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Thomas Beach

Male 1659 - 1741  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Thomas Beach  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born May 1659  Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1741  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 9, 10
    • ae 82
    Buried Meeting House Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • He was called the "aged Mr. Beach." He is the one Deacon Norton supposed was the son of Thomas (1) and in his notes devotes much time to a discussion of the fact that he must have been 92 to have acquired the title of "aged" for it was the contention of the Deacon that one was not so old as to be "aged" at the age of 82 years. A tribute to the style of living indulged in by our forefathers but the records fix definitely the date of birth and death of Thomas. He married 1st May 12, 1680, Ruth, daughter of Paul and Martha Peck, who was born about 1660 in Hartford, died December 5, 1686. He married 2nd Phebe, dau. Timothy and Joanna (Birdseye) Wilcoxen, born Aug. 9, 1669, and died April 30, 1758. Timothy Wilcoxen was the son of William, an original proprietor of Stratford and Joanna was the daughter of Deacon John Birdseye.
      Thomas Beach was one of the proprietors of Wallingford on the list of 1712 and also in that of 1714 for a division of land and in fact all the divisions of land in Wallingford.
      In seating the meeting house at New Cheshire in 1728 the seaters were to have due respect to Thomas Beach, John Cook and Thomas Twist, probably three of the oldest men in the community. Before 1737 he had removed to Meridan and is buried there in the old cemetery.
      He drew lot 54 in Falls Plain Division in 1689 and in Wallingford Grand List in 1701 for 79-0-0. On the Cheshire list of voters in 1725

      Beach Family Magazine says he died at Cheshire (p. 9) or Meridan (p. 10) [11]
    Person ID I39181  Mindrum
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2015 

    Father John Beach,   d. 16 Jun 1677, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary,   d. Dec  
    Married 1650  [8
    Family ID F26722  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ruth Peck,   b. Abt 1660, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1686, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 12 May 1680  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 12
    Children 
     1. Hannah Beach,   b. 26 Feb 1680/1, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1685, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. Ruth Beach,   b. 24 Oct 1683, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712-1722  (Age 38 years)
     3. Thomas Beach,   b. 9 Dec 1685, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1685, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Benoni Beach,   b. 20 Oct 1686, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1686, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F26908  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Phoebe Wilcockson,   b. 2/3 Aug 1669, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1758, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1688  Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 13
    Children 
     1. Timothy Beach,   b. 11 Jan 1689, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. 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)
     3. Moses Beach,   b. 19 Feb 1695, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781  (Age 85 years)
     4. Gershom Beach,   b. 23 May 1697, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1729, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Caleb Beach,   b. 1699, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1761  (Age 62 years)
     6. Thankful Beach,   b. 20 Sep 1702, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1754  (Age 51 years)
     7. Joanna Beach,   b. 9 Oct 1705, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Phoebe Beach,   b. 23 May 1710, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1740, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F26721  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:41, p. I:691.

    2. [S2764] Alfred H. Beach and Cora M. Beach, (Casper, Wyoming, 1926), p. 9.

    3. [S4550] The Connecticut Willcoxsons, George E. McCracken, p. 38.

    4. [S220] Donald L. Jacobus, (Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), Vol. I-III: 149.

    5. [S7101] Rebecca D. Beach, (The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1898), p. 134.

    6. [S7481] Ellwood C. Curtis, (Galactic Press, Cedar Falls, IA, 2004), p. 14.

    7. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:41.

    8. [S7101] Rebecca D. Beach, (The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1898), p. 133.

    9. [S2764] Alfred H. Beach and Cora M. Beach, (Casper, Wyoming, 1926), p. 9, at Wallingford.

    10. [S7101] Rebecca D. Beach, (The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1898), p. 134, at Meriden.

    11. [S2764] Alfred H. Beach and Cora M. Beach, (Casper, Wyoming, 1926), p. 10.

    12. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930).

    13. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:691.