BEALS, John 1887
John Baels born 20 Jan 1685, buried in Cool Springs VA, s/o John and Mary (Records of Elane Beal Griffin, citing New Garden MM (PA) records, Sadsbury minutes 1718-1768)
Deceased before 12 Oct 1752 based on marriage certificate of son Bowater Beals.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Residence, 14 Sep 1711, Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 337
2. Appearance in Document, 22 Mar 1718, Nottingham Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1709 John Baels Junr was a witness at the wedding of Joseph Jones and Patience Baels.
3. Appearance in Document, 18 Jun 1726, Nottingham Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 335 John Baels is a witness at the wedding of Henry Ballinger and Hannah Wright.
4. Appearance in Document, 18 Jun 1730, Monocacy, Prince George's County, Maryland Colony. 2450 At the wedding of Thomas Mills and Elizabeth Harrold on 18 Jun 1730 at Josiah Ballenger's home at Monocacy, near present-day Buckeystown, Frederick Co, MD, the following were witnesses: Ann Beals, John Beals Jr, Phoebe Beals, William Beals, Liddie Beals, Sarah Beals Sr, Sarah Beals Jr (New Garden MM Marriage and Birth Records, p73 1/2).
5. Residence, 12 Jan 1733, Monocacy, Prince George's County, Maryland Colony. 2451 John Beall lived on the west side of Catoctin Creek, along the Potomac. His land "Chance" was surveyed on 12 Jan 1732/33. He was son of John Beall (Beals) and Mary Clayton.
6. Residence, 12 Nov 1741, Prince Georges County, Maryland Colony. 2434
7. Story. "The Cartography of Northern Virginia. Facsimile Reproductions of Maps Dating From 1608 to 1915", Richard W. Stephenson, Office of Comprehensive Planning, Fairfax County, 1981, found in Vienna library, shows "Beals V." (probably Bealsville) in Maryland, 4 miles N of Middletown , just to E of Catoctin Creek.
8. Story. "The Placenames of Maryland, Their Origin and Meaning", Hamill Kenny, Maryland Historical Society, 1984, found in NGS library, says on page 38 that Beallsville, on Catoctin Creek near Harmony, Frederick County, was probably from Colonel Samuel Beall, the grandson of Alexander Beall, who came to Maryland in 1666. Colonel Beall married the granddaughter of Ninian Beall. Later he became sheriff of Frederick County, a member of the Committee of Correspondence, and a Justice of the Frederick County Court. There was a Post Office of Beallville in 1834. This entry cites Volume 1 of "History of Allegany County Maryland", p45, by J W thomas and Judge T J C Williams as its source for this information. Kenny's book also identifies on page 37 a different Beallsville, near Poolesville in Montgomery County, and Bealls Rock near Frederick Junction, as being named for Elisha Beall, a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army. These entries cite p381 of "History of Carrollton Manor Frederick County", by W J Grove, as the source of the information.
John married Sarah BOWATER, daughter of Thomas BOWATER and Sarah EDGE, on 14 Sep 1711 in Chester Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony.337 (Sarah BOWATER was born on 17 Aug 1688 in Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony and died in 1777 in York County, Pennsylvania, United States.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage Notice, 14 Sep 1711, Chester Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 337 John Baels son of John Bales of Notingham in ye County of Chester & Province of Pensilvania Yeoman and Sarah Bowater daughter of Thoms. Bowater of Chester Creek in ye County afresaid Yeoman ... 14, 9m, 1711 ... at Chester Meeting house ...