Hope you're enjoying your retirement! I have been in touch with Dorothy White and she is certain that you can point me in the right direction.
Below is what I posted on Genforum.Please let me know if there are any connections with anything in your research.
I have located several possible Mary A. Beckham's born during the same time periods as my grgrgrandmother. I am very interested in confirming her family line and learn more about their lives, ascendents/descendents, photos/letters, etc.
Any leads or guidance would be greatly appreciated,
Sheryl in CA
#795-Posting on BECKHAM Genforum
IN HOPES THAT A BECKHAM EXPERT CAN HELP CONNECT THESE DOTS!
More info. about Mary A. Beckham
aka:Mary Antoinette (Nettie)BECKHAM Williams:
Mary was born in Mississippi abt.1843
Mother was born in Georgia.
Father was born in South Carolina. (or North Carolina depending on Census year)
She married at 16yrs. so would only be on 1850 Census with her BECKHAM relatives.
POSSIBLE MARY A. BECKHAM'S IN 1850 Census
Mary Beckham abt.1842 - Division 1,Barren,KY
Mary Beckham abt.1841 - District 82,St Louis,MO
Mary Beckham abt.1841 - Kershaw,Kershaw,SC
Mary Beckham abt.1846 - Not Stated,Oktibbeha,MS
Mary A. Beckham abt.1842 - District 8,Boone,MO
1860 Census - Refugio,Refugio,TX
Thos R Williams23
Mary Williams16 (maybe she was really 14?)
1870 Census - Not Stated,Lavaca,TX
Thomas R. Williams34-TX
1880 Census - Precinct 4,Lavaca,TX
After following the NC/SC Beckham family, I feel confident that she fits into it, just not certain how. I am following the migration of Beckham's from the Carolina's to Mississippi, then on to Texas.
THE DATA FITS WITH MIGRATION, TIMELINES,
NAMING PATTERNS, including WIDE USE OF NICKNAMES.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NAMES OF HER CHILDREN:
Children of Thomas R. Williams and Mary A. Beckham:
1. Mary Estella WILLIAMS was born 10 JUN 1860 in Nueces Co., TX, and died 12 MAR 1911 in Salem, Lavaca Co., TX. She married Berry Alexander BUTTS 27 JAN 1876, son of Andrew Jackson BUTTS and Susan BOWNDS. He was born 7 JUL 1853 in Salem, Lavaca Co., TX, and died 8 NOV 1933 in Salem, Lavaca Co., TX.
2. Lula Lavinia WILLIAMS was born 25 JAN 1868 in Lavaca Co., TX, and died WFT Est. 1882-1962. She married Henry MILLS WFT Est. 1882-1915. He was born WFT Est. 1851-1871, and died WFT Est. 1885-1957.
3. Bishop Burns WILLIAMS was born 3 JAN 1870 in Lavaca Co., TX, and died WFT Est. 1871-1960 in While on prospecting trip in W. TX. Uncle Ben Young and Lloyd brought body to San Antonio.
4. Lewis Beckham WILLIAMS was born 3 AUG 1872 in Lavaca Co., TX, and died WFT Est. 1889-1962. He married Ida ? WFT Est. 1889-1922. She was born WFT Est. 1868-1888, and died WFT Est. 1889-1972.
5. Thomas Homer WILLIAMS was born 18 SEP 1874 in Lavaca Co., TX, and died WFT Est. 1891-1964. He married Carrie CAVENDER WFT Est. 1891-1924. She was born WFT Est. 1870-1890, and died WFT Est. 1891-1974.
6. John Paul WILLIAMS was born 19 NOV 1876 in Lavaca Co., TX, and died WFT Est. 1877-1966.
7. Silas Ward WILLIAMS was born 5 JUL 1879, and died WFT Est. 1896-1969. He married Ada CAVENDER WFT Est. 1896-1929. She was born WFT Est. 1875-1895, and died WFT Est. 1896-1979.
8. Mabel Grace WILLIAMS was born 1881 in San Antonio, TX, and died WFT Est. 1895-1975. She married Ben F. YOUNG WFT Est. 1895-1928. He was born WFT Est. 1864-1884, and died WFT Est. 1898-1970.
THANKS FOR ANY AND ALL BITS OF WISDOM!
#794-Posted on Genforum
Hello to all,
I have been researching my paternal Williams/Beckham Line and could use some insight into the early settlers of DeWitt Colony, TX and how they connect to one another. I have tried hard to gather as much as possible but could use a boost over this "brick wall".
Thank you to all who may have info. to share.
Thomas R. WILLIAMS son of Malkijah Williams & Cynthe Ann (Burns)Williams.
Birth: 19 NOV 1836 in Gonzales Co., TX
Death: 8 AUG 1919 in Charco, TX
Burial: Salem Cem., Lavaca Co., TX
Military Service: 13 MAR 1862 1st Sgt Co. E 21st TX Cav
Military Service: Enlisted in Lavaca Co.
Military Service: 31 OCT 1863 Present at last roll call
Marriage 1 Mary Antoinetta BECKHAM b: 1846
Married: 23 FEB 1859,Jack,TX
Name: Mary Antoinetta BECKHAM
Death: 1905 in San Antonio, TX
PARENTS: Unk. BECKHAM and Unk.
