I have an obsession with my great-great-grandparents. I feel they hold a lot of keys to some brick walls, but then they have their own brick walls too.
David Ezekiel Beam was the first born son for William R. Beam and Parthena McBroom Beam. He was born August 9, 1850 in Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama. My oldest daughter was born on August 9, also.
I think David Ezekiel Beam is a clue to Ancestor #6, Parthena McBroom. If he was named after both grandfathers, and I believe that is the case, then David McBroom is Parthena’s father.
I do not have documentation on the marriage, but ancestry.com sources states that David Ezekiel Beam married Mary Wilabay on April 16, 1874 in Marshall County. Mary is another brick wall and I will do a separate post on her.
David and Mary had eleven children; 8 boys and 3 girls. Several of their children lived very short lives. Their third oldest son lived one year. Their fourth oldest son passed away at the age of sixteen. Their seventh son passed away at age 15.
David Ezekiel Beam was a Farmer and lived his whole life in Marshall County, Alabama. He passed away in October 1914. David and Mary are both buried in the Martling Cemetery located in Marshall County, Alabama.
DOCUMENTATION for David Ezekiel Beam
1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 U. S. Census
@Web: Alabama, Find a Grave Index, 1755-2012