The Oak Tree by Thomas Bewick

This is a partial Bellis Family Tree, designed to show the ancestors of David Bellis, owner of John Lequear’s farm in Raritan Township, as described in “The Old Lequear Farm.” I had attempted to design a tree that covered all the descendants of Andreas and Maria Bellis, but that proved impossible based on the information I have found so far. So I decided to publish this partial tree and perhaps get to the rest of the family as more information comes my way. Apologies to those whose relatives are missing.

Addendum, May 30, 2020:  After publishing, I came upon an article in the Democrat-Advertiser about the Bellis family, based on information from Theodore Bellis (unfortunately, the clipping I have does not have a date, but it was probably in the early 1900s). The history of the house and family was too interesting to pass up, so I have added information to this tree based on the article. Previously I had made additions are in italics, but so much more has been added that I have removed them. Comments, however, will be in italics.

Addendum, Oct. 18, 2020:  Some readers have been pointing out omissions to the tree, so I’ve added more names.

First Generation:

(1) Andreas Bollesfelt/Bellis Jr. (c.1665 – )
and wife Maria Schnuch (c.1670 – )

Second Generation:

I am certain Andreas and Maria had more than three children, but these are three I am aware of. But records are very confusing, and the persistent use of ‘Johan’ as a first name does not help. I’m not at all certain the order is correct, either.
|     (2.1) Johann Peter Bellis (c.1700 – 1767) & Elisabetha Christina Nollen ( – 1755) removed to Sussex Co.
|     (2.2) Johann Wilhelm Bellis (1701 – 1775)
|     |     |   m. 1) Frona Catherine Case (c.1705 – 1781)
|     |     |   m. 2) Catharina Kempel (1710 – 1804), married 1743, New York
|     (2.3) Johann Adam Bellis (1706 – 1761) & Catharine Calstan/Colsch/Kolscher ? (1718 – 1804)

Third Generation:

|     (2.2) Johann Wilhelm Bellis & Frona Catherine Case
|     |     (3.1) Mary Bellis (1723 – 1772) & Johann Peter Rockafellar Jr. (1711 – 1787, see the Rockafellar Tree)
|     |     (3.2) Barmet Bellis (c.1725 – c.1810) & Mary Fisher (c.1730 – 1806)
|     |     (3.3) Johann George Bellis (c.1742 – aft. 1791), spouse unknown
|     (2.2) Johann Wilhelm Bellis & Catharine Kempel
Had sons William, John and Peter, and daughter Elizabeth; no further information on them
|     |     (3.7) Johan Adam Bellis (c.1748 – 1808) & Anne Schenck (c.1755 – )
As you can see there is a problem here. Frona was still alive when Catharine Kempel was married to Bellis. Better information is needed.

|     (2.3) Johann Adam Bellis & Catharine Calstan/Kolscher

The couple married and came to America in 1739 where all their children were born. They bought 200 acres in the Stevenson tract at Copper Hill and built a log house there. The house was later replaced by the one shown in the photograph. Regrettably I do not know what year that photograph was taken. The Democrat Advertiser began publication in 1881.

|     |     (3.1) Johann William Bellis (1740 – 1826) & Mary Housel (1743 – 1799)
Theodore Bellis pointed out that William took over his parents homestead as did his son William W. Bellis, and his grandson Peter Bellis, and his great grandson George V. Bellis. Also that the surname Bollesfelt evolved into Bellis during the lifetime of  this William Bellis.
|     |     (3.2) Peter Bellis (1743 – 1827) & Elizabeth Hoffman (1744 – 1828), moved to Kentucky
|     |     (3.3) Cattrena Bellis (c.1746 – 1804)
|     |     (3.4) John Bellis (1750 – 1838) & Neeltje Eleanor Williamson (1754 – 1840), lived on part of the original homestead farm, was a Revolutionary War veteran.
|     |     (3.5) Johann Adam Bellis Jr. (1753 – 1808) & Mary Rockafellar (c.1753 – 1843), lived near Cherryville in Franklin Township.
|     |     (3.6) Andreas Andrew Bellis (1756 – 1843) & Elizabeth Servis (1756 – 1836), lived near Hopewell.
|     |     (3.7) Charity Bartrant Bellis (1760 – 1816)

