BEAL, Caleb Robert*
BEAL, Caleb Robert*
Cause of his death was Chronic Recurrent Endocarditis.3095
Other names for Caleb were BEAL, Bird,2219 BEAL, Byrd,3588 BEAL, C. R.,3099,3585,3587,3589,3590,3591,3592,3593 BEAL, Caleb,3093,3097,3594,3595 BEAL, Caleb R.,2215,2233,3095,3116,3587,3596,3597 BEAL, Calop R.,3586 BEAL, Clem B.,2218 BEAL, Kalop 3598 and BEAL, Robert C..3599
Listed in Chatham County Death Index, book 3, p769.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1831, North Carolina, United States. 2219
2. Alt. Birth, Jun 1842, North Carolina, United States. 2218,3596
3. Alt. Birth, Cir 1843, North Carolina, United States. 2233
4. Census, 15 Oct 1850, Upper Regiment, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3093
5. Census, 26 Jun 1860, Western Division, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3097
6. Military Service: Confederate Soldier, 8 Mar 1862. 3587,3600 Private in Company E, 41st Regiment NC Troops (3rd Regiment NC Cavalry). Enlisted in Chatham County March 8 1862 for the war. Paroled near Kinston, NC, 14 Dec 1862. Present or accounted for through Oct 1864. Company E was originally an independent cavalry unit known as "Macon Mounted Guard", organized in 1861 for service on the coast of NC. They were located at Camp Gaston, near New Bern. They took part in the Battle of New Bern on 14 Mar 1862, then retreated to Kinston. On 3 Sep 1862 the unit became Co E of 41st Regiment when that Regiment was formed. In Feb 1863 they moved to the Blackwater River line in SE Virginia. They took part in Longstreet's Suffolk campaign, mainly on picket and outpost duty, and saw no heavy action. In Oct 1863 they moved below Greenville, NC, stayed through Feb 1864, then went back to Kinston in March. On May 13, they arrived in Petersburg and took part in Beauregard's move to bottle up General Butler at Bermuda Hundred. They later became part of "Barringer's Brigade", going to Richmond, Petersburg, and had winter quarters near Belfield. On 29 March 1865 they began a series of battles with Sheridan's troops, including success at Dinwiddie Court House and defeat at Five Forks and Namozine Church, where the brigade was virtually destroyed. The remnants joined the retreating Army of Northern Virginia and was surrendered at Appomattox on 9 Apr 1865.
7. Military Service: Confederate Soldier, 8 Mar 1862. Enlisted 8 Mar 1862 at Chatham Co for the war. Present on muster rolls of March 1862 - Aug 1862. On Sept/Oct 1863 muster roll, listed as absent sick in Hospital at Kinston since 27th Oct. Present on muster rolls of Nov 1863 - Oct 1864. March/Apr 1864 muster roll says "No horse until 26th March". Muster roll says C R Beal is entitled to bounty. C R Beal appears in letter from I Roberts, Lt Comdg Co E, to W H L Taylor, 2nd Auditor, Richmond VA, dated 22 Sep 1863 near Ivor? Va. Says "horse was taken by the Yankees on Swift Creek NC 28th June 1862 valued at $150." C Beale of Capt W W Carraway's Company of Unattached Cavalry appears on a receipt roll to pay for horses. Roll is not dated, but brief shows paid 8 July 1862. C R Beal appears as signature to a Parole of Prisoners of War dated Near Kinston NC 14 Dec 1862. C R Beal appears on a receipt roll for clothing on 1 Sep 1864 and 1 Oct 1864. (Compiled Confederate Service Records at National Archives)
8. Census, 8 Sep 1870, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3586
9. Appearance in Document, 29 Aug 1872. 3099 C. R. Beal was administrator of his father Caleb's estate.
10. Appearance in Document: Court Records, 12 Oct 1872, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3099 Finetta Beal sued in Chatham County Superior Court to get her widow's dower of 1/3 of the estate of her husband Caleb Beal. She sued Caleb's hiers, listed as James Beal, Patsy Blalock, Ann Fields, Thomas Beal, C. R. Beal, Mary Cheek, the children Ruth E. Beal, Mary Beal, and Ann Beal grandchildren of Caleb Beal deceased.
