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The parents of James Beard


On 17 January 1809 in Adair County, Kentucky, a James Beard married Mary "Polly" Selby.  This James Beard we propose is the son of Samuel and Rebecca.  Mary Selby may have been the daughter of Lingan Wilson Selby and Druscilla Fowler.  If so, her brother Lingan (Jr.) Selby married Mary "Polly" Beard (the sister of this James Beard) on 3 September 1815 in Adair County.  Until proven wrong, we are keeping James Beard on our list as one of the sons of Samuel.  His date of birth (about 1776) and name of James (Samuel's father was a James) would likely make him the first son of Samuel and Rebecca Beard.  

In 1810 census in Adair County, just a year after the marriage to Mary Selby, we find one James Beard listed.  It is obvious from this census that if this is the husband of Mary Selby, then he had married a previous wife, as they had five children under ten years old--three boys and two girls.  In the 1820 census in same, the James Beard family fits this James and our record of his children with wife Mary Selby, plus an older girl, who would have been from the first marriage.  

Looking for a first marriage record, we do find that a James Beard married Ann Kelly in Knox County, Tennessee on 24 May 1794, with James Ewing as security.  This would have been the right location for the family before they came to Green/Adair County, Kentucky 1798-1800.  Although we cannot definitively say that "our James Beard", the son of Samuel, is the one in this record, it is a possibility.

Mary Selby was born about 1786 in Maryland or Virginia.  As referemced above, she could have been the daughter of Lingan and Druscilla Fowler Selby, but we do not know this for sure.

In 1826, a Power of Attorney was left with Robert Page in Adair County, and James and Polly disappear from that place. We are sure they were still in Kentucky in February 1822 when a son was born there.  They are listed in 1830 in the Henderson County, Tennessee census, with his proposed father Samuel Beard listed  nearby.  In this listing, Mary Beard is enumerated as the head of household, but a man of the right age is listed in her home.  We assume that James was either dead and another male was in the home, or that he was incapacitated in some way and she was the head.  In this census, they have a male 5-10, one 10-15 and a female 10-15, and two females 15-20.  The males fit James Graham Beard and one of the older sons by a first marriage.  The females fit an elder daughter by a first marriage, and then the three daughters of James and Mary-- Sarah Elizabeth, Margaret, and Mary-- are perfect matches.  

Sarah Elizabeth Beard married in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1830.  Family oral tradition has it that her brother was James Graham Beard.  We proposed them as children of James and Mary Beard of Henderson County, Tennessee many years ago.  When the 1850 court documents were found in Adair County, Kentucky naming all heirs of Samuel Beard, this was proven to be true.  

In the mid 1830s, Samuel Beard died.  We believe that his son James was dead by then, and possibly wife Mary, as well.  The children of James and Mary moved just a bit south, to Panola County in northern Mississippi, in about 1836, along with Hugh Beard and his family.  Hugh was their uncle, the younger brother of James Beard/son of Samuel. 

No burial places for Beards have yet been found in Henderson County, Tennessee or in neighboring Madison County, where Samuel was said to have a son living when he filed his Revolutionary War pension papers in the early 1830s.  

We are still searching for any Beard children from James's first marriage.   The children of the marriage of James Beard with Mary Polly Selby are detailed below.  Note:  we know that the modern family name is spelled Faucette.  In the original censuses and records, however, it was most often Faucett, along with various spellings of Fossett, etc.  In order to ease our record keeping by having all the descendants ordered as one family line, and to facilitate searches, we will spell the name Faucett for all descendants with the caveat that most nowadays are styled Faucette.

1.  Daughter Beard, born about 1810.  She appears with the family on the 1810 census.  She may have been of the first marriage, though.

1.  Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Beard was born on 9 December 1811 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married John B. Faucett on 11 November 1830 in Henderson County, Kentucky.  He was the son of John Faucett and Mary Patterson of Orange County, North Carolina, and he was born in Chapel Hill, Orange County on 24 January 1807.  It is interesting that the widow Mary "Fausatt" was listed on the same page of the 1830 Henderson County census as Samuel Beard. John and Sarah Elizabeth Beard Faucett had three children born in Henderson County, Tennessee before they moved down to Panola County, Mississippi about 1836.  They added three more there.  They lived one mile from Pope, Mississippi in Panola County in a log cabin they had built on their homestead.  John worked as a blacksmith.  They helped establish a Methodist church and cemetery about a half mile from their house; it was named Chapel Hill after John's home town.  The church still stands today. In 1840 they were listed on the census of Panola County three boys and a girl at home.  In 1850, listed as a millwright, they had five children in the house and lived next door to the family of Seralda Beard Houston, a widow and the cousin of Sallie Beard Faucett.  In 1860, they were still at Panola County, four children at home.  John died on 27 December 1860 on the eve of Civil War. He was buried at the church he helped found, Chapel Hill, in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.   Sarah was a widow and the head of her household in 1870 in Panola County.  Her two youngest children, Chesley and Sarah, lived at home.  In 1880 she was listed at Pope in Panola County, the widowed mother in law listed in the home of  H. E. Robertson, who married her youngest daughter and namesake, Sarah Elizabeth.  Sarah Elizabeth Beard Faucett died on her 84th birthday on 9 December 1895 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She was buried beside her husband John at the Chapel Hill Cemetery there.  The children of Sarah Elizabeth Beard and John B. Faucett are:    

