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The parents of James Mitchell Beard



James Mitchell Beard was born in 1822 in Bedford County, Tennessee. When he was a young adolescent, he moved with his big extended family to Panola County, Mississippi. There, in the 1845 Mississippi State Census, J. M. Beard was listed by himself in his own home. This shows that he had property of his own as a young man, no doubt given to him by his father, who died soon after that state census was taken. About the year 1849 in Panola County, James married Mary Frances Mayfield, who was called "Charity". She was born on 11 December 1830 in Tennessee, the daughter of Thomas Mayfield, who was born in Kentucky in 1807, and his wife Elizabeth Hobbs, who were married in Barren County, Kentucky on 17 February 1830 and were residents of Panola County by 1845, listed on the state census there. In 1850, James and Charity Beard lived in Panola County almost next door to his mother--or perhaps stepmother--Mary Beard. They had a six month old son named Hugh for his paternal grandfather. James and Charity's second child, James Mitchell Beard, is said to have been born in Union Parish, Louisiana, so they must have moved there by 17 March 1852. James Mitchell Beard then disappears from history between June 1851 and the year 1859. He probably died in Louisiana. Mary Frances Beard remarried by 1859 to Hugh George Bird
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Mary Frances Mayfield Beard Burd

(sometimes Burd), who was born about 1832 in Alabama. He was the son of Elihu Bird, who died in Union Parish in January 1844, and Nancy Mathews/Mathes who remarried to a Taylor. On the 1860 census in Union Parish, H. Bird and wife Mary are listed with her two Beard sons (mistakenly listed as Birds) and her nine month old baby, John Bird. On the same census, it is interesting that an H. Bird, same age of 28, is listed as a farmhand with another family, that of John Gray. The Grays were just a few homes away from the mother of Hugh George Bird, Nancy Bird Taylor. Could it be that Hugh Bird and Mary Frances Beard were only just married this year, and Hugh Bird was listed in his bachelor home as well as his married household? If that is so, then the baby, John, could be the son of James Mitchell Beard and we could better pinpoint the death date of James Mitchell. By 1863, the Birds had added another son, George Wesley Bird, who was born in Union Parish. Hugh George Bird served in the Civil War in the same unit as his brothers Needham and William Bird. He probably died in the War, as by 1870 Charity Bird was a widow again at age 38, listed in Union Parish with three of the four known boys that were born to her. John, who was the baby in 1860, was not listed in 1870. Her first son, Hugh Beard, was listed three days earlier as a farmhand in the home of William Moore, a neighbor, and then also in his mother's home. Before 1877, the family would pack up and leave their Louisiana home of many years and move ever West, this time to Texas, where they had friends and relatives from Mississippi who lived in Nacogdoches County. One account of the journey to Texas said that they came in wagons and only carried what they could pack into a trunk. It took a week to get to Shreveport, Louisiana, where the women boarded a train and rode to Troup, Texas. They rode on a lumber wagon from there to Sacul, Texas. They spent a wonderful night there around the campfire. The family stayed in Sacul and farmed for John Lucas. Later, they bought a home three miles south of Sacul and paid fifty cents per acre. This property is still known as Beard Hill, and it was their home for the rest of their lives. Mary Frances Mayfield Beard Bird would spend most of the rest of her very active life in the home of her eldest son, Hugh Monroe and his big family. She was like another parent to their children and she is very well remembered today for her role in holding her boys together and then helping them raise their own families. In 1910, she was living with her granddaughter Lola Beard Hudson and her husband Forest Hudson in Kaufman, Texas. She was listed as "Grandmother in Law". By 1920, she was back with Hugh in Nacogdoches County. She died on 7 June 1927 at the grand age of 96 in Tarrant County, Texas, and she was laid to rest in the McKnight Cemetery at Cushing, Nacogdoches County, Texas. The descendants of James Mitchell Beard and wife Mary Frances are:
