James T. Beasley
- Born: Cir 1821, Georgia
- Marriage: Lethy Jane Royster on 31 Oct 1845 in Granville Co., NC
- Died: Cir 1855, Granville Co., N.C. at age 34
See general notes on his father for 1850 census facts.
The 1860 Federal Census for Goshen, Granville Co., North Carolina, page 232A, dated June 11, 1860 records Jane O. Beasley (35 - NC) with her children Amanda Beasley (14 - NC) and Anna Beasley (12 - NC) living with Jane's mother, Letha Royster (68 - NC). Letha has real estate valued at $2,310 and personal property valued at $15,000. Jane has personal property valued at $9,000.
The 1880 Federal Census for Oak Hill, Granville Co., North Carolina, District 104, page 478A, dated June 1880 records a widowed Jane O. Beasley (57 - NC/VA/VA) with her widowed daughter Anna T. Harrison (30 - NC/NC/NC) and her sons Traup R. Harrison (9) and George E. Harrison (7). Also in the household is a black cook, Mildred Royster (15). Anna is a School Teacher.
The 1900 Federal Census for Thomasville, Davidson Co., N. C. records the widow Troupe Anna Harrison (Jan 1850 - Granville Co., NC/Mississippi/Granville Co., NC) living at the Thomasville Baptist Orphanage. She indicates she was married for 7 1/2 years and has had 2 children both of whom are still living. While this researcher can not be sure that this is the daughter of James and Jane Beasley, there are several components to this data that are consistent with "our" Ann Harrison: born Granville Co., NC, married just 7 1/2 years - James died ca 1855, 2 children, a son named Traupe in the 1880 census [family name?] as well as her name Anna T. Harrison in the 1880 census above.
The 1910 Federal Census for Middle Creek, Wake Co., North Carolina records the widow Troupe A. Harrison (61 - NC/NC/NC) living with her unmarried son Thomas R. Harrison (38 - NC/NC/NC) and her widowed sister Martha H. Meadows (65 - NC/NC/NC) on Main Street.
The 1920 Federal Census for Middle Creek, Wake Co., North Carolina records the widow Troupe A. Harrison (71 - NC/NC/NC) living on Depot Street.
Again no proof but:
Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
Name: Troupe Harrison
Death Date: 17 Feb 1921
Death Place: Jefferson
The above documents are confirmed as "our" Anna Harrison by the SSA and Claims Index below:
Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Thomas Richard Harrison
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1870
Birth Place: Adoniram Gra[nville Co.], North Carolina
Father Name: Thomas Y Harrison
Mother Name: Anna Beasley
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Aug 1944: Name listed as THOMAS RICHARD HARRISON
California, Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Thomas R Harrison
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1870
Birth Place: North Carolina
Death Date: 27 Jun 1955
Death Place: Riverside
Mother's Maiden Name: Beasley
Father's Surname: Harrison
James married Lethy Jane Royster on 31 Oct 1845 in Granville Co., NC. (Lethy Jane Royster was born circa 1825 in North Carolina and died after 1880 in Oak Hill, Granville Co., NC.)
North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004
Name: James T. Beasley
Spouse: Lethy Jane Royster
Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1845
Marriage County: Granville
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT