Pioneer History by Richard C. Schmal

The Belshaw Family

(from the July 29, 1981, Lowell Tribune, page 16)

* NOTE -- A 2009 e-mail to Lowell Town Historian Richard Schmal stated: "You may know that the Belshaws came from the village of Keyworth in south Nottinghamshire. After arriving in New York, William Belshaw began to write a letter back to his family in England, describing their experiences in some detail. This letter has survived, and is the subject of a booklet produced by the Keyworth and District Local History Society. A small portion of a second letter has also survived, mentioning that the family had reached Rolling Prairie, LaPorte Co., IN."


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