2. James Beard Faucett was born on 18 October 1831 in Henderson County, Tennessee and named after his maternal grandfather.  He moved as a child to Panola County, in northern Mississippi, with his family and grew up there.  On 10 December 1856, he married there to Eliza Jane Hubbard, the daughter of Peter Hubbard and Nancy Jane Dubois.  Eliza was born in the town of Pope in Panola County on 23 November 1840.  James was very interested in mechanics and physics and on the 1860 census in Panola County he was listed as a mechanic with a young wife and two baby girls.  Living in the house was Isaac B. Ward, his cousin, and next door was Isaac's brother James Ward.  Still in Panola County in 1870, James was listed as a merchant with wife Eliza and five children.  Listed on the same page was his mother Sarah and next door was Benjamin Bynum (spelled Binum) and family.  By 1880, James and Eliza had relocated to Gray, White County, Arkansas, where he was a machinist and he and Eliza had five of their children and a granddaughter, Louise Gartrell, in their home. James Beard Faucett died in Springtown, Parker County, Texas, on 8 May 1892.  He was buried in Arkansas at the Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock, Pulaski County.  His widow Eliza is listed in 1900 on the census in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  In her home were two daughters, Margaret, single, and the young widow Louisa Vogel.  Granddaughter Lois Gartrell was also in the home. Eliza Hubbard Faucett died on 30 December 1901 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas and was laid to rest at Oakland as well.  Both of their sons were early mayors of North Little Rock.  The children of James Beard Faucett and Eliza Jane Hubbard:
3. Mary Ellen Faucett was born in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi on 28 August 1857.  She married on 15 May 1882 in Dover, Pope County, Arkansas to Charles West Forehand.  He was the son of William Wesley and Mary L. Thomas Forehand, born in McCrory, Jackson County, Arkansas on 4 August 1859.  By 1900, on their first census, the family lived at Dover, Pope County, Arkansas, listed next door to his parents.  They had six of eight children still living, and all six were in the home.  Mary Ellen died the next year on 7 November 1901 in Pope County, Arkansas.  She was buried there at the Forehand Cemetery.  Charles remarried between 1901 and 1910 to a lady named Tallulah C., last name unknown, and in 1910 they are listed in the Pope County census together with five of his children.  Also in his home was Charles Forehand's widowed stepmother, Margaret Mustin Forehand. Tallulah may have died soon, for Charles married again in 1916 to Hattie Triplett.   In 1920, still in Dover, Pope County, Charles and Hattie were at home with three of his children and three very young children that he had with Hattie.  He also had two Westerfield stepdaughters with him.  Charles died on 5 May 1923 in Dover, Pope County, Arkansas and was buried at the Forehand Cemetery there.  He and Hattie had three children together, Daniel Webster, Joe W., and Wardell Forehand.  The children of Charles and Mary Ellen Faucett Forehand were Marcia Estelle, William James "Jim", Charles Thomas, Georgia Lou, John Strickland, Claud Faucett, Clyde, Mary Eunice, and Grace West Forehand.
3. Sarah Hibernia "Burnie" Faucett was born on 13 December 1859 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She married in Panola County on 22 December 1875 to James Calvin Gartrell.  James was the son of Dr. Francis C. Gartrell and Mary Ann Waldrop Gartrell.  He was born about 1851 in Mississippi.  Burnie had just turned sixteen when she married the 24 year old physician and they had two children in 1876, once of whom died in 1878 in Pope County, Mississippi.  He was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery there.  Burnie Faucett Gartrell died at the age of nineteen on 8 August 1879 in Panola County, Mississippi and she was laid to rest in her old family cemetery at Chapel Hill.  James Calvin Gartrell died on 18 September 1879 [Note:  this is the date engraved on his tombstone.].  He is buried with his young wife Burnie under a double stone at Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Only one little girl survived in this small family and she was found in the 1880 census listed in the home of her maternal grandparents in Gray, White County, Arkansas.  Her name was Lois Calvin Gartrell.  It appears that her grandparents raised her.
3. Margaret Millenium Faucett was born on 4 October 1862 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She never married.  Margaret died on her 94th  birthday in 1954 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas and was buried at the Oakland Cemetery there.
3. William Chesley "Bill" Faucett was born in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi on 13 August 1865. In 1880 he was listed in the home of his parents in Gray, White County, Arkansas and also at the Panola County, Mississippi home of his uncle, William Peter Hubbard.  He may have been visiting in Panola County.  He married on 24 March 1886 to Lillie Dea Hallows, who was born in 1871 in Argenta, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  We do not know the name of her parents.  She was born in Argenta, Pulaski County, Arkansas in 1871.  He was barely 21 and Lillie was sixteen when they married.  They had a child, Blann Hallows Faucette, on New Year's Day of 1887, but sadly, Lillie died on 7 February 1887 and the baby son died at age five months, on 3 June 1887.  Both are buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. In 1900, William is listed in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas as a single man with his brother James P. Faucette in the household along with two boarders. William never married again, but he made a political and business career for himself. He was elected the mayor of North Little Rock.   From a short biography on FindAGrave:  "First mayor of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and is considered the founder and city father of North Little Rock as a city, independent of Little Rock.  He created a town . . . on the edge of Little Rock's Eighth Ward in 1901.  The Eighth Ward was on the north bank of the Arkansas River."  He got behind some annexing legislation that allowed the city to be founded in its own right in 1904.  On the 1910 census in Argenta, Pulaski County, Arkansas, William was a single man who was listed with "own income".  He died on 19 January 1914 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, and on death records he was listed as a banker, widowed, and parents names James Faucett and Eliza Hubbard.  He was buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Pulaski County, Arkansas amongst family and his forever young wife Lillie.
3. James Peter Faucett was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 28 September 1867.  He married In 1900 as a man of 32, he lived with his widowed brother William in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  Four years later he married to Emma May Hogins on 28 September 1904.  She was born 5 January 1877 in Arkansas, the daughter of Reece Bowen and Sarah Josephine White Hogins. In 1910 they had two young daughters and lived at Argenta, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  James was a manager at an oil mill. James was elected and served as the third mayor of North Little Rock, Arkansas; his brother William Chesley was the first mayor.   In 1920, James and Emma were listed with their two daughters at Little Rock, Pulaski County.  Before 1925, they moved to California.  James Peter Faucette is listed on a passenger list for the ship Finland, which left Havana, Cuba and arrived at Los Angeles Harbor on 20 August 1925.  He was married but traveled with no dependents and his address in the United States was 690 Iola Street in Los Angeles.  His birthdate and place of birth was also listed.  In 1930, James and Emma were empty nesters in Los Angeles.  Emma died there on 22 July 1936 and was taken home to Little Rock for burial at the Oakland Cemetery.  James Peter then lived in Little Rock.  On the 1940 census he was listed as a 72 year old widower with his divorced daughter Margaret Nash living in his household.  He died on 12 January 1956 in Little Rock and is buried at Oakland Cemetery there.  The two daughters of James and Emma were Margaret Josephine and Hallie Laura Faucette.
3. Laura Rebecca Faucett was born on 3 October 1870 in Panola County, Mississippi.  Laura married Charles Louis Vogel on 24 November 1890 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.  Charles was a member of a large Vogel family who were merchants in the county, but we do not know for certain who his parents were or his birthdate.  We do know that Charles and Laura had a son born on 3 December 1893 in Arkansas and named Charles Lamar Vogel.  He died on 24 November 1897 and is buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Pulaski County.  His father, Charles Louis, died before the year 1899 when Laura Vogel was in a Little Rock city directory listed as a widow.  We suspect that father and son were buried at the same place.   In 1900, Laura Vogel was listed as a young widow in the home of her widowed mother Eliza Faucett in Little Rock.  In 1902, Laura Vogel was living in Little Rock and also listed was a business of C. J. Vogel and Company, with a listed partnership of C. J. (probably Clem J.) and J. P. Faucette, who was Laura's brother James Peter.  They sold shoes and "gentlemen's furnishings'. In the 1910 census listing in Argenta, Pulaski County,  Laura lived next to a John G. Vogel, his brother Clem J. Vogel (both merchants in Little Rock) and their sister Mary.  These men would be of the right age to be brothers to Charles Louis.  They were born in Indiana.  We lose track of Laura after this.  We do not know if she remarried.  We have a family report that she died in 1949 in Little Rock and is buried in Saline County, Arkansas at Pine Crest Cemetery,  but we have found no confirmation of this yet.  Her only son with Charles Vogel, Charles Lamar Vogel, died as a child.
3. Maudie Jane Faucett was born on 10 February 1873 in Panola County, Mississippi and died at 23 days of age on 5 March 1873.  The baby was laid to rest at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope County, Mississippi.
3. Nanka Estelle Faucett  was born on 30 July 1874 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She married on 21 January 1899 to Henry Johnson Trimble.  He was born 13 April 1857 in Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas to John Dyer and Adelia Neal Trimble.  In the 1900 census in Ozan, Hempstead County, Arkansas, Henry and Nanka E. Johnson had been married one year.  They were sharing the home with Henry's unmarried sister Anna.  Something happened with this marriage, as by 1910 Henry Trimble was at same with no one else in the home, but listed as married.  He worked as an abstractor for a notary public.  We do not find Nanka on a census in 1910.  On 30 May 1913, "Miss Nanka Faucette" applied for an emergency passport in Berlin, Germany, in order to continue travel to Russia, Turkey, and Greece.  She had left the United States in January 1913 for Berlin.  Nanka was a musician and made her home at St. Louis, Missouri.  Her birth date is wrong on this application, given as 30 July 1889, and that is fifteen years too young.  Nanka died on 4 October 1931 in Pulaski County, Arkansas and was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock in that county.
3. Alice Maud Faucett was born on 26 August 1878 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She died at the age of five months, on 15 February 1879, in Pope.  She is buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.
2. Rebecca Patterson Faucett was born 4 January 1834 in Henderson County, Tennessee.  She grew up in Panola County, Mississippi and married in Pope in that county on 11 February 1856 to Lemuel T. Pratt.  We do not know his parents' names.  He was born on 4 December 1829 in Alabama.  The young couple had a baby son named William in August 1858 but then Lemuel died on 21 October 1858.  He is buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.  Rebecca married again in 1859.  The groom was William Eli Smith, the son of Allen and Martha Rupe Smith; he was born on 18 February 1833 in Tennessee.  In 1860, just before the Civil War began, he was listed with Rebecca in their Panola County home with two year old William Pratt, his stepson. Shortly after they had a son born, James M., and the another, John Henry. When the baby was still in arms, William left for the War.  From stories posted online, it is said that he left Rebecca living in the Smith house, which still stands today in Pope, Mississippi, and traveled on horseback all the way to Georgia.  There he first fought at the Battle of Stone Mountain east of Atlanta.  Then came the Battle for Atlanta and he was wounded at Peachtree Creek.  Rebecca is said to have left Pope in an oxen pulled wagon, reaching Atlanta and nursing him and other Confederate wounded until he could travel and make it back home to Panola County. Tragically, William and Rebecca's three year old son James died in November 1863, adding to the family's misfortune. Search as we might, we have not yet found the family in 1870, but it is known that another son, Charles, was born in 1868 in Panola County, then two little girls followed.  In 1880 they are found on the census living at Pope in Panola County with four children at home as well as William Pratt, age 21.  William Eli Smith died on 30 November 1890 in Panola County.  He was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery there.  Rebecca Faucett Smith passed away 30 August 1912 in Pope.  She lies with him at Chapel Hill, where her family founded the cemetery and buried so many loved ones.  
The only child of Rebecca and Lemuel T. Pratt was:
3.  William F. Pratt was born on 20 August 1858 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  His father died right after he was born and his mother remarried.  William married on 21 December 1881 in Panola County, Mississippi to a second cousin, Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Ward.  She was born on 30 October 1860 in Panola County to James Franklin and Frances Drucilla Rhodes Ward.  In 1900, William and Mollie Pratt lived at Pope, Panola County, Mississippi, married nineteen years, with two children.  Her mother F. D. Ward lived in the home with them.  In 1910, still at same, William was a blacksmith who owned his own shop.  Mary "Mollie" Pratt was listed as the proprietor of a boarding house. Her mother was still present in her home.  William Pratt died on 24 May 1911 in Panola County and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery there. By the next census in 1920, Mollie lived at Waco, McLennan County, Texas as a widow.  Her son William worked for the city fire department and lived with her and her aged mother was still in her home.  Mollie died on 1 July 1926 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas and is buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in same.  William Pratt and Mollie Ward Pratt had two sons, Lemuel Franklin Pratt and William Henry Pratt.
The children of Rebecca and William Eli Smith were:
3.  James M. Smith was born on 5 November 1860 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  He died at age three on 7 November 1863 at same.  James is buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.
3.  John Henry Smith was born on 27 July 1861 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  He married on 5 December 1894 in same to Mary Jane Campbell.  She was the daughter of Samuel Benjamin Campbell and Mary Elender/Eleanor Baggette.  Mary Jane was born in Alabama on 16 January 1875.  In 1900, John and Mary Jane lived at Pope and had two sons at home.  In 1910 they lived at Lafayette County, Mississippi, and in 1920 they were back in Pope.  Five sons were at the table. The family still lived at Pope in 1930 and in 1940. John Henry Smith passed away on 27 November 1944, probably in Mississippi.  He was laid to rest at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.  Mary Jane Campbell Smith is buried there with him; she died on 24 February 1963.  The six sons of John and Mary Jane were Clifford William, Bernard Charles, Leslie B., Grayson, Frank John, and Walter Albert Smith.
3.  Charles Allen Smith was born on 17 December 1868 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married in same to Mary Annie Pickett on 22 May 1896.  She was born in Mississippi 3 August 1873, daughter of John Henry and Mary Ann Young Pickett.  By 1900 they were at home in Panola County with two young children.  In 1910 they lived at Pope there and his mother Rebecca Patterson Smith lived with them.  Mary Anne died on 2 January 1925 in Panola County, Mississippi and she was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery there.  In 1930, Charles Smith was a widower living with his son William in Panola County.  Charles Allen Smith died on 23 June 1955 and is at rest at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.  The children of Charles and Mary Smith were: an infant who died in May 1897, Carline Audrey, William Bryant, Hubert Pickett, Louise Olita, and Margaret Rebecca Smith.
3.  Sarah Ellen "Sally" Smith was born in Mississippi in 1872.  She married in 1906 to Joseph Grayson Devinney, whose parents we do not know.  In 1900 he was a single man living and working in Tunica County, Mississippi.  In 1900, Joseph and Sally lived at Tunica, Tunica County, Mississippi with their small son, Joseph Jr.  Joseph Sr. died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 14 January 1914.  He was buried at the Highway 51 Cemetery in Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi.  We do not yet find Sally and Joseph Jr. in 1910, but in 1930 they lived at Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi and Joseph was an auto mechanic. Sarah Ellen Devinney died in 1945 in Mississippi and she is buried at the Highway 51 cemetery as well.  Joseph Grayson Jr. was the only child; he died in 1940.
3.  Martha Eliza "Mattie" Smith  was born on 16 November 1874 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She married 9 August 1900 in Lafayette County, Mississippi to John Martin Henderson.  John was born on 9 March 1872 in Banner, Calhoun County, Mississippi to Azor and Sarah Anne Haire Henderson.  John was a Spanish American War veteran. The Henderson family lived at Camp Ground in Lafayette County, where John was a member of the school board for over sixteen years.  He was a farmer and "fruit tree salesman", according to an obituary.  We do not find them on the 1910 census, but in 1920 and 1930 they were living in Lafayette County.  John Martin Henderson died on 28 January 1936 in Water Valley, Lafayette County, and was buried at the Camp Ground Cemetery in that county.  Martha Smith Henderson died on 7 November 1968 in Water Valley and was buried at same.  They had five children, Everett Howard, May Vashti, Margaret Inez, Ruth, and another daughter.
2. William A. Faucett was born in Henderson County, Tennessee on 18 September 1835.  William died on 8 July 1863 at the age of 27,  He may have been a Civil War casualty, but we do not know at this time.  He is buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.
2. Margaret F. Faucett was born about 1844 in Panola County, Mississippi.  During or right after the Civil War, Margaret fell in love, as the story goes, with a young Yankee prisoner of war, Bill Walker.  They married in 1865 and the families and friends came to the boat landing (probably at Vicksburg) to wish them well on their steamboat trip north so Margaret could meet her new family.  The vessel was the ill fated Sultana. To their horror, the family shortly learned that the steamboat had exploded just above Memphis during the night and Margaret was lost. This was 27 April 1865.  Margaret was 21 years old. The Sultana disaster is still considered the worst maritime disaster in United States history.  Readers can see more of this amazing part of history here .
2. Chesley John Faucett was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 17 September 1848. He married on 18 January 1871 to Susan Virginia Finch, who was born in Mississippi on 23 June 1853, the daughter of Green Finch and wife Dorothy Harris "Dollie" Allen.  They had three children in Mississippi but were in Arkansas by 1878 when the fourth was born.  There they lived at Searcy in White County, and "Chess" was enumerated as a carpenter.  By 1900, married thirty years, they lived at Searcy still, and had seven of their eight children still living; the first child, Hattie, had died in childhood.  Chesley was still a carpenter, and he was also listed on a census taken 1 June 1900 back in Panola County, Mississippi, where he was on a list of workmen and no family was with him.  In 1910 the family lived at Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, and Chesley was listed as an architect in an office.  Five grown children and a small granddaughter lived in the home.  In 1920 he was listed as a contractor in Memphis.  The home was full, with grown children, a daughter in law, and two granddaughters to fill it.  Chesley John Faucett died on 15 August 1927 in Memphis and was buried back home at the family plot in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.  Susan still lived in Memphis in 1930, with three of her children and a granddaughter.  She passed away on 30 October 1935 in Memphis.  She is at rest next to Chesley at Chapel Hill.  The children of Chesley John and Susan Faucett were:
3.  Hattie E. Faucett was born on 14 February 1872 in Panola County, Mississippi.  She died at age two on 13 September 1874 in same and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.  
3.  Charles Walter Faucett was born in Panola County, Mississippi or in Arkansas on 18 June 1874.  He married about 1897 to Lucy Brewer Phillips, the daughter of Thomas W. and Lucy Marie Brewer Phillips.  She was born in Grenada County, Mississippi on 1 June 1876.  Charles and Lucy lived with their two month old daughter in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on the 1900 census.  Like his father before him, Charles worked as a carpenter.  By 1910, they had a son as well, the daughter had died, and Charles and Lucy had divorced.  On his World War I draft card, Charles gave his mother as next of kin, in Memphis, and stated that he worked as a carpenter for Watson Construction there.  He died in Memphis on 25 September 1923 and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.  Lucy Brewer Faucett died on 12 November 1935 in Memphia and she is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery there.  Their children were Dianna L. and Phillip P. Faucett.
3.  Sarah Leona "Sadie" Faucett was born on 7 February 1876 in Panola County, Mississippi. She never married, and she died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1966.  Sadie is buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.
3.  Thomas Wilbern Faucett was born 17 February 1878 in Arkansas.  He married Loula Myrtle Hackworth in or before 1914.  On his World War I draft card, he was forty years old, planned to go to work for the government, he stated, and married.  In 1920 he and Loula lived in his father's home in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.  Thomas was a house painter and they had two small daughters.  The family moved to Los Angeles, California before 1923 and Thomas died there on 4 June 1923. He was buried in the cemetery of his ancestors at Chapel Hill in Panola County, Mississippi.  A child was born in 1923 in California, so Loula had her hands full as a young widow. On the 1930 census, Loula was a widow who worked as a practical nurse in a private home.  She had four children at home.  She died at age 74 in Los Angeles on 5 June 1958.  The children of Thomas and Loula were Thetis, Nanka, Martha, and Lennie V. Faucett.
3.  Lelia Edna F. Faucett  was born 2 November 1880 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas.  In 1900, she lived in the home of her parents there.  On 31 October 1900, she married W. W. Meadors  in Woodruff County, Arkansas.  They had a child, Mary Virginia, in 1901 in White County.  Lelia died at age 22 on 24 January 1903.  She is buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County, Mississippi with her ancestors.  We do not know what became of Mr. Meadows.  On the 1910 census in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, Lelia's daughter Mary Virginia was living with her maternal grandparents.
3.  Lennie E. Faucett was born on 1 January 1883 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas.  She married after 1930 to an unknown McCleary.  Lennie McCleary died in September 1974 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County, Mississippi.
3.  John Chesley Faucett was born 22 August 1885 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas.  When he registered for the draft for World War I, he was single, age 33, and worked as a machinist for the American Snuff Company.  He gave his mother Susan as next of kin.  He married on 29 October 1922 in Memphis, Tennessee to Maude Lillian Cash, the daughter of Benford and Nellie Elizabeth Henderson Cash.  She was born in Three States, Scott County, Missouri on 23 August 1896.  They made their home in Memphis, Tennessee.  John died on 8 June 1968 in Memphis.  Maude Cash Faucett died on 25 June 1984 in same.  
3.  James Franklin Weir "Jim" Faucett was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on 12 July 1888.  On his World War I draft card, registered in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, he was single, supporting mother and father, lived at 679 North 5th Street in Memphis, and worked as a fireman for the city.  We do not know if he married.  He died on 30 March 1936 in Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County, Mississippi.
2. Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Faucett got her name in the Panola Star newspaper in July of 1856: "daughter born to Col. John Faucett on July 4, 1856."   The Fourth of July baby grew up and married Henry Eugene Robertson on 2 January 1873 in Panola County, Mississippi.  Henry was born in November 1850 in Tennessee; we do not know the names of his parents. In 1880, Henry and Sarah lived in Panola County with two young children and Sarah's mother, widowed Sarah Faucett.  By 1900, listed in Pope, Panola County, they had four children in the home.  By 1910, all but one child were grown and out of the home, and they still lived at Pope.  Still in Pope in 1920, son Chester was still at home, and in 1930 they are listed, just the two of them, in Pope.  Henry Robertson is buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County with a death date of September 1931.  Sarah Faucett Robertson died on 17 November 1939 and is also there at Chapel Hill.  Their seven children were:
3.  James Edward "Ed" Robertson  was born on 24 May 1874 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married Montie/Montrose O. File on his bride's birthday, 6 January 1897 in Panola County.  She was born in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi, the daughter of Anderson and Susan Ella Patton File.  James and Montie are found on every census through 1940  living in Panola County, where they farmed.  He passed away on 14 October 1948 and is buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County. Montie died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 9 February 1961 and she is at rest at Chapel Hill as well. They had two children, Henry File Robertson and May E. Robertson.
3.  Sarah Eugene "Sadie" Robertson was born 17 December 1877 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  Sadie married on 10 September 1893 in Panola County to William F. Thweatt.  We do not know his parents; he was born on 8 June 1870. William passed away less than three years later, on 17 July 1896 at age 26, leaving a young widow with a small son named William Frederick, who could well have been a junior.  William Sr. is buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County. Sarah Robertson Thweatt remarried to William Charles "Tannie" Stanford; we do not have a marriage date or a place.  He died on 11 May 1935 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee and was buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County, Mississippi. His death record says that he was a railroad worker and his residence was in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi. Sarah passed away on 16 May 1945, and she is buried at Chapel Hill as well.  We do not have any information about children of this couple.
3.  Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Robertson was born on 14 September 1880 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She married John Cromwell Dailey on 14 June 1905 in Panola County.  He was the son of Frederick Cox Dailey and Martha Elizabeth Horton.  John was born 22 August 1876 in Torrance, Yalobusha County, Mississippi.  In 1910 they lived in Yalobusha County with a three year old daughter.  Maggie Robertson Dailey died on 2 February 1914 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee at the young age of 33.  She was laid to rest at Chapel Hill Cemetery amongst her ancestors.  She and John had only one child that we know of, a daughter, Martha Elizabeth.  John remarried before he registered for the draft in 1917 in Sunflower County, Mississippi and he and his second wife, Etta B. Dailey, had two more children and raised Martha Elizabeth.  They lived around Indianola in Sunflower County and Clarksdale, Coahoma County.  John died on 30 October 1936 in Duncan, Bolivar County, Mississippi.  He is buried at the Oakhurst Cemetery at Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.
3.  Eva R. Robertson was born on 15 January 1887 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  She married on 8 April 1909 in Sardis, Panola County, to Claude Stanford Smythe.  He was the son of Uriah Carrington "Carl" Smythe and Jane Dollahite.  Claude was born on 19 February 1887 in Teasdale, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi.  The couple lived in Panola County.  Claude died on 25 March 1962 in Batesville in Panola County.  He is laid to rest at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.  Eva Robertson Smythe passed away 9 September 1973 in Batesville; she is buried beside her husband at Magnolia Cemetery.  They had four children.
3.  Samuel Jones Robertson was born in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi on 13 July 1890.  He married o 9 March 1909 in Panola County to E. Myrtle Best.  They reportedly had one son.  We do not know when she died or if they divorced, but Samuel remarried before 1917 to Treva Bula Richardson, the daughter of Francis Marion Richardson and Helen Jones.  Treva was born in Kentucky on 29 November 1896.  Samuel worked for the railroads and the family moved around the midwest.  In 1930 and 1935 they lived in East Dubuque, Illinois and in 1940 they lived at Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.  Samuel was a section foreman for the Illinois Central Railroad.  He died on 8 October 1961, we know not where, and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County, Mississippi.  Treva Richardson Robertson died on 31 May 1967 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, and she is buried with him at Chapel Hill.  They had one known daughter, Lois.
3.  Chesley or Chester Faucette Robertson, called "Chess", was born on 7 February 1893 in Panola County, Mississippi.  When he registered for the draft in 1917 in Panola County, he was 23 years old and worked on a road crew for the county.   He married Alice Elizabeth Leigh on 16 October 1925 in Panola County.  She was born on 24 July 1892 in Panola County, the daughter of Algernon Hampden Leigh and Rosa May Ruffin.  Alice Leigh Robertson died on 26 August 1952 in Panola County and was buried at the Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.  Chess Faucette Robertson died on 6 June 1959 in same and lies beside her at Magnolia Cemetery.  We have no information about children.
3.  Baby Robertson was a son born on 17 July 1898 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  He died at the age of six months on 23 January 1899 and was buried at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County.

