Colonel Orston Beasley

Colonel Orston Beasley (1851 - 1937)

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Colonel Orston "Austin" Beasley
Born in Georgiana, Butler, Alabama, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Covington Co., Almap
Died in Red Level, Covington, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jul 2015 | Last significant change: 21 Apr 2018
18:46: Christine (Campbell) Preston edited the Biography for Colonel Beasley. (Narrowing down category Farmers by state.) [Thank Christine for this]
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Categories: Alabama Farmers.



Research Notes:

Note: " Orston Austin Beasley Jr. b: 24 Aug 1851 in Butler Co., AL, d: 05 Dec 1937 in Red Level, Covington Co., AL + Malissa Mittie Paul Wyrosdick b: 13 May 1857, d: 05 Sep 1915 in Red Level, Covington Co., AL" [1]

Note: Details suggest that his given name at birth was "Colonel Orston Beesley" or Beasley. The "Colonel" does not appear to have been connected to military service.

Note: Surname variants include: Beasley, Beesley.

Alabama Bible Records

Orston BEESLEY, ( His Father)

his Holy bible is on front Binder.

Second Page- Column two

Solomon Beesley was born 10, June 1772 Nathanal Bonham was born 17, January 1796 Dorcus Beesley was born 2, March 1805 Enoch Beesley was born 18, February 1812 Abraham Beesley was born 25, November 1814 Elizabeth Beesley was born 6, October 1816 Colonel Orston Beesley 24, August 1851 [2]

United States Census, 1860

Name Colonel A Beasly

Event Type Census Event Date 1860 Event Place Covington, Alabama, United States

Gender Male Age 8 Race White

Birth Year (Estimated) 1852 Birthplace Ala

Page 30 Household

Celia Beasly F 42 N. C. (Mother)

Elizabeth Beasly F 19 Ala

Calvin Beasly M 17 Ala

Jane Beasly F 16 Ala

Margaret Beasly F 14 Ala

Sarah Ann Beasly F 12 Ala

Elijah Beasly M 10 Ala

Colonel A Beasly M 8 Ala

Margaret Moore F 88 N. C.


United States Census, 1910

Name (Colonel) Connel A Beasley

Event Type Census Event Date 1910 Event Place River Falls, Covington, Alabama, United States

Gender Male Age 58 Marital Status Married

Race White Race (Original) White Relationship to Head of Household Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head

Birth Year (Estimated) 1852 Birthplace Alabama

Father's Birthplace North Carolina Mother's Birthplace North Carolina

Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 2 Household

Connel (Colonel) A Beasley Head M 58 Alabama (Farmer)

Melissa P Beasley Wife F 52 Alabama (Wife)

Fannie Beasley Daughter F 23 Alabama

Austin Beasley Son M 21 Alabama

Dayton Beasley Son M 19 Alabama

Elenanor Beasley Daughter F 17 Alabama

Mittie Beasley Daughter F 14 Alabama

Lottsie Beasley Daughter F 12 Alabama



Colonel Orston Beasley

Birth: Aug. 24, 1851 Alabama, USA Death: Dec. 15, 1937

1900 Covington Co, AL census: CO Beasley, Aug 1851, 48, m26yrs, AL (Farmer) MP Beasley, wife, May 1857, 43, m26yrs, mother of 12/11 living, AL Andrew Beasley, son, Sep 1876, 23, AL Keneth Beasley, son, Feb 1878, 22, AL Lemma Beasley, dau, Nov 1879, 20, AL Robert Beasley, son, Aug 1884, 15, AL Fannie Beasley, dau, Sep 1885, 14, AL Alba Beasley, dau, Mar 1887, 13, AL Ostin Beasley, son, Nov 1888, 11, AL Drayton Beasley, son, Jan 1891, 9, AL Eleanor Beasley, dau, Oct 1892, 7, AL Mittie Beasley, dau, Nov 1895, 4, AL Totsie Beasley, dau, Dec 1897, 2, AL [5]

Family links: Spouse:

Mittie Paul Wyrosdick Beasley (1857 - 1915)


Andrew W Beasley (1876 - 1904)*

Austin A Beasley (1888 - 1912)*

Totsy Beasley Ritter (1897 - 1975)*

  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Fairmount Cemetery Red Level Covington County Alabama, USA Maintained by: Find A Grave (Credit) Originally Created by: A Record added: Apr 02, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 25708760 [6]


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  3. [("United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Colonel A Beasly in entry for Celia Beasly, 1860.)]
  4. [("United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 January 2017), Connel A Beasley, River Falls, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 59, sheet 2A, family 24, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 9; FHL microfilm 1,374,022.)]
  5. [( "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 January 2017), C O Beasley, Precincts 2, 6, 18 Fairfield, Loango, River Falls, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 35, sheet 4B, family 71, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,011.)]
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