Charles Gordon Newton
Mary Hanford Bristol
Mary Alice Newton


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1. John Clark Beeker

2. Armenius Wright

Mary Alice Newton 1 2

  • Born: 21 Mar 1841, , Washington, AR 1 2
  • Marriage (1): John Clark Beeker on 17 Jul 1864 in , , TX 1
  • Marriage (2): Armenius Wright on 29 Jan 1862 in , , TX 1
  • Died: 21 Feb 1899, Valley View, Cooke, TX, USA at age 57 2
  • Buried: Valley View: Valley View Cemetery, Cooke, TX, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L5VQ-TSZ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Dallas, Dallas, TX. 3 The 1870 census recorded John C. Beeker, farmer, 40, born in North Carolina, living with wife Mary A., 29, born in Arkansas.. Also in the home is a black woman, Mattie Brown, born in Texas; a black girl, Mary Bishop, 7, born in Louisiana; and a black woman, Lucy Pryor, 70, born in Virginia. John's farm was valued at $700 and personal estate $300.

2. Census in 1880 in Dallas, Dallas, TX. 4 The 1880 census recorded J. C. Beiker, bible agent, 50, living with wife M. A., 39; and adopted son Quinn Ewing, 11. J. C. and his parents were born in North Carolina. M. A. and Quinn were born in Arkansas and their parents in Connecticut.

3. Book: The Bontecou Genealogy details Mary Alice Newton, wife of John Clark Beeker, 1885. 1
Mary Alice Newton, born March 21, 1841. She married, Jan. 29, 1862, Armenius Wright, of Sulphur Springs, Johnston County, Texas. He was the son of a Methodist clergyman, and was born Dec. 23, 1838. He entered the Confederate Army in the spring of 1862, and served until his death, which occurred Nov. 30 of the same year. She married (2d), July 17, 1864, John Clark Becker [sic], who was born in Davidson County, N. C., Nov. 3, 1828. Mr. Becker was brought up on a farm, but left it when a young man, and engaged in a variety of occupations, residing in different places until the fall of 1859, when he located in Texas and established himself as a miller. He enlisted in Parson's Regiment of Texas Cavalry, and became quartermaster-sergeant, but owning to impaired health was employed chiefly on detached duty. After the war he carried on the mill and grocery business, but is a present engaged in gardening. There have been no children.

Mary married John Clark Beeker, son of Philip Beeker and Catharine Snider, on 17 Jul 1864 in , , TX.1 (John Clark Beeker was born on 3 Nov 1828 in , Davidson, NC, USA,5 died on 1 Jan 1900 in Gainesville, Cooke, TX 5 6 and was buried in Valley View: Valley View Cemetery, Cooke, TX, USA 5.)

Mary next married Armenius Wright on 29 Jan 1862 in , , TX.1 (Armenius Wright was born on 23 Dec 1838 in , Johnson, TX, USA 1 and died on 30 Nov 1862 1.)


1 Morris, John Emery, The Bontecou genealogy. A record of the descendants of Pierre Bontecou, a Huguenot refugee from France, in the lines of his sons (1885. Hartford, Conn., Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard company. 290 p. Online at Online at, Page 182, Mary Alice Newton.

2 Find A Grave,

3 1870 United States Census, John C Beeker, Texas, United States; citing p. 237, family 1519.

4 1880 United States Census, J C Beiker, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 56, sheet 78A.

5 Find A Grave,

6 The Houston Post (Houston, TX) (Houston, Harris, Texas.), 7 Jan 1900, Texas Deaths. J. C. Beeker.

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