John D. Bellamy, Jr. Legal Records
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- Bellamy, John Dillard, 1853-1942 (Person)
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John Dillard Bellamy, Jr., was born March 24, 1853 to Dr. John Dillard Bellamy and Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. He was educated under George W. Jewett at Cape Fear Military Academy, then graduated from Davidson College in 1873. He received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1875, then began practicing law in Wilmington He was Wilmington city attorney from 1892 to 1894. A lifelong Democrat, he served in the North Carolina Senate in 1891 to 1892 and in the United States Congress from 1899 to 1903. Bellamy was also a leader of the Wilmington Coup d’état of 1898. Having, established the Wilmington law firm John D. Bellamy & Sons, where he was a law associate with his sons William McKoy Bellamy and Emmett Hargrove Bellamy, he became president of the North Carolina Bar Association in 1926.
Bellamy married Emma Mary Hargrove on November 25, 1876 in Granville County, North Carolina. They had seven children, Eliza McIlhenny Bellamy Williamson, John Hargrove Bellamy, William McKoy Bellamy, Charles Sturdivant Bellamy, Emmett H. Bellamy, Mary Hargrove Bellamy Barroll, and Marguerite Grist Bellamy Gillette. John D. Bellamy, Jr., died on September 25, 1942 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Emmett H. Bellamy
Emmett Hargrove Bellamy was born February 12, 1891, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to John D. Bellamy, Jr., and Emma Mary Hargrove Bellamy. He attended Cape Fear Academy, then graduated from the University of North Carolina and Columbia University, graduating in 1912 and 1915, respectively. During World War I, Emmett Bellamy served with the United States military in France, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon his return to Wilmington, he became an attorney and associate of his father’s law firm, John D. Bellamy & Sons. Emmett H. Bellamy was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1921, then the Senate in 1923. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1940 and 1944. Emmett H. Bellamy married Lillian Frances Maxwell on March 24, 1924, in Manhattan, New York. He died March 31, 1952, after being shot by Albert Raymond Reinhart in the elevator of the Charlotte Law Building in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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