Lieutenant Benjamin Beal1

Marriage*He married Abigail ______.1

Family

Abigail ______
Child1.Abigail Beal+1 b. 1746

Citations

  1. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 1-13; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Ruth Beal1

Marriage*6 February 1735She married Nicholas Shaw Jr. on 6 February 1735 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Nicholas Shaw Jr.
Children1.Ruth Shaw2 b. 17 Feb 1736, d. 1 Jan 1822
2.Calvin Shaw3 b. 3 Aug 1752

Citations

  1. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Contents: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. Alphabetical indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), Volume II, Marriages, page 191. Hereinafter cited as Vital records of Abington to 1850.
  2. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 208.
  3. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 202.

Curtis Beales1

Marriage*He married Hannah ______.1

Family

Hannah ______
Child1.Jacob Beales1 b. 26 Jan 1807

Citations

  1. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected (U.S.) Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940.

Jacob Beales1

b. 26 January 1807
Father*Curtis Beales1
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*26 January 1807Jacob Beales was born on 26 January 1807 in Ohio.1,2
Marriage*24 January 1827He married Rebecca Thornburg, daughter of Edward Thornburg and Keziah Wright, on 24 January 1827 at the Cherry Grove Meeting House of Friends, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana.1,3

Family

Rebecca Thornburg b. 1807

Citations

  1. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected (U.S.) Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jacob Beals, Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 89B; Image: 186. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Cherry Grove Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, Indiana, Marriage Records 1821-1880. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Daniel Beals1

Marriage*He married Susannah ______.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Ohio, Quaker Marriage Records, page 111. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume V., 284. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.

Hannah Beals1,2

Marriage*She married William Hoggatt.2

Family

William Hoggatt
Children1.William Hoggatt3 b. 9 Jan 1763
2.Joseph Hoggatt3 b. 6 Apr 1767
3.Stephen Hoggatt4 b. 6 Apr 1767
4.Margaret Hoggatt5 b. 13 Feb 1769
5.John Hoggatt3 b. 16 Feb 1771, d. May 1772
6.Hannah Hoggatt+1,2 b. Sep 1773
7.Lydia Hoggatt3 b. 28 Oct 1792
8.Susanna Hoggatt3 b. 21 Oct 1795

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903, page 88. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 33. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, page 31.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903, page 81.
  5. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, pages 32-34.

Jacob Beals1

Father*Daniel Beals2
Mother*Susannah ______2
Marriage*16 September 1807He married Mary Thornburgh, daughter of Edward Thornburg and Phebe Sumner, on 16 September 1807 at a Miami Meeting of Friends, Warren County, Ohio.1,2

Family

Margaret Thornburg b. 27 Jun 1785

Citations

  1. [S1512] Randolph County Historical Society, Randolph County, Indiana, 1818-1990, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, c1991), Thornburg, pages 655-656. Hereinafter cited as Randolph County, Indiana, 1818-1990.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Ohio, Quaker Marriage Records, page 111. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

John Beals Jr.1

Marriage*He married Sarah C. Bowater.1

Family

Sarah C. Bowater
Child1.Phebe Beals+1 b. 23 Oct 1720, d. 19 Aug 1805

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Phebe Bowater (Beals) Sumner, Memorial# 56355805. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Lydia Beals1

Marriage*23 September 1762She married Christopher Hiatt on 23 September 1762 at a Deep River Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Christopher Hiatt
Child1.Nathan Hiatt1 b. 30 Sep 1763

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New London Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records, page 8. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Phebe Beals1,2

b. 23 October 1720, d. 19 August 1805
Father*John Beals Jr.2
Mother*Sarah C. Bowater2
Birth*23 October 1720Phebe Beals was born on 23 October 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*1740She married first John Canaday, son of John Canaday and Elizabeth Douze, about 1740.3,2
Name-SpellingsHer married surname appeared in records as CANADAY, CANNADAY, CANADA, KANADA, and KANNADA.4,5,1
Religion*Phebe and John Canaday were Quakers.4,5,1
(Wife) Death1745Phebe became a widow when John Canaday died in the Indian wars in 1745.3
Marriage*26 September 1746She married second, as his first wife, Robert Sumner on 26 September 1746 in Fairfax County, Virginia.1,6,2
Religion*29 September 1746 On 29 September 1746 at the Fairfax Monthly Meeting of Friends, Phebe was disowned for marrying Robert who was not of the Friends faith.4,2
Religion26 June 1749Robert became a Quaker on 26 June 1749 and he and Phebe were received into the New Garden Monthly Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina, in 1751.4
(Wife) Death1 February 1775Phebe became a widow for the second time when Robert Sumner died on 1 February 1775.7
Death*19 August 1805She died on 19 August 1805 in Jamestown, Guilford County, at age 842
Burial* and was buried in the Friends Burying Ground, Jamestown.2

