From: Belle Plain, Texas: Ghost Town in Callahan by Thomas Robert Havins: The outcome of the contest (vote for county seat between Belle Plain and Baird) aroused bitter resentment in Belle Plain. Leading citizens questioned the validity of the election, claiming illegal voting by persons from Eastland and Taylor counties. They charged that ballot boxes had been stuffed with votes cast in the names of fictitious persons. Two days after the announcement of the outcome by the county judge (W. H. Cliett), B. L. Bellamy, a local druggist, joined J. W. Day, S. L. Driskill. J. A. Flores, J. C. Floyd, Richard E. Merchant. E. Jackson, and E. E. Huffman decided to appeal to the courts.
From: Early Days in Callahan County by B. C Chrisman:
page 90, B. L. Bellamy is listed as being a resident of the county at the time of it's organization in July of 1877.
page 100, B. L. Bellamy, Drugs in a list of business at Belle Plain at the time of organization.
page 121, 122 B. L. Bellamy signed a petition for a second road from Belle Plain to the Taylor County line.
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