THE QUAKER BEALS FAMILY


First Generation

John BEALS (BALES) announced for the second time his intentions to marry 1 11th month 1682 at Chester Monthly Meeting, PA to Mary CLAYTON (1665-1725), the daughter of William Clayton and Prudence Lanckford. His date of birth, birthplace and parents are unknown. In 1711, John was residing in Nottingham, PA when his son John Jr. was married. His will was made 11 8th month 1726 at Nottingham and proved 17 Dec 1726. He is buried in the East Nottingham Friends Burial Ground in Chester Co., PA.


Second Generation

The children of John Beals and Mary Clayton were:

(1) John BEALS II born 20 1m 1685/6 Aston, Chester Co., PA (recorded at Chester MM, Chester Co., PA.) He married 14 8th month 1711 at Chester Meeting House to Sarah BOWATER (1689-1777), the daughter of Thomas Bowater and Sarah Edge. They moved to Opeckan, Frederick Co., VA by 1744 where John bought 165 acres on Mills Creek from John Mills Jr. This land is now in Berkeley Co., VA. He was survived by his widow who married next in 1745 to Alexander Underwood at Monocacy Meeting and died 26 Dec 1777 Wellsville, York Co., PA. Their children included: Sarah Beals Mills, John Beals III, Thomas Beals, Mary Beals Hunt, Phebe Beals Canaday Sumner, Prudence Beals Williams and Bowater Beals.

(2) William BEALS born 1 2nd month 1687 Chester Co., PA. He married 26 4th month 1712 at Nottingham Meeting House under the auspices of Concord MM to Rebecca CHAMBERS, the daughter of John Chambers of Chichester, Chester Co., PA. Their children included Lydia Beals, Mary Beals, and Ruth Beals Underwood.

(3) Jacob BEALS was born 28 7th month 1689 in Chester Co., PA. He married 20 4th month 1714 at Nottingham Meeting House to Mary BROOKS(BY), the daughter of John Brooks(by). Their children were John Beals, Jacob Beals Jr., Mary Beals, William Beals, Caleb Beals, Rachel Beals Smith and Daniel Beals.

(4) Mary BEALS was born 24 1st month 1692 under the care of Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester Co., PA. She was married 1 4th month 1710 to Richard HARROLD according to the Concord Monthly Meeting records. She and Richard Harrold were both from Nottingham Meeting at the time of their marriage. Their children are listed under HARROLD.

(5) Patience BEALS was born 16 4th month 1695 as reflected by the Chester Monthly Meeting records. She married at New Garden 20 4th month 1717 to Joseph JONES, son of John Jones of Worstershire, England. Their known children were Judith, Mary, Sarah and Charity Jones.

Selected References

Records of the Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester Co., PA.

Bjorkman, Gwen, Quaker Marriage Certificates, New Garden MM, Heritage Books, 1990.

Hinshaw, William. W., Pennsylvania Quaker Meeting Records, Vol. 1, Concord MM, Selby Publishing & Printing, 1990.

Hinshaw, William W., Pennsylvania Quaker Meeting Records, Vol. X, New Garden MM, Selby Publishing Co., 1990.

Humphrey, John T., Pennsylvania Births, Chester County, 1682-1800, Humphrey Publications, Washington D.C., 1994.

Launey and Wright, Early Church Records of Delaware County, PA, Vol. 1, 1997.

Other Online BEALS Descendants:

Dee Anderson descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their daughter Prudence Beals Williams.

Bruce Bales descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son John Beals III.

Brian Barnes descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son John Beals III.

Carol Beals Bigham descends from Jacob Beals and Mary Brooksby through their son Jacob Beals and wife Elizabeth Griest.

Kathlyn Kellum Billett descends twice from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their daughter Prudence who married Richard Williams and through their son John who married Margaret Hunt.

Katie Bond descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater.

Ardath Brown descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater their son Thomas Beals.

Nancy Burns descends from Mary Beals and Richard Harrold through their son Jonathan Harrold.

Herb Caldwell descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater their son Thomas Beals.

Carol Clark's husband descends from Jacob Beals and Mary Brooksby through their son Caleb Beals.

Frank Cullison descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Bowater Beals.

John Duling descends from Jacob Beals and Mary Brooksby through their daughter Rachel Beals Smith.

Barbara Fullwood descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Thomas Beals.

Brian Harrold descends from Mary Beals and Richard Harrold through their son Jonathan Harrold.

John Hope descendant of John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their daughter Sarah Beals Mills.

Charlotte Iker descends from William Beals and Rebecca Chambers through their daughter Ruth Beals Underwood.

Lora Jeffries descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Thomas Beals.

Tammy Dice Jones descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Thomas Beals.

Dale Larrew descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Thomas Beals.

Bob Martin is researching the descendants Jacob Beals and Mary Brooksby.

Kay Masterson descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater.

Michael Monroe descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Bowater Beals.

Susan Orlie descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their daughter Prudence Beals Williams.

Becky Pyle descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater.

Joanne Rabun descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Thomas Beals.

Larry Reneau descends from Jacob Beals and Mary Brooksby through their son Jacob.

Janet Tanksley descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their son Thomas Beals.

Laura Van Horn descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater.

Suzanne Watt descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater through their daughter Phebe Beals Canady Sumner.

Cheska Wheatley descends from Mary Beals and Richard Harrold.

Richard Wilson descends from Jacob Beals and Mary Brooksby through their son Jacob.

Nicole Wing's husband descends from John Beals and Sarah Bowater.

Let me know if you are descended from this BEALS line and wish your e-mail address linked to this page so other related researchers might contact you!

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