1. Hugh Monroe Beard was born in Panola County, Mississippi 19 February 1850, and he was just a baby on the census taken that year. He was named for his paternal grandfather. His parents moved to Union Parish, Louisiana when he was very young, and Hugh grew up there. In 1870, he was listed "working out" at a nearby farm as well as in his mother's home. He married on 4 September 1871 to nineteen year old Margaret Elizabeth Barton, who was called Bettie. She was born 22 June 1852 in Union, Jackson County, Arkansas to Jessie Frank and Sarah Alice Williamson Barton. Jessie Frank Barton died about 1863 during service for the Confederates in the War Between the States. Sarah Alice, his widow, came by wagon train to Douglas, Nacogdoches County, Texas in about 1869 with her two brothers, George McFarland Williamson and Joseph N. Williamson. Their aged mother, Margaret Agnes "Peggy" Wright, was with them on this journey. They were all residents of Yalobusha and Panola Counties in Mississippi from about 1837. Margaret Wright died on 10 October 1871 and is said to be
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Hugh, Lola, Henrietta, and Bettie Barton Beard

buried in the Sacul Cemetery in Sacul, Nacogdoches County, Texas. Hugh and Bettie moved to Texas also and were listed in Liberty, Nacogdoches County by 1880. Hugh's mother lived with them and his half brother George Bird/Burd was a young teenager in Hugh's home. Hugh's brother James Mitchell Beard Jr lived nearby with his own family. In 1900, the family was listed at Looneyville, same county. Hugh and Bettie had seven of eleven children still living. Mary Frances Bird listed 2 of 5 still living, as George Bird had died in 1899. In 1910, Ida and Annie Beard, daughters of Charles Henry Beard, lived with Hugh Beard since their mother had died. Hugh and his Mother Mary Frances raised these two girls, ably assisted by Hugh’s daughters Nettie and Henrietta.  Betty Barton was not well for much of her life and was frequently confined to her bedroom where she pieced quilts to pass the time. Mary Frances was always the lady of the house." Bettie Barton passed away on 13 May 1923. In 1930, Hugh was a widower of eighty with two daughters living with him and his son Charles next door. Hugh died 22 February 1932 and was laid to rest beside Bettie at McKnight Cemetery in the Nacogdoches County where they had made a home for over fifty years. The children and grandchildren of Hugh and Bettie are:
2.  Charles Henry "Charlie" Beard was born in 1874 in Union County, Arkansas, which is just over the state line from Union County, Louisiana.  When he was a toddler, his parents moved to Nacogdoches County, Texas, which would be his home for the rest of his life.  In December 1897 Charlie married Annie Leona Cornelius, the daughter of Henry R. and Julia C. Wills Cornelius of Nacogdoches County.  Annie was born there in February 1879.  She had a younger brother, Julian, who would marry Sarah Beard, the younger sister of Charles Henry Beard.  In 1900, Charles and Julia lived in Nacogdoches County with baby daughter Ida, just two homes away from his parents.  
a few months after the census, Julia gave birth to a second daughter, Annie Pearl, but then Julia died just two weeks later, in October 1900.  Both the young girls may have been raised by their paternal grandparents, as they were living in that home on the 1910 census.  In June 1904, Charles remarried to Sarah Jane "Jenny" Fletcher, the daughter of John B. and Mary Fletcher.  Sarah was born in Texas in 1888, probably in Rusk or Cherokee County.  Charlie and Jenny would have a family of eight children together and raise them in Sacul, Nacogdoches County.  He worked in a lumber mill and his parents always lived nearby.  Charles died in January 1963 in Nacogdoches County.  Jenny died the next year and they were both interred at the McKnight Cemetery there.  The children of Charles Henry Beard and first wife Annie Cornelius were:     
3.  Ida L. Beard was born in March 1899 and married Charles Wallace Lucas after 1920.  They lived in Nacogdoches County, where the Lucas family were hardware distributors.  Charles died in July 1975 in Irving, Dallas County, Texas.  They had a daughter Lelia Joyce who married Earl Monte Branham, and a son, Harold Coke Lucas, who served in the United States Navy.
3.  Annie Pearl Beard was born in September 1900 in Nacogdoches County.  She married Robert L. Blackburn after 1920 and in 1930 they lived in Brown, Seminole County, Oklahoma with an eight year old son.  Robert died in March 1956; Annie Pearl Beard Blackburn died September 1972 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  Their son was Delma M. Blackburn.  He was born in 1922.  During World War II and the Korean War, he was an officer in the Army Air Corps and then the United States Air Force, retiring as a colonel.  He died in June 2001 and is buried at Dewey Cemetery, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma.
