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Alternate Spellings - Beason, Beeson

Links: Richard and Charity Grubb Beeson on Woodward Web Site , Denison/Ives Sampler, Denison Family, Blaisdell (Maine Families), Ives, Shields

Contacts - Bill Hanlon who provided the sampler data (link above); Lida Merz; Sandra Hoover; George Fulton (for the Shields family - Lydia Shields married Isaac Beeson). The line of Isaac Beeson from Richard and Charity Grubb Beeson is documented on our Woodward Web site linked above.

Descendants of Isaac Beeson

Generation No. 1

1. ISAAC6 BEESON (EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born 6/18/1796 in Guilford County, North Carolina1,2, and died 3/09/1877 in Near Healdsburg, Sonora County, California. He married LYDIA SHIELDS Bef. 4/17/1817 in Guilford County, NC, daughter of REUBEN SHIELDS and MARY MOORE. She was born 1795 in North Carolina3,4, and died Bef. 1870 in Washington Township, Sonora County, California.

Notes for ISAAC BEESON:
Information from Beeson genealogy furnished by Lida Merz

Isaac Beeson was appointed appraiser for the estate of Isaac Willits on November 19, 1844. His duties however were discharged by David Finch

Bill Hanlon auther of the Dennison/Ives Sampler, gives the 1860 census in Healdsburg, Ca where Isaac Beeson is age 70, a blacksmith. Orville Beeson, grandson is living with him

Aledo Weekly Record March 9, 1877 Died near Healdsburg, Sonora County, Ca Mr. Isaac Beeson in the 81st year of his age. Born NC & moved to Indiana in 1836. Among first settlers of Mercer County settling on Beeson farm near Joy, stayed until 1853 - went to California

More About ISAAC BEESON:
Occupation: Blacksmith, Farmer

Notes for LYDIA SHIELDS:
Nothing in NC Quaker records

Isaac is 74, farmer, born NC #6 in Washington Township in Sonoma Ca in 1870. Next door grandson Orville W. Beeson, 24, born Il is working as farm laborer for the Mathew Hayes family. On the other side is son William S. Beeson. Lydia not there

Ancestry World Tree Web Site http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=munsonsage&id=I22166 gives Lydia as daughter of Ruben Shields

Marriage Notes for ISAAC BEESON and LYDIA SHIELDS:
4/7/1817 Isaac Jr con his mou at Deep River MM (mou=married out of unity - to a nonQuaker)
8/1/1822 Isaac dis (no reason usually nonattendance)

Children of ISAAC BEESON and LYDIA SHIELDS are:
2. i. JOHN BROOKS7 BEESON, b. 1819, North Carolina; d. 1875, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California.
3. ii. WILLIAM SANDERS BEESON, b. 1826, North Carolina.
4. iii. EDWARD MILTON BEESON, b. 1827, North Carolina.
iv. BARTLETTE YANCY BEESON, b. 1830, North Carolina5; d. 1847, Mercer County, Illinois.

More About BARTLETTE YANCY BEESON:
Burial: Davis Cemetery, Mercer County, Ill

v. CAROLINE BEESON, b. 1832, Ohio.

Notes for CAROLINE BEESON:
Caroline's birthdate is from Beeson Genealogy. 1850 census says 1839 in Ohio

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN BROOKS7 BEESON (ISAAC6, EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born 1819 in North Carolina6,7, and died 1875 in Healdsburg, Sonoma, California. He married (1) HARRIET WILSON 6/05/1845 in Mercer County, Illinois. She was born 5/14/1814, and died 6/29/1848 in Mercer County, Illinois8. He married (2) CAROLINE IVES DENISON, widow of William Dennison, 1/20/1850 in Mercer County, Illinois, daughter of CALEB IVES and SARAH BOOTH. She was born 1818 in Connecticut9,10, and died 1881 in Healdsburg, Sonoma, California.

Notes for JOHN BROOKS BEESON:
1850 Census - Town of New Boston #285: John B. Beeson, 30, clerk, N.Car; Caroline, 31, Conn; Orville Beeson, 4, Il; Harriett A. Denison, 11, Il; Isadora A. Denison, 8, Il

Probably went to California with father, Isaac Beeson in 1853 as not found in Mercer County in 1860 census. They evidently went on the Ezra Ferris Dennison wagon train per Bill Hanlon's research.

