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BEAMAN Family History, Part III

January 2011

Eli BEAMAN (1813-1896)

1B2A. Eli Beaman was born on October, 13, 1813, Montgomery County, North Carolina. He moved with his family to Owen County, Indiana, in 1823 according to the record in his Bible. Eli married his cousin Tereezer Langdon on November 3, 1831, in Owen County and they had eight children. She died in 1848 and Eli remarried the following year to Mary Starnes and had four more children:

1B2AA. Lucinda Beaman 20 Feb 1833 1923 (89)
1B2AB. Zachariah Beaman 22 Dec 1835 1879 (43)
1B2AC. Mary Ann Beaman 9 Jan 1837 4 Mar 1840 (3)
1B2AD. William Harrison Beaman 21 Jul 1839 26 Dec 1870 (31)
1B2AE. John T. Beaman 14 Dec 1841 13 Jun 1852 (10)
1B2AF. James M. Beaman 29 Nov 1843 26 Jul 1869 (25)
1B2AG. Martha Jane Beaman Jan 1846 1928 (82)
1B2AH. Eli Marion Beaman 21 Jan 1847 7 Jul 1847 (5 mos.) 

1B2AI. Samuel Tobias Beaman 25 Sep 1852 27 Feb 1936 (83)
1B2AJ. Lewis Cass Beaman 18 Jun 1855 15 Apr 1939 (83)
1B2AK. Sara Isabella Beaman 16 Jan 1860 16 Aug 1894 (34)
1B2AL. George Bryant McClelland Beaman 15 Apr 1864 6 Jan 1935 (70)
Beaman-Langdon Families
Eli and Tereezer were cousins through Eli's mother and Terezer's father Zachariah.was the daughter of James and Patsy (Stevenson) Langdon, and sister to Winifred, 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.

Samuel acquired 40 acres on the edge of Jackson Township (Township 11 North, Range 4 West, Southwest quarter of Southwest quarter of Section 9), Owen County, in September 1836.

On January 22, 1843, Eli was ordained as a deacon in the "Little Flock Baptist Church" which was formed the year before, mostly by Beamans.

Tereeza (Langdon) Beaman died on July 24, 1848, in Owen County. She was only about 36 years old. Her six children were aged 2 through 15.

Eli acquired the adjacent plot of land to the north on the edge of Jackson (Township 11 North, Range 4 West, Northwest quarter of Northwest quarter of Section 9) from his cousin, Alvin, in January 1849.

Eli remarried to Mary Starnes on November 1, 1849. She was about 27 years old, nine years younger than Eli, and took on raising Eli's six children, ages 3 through 16. They also took in Eli's aunt Catharine (Beaman) Langdon, who was also happened to be Tereeza's step-grandmother by 1850 and through 1860.[Cen 1850-1860]

Eli Beaman died on June 15, 1896, in Owen County, Indiana, at the age of 82.

Mary (Starnes) Beaman died 13 years later on October 20, 1909. She was about 87 years old.

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

Edith (BEAMAN) HICKS

1B2B. Edith Beaman was born about 1816 or 1817 in North Carolina, likely in Montgomery County. She married Reuben Hicks on May 9, 1836, two months after her brother Jacob married Reuben's sister. They lived in Knox Township, Clarke County, Iowa, by 1856 and moved to Long Creek Township, Decatur County, Iowa, by 1860. The Hicks moved again to Maple Township, Monona County, Iowa, by 1870.

Beaman-Hicks-Randall Connection
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 Jacob and Edith's widowed mother in 1840 to become their stepfather.

