|This is a search of the descendants of Essex Beville and related families. Please note there are many variations of the spelling of Beville and may be used interchangeably either correctly or incorrectly:Bevil, Bevill, Beville, Bevel, Bevell, Beuil.These changes may have occurred due to poor writing or faded records.An "e" or and extra "l" can appear at the end on the whim of a family head or the result of swirling script.For whatever reasons, all of these names have been proven the same.|
The main sources of my search are the two publications of Asselia Strobhar Lichliter (whom I met personally): "700 Years of the Beville Family - The Lives and Times of 18 Generations of the Beville Family of Huntingdonshire, England" (published 1976) and "Pioneering with the Beville and Related Families in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida" (published 1982), to which I also contributed.My research also includes personal documentation of some Florida cemeteries; word-of-mouth and written recollections of family members; pictures, Bibles and other family documents; and local histories of Florida towns and counties.
To date, I have entered names of the descendants of Granville Beville Sr, son of Robert II and Sarah (Williams-Hudson) Beville, born in Georgia on October 29, 1785. Presently for more information prior to Granville Beville Sr, please refer to www.kin2u.com.
I am also actively looking for information on the following surnames:Collins, Hall, Culbreath, Greer and Carroll in the general southeastern United States.
I welcome any information or comments you may have regarding any information presented and especially anything you may have to add.
During my 2002 trip I was able to completely document two cemeteries in Hamilton County, FL.You may contact me for printed copies.
2003 REUNION:We had a better turnout, some of the same faces and some new faces.There was plenty of good food and good times shared by all.Mary Harrison of the G.B. UDC Chapter had a wonderful Civil War flag display she was preparing for the Sumter County 150th birthday celebration held at the end of March.
A flyer requesting donations to help repair the Beville Family Plot in Center Hill, FL helped raise the funds needed to remove an old live oak tree destroyed by lightening.Pictures are under Family Photos. Thank you so very much for your support.The project was a complete success.
With the sanction of the Bushnell Public Library and Bushnell City Hall, I began my photo documentation of Evergreen Cemetery.I have been able to take photos and notes of most of the gravesites from the west side to the bell tower.To date I have only logged 200 names and pictures from Section I (just a small fraction of the notes taken).I am in the process of adding my research to FindAGrave.com.
In 2004, Mom and I took a trip to Savannah and across Georgia specifically in search of my grandfather's ancestors ... and of course any Bevilles we might run into, especially in Savannah and Valdosta. I documented the cemetery of my grandfather's family in Wilkinson County.In 2006 I returned to document another cemetery in Wilkinson County.I am still compiling data.
Due to problems updating my database on this website, it has been removed until further notice.The annual newsletter is not longer being published for lack of input from the readership.
The Beville Family Reunion will no longer be held in Sumter County, FL since Mom has moved to Virginia with me and no one has stepped forward to host it in my absence.Any interest, contact the Granville Beville Chappter of UDC in Bushnell, FL (link below).
|Beville and Related Families of Florida & SE USA|
Updated December 11, 2011