Miscellaneous, Family Genealogy

A Guide to the Bellamy Family Papers ( Related URL )
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Material Information

Title:
Miscellaneous, Family Genealogy
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   ( fhp )
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 )

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:
AA00017204:00005

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ram, 1752-1828. Married Clara. One son,John

ohn, 1776-1845 (Abram's brother). Married Margaret. 5 children

/ Abram II, 1800-1839
William, 1802-1846
Elisabeth M. Married Wm. Bailey
Sarah. Married Daniel E. Burch
Bethel (killed in Seminole War) 1805-1836
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John (son of Abram) 1806-
1 son and 6 daughters

Abram (son of John) 1800-1839 married Eliza Williams; when widowed,
Sshe married Wm. J. Bailey
Children:
Sarah M. Married Caraway Smith
Burton William, 1830-1891 (Yale, 1849-1851) 4 ma r T ftU^Llcj'
Josephine
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Eliza Williams Bellamy Bailey. Married William J. Bailey, uncle Gen.
Wm. Bailey


BAILEY

William. General 1790-1867 Married Eliz. Mary, daughter of John
Branch
children:
Abram
John Bellamy 1825-
Bethel Bellamy 1843-


William J. and Eliza
children:
Burton Bellamy Bailey
William
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Florida legislators:
Bellamy, Abram. Leg. Council 1824-1835
Bellamy, John. Leg. Council 1823
Bellamy, Burton. House 1854-1861
Bellamy, William. Senate 1845

Scott, William. House. Gadsden. 1860


PLANTATIONS

Narcoosa. Jefferson Co. Abram's plantation
Bellamy plantation. Monticello. John's plantation
Cedars. Jefferson Co. Gen. Wm Bailey's plantation
Lyndhurst. Jefferson Co. Wm. J. Bailey's plantation













































































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BELLAMY FAMILY
BEL AMI BELLAME BELLAMY

FAMILY MOTTO: Tienta foi (Die for your Faith)


John Bellamy(Gentleman)
John Bellamy d 1690
o*hn Bellamyll
John Bellamy III b 1720
John Bellamy IV
John Bellamy V Brother Abram d 1828 b 1752 Spelled name 3ellame. M.Clara M4nd
John m Margeret Bell
Abram II b 1800 m Eliza Ann Williams
Victoria Bellamy m Andre Pillet
Children
Matilda Andre Pierre
Eu:enie Paul m Charles Thomas Tillman 1696
b 1876 b 1871 d 1948
Children
Anita Paul b 1896 d 1900
Charles Everett b 1898 d 1949
Eliza Everett b
Clarp Pillet
Eugenie Paul
John
Andre Pillot
Matilda Louisa