Family 1

John Canaday b. 1715, d. 1745

Family 2

Robert Sumner b. 1716, d. 1 Feb 1775
Child1.Phebe Sumner+1 b. 18 May 1755, d. 8 Mar 1802

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes 1783-1800. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Phebe Bowater (Beals) Sumner, Memorial# 56355805. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Canaday Sr., Memorial# 82764978.
  4. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume VI, page 480. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.
  5. [S1505] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 493.
  6. [S1505] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Sumner Sr., Memorial# 56355414.

Rachel Beals1

Father*Daniel Beals2
Mother*Susannah ______2
Marriage*12 December 1811She married Joseph Thornburg, son of Edward Thornburg and Phebe Sumner, on 12 December 1811 at Lower East Fork, Highland County, Ohio. Their marriage was recorded in the books of the Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends in Highland County.2,1

Family

Joseph Thornburg b. 30 Jun 1789

Citations

  1. [S1512] Randolph County Historical Society, Randolph County, Indiana, 1818-1990, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, c1991), Thornburg-Cook-Pugh, pages 654-655. Hereinafter cited as Randolph County, Indiana, 1818-1990.
  2. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume V., 284. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.

Experience Bearce1

Marriage*12 May 1768She married Zadock Hayward, son of John Hayward and Esther ______, on 12 May 1768 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their intention of marriage stated that Zadock was from Plymouth.1,2

Family

Zadock Hayward b. 23 Feb 1732/33

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 177. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Abiah (Sanderson) Buttolph Beard1

Marriage*3 September 1701She married, as his third wife, John Barrell, son of John Barrell and Mary Colburn, on 3 September 1701 in Boston.1,2

Family

John Barrell b. 22 Feb 1656/57

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): John Barrell, pages 141-143. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Elizabeth Ann Beatty1

b. 1807, d. 5 January 1883
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Birth*1807Elizabeth Ann Beatty was born in 1807 in Ireland.2
Marriage*1822She married Walter Hinds, son of Thomas Hinds and Mary ______.1,2
Death*5 January 1883She died on 5 January 1883 in Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada.2

Family

Walter Hinds b. c 1803, d. 17 Mar 1879
Children1.Thomas Hinds2 b. c 1824
2.Ralph Hinds2 b. c 1826
3.Charles Hinds2 b. c 1828, d. 1907
4.Sarah Ann Hinds2 b. c 1830
5.Jane Hinds2 b. c 1832
6.Beatty Hinds+1 b. c 1835, d. 20 Dec 1913
7.Walter Hinds Jr.2 b. c 1835, d. 1876
8.Ellen Hinds2 b. c 1838
9.Elizabeth Hinds2 b. c 1841

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), email from Shirley Ertz dated 25 Sep 2008, outlining her direct Hinds line. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992.

John Beatty1

(Witness to Will) Estate and LandL. R. Robertson, John Beatty and Richard Webb witnessed the will of John Bell of Creevy on 08 December 1806.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

John Beatty1

Relationship Note*His daughter Martha Mary was identified as the second daughter of John Beatty of Springtown, County Longford, Ireland.1

Family

Child1.Martha Mary Beatty+1 d. 16 Jan 1789

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Margaret Beatty1

b. 1789, d. 1821
Birth*1789Margaret Beatty was born in 1789 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married William Bell, son of George Bell and Mary Hines.1
Death*1821She died in 1821 at age 32 of pleurisy resulting from a severe cold.1

Family

William Bell b. 1787, d. 1829
Children1.George Bell1
2.William Bell1 b. 1813, d. 28 Jan 1877
3.Thomas Bell+1 b. 14 Mar 1817

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 168-169. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

Martha Mary Beatty1

d. 16 January 1789
Father*John Beatty1
Relationship Note*Martha Mary was identified as the second daughter of John Beatty of Springtown, County Longford, Ireland.1
Marriage*before 22 July 1742She married Alexander Burrowes, son of Alexander Burrowes and Mary ______, before 22 July 1742.1
(Wife) Death1 November 1783Martha Mary became a widow when Alexander Burrowes died on 1 November 1783.1
Death*16 January 1789She died on 16 January 1789.1

