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For centuries the Roquemores had lived in (old) Languedoc Province, where a Guillaume de Rochemore married Jeanne de Codol in 1280. There is a city in southern France near Nimes named Roquemaure that Aline, daughter of Gussie and her husband Thomas J. Hayman visited in September 1980 to see the Roquemore Castle ruins.


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Gussie Roquemore Beazley

 

 

  Mrs. Herman (Gussie Roquemore) Beazley

For centuries the Roquemores had lived in (old) Languedoc Province, where a Guillaume de Rochemore married Jeanne de Codol in 1280. There is a city in southern France near Nimes named Roquemaure that Aline, daughter of Gussie and her husband Thomas J. Hayman visited in September 1980 to see the Roquemore Castle ruins. In Paris a few days before they visited theProtestant Museum to verify the Reverand with whom the Roquemores came to this country. One was Pierre de Rochemaure, born about 1471 in Nimes. In 1496 he married Agnes Boileau. About a century later the de Rouchemores were still in Nimes. A Louis de Rouchemore, born about 1575, juge du presidual de Nismes, married Mil Anne Barriere. When John Calvin began the French Reform Communion, the Roquemores joined his movement, were called heretics and forbidden to leave. Some did manage to escape to middle Europe, Holland and England. Gussie's ancestors chose to bring his wife and family to America, departing France on August 9, 1763 with Rev. Dean Louis Gilbert landing at Plymouth, England, August 25, 1763. A list shows Pierre Roquemore, age 22 (a weaver) and another list shows 212 Huguenots destined for Abbeville district of South Carolina. One was Peter Roquemore and wife Jane Seguin and children. They were on Capt. Gregory Perkins' "Friendship" which anchored at Charleston., South Carolina April 12, 1764. He was eligible for a land grant of 100 acres and 50 for each child. He remained at Bordeau Settlement until February 17, 1776. Between 1776 and 1781 they moved to Georgia. With Hames here as his brother, James, and they both served in the American revolutionary war. James married Elizabeth Baisemore around 1777. Their first child was Peter, born March 19, 1778. In 1798 or 1799 he married Catherine Murphy. They had fifteen children. In the late 40s, they moved, reaching Panola County. Their seventh child was Josiah Rosilias Roquemore, born October 8, 1810; married the second time to Martha Arnwine Glaze, a widow. Their fourth child was Peter Lee Roquemore (Gussie's father) born June 30, 1864, in Panola County. He died September 28, 1914 in Tulsa,Oklahoma of typhoid fever. He married November 15, 1888 Josephine Guthrie, born April 18, 1869 and died February 17, 1903 inHastings, Oklahoma. They had Claud, Gussie, Roy and Ray. Since they died early, Gussie went to live with distant relatives inOakwood, Texas, taking with her the youngest, Ray, in 1907. She was born August 4, 1892. On April 11, 1911 she married Herman Beazley in Palestine, Texas. Herman was born June 29, 1889 and died March 29, 1956. Their two children were Aline, born November 30, 1912, and Charles Herman born February 29, 1915, died January 16, 1919. Aline married Thomas Julian Hayman, born December 31, 1914 and had Charles Herman, born March 15, 1938. He married Ramona Maxwell and had Lisa Leigh, Camber, and Todd Roquemore. Lisa was born April 11, 1961, married April 14, 1979 to David Reed. Their son, Matthew Brandon was born July 15, 1983, the great-grandson of Aline and Thomas J.

                                                              Alyne Beazley, Mrs. Herman Beazley, and Charles Herman Beazley

 

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