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Earl Percy Beddoe

Male 1822 - 1876  (54 years)


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  • Name Earl Percy Beddoe  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 30 Jan 1822  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1876  Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From the Handbook of Texas Online
      http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbe20.html


      BEDDOE, EARL PERCY (1822-1876). Earl Percy Beddoe, pioneer civil engineer, was born on January 30, 1822, in eastern Tennessee, son of Philip Tolbert and Catherine (Parr) Beddoe. He married Martha Caroline Hembree on October 12, 1843, in Tennessee, and they had nine children. In 1845, after an education in civil engineering, Beddoe moved to Texas, lived in Marshall, where he built a tanyard, then in 1850 settled in Sabinetown, where he established a saddle and harness business. He served for a while there as school principal; he was named county surveyor of Sabine County and laid out the town of Hemphill as the new county seat in 1859. Beddoe acted as a courier during the  Civil War  , and as a civil engineer he figured in the planning of fortifications at Sabine Pass in 1863 (see  SABINE PASS, BATTLE OF  ). He helped plan and execute the embankments or breastworks fortifying Sabinetown in 1864. In 1869 or early 1870 the family moved to Sabine Parish, Louisiana, but soon after 1871 they moved to Navarro County, Texas, where Beddoe died on November 27, 1876, in Chatfield.

      BIBLIOGRAPHY: Robert Cecil McDaniel, Sabine County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1987). Helen Gomer Schluter and Blanche Finley Toole, 1850 Sabine County Census (Westminster, Colorado, 1979). Virgie Speights, Old Timers of Sabine County (Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson, 1983).
      Helen Gomer Schluter

      Virgie Speights writes, in OLD TIMERS OF SABINE COUNTY, that he established a tan yard, taught school and put in a stagecoach inn. He was also a surveyor and surveyed the town of Hemphill  in 1858, when the county seat was moved from Milam. As many people objected to this move, the surveying was begun in the middle of the night. (p. 35).


      There was an article featuring a photograph of Earl Percy Beddoe in the October 2, 2013 issue of The Sabine County Reporter. The article was a story about a recent Civil War reenactment at Sabine Pass, during which the William Henry Parsons Camp #415, Sons of Confederate Veterans honored Earl Percy Beddoe, and early resident of Sabine County, whose family later moved to Chatfield, a community in Navarro County, Texas, where the Parsons Camp is located.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1850 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, Sabine District
      31 October 1850
      148-148
      Earl P. Beddo 28 M Saddler and Farmer $50 Tenn
      Martha C. Beddo 22 F Tenn
      Malvina P 5 F Tenn
      Ann E M 3 F Texas (Could this actually have been Alonzo M, age 12 in the 1860 census)
      Veranah H A 1 F Tx
      149-149
      Philip H. Beddo 23 M Saddler and Farmer $600 Tenn
      Martha Beddo 13 F Tx

      1860 Census
      Texas. Sabine County, Sabine Beat No. 2. PO Sabine Town
      Enumerated 20 Jun 1860
      Page 4
      85-85
      E P Beddo 38 M No occupation listed 150 150 Tenn
      M C Beddo 34 F Tenn
      Alonzo M Beddo 12 M Tenn
      R M Beddo 11 F Tx
      Philip Beddo 9 M Tx
      Theophilus Beddo 5 M Tx
      Dewit Beddo 2 M Tx
      Joseph Beddo 4/12 M Tx
      M P Beddo 15 F Tenn

      1870 Census
      Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Ward Six, PO Mansfield DeSoto Parish
      Enumerated 24 July 1870
      Page 5 Stemped 357
      31-31
      Beddo, Earl P 48 M W Land Surveyor 60 200 La
      Beddo, M. Caroline 42 F W Keeping House Tenn
      Beddo, Philip D N?/A? 19 m W Works on Farm Tx
      Beddo, Albert D 15 M W Works on Farm Tx
      Beddo, Verona H 20 F W At Home Tx
      Beddo, Theophilus 18 m W Works on Farm Tx
      Beddo, Dewit C 11 m W Works on Farm Tx
      Beddo, Dalia 7 F W At Home Tx
      Beddo, Catharine 73 F W At Home NC
    Person ID I24036  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Phillip Tolbert Beddoe,   b. 19 Jul 1790, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1861, Sabinetown, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Catherine Parr,   b. Bef 1802, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1873, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1820  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F8043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Caroline Hembree,   b. Abt 1828, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Oct 1843  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Malvina Parr Beddoe,   b. 18 Aug 1844, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ann Eliza Beddoe,   b. Abt 1847, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alonzo M. Beddoe,   b. Abt 1848, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Veronica H. Adaline Beddoe,   b. Abt 1849, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Philip Beddoe,   b. Abt 1851, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Dr. Albert Beddoe,   b. Abt 1854, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1932, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     7. Theophilus Beddoe,   b. Abt 1855, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Dewit Beddoe,   b. Abt 1858, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Josephine C. Beddoe,   b. Abt 1860, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Julia E. Beddoe,   b. 6 Sep 1864, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1956, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F8044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1822 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1843 - Roane County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1876 - Navarro County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Beddoe, Earl Percy
    Beddoe, Earl Percy
    Photo reproduction and article about the Sons of the Confederate Veterans honoring Earl Percy Beddoe, an early resident of Sabine County. He was honored for his part in the Confederate Victory at Sabine Pass in September, 1863

  • Sources 
    1. [S349] Schluter & Toole, "1850 Sabine County, Texas Census with Added Family Information and Corrections" c. 1979.

    2. [S673] Handbook of Texas Online; http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/.

    3. [S56] Ancestry.com - Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002.

    4. [S374] Speights, Virgie "Old Timers of Sabine County, Texas Vignettes of Pioneer Families" (S. Malone, c. 1983), p. 35 (Reliability: 3).