His wife was Mary Johnston. They were married the 1st day of December, 1874 in Warrenton N.C. by Rev. Marshall. He served in the 1st Battalion Signal Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia - CSA. He surrendered at Appomattox. Twin brother of John Stanly Beckwith. Was a druggist in Petersburg.
Children: Edmund Ruffin Beckwith Della Louise Beckwith Hugh White Beckwith Mary White Beckwith Agnes Ruffin Beckwith