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The Jehamy Family

This is the history of my grandmother, Margaret Theresa Jehamy, born in Brooklyn, New York. Living close by was my future grandfather, Charles Raymond Beshara, who spotted the beautiful Margaret roller skating with her friend one day in sunny South Brooklyn. As the story goes....he hit her with his car just so he could meet her! How's that for first impressions!!

GENERATION 1

Margaret Theresa Jehamy: born Brooklyn, New York (still living)

Married: 3 NOV 1940 Brooklyn, New York

Charles Raymond Beshara: born 11 JUL 1917 Beacon, NY; died 28 SEP 2007 Brooklyn

  • First child - still living
  • Second child - still living
  • Third child - still living

 

GENERATION 2

Selma Zamour: born 1895 Aleppo, Syria; died 27 FEB 1932 Broooklyn, New York

Married: 1920 Aleppo, Syria (widower)                  Arrival: 3 JUL 1920 from Le Havre, France

Louis Jehamy (Nahoum Fethalla): born 13 DEC 1898 Aleppo, Syria; died 15 JUN 1968 Brooklyn

  • Anthony: born 9 OCT 1920 Brooklyn; died 15 MAR 1996 Brooklyn, New York
  • Margaret Theresa [Beshara]: born Brooklyn, New York (still living)
  • George: born 1924 Brooklyn, New York; died 2 JUN 1927 Brooklyn, New York
  • Fourth child still living
  • Jenny: born 1928 Brooklyn; died 4 JUL 1932 Brooklyn, New York
  • Evelyn: born 27 FEB 1932 Brooklyn, New York; died 22 MAR 1932 Brooklyn, New York

Married: second time 19 DEC 1936

Souad (Sue) Banna: born 1 JAN 1909 Aleppo, Syria; died 2002 Brooklyn, New York

  • First child - still living
  • Second child - still living 
  • George: born 4 AUG 1942 Brooklyn; died 22 JUN 2002 Brooklyn, New York
  • Richard: born 24 MAY 1944 Brooklyn; died 26 JAN 1976 Brooklyn, New York
  • Fifth child - still living

 

GENERATION 3

Sousa Ayaub: born unknown in Aleppo, Syria; died unknown in Aleppo, Syria

Married: unknown at this time

Elias Zamour: born unknown in Aleppo, Syria; died unknown in Aleppo, Syria

  • Zakia [Abyad]: born 1890 Aleppo, Syria; died unknown in New York/New Jersey 
  • Selma [Jehamy]: born 1895 Aleppo, Syria; died 27 FEB 1932 Brooklyn, New York
  • Najeeba [Najmy]: born 4 APR 1896 Aleppo, Syria; died 11 NOV 1978 Brooklyn, New York
  • Alie: born 1902 Aleppo, Syria; died unknown at this time 

 

Antoun Jehamy: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time

Gorra Kibbey: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

  • George: born unknown Syria; died unknown Syria
  • Josephine [Kazawi]: born 2 JUL 1894 Aleppo, Syria; died 2 AUG 1972, Long Island, New York
  • Louis: born 13 DEC 1898 Aleppo, Syria; died 15 JUN 1968 Brooklyn, New York

 

GENERATION 4

Nahmathallah Jehamy: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time

Wife unknown at this time

  • Antoun: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time
  • other children unknown at this time

 

Nahmathallah Kibbey: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time

Saydeh Kehdeh: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

  • Gorra [Jehamy]: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time
  • other children unknown at this time

 

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The Beshara Family

 

My grandfather, Charles Raymond Beshara was born on a farm in Beacon, New York. His family then moved down to Brooklyn in New York City. One day he met my grandmother, Margaret Jehamy roller skating through the neighborhood. I guess you could say that she rolled her way into his heart that day...

 

GENERATION 1

Margaret Theresa Jehamy: born Brooklyn, New York (still living)

Married: 3 NOV 1940 Brooklyn, New York

Charles Raymond Beshara: born 11 JUL 1917 Beacon, NY; died 28 SEP 2007 Brooklyn

  • First child - still living
  • Second child - still living
  • Third child - still living

 

 

GENERATION 2

Elias Milhelm Beshara: born 3 JAN 1881 Jadetha, Syria; died 1 FEB 1947 Brooklyn, New York

Married: 2 FEB 1908  Massachusettes                   Arrival: 17 DEC 1901 from Marseilles

Helen Makhoul Akel: born 1892 Jadetha, Syria; died 5 JAN 1958 Brooklyn, New York

  • Margaret [Assiff]: born 1 JAN 1909 Beacon, New York; died 25 AUG 1999 Brooklyn
  • Sara Dora [Beshara]: born 3 APR 1910 Beacon, New York; died 29 Jan 1998 Brooklyn
  • William: born 6 JUN 1911 Beacon, New York; died 1 FEB 1982 Staten Island, New York
  • George Elias: born 17 JUN 1913 Beacon, New York; died 28 MAR 1996, Long Island, NY
  • Hisny Catherine [Coury]: born 7 MAR 1915 Beacon, New York; died 23 NOV 1991 Brooklyn
  • Charles Raymond: born Beacon, New York; died 28 SEP 2007 Brooklyn, New York
  • Selma [Ember]: born 11 JUL 1917 Beacon, New York; died 1 FEB 1997 Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Celia [Nikosey]: born 17 DEC 1920 Beacon, New York; died 19 DEC 1991 Brooklyn, New York
  • Mary Helen [Di Donna]: born 17 AUG 1923 Beacon, New York; died 5 JUL 2000 New York

 

GENERATION 3

William Beshara: born unknown Syria; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time

Hisna Kazaka: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

  • Elias Milhelm:  born 3 JAN 1881 Jadetha, Syria; died 1 FEB 1947 Brooklyn, New York
  • other children unknown at this time

 

Michael Akel: born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

Married: unknown at this time

Christine (unknown): born unknown at this time; died unknown at this time

  • Helen Makhoul [Beshara]: born 1892 Jadetha, Syria; died 5 JAN 1958 Brooklyn, New York
  • other children unknown at this time