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.

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March 29, 2002

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