11. Census, 9 Jun 1880, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 2233
12. Property: Sale of 275 acres, 25 Oct 1882, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Caleb R. Beal and wife Sarah F. of Chatham Co. sold to Valeria Smith of Moore Co., for $500, 275 acres in Chatham Co. in Bear Creek Twp on waters of Bear Creek, bordering Levi Branson. (Chatham Co Deed book BO, p136)
13. Appearance in Document, 11 Oct 1883, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. From The Chatham Record, C.R.Beale was a newly elected school committee member in Bear Creek Township. (posted at www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/crbeal.html by Don Rielly (DHRIELLY@aol.com) on Nov 19 2000)
14. Property: Quit claim deed, 16 Dec 1885, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Howard Tally issued quit claim deed to Caleb R. Beal (Chatham Co Deed book BN, p555)
15. Appearance in Document, 10 Mar 1887, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. From the Chatham Record, C.R. Beal is included in a list of jurors. (posted at www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/crbeal.html by Don Rielly (DHRIELLY@aol.com) on Nov 19 2000)
16. Appearance in Document, 6 Jun 1893, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. From The Chatham Record, page 3, col 2, FEDERAL COURT "As was expected, Messr's Allen Phillips and C.R.Beal were acquitted of the charge of counterfeiting, which was regarded as a malicious prosecution. (posted at www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/crbeal.html by Don Rielly (DHRIELLY@aol.com) on Nov 19 2000)
17. Appearance in Document, 14 Dec 1898, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. William A Brewer and wife Bettie, C R Beal and wife Sarah F, George G Smith and wife Malinda, Nelson Smith and wife Annie, William W Smith and wife Mollie, Ambros Smith and wife Mary, heirs of the late William F Smith, quit claim to Polly Smith and Cicero Smith for $10. The quit claim was unto Polly Smith for her lifetime and at her death unto Cicero. Claim was for 64 3/4 acres in Bear Creek Twp on waters of Bear Creek, known as part of the late William F Smith land, adjoining F S Tally, Edward Phillips, and Flagg Branch. (Chatham Co Deed book FB, p409)
18. Appearance in Document, 18 Mar 1899, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. William A Brewer and wife Bettie, C R Beal and wife Sarah F, George C Smith and wife Linda, Nelson Smith and wife Annie, Ambrose Smith and wife Mary, Isaac Moon and wife Corey, and Caro? Smith, heirs of the late Wm F Smith of Chatham Co, sold to W W Smith of Chatham Co, for $2, a quit claim deed to 54 acres belonging to late W F Smith known as lots 5, 6, and 7 belonging to Carey Moore, Bettie Brewer, and W W Smith. (Chatham Co Deed book DV, p641)
19. Census, 14 Jun 1900, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 2218
20. Property: Sale of 18 acres, 29 Mar 1901, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Caleb R. Beal and Sarah F. Beal his wife sold to W. W. Smith, for $35, 18 acres in Bear Creek Twp, lot 8 in the Division of the Wm. Smith land, bordering William Hilliard, Noah? Smith, and Flagg Branch. (Chatham Co Deed book EB, p137)
21. Census, 6 May 1910, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 2219
22. Property: Bought land, 6 Jun 1910, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Ursula Boroughs sold land to C. R. Beal (Chatham Co Deed book EX, p96)
23. Property: Sold land, 2 May 1912, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. C. R. Beal, et al, sold land to Sam Beal (Chatham Co Deed book CV2, p570)
24. Pension Application, 20 Jul 1914, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. C.R. BEAL, age 73, a resident at Bear Creek P.O. applied for a pension under the provision of an act entitled "An act for the relief of certain Confederate soldiers, sailors and widows". He stated that he enlisted in Co. E, 41st Regular NC State Troops on 8 March 1862. A physician examined him and made this statement "I find the applicant disabled from age and infirmities to the extent of three-fourths for manual labor". A note on the application says "Disallow- property". These words were then crossed out and the words "OK. Put him on the roll. Property listed by him belongs to his son" were added. The following handwritten letter, dated 22 Oct 1914 in Bear Creek, is included in the pension papers: "Mr. R.H. Hayes, Dear Sir, I put in an application for a pention. I was talking to B.A. Phillips and Mr. Griffin. Also Sheriff Lane. Mr. Phillips told me that you said you would help me out in it. I wanted to tell you this. I sold my Borough place to one of my suns. He don't stay in this country. It has never him changed. I give it in and pay the tax on it. That is not mine. Mr. B.A. Phillips knows this is true. He run the land and wrote the Deed. The Deed is also registered there in Pittsboro. I think that ought to come off of what I give in. I under-stand that the application was turned down on the account of what I give in. If you can help me out in it you will please do so. I always hope you ever chance I got and will continue to do so. Sheriff Lane and those men I spoke about will help me out if they can. I think I ought to have it. I am not able to work. Please look after it in time. This is from Your Friend, C. R. Beal." This letter is followed by one on the letterhead " Law Offices of R.H. Hayes, Pittsboro, N.C. ". It is dated October 24, 1914. "Hon. W.P. Wood, State Auditor, RALEIGH, N.C. My Dear Sir:-- I am herewith enclosing you a letter from our old friend, C.R. BEAL. I have looked up the tax list since I got your letter and it is entirely unsatisfactory as to what the old man owns. I don't think he owns much. He is old and feeble and what land he has I don't think is paying him much income. I am enclosing a letter I got from him which I think shows the situation. He and his boys, I understand, have come around to be good Democrats, in fact; he has been all his life so far as I know, and I truly hope that you can put his name on the pension roll. What you do, do quickly, and let me know. Yours Very Truly, RHH/F (signed) R.H. Hayes." The words "Put this man on the list" are handwritten across the top of this letter. (posted at www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/crbeal.html by Don Rielly (DHRIELLY@aol.com) on Nov 19 2000)
25. Will, 20 May 1915, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Will of C R Beal is found in Chatham Co Wills, Book H, p518. It includes "I, C R Beal, of Bear Creek Township..." leaves 1. "to my wife Sarah Frances Beal, all the real estate and personal property that shall belong to me at my death not otherwise disposed of in later clauses..." 2. Upon her death, divide equally among my children except daughter Mary, wife of Wiley E Brewer. 3. To daughter Mary, $1. 4. To daughter Sallie, wife of Walter H Brady, $25. 5. To daughter Oppie, wife of John M Councilman, $25. 6. Appoints sons Charles B and Samuel Beal executors. Dated 20 May 1915, proved 1 Dec 1924.
