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Richard Beeson

Male 1684 - 1777


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  • Name  Richard Beeson 
    Born  10 Dec 1684  West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jan 1777  Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1535  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 May 2003 

    Father  Edward Beeson,   b. Abt 1652, Stoke, Lancaster, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1713, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rachel Pennington,   b. 11 Nov 1662, Lancaster, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1713, Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Nov 1682 
    Family ID  F550  Group Sheet

    Family  Charity Grubb,   b. 29 Nov 1687, New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1761, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1706  New Castle Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Beeson,   b. 7 Oct 1707, Leacock MM, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1747, Leacock MM, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charity Grubb Beeson,   b. 1710, West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1809, Springfield, Scotland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Phoebe Beeson,   b. Abt 1711, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Richard Beeson,   b. 28 May 1711, Hopewell Mm, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1748, Hopewell Mm, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benjamin Beeson,   b. 14 Jan 1714, Randolph, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1794, Randolph, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Edward Beeson,   b. 1719, West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1746
     7. William Beeson,   b. 18 Nov 1721, West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1760, New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rachel Beeson,   b. Abt 1723, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1775, Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Isaac Beeson,   b. 3 Feb 1729, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1802, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Sep 2007 
    Family ID  F548  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1684 - West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1706 - New Castle Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1777 - Guilford, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Richard Beeson and his wife, Charity Grubb (b. 9th Mo. 29, 1687 in
      Brandywine, New Castle, Del/PA d. 11th Mo., 27, 1761 in Guilford Co., NC)
      were very well-known and active members (and missionaries) of the Quaker
      church. Charity Grubb was the dtr of John and Frances (Vane) Grubb.
      Richard and Charity helped form Hopewell Meeting in Virginia and were
      among the earliest members of New Garden Meeting in Guilford Co., NC.
      They both remained in Guilford Co. until their deaths.
    • (Research):Richard Beeson, son of Edward Beeson, Sr., married Charity Grubb ca. 1706. It may be that Richard and Charity first settled in the vicinity of North Wales in Montgomery County, Pa., but with the death of Edward Beeson, Sr., they relocated at Nottingham. Although Richard and Charity may neither have been birthright Friends, they became very active Quaker leaders in their adult lives. They lived at Nottingham ca. 1712 to 1732 or 1733. Then they moved to the new Friends settlement on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster, Pa. and were members of Leacock Friends Meeting until 1736 when they moved to Berkeley County, now in West Virginia, and helped organize a Meeting known as Providence, which was a subordinant Meeting of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, centered at Hopewell Meeting near Winchester, Virginia. By 1754 Richard and Charity and a number of their family were on the move again to the North Carolina Piedmont. Richard and Charity again helped to organize a new Meeting, which became Center Friends Meeting in Guilford County, North Carolina.

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Center Monthly Meeting, Vol I, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 649 (Reliability: 3).