|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1853|
Charles Beeson, one of Fayette county's best-known and most substantial farmers and stockmen and the proprietor of beautiful "West View Farm" at the west edge of the pleasant village of Bentonville, is a native son of this county and has lived in Posey township all his life. He was born in that township on November 15, 1853, son of Templeton and Sarah Ann (Loder) Beeson, both of whom also were born in this part of the state, the former just over the line in Wayne county and the latter in Posey township, this county, and who spent their last days here, useful and influential residents of the Bentonville neighborhood.
The Beesons are among the old families of this section, having been prominently represented here since pioneer days. The Beeson family is of Colonial stock, the first of the name to settle in this county having been Edward Beeson, who emigrated from Lancashire, England, with one of the parties coming to join William Penn's colony in 1682. Edward Beeson located first in Pennsylvania and then moved to Virginia, later moving to Delaware, where he bought land on the Brandywine, land now covered by the city of Wilmington, and there he spent his last days.
Charles Beeson continued to make his home on the old home place until after his marriage in the fall of 1911. He previously, however, had bought the farm left by his brother, Theodore, at the west edge of Bentonville, and after his marriage moved onto that farm and has there since made his home. He has a fine farm there, besides land in the West, and is the owner of more than three hundred acres of land. He has on his home farm a thoroughly modern residence, equipped with furnace, bath and a lighting plant and other conveniences, "West View Farm" being regarded as one of the most desirable places in that part of the county. For years Mr. Beeson has made a specialty of raising registered Shorthorn cattle and has a fine herd. Politically, he is a Republican, and has ever given a good citizen's attention to local political affairs, but has not been a seeker after public office.
On October 4, 1911, Charles Beeson was united in marriage to Luella Manlove, who also was born in Posey township, this county, on a farm about three miles southeast of Bentonville, a daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth J. (Scott) Manlove.
Templeton Beeson (1815 - 1881)
Sarah Ann Loder Beeson (1815 - 1885)
Luella Manlove Beeson Carver (1875 - 1938)*
Isabelle Beeson (1837 - 1906)*
Dorcas Beeson (1840 - 1846)*
Leroy Beeson (1842 - 1902)*
Theodore Beeson (1845 - 1910)*
Edgar Edward Beeson (1849 - 1937)*
Charles Beeson (1853 - 1918)
Plot: Sec 132
Created by: Katie
Record added: Feb 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125024440
Added: Feb. 12, 2014