James Luther BEASLEY Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY Mini tree diagram
Etta Adline SCOTT

Etta Adline SCOTT5,1,2,3,4,6

24th Oct 18841,2,3,4 - 4th Jun 19722,3

Life History

24th Oct 1884

Born in Anson, Jones, Texas.1,2,3,4

Aug 1901

Married James Luther BEASLEY in Jones County, Texas.4,4

James Beasley died in 1951.  His wife Etta Adline Scott was married asecond time to Jeff Clarence Brinkley.  They were reported married inthe 1940 census in Ellis County, Texas.  So James and Etta divorcedsome time before 1940  I have not found a divorce record or a recordof marriage to Jeff Brinkley.

3rd Mar 1934

Married Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY in Roby, Fisher, Texas.1,6

8th Nov 1951

Death of James Luther BEASLEY in Abilene, Taylor, Texas.4

29th Feb 1964

Death of Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY in Los Angeles County, California.2,7

4th Jun 1972

Died in Abilene, Taylor, Texas.2,3

Cerebral vascular accident, causing instant death, was dead on arrival

5th Jun 1972

Buried in Mt Hope Cemetery, Anson, Jones County, Texas.3


  • Etta was first married to James beasley.  Th3ey divorced sometimebefore 1934, when she married Jeff Clarence Brinkley.  Copy of themarriage license courtesy of Elsie Ward Jones, granddaughter of EttaAdline Scott Beasley Brinkley, via Marion Mixon

    Texas Marriage Record
    Fisher County #613
    J C Brinkley and Mrs Etta Beasley
    Married 3 Mar 1934 Fisher County, Texas
    by Carl C Wilson, County Judge
    License 3 Mar 1934 Roby, Fisher County, Texas

    1940 Federal Census, Jones County, Texas, 3 April, Precinct 1,District 127-2, page 2A, Hse #23, Rents
    Brinkley, Jeffries C Head M W 50 Married Grade 4 b Tennessee RuralJones Texas in 1935 Farmer Laborer [b abt 1890]
    Brinkley, Etta Wife F W 55 Married Grade 6 b Texas  Both parents bornin Alabama  Rural Jones Texas in 1935 [b abt 1885]
    Scott, Sarah Mother-in-law F W 80 Grade 4 b Alabama Rural Jones Texasin 1935 [b abt 1860]

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Jeffie Clarence Brinkley
    Residence Anson, Jones County, Texas
    Birth 28 Nov 1889 Ellis County, Texas
    Wife Etta Brinkley, Rt 1, Anson
    Employer R I Foster, Anson, Jones, Texas
    Signed J C Brinkley

    At some point Jeff and Etta divorced.  He later moved to California,where some time later he ramarried.  He died in Los Angeles in 1964.Etta was with her daughter when she died in Abilene, Taylor, County,in 1972.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Etta Brinkley
    Born 24 Oct 1884
    Died Jun 1972
    Last Residence Abilene, Taylor, Texas 79603
    SSN 463-52-3111 issued Texas (1951)

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Etta Adaline Brinkley [Etta Adaline Scott]
    Widow, Birth 24 Oct 1884 Texas
    Residence Anson, Jones, Texas
    Had been resident in Abilene 6 weeks before death
    Father P M Scott
    Mother Sarah F Clay
    Informant Arden Beasley [daughter]
    Age at Death 87
    Death 4 Jun 1972 Shady Oaks Lodge, Abilene, Taylor, Texas
    Cause of Death Cerebro-vascular accident, causing instant death, wasdead on arrival - B J Estes MD
    Burial 5 June 1972, Mt Hope Cemetery, Anson, Jones, Texas by LawrenceFuneral Home
    Filed 12 June 1972, Filed State 23 June 1972

    Note that her name is spelled differently on her grave than on herdeath certificate.

    Etta Adline Scott Brinkley
    Birth Oct. 24, 1884 Anson, Jones County, Texas
    Death Jun. 4, 1972 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas

    Etta Adline Scott was the daughter of Peter Magness (P.M.) Scott andSarah Francis (Clay) Scott. Her grandparents were Stephen A. Scott andMargaret Ann (Davis) Scott. Her parents and grandparents were JonesCounty pioneers and are buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

    Etta married James Luther Beasley in 1901 and they were the parents ofeight children. She was later married to Jeff C. Brinkley.

    Spouse James Luther Beasley (1884 - 1951)

    Tula Tyrene Beasley Black (1902 - 1997)
    Arden Leon Beasley (1904 - 1982)
    Veria Beasley (1906 - 1907)
    Gertrude Lorene Beasley Ward (1907 - 1995)
    J. L. Beasley (1918 - 2010)

    Burial Mount Hope Cemetery, Anson, Jones County, Texas

    Created by Elsie Ward Jones Dec 09, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #62748303,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62748303

    I see that James Beasley died in 1951.  But Etta Adline was married toJeff Brinkley before 1940, when she was reported as his wife in the1940 census in Ellis County,  This means that she and James divorcedsometime before1940.  It is odd htat the well-commented memorial onFind a Grave does not mention that.


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