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Leander Edward Beason

Tennessee, USA
Death Jan 1857 (aged 39-40)
Colorado County, Texas, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 66008002 · View Source
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Leander Beason, (Beeson) farmer and Texas militiaman, was born in Tennessee about 1817, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Beeson. In 1822 he moved to Texas with his father, who was a member of "Austins First 300." Leander served as a private in Capt. William J. E. Heard's Company F of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, of Texas Volunteers. His term of enlistment, was from February 25 to May 25, 1836, and in this unit, he fought at The Battle of San Jacinto .

By 1840 he had acquired 2,580 acres on the east bank of the Colorado River four miles northeast of Columbus in central Colorado County. Then in january, 1843, he married Rebecca Giberson. Records show that Leander, wife Rebecca and a son Leander, raised cattle, although it seems that the son Leander, may have been illegitimate, and born of a woman named Martha Jane Pace. Beeson died in Colorado County in January, 1857; his wife served as executor of his estate. The grave site for Leander and his wife Rebecca has been lost in time, although they were known to have been buried in Colorado county.

Leander barely escaped death from an Indian attack, back in September, 1836. His brother Collin was killed in the attack, but Leander escaped by swimming the Guadalupe River to safety. Based upon the following court cases from colorado county, it seem that Leander led a wild and wooly life.

Criminal Cause File No. 6: Republic of Texas v. Leander Beeson and W. B. Dewees (1837) assault on Naham Mixon

Criminal Cause File No. 327: Republic of Texas v. Leander Beeson (1844) betting on an election

Criminal Cause File No. 566: State of Texas v. Alexander I. Shannon (1848) assault and battery on Leander Beeson

Criminal Cause File No. 568: State of Texas v. Leander Beeson (1848) assault with intent to kill Moses Townsend

Criminal Cause File No. 600: State of Texas v. Gideon Townsend (1848) assault and battery on Leander Beeson

Criminal Cause File No. 147: State of Texas v. Leander Beeson, John Benny, and Alexander J. Shannon (1854) playing a card game upon which money was bet .



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  • Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
  • Added: 22 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66008002
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leander Edward Beason (1817–Jan 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66008002, ; Maintained by Robert "Scott" Patrick (contributor 46858998) Body lost or destroyed.