John Bellamy of South Carolina came to Florida in Ufh 1821. General Andrew
aoksoanx was provisional governor of Florida at that time. Jacksonville was
dalld Cewford. In 1825, his land in Cowford consist of 500 acres at MoGirts
treek, 300 acres on Little St. '^arys River and 500 at Cowford on the north side
of the St. Johns River. By June 1821, the pioneer settlers decided Cowford should
be surveyed in order to lay out streets, they secured the services of Abran
Bellamy Sr.(Johns f father) Jehn Bellamy, Benjamin Chaires and Francis J. Ross
wer e chosen as commissioners to accomplish the task of laying off and marking
the stoets for the new town. The named the newly surveyed twon for Andrew "aoksan,
"The City of Jacksonville". The first grand jury was empaneled on December-2, 1823
with John Bellamy as foreman. Johns son, Abran who was born on his fathers
plantation on the Waccamaw Rhver in South Carolina, Au.ust lo, 1800. He received
his early eduaatien at the famous boys school of Dr. Moses Waddell in Witmington
in the Abbeville district of South Carolina, He studied law in the office of
Governor Joseph Alston of South Carolina, was admitted to the bar in Oharlesteo
1821 and the following y sr, joined his father in 'acksonville. He was the first
lawyer to hang out his shingle in jacksonville. Better opportunities presented
themselves in St. Augustine, the capital of east Florida and Abran moved there in
1825. His father and grandfather had earlier moved to Jefferson County(Mentecolle)
Florida. Abran married Eliza Ann Williams of St. Augustine in 1825, shewas the
daughter of Samuel and Ann Maria Williams. The Williams had come from South
Carolina. Later Ann ^vrie Williams became a widow and subsequently married 4enera
Joseph M. Hernandez, a leading citizen and St. Augustine. In newspaper articles
Eliza A. Williams was spoken and known as the "stepdaughter" of the General.
She was very fond of him. While Abran was a citizen of East Florida, his political
life began, was appointed as a clerk to the legislative council in 1823. le was
later appointed to a seat in the council by President James Monroe and later by
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The original Bellaay plantation consisted of 18,000 acres. On this land,
Abran and $ hn Lived. The house was burned. Th&s is still called the
ellamy plantation and is new owned by the fell interest, the father of
Colin Kelly. Mrs. Kelly was a g rand daughter of William Bellamy, a brother
of Abran II. On this plantation is the burial ground where five generations
of "ellamys and Baileys are buried. It is interesting to note that the
Bellamys are buried on one side and the in-laws on the opposite side,
whether they be husband and wife or not. The brick in the wall surrounding
the cemetery were made at William Bellamya home in 1 8. John Bellamy at his
death in 1845 was one of the wealthiest land owners acd plantation "Barns"
in middle Florida. His slaves were valued at $32,350.0 and his farm arxx
equipment and eto at #30,100.00, bonds notes and etc. 4,803.00. In 1823
Governor William P. DuVal recommended John Bellamy to build a read 25 feet
wide from Pensacola to St. Augustine, his son in law Col nel Burch helped
him. There is a bronze plaque where the Bellamy read dresses the new
High Springs to Gainesville read.
The distinguished member in the Bellamy family was Abran II. He joined his
father in Jefferson County in 1827. His father gave him a large plantation
of 1600 acres which he called "Narcoesa". It became a center of hospitality.
His large mansion was beautifully furnished and the garden was laid off and
planted by a landscape artist.
Abran Bellamy was among those who worked to have the Territory of Florida
admitted into the Union of the United States. He was urged by his friends
to be a candidate for the President of the St. Joseph Council as he was
an ardent supporter for an organization of the people in Florida and of its
admission into the Union as quickly as possible.
He died in S 1839.

His only son was Burton William Bellamy, he attended Yale University.
He fought in the Civil War and attained the rank of Major, his slave
Alfred followed him during the war and often related some of hia experiences
to the Tillman children. He lived at The Cedars, a plantation he bought
from his cousin, Sara Bailey. He left this plantation to his nephew,
Randolph Eppea. He and his sister, Anita Bellamy Paul took care of their
neice, Eugenie Pillot Tillman, after her parents death. The "Cedars"
bmanod and the land was later sold to L. W. Livingston of New York as a
game perserve. He died in August 1891. The Jacksonville Times Union
spoke of him as a prominent member of a dist-nguished family of Middle
Florida.
Eliza Ann Williams Bellamy, Abrans wife remarried William Bailey and they
built Lmnhurst with slave labor. It is now owned by Sumpter and Virginia
Mays, descendants of the Baileys. It is located south of Quitman,
approximately 12 miles on the Monticelle highway. Eliza Ann Williams
Bellamy Bailey is buried in the garden near the house. Victoria Bellamy
was marr iod in the parlor of Lynhurst.
The children of Abran and Eliza A Willaims:
Burton Williams 1830-1891
Josephine nernandez 1835 m Jefferson Wales Eppes
Anita a James L. Paul
Sara a Caraway Smith
Victoria 1838 a Andre Pillet of NY
Theodosia m Thomas Jefferson Epps
Virginia fernandez Bailey
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Data from Tombstones in the BELLAMY-BAILEY CEMETERY
located about eight miles from the present city of Monticello,
Jefferson County, Florida.

