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Descendants of Ephraim Beasley

Generation No. 3

3. JESSE3 BEASLEY (WILEY2, EPHRAIM1) was born 1805 in Wilson Co. Tennessee, and died 1892 in Roane, Texas. He married ELIZABETH W. ROBERTS 1828 in Greene County, Alabama, daughter of NATHAN ROBERTS and ABIGALE BISHOP.

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Jesse Beasley's family moved from Wilson County, Tennessee to Greene County, Alabama when Jesse was about 5 years old. Jesse married Elizabeth Roberts in 1828 in Green County. They moved to Choctaw County Mississippi and lived there for many years. They had 14 children. The first two were born in Alabama, the next nine in Mississippi, and the last three in Navarro County, Texas.

Jesse arrived from Choctaw County, Missippi in late 1848 or early 1849; on 1849 NCTxR1. The names Jesse Beasley and Elijah Beasley appear on 1835 TxRl Choctaw County, Mississippi. Jesse moved to Chickasaw County, Mississippi, and from there to Navarro County, settling in the Post Oak-Providence Church (present Roane) community.

Jesse is said to have moved to Throckmorton County, Texas in 1880, but is not in that census. Matthew served in CSA as Sgt., Lt., Capt., in 4th Texas Infantry. One source states Jesse D. Beasley was killed at 2nd Manassas. Another states that John T. Beasley was 1st Corp in CSA and was killed at 2nd Manassas. One L.A. Beasley (bride) m. John Bell in 1872 and one Mary E. Beasley married John Crabtree in 1866.

The Jesse Beasley born in 1796 and died in 1888 who is buried in Conner Cemetery is a mystery.

      Children of J
4. i.   WILEY4 BEASLEY , M.D., b. March 29, 1830, Alabama; d. May 1, 1908, Navarro Co. Texas.
  ii.   WYATT S. BEASLEY, b. 1831, Alabama; m. MARY ELIZABETH FRAZIER, February 19, 1854, Navarro Co. Texas.
  iii.   MATTHEW BEASLEY, b. 1834, Mississippi; m. ELIZA CONNER, July 13, 1865, Navarro County, Texas.
Matthew farmed in Shackleford County, Texas. Beasley's creek in that county is named for him.

Matthew and Eliza are both buried in the Conner Cemetery near Roane, Texas.

  iv.   ELIJAH BEASLEY, b. 1836, Mississippi.
  v.   JOHN T. BEASLEY, b. 1837, Mississippi.
  Notes for JOHN T. BEASLEY:
John died in the CSA.

  vi.   MARTHA A. BEASLEY, b. 1839, Mississippi; m. BENJAMIN BRAGG.
  vii.   JAMES T. BEASLEY, b. 1840, Mississippi.
  viii.   JESSE R. BEASLEY, b. 1841, Mississippi.
  ix.   LUCY A. BEASLEY, b. 1844, Mississippi; m. JOHN O. EVANS, February 8, 1866, Navarro County, Texas.
  x.   SAMUEL BENTON BEASLEY, b. September 5, 1846, Mississippi; d. February 13, 1913, Navarro County, Texas; m. MARY E. CONNER, September 20, 1871, Navarro County, Texas.
  xi.   WILLIAM P. BEASLEY, b. 1848, Mississippi; m. MISSOURI A. UNKNOWN.
Was living in Wichita County, Texas in 1890s.

  xii.   SARAH M. BEASLEY, b. 1850, Mississippi; m. J. M. FRAZIER, January 18, 1866, Navarro County, Texas.
  xiii.   JOSEPH A. BEASLEY, b. 1853, Navarro County, Texas; m. M. J. DERDEN, July 10, 1871, Navarro County, Texas.
  xiv.   ELIZABETH BEASLEY, b. 1857, Navarro County, Texas; m. C. L. WARREN.

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