1.  Mary Ann "Polly" Beard was born about 1814 in Adair County, Kentucky.  She married John Russell Ward about 1831 in probably Henderson County, Tennessee.   John was born about 1814 in Tennessee. We do not know his parents' names, but it is interesting that he and his brother and his sister all named their first sons "William A. Ward".   On the Henderson County, Tennessee 1830 census, a Nancy Ward was listed as head of household just a few homes away from the Samuel Beard home.  She was apparently the widow of Jeremiah Ward; in her home were four young males, one age 5-10, two aged 10-15, and one aged 15-20.  In 1840 in Panola County, Mississippi, John R. Ward was listed on the census, as was a Jesse Ward (whom we believe is his brother, who married Mary Ann's sister Margaret) and an older Jesse B. Ward, who is older than both--was he their father or an uncle?   On 26 April 1841, the Board of Police of Panola County sold to John R. Ward of Panola County Lots 3, 4, and 5 of Block One in the town of Panola.  On 5 June 1841, we find a record that John R. Ward sold Lots 3, 4, and 5 in Block 1, town of Panola, Panola County, and one feather bed and one cow to Nancy Elizabeth Ward Nelson, the wife of Garland G. Nelson.  We propose that Nancy was his younger sister.  On 25 October 1841 the Board of Police again sold lots to John R. Ward, this time 1 and 2.  In 1850 in Panola County, John R. Ward was head of home with wife Mary A. and five children.  Note that they are listed on the same page as the William C. Beard family.  Mary Beard Ward must have died, either in Mississippi or in Arkansas,  for in 1860 we find that John Ward has moved to Arkansas and he has remarried.  Other records bear this out, as on 10 November 1856, John Ward bought more land in Panola County from the Trustees of the American Land Company, but on 15 December 1857, John R. Ward and "Elizabeth M. Ward his wife of Independence County, Arkansas" sold land to Michael Wright in Panola County.  This means that John had remarried before this time. In an April 1858 Panola County land transaction, John Ward was named as "of Independence County, Arkansas" with a wife named Elizabeth M. Ward.  On 1 July 1859, land was patented in Independence County, Arkansas, 320 acres, by John R. Ward of Independence County.  Some of his children went to Arkansas with him, but two sons, James and Isaac, stayed in Panola County and appear on the 1860 census there.  We have found a report online that states that John Ward married an Elizabeth Redman in the 1850s in Panola County.  On the 1860 Independence County census, John was 46, Elizabeth 29 and a schoolteacher.  His sons John R. and Thomas A. are in the home, and next door his married son William A. Ward is living.  His sons Isaac and James were still in Panola County.  We lose track of John Russell Ward and of Elizabeth Ward after this census and we do not yet find any burial records. The children of John Russell Ward and Mary Ann Beard:

