Old Townley Hannah Bellamy (1831-1923) in Oklahoma circa 1923 with his son Robert (center) and Robert's son and grandson (left). Townley was Benjamin Bellomy's great grandson and the great great grandson of John Bellamy of Fluvanna.
My grandfather Townley Hannah Bellamy (1873-1959) proudly showing off some of his tobacco at his home in Portsmouth, Ohio. Named for his grandfather, he never used the name but was always called "Judge," perhaps because he was a Justice of the Peace. He was also an enthusiastic tobacco farmer, and if I had only asked the question, "What was a tobacco farmer doing in Southern Ohio?" I might have located my Virginia roots a lot sooner than I did.
My grandfather, Judge Bellamy, as a younger man with his wife (my grandmother) Sarah Edith Lawhorn Bellamy.
My great grandfather, Berry Stone Bellamy, in about 1922 in Oklahoma. Berry (1852-1923) was the eldest son of Townley Hannah Bellamy (1831-1923) and the brother of William Jackson Bellamy (1859-1937) and Robert Sanders Bellamy (b. 1862).
William Jackson Bellamy (right) with two of his twenty-one sons. (He did have two daughters as well.) The woman pictured is the midwife, with whom they must have been well-acquainted. William Jackson, who was a schoolteacher, was the son of Townley Hannah Bellamy (b. 1831), who was the great grandson of Benjamin Bellomy.