Charles Peyton (Pate) Beauchamp
19, 1882 to William Lewis & Rosa Leftwich Beauchamp
m. Dec 12, 1912 to Jennie Myrtyle Vaden (See
Vaden Family) by Bishop Joseph S. Key at Meadowside Farm Sherman, Texas
d. January 24, 1962 in hospital at Beeville, Texas.
Buried at Beeville,
Only son to live to adulthood he grew up with seven sisters on the P.G. Beauchamp farm in Collinsville. A fine
upstanding man he was also a prankster and very adventurous. As a
young lad it is said he won the Grayson County Cotton Picking contest.
As strange as it may be, he left the farm when of age to seek adventure.
He decided cotton farming was not what he planned on making an occupation
of and headed to Indian Territory. He lived for a while in Indian
territory and actually lived with the Indians for a while. He came home
to Collinsville to see his parents on one occasion and came in with his
hat on in the house which was taboo. His sisters scorned him about
it and when at the table, his mother told him to get that thing off his
head; and low and behold, he had a Mohawk hair cut!
After a while his father
bought into and ran the Brass hardware store in Roff and Pate joined him
for a while in the bussiness as well as being a Deputy. About this
time he met or began couting his future bride, Myrtle Vaden, who was teaching
school there. He was a prominant member of the Masonic Lodge
as were his father William and Grandfather Sabird, both members of the Collinsville
lodge. His life was full of accompishments and memerable events.
such as a gunfight in Roff with a fellow officer who died from his woundswas
killed, etc... The Beauchamp's were active members of the Collinsville
The Beauchamp girls of Collinsville
William Lewis Beauchamp's farm at Petrolia, Texas
Not pictured is Charles
Peyton Beauchamp, brother to the girls
G. Beauchamp Family
Methodist Church Window
My Great-grandfather's (William Lewis Beauchamp) brother was
Peyton Graves Beauchamp. Some military papers list him as "Paden",
but it is "Peyton".
P.G. Beauchamp owned two parcels of land on the edge
of town. My great-grandfather William and family also lived on one of the two
properties shown on the plat (see next page) as well as their father Sabird
No picture is known to exsist of him or his wife.
They had no children. The old black & white picture of the church
window below is from the Methodist Church in Collinsville. They must
have been a well liked pair to have been called "Aunt" and "Uncle" in the
window. A Beauchamp family reunion was held in 1989 and when
visiting the church, the window was still there."
Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas
Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public and
Many Early Settled Families.
Chicago: F. A. Battey & Company 1889
Contact : Will & Karla Beauchamp
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