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Josephine Flora Beauchamp
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1833
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1915
Johnson County
Kansas, USA

w.o William Beauchamp.

JOSEPHINE (Flora) BEAUCHAMP: Born in Harrison county Indiana 26 July 1833, Josephine is the first known child in the union of John Flora (1800GER-1876IN) and Amanda Lentz (1810PA- 1867IN). Parents moved to Hartsville, Bartholomew county, Indiana, ca 1857, where several children are documented attending Hartsville United Brethren College, so its assume she too attended(?).
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She married William Beauchamp, on 15 June 1860 in Vermilion county, Illinois, living with his year younger brother, Josiah, who, earlier had married her younger sister, Margaret Ann (Flora) Beauchamp, 10 March 1860, in Vermillion county, Indiana, Highland township, Perrysville Post Office, for 28 June 1860 census. They moved to Livingston county, Missouri in ca 1862 and Olathe, Johnson county, Kansas ca 1890. They had five daughters.

Josephine died 1 June 1915 in Olathe, Johnson county, Kansas, buried in Olathe, but both her husband and she were not listed in 1983 Johnson County's listings. A stone was found.

Husband William Beauchamp, third of eight children for David and Dorothy, born April 1833 in Indiana, died eleven & half years later in Topeka Shawnee county, Kansas, 27 December 1926, with his front page obituary of 30 December 1926, Johnson County Democrat, saying he's buried at Olathe. Several daughter's bodies were returned to Olathe for burial, so it is felt the parents bodies are there.

Federal Census lists William: Farmer, 1860, Preacher, 1870, 'none', 1880, Farmer 1900, Retired rancher, 1910, not found 1920. Daughter Laura's obituary said he was a chaplain during the civil war.

First daughter Laura, born 21 December 1861 in Perrysville, Vermillion county, Indiana died in Parsons, Labette county, Kansas, Mercy hospital 6 October 1949 at age 88, living in Altamont, Labette county, Kansas, same county as her uncle, my great grandfather, John Andrew Flora lived from 1878 to 1934. Buried Olathe, Kansas. Listed among others in her obituary is cousin William Beauchamp (? ), living in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cora, (1863MO-1942KS) married Hugh Meharry Ambrose in 1887, born 17 March 1861 in Illinois, taught school at Enterprise, Kansas in 1900, both at United Brethren church sponsored Campbell College at Holton, Kansas, 1920 both teaching High school, Meridan, Jefferson `county, Kansas then he died 1936 teaching in the United Brethren college at McAllen, Texas. They had four children, three surviving to adulthood; Roland B, born August 1890, married Isabel Frances Fitzgerald of Blue Rapids, Marshall county, Kansas, he teaching public school at Belleville, Republic county, Kansas in 1920 with a son Warren F born June 1917 who died a retired railroader December 1997 in North Carolina, she died on 4th of July 1988 San Bernadino county, California. Harold W born August 1895, rooming in K C, Missouri 1920, possibly (?) married Marion Malinda Davis in Kansas City, Kansas, with son Wayne born 1923(?), and Gladys born July 1892, possibly (?) Laura´s niece, Mrs R E Clegg, at Columbus,Kansas in 1949 obituary, --- not found on census.. Hugh Meharry and Cora are buried Olathe,

Hattie, (1865MO-1915KS) married Jabez Otterbein Rankin, born 20 July 1861, Fairfield county, Pennsylvania, died 13 January 1945, married 1889. 1909, Governor W. R. Stubbs appointed Mr. Rankin Judge of the 10th Judicial District comprising Miami and Johnson Counties, elected till 1927, portrait hangs in court room, of Miami County Court House. They had two children, Veda Rehy, (1892KS-1986KS), Paola librarian, and Don (1893-1856) with Santa Fe RR. Hattie, J O & Veda, are buried in Paola, Kansas, Don at Chanute.

