Pvt Jeroboam Downing Beauchamp

1842–1925 (Age 83)
Shelbyville, Shelby, Republic of Texas

The Life of Jeroboam Downing

When Pvt Jeroboam Downing Beauchamp was born on 21 November 1842, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Republic of Texas, his father, Jereboam R Beauchamp, was 38 and his mother, Mary A Lindsey, was 22. He married Ada Adelaide Tharp on 5 May 1868, in Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 7 November 1925, in Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pvt Jeroboam Downing Beauchamp
Ada Adelaide Tharp
Marriage: 5 May 1868
Gerald Downing Beauchamp
George Tharp Beauchamp
Annie Adelade Beauchamp
Joseph Raleigh Beauchamp
Lizzie Beauchamp
Robert Hayden Beauchamp
Lutie Bell Beauchamp
Roy Sessions Beauchamp
Bonnie Eleanor Beauchamp
Dixon Lindsey Beauchamp
Albia Laura Beauchamp
Beachie Ruthie Beauchamp
James Verne Beauchamp
William Ferris Beauchamp

Spouse & Children

5 May 1868
Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 2

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • J D Beauchamp in household of M N Beauchamp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jereboam Beaucamp in household of Jerebrain Beaucamp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jerry Beauchamp, "United States Census, 1910"

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