My link to the Becham line as it has been passed to me: Mary "Molly" BECKHAMb. 10-Jul-1768, Pacolet River & Grindal Shoals , SC,Church: Baptist,d. 26-Aug-1859, Neshoba Co., MS, Buried: New Harmony Ch. Cem., near Edinburg, MS.Mary BECKHAM STRIBLING moved from Union County, SC, between 2 Oct. 1840 and 1 Mar. 1841, to Neshoba Co., MS because the greater part of her children moved to MS--including her youngest daughter, MARY LEAH, with whom she had resided after the death of her husband.Dates are based on applications for Rev. War Pensions. Clayton Stribling left his estate to his widow for her lifetime unless she remarried--at which time it would be divided among his children.John "Jack" BECKHAM,b. 1741, VA, American Rev., Occupation Horse Trainer, Scout, m. 12-Aug-1761, in Granville Co., NC, Elizabeth "Betty" "Libby' HENDERSONb. 19-Feb-1738, Hanover Co., VA, d. 17-Aug-1831, Santuck, Union Co., SC.John died abt. 1800, Santuck, SC, Buried: Hodge Grave Yard, Union Dist., SC.Carole Williamson 21 May, 1998, wrote that John "Jack" Beckham came from NC in 1774, was a hunter, trapper.Being a scout & spy during the Am. Rev., he suffered at the hands of the British & Tories who stole even the last quilt he had.After the war, the n'er-do-well trained horses for Gen. Wade Hampton. The expert horse trainer died before he could apply for a Rev. War pension leaving a widow & several daughters. William BECKHAM, II.b. 1709, Essex Co., VA, m. Phillis MACKEY d. 1777. William died aft. 4 Jun 1776, Granville Co., NC. 1755 Tax List, Granville Co., NC--William BECKHAM was listed with sons Simon and John "Jack" BECKHAM was listed separately.William purchased 100 ac. in range Co., NC, on 14 June, 1735--but he was required to plant 300 fruit trees 100 of them to be apple trees; pay one ear of corn for 4 years and then 600 lbs. of tobacco yearly, build houses and buildings, maintain roads, and give unlimted acces to his land and houses to Alexander Spotswood, who sold the land to him. William moved to Granville Co., in 1746. William BECKHAM, I.b. abt, 1680, Norfolk Co., VA,m. 1701, in Orange Co., VA,32Phillis RANDOLPH, William was listed in he 1715 Essex Co., VA Quit Rent Roll as the owner of 200 acres of land. Simon BECKHAMm. Lydia __?__Simon BECKHAM died before Sep 1716, Essex Co., VA.Simon's will in 1716 in Essex Co., VA, lists his wife Lydia who was to use his estate in bringing up his childen.
William BECKHAM, Sr. b. 1619, East Beckham, County Norfolk, England, m. <1650, in Orange Co., VA, Tabitha RANDOLPH.William came to America in 1638 as an indentured servant.William may be the son of Richard Beckham and Susan Sarah Futter, but it is not proven as of 10-8-1998. William came to Norfolk Co., VA before 1641. Tabitha RANDOLPHOrange Co., VA,of the Jameston VA Randolph Family.