Family

Alexander Burrowes b. 1705, d. 1 Nov 1783
Children1.Alexander Burrowes1 b. c 1743, d. 1788
2.Thomas Burrowes1 b. c 1744, d. 1806

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Mary Beaumont1

b. 22 February 1766, d. 21 April 1828
Father*William Beaumont2
Mother*Hannah Davis2
Birth*22 February 1766Mary Beaumont was born on 22 February 1766, probably in Newtown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Baldwin Weaver, son of Isaac Weaver and Sarah Dell.1
(Daughter-in-law) Relocation1788Her husband's parents, and some of their children, moved in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown. It is believed by the Sharpless source that Baldwin, Mary and their children, relocated with his parents.1
(Wife) Death1 March 1795Mary became a widow when Baldwin Weaver died on 1 March 1795 at age 34.3,1
Relocation*As a young widow at age 29, Mary moved from Virginia, with her three children, back to her father's home in Newtown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.2
Death*21 April 1828She died on 21 April 1828 in Philadelphia at age 62.2

Family

Baldwin Weaver b. 20 Nov 1760, d. 1 Mar 1795

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 229-230. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 359-360.
  3. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."

William Beaumont1

Marriage*He married Hannah Davis.1
Residence*Hannah and William Beaumont lived in Newtown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Hannah Davis
Child1.Mary Beaumont1 b. 22 Feb 1766, d. 21 Apr 1828

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 359-360. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Maria Sophia Becker1

b. 5 January 1846, d. 13 February 1918
Birth*5 January 1846Maria Sophia Becker was born on 5 January 1846 in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.1
Marriage*25 October 1866She married Henry Hahnen, son of Johann Conrad Hahnenkratt and Christina Schneider, on 25 October 1866 in First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.2,1
(Wife) Death6 August 1917Maria became a widow when Henry Hahnen died on 6 August 1917.2
Death*13 February 1918She died on 13 February 1918 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, at age 721
Burial* and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines.1

Family

Henry Hahnen b. 27 Oct 1841, d. 6 Aug 1917
Child1.Herme Francis Hahnen3,4 b. 5 Feb 1880, d. Feb 1911

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Sophia (Becker) Hahnen, Memorial# 27086563. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Hahnen, Memorial# 27086517.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Herme Francis "Herman" Hahnen, Memorial# 27086533.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Sophia Becker Hahnen, Memorial# 27086563.

Alice May Beesley1,2

b. 1862
Father*Benjamin Franklin Beesley1 b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892
Mother*Sarah Gordon1 b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915
Birth*1862Alice May Beesley was born about 1862 in Morgan County, Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census 18705 June 1870Alice was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 5 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Ward 2, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 8 years old, and the family's surname was recorded as "Busley."1
(Daughter) Census 18807 June 1880Alice May appeared as "May" on the 1880 census in the household of her parents taken on 7 June 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 17 years old and had attended school within the census year.3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank and Sarah Beesley, their surname transcribed as "Busley", Jacksonville Ward 2, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 481B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Benjamin Beesley1

b. 26 July 1799, d. 30 March 1885
Birth*26 July 1799Benjamin Beesley was born on 26 July 1799 in Salem County, New Jersey.1,2
Marriage*15 February 1821He married Susan Brown on 15 February 1821 in United Methodist Church, Salem, Salem County, New Jersey.3,4,2
Census 1860*30 August 1860Susan and Benjamin Beesley appeared on the 1860 census taken on 30 August 1860 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. Benjamin was 60 years of age, and his occupation was recorded as "trader". His real estate was valued at $18,500 and his personal estate at $650. Susan was also 60 years of age. Their 22-year-old son Benjamin resided with his parents in 1860. He had real estate valued at $800 and a personal estate valued at $5,000. His occupation was "trader", like his father. Cinderella Moore, who was 16 years old and born in Ohio, also resided in the Beesley household in 1860. No occupation or relationship to the family was recorded, and John M. Beesley, Benjamin's son and young Benjamin's elder brother, was enumerated with his wife and daughters a few entries below theirs on the same census page.5
Census 1870*30 June 1870Susan and Benjamin Beesley appeared on the 1870 census taken on 30 June 1870 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. Benjamin was 71 years of age and a grocer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $400. Susan was 70 years of age and keeping house.6
(Husband) Death1874Benjamin became a widower when Susan (Brown) Beesley died in 1874 at about age 74.4
(Father) Census 18807 June 1880Benjamin appeared on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in the household of his son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin F. and Sarah (Gordon) Beesley, in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 81 years of age and a widower.1
Death*30 March 1885He died on 30 March 1885 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, at age 852
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.2

