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Jesse P. Bellamy



Jesse P. Bellamy, farmer, Craig Township, son of Rev. Samuel Bellamy elsewhere mentioned, was born in Tennessee, September 9, 1814. He was less than three years old when his parents came to this county. March 3, 1833, he married Nancy J., daughter of Edward Hart, and immediately located upon the place where he now resides. He began life with no capital save his bare hands. By his industry and frugal habits, he has built up a large property, owning 270 acres of good land. Nine children have been born to him, seven of whom are living, viz: John F., Flavius J. (deceased), Edward F., Luther J., Orlando R., Angie, Eliza J. (deceased), Sarah E. and Alice J. His second son, Flavius J, served three years in the Third Indiana Cavalry. He was a graduate of Asbury University and a young man of fine attainments. He represented this district in the State Senate one term, was a ready speaker and gave promise of becoming one of the foremost citizens of his period.