Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 16:46:45 EST
Subject: Dix-Beach Bible Records
I recently came across your site in the course of searching for data
on various Beach/Beech families. As you may know, I edit and publish
the BEACH FAMILY JOURNAL; a genealogical newsletter. For more about
me and my publication, feel free to visit my own site at http://www.beachfamilyjournal.com/gedcom/html/fam01802.htm
I wonder if I might have permission to publish some of the entries from
the Dix-Beach Bible as posted to your site by Ed Sproles. It seems
to me I may have corresponded with Ed some time ago, but with the number
of emails I send/receive I can't now recall. I would, of course,
give both you and Ed appropriate credit as the source and include you site's
URL in case any of my readers wished further information.
In all events, I pass along the ancestry of the William Beach who was
the father of Nellie L. (Beach) Dix. Note that I have the name of
her mother as Susannah "Reep," but am quite certain this is the same couple,
based on their names, ages, locales, etc. Feel free to include this
info. on your site if you wish.
Regards, Eugene H. Beach, Jr. [Ancestry of William Beach follows]
1. William Beach born 1804, married Susannah Reep.
2. Joseph Beach born 1771, married 1801, Mercy Lyon, born 1771, died
1848, Erie County, New York, buried: Williamsville Cem., Amherst, N.Y.
Joseph died 1847, Erie County, New York, buried: Williamsville Cem., Amherst,
N.Y. The BEACH FAMILY MAGAZINE, Vol. II, No. 1, p. 119, says only
that he had five sons. Descendant Dale S. Beach of Latham, New York,
notes that this Joseph Beach moved to Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York
(just east of Buffalo) in 1818, giving its name to Beach Road in that town.
3. Mercy Lyon born 1771, died 1848, Erie County, New York, buried: Williamsville
Cem., Amherst, N.Y.
4. Ebenezer Beach married Tabitha Bennett, died 6-Jun-1824, Round Top,
Greene County, New York, buried: Round Top Cemetery, Greene Co., New York.
Ebenezer died 17-Nov-1829, Round Top, Greene County, New York, buried:
Round Top Cemetery, Greene Co., New York. He settled in Round Top,
Greene County, New York, c. 1787, and is the one on the 1790 Census for
Catskill (then in Albany County), New York. He is likewise the Ebenezer
"Beaach" on the 1800 Census for Greene County, New York.
5. Tabitha Bennett died 6-Jun-1824, Round Top, Greene County, New York,
buried: Round Top Cemetery, Greene Co., New York. She died at age
Great Grand Parents
8. Joseph Beach born 1717, married (1) Esther Mansfield, married (2)
6-Mar-1756, Deborah Jackson. The children of this Joseph Beach by
his first wife are sometimes credited to Joseph Beach(3) Joseph(2) John(1),
but it is generally believed the line of Joseph(3) Joseph(2) died out before
1800. Moreover, the "Mansfield" name appears among various descendants
of his children; a clear reference to their mother's maiden name and, thus,
the identity of this Joseph as their father.
9. Esther Mansfield.
Great Great Grand Parents
16. Ephriam Beach born 25-May-1687, Stratford, Connecticut, married
3-Jul-1712, Sarah Patterson. Ephriam died 15-Mar-1717. He reportedly
died at age 30.
17. Sarah Patterson.
3rd Great Grand Parents
32. Nathaniel Beach born ---Mar-1662, married 29-Apr-1686, Sarah Porter,
born SEP 1667, died 25-Mar-1738, Stratford, Connecticut. Nathaniel
died 24-Jul-1747. He died at age 84.
33. Sarah Porter born SEP 1667, died 25-Mar-1738, Stratford, Connecticut.
4th Great Grand Parents
64. John Beach born 16--, married Mary _____. John died 16-Jun-1677,
Stratford, Connecticut. He first appears in the records of New Haven,
Connecticut, on 7-Jun-1643. It is universally believed, based on
a variety of circumstantial evidence, that John Beach was the brother of
Richard and Thomas Beach, both of whom also settled in New Haven between
1639 and 1646. John later moved to Stratford, Connecticut, c. 1660.
He owned land in Wallingford, but does not seem to have lived there himself.
Although many theories have been put forward, his ancestry has NOT yet
been established by competent evidence.
65. Mary _____. She was NOT, as some claim, Mary Staples, daughter of
Thomas Staples. The early New England genealogists confused John
Beach(1) with his son, John Beach, Jr.(2). It was the latter who
married Hannah, the daughter of Thomas Staples. Mary, the wife of
John Beach(1), is mentioned only once - at the birth of the youngest son
Benjamin(2) - such that it is possible she was a second wife. She
is not named in the administration of her husband's estate, and so probably
died before him.