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

Henrietta Beck

Female 1795 - 1878  (82 years)


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  • Name Henrietta Beck 
    Born 24 Aug 1795  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Aug 1878  Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I66581  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Lancelot Beck,   b. 17 Sep 1753, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1816, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah Simpson,   b. 1 Feb 1754, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 May 1778  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      The evidence that Lancelot Beck m. Susanna Simpson may be found at Fairfax Co., Va. Deed Book T, p. 35, and Deed Book U, pp. 460-66.
    Family ID F13484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Rev. Simpson,   b. 3 Sep 1792, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1863, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 May 1831  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Jane Simpson,   b. 20 May 1832, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Mary Anne Simpson,   b. 13 Oct 1833, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Sarah Catherine Simpson,   b. 5 Feb 1835, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Martha Simpson,   b. 22 Mar 1837, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John William Simpson,   b. 23 Oct 1838, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Henrietta Simpson,   b. 9 Aug 1841, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F35116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Nov. 28, 1833 - John Simpson and Henrietta Simpson, his wife, of Fairfax Co., Va., deed to Josias Clarke, of Fairfax Co., Va., for $500, a parcel of 213 acres beginning at a corner to an original patent of which this is a part, which said parcel was devised to Henrietta Simpson by the last will and testament of her mother, Susannah Beck, on record in Fairfax Co., Va. Signed: John Simpson, Henrietta Simpson. Witnesses: None.
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. Deed Book BBB, p. 45.

      Aug. 8, 1834 - By her last will and testament dated July 23, 1830, Susannah Beck, late of Fairfax Co., Va., devised to her daughter, Henrietta Beck, amongst other things, all her lands not before disposed of to hold to the said Henrietta and her heirs forever. In the event Henrietta dies without heirs, the lands are to be sold and the proceeds divided among Susannah's children and/or their heirs. Since the death of Susannah, Henrietta has intermarried with one John Simpson and they conveyed the land to Josias Clark. Susannah left another daughter, Mary, who maried Aaron Norris (or Morris) and they, in consideration of the love and affection they bear to the said Henrietta Simpson and of $5.00 by the said Josias Clark to us in hand paid, do grant, sell, release & confirm to said Josias Clark rights to the lands so devised. Signed: Aaron Morris, Mary (X) Morris. Witnesses: ?Moses Elliott, Loedl Fuller.
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. deed Book CCC, pp. 238-241.
      Comment: An earlier deed, dated Mar. 8, 1834, reads nearly identically except that the principles, in lieu of Mary Morris and her husband Aaron, are Susannah's: (1) Daughter, Ann Fugit, wife of Jared Fugit; (2) Son, William Beck; and (3) Daughter, Susan Harwood, wife of John H. Harwood (all of Wood Co., Va.)

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