James Bellamy
Family Bible

Contains names and dates of all children of James and Margaret Jenerett Bellamy. Many of their descendants still reside in Horry Co., S. C., and these records should be of interest to them. Submitted by lone Woodall

Margaret Martha BELLAMY ("Maggie") was the youngest daughter of James BELLAMY and his wife, Margaret JENERETT, of Little River, S. C. In 1859 Maggie received this Bible, as a gift, from her mother. All of the first entries were made by W. W. Williams and his writing is clear and beautiful.

Maggie married first to Jeremiah Joseph Vereen and they became the parents of five sons. One son died in 1873, then in 1877 her husband and a second son died.

Between 1878 and 1880 Maggie and her three remaining sons came to Sumter Co., Fla., with her youngest brother, William Luther BELLAMY, to be near their oldest sister, Mary BELLAMY RUTLAND, who had moved to Sumter Co. about 1856.

Maggie married second to David WESTFIELD of Calhoun, Ga., and they became the parents of a daughter. When her little daughter was less than seventeen months old Maggie died and is buried at Wildwood, Fla.

Through the years Maggie's descendants have recorded their family dates in this Bible, with the last date being in 1970.

At present (1983) the Bible is in the possession of Maggie's granddaughter, Mrs. Margaret C. GILBERT, who resides in Ideal, Ga.

BIRTHS
Elizabeth BELLAMEE Daughter of James and Margarette BELLAMEE was Born Septr 26th 1822
Mary C. BELLAME Daughter of James and Margarette was Born July 29th 1824
Eliza Anne BELLAMEE Daughter of James and Margarette was Born July 31st 1827
Louisa BELLAMEE Daughter of James & Margarette was Born January 28th 1829
Emily BELLAMEE Daughter of James & Margarette was Born June 15th 1833
Lorenzo D. BELLAMEE Son of James and Margarette was Born Feby 11th 1836
James Fletcher BELLAMEE Son of James & Margarette BELLAMEE was Born December 3rd 1838
Margarette BELLAMEE Daughter of James and Margarette BELLAMEE was Born June 15th 1841
Elizabeth VEREENE grand Daughter of James & Margarette BELLAMEE was Born Octr 1st 1841
Ellen BELLAMEE Daughter of James & Margarette BELLAMEE was Born Augst,.17th 1844
Margarette BELLAMEE Daughter of James & Margarette BELLAMEE was Born Novr 15th 1846
William Luther BELLAMEE son of James & Margardtte BELLAMEE was Born Novr 22 1849
Margaret Ann the first Daughter of Wm. J. JEANERETT & Clementine his wife was Born 8th day of Novr 1858
Braxton VEREEN Son of J J VEREEN and Margrette VEREEN was Born December 1st 1865
James Robt VEREEN son of J J VEREEN & Margrette VEREEN was Born Feb 15th 1869
Jackson Warren VEREEN son of J J VEREEN & Margrette VERFEN was Born Novr 12th 1871
Jeremiah Cuckson son of J J VEREEN & Margaret VEREEN was born May 12th 1874
Charles VEREEN son of J J VEREEN and Margaret VEREEN was Born Sepr 8th 1876
(All of the above were born in Horry Co., S. C.)
Monroe H. CHILDS son of J. E. and Elveline CHILDS was born Octr 29th 1871
Mary Margaret WESTFIELD Daughter of David and Margaret WESTFIELD was born July 17th 1882
Vernon L. VEREEN was born Oct 17th 1902 Son of J. C. and Agnes VEREEN
Margaret Evelyn CHILDS Daughter of Monroe and Mary CHILDS was born July 4th 1908
Hartford H. VEREEN son of J. C. and Agnes VEREEN was born Apr 3rd 1909
James David CHILDS son of Monroe and Mary CHILDS was born Oct. 12th 1916
Jessie Louise VEREEN, daughter of Vernon and Louise VEREEN, was born Dec. 31, 1924
Mary Agnes VEREEN, daughter of Vernon and Louise VEREEN was born Dec. 1, 1927
Constance Mary, daughter of Hartford H. VEREEN and Constance SEYBOLD VEREEN was born Feb. 7, 1938
Wendie Ellen daughter of Hartford and Constance SEYBOLD VEREEN was born July 3rd 1940
David Walton son of James David and Hazel HAMBRICK CHILDS was born June 15th 1941
Margaret Ann daughter of James David and Hazel HAMBRICK CHILDS was born Aug. 17th 1945
James Marion son of James David and Hazel H. CHILDS was born May 19th 1952
MARRIAGES
James BELLAMEE and Margarette JENERETT was Married June 5th 1820
William P. VEREENE and Elizabetb BELLAMEE was Married May 20th 1840
R. Wilson RUTLAND and Mary C. BELLAMEE was Married Feby 26th 1844
Thomas W. GORE and Emily BELLAMEE was Married May 18th 1854
William MATHEWS and Margarett BELLAMY were Married the 9th day of Octr A.D. 1856
J. J. VEREEN and Margarett BELLAMY was married Decbr 28th 1864
J. F. VEREEN and L. A. PERMENTO was married May 14th 1865
David WESTFIELD and Margaret VEREEN was married March 30th 1881
J. C. VEREEN and Agnes W. HARDIE were married March 24th 1901
Monroe H. CHILDS and Mary Margaret WESTFIELD were married Jan. 5th 1902
Vernon L. VEREEN and Louise JONES were married Feb. 28th 1924
James David CHILDS was married to Hazel Anne HAMBRICK the twenty-eight day of June nineteen hundred and thirty-six.
Hartford H. VEREEN and Constance Mary SEYBOLD were married Apr. 4th 1937
Margaret Evelyn CHILDS and Clyde E. GILBERT were married Feb. 20th 1954
DEATHS
James BELLAMEE Departed this Life December 27th 1853
Margaret MATHEWS departed this life March 3rd 1864
Emily GORE Departed this Life Feb 19th 1871
Jackson Warren VEREEN Departed this Life July 8th 1873
Jeremiah J. VEREEN departed this Life Novr 9th 1877
Charles VEREEN son of J. J. & Margaret VEREEN departed this Life Decr 25th 1877
Margaret BELLAMEE WESTFIELD died the 9th of Dec. 1883
Monroe H. CHILDS died Feb. the fourth nineteen hundred and thirty nine
David Walton son of James David and Hazel H. CHILDS died the 17th of Nov. 1945
Jerry C. VEREEN died Oct. 11th 1957
Clyde E. Gilbert died June 19, 1967
Mary WESTFIELD CHILDS died Nov. 5, 1970

The Independent Republic Quarterly
Spring 1984, Pg 22-24

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