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From: "John R. Clarke" <>
Subject: Re: [GAMORGAN-L] John Beasley & Margaret Brown
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:21:41 -0500
My bet on these BEASLEYS is they are descended from John BEASLEY
(1704-1801) and Sarah LISLE of Chowan, NC. All of the names you mention
are family names in this BEASLEY family.
I know that most of this family migrated to Emanuel County, GA -- James
and William BEASLEY where they were collateral in various ways with my
DANIEL family, a family which also had roots in Morgan County, GA. The
mention of Clarke County, GA also interests me because my DANIEL bunch may
also have connections to Clarke County, GA.
Dr. Anne KILPATRICK (b. 1910), my cousin, told me a story a few years
ago. She said that when he was in graduate school in the late 1930's her
parents, Irby Thomas KILPATRICK (1872-1949) and Eva Pauline RICHTER
(1875-1943), bought the home of their son-in-law, UGA Coach Harry MEHRE
(1901-1978) in Athens. Harry had married Anne's older sister, Hallie
KILPATRICK (1902-1990). Eva RICHTER was the d/o Martin L. RICHTER, Sr.
(1846-1924) and Hallie Elise RIVERS (1850-1935) of Madison.
Anyway, behind their home in Athens lived a DANIEL family with which
they shared a back alley and this DANIEL family lived in about the 700 block
of South Milledge Avenue. She also told me that her mother stated this
DANIEL family was related to her. The only DANIEL family related to Eva was
my DANIEL family so I must assume this DANIEL family was related to the
family of my grandmother, Alice Elizabeth DANIEL (1854-1924) who married
John C. RICHTER, Sr. of Madison in 1872. Alice Daniel RICHTER would have
been Eva's aunt, by marriage.
It took me a while to find out who this DANIEL family was but they were
descendents of Robert Greir DANIELL and Anne Elizabeth JENNINGS and this
Robert descended from William DANIELL, Sr. (1743-1840) of Bogart, Oconee
County, GA. We know that his son, William DANIELL, Jr. (1767-1831), also
moved to Emanuel County, GA where he was sheriff and clerk, as well as being
a Baptist minister. We also know that William DANIELL, Sr. moved to Burke
County, GA ABT 1785 and then on to Bogart by 1787, which was then located in
Clarke County, GA.
The best information I have is that my DANIEL bunch descends from Robert
C. DANIEL or DANIELL (ABT 1765-AFT 1830) who moved to Burke County, GA ABT
1810 from NC. In 1820 this Robert C. DANIELL lived adjacent to the parents
and their in-laws (the BYNES) of John Byne WALKER (1805-1884), later of
Madison, who married Eliza Saffold FANNIN (1815-1867) ABT 1830. His
brother, Edmund B. WALKER also relocated to Madison, GA.
So, as you can see -- there was a big migration from NC to Burke County,
GA to Madison, GA in this period and this may be also part of the same
migration your BEASLEY bunch went through. I also know the 1924 obit of my
grandmother, Alice Elizabeth DANIEL, nee RICHTER, nee JONES, written by
close family friend, the Hon. William Thomas BACON, stated she descended
from one of the founding families of Morgan County but I have no idea which
I hope this helps to shows that not all families in Morgan County
arrived on the same UFO and they also lived in other locations before
finally arriving in Madison....<grin> ....
John R. Clarke
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Subject: [GAMORGAN-L] John Beasley & Margaret Brown
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> We have John Beasley, b. Dec. 1819, Morgan Co., Ga.; d. 1904/5 Morgan Co.,
Ga.; m. Margaret Brown, 1845, Clarke Co., Ga.; Margaret d. 1916/5 possibly
in Fulton Co., Ga.
> Unfortunately, we haven't been able to find the lineage for either of
these and are hoping that someone may recognize the names and be able to
help us out.
> Their daughter, Mary Frances, married our James Howard Bowdoin in 1874,
Morgan Co., Ga. and she died in 1916 in Newton Co., Ga.
> We feel the Brown family may be from Clarke -- since that's where they
married -- but we are just totally lost on them.
> Also, in the Morgan County Records, we found a Frances Beasley married a
Thomas Brown on 6 August 1848, and Mary Beasley married William J. Brown on
> 1850 or 3 May 1853 (two different dates found). We feel these may have
been brothers to Margaret but have not been able to prove this yet.
However, Margaret and John had a daughter named Mary Frances, so this
> highly probable - both for the Browns being her family, and the Beasleys
> In Morgan Co. records, a Polly Beasley married a Henry Brown on 24 Dec.
1817 -- research is also being done to see if this could be Margaret's
> We also found in Morgan Co. Marriages - John Beasley to Sally Cooper 4
Feb 1811 -- could these be John's parents.
> We're so in hopes that someone may be able to help us with some of these
items. At this point, even finding that some of them are not ours will be a
help -- sometimes you have to just go backwards and eliminate families!!!
> Thanks so much for any help.
> Please reply directly to me at as I'm not on the
Morgan-L list. Thanks.
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