Lydia Ann Beals

Brief Life History of Lydia Ann

When Lydia Ann Beals was born on 7 December 1830, in Fairfield MM, Hendricks, Indiana, United States, her father, Thomas Beals, was 22 and her mother, Diana Jackson, was 19. She married Jesse West on 24 March 1847, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clay Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died in 1871, at the age of 41.

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Jesse West
Lydia Ann Beals
Marriage: 24 March 1847
Thomas West
Sylva J. West
Synthaann West
Wilson D West
Wilson D. West
William W West

Sources (7)

  • Lydia Ann West in household of Jesse West, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Ann Bales, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Beals in entry for Thomas West and Sarah Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1833: Hamilton, Indiana, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Beale , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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