Fourth Generation:

|     (2.2) Johann Wilhelm Bellis & Frona Catherine Case
|     |     (3.1) Mary Bellis & Johann Peter Rockafellar Jr.
|     |     |     (4.1) John Rockafellar (1742 – 1832)
|     |     |     |       m. 1) Margaret Kitchen (1742 – bef. 1799)
|     |     |     |       m. 2) Catharine Larew (1768 – 1859)
|     |     |     (4.2) Capt. Godfrey Rockafellar (c.1745 – 1818)
|     |     |     |       m. 1) Margaret Lewis (1759 – ~1790)
|     |     |     |       m. 2) Esther Beatty (1767 – 1841)
|     |     |     (4.3) Capt. Henry Rockafellar (1747 – 1821) & Anna Kitchen (1751 – 1827)
|     |     |     (4.4) William Rockafellar (c.1750 – 1793) & Christina Rockafeller (c.1754 – 1793)
|     |     |     (4.5) Mary Rockafellar (c.1753 – 1843) & Johann Adam Bellis Jr. (1753 – 1808)
|     |     |     (4.6) Jacob Bellis Rockafellar Sr. (1756 – 1813)
|     |     |     |       m. 1) Charity Snyder (1770 – 1836)
|     |     |     |       m. 2) Charity LaRue
|     |     |     (4.7) David B. Rockafellar Esq. (1759 – 1833)
|     |     |     |       m. 1) Hannah Phillips (c.1760 – after 1784)
|     |     |     |       m. 2) Margaret Risler (1761 – 1826)
|     |     |     (4.8) Elizabeth Rockafellar (c.1761 – c.1810) & John Jacob Hoppock (c.1753 – after 1789)

|     |     (3.2) Barmet Bellis (c.1725 – c.1810) & Mary Fisher (c.1730 – 1806)
|     |     |     (4.1) Philip Peter Bellis (1749 – 1825)
|     |     |     |       m. 1) Alse Hummer (1749 – 1780)
|     |     |     |       m. 2) Mary Young (1757 – 1849)
|     |     |     (4.2) Mary Bellis (c.1755 – ) & Richard Clark
|     |     |     (4.3) John Bellis (1756 – 1829) & Elizabeth Holcombe (1758 – 1843)
|     |     |     (4.4) Peter Bellis (c.1760 – c.1858) & Anionche Smith

|     |     (3.3) Johann George Bellis (c.1742 – aft. 1791), spouse unknown
|     |     |     (4.1) John Bellis (c.1760 – ) & Anna Bair (c.1765 – )

|     (2.3) Johann Adam Bellis & Catharine Calston
|     |     (3.1) Johann William Bellis & Mary Housel
|     |     |     (4.1) Adam Bellis (~1774 – 1807)
|     |     |     (4.2) Eleanor Lena Bellis (1775 – 1854) & Rev. John Jacob Wack (1774 – 1851)
|     |     |     (4.3) William W. Bellis Jr. (1776 – 1853)
|     |     |     |     |   m. 1) Margaret Young (1774 – 1854)
|     |     |     |     |   m. 2) Elizabeth Bower (c.1785 – )
|     |     |     |     |   m. 3)  Mary Huff (1784 – 1888)
|     |     |     (4.4) David Bellis (1778 – 1872) of Amwell twp.
|     |     |     |      m. 1)  Eleanor Schenck (1782 – 1835)
|     |     |     |      m. 2)  Elizabeth Sutphen (1786 – 1847)
|     |     |     |       m. 3) Rachel (c.1800 – )
|     |     |     (4.5) John W. Bellis (1781 – 1855)
|     |     |     |      m. 1)  Margaret Kuhl (1784 – 1808)
|     |     |     |      m. 2)  Sarah Lyst (1783 – 1864)
|     |     |     (4.6) Matthias Bellis (1781 – 1826) & Elizabeth Sutphen (1786 – 1847)

