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BEAMAN Family History, Part II

January 2011

Catherine (BEAMAN) LANGDON

1B1. Catherine Beaman was probably born around 1776 or 1777 in North Carolina. She married James Langdon, a veteran of the American Revolution from Johnston County, North Carolina. James had been married to Patsy Stevenson, who died about 1814 in Johnston County.

Langdon Family
James and Patsy Langdon were the parents of Winifred, Sarah, Zachariah, and Sarah Langdon. Winifred married Samuel's cousin Jacob in 1800. Mary and Sarah later married brothers Briant and Samuel. After James' wife died he married Catherine. Furthermore, James' granddaughter Tereezer Langdon married his grandson Eli Beaman in 1831.

The Langdons may have moved to Owen County, Indiana, along with her parents, siblings, and some cousins in 1823 and 1824.

James Langdon died in November 1835 in Owen County, probably in Jackson Township. He was about 80 years old.

Revolutionary War Veteran

According to Catherine's affidavit (July 20, 1855) in filing for James' military pension, James had served under General Horatio Gates during their defeat at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina, to Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis, on August 16, 1780.

James likely served with the North Carolina Militia under Brigadier General Richard Caswell.

After James's death, Catherine was noted enumerated twice in 1850, first with her nephew (and James' grandson) Eli and his family in Jackson Township, Owen County, and then again a week later with nephew Bryant (Eli's younger brother) and his family in neighboring Morgan Township.[Cen 1850] She was again noted living with Eli in 1860 and next door to her stepson Zachariah Langdon.[Cen 1860]


Sources
  • Cen 1850: 24 Oct 1850 Census, Jackson Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1850: 30 Oct 1850 Census, Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 24 Jul 1860 Census, Jordan Village Post Office, Jackson Township, Owen County, Indiana

Briant BEAMAN (Sr.)3 (~1785-~1836)

1B2. Briant Beaman (Sr.)3 was born in North Carolina between 1785 and 1788. He married Mary Langdon in North Carolina by 1813. They had as many as 10 children:

1B2A. Eli Beaman (1813-1815) --  -- 
1B2B. Edith Beaman (1816-1817) --  -- 
1B2C. Samuel Beaman (1817-1818) --  -- 
1B2D. Jacob Beaman (1819) --  -- 
1B2E. John W. Beaman 20 Aug 1820 3 Jun 1882 (61)
1B2F. Bryant Beaman (Jr.) 19 Sep 1825 13 Mar 1909 (83)
1B2G. Ezekiel Beaman4 (1827-1828) 7 Dec 1865 (37)
1B2H. Mary Ann Beaman (1831-1835) --  -- 
1B2I. Martha J. (Patsy) Beaman May 1836 --  -- 
1B2J. Catherine Beaman (1831-1835) --  -- 
Beaman-Langdon Families
Mary was the daughter of James and Patsy (Stevenson) Langdon, and sister to Winifred and Sarah ("Sary" or "Sally"), and Zachariah Langdon. Winifred married Briant's cousin Jacob in 1800. Mary and Sarah later married brothers Briant and Samuel. Mary's widower father later married Briant's elder sister Catherine, and furthermore, Mary's niece Tereezer Langdon married her son Eli in 1831.

Briant moved his family to Owen County, Indiana, in 1823 and 1824 along with his parents, siblings, and some of his cousins. They first settled in Morgan Township and, after his father's death in 1827, resettled in neighboring Jackson Township to the north where he lived next to his brother, Samuel.

Briant Beaman died in Owen County on January 3, 1836 (or 1839), probably in either Morgan or Jackson Township.

Beaman-Hicks-Randall Connection
Children Jacob and Edith Beaman married Rachel and Reuben Hicks in March and May 1836, respectively. Rachel and Reuben were the children of George A. and Elizabeth (Randall) Hicks. Elizabeth Randall may have been related to Noah Randall, who married Mary in 1840 to become their stepfather.

