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Joseph Newton "Newt" Beasley
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1833
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1916
Coryell County
Texas, USA

Originally interred in Shilo Cemetery (Sugar Loaf area). His remains were relocated to Restland Cemetery on July 25, 1942 after construction began on Camp Hood.

Son of John Beasley of Georgia and his first wife Lucinda P. (Crane) Beasley of Kentucky.

Married Rachel Dowdy on Jan. 12 1854 in Stoddard County, Missouri.

Newt Beasley came to Texas ahead of the rest of his family about 1858 and was an Indian fighter in Erath and Palo Pinto County. His family joined him in 1860 and they lived for a while in Erath County before moving to McCulloch County where his father settled, and in 1870 to Coryell County. During the Civil War he was a special Texas Ranger guarding the frontier against the Indians. He and a partner named Gotcher made cattle drives to Kansas. He settled on the Cowhouse Creek in Coryell County near Sugar Loaf where he farmed and raised cattle and sheep. For a while he was postmaster at Sugar Loaf. He was a large landholder, and his land is now a part of the Fort Hood army reservation

Father of Martha Lou (Beasley) Cooksey, John T. Beasley, Nancy Caroline "Nannie" (Beasley) Lockabey, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Beasley, Joseph Armstead "Jodie" Beasley, Levi Newton Beasley, Mary Beasley, Julia I. (Beasley) Williams, Sarah A.(Beasley) Owens, James W. "Jim" Beasley, Washington Irving "B.I." Beasley, and Andrew Jackson "Jack" Beasley.

Information above was contributed by Frances Barkley Willess, direct descendant of Newt and Rachel Dowdy Beasley and Rebecca Ewing Peterson; FAG #46987065
Family links: 
  John Beasley (1813 - 1883)
  Lucinda P. Crane Beasley (1813 - 1849)
  Rachel Dowdy Beasley (1834 - 1928)
  Martha Lou Beasley Cooksey (1854 - 1927)*
  John T. Beasley (1856 - 1857)*
  Nancy Caroline Beasley Lockabey (1858 - 1940)*
  Benjamin Franklin Beasley (1860 - 1937)*
  Joseph Armstead Beasley (1861 - 1888)*
  Levi Newton Beasley (1864 - 1908)*
  Mary C. Beasley (1867 - 1867)*
  Julia I. Beasley Williams (1869 - 1932)*
  Sarah Ann Beasley Owens (1871 - 1962)*
  James William Beasley (1873 - 1926)*
  Washington Irving Beasley (1875 - 1956)*
  Andrew Jackson Beasley (1880 - 1953)*
  Joseph Newton Beasley (1833 - 1916)
  Nancy A. Beasley Hodges (1835 - 1895)*
  Martha C. Beasley (1839 - 1851)*
  Mary Serene Beasley Harvick (1843 - 1904)*
  Loucinda Beasley (1849 - 1849)*
  Victoria Josephine Beasley White (1861 - 1936)**
*Calculated relationship
"Weep not, he is at rest"
Restland Cemetery
Coryell County
Texas, USA
Plot: A 061.8
Maintained by: Frances Willess
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45837682
Joseph Newton Newt Beasley
Joseph Newton Newt Beasley
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Joseph Newton Newt Beasley
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Our great great grandpa.
- Jean Young Bible and June Young Morris
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015
My 3rd Great Grandfather on my Mom's side, Her 2nd Great Grandfather and her Great Grandmother was Martha Lou Beasley
- Woody
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
- Linda Cooksey McAninch
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