Marsden Bellamy Papers, 1850-1969, undated (bulk 1860-1889)

Manuscript Collection #721

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Marsden Bellamy Papers
    Creator: Bellamy family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection (1850-1969; bulk 1860-1889) of papers belonging to Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC, attorneys, who were father and son and both named Marsden Bellamy, includes wills, deeds, estate and mortgage records, legal briefs, correspondence, insurance policies, account books, loan records, receipts of payment, agreements and other legal records.
    Extent: 2.25 Cubic feet, 5 boxes, consisting of correspondence, wills, deeds, account books, legal documents and estate records
  • Description
     

    The collection consists of the papers of Marsden Bellamy and his son Marsden Bellamy. The inclusive dates of the collection range from 1850 to 1969, although the bulk of the collection is from the period 1860-1889. The papers include various legal documents, including last will and testaments (1888-1927), deeds (1850-1969), agreements (1873-1910), as well as court briefs and claims. Also included in this collection are estate and mortgage records, account books, Marsden Bellamy's personal insurance policies and forms (1869-1891), and various receipts of payment (1854-1938). The great majority of these legal documents concern land and residents of New Hanover County, Wilmington, NC. There are also letters of correspondence to both Marsden Bellamys from various friends, family, and clients (1866-1968). Also included is a deed documenting the sale of 53 named slaves. These slaves were sold on June 11, 1853 at Smithville, NC, Brunswick County by John H. Hinder (Administrator for Olivia Cox Eagles) to Thomas McIlhenny of Wilmington.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Marsden Bellamy was born in Marion, SC, on January 14, 1843. He was an assistant paymaster in the Confederate Navy aboard the CSS RICHMOND during the Civil War, and also served in the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry. Bellamy later became a prominent Wilmington, NC attorney. On December 26, 1866 he married Hattie H. Harllee (birth and death dates unknown), daughter of Dr. Robert Harllee of Marion District, SC. The couple had one daughter, Eliza, who died on June 10, 1874 (aged one year, eleven months and 16 days) and one son, also named Marsden Bellamy. The elder Bellamy died on December 1, 1909 at the age of 66, and was buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC.

    Marsden Bellamy (December 4, 1878-March 1968), the son of the above Bellamy, was born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC. The younger Bellamy was also an attorney like his father. He was also a member of the North Carolina State Senate (10th District, 1913), the Freemasons, Elks, Junior Order, and the Redmen. Bellamy's political persuasion was Democrat and religious affiliation Presbyterian. His burial location currently unknown.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    January 9, 1996, 1,031 items; New Hanover County, NC, papers (1850-1969) of Wilmington, NC attorney. Gift of Mr. David H. Scott, Wilmington, NC.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. David H. Scott

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Marsden Bellamy Papers (#721), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joseph Kenneth Mayner, May 5, 2004

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • CORRESPONDENCE
     

    • Box 1
       
      Marsden Bellamy , 1866-1875
      Marsden Bellamy, 1883-1909
      Marsden Bellamy, 1953-1968
      Envelopes From Correspondence, undated
      Envelopes From Correspondence, undated
      Envelopes From Correspondence, undated
  • BELLAMY PERSONAL PAPERS
     

    • Box 2
       
      Life Insurance Policies of Marsden Bellamy, 1869-1891
      Personal papers of Marsden Bellamy, 1871-1962, undated
      Internal Revenue Service License of Marsden Bellamy, 1867
      Notes & Accounts of Marsden Bellamy, 1850-1877
  • FAMILY LEGAL PAPERS
     

    • Box 2
       
      Timothy Donlan legal papers, 1873-1926
      A. Shrier legal papers, 1888
      Daisy R. Mack legal papers , Will of N.W. Mack, 1904
      Probate of Will of Rachael A. Wade, 1900
      Captain James Macumber legal papers, 1901
      Nancy C. Shields Estate Settlement Papers, 1899
  • LITIGATION FILES
     

    • Box 2
       
      Protests for Non-Payment, 1897-1898
      The City of Wilmington vs. B.L. Gornta, Complaint Form, 1887
      Francis W. Kerchner vs. William J. Potter, Summons, 1875
      Lewis N. Barlow vs. Cornelius Wilkinson & others, Report of Sale, 1872
      Williams & others vs. Johnston & others, Brief, 1892
      Hartsfield vs. Council, Judgment, 1860
      S. Van Amringe vs. John D. Taylor Superior Court & Supreme Court Briefs, 1890-1891
      H.A. Bagg vs. Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta R.R. Co. Supreme Court Brief, 1890
      Sterling Cycle Works (Chicago, IL) vs. M.P. Taylor, Jr. Complaint Files, 1897-1898
    • Box 3
       
      Letter to the Members of the Board of Aldermen (Bellamy Case), 1901
      State vs. George B. Robeson, Warrant for False Partner & Affidavit, 1882
  • DEEDS
     

    • Box 3
       
      Deed for Slaves, 1853
      Deeds, 1850-1874
      Deeds, 1882-1889
      Deeds, 1890-1898
      Deeds, 1901-1919
      Deeds, 1820-1929
    • Box 4
       
      Deeds, 1931-1937
      Deeds, 1941-1944
      Deeds, 1945-1949
      Deeds, 1950-1969
  • FINANCIAL RECORDS
     

    • Box 4
       
      Loan Application for Walker Taylor, Citizens' Building & Loan Association, 1903
      W. & O. Benefit Fund Account Book, 1921-1939
      W. O. & B. Fund Account Book, 1901-1937
    • Box 5
       
