Selected Families and Individuals



1.   Obituary from Asheville Citizen Times June 24, 2005

Mac Davis Cantrell

Brevard - Mac Davis Cantrell, 65, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at his residence.

A native of Transylvania County, he was retired from P. H. Gladfelter and was a former member of Glen Cannon Country Club and the Brevard Lions Club.

Mr. Cantrell was the son of the late C. E. and Irene McMinn Cantrell.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, C. E. "Skeet" Cantrell and John William "Buddy" Cantrell;  and brother-in-law, Dan Edens.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Leatherman Cantrell of the home;  daughter, Marinda Elizabeth Cantrell of Charlotte;  sisters, Margie Edens and Mary Lou Grimmitt and husband, Lamar, all of Brevard;  several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Moore Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Leatherman and the Rev. Tommy Owen officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to TCH Hospice, P. O. Box 2440, Brevard, NC 28712.

Published:  2005-06-24

Stacy Wynette RITCHERSON

1.  Stacy divorced Jerry in 2003.

2.  Address:  4330 N. Grandview - #2001
                     Odessa, Texas 79762

Andrew Jackson HAND

1.  Occupation:  Farmer

Agustus Amos "Austin" BEASLEY "II"

1.  Austin had sold the slaves he inherited from his father to his brother, Bass, before he left North Carolina.  He owned no slaves in Alabama.

2.  Austin moved to Butler County, Alabama where he married Celia and settled in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.

3.  Austin Jr. served in the Alabama volunteer during the Creek War....filed WA 532 1 Sep 1892.

4.  On November 6, 1864, Austin received a blast of buckshot into his hip.  A trap had been set up in a blind by a neighbor named Deloney.  The Injury plagued Austin and grieved Mr. Deloney for the remainder of their lives.

5.  In those early days, it was the custom for a mother to remain in bed for ten days following the birth of a child.  When Austin's injury occurred,  Eleanor was still in bed following the birth of her twelfth and last child, Sarah Elizabeth, on the ninth day of "lying-in".  Eleanor ordered a horse be brought around, got out of bed, put on a cloak, and went to the aid of her husband.  The weather was inclement and  Eleanor suffered phlobitis thereafter, which she believed to be the result of the events of that ninth day of lying-in.

6.  It is reported that Austin was a hugh man....weighing 350 pounds.

Eleanor Reed POWELL

1.  The name may be Elander Martha.

2.  She died at age 81 while sitting in a rocking chair in front of a fireplace in the home of her daughter, Ellen Caroline.

George Russell "Russ" BEASLEY "Sr"

1.  George took 12 members of his family , 13 including himself to Soledad Canyon, New Mexico where he carved out a ranch in the rock of the Organ Mountains.  

2.  George Russell brought his deceased brother's wife and two children also.

3.  He brought cement up from El Paso, Texas by wagon and built a rock cabin shortly after 1902, which still stands at this location called Beasley Canyon, New Mexico.  This is now on Fort Bliss.

Amos Parker BEASLEY

1.  Amos died of Progeria that a family of conditions, the results of an individual missing part of his or her emzymatic free radical control system.  [A rapid aging disorder]

2.  The disease is rare and strikes only one in eight million and there are only sixty cases written up in medical history.

Chester Arthur "Buck" BEASLEY

1.  Chester got married in Las Cruces, New Mexcio


1.  Given name may be Una Mae

Mark Arthur BEASLEY

1.  Home base address:    6404 Pepperdine St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

2.  Cell Nos:   Mark:       505 280-1707
                    Christine:  505 350-4745
                    Jarod:       505 350-1477