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Moses Barber

First Generation

1. Moses BARBER died in 1795. He was buried in Barber Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham Co, NC. Moses married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died in 1825. She was buried in Barber Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham Co, NC.

They had the following children:
+2 M i. Zadock BARBER was born in 1785.

Second Generation

2. Zadock BARBER (Moses)was born in 1785. Zadock married Tempie STINSON. Tempie was born in 1787.

They had the following children:
3 M i. John T BARBER was born in 1808. John married (1) Sarah W BRYSON. John married (2) Sarah Jane HATCH.
4 M ii.Moses BARBER was born in 1812. Moses married Hannah EDWARDS.
5 M iii. Tyson BARBER was born in 1814.
6 F iv. Jane BARBER was born in 1817. Jane married John HATCH.
+7 F v. Lydia BARBER was born in 1819.
8 M vi. William BARBER was born in 1821. William married Mary WOMBLE.
9 M vii.Archibald BARBER was born in 1824. Archibald married Elizabeth HILLIARD.
+10 M viii. Wesley B BARBER was born in 1831. He died in 1882.
11 M ix. Emaline BARBER was born in 1828.
12 F x. Mariah BARBER was born in 1830.

Third Generation

7. Lydia BARBER (Zadock, Moses) was born in 1819. Lydia married Elisha H BEAL son of John BEAL Sr and Mary on 3 Jun 1840 in Chatham Co, NC. Elisha was born on 17 Dec 1818 in Chatham Co, NC.

They had the following children:
+13 M i. Elisha E BEAL was born in 1862. He died Unknown, Escaped from Prison.
+ 14 F ii. Rebecca J BEAL was born in 1841.
+ 15 M iii. John F BEAL was born in 1843.
+16 M iv. Atlas G BEAL was born in 1846. He died in Mar 1894.
17 F v. Martha E BEAL was born in 1848 in Chatham Co, NC. Martha married Brown BURKE.
18 F vi. Mary Ann BEAL was born on 18 Apr 1850 in Chatham Co, NC. She died on 16 Oct 1873 in Cumnock, NC. She was buried in Community Cemetery, Cummock, SC.
19 F vii. Sarah Catherine BEAL was born in 1853 in Chatham Co, NC. Sarah married Doc STONE.
20 F viii. Ann BEAL was born in 1859 in Chatham Co, NC.


10. Wesley B BARBER (Zadock, Moses) was born in 1831. He died in 1882 in Chatham Co, NC. He was buried in Barber Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham Co, NC. Wesley married Rhody Emaline HATCH. Rhody was born on 2 Nov 1832. She died on 21 Nov 1907 in Chatham Co, NC. She was buried in Barber Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham Co, NC.

They had the following children:
21 i. ? BARBER died in 1883 in Chatham Co, NC. BARBER was buried in Barber Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham Co, NC.
22 F ii. Celia Antionette BARBER was born in 1860. She died in 1862 in Chatham Co, NC. She was buried in Barber Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham Co, NC.

Fourth Generation

13. Elisha E BEAL "Pomp" (Lydia BARBER, Zadock, Moses) was born1 in 1862 in Chatham Co, NC. He died Unknown, Escaped from Prison.

Thursday, January 30, 1896- The Chatham Record Boiler Explosion. A white man, named Elisha Beal, has been brought here to jail, to await trial at our next court, upon the charge of having maliciously caused the fatal explosion of the steam at Mr. Matthew Gilmour's cotton gin, near Egypt.


It is alleged that he was the former engineer and because another man had been put in his place he fixed the engine so as to cause it to explode. It is said that if the explosion had occurred a few minutes later five persons would have been killed. It was bad enough as it was, killing Mr. (?) Gibson and Mr Miles Gunter.

Thursday, February 13, 1896 - The Chatham Record Superior Court. State against Elisha Beal, indicted for murder. The defendant in this cause is charged with having maliciously caused the explosion of the steam engine at Mr. Matthew Gilmore's cotton gin near Egypt. He was arraigned on Tuesday and the trial was set for today, and it was ( ) be very interesting.

