Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp

12 March 1827–29 February 1912 (Age 84)
McNairy, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp was born on 12 March 1827, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, her father, Benjamin H. Beauchamp, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Pettus, was 26. She married James Atchley Carter on 2 July 1848, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 4, Hamilton, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 February 1912, in Hamilton, Shelby, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Hill, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Atchley Carter
Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp
Marriage: 2 July 1848
Emily Jane Farrell
Harriet Carter
Sarah Pettis Carter
George Q. Carter
Henry Clay Carter
Electra Ann Carter
Josephine Carter
Ansa Belle Carter
Charilda Caledonia Carter
Fredonia Adaline Carter
Samuel David Carter
Dora Tennessee Carter
Mary Alice Carter

Spouse and Children

2 July 1848
Monroe, Tennessee, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin H. Beauchamp


    Sarah Pettus




    Minerva Jane Beauchamp



    Benjamin Beachamp


    George W. Beauchamp


    Richard Crump Beauchamp


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 35

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (or Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of several places in France, for example in Manche and Somme, that are named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + champ(s) ‘field’, ‘plain’. In English the surname is generally pronounced Beecham.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Carter in household of James A Carter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Carter in household of Jas A Carter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Carter in household of James A Carter, "United States Census, 1860"

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