Robert G. BEGGS

 

Submitter: C. Burks

Husband: Robert G. BEGGS
Born: Abt. 1809 Place: Belfast, Antrim Co., IRE
Married: August 1, 1827 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: June 14, 1865 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Beggs Family Burial Plot Place: Leon Co., TX
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Other Spouses: **Ruth Elizabeth Mayes, **Caroline E. Burk (e?, s?) (listed below)

Wife: Mary CAUFIELD
Born: unknown Place: IRE
Died: about 1847 Place: Greene Co., AL
Cemetery: unknown Place: Greene Co., AL
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Other Spouses:  

Children:

1 Name: Nancy A. BEGGS
Born: June 29, 1828 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: unknown Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Ledford L. Swindler
Married: unknown Place Leon Co., TX

2 Name: Mary Jane BEGGS
Born: April 2, 1830 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: March 10, 1908 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Jewett Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Henry S. Robinson
Married: 1856 Place: Centerville, Leon Co., TX

3 Name: Elizabeth BEGGS
Born: February 29, 1832 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: unknown Place:  
Cemetery: unknown Place  
Spouse 1: Richard E. Hughs
Married: unknown Place  

4 Name: Margaret BEGGS
Born: March 15, 1834 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: Abt. 1865 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Beggs Family Burial Site Place Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Ambrose H. DEAN
Married: Abt. 1854 Place: Leon Co., TX

5 Name: James Henry BEGGS
Born: October 20, 1836 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: November 14, 1862 Place: AR
Cemetery: Oak of Groves Cemetery Place: Union Co., AR

6 Name: Susan E. BEGGS
Born: March 17, 1840 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: February 12, 1862 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Beggs Family Burial Plot Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: B. F. MITCHELL
Married: unknown Place: Leon Co., TX

7 Name: Charlotte BEGGS
Born: April 8, 1842 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: April 17, 1908 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX

8 Name: Isabella BEGGS
Born: September 29, 1845 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: Abt. 1898 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: (Possibly) Brushy Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: William B. YARBOROUGH 
Married: Place: Leon Co., TX

NOTES:
Fact #1: 1857--Isabella came to Texas, Leon Co., with her father, brother James Henry, two sisters Susan & Charlotte & two half brothers Wm. A. & Oscar Beggs.

Fact #2: 1858--Names in Weir Ledger-Centerville, Leon Co., TX-----Beiggs

Fact #3: 1865--Isabella's name on her father's doctor bill for medicine.

FAMILY INFORMATION: Isabella married after 1866 to a Yarbro or Yarbo (couldn't spell it) (information passed from Oscar to his daughter Victoria verbally). She died a few years after Oscar (her half brother) married Alice (Alexander) McNellege in 1894. Oscar stated that she was buried in Brushy Cemetery, Leon Co., TX.

About 1890, Isabella's sister Charlotte, who never married, lived with half brother Oscar. She was crippled, took sick and some information says she was in a wheel chair. Oscar went to Oakwood and hired Alice to come and take care of her. In 1894 Oscar and Alice married. Alice knew both Isabella and Pearl (her daughter) while living in Oakwood before she came and married Oscar.

Oscar and Alice Beggs had a daughter 1895--Ruth Elizabeth Beggs named after her grandmother Ruth Elizabeth (Mays) Beggs. She married Clint P. Mullenax July 5, 1914 in Oakwood, Leon Co., TX. They had a daughter in 1921---named it "Pearl Alice". She died at six months of age. They were visiting Grandma Alice when the baby died. Buried in Brushy Cemetery, Leon Co., TX next to grandmother Martha Delphenia (Hosmer) Mullenax.

"When asked why she named her 'Pearl Alice', she said, "For my father Oscar Beggs sister Isabella's daughter Pearl and for my mother Alice Beggs"

It is my belief that she married W. B. Yarborough.

SOURCES:
Family information that has been passed down over the years.
Leon County Census Records:  1860
Leon County Census Records:  1870
Leon County Census Records:  1880

*Second Wife*


Wife: Ruth Elizabeth MAYES
Born: Abt. 1820 Place: unknown
Died: May 18, 1856 Place: Greene Co., AL
Cemetery: unknown Place:  
Father: Anthony MAYES
Mother: Cynthia OTTERSON
Other Spouses:  

Children:

1 Name: William A. BEGGS
Born: February 1, 1849 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: May 21, 1865 Place: Madisonville, Madison Co., TX
Cemetery unknown Place: somewhere around Madisonville

2 Name: Oscar BEGGS, Sr.
Born: March 14, 1850 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: August 31, 1918 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: LeonCo., TX
Spouse 1: Alice Paralee (ALEXANDER) McNELLEGE
Married: August 1, 1894 Place: Siloam Bapt. Church, Leon Co., TX

3 Name: Sarah BEGGS
Born: August 23, 1852 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: December 25, 1852 Place: Greene Co., AL
Cemetery: Unknown Place Greene Co., AL

4 Name: Robert G. BEGGS, Jr.
Born: June 17, 1855 Place: Greene Co., AL
Died: August 10, 1856 Place: Greene Co., AL
Cemetery: Unknown Place Greene Co., AL

NOTES: for William A. BEGGS:
Fact #1: Census 1860: Leon Co., TX
Fact #2: It is believed that William joined the service when he was 16 and went to Madisonville, Madison Co., TX to sign up. He died of the "fever" while there and is buried in a cemetery outside of Madisonville.

**Third Wife**


Wife: Caroline E. BURK/BURKS/BURKES
Born: December 18, 1819 Place: KY/TN/GA?
Died: March 22, 1905 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Liberty Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Other Spouses: unknown

NOTES:
Not sure if spelling of Caroline's last name is BURKE, BURKS, BURKES, or just plain BURK.  The 1850 Census of Leon Co. shows Robert with wife Caroline and her son (it is believed) B.F. Mitchell.  Have been unable to obtain any information on Caroline or B.F.  Sometime between 1867 and 1870 Caroline married a Mr. WHITE, first name unknown.

SOURCES:
1850 Census for Leon Co.
Liberty Cemetery Records.