Pictured to the left Back Row is John Harris McBeath holding child John. Seated in chair at front left: Doris McBeath, standing Thelma McBeath, seated Nancy (Brantley) McBeath (Picture and much of the research courtesy of the late Thelma McBeath)
The McBeath house stood across the Dixon Road and slightly to the west of Neshoba Baptist Church. After the death of John C. McBeath's widow, Nancy Brantley, their daughter Estell, & Ruby lived in the house. The next owner was Virgie (Howington) Walton, mother of Walton's Park donor, Louie Walton. Jimmy & Alma Smith later bought the house and were living there in the 1940's. In the early 1950's, Neshoba Baptist Church bought the home and remodeled it to serve as a pastor's residence. Robert Mills drew up the remodeling plans & the church approved them. Rev. Bob Posey was the first pastor to occupy the facility. When the church built a new pastor's home, the house was sold to Muriel Crenshaw, the present occupant. (History of the McBeath House courtesy of Ruth Mills.)
The Story of Neshoba by R. L. Breland - The McBeath Family.
(The Neshoba Democrat, Philadelphia, MS): "About the year 1850 John C. McBeath, Sr. came to Neshoba County and located in the western part near where High Hill Post office is now located. With him came others, but at least two sons and his wife were with him. These two sons were William
and John C. Jr. John C. McBeath Sr. was born in North Carolina about 1790. There he married to Janie Wadsworth. These parents died many years ago. They were living on the line between Leake and Neshoba Counties at the time."
"Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Miss., Vol I" provides the following additional information concerning John C. McBeath Sr.: "Served in the Black Hawk War. He grew to manhood in his native state (North Carolina) and was married there to our subject's mother, Miss Jannie Wadsworth. They afterwards moved to Mississippi and located on the line of Leake and Neshoba, where he received his final summons after living an active and useful life."
John C. McBeath Sr. Census Information
1860 Leake Co, MS Census, Carthage PO, #959-959
John C. McBeath, Jr Legal & Census Information
1880 Neshoba Co, MS Census, Beat 4, #1-1
A number of the McBeath family members are buried at Neshoba Cemetery, which is located in the Neshoba Community of Neshoba Co, MS.
Descendants of John Campbell McBeath
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN CAMPBELL1 MCBEATH (WALTER) was born February 29, 1796 in Moore Co, NC, and died February 09, 1863 in Leake Co, MS. He married (1) JANE WADSWORTH Bef. 1817. She was born April 15, 1797 in North Carolina, and died November 08, 1854 in Prob. Leake Co, MS. He married (2) CATHERINE MCDONALD April 18, 1855. She was born June 14, 1815 in South Carolina.
Children of JOHN MCBEATH and JANE WADSWORTH are:
Child of JOHN MCBEATH and CATHERINE MCDONALD is:
Generation No. 2
2. ARCHIBALD WADSWORTH2 MCBEATH (JOHN CAMPBELL1, WALTER) was born October 07, 1819 in North Carolina, and died April 17, 1887. He married SARAH L.. She was born Abt. 1833 in Alabama.
Children of ARCHIBALD MCBEATH and SARAH L. are:
3. JOHN CAMPBELL2 MCBEATH, JR. (JOHN CAMPBELL1, WALTERA) was born July 24, 1831 in Georgia, and died February 25, 1910 in Neshoba Co, MS. He married NANCY E. BRANTLEY 1866, daughter of HARRIS BRANTLEY and CHARITY CODY. She was born February 23, 1848 in Georgia, and died June 16, 1924 in Neshoba Co, MS. They are buried in Neshoba Cemetery, Neshoba Co, MS.
Children of JOHN MCBEATH and NANCY BRANTLEY are:
Pictured Left to Right McBeath Cousins 1914: Ethel Thomas, Thelma McBeath, Jimmie Thomas, Ruby McBeath, Doris McBeath, Hettie Thomas.
4. WILLIAM JAMES HUGH2 MCBEATH (JOHN CAMPBELL1, WALTERA) was born July 09, 1836 in Macon Co, AL, and died December 19, 1928 in Hico, TX. He married SARAH E. LEWIS February 21, 1865, daughter of JAMES LEWIS and ELEANOR D.. She was born November 28, 1845 in Neshoba Co, MS, and died April 19, 1914 in Hico, TX.
Child of WILLIAM MCBEATH and SARAH LEWIS is:
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