Oscar BEGGS, Sr.

 

Submitter: C. Burks

Husband: Oscar BEGGS, Sr.
Born: March 14, 1850 Place: Greene Co., AL
Married: August 1, 1894 Place: Siloam Bapt. Church, Leon Co., TX
Died: August 31, 1913 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Father: Robert G. BEGGS
Mother: Ruth Elizabeth MAYES/MAYS
Other Spouses:  

Wife: Alice Paralee ALEXANDER
Born: March 22, 1867 Place: unknown
Died: February 17, 1939 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Father: William W. ALEXANDER
Mother: unknown
Other Spouses: Henry PIPKINS, "Mac" McNELLEGE

Children:

1 Name: F Ruth Elizabeth BEGGS
Born: July 10, 1895 Place: Leon Co., TX
Died: November 14, 1979 Place: Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX
Cemetery Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Clint Page MULLENAX
Married: July 5, 1914 Place: Oakwood, Leon Co., TX

2 Name: F Charlotte Caroline "Lottie" BEGGS
Born: September 8, 1897 Place: Leon Co., TX
Died: January 5, 1986 Place: Gregg Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Kelsy W. "Kell" or "K. W." LOLLAR
Married: Npvember 18, 1917 Place: Leon Co., TX

3 Name: M Oscar BEGGS, Jr.
Born: August 24, 1899 Place: Leon Co., TX
Died: July 17, 1969 Place: Houston, Harris Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Ellen JOHNSON
Married: June 7, 1933 Place: unknown

4 Name: F Susan Gertrude "Little Gertie" BEGGS
Born: September 29, 1902 Place: Leon Co., TX
Died: December 30, 1905 Place: Leon Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Leon Co., TX

5 Name: F Americus Victoria "Vic" BEGGS
Born: October 24, 1905 Place: Leon Co., TX
Died: September 6, 1990 Place: Tyler, Smith Co., TX
Cemetery: Siloam Cemetery Place: Siloam Bapt. Church, Leon Co., TX
Spouse 1: Leonard Thomas "Leo" RIDENOUR
Married: October 8, 1924 Place: Leon Co., TX

NOTES:
Oscar Beggs Sr. planted five cedar trees in Siloam Cemetery, Leon Co., TX. He said once they were big enough to shade his grave he would die. When the trees were tall enough to shade the spot he died and was buried at the foot of one of them. His wife Alice, daughter Susan Gertrude "Little Gertie", and half sister Charlotte are buried at the foot of these trees also. 

Fact #1: Alice lost one of her eyes as a child. She had the measles and story is that the eye just popped right out of the socket.

Fact #2: She was married to Henry Pipkin(s). They had twin children that died and are believed to be buried next to their Grandfather William Alexander in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Freestone Co., TX. It is unknown what happened to Mr. Pipkin(s) She then married a Mr. McNellege and they had one child. All three of them became ill and Mr. McNellege and the child died and are believed to be buried in the front yard of what was know as the Old Arnold Place, Freestone Co., TX.

Susan Gertrude was known as "Little Gertie", she died at the age of 3 of complications from measles.

SOURCES:
1860 Census---Leon Co., TX 
1870 Census---Leon Co., TX 
1880 Census---Leon Co., TX
Family information recorded down through the years.