My family is through Austin Beasley Sr. b: 1755 d: 1822 Duplin County, NC (about 47 miles southwest of Core Creek, NC). We have found a Augustine Beesley at 7 years old indentured to Benjamin Saunderson, Craven County in June of 1762 who served with William Rigby as a foot soldier in Craven County, NC and then in 1776, Austin Beasley is buying his first piece of land from William Rigby and if Augustine and Austin are the same person, which we think he is, Austin Beasley would be 21 in 1776. That same year 20 Aug 1776, Auston is a witness to a land sale between Solomon and Abraham Beasley, the son’s of Solomon Beasley Sr. b: 1707 Beasley Island, NC d: 1790 Core Creek, Craven County, NC. Solomon Sr. is the son of John Beasley b: 1685 and brother to Oxford b: 1710, William b: 1712, Vienna, and Winifred. This John Beasley per his 1755 Vendue was married to Winifred. Oxford had two sons, James b: 1730 and John b: 1731 who in 1741 were raised by his sister Vienna Barber’s husband and his brother Solomon’s wife Rachael Eda Taylor Beasley’s brother Jacob Taylor. In John Beasley’s 1755 Vendue, a John and James Beesley are listed and these would be Oxford’s sons. In Duplin and Sampson Counties during the Revolutionary War, we find Austin Beasley served from Duplin and a John Beesley served from Sampson who was from Craven County, NC. This could be Oxford’s son and possibly the father of Austin Beasley. DNA testing may help solve this question In Duplin County, NC in January of 1788, Austin Beasley buys from Abraham Beesley the land on Miller’s Creek and Abraham goes to New Hanover, NC to raise his family. Austin Beasley Sr. remains there and builds a log cabin and a Grist Mill and buys more land to build his second plantation. When Austin Sr. dies in 1822, his wife Mary Polly Hollingsworth Carroll Beasley is willed the land and when she dies, Austin Jr. is willed the land. On 19 Nov 1834, Austin Beasley sells land to his older brother Bass Beasley and both are listed from Duplin County, NC. On 20 Nov 1837, Austin Beasley Jr. sells the last of his land to older brother Bass and now Austin lists that he is from Dale County, Alabama and Bass is still from Duplin County, NC. This confirms the line from Austin Beasley Sr. Duplin County, NC and Austin Jr. from Dale County, AL. Augustine Austin (Amos) Beasley Sr. b: 1755 d: Fall of 1822 Will dated 22 Sep 1822 Mary Guy (1st Wife) b: 1765 NC d: before Dec 1803 m: 12 Jan 1783 Duplin Co., NC (parents Lemuel Guy b: abt 1732 and Sarah b: abt 1735) 1. Sarah Beesley b: abt 1784 Duplin County John Gore m: 13 Oct 1803 2 sons in 1830 New Hanover, NC 2. Bryan Beesley b: abt 1787 Duplin County d: 1850 Early County, GA (25 Miles from Ozark, Al.) 3. Mary Beesley b: abt 1790 Duplin County Taylor Jones m: 19 May 1809 4. John Beesley b: abt 1792 Duplin County d: aft 1820 New Hanover Co., NC 2 sons, 1 daughter in 1820 New Hanover, NC 5. Hillery Beesley b: abt 1795 Duplin County 6. Ally Beasley b: abt 1797 Duplin County, NC Lewis Galvin b: 1792 m: 1817 Sampson Co., NC 7. Lemeul Beasley b: abt 1801 Duplin County, NC Martha b: 1807 GA m: Conecuh Co., AL (60 miles from Evergreen) Polly Mary Hollingsworth Carroll b: abt 1782 NC m: 15 Dec 1803 Duplin Co., NC (Parents Hardy Carroll b: 1753 Duplin Co. and Lydia (Eda) Hollingsworth b: 1759 Duplin Co.,NC) 1. Bass Beasley b: 16 Sep 1804 d: 1891 Mary Carlton b: 20 Nov 1815 m: 12 May 1832 d: 2 Apr 1877 father Lewis Carlton 2. Nancy (Bush) Beasley b: 1806 Thomas Shefield m: 29 Mar 1827 3. Elizabeth Beasley b: 1809 Edmond Mathis b: 1787 m: 