Samuel BEAMAN

1B2C. Samuel Beaman was born in either 1817 or 1818 in North Carolina, likely in Montgomery County, and moved to Owen County, Indiana, with his parents in 1823 or 1824. Samuel married Lucinda and had at least 8 children:

1B2C1. Alvin Beaman (1837-1838) --  -- 
1B2C2. James Beaman (1841-1842) --  -- 
1B2C3. Lyda Beaman (1845-1846) --  -- 
1B2C4. J(onathan) G. Beaman (1847-1848) --  -- 
1B2C5. Nancy Beaman (1850-1851) --  -- 
1B2C6. Sarah Beaman (1850-1851) --  -- 
1B2C7. Mary Beaman (1853-1854) --  -- 
1B2C8. Lucy Beaman (1856-1857) --  -- 

Samuel bought half of an 80-acre parcel of land in Morgan Township (SE/NE/S21/T11N/R4W), near Atkinsonville, from his brother, Bryant, in October 1848. Samuel sold the parcel in March 1852 to Abraham COFFMAN.

In the 1850 census, William Casbell Beaman was living with Samuel. William's relation is unknown, but in the 1856 and 1860 censuses, William lived with Samuel's sister, Catherine.

By 1854, Samuel, many of his brothers and sisters, and his mother, moved to Decatur County, Iowa, where he applied for a patent on land in Long Creek Township in February 1854.

Samuel continued on to Missouri where he applied for his Civil War pension in 1890.

Sources
  • Cen 1860: 23 Jul 1860, Cataract Post Office, Jennings Township, Owen County, Indiana

Jacob BEAMAN (~1819)

1B2D. Jacob Beaman was born about 1819 in North Carolina, likely in Montgomery County, and moved with his family to Owen County, Indiana, in 1823 or 1824. He married Rachel Hicks on March 10, 1836 in Owen County, Indiana. Two months later, Jacob's sister Edith married Rachel's brother. They had at least six children:

1B2D1. Briant Beaman (1838) --  -- 
1B2D2. Elizabeth Beaman (1840) --  -- 
1B2D3. Sally Beaman (1842) --  -- 
1B2D4. Mahala Beaman (1844) --  -- 
1B2D5. Olive Beaman (1846) --  -- 
1B2D6. Reuben Beaman (1848) --  -- 
Beaman-Hicks-Randall Connection
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 Jacob and Edith's widowed mother in 1840 to become their stepfather.

The Beamans lived in Jackson Township, Owen County, near his brother Eli, Uncle Samuel, and cousin Mary (Beaman) Parish[Cen 1850].

The Beamans moved to Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa, by 1854.

Rachel (Hicks) Beaman died about 1855. She was only about 34 years old.

Jacob resettled in Long Creek Township, Decatur County, Iowa, by 1860[Cen 1860], leaving his children scattered through Pleasant Grove, Franklin, and Union townships.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 24 Oct 1850, Jackson Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 23 Jun 1860, Prairieville Post Office, Long Creek Township, Decatur County, Iowa

John W. BEAMAN (1820-1882)

1B2E. John W. Beaman was born on August 20, 1820, in Montgomery County, North Carolina. He married Mary Lucas and had six children:

1B2E1. Elias Calvin Beaman 18 Apr 1841 1 Sep 1930 (89)
1B2E2. Linna Ann Beaman 11 Sep 1845 13 Oct 1934 (89)
1B2E3. Jacob William Beaman 17 Feb 1848 1926 (77)
1B2E4. Sarah Elizabeth Beaman 22 Oct 1851 --  -- 
1B2E5. Clara E. Beaman (1854-1856) --  -- 
1B2E6. John Beaman May 1860 --  -- 

He moved with many of his brothers and sisters and mother to Decatur County, Iowa, around 1853. He applied for several land patents in 1853 and 1854 in Long Creek and Richland townships but returned to Owen County, Indiana, by 1860. He remained in Owen County until 1874 after which he moved to Morgan Township, Harrison County, Iowa.

John W. Beaman died on June 3, 1882, in Morgan Township, at the age of 61.