26. Census, 28 Jan 1920, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3596
27. Property: Sold land, 29 Sep 1924, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. C. R. Beal, et al, sold land to George Beal (Chatham Co Deed book GK, p120)
28. Probate, 1 Dec 1924, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Will of C. R. Beal is found in Chatham Co. Wills, Book H, p518. Dated 20 May 1915, proved 1 Dec 1924.
29. Story, 9 Jul 2002. (email received fry Cyndee Hardy (email@example.com) on 7/9/2002) I'm a descendant of Caleb R. Beal of Chatham County. His son Tom (William J/T) was my gr-gr grandpa. Me and my mother visited the Caleb R. Beal homeplace a couple of weeks ago. The house is still occupied by a Margaret Beal Brady.
30. Story, 15 Jul 2002. (email received from Cyndee Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 7/15/2002) Me and my mom went to visit Margaret Beal Brady (who still lives in Caleb R's house) about a month ago. I'm sure you have been to some of the Beal reunions at her house. She gave me that sheet that tells all of Caleb R's children from both wives. We went and visited Caleb R's grave, Tom's grave and my great-grandpa Joe John (Tom's son). Caleb R. is my great-great-great grandpa. Me and mama took a picture of that plaque Margaret Beal Brady had of Caleb and Sarah. It didn't turn out too good though. [I asked her about this plaque] I have just started trying to find out about my Beal ancestors since my grandfather, Garland Forrest Beal died this past February. I could just kick myself for not talking and asking him about all this stuff before he died. It just seems like you really get curious after it is too late. No, I have been trying to find out something about Rebecca Jane. I don't really know who I can ask. Maybe nobody knows. Margaret said she died young. She said that Rebecca Jane and Sarah Frances' mothers were sisters or something like that. I really didn't understand her. Do you know how they were related? [I replied and told her no] I would appreciate any information you could send. I live in Carthage, NC. It's not very far from the old Beal homeplace.
31. Story, 30 Jul 2002. [on 7/30/2002 she added] The lady that lives in Caleb R.'s house has a portrait of Caleb R. and Sarah. It is very good. Her son had a plaque made with a confederate flag and information on his duties while in the Civil War. I took pictures of it with a camera. If you would like, I can send you a copy in the mail if you give me your address.
32. Residence. 3601 I have several slides of the Beal home, taken in 1991. "The Architectural Heritage of Chatham County" has picture of Beal Farm site, in Chatham County near Moore County line. It is an 1880 2-story farm house.
33. Occupation: Farmer, Confederate Soldier.
34. Religion: Baptist.
Caleb married Rebecca Jane SMITH in 1865. (Rebecca Jane SMITH was born circa 1846 in North Carolina, United States,2233,3602 died in 1881 in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States 3602 and was buried in Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States 3602.)
Caleb next married Sarah Frances SMITH*, daughter of William F.* SMITH and Mary* BREWER, on 23 Jan 1882 in Bear Creek, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States 2218,2219.,3585 (Sarah Frances SMITH* was born on 2 Oct 1864 in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States,14,2218,2219,3587,3589,3596,3603,3604,3605,3606 died on 12 Aug 1945 in Bear Creek Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States 14,3587,3589 and was buried on 14 Aug 1945 in Fall Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bear Creek, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States 14,3587,3589.). The cause of her death was Cerebral hemorhage.3095
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage, 23 Jan 1882, Bear Creek, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3585 C. R. Beal married Sarah F. Smith.
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