Children of Thomas & Mary A. Williams
Mary Estella WILLIAMS b: 10 JUN 1860 in Nueces Co., TX
Lula Lavinia WILLIAMS b: 25 JAN 1868 in Lavaca Co., TX
Bishop Burns WILLIAMS b: 3 JAN 1870 in Lavaca Co., TX
Lewis Beckham WILLIAMS b: 3 AUG 1872 in Lavaca Co., TX
**Thomas Homer WILLIAMS b: 18 SEP 1874 in Lavaca Co., TX
John Paul WILLIAMS b: 19 NOV 1876 in Lavaca Co., TX
Silas Ward WILLIAMS b: 5 JUL 1879
Mabel Grace WILLIAMS b: 1881 in San Antonio, TX
MY GREATGRANDPARENTS ARE THOMAS HOMER WILLIAMS and CARRIE (Cavender)WILLIAMS.
WILLIAMS. Malkijah Williams also spelled Malkyah and referred to as "Lige" Williams in some accounts arrived in the DeWitt Colony on 1 Aug 1830 as a single man and received title to a quarter sitio on 20 Nov 1831 according to colony land records. William's tract was on the west bank of the Lavaca River on the current border of Lavaca and Jackson counties and except for that of John Jones, the southernmost grant in the DeWitt Colony. The record of his marriage to Cynthia Ann Burns in 1837 is among the earliest marriage records in current JacksonCo archives (Malkyah Williams and Cynthis Ann Burns).
Cynthia also written Cynthianne and "Synthia" in some records was born 7 July 1813 and was the daughter of Arthur Burns, one of the earliest settlers in the DeWitt Colony. The Williams lived in Lavaca Co and according to some Cynthia helped Evaline DeWitt design and make the "Come and Take It" flag of Gonzales.
Source:1828 DeWitt Colony Biographies
The Lista de los Havitantes de la Colonia de DeWitt en el Departmento de Texas 1828 SONS OF DEWITT COLONY TEXAS
© 1997-2005, Wallace L. McKeehan, All Rights Reserved.
For additional biographical information, Search Handbook of Texas Online
Name: Malkijah Williams
Birth: ABT 1803 in Tennessee
Residence: Jackson Co., Texas
Event: Fact #1 Reared by Winslow Turner II as own child
Census: 1850 Jackson County: Age 46; Born W. Tennessee
Event: Marriage Record 5 DEC 1837 Recorded in Jackson County, Texas Marriage Licences: Vol. A/B, pg. 7
Father: ? Williams ?
Mother: Mary Elizabeth (Mrs.) Williams
Marriage 1 Cynthia Ann Burns b: ABT 1813 in Missouri
Married: 16 JUL 1834 in Jackson County, Texas
Marriage License: 5 DEC 1837 in Jackson County, Texas
Children of Cynthia Ann BURNS and Malkijah WILLIAMS are:
i. Julia Ann WILLIAMS was born ABT 1836 in Jackson County, Texas, and died UNKNOWN.
**ii. Thomas R. WILLIAMS was born ABT 1838 in Jackson County, Texas, and died UNKNOWN. Alternate info b:19 NOV 1836 in Gonzales Co.,TX,d:8 AUG 1919 in Charco,TX.
iii. Lucretia WILLIAMS was born ABT 1839 in Jackson County, Texas, and died UNKNOWN.
iv. John WILLIAMS was born ABT 1840 in Jackson County, Texas, and died UNKNOWN.
v. Mary WILLIAMS was born ABT 1842 in Jackson County, Texas, and died UNKNOWN.
vi. Ruth WILLIAMS was born ABT JAN 1850 in Jackson County, Texas, and died UNKNOWN.
ONE FAMILY TREE I FOUND SUGGESTS THAT WILLIAM WILLIAMS IS THE MISSING HUSBAND OF MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
Name: William WILLIAMS
Marriage 1 Elizabeth WILLIAMS b: ABT 1787
Malkijah WILLIAMS b: ABT 1803 in Tennessee
Teresa WILLIAMS b: UNKNOWN in Tennessee
Name: Elizabeth WILLIAMS
Birth: ABT 1787
Death: ABT 1843 in Jackson County, Texas
Father: Alambee WILLIAMS b: 1757 in Dorchester County, Maryland or North Carolina
Mother: Sarah "Sally" (?) WILLIAMS b: UNKNOWN
Marriage 1 William WILLIAMS b: UNKNOWN
Malkijah WILLIAMS b: ABT 1803 in Tennessee m:Cynthia Ann Burns, daughter of Arthur BURNS
Teresa WILLIAMS aka (Turner)b: UNKNOWN in Tennessee m:Samuel Highsmith.
Marriage 2 Winslow TURNER , Jr. b: ABT 1786 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Married: BEF 1811 in Lincoln County, Missouri
THIS WOULD APPEAR TO BE MARY ELIZABETH'S FATHER,
Name: Alembe Williams
Death: AFT 13 MAY 1835 in Lincoln County, Missouri
Event: Migrated 1831 Missouri to Texas
Military Service: War of 1812: served under Capt. Daniel M. Boone and Capt. Callaway
Military Service: Revolutionary War: served under Capt. Michael Randolph, Col. Henry Lee, discharge from Gen. Nathaniel Green
Military Service: 10 JUN 1781 Revolutionary War: enlisted in Capt. Moore's company of the First North Carolina Infantry commanded by Major Armstrong
Event: Appointed Judge of election of Bedford Township [Troy] Missouri
Marriage 1 Sarah Clark
Mary Elizabeth (Mrs.) Williams (MY GRGRGRGRGrandmother)
Job Williams b: BET 1782 AND 1783
Alembe C. Williams b: 31 MAY 1791