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From: "Everett Spackman" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] William Beale
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 20:07:10 -0500
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Thanks for your response Edsel. This is my first request to Q-R it is geat.
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From: "Edsel B. Burdge, Jr." <>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 3:08 PM
Subject: [Q-R] William Beale
> Everett Spackman asks: "Where do I start to search for a ship arrival in
> 1750, the four ancestors were young brought to America by their uncle
> William Beale?"
> Is William Beale possibly the same mentioned in Futhey and Cope's History
> Chester County, Pennsylvania, p. 479. It reads:
> BEALE, WILLIAM, son of Thomas and Catherine, of Calne, in Wiltshire,
> England, was born near Calne, Aug. 14, 1709, and about the year 1728 or
> came to Pennsylvania. He settled in the Great Valley, in Whiteland, on the
> farm now Preston Thomas' clover-mill property, his lands including a part
> what is now Thomas Downing's farm. His first wife was Mary Jenkin, born
> April 9, 1715, died Aug. 25, 1771, daughter of David Jenkin who died in
> Uwehlan in 1743. William Beale, with his wife and children, were received
> into membership at Uwchlan Meeting 3, 21, 1750. He was married again, 3,
> 1774, at Caln Meeting, to Rachel Lewis, widow of Phinehas Lewis, of East
> Caln. The children of William Beale were, 1. Thomas, b. Aug. 6, 1735; d.
> June 30, 1803, in Tuscarora Valley, where he settled in 1763. He was one
> the judges of Mifflin County, and a prominent man in his day. His wife was
> probably Sarah Todhunter. 2. William b. Dec. 24, 1738; d. After 1800. 3.
> John, B. Dec. 12 1740; d. Jan. 25, 1777, a soldier under Lafayette; m.
> 1764 Tamar Burgoyne, daughter of Joseph Burgoyne of East Bradford. 4.
> Susanna, b. Dec. 16, 1742, m. About 1763 Noble Butler, Jr., and died in
> Kentucky after 1803. 5. David, b. June 20 1745; d. Feb. 6, 1828, at his
> in Beale township, Juniata Co., Pa., he was a prominent man in political
> affairs, and for many years associate judge in Mifflin County. 6. Mary, b.
> Oct. 8, 1747; m. 5, 21, 1772, to Samuel Hunt, of East Caln, now
> d. 9, 24, 1820. 7. Joshua, b. Nov. 19, 1749; lost at sea in a voyage from
> the East Indies, 1787. 8. Edith, b. June 13, 1752; m. 2, 24, 1779, to
> Phinehas Whitaker, of East Caln. William Beale died 11, 27, 1800, in West
> Whiteland, and was buried by the side of his first wife, on a portion of
> farm now belonging to Thomas Downing. Besides his property in this county
> owned large tracts of land in the Tuscarora Valley, on which he settled
> I think my great, great, great grandmother Edith Beale
> (1/26/1798--2/18/1873) may have been a descendant of one of Willam Beale's
> sons who move to the Tuscora Valley. She married Samuel Burdge Jr.
> (1/26/1800--1/14 Jan 1867). They are buried at the Mt. Zion United
> Cemetery in Tell, Township, Huntington County. This valley is next door to
> the Tuscaroa Valley. There are also Beales right next door in Lack
> Juniata County from 1800 on. One Beale genealogist identifies the Lack
> Beales as descendants of William's son David of Beale Township in Juniata
> County. Samuel Burdge Jr.'s father, Samuel Burdge Sr.
> (8/21/1756--11/24/1844), lived for a time in Fermanagh Township, Juniata
> County. Samuel Sr.'s first wife Elizabeth Nancy McCartney is reported to
> have died in 1810 in Huntington Co. I have not been able to make the
> connection between William Beale of Chester County and Edith Beale Burdge.
> Can anyone help me out here?
> Also one Burdge genealogist claims Samuel Sr. was from Monmouth Co. NJ and
> the Burdges had Quaker antecedents. Since I don't have the documentation
> this I have to consider it unverified, but if anyone can do so, I would be
> Edsel Burdge Jr.
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