Abram Bellamy, Sr. Died 18 of March, 1828.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 I0th, 1800 Died August I3th, 1839.



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 1825 to
Miss Eliza A. Williams of that City, (step-daughter of General
Joseph M. Hernandez), whom he has left with one son, Burton Bel-
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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 Carolina, in
1665, and was associated with Sir John Yeamans 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-
pingl 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 theflirst 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. Augustine 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 Elizabeth* 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.

The following families are the descendants 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 Bellamie.



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Know all men by these presents that this is my last Will and Testa-

ment:

In the first place I give my beloved wife Claremore Belleme the use

of all I possess real and personal as long as she does live nothing

shall be taken from her so long as she shall live of my property, I

also put the care of my beloved wife in the care of my son John

Belleme after her death my will is that old Bellar and Cojo and

Joseph my three servants shall be freed by my son John Belleme -

after the death of Claremore Belleme, my son Bohn Belleme shall de-

liver all that I possess real and personal to Abraham Belleme and

William Belleme my grandsons Abraham Belleme shall give his Father

John Belleme one Dollar as his part of my Estate also deliver

Elizabeth Hughs One Dollar as her Part of my Estate also deliver

William Belleme One Dollar as his part of my Estate this is my

desire what I have wrote Sined Sealed and delivered in the pr of

Witnesses this 21st day of Augst 1827.

W. B. Little Abraham Belleme Sena.

Abraham Bessent

Wm Parker

Territory of Florida)

Jefferson County ) Personally appeared before me William Bailey

Judge of the County Court for said county William Parker one of

the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will who Deposeth and

saith that he saw this Instrument of writing Executed by the said

Abraham Belleme Bens, as his last will abd Testament and that he

saw Wm. B. Little and Abraham Bessent together with himself sub-

scribe as witnesses to the same. Sworn to before me this the 30th

day of June A. D. 1828.

William Bailey, J.C.C.J.C. William Parker

Jefferson County Court)
Clerk's office ) Be It Remembered on the 1lt July A. D.

1828 the foregoing Will made in favor of Abraham Belleme and

William Belleme by Abraham Belleme Senr. and bearing date the 21st

August A. D. 1827 was brought to the office for record and being

satisfied with the propf it is hereby recorded in Book A Page 10

Witness my official signature the day above written.

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I, CLYDE H. SAULS, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for said

County, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true

and correct copy of Last Will and Testament of Abraham Belleme Snr.

as the same appears of record in Deed Book A page 10, of the pub-

lic records of said County.

Witness my signature and the seal of the Circuit Court afore-

said, this 20th, day of September A. D. 1947.


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COPY OF LETTER FROM MRS. KATE LAWSON, 21 JOINER ST,.ST. AUGUSTINE,FLA.
to Mrs. George L. Washington.


Dear Mrs. WF,
The "reliable"authority is off on this fact Gen'l Hernandez whose
daughter Louisa was married with George Washington was NOT originally
from Havana. "
In the First Book of Baptisms White 1784-1792, Catholic Diocese of
San.Augustin in Florida now in the chancery of.the Cathedral here:

Jose Mariano Arnandez was baptized June 23 7388
He was born May 26 son of Martin Arnerdez and Dorothea Gomila, both of
Minorca. Sponsors were Don Mariano de la Roque and Dora Angela Huet.
Vale 6 rrs (the engineer)

