Beach Family Genealogy I

Beach Family Genealogy

My Beach line begins with Rodantha Beach. Rodantha was born in 1836 in Wayne County, Indiana. She married Francis Dalton in 1853, Macon County, Illinois, and died in 1881. She may have died in Scotland County, Missouri, but she was living in Reno County, Kansas in 1880. I have found no evidence for either location, yet.

Rodantha’s parents were Jesse Beach and Arena Mendenhall. I will post the Mendenhall genealogy as it leads from Arena, soon. Jesse was born in Ohio in 1811. He and Arena both died in Macon County, Illinois, Jesse in 1854, and Arena in 1860.

Jesse’s parents were Timothy Beach and Sarah Sprague. Timothy was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1784. Sarah was born in Addison County, Vermont. Sarah died in Macon County, Illinois in 1860. Timothy died in Scotland County, Missouri, in 1862. More on the Sprague line in a future post.

Timothy’s parents were Timothy Beach and Abigail Bennett. I have no information on Abigail, but Timothy was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and died in 1787. Many trees online claim he died in Binghamton, New York, but Binghamton had not been formed yet. Presumably Timothy was living in Broome County, though. A few accounts have him drowning in the Susquehanna river, which does run through Broome County.

I am hoping to find out more about the Beach family this year. Specifically, I would like to know where in Ohio Jesse was born. Also, what did Jesse and Timothy do for a living? With luck, I will find the answers to these and other questions.

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