City Point's Wiseman Family

City Point's Wiseman Family (HMRSZ)

Location: Hopewell, VA 23860
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.842', W 77° 16.425'

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The Yankee Soldier met Miss Wiseman at the town well - and married her after the war.

The Wiseman family had settled in City Point many years before Mary Catherine Wiseman married Frederick Belch in 1865. He was a Yankee soldier bivouacked along the waterfront during the Civil War. A granddaughter said, "The town well was next door to grandmother's home which was on the bluff overlooking the James River, and one day he and my grandmother met there." Belch was mustered out in his hometown of Philadelphia. He returned to City Point soon after and married Miss Wiseman. Fred Belch got a job as the keeper of the lights on the James. Of the couple's six children, five settled in City Point. Their sons worked on the river as lamplighter, river steamer captain, and harbormaster.

Nearby are three family homes - 500, 501, 505 Prince Henry Avenue.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298511 N 4132134
Decimal Degrees37.31403333, -77.27375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.842', W 77° 16.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 50.52" N, 77° 16' 25.50" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1099 Pelham St, Hopewell VA 23860, US
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