Tag: John Beeman

JOHN BEEMAN, Bird’s Fort Defender

1 October 2018

In the fall of 1841 the families of Hamp Rattan and Capt. Mabel Gilbert, with a few other men, reached Bird’s Fort (near present day Arlington), and a little later the family of John Beeman. Late in November, 1841, a wagon left Bird’s Fort and was sent back to Red river for provisions. It stayed […]

HARTWELL BOLIN COX, Fourteen Children

30 March 2018

Hartwell Bolin Cox was born January 22, 1840 in Illinois. His father, William Bolin Cox came from near Springfield, Illinois. Anna Hunnicutt, his mother, who came from South Carolina, married William Cox, July 27, 1820 in Madison County, Illinois. In the 1830 Green County, Illinois census, William and Anna had three children under ten years […]