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2) John Beasley:
   born 25 Apr 1859 IN; 
   died 18 Dec 1936 Stevenson Twp, Marion, IL; death record
   buried ___ffage Cemetery, Tonti Twp, Marion Co, IL -
   (This is likely Cubbage Chapel Cemetery in Tonti Twp)
   census records for John;  
   married Cynthia Clouse on 14 Dec 1898 Marshall, Clark, IL
            (born Oct 1878 IL; 
            died 24 Nov 1923 Sherrill Twp, Texas, MO; death certificate
            cause of death: chronic tuberculosis of the lungs;
            buried Boone Creek Cemetery, Licking, Texas, MO - unmarked;
            Cynthia married (2) William Henry Adkins (see below under Susan Elizabeth Beasley)
            daughter of Moses Clouse (1837-1924) and Pina Ann Plunkett (1855-1927)
            Moses and Pina buried Shad (aka Shotts or Siverly) Cemetery, Clark Co, IL; tombstone photos)
   marriage record for John and Cynthia:

  * In the 1920 Federal census, John Beasley was listed as a widower in Texas Co, MO.  
    Cynthia was with William Adkins in Clark Co, IL. Because of this, we believe John and Cynthia were either separated or divorced.

    In the 1930 census we find a John W Beasley (born c. 1859 IN) with wife Martha L Beasley (born c. 1873 IL). This could be a match.

   children:
       1) Nellie Beasley - born 05 Oct 1899 Vigo County, IN; birth record for Nellie;  
                died by Aug 1969 (last found in 1910 census in Clark Co, IL)
                census records for Nellie;  
               
married?; children?

       2) Sarah Ellen Beasley * - born 1900 Marshall, Clark, IL; 
                died 17 Aug 1975 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary;
                death certificate; cause of death: massive cerebral-vascular accident, myocardial insufficiency;  
                buried Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                census records for Sarah;  
               
married Bert Bellmore Bedford *  
                        (born 19 Mar 1895 Clay Co, IL; 
                        died 15 Jun 1974 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary
                        death certificate; cause of death: hepatic failure, metastatic carcinoma to liver and colon;  
                        buried Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo;
                        WWI and WWII draft registration cards)
                City Directory listings for Bert and Sarah;

                       * Sarah and Bert's entire line can be found here under Christena Andis.

       3) Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Beasley - born 11 Sep 1903 Marshall, Clark, IL; photo of Susie;
                died 04 Jan 1990 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary
                death certificate; cause of death: myocardial infarction;  
                buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                census records for Susan;  
                Susan married (1) William Alpheus Dorsey c. 1918; 
                           (born 03 Mar 1851 Perry, Pike, IL; 
                           died 03 Mar 1924 Licking, Texas, MO; death certificate
                           cause of death: acute Bright's disease; 
                           buried Dorsey-Browning Cemetery, Perry, Pike, IL; tombstone photo;   
                           William married (2) Susan Frances Hudelson (27 Jan 1855-24 Feb 1916; buried
                           Dorsey-Browning Cemetery, Perry, Pike, IL; tombstone photo;

                           son of Alexander Dorsey (29 Nov 1824 TN-22 Sep 1894) and Jane Fox (29 Nov 1829-11 Aug 1897;
                           Alexander and Jane buried Dorsey-Brown Cemetery, Perry, Pike, IL; tombstone photo)
                children: 
                    1) William Dorsey - born c. 1919; died c. 1919 
                    2) Pearl Irene Dorsey (raised by her mother and 2nd husband William Adkins as Pearl Adkins)
                              census records for Pearl;
                              born c. 1921 Salem, Dent, MO; photo of Pearl;
                              died Nov 1986 possibly Mansfield, Scott, AR; 
                              Pearl married (1) ____ Smith (living?); children? 
                              Pearl married (2) ____ Cross (living?); children?
                    3) Maxine Dorsey - (raised by her mother and 2nd husband William Adkins as Maxine Adkins)
                              born 03 Feb 1923 Licking, Texas, MO; 
                              died 16 Jun 2009 possibly Batesville, Independence, AR; obituary;
                              buried Kyler Cemetery, Batesville, Independence, AR; tombstone photo
                              census records for Maxine;
                              married Isaac Thomas "Speedy" Holley on 12 Jul 1941 
                                        (born 16 May 1920 Wynne, Cross, AR;
                                        died 24 Apr 1998 Batesville, Independence, AR; obituary;
                                        buried Kyler Cemetery, Batesville, Independence, AR; tombstone photo
                                        U.S. Army - WWII; Social Security application;
                                        son of Elijah Holley and Caroline or Martha Ellis)
                              children: 
                                  1) Genevia/Geneva (middle name possibly Thomas) Holley - living?;
                                          married ____ Williams (living?);
                                          children:
                                                 1) Allen Williams - living?; married?; children? 
                                  2) James Holley - living?; married?; children?  
                                  3) Johnie Wesley Holley - living?;
                                              U.S. Army - Vietnam;
                                              married Linda B Ives on 01 Dec 1980 Batesville, Independence, AR (living?);
                                              children:
                                                 1) Amanda Jon Holley - living?; married?; children? 
                                                 2) Amber Rose Holley - living?; married?;
                                                          children: 
                                                              1) Sierra Christine Cribbs - living?; married?; children?     
                                  4) Susie Holley - living?; married John Roy Armstrong (living?);
                                            children:
                                                 1) Bobby Gene Armstrong - living?; married?; children? 
                                                 2) Jerry Armstrong - living?; married?; children?
                                                 3) John Armstrong - living?; married?; children?   
                                  5) Harold Holley - living?; married?;
                                            children:  
                                                 1) Brandon Keith Holley - living?; married?; children? 
 
