SOME RELATED FAMILY NAMES
Among the related family names in the genealogy section, which forms the second part of this book, there are four (excluding "Smith") that are each represented by five or more individuals. They are: Banks (7), Bent (5), Daniels (6) and Whitman (7)....all prominent Annapolis Valley names. All four family names were brought from the New England colonies to Nova Scotia in 1760. They came in response to an invitation from the colonial government in Nova Scotia to fill the land left by the Acadians when they were expelled in 1755. This group of settlers was known as "Planters".
As they were the "in-laws" of some of the descendants of Abel Beals, perhaps it would be interesting to explore these relationships.
BANKSThe name was brought from England to America by Richard Banks who settled in Scituate, Mass. His great grandson, Joshua, brought his family to Nova Scotia. His son, Joshua (Jr.), was about five years older than Abel Beals. Intermarriages between these two families were:
1813 - Elijah, son of Abel + Hannah (Joshua, Joshua). 1840 - Elizabeth (Elijah, Abel) + John Herman G. (Moses, Moses, Joshua). 1850 - Dorothy (Elijah, Abel) + James "Samuel" Nelson (George, Joshua, Joshua) 1866 - William Lemuel (James "Priestly", Elijah, Abel) + Ruth Alice. 1873 - Lewis Handley (John Westley, Andrew, Abel) + Caroline. ca 1900 - Emma Frances (Isaac, Isaac, Abel) + John, son of Ambrose L. (Jacob, Joshua, Joshua). 1907 - Mary E. (George Fletcher, John, Elijah, Abel) + Ulysses. BEALS BANKS Abel Joshua | | |- Elijah + Hannah - Joshua -| | | |- Elijah - Dorothy + Samuel - George - Joshua -| | | |- Elijah - Elizabeth + John - Moses - Moses -|
BENTThe name was brought from England in 1638 by John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass. His great-grandson Micah, and his son David came to Annapolis County in 1760. David was born in 1739. Intermarriages between the Beals and Bent families were:
ca 1830 - Jerusha (Andrew, Abel) + Micah. 1834 - Amy (Joshua, Abel) + Dennis. ca 1950 - Pauline (Cecil, Lewis, "Lower" Jacob, John "Cooper", Abel) + Charles W. 1951 - Paul Gilliatt (Freeman E., J. Howard, Nehemiah, Isaac, Abel) + Dorothy Marie. ca 1975 - John (Murray, Lewis, "Lower Jacob, John "Cooper", Abel) + Phyllis.
DANIELSAsa Daniels came to Annapolis County from the New England colonies and was part of the second group of settlers who arrived on the "Charming Molly". His two sons Ephraim, born in 1761 and Joseph, born in 1763, were only a few years younger than Abel Beals. Intermarriages between these two families were:
1851 - Mary Ann (Elijah, Abel) + Ebenezer "Rice" (Zachariah, Joseph). 1862 - Rebecca Ann (Cooper, Elijah, Abel) + Israel E. (Ephraim, Ephraim). ca 1868 - Frances A. (W. Henry, Elijah, Abel) + Jeremiah (Ephraim, Ephraim) 1869 - Jessie Sophia (J. Priestly, Elijah, Abel) + Harris (Ephraim, Ephraim). 1872 - Annie Rice (J. Priestly, Elijah, Abel) + Harris (Ephraim, Ephraim). 1872 - Katherine "Kate" A. (John S., Isaac, Abel) + Robert Whitfield (George, Joseph, Joseph). BEALS DANIELS Abel Ephraim | | |- Elijah - Cooper - Rebecca + Israel - Ephraim -| | | |- Elijah - W. Henry - Frances + Jeremiah - Ephraim -| | | |- Elijah - Priestly - Jessie + Harris - Ephraim -| | | |- Elijah - Priestly - Annie + Harris - Ephraim -| BEALS DANIELS Abel Joseph | | |- Elijah - Mary Ann + E. Rice - Zachariah -| | | |- Isaac - John S. - Kate + R."Whit" - George - Joseph -|
WHITMANJohn Whitman came from England and settled in Weymouth, Mass. about 1637/38. His great grand-son John, brought the name to Annapolis County, arriving on the "Charming Molly". He died three years later leaving his widow and eleven children, all under fifteen. One son, Edward was Abel Beals' neighbor and was about his age. Intermarriages between the two families were:
1832 - Sarah Sutcliffe (Joshua, Abel) + John (Isaac, Daniel, John). 1837 - Susanna (Arod, Abel) + Ebenezer "Rice" (Oldham, Edward, John). 1843 - Mary Elizabeth (Isaac, Abel) + Asa (Oldham, Edward, John). 1854 - Caleb (Elijah, Abel + Eliza (Benjamin, Oldham, Edward, John). 1886 - Arthur Stanley (Caleb, Elijah, Abel) + Mary Loretta (Asa, Oldham, Edward, John). 1907 - Harry "Harold" (George Wilfred, John Wesley, Andrew, Abel) + Margaret Ann (2nd marriage) (William Wallace, Levi, Oldham, Edward, John). 1942 - Annie Laura (Howard, Nehemiah, Isaac, Abel) + Melbourne (Joel, Nathaniel, Jacob, Edward, John).
Two of Edward Whitman's grand children and two of his great grand children (all through Oldham) married three of Abel's grand children and one great grand child.
BEALS WHITMAN Abel Edward | | |- Arod - Susanna + E. Rice - Oldham -| | | |- Isaac - Mary Elizabeth + Asa - Oldham -| | | |- Elijah - Caleb + Eliza - Benjamin - Oldham -| | | |- Elijah - Caleb - Arthur + Mary - Asa - Oldham -|