Ann <I>Cooke</I> Beauchamp

Ann Cooke Beauchamp

Birth
Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jul 1826 (aged 39–40)
Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section 2, Row 11
Memorial ID 7431776 · View Source
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Daughter of a Virginia Planter, Ann and her mother moved to KY to live with relatives after her father and sister died. About 1819, Ann claimed she was seduced by Colonel Solomon P. Sharp who promised her marriage then deserted her. She gave birth in 1820 to an illegitimate son who later died in 1822. In 1824, she married Jeroboam Orville Beauchamp who confessed to stabbing to death Colonel Sharp on 7 NOV 1825. Jeroboam and Ann attempted double suicide twice, but he was hanged on the gallows and Ann bled to death about the same time. This Kentucky Tragedy was recorded in many writings and has influenced melodramas concerning the honor of Southern womanhood.


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  • Maintained by: Michelle Fuller And Alicia Lee Lawrence-Vazquez
  • Originally Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 11 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7431776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Cooke Beauchamp (1786–7 Jul 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7431776, citing Old Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Michelle Fuller And Alicia Lee Lawrence-Vazquez (contributor 47400449) .