|     |     (3.4) John Johan Bellis & Neeltje Eleanor Williamson
|     |     |     (4.1) Andrew Bellis (c.1777 – )
|     |     |     (4.2) James Bellis (1780 – 1855)

|     |     (3.5) Johann Adam Bellis Jr. & Mary Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4.1) Margaret Bellis (c.1774 – 1858) & Abraham Allen (1770 – 1837)
|     |     |     (4.2) John Bellis Sr. (c.1775 – bef. 1840) & Rachel
|     |     |     (4.3) Charity Bellis (1779 – 1872) & Nathaniel Britton (1783 – 1867)
|     |     |     (4.4) Peter Bellis (c.1780 – ) & Areante
|     |     |     (4.5) William Rockafellar Bellis (1785 – 1855) & Mary Ellen Cramer (1793 – 1850)
|     |     |     (4.6) Adam Bellis (1788 – 1850) & Rachel Wolverton (1791 – 1876)

|     |     (3.6) Andreas Andrew Bellis & Elizabeth Servis
|     |     |     (4.1) John Bellis (1778 – 1863)
|     |     |     (4.2) Andrew Bellis (1780 – 1865)
|     |     |     (4.3) Catharine Bellis (~1782 – 1840)
|     |     |     (4.4) Saloma Bellis (1786 – 1880) & Daniel B. Hankins (1788 – 1861)
|     |     |     (4.5) Hannah Bellis (1784 – 1859) & Charles Morgan (c.1780 – 1819)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2.2) Johann Wilhelm Bellis & Frona Catherine Case
|     |     (3.2) Barmet Bellis (c.1725 – c.1810) & Mary Fisher (c.1730 – 1806)
|     |     |     (4.1) Philip Peter Bellis (1749 – 1825) & Alse Hummer (1749 – 1780)
|     |     |     |     (5.1)  Harbert Bellis (1773 – 1850) & Gertrude Charity Smith (1775 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     (5.2)  Elizabeth Bellis (c.1775 – ) & George Duckworth (c.1765 – )
|     |     |     |     (5.3)  Abigail Bellis (c.1778 – )
|     |     |     (4.1) Phillip Peter Bellis & 2) Mary Young
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Mary Bellis (1783 – 1804)
|     |     |     |     (5.5) Philip Bellis (1789 – 1824) & Sarah Parke (1783 – )

|     |     |     (4.3) John Bellis (1756 – 1829) & Elizabeth Holcombe (1758 – 1843)
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Grace Holcombe Bellis (1778 – 1880) & John Britton (c.1774 – 1844)
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Charlotte Bellis (1782 – 1823) & James Dalrymple (c.1783 – )
|     |     |     |     (5.3) Mary Bellis (1784 – 1858) & Peter Bilby (c.1786 – ), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Eleanor Bellis (1786 – 1869)
|     |     |     |     |     |   m. 1)  James Dalrymple (1777 – 1814)
|     |     |     |     |     |   m. 2) Asa Dalrymple (c.1785 – )
|     |     |     |     (5.5) Samuel Bellis (1787 – 1875)
|     |     |     |     |     |    m. 1) Mary Kels (1789 – 1860)
|     |     |     |     |     |    m. 2) Mary VanNorman (c.1794 – 1888)
|     |     |     |     (5.6) Rebecca Bellis (1789 – 1860) & Amos Opdycke (1781 – 1864)
|     |     |     |     (5.7) Phebe Bellis (1790 – ) & Luther Opdycke, Jr. (1784 – 1867), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     (5.8) Uriah Bellis (1792 – 1863) & Catharine VanNorman (1796 – 1886), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     (5.9) Isaac Bellis (1794 – 1829) & Elizabeth Everingham (c.1794 – 1863), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     (5.10) John H. Bellis ( 1797 – 1827) & Elizabeth Roberson (1804 – 1837)

|     (2.3) Johann Adam Bellis & Catharine Calston
|     |     (3.1) Johann William Bellis & Mary Housel
|     |     |     (4.3) William W. Bellis Jr. & Margaret Young
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Peter Belllis (1803-1868) & Mary M.Housel (1814 – 1851), occupied his grandparents homestead farm, as did his son George V. Bellis.
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Margaret Hagaman Bellis (1806 – 1875) & George Hice (1807 – 1868)
|     |     |     |    
(5.3) John Young Bellis (1809 – 1888) & Elizabeth Ann Brewer (1818 – 1896)