The children of Charles Henry Beard and second wife, Jenny Fletcher were:
3.  Leola Gertrude Beard, born on 18 July 1907, married Louis Novel Holbrook on 27 April 1932.  He was the son of Louis Kernal and Sina Melissa Needham Holbrook, born on 28 March 1902 in Rusk County, Texas.  Louis died on 26 May 1969 in Nacogdoches County and is at rest at Cushing Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.  Leola died 6 May 1992 in Texas and is also at Cushing Cemetery.  Their children are Thomas Wayne and Warren L. Holbrook.
3.  Nora Leona Beard was born 17 October 1909 in Texas.  She married John Henry Pye, who was born 16 October 1907 in Cushing, Cherokee County, Texas.  He was the son of Andrew Pye and Katherine Pye and the grandson of Boswell Washington Pye and wife Mary King.  In 1880, the Boswell Pye family lived next door to the James Beard and Hugh Monroe Beard families and close to the Williamsons and Bartons, so the Pyes were old friends and neighbors.  John Pye passed away 11 April 1996; Leona died 23 August 1998, both in Cherokee County, Texas.  They are buried at McKnight Cemetery amongst all the old friends and family there.  They had at least two children, one named Carolyn Sue.
3.  Mary Elizabeth Beard was born about 1912 in Arkansas or in Louisiana.  About 1930, she married James Alton Perry, the son of John Alexander and Maggie Bell Blackburn Perry of Nacogdoches County. James was born 19 November 1920 in Sacul, Nacogdoches County.  They had a daughter, Willo Dean Perry, who married Harville Leslie Baker in 1946 in Arkansas.
3.  Charles Eva Beard was a daughter born 13 September 1914 in Nacogdoches County.  She married Lester L. Wade in 1935.  He was the son of Aubrey and Biddie Pittman Wade.  Lester died 2 August 1960; Charles Eva Beard Wade doed 17 February 1995 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  They are both at rest at McKnight Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.  
3.  Hugh Monroe Beard II was born in April 1918 in Nacogdoches County.  In November 1938, he married Oleta Treva Perry, who was born in Nacogdoches County in 1926, the daughter of John Alexander Perry and wife Maggie Bell Blackburn, and the sister of James Alton Perry who married Hugh's sister Mary Elizabeth.  The Perry family were early settlers of Nacogdoches County.  Hugh Beard II died in 1979 in Houston; Oleta Perry Beard died in 1987 in Nacogdoches County.  They are at McKnight Cemetery there with a son buried between them.
3.  Jonathan Fletcher Beard was born in Nacogdoches County on 9 January 1922.  He died 7 January 1980 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, and is buried at McKnight Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.  He was an army private in World War II.
3.  Novie Evelyn Beard was born on 28 January 1926 in Texas.  She married Allen Ray LeMaster, who was born 25 December 1925.  Novie died on 5 February 2013 and was buried in Houston National Cemetery in Houston with her husband, who died on 24 October 1999.
3.  Bettie Jane Beard was born about 1929 in Texas.  She married Mathis L. Kinney.
2. Sarah F. Beard, born June 1876 in Nacogdoches County, Texas, married Julian S. Cornelius about 1899, probably in the same. He was born 17 March 1881, the son of Henry R. and Julia Wills Cornelius. The Cornelius family came to Nacogdoches County from South Carolina before the Civil War. Sarah and Julian lived in Nacogdoches County next to this parents in 1900, but by 1910 they were in Cherokee County, Texas. Julian farmed and worked in a sawmill. Sarah Beard Cornelius died 6 May 1843 in Cherokee County; Julian died 2 August 1944. Their children:
3. Iris S. Cornelius, born about 1901 in Texas, grew up in Cherokee County and married Allen E. Galloway about 1919. He was born 26 December 1899 in Tennessee, son of Noah and Ida Galloway, who moved from Sullivan County, eastern Tennessee, to Cherokee County, Texas. Allen and Iris lived with her parents in Cherokee County at first, listed there in 1920 with a baby. By 1930 they had three children and lived at Jacksonville in Cherokee County, where Allen worked as an engineer at the ice plant. Allen died December 1953 in Hidalgo County, Texas. No record has been found yet for Iris. Their children are Dodson H., born 1919 and died December 1953 in Hidalgo County, Texas; Harold Lloyd, born 1922, who married Lady Omega Fegette and died October 2004 in Marshall, Logan County, Oklahoma; and Geraldine.
