The Kemp Sketch
BEAMS, OBEDIAH P. - Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1816. His name appears on page 227 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of Captain Gibson’s Kuykendall’s Company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. Mr. Beams received no bounty or donation certificate.
Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.
- Died in Battle: No
- Company: Capt. Gibson Kuykendall
- Date of Birth: 1816
- Birthplace: Tennessee, Jefferson County