Benjamin F. Beckham, a prominent farmer of Madrid Bend, is the son of Alexander F. and Mary (Watson) Beckham. The father was born in Virginia in 1828, moved when young to Gibson County, Tennessee, and then to Hickman, Kentucky, then to Mills Point. He married Miss Watson in 1848. They had eight children, only three now living. Mrs. Beckham belongs to the Methodist Church. Mr. Beckham was a merchant and farmed also upon an extensive scale. In politics he was a democrat. Mr. Beckham was the victim of one of the greatest outrages ever perpetrated. It was known that he
ELIHU C. BECKHAM. The requirements necessary for the successful filling of the office of assessor are accuracy, faithfulness and energy, and all these requirements are possessed by Mr. Beckham, who is universally pronounced to be one of the most capable assessors Stone County has ever had. He was born in Hardin County, near the Wayne County, Tennessee, line, July 13, 1840, a son of Joshua M. and Catherine (Hinkle) Beckman, the former of whom was born in Orange County, N. C., May 14, 1816, and died in Stone County, Arkansas, February 3, 1888. The mother was born in Alabama, December
Private 1st class, Field Signal Battn., Co. C, 81st Div., 30th Reg.; of Vance County; son of J. O. and Mrs. Ada Beckham. Entered service May 25, 1918. at Camp Sevier, S. C. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 22, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and all other engagement of the 81st Div. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., July 2, 1919.
2nd Lt. Machine Gun Co., 120th Inf., 29th and 30th Divs., 113th Reg.; of Vance County; son of C. B. and Mrs. F. M. Beckham. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Transferred to Boston, Mass. Sailed for France June 5, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Sept. 29, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, at Verdun, with 29th, Ypres with 30th. Wounded by shrapnel and machine gun bullet, at the battle of Meuse-Argonne, Oct. 23, 1918. Sent to Woevre No. 8, Base Hospital No. 56. Mustered out