3. Farris Cornelius was born about 1904 in Texas. In 1920 he was listed as Finis on the census. About 1924, he married Ila J., who was born abou t1908 in Texas, and in 1930 they lived in Cherokee County with their three year old daughter, Nelva.
3. Fannie Cornelius was born about 1907 in Texas.
2.  Nettie Jane Beard was born on 17 December 1878 in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  She was listed in the home of her parents on every census through 1930 and was unmarried.  She died on 10 December 1964 in Nacogdoches County, where she was buried at the McKnight Cemetery amongst her family members.
2.  Callie D. Beard was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas on 30 December 1881.  She married there on 1 May 1904 to John Alvis Goss, who was the son of S. C. "Bud" Goss and an unknown mother.  John was born on 10 August 1887 in Texas.  Callie and John and three children were enumberated in Kaufman County, Texas on the 1910 census.  John's sister Mattie lived with them.  John Goss registered for the World War I draft in Kaufman County.  In 1920 they were still in same, with six children in the home.  Callie Beard Goss sadly passed away the same year, on 7 August 1920, at the age of 38.  She was buried at the Crandall Cemetery in Kaufman County.  John Goss married two more times before he died on 23 November 1972 in Smith County, Texas.  His first remarriage was to Emily Knight and the second to Maudie Crow. He is buried at Crandall Cemetery with a double headstone with his third wife, Maudie.
2.  Emma Irene Beard was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas on 26 January 1885.  She married in 1904, probably in same, to Milburn M. Rawlinson, who was born 10 August 1883, the son of John F. and Martha Blackburn Rawlinson.  In 1910, listed at home in Nacogdoches County, they had been married six years and had three children at home.  In 1920 they lived in Cherokee County, Texas with seven children.  Emma Beard Rawlinson passed away on 24 July 1926 in Texas at age 41; we find no record of where she was interred as yet, but she is probably at McKnight Cemetery.    In 1930, her husband Milburn lived in Smith County, Texas with four of the children at home.  He died on 15 May 1945 in Dallas County, Texas.  Milburn is buried at the McKnight Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.  
2.  Lola Lee Beard was born on 7 April 1887 in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  She married on 1 May 1904 in Sacul, Nacogdoches County, to Forrest Henry Hudson.  Lola was married the same day as her sister Callie, so it may have been a double---or possibly a triple---wedding.  Their sister Emma was also married in 1904.  Forrest Henry Hudson was the son of Henry Haynes and Sarah Elizabeth Persons Hudson.  He was born on 1 February 1865 in Mississippi, possibly in Jasper County.  His father was a physician and the Hudson family had moved to Texas before 1866, when they had a child in Texas.  Henry Haynes Hudson died while he was tending to the victims of an epidemic in a logging camp in Texas.  His son Forrest was about five at the time. His mother Sarah began teaching school in order to raise the family. Forrest married in 1892 to Fannie Belle Looney of Nacogdoches County and they had two children before Fannie died in 1898. Forrest was a widower with two small children when he courted and married Lola Lee Beard. Together they had a large family of eight additional children. They lived in Kaufman County, Texas when enumerated on the 1910 and the 1920 censuses, but the family also lived at various times in Fisher, Tyler, and Hardin Counties. 
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Lola Beard Hudson at age 77 in 1964

They were in Live Oak County, Texas by 1930. In that census, they are listed with their six youngest children at home; the two eldest sons, Jewel and Clarence, were listed in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, where they were both working for Union Telegraph. Forrest's children with his first wife Fannie Looney were Mabel Marie Hudson and Looney Hudson. Looney married and had three children; he died 12 August 1981.  Mabel married Lee Francis Clayton. Forrest Hudson died 22 October 1946 in Three Rivers, Live Oak County and Lola died 24 September 1969 in the same place.



2. Henrietta Beard was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas in January 1891. She never married and lived most of her life with her sister Nettie. She died in Harris County, Texas in November 1951.


1. James Mitchell Beard, Jr, the second son of James Mitchell Beard and Mary Frances Mayfield, was born 17 March 1852. There is some discrepancy as to exactly where he was born. In 1850, his pa
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James Mitchell and Elizabeth Betty Nevils Beard family: L to R, Mollie, Ella, Betty, James Mitchell Beard, Jr, in back row, Mitchell, Louie, Allie, John, Willie.

