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John Beachum
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1789
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1845
Itawamba County
Mississippi, USA

John Beachum was born in Richmond County, North Carolina. His mother's name was Sarah. His father's name is not known. He married Anna, maiden name unknown, and they had at least eleven children. They lived in Lawrence County, Alabama for a time, and then came to Itawamba County, Mississippi, where John and Ann/Anna died. Some of John's children spelled their name Beauchamp, which was probably the old spelling of the name in the 1600s and earlier. As best I can figure it, John and Ann's children were:

1. a daughter born around 1809/10, no information.

2. William Beachum (4 March 1811-18 March 1879) born in NC (or Kentucky). He first married Jane Burleson (1 Jan. 1815-20 Aug. 1847). They may have been married in Hardeman Co., Tennessee on 15 Jan. 1833 (bond date 14th). William second married Arabella Davis Galloway (3 Sept. 1815/25?- 19 Nov. 1881, daughter of Levi Galloway and Sinia Scogin) on 12 Feb. 1852. He moved to Aurora, Wise Co., Texas in 1872. Children: John Anderson Beachum (21 Oct. 1833-19 Aug. 1862, m. Isabella Roxanna Allen), Hugh L. Beachum (24 Sept. 1838-?, m. Nancy Anna Tabler), James Monroe Beachum (25 June 1842-8 Jan. 1912, m. Rhoda Schumpert), Rebecca Ann Beachum (11 June 1845-2 May 1942, m. Anderson Duke Martin), Mary Jane Beachum (11 June 1845-3 June 1901, m. George Martin), and of the second marriage: Frank Wiley Beachum (Dec. 1852-25 Feb. 1904, m. Letha Hawkins), Alice M. Beachum (26 Dec. 1853-9 Dec. 1854), Leroy Beachum (c.1856-?), Quitman (1857-1857).

3. Jane Beachum (15 Dec. 1813) m. Elijah C. Bolen (Bowling, Bolling) He died Pontotoc Co., Miss. 1 April 1856. Children: : Napoleon B. Bolen, b. about 1834, AL, David Bolen, b. about 1844, MS, Thomas B. Bolen b. about 1852, MS.
Elijah "Bullen" acquired 4 tracts of land totalling 572.16 acres in Pontotoc Co., Miss. in 1842 (1 tract 160 acres), and 1844 (3 tracts)

4. Ann Beachum (1 Jan. 1815-20 Aug. 1817) death date from a family tree on

5. Elizabeth Beachum (31 March 1816-7 June 1870) married William Smith (7 Oct. 1812-4 May 1873) on 16 Oct 1834 in Lawrence Co, Alabama, marriage was performed by C. McDonald. They died at Smithville, Bastrop Co., Texas.

6. Sarah Beachum (17 April 1818-?) no further information. She may have been Sarah (1 March 1818-9 Sept. 1847, per tombstone) who was the first wife of A. A. Hughes who later married Mary Beachum.

7. Mary Beachum (18 Oct. 1820 or 5 Oct. 1821-24 Nov. 1896) m. Adolphus Alexander Hughes (28 April 1818-4 Nov. 1862) on 8 Mar 1848, in Itawamba Co. MS, by Joseph Allen, JP. He was a Colonel in the 27th Alabama Regt. CSA. Lived in Franklin Co., Alabama. She died in Meridian, Bosque Co., Tex.

8. Catherine Beachum (4 Aug. 1821-before 1868) m. William A. McNeese/McNeice

9. Manerva (Minerva?) Beachum (4 Aug. 1823-29 Sept 1845) married John S. Ashford (22 Sept. 1817-19 Sept. 1852) on 4 March 1841. They had one son, and I believe, though I can't be sure, that he was William Thomas Ashford (5 Nov. 1841-26 March 1906) a Confederate soldier who died in Smith County, Texas.

10. Capt. Finis Dudley Beauchamp (15 Nov. 1825-12 June 1893) married Mary Caroline Patton (10 Feb. 1829-10 April 1915). Children: Hugh Adolphus Beauchamp (21 Feb. 1849-23 March 1917, m. Lucinda Goddard), Dudley Dorn Beauchamp (March 1851-Nov. 1921, m. Josephine Slimp, 2nd m. Minnie Balch on 29 Nov. 1904), John Smith Beauchamp (13 Nov. 1853-30 June 1859), Sarah Ann "Sallie" Beauchamp (19 Oct. 1856-5 Oct. 1953, m. J. D. Reynolds, 25 Dec. 1876), William Burges Beauchamp (25 April 1859-10 Aug. 1882, never married), Jefferson Davis Beauchamp (6 June 1861-16 Dec. 1930), Eugene Beauchamp (1866-?), Dr. Finis Dudley Beauchamp, Jr. (27 Dec. 1868-15 Jan. 1908, m. Dollie Norvell, 23 Dec. 1895),

11 Preston Beachum (25 Feb. 1828-?) no further info.
Family links: 
  Ann Hester Beachum (1791 - 1859)
  John "Ann" Beachum (1791 - 1857)*
  William Beachum (1811 - 1879)*
  Mary Beachum Hughes (1821 - 1896)*
  Finis Dudley Beauchamp (1825 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Mitchell Cemetery
Itawamba County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Jan 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17755685
John Beachum
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John Beachum
Added by: John Field Pankow
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- Dianne Hughes Warden
 Added: May. 29, 2015
3x great grandfather John. you too are a mystery. Seems you and Anna just fell out of the sky. No past only a present...Rest In Peace
- Barbara Byrom Short
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011

- John Field Pankow
 Added: Sep. 18, 2009
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