Family

Susan Brown b. 1800, d. 1874
Children1.John M. Beesley+7,8 b. 1829
2.Benjamin Franklin Beesley+1,8,2 b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Beesley, Memorial# 13206952. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1733] New Jersey, United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin Beesley and Susan Brown, Salem, Salem County, 15 February 1821. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Brown) Beesley, Memorial# 13206980.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Susan "Beasley", Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Benjn" and Susan Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 19A; Family History Library Film: 545754. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  7. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116.

Benjamin Franklin Beesley1

b. 1838, d. 14 July 1892
Father*Benjamin Beesley2,1,3 b. 26 Jul 1799, d. 30 Mar 1885
Mother*Susan Brown4,1 b. 1800, d. 1874
Birth*1838Benjamin Franklin Beesley was born in 1838 in Cass County, Illinois.1
Name VariationHe was sometimes called Frank.5
(Son) Census 186030 August 1860Benjamin appeared on the 1860 census taken on 30 August 1860 in the household of his parents in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. He was 22 years old with real estate valued at $800 and a personal estate valued at $5,000. His occupation was recorded as "trader". His elder brother, John M. Beesley, was enumerated with his wife and daughters a few houses below theirs on the same census page.6
Marriage*19 July 1861He married Sarah Gordon, daughter of William E. Gordon and Nancy Berry, on 17 or 19 July 1861 in Morgan County, Illinois.7,8,9
Census 1870*5 June 1870Sarah and Frank Beesley appeared with their surname spelled "Busley" on the 1870 census taken on 5 June 1870 in Ward 2, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Frank was 32 years of age with real estate valued at $700 and a personal estate valued at $600. His occupation was recorded as "drug store".
Sarah was also 32 and keeping house. Enumerated with their parents in 1870 were the couple's two children. Alice was 8 years old and Harry was 1. Neither child was recorded as having attended school within the year.5
Census 1880*7 June 1880Sarah and Benjamin F. Beesley appeared on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Benjamin was 42 years of age and a banker, and Sarah was 40 and keeping house. Their four surviving children were enumerated with their parents in 1880. May was 17 years old, Harold was 11, Gordon 7, and Blossom 3. The three eldest had all attended school within the census year. Also residing with the family in 1880 was Benjamin's father, Benjamin Beesley. He was 81 years of age and a widower.2
Death*14 July 1892He died on 14 July 1892 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, at about age 541
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.1

Family

Sarah Gordon b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915
Children1.Alice May Beesley5 b. 1862
2.William Benjamin Beesley5 b. 1863, d. 9 Sep 1867
3.John Harold Beesley5 b. 1869
4.James Gordon Beesley1 b. 1873
5.Helen Louise Blossom Beesley10 b. 1877, d. 27 Jun 1948

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Beesley, Memorial# 13206952.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Brown) Beesley, Memorial# 13206980.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank and Sarah Beesley, their surname transcribed as "Busley", Jacksonville Ward 2, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 481B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Susan "Beasley", Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1446] Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin F. Beesley and Sally Gordon, Morgan County, 17 July 1861, noting that the record may be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1317641 - 1317643. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1851-1900.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116, reporting their marriage on 19 July 1861.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah G. (Gordon) Beesley, Memorial# 13207143.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen Louise Blossom Beesley, Memorial# 146219138.

Hattie B. Beesley1

b. 1857
Father*John M. Beesley1 b. 1829
Mother*Mary M. Marshall1 b. Oct 1833
Birth*1857Hattie B. Beesley was born in April about 1857 in Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) Census 186031 August 1860Hattie appeared on the 1860 census taken on 31 August 1860 in the household of her parents in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. She was 3 years old.1
(Daughter) Census 187030 June 1870Hattie appeared on the 1870 census taken on 30 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. She was 12 years old.3
(Daughter) Census 188015 June 1880Hattie appeared on the 1880 census in the household of her mother taken on 15 June 1880 in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois. She was 22 years old and worked as a music teacher.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Mary M. Beesley, Virginia, Cass, Illinois; Roll: 178; Page: 784A; Enumeration District: 056. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 19A; Family History Library Film: 545754. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Helen Louise Blossom Beesley1