2. William A. Ward was born in Tennessee (probably Henderson County) about 1834.   He grew up in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married about 1859 to Sarah Elizabeth Wray, either in Mississippi or in Independence County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. and Mary E. Grantland Wray who were native Virginians but were in Panola County on the 1850 census.  Sarah Elizabeth was born in Alabama on 12 May 1842; shortly after, her parents moved to Panola County and were affluent planters there in 1850.  In 1860, William and Sarah Ward had a baby daughter and lived at Liberty, Independence County, Arkansas next door to his father and family.  In 1870, listed at Healing Springs in Independence County, William and Sarah had four children at home.  William's brother John, listed as a photographer, was also listed in their home.  Next door was the family of James B. and Nancy Ward, but we do not know if the families were related or not.  William probably died sometime between 1871 and 1880, as his widow Sarah Ward is listed in the home of her brother in Panola County, Mississippi on the 1880 census.  She had three daughters listed with her.  It appears that Sarah Wray Ward remarried to Henry Patrick Pou in Panola County on 27 September 1882, and on the 1900 census she was a widow in that county listed Sarah Pou.  Both Henry and Sarah Wray Ward Pou are buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Panola County, Sarah with the death date of 14 April 1913.  The five known children of this couple were:
3.  Mary E. "Mollie" Ward was born in Arkansas in 1859.  The last we find of Mollie is in 1880, when she is listed as a single woman of 21 with her mother, Sarah Wray Ward, in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi in the home of Sarah's brother.
3.  Martha Ward was born in 1862 in Arkansas.  We do not find any records of her after the 1870 census in Independence County, Arkansas, living with her parents at age eight.
3.  Charles Ward was born about 1862 in Arkansas and may have been a twin to Martha.  We find no records of him after the 1870 census when he was eight.
3.  Dora Lee Ward was born on 19 April 1869 in Arkansas.  In 1880 she was living in the Pope, Panola County, Mississippi home of her uncle, brother of her widowed mother, Sarah Wray Ward.  Dora married about 1886, probably in Mississippi, to John Jasper Moore.  He was born in Panola County, Mississippi to James Maurice and Martha Luticia Moore.  John and Dora Lee had four children born in Panola County before John died in 1894 at age 29.  We do not know a burial place.  Dora Ward Moore remarried in 1899 to Davis Moore Bell, a widower with children of his own.  In 1900 the Bells lived at Courtland and Tocowa towns, Panola County, Mississippi with their combined family, three his and four her Moore children.  Dora reported that she had borne five children of which four were still living. They would have a daughter together in 1903.  In 1910 they were still in Panola County.  Dave Bell died on  28 March 1916 in Mississippi and Dora Bell was a widow on the 1920 Panola County census, living with her youngest daughter, sixteen year old Nellie Bell.  In 1930 Dora lived in Panola County with her son Ming Henry Moore and his family.  By 1940 she was with her married daughter Carrie Simmons living in Denison. Grayson County, Texas. Dora Ward Bell died there on 22 May 1943; she was brought back to the cemetery of her ancestors in Chapel Hill, Panola County, Mississippi.  Her children with John Jasper Moore were Ming Henry, Corinne A., James "Jim", and Johnnie T. Moore.  Her child with Davis Bell was Nellie B. Bell.
3.  Willie Ward was a daughter born in Arkansas in about 1872.  No records are found for her after the 1880 census in Panola County, Mississippi, living with her mother, Sarah Wray Ward, and sisters in the home of their uncle.
2. James Franklin Ward was born about 1836 in Tennessee.  He stayed in Panola County with his brother Isaac when his family moved to Arkansas, possibly because he was going to marry.  He and Frances Druscilla Rhodes were married on 6 January 1860 in Panola County. She was the daughter of Hezekiah Rhodes and Mary Darby, and she was born in January 1838 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. On the census taken a few months after the wedding, they appear together living next to his cousin James Beard Faucett's home, in which Isaac Ward was living. James Franklin left for the War soon after and served with the Twentieth Mississippi Cavalry for the duration.  He was one of the last casualties, killed at the Battle at Selma, Alabama on 25 May 1865.  At home, Druscilla gave birth to a baby son a few months later and named him for his father.  In 1870, she and her two children are in their own home in Panola County.  In 1880, listed at Pope's Station, Panola County, she and her two children are in a home in which her father Hezekiah was head of household.   By 1900, Druscilla's daughter Mollie had married William Pratt (the grandson of Sarah Elizabeth Beard Faucett) and they lived in Pope, Panola County, with Druscilla in their home.  Next door was the J. B. Wray family.  In 1910 Drusilla Ward, a 72 year old widow, was still in the Pratt home in Panola County.  Just after this census, William Pratt died in Panola County and we then find the women  living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, where Druscilla applied for a Confederate widow's pension and gave information about her marriage and her husband's death.  She died shortly after, on 7 July 1920, in Waco.  We do not know where she is buried, nor do we know where James Franklin Ward's grave is.  We find evidence of at least three children:
3.  Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Ward was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 30 October 1860.  She grew up and married there on 21 December 1881 to William F. Pratt, her cousin.  He was the son of Lemuel T. Pratt and Rebecca Patterson Faucett.  William was born on 20 August 1858 in Pope, Panola County, Mississippi.  On the 1900 census of Pope, Panola County, william and Mollie had been married nineteen years and they had two of two children born still living, two sons who lived at home.  Frances Drusilla Ward, Mollie's mother, lived in their home at age 62 and a widow.  The J. B. Wray family lived next door.  In 1910 they were still in Pope, Panola County, and William was listed as a blacksmith who owned his shop.  Mollie was named as the proprietor of a boarding house, and her mother Drusilla Ward was still living with them.  William F. Pratt died on 24 May 1911 in Panola County and was buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery there.  In 1920 we find Mollie Ward, his widow, living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas with her mother and her son William living in her home.  William was with the city fire department. Drusilla died right after the census was taken.  Mollie Ward Pratt passed away in McLennan County, Texas on 1 July 1926 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery there.  Her mother Drusilla Ward was probably interred there as well, although we have no record.  The two sons of William and Mollie Ward Pratt were Lemuel Frank and William Henry Pratt.
3.  Child Ward   On the 1900 census, Drusilla reported that she had borne three children and two were still living.
3.  James Franklin Ward (Jr) was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 19 October 1865.  In 1880 he lived or visited with the family of his maternal grandfather in Panola County.  On 8 April 1893, said to have been in Duncan, Oklahoma, James married Alice Cornelia McMinn, who was born 19 July 1872 in Panola County, the daughter of William Polk and Amanda J. Hill McMinn. They had a baby named Eva Cornelia Ward who was born in Oklahoma in January 1894 and died at five months in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma.  She was buried at the El Reno Cemetery there. By the year 1900, the young couple had migrated to Deaf Smith County, Texas, where J. Frank Ward was listed as a stockraiser.  They had been married seven years and had no living children.  No record is found for 1910, but in 1920 they were still in Deaf Smith County.  In 1930 in Deaf Smith County, they had a nineteen year old adopted son, Roy W. Kelley, living in their home.  In 1940, the Wards seemingly ran a boarding establishment in the same, as they were listed with several lodgers.  James Franklin Ward died on 21 August 1941 in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas and was buried there at the West Park Cemetery.  Alice died at age 93 on 9 November 1965 in same and she lies beside him at West Park Cemetery.
2. Isaac B. Ward  was born in Mississippi or in Tennessee in 1839. Both states appear on censuses as places of birth. In 1860 he was a single man in the home of his cousin James Beard Faucett in Panola County.  Next door was his brother James.  He married Sarah E., whose last name we do not know, between 1860 and 1863, probably in Panola County, Mississippi. She was born in Mississippi in 1839. They moved to Arkansas before 1864 and were on the 1870 Liberty, Independence County census listings with two young daughters.  By 1880, the family lived at Gray in White County, Arkansas with five of their seven children at home.  Listed on the same page were James Graham Beard family and his brother Thomas A. Ward.  Isaac died at the age of 44 in White County, Arkansas in 1883.  He was buried at the Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.  Next to him is buried he wife Sarah with a death date of 1897.
They had seven known children:
3.  Amanda C. Ward was born in Arkansas about 1864.  In August of 1893, we find a notice of an Arkansas marriage license applicants W. C. Malone and Amanda Ward.  Nothing further can be found.
3.  Jeane Ward was born in Arkansas about 1868. She was on the 1870 census with her family, age two, but not on the 1880 census.
3.  Mary Frances Ward was born in Arkansas or Mississippi in June 1867.  She married Joseph T. "Joe" Rogers on 9 December 1893 in White County, Arkansas.  He was born April 1865 in Illinois and was the son of John Peter Rogers and Josephine T. Pettigrew.  In 1900, married six years, Joseph and Mary Frances Rogers lived at Higginson, White County, Arkansas with a five year old daughter.  In 1910 they were at Kensett, White County, Arkansas with two daughters.  Joseph died on 29 March 1930 in White County and Mary Frances Ward Rogers died on 20 August 1948 in Arkansas.  They are buried under a double stone at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Walker, White County, Arkansas.  We know of two daughters, Ivy G. and Elsie G. Rogers.
3.  John H. Ward was born about 1871 in Arkansas.  He died in 1888, according to some sources, in White County, Arkansas.  We do not know a burial site for him.
3.  Sarah J. Ward was born about 1874 in Arkansas.  There are reports that she died at age one, but we see that she is listed as a six year old on the 1880 census in White County.
3.  Jennie A. Ward was born about 1875 in White County, Arkansas.  We know no further information at this time.
3.  Nora L. Ward was born in White County, Arkansas about 1879.  We have seen a report that she married a K. M. Gilliam, but we do not know if this is true.
2. John Russell Ward Jr. was born in November 1845 in Mississippi. He moved to Independence County, Arkansas with his family and it is reported that he served in the CSA in a cavalry unit from Crawford County.  In 1870 he was listed in the home of his older brother William Ward.  John was a photographer at this time.  In 1880 he was a single farmer of 34 living in Kensett, White County, Arkansas.  A "Charley" Ward, aged 21, is living with him but we do not know who this man is.  John married on 23 January 1895 in Crawford County, Arkansas to Mrs. Ollie M. Edwards; we do not know her maiden name.  She was born in March 1863 in Arkansas.  In 1900 they had two children and lived in Van Buren in Crawford County.  In 1910, still there, John was working as a cab driver and their two boys still were at home.  He died in 1916, probably in Crawford County, and is buried at the Fairview Cemetery there. We do not find the family in 1920, but in 1930 Ollie was listed in Van Buren, Crawford County, as a widow. Both of her grown sons lived with her. Ollie Ward died on 20 January 1943 in Crawford County,  Arkansas, and was buried at Fairview Cemetery with John Russell Ward, Jr.  We know of two children of John Russell and Ollie Ward:
3.  William Ed Ward was born 13 December 1895 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.  He filled out a World War I draft card in Crawford County and signed it Will Ward. He was single, 21, and supported his widowed mother by working at Van Buren Compress Company.  In 1930 we find him listed on the census in his mother's home in Crawford County.  Will was a watchman for the railroads. He died on 18 March 1936 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, and was buried at Fairview Cemetery where his parents and brother are also.
3.  John Russell Ward III was born in December 1898 in Arkansas.  He lived with his widowed mother and brother in 1930 Crawford County.  John died on 8 August 1930 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas and was laid to rest with his family at Fairview Cemetery in Crawford County.
2. Jesse I. Ward was born about 1847 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He died before the 1860 census, either in Mississippi or in Arkansas.
2. Thomas Alexander Ward was born in December 1851 in Mississippi. He married in 1878 in Arkansas to Margaret Virginia Wesson, whose parents we do not know.  She was born in May 1853 in Tennessee.  Listed on the 1880 census in Gray, White County, Arkansas with two babies, they are close to James Graham and Charlotte Beard's family as well as Isaac Ward, the elder brother of Thomas.  According to the obituary of a son, Thomas and Margaret moved the family to Van Buren, Arkansas in about 1886.  They are listed there for the 1900 census, where Thomas owned  a livery barn.  Three children lived at home.  In 1910 they were still at Van Buren, Thomas was the owner of a livery stable, they had three of four children still living.  Their son Earl was married and his family were listed in this household.  A sign of the times was that on the next census in 1920, Thomas was no longer a liveryman but a railroad flagman.  He lived in Van Buren still.  A note on the census was that wife Margaret died on 16 January 1920, probably in Crawford County.  She is buried at the Van Buren Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.  Thomas died in 1934 and is buried there with her.  They had four known children:
3.  Henry Clay Ward was born in Higginson, White County, Arkansas on 30 November 1878.  On 12 August 1900, he married Eva O. Farrow  in Crawford County, Arkansas.  Eva was the daughter of James H. Farrow and Josephine Ann Louise Cardwell, and she was born in Arkansas in November 1878.  In 1900, Eva had been a boarder in Polk County, Missouri.  In 1910 Henry and Eva had been married ten years, according to the census of Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, and they had two children.  When he registered for the draft in 1917, Henry Ward was a railroad conductor for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and he worked for them many years, according to his obituary.  Henry and Eva lived in Van Buren their whole lives.  Eva Farrow Ward died on 31 May 1931 in Van Buren.  She was buried at Gracelawn Cemetery there. Henry Clay Ward died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 8 November 1946 at home in Van Buren.  He lies beside Eva at Gracelawn.  They had three children, Darrell O., Florence, and Henry Clay Ward Jr.
3.  Estella Hettie Ward was born on 3 February 1880 in White County, Arkansas.  She married Charles Robert Keith in Crawford County, Arkansas on 20 March 1902.  Charles was the son of John T. Keith and India A. Grissom, and he was born in Vienna, Scott County, Illinois on 3 September 1879.  Charles and Hettie were in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas for every census.  On his 1918 draft card, Charles stated that he was a railroad conductor for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  In 1910, they had one daughter.  In 1920, all three of their children were listed with them.  In 1930, two were left at home.  In 1940, their married son lived with them. On 21 July 1941, Charles died in St. Louis, Missouri  Hettie Ward Keith lived to be 94; she died on 10 March 1974 in Van Buren.  They are both buried at Gracelawn Cemetery in Crawford County.  Their three children are Inez, Ward Hardin, and Eugenia M. Keith.
3.  Earl Burns Ward was born in Higginson, White County Arkansas on 23 June 1884.  He married on 3 April 1905 in Sebastian County, Arkansas to Edna Smeltzer.  Edna was born on 22 August 1887 to Martin Franklin House "Frank" Smeltzer and Lucile Belle "Lucy" Kelton of Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.  Five years later, Earl and Edna lived next door to his parents in Van Buren.  Earl worked as a livery man, and his father owned a livery stable.  Earl, like so many of the family, then found work for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, where he was a switchman when he filled out a draft card in 1918 in Crawford County.  He and Edna lived in Van Buren.  In 1930, they were there with two of their three children and Earl was a brakeman for the railroad. According to his obituary, Earl Ward became a county judge in 1937 and served several terms through 1942.  He died on 17 April 1949 at a Fort Smith hospital after a long illness.   Earl is buried at the Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith.  Edna died many years later, on 28 February 1965 in Fort Smith and is also at Forest Park Cemetery.  They had three children, Frank Seltzer, Virginia, and Catherine Ward.
3.  Unknown Ward was a child born between 1880 and 1900 who died before 1900.  This was reported on the census in 1900.