|     |     |     (4.4) David Bellis & 1) Eleanor Schenck
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Catherine Schenck Bellis (1802 – 1852)
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Maria Mary Bellis (1805 – 1872) & Derrick A. Sutphin (1804 – 1878)
|     |     |     |     (5.3) Ralph S. Bellis (1807 – 1836) & Elizabeth Young (1807 – 1892)
|     |     |     |     (5.4) John William Bellis (1810 – 1881) & Sarah Kuhl (1820 – 1890)
|     |     |     |     (5.5) Margaret Kuhl Bellis (1813 – 1859) & Jacob Dilts (1813 – 1902)
|     |     |     |     (5.6) Elizabeth Ann Bellis (1815 – 1849) & William W. Mettler (~1810 – )
|     |     |     |     (5.7) David Schenck Bellis (1819 – 1899) & Ann Marsh (1819 – 1895)
|     |     |     |     (5.8) Garret Schenck Bellis (1821 – 1893)
|     |     |     |     |       m. 1)  Charlotte Heath (1819 – 1875)
|     |     |     |     |       m. 2)  Panthea Burwell Boyd (1839 – 1894)
|     |     |     |     (5.9) Hiram Bellis (1824 – 1834)

|     |     |     (4.5) John W. Bellis & 2) Sarah Lyst
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Margaret Bellis (1811 – 1870)
|     |     |     |     (5.2) David J. Bellis (1819 – 1891)
|     |     |     |     |       m. 1) Mary S. Wert (1828 – 1849)
|     |     |     |     |       m. 2) Anna Chamberlin (c.1830 – 1864)
|     |     |     |     (5.3) Henry M. Bellis (c.1820 – 1829)
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Abraham L. Bellis (c.1821 – 1822)
|     |     |     |     (5.5) John List Bellis (1825 – 1889) & Sarah Maria Dilts (1829 – 1876)

|     |     |     (4.6) Matthias Bellis & Elizabeth Sutphen
|     |     |     |     (5.1) William M. Bellis (1802 – 1890) & Abigail Housel (1808 – 1887)
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Ralph Mathias Bellis (1803 – 1870) & Lucretia Young (1807 – 1865)
|     |     |     |     (5.3) Adam Matthias Bellis (1806 – 1872) & Ann Wilson (1812 – 1885)
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Hiram Bellis (1809 – 1835)
|     |     |     |     (5.5) Mary Ann Bellis (~1811 – 1841) & Gabriel W. Aller (1804 – 1873)
|     |     |     |     (5.6) Hannah Bellis (1813 – 1883) & Abraham Jacob Prall (1811 – 1843)
|     |     |     |     (5.7) Elizabeth Bellis (1817 – 1842) & King Pyatt (1817 – 1895)
|     |     |     |     (5.8) Charity Bellis (1824 – 1834)

|     |     (3.5) Johann Adam Bellis Jr. & Mary Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4.3) Charity Bellis & Nathaniel Britton
|     |     |     |     (5.1) John Britton (1804 – 1876) & Sarah Cole
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Julia Ann Britton (1807 – 1886) & Abraham Moore (1811 – 1896)
|     |     |     |     (5.3) Mary Britton (1809 – 1896)
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Samuel Britton (1811 – 1874) & Sarah L. Rockafellow (1815 – 1898)
|     |     |     |     (5.5) Margaret Britton (1814 – 1885)
|     |     |     |     (5.6) Amelia Brittain (1816 – 1900) & George Whitfield Bateman (1822 – 1889)

