John Beckworth was born Somewhere in Georgia about 1852. He was the child of slave owner John Beckworth, said to have been a doctor and his slave Mariah. John and Mariah were sold--perhaps to another Beckworth family member and moved from Georgia to Tennessee to Arkansas and finally ended up in Rusk County in east Texas. If you have knowledge of a doctor John Beckworth--or any Dr. Beckworth circa 1852--would like to hear from you. Living near the black Beckworths in Texas was James Beckworth, white--also born in Georgia circa 1846.