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Samuel M. Bellamy


Posted By: Greta Thompson (email)
Date: 2/6/2007 at 08:29:54

BELLAMY, S.M. - Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 4, P.O. Gosport. Was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, April 25, 1845, and is the son of James and Elizabeth Bellamy.The family emigrated to Marion county when S. M. was in his tenth year. He was here raised to manhood, educated, and continually resided. In 1864 he married Miss Raphel Mears [Rachel Means], a native of Ohio, daughter of Jackson and Margaret (nee Dennison). They have a family of eight children: E. Otis, Eva R., Freddie N., Ora E., Bessie M, Lela B., Frank E. and Verner S. His estate consists of 182-1/2 acres; stock-raising is his specialty, and in this line he deals extensively, and is numbered with the stalwart and thorough-going farmers and citizens. Politically, Mr. Bellamy says he is on the Lord's side, having been a life-long Republican.

--History of Marion County, Union Historical Company, 1881.

Note: S. M. Bellamy died 12 Feb 1915, Rachel died 6 Nov 1934. Both are buried in Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Marion Co, IA.


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