Descendants of John Beach



First Generation


1. John Beach 1 was born in 1620 in Derbyshire, Eng and died on 16 Jun 1677 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor; Bef 1643; New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

2. Residence; 1668; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 2. Listed among the residents in 1668 in the Town Records.

John married Mary Unknown (Beach) in 1650 3.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Nathaniel Beach 1 4 was born in Mar 1661/62 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died on 24 Jul 1747 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   3 F    ii. Elizabeth Beach 1 4 was born on 20 Mar 1651/52 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT 4 and died in 1692 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   4 M    iii. John Beach 1 4 was born on 16 Apr 1654 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died in 1712 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4.
   5 F    iv. Mary Beach 1 4 was born in Sep 1656 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died in Aug 1722 1.
   6 M    v. Thomas Beach 1 4 was born in May 1659 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died on 13 May 1741 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT 4.
   7 F    vi. Hannah Beach 1 4 was born in Dec 1665 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died before 9 May 1726 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT.
   8 F    vii. Sarah Beach 1 4 was born in Nov 1667 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died in 1741.
   9 M    viii. Isaac Beach 1 6 was born on 27 Jun 1669 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 6 and died on 30 Apr 1741 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 6.
   10 M    ix. Joseph Beach 1 4 was born on 1 Feb 1670/71 4 and died on 17 Dec 1737 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   11 M    x. Benjamin Beach 1 4 was born on 3 Mar 1672/73 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died after 1717 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Nathaniel Beach 1 4 (John1) was born in Mar 1661/62 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4 and died on 24 Jul 1747 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

Nathaniel married Sarah Porter, daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Porter and Hannah Groves, on 29 Apr 1686 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 5. (Sarah Porter was born on 7 Sep 1667 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 7 and died on 25 Mar 1738 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 4 Jan 1678/79; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 8. Received legacy in father's will.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 M    i. David Beach 1 9 was born on 15 May 1692 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 21 Apr 1735 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 9 10.
   13 M    ii. Ephriam Beach 1 9 was born on 25 May 1687 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 15 Mar 1716/17 9.
   14 F    iii. Elizabeth Beach 1 9 was born on 12 Nov 1689 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 22 Jan 1738/39 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9.
   15 M    iv. Josiah Beach 1 9 was born on 18 Aug 1694 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9, died on 17 Apr 1759 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 9 10 and was buried in Unity Cemetery, Trumball, Fairfield Co., CT 10.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Death of Child; 26 Mar; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Sarah ye Daughter of Lt. Joshia &
Mrs. Patience Beach, died March ye
26th, in ye 22d year of her age.

2. VR - Death of Spouse; 25 Aug 1749; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Mrs. Patience, wife of Joshiah Beach
who died August ye 25th A.D. 1749,
Aged 48 years.

3. VR - Marriage; 3 Jun 1750; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Abigail Wheeler; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

4. Gravestone; 17 Apr 1759; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Here lyes ye Body of
Lieut. Josiah Beach, who died
April ye 17, A.D. 1759, in ye 65th
year of his Age.

   16 M    v. Nathaniel Beach 1 9 was born on 28 Dec 1696 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 20 Aug 1734 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9.
   17 F    vi. Sarah Beach 1 9 was born on 12 Nov 1691 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 1 Aug 1756 9.
   18 M    vii. Daniel Beach 1 9 was born on 15 Jan 1700/01 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 19 Feb 1745/46 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Death of Child; 15 Dec 1745; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Here lyes ye Body of
Ruth Beach, daughter of Mr. Daniel
& Mrs. Esther Beach died Dec 15th
1746, Aged 6 months.

2. Gravestone; 19 Feb 1745/46; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Here lyes ye Body of
Mr. Daniel Beach, who departed
this life Feb. 19th 1745/6, Aged 44
years & 1 m.

3. VR - Death of Child; 3 May 1746; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Here lyes ye Body of
Daniel Beach, Son of Mr Daniel &
Mrs. Esther Beach who died May 3rd
1746, Aged 10 years & 2 months.

