Beckham, James Christopher
Beckham, James Christopher a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Orange. County, N. C., Nov. 15, 1833. He embraced religion in 1846; received license to exhort in 1854; and in 1856 was licensed to preach, and admitted into the Arkansas Conference. In 1860 he located, and in 1865 re-entered the effective list. In 1867 failing health obliged his supernumeration, which relation he sustained until his decease, March 8, 1868. Mr. Beckham was an excellent minister, highly esteemed and successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1868, p. 271.