Robert Beggs was born in 1830 in Randolph County, Illinois. He served as a private in Co. I, 49th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, U.S (Union), during the Civil War. His brothers, Archibald and Absolom Beggs, also served during the war. Absolom Beggs died of a gunshot wound while a prisoner of war in Huntsville, Alabama.
Robert Beggs married Frances A. Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thackston or Thaxton Logan, 2 March 1854 in Washington County, Illinois. Frances Adeline Beggs died in 1870 in Cherokee County, Kansas. Robert Beggs died 30 December 1893 in Cherokee County. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Melrose, Cherokee County, KS.
Researched and photograph furnished by Patrick Logan