                                  6) William Paul "Bill" Holley - born 29 Dec 1956 Batesville, Independence, AR; 
                                          died 11 Mar 2006 Batesville, Independence, AR; obituary
                                         
buried Kyler Cemetery, Batesville, Independence, AR; tombstone photo
                                          Social Security application
                                          married Linda Justice on 17 Jun 1977 (living?)
                                          children: 
                                                 1) Melinda Kay Holley - living?; married?; children?                                       
                Susan married (2) William Henry Adkins
                              (born 17 Mar 1886 NM
                              died 24 Mar 1969 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary
                              death certificate; cause of death: coronary thrombosis in occlusion;              
                              buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                              WWI draft registration card
                              signature: 

                              

                               William married (1) Cynthia Clouse - (see above under John Beasley)
                              son of Charlie Adkins and Minnie Bearfoot); 
                children: 
                    4) Miley Edward "Arkie" Adkins - 18 Aug 1923 Marshall, IL; 
                            died 21 Apr 1974 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary
                            death certificate; cause of death: acute myocardial infarction, arteriosclerotic heart disease;    
                            buried New Harmony Cemetery, Prairie Creek, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                            U.S. Army - WWII; enlistment recordcensus records for Miley;  
                            Miley married (1) Jewell Wilson (living?);  
                            divorced Jul 1948;
                                  1) Mickey Edward Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  2) Michael Eugene Adkins - living?; married?; children? 
                            Miley married (2) Geneva Irene Easton on 24 Sep 1951 Vigo Co, IN
                                    (living?; daughter of Jesse Wilkerson Easton (04 Jul 1893-20 Jan 1954) and
                                    Geneva Elva Henry (02 May 1902-21 Mar 1986); Jesse and Geneva buried
                                    New Harmony Cemetery, Prairie Creek, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
)
                            marriage record for Miley and Geneva;  
                            divorced Jul 1955 or 1956;
                            Miley married (3) Geneva Irene Easton on 26 Dec 1956 (also see Geneva in marriage #2 above);
                                    (living?)
                            marriage record for Miley and Geneva;  
                            children: 
                                  3) Connie Lewella Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  4) Denny Ray Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  5) Donnie Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  6) Kevin Brice Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  7) Mark Adkins - living?; married?; children? 
                    5) Leona Louise Adkins - born 12 Sep 1925 Newman, Douglas, IL; 
                            died 28 Dec 1996 possibly Little Rock, Pulaski, AR; 
                            census records for Leona; Social Security application;  
                            married Robert Genue Lester
                                        (born 31 Mar 1929 Camden, Ouachita, AR; 
                                        died 20 Feb 2006 possibly Little Rock, Pulaski, AR; 
                                        Social Security application
                                        son of George W Lester (born c. 1900 AR) and Ellen Gullett (born c. 1900 AR))
                            children?  
                    6) Fay Lee Adkins (twin) - living?; 
                            Fay married (1) Francis Leon Gosnell on 18 Jul 1952 Vigo Co, IN (living?);  
                            marriage record for Fay and Francis;  
                            divorced Mar 1956 Vigo Co, IN;
                            Fay married (1)
James Lewis Lawson on 14 Apr 1956 Vigo Co, IN (living?);  
                            marriage record for Fay and James;  
                            children: 
                                  1) Jimmy Lawson - living?; married?; children?
                                  2) Michael Lawson - living?; married?; children?
                                  3) Sandy Lawson - living?; married?; children?
                                  4) Marilyn Sue "Susie" Lawson - living?; married?; children?
                                  5) Linda Lawson - living?; married?; children?
                            Fay married (2) Lanis E "Dee" Gearlds
                                       (born 20 May 1926 Mud Camp, Cumberland, KY; 
                                       died 05 Feb 2004 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary;
                                       death certificate; cause of death: acute myocardial infarction;       
                                       buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                                       son of Jessie K Gearlds (18 Dec 1885-24 Nov 1957) and 
                                       Malinda Ellen White (28 Oct 1885-02 Mar 1974); Jessie and Malinda buried 
                                       Mud Camp Cemetery, Marrowbone, Cumberland, KY; tombstone photo)
                            children?   
