parent links thanks to Find A Grave contributor Linda & Joe Richards #47486036
2nd wife of Edward Beeson married 1790 Guilford County, North Carolina
cemetery location from St. Clair Trees & Branches Contact: Paulette Gilchrist
received this note from a photo volunteer 26 July 2012: The general problem they reported is: I searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave
They also reported, specifically: i went to this cemetary and took pics of every beeson /beason grave i seen and this one was not one of them .... i can not find this one
received the following note by email from June Standley Elizabeth Ann Pennington is my 4th great grand aunt, her father Levi being my 5th great grandfather.
I'm trying to sort out Elizabeth, her husbands and her children. I'm specifically hoping you have some documentation to her marriage to Edward Beeson.
My information is that she married Asahel "Sail" Beeson about 1781 and had 4 children. Sometime after the fourth child, Asahel was born in 1786, Asahel, Sr. abandoned Elizabeth and the children and moved to South Carolina where he remarried (?) and established a new family. All I can find on Edward and Elizabeth show they married in 1790 in Guilford County, North Carolina. According to the Journal of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, Vol XIX, No. 2, May 1993, Elizabeth petitioned the North Carolina Assembly for a divorce and this was granted in 1804.
In searching census records, I found Edward Beason in 1790. This record shows 1 male and 1 female. If this is Edward and Elizabeth, they were hiding her children. Perhaps, Edward was still married to his first wife, Selena Lamb at the time of the census.
I found an 1800 census for Edward Beason which shows 2 males 10-16, 2 females 10-16 and one adult male and one adult female. If this is Edward and Elizabeth, what happened to their own young children. In all of her children, Elizabeth had only 1 girl. Think that probably rules them out for this.
I found an 1810 census for Edward Beeson in Surry County, NC which appears to be for Edward and Elizabeth. It has 2 males under 10 and one male 16-20. By then, Elizabeth children with Anasel could certainly have been out on their own.
If you have any documentation on Edward & Elizabeth's marriage, I would certainly appreciate it if you would share.
this response received in Oct 2012 from findagrave contributor Linda & Joe Richards (#47486036): We are writing to let you know that a Find A Grave volunteer has reported a problem with your photo request for Elizabeth Beeson.
The general problem they reported is: I searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave
They also reported, specifically: I searched the entire cemetery. Elizabeth Beeson does not have a grave marker if she is buried here. Also, I believe she isn't buried here. Her husband, Edward Beeson, died January 16, 1837, in Marshall County, Alabama, about 14 years earlier. Another researcher said he was buried near his home, and his body was later moved to this cemetery. Since a marker was placed on his grave here, it would appear that someone would have also placed a marker on his wife's grave had she been buried here. They were not living in this area when she died. I think her grave is probably somewhere in Marshall County, Alabama. I have not been able to locate it, but I am still searching. I am a descendant of Edward and Elizabeth Beeson.