rents were listed in Panola County, Mississippi, and on the 1900 census, his place of birth was listed as Mississippi. However, on both the 1880 and the 1910 censuses, place of birth was listed as Louisiana. At some point early in the 1850s, his parents moved to Union Parish, Louisiana, and his mother made a home there for many years after James Mitchell Beard Sr. died. On 19 October 1871, the wedding of James Mitchell Jr and Elizabeth A. Nevils was held in Union Parish, Louisiana. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Nevils and his wife Mary Ann Jones. Thomas Nevels had died in an Alton, Illinois Union prison camp in April 1863 of tuberculosis. Right after the wedding in Louisiana, James and Elizabeth Nevils Beard moved to Nacogdoches County, Texas, and they were there in time for the birth of their first child in July 1873. In 1880 they were living right next door to James's elder brother Hugh Monroe Beard in Liberty, Nacogdoches County, Texas. By 1900 James was listed in Rusk County, Texas as a widower, as Elizabeth had died 26 February 1900. In 1910, James lived in the home of his daughter Louie Beard Jimmerson and her family. He was also very close to his son James and his daughter Mollie Beard Jimmerson. James died 23 August 1910, and he and Elizabeth are at rest at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Rusk County, Texas. They had eight children:
2. Thomas Monroe Beard was born 17 July 1873 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. He married Lucy Weatherford in 1894. She was the daughter of Junius Weatherford and Mary Alexander. The Weatherford family came to Texas from Henry County, Georgia, where Lucy was born on 5 May 1875. Thomas and Lucy made their home in Rusk County and raised a family of four sons and two daughters. Before World War I, Thomas was a farmer, but on his 1917 draft card he listed himself as a salesman. In 1920, the family lived in the town of Henderson, where Tom managed a cafe, his daughters worked in a department store, and his sons worked in the cafe. By 1930, the family moved to Dallas, where Tom owned a poultry business and his son Frank and his wife lived in the household with Thomas and Lucy. Thomas Monroe Beard died 16 June 1943 in Rusk County, Texas. Lucy died on 28 March 1958 in the same. They are both at rest at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Rusk County. Their children were:
3. James Lonnie Beard, born 30 June 1895 in Texas, grew up in Rusk County and by his draft registration in 1918 he worked in the sawmill at Henderson. He married about 1920 to Anna L., who was born about 1895 in Texas. In 1930 they lived in Dallas, Texas, where James was listed as an engineer. They had one known child, Selma L. Beard, born about 1921 in Texas.
3. Lona Pearl Beard was born 27 August 1896 in Texas. About 1926, she married Larkin Edward Capps, who was born July 1896 in Camp County, Texas. Larkin was the son of Yancy Benjamin Capps and his wife Emma A. Ruddy. He grew up in Pittsburg, Texas and worked for Hopkins Brothers there in 1917. In 1930, Pearl and Larkin lived in Dallas, Texas. Pearl died on 12 July 1964 in Dallas County, Texas and she is buried among Beard family at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Rusk County. Larkin Edward Capps died June 1977, last known residence was Tarrant County, Texas. They had a son, Charles E. Capps and a daughter, Dorothy Jean Capps.
3. Minnie E. Beard, born November 1898 in Texas, married Thomas Jack Lawrence about 1921. He was the son of Daniel Washington Lawrence and wife Sarah Elizabeth Spears, and he was born in Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas on 8 July 1894. Thomas and Minnie were listed on the 1930 census in Dallas, Texas, the parents of two young sons, and Thomas was the station manager for the ice company. Their sons were Thomas J. and Billie B. Lawrence.
3. William Chester Beard was born 22 May 1900 in Rusk County, Texas. Interestingly, when the 1900 census was taken, he was listed as "Mitchell F. Beard", born May 1900. On the 1910 census, he was listed as William C. Beard, and on his draft card in 1917 he was named Chester William Beard. At the time of the draft, he was a student at Rusk Community College. In 1930, William was a single male on the census in Parker County, Texas, where he was a teacher at the college. No further information is known.
