Barb (Looper) Beasley

Barb (Looper) Beasley

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Barb S. Beasley formerly Looper
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 7 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 14 Sep 2019
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I was born in Lee County, Virginia, where my father worked for the Kemmerer Gem Coal Company. From about age 5 to 9, I lived with my maternal grandmother in Cold Springs, Blount County, TN while my parents moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. After they were settled, I joined them and lived there until my marriage. I graduated from Portage High School, just outside Kalamazoo and then entered Western Michigan University. I later attended Wayne State University and lastly University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, majoring in marketing.

I met my husband while working as a copywriter at WKZO radio in Kalamazoo. After our marriage we moved to Columbus, GA, to Detroit, MI, and then to Milwaukee, WI, where we raised our 3 daughters. In 2013, we retired (him from broadcasting; me from project management and sales), and moved to the Nashville, TN suburbs. We both have strong early roots in TN.

My mother's interest in genealogy got me started. She was working on a First Families of TN application when she died. I didn't want her records to go to waste, and I got hooked.

I have since gotten very interested in DNA. I bought my husband a Y-46 DNA test at Ancestry in 2011 as a birthday gift, just for fun. The results came back with exact matches to 14 males who descended from Thomas Blanton. My husband Jim Beasley had no Beasley matches to his paternal test, which was not surprising. Jim's paternal grandmother Julia Beasley worked in downtown Nashville when Jim's father Jess Beasley was born (June 1906). Julia wrote a letter to her mother, saying that her husband J H Beazley (Beasley with a Z) had left her prior to the baby's birth, due to a breach of promise suit. Julia raised Jess as a single mom, and we have not found proof of a marriage.

Jim has done FTDNA's Big Y test and a yFull analysis, putting him on the same branch of the human phylotree as a person named Gillespie. We are getting closer to the family of the mystery grandfather. We have 2 Blantons and 2 Gillespies who are pretty similar to Jim, and just this week found another close match with the surname Anderson. We have seen no Beasley/Beazley paternal matches to his Y-DNA testing. It's only through autosomal tests like Family Finder that Beasley DNA matches show up among his relatives.

Due to excitement over Jim's missing grandfather, I began collecting family DNA. All of our descendants have done autosomal tests, along with some other family members whose accounts I manage. Lots of fun. Jim complains that, as each of the 3 daughters' test results became available, it was like being on the Maury Show, with people repeatedly yelling "You ARE the father."

  • First-hand information. Entered by Barbara Sue Looper at registration.



Name: Barbara Sue /Looper/[1][2]


Date: 03 MAY 1942
Place: Rocky Station, Lee, Virginia, USA[3][4]


Date: 1990
Place: Pewaukee, WI[5]
  • Source: S1050 Author: Title: Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015; Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S334 Author: Title: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1

Barb's father Thurston Looper ... Barb's mother Willa Compton ...

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Looking for parents of Henry Beasley b. abt 1724 in Wake Co., NC and d.aft 19 Jan 1795 in Chatham Co., NC.
My mother was a Compton from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ancestors migrated from NJ to Botetourt, VA to Blount and Sevier Counties of TN.
Interested in DNA matching process at WikiTree.
GEDmatch is a great tool.
I am pretty good at spotting duplicates and I enjoy helping with our goal of one profile per person. I want to make sure I'm clear on how the process works best.
Interested in early settlers of Blount and Sevier Counties in Tennessee.
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  • Barb (Looper) Beasley: AncestryDNA Maternal Lineage (discontinued) Full Sequence, haplogroup K1a1b2a1a, Ancestry member BarbaraBeasley66 + Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup K1a1b2a1a, FTDNA kit #207206
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On 11 Jul 2019 at 16:10 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Barbara,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Southern Colonies Project. As we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to their ancestors. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Mary~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 16 Jun 2019 at 21:40 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Barb,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in Southern Colonies?

1) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or other projects?

2) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 2 May 2018 at 15:31 GMT Ryan Compton wrote: have Jeremiah Horn Compton's ancestors already in your tree. Matches up with mine as well. Only correction I would mention is that Jeremiah's mother was John I. Compton's first wife (Lydia Franz Carhart). Their children together are Jeremiah Horn and Amy (Compton) Brickey. John later married Margaret Raemer and they had 7 children. One of which is my ancestor. so our DNA match is purely a John I. Compton segment which is really unique. Do you have any male relatives with Compton lineage that would be available for Y-DNA testing? I'm working with 7 other William/Weilleum Compton descendants with hopes of finding his ancestors.


Ryan Compton

On 2 May 2018 at 15:00 GMT Ryan Compton wrote:

Hello Barb,

I have your Jeremiah Horn Compton in my tree on Ancestry and i wanted to reach out to you prior to adding him in WikiTree as I see he is your last known Compton. We do share a small autosomal DNA match on GEDMatch. 9.7 cM's on Chr 16. You can reach out to me here or by email ( to work together in breaking a wall.

Kind Regards,

Ryan Compton

On 26 Jul 2017 at 11:41 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Hi Barb! I found some Walkers who weren't linked to our tree and connected them... so you've got more DNA matches for Eliza Jane (Myers) Walker and her descendants!.

On 9 Mar 2017 at 15:41 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Hey Barb,

Thanks for the clarification on the Josiah Bowman marriage. I don't actually have any info on that Bowman Family group, the possible duplicates just popped up when I was trolling through Bowmans as part of my Bowman Y-DNA Paternity Research ( FTDNA kit #549566 Paternity Research Page ). I noticed you're also working on a Y-DNA NPE project! Exciting stuff eh?

I hope you don't mind, I did a little bit of GEDCOM cleanup on the profile for Julia Etta Beasley. I am not a fan of GEDCOMs as they import into WikiTree, they generate a lot of illegible gibberish, and being I stubbornly refuse to join I like to add subscription free citations at every opportunity. If you're not happy with the edits I made, let me know and I can easily repair/restore to the previous state.

Happy Hunting!

- P Rich

On 19 Mar 2016 at 10:22 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Hello Barbara! So nice to see you join, and thank-you for doing DNA:) We might be 5th cousins.[1]

PS: Feel free to message me from any profile that I manage, to be added to the trusted list.

On 6 Jan 2016 at 01:45 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Congratulations, you've been a WikiTree member for a month! We're glad you're here. A few tips to help you dive in even deeper:

Check out Beyond the Basics of WikiTree for a guide on some of our more advanced features such as Projects, Categories, and Merging.

We're very active on our social sites and we have an excellent blog where you'll find our monthly newsletter as well as tips, interviews with our members and guest posts from others in the genealogy community.

As always, I'm here to help if you have any questions!

Guy ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 25 Dec 2015 at 05:54 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Welcome to the DNA Project:

TPlease make sure each bit of DNA test information is added to the actual test participant's profile, not someone else's like your own. To make cousin connections, WikiTree needs to see the FamilyTree tab. Check that your Privacy on your profile is set to "Private with Public Family Tree" as a minimum. (Living minors should have an Unlisted privacy level.)

Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include DNA and other terms on the (G2G) feed:

As you add your family lines and connect to the big WikiTree, you may find new cousins. Use the Relationship calculator to see if you are related to me, Cooper-1 with

On 19 Dec 2015 at 15:29 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi ,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Guy ~ WikiTree Mentor

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