Sir, I mean no disrespect but have you considered the possibility of out-of-wedlock birth? If you'll review death certificate attached to his findagrave memorial perhaps my reasoning will be clearer? His father identified as Neal Ramey and mother was "unknown" Smith. The informant was Mrs. E. H. Harper aka Gertie/Gerdie Ramey-daughter. There was only one Neal Ramey (William Neal Ramey) enumerated in 1870 near the area of his birth. Find Wm. N. Ramey in 1870 Shelby-Precinct 1-Image 7. His wife was Lizzie Eliza Ford and they wed 12 Dec 1860 in Harrison County. There was no son enumerated in their 1870 household. The family relocated to Austin where W. N. Ramey became involved in politics. Again, I could be simply whistling Dixie 'cause there is no proof online. Perhaps W. N. Ramey's probate records will identify Beauregard as an heir?