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Nathan Beach

Male 1721 - 1796  (74 years)


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  • Name Nathan Beach  [1, 2, 3
    Born 23 May 1721  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1796  Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nathan (4) Nathan (3) Thomas (2) John (1) was born May 23, 1721 and probably married Sarah, daughter of Judson Burton, b. Jan. 11, 1722. He married 2nd Desire (Herrick) Bixby or Bigsby. He was a Sergeant in the French and Indian War in 1760. His son says in his Revolutionary pension papers that his father moved from New York to the Wyoming Valley in 1769 and in that year Nathan petitions that he be allowed to move to the Wyoming Valley and gives his residence as New York. This petition among the unpublished records at Hartford State Library. We find him recorded as one of the Susquehanna settlers and one of the 200 sent out by the Susquehanna Company "to man their rights in the Wyoming Valley and defend them" that country being then claimed by the State of Connecticut and called Westmoreland County.

      On July 4, 1778 he escaped at the time of the Wyoming Massacre with his son and other members of his family. He returned to harvest his crops on August 1st of that year with Thomas Dodson. In the fall of 1778 he moved with his family to Fort Jenkins, Columbia Co., Pa. In the fall of 1779 he crossed the mountains to Northampton County, near Bethlehem and afterwards assisted in the building of Block Houses from the Delaware River, near Stroudsburg to Schuykill. He was Captain of Militia in 1794.

      His family record is incomplete. There is every reason to believe that Nathan's first wife was Sarah, daughter of Solomon Burton (or Judson Burton), but no record of their children, if any, has been found. The children by the 2nd marriage are not complete. One child Lydia or Louise of whom we can find no record and there may have been others beside those listed below. The first three we find in the Records of Rev. Roger Veit in the Connecticut Historical Society Collection and the last from the bible of Nathan which in 1916 was in the possession of Miss Sara Wood Crary of Shickshinny, Pa.

      He is identified as the son of Nathan (3) by deed at Vol. 17, Page 574 Wallingford Records, which gives his residence at that time, Aug. 10, 1753 as Cloverick, Albany Co., N.Y. This refutes S. A. R. and other records connecting this Nathan with Zerah (5) Q.M. in Revulation and of Thomas lines.

      Of Cloverack (probably Claverack, New York) on 29 Jan 1764, when Rev. Roger Viets baptized Nathan, Jr. and Mabel Beach in Great Barrington, MA. [4, 5]
    Person ID I39177  Mindrum
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2015 

    Father Nathan Beach,   b. 18 Aug 1692, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Mar 1769  (Age > 77 years) 
    Mother Jemima Curtis,   b. 15 Jan 1694/5, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1739, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1713  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F26720  Group Sheet

    Family Desiree Herrick,   d. Dec  
    Children 
     1. Nathan Beach,   b. 16 Jul 1763,   d. 1847, Beach Grove, Lucerne, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Mabel Beach,   d. Dec
     3. Hulda Beach,   b. Abt 1766,   d. 21 Jun 1858, Monroe Co. or McMinn Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     4. Stephen Beach,   b. 1770
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F26719  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2764] Alfred H. Beach and Cora M. Beach, (Casper, Wyoming, 1926), p. 36.

    2. [S220] Donald L. Jacobus, (Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), Vol. I-III: 155.

    3. [S7481] Ellwood C. Curtis, (Galactic Press, Cedar Falls, IA, 2004), p. 60.

    4. [S2764] Alfred H. Beach and Cora M. Beach, (Casper, Wyoming, 1926), p. 61.

    5. [S8350] Albert C. Bates, (Hartford, 1893), p. 12.

    6. [S1310] Frederic H. Curtiss, (Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903), p. 8.

    7. [S220] Donald L. Jacobus, (Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), Vol. I-III: 478.

    8. [S5909] Donald L. Jacobus, (1914), p. 142, 29 Sep 1712.

    9. [S6231] www.findagrave.com, married by Justice Hall.