3. Clyde Beard was born about 1902 in Texas and last found on the 1920 census with his parents.
3. Franklin Preston Beard was born 23 February 1904 in Texas. In 1930, he lived in his parents' home in Dallas. He had been married three years to his wife Maude. Franklin died 23 October 1940 and he is buried in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with his parents and family.
2. James Mitchell Beard Jr was born 28 November 1875 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. In 1897, he married Helen Wells, the daughter of Wimbric Dock Wells and wife Susan H. Morris of Rusk County. Helen was born December 1877. The young couple settled down next to his brother Thomas Beard and near many other relatives in Rusk County. James died 3 October 1937 in Rusk County.
3. Eunice Beard was born December 1897 in Rusk County, Texas.
3. Elizabeth Sue "Betty" Beard' 'was born 7 August 1900. After the 1920 census, she married and divorced, since she was listed with her parents in 1930 as divorced. After that census, she married John Stewart Moyers, who was born 20 November 1898 in Rusk County. He was the son of Isham Barnett "Doc" Moyers and wife Emma Fannie Gardner of Rusk County. John Moyers died 22 February 1966 in Rusk County; Elizabeth Sue Beard died 9 February 1985. They are buried at Moyers Cemetery in Rusk County. They had two sons, John Neal and James Lynn Moyers.
3. Orrie Beard was born about 1903. She is said to have married a Robertson before 1930, but no records have yet been found.
3. Alma Beard was born 15 August 1904. About 1926, she married Leon M. Crim, the son of Bernard Young Crim and wife Lora Octavia Crim of Rusk County. He was born on 17 May 1905 in Rusk County. In 1930, Leon was listed as a partner in a garage business and the young couple had a daughter, Helen Jonelle. Leon died 11 May 1971 in Rusk County. Alma passed away in September 1984, also in Rusk County.
3. Alta Beard, a twin sister to Alma, was born 15 August 1904 in Rusk County. She was not listed with the family in 1930.
3. James Olin Beard was born 17 January 1909 in Rusk County. He died 3 February 1966 in Rusk County. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery in Rusk County, Texas.
2. Mary L. "Mollie" Beard, born 11 November 1877 in Nacogdoches County, married Thomas W. Jimerson before the year 1900. He was born 13 January 1873, the son of William Henry Harrison Jimerson and his wife Virginia A. "Jennie" Armstrong. Three daughters of James Mitchell and Bettie Nevils Beard would marry three sons of this Jimerson family. The Jimersons and the Armstrongs were neighbors on the 1870 Shelby County, Alabama census and by 1880, William Henry and Jennie Jimerson were listed in Nacogdoches County. In the 1900 census, Thomas and Mollie Jimerson were newlyweds with no children. By 1910, they had had four children with three still living. This family lived in Rusk County through the 1930 census. Thomas passed away 6 August 1939; Mollie lived a very long life, passing away 10 April 1979 in Rusk County.
3. A Jimerson child was born between 1900 and 1910 and died before 1910.
3. Audie Mae Jimerson was born 23 May 1902 in Rusk County, Texas. About 1923, she married Cecil Sawyers Joplin, who was born 25 May 1899, the son of Calvin Dorsey Joplin and his wife Zella Mae Sawyers Joplin. Calvin and Zella Joplin had three children who married into the Beard family. Audie and Cecil lived in Rusk County on the 1930 census. Cecil died 18 June 1974 in Nacogdoches County. Audie Jimerson Joplin died 16 January 1979 in the same county. Their daughter, Doris Jeane Joplin, married Philip Robert Boubel Jr.
3. Oma Lee Jimerson was born about 1905 in Rusk County. She married after 1930 to Virgil Uriah Wade, the son of Thomas Uriah Wade and Ella Myers. Virgil Wade was born 30 September 1904 in Texas. He died in October 1975 in Rusk County, Texas. No record is found for Oma Lee Wade. They had at least one child, Thomas Virgil Wade.
3. Delmar T. Jimerson was born about 1907 in Rusk County, Texas. In 1930 he lived with his parents and was employed as a truck driver.
