BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

GEORGE WASHINGTON BEACHAM

G. W. Beacham, an enterprising farmer of the Twelfth District, was born in Henderson County, in 1834, and is one of a family of three children born to Daniel S. and Vina (Shepard) Beacham. The father was born in 1810, in Anson county, N.C. He immigrated to Henderson County when a youth, where he lived at time of his marriage. About 1837 he moved to Wilcox County, Ala., remaining there ten years, going to Clark County, Miss., where he died in 1886. He was twice married and the father of seven children. The first wife was Martha Piles. The second wife, and mother of G. W., was born in Henderson County; died in 1836. The subject of this sketch was raised without a mother's love or care, but remained with his father until the outbreak of the war, when he became one of the valiant "boys in grey." He enlisted in Company A, Eighth Tennessee Infantry; was engaged in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta and Nashville, also in several other skirmishes. At the battle of Murfreesboro he was wounded in the thigh by a ball and disabled for six months. He served until the surrender. November 14, 1866, he married Miss A. Neislar, who was born in 1826, a daughter of David Neislar, of Henderson County. To this union three children were born: Josephene, Levina Jane and Nancy Ann. Mrs. Beacham died September 28, 1874. November 14, 1875, Mr. B. married the second time to Miss Nancy Jane Hodgins, born in Henderson County in 1853, a daughter of David M. Hodgins. To this last marriage seven children were born: Mary Ellen, Sallie, William E., George H.. John W., Mahala and Lucinda. Mr. Beacham owns about 500 acres of valuable land in the Twelfth District, where he has been living for several years. He has made a decided success in farming, and is known as one of the county's most flourishing and prosperous agriculturists, and a worthy citizen. He is a Republican, casting his first vote for A. Lincoln in 1864. He is a Mason of good standing, belongs to Lodge No. 440. Mrs. Beackam is an estimable lady, and a devoted member of the Methodist Church South.

Goodspeeds History of Tennessee Pg 842 1887

Mahala (Beecham) Holmes was the mother of Mrs. Ruth (Holmes) Wright.
George (May 18, 1836 - 6 January 1901) buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Nancy Jane died Dec. 20, 1898, Aged 45 Ys, 3 Ms also buried at Mt. Moriah

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