1828 4. Austin Beasley Jr. b: 15 Jun 1812 d: 25 Jan 1890 Eleanor Reed Powell b: 28 Jan 1820 Bibbs Co., GA m: 28 Jan 1820 d: 17 May 1901 5. Edwinna Beasley b: 1816 Joseph K. Graves Jr. b: 1812 Duplin, NC m: 17 Jan 1837 d: 1850 Bass Beasley Birth: 16 September 1804 in Duplin County, NC Death: 4 July 1881 Sex: M Father: Austin Beasley b. 1755 Mother: Mary Carroll b. between 1782/86 Duplin County, NC Spouses & Children Mary Carlton (Wife) b. 20 Nov 1815 d: 2 Apr 1877 Marriage: Abt 1821 in Duplin County, NC Children: 1. Daniel James Beasley b. 21 Dec 1832 Duplin County, NC 2. Martha Beasley b: 2 Mar 1836 in Duplin County, NC m: Hardy Carlton 3. Mary E. Beasley b. 5 Jul 1840 in Duplin County, NC m: J.T. Pope 4. Major Austin Beasley b: 2 Aug 1846 d: 11 Feb 1898 m: Nancy Barden 5. Nancy Catherine. Beasley b: 6 Jul 1845 d: 29 Jan 1889 m: Owen R. Strictland 6. Sarah Beasley b. 13 May 1853 d: 1880 in Duplin County, NC m: Gore Source Information: 1880 Census Place Magnolia, Duplin, North Carolina Bass BEASLEY Household Male Other Information: Birth Year <1805> Birthplace N. C. Age 75 Occupation Farmer Marital Status W
Race W Head of Household Bass BEASLEY Relation Self Father's Birthplace N. C. Mother's Birthplace N. C. Source Information: Census Place Magnolia, Duplin, North Carolina Daniel James Beasley Birth: 21 Dec 1832 in North Carolina Death: Sex: M Father: Bass Beasley b. 16 Sep 1804 Mother: Mary Carlton b. 20 Nov 1815 d: 1877 Spouses & Children Sarah C. Taylor (1st wife) b: abt 1831 d: before 1867 m: 8 Apr 1857 Children: 1. Chauncey Beasley b: 1857 d: young 2. Sylvester Milton Beasley b: 1862 m: Betty Elizabeth Sarah O. Hollingsworth (2nd wife) d: 26 Jul 1879 Duplin County, NC m: 6 Mar 1867 Children: 1. Annie Virginia Beasley b. 5 Jul 1868 m: Matthew Johnson 2. Hattie Victoria Beasley b. 19 May 1871 d: 6 Oct 1871 Lee Beasley Cemetery 3. Mattie Calendonia Beasley b. 19 May 1871 (Twin) 4. James Lee Beasley b: 15 Feb 1875 d: 1 Mar 1932 Duplin County, NC 5. Eula May Beasley b. 30 Oct 1873 Duplin County, NC 6. Lonnie Daniel (Leonidas) Beasley b. 29 Jul 1877 d: 26 Mar 1941 Duplin County 7. Sarah Evalyne Beasley b. 26 Jul 1879 Duplin County, NC 8. Sarah Cathern Beasley b. 18 Aug 1882 Duplin County, NC Martha Beasley Birth: 2 MAR 1836 in ,Duplin, N.C. Death: 8 FEB 1914 in Moultrie, Colquitt, GA Sex: F Father: Bass Beasley Mother: Mary Carlton b. 20 NOV 1815 in prob, Duplin, N.C. Spouses & Children Hardy Jr Carlton (Husband) b. 18 MAR 1816 in ,Duplin, N.C. Marriage: ABT 1860 Children: 1. Magnolia Carlton b. 9 FEB 1864 in Moultrie, GA 2. Louis Wright Carlton b. 31 MAR 1866 in Moultrie, GA Major Austin Beasley b: 2 Aug 1846 d: 11 Feb 1898 Nancy Barden (wife) 1. L.A. Beasley - Attorney Kenansville, NC willed grist mill and cabin to daughter Lonnie Daniel (Leonidas) Beasley b. 29 Jul 1877 d: 26 Mar 1941 Duplin County Mattie Francis Corbett b: 13 Mar 1882 d: 23 Feb 1952 (wife) 1. Floy Alice Beasley b: 25 Dec 1900 d: 23 Feb 1952 m: George Brooks 2. William Daniel Beasley b: 27 May 1902 d: Dec 1981 Pennsylvania 3. Earl Jackson Beasley b: 26 Dec 1903 d: 14 Apr 1992 Duplin Earl Jackson Beasley b: 26 Dec 1903 d: 14 Apr 1992 Duplin Ethel Eunice Frederick (wife) 1. Earl McDonald Beasley b: 25 Jul 1931 d: 14 Oct 2004 Earl McDonald Beasley b: 25 Jul 1931 d: 14 Oct 2004 Mary Tilman (Tilda) 1. Ronald Beasley has son named Austin (owns farm w/ Austin Beasley cemetery) 2. Jane Beasley married Phillips 3. Dennis Beasley has son named Lon The log cabin was built behind the Beasley Cemetery but was moved across the road