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Richard Henry Bellamy

Full Name: Richard Henry Bellamy
Date of birth: August 18, 1829
Date of death: August 28, 1907

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 14 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Carthage / Panola   Panola

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituaries, "Captain Bellamy Dead," Russell Register (Seale, Alabama), 9/6/1907, p. 2. Born 8/18/1829 in Endfield, South Carolina; elected to state legislature in Carthage, Texas.
    "In Memoriam: Capt. R.H. Bellamy," Russell Register (Seale, Alabama), 9/13/1907, p. 3. Richard Henry Bellamy, born 1829 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, died 8/28/1907 at Fort Mitchell, Alabama. Newspapers.com.
  • Obituary, The Panola Watchman (Carthage, Texas), 9/18/1907, p. 1, crediting Sammy Brown Library. Captain R. Henry Bellamy, born 8/18/1829 in Endfield, South Carolina. "He also entered politics there [Carthage, Texas] and was elected to the state legislature, in which he served with no less distinction and utility than he had done as a soldier of the Confederacy . . . In 1885 Captain Bellamy returned to Russell county [Alabama], at which time he married Mrs. M.E. Cantey, the widow of the late General Cantey." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - R.H. Bellamy, Carthage post office, Panola County, age 28, born circa 1832 in Alabama, lawyer, living in household of Wm. H. Thomas.
    Census of 1870 - R.H. Bellamy, Carthage post office, Panola County, age 40, born circa 1830 in North Carolina, grocer (ret).
    Census of 1880 - Richard H. Bellamy, Carthage Precinct No. 1, Panola County, age 50, born circa 1830 in North Carolina, attorney at law, living in household of Pheribee J. Lacy.
    Census of 1900 - R.H. Bellamy, Girard, Russell County, Alabama, age 70, born March 1830 in Alabama, farmer, wife Marth E. Bellamy.
    R.H. Bellamy, death date 8/28/1907 in Alabama, age 78 years, born circa 1829 in North Carolina, married, farmer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880 1900 Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974
  • Capt. R.H. Bellamy, birth date 8/18/1829, death date 8/28/1907, burial in Crowell Family Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Russell County, Alabama. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. R.H. Bellamy, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Federal Relations  

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