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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900. These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!
Thomas M. Beathard
Among those who responded to the roll call upon the battlefields of the south and aided in defending the starry banner which stood as the emblem of the Union is Thomas M. Beathard, now an esteemed resident of Mission township, Brown county.
He was born in Union county, Ohio five miles west of Richwood, on the 22nd of January, 1843, and is a son of William Beathard, also a native of Union county. The grandfather, William Beathard, Sr., was born in Maryland and was of Dutch lineage.
The father of our subject was reared in the county of his nativity and was married there to Miss Dorothy Wasson, a native of Ohio and the daughter of Thomas Wasson, who was of Irish lineage.
They became the parents of six children, namely: Mary, Jane and Margaret, who are deceased; Charles, of Delaware county, Ohio; Roxanna, deceased; and Keziah, who is living in Marion county, Ohio. The parents both died in Clayborn township, Union county, Ohio and were about seventy years of age when called to their final rest.
Mr. Beathard, whose name introduces this review, was reared on the home farm and the lessons of industry and integrity which he learned in youth have colored his entire career. He studied with interest the questions which culminated in the Civil War, and when President Lincoln issued his call for troops he became a member of Company I, Thirteenth Ohio Infantry, under the command of Captain Roberts.
He was first under fire at the battle of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, and at the battle of Shiloh was wounded in the ankle, being disabled for six months on account of the injury he received. For some time he was confined in the hospital and was then sent to his home in Ohio. In 1863 he re-enlisted as a veteran in the Thirty-first Ohio Infantry and served with that regiment until the close of the war.
He participated in the battle of Ringgold, Georgia, and was with General Sherman on his march to the sea and thence to Richmond, and he participated in the grand review in Washington, D.C., where "wave after wave of bayonet-crested blue" passed by the stand on which the president watched the victorious army. He was then honorably discharged at Louisville, Kentucky and returned to his home.
Mr. Beathard maintained his residence in Ohio for some years and in Union county, on the 15th of March, 1871, was married to Miss Margaret Cusic, a lady of intelligence and good family, her parents being John and Catherine (Cremer) Cusic. They had seven children and six of the number reached the years of maturity, namely: Mary Elizabeth and Susanna, who are now deceased; Margaret, the wife of our subject; William, who is living in South Horton, Kansas; Albert, who is living in Nebraska; and Israel, who makes his home south of Horton.
In 1873 Mr. Beathard and his family removed to Kansas, locating on the farm which he had purchased in 1871. It was then a tract of wild land, but is now a highly improved property, comprising one hundred and twenty acres of rich and arable land. It is worth sixty dollars an acre and is pleasantly situated one and three fourths miles from Willis and three and a quarter miles from Horton.
The residence, of modern style of architecture, was erected at a cost of twelve hundred dollars, and on the place is a large barn and other substantial outbuildings. Mr. Beathard is assisted in the care of the place by his son, Orville W., who was born January 13, 1877, upon this farm. The older son, Charles, died in Infancy.
Politically Mr. Beathard is a Republican, having loyally supported the party since casting his first presidential vote for Lincoln. He is also a member of the Grand Army post and he and his wife hold membership in the Presbyterian church in Horton.
They are well and favorably known in the community and Mr.
Beathard is a man whose word is as good as his bond, his integrity being ever
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