3. Lorna Louise Jimerson was born about 1914 in Rusk County. Family information is that she married an unknown Rodgers.
3. Norris Dutch Jimerson, born about 1919 in Rusk County, died before the 1930 census.
3. James M. Jimerson was born about 1920 in Rusk County.
2. William Milton Beard was born 21 January 1880 in Nacogdoches County. About 1913, he married Virgie Lee Craddock. She was born in Oklahoma 4 April 1895, the daughter of Thomas Daniel Craddock and his wife. William and Virgie lived in Rusk County for many years and raised five children. He died 28 March 1942 in Rusk County. Virgie passed away 20 December 1988. They are at rest at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas.
3. Ora Lee (Ola Lee?) Beard was born about 1914 in Rusk County.
3. Otho E. Beard was born in July 1916 in Rusk County and is probably the O. E. Beard who died in February 1988 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
3. Lillian Aline Beard was born 7 July 1918 in Rusk County. She died 5 August 1930 and is buried at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Rusk County.
3. Norman L. Beard, born 12 January 1927, enlisted at Fort Sam Houston for service in World War II in April 1945. He was already married by that time, to Marjorie. Marjorie died on 11 March 1995 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. He died in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas on 2 July 1997. He and his wife Marjie are both at rest at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.
3. Mary Nell Beard was born after 1930 in Texas.
2. John D. Beard was born 5 December 1880 in Texas. Between 1900 and 1908, he married Lavonia Freeze, the daughter of Henry W. and Madora C. Freeze. Lavonia was born in Texas in June 1886. They lived their lives in Rusk County at least through the 1930 census. John passed away 26 March 1938 in Dallas County, Texas; Lavonia died 27 October 1962 in Rusk County.
3. Bonnie Jean Beard was born about 1908.
2. Louie Alice Beard, born in Rusk County 26 December 1883, married Walter W. Jimerson in October 1900 in Rusk County. Walter was born 3 November 1878, the son of William Henry Harrison Jimerson and wife Virginia A. Jennie Armstrong. He was the younger brother of Thomas Jimerson, who married Louie's elder sister Mary Ann. In the 1910 census, Louis and Walter made a home for their three children and for her father, James Mitchell Beard, a widower of 56. The families of her brother James M. Beard and of Mollie Beard Jimerson all lived next to each other in Rusk County. By 1930, their married daughter Lossie hayden lived in their home with her husband and daughter. Walter Jimerson died 9 January 1941 and Louie followed 25 July 1943 in Rusk County.
3. William Vernon Jimerson was born 22 February 1902 in Texas. He married Pauline Jones, who was born 28 March 1910. He died on 12 October 1957 in Texas and is buried at Ebenezer Cemtery, Rusk County, Texas. Pauline passed away 28 September 1984 and is at the same cemetery. They had a son, Bobbie Jimerson, born 1932 in Rusk County and he died 5 August 1979 in Harrison County, Texas.
3. Lossie Jimerson was born in 1904 in Rusk County, Texas. About 1919 she married Earnest W. Haden, who was born 18 November 1899 in Texas, the son of Charles L. and Ora Haden. In 1920, Lossie and Earnest lived next to James L. and Ella Anderson. In 1930, they lived in the household of her parents. Earnest died 2 February 1962 in Rusk County. Lossie died there 14 June 1971. Lossie and Earnest had a daughter, Norma L. Haden.
3. Denver Jimerson was born 24 March 1906 in Texas. She married Guy E. Farnell between 1930 and 1932. Guy was the son of Albert Margan and Elizabeth Farnell, and he was born in Louisiana 13 December 1904. He died in October 1972 in Rusk County. Denver Jimerson Farnell died March 1989 in Rusk County. They had a daughter, Bettie Joe Farnell.
2. Cora Alice Beard was born 12 January 1886 in Texas. She married in 1905 to yet another son of William and Virginia Jimerson, Barney McHenry Jimerson. He was born 25 September 1880 in Texas. They lived in Rusk County and raised four daughters. Cora died 21 July 1960 in Nacogdoches County.
3. Linnie Mae Jimerson was born 9 May 1906 in Texas. She married Fred McNair Joplin, year unknown.He was the son of Calvin Dorsey and Zella Mae Sawyers Joplin, born 8 January 1901 in Texas. Linnie died 17 January 1985 in Nacogdoches County. Fred Joplin died 17 August 1989. Their sons are Fred McNair Joplin Jr and John Earl Joplin.
