I have made no further inquiries regarding Beasley/Beesley Island. I am still trying to get an "old timer" to take me to some of the old map sites along the Albemarle in eastern N.C. I do not live far from there so I hope in the early Spring (hurricane & tornado season notwithstanding) to get about the business of finding this Island.
Where does your Beasley line start, i.e. what name, dates or geographical areas? Would like to share what I have, if you would. Sincerely, eloise howard