Sarah, I just found your query!! I am a descendant of David & Eleanor (Asbury) Belshee through their son Robert James Belshee who married Eleanor Smith (parents unknown). I have been searching for David & Eleanor's other children for a number of years!! Just recently I found the information to confirm that Jane who married Robert Smith was their daughter. I would be very much interested in information on David Jr. as well as Jane & Robert Smith. Where did David Jr. settle?
According to information that I have, David & Eleanor moved to MO where he farmed as he had in VA. I have not been able to find where he died. His wife Eleanor Belshee purchased land in Linn Co, MO in 1843, so I've assumed he died before then. She died in Linn Co, MO. The transcript of her will indicates that Robert Smith & Smith Ward were Administrators of her estate. I am wondering if the Mary/Polly Belshee who married Smith Ward in Tazewell Co, VA is another child of David & Eleanor?? It appears that the Belshee's & Smiths moved together or about the same time from Tazewell Co, VA to Linn Co., MO. ANY help would be appreciated. Nina Dejmal