Elizabeth Jane <I>Croom</I> Bellamy

Elizabeth Jane Croom Bellamy

Birth
Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Death 11 May 1837 (aged 18)
Jackson County, Florida, USA
Burial Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 109675009 · View Source
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Local legend has it that Elizabeth Jane Bellamy (Croom) died on her wedding night (11 May 1837) when her wedding dress caught fire. Her ghost still appears to this day. Elizabeth's husband, Dr. Samuel Bellamy, who never remarried, eventually committed suicide as a result of the grief he suffered from her death. According to the Tallahassee Floridian and Journal, three days after Christmas, on Dec. 28, 1853, Samuel C. Bellamy committed suicide by lifting a razor and slitting his throat.

In reality, Samuel and Elizabeth were married in North Carolina on July 15, 1834, three years before the date of the supposed Florida wedding. Their son Alexander was born in 1835, and in 1837, all three came down with malaria. Samuel recovered, but Elizabeth succumbed to the disease on 5/11/1837, with Alexander following her 7 days later at the age of 18 months.


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`"Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Jane, late wife of Samuel C. Bellamy and daughter of Gen. William Croom of North Carolina, who departed this life at her residence, Florida, May 11, 1837, aged 18 years, 2 months, 14 days."

Gravesite Details Ghost of Bellamy Bridge - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fljackso/EJCB.html

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  • Originally Created by: W. C. Daniel
  • Added: 28 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 109675009
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Croom Bellamy (25 Feb 1819–11 May 1837), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109675009, citing Samuel C Bellamy Family Cemetery, Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .