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www.childers-shepherd.org, 30 Aug 2010
  James Beachboard + Louarty Phillips          Alexander L. Logan + Julia Deaver
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    William J. Beachboard            +           Julia Logan
 1864   -    1928                               1876    -    1901
Stocksville, Bunc Co NC   Asheville, Bunc Co NC           Flat Creek, Bunc Co NC    Bunc Co NC          
                                          Arthur Wayne Beachboard, 1896 - 1934
                                          Virgil Caney Beachboard (
Hattie Deaver), 1897 - 1968
                                          James Blaine Beachboard (Sarah Poston), 1899 - 1971
                                          Augustus C. Beachboard, 1901 - 1901
William J. Beachboard and first wife Julia Logan are interred, with baby Augustus, at Morgan Hill Baptist Church,
Buncombe County, NC. The three other sons are all interred in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, NC.
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William J. Beachboard            +           Mary "Minnie" Bell Elkins
              1864   -    1928                   1901            1879     -     1964
  Yancey Co NC     Asheville, Bunc Co NC
     Julia Joanna Beachboard, 1904 - 1976
                                       Willie B. Beachboard (Walter Guffey), 1911 - 2002

The Beachboard family occupied the old Jacob Comer Sams home west of Piney Mountain Baptist Church in north
Buncombe County. In 1902, they deeded land, along with
John Wesley Shepherd and Matilda Riddle Shepherd, for
the construction of the church. Minnie Elkins Beachboard's brothers lived nearby. Later the family moved to
Asheville, where Mr. Beachboard served as a United States Marshal.

Mother Minnie Elkins Beachboard and daughter Julia Joan Beachboard are interred side by side in Riverside
Cemetery, Asheville, NC.

The official documents present some puzzles:

The US Census for Asheville in 1930 lists "W. J. Beachboard", female, age 50, widow, as head of household with
daughters Johanna Beachboard, age 25, and Willie Beachboard, age 18. This must surely be Minnie Elkins
Beachboard, but why were the initials of her deceased husband used? This may be an error on the part of the
census taker.

Also, the 1920 census lists "Willie B. Jr", age 8, as male son. In 1930, Willie, age 18, is a female daughter.

In 1937, the Asheville City directory listed "Beachboard Minnie B (wid Wm J) h44 Hollywood"; along with
"Beachboard Jonannah slswn Bon Marche Inc r44 Hollywood";
"Beachboard Willie B nurse 44 Hollywood r do"; and
"Beachboard Jas B (Palace Billiard Parlor) r125 1/2 College".
     James Beachboard + Louarty Phillips                  Andrew Martin Elkins + Flora M. Metcalf
Sources: NC Death Certificate, Wm J. Beachboard, 1928;
US Census, Yancey Co NC, 1880;
US Census, Bunc Co NC, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930;
Deed of land to Piney Mountain Church, 1902;
Frances Ruth Elkins Owenby, email 10 Sep 2007;
NC Death Certificate, Mrs. Sarah Delano Logan Patterson, 1918;
Gravemarker, William J. Beachboard & Julia Logan, Morgan Hill Baptist Church, Bunc Co NC;
Morgan Hill Baptist Church,
Bunc County, NC; photo by
James Archer.
Left: Death Certificate, Wm J. Beachboard.

Below: US Census 1930, Asheville, NC.