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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

EMANUEL BEALL, overseer of the poor of Greene County, Penn., was born in Monongahela Township, this county, December 31, 1819, and is the son of Thomas and Marian (Engales) Beall.  His father was a native of Loudoun County, Va., and his mother was born in Greene County, Penn.  They were of English and German extraction.  Emanuel’s grandfather, William Beall, was a pioneer settler of Greene County, and his maternal grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.  The subject of this sketch is next to the oldest in a family of eleven children.  He remained on the farm with his parents until he was near twenty-four years of age, then located in Monongalia County, W. Va., where he engaged in farming and stock-raising.  Mr. Beall has made his own way in the world, and at present is the owner of 500 acres of land.  He owned at one time over 900 acres.  Mr. Beall is a Democrat in politics, and at present is overseer of the poor of this county.  He takes an active interest in the public schools, and has served a number of years as school director.  In 1859 he returned to his native county and settled in Dunkard Township, where he still resides.  He has made the raising of fine sheep a specialty, and has met with great success in his business.  Mr. Beall has been three times married, and is the father of eleven children, viz: John T., Bertha J., wife of Daniel Morris; William J., Charlotte, Martha, Barnet, Nancy, George W., Andrew J., Miriam and Columbus.  Mr. Beall is a faithful member of the Baptist Church, of which he is clerk.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 11 October 2007

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