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"William Beggs was born in Scotland. and at some point he migrated to Canada where I start to assume that he wed and started a family sometime before 1862...on about 13MAR1862 his son Joseph Beggs was born in "Eng Can"...Joseph then migrated to the United States sometime around the 1890s...he first shows up as one of the first settlers in Colfax Township, Oceana County, Walkerville, Michigan, USA around 1895...He wed Clara(h) Green b. JAN1875 in Troy Twp., Michigan, USA her father was Thomas Thayer Green & her mother was Mary Croff...Thomas' father is Jonathan Green... Joseph & CLara were wed on 31AUG1904 in Colfax Twp., Michigan and I think this may have been a shotgun wedding as the first of their 4 children was born just a few short months later...that child is my grandfather Francis "Frank" Leon Beggs b. 2NOV1904  d.3NOV1911, then came their second son Archibald "Archie" Mcclane Beggs b. 25DEC1906 d. 1NOV1993, following him were Thelma Marie Beggs b. 1909 d. 1999 and their last child together is Madeline "Midge" Lee Beggs b. 1JAN1911 d. JUL1993...there is another child that carried the Beggs' surname, but there is no way she is a Beggs...she is my Great Aunt Lena "Mabel" Beggs b. 20JUN1914 and still living...I believe her father was a gentleman named Benjamin Phelps...I have found a marriage record for him and GGrandma Clara...I have yet to check but I believe they must have divorced because his death certificate says he was a widower and GGrandma didn't cross until 1977...and she was wed after him to Freeman McClary and had a few more children, but only one lived and that was Orin McClary born 193? d. 1977.  FYI:  The information on William Beggs came from the 1910 US Federal Census...the whole of the information was: Father's name: Willam Beggs Place of Birth: Stockholm, Scotland...there is not now nor has there ever been a Stockholm in Scotland...and there are tons of William Beggs in Scotland. Also, the information on where Joseph was born came from this also stated that his Mother was born in "Eng Can" thus my assumptions that he migrated, wed, & started a family in Canada but they didn't record his Mother's name. Joseph's birthday was calculated by the age he was at the time of his marriage and the time of his death. I have found no birth record as of yet. Shared by: Brenda Beggs-Salazar, Beggs Family researcher."

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Beggs Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

At least one branch of the Beggs family is from Scotland.

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  • William 4.7%
  • John 4.0%
  • James 3.7%
  • Robert 2.9%
  • Mary 2.3%
  • Beggs 2.0%
  • Thomas 1.9%
  • George 1.8%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • David 1.2%
  • Elizabeth 1.1%
  • Hugh 1.0%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.8%
  • Francis 0.7%
  • Helen 0.6%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Donald 0.6%
  • Edward 0.6%
  • Alice 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Joseph 0.5%
  • Grace 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • White 0.4%
  • Catherine 0.4%
  • Martha 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Ellen 0.3%
  • Edith 0.3%
  • Arthur 0.3%
  • Ruth 0.3%
  • Obrien 0.3%
  • Frank 0.3%
  • Evelyn 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Agnes 0.3%
  • Corr 0.3%
  • Albert 0.3%
  • Marie 0.3%
  • Jane 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Alexander 0.3%
  • Maurice 0.3%
  • Patricia 0.3%

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