Isaac Beam

1835–1864 (Age 29)
Porter, Porter, Indiana, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Beam was born in 1835, in Porter, Porter, Indiana, United States, his father, Silas Zane Beam, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann " Polly" Zane, was 22. He had at least 1 daughter with Susan Hale. He lived in Liberty Township, Porter, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 July 1864, at the age of 29, and was buried in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States.

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Isaac Beam
Susan Hale
Emma A. Beam

Spouse and Children



    Emma A. Beam


Parents and Siblings

    Silas Zane Beam


    Mary Ann " Polly" Zane




    Isaiah Zane Beam



    Asa Beam


    Cyntha Beam



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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 11

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English bēam ‘beam’, ‘post’, 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 for someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk.2 Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Beam in household of Silas M Beam, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isaac Beam, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac Bean, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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