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Sgt Edward Beasley
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Birth: 1843
Washington County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1910
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA

Edward Beasley was born in Plymouth, NC about 1841-1843. He was mustered into service as a Corporal 10-28-1863 at Portsmouth, VA by Lt. Horton. Edward was promoted to Sergeant on 8-15-1864, less than a year after his induction. He was in the 36th. US Colored Infantry, Company B, and evidently participated in documented activities as follows: 2nd NC Colored Infantry / 36th US Colored Infantry, 36th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry. His service record is extensive. One source says he was "mustered out at Brazos, TX by reason of expiration of term of service July 13, 1866."

Edward was living in Sumter with his wife, Jessie and daughters Hattie (11) and Polly (8) by the 1900 Federal Census. He was a shingle maker. That leaves a 34 year gap regarding his whereabouts and activities. He did marry Jessie about 1890, so likely was in Sumter by then. Jessie outlived Edward by about 46 years, never remarrying. She evidently died about 1956.

Edward's marker is to the right, at the end of the Saint Lawrence Cemetery fence when entering Walker Cemetery on the road next to Saint Lawrence. There is a marker next to his which has been turned over and cannot be read. There is a good chance this marker is his wife, Jessie Beasley's.

African American Civil War Memorial
Displayed as: Edward Beasley
Plaque Number: C-51
Walker Cemetery
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Geraldine Ingersoll
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94073738
Sgt Edward Beasley
Added by: Geraldine Ingersoll
Sgt Edward Beasley
Added by: Geraldine Ingersoll
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Civil War Veteran
- Geraldine Ingersoll
 Added: Jul. 23, 2012

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