James Bellamy & Margaret Jenerett Bellamy Family Bible
Contains names and dates of all children of James and Margaret Jenerett Bellamy.
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
Joseph J. Todd Family Bible
Joseph J. Todd was born Oct 4, 1816 Mary Elizore Hardee was born Oct 12, 1820 Joseph J. Todd and Mary Elizure was married Nov 29, 1838 Thadieus Sabiskie Todd son of Joseph and Mary Elizuer Todd was born 5 Feb 1840 Isaac Harrison Todd son of Joseph J. and Mary Todd was born June 14, 1842 Julius Jasper Todd son of Joseph J. and Mary Todd was born Feb 12, 1844 Joseph Jackson Todd son of Mary and Joseph Todd was born Sept 14, 1845 Nancy Lucretia Todd daughter of Joseph J. and Mary Elizure Todd was born June 3, 1847 William Lafayett Todd son of J. J. Todd and Mary Lizure his wife was born Feb 15, 1849 Mary Jane Todd daughter of J. J. Todd and his wife was born July 17, 1851 Maranza Ann Lenora Todd daughter of J. J. Todd and his wife Maranza Ann was born Oct 22, 1875 Sinca Frank Todd was born April 18, 1878 son of J. J. Todd and his wife M. A. Joseph J. Todd died Feb 25, 1901 age 84 years 5 mo 21 days William J. Todd died Sept 21, 1840 age 42 years I mo 5 days Jane Milligan died Aug 29, 1853 age 53 years 3 mo 1 day Captain William Todd died Aug 30, 1858 age 83 years 1 mo 16 days Ann Todd died Sept 7, 1859 age 84 5 mo 20 days Thomas L. Todd died Sept 1, 1887 age 84 11 mo Maranza Ann died June 10, 1888 age 46 years 5 mo 27 days
Sidney Mitchelle Bellamy 1908 – 1995
From Loris Centennial 1887 – 1987 Souvenir Book
She was called “Sugar Heels” until she was old enough to start to school, so she named herself Sidney for her father, John Sidney Hickman and Mitchelle for a riverboat that frequented the area where she was born at Wortham’s Ferry, a few miles from Little River, in 1908. “I was the fourth child and I guess they just forgot to name me,” said Mrs. Sam Hickman.
Sidney Mitchelle Bellamy Hickman was the last of four children born to her parents, John Sidney (1876- ) and Eva Mae Hardee Bellamy (1881- ). Her two brothers, John Clyde (1899) and Andrew Claude (1901) are now deceased and her sister Eva Mae Bellamy Fennell (1904), now lives at the Methodist Home in Orangeburg.
Mrs. Hickman’s grandparents, Lucien (1853) and Sara Lee (1851), were the parents of nine boys (one girl died at birth), and they were farmers in the Longs area. J. Sid Bellamy was a merchant with Hal Buck’s General Merchandise Store in Conway before moving to Wortham’s Ferry. In his store there he sold everything from fertilizer to ladies’ hosiery. He was also licensed to operate boats and tugs from Wortham’s Ferry to Conway.
Later Sid Bellamy moved with his family to the thriving little town of Loris and operated Bellamy’s General Store in the block where the National Bank of South Carolina is now located.
Before moving to Loris Mitchelle attended grammar school at Pumpkin Center and she remembers Jeff Long was the teacher. “We had to walk a mile and a quarter to school, except when it rained or snowed. Then we got to ride in the Dort car. Of course, we called it “Darned Old Rattletrap”. Loris teachers whom Mrs. Hickman recalled were Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Bullock, Mrs. Ruth Halfacre Hughes and Miss Margaret Fitzhugh.
“On August 22, 1927, I was married to Sam Hickman (1906), son of Dorcas Ann Stanley and William Davis Hickman. For many years Sam worked with the Federal Land Bank and we lived in Anderson, Greenwood, Mullins and Athens, GA. Our two children, Sidney Ann and Hannah, were both reared in Loris and are graduates of Winthrop College.”
Mrs. Hickman was librarian at the Loris Branch Library for almost a decade, retiring in 1971 after there was positive evidence that a new Loris Library building would be constructed. She enjoyed her association with the patrons and encouraged the use of the library and its facilities. Her work showed her dedication to the youth, the elderly, the sophisticated reader, and the less-learned reader.
Both of Mrs. Hickman’s children married local men. Sidney Ann is the wife of James Russell Gore (Jimmy), son of the late Kermit Gore and Florine Gore Whittington of Loris. Jimmy is a dentist in Greenville. They had four children, including twins, one of whom is deceased. Hannah is married to Donald Hardee, son of Roy Lee Hardee, Sr. They have three children.
Over the years Mrs. Hickman and her late husband. Sam, contributed in many ways to their church, the First Presbyterian Church of Loris. For recreation today she enjoys working in the yard with her flowers and plays bridge twice a week with friends.