Mary Frances Beason

1849–1889 (Age 40)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Beason was born in 1849, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Alexander Beason, was 26 and her mother, Louisa Jane Pryor, was 19. She married Robert C May on 20 February 1865, in Pope, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lee Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died about 1889, in Pope, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Robert C May
Mary Frances Beason
Marriage: 20 February 1865
William Franklin May
Mattie May
Minnie May
James May
Maggie E May
Florence E. May

Spouse and Children

20 February 1865
Pope, Arkansas, United States


    William Franklin May


    Mattie May



    James May


    Maggie E May


+1 More Child

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World Events (6)


Age 12

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of the English surname Beeson , itself a variant of Beeston ( see Beaston ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F May in household of Robert C May, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Beason in household of Alexander Beason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis May in household of Robert C May, "United States Census, 1880"

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