The Bellamys of Early Virginia

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iUniverse, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 356 pages
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"The particular Bellamys I am writing about here arrived in the New World very early on, certainly no later than 1710 and possibly as early as 1634. It was a time of great upheaval in England, from whence they came, and we do not know expressly why they came. But there are a number of likely reasons ."

Joe David Bellamy's The Bellamys of Early Virginia provides the historical background as well as the hard evidence for a clearer understanding of this quintessentially American family. It is based on over a decade of original research into the genealogy and family history of the early Bellamys in areas of Virginia where many of the vital records were destroyed in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. This book cites numerous previously undiscovered sources, corrects many misconceptions, and puts forth compelling suggestions for further research.

  

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Contents

Indentured Servitude
1
The Origins of John Bellamy of Goochland
30
The Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Cherry Stone Creek
38
The Oldest Man Ever to Die in Oklahoma
49
William Jackson Bellamy and sons
61
Gone to Parts Unknown
64
Sorbie Tower in Galloway Scotland
68
Lt Gov George W Bellamy
92
Works Cited
95
Genealogical Trees
101
Index
295
About the Author
333
Copyright

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Joe David Bellamy is a member of the National Book Critics CJoe David Bellamy is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and served as Director of the Literature Program of thircle and served as Director of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts. His articles, fiction, poe National Endowment for the Arts. His articles, fiction, poetry, and reviews have been published in The Atlantic Monthletry, and reviews have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, Harperas, Paris Review, Saturday Review, The y, The Nation, Harperas, Paris Review, Saturday Review, The New York Times Book Review, Ploughshares, The Washington PosNew York Times Book Review, Ploughshares, The Washington Post Book World, and more than 70 other publications. t Book World, and more than 70 other publications.

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