John Bowater Beals

9 March 1763–5 July 1848 (Age 85)
Guilford College, Guilford, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of John Bowater

When John Bowater Beals was born on 9 March 1763, in Guilford College, Guilford, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Beals, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Antrim, was 39. He married Mary Johnson Carter on 23 October 1788, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 July 1848, in Westfield, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Hinkle Creek Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bowater Beals
Mary Johnson Carter
Marriage: 23 October 1788
Nathan C Beals
Daniel Beals
Thomas Beals
Amy Beals

Spouse and Children

23 October 1788
Guilford, North Carolina, United States




    Amy Beals


    Daniel Beals


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Beals


    Sarah Antrim




    Mary Beals


    Sarah Beals



    Thomas Beals



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 4

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Beal .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Beals from Some Quaker Familes by Roger S. Boone

==BEALS== Taken in part from: =SOME QUAKER FAMILIES= Collated by - Roger S.Boone 1. William Beals b. 1625 - 30 England.d. Pennsylvania - m. c1650, England- Wife Unknown. had issue: 2. …

Sources (3)

  • John Bowater Beals, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1830 United States Federal Census
  • Ohio, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890

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