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|Size||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)|
|Abstract||Land grants, deeds, bills, accounts, wills, other business Papers, and some family correspondence of David Coffield (d. 1818?) of Edgecombe County, N.C.; his sons, Spier W. Coffield and John W. Coffield; and their Whitaker, Bellamy, Hall, and other relatives in Edgecombe, Nash, and Halifax counties, N.C. Papers after 1835 are chiefly from the Bellamy family. Included are papers of various estates; papers of Stephen W. Carney (1762-1811) relating to racehorse breeding near Scotland Neck, N.C.; Dr. John F. Bellamy's business papers in Nash County; and a daybook, 1860-1861 (480 p.) of Whitaker, Batchelor & Co., a general mercantile firm in Enfield, N.C.|
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The Bellamy, and Coffield families resided in North Carolina in Nash, Edgecombe, and Halifax counties. David Coffield was collector of revenue in 1798 and executor of estates for Edgecombe County, N.C.
Coffield family line:
William Coffield m. Elizabeth
Spier Coffield (d.1771) m. West Duck
David Coffield (1765-1817) m. Elizabeth Whitaker (1775-1835)
Spier William Coffield (1798-1825) m. Sarah Hunter (1801-1842)
Martha Crowell (b.1824) m. John Godwin Whitfield
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Whitfield (b.1823) m. Frederick Cotten
Sarah Spier William (Willie) (1825-1880) m. John Thomas Nicholson Bellamy (1827-1905)
Spier Coffield (1859-1928)
Sadie Coffield (1864-1895) m. Charles Edward McGwigan (1855-1926)
Sadiebelle (1887-1974) m. John Denby Hall (1883-1949)
Sarah Bellamy (1917-1994) m. Francis Harrell (b.1914)
Louise McGwigan (b.1920)
Martha Whitfield (1924-1995) m. William Daniel Holloman (1923-1991)
Bellamy family line:
Alexander Bellamy (b.1710)
William Bellamy (b.1740) m. Mary Clinch
John Bellamy (b.1772) m. Susan Exum
John Fletcher (1794-1846) m. Ann Malvina Nicholson (d.1832)
Ann Nicholson Bellamy m. William Hunter
John Thomas Nicholson Bellamy
John Fletcher - 2nd marriage Sarah Hunter Coffield (widow of Spier William Coffield)
Joseph Clinch Bellamy (d.1920)Back to Top
This collection includes the personal correspondence and the financial and legal papers of the Coffield and Bellamy families, residents of Nash, Edgecombe and Halifax counties, N.C. from 1723 to 1921. Series 1 includes personal and business correspondence, as well as several pieces of social memorabilia. Series 2 includes the financial and legal papers of both families, which fundamentally consist of deeds, contracts, receipts, indentures, and legal records.Back to Top
Personal correspondence, mostly letters of David Coffield or John Bellamy. Most of these letters are personal and family correspondence or business correspondence with local merchants and lawyers. Of note are several Civil War letters, including one with a hand-drawn battle map. This series also includes a few play scripts, speeches, and invitations to various social events.
Financial and legal papers of the Coffield, and Bellamy families. This collection includes deeds, contracts, indentures, and legal records. Receipts are also included, particularly in the later years. The records include horse Records, slave Records, school Records, legal petitions, burial Records, and wills. There are also a ledger book for a business in which Bellamy had dealings, military certificates, tax receipts, and medical information. Some 18th-century legal papers are housed in oversized papers.
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