Elizabeth Jane Bellamy (Croom) (1819 - 1837) MP

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Birthplace: NC, USA
Death: Died in Marianna, Florida, United States
Cause of death: Malaria
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Elizabeth Jane Bellamy (Croom)

Legend local to Marianna, FL 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 age 18 months.


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Elizabeth Jane Bellamy (Ghost of Bellamy Bridge)'s Timeline

February 25, 1819
July 15, 1834
Age 15
November 1835
Age 16
May 11, 1837
Age 18
Marianna, Florida, United States