Genealogical notes and letter transcriptions by Mary Walker

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Title:
Genealogical notes and letter transcriptions by Mary Walker
Series Title:
Bellamy Family Papers (1825-1901)
Added title page title:
Bellamys of territorial Florida
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Language:
English
Creation Date:
1825-1894
Physical Location:
Box: Box 1

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Women pioneers -- History -- Correspondence -- Florida -- 19th century   ( lcsh )
Plantation life -- Florida   ( lcsh )
History -- Jefferson County (Fla.) -- 19th century   ( lcsh )
History -- Florida -- 19th century   ( lcsh )
Florida -- 12000   ( ceeus )
Territorial Florida, 1821-1845   ( fhp )
Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861   ( fhp )
Civil War in Florida -- 1861-1865
Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913 -- Reconstruction Era, 1865-1877   ( fhp )
Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913 -- Business, Agriculture, and Tourism, 1878-1897   ( fhp )
Genre:

Notes

Summary:
The Bellamy Papers contain correspondence between members of the Bellamy family and their acquaintances, spanning the years 1825-1894. These letters are personal in nature, consisting mostly of family members and friends corresponding with one another over personal matters. The major correspondents are Burton William Bellamy and his mother, Eliza A. Bellamy. Eliza's second husband was William J. Bailey, and the collection contains correspondence relating to the Bailey family, also of Jefferson County.
Summary:
Of particular interest is Burton Bellamy's "Paper on Slavery" (1849). This piece, written from the eyes of a southern man studying at Yale, defends the institution and maintenance of American slavery as the South's unalienable right as derived from the Constitution of the United States. This was the prevailing argument during this time, and thus reflects the greater socio-political climate of the slave-holding section of the nation. In 2008, Mary Walker, a Bellamy descendant, donated additional family letters, which now comprise about half the collection. These letters were written to Burton Bellamy by his mother, his stepfather, his sisters, other relatives and friends. A few of the letters were written to his sisters. Walker's transcriptions of the Bellamy Family Papers are available on CD in the collection.
Content Advice:
Bellamys of Territorial Florida, by Eleanor Hortense Grenelle, 1953; housed in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida Libraries; refer to this title for a history of the Bellamy-Bailey family.
Biographical:
Bellamy family of Jefferson County, Florida. The genealogy of this family is as follows: John Bellamy, Civil Engineer, and early Florida pioneer, 1776-1845; Abram Bellamy, his son, plantation owner, 1800-1839; and the children of Abram and Eliza Williams, Sarah, Burton William, Josephine, and Victoria. Eliza's second husband was William J. Bailey of Jefferson County, Florida, with children Burton Bellamy Bailey, William Bailey and Abram Bailey.
Biographical:
Burton William Bellamy, 1830-1891, attended Yale University between 1849 and 1851. He subsequently became a planter on the Aucilla River.
General Note:
Originally derived from archival-level ALEPH record 028037248 ( OCLC: 48838424 )
Funding:
Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) as part of the Pioneer Days in Florida Project

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
028037248
System ID:
AA00017204:00001

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Peter K. Bailey to Burton
Victoria Bellamy to Burton
Josephine Bellamy to Burton


Jan. 21
Jan. 30
Feb. 7
Feb. 12.
Feb. 12
March 12
March 23
April 4
April 14
April 16
April 18
May 8
May 14
May 27
June 2
June 17
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July 1
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Sept. 12
Sept. 15
Sept. 17
Sept. 22
Nov. 1
Nov. 13
Nov. 17
Dec. 10
Dec. 17
Dec. 18
Pec. 20


Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Josephine to Burton; Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Sarah Bellamy Smith to Burton. Tallahassee
Wm. Scott to Burton. Oxford, Ga.
Eliza Bailey, Wm. J. Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Wm. Scott to Burton. Oxford, Ga.
Emmala Bellamy (aunt) to Burton
Wm. Scott to Burton. Oxford, Ga.
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Aucilla
Thomas Shehee to Burton. Thomesville, Ga.
Taylor & Rich to Burton. N.Y.
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Sarah Bailey to Burton
Josephine Bellamy to Burton. Lyndhurst
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Sarah to Burton. Lyndhurst
Thomas Shehee to Burton. Thomasville
Emmala Bellamy to Burton
Wmi. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Sarah Bellamy (Smith) to Burton. Lyndhurst
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Wm. J. Bailey, Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Taylor & Rich to Burton. N.Y.
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Thomas Rowell to Burton. Aucilla.
Wm. Scott to Burton. Oxford
Sarah Smith to Burton. Monticello
Caraway Smith to Burton. Monticello
Rufus A. Ford to Burton. Natchez
Wm. Bailey to Burton
John C. Genaer to Burton. Huntsville
Wm. J. Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Rufus Ford to Burton. Natchez
Josephine Bellamy to Burton
Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Wmi. Bailey to Burton. Aucilla.
Taylor & Rich to Burton. N.Y.










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1851, April 14
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Josephine to Burton
Wm. Scott to Burton. Oxford, Ga.
Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Josephine Bellamy to Burton. Lyndhurst
Caraway Smith to Burton. Monticello
IWm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
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Sarah Smith to Burton. Monticello
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Wm. J. Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Eliza Bailey to Burton
J. Hamilton to Burton
Wm. Scott to Burton. Monticello
John B. Bailey to Burton. Phila.
Randal Gibson to Burton.
Caraway Smith to Burton. Monticello
Peter K. Bailey to Burton. Aucilla
Wm. J. Bailey, Eliza Bailey to Burton. Lyndhurst
Josephine to Burton. Culloden
Wm. Bailey to Burton. Thomasville
Green A. Chaires to Burton.
Beng-- to Burton. Cambridge

Josephine to Eliza Bailey. Culloden
Josephine to Burton. Culloden
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Eliza Bailey to Burton
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Family Group Sheet
Husband: Henry Samuel WILLIAMS
Born: in: North Carolina
Married: 12 August 1805 in: St. Augustine, East Florida
Died: March 1811 in: St. Augustine, East Florida
Father: Henry WILLIAMS
Mother: Margarita BRUTON/BURTON
Wife: Ana Maria HILL
Born: June 1787 in: St. Augustine, or The North River Area, East Florida
Died: 23 June 1849 in: St. Augustine, East Florida
Burial: in: Old City Cemetery, St. George St., St. Augustine, FL
Father: Theophilus HILL
Mother: Theresa Thomas aka Teresa
Other Spouses: Gen. Jose HERNANDEZ

CHILDREN
1 Name: William Henry WILLIAMS
M Born: 06 May 1806
2 Name: Eliza Ann WILLIAMS
Born: 21 May 1807 in: St. Augustine, St. John's County, East Florida
Died: 25 March 1871 in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Burial: in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Married: January 1826 in: St. Augustine, Territory of Florida
Spouse: Abram BELLAMY
Married: 23 January 1844
Spouse: William John BAILEY
3 Name: Samuel Hill WILLIAMS
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4 Name: John Theophilus WILLIAMS
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Husband: Gen. Jose HERNANDEZ
Born: in: Cuba
Married: 25 February 1814 in: St. Augustine, East Florida
Died: 08 June 1857 in: Matanza, Cuba
Burial: in: Junco Family Vault, San Carlos Cemetery, Cuba
Other Spouses: Dorothea F. J.
Wife: Ana Maria HILL
Born: June 1787 in: St. Augustine, or The North River Area, East Florida
Died: 23 June 1849 in: St. Augustine, East Florida
Burial: in: Old City Cemetery, St. George St., St. Augustine, FL
Father: Theophilus HILL
Mother: Theresa Thomas aka Teresa
Other Spouses: Henry Samuel WILLIAMS

CHILDREN
1 Name: Ana Eduaro Teresa HERNANDEZ
F Born: November 1814
2 Name: Jose Mariano Tomas HERNANDEZ
M Born: 1816
3 Name: Ellen I. Rupina HERNANDEZ
F Born: 19 July 1817
4 Name: Maria Joseph HERNANDEZ
F Born: 03 September 1819
5 Name: Fernando Martine HERNANDEZ
M Born: 14 February 1821
6 Name: Martin Edward HERNANDEZ
M Born: 08 June 1822
7 Name: Lucia Catalina HERNANDEZ
F Born: 08 June 1823
8 Name: Jose Mariano HERNANDEZ
M Born: 1825
9 Name: John Gaspar HERNANDEZ
M Born: Bet. 1825 1826
10 Name: Dorothea Frederica Ignacio HERNANDEZ
F Born: 22 February 1828








Husband: Abram BELLAMY
Born: in: South Carolina
Married: January 1826 in: St. Augustine, Territory of Florida
Died: 15 August 1839 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
Father: John BELLAMY
Wife: Eliza Ann WILLIAMS
Born: 21 May 1807 in: St. Augustine, St. John's County, East Florida
Died: 25 March 1871 in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Burial: in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Father: Henry Samuel WILLIAMS
Mother: Ana Maria HILL
Other Spouses: William John BAILEY

CHILDREN
1 Name: Samuel Junius BELLAMY
M Born: 28 November 1826
Died: 13 September 1829 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
2 Name: Sarah BELLAMY
Born: 08 December 1828 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
F Died: 01 June 1896
Married:
Spouse: John Carraway SMITH
3 Name: Burton Williams BELLAMY
M Born: 26 November 1830 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
Died: 28 August 1891 in: Jefferson County, Florida
4 Name: Bell Anita BELLAMY
F Born: 09 January 1832 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
Married:
Spouse: James PAUL
5 Name: Josephine Hernandez BELLAMY
Born: 13 May 1835 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
F Died: March 1898
Married:
Spouse: Jefferson Wales EPPES
6 Name: Theodosia Burr BELLAMY
Born: 17 March 1838 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
F Died: 11 August 1872
Married:
Spouse: Thomas Jefferson EPPES
7 Name: Victoria BELLAMY
Born: 17 March 1838 in: Jefferson County, Territory of Florida
F Died: 18 April 1891
Married:
Spouse: Edward Nicholas PILLOT







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Husband: William John BAILEY
Born: 02 October 1807 in: St. Marys, Camden Co., Georgia
Married: 23 January 1844
Died: 17 December 1872 in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Burial: in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Father: John BAILEY, Jr.
Mother: Margaret MICKLER
Wife: Eliza Ann WILLIAMS
Born: 21 May 1807 in: St. Augustine, St. John's County, East Florida
Died: 25 March 1871 in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Burial: in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Father: Henry Samuel WILLIAMS
Mother: Ana Maria HILL
Other Spouses: Abram BELLAMY

CHILDREN
1 Name: Virginia Hernandez BAILEY
Born: 12 October 1844
Died: 1931 in: Safety Harbor, Florida
Burial: in: Episcopal Church yard, Safety Harbor, Florida
Married: 10 November 1864 in: Jefferson Co., Florida
Spouse: James F. TUCKER
2 Name: Independence Christine BAILEY
Born: 04 July 1846
F Died: 1925
Married:
Spouse: John Baptist MAYS
3 Name: William John BAILEY, Jr.
Born: 01 November 1849 in: Lyndhurst Plantation, Jefferson Co., Florida
Died: 22 January 1929 in: Titusville, Florida
Burial: in: Lot 5, Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida
Married: 17 November 1870 in: Russellville, Logan Co., Kentucky
Spouse: *Clara Thomas EVANS
4 Name: Burton Bellamy BAILEY
Born: 03 July 1852
Died: 09 January 1935 in: Safety Harbor, Florida
Burial: in: Episcopal Church yard, Safety Harbor, Florida







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This is the Will of John Bellemee (b. 12 Apr 1750 d. Feb 1826).
He was the son of John Bellamy (b. ca. 1720 d. ca. 1792) & Elizabeth (b. ca. 1730 d. ca. 1795).
He married 1st Sarah Frink and 2nd Elizabeth Vaught.