Thursday, February 20, 1896- Chatham Record Superior Court. The case against Elisha Beal was continued until next court on account of the absence of important witnesses for the defendant. In this case the defendant is indicted for murder, for having maliciously fixed the steam engine at Gilmore's gin so as to cause the explosion which killed two men.

Thursday May 14 1896- The Chatham Record Superior Court. The case against Elisha Beal was begun on Thursday and was not finished until late Saturday afternoon when the jury retired and, after consulting together until nearly midnight, returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter. The judge then sentenced the prisoner to (?) but an appeal was taken to Supreme Court which cannot be heard until about the first of November. ( ? ) ballot the jurors were evenly divided, there being six for acquittal and six for manslaughter.

This was a ( ? ) the defendant being charged with the ( ? ) of Walter ( ? ) who was killed last January in the explosion of the boiler in Mr. Matthew Gilmore's cotton gin, near Cumnock. Beal had been the fireman and two days before the explosion he had been discharged and another put in his place and it was alleged that he had maliciously tampered with the engine and ( ? ) to cause the explosion in revenge for having been discharged. The prisoner was defended by ( Cabot ) ? and P. H. Calvert who had been assigned to that duty by the judge, as the prisoner was too poor to ( ? ) an attorney, and they performed their duty ( assiduously ? ). This was Mr Calvert's first case in Court and his ( ? ) was highly complimented.

Thursday November 12, 1896- The Chatham Record Beal's Case. The Supreme Court, on last Tuesday, affirmed the judgment of the Superior Court in the case of the state against Elisha Beal, and he will now have to serve his sentence of ten years imprisonment in the penetentiary. It will be remembered that he was tried and convicted last May for having maliciously caused the explosion of the boiler at Gilmore's gin, last January, which killed Mr. James Gilmour and Mr. Walter Gunter. He appealed to the Supreme Court and that tribunal has now affirmed the judgment of the Superior Court.


Donald H. Rielly

Note: The following are newspaper articles which follow the case of an Elisha Beal who was convicted of manslaughter in 1896, and sentenced to a 10 year term in the North Carolina State Penetentiary in Raleigh. The next paragraph is an excerpt from a letter I received from the North Carolina State Archives re the prison record of Elisha Beal. His age 36, shows him to be the son of my 2nd great grandfather, Elisha Beal and his wife Lydia Barber Beal.


The entry in the North Carolina State Prison Descriptive
Register May 1896- July 1917, Volume 11
includes this information: Number 11746; Nativity, NC; Last
Residence Chatham, Education, None;
Occupation, Laborer; Age, 36; Sex, male; Color, White; Social
Relation, Married; Height, 5'81/2',
Weight, 150; Color of Eyes, Brown. Color of Hair, Gray; Where
Tried. Chatham; Expiration of
Sentence, 8 December 1906; When Sentenced 8 December 1896; Term of
Sentence, 10 Years; Offense, Manslaughter; # of Imprisonments, 1;
Remarks, Baldheaded.


Elisha married2 Sarah Ann HILLIARD "Sallie" daughter of John T HILLIARD and Sallie Ann on 4 Sep 1881 in Chatham Co, NC. Sarah was born in 1860 in Chatham Co, NC. She died in Chatham Co, NC.

They had the following children:
+23 M i. George Washington BEAL was born on 13 Oct 1886. He died on 12 Feb 1960.
+24 M ii. Willis Monroe BEAL was born in Jan 1895. He died in 1956.


14. Rebecca J BEAL (Lydia BARBER, Zadock, Moses) was born in 1841 in Chatham Co, NC. Rebecca married Joseph MILLS son of Aaran MILLS on 9 Feb 1874 in Chatham Co, NC.

They had the following children:
25 F i. Rose A MILLS was born in 1879 in Chatham Co, NC.
26 F ii. Lucy BEAL was born in 1865 in NC. Lucy married (1) Daniel PALMER on 24 Sep 1892 in Chatham Co, NC. Daniel was born in Canada. Lucy married (2) Pat RILEY on 2 Nov 1896 in Chatham Co, NC.


15. John F BEAL (Lydia BARBER, Zadock, Moses) was born in 1843 in Chatham Co, NC.

He had the following children:
27 M i. Robert L BEAL was born3 in 1874 in NC.
28 M ii. David B BEAL was born4 in 1873 in NC.