Beeson was a farmer, accountant, census marshall and railroad agent in Healdsburg. This may be gilding the lilly a little as he was a laborer in the 1870 census

More About JOHN BROOKS BEESON:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery
Occupation: First Druggist, Mercer County Beeson drugstore advertisement

Notes for HARRIET WILSON:
marriage record is as Harriett Wilson

History of Mercer County 1882 page 512 Mercer Abington Twp - the first school house was built in the township about 1839, near the farm of William T. Jackson, and the first teacher was Miss Harriet Wilson, who afterward married Mr. Brooks Beeson - she might be a sister of Lucy Wilson who married Cabeen as she was also a teacher at the same school.

More About HARRIET WILSON:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery

Notes for CAROLINE IVES:
Bill Hanlon purchased a sampler evidently made by daughter Harriet (daughter of Caroline and first husband William Harrison Dennison). See Sampler Page under links above. He is not related but did the research for the sampler. Information after 1853 is from his research

More About CAROLINE IVES:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery

Children of JOHN BEESON and HARRIET WILSON are:
i. ORVILLE8 BEESON, b. Abt. 1846, Illinois11; m. MARY A. FLAGE, 8/11/1883, California.
Notes for ORVILLE BEESON:
1880 - Living with a Clark family in Healdsburg - Music Teacher
1870 working for a Hayes family in Washington Township, Sonoma County, Ca, next door to grandfather Isaac Beeson
1860 listed with grandfather Isaac Beeson

ii. HARRIET N. BEESON, b. 2/04/1848, Illinois; d. 7/05/1848, Mercer County, Illinois12.

More About HARRIET N. BEESON:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery

Children of JOHN BEESON and CAROLINE IVES are:
iii. CLARA VASHTI8 BEESON, b. Abt. 1851, Mercer County, Illinois12; d. 1/20/1852, Mercer County, Illinois.

Notes for CLARA VASHTI BEESON:
Buried next to William H. Dennison, Jr.

More About CLARA VASHTI BEESON:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery

iv. ARTHUR BROOKS BEESON, b. 1852, Mercer County, Illinois; d. 1874, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California.

Notes for ARTHUR BROOKS BEESON:
Bill Hanlon owner of the Dennison-Ives sampler gave this child - they had others after moving to California - see Bill's 1860 census record in Healdsburg, Ca

Arthur may have been poorly - he is 17 and at home in the 1870 census

More About ARTHUR BROOKS BEESON:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery

5. v. KATE CAROLINE BEESON, b. Abt. 1855, California.
6. vi. EDWARD ISAAC BEESON, b. 1858, Sacramento, California; d. 1948, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California.
vii. EDGAR ELIAS BEESON, b. Abt. 1858, California; d. 1865.
viii. CHARLIE WILLIAM BEESON, b. Abt. 1861, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California; d. 1865, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California.

3. WILLIAM SANDERS7 BEESON (ISAAC6, EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born 1826 in North Carolina. He married (1) CAROLINE SPANGLER 12/27/1849 in Mercer County, Illinois, daughter of PETER SPANGLER and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1832 in Ohio13,14, and died Bef. 1870 in California. He married (2) CAROLINE UNKNOWN Aft. 1860 in California. She was born Abt. 1829 in New York.

Notes for WILLIAM SANDERS BEESON:
Living at home in the 1850 census at age 24 with wife Caroline, age 18, born Ohio. Spangler family was next door.

In 1880 there is a William L. Beeson, age 55 born NC in Sonoma County, California indicating Wm Beeson went to California with Isaac and brother John (he definitely did as he was with them in 1860 and 1870). However there he has a wife Caroline C. Beeson, age 51, born NY, parents born NY, a son William F. Beeson, age 21 born Ca and a stepdaughter Luella Wollcot, age 24, born Ca, father born Ohio, mother born NY, music teacher

He evidently had a second wife also named Caroline. In 1860 they are living with Isaac and Caroline is 27, born Ohio, so is same as the 1850 wife. In 1870 she is Caroline W., 41, born NY so matches the 1880 census. In 1850 Peter Spangler was born Pa and his wife Elizabeth was born Va.