Will of John Bellemee
23 September 1824

In the name of God Amen

I John Bellemie Senr. Of Horry District and State of South Carolina being of Sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed
be God) do this twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four make and
publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say

First I give and bequeath unto my Sons John Dillard Bellemie and Marsden Bellemie the plantation whereon I now live
containing Sixteen hundred acres or thereabouts, also a plantation on Waccamaw river containing Six hundred acres, also all
my Stock of Horses, Cattle, Hogs and Sheep, also all my Household furniture and plantation tools of every kind both
included, also one half part of all my ready money and one half part of all the debts which may be due me at my decease,
and also I give and bequeath unto my said Sons John Dillard Bellemie and Marsden Bellemie the following Negroes to wit,
Big Sipio Little Sipio, Nero John, Peter, Ben Bayano, Mary, Hannah, Joe, Harriet, Betsey, Nancy, Lydia, Beau, Peggy,
Stephen, Ben and Fanny with all their future increase Provided always and it is hereby declared to be my Will that my said
sons John Dillard Bellemie and Marsden Bellemie shall be obliged to furnish my Wife Elizabeth during her natural life with
a comfortable maintenance and should my said Wife Elizabeth choose to leave the plantation and live elsewhere at any time,
the said John Dillard Bellemie and Marsden Bellemie shall Jointly be obliged to give her the sum of one hundred and fifty
dollars per annum (in lieu of such maintenance by my said Sons John and Marsden as before mentioned) all the days of her
life. And also it is my Will that if either the said John or Marsden should die during their minority the above mentioned
property, real and personal shall exclusively be the survivors and provided both should die before they arrive at the years of
manhood then and in that case all the before mentioned property shall be equally divided between my surviving children by
my first wife. And further, my Executors hereinafter mentioned will either retain the negroes aforementioned to work on the
plantation during my Sons minority or hire them out as to them shall be to the best advantage.

Second I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham Bellemie a plantation on Waccamaw where he formerly lived containing
six hundred acres, also the following negroes to wit: Handy, Sam, Ben, Daphney, Silvey, Lucy, Sarah, Jacob, Willis, and
Ben with all their future increase and also one half part of all my ready money and one half part of all the debts that may be
due to me at my decease, provided always and I hereby declare it to be my Will that if my said son Abraham should die
without lawful ifsue of his body that then and in that case all the property hereby devised to him shall be equally dividend
between my said sons John Dillard Bellemee and Marsden Bellemee and to no other of my heirs.

Third I give and Bequeath unto my daughter Mary Bellemee the following negroes to wit Peter, Fortune, Duck, Till,
Stephney, Friday, Sillia Hannah, Lucy and Charlotte with their present & future increase now in her pofrsesfsion and also
the sum of one dollar at my decease.

Fourth I lend unto my daughter Sufsannah Hughes during her natural life the following Negroes with their future increase to
wit, Charles, Allen, Tecy, Pattey, Elsey, Lucy, Stephen, Edney, Mary, Daniel, John, Jim, Amos, Rina, Joe and William.
Provided always and it is my Will that if my said daughter Sufsannah should die without ifsue of her body then and in that
case the said negroes with their increase is declared to return and be given unto my daughter Mary Bellemie in exclusion of
my other heirs. Fifth It is my Will that no dispute arise between my heirs before mentioned respecting the property hereby
devised but if any such should take place my Executors hereafter to be named shall appoint three disinterested men who
shall finally settle all such disputes or any of them without any proceedings at law. Lastly I do hereby make and Ordain my
Friends James G. Cochran, Thomas Frink and William A. D. Bryan Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

In witnefs whereof I the said John Bellemie Senr have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the day and
year before written.

John Bellemee



This will was sworn to by the witnesses John Dunn, William Pool, and Martha Smith (Horry Will Book A 24, recorded
March 10, 1826)







The estate inventory of John Bellamy was made March 14, 1826, by the executors. He left a good deal of property on
Winyah Bay and the furniture and silver were listed. Other assets were a herd of 50 wild goats on Pawley's Island, cash and
notes totaling $9,076.13, enumerated by William Gore, Thomas Brantly, and Peter Vaught, the brother of his 2nd wife
(Horry Adm. Book, p. 31). At the sale to settle the estate, Cader Hughes, his son-in-law, was a purchaser. Others were the
Rev. Archibald Peurifoy, William Gore, and A. Benton (Adm. Book for 1803-18, Horry County, p. 16).