After Briant

After Briant's death, Mary (Langdon) Beaman remarried to Noah Randall on December 6, 1840, in Owen County. They continued to live in Morgan Township, probably on the plot that Noah bought from Willis and Nancy Reynolds in 1846 (Township 11N Range 4 West, Section 21, Southeast quarter of Northeast quarter). Noah sold the plot to Mary's son Bryant on October 1848 but remained in Morgan Township, probably near Atkinsonville, through 1850.[Cen 1850]

Mary and Noah relocated to Otter Township, Warren County, Iowa, by 1860 where they lived next to her daughter, Catherine (Beaman) Clinkenbeard. Interestingly, a 12-year-old William C. Randall was enumerated with Mary and Noah. His relationship is uncertain and may correlate to William C. Beaman (1847-1911) who is suspected to be a grandson of Mary's and went on to serve in the Iowa 3rd Regiment Cavalry during the Civil War.. [Cen 1860]

Noah Randall died during the 1860s, likely in either Warren or Harrison County, Iowa. He was in his late 70s or early 80s.

Mary (Langdon Beaman) Randall died on November 3, 1873, in either Owen County or Harrison County, Iowa. Her birth year, according to censuses, ranges from as early as 1791 to as late as 1805, but was most likely near 1800 or sooner. She was therefore in her mid-70s.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 30 Oct 1850 Census, Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 27 Jul 1860 Census, Hammondsburg Post Office, Otter Township, Warren County, Iowa
  • Cen 1870: 9 Aug 1870 Census, Raglan Township, Harrison County, Iowa

Samuel BEAMAN, Sr. (~1793-1857)

1B4. Samuel Beaman, Sr. was born about 1793 in North Carolina. He married Sarah "Sally" Langdon, whose sister married Samuel's brother Briant, on July 31, 1811 in Johnston County, North Carolina. They had seven children:

1B41. James Beaman 21 Apr 1812 6 Apr 1906 (93)
1B42. Elizabeth J. Beaman 11 Jan 1814 18 Jan 1902 (88)
1B43. Samuel Beaman, Jr. 20 Apr 1818 4 Sep 1907 (89)
1B44. Alvin Beaman 1819 1888 (69)
1B45. John Beaman (1820) --  -- 
1B46. Mary Beaman (1821) --  -- 
1B47. Sarah Beaman (1826) --  -- 
Beaman-Langdon Families
Sarah was the daughter of James and Patsy (Stevenson) Langdon, and sister to Winifred, Zachariah, and Mary Langdon. Winifred married Samuel's cousin Jacob in 1800. Mary and Sarah later married brothers Briant and Samuel. Sarah's widower father later married Briant's elder sister Catherine, and furthermore, Sarah's niece Tereezer Langdon married her nephew Eli Beaman in 1831.

Samuel moved his family to Owen County, Indiana, in 1823 and 1824 along with his parents, siblings, and some of his cousins. They first settled in Morgan Township where Sary was a charter member of the "Little Flock Baptist Church" which was later formally organized as the New Union Baptist Church in November 1842. Samuel and Samuel Jr. joined the church later.

After Samuel's father's death 1827, the family sold the Morgan Township claim (W/SE/S31/T11N/R4W) to John CARTER in 1829 and resettled in Jackson Township where they lived next to Samuel's brother, Briant.

Samuel also acquired a 40-acre claim in Jennings Township (NE/SE/S9/T11N/R4W) in 1835, as well as another 40-acre claim in Jackson (SE/SW/S5/T11N/R4W) in 1836. The Jennings claim he deeded to his son Samuel in February 1840, and the Jackson claim to his son-in-law, George W. Helm, in February 1837. He lived in Jackson through at least 1850 at which time he reported having 20 improved and 20 unimproved acres worth $250. For livestock he reported a horse, milk cow, 8 sheep, and 280 swine. At the time he lived near his daughter, Mary (Beaman) Parish, and nephews, Eli and Jacob Beaman.[Cen 1850]

Samuel Beaman died on March 22, 1857 in Owen County, Indiana. He is buried at the New Union Carolina Baptist Church cemetery near Atkinsonville in Morgan Township.

Sarah "Sally" (Langdon) Beaman died 9 years later on August 24, 1866. She is also buried at the New Union Carolina Baptist Church cemetery.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 24 Oct 1850 Census, Jackson Township, Owen County, Indiana