Saturday, June 14, 2008

Early Pioneer Families: Bailey Duvall and Wife, Minerva P. Beene

Lewis Bailey Duvall was born during October of 1838 in Alabama, the son of Alexander Gabriel (born 1804 in Jackson County, Georgia) and Lucretia Duvall. He married Minerva Permelia Beene (born 1848 in Itawamba County), the daughter of Robert Samuel (born July 26, 1811 in Franklin County, Tennessee) and Julia Green Beene in Itawamba County on January 8, 1867. Minerva’s father, Robert Beene operated a ferry on the Tombigbee River in Itawamba County known today as Beans Ferry. Minerva’s grandfather, John Beene (born 1788) helped survey Itawamba County before its organization and was a member of the first county Board of Police.

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