This Arnandez is one form of Hernandez which is modern usage.
There is no doubt this is "Gen'l Hernandez. Father O'Reilly baptised the
baby.
Z and S are interchangeable in some Spanish so don't worry about the
use of Z when you have seen S at some time.,
The Mother had property in Minorca and we have where she gives power to
one named Llambias to administer it for her, Llambias was a common name
here and one of the men was one of three leaders to lead nearly 500 women
and children the long trek here when they fled from New Smyrna to take
refuge with the British in St. Augustine. In the Census made in 1786 (two
years before Jose Mariano's birth in order to find how many children the
king would have to provide fre school for that Father Hassett was ordered
to start in St. Augustine, Martin Hernandez is a carpenter 30 years old
and his wife Dorothea Gomila is 24. Both are from Minorca. Jose Hernandez
name is in the list of boys in the King's school w.e have of IT97 p-nd he is
the class studying "reading Rapidly". There is no question of the origin
of the parents as of Minorca and the colony that was brought here in I66
and founded New Smyrna.
It is and has been quite customary for people to say they are "pure
Spanish" or "Castilian" even when we have the church records of the New
Smyrna colony which was moved en masse to St. Augustine in Nov. 1777.
I have never before seen any suggestion he was "from Cuba".
LATER I have just been working over the marriage records of Father
Pedro Camps (priest of the New Smyrna Minorcan colony) and find Jose
Mariano's mother, was a widow when Martin "Arnandez" (evidently Latin form
which Camps.uses) and they were married 6th of May 1780.

May 31, 19-7 Neither of the houses identified as Samual Williams is
standing. IdentifiEation may be incorrect but I think not. And several
persons interested in S. Williams find no house of his.
In the County Court House (in Miscellaneous Court files of which we
have Index) Circuit R-3 os listed "In the Matter of estate of Samuel
Hill Williamse /9/I878" In chancery reports of Committee, "exhibit E"
an.Fi r:i i~-~l t of John G. Long as to accounts of estate 1873 and 1875
A.L.S. signed at Enterprise, Volusia County 5/9/1878 before John W, Dickins
clerk of Court Volusia County.

In Superior Court W-5 is the case of William H. Williams vs Joseph M.
Hernandez. In the notes of this it says "William H. Williams as one of the
heirs of Samuel Williams estate".
Item William H. Williams vs Andrew Fenton Superior and Circuit W-3
refers to in bundle dated 8/25/1845 Judge of Probate appointing Fanny
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June 2, 1947 I have to work on this as I get a chance.
Didn't I at one time send you the address of
William Harold Jeffrey, Box 728, Mount Kisco, N.Y. ?
Mr. Jeffrey was part of Williams connection and has material from which
I got part of the following. His query was as to Sampson Willinms and
"sister" ? Susannah Williams Hopkins.

First to establish SAMPSON Williams. From records in 1835 the widow
then wife of Hernandez "transfers her dowry rights to Sampson Williams".