   19 F    viii. Anna Beach 1 9 was born on 10 Mar 1703/04 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and was baptized on 23 Jul 1704 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9.
   20 M    ix. Israel Beach 1 9 was born on 3 May 1707 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died in 1792 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9.
   21 M    x. James Beach 1 was born on 13 Aug 1709 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died on 16 Sep 1752.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Military Service; May 1750; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 12. Appointed officer of the First or Second Company of the Stratford Train Band.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)


12. David Beach 1 9 (Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 15 May 1692 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 9 and died on 21 Apr 1735 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 9 10.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Gravestone; 21 Apr 1735; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Here lyes ye Body of
Mr. David Beach, who died April
21, Anno Domni 1735, in ye 43 year
of His Age.

David married Hannah Sherman, daughter of Matthew Sherman and Hannah Bulkley, on 24 Jan 1715/16 9. (Hannah Sherman was baptized on 7 Apr 1695 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT and died on 19 Feb 1772 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 9 10.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Gravestone; 19 Feb 1772; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. In memory of
Mrs. Hannah Beach, wife of Mr.
David Beach
Dece'sd, Who departed this life
Febry, ye 19, 1772
in ye 77th year of her age.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 M    i. Edmund Beach 1 was born on 4 Sep 1732 in North Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized on 29 Jun 1735 in North Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died in 1804.
   23 M    ii. Ephriam Beach 1 was born about 1717 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, died on 18 Jun 1789 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10 and was buried in Unity Cemetery, Trumball, Fairfield Co., CT 10.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Gravestone; 18 Jun 1789; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 10. Mr. Ephraim Beach, died June 18
1789,
in the 72 year of his age.
Comfort Beach, his wife, died Sept.
8, 1790
in the year of her age.

   24 M    iii. Jabez Beach 1 was born about 1720 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died on 10 Sep 1806 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 6 Apr 1748; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 15. Mary Basset; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   25 F    iv. Eunice Beach 1 was born about 1723 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   26 M    v. David Beach 1 was born about 1727 and died in 1797.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 30 Nov 1748; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Ruth Hawley; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   27 M    vi. Elnathan Beach 1 was born on 11 May 1729 and died on 22 Aug 1799.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 27 Feb 1750/51; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 15. Lediah Herrington; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   28 M    vii. Elijah Beach 1 was born on 27 Feb 1730/31.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Baptism; 4 Jul 1731.

2. VR - Marriage; 6 May 1756; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 16. Prudence Wheeler; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   29 F    viii. Kate Beach 1 was born about 1735 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   30 F    ix. Lydia Beach 1.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


22. Edmund Beach 1 (David12, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 4 Sep 1732 in North Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized on 29 Jun 1735 in North Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died in 1804.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Revolutionary War Service; New Haven Alarm 1.

Edmund married Eunice Edwards, daughter of Joseph Edwards and Prudence Wakelee, on 4 Apr 1758 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 13 14. (Eunice Edwards was born on 16 Mar 1734/35 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 17.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 4 Apr 1749; Stratfield, Fairfield Co., CT 18. Named in the will of her paternal step-grandmother, Mary ____ Edwards.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 4 Apr 1758; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 14.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 M    i. Elnathan Beach 1 was born on 28 Dec 1762 and died on 24 Nov 1836 in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY.
   32 F    ii. Rhoda Beach 1 was born on 8 Aug 1759.
   33 M    iii. Israel Beach 1 was born on 18 Nov 1760.
   34 F    iv. Huldah Beach 1 was born on 28 Dec 1762.
   35 F    v. Eunice Beach 1 was born on 28 Feb 1767.
   36 M    vi. David Beach 1 was born on 27 Aug 1769 and died on 22 Mar 1850 in Homer, OH.
   37 M    vii. Jonathan Beach 1 was born in Jan 1772.
   38 M    viii. Elijah Beach 1 was born on 8 Mar 1774.
   39 M    ix. Edmund Beach 1 was born in Oct 1776.

