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David T. Beauchamp Biography

from Hancock County, Kentucky – Biographies

David T. Beauchamp, Hancock County, was born in this county January 26, 1835, and is a son of Robert C. and Sarah A. B. (Stowers) Beauchamp.  The father was born in the fort at Georgetown, Harrison County, Kentucky, in 1800.  His father, William Beauchamp, was a native of Delaware, and the great-grandfather, Jesse Beauchamp, came from France to this country in the time of the French Revolution, being driven from that country on account of religious persecution.  William Beauchamp was a soldier in the Revolution.  He married Miss Sallie Morris, a niece of Robert Morris, of Revolutionary fame, and as early as 1790 came to Kentucky.  About that time the father of our subject was born, and settled on Elkhorn Creek, in Bourbon County.  In that county the grandfather resided until 1818, when he came to Daviess County, and settled near where the present village of Yelvington is now situated, and there he died about 1830.  The father grew to manhood in Daviess County, and in 1820 he was married to Miss Stowers, who was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, September 9, 1811.  In 1827 he moved to this county, and settled on the farm now owned by his son, John Beauchamp.  Here he first bought 160 acres, and at one time owned 5,000 acres in the county.  He represented this county in the legislature in 1867 and 1868, 1870 and 1871.  He died in this county September 9, 1884.  The mother is still living.  Subject is the third of a family of seven children, of whom four are now living:  John W., David, Alexander D. and Julia, wife of James C. Robb.  The schooling of subject was received in this county and at St. Mary’s College, Marion County.  He began for himself on the home place and came to his present farm in 1856.  He now owns about 1,000 acres, with about 800 acres in cultivation.  He pays some attention to stock raising.  He was married September 25, 1866, to Miss Anna M. Crockett, a daughter of Anthony and Susan (Robb) Crockett, natives of Kentucky.  This lady was born December 22, 1836, and to her were born five children, of whom three are now living, Robert C., Samuel R., and Joe A.  This lady died May 11, 1878.  Mr. Beauchamp was a soldier in the late war.  He enlisted in Company E of the Seventh Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, in June 1864.  Among the battles in which he participated were Tupelo, Harrisburg, Guntown Hill, and Bull’s Gap.  At the latter battle he was wounded and confined at Emory Hospital, Virginia, for about six months.  He then returned to his regiment and remained with it until its surrender at Christiansburg, Virginia.

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