William P. Beverly

by Edmund Starling, 1886

was born in King George County, Virginia, on the twenty-second day of August, 1818, and was educated at the Mitchell School, Fredericksburg. His father, William Beverley, was born in Caroline County, Virginia, in 1790, and married Sarah Ann Posey, youngest child of General Thomas Posey--a sketch of whom will be found on page 648 of this volumn. Mrs. Beverly was born in 1800, and died in 1851. William Beverley immigrated to Henderson County in 1832, and settled upon one hundred and twenty acres of land, lying in the south end of the town, and now built up with business and dwelling houses. He died in Henderson in 1845. Our subject's paternal grandfather was Colonel Robert Beverley, a distinguished citizen, and influential planter of King George County, Virginia. He married Mary Buckner, and they both died in that State. His maternal grandfather, General Posey, married Mary Alexander. William Beverly, father of our subject, was a soldier in the War of 1812. William P. Beverly married Miss Kate Posey McCombs, an adopted daughter of General Posey, who graduated from Mrs. Tevis' Female Academy, at Shelbyville. They have six children living, Camelia Buckner, Sarah Ann, Thomas, Hood, William Alexander and Lucie. Camelia B. married Robert D. Chambers, now deceased, and has one daughter, Miss Beulah. Sarah Ann married William L. Posey, and has five children, Thomas Henry, William Alexander, Lucie Seymour, Louisa McLean and Robert Gaines. Thomas is yet single, and has been, for a number of years, an accomplished painstaking, and pleasant Deputy Clerk in the County Clerk's office. William Alexander is a hard working, money making farmer. Hood is an expert typo, having served several years at the case. He recently returned form a business venture in the far West, and has again settle in Henderson. Miss Lucie is a handsome, intelligent young lady and much beloved by her friends. Mr. Beverley came to Henderson with his father in 1832, and has continued to reside here. He is the owner of a large farm, lying on the Henderson and Spottsville Road, through which the Louisville & Henderson Railroad will pass, and another smaller farm on the Green River Road. The larger farm is operated by his son, William Alexander, while the smaller one is under his own immediate supervision. In religion, Mr. Beverley is a staunch Presbyterian, and is an Elder in the Second Church. In politics he is a Democrat. During the greater part of his life Mr. Beverley has followed the occupation of farming, living upon his farm, but of latter years has resided in the city, and owing to a severe accident has for several years been unable to undergo any active labor. He has been an active, hard working, intelligent farmer, and, as a result, has laid up a handsome competency to comfort him and his devoted wife in their old age.

-The History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Starling 1887 page 814-15;

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