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Isaac Beeson

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  • Name  Isaac Beeson 
    Born  3 Feb 1729  Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Jan 1802  Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1548  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  25 Aug 2015 

    Father  Richard Beeson,   b. 10 Dec 1684, West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1777, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F548  Group Sheet

    Family  Phebe Stroud,   b. 26 Dec 1733, Hopewell Mm, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1750  Orange, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Beeson,   b. 23 Oct 1750, Hopewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Muddy Creek, Forsyth, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  8 Oct 2013 
    Family ID  F557  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1729 - Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1750 - Orange, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1802 - Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Research):Biography

      Isaac Beeson, builder of the Beeson House, moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1758 from Virginia where he had been an active member of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. As Quakers in good standing, Beeson and his wife Phoebe Stroud brought with them certificates of transfer, and on June 24 they were received at the New Garden Meeting.
      Richard, Charity, and Isaac Beeson led the movement to formally organize the Deep River Meeting in 1778 For a number of years previously, the Friends had met in Richard and Charity's home a few miles distant from the eventual site of the meeting house Upon his parents deaths, Isaac continued their efforts to establish and support a school for the children of Deep River Friends.
      In 1757, Isaac Beeson purchased 480 acres on an eastern fork of Deep River from William Shapperd There, a few miles northwest of his father's home, Isaac built a small log house for his family That structure stood immediately behind the present house and later was used as a kitchen At some point a breezeway was constructed to connect the old house (kitchen) to the main house, and that architectural feature survived. Foundation remains of the old house can still be seen under the present kitchen.
      By 1787 Isaac Beeson had become a prominent Guilford County landowner and had risen in social status as far as his Quaker heritage would permit His income was derived from livestock and grain production, but his religious beliefs prohibited ownership of slaves. Those same religious convictions had forced him to take a nonmilitaristic position in the American Revolution, but he had served the patriotic cause by hiring out his wagons and by supplying field troops with beef and other foods.
      The discovery of a brick dated 1787 suggests that Beeson either began or completed the house in that year. family record passed down through generations states that the bricks used in the construction were made in the area along the river bank a few hundred yards northwest of the house.
      Isaac and Phoebe Beeson were parents of twelve children, ten of whom survived their father who died in 1802. Two sons, Richard and Benjamin, were disowned by the Quaker meeting for marrying out of the faith, which may partially account for Isaac, Jr inheritance of "all the land where I now live with all the buildings thereto belonging at the decease or marriage of my wife.
      ALTERNATE BIRTHDATE : March 1, 1729 in Chester Co, Pa