(Cir 1814-Bef 1874)
birthyear estimated based on 1860 census
The surviving widow of Caleb Beal is referred to as dead in a letter dated 28 Oct 1874.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1810, North Carolina, United States. 3098
2. Census, 5 Nov 1850, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 5159
3. Census, 26 Jun 1860, Western Division, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3097
4. Census, 2 Sep 1870, Gulf Twp, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3098
5. Appearance in Document: Widows allowance from Caleb Beal estate, 7 Aug 1872, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3099 The widow of Caleb Beal [not named] is assigned the following as one year's support: fifty bushels of wheat, one cow and calf and a heifer, corn, two hogs, one horse, one lot of oats.
6. Appearance in Document, 12 Oct 1872, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Finetta Beal sued to get her widow's dower of 1/3 of the estate. She sued the hiers of Caleb, which were listed as children James Beal, Patsy Blalock, Ann Fields, Thomas Beal, C R Beal, and Mary Cheek, and grandchildren Ruth Beal, May Beal, and Ann Beal. (cited in Beal folder at Pittsboro Library)
7. Property: 34 acres for WIdow's Dower, 7 Apr 1873, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3099 On Oct 12 1872, in Chatham County Superior Court, Finetta Beal vs. 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. Finetta says she is the widow of Caleb Beal and the defendants are the heirs at law of Caleb Beal with the last three being minors without a guardian. She further says that her husband died in Chatham County with real estate in Gulf Township or Bear Creek Township, and that she is entitled to a share of that real estate as a widow's dower. On Nov 27 1872 a guardian is assigned for the minors. On 20 Dec 1872 the court agreed, and on 23 Jan 1873 directed the Sheriff to set apart one third of Caleb Beal's lands, including the dwelling house for her use during her natural life. The land was laid out on 24 Mar 1873 and approved by the court on 7 April 1873. The land borders Bear Creek and is 34 acres.
Finetta married James M. TALLY circa 1830. (James M. TALLY was born circa 1808 in North Carolina, United States 5159.)
Finetta next married Caleb* BEAL, son of Family BEAL and Unknown, after 1859.3097 (Caleb* BEAL was born about 1800 in North Carolina, United States 3093,3097,3098 and died before 7 Aug 1872 in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States 3099.)