1. Margaret Jane Beard was born about 1818 in Adair County, Kentucky.  She married Jesse Ward about 1836 in either Henderson County, Tennessee or in Panola County, Mississippi.  He was born on 13 July 1814 in Tennessee and he is possibly (and quite probably) the brother of John Russell Ward, who married Margaret's sister Mary about the same time. They moved down to Mississippi before 1837 when their first son was born there. We find a land record of Jesse Ward buying 160 acres in Panola County, Mississippi, a few miles south of Pope, on 15 December 1847. In 1850, Jess and Margaret J. Ward lived at Panola County with five children.  On 2 December 1850, Jesse Ward and wife Margaret Jane Ward sold land in Panola County to Reese Wood.  Land was a few miles southeast of Pope.  On 1 December 1857, Jesse Ward purchased land in Faulkner County, Arkansas.  128.61 acres.  Try as we may, we have not yet found Jesse on the 1860 census anywhere.  Where was he?  Had Margaret died yet?  Had he married his second wife by then?  In 1870 we found him in Gray, White County, Arkansas.  He is married to his second wife,  Pernina.  Although we do not know her parents or her maiden name, Pernina was born in April 1828 in Hardin County, Tennessee.  Two of Jesse's children live in the home, and they live next door to J. W. Beard and James Graham Beard.  In 1880, listed at Kensett, White County, Arkansas, Jesse Ward was 64, his wife 50, and they were next to and near to many family. Jesse Ward die don 8 January 1892 in White County, Arkansas and was put to rest at Ellis Chapel Cemetery there.  Pernina Ward, listed as "Mrs. Pauline Ward", widow, was listed in the 1900 White County, Arkansas census in Higginson Township.  She stated that she had borne two children and neither was living.  She is buried at Ellis Chapel with Jesse.  Although the census record shows "Pauline", she was listed as Pernina, wife of Jess Ward, on her gravestone and on the will of Jesse Ward.  Tracking their children has been made difficult because we cannot find the family on any 1860 census.  The children of Jesse Ward and Margaret Jane Beard:

