Condensed biography of George Rice Bevers
Born 29 August 1825 in Giles Co. TN, the son of Spencer and Sally Clack Bevers, married
Lucinda Jane Tacker 12 Dec 1845 in Giles Co. TN. Oral family history says that George Rice Bevers
first came to Texas with family that was moving here to settle and to bring a sister to her fiance
who was a preacher near Dallas. The Cobbs were related through marriage with both the Bevers and
the Tackers. Some of the Tackers also came to TX, this group settled in what is today Freestone
County. W. A. Cobb later became Tax Assessor, Collector for Freestone Co. George may have traveled
some while in TX, because when he went back to TN he started making preparations to bring his
family to Texas. Lucinda's father, Joshua Tacker had died in 1848, leaving his estate to his wife
for her lifetime. In 1849 a legal instrument was recorded whereby Lucinda sold all of her child's
portion of her father's estate to her brother, John B. Tacker. Thus the family had money to start
out for Texas. When they arrived in what was later to become Palo Pinto County they settled about
half way between Weatherford and Fort Graham, on the very edge of civilization. The town that later
grew up there was named Graford, a combination of the two places. Here they helped to settle the
country, and had eight children. Two of their children died of whooping cough in 1862 after an army
troup camped nearby who had cases of whooping cough among the service men. George Rice Bevers was one
of the pioneers who helped to settle Texas. He died 14 October 1904 and is buried in the Bevers
cemetery near his home in Palo Pinto County.
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LUCINDA JANE TACKER BEVERS
Born 8 January 1825 in Giles Co. TN, Lucinda was the sixth child of Joshua and Susannah Kernut Tacker.
She married 12 Dec 1845 to George Rice Bevers in Giles Co. TN. Very little of Lucinda Jane has been
passed down in the way of oral information. We know that when she came to TX with George Rice Bevers
they had 3 children and one was born in Navarro Co. soon after reaching TX. They stayed in Navarro Co.
for about a year before moving on north west to what was to become Palo Pinto Co. In 1855 their first
child to be born in Palo Pinto Co. was born, followed by one in 1859 and the last in 1863. When her
youngest child was 10 Lucinda Jane Tacker Bevers died and was buried in the Bevers cemetery where 2 of
her children already rested. Lucinda was only 48 when she died, life on the frontier was hard on women.
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