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)


31. Elnathan Beach 1 (Edmund22, David12, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 28 Dec 1762 and died on 24 Nov 1836 in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Revolutionary War Service; 18 Aug 1780-9 Dec 1780; Cornwall, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 1 19. Pay Roll of the Short Levies in Lt Col. Holdridges Compy 7th Connecticut Regt Commanded by Heman Swift Col in the Service of the United States for 1780: Elnathan Beech, Cornwall, 18 Aug 1780 -9 Dec 1780

Elnathan married Anna Hubbard. (Anna Hubbard was born about 1770, died on 2 Dec 1822 in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY and was buried in Hamilton Center, Madison Co., NY.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 M    i. Lyman Edward Beach 1 was born on 6 Apr 1790 and died on 22 May 1865 in Livingston Co., MI.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandchildren)


40. Lyman Edward Beach 1 (Elnathan31, Edmund22, David12, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 6 Apr 1790 and died on 22 May 1865 in Livingston Co., MI.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 2 Aug 1837; Livingston Co., MI 22. ESE Sec.13, Twp. 2-N, Range 3-E; SESE Sec. 7, Twp 2-N, Range 4-E; WSE Sec. 8, Twp. 2-N, Range 4-E; SWSW Sec. 8, Twp 2-N, 4-E; ENW Sec 17, Twp 2-N, Range 4-E; totaling 320 acres. Land Patent issued in the name of Presiden Martin VanBuren.

2. Census; 28 Oct 1850; Iosco Twp., Livingston Co., MI 23. Lyman E. Beach, farmer, age 50, born in New York
Selinda [a/k/a Celinda] age 45, born in New York
Harvey, age 14, born in Pennsylvania;
Ethan, age 12, born in Michigan
Selinda a/k/a Celinda, age 10, born in Michigan
Lydia, age 4, born in Michigan

Lyman married Laura Fuller 24, daughter of Elisha Fuller and Rachel Brainerd, on 20 Oct 1812 in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY 20 21. (Laura Fuller was born on 9 Apr 1794 in East Hamilton, Madison Co., NY 1 24 25 and died on 2 Jan 1829 1 24.)


Children from this marriage were:

   41 F    i. Angeline Beach 1 was born on 29 Jul 1813 in NY 1, died on 4 Dec 1887 in Livingston Co., MI 26 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI 26.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 27. Angeline Smith, 35, F, New York; living with husband Nelson, 39; children: David, 15; Laura, 6; Washington, 4 and Clarissa Wells, 17

2. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 28. Angeline Smith, 45, F, N. York; living with husband Nelson, 49; children: David, 25; Laura, 16; Washington, 13; & Edward, 5.

3. Census; 1 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 29. Angeline, 56, F, W, Keeping house, New York

Angeline married Nelson A. Smith, son of Althea Unknown (Smith), in 1832 in Erie, PA (?). (Nelson A. Smith was born on 3 Apr 1811 in Springfield, Erie Co., PA 26, died on 26 May 1882 in Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 30 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI 31.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Tax List; 1 May 1837; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 32. Names Section Acres Valuation of Real Estate
Nelson A. Smith 17 80 $240

2. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 10 Aug 1837; Livingston Co., MI 33. WNE, Sec. 17, Twp. 2-N, Range 4-E; WSE, Sec. 27; Twp. 4-N, Range 5-E; each containing 80 acres for a total of 160 acres. Land patent issued in the name of President Martin VanBuren.

3. Census; 1840; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 34. Nelson A. Smith 01003000000 and one female 20 to 30 years of age.

4. Tax List; 1844; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 32. Smith, N. A. 8, 17

5. Census; 1850; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 27. Nelson Smith, 39, M, Farmer, $2500, NY
Angeline Smith, 35, F, New York
David Smith, 15, M, Farmer, Penn
Laura Smith, 6, F, Mich
Washington Smith, 4, M, Mich
Clarissa Wells, 17, F, NY

6. Census; 1860; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 28. Nelson A. Smith, 49, M, Farmer, $5600, $2059, N. York
Angeline Smith, 45, F, N. York
David O. Smith, 25, M, Farmer, Penn
Laura A. Smith, 16, F, Mich
Washington Smith, 13, M, Mich
Edward L. Smith, 5, M, Mich

7. Organizations; 1 Apr 1866; Livingston Co., MI 35. Members of Livingston County Horse Association (org. 1 Apr 1866) original shareholders: N.A. Smith

8. Census; 1 Sep 1870; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 36. Smith, Nelson, 59, M, W, Farmer, 9000, 2000, New York; living in same household, wife Angeline, 56, sons Adelbert, 23 & Franklin, 15. The latter would be Edward F., born about 1855, and Adelbert is probably Washington for whom I have no middle initial, born about 1846.

