Isham Dillard Beasley

Isham Dillard Beasley

Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Death 22 Feb 1903 (aged 81)
Lannius, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Burial Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas, USA
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Isham Dillard Beasley was the son of Henry and Mary (Johns) Beasley.

Sarah Stewart Beasley, the first wife of I. D. Beasley, is buried at Smyrna Cemetery.

Shortly after Sarah's death, Isham returned to Smith county, TN where he married Charlotte Franklin.

On his return trip to Texas, Isham brought back with him a nephew, Isaac S. Beasley, son of Walter Alvis and Mary (Beasley) Beasley. Isaac S. Beasley (1849 - 1920) married Martha Nicholson (10 May 1854 - 11 Feb 1916) and lived near Honey Grove. Both are buried at Oakwood Cemetery at Honey Grove.

Robert C. Beasley (26 Jul 1885 - 15 Jul 1940) one of the sons of Isaac S. Beasley & Martha Nicholson Beasley was the legal heir of Isham D. Beasley and most of the estate was left to him. Robert C. Beasley died in Bonham, Fannin county, TX in 1940 leaving no children. He is buried with his parents at Oakwood Cemetery at Honey Grove.

Charlotte (Lottie) Franklin Beasley returned to Tennessee shortly after the death of I. D. Beasley in 1903.-

Obituary -
I. D. Beasley Dead

I. D. Beasley died at his home near Lannius last Sunday night. He was eighty-one years old, and had been a resident of this county for fifty years or more. He was buried at Dodd City in a vault built years ago by his order. The Masonic Fraternity conducted the funeral. A number of members of the lodge attended from here.

I.D. Beasley was a native of Smith County, Tennessee. He came to Texas more than fifty years ago, settled in Fannin County, not far from Lannius, where he resided from that day until the time of his death. He was a man of excellent character from his earliest life, honorable and just in all of his dealings with his fellowmen. He was a friend to the poor and ready and willing at all times to give assistance to the worthy, who were needy. His life was an upright one.

By frugality and honest industry, combined with the estate which he inherited, he accumulated quite a handsome fortune. He was married twice. His first wife, a Miss Stewart, died many years ago. Some ten or twelve years ago, while on a visit to his old home in Tennessee, he met with and married a most excellent lady who survives him. He had no children of his own, but a few years ago he adopted a child, who was amply provided for in his will. As a man he stood high in the estimation of his acquaintences. He was a good and true man and best of all he was a Christian and was ready at all times to contribute of his means to the support of Christianity. About three years ago he furnished the land and paid for the building of a church house at Lannius. Isham Beasley is dead and his body rests in the tomb he had prepared before his death, but his good deeds and example still live and will live and be handed down long after time shall have seen the moulderlng away of the marble monument that marks his last resting place. The good he did will extend into the great eternity and the influence he exerted will be fully known there. The writer of this article knew Isham Beasley before he came to Texas and has known him for more than forty years in Texas.

- Additional Information- April 19, 1895
A massive and practically indestructible tomb, which is intended to hold the mortal remains of one of Fannin county's prominent citizens at death, and which has been in course of construction several months at this place, is receiving the finishing touches of skillful hands this week. Its cost at completion, it is estimated, will reach .the large sum of $3,000. Its walls and top are built of solid masonry, the marble used being imported from Georgia, and is of the finest quality. It is an artistic piece of work, and reflects credit on both architect and builder. Capt. Beasley is the interesting person for whom, and at whose expense the vault is being built.—

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