|     |     |     (4.5) William Rockafellar Bellis & Mary Ellen Cramer
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Adam R. Bellis (1812 – 1896) & Mary Ann Corson (1815 – 1887)
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Ellen Bellis (c.1814 – )
|     |     |     |     (5.3) William Cramer Bellis (1814 – 1896) & Mary Eliza Smith (1819 – 1880)
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Mary Ann Bellis (1817 – 1881) & Hon. Adrian H. Pickel (~1808 – 1878)
|     |     |     |     (5.5) Clarinda Bellis (1822 – 1903) & Peter Wilson Burk (1814 – 1879)
|     |     |     |     (5.6) Margaret R. Bellis (1824 – 1911) & Joseph H. Higgins (1820 – 1884)
|     |     |     |     (5.7) Jacob Miller Bellis (c.1825 – c.1894) & Rebecca Catharine
|     |     |     |     (5.8) John R. Bellis (1826 – 1900) & Mary Louisa Shotwell (1837 – 1918)
|     |     |     |     (5.9) Matilda Bellis (c.1827 – 1890)
|     |     |     |     (5.10) Eliza Bellis (c.1829 – 1915)
|     |     |     |     (5.11) David W. Bellis (1819 – 1846)
|     |     |     |     (5.12) Andrew Jackson Bellis (1833 – 1911) & Sarah S. Smith (1838 – 1900)

|     |     (3.6) Andreas Andrew Bellis & Elizabeth Servis
|     |     |     (4.1) John Bellis &
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Rachel Ann Bellis (1807 – 1904) & Ralph Roelif Sutphin (1802 – 1888)

Sixth Generation:

|     (2.2) Johann Wilhelm Bellis & Frona Catherine Case
|     |     (3.2) Barmet Bellis & Mary Fisher
|     |     |     (4.1) Philip Peter Bellis & Alse Hummer
|     |     |     |      (5.1)  Harbert Bellis & Gertrude Charity Smith
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Philip Bellis (1812 – 1849) & Rosanna Sailor (1808 – 1889), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) John Creveling Bellis (1814 – 1900) & Catharine Hawk (1820 – 186)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Mary Bellis (1801 – 1868) & William P. Vanderbelt (1794 – 1873)

|     |     |     |      (5.2)  Elizabeth Bellis & George Duckworth
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Elsie Duckworth (1798 – 1879) & Peter Oakes (1789 – 1884)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) John Duckworth (1799 – 1886) & Margaret Smith (1809 – 1891)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Jane Duckworth (c.1800 – ) & George Cammeron [??]
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Frederick Duckworth (c.1805 – 1872) & Margaret Ann Oaks (c.1812 – 1878)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Mary Duckworth (1806 – 1875) & Charles Leonard (1810 – 1864), left H.C.
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Philip Duckworth (c.1812 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.7) George Duckworth (c.1815 – 1867)

|     |     |     (4.3) John Bellis Sr. & Elizabeth Holcombe
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Grace Holcombe Bellis & John Britton
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Keturah Brittain (1798 – ) & Joseph Case (c.1795 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Mary Brittain (1801 – ) & Jeremiah Prall (1799 – 1854)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Elizabeth Eliza Brittain (1803 – )
|     |     |     |     |     |    m. 1) Richard Higgins (1794 – 1829)
|     |     |     |     |     |    m. 2) Gabriel W. Aller (1804 – 1873)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Alida Brittain (1805 – 1878) & Amasa Ely (1787 – 1854)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Samuel Brittain (1806 – ) & Anna Simons
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Thomas Brittain (1812 – ) & Elizabeth Bloom (c.1815 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.7) Sarah Ann Britton (1814 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.8) William Britton (1817 – 1864) & Martha Higgins (1815 – 1900)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.9) Amasa Ely Brittain (1820 – ) & Elizabeth Catharine Pinkerton (1820 – 1887)

|     |     |     |     (5.4) Eleanor Bellis & 1) John Dalrymple
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Thomas Dalrymple (1803 – 1890) & Rachel Pownall (c.1810 – 1873)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Eli Dalrymple (1808 – )
|     |     |     |     |     |    m. 1) Mariah Stevenson (1809 – 1846)
|     |     |     |     |     |    m. 2) Hannah (c.1833 – 1854)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Samuel Dalrymple (c.1810 – 1901) & Catharine Rambo (c.1814 – 1881)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Isaac Dalrymple (c.1811 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Ellen Dalrymple (c.1812 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Susan Dalrymple (c.1813 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.7) John S. Dalrymple (c.1814 – 1858)
|     |     |     |     (5.4) Eleanor Bellis & 2) Asa Dalrymple
|     |     |     |     |     (6.8) Levi Dalrymple (c.1817 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.9) John Wesley Dalrymple (c.1822 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.10) Hannah Dalrymple (1825 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.11) Amos Opdycke Dalrymple (1831 – 1903)

