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Robert Bethurum
Birth: 1790
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1846
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Robert Bethurum was born In 1790 in York Co.PA to Benjamin Bethurum and unknown mother Bethurum. His siblings are as follows.
James Bethurum b.1778
Issac Bethurum b.1779
Benjamin Bethurum b.1781
William Bethurum b.1782
David Porter Bethurum b.

Robert married first wife unknown and had two children:
Benjamin Franklin Bethurum b.1824 d.1872
Hanna Bethurum b.1826 d.1861

Roberts second marrage was to Electa Ann Underwood and together they had two children.
Elizabeth Jane Bethurum b.1844
Robert Porter bethurum b. Sept 17,1846 d.Aug.9,1928

Bethrum, Robert


There has been a great deal of controversy concerning the Bethurum name and its national origin. Some branches of the family believe that they are descendants of the French Huguenots who fled France during religious persecutions. They believe the original spelling of the name was Bethune, taken from a town in France where they lived.

However, Benjamin Bethurum is the first ancestor who can be located. He was born in Ireland in 1754. As a young man, he immigrated to York County, Pennsylvania, and then to Rockcastle County, Kentucky. There his son, Robert, was born in 1790. Around 1820, while a young man, Robert left Kentucky and went to Montgomery County, Ohio. He later came to Texas by way of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.

In 1844, Robert and his second wife, Electa Ann Underwood, daughter of Cyrus and Fanny Underwood, came to Dallas, Texas. They brought with them their infant daughter Eliza Jane and two children of Robert's by a previous marriage, Benjamin Franklin and Hannah. In 1849, Benjamin Franklin married Nancy P. Elam and Hannah married Isaac Beeman. Eliza Jane married Thomas E. Mathis in 1860.

Robert received a Peters Colony land grant of 640 acres. One hundred and sixty acres were located at the present site of the city of Mesquite; the remaining acres were located in the Scyene community. He died in 1846 and is said to have been buried in Slapfoot Cemetery.

Electa Ann was left with their two children, Eliza Jane and Robert Porter, Jr., who was born in 1846. Electa was made administratrix of Robert Senior's estate and received a deed to the original land grant (certificate #11) of 640 acres. Electa Ann later married T. C. Hawpe.

By Billy Jean Pearce Nelson &
Clay Nelson Harvey

From the webpage Dallas County Pioneer Association

Inscription: *

Note: No marker

I descend from Robert (b.1790) my 3rd Great Grandfather on both my fathers line and my mothers line.

Roberts first wife (unknown), They had Benjamin Franklin, my 2nd Great Granfather on my fathers line.

Robert's second wife (Electa Ann Underwood), They had Elizabeth Jane, my 2nd Great Grandmother on my mother's line. 
Family links: 
  Benjamin (Ba-thur-um) Bethurum (1754 - 1826)
  Electa Ann Underwood Hawpe (1823 - 1876)
  Mary Bethurum Downey (1819 - 1842)*
  Benjamin Franklin Bethurum (1824 - 1872)*
  Hannah Bethurum Beeman (1826 - 1861)*
  Eliza Jane Bethurum Mathis (1844 - 1879)*
  Robert Porter Bethurum (1846 - 1928)*
  Isaac Bethurum (1779 - 1813)*
  Benjamin Bethurum (1781 - ____)*
  William Bethurum (1782 - 1869)*
  James Bethurum (1785 - 1872)*
  David Porter Bethurum (1788 - 1864)*
  Robert Bethurum (1790 - 1846)
*Calculated relationship
Haught Store Cemetery
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Created by: Linda Joyce Bethurum Mc
Record added: Jul 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11400891

My fourth great grandfather. A great leaf of an honorable tree. (Bethurum-Beeman-Stephens-Eddings-Carson)
- CCSN54
 Added: Apr. 18, 2016

- Linda Joyce Bethurum Mc
 Added: May. 18, 2014
My 4th GGGG Great Grand Father, Finding my kin folk, Love ya.
- WildBill Billy Bedford Popejoy
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013
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