1925 Biography - Benjamin Bellemy

Benjamin F. Bellemy was a resident of Vienna before the Civil War or about that time. He served as School Trustee in 1864. He came here from Tennessee and raised a large family of boys. Dave, the oldest served in the Civil War, was a miller here for many years but removed to Hillerman on the Ohio. He married Mary Haneline and Edward Bellemy, the Feed and Grain merchant of Vienna is their son. Jesse Porter married Elizabeth Reed; three children. Porter married Elizabeth Thacker (see James Bain). Isaac married Martha Lentz. The children are Mrs. Rose Grant, Frank and Walter. John married Alice Hogg, their daughter, Mary, married James Bridges, of Vienna. John and family have moved out of the county. William married Belle Hand. He has Mary and Arista. Alfred married Sarah Stublefield and they had Carl who married Norma Ragains and has Mertice, Robert, Virgil and Beatrice. Alfred married second Fanny Stublefield. Ann, the only daughter of this family, married Benjamin Holcombe they had several children, one of whom, Katy, married Wallar Wallace. Uncle Ben, as he was known repaired watches and clocks for this community for many years. He was a mason and a faithful member of the Christian church.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 328.

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