2. William A. Ward was born in Panola County, Mississippi about 1837.  We last find him on the 1850 census as a thirteen year old living with his parents; no further information is known yet.
2. Nancy Elizabeth Ward was born about 1838 in Panola County, Mississippi.  We last find her with her parents in 1850.
2. Charlotte Ann Ward was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 13 March 1841.  She moved with her family to Arkansas and married there about 1858 to Robert W. Carter.  Robert was born on 22 April 1838 in Mississippi, the first son of Alfred T. Carter and wife Drusilla C. Wilkins who also moved to White County, Arkansas.  They were listed in Panola County, Mississippi censuses living next to Wards and Millikens in 1840.  In 1860, Robert and Charlotte and their baby son A. G. Carter lived in the home of his parents in Jackson, White County, Arkansas.  In 1870 they had four children and were listed in their own household next to his parents in Gray, White County.  That year, Robert's younger brother Alfred Carter married Charlotte's younger sister Emma Ward.  In 1880, living in Coffey, White County, Charlotte and Robert Carter had six children in their home.  Robert Carter died on 1 November 1885 in White County.  Charlotte Ward Carter died on 29 January 1888 in White County.  They are buried at Gum Springs Cemetery in White County, Arkansas. They had eight children:
3.  A. G. Carter, their first child and son, appeared on the 1860 census as a one year old but was not listed on later censuses.  He must have died before 1870.  His name was likely Alfred, after his paternal grandfather.
3.  William Carter was born in April 1862 in White County, Arkansas.  His name is given as William R. Carter on several published family trees and on the 1880 census, but in 1900 he was Wm S. and in 1910 the census record lists him as W. S. Carter. Although he was "Wm F. Carter" in 1920, his grave record is "William S. Carter".  He married Mary A. "Mollie" Talkington on 4 April 1883 in Arkansas, and on the record he is "William S. Carter".  He was living in White County and she was a resident of Faulkner County.  Mollie was born in March 1867 in Arkansas, according to the 1900 census.  Her father was Henry Franklin Talkington, who was born in Jackson County, Alabama, and married Julia England on 7 March 1866 in Conway County, Arkansas.  Mollie Talkington was listed as a three year old living with her father Henry on the 1870 census, so her parents had separated before that and her father eventually remarried and had other children. In 1880, she was living with her mother "Julia England" in the home of her uncle Averett/Everett England, and she was listed as his thirteen year old niece.  William and Mollie, after fifteen years of marriage, were living in Higginson, White County, Arkansas in 1900.  William worked at a saw mill and they had four of eight children born still living.  In 1910 they were in Dogwood Township in White County with the four children and in 1920 they lived at same with two children left at home. William died the next year, on 31 January 1921 and he is interred at the Dogwood Cemetery in Griffithville, White County, Arkansas.  Mollie Talkington Carter is there with him but the grave record has no death date.  The four children we know of were Robert, Roy, Lilly, and Herbert Carter.
3.  John Wesley Carter was born in October 1865 in White County, Arkansas.  He married in 1897 to Emma Colman in Arkansas.  She was born in November 1876 in Arkansas, but we do not yet know her parents.  In 1900, John and Emma lived at Higginson in White County, Arkansas with no children.  By 1910 they were listed at Dogwood in White County and they had four children.  One other child had died.  John was a sawyer at a saw mill.  We lose track of the family after this; there is one report that Emma Colman Carter died on 14 October 1935 but we do not know this.  No burial places are found yet.  The children were Ada, Lenore, Myrtle Irene, and Cleo Burl Carter.
3.  Thomas Franklin Carter was born in 1870 in White County, Arkansas.  He married on 19 December 1893 in White County to Ida Debo Ward, his first cousin.  Ida was the daughter of John Frank (Franklin?) Ward and Harriet Emaline Vincent.  She was born on 30 September 1876 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas.  We have yet to find Thomas and Ida on the 1900 census.  In 1910 they were at Antioch Township in White County with three children under ten.  In 1920 at same, they had four children and in 1930 at same, their son lived at home.  In 1940 Thomas and Ida were listed in Butler, Lonoke County, Arkansas.  Thomas died in April 1947 in White County and was buried at the Antioch Cemetery in White County.  Ida died at 91 on 23 March 1968 in White County.  She is buried at Antioch Cemetery as well.  Their children were Maggie, Jeff T., Gladys Cornillia, and Agness Carter.
3.  Emma Carter was born in 1870 in Arkansas.  She does not appear on the 1880 census and it is possible that she died as a child.
3.  Robert Franklin Carter was born on 3 August 1874 in Arkansas.  He married on 27 February 1903 in same to Ida Mae Walden, who was the daughter of William Christopher Walden and Zilpha Brown.  Ida was born 12 December 1879 in Arkansas.  In 1910 they lived at Marion, White County, Arkansas with three children six and under.  Robert Carter died at age 41 on 11 January 1916 in Arkansas and left Ida with five children to raise.  In 1920, she was head of house in Marion, White County with all five.  In 1930, listed at Mt. Pisgah, White County, her daughter was out of the home but her four sons remained.  In 1940 at same, her two youngest sons, both grown, were listed with her.  She died on 9 February 1954 in Arkansas and both she and Robert are buried at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery in White County, Arkansas.  Their five children were Sadie Mae, Floyd Franklin, Clifton Lecel, Roland, and Robert L. "Jack" Carter.
3.  Cora Ann Carter, born on 2 December 1877 in Arkansas, married in 1895 in White County, Arkansas to Charles Graham Rogers.  He was the son of John Peter and Mildred Winifred "Millie" Goodwin, born on 3 January 1872 in Arkansas.  In 1900 charles and Cora lived in Higginson in White County with a baby son.  Living in the home was a "boarder" was one Minerva Carter, born March 1880 in Arkansas.  This was perhaps Cora's younger sister Minnie Carter, who would marry later that year. In 1910, still in White County, they had three of their four children still living, and they lived next to Charles Rogers' brother and mother.  In Higginson, White County in 1920 we find Charles and Cora with six children at home.  By 1930 they had moved to Motley County, Texas and lived there with three children.  Cora Ann Carter Rogers died on 13 February 1960 in White County, Arkansas and she was laid to rest at Ellis Chapel Cemetery there.  Charles passed away the next year, on 18 December 1961 and he is beside her at Ellis Chapel.  Their children were:  Willard S., Edgar Wilfred, Ambrose F., Grace V., Thelma, Ella Gertrude, and Esther Lucilla Rogers.
3.  Minerva J. "Minnie" Carter was born on 1 March 1880 in Arkansas.  She was probably the Minnie Carter who was in the home of her sister Cora Carter Rogers in 1900.  Later that year, on 31 October 1900, she married Lewis Starling Nuckolls in White County, Arkansas.  He was born 5 February 1875 in Hardeman County, Tennessee, the son of Lewis Charles Nuckolls and Mary William "Mollie" Young.   We have yet to find Minnie and Lewis on the 1910 census, but they were listed at Dogwood in White County in 1920, with seven children at their table.  In 1930 at same, six children were still at home.  Lewis died in Lilbourn, New Madrid County, Missouri on 9 December 1966.  Minnie died there on 15 March 1972. They were both laid to rest at the Mounds Park Cemetery in Howardsville, New Madrid County, Missouri.  Their children: Alven, Reedus F., Annabelle, Bessie J., Clifton W., Ora V., Robert Leslie, and Lewis Nuckolls.
2. Mary Frances Ward was born 10 February 1845 in Panola County, Mississippi.  She married right after the Civil War, about 1865, to James Monroe Brewer.  James was born in Tennessee on 29 March 1839, but we do not know who his parents were.  He was a physician in White County.  In 1870 James [listed as J. H. Bruer!] and Mary were settled in Red River, White County, Arkansas with two small children.  They soon added three more sons, but James Brewer died on 15 March 1874 at the young age of 34.  He was buried at West Point Cemetery in White County.  In 1880, Mary "Bruer" was a widow in Kensett, White County, raising her five children.  She lived next to her father's home and several other relatives were in the area.  In 1900 she lived at Higginson in White County.  Her youngest son Francis Marion Brewer and his wife and baby were listed with her.  Mary Frances Ward Brewer died on 19 March 1901 in White County and was joined with James in the West Point Cemetery there. They had five children:
3.  Edward Forrest Brewer was born on 21 July 1867 in Kensett, White County, Arkansas.  As a young man, he attended Tulane University and the University of Tennessee and, like his father before him, became a physician.  He married in White County on 22 March 1894 to Ida J. Chrisp, the daughter of Horace and Martha Jan Walker Chrisp of White County.  Ida was born on 27 February 1876 in Higginson, White County. In 1900, Ed Brewer and Ida were in White County with three young children.  They are not found in 1910, but in 1920 they were in Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas and the three children were still living at home.  In 1930 they were still at same with Ed Brewer aged sixty and still practicing as a physician.  They apparently made Augusta their home for many years.  Edward was included in "Who's Who in Medicine in America" in 1944, when his hobbies were listed as pecan culture and poultry.  Edward died in Augusta on 26 February 1954 and Ida Chrisp Brewer passed away on 22 August 1961 there.  They are both interred at the Augusta Memorial Park in Woodruff County, Arkansas. Children were Forrest, Ora Gertrude, Sadie Lane, Martha, and Ollie Brewer.
3.  Jessie E. Brewer was a daughter born on 25 January 1869 in Arkansas.  She married Thomas Wesley Vincent in  White County, Arkansas on 26 February 1888. He was born 13 June 1861 in Arkansas, the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Fuller Vincent, and he was the younger brother of Harriet Emmeline Vincent, who married John Frank Ward in 1870.  In 1900 Wesley and Jessie were listed at Higginson, White County, Arkansas, where they would live all their lives, with two children in the home.  Another child had died as Jessie listed two of three children still alive.  By 1910, they reported four of ten children still living and three of them were at home.  In 1920 their three youngest children were at home.  In 1930, W. A. and Jessie had one daughter still at home.  Wesley Vincent died on 30 August 1934 and is buried at Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.  Jessie passed away 30 May 1945 in same and is at Gum Springs as well.  We know the names of five children:  Oren Clyde, Allie J., James, Nona, and Mary Agnes Vincent.
3.  James M. "Jim" Brewer was born 18 November 1870 in Arkansas and died on 13 September 1888 in White County, Arkansas at the age of seventeen.  He was possibly named James Monroe Brewer, after his father, but we do not know that.  James is buried at the West Point Cemetery in White County.
3.  Littleberry Brewer was born on 25 August 1872 in Arkansas; he died at age 22 on 22 September 1894.  He was buried with his deceased brother James at the West Point Cemetery in White County.
3.  Frances Marion Brewer was born in July 1877 in Arkansas.  He married on 9 June 1897 in White County, Arkansas to Ida L. Gaines.  She was born in May of 1874 in Tennessee. We do not know her parents.  Because he died in 1904, we only find Francis Brewer on one census record after marriage, and that was in 1900 when he and his wife and baby son lived with his mother in White County.  He is buried at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in White County with a death date of 26 December 1904.  We find no further records of his widow Ida nor of their son, James L. Brewer, born in 1898.  It is quite possible that she remarried, changed names, and that is why she is not found.
2. John Frank Ward, possibly John Franklin Ward, who was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 20 June 1847, married Harriet Emaline E. Vincent on 31 October 1870 in Independence County, Arkansas.  Harriet was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Jane Fuller Vincent.  She was born on 9 January 1855 in Tennessee and she was the elder sister of Thomas Wesley Vincent who married Jessie Brewer in 1888 in White County.  In the 1880 census, John and Harriet had four children and lived in the midst of many relatives in Kensett, White County, Arkansas.  In 1900, listed at Higginson, White County, they had been married for thirty years and seven of their twelve children were still living.  Three were still at home, and Harriet's mother, Mary Vincent, lived with them.  Also listed with them was a hired hand, Finis Cotson, who would eventually marry daughter Lucy Ward.  In 1910 White County, John and Harriet were at home with one son, and in 1920 they were listed at Marshall in White County with a widowed daughter, Jessie Boman and a grandson.  John Frank Ward died at age 73 on 29 March 1921.  He was laid to rest at Romance Cemetery in White County.  Harriet died on 21 May 1931 in White County and is also buried at the Romance Cemetery there.  The children of John F. and Harriet Vincent Ward:
3.  Mary Margaret Jane "Mollie" Ward was born 16 August 1871 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas.  She married William Henry Pennfield Brown/Browne on 6 January 1890 in Arkansas.  William was the son of Henry Ward and Isorah Malvina Walden.  He was born 20 April 1870 in Haywood County, Tennessee.  William's sister, Maria Josephine Brown, had married in 1880 Thomas Henry Beard, son of James Graham and Charlotte Beard of Panola County, Mississippi, and thus a cousin of some degree to Mollie Ward.  On the 1900 Higginson, White County, Arkansas census, William and Mary J. Brown had three children under ten.  William Brown died young, on 24 February 1904, in White County.  He is buried at the Liberty Cemetery in Walker, White County, Arkansas.  Mary Jane Ward Brown was left with five children, Eunice D., Elsie D., Henry W., and twins Carl and Mary Brown.  She remarried on 17 December 1905 in White County to James R. Walker, who was born in Arkansas in 1862. It was the second marriage for both.  James was probably a widower as he had been married to Victoria KIng.  in the 1910 census, married to Mollie Ward Brown for four years, he had two children by Victoria in his home, along with Alice,  his baby daughter with Mollie.  Also in the home were Mollie's Brown children Elsie, Henry, Carl, and Mary Brown.  Mollie reported that she had borne seven children and six were still living. This marriage appears to have ended before 1920, when James was on the census as a "widower", living in a boarding home in White County.  Mollie married again in later life, to Sidney Lee Wright, who was born in Limestone County, Texas in 1864.  They appear on the census as a married couple in 1940 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  He died there in 1948 and was buried at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston.  Mollie is also buried there, with a death date of 9 July 1956.
3.  Jessie Thomas Ward  was a daughter born on 29 October 1873 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas.  On 31 December 1890, just after her seventeenth birthday, Jessie married 29 year old Robert Emerson Bowman in White County, Arkansas.  Robert was born on 4 November 1861 in Gibson County, Tennessee, the son of William C.  and Eliza G. Chrisp Bowman.  In 1900, Robert and Jessie lived at Higginson, White County, Arkansas with four sons, including a set of twins just three months old.  Their first child, a daughter, was deceased.  In 1910 they were listed at Union, White County.  Jessie was the head of household, as Robert Bowman died on 20 February 1902 in Higginson.  Jessie had three sons had home.  In 1920, she was enumerated with her parents John F. and Eliza Ward, in Marshall, White County.  With her was her son Frank Bowman.  In 1930, Jessie lived in Cane, White County, with her widowed mother Harriet Ward.  Jessie Ward Bowman died on 30 December 1961 at age 88 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas.  She is buried at Antioch Cemetery in White County.  Robert Bowman was buried at Gum Springs Cemetery in same.  Their children were:  Fannie Mae, Robert Ethridge, Frank Edward, Boyd Herman, Floyd William, and Oscar Hodge Bowman.
3.  Ida Debo Ward married her first cousin Thomas Franklin Carter, and their story is listed in full above under his name.
3.  Artis Missie Ward was born on 15 January 1878 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas.  She married 20 July 1897 in same to Alfred Walter Gross, the son of William Henry Harrison Gross and an unknown wife, who must have died before 1880, when William Gross was listed as a widower in White County with a small son, Alfred.  Alfred was born on 16 March 1875 in Arkansas.  In 1900, Alfred and "Bertie" lived at Higginson, White County, with their one year old son, Homer.  In 1910, they lived in Marshall in White County and had four children.  Alfred seems to have passed away before the next census in 1920, as he died on 17 August of that year,  and we do not find Artie nor her youngest daughter on it or on the 1930.  Artie Ward Gross died on her 56th birthday, 15 January 1934 in Romance, White County, Arkansas.  The children of Artie and Alfred Gross were Homer Edward, Mary Lee, Olive Gertrude, and Sarah Beatrice Gross.
3.  Sarah "Sallie" Ward was a daughter born on 28 November 1878 who died at the age of two months on 17 February 1879 in White County, Arkansas.
3.  John Wesley Ward was a son who was born in White County on 11 September 1882 and died as a baby in 1884 in same.
3.  Lucy Apollos? Apless? Ward was born on 28 June 1885 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas.  She grew up there and on 24 June 1900, she married there to Finous Hugene Coston.  He was the son of John A. and Mary J. Coston, who were from Mississippi.  Finis was born on 4 October 1877, in probably Corinth, Mississippi, as stated on his draft card for World War II, although on some censuses his birth place is given as Arkansas.  In 1900 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas, Finis was listed in two households.  One was the home of his parents, and he was also listed as a hired hand in the household of John Ward, his future father in law.  Lucy was a girl of sixteen at this time; she and Finis married just a few days later. In 1910 they lived at Marshall, White County, Arkansas and had four children and his brother living at the home.  In 1920 they had six children and lived at Marshall.  In 1930, they were listed in a directory in Little Rock and not found on the census; in 1940 they lived back in Marshall and had a daughter in the home.  Finous died in White County on 30 April 1945.  Lucy lived to be 93 and died on 16 April 1979 in White County.  They are both buried at Romance, White County, Arkansas.  The children were James Franklin, Minnie Lee, Ward Herman, Mary Jane, Lillie M., Catherine Marie, Mildred Louise, and Oneida Coston.
3.  Hattie Charity Ward was born on 24 February 1889 in Arkansas.  She married in Cleburne, Arkansas on 25 November 1907 to Herman Pilkington. Herman was born 7 October 1873 in White County, Arkansas; he was the son of Joel W. and Harriet A. Coleman Pilkington.  In 1910 the couple lived at Higginson in White County and had no children.  In 1920 at same, they had two children, Jeannette and Thesdale.  A divorce occurred before 1930.  That census, Hattie C. Mattox and her son Thesdale Pilkington were living in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.  Hattie was manager of an apartment house and Thesdale a messenger boy for the telegraph company.  She listed herself as divorced.  Back in White County, Herman Pilkington had remarried to a wife named Nettie and they had a daughter named Murrel.  In 1940, Harriet Charity Mattox lived with her married son Thesdale Pilkington in Tulsa.  We find no death record for her yet.  
3.  Frank Ward was born on 16 March 1892 in White County, Arkansas, according to some family accounts.  He is not listed on the 1900 census with the family, so he may have died as a young child.  We find no death or burial record.  
3.  James A. Ward was born on 17 January 1895 in White County, Arkansas.  He married on 19 August 1917 in same to Roxie Aubrey Riggins.  Roxie appears on the 1900 census in White County as the daughter of Benjamin F. Riggins and Roxie R. Davis.  She was born on 8 January 1899 in White County.  James and Roxie set up housekeeping in Marshall, White County, Arkansas, where they appear on the censuses.  In 1920 they had a baby girl.  In 1930, five children were in the house, and in 1940, the youngest two appear in the home.  James died on 21 May 1988 and was buried at the Romance Cemetery in White County, Arkansas.  Roxie Riggins Ward lies next to him there, with a death date of 1 July 1993.  The children were Maxine, Christine, Winford Harrel, Carl, and Charlene Ward.
3.  William Ward was born on 29 January 1898 and died in February of the same year, just a few weeks old. We do not have a burial place or record for him.
2. Emily R. "Emmy"  Ward was born in Panola County, Mississippi on 22 April 1854.  She married in Arkansas to Alfred Thomas Carter on 29 July 1870.  He was the younger brother of Robert W. Carter, who married Emily's elder sister, Charlotte Ward.  In 1880, Thomas and "Emoner" Carter had two children and lived at Kensett, White County, Arkansas.  His married sister Sarah Murphy and nephew Wiley lived with them, and on the previous page, Emily's father Jesse Ward, her sister Mary Brewer, Alfred Carter family, and James and Margaret Beard were all listed. Emily died young, at age 43, on 4 July 1897 in White County.  She was buried at Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.  Alfred remarried to Anna Welch Glenn who was born in March 1872 in Tennessee and was first  married to David J. Glenn.  Alfred's stepchild Lorena Glenn was six on the 1900 census.  Five of his own children were at home in 1900.  A long list of people named as "paupers" follow the Carters on this census and it appears  they may have been in charge of the "poor farm"?  Alfred Thomas Carter died on 24 May 1929 in White County.  He is at rest at Oak Grove Cemetery in Searcy, White County.  Anna Welch Glenn Carter is buried beside him; she died in 1957.  Emma Emily Ward and Alfred Thomas Carter had seven children:
3.  Ella J. Carter was born in Higginson, White County, Arkansas on 3 March 1874.  She married Frank A. Hall in 1893 and they lived at Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas in the 1900 census.  They had a three year old son named Edgar.  In 1910, Frank and Ella lived in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee where Frank was a watchman for the railroad and Ella worked in a tailoring shop.  They have no children in the home and Ella reported 0 of 2 children living.  In 1920 they were at same, Frank was listed as a special officer for the railroad and Ella still worked in the tailoring shop.  In 1930, Ella was listed as a widow in Memphis, but we do not yet find a death record for Frank Hall nor a burial place.  Still in Memphis in 1940, Ella was listed as a stenographer.  She died on 15 September 1947 and was buried back home in Arkansas at the Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.
3.  Sallie May Carter was born 21 November 1880 in White County, Arkansas.  In 1900, she was a single female boarder in the Majors home in Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas, where her elder married sister Ella Carter Hall also lived.  Both the Halls and Sallie Carter eventually moved to Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.  Sallie Carter married W. E. Cleveland there on 15 April 1903.  She married again to Robert Green Watkins on 1 November 1910 in same. Robert was born on 5 March 1884 in Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi, which was also the old home of the Carter and Beard families before moving into Arkansas. Robert was the son of William P. Watkins and Betty Moss.  In the 1920 census, Sallie and Robert Watkins lived in Memphis with two sons, Robert G. Jr and Eugene Carl.  Robert was manager of the coal and ice company. Sallie Carter Watkins died on 28 May 1927 in Memphis and was buried at beautiful Elmwood Cemetery there.  Also buried at Elmwood are her husband Robert Watkins, who died on 4 November 1947, and her son Eugene, who died in 1959.  
3.  Albert Jesse Carter was born on 24 October 1881 in White County, Arkansas.  He married there on 18 September 1919 to Georgella Baker.   She was born on 21 December 1892 in Tennessee, possibly in Lauderdale County as her parents were listed there on the 1900 census. She was the daughter of William and Emma Baker, who are both buried at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery in White County, Arkansas.  In 1920, the newly maried couple lived at Higginson in White County.  In 1930, the home included two young daughters, Wardella and Sarah W. Carter.  By 1940, the youngest daughter still at home, they were still in White County.  Albert Jesse Carter died on 22 July 1960 in Cincinatti, Hamilton County, Ohio and was buried at Gum Springs Cemetery in White County, Arkansas. Georgella Baker Carter passed away on 14 July 1968; she is also interred at Gum Springs.
3.  George Orvil Carter was born 5 October 1881 in White County, Arkansas.  He grew up there and married about 1905, probably in White County, to Daisy Edwards.  She was the daughter of William Grandison Edwards and Melvina Amanda Saunders, born on 5 May 1889 in Arkansas.  In 1910 George and Daisy had a baby daughter, Thelma C. Carter, and lived in White County.  On his draft card for World War I, George said they lived in Judsonia in White County.  By 1920, still at same, they had a son, Thomas, in the home.  In 1930 at Higginson in Whtie County, daughter Corinne Thelma and son Thomas S. were at home.  George passed away on 3 July 1937 in Arkansas and was buried at Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.  Daisy lived to the age of 83, and was laid to rest at Gum Springs with a death date of 28 December 1972.  
3.  John Thomas Carter was born on 4 March 1885 in Higginson, White County, Arkansas.  He married about 1905 to a bride named Maisie.  Her birthdate was 5 May 1889 in Arkansas, and that is the same date of birth and place for Daisy Edwards, who married John Carter's brother George in the same year.  We believe that Daisy and Maisie were probably twins, daughters of William Grandison Edwards and Melvina Amanda Saunders, but if anyone knows a different fact, please let us know.  In 1910, John and Maidy were located in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee and they had two young sons.  By the time he filled out a draft card in 1918, John and Maisy lived at Searcy, White County, Arkansas.  In 1920 they were enumerated at Gum Springs in White County with their two sons.  John Carter was a mail carrier.  In 1930 they were still at Gum Springs with one son at home; both John and his son John Jr. worked for the post office.  John Thomas Carter died on 18 September 1966 in Arkansas.  Maisy Carter passed away in Searcy, Arkansas on 23 May 1976.  Both are buried at the Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.  Their two sons were Milton and John Thomas Carter, Jr.
3.  Penina "Nina" Carter was born in October 1886 in White County, Arkansas.  We have no record of her after the 1900 census.
3.  Myrtle Carter was born in October 1889 in White County, Arkansas.  We have no record of her after the 1900 census.

