5, 1867.

child 24 xii. Thurston Roy Bellis was born August 20, 1872.

child 25 xiii. Simeon O Bellis was born March 7, 1877.

child 26 xiv. Lydia Bellis was born August 7, 1880.

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