Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Josiah Beall

Male 1769 - 1818  (49 years)


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  • Name Josiah Beall 
    Born 1769  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1818  Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Asbury Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036720  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Thomas Beall,   b. Jul 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Cumberland County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Verlinda Beall,   b. Bef 1745, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1799, Cumberland County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Married 1764  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Pullen,   b. Bef 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1859, Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1795  Alleghany County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F21375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jacgray&id=I5568

      We are all grateful for the posting, in its entirety, of the informative
      Dec. 15, 1827 article in the Maryland Advocate. However, there is one
      conclusion you might draw from the article that should not be drawn. The
      fact that Josiah Beall, son of Thomas Beall, Sr. and Verlinda Beall, is
      missing from the list of those defendants who "reside out of the state of
      Maryland" (toward the last of the article) has led some to conclude that
      Josiah did not leave Maryland for Ohio until after 1827.
      Two other pieces of evidence show he arrived in Ohio many years before
      1827. (1) A deed, which I have personally examined, on file in the Hall of
      Justice in Lancaster, county seat of Fairfield County, Ohio shows that
      Josiah purchased 105 acres of land in that county on May 17, 1806. (2) I
      had the thrill of personally discovering the tombstones for Josiah and his
      wife, Anne (Pullen), in small Asbury Cemetery, now located in Lancaster. The
      stones had fallen, were flat on the ground and partially covered with dirt
      and sod. After carefully removing sod and dirt from Josiah's stone, the
      following inscription was clear: "Josiah Beall was born in the State of
      Maryland July 4, 1768 and Emigrated to Ohio in 1807." (Dwight C. Stewart)
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      Gerald E. Collins 2005-02-08 08:00:31
      I am sure this is related to your Josiah Beall. We published a book 8 March 1995 on Thomas Morgan and his wife Elizabeth Bell or Beall and mentioned her father as possibly being Josiah Beall. I will quote some of the text from book for your information:

      "A sketch of the life of Thomas Morgan in a county history relates that he was born about 1783 in Kentucky. he was married near Cincinnati, Ohio, to Mrs. Elizabeth Butler, whose maiden name was Bell. She was born in 1773 in Maryland. They had seven children in Hamilton county, Ohio, and moved to Sangamon county, Ill., about 1822, and settled south of Spring cree, in what is now Gardner township [located in Sangamon County, Illinois].

      Though we have be4en unable to find any record of Thomas in Hamilton County, on March 10, 1807 he made a credit installment payment for 160 acres on the southeast quarter of Section 24, Township 9 north, Range 1 west, in Dearborn County, Indiana. Up to March 7, 1803 this particular strip of Indiana land had been included in Hamilton County, Ohio. On February 1, 1811 Dearborn county was divided and the Thomas Morgan land was henceforth located in the new Franklin County. The Morgan land was on the Indiana-Ohio state line next to Butler County, Ohio. In view of all these boundry changes it is understandable why the family was not specific on their birth locations. Thomas, a resident of Dearborn County, made his second and third payments February 28, 1809 and February 26, 1810 -- presumabley, he received a patent, thought there is no record of it in the archives and the Dearborn County, records for this period were destroyed.

      A related transaction took place on December 18, 1811 when Josiah Beall "of Franklin County," Indiana made his first payment on 160 acres adjacent to Thomas Morgan -- the northeast quarter of Section 24, Township 9 north, range 1 west. Josiah Beall and Thomas Morgan were on a list of claimants of Franklin County land that had been entered before March 19, 1812 and not subject to taxation. On December 22, 1814 Thomas Morgan, as the assignee of Josiah Beall, made the second and third payments on Josiah's property (amounting to $174.40), and on July 22, 1815 he was issued a patent for it. From this, and the similarities of the name Bell and Beall, we suspect that Josiah Beall was a relative, quite possibly Elizabeth (Bell) Butler Morgan's father, especially since one of Thomas and Elizabeth's grandsons was named Josiah B. Morgan."

      We know that Josiah Beall had land transactions in Hampshire County, Virgina in 1800 -- where the Thomas Morgan family resided before moving to Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and beyond.

      Hope this helps your research. If you find anything further please inform me.

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