Thursday, July 25, 2013
Have You Seen This Man?
His name is A. J. or J. Alexander Beaubier. He was born in New York state in 1821 - parents unknown. In 1845 he married Henrietta Graves (daughter of William Tubbs Graves) also born in New York on 6 April 1830. In 1846 they had a daughter Effa (Effie) and in 1848 a son William. In 1850 he was a farmer in Clayton, Jefferson County, New York. On 11 January 1856 Henrietta died. Effie most probably was working as a servant at age 14 in 1860 while living in Orleans, Jefferson County, New York. J. A. may have had an older brother William who was born in Canada and lived in Orleans, Jefferson County during the 1850's to 1880's.
It is just so frustrating trying to find anything out about this branch and I have corresponded with several people with the same problem. One of them had this photo at least. This is all we know. I was looking through documents last night and my cousin Chris called and asked what his name was because she was at the Family History Library and wanted to look for him. He is driving us all nuts.
His daughter Effie is the mother of my Great Grandfather Jefferson Thomas Graves who was her oldest child. We didn't even know how to spell her name until I found this information - all we knew was that she was French.