                    7) Ray Dean Adkins (twin) - living?; 
                            Ray married (1) Alma Mae Johnson (living?)
                            children: 
                                  1) Jimmy Adkins - living?; married Ethel Weger (living?)
                                          children: 
                                              1) Jimmy Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                              2) William Adkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  2) David Adkins - living?; married?; children? 
                            Ray married (2) Doris Schultz (living?);
                            children?
                                  3) Denny Ray Adkins - living?; married?; children?  
                    8) Clarence William Adkins - living?; 
                            married Mary Elizabeth Baldwin on 04 Oct 1949 Vigo Co, IN
                                     (living?; daughter of Warren Baldwin and Gertrude Hoover; 
                                     Mary married (1) Maurice Williams)
                            marriage records for Clarence and Mary
                            children: 
                               1) Billy Edward Adkins - born 10 May 1950 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; 
                                       died 22 Sep 1950 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary;
                                       death certificate; cause of death: bronchopneumonia, malnutrition, acute enteritis; 
                                       buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Vigo Co, IN - unmarked;  
                               2) Grace Belle Adkins (adopted and named Nancy Sue Bergmann)
                                       living?; married?; children? 
                               3) Mable Sarah Elizabeth Adkins (adopted and named Sharon Kay Isles)
                                       living?; 
                                       married Charles M Farner (living?; son of Max Farner)
                                       children: 
                                           1) Bobby Joe Farner (twin) - born 19 Jul 1978;   #045151
                                                     died 27 Jul 1978 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary;
                                                     death certificate; cause of death: cardiopulmonary arrest, multiple congenital anomalies;
                                                     buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo  
                                           2) Michael Allen Farner (twin) - born 19 Jul 1978; 
                                                     died 19 Jul 1978 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary;  
                                                     buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                                           3) Toecat Carlos Farner (father listed as Thomas Carl Shaffer on death certificate) -
                                                     born 05 Mar 1982 IN;
                                                     died 06 Mar 1982 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; 
                                                     death certificate; cause of death: respiratory insufficiency, prematurity;      
                                                     buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo 
                                           4) Chuck Farner - living?; 
                                                     Chuck married (1) Elizabeth Orndorf in Vigo Co, IN (living?)
                                                     children? 
                                                     Chuck married (2) Crystal ____ (living?)
                                                     children? 
                                           5) Timmy Farner (twin) - living?; married?; children?   
                                           6) Tammy Farner (twin) - living?; married?; children? 
                               4) Sharon Fay Adkins (adopted by Robert Cutsinger and Velma Palmer and named Sharon Cutsinger)
                                       born 26 May 1954 Vigo Co, IN; obituary;
                                       died 28 Jan 1987 Clark Co, IL; cause of death: result of an auto accident; 
                                       buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo;  
                                       married?; 
                                       children: 
                                            1) Larry Allen Adkins - (adopted and changed name to Larry McCullough)
                                                     living?; married?; children? 
                                       married Louis King (living?)
                                       children?  

       4) John Esaw Beasley - born 04 Jul 1906 Marshall, Clark, IL; 
                died 24 Aug 1969 Mt Vernon, Jefferson, IL; obituary
                buried East Salem Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL - unmarked;
                census records for John;  
                no wife or children mentioned in obituary

       5) Herman M Beasley - born 28 Nov 1908 IL; 
                died 27 Nov 1990 possibly IL;
                buried Salem Cemetery, Keenes, Wayne, IL; tombstone photo;
                census records for Herman;  
                married Ruby G ____ on 12 or 17 Jun 1937
                                   (born 1918;
                                   died 1988;
                                   buried Salem Cemetery, Keenes, Wayne, IL; tombstone photo;
                                   unable to determine Ruby's surname or parents)
       
        children?