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Minerva Elizabeth Beckham Stephens
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1857
Newton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: 1927
Boone County
Arkansas, USA

Minerva was the daughter of Zachariah Calvin Beckham and Elizabeth Casey. She was born in Newton County, AR on Feb 2, 1857. She married Joseph Richard Stephens in Newton County, AR on Sept 14, 1871. They had eight known children.

Minerva died in Boone County, AR in 1927 and is buied in Hopewell Cemetery according to records of the very creditable "Casey Family Association". However, inventory of Hopewell Cemetery markers shows no headstone for Minerva or Joseph Richard Stephens.

This is likely explained because after Minerva died, her husbsnd went to live at the Boone County Poor Farm where he died about 1931. He did not have the money and was likely physically incapable to see that Minerva had a proper headstone. 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Casey Beckham (1825 - 1909)
  Joseph Richard Stephens (1852 - 1931)*
  Sarah Isabella Beckham Sparks (1845 - 1926)*
  Rebecca Beckham Snow (1849 - 1937)*
  Minerva Elizabeth Beckham Stephens (1857 - 1927)
  Neoma Angeline Beckham Pruitt (1858 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopewell Cemetery
Boone County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: William Gorman
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100515739
Minerva Elizabeth <i>Beckham</i> Stephens
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 Added: Nov. 13, 2013

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