Elmina (Fogleman) Beck was born in North Carolina, daughter of Christian Fogleman and Polly Lofton. She and moved with her parents to Fulton County, Arkansas, where she married Daniel Beck in 1826. They later moved to Missouri, where she was a true pioneer wife -- making soap, spinning yarn from sheep wool and cotton, and cooking over an open fireplace or in the yard.
Her husband and son were killed by bushwhackers in 1864, and she is shown on the 1880 Lawrence County, MO census is in a household headed by her son James K. (age 31) and another son, Lafayette (age 28). She probably died in Lawrence County, MO. She was named as the administrator of her husband's and son's estates.
Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 about Elmira Fogleman
Name: Elmira Fogleman
Spouse Name: Daniel Beck
Marriage Date: 30 Dec 1827
Marriage County: Washington (Washington County, Indiana)
Source Citation: ; Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Page: 1306388.
Ancestry.com. Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana. Many of these records are on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Provided by Jan Beasley.
1808–1864 (m. 1826)
Wife of Dr. Daniel Beck