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

Henry Beaven

Male Abt 1795 - 1832  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Henry Beaven 
    Born Abt 1795  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Aug 1832  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I64446  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father John Beaven,   b. Abt 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1812, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Beaven,   d. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Married Bef 1791  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F34366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Cooksey,   b. Abt 1799, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1849, Bartholomew County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1815  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Mar. 28, 1815 - Mary Cooksey m. Henry Beaven in Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Index of Marriage Licenses, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1777-1886," p. 53.
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F34380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      2/1/1810 11/3/1812
      In the name of God Amen I JOHN BEAVEN of Prince Georges County in the State of Maryland being weak of body but of sound mind and memory and disposing judgment thanks be to God for the same I do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following My soul I recommend to Almighty God who gave it to me hoping for mercy thro the merits of my dear redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the earth to be decently buried at
      the discretion of my executors and as for my worldly goods that God hath pleased to bless me with I dispose of as follows viz:
      Item 1st I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Beaven all that tract of land called Compass Hills and Compass Hills Addition to him the said Benjamin Beaven and his heirs and assigns forever.
      Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my son Henry all that tract of land that I bought of Walter Watson I mean all that I hold on the west side of the main road to him the said Henry Beaven and his heirs and assigns forever Item being part of a tract of land called Watsons Forrest.
      Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Beaven a piece of land laying on the east side of the main road being also a part of Watsons Forrest and joining John R Gibbons
      Item it is my will and desire that Benjamin Beaven and Henry Beaven the said Anns brothers should pay her the said Ann Beaven Seven pound 10 shillings each in reasonable time or when it is convenient for the Benjamin and Henry Beaven mind I say she the said
      Ann Beaven must be paid
      It is also my will and desire that after my just debts is paid that my three children Benjamin Beaven Henry Beaven and Ann Beaven should equally divide my horses cattle and sheep between them and all my household furniture and plantation utensils to the rights excepting the desk to my son Benjamin Beaven without dispute
      Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Benjamin Beaven my son of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills or will by me heretofore made and declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ten
      Signed Sealed & Delivered John Beaven seal
      in the presence of
      William I Rawlings
      Isaac Naylor
      George Naylor
      ===
      Margaret Whippee
      Henry Beaven died 18 Aug. 1832 in Prince George's Co., Md. Mary moved to Indiana with several of their 9 children and other family members before 1849.
      She died 30 Mar. 1849 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana

      Their daughter, Martha E. Beaven, 1830-1854 was the first wife of William R. Demar. They married 1846 in Maryland and had 3 children. Their last two children were born in Iowa. This family has been fully documented through research in Madison, Monroe, Davis and Polk Co. Iowa
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Apr.-May 1813 - War of 1812 Service. Henry Bevin, Private, Prince George's Co., Md. Militia, Capt. David Crawford's Company, Detachment of the 17th and 34th Regt.
      Source: Wright, F. Edward, "Maryland Militia, War of 1812," Vol. 6, Prince George's County, p. 3.

      Aug. 1851 - On Aug. 5, 1851, Samuel T. Adams, guardian of George W. Bevin, resident of Davis Co., Iowa, applied for bounty land on behalf of George W. Bevin, based on the War of 1812 service of George's father Henry Bevin. Adams states that Henry Bevin was a Private in Capt. Brookes' Company, that he was enrolled in Prince George's Co., and that he was discharged at Crany Island, Va.
      On Aug. 5, 1851, James T. Rawlings, in support of the application, stated that, while a resident of Md. he was acquainted with Henry Bevin; that Henry Bevin d. Prince George's Co., leaving a widow and 9 children of whom is now living 8, to wit: James H. Bevin, Sarah Ann Bevin, John Bevin, William Bevin, Loya Bevin, Margaret Bevin (dead), Mary Bevin, Martha and George Washington Bevin who is now a minor under 21, b. 20 Apr. 1832; he is also acquainted with Mary Bevin, formerly Mary Cooksey; after death of her husband she removed with her family and friends to state of Indiana and there d. 30 Mar. 1849.
      Also in support of the application, Thomas S. Cage in Prince George's Co. stated that Henry Bevin enlisted in the company of Capt. John Brookes, 38th Regt., U.S. Infantry, under Col. Peter Little, discharged at Crany Island, Va.
      On Aug. 5, 1851, Henry B. Roland, Sr., resident of Davis Co., Iowa, in support of the application, stated that when a resident of Bartholomew Co., Ind., he was acquainted with Mary Bevin, that she died in Bartholomew Co., Ind. on Aug. 30, 1849, and that he assisted in placing the tombstone over her grave.
      On Jan. 6, 1851, Samuel T. Adams was appointed guardian of George W. Bevin, an orphan over the age of 14.
      160 acres of bounty land was received.
      Source: Wright, F. Edward, "Maryland Militia, War of 1812," Vol. 6, Prince George's County, p. 29.

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