and near the Grist Mill and then remodeled during the Civil War era. After the Grist Mill had burnt down twice and the log cabin was no longer used, it was sold to Claude Moore and then donated to the Historical Society of Clinton, NC. where it is on display today. This is Mark A. Beasley's 2nd greatgrandfather and 2nd greatgrandmother; Austin Beasley Jr. b: 15 Jun 1812 Duplin County, NC d: 25 Jan 1890 Dale County, AL Eleanor Reed Powell (Elander Martha) b: 28 Jan 1820 Bibbs Co., GA d: 17 May 1901 1. William Reed Beasley b: 22 Aug/17 Nov 1838 d: 12 May 1864 Spoyyslyvania 2. Austin "Tolbey" Beasley III b: abt 1842 3. Anna Martha Beasley b: 1844 d: 1932 4. Everett "Bud" Bass Beasley b: 17 Nov 1846 d: 1907 5. Nancy Bush Beasley b: 25 Feb 1849 6. Ellen Caroline Beasley b: 30 Mar 1851 7. George Russell Beasley b: 22 Aug 1853 d: 3 Feb 1931 Soledad Canyon, NM 8. Irene Missouri Beasley b: 3 Mar 1856 9. Emily Frances Beasley b: 19 Oct 1858 10. Sarah "Sack or Aunt Lizzie" Elizabeth Beasley b: 28 Oct 1864 Next is something interesting: Austin Beasley Jr. was 10 when his father Austin Beasley Sr. died in 1822 in Duplin County, NC. Austin Jr. was visiting his daughter Nancy Bush Beasley Lawrence in Brown County, TX in 1880 during the census and look what state he lists his dad being born in: VA and mom - Polly Mary Hollingsworth Carroll Beasley was born in Duplin County, NC. If you look at the next 1880 census in Brown County, TX, you will find my greatgrandfather George Russell Beasley with his family. He was traveling to the Territory of New Mexico with his family of 13 from Dale County, AL. George named his first son Austin and his second Amos Parker who is listed as no name Beasley in the census. Amos died at 14 of Progeria or "Old Man's Decease" and is buried in Soledad Canyon with his dad George Russell Beasley. George Russell Beasley's lists his dad Austin Beasley Jr. as being born in NC. per the 1880 census. George's wife Sarah Virginia Briley, mother-in-law Mary E. Briley and brother-in-law Gorden A. Briley were part of the census. George's sister Irene Missouri Beasley and husband Sam Mauldin along with her older brother's son William S. Beasley are in the next 1880 census. William S. was the son of William Reed Beasley who died in Spottsylvania during the Civil War. George's brother Everett Bass "Bud" Beasley was part of the "Family of 13" traveling to New Mexico but returned to Alabama before the 1880 census and is found as Elbert (Everett) “Bud” (Bass) Beasley with wife Mary A. and son John William Beasley in Louisville, Barbour County, AL. for their 1880 census. The next person is Andrew Newton Agerton who was married to Anna Martha Beasley, George's older sister. Andrew was sitting next to William Reed Beasley, Martha and George's older brother in a trench in Spottsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. There was a lull in the fighting and William Reed Beasley looked up above the ditch bank and was shot by a sniper. Andrew wrote his wife back in Alabama about the loss of William. William is buried in the Confederate side, Alabama section of the Spottsylvania Civil War Cemetery. Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace John (Jack) A. LAWRENCE Self M Male W 33 AL Farmer GA GA Nancy LAWRENCE Wife M Female W 31 AL Keeps House NC GA John A. LAWRENCE Son S Male W 4 TX AL AL George T. LAWRENCE Son S Male W 2 TX AL AL Emery E. LAWRENCE Son S Male W 1 TX AL AL Austin BEASLEY Father-in-Law M Male W 68 NC Farmer VA NC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: 1880 Census Place District 26, Brown, Texas Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace George R. BEASLEY Self M Male W 26 AL Farmer NC GA Virginia BEASLEY Wife M Female W 18 AL Keeps House NC GA Austin BEASLEY Son S Male W 1 AL AL AL No Name BEASLEY Son S Male W 1M TX AL AL Mary E. BRILEY MotherL W Female W 35 GA Assistant Housekeeper --- --- Gorden A. BRILEY BroL S Male W 20 AL Farmer NC GA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place District 26, Brown, Texas Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Samuel MAULDEN Self M Male W 24 AL Farmer GA AL Misouri MAULDEN Wife M Female W 24 AL Keeps House NC GA William BEASLEY Other S Male W 17 AL Farm Labor AL AL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place District 26, Brown, Texas Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Elbert B. BEASLY Self M Male W 33 AL Job Work NC GA Mary A BEASLY Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House NC NC John W. BEASLY Son S Male W 8 AL AL AL We do not know where John Beasley b: 1685 d: 1755 Beasley Island, NC came from or who his parents were but we do know that Jere and Billy Beasley of Clayton, Alabama is related to my Austin Beasley Jr’s family through the marriage of his son Everett Bass Beasley and Jere and Billy’s ggreat Aunt Mary A. Beasley. Alabama State Representative William Martin Beasley's ggreat-grandfather William Martin Beasley I b: 17 Nov 1801 Richmond, NC had 10 children and his first child was Mary A. Beasley b: 13 Nov 1847. She died on 24 Sep 1907. Mary A. Beasley was married to Everett “Bud” Bass Beasley, the son of Austin Beasley Jr. of Dale County, AL. Everett Bass "Bud" BEASLEY was born on 17 Nov 1846 in Ozark, Dale, Alabama. He died on 28 Aug 1907 in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama. He was buried in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama. He married Mary A. BEASLEY on 18 Nov 1869 in, Barbour, Alabama. Everett "Bud" Bass Beasley was an older brother to my 1st Great-grandfather George Russell Beasley b: 22 Aug 1853, Dale County, AL d: 3 Feb 1931 Soledad Canyon, Beasley Canyon, New Mexico Small world...... Mary A. BEASLEY was born on 13 Nov 1847 in Louisville, Barbour, Alabama. She died on 24 Sep 1907 in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama. She married Everett Bass "Bud" BEASLEY on 18 Nov 1869 in, Barbour, Alabama. They had the following children: i) John William BEASLEY was born on 6 May 1872 in Ozark, Dale, Alabama. He died in 1919. *Alabama State Representative William (Billy) Martin Beasley b: 19 March 1940 Rebecca “Billy was elected in 1998. He was born on March 19, 1940, and received his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from Auburn University in 1962. He and his wife, Rebecca, have five children: Martin, Brad, Margaret, Tom, and Rebecca. Representative Beasley is President of Pratts Station, LLC, and operates the Clayton Drug Company, Clio Drug Company, and Louisville Drug Store. A member of the Clayton United Methodist Church, Representative Beasley served as a Captain in the United States Army, Medical Services Corp. