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Rachel Beals[1]

Female 1782 - 1872

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  • Birth  06 Jun 1782 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  09 May 1872 
    Person ID  I01508  Our Beals Genealogy
    Last Modified  3 Nov 2017 

    Father  Abel Beals,   b. 06 Jul 1755, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1830, Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Related 
    Mother  Abigail Kent,   b. 01 Mar 1752, Milford, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1820, Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Related 
    Married  Abt 1779 
    Photos
    Abel Beals' home, from 1788.
    Abel Beals' home, from 1788.
    From the book, An Old Fashioned, But New Scrapbook of Lawrencetown and The Annapolis Valley, David and Paulette Whitman, Bailey Chase Books, 2009: The Beals Family lived here for over 100 years, and the Bishop Family for 50 years. The original house consisted of what is now the second story. At some point the original house was raised and the ground floor built under it.
    Family ID  F00083  Group Sheet

    Family  Boyd McNayr,   b. 29 Oct 1778, or near Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1854, New Germany, Lunenburg Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Sep 1802 
    Children 
    >1. Anne McNayr,   b. 22 May 1810, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1885
    >2. Arod McNayr,   b. 29 Aug 1813, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1889
     3. Catherine McNayr,   b. 06 Dec 1806, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1826
    >4. Isaac McNayr,   b. 16 Aug 1829, Springfield, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898
    >5. Israel McNayr,   b. 05 Jan 1805, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1877
     6. John Lunn McNayr,   b. 11 Jul 1803, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1811, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Lavina McNayr,   b. 14 Jul 1819, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Marie McNayr,   b. 04 Jul 1828, Springfield, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1828, Springfield, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Mary Baker McNayr,   b. 02 Sep 1808, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1864
    >10. Rachel McNayr,   b. 05 Feb 1822, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1851, Falkland Ridge, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Rebecca McNayr,   b. 23 Dec 1823, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1824, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. Sarah McNayr,   b. 02 May 1817, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >13. Thomas Wade McNayr,   b. 05 Jun 1815, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1890
    >14. William Sutcliffe McNayr,   b. 04 Nov 1811, South Williamston, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1904
    Family ID  F00750  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rachel and Boyd lived on the eastern part of her father's land south of the South Williamston road and Boyd eventually bought the 88 acres in 1808. This property was sold to John Warner (husband of Elizabeth Kent, daughter of Zarah and neice of Abel Beals by marriage) about 1824. A quotation from Mary F. Kendrick's history of Springfield "Down the Road to Yesterday" follows:

      "In..... 1824, Mr. Boyd MacNayr brought his wife and children to their new home. Mrs. MacNayr rode on horseback holding her three months old baby in her arms while another small child sat in the saddle with her. Mr. MacNayr walked beside the horse guiding it along the rough forest trail that extended from Lawrencetown to Grinton's Settlement, a distance of twenty-five miles. They arrived on Lunenburg Road on April 14, 1824".

      In 1824 Rachel was 41 and Boyd 45. Without a doubt they were very courages pioneers. They were the parents of fourteen children, 6 sons and 8 daughters. The two youngest were born in Springfield, one living only one day. The three months old baby referred to above died five months after they arrived. Many of their descendants still live in Springfield. Rachel died at the age of 90.

  • Sources 
    1. [S00008] "History of the County of Annapolis" by W.A. Calnek, Page 476.