PEYTON GRAVES BEAUCHAMP
Sgt. Co. A, 27th Texas Cavalry, CSA
9 Oct. 1838-30 Dec 1929
By Bobby C. Lilley
1802 N 175 E
Peru, IN 46970-8514
Sgt. Peyton Graves Beauchamp (Sabird Overton7, William6, Fountain5, Edward4, Edmund3, John2, Thomas1) was born 09
October 1838 in DeKalb County, Georgia, and died 30 December 1929 in Collingsville, Grayson Co, Texas. He married
Rebecca J. (Aunt Becky) Leftwich 25 March 1869. She was born 19 September 1845 in Georgia, and died 21 December
1912 in Collingsville, Grayson Co, Texas.
"Souvenir Of Texas ; Biographical Sketches", pg 67-8. "Peyton G. Beauchamp is of French extraction, but the early history
of the family on this continent has been lost through lack of facilities for preserving such things. [This was a mistake in this
particular case, as we have seen the information passed down through the generations of Beauchamps by way of The Filson
Club Report edited by Stith Thompson.]
"Peyton was born in DeKalb county, Georgia, October 9, 1838, and was reared in Muscogee County, Georgia until about
18, when his parents Sabird Overton and Mary McCall Beauchamp moved to Texas in 1856. He lived in Cass county before
removing to Grayson county in 1879. Peyton had a military record, of which anyone might be proud. He enlisted in the
Confederate Service in June 1861, Co. A. First Texas Legion. His command served nine months in Missouri under General
Ben McCullough, when it was ordered east of the Mississippi river, and from that date on served under Generals Bragg,
Johnston and Hood, taking part in the engagements at Corinth, Luka, Franklin, Tennessee, and Jackson Mississippi, and all
battles from Resaca, Georgia, down to Jonesboro, returning with Hood on his disastrous campaign into Tennessee. He
belonged to Brigadier-general Ross' brigade, which had the reputation of never being idle. Peyton Beauchamp served as
private and as second sergeant of his company, and was in from the date of his enlistment till the surrender. Returning to
Cass county, when the war was over, he resumed farming, and did so, first in Cass, and finally when he settled in Grayson. county.
He had a fine farm located in western Grayson county in the vicinity of Collingsville, in the edge of the sandy district, which
he had in a good state of cultivation, and otherwise well improved. On March 25, 1869, Peyton Beauchamp married
Rebecca, daughter of William Leftwich, a native of Georgia.
He was actively identified with the Aliance Association, and a faithful and earnest member of the Methodist Church."
He was buried at Collingsville Cemetery, Collingsville, Grayson Co., Texas, as well as his wife, Rebecca J. ( Aunt Becky )
Leftwich. Their child was William Beauchamp.
© Ron Brothers and Bobby C. Lilley, All Rights Reserved, 2002.
March 29, 2002
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