1. A Son Beard was born between 1815-1820 in Tennessee.  We do not know what happened to him.

1.  James Graham Beard was born on 15 February 1822 in probably Adair County, Kentucky.  He married about 1842 in Panola County, Mississippi to Charlotte Ann Rayburn, the daughter of John King Rayburn and wife Elizabeth Graham.  Charlotte was born in Indian Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee on 4 April 1820.  James is enumerated on the 1845 Mississippi State Census with a wife and two children, next door to Enoch Bynum family. On 18 February 1847, J. G. Beard and wife Charlotte A. sold land to A. J. Walker of Caswell County, North Carolina, Panola County records.  The 1850 census finds the family living in District 13 of Panola County with three small sons and David Beard, who is eighteen.  This David is probably the son of Hugh and Mary Beard, a cousin to James Graham.  In 1853 James Graham Beard is listed on the Mississippi State Census in Panola County.  By 1860, the family has followed two of his sisters and moved to Arkansas.  They are listed at Liberty, Independence County with seven children.  In 1870 they are at Gray in White County with seven children.  Next door was James Madison Beard family and the Jessee Ward family. In 1880 they were still in Gray, White County, with several grown children at home. Charlotte Ann Rayburn Beard died on 11 November 1881 in White County.  She is buried at the Liberty Cemetery at Walker, White County, Arkansas.  James Graham Beard is buried there as well; he died on 16 January 1888 in Gray Township in White County.  Children of James Graham Beard and Charlotte Ann Rayburn:

