Earl: I just noticed your posting from 2002 and was glad to hear that you have some knowledge of the Northumberland County, VA Beachams. I believe that your g-g-grandfather, Joseph Hudnall Beacham, and my g-g-g grandfather, Dandridge Cox Beacham were brothers....but am not sure. Dandridge was the father of Bishop William Benjamin Beauchamp, my g-grandfather. Some genealogy was done some years back and it was speculated that Dandridge was the son of James G. Beacham and Jane Lamkin, also the parents of Joseph Hudnall Beacham. However, the genealogist couldn't confirm this because Dandridge was born in the late 1820's and Joseph was born about 20 years earlier. If you have any additional information, or could possibly verify the "brothers", I would be very appreciative.