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Beasley Wellford biography: 13 things about Charlevoix, Michigan man


James Beasley Wellford lives in Charlevoix, Michigan, United States with his wife Adele Orgill Wellford. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He has lived in different parts of Tennessee, USA including Memphis, Cordova and Germantown.
  2. He previously lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.
  3. He is the second among the four children of Harry Walker Wellford Sr. and Katherine Estes Potts Wellford.
  4. He is Harry “Hal” Wellford’s younger brother.
  5. He has one younger brother named Buckner Wellford. They have two younger sisters namely Katherine “Kate” Wellford Gould and Allison Wellford Parker.
  6. He is 5 years older than Adele.
  7. As a pair, he and Mac McCorkle finished in the semifinal round of the 1971 Boys’ Doubles Tennis Tournament, which was held at the Centennial Tennis Center in Nashville, Tennessee from June 2-3, 1971.
  8. In 1982, Adele gave birth to their son Gil Wellford.
  9. In 1987, Adele gave birth to their daughter Eliza Wellford Fletcher.
  10. On March 8, 2014, his daughter Eliza married Richard Fletcher III at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis.
  11. On December 24, 2014, his mother died at the age of 87.
  12. On April 17, 2021, his father died at the age of 96.
  13. On September 2, 2022, his daughter Eliza was abducted in Memphis allegedly by Cleotha Abston, then 38. On September 3, 2022, he, Adele, Richard and Gil joined Michael Keeney, his brother-in-law, who made a video statement to the public after Eliza’s disappearance. He was 68 years old when Eliza was found dead on September 5, 2022 in Memphis.

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