John Bellamy's children were:
(By first marriage to Sarah Frink, b. 1745 d. circa 1814)
1. 1. Abraham Bellamy
2. 2. Mary Bellamy
3. 3. Susannah Bellamy, who married Cader Hughes

(By second marriage to Elizabeth Vaught)
4. 4. John Dillard Bellamy (b. 18 Sept. 1817, d. 31 Aug. 1896)
5. 5. Marsden Bellamy (died at age 16 at home of Dr. Evans in Marion, SC, while on way
to his classes at South Carolina College in Columbia, SC)


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tir.-t menmble:s adii.iitlcd to -tilis Bila, we 'i;ve"
lost a vualiiile C alizci, .i pt.iritcii c!lmdj li
lenled sttiil.iiimlli, anil ii weirdly aiJ i alitl'u
ilnn, liho posses.. -si the nln.1 uiintly- ril
esilimnl-Al qialimies. and wli), ifl lie hd.i pur--
suedl his prlile..i.iiin, would have irFquired b3
his lailent~ and atii ailu.iunelms i1 high usiilniire
Ri- olwl.il, T'hat we v nlmst sin-lrely con *
dlole nith his finily in their miulnhappy -be *
rncuiirvnliil. and ill ttimiiony iof our repeclr
1Ir- ihlm decemrisd will w'ear the sisuail badii
of mil'nulnianl Inlr thirty il.iys,
Resl'lved that a rcoly ofl these rrsolutionE
hep colninimmliitred. by the Chllirmianli. to lhe"
i, mily of tlie. dt-ece ied, and publi-hed ill the
paillL'rt~ o1'his cl ily.
-. A. THOMPSON, Ch''m.
C. S. SIDLEY, Sec'v. 1 ,
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Tallahassee July 22nd 1839


John Bellamy Esq.

Dearest Sir

I transmit you annexed a Copy of the resolution of the Bar of this
County at a meeting held this date expressive of their feelings upon the occasion of the lamented
decease of their brother, your son the Hon. Abram Bellamy.
Permit me to add my condolence for you the unhappy
bereavement, which you and the County at large has sustained and believe me
My dear Sir
Yours very truly Sincerely
L A Thompson






























Note: L. A. Thompson, Chairman of the Bar of Middle Florida, wrote this letter to John
Bellamy and sent him a copy of the resolution passed by members of the Bar expressing their
sympathy upon the death of his son, Abram Bellamy.










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Charlotte Barber Bellamy. John's parents were William and Mary (Bellamy) Bellamy.
William's parents were Abraham and Claremond Bellamy. Abrahams' parents were John
Bellamy and Elizabeth Jordan Bellamy. Mary Bellamy's parents were John and Sarah
Ann Frink Bellamy. John Bellamy's parents were John Bellamy and Elizabeth Jordan
Bellamy. William and Mary Bellamy were first cousins, they shared the same
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The progenitor of the Bellamy family in America was John Bellamy, an English-
man by birth, who came to the vicinity of what is now Charleston, South Carolinae in
1665, and, was associated with Sir John Teamans in Colonizing the province of South
Carolina* Before coming to South Carolina he had spent some time sojourning in
Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and later on the Island of Barbadoes. He was a
man of wealth and consequence and left a son, John Bellamy, born in London about
the year 1690. He, too, came to South Carolina and settled on the Santte River
where he was an extensive planter, his wealth consisting of land, slaves, and ship-
ping* He, too, left a son, John Bellamy, born in 1720 near Buck Creek in Prince
George's Parish in 1750. Another son was Abram Bellamy, some years younger than his
brother, later removed to Florida about the year 1819, before Florida was admitted
to the Union, and participated in the Spanish War under General Andrew Jackson. He
was an accomplished Civil Engineer and laid out the City of Jacksonville in Florida,
this city being named for his late chief' He took with him his son John, also a
Civil Engineer. John was one of the first Commissioners of Jacksonville and foreman
of the First Grand Jury in that city. Later he received from the United States
Government $30,000.00 in gold for cutting the road from Tallahassee to St. Augustine,
known as the St. Angustine Road. This work was done by John Bellamy's own slaves*
William Bailey assisted John Bellamy in this work and afterwards married John
Bellamy's daughter, Mary Elizabethe In 1827 Abram Bellamy moved to Jefferson County,
Florida, with his family (three sons, William, John and Abram, and three daughters)
who lived and died in that County.

