William Henry Beauchamp was a very elusive person. He was not listed in the 1900 Census with his parents. In 1909, he married my great grandmother, Artie Rether Freeland. My grandfather, Edward Thornwell Beauchamp was born on 31 Mar 1910, and the family of 3 were living with who turned out to be his sister, Willie Maude Kennedy and her husband, John Snyder Kennedy. William and Rether divorced, and he married a 2nd time to Clara. They had 2 children together.
Newspaper articles as well as DNA testing proves that this William Henry Beauchamp is the son of Jefferson Davis Beauchamp and Mary Caroline Steed and the father of my grandfather, Edward Thornwell Beauchamp.
Clara Hedgspeth Beauchamp Athey
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