      S.C.R.A. Account Book, 1940-1949
      Laura K. Doscher Loans w/Interest at 4%, 1891
      Mortgage Records, 1869-1901
      Henry Green to M. Sophia Blossom & Kate C. Shaw Mortgage Papers, 1890-1891
      Augustus Williams Account Book, Mechanics Home Association, 1889
      Frances D. Penton Account Book, Citizens' Building & Loan Association, 1950
      Receipts, 1854-1859
      Receipts, 1860-1869
    • Box 6
       
      Receipts, 1870-1879
      Receipts, 1880-1881
      Receipts, 1883
      Receipts, 1884
      Receipts, 1886-1889
      Receipts, 1893-1938
      Receipts, undated
  • OTHER LEGAL RECORDS
     

    • Box 6
       
      Robeson County Claims, 1871-1872
      Agreements, 1873-1910
      Land Survey - H.A. Colvin, 1872
      Clayton Giles Bond For Title, Oleander Development Company, 1927
      Rittenhouse Moore Order for Seizure, steamboat (the Robert Turner), undated
      Summons before E.H. McQuigg, New Hanover County, 1870
      Articles of Agreement, James W. Jackson and wife & George C. Jackson, 1888
      A description of the property belonging to John Bradley, undated
      Last Will & Testaments, 1888-1927
      Insurance Policies & Forms, 1854-1898
    • Box 7
       
      Insurance Policies & Forms, 1905-1909
      Insurance Policies & Forms, 1910-1941

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Container List

  • CORRESPONDENCE
     

    • Box 1
       
      Marsden Bellamy , 1866-1875
      Marsden Bellamy, 1883-1909
      Marsden Bellamy, 1953-1968
      Envelopes From Correspondence, undated
      Envelopes From Correspondence, undated
      Envelopes From Correspondence, undated
  • BELLAMY PERSONAL PAPERS
     

    • Box 2
       
      Life Insurance Policies of Marsden Bellamy, 1869-1891
      Personal papers of Marsden Bellamy, 1871-1962, undated
      Internal Revenue Service License of Marsden Bellamy, 1867
      Notes & Accounts of Marsden Bellamy, 1850-1877
  • FAMILY LEGAL PAPERS
     

    • Box 2
       
      Timothy Donlan legal papers, 1873-1926
      A. Shrier legal papers, 1888
      Daisy R. Mack legal papers , Will of N.W. Mack, 1904
      Probate of Will of Rachael A. Wade, 1900
      Captain James Macumber legal papers, 1901
      Nancy C. Shields Estate Settlement Papers, 1899
  • LITIGATION FILES
     

    • Box 2
       
      Protests for Non-Payment, 1897-1898
      The City of Wilmington vs. B.L. Gornta, Complaint Form, 1887
      Francis W. Kerchner vs. William J. Potter, Summons, 1875
      Lewis N. Barlow vs. Cornelius Wilkinson & others, Report of Sale, 1872
      Williams & others vs. Johnston & others, Brief, 1892
      Hartsfield vs. Council, Judgment, 1860
      S. Van Amringe vs. John D. Taylor Superior Court & Supreme Court Briefs, 1890-1891
      H.A. Bagg vs. Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta R.R. Co. Supreme Court Brief, 1890
      Sterling Cycle Works (Chicago, IL) vs. M.P. Taylor, Jr. Complaint Files, 1897-1898
    • Box 3
       
      Letter to the Members of the Board of Aldermen (Bellamy Case), 1901
      State vs. George B. Robeson, Warrant for False Partner & Affidavit, 1882
  • DEEDS
     

    • Box 3
       
      Deed for Slaves, 1853
      Deeds, 1850-1874
      Deeds, 1882-1889
      Deeds, 1890-1898
      Deeds, 1901-1919
      Deeds, 1820-1929
    • Box 4
       
      Deeds, 1931-1937
      Deeds, 1941-1944
      Deeds, 1945-1949
      Deeds, 1950-1969
  • FINANCIAL RECORDS
     

    • Box 4
       
      Loan Application for Walker Taylor, Citizens' Building & Loan Association, 1903
      W. & O. Benefit Fund Account Book, 1921-1939
      W. O. & B. Fund Account Book, 1901-1937
    • Box 5
       
      S.C.R.A. Account Book, 1940-1949
      Laura K. Doscher Loans w/Interest at 4%, 1891
      Mortgage Records, 1869-1901
      Henry Green to M. Sophia Blossom & Kate C. Shaw Mortgage Papers, 1890-1891
      Augustus Williams Account Book, Mechanics Home Association, 1889
      Frances D. Penton Account Book, Citizens' Building & Loan Association, 1950
      Receipts, 1854-1859
      Receipts, 1860-1869
    • Box 6
       
      Receipts, 1870-1879
      Receipts, 1880-1881
      Receipts, 1883
      Receipts, 1884
      Receipts, 1886-1889
      Receipts, 1893-1938
      Receipts, undated
  • OTHER LEGAL RECORDS
     

    • Box 6
       
      Robeson County Claims, 1871-1872
      Agreements, 1873-1910
      Land Survey - H.A. Colvin, 1872
      Clayton Giles Bond For Title, Oleander Development Company, 1927
      Rittenhouse Moore Order for Seizure, steamboat (the Robert Turner), undated
      Summons before E.H. McQuigg, New Hanover County, 1870
      Articles of Agreement, James W. Jackson and wife & George C. Jackson, 1888
      A description of the property belonging to John Bradley, undated
      Last Will & Testaments, 1888-1927
      Insurance Policies & Forms, 1854-1898
    • Box 7
       
      Insurance Policies & Forms, 1905-1909
      Insurance Policies & Forms, 1910-1941


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