My name is Essie Beamon, a southern girl born and raised in Alabama. I am retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 25 years of Government service. I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother.
I’m forever a student, that is mindful, but not competitive that hunger for knowledge. I believe that you never stop learning new and better ways to do many things. I love sharing knowledge and passion for style and connecting with people.
That said –I am a Researcher, I love going back into the Census records finding ancestors that I have not and will never know. I have been researching my family history for the past 15 years. So far, I have discovered family secrets–that was not talked about.
Reality and History
For instance– a year beforehand Billy the Kid was killed on July 14, 1881, I discovered that my maternal grandfather Joe Beamon was born on March 10, 1880; and was a baby in late 1880 in Alabama when:
In Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett tracked the Kid to a cabin in Stinking Springs, New Mexico, and forced his surrender.
The outlaw was found guilty of the murder of Sheriff William Brady and confined to the Lincoln courthouse. He was scheduled for a date with the hangman, but on the evening of April 28, 1881, he engineered the most daring getaway of his criminal career.
Billy The Kid shooting down his foe who had taken refuge behind a saloon bar. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
The historian’s role is to place the past in context, using sources from moments and circumstances, and filling in the gaps to the best of their ability. Which is what I am doing in my family reach. Written documents help me gain a better understanding of how life was for my ancestors.
Finally–since retiring, I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). What we do is be the voice of a child in the foster care system. In doing so, it gives the child hope for a better and brighter future. Because we are the one person, he/she can depend on. That is after gaining their trust. Which ain’t easy. This is a none pay job. However, it is worth it.
Facts about me:
Senior Citizen that looks and feel twenty years younger than I am!
I speak my mind. I never mind what I speak.
I wake up every morning with the joy & excitement of wanting to go directly back to sleep.
My Favorite: The movie the Lion King
Hobbies: designing and making jewelry, adult coloring, researching, and writing blogs.
Least Favorite thing: Exercising