Katherine "Kate" (1874MO-1958MO/KS?) born in Livingston county Missouri, married 23 October 1904 to William A Rickenbrode, born: 12 October 1869, Fryburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, died: 29 November 1956, father, Solomon Rickenbrode, mother: Mary Lilly, Lived in Marysville, Nodaway county, Missouri, he's listed 1910, teacher, 1920, Registrar, 1930 Manager of State Teachers College, no children, she died 1958, was buried next to her husband and sister Laura, Olathe, Kansas.

Carrie (Caroline) born Livingston county, Missouri ca 1876/9 possibly (?) married 1902 to Louis Ballentine born ca 1868, Scotland, Kentucky, a real estate salesman, living at 3118 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 1910, she possibly widowed/divorced, noted as Mrs C.H. Ballentine in Branson, Taney county, Missouri in sister Laura's 1949 obituary, and nephew Don's 1956 obit.

Additional Comments:

Google FLORA, Rev John
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Birth: 26 JUL 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana

Death: 1 JUN 1915 in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas

From the MIAMI REPUBLICAN, Paola, Kans., Tuesday, June 1, 1915

Mrs William Beauchamp died at her home in Olathe Tuesday morning, June 1,[1915] at 8 o'clock at the age of 83 years. She was member of the Presbyterian church and had lived at Olathe about twenty-five tears, where she was held in the highest respect.

Mrs. Beauchamp was mother of the late [10 Apr 1915] Mrs Judge J O Rankin of Paola and visited her daughter and family several times. She is survived by her husband and four daughters.

SOURCE: Miami County (KS) Genealogy/Historical Society

Burial: 3 JUN 1915 Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas

Census: 1850, age 17 Harrison County, Indiana

Census: 1860, age 26 Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana

Census: 1870, age 36 Fairview, Livingston County, Missouri

Census: 1880, age 46 Fairview, Livingston County, Missouri

Census: 1900, age 66 Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas

Father: Reverend John Flora b: 28 JAN 1800 in Germany
Mother: Amanda G. Lentz b: 12 NOV 1810 in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania

Marriage: William Beauchamp b: APR 1833 in Indiana
Married: 15 JUN 1860 in Vermilion County, Illinois

Name: Josephine F. Flora, Gender: Female Spouse Name: William Beauchamp
Marriage Date: Jun 15, 1860 Marriage County: Vermilion Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1298746 - 1298749. Illinois Marriage Records 1851-1900

Known Children

Laura Beauchamp b: 12 DEC 1861 in Prairieville, Indiana

Cora Beauchamp b: FEB 1863 in Missouri

Hattie Beauchamp b: ABT 1865 in Missouri

Kate Beauchamp b: ABT 1869 in Missouri

Carrie H. Beauchamp b: JAN 1876 in Fairview, Livingston County, Missouri

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  John Flora (1800 - 1876)
  Amanda Gibb Lentz Flora (1810 - 1862)
  William M. Beauchamp (1833 - 1926)
  Laura Beauchamp (1861 - 1949)*
  Cora Beauchamp Ambrose (1863 - 1942)*
  Hattie Beauchamp Rankin (1865 - 1915)*
  Katherine Beauchamp Rickenbrode (1874 - 1958)*
  Josephine Flora Beauchamp (1833 - 1915)
  Wolney Pulaski Flora (1834 - 1909)*
  Sarah Catherine Flora Muth (1836 - 1877)*
  Daniel Rice Boon Flora (1838 - 1908)*
  Margaret Ann Flora Beauchamp (1841 - 1926)*
  Maryette Isabell Flora (1843 - ____)*
  John Andrew Flora (1845 - 1934)*
  William H. Sherman Flora (1865 - 1948)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Burial: 3-Jun-1915
Olathe Memorial Cemetery
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 2- 2- 202-S1
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Shelley
Record added: Mar 07, 2007
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Josephine <i>Flora</i> Beauchamp
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