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Stephen Beals 

Stephen Beals[1]

Male 1791 - 1876

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  • Birth  17 Apr 1791  Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Farmer 
    Residence  Clementsport, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause of Death  Old age 
    Died  08 Oct 1876  Clements, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Old age 
    Person ID  I01613  Our Beals Genealogy
    Last Modified  3 Aug 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  Natural 
    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  Natural 
    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  Nancy Henshaw,   b. Between 1789 and 1790, Clements, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1876, Clements, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1814  [5
    Children 
    >1. Edward Beals,   b. 14 Jun 1822, Clementsport, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919
    >2. Elijah Beals,   b. 28 Oct 1823, Clementsport, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880
    >3. George Fletcher Beals,   b. 24 May 1816, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1905, Sarnia, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Isaac Beals,   b. 1827, Clementsport, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1898, Peck, MI. Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucinda Beals,   b. 1825,   d. 1828
    >6. Lucy Bent Beals,   b. 12 Nov 1832, Clementsport, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1873, Clementsport, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Priscilla Beals,   b. 1828,   d. 1868
    >8. Samuel Beals,   b. 13 Jan 1815, Inglisville, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Peck, MIch. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Sarah Jane Beals,   b. 01 May 1818,   d. 1900, Tupperville, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Stephen Beals,   b. 05 Mar 1820, Clements, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1876, Grand Valley, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Stephen Beals' Home in NS
    Stephen Beals' Home in NS
    Built about 1814, it fell down about 1920. There were two fireplaces, an oven and nine rooms. Two families were born in this home, the nine children of Stephen & Nancy, and the eight children of John & Lucy (their youngest daughter).
    Documents
    Stephen Beals' Family Record
    Stephen Beals' Family Record
    Daughter Priscilla not listed.
    Family ID  F00220  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Stephen Beals b.1791
    Stephen Beals b.1791
    Stephen Beals' Home in NS
    Stephen Beals' Home in NS
    Built about 1814, it fell down about 1920. There were two fireplaces, an oven and nine rooms. Two families were born in this home, the nine children of Stephen & Nancy, and the eight children of John & Lucy (their youngest daughter).

    Documents
    Stephen Beals' Family Record
    Stephen Beals' Family Record
    Daughter Priscilla not listed.

  • Notes 
    • "Although Abel says in his will that "my six sons" (including Stephen) "have already received from me in lands what I intended to give them", there is no record of Stephen having received any land from his father. However he did buy 200 acres from George Kniffen at Waldec, Annapolis Co., (between Bear River and Clementsport) in 1817. His wife was from that area. There were ten children in the family, 6 sons and four daughters. About 1845 four of the sons and one daughter migrated to Erin Township, Ontario, north west of Toronto and were among the early settlers of that area. Later two sons moved on to Peck, Michigan, north of Detroit. One son, Edward, was a sea captain who lived near the mouth of Bear River. Another son, Elijah, also lived in that area and fought in the American Civil War eventually dying of wounds received in that conflict." (From the book "The Beals Family of Annapolis County Nova Scotia" by Donald W. Beals).
      Contrary to the above, George Fletcher Beals was already living in Erin at the time of his marriage in 1840 according to his marriage registration. Based on his obituary it is reasonable to assume he came to Ontario as early as 1838, not 1845 as indicated above. Of course the various siblings could have migrated at different times.

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

    2. [S00005] "Family Record" of names and date of birth of Stephen Beals and his family (origin unknown but probably a family bible).

    3. [S00193] N.S. Archives and Records Management, location per death registration.

    4. [S00198] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Microfilm 16521, Annapolis County Deaths 1876, Page 113, Entry 257.

    5. [S00044] Beals Genealogy compiled by George Washington Beals, ca 1947.