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Elizabeth Whitfield Croom Bellamy
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1837
Quincy
Gadsden County
Florida, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1900
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

Relict of Dr. C.E. Bellamy, C.S.A.
Novelist and school teacher.

Daughter of William Whitfield Croom & Julia (Stephens); granddaughter of Gen. William Croom and Elizabeth (Whitfield).
Grand-niece of Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield of Gaineswood, Demopolis.


Elizabeth Whitfield Croom Bellamy first visited Mobile in 1862. She married her cousin, Dr. Charles Edward Bellamy. A Confederate surgeon during the Civil War, he contracted typhoid and died in 1863. The couple had two children who died as infants also. Elizabeth moved to Mobile in 1877 to live with her brother who had moved here in 1866. Her first novel, Four Oaks, was published in 1867 under the pseudonym Kamba Thorpe. She wrote other novels published under her own name as well as short stories that appeared in book form and national magazines such as Appleton's, The Cycle, Atlantic Monthly, Youth's Companion, Black Cat, Lippincott's, and Ladies Home Journal. But after her brother's death, she and her widowed sister-in-law operated a girls school at the family home at 1001 Augusta Street.

She died on Good Friday, April 13th, 1900.








Fourth cousin (once removed) of Joel Abbot Roberts of Mobile, director of the State Bank of Alabama; Laura Roberts Pillans, mother of Mobile mayor Harry Pillans; James Stevenson, fourth-great-grandfather of Mobile mayor R.V. Taylor. 
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Lot 176 Sq 6
 
Created by: Ray
Record added: Aug 23, 2010
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Elizabeth Whitfield <i>Croom</i> Bellamy
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Elizabeth Whitfield <i>Croom</i> Bellamy
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Elizabeth Whitfield <i>Croom</i> Bellamy
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