16. Atlas G BEAL (Lydia BARBER, Zadock, Moses) was born in 1846 in Chatham Co, NC. He died in Mar 1894. Private in Co, H of the 70th NC Regiment 1863. Atlas married Susan A CULBERTH on 9 Jan 1873 in Cumberland Co, NC. Susan was born in Aug 1854.

They had the following children:
29 F i. Mary E BEAL was born in Nov 1885.
30 F ii. Callemba BEAL was born in Feb 1887.
31 F iii. Etta BEAL was born in Nov 1891.
32 M iv. Jasper BEAL was born in Dec 1893.

Sources

1. Chatham Co Census , 1880. Oakland Twp, Chatham Co.
2. Marriage .Chatham Co Marriage Index.
3. 1880 Census, Chatham Co, NC.
4. 1880 Census, Chatham Co, NC.
Fifth Generation

23. George Washington BEAL (Elisha E BEAL, Lydia BARBER, Zadock, Moses) was born on 13 Oct 1886 in NC. He died1 on 12 Feb 1960 in Catawba County, NC. The cause of death was acute circulation failure due to chronic congestive failure. He was buried on 15 Feb 1960 in Catawba Memorial Park, Catawba Co, NC.

George married Bertha Lee TROUTMAN daughter of Benjamin Franklin TROUTMAN and Ida Cornelia WILLIAMS before 1912. Bertha was born on 21 May 1893 in SC. She died2 on 29 Jul 1926 in Forsyth Co, NC. She was buried on 1 Aug 1926 in Union Ridge Cemetery, Forsyth Co, NC.


George and Bertha had the following children:
+33 F i. Sadie Cornelius BEAL was born on 9 Oct 1912. She died on 29 Sep 1984.
+34 F ii. Ottie Lee BEAL was born on 1 Jul 1915. She died on 16 Dec 1985.
35 F iii. "Nellie" Hazel Marie BEAL was born on 23 Jul 1918 in Whitmire SC. She died on 30 Jan 1984 in Cleveland Co, NC. She was buried in Catawba Memorial Park, Catawba Co, NC. Hazel married Robert Ivey NEWTON. Robert was born on 10 Feb 1920. He died on 2 Feb 1996 in Catawba Co, NC. He was buried in Catawba Memorial Park, Catawba Co, NC. No children.
+ 36 M iv. Living BEAL was born on 18 Aug 1920.
+37 F v. Living BEAL was born in 1922.


24. Willis Monroe BEAL (Elisha E BEAL, Lydia BARBER, Zadock, Moses) was born3 in Jan 1895 in Chatham Co, NC. He died in 1956 in Chatham Co, NC. He was buried in Bethany Baptist Church, Chatham Co, NC.

I believe Willis Beal was born Jan 1895. He lived in John Hilliard's household in 1900. John was Willis' grandfather. (Sarah's father).


Willis married Alma Ruth HUMPHREY on 15 Jun 1927 in Kannapolis, NC. Alma was born on 9 Jul 1904 in Bladen Co, NC. She died on 12 Mar 1986 in New Hanover Co, NC. She was buried in Bethany Baptist Church, Chatham Co, NC.

They had the following children:
38 F i. Laura Lee BEAL was born on 15 Aug 1933. Laura married John Henry THOMPSON on 28 Jul 1952 in NC.
39 M ii. Wayne BEAL. 41 F iv. Mary Ann BEAL was born in May 1929. She died in 1931.
42 M v. George Washington BEAL was born on 29 Feb 1936 in NC. He died on 8 Aug 1996 in Wyoming. The cause of death was Cancer.
43 M vi. Jack BEAL was born on 9 Jun 1938 in NC.

Sources

1. Death Certificate.
2. Death Certificate.
3. Chatham Co Census , 4 Jun 1900.
4. Don Rielly


Ancestors showing relationship to myself.
Moses Barber
Zadock Barber
Lydia Barber - Elisha Beal
Elisha Beal - Sarah Hilliard
George Washington Beal
Sadie Cornelius Beal
Tommy Gray Truesdale
myself

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