Mary (Lucas) Beaman died ten years later on July 27, 1892, in Morgan Township. She was 75 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1880: 1 Jul 1880 Census, Morgan Township, Harrison County, Iowa

Bryant BEAMAN (Jr.) (1825-1909)

1B2F. Bryant Beaman (Jr.) was born on September 19, 1825, in either North Carolina or Indiana, likely in Morgan Township, Owen County. He married Dicy Ann Lucas and had as many as seven daughters and one son:

1B2F1. Mary Elisabeth Beaman (1849-1850) --  -- 
1B2F2. Sarah C. Beaman (1853-1854) --  -- 
1B2F3. Linney F. Beaman (1858-1859) --  -- 
1B2F4. Nancy Belle Beaman 17 Feb 1864 --  -- 
1B2F6. Luella Beaman (1866-1867) --  -- 
1B2F7. (William) Emmet Beaman Mar 1870 7 Aug 1949 (79)
1B2F8. Etta May Beaman (1873-1874) --  -- 

Bryant bought 80 acres of land in Morgan Township, near Atkinsonville, in January 1848 from his step-father, Noah Randall. Noah originally bought the land in 1846 from Willis and Nancy Reynolds. In October 1848, Bryant sold half the land (Township 11 North, Range 4 West, Southeast quarter of Northeast quarter of Section 21) to his younger brother, Samuel.

Bryant, many of his brothers and sisters, and his mother, moved to Decatur County, in south-central Iowa, where they settled in Long Creek Township by 1856, but by 1860, he, his sister Catherine and her family, moved two counties north to Otter Township, Warren County, Iowa.[Cen 1860] Bryant and Dicy continued west to the southern portion of Morgan Township, Harrison County, Iowa, where they finally settled by 1864[Cen 1870]

Bryant Beaman died on March 13, 1909, in Harrison County, Iowa, at the age of 83. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia, Harrison County.

Dicy Ann (Lucas) Beaman died two years later in Harrison County, in her early 80s. She is also buried at Magnolia Cemetery.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 30 Oct 1850 Census, Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 27 Jul 1860 Census, Otter Township, Warren County, Iowa
  • Cen 1870: 6 Aug 1870 Census, Morgan Township, Harrison County, Iowa
  • Cen 1880: 1 Jul 1880 Census, Morgan Township, Harrison County, Iowa
  • Grave: Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

Ezekiel BEAMAN4 (~1827-1865)

1B2G. Ezekiel Beaman4 was born around 1827 in Owen County, Indiana. He married Mary "Palley" Nichols on March 19, 1843, in Owen County. They had as many as ten children:

1B2GA. John Carl Beaman 24 Apr (1844/1848) Nov 1932 (86)
1B2GB. Noah Randall Beaman5 (1846-1849) 1924 (78)
1B2GC. Mary Jane Beaman 9 Sep (1850) 4 Oct 1923 (73)
1B2GD. William T. Beaman Apr 1855 --  -- 
1B2GE. Martha E. Beaman (1856-1857) --  -- 
1B2GF. Alice M. Beaman (<)1859 1932 (73)
1B2GG. Isabel A. Beaman (1859-1860) --  -- 
1B2GH. Margaret "Maggie" H. Beaman 10 Apr 1862 3 May 1922 (60)
1B2GI. Clarinda "Clara" Beaman 10 Oct 1864 25 Jul 1949 (84)
1B2GJ. Louisa Adeline Beaman 25 Dec 1865 1944 (78)
BEAMAN Sisters
Beaman Sisters
Mary Jane, Clarinda, Louisa, Margaret,...
November 2010

The family left Owen County by 1854 and moved to Decatur County, Iowa. In 1856 they lived in Long Creek Township next to his brothers, sisters, and mother. By 1860 they moved northeast to Union Township, Warren County, Iowa,[Cen 1860] and probably moved back southwest to Doyle Township, Clarke County, Iowa, in the early 1860s.

Ezekiel Beaman died on December 7, 1865, like in Clarke County. He is buried at Hopeville Cemetery in Doyle Township.

