Coffield and Bellamy family papers, 1723-1920.

Creator: Coffield and Bellamy family.
Collection number: 3162
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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.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: In Series 2 (Financial & Legal Papers), there are various records related to enslaved individuals, such as bills of sale.