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Pinkney & Chloe Belt, Maryland
I have traced Pinkney & Chloe Belt in Prince George's County, MD, to the estate inventory of Roderick M. McGregor (d.1857, inventories 1858 & 1860). They appear there as "Pinkney, Chloe his wife & 2 children." In the 1870 census they are in the Marlboro District, and her name is incorrectly given as Clara. They have 6 children at home, and are possibly also the parents of Charles Belt, 19, a servant in the household of the 2nd Roderick M. McGregor, nephew & heir (next door to them). In 1880, Pinkney & Chloe are in the Spauldings District. Again, they have 6 children at home, only the 2 eldest born before 1870. The older children have moved out. Pinkney Jr. lives nearby with his wife, Maria. Email if I can help in any way. I have many other names from the McGregor inventory.