2. James Madison Beard was born on 11 June 1844 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married on 8 April 1869 in White County, Arkansas to Margaret Greer, the daughter of Richard B. Greer and Elizabeth.  [see **at bottom of this page about this couple.]  Margaret was born in November 1839 in Tennessee.  As newly weds on the 1870 census, they lived at Gray in White County next door to James' father J. G. Beard and also next to Jesse Ward.  In 1880, listed at Kensett in White County, they had three children.  In 1900 they were at Higginson in White County, married 31 years, 2 of their 3 children still living, and one son living with them.  In 1910 they were still at same with an empty nest.  James Madison Beard died on 19 June 1911 in White County, Arkansas.  He is buried at Liberty Cemetery there.  Margaret Greer Beard passed away on 29 December 1913 in White County and is buried at same.  The children of this couple:
3.  Lucy Apless Beard was born in Arkansas on 7 January 1870.  She died at age seventeen on 27 August 1887 in White County, Arkansas, and was laid to rest at the Liberty Cemetery in White County.
3.  Charles Henry Beard was born in Arkansas on 13 February 1872.  He married on 23 December 1903 in White County, Arkansas to Lornnice Tommie Fulsom Wright, the daughter of James A. Wright and Mary Ann Ellis.  She was born on 25 June 1876 in Arkansas.  Enumerated in Higginson, White County on the 1910 and 1920 census, they had a son and a daughter in 1910 and had added another daughter by 1920.  In same in 1930, their youngest daughter was still at home; in Higginson in 1940, they were empty nesters.  Charles Henry Beard died on 7 November 1961 in White County and Tommie Wright Beard passed away 17 September 1966 in same.  They are laid to rest at the Gum Springs Cemetery in White County.  Their three children were son Dorris Greer Beard and daughters Marguerite and Inez Beard.
3.  Julia I. Beard was born on 12 August 1874 in White County, Arkansas.  In 1897, she married there to William Alfred "Jinks" Garrison.  We do not know who his parents were, but he was born in Tennessee on 3 March 1868.  In 1900, the couple lived at Higginson next door to Julia's parents.  William's sister Addie lived with them.  In 1910, they were still in White County, listed on same page as Julia's parents, with five children.  Julia bore seven children but died at age 39 on 6 February 1914 in White County.  She was buried at Ellis Chapel Cemetery there.  William Garrison apparently moved to Memphis, Tennessee and eventually remarried there.  He died on 4 April 1956 in Memphis and was buried at the Morning Sun Cemetery in Cordova, Shelby County, Tennessee.  William and Julia Beard Garrison had children Opal M., Annie L., Charles B., Jim Lee, Mildred L., Helen, and Madge A. Garrison.
2. Thomas Henry Beard was born in July 1847 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married in White County, Arkansas on 14 June 1880 to Maria Josephine Brown, the daughter of Henry Ward Brown and Isorah Hemens Walden.  She was born in May 1855 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Thomas Henry was a merchant and a grocer.  In 1900 the family was enumerated in Plummerville, Conway County, Arkansas with two sons.  In 1910 Thomas and JosephIne lived in Little Rock, Pulaski County Arkansas and one son, James, was in the home.  Thomas died on 17 June 1913 in Little Rock.  Maria Josephine Beard died 31 August 1926, also in Little Rock.  They are buried at the Oakland Cemetery there, with no stones.  Their children were:
3.  Douglas Adelbert Beard was born in Searcy, White County, Arkansas on 16 March 1882.  He married on 2 July 1906 in Pulaski County, Arkansas to Iva Kimball, the daughter of William Robert and Arri Kimball.  Iva/Ivah was born in Georgia in 1888.  On the 1910 census, the young couple made a home with Ivah's widowed mother and brother.  They had a two year old son, Douglas Jr.  In 1920, they were listed in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas with twelve year old Douglas.  Ivah either died or divorced in the next two years; Douglas Beard and his son were listed in city directories living with wife Pauline.  Pauline was born about 1897 in Arkansas.  In 1930, Douglas and Pauline had a daughter, Ann, born about 1928.  They lived at Hill, Pulaski County, and Douglas worked as an insurance agent.  On 20 January 1938, D. A. Beard married Ethel Tompkins in White County.  Both listed residences in Little Rock. We do not know if Tompkins was her maiden name, we doubt that.  She was born on 23 July 1894 in Arkansas.   In 1940, Douglas and Ethel were living in Pulaski County in Little Rock.  Douglas was secretary for the Elks Club.  Douglas Beard died on 2 December 1950 in Pulaski County.  He is buried at Pinecrest Cemetery in Saline County, Arkansas, where Ethel D. Beard is also interred with a death date of 4 December 1989.  
3.  James Garl Beard was born in Higginson, White County, Arkansas on 21 September 1889.  He lived with his parents on the 1910 census there, but he married before June 1917, when he registered as a married man on his draft card.  He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a locomotive fireman and lived in Little Rock at this time.  The bride was Elvessa "Vess" Jenner, born 30 January 1890 in Richland County, Illinois to James Jenner and Nancy Caroline Clark. In 1920, James and Bessie lived in Little Rock, Pulaski County, and had a son, James, who was one and a half.  By 1930, still in Little Rock, they also had a five year old daughter, Carolina J.  James and Vess divorced shortly after this census.  James remarried to Telia Johnson Murdock, who had two daughters.  In 1940 they lived in Little Rock. In 1952 James retired from the Missouri Pacific, for which he worked for 45 years.  He passed away on 27 December 1962 in a hospital in Little Rock.  Telia died on 3 June 1992.  James is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Saline County, Arkansas.  There is a double stone with Telia's name on it but no death date.  
2. Charles Graham Beard was born on 10 March 1848 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He moved to Arkansas with his family and married there in Beech, Miller County on 11 January 1876.  His bride was Julia Cyrus Mason, the daughter of deceased Cyrus K. Mason and Mary Elizabeth Lyles Mason Jones.   Julia was born in Jackson County, Arkansas on 17 July 1853.  They moved to Texarkana, Texas immediately and in 1880 Charles and Julia were counted in Bowie County with two young sons, both born in Texas.  Charles was a carpenter.  They were back in Arkansas by 1881 and apparently thereafter, for all their children after this time were born in Arkansas. Julia died on 2 April 1895 in Miller County, Arkansas,  Julia is buried at the Old Rondo Cemetery in Miller County, Arkansas; her grave inscription is on the back of the stone of her mother, Mary Jones.  Charles remarried on 27 December 1898 in White County, Arkansas to Hepsy E. "Sissy" Rogers, the daughter of Edwin and Hepsy J. Rogers, born in South Carolina in March 1866.  Hepsy Rogers had two older brothers, Esby and Percival, who had both married younger sisters of Charles Graham Beard.  In 1900, Charles and Hepsy Beard lived at Garland, Miller County, Arkansas.  Hepsy had her hands full with this family of eight children at home.  In 1910 they were listed at Beech, Miller County, Arkansas with all the children gone; living in their home was fifteen year old Maude Beard, the daughter of Leander Beard, brother of Charles.  She was noted as a "ward" of the household; both her parents had died.  Charles Graham Beard died in Miller County on 7 November 1916.  We do not know his burial location.  Hepsy Rogers Beard is said to have died about 1935 in Arkansas. Charles Graham Beard and first wife, Julia Mason had eight children:
3.  Theodore Graham "Teddy" Beard was born in Bowie County, Texas on 26 September 1877.  He was listed on the 1900 Miller County, Arkansas census living in the home of his parents.  He married soon after, but we do not know to whom.  They purportedly had two children, Sarah Beth Beard and J. R. Beard, but we have no records of them on a census.  Teddy died on 4 February 1905 in Miller County, Arkansas.  Some researchers say he was buried at the Old Rondo Cemetery, where his mother Julia is, but he may be without a stone as there are no official listings of any other Beards there.
3.  Walter James Beard  was born on 4 December 1879 in Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.  When he filled out a World War I draft card in 1918, he was married to  Naomi,  and he was a railroad locomotive fireman who lived at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.  We have no information about Naomi yet. They had one daughter, Tobitha Jane Beard, who was born in Dallas in 1920.  The birth certificate states that her mother was Naomi Butler, born in Houston, Texas and living in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.  Hunt County is where Walter and Naomi divorced on 4 June 1923.  In 1930, Walter was living in Bowie County, Texas as a divorced man.  He married Ruby Lee Nixon Jett on 1 November 1930.  She had been married to George Jett and had a son named George M. Jett.  Ruby was born on 9 September 1908 in Bivins, Cass County, Texas to Milton Belton and Alma May Nixon. On the 1940 census, she and Walter were listed in Bowie County, Texas with her son George Jett and with the two sons she had with Walter Beard, Walter James Jr. "Jimmie",  and Charles Rayburn Beard.  Walter James Beard Sr. died on 16 August 1949 in Miller County, Arkansas.  He is buried at Eylau Cemetery in Bowie County, Texas, with Ruby, who died on 5 March 1997 in Bowie County, Texas.
3.  Charles Mason Beard was born on 16 October 1881 in White County, Arkansas.  He completed a draft card in 1918 in Miller County, Arkansas at age 36.  We do not know enough information about his marriage yet.  Charles died in Miller County, Arkansas on 1 July 1934 and was buried at the Old Rondo Cemetery there.  
3.  Charlotte Elizabeth "Bessie" Beard was born 13 December 1884 in Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas.  She married Homer Lee Bowen, the son of William Asberry and Julia Opelia Patillo Bowen, before 1902.  Homer was born 4 February 1871 in Cass County, Texas.  In 1900 he was a single man listed as a dry goods clerk in Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.  About 1901 they must have married, and in 1902 they had a son, Glynn, who died as a baby.  By 1910 Homer was a street commissioner for the city of Texarkana; he and Bessie had four children under ten in their home.  In 1920, listed at same, they had three at home, and in 1930 at same, just two grown sons were still home.  Homer Lee Bowen died on 18 January 1944 in Bowie County, Texas.  Charlotte Elizabeth Beard Bowen passed away on 1 November 1959 in Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.  They were both interred at Hillcrest Cemetery in Texarkana.    The children of this marriage were Glynn, Coralie, William Heber, Walter Jared "Cub", and Juanita Bowen.
3.  John Rayburn Beard was born on 14 October 1885 in Miller County, Arkansas.  He married on 26 November 1914 to Florence Charles Rosenstein.  She was the daughter of Henry N. and Daisy E. Davis Rosenstein, born 7 April 1891 in Texas.  In 1920, John Rayburn and Florence Beard lived next to her widowed mother Daisy in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. John was working for the railroads, and they had a baby daughter named Sarah Bess Beard.  In 1930, John and Florence had added a son, Joh Rayburn Beard, Jr., and still lived in Tyler, Texas.  John Rayburn Beard Sr. died in Tyler on 27 June 1948.  Florence Rosenstein Beard died 6 June 1979 in Tyler; they were both buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Tyler.
3.  Gladys  Beard was born in February 1888 in probably Miller County, Arkansas.  She married on 26 June 1907 to James B. "Jimmy" Whitney, son of James and Ada Elizabeth Stafford Whitney.  He was born on 29 October 1887 in Texas.  In 1910, listed as married for two years, James appears on the census in Tyler living in the home of his parents.  Gladys was not listed, and we do not find her in any other household; it is possible that she was inadvertently left off the listing.  It is interesting that Louise Beard, the younger sister of Gladys, was present in the Whitey home, listed as a boarder.  Gladys died on 23 November 1916 at the too young age of 28.  She was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.  James Whitney is on the double stone with her, he lived a long life and died on 23 October 1977 in Texas.  We know of no children of this couple.
3.  Kathryn Beard was born on 12 May 1890 in Arkansas.  She married a Mitchell, first name so far unknown.  Kathryn Mitchell died on 3 December 1963 in Riverside County, California and was buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles County, California.  
3.  Louise Beard was born on 23 August 1893 in Miller County, Arkansas.  She married Willard Monroe Gardner about 1918, place unknown.  He was born on 7 October 1883 in Connecticut, the son of Frederic and Lila M. Lockwood Gardner.  On the 1920 census, they were roomers in a home in Flint, Genessee County, Michigan, where Willard was a secretary for a construction company.  They had no children yet.  By 1930, they had five children and had recently moved to California, where they were enumerated in two different places on the same census.  Perhaps they were in the act of moving.  On April 8, Louise was listed with all the children but the eldest in Chula Vista, San Diego County, California.  The next day, the whole family was listed at Pasadena in Los Angelos County.  Willard was working on a poultry farm there.  In 1940, Willard and Louise were located in West Riverside, Riverside County, California with seven living children at home.  Willard Gardner died on 6 February 1957 in Riverside.  Louise Beard Gardner lived to be 93, passing away on 27 March 1987 in San Bernadino County.  We do not know a burial place at this time.  The eight children were Paul Mason, Dixie Bell, Donald Graham, Kathryn Louise, William Monroe Jr., called Billy, Gloria, Julia Cyrus, and Gordon Gouveneur Gardner.
2. Margaret L. Beard was born in 1850 in Panola County, Mississippi.  We last find a record of Margaret on the 1870 census when she was fifteen.  We have no knowledge of a marriage yet.
2. Sarah Fannie Beard was born in July 1853 in Panola County, Mississippi.  She married in White County, Arkansas on 22 Febrary 1875 to George W. Branch.  He was the son of William Bryant and Mary Branch.  George was born in Tennessee in April 1846.  In 1880, George and Fannie were in Dogwood, White County, Arkansas with a four year old son.  Sarah may have died before 1898, as George remarried on 10 April of that year to Mary Holwell Martin Massey and appears on the 1900 White County census with her and her three sons in his home.  They are listed very near to Thomas Henry Branch, his son with Fannie.  We find no death dates or burial records for Fannie or George Branch.  One known child was:
3.  Thomas Henry Branch was born on 25 November 1875 in White County, Arkansas.  He married on 31 January 1898 in White County to Effie Guy Britt.  She was the daughter of Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth Davenport Britt, born on 26 April 1879 in Tennessee.  In 1900, the young couple lived at Dogwood, White County, Arkansas and farmed.  In 1910, at Walker in White County, Thomas and Effie had four children, including a set of twins.  They added another set of twins in 1910 and had six children in all: Viola, Nettie Aliene, Leslie Joe, Lottie Jane, Belva Guy, and Melva B. Branch.  Thomas died on 8 June 1922 in Walker, White County, leaving Effie with the six young children.  Effie herself passed away on 4 January 1928 at age 48.  They are both buried at the Liberty Cemetery in Walker, White County, Arkansas.   
2. Leander E. Beard was born on 16 September 1856 in Panola County, Mississippi.  He married Sallie Virgie Barham o Christmas Day, 1882 in White County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Barham and Clarinda Page. Sallie was born in Tennessee on 2 March 1853.  In 1900, Leander and Sallie lived at Searcy in White County, Arkansas.  They had a four year old adopted daughter in the home, Maud Roberts.  We do not know at this time if Maud was a relative. Sallie Barham Beard died on 15 April 1905 in Arkansas and is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  Leander Beard died on 2 March 1910 in Fouke, Miller County, Arkansas and is buried at Oak Grove as well.  Their adopted daughter appears as Maude Beard on the 1910 census, living with Leander's brother Charles Graham Beard and wife Hepsy in Beech, Miller County, Arkansas.  The only know child of this couple, who was an adopted daughter, was:
3.  Maud Roberts Beard was born in July 1895 in Arkansas.  She was adopted before the age of four by the Beards.  When both her adopted parents passed away, she was listed as a ward of Charles Graham Beard, her adoptive uncle, on the 1910 census taken in Beech, Miller County, Arkansas.  We do not have any further records for Maud.
2. Martha Jane Beard was born in Arkansas on 7 November 1858.  She married 24 December 1879 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas to Esby Wayne Rogers, the son of Edwin and Hepsy J. Rogers.  He was born in South Carolina on 7 November 1854.  Esby's younger brother Percival married Martha Jane's younger sister Lucy Beard in 1890, and his younger sister Hepsy became the second wife of Charles Graham Beard, Martha Jane and Lucy's elder brother, in 1898.  In 1900 Martha Jane and Esby lived at Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas and had two teenage children at home.  In 1910 they were at the same, and their two children still in the home.  In 1930, still living at Conway, Esby and Martha had their 34 year old son Thomas Roy at home with them.  Martha Jane Beard Rogers died the next year, on 20 January 1930 in Conway.  She was buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery there.  Esby Wayne Rogers died on 9 May 1938 in Conway and is buried with her at Oak Grove.  They had four children:
3.  Unknown Rogers was a child reported as dead on the 1900 census.
3.  Caddie E. Rogers was a son born on 25 April 1882 in Arkansas.  He died on 2 October 1899, probably in Arkansas, at the age of seventeen and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Faulkner County, Arkansas.
3.  Lottie J. Rogers was born on 24 February 1884 in Arkansas.  She married Ira Guthrie "Bud" Bailey on 7 January 1914 in Faulkner County, Arkansas.  He was the son of James H. and Mariah Bailey and was born in Alabama on 22 October 1882.  Lottie and Ira lived in Conway, Faulkner County.  Ira Bailey died 13 October 1950 in Conway.  Lottie Rogers Bailey passed away on 28 January 1966 in same.  They are buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Faulkner County. We know of no children.
3.  Thomas Roy Rogers was born on 2 September 1885 in Arkansas.  He lived in the home of his parents through the 1930 censuses in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  In 1940 he lived in the home of his married sister Lottie Rogers Bailey and worked as a salesman in retail groceries.  Thomas died 20 April 1962 in Conway and is buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery there.
2. Virginia Beard, born in about 1862 in Arkansas, is last found listed in the 1880 census in her parents' home in Gray, White County, Arkansas.  She was nineteen.  Virginia may have married or died before the 1900 census; we have no further record for her.
2. Lucy Ann Beard was born in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas on 15 August 1863.  She married in 1890 to Percival Z. Rogers, son of Edwin and Hepsy J. Rogers, who was born in 1858 in South Carolina.  Percival was the brother of Esby Wayne Rogers, who married Lucy's older sister Martha Jane Beard in 1879, and their younger sister Hepsy became the second wife of Lucy and Martha Jane's brother, Charles Graham Beard, in 1898.  We have yet to find Percival and Lucy on the 1900 census, but on the other censuses they live in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  In 1910 they have three children at home, in 1920 their youngest son Graham is still at home, and in 1930 they are empty nesters.  Lucy Ann Beard Rogers died on 19 June 1938 in Faulkner County, Arkansas and was buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery there.  Percival Rogers lived with his married daughter Lola Rogers Vaughter on the 1940 Faulkner County census, aged 81.  He died on 6 October 1943.  He was laid to rest with his wife Lucy at Oak Grove.  Their three children were:
3.  Lola M. Rogers was born 26 August 1891 in Arkansas.  She married William Claud Vaughter in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas on 30 April 1916.  He was the son of James M. C. and Margaret J. Vaughter, and was born on 25 March 1885 in Arkansas.  By the 1920 Faulkner County census, William and Lola had a toddler son and William's father lived with them.  In 1930 in same, their only son was twelve.  In 1940, still at Conway, not only their son but Lola's father lived with them.  William Claud Vaughter died in January 1965 in Conway.  Lola Rogers Vaughter lived to be 98 years old, passing away on 3 July 1990.  They are both buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway.  Their son was William Rogers Vaughter, who was a medical doctor.
3.  Esby Madison Rogers, born on 22 September 1894 in Arkansas, married on 22 February 1919 in Arkansas to Floy Henry, the daughter of John Walter Henry and his first wife Martha Susie Reynolds.  In 1920 as newlyweds, Esby and Floy were living with the Henrys in Conway.  We believe that there were more than one Floy Henrys around, and some researchers seem to attribute a different one to this marriage; we would appreciate any details.  This Floy Henry was born in January 1898. We find no further records for Esby until his death date on 5 March 1970 in Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas.  He is buried at the Harmony Cemetery in Hopkins County, Texas.  
3.  Graham P. Rogers was born about 1901 in Arkansas and appeared on the 1910 and 1920 censuses with his parents.  We find no further record for him.

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