A letter is quoted by Mr. Jaffrey dated from St. Augustine 1841
written by Sampson Williams to his nephew .......Hopkins in New York,
nephew is son of Susannah Williams Hopkins. Letter contains notice
money was sent thry B. Carr to boy in N.Y. (Note B. Carr had a store
on the Bay front).
Sampson Williams in Clement Survey 1834 owns lot on Bay front between
St. Francis and Bridge. (Note No house there with which that reference
can connect).
As Executor for Angelica Williams ( free colored woman) he handles
house in Hospital Street. Sampson's wife was harriett.
Mr. Jaffrey wanted to know who Susannah Williams was who married
W. H. Hopkins and lived at Matanzas, Cuba not named as Samuel Williams
heir anywhere.
QULSTION Could these Hopkins and Susannah have anything to do with
Hernandez being in Matanzas?
You see this is all mixed up. More than one letter from this Sampson
Williams.
I have been reading your letter aanin that's about the tenth reading -
You have never me tioned your George s grandmother's name yet. What was it?
Most of the women whose husbands or family were in'the Southern forces
were put on boats and taken up the coast and put ashore. Others got away
somehow by themselves. Was that her experience? So Old George had three
wives and 12 children some hombre -
I've never heard of the Spaniards punishing planters for bringing
their slaves from the islands to Florida. Indeed the land claim papers
are full of the number of slaves settlers brought over or from elsewhere.
The only picture we have of Old George's home at the Hernandez planta-
tion is not at all impressive.
I find this in a Memory Diary I have of one of the Dupont women:
"When I was growing up I used to go to stay at my Uncle Benjamin Dupont's
place below Matanzas near where the Washington place was. That was the old
Hernandez place. I used to think Mr. Washington was the finest kind of
man. He looked to me just like the pictures of President Washington. They
were distant cousins we were always told. But he was always so good na-
tured and he loved being at that place. How he came to have it was that
his second wife was a daughter of General Hernandez, The large house of t
the Hernandez was on the mainland at that plantation they called St. Joseph.
But the Washingtons had spent much time on the Atlantic side. When I used
to see him he had married again. He used to say jokingly that the first
time was for Beauty and that was short the second time he had married
for love, that was Miss Hernandez and he used to say how he still thought
of her with deep affection. The third time he married a well to do lady.
They would come to St. Augustine and He'd leave her usually at Mrs. Carr's
house. Then he'd gather a lot of his old acquaintances, St. Augustine men
who fished and hunted and have them taken down to the small house he had
built for just that sort of thing. The men that couldn't get into the
house would camp out. Mr. Washington would often stay with my Uncle and
that's how I came to see so much of him. There was one son Broest'.from the
Hernandez marriage and when he wasn't very strong his father sent him
down from Atlanta to stay at this beach house. Mr. Washington liked this
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have the parties of St. Augustine men down there with him on his camp
parties."

I got this stuff ten years ago and the old lady has been dead sometime.
It is of this camp house that I have the picture.
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Wed. June 4, 1947 I wanted to make contact with the Historian tegnician
at the Fort to find out if he had any record or knew where there mIght
be any that would show the imprisonment of Samuel Williams in the Fort
and if so was it for bringing in slaves from Nassau This man has been
off duty Mon and Tues so I caught him this forenoon and asked him -
he says never heard of it and has no records likely to show such a thing
and has no idea there is any -- so there you are.

Another thing you wrote was that the ancestral Washingtons in Cuba
went there to visit Gen. Hernandez "after de Waw". The notice in the
Matanzas church records of which I sent you copy state he was interred
in June 1866 Now I believe in the Resurrection but I doubt if Hernandez
was resurrected after de Waw -----

I'll appreciate whatever you decide to send me. It would be fun if
wewe ever could get to-gether and compare things. I have an idea that
Samuel Williams will was lost -I may be mistaken but the idea lingers.
I do know where the widow said the copy of the original grant to him
had been lost and a copy was provided her.
I must wind this up. If anything turns up on Samuel Williams house 1811
see if any old picture shows it.

Don't eat too many Georgia watermillyuns at $2.50 each, I'm not apt
to here even if my mouth does drool at sight of the things.
Re.jrds to your husband.


(signed) Kate S. Lawson.





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southh Carolina Historical Genealo.ical "t. 'izine.
Vol. 12. p.153 ( Abstract from Probate Record3a p. 57)
Feb. 20 1701-a. John Rsrrinj-r & Capt David Davis bond to gov.
Moore for Berringer -.drlinli atration of e tate of Col. JeGu

Berringer late of BE.rbi.oes deed. Witness: Ed-,vrd "oseley.

Appraisement byAbraham Delaplane, jmnes pe:rd, Joseph Williams,

Robert Mckewn and Thomas 3ellmy.

Vol. 16 p. 157 Conatanoe Trneholm ( Charleston, 7.C.) born
Nov. 1873 married Russeell Bellamy of Wilmin -iton, N. C.

