Archive for March 31st, 2009

March 31, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Major John Beck, 1819 – 1873

Major John Beck, 1819 - 1873

to the Memory of
Maj. John Beck
Decr 23rd 1819
Jany 24th 1873

John Beck was the son of Samuel and Tabitha Beck of Rabun County, Georgia. He is buried at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery near Clayton, in a spot not too far from where his parents rest. In Sketches of Rabun County History (pages 88 – 101), Dr. Andrew Jackson Ritchie wrote a lengthy piece on the Becks in this area, for those who are interested in this family.