9. VR - Death; 26 May 1882; Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI 30. Age 72 yrs, 10 months, 25 days, of Dyspepsia

   42 M    ii. Lyman Edward Beach 1 was born on 3 Aug 1816 in NY and died on 25 Aug 1859 in Livingston Co., MI.
   43 F    iii. Laura Sarissa Beach 1 was born on 13 May 1821.
   44 M    iv. Elisha F. Beach 1 was born on 7 Dec 1823 in New York and died on 4 Nov 1896 in Livingston Co., MI.
   45 F    v. Rachel R. Beach 1 was born on 5 Jul 1827 and died on 23 Jan 1845.


Sources


1. Eugene Beach, John Beach Decendants.

2. Stratford, CT, Town Records, (Vol 1). p 409; http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stratford/stratford_residents1668.htm.

3. Rebecca Donaldson Beach, Reverend John Beach and John Sanford and Their Descendants, (1898). p 133.

4. Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol I. p 41.

5. Genealogy of the Bancroft, Beach, Griffin, Hill, Rice, Saxon, Willcoxen Families, (http://home.cdsnet.net/~beckler/ct4.htm (08/16/98)).

6. Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol I. p 43.

7. Evelyn Sanford Beran, (GenConnecticut 1998 archives).

8. Fairfield District Probate 1648-1880, (LDS film #1018774).

9. Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol I. p 42.

10. Rev. Samuel Orcutt, A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport Connecticut, Part II, (Fairfield County Historical Society: 1886 - [on line at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/pages/trumbull/trumbull_unity.htm, 15 Apr 2000]).

11. Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, 7 Vols., (1896-1907). Vol 7, p 94.

12. W.M. Wilcoxson, History of Stratford , Connecticut 1639-1969, (Published 1939, Page 311-313; [on line at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/pages/stratford/stratford_trnbnds.htm, 15 Apr 2000]).

13. LDS, International Genealogical Index. A537137.

14. Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, 7 Vols., (1896-1907). Vol 7, p 97.

15. ibid. Vol 7, p 95.

16. ibid. Vol 7, p 96.

17. LDS, International Genealogical Index. Film # 177937, Page # 809, Reference # 30989.

18. Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol II, (Fairfield, 1932). p 190-193.

19. Connecticut Historical Society, Lists & Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783, (Hartford, 1909). p 207.

20. Lucy Abigail Brainard, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, (1908).

21. LDS, International Genealogical Index. Batch # 8836505 Sheet # 41.

22. Land Patent Record, (Issued by the United States Government). Accession/Serial #: MI0690__.167, Issued 2 Aug 1837, Certificate # 19192.

23. 1850 Census, Iosco Twp., Livingston Co., MI.

24. William Hyslop Fuller, Fuller Genealogy, (Mass. Privately Printed. 1914.) p 48-52.

25. Lucy Abigail Brainard, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, (1908). Vol. I, Part I, 73.

26. Charles Wilcox, Charles Wilcox Family File, (chucktrains@email.msn.com).

27. 1850 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 654.

28. 1860 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 40.

29. 1870 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 11, [roll 687, p 186].

30. Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System 1867-1876, (http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/PHA/OSR/gendis/search.htm). Ledger pg 158, Record 123.

31. Pam Rietsch, Livingston County GenWeb Site, (http://www.livgenmi.com/ [4 Sep 1999]). Cemetery Listings.

32. Evert & Abbott, History of Livingston County, (1880). p 351.

33. Land Patent Record, (Issued by the United States Government). Accession/Seriel #: MI0750__.198, Issued 10 Aug 1837, Certificate # 022619.

34. 1840 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI.

35. Evert & Abbott, History of Livingston County, (1880). p 130.

36. 1870 Census, Marion Twp., Livingston Co., MI. p 11, lines 19-22, [roll 687, p 186].

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