Register of St. Phi~ips Parish ( Charleston) Edited by Salley.

p. 156 I:-.rried Sept. 21 1726 Jm-.ie- Patine & ',,.ry Bell...amy.

p. 166- 1734, March 6. carried John Allen nary Bellamy.




























































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The Following dill and Testament duly proved was admitted

to probate and ordered to be recorded as follows, to-wit:

In the name of God Aen:-

I Abram Bellamy of Nacoosa Florida, being fully impressed

with the undertainty of Human Life and the inevitable event of

Human existence, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last

Will and Testamlent.

Item 1st. It is my desire, anu I hereby Will and bequeath

my whole est-ite real and personal in equal distribution in share and

share alike, between my affectionate wife Eliza A. Bellamy and my

beloved children Sarah Bellamy, Burton :. Bellamy, Anita Bellamy and

Josephine Bellamy.-

The landed portion of my property consists of the Nacoosa txx

Tract of Land, containing upwards of Sixteen hundred acres, which

I have lately agreed to covee, in fee simple to Messrs. 'Wre and Tucker

of So.Carolina for Twenty four Thousand Dollars to be paid in six

annual installments or sooner af they, the purchasers desire it--

If those gentlemen should fail to comply wita the stipulation of the

contract, lacoosa will be divided as above designated between my

wife and children above named or my executors herein-after to be

named shall be and they are hereby empowered and authorized to make

such disposition of said land as tney may deem most conducive to the

interests of muy family-- and should there be a perfect compliance on

the part of these gentlemen witn the terms of sale, my executors are

hereby authorized and enjoined to convey said property in fee simple

according to the contract and distribute the proceeds in the manner

before stated.--

My personal estate, consists of Sixty-six negroes, fifty one

of whom are in my possession, the residue in tie possession or under

the control of my father or of my brother William Bellamy, household

and kitchen furniture, stock &c &c and some claims amo nting in all

of said clims, perhaps to about four thousand dollars, all of which

personalty, I hereby will and bequeath in the same manner as above

mentioned.

Item 2nd. I desire my father Jonn Bellamy my brother

William Bellamy and my friend Leigh Read to act as my Executors, and
















































































































































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I hereby nominate and appoint them to discharge those duties, and

they are hereby -authorized and fully empo'wered to do whatever'they may

(when they unanimously concur, and that unanimously is a positive

and necessary condition) deem conducive tj the interests of the

estate and enjoin Solemnly that my Children receive the best educa-

tion, of which t.iey are susceptible and whichh the literary facilities

of the Country will afford.

I Item 3rd. I wish my debts paid so soon as t-iere are funds in

hand to discharge them.-- The rest I le.Jve to the Great Disposer of

events.

In Testimony .iiereof I nave hereunto set my hand and affixed

my sail thiis twentieth day of November .nno Domini One Thousand

Eight Hundred and Thirty five.

A. Bellamy (Seal.

In the t:iird line from the top the

words "Uf said clima" interlined before

ackno wledgine nt

In presence of -- R.C.Parish,
B. D. Bellamy,

Territory of Florida,
ss.
Jefferson County,

Farsonally appeared before me Saml R. Sessions Clerk of the

County Court of Jefferson County, Leigh Read one of the B-:ecutors

named in the last 'till and Testament of .-braham Bellamy

-eceased who being duly sworn on his solemn oath, says that the

writing annexed now e hibited as the last Will and Testament of

Abraham Bellamy dec'd was written by him and signed, sealed and

acknowledged by the said Abraham Bellamy in his presence as his

Last Will and Testament and this deponent verily believes t.Le said

writing exhibited as the last .sill and Testrment to be the true

Last Will and Testament of the deceased.

Sworn to and subscribed before me Leigh Read.
this 28th day of September A.D.1839.
Saml R. Sessions Clk.
By Dpty Wm.Budd.

Jefferson County)ss. The Foregoing Will & Testament and probate,

is duly recorded in my office in Book of ':"ills, Letters Testamentary

and Letters of Administration pages 20 & 21 this 12th day of October

A.D.1839. S.R.Sessions Clk.
By Deputy Wm. Budd.






























































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