October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #17

1 Ancestry Challenge October

Ancestor #17

For Ancestor #17, I’m going to skip back over to my paternal grandfather’s, (John Preston Beam), mother, Della Francis Taylor, and talk a bit on the Taylor side of the family. The Taylor’s have proven to be a difficult line to trace, for me.
1 Della Francis Taylor Beam
Della Francis Taylor, my great-grandmother, was born on September 7, 1891 to William Henry Taylor and Frances Adaline Dorsett Taylor.

On September 17, 1911, Della Francis Taylor married James Henry Beam in Marshall County, Alabama. The couple had eight children; 5 boys and 3 girls. Two of the boys were a set of twins, with one of them living only three days.

List of children:
John Preston (my paternal grandfather) 1912 – 1998
Twins: Comer B. Beam 1914 – 1914
Homer Lee Beam 1914 – 1990
Lewis Henry Beam 1916 – 1983 *Note* Lewis was a World War II Veteran
Addie Francis Beam 1918 – 2010
Dovie Mae Beam 1920 – 2003
Beatrice Beam 1928 – 2011
James Ervin Beam 1931 – 1997

Della passed away on June 13, 1943 at the age of 51. James (Jim) Henry Beam and Della Francis Taylor Beam are both buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grove Oak, Alabama.
1 Headstone at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grove Oak, Alabama

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  1. This is amazing to be able to know about your roots. I have no idea who my grandparents were om my mother’s side. My mum still today who is in her 70’s is trying to find out. Life can take turns you never expect… Great post!


    1. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and that it sparked an interest into your own genealogy. I started working on mine close to 20 years ago, so don’t get discouraged if at first you don’t succeed. I also had some cousins helping me with my research.


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