Henry Beckham was born on October 4, 1826 in Hardin County, Tennessee. His census records say Tennessee, most likely Hardin County because records indicate that his parents Leonard Beckham and Zilphia Rose were there near that time.
On the 1850 census, Henry is still living with his parents.
Henry Beckham married Edna “Edney” Vaughn, daughter of John Vaughn and Nancy Matlock on November 19, 1850 in Crawford County, Missouri. (John's 2nd Great Grandparents)
Their children: William Hardin Beckham (1851-19110,married Nancy Jane Fisher; Mary D Beckham ( 1853-1939), married John O Biles: Lewis (Louis) M Beckham (1858-1940), married Elizabeth Licklider. She was first married to John Glenn: Green Columbus Beckham (1859-1943), married Ollie Agusta Glenn; Rhoda Isabella Beckham (1861-1934), married Joseph W Love; Effa Beckham (1865-), married John Dillon; Thomas R Beckham (1871-1893), married Minnie Glenn (daughter of Anderson Glenn and Rachel Jane Branstetter)
1860 Census: High Grove Post Office, Johnson, Maries County
Henry age 38 born in Tennessee, occupation Farmer, Value of real estate $400, value of personal property $1,100
Edney age 26 born in Tennessee
William age 8 born in Missouri
Mary age 6 born in Missouri
Lewis age 2 born in Missouri
Green age 8/12 born in Missouri
21 Oct 1863: Henry Beckham: Cpl, Maries County Battalion EMM
20 June 1867 Land purchase Phelps County, Missouri Twsp: 39,range:7,Section:24, NE Quarter, 160 acres
June 1868: Henry serves as administrator for Nancy Matlock Vaugh's estate (Edna Vaugh's Mother)
|One page from Nancy Matlock Vaughn's estate settlement shared by Stephen|
1870 Census: Lanes Prairie Post Office, Johnson, Maries County, Missouri
Henry age 43 Occupation: farmer, value of real estate $2,000, value of personal property $1,000
Edney age 37 Occupation: Keeping house
William H age 18 Occupation: working farm
Louis age 12
Green age 10
Albert age 6
Mary D age 16
Nancy J age 16 (wife of William H) Occupation: Keeping house
Rhoda age 8
Effa age 4
1880 Census: Johnson, Maries, Missouri, United States
Henry age 53
Edna age 48
Lewis age 23
Green age 20
Rhoda I age 18
Effa age 15
Thomas age 10
*This census gives Ind. As the birthplace of Henry's parents and it is transcribed as Indiana. I have found nothing else to support this and it appears to an error.
|Henry Beckham and Edna Vaughn with unknown child|
1898 Deed from Henry and Edna Vaughn Beckham to their son Henry.
|Deed from 1898|
1900 Census: Johnson, Maries, Missouri
Henry age 77 born Oct 1826 in Tennessee, parents born in North Carolina, married 1851 (actual date: Nov. 1850) Owns farm
Edna E age 65, born Nov 1834 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee This census states that she had 10 children and six of them are still living.
Mary P Sands
Henry age 84,Head of household Widowed. Speaks English, Occupation: general farmer, can read and write, owns farm and is listed as a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy
William H age 58general farmer, can read and write
Nancy J age 53 keeping house, can read and write
Henry Beckham died on July 20, 1914 in Johnson Township Maries, Missouri and is buried in Sewell Cemetery in Maries County, Missouri.
|Photo Credit to descendant Stephen|