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Francis Bellamy
Birth: May 18, 1855
Mount Morris
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1931
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Author. He was the original author of the "Pledge of Allegiance". The pledge he wrote was first used on October 21, 1892, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America. The original Pledge of Allegiance was as follows: "I pledge allegiance to my flag and (to) the Republic for which it stands - one Nation indivisible - with liberty and justice for all". On June 14, 1954, Flag Day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law House Joint Resolution 243, introduced by Representative Louis C. Rabaut of Michigan, which added to the original pledge, the controversial words "under God." 
 
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 Parents:
  David Bellamy (____ - 1864)
  Lucia A. Eells Bellamy (1820 - 1898)
 
 Spouses:
  Marie Morin Bellamy (1861 - 1933)
  Harriet Benton Bellamy (1857 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  John Benton Bellamy (1882 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rome Cemetery
Rome
Oneida County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 15, 1999
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Francis Julius BellamyBellamy married Harriet Benton in Newark, NY in 1881. They had two sons: John, who lived in California, and David, who lived in Rochester, New York. His first wife died in 1918, and he later married Marie Morin (1920).Bellamy ran for...(Read more)
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