Reuben Mallard Beasley was born in Mississippi on December 7, 1828 to the marriage of Reuben Beasley and Esther Bramlett.
On April 24, 1851, he married Nancy Caroline Crawford in Copiah County, Mississippi. Caroline was born in Mississippi on January 22, 1828 to the marriage of Robert Crawford and Celia Chance.
The 1860 U.S. Census showed the family living in Copiah County, Mississippi.
The family was shown in the 1870 Census record as living near Hazelhurst, Copiah County, Mississippi.
By 1880, Reuben and family had moved to Louisiana and were living in Ward 4 of Catahoula Parish.
Reuben Mallard Beasley died on August 27, 1895. Nancy Caroline Crawford Beasley died on December 3, 1894. Both are buried in the Aimwell Cemetery in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Tombstone photographs were taken by FindAGrave member, Tommye Price.
The following children were born to the marriage of Reuben Mallard Beasley and Nancy Caroline Crawford:
Louvenia Francis "Fannie", 1855-1905 (m. Martin Southern Squyres, 1863-1941). Louvenia married Martin following the death of her sister Lieuella, who was the first wife of Martin. She is buried in the Aimwell Cemetery in Catahoula Parish. Martin is buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish. Louvenia's tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, Tommye Price.
|Martin Southern Squyres|
Mary, 1857 - before 1870
Reuben Luzenberg, 1858-1929 (m. Panola Ann Allbritton, 1865-1927). Both are buried in the Harrisonburg Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish. Tombstone photographs were taken by FindAGrave member, Eva Merryman.
The following children were born to Reuben Luzenberg Beasley and Panola Ann Allbritton:
Elvin Christopher, 1884-1941 (m. Elizabeth Sawyer, 1892-1972)Nancy L., 1860-before 1910 (m. Stephen S. Ford, 1858-1923). The date of Nancy's death and location of burial is unknown at this time. Stephen is buried in the Ford Cemetery in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. No tombstone photograph is available at this time.
Lee Etta, 1886-1974 (m. Charles Leonard Mackey, 1883-1961)
Jesse Luzenberg, 1892-1976 (m. Lallie Routon, 1892-1962)
Alpha F., 1894-1980 (m. John A. Webb, 1892-1972)
Rosa L., 1895-?
Reuben Mallard, 1896-1990 (m. Lessie Louise Webb, 1908-1998)
George Shelby, 1899-1976 (m. Cora Hughes, 1901-1990)
Sarah "Sallie", 1904-1994 (m. Clyde Cuthbertson, 1907-1986)
The following children were born to Nancy L. Beasley and Stephen S. Ford:
Esta Glaster, 1879-1930 (m. Edna Clemont, 1888-1961)Eliza Lieuella, 1866-1890 (m. Martin Southern Squyres, 1863-1941). Lieuella is buried in the Aimwell Cemetery in Catahoula Parish. Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, Tommye Price.
Reuben Galvin, 1881-1952 (m. Alma A., 1872-?)
Ella Nancy, 1884-1962 (m. Magoun)
Stephen S., Jr., 1887-1963 (m. May L., 1902-1982)
Edwin, 1894-1968 (m. Izella W., 1903-1992)
Claude D., 1896-1952
Lieuella was the first wife of Martin S. Squyres. A son, Wilson Alva (1887-1961), was born to this marriage. A second son died during or shortly after birth in 1890. This second son is listed on Lieuella's tombstone, indicating she and the baby possibly died during childbirth.