After Ezekiel's death, Mary continued to live in Doyle Township[Cen 1870]. She later remarried to Robert Combs after 1870.

Mary "Palley" (Nichols Beaman) Combs died on April 4, 1892, in Clarke County. She is buried at Hopeville Cemetery, Hopeville, Clarke County.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 14 Oct 1850 Census, Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 3 Aug 1860 Census, Sandyville Post Office, Union Township, Warren County, Iowa
  • Cen 1870: 29 Jul 1870 Census, Smyrna Post Office, Doyle Township, Clarke County, Iowa
  • Cen 1880: 7-8 Jul 1880 Census, Doyle Township, Clarke County, Iowa
  • Grave: Hopeville Cemetery, Hopeville, Clarke County, Iowa, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

Mary Ann (BEAMAN BLADES) NAPIER (~1831-)

1B2H. Mary Ann Beaman was probably born between 1831 and 1835. She was baptized on 2 September 1849 along with her sisters, Patsy and Catherine, at Union Baptist Church. She married Jehu (John) Blades around 1855, probably in Decatur County, Iowa. They had at least one daughter:

1B2H1. J. P. Beaman --  --  -- 

Mary Ann, many of her brothers and sisters, and her mother, moved to Decatur County, Iowa, where they settled in Long Creek Township by 1856.

Jehu died in 1878 and afterward Mary Ann moved to be with her family in Harrison County, Iowa, and remarried there to James Napier in 1882.

Martha J. "Patsy" (BEAMAN) BARGER (1836-)

1B2I. Martha J. "Patsy" Beaman was probably born in May 1836 in Indiana. She was baptized on 2 September 1849 along with her sisters, Polly and Patsy, at Union Baptist Church. She married Charles Barger and had eight children, of whom only two survived until 1900:[Cen 1900]

1B2Ix. Minerval Ellen Barger 30 Jan 1858 26 Jun 1889 (31)
1B2Ix. Elisha Barger (1863-1864) --  -- 
1B2Ix. John Barger (1865-1866) --  -- 
1B2Ix. Frances Barger (1870-1871) --  -- 
1B2Ix. James M. Barger Apr 1878 --  -- 

Martha, many of her brothers and sisters, and her mother, moved to Decatur County, Iowa, where they settled in Long Creek Township by 1856. By 1870, the Bargers followed Catherine's brother, Bryant, to Harrison County, Iowa, and settled in Morgan Township. In 1880 they were enumerated in the census in neighboring Clay Township to the south of Morgan Township.[Cen 1880]

The Bargers moved west to Fall River County in the southwest corner of South Dakota where, in December 1893, they acquired a 160-acre homestead in Township 7 South, Range 8, south of the Black Hills along the Cheyenne River northeast of Oral.[Cen 1900]

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 30 Oct 1850 Census, Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana
  • Cen 1880: Jul 1880 Census, Clay Township, Harrison County, Iowa
  • Cen 1900: 13 Jun 1900 Census, Township 7 South, Range 8, Fall River County, South Dakota

Catherine (BEAMAN) CLINKENBEARD (~1831-)

1B2J. Catherine Beaman was probably born between 1831 and 1835. She was baptized on September 2, 1849 along with her sisters, Mary Ann and Patsy, at Union Baptist Church. She married Emsley Clinkenbeard.

Catherine, her mother and step-father, and many of her brothers and sisters moved to Decatur County, Iowa where they settled in Long Creek Township by 1856. Catherine's mother and step-father lived with her at this time along with William Casbell Beaman. It is still unknown how William relates to the family, but there is a likelihood he is an illegitimate son of Catherine's or one of her sisters.

The Clinkenbeards and Catherine's mother, step-father, and William Casbell moved to Otter Township, Warren County, Iowa, by 1860 where her brother, Bryant lived nearby.[Cen 1860] By 1870, Catherine's family and mother followed Bryant to Raglan Township, Harrison County, Iowa.[Cen 1870]

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