Selected Families and Individuals



1.  John lived in Monroe County, Illinois and Ouachita Parish, Louisiana where he last appeared in 1830.


1.  Agness is sister to Mary Beethe who married Isaac Brimberry.


1.  James Beethe arrived in Kentucky during the period in which it was described as a "dark and bloody ground."  

2.  Captured by Indians, he was sold to the British at Detroit, and escaped in time to fight at the Battle of Blue Licks, Kentucky which is often referred to as the last battle of the American Revolution.  

3.  James was a companion of Daniel Boone and died in Ohio about 1801.


1.  Moved to Illinois Territory in 1811 or 1812 and helped build Fort LaMotte, which after the fall of Fort Dearborn was the outward most fort on the frontier during the War of 1812.  

2.  Later, he moved to Edgar County, Illinois and built the first mill in those parts which was said "could grind wheat little faster than a hungry family could eat."  

3.  After emigrating to Texas in the 1830's he lived in Nacogdoches County until receiving a headright grant in Walker County, Texas, where he died in 1847 and is believed to be buried in the Brimberry-Manning Cemetery 12 miles North of Huntsville.


1.  William appeared in Greenville District, South Carolina and Sumner County, Tennessee.

2.  He fought at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.  

3.  He was last found in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana in 1836.

James Singleton ALDERES

1.  Pension Application shows death as 21 Apr 1882.  

2.  James Singleton Alderes served in Co. G., 37th Texas Cavalry - Terrell's Regt.

Mary Elizabeth CHISUM

1.  Pension No. 18186...Confederate Mortuary Warrant #4714.

2.  She may be buried in the Simpson's Campgrond Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Texas