|     |     |     |      (5.5) Samuel Bellis & 1) Mary Kels
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Sylvester Bellis (c.1815 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Emely H. Bellis (1822 – ) & Elizabeth Pittenger (1828 – 1920)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Matthias Bellis (1830 -1902)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Mary Lucinda Bellis (1833 – 1915 & Alfred Lambert (1831 – 1882)

|     |     |     |      (5.6) Rebecca Bellis & Amos Opdycke
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Samuel Opdycke (1807 – 1827)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) John Bellis Opdycke (1812 – 1888)
|     |     |     |     |     |     m. 1) Ann Nancy Roberson (1814 – 1843)
|     |     |     |     |     |     m. 2) Rachel Ann Eick (1820 – 1846)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Manning Force Opdycke (1816 – 1827)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Elizabeth H. Opdycke (1821 – ) & John Newton Bateman
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Phoebe Opdycke (1824 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Sylvester Opdycke (1828 – )

|     |     |     |     (5.7) Phebe Phoebe Bellis & Luther Opdycke
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Rebecca Opdycke (1809 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Lewis Opdycke (1811 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Isaac Opdycke (1814 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Gertrude Opdycke (1816 – 1855) & John Kipp (c.1810 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Amos Opdycke (1819 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Mary Ellen Opdycke (1824 – 1871) & Phillip Knight (c.1820 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.7) Fannie Opdycke (1826 – ) & John Kipp (c.1810 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.8) Samuel Opdycke (1828 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.9) Sylvester Opdycke (1832 – )

|     |     |     |     (5.8) Uriah Bellis & Catharine VanNorman
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Amos Holcombe Bellis (1816 – 1891) & Mary J. Iliff (1822 – 1900)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Catherine Miranda Bellis (1819 – 1909) & Frederick Rothwell Schott (1811 – 1888)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Isaac Bellis (c.1826 – bef. 1900) & Harriet P. (c.1830 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Uriel Dilts Bellis (1836 – after 1910) & Eliza

|     |     |     |       (5.10) John H. Bellis & Elizabeth Roberson
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Wesley Bellis [Shf] (1822 – 1884)
|     |     |     |     |     |     |   m. 1) Rachel Thatcher (1822 – 1855)
|     |     |     |     |     |     |   m. 2) Mary Catharine Stryker (1835 – 1902)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Mary Elizabeth Bellis (1824 – 1908) & William Bodine (1819 – 1886)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) John Bellis (1828 – 1907)
|     |     |     |     |     |     |   m. 1) Rachel Ann Rittenhouse (c.1832 – )
|     |     |     |     |     |     |   m. 2) Amy M. Rittenhouse (1834 – 1858)

Note:  There was another John Bellis (c.1830-after 1866) married to Rachel Ann Warrick (c.1835-after 1866), daughter of John Warrick (c.1787-1866) and Elizabeth Furman (c.1810-c.1837). I have been unable to fit this John Bellis into the Bellis family because his dates are so close to those of John Bellis 6.3 above.

|     (2.3) Johann Adam Bellis & Catharine Calston
|     |     (3.1) Johann William Bellis & Mary Housel
|     |     |     (4.3) William W. Bellis Jr. & Margaret Young
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Peter Bellis & Mary M.Housel
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Margaret Bellis (1839 – 1842)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) George V. Bellis (1843 – 1934)  & Mary E. Gulick (1845 – 1917)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Theodore R. Bellis (1842 – 1870)
|     |     |     |     |     |      m. 1) Mary Ann Hartpence (1845 – 1870)
|     |     |     |     |     |      m. 2) Margaret Britton Bateman (1848 – 1925)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Mary Ann Bellis (1845 – 1870) & George B. Hartpence (1846 – 1913)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Peter Bellis (1849 – 1931) & Emma Augusta Higgins (1854 – 1914)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Hiram Bellis (1851 – 1851)

