Thank you Frank Carroll! This has been an amazing journey. Our cousin Michele Lawrence Manis wrote three books entitled "The Beasley Connection, Volumes I, II and III". On page 66, Volume I, Manis lists Mary Guy C 3-5 b: ca 1764, daughter of Lemuel Guy C 2 and May Sarah Guy. In Lemuel's will, proven in open court 17 October 1794, gave wife's full name and nine children. Mary Guy married Austin Beasley (Beesley) on 12 January 1783 with Thomas Phips serving as bondsman and witness. The 1790 census lists Mary in the household of her husband with two son's and a daughter. Frank, you noted that Auston Beasley married Lucy Ryal on 7 April 1783 witnessed by Demey Carroll and on the same day, Alexander Carroll married Lucy Ryal. Could Auston Beasley have been a witness for Lucy's marriage since he married Mary Guy 4 months earlier?
Austin married Polly Mary Carroll on 15 December 1805 and Austin Jr. was born from that marriage on 15 June 1812. Austin Beasley Sr's. will of 1822 has Eda Carroll (Lydia Hollingsworth Carroll who was married to Hardy Carroll b: 1753 and died 29 September 1826), living on his land w/o husband Hardy and our Austin Jr. was only 10 years old. Austin Jr. did sell his mother's willed land with the mill and log cabin to his older brother Bass Beasley who married a Carlton and stayed in the area, as noted by Claude Moore. Claude Moore later owned the cabin which now sits in Clinton, NC. as a museum.
Austin Jr. moved to Ozark, Dale County, Alabama where I have found many Carroll's buried in the 1800's throughout the county along with the Beasley family. It appears that the Carroll, Beasley, Hollingswoth, Carlton famlies are all linked in some way. I hope that we can find where Austin Sr's. mill and log cabin was located because Claude Moore notes that many family members are buried nearby. It appears that the Guy family's plantation was located just north of Austin Beasley's plantation and the Carroll's plantation was East of their's.
It also looks like I will be traveling from Albuquerque, New Mexico back to Duplin/Sampson County, NC. soon on another adventure. Thank you again Cousin Frank. MAB
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