b. 1877, d. 27 June 1948
Father*Benjamin Franklin Beesley1 b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892
Mother*Sarah Gordon1 b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915
Birth*1877Helen Louise Blossom Beesley was born about 1877 in Morgan County, Illinois.2,1
(Daughter) Census 18807 June 1880Helen Louise Blossom appeared as "Blossom" on the 1880 census in the household of her parents taken on 7 June 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 3 years old.2
Death*27 June 1948She died on 27 June 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 73.1
Burial*She was cremated, and her ashes were buried in her mother's grave in Section K of Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen Louise Blossom Beesley, Memorial# 146219138. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

James Gordon Beesley1

b. 1873
Father*Benjamin Franklin Beesley1 b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892
Mother*Sarah Gordon1 b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915
Birth*1873James Gordon Beesley was born about 1873 in Morgan County, Illinois.2,1
(Son) Census 18807 June 1880James Gordon appeared as "Gordon" on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 7 June 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year.2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Jessie B. Beesley1

b. 1863
Father*John M. Beesley1 b. 1829
Mother*Mary M. Marshall1 b. Oct 1833
Birth*1863Jessie B. Beesley was born in February about 1863 in Mason County, Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) Census 187030 June 1870Jessie appeared on the 1870 census taken on 30 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. She was 7 years old.1
MarriageShe married William Hale.2
(Daughter) Census 188015 June 1880Jessie was enumerated with her husband William Hale on the 1880 census in the household of her mother taken on 15 June 1880 in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois. She was 17 years old and worked as a grocery clerk, and her husband was 20 years old and a grocer.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 19A; Family History Library Film: 545754. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Mary M. Beesley, Virginia, Cass, Illinois; Roll: 178; Page: 784A; Enumeration District: 056. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

John Harold Beesley1,2

b. 1869
Father*Benjamin Franklin Beesley1 b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892
Mother*Sarah Gordon1 b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915
Birth*1869John Harold Beesley was born about 1869 in Morgan County, Illinois.1
Name VariationHe was called Harry or Harold.1
(Son) Census 18705 June 1870John Harold was enumerated as "Harry" on the 1870 census taken on 5 June 1870 in the household of his parents, in Ward 2, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 1 year old, and the family's surname was recorded as "Busley."1
(Son) Census 18807 June 1880John Harold appeared as "Harold" on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 7 June 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 11 years old and had attended school within the census year.3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank and Sarah Beesley, their surname transcribed as "Busley", Jacksonville Ward 2, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 481B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

John M. Beesley1

b. 1829
Father*Benjamin Beesley1,2 b. 26 Jul 1799, d. 30 Mar 1885
Mother*Susan Brown1,2 b. 1800, d. 1874
Birth*1829John M. Beesley was born about 1829 in Ohio.1
Marriage*31 October 1855He married Mary M. Marshall, daughter of Nancy Turner, on 31 October 1855 in Mason County, Illinois.3
Census 1860*31 August 1860Mary and John M. Beesley appeared on the 1860 census taken on 31 August 1860 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. John was 31 years of age and a merchant with real estate valued at $11,000 and a personal estate valued at $6,555. Mary was 28. The couple's two children were enumerated with their parents. Hattie was 3 years old and Laura was 9 months. Catherine Marshall also resided in the Beesley household in 1860. She was 11 years old and was probably related to Mary. Catherine had attended school within the year. Another individual, William Bookman, who was 22 years old and worked as a clerk, was also enumerated with the Beesleys. John's father and younger brother Benjamin were enumerated in their father's household a few entries before John's on the same census page.1
Census 1870*30 June 1870Mary and John M. Beesley appeared on the 1870 census taken on 30 June 1870 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. John was 42 years of age and a produce dealer with real estate valued at $5,000 and a personal estate valued at $500. Mary was 41 and keeping house. Their children were enumerated with their parents in 1870. Hattie was 12, Laura 10 and Jessie 7.4

Family

Mary M. Marshall b. Oct 1833
Children1.Hattie B. Beesley1 b. 1857
2.Laura B. Beesley1 b. Nov 1860, d. 7 May 1926
3.Jessie B. Beesley4 b. 1863

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, John M. Beesley and Mary M. Marshall, Mason County, 31 October 1855. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 19A; Family History Library Film: 545754. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.