Adeline Beckstead

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Adeline Beckstead (Cayou)

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Death: July 22, 1919 (70)
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska, USA
Place of Burial: Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska, USA
Immediate Family:

Wife of Elton Efron Beckstead and William I. Beckstead
Mother of Sarah Ann Beckstead; Nellie Jane Beckstead; Phineous Elton Beckstead; Lawrence M. Beckstead; Bobby Beckstead and 6 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Adeline Beckstead

Word of mouth family legend is that she was Sioux Indian.


Picture shows the Beckstead family log cabin, situated not far from the Missouri River.

In front of the cabin are shown: Frank Vannorman and two children.

Adeline was romantically involved with outlaw Jules Beni before his demise; after her relocation to Bellevue she married William Beckstead. Following his death, she married his brother Elton, an employee of Peter Sarpy's trading post. (from whence the name 'Sarpy County' comes from in Nebraska)

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Adeline Beckstead's Timeline

March 13, 1849
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
March 5, 1865
Age 15
Decatur, Burt, Nebraska
October 20, 1867
Age 18
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska
October 5, 1869
Age 20
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska
May 7, 1870
Age 21
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska
May 7, 1875
Age 26
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska
August 22, 1876
Age 27
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska
August 12, 1880
Age 31
Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska
January 5, 1883
Age 33
September 12, 1885
Age 36