Note:  The Theodore R. Bellis above was probably the Bellis who provided information on the family to the Democrat-Advertiser. He died at a tragically young age of 28 from consumption.

|     |     |     |     (5.3) John Young Bellis & Elizabeth Ann Brewer
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) William W. Bellis (1837 – 1922) & Mary B. Young (1833 – 1901)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Martin J. Bellis (1842 – 1921) & Anna Augusta Case (1848 – 1940)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Leonard B. Bellis (1847 – 1921) & Ellen Ann Rockafellow (1847 – 1934)

|     |     |     (4.4) David Bellis & 1) Eleanor Schenck
|     |     |     |     (5.2) Maria Mary Bellis (1805 – 1872) & Derrick A. Sutphin (1804 – 1878)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Elizabeth/Eliza Sutphin (1826 – 1892) & Jacob H. Servis (1826 – 1892)

|     |     |     |     (5.3) Ralph Schenck Bellis & Elizabeth Young
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Eleanor Bellis (1835 – 1845)

|     |     |     |     (5.4) John William Bellis & Sarah Kuhl
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Alexander Lowrey Bellis (1840 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Hiram H. Bellis (1842 – 1910)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) David Schenck Bellis (1844 – 1904) & Anna Maria Hixson (1847 – 1914)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Sarah Catherine Bellis (1846 – 1938)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) William Bellis (1848 – 1849)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Derrick A. Sutphin Bellis (1850 – 1923) & Laura Elvira Skillman (1841 – 1911)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.7) Martha Hunt Bellis (1856 – 1875)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.8) Andrew Kuhl Bellis (1858 – 1917) & Alice V. Servis (1864 – 1942)

|     |     |     |     (5.5) Margaret Kuhl Bellis (1813 – 1859) & Jacob Dilts (1813 – 1902)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Augustus Dilts (1838 – 1922) & Ellen Ann Allen (1842 – 1929)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Sarah Elizabeth Dilts (1840 – 1903) & Peter Jacob Quick (1835-1903)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Mary S. Dilts (1842 – 1888) & Talbot Chambers Gulick (~1845 – 1888)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Eleanor B. Dilts (1848 – 1918)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Charlotte Dilts (1851 – 1921) & Richard H. Layton (1845 – 1915)

|     |     |     |     (5.7) David Schenck Bellis & Ann Marsh
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Ellen Ella Bellis (1851 – 1942) & Augustus Van Zandt (c.1850 – )

|     |     |     (4.5) John W. Bellis & 1) Margaret Kuhl
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Leonard Kuhl Bellis & Hannah Sutphin
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Leonard Bellis (c.1826 – 1829)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Margaret Bellis (1828 – 1852) & Theodore Hill (1824 – 1917)
|     |     |     (4.5) John W. Bellis & 2) Sarah Lyst
|     |     |     |     (5.2) David J. Bellis & 1) Mary S. Wert
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Mary Susannah Bellis (1849 – )

|     |     |     (4.6) Matthias Bellis & Elizabeth Sutphen
|     |     |     |     (5.1) William Mathias Bellis & Abigail Housel
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Julia Bellis (c.1829 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Zalia Bellis (c.1838 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Matthias Bellis (1842 – 1843)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Louisa Bellis (1845 – 1924)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) William Bellis (1847 – 1920) & Sophia VanLiew Kuhl (1854 – 1932)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.6) Milton Bellis (1850 – 1850)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.7) Samuel Bellis (c.1852 – )

|     |     |     |     (5.2) Ralph Mathias Bellis & Lucretia Young
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Matthias Bellis (c.1831 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Mary Bellis (c.1832 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Stewart Bellis (1837 – 1922) & Susan E. Wilson (1845 – 1914)

