Beggs Family History & Genealogy

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Beggs Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

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This page is a hub for a detailed history of the Beggs family name, Beggs origins, and history of Beggs family members. Beggs family history has rich origins of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Beggs family researchers. The last name Beggs may have begun in Scotland, according to one branch of the family (see "Beggs History" below) and then entered Canada and the United States.

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The complete history of the Beggs family has yet to be found.  However, wCanada to the United States:
"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 census...it 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." This page is a hub for a detailed history of the Beggs family name, Beggs origins, and history of Beggs family members. Beggs family history has rich origins of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Beggs family researchers. The last name Beggs may have begun in Scotland, according to one branch of the family (see "Beggs History" below) and then entered Canada and the United States.

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Nationality & Ethnicity

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

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Early Beggses

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1800 - 1875
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1812 - 1880
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1813 - 1891
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1819 - 1892
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1820 - 1899
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1826 - 1914
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1827 - 1907
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1831 - 1914
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1831 - 1917

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Sample of 20 Beggs Biographies

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Unknown - Unknown
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Apr 24, 1919 - February 1986
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Nov 25, 1916 - June 1985
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May 29, 1911 - February 1974
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May 2, 1902 - March 1982
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May 29, 1920 - May 18, 1988
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Nov 28, 1917 - October 1998
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Aug 17, 1949 - December 1984
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Jan 26, 1927 - Sep 25, 1994
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Sep 5, 1893 - January 1969
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Sep 12, 1894 - Oct 23, 1989
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c. 1947 - Unknown
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c. 1947 - Unknown
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c. 1975 - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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1861 - 1883
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c. 1925 - Unknown

Beggs Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Beggs family member is 69.6 years old according to our database of 2,300 people with the last name Beggs that have a birth and death date listed.

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69.6 years

Oldest Beggses

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Jan 11, 1888 - Jun 7, 1997
109 years
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Apr 30, 1904 - Nov 25, 2007
103 years
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Jan 11, 1879 - October 1982
103 years
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Apr 4, 1878 - July 1979
101 years
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Aug 8, 1903 - Jan 7, 2005
101 years
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Jan 4, 1903 - Apr 18, 2004
101 years
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Jan 27, 1902 - Oct 23, 2002
100 years
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Mar 26, 1912 - Jul 4, 2011
99 years
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May 16, 1890 - Jan 13, 1990
99 years
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Jan 13, 1881 - December 1980
99 years

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Brenda Salazar
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I am looking for information on my GGrandfather Joseph Beggs...Joseph shows up in Walkerville, Colfax Twp., Oceana Co., Michigan around 1895...he was one of the first to settle in this area...however, before this I don't find a trace...he wed my GGrandmother
Clara(h)Marie Green b. 21JAN1883 in Troy Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan...GGrandpa was 42yrs old and GGrandma was 27yrs old when they wed(per the marriage license)on 31AUG1904. I believe this may have been a shotgun wedding as my Gramps was born a few short months later on 2NOV1904 d. 18MAY1994...after Gramps came Archibald "Archie" McClain b. 25DEC1906 d. 1NOV1993; Thelma Marie b. 1909 d. 1999; Madeline "Midge" Lee b. 1JAN1911 d. 1993 in Benzie Co., MI...one other child carries the Beggs surname but was not a Beggs'...this is Lena "Mabel" Beggs b. 12JUN1914. I believe GAunt Mabel's father may have been a fella named Benjamin Phelps, but more on that later...All the children were born in Colfax Twp.
I found Joseph in a "History of Colfax Township, Walkerville, MI" listed as one of the first settlers here and was referred to as "Joe Beggs" around 1895. I determined his birthdate from the ages listed on his marriage certificate and his death certificate.
On the 1910 US Census it states his father's name as William Beggs and that William was born in Stockholm, Scotland. However, through exhaustive research I found that there is not now, nor has there ever been a Stockholm, Scotland. It also stated that Joseph's Mother was born in "Eng Canada" (as was Joseph), but no name was given...
Gramps wed Lillian Victoria Green b. 25MAY1906 together they had the following children;
Betty Lou, Evelyn Aleta, Shirley Arlene, Ronald LaVerne, and Lorraine "Joyce" Beggs. Ronald is my Dad. He was born 19JUL1935 in Colfax Twp, MI d. 7NOV2007 in Roseville, Macomb, MI...he wed my Mom...Duella DelDeayne Rought b. 16MAY1937 (living)together they had me, Brenda Joyce b. 7NOV1959 in Hart, Oceana, MI and my older sister Dorothy Elaine b. 9MAR1958 also in Hart...They eventually divorced and he remarried a lady named Linda Hellebuyck b. 5MAY1948 (living)together Dad and Lin had the following children, Ronald Maurice Beggs born 11OCT1973 and Brian Keith Beggs b. 20NOV1979 both boys were born in Macomb County, Michigan and one still lives there.
Any information anyone might have is greatly needed, wanted,and will be greatly appreciated!!!
Angel Hugs...
Brenda Beggs-Salazar
Dec 09, 2008 · Reply

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