Beasley, Joseph, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal (Infantry)
Primary Unit
1859-1860, 8th Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers)
Service Years
1859 - 1860
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Home Town
Franklin County
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jan 20, 1915
Location of Interment
Restland Cemetery - Gatesville, Texas
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Originally interred in Shilo Cemetery (Sugar Loaf area). His remains were relocated to Restland Cemetery on July 25, 1942 after construction began on Camp Hood.

Son of John Beasley of Georgia and his first wife Lucinda P. (Crane) Beasley of Kentucky.

Married Rachel Dowdy on Jan. 12 1854 in Stoddard County, Missouri.

Newt Beasley came to Texas ahead of the rest of his family about 1858 and was an Indian fighter in Erath and Palo Pinto County. His family joined him in 1860 and they lived for a while in Erath County before moving to McCulloch County where his father settled, and in 1870 to Coryell County. During the Civil War he was a special Texas Ranger guarding the frontier against the Indians. He and a partner named Gotcher made cattle drives to Kansas. He settled on the Cowhouse Creek in Coryell County near Sugar Loaf where he farmed and raised cattle and sheep. For a while he was postmaster at Sugar Loaf. He was a large landholder, and his land is now a part of the Fort Hood army reservation

Father of Martha Lou (Beasley) Cooksey, John T. Beasley, Nancy Caroline "Nannie" (Beasley) Lockabey, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Beasley, Joseph Armstead "Jodie" Beasley, Levi Newton Beasley, Mary Beasley, Julia I. (Beasley) Williams, Sarah A.(Beasley) Owens, James W. "Jim" Beasley, Washington Irving "B.I." Beasley, and Andrew Jackson "Jack" Beasley.

Information above was contributed by Frances Barkley Willess, direct descendant of Newt and Rachel Dowdy Beasley and Rebecca Ewing Peterson; FAG #46987065
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  1859-1859 Mohave War
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