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Eufaula/Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Barbour County Hospital Board, and the Auburn Alumni Association. Additionally, he is a past President of both the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association and Clayton Rotary Club. *Former Alabama Lt Governor Jere Locke Beasley b: 12 Dec 1935 Tyler, Texas Sara Baker - Adamsville, Alabama - St. James Methodist Church in Montgomery. Jere Locke Beasley was born December 12, 1935 in Tyler, Texas, to Browder Locke and Florence Camp Beasley . His family moved to Alabama during the Depression and opened a small grocery store in Clayton, Barbour County. He received his B.S. degree from Auburn University in 1959 and his J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1962 and was admitted to the Alabama Bar that same year. Beasley served as Lt. Governor from 1971-1979, and as Governor from June 5-July 7, 1972 while Governor George Wallace was in a Maryland hospital for more than 20 days recovering from an assassination attempt. Beasley is the senior member of the firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., which since 1962 has become one of the nation's leading groups of trial lawyers. During his career, Jere Beasley has tried hundreds of cases, and was co-lead counsel in the record $11.9 billion punitive damages award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama in 2003. Mr. Beasley is married to the former Sara Baker of Adamsville, Alabama. They have three children and four grandchildren. He attends St. James Methodist Church in Montgomery. http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071218/LIFESTYLE/712180320/1004/CUSTOMERSERVICE06 Browder Locke Beasley b: 19 Jul 1903 Montgomery, AL d: 5 Apr 1971 AL Florence Camp b: 10 Oct 1902 d: 7 Sep 1951 Martin Luther Beasley b: 4 Apr 1878 Louisville, Barbour County, AL d: 22 Aug 1940 Julia Hurst b: 13 Dec 1880 d: 15 Dec 1954 George Washington Beasley b: 16 May 1850 d: 3 Feb 1921 AL Father BP NC Mother BP NC Lavenia L. Brown b: 30 Jan 1838 GA Father d: 3 Jan 1921 BP NC Mother BP GA William M. Beasley b: 17 Nov 1801 d: 7 May 1877 Pratts Station, Barbour County, AL Elizabeth Allums b: 29 Mar 1814 GA (Brother of William Martin Beasley and his wife sister of Elizabeth Allums) ***** “John Giles Beasley b: 11 May 1792 Richmond, NC Father BP NC Mother BP NC d: 24 Jul 1883 AL ***** Martha Alums b: 4 Jan 1802 AL Father BP NC Mother BP NC” d: 14 Aug 1881 AL Daniel Beasley b1765 d: 1829 Richmond, NC d: 28 Jan 1829 Richmond Co., NC Sarah Robeson John Richard Beasley b: abt 1757 d: 21 Aug 1819 Accomack, VA Margrete Day Sir John Pitts Beasley b: 1730 Essex Co., VA Sarah Elizabeth Lilse b: abt 1745 Amelia Co., VA m: Sept. 1752 Chowan Co., NC William Beasley III b: 1710 d: 1778 Anne PITT b: 1712 in , Essex, Virginia . d: 1778 Caroline, Virginia. William Beasley II b: 1690 Essex County, VA Note: Note: Cranstuck Hunter's Regament under the command of Major William Shergold, Capt. Hillary White's Company. William BEASLEY was born in 1638 Lancastershire, England . Mary RIPLEY was born in 1658 in, Essex, Virginia. She married William BEASLEY. They had the following children: i William BEASLEY was born in 1678 in, Essex, Virginia . ii Charles BEASLEY was born about 1682 in, England . iii John BEASLEY was born in 1685. He died in 17??. iv William BEASLEY was born in 1690. He died in 1790. v. Henry Beasley William BEASLEY III b: ABT 1710 in Essex County, Virginia John BEASLEY Benjamin Henry BEASLEY Henry BEASLEY Charles BEASLEY Note: In his will dated January 21, 1719, William names his 5 sons probably in descending order as to age, with each receiving some land. Wife Mary was bequeathed William's personal estate. The will was presented in Court on November 17, 1719, by Mary (Beezley). In the will William stated that his eldest son William had a son named William.
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