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Beggs in Illinois and Texas
Posted by: Wayne Brown (ID *****3892) Date: May 19, 2005 at 08:47:50
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Hi Alan,
I think you're fishing with a short line in a big pond. Ha Ha. Mine's not much longer.I think you should buy a few certificates and check the local libraries for newspaper obituaries first to trace backward. When I get back to the mid-1800s I seem to connect with family trees.

Have you tried this site ?

Coincidentally, Rita Martin in Fort Worth, Texas,sent me this note about George Beggs, son of William Beggs and Martha Gihon. George first went to Mt Sterling, Illinois, in 1869 so he may well have had brothers or relations there. I have yet to check any Illinois records.
Good Luck, Wayne
While doing some other research at the library, I did look for your George Beggs family obits.

George Sr. obit says he was born in Ireland about 1845, came to America in 1869, located at Mt. Sterling, Ill. Mrs. Beggs came a year later. Came to Handley (Texas)in 1876. Then talks about him being a cattle dealer and lists the children.

Mrs. Beggs obit says she was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland, married in Boston, and lists the children.

I did not make copies, just wrote some notes. So there is more information in the obits.

They lived on Summit Ave.(Fort Worth) at the time of their deaths. At that time it was a well to do neighborhood, so he must have been pretty successful in this cattle trading business.

Hopefully, some of his descendants still live in the area and will see your query. The girls married names were Anderson, Arnold, Bevan.

Good luck in your search. Rita

Hi wayne Brown.
My grandfather was a William allen Beggs from Carrier Mills, Illinois. U.S.A. He dide in 1961.
I was just wondering if you have any genology infomatiion that might connect these Beggs families.
Email me at
Thanks for you time.Alan Wieling

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