Tag Archives: Beswick

Lydia Belle Wilkinson

Lydia Belle Wilkinson
b. 11 January 1862, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Asbury and Mary Ann M. (Beswick) Wilkinson
d. 6 May 1952, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m. May 1883, White Township, Kingman County, Kansas
Peter Cartwright Pryor
b. about 1858, Illinois

Children with Peter Cartwright Pryor:
• Dora
• Mamie
• Fred

Lydia also lived in Shelby County, Indiana. It is not known when they emigrated.

Submitted by:
Elizabeth Nash
Garden City KS
E-mail: dnash1@cox.net

Asbury Wilkinson

Asbury Wilkinson
b. 16 January 1818, Leipsic Township, Kent County, Delaware, to Parismus and Polly (Smith) Wilkinson
d. 17 January 1909, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

m/1. 2 May 1843, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana
Rachel Berry Beswick
b. to Phillip and Sally “Sarah” (Pitman) Beswick

m/2. 13 Sep. 1847, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana
Mary Ann M. Beswick (Rachel’s sister)
b. 30 April 1825, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana, to Phillip and Sally “Sarah” (Pitman) Beswick
d. 3 July 1892, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Children with Rachel Berry Beswick:
• Mary Rebecca (b. 1844)

Children with Mary Ann M. Beswick:
• Rachel H. (b. 1851)
• Emma (b. 1856)
• Belle (1862-1952) married (1) Peter C. Pryor, (2) Chester D. Dickinson

Asbury was living in Laconia, Harrison County, in 1842; in Posey Township, Switzerland County, in 1850; in Moore’s Hill, Dearborn County, in 1851; in Shelbyville, Shelby County, in 1856 and 1860; and in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, by 1862. It is not known when they left Indiana, but they were in Kingman, Kansas, in 1876. He was a graduate of DePauw University and a Methodist circuit rider, who began several churches.

Submitted by:
Elizabeth Nash
Garden City KS
E-mail: dnash1@cox.net

Alice Ann Coker

Alice Ann Coker
b. 5 April 1860, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to William and Mary (Beswick) Coker
d. 29 April 1946, Salem, Marion County, Oregon

m. 24 December 1878, Shelburn, Sullivan County, Indiana
Thomas Walter Phillips
b. 13 November 1857, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
d. 14 January 1910, Shelburn, Sullivan County, Indiana

Children with Thomas Walter Phillips:

  • Laura (1879–1956) married Preston Calvert Bugher
  • William P. (1882–1908) married Nora Ethel Aleman
  • Paul (1885–1905)

Ann Alice was the seventh child of William and Mary Coker, who were emigrants from the Oldham area of Lancastershire County, England. Hers was a family of coal miners. She emigrated from Indiana about 1919 to Salem, Marion County, Oregon to be with her only surviving child.

Submitted by:
Mary Alice Janis
Tampa FL
E-mail: maj1932@yahoo.com