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Richard Channing Beale
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Birth: May 30, 1846
Westmoreland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1889
Navarro County
Texas, USA


Judge Beale, a prominent lawyer, was born in 1846 and died in 1889. He was a Confederate veteran, was in charge of the opening of the new courthouse in 1881. Due to illness, he resigned in May 1884. His tombstone at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas, has the inscription "Lawyer-Orator,"

Born May 30 1846,
Father: Richard Lee Turberville Beale, b. 22 May 1819, Westmoreland Co., VA
Mother: Lucy Maria Brown, b. Abt 1818
Richard Channing Beale died on Jun 9 1889 at Corsicana, TX-

Postwar, Judge in Texas.

Enlistment:- 14 years of age at time of enlistment- Enlisted on May 25 1861 as Private Mustering information:- Enlisted into K Company, 40th Infantry (Virginia) on May 25 1861- Transferred from 40th Infantry (Virginia) on Aug 26 1861- Transfered to C Company, 9th Cavalry (Virginia) on Aug 26 1861Listed as:- Detailed on Oct 17 1862 (Orderly to Col Beale (his father))- POW on Feb 14 1863 at Westmoreland County, VA- Detailed on Oct 1 1864 (Detailed through final roll)

Richard Beale was born at Hickory Hill Plantation, Cople Parish,Westmoreland County, Virginia (the home of the Turberville's since the early 1700's) to Richard Lee Turberville Beale and Lucy Maria Brown. As a youth he was tutored and later read law with his father along with his cousin, Robert Beale Davis, nephew of R.L.T. Beale. In Virginia Richard married a cousin, Emma Baber Garnett. Richard and his father had served with Emma's father, Col. Thomas Stuart Garnett, M.D. in the Virginia 9th Cavalry. Emma's mother was Emma Lavinia Baber of Spy Hill, Tetotum, King George, Virginia In December of 1874 Richard and Emma had a daughter, Genevieve Garnett Beale but the baby girl died Aug 9, 1875 and was buried in the cemetery at Spy Hill in King George County, Virginia with Emma's family. It was very shortly after the death of their daughter that the Beales moved west to Texas as had many of his contemporaries. In Corsicana Richard became a judge and a leading citizen of the town and of his church.
Sadly, Richard's career was cut short by the lingering effects of the scourge of camp fever that he had contracted during his stay as a P.O.W. prior to his transfer to the Westmoreland holding area and subsequent ransom by his father. After his death his widow left Texas to return to King George County to live with her relatives. Emma remarried and was again widowed shortly after. She is buried with her daughter in the Spy Hill Cemetery.

F. A. G. Contributor Laine # 47381115 contributed the fact that his biography can be found on page 71 in the book "Staff Officers in Gray" by Robert E. L. Krick.
Family links: 
  Richard Lee Turberville Beale (1819 - 1893)
  Lucy Maria Brown Beale (1820 - 1894)
  Emma Garnett Mills (1849 - 1936)
  George William Beale (1842 - 1921)*
  Robert Hunter Beale (1844 - 1905)*
  Richard Channing Beale (1846 - 1889)
  Frank Brown Beale (1852 - 1908)*
  Thomas Arthur Beale (1855 - 1881)*
  Gertrude Turberville Beale Arnest (1858 - 1914)*
  John Lee Beale (1860 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship

Note: Thanks to James Costin for the grave stone photos in answer to my request for same! About his Civil War years see Bev's entry at memorial # 10631950 in this cemetery.
Oakwood Cemetery
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section K, Row 5.
Maintained by: Candy
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10631950
Richard Channing Beale
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Richard Channing Beale
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Richard Channing Beale
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