She following families are the desoendants.of the Bellamyst Bailey,
Turnbull, Eppes, Parkhill, Mays, Lamar, Lewis, Walker, Raney, Scott, Denham, and
Williams.

This family was expelled with other Huguenots from France after the Edict of
Nantes and moved to Holland. Later John Bellamy settled in London and was there
known as one of the Gentry. Sir John Teamans and other colonists, among them John
Bellamy, were granted the land around Charleston 1665, directly by the Crown.

In old letters this name is spelled Bellamieo



(Data from John Bellamy of Wilmington, N. C.,
also papers and histories of Florida.)









Data from Tombstones in the BELJAMY-BAILEY CEMETERY
located about eight miles from the present city of Monticello,
Jefferson County, Florida.

Abram Bellamy, Sr. Died 18 of March, I828.Age 76 years.

Claramond, wife of Abram Bellamy, Sr. -Died December 3rd, 1833.

John Bellamy Born September IOth, 1776. Died February 20th, 1845.

Margaret Bellamy, wife of John Bellamy Born January I5th, 1777 -
Died 18-- (?).

Abram Bellamy Born August IOth, 1800 Died August I3th, 1839.

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The following is an Extract from the Address of James B.
Wescott, Jr., Esq., delivered at the Masonic Memorial Exercises
in honor of Colonel Abram Bellamy at Monticello, Fla., on
September 23, 1839:
"Abram Bellamy born at Waccamaw, Georgetown District, South
Carolina, August 10, 1800, died in Jefferson County, Florida,
August 13, 1839, He received his education chiefly in the Academy
of Dr. Waddell at Wilmington, Abbeville District, South Carolina.
He commenced the study of the Law under direction of Joseph Alston,
former Governor of South Carolina and finished it in the office
of Mr. Simmons, a distinguished lawyer at Charleston. He was ad-
mitted to the Bar at Charleston in 1821, and came the succeeding
year (1822) to East Florida, to which his father and family had
removed a short time previous. He was shortly after admitted to
practice at the Bar and pursued his profession at St. Augustine
and was also chosen to fill the responsible station of Chief Clerk
of the Legislative Council of the Territory. He was subsequently
appointed, first by President Monroe, and again by President Adams,
upon the recommendation of a large number of citizens of East
Florida, to a seat in that body. At the session of I827-28, he was
again chosen chief clerk of the Council. During the year 1827 he
removed with his family and that of his father to Middle Florida.
In the years 1829, '31, '32, and '35, he was elected by the peo-
ple to the Legislative Council and in 1829-32, he was chosen its
President, For several of these years he was the only represen-
tative of the Counties of Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton, then
composing one election district; and on the sub-division of the
district, he was elected to represent Jefferson. In 1838 he was
chosen by a large vote, a delegate to the St. Joseph Convention
to form a Constitution for the State of Florida and at which As-
sembly he was one of the most talented, prominent, useful and in-
fluential members. He was married at St. Augustine in I825 to
Miss Eliza A. Williams of that City, (step-daughter of General
Joseph M. Hernandez), whom he has left with one son, Burton Bel-
lamy, and five daughters to deplore his loss.



































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Bellamy Road
John Bellamy, a plantation

-- authorized in 1824 by the
S- Territorial Council with a
Sj Congressional appropriation of
S ,-- / $20,000 to build a road from
Picolata on the east bank of thi
Aa A St. Johns River to the
SOchlockonee River in West
Florida. The route of the
1 Bellamy Road, the first Federal
highway in Florida, is shown in
tBo the dotted lines of this 1836
S...- map. It was used until the Civi
SWar. Actually the road was not
3,- as important to settlers as the
S=--road from Jacksonville, across
Black Creek, and down to
Ste Newnansville, since most early
settlers came from Duval
County and the St. Mary's Rive
area rather than from St.
Augustine. Most forts north and east of Newnansville during the Seminole War were on the
Jacksonville road rather than the Bellamy Road. The map shows the Arredondo Grant, made in
1817 (four years before Florida became a U. S. territory), which led to the first settlement of
present-day Alachua County. The map also records Dell's Post Office, located not far from the
present-day town of Alachua. Present-day Gainesville is located approximately where the words
"Pithlachuca Lake" are written; the lake was renamed Newnan's Lake.
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