More About WILLIAM SANDERS BEESON:
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for CAROLINE UNKNOWN:
parents born New York

Children of WILLIAM BEESON and CAROLINE SPANGLER are:
7. i. ISAAC R.8 BEESON, b. Abt. 1853, Illinois.
ii. IDA J. BEESON, b. Abt. 1857, California.

Notes for IDA J. BEESON:
she was at service, age 13 in 1870

iii. WILLIAM F. BEESON, b. Abt. 1859, California.

4. EDWARD MILTON7 BEESON (ISAAC6, EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born 1827 in North Carolina. He married MAHITABLE BACHELDER 4/11/1850 in Mercer County, Illinois, daughter of ZADOCK BATCHELDER and MARY BLAISDELL. She was born Abt. 1836 in Maine15.

Notes for EDWARD MILTON BEESON:
Not in Mercer in 1860 - in Washington Township, Sonoma County, California with brother William and father Isaac. He is not indexed and is listed as H. M. not E. M. born NY but age matches Edmund. Unfortunately children are only listed by initials and cannot find them in 1870

More About EDWARD MILTON BEESON:
Occupation: Farmer

Children of EDWARD BEESON and MAHITABLE BACHELDER are:
i. A. T.8 BEESON, b. Abt. 1852, Illinois.
ii. W. W. BEESON, b. Abt. 1855, California.
iii. A. BEESON, b. Abt. 1856.
iv. E. A. BEESON, b. Abt. 1857.
v. CHILD BEESON, b. 1860.

Notes for CHILD BEESON:
4/12 in 1860 census - not kn in place of name (not known?)

Generation No. 3

5. KATE CAROLINE8 BEESON (JOHN BROOKS7, ISAAC6, EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1855 in California. She married RANSOM POWELL in California. He was born Abt. 1825 in Tennessee16, and died 1872.

Notes for KATE CAROLINE BEESON:
4th of five wives

Notes for RANSOM POWELL:
Parents born North Carolina
1880 Helen Richards, age 16, housekeeper

Child of KATE BEESON and RANSOM POWELL is:
i. JESSE9 POWELL, b. California; d. 1903.

6. EDWARD ISAAC8 BEESON (JOHN BROOKS7, ISAAC6, EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born 1858 in Sacramento, California17, and died 1948 in Healdsburg, Sonoma, California. He married EMMA LOGAN 10/14/1886 in Sonoma, California.

Notes for EDWARD ISAAC BEESON:
At home with Caroline in 1800 - house painter - went into sign painting business with Francis Madeira

More About EDWARD ISAAC BEESON:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery

More About EMMA LOGAN:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery

Children of EDWARD BEESON and EMMA LOGAN are:
i. EDWARD IVES9 BEESON, b. 1890; d. 1971, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California; m. BERA MOTHORN; b. 1893; d. 1993, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California.

Notes for EDWARD IVES BEESON: set the world high jump record May 2, 1914 while a member of the University of California track team. Record not beaten until 1924 (Bill Hanlon Sampler)

More About EDWARD IVES BEESON:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery

More About BERA MOTHORN:
Burial: Oak Mound Cemetery

ii. ELVA BEESON.
iii. EDA BEESON.

7. ISAAC R.8 BEESON (WILLIAM SANDERS7, ISAAC6, EDWARD5, ISAAC4, RICHARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1853 in Illinois18. He married SELINA UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1856 in California.

Notes for SELINA UNKNOWN:
parents born Missouri

Children of ISAAC BEESON and SELINA UNKNOWN are:
i. WILLIAM I.9 BEESON, b. Abt. 1876, California.
ii. CHARLES W. BEESON, b. Abt. 1879, California.

Endnotes

1. Obituary
2. Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, 776 Deep River.
3. Beeson Genealogy, Mickey Elliott
4. 1850 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 14N4W #444.
5. Tombstone
6. Beeson Genealogy, Mickey Elliott
7. Tombstone, 1819.
8. Tombstone
9. 1850 New Boston Census
10. Tombstone, 1818.
11. 1850 New Boston Census
12. Tombstone
13. 1880 U. S. Census, Sonoma County, California, 168A.
14. 1850 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 14N4W with Isaac Beeson #444.
15. 1850 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, #444 Isaac Beeson.
16. 1880 U. S. Census, Sonoma County, California, Healdsburg 190C.
17. Tombstone.
18. 1870 U. S. Census, Sonoma County, California.





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