Mariah Beam

Female6 March 1793–1832

Brief Life History of Mariah

When Mariah Beam was born on 6 March 1793, in Virginia, United States, her father, Abraham Beahm, was 25 and her mother, Ann Hershberger, was 21. She married John A Sherfy in 1815, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1832, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 39.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Mariah? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John A Sherfy
Mariah Beam
Marriage: 1815
Rev Samuel S Sherfey
Mary Sherfy
Abraham Sherfey
Joseph Sherfey
Lydia Sherfey

Sources (3)

  • M Sherfey in entry for Samuel S Sherfy, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Katherine Garber in entry for Sarah Francis Hodge, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mariah Beam -

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1815Virginia, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

    Age 3

    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.


    Age 11

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bem ‘tree; beam, post, piece of timber’ (Old English bēam), a term with various applications. It denoted the beam of a loom and was therefore in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a weaver. In others it was a topographic name denoting someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk, as in Beam Bridge in Dagenham, Essex.

    Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.