3. Dorothy Lucille Jimerson was born 5 March 1912 in Rusk County, Texas. She married Ernest Eugene Hammett, who was born 13 December 1908 in Texas, the son of Albert Harvey and Ida Moore Hammett. Earnest died 28 April 1988 in Nacogdoches County, Texas and Dorothy died a few days later, on 6 May 1988. Their children are James Oris, Dorothy Ann, and Billy Jack Hammett.
3. Lois Lavinia Jimerson was born 12 April 1917 in Texas. She married Daniel Leroy Stribble. He was born in South Carolina 30 April 1922. They lived in Dallas, Texas and raised two sons. Daniel Stribble died 18 February 1972 in Channelview, Harris County, Texas. Their twin sons are Donald Eugene and Ronald Wayne Stribble.
3. Lottie Jean Jimerson was born 3 July 1922 in Rusk County, Texas. She married Paul Darrell Adams on 3 June 1944. They lived in Dallas and had three children. Paul Adams died 20 July 1979 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Their children are Judith Karen, Janet Sharon, and Michael Paul.
2. Ella Frances Beard was born 2 March 1888 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. About 1905, she married James Lauderdale Anderson, who was called "Laud" or "Lod". He was born 18 August 1884 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, the son of Arthur and Sarah Wood Anderson. Ella and James lived in Rusk County and had a big family. Ella died 18 August 1971 and James Laud Anderson died 27 December 1970 in Rusk County. They are at rest at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Rusk County.
3. James Gilbert Anderson, born 29 October 1896, wed Faye Joplin about 1927. She was the daughter of Calvin Dorsey and Zella Mae Sawyers Joplin, born 22 November 1902. In 1930, Gilbert and Fay Anderson lived in Rusk County next door to her brother Cecil Sawyers Joplin, who married Audie Mae Jimerson. Fay died in Rusk County 12 February 1983; James Gilbert Anderson died on 1 January 1996. They had a son, James Jr and a daughter Mary Nelwyn Anderson who married Walter Elmo Penley and had three Penley children.
3. Lurene Anderson was born in Texas 15 April 1908. On 2 August 1930, she married David Preston Billingsley, who was born 19 September 1897 in Shelby County, Texas. Lurene died ion 17 February 1988 at Timpson, Shelby County, Texas. David lived to be 102 and died on 6 January 2000. They are both at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Shelby County, Texas. Their children were Linda Sue and David.
3. Osa Arthur Anderson was born in Texas 2 December 1909. He enlisted in the army for service in World War II at Tyler, Texas on April 7, 1942. He was married at the time. He died in Texas on 3 July 1966.
3. Grover Arlin Anderson, born in Rusk County 15 October 1911, married Florence Elinor Snow, the daughter of Henry Arthur Snow and his wife Jo Ann. Florence was born about 1920 in Hopkins County, Texas. Grover and Florence lived in Hopkins County and in Gregg County. He died November 1985 in Hopkins County. Their children are Jan, Judy, Jonell, and David Arlin Anderson.
3. John Clifton Anderson, born about 1915 in Rusk County, married Mary Katherine Moss. She was the daughter of William Samuel and Kaleta Moss of Rusk County. They had Mary Ann and John Clifton, Jr.
3. Lois Anderson was born about 1917 in Rusk County. She married Preston Rogers, who was born 23 August 1913 in Rusk County, the son of George W. and Gertrude King Rogers of Rusk County. They had a son, Billie Neal Rogers, but Preston died in 1940. Lois remarried to Finis Edwin Rogers, a cousin to Preston. Finis was the son of James Christian and Verna Lloyd Rogers, born about 1914 in Rusk County. In 1942, Finis enlisted for service in World War II. He died on 4 October 2000 in Texas.
3. Lonnie Fred Anderson was born 4 November 1918 in Texas. He married Dorothy Sue Ross, who was born in Texas about 1920. He died in Tyler, Smith County, Texas on 19 January 1995. Their children are Karen and Fred Ross Anderson.
3. Bertie Fay Anderson, born 30 September 1920, married Clinton Ellis "Buster" Oliver, who was born 9 June 1920 in Texas. Bertie died 28 March 1982 in Angelina County, Texas. Clinton died 8 May 2001 in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas.
3. James Lauderdale Anderson, Jr was born about 1924 in Texas. He married Dorothy Hicks. Their children are Jimmy, Donny, Nancy Marie, and Martha Lou Anderson.

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