|     |     |     |     (5.3) Adam Matthias Bellis & Ann Wilson
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Martha Bellis (1833 – 1913) & Elisha Sharp Wyckoff (1831 – 1902)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elijah Wilson Bellis (1835 – 1898) & Caroline D. Lambert (1839 – 1919)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah Bellis (1838 – 1840)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Margaret Jane Bellis (c.1840 – ) & John Simerson (c.1835 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Ann Elizabeth Bellis (1844 – 1844)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Theodore W. Bellis (1849 – 1927) & Ellen Minor Chamberlain (1852 – 1945)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Josephine Bellis (1851 – 1909) & Judiah Higgins Ewing (1848 – 1909)

|     |     |     |     (5.5) Mary Ann Bellis & Gabriel W. Aller
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) William Aller (c.1831 – c.1832)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Joseph Aller (c.1833 – ) & Mary R. (c.1835 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) James Aller (c.1835 – )

|     |     |     |     (5.6) Hannah Bellis & Abraham Jacob Prall
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) William Bellis Prall (1835 – 1906) & Elizabeth B. Quick (1836 – 1901)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Abraham J. Prall (1840 – 1915) & Mary Hill (1843 – )

|     |     |     |     (5.7) Elizabeth Bellis & King Pyatt
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Sarah E. Pyatt (c.1839 – ) & George Cave
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Emma Pyatt (1839 – 1909) & Nelson Wilson Lambert (1837 – 1925)

|     |     (3.5) Johann Adam Bellis Jr. & Mary Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4.5) William Rockafellar Bellis & Mary Ellen Cramer
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Adam R. Bellis & Mary Ann Corson
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Martin V. B. Bellis (1838 – 1864)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Margaret Bellis (c.1841 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Mary Eudora Bellis (1845 – 1871)

|     |     |     |     (5.3) William Cramer Bellis & Mary Eliza Smith
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) William Rockafeller Bellis (1841 – 1941) & Mary Reynolds (1832 – 1892)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Pvt. Theodore B. Bellis (1843 – 1911) & Annie E. Reed (1845 – 1935)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Green Smith Bellis (1847 – ) & Annie Hanson (1846 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Lemuel Bellis (c.1852 – )

|     |     |     |     (5.4) Mary Ann Bellis & Hon. Adrian H. Pickel
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Melvin Augustus Pickel (1853 – 1860)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Arvilla Pickel (1859 – 1860)

|     |     |     |     (5.5) Clarinda Bellis & Peter Wilson Burk
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) George W. Burk (1845 – 1927)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Mary E. Burk (1848 – 1917) & Samuel L. Hart (1844 – 1925)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Franklin C. Burk (c.1853 – 1929) & Charlotte Brodhead (1855 – 1936)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) Clara Burk (1855 – 1937) & Phillip Embry Vreeland (1857 – 1941)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.5) Charles D. Burk (1857 – 1933)

|     |     |     |     (5.6) Margaret R. Bellis & Joseph H. Higgins
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Charles Austen Higgins (c.1858 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Margaret B. Higgins (1860 – 1945) & Willard Combes Parker (1856 – 1933)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Mitchell H. Higgins (1862 – 1882)

|     |     |     |     (5.8) John R. Bellis & Mary Louisa Shotwell
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) John Rockafeller Bellis Jr. (1868 – 1948) & Helene Abraham (1869 – 1917)

|     |     |     |     (5.12) Andrew Jackson Bellis & Sarah S. Smith
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) James Smith Bellis (1857 – 1919) & Ursula Vlerebome (1861 – 1918)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Laura A. Bellis (1859 – 1907)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Ella Bellis (1860 – 1920) & Post (~1860 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.4) William H. Bellis (1864 – 1950) & Elizabeth H. (1889 – )

|     |     (3.6) Andreas Andrew Bellis & Elizabeth Servis
|     |     |     (4.1) John Bellis &
|     |     |     |     (5.1) Rachel Ann Bellis & Ralph Roelif Sutphin
|     |     |     |     |     (6.1) Sarah K. Sutphin (1831 – 1933) & Luke Schank Blackwell (1823 – 1901)
|     |     |     |     |     (6.2) Jacob S. Sutphin (1845 – ) & Alida Fisher (1850 – )
|     |     |     |     |     (6.3) Ann Rebecca Sutphin (c.1848 – ) & Farley Fisher M.D. (1841 – 1891)