North Carolina, USA
Green Berry Beckham was born in 1814 in Orange Co, NC and moved to Wayne Co, TN with his parents and siblings sometime around 1820 when a small boy. There he was married to Rebecca Weatherford, daughter of William Weatherford (the Creek Indian) and Margaret Ann Polk. He owned a farm at Flat Gap Creek which is located at the Northern End of "Beckham Hollow". When the Civil War destroyed his farm in 1863, he moved his wife and all of his children except William Green Berry Beckham to Jefferson Co, IL. Unknown to him his eldest son William Green Berry Beckham who was living in Illinois had joined the U.S. Army in an attempt to get back south to check on his family. Green Berry Beckham traveled north to Jefferson Co, IL in search of his son. It wasn't until the end of the Civil War that William Green Berry Beckham discovered his family living in Jefferson Co, IL. During the battle of Shiloh which is not from from Flat Gap Creek, William Green Berry Beckham visited his family farm only to find that the farm had been burned down and his family was gone.
Louis Green Beckham told me that his grandfather Green Berry Beckham and Grandmother Rebecca Weatherford were buried in the Cemetery on the East side but when it was determine that the road needed widening, their graves was covered up by the new road.
The children of Green Berry Beckham and Rebecca Weatherford are: (1) Matilda Jane Beckham born 1834 in Wayne Co, TN who married in Jefferson Co, IL to William R Ross and Jacob Trout; (2) Margaret Ann Beckham born 1838 in Wayne Co, TN and died 1872 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Nathan Kelly; (3) William Green Berry Beckham born 15 Jan 1841 in Wayne Co, TN and died 18 Dec 1915 in Jefferson Co, Il who married Lucinda Emeline Howard and Mary Margaret Osborn; (4) Edward Beckham born May 1845 in Wayne Co, TN and died 1913 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Louisa Eliza Hester; (5) Joel Willis Beckham born Nov 1847 in Wayne Co, TN and died 15 Aug 1923 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Sarah Emeline Martin and Mary J Randall; (6) James W Beckham born Jun 1849 in Wayne Co, TN and died 13 Mar 1902 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Edwina C Peterson; and (7) Sarah C Beckham born 1859 in Wayne Co, TN and died 14 Sep 1878 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Alexander Pasley.
William Beckham (1772 - ____)
Rebecca Swinney Beckham (1772 - ____)
Rebecca Weatherford Beckham (1820 - ____)*
William Green Berry Beckham (1841 - 1915)*
Edward Beckham (1845 - 1913)*
Joel Willis Beckham (1848 - 1923)*
James W Beckham (1849 - 1902)*
Jack Zachariah Beckham (1801 - 1876)*
Green Berry Beckham (1814 - ____)
Samuel C Beckham (1818 - 1901)*
Note: Son of William Beckham and Rebecca Swinney, husband of Rebecca Weatherford. He died between 1870-1880 and was buried in the part of the cemetery which was widden to make the road bigger.
South Hickory Hill Cemetery
Created by: James E Heidlebaugh
Record added: Jul 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28524206
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Grandfather..you will never be forgotten.|
Added: Jan. 28, 2010