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"Records of the Mississippi Territory" book 2A, 2B

p. 151 | 1792 Spanish census of the Natchez District, District de Bayee Pierre (Claiborne county):
Thomas Beams, 1 White male 50-90 years, 1 total, 1 able to fight if needed, has 1 weapon
p. 235 "we do hereby...swear..to...support...the Constitution, Oct. 30, 1798" | signed by 98 others including Thomas Beams.

"Records of the Southeastern Mississippi Territory" book 5

p. 24 | Washington county deed abstracts, 1800-1823
"...page 259. Turnbill & Joyce received 400 silver dollars from Mr. Beams for Negro Ben, Mobile, 16 Sept. 1797, wit: John Forbes, recorded 10 March 1813. William Beams of the Choctaw Nation received $400.00 from John Pritchlynn of Negro Ben, 11 Nov. 1804, wit: Will Tyrell, Dan'l Carmichal.... more..."

Records of Spanish West Florida, 1782-1806

[Page 354-355 of transcribed records]

Deposition of William Beams, Choctaw Nation,

William Beams, appeared before me John McKee agent [p.879] in the said nation and declares, that some time in the year One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven or thereabouts, he bought a certain Negroe wench named Rose, of a Charles Lucas and sold said Negroe to Benjamin James & afterwards got said Negroe wench back and sold her again to said Lucas, and during the time he Owned said wench and ever since till here lately he never heard that there was any kind of dispute in said wench, or that Mr. Denley ever held or had any Claim thereto in any manner whatever, and further that said Negroe never was hid or carried off in any secret manner to evade the law but has been in the Eye of the law since that time and always appeared as Good property. And further declares that the said Charles Lucas was a trader to Mobile from this nation and Traded for a number years peaceably - before I bought said wench and afterwards.

In witness whereof the said declarant hath set his hand [p.880] this 23d day of October 1801.

William X Beams

[This deposition is followed by deposition of Nathaniel Folsom also concerning the Negroe Rose]

"The History of Washington County" by ??

Personal Tax roll, Washington County, Mississippi Territory 1803-1805
William Beams listed

"Records of Choctaw Trading Post, St Stephens, Mississippi" 1803-1815 by ??

p. 63 balance sheet of accounts, Dec. 31, 1811 | William Beams , Jr, $3.75
p. 67 list of accounts receivable, June 30, 1812 | William Beams, Jr, $31.88
p. 73 balance sheet, Dec. 31, 1813 | William Beamis, Jr, $.24
p. 78 balance sheet, June 30, 1814 | William Beamas, Jr, $17.14
p. 83 "accounts receivable for March 31, 1814" | William Beams, Jr, $17.14

"Records of Choctaw Trading Post, St Stephens, Mississippi" 1816-1824 by ??

p. 29 Balance sheet dated March-June 1816: William Beams, Jr., $47.36
p. 31 Balance sheet dated June 1816: William Beams, Jr., $13.55
p. 33 Balance sheet dated March? 1816: | Jesse Beams, $22.00 | William Beams, Jr., $25.02
p. 53 Feb 25, 1816 "By cash to pay William Beams Jr for 4 hogs averaged at $10.00 each"
p. 70 "A list of balances due from individuals to the Choctaw trading house Dec 31, 1817" : Jessie Beams, $27.38 | William Beams, $132.75
p. 71 "List of balances due the Choctaw Trading House, 30th June 1817:" | Jessie Beams, $22.00 | William Beams, $142.04
p. 87 "Cash paid to individuals": May 19, 1818, Amos beams | May 19, 1818, Jesse Beams
p. 89 "accounts remaining ... Sep 30 1818" : William Beams, $131.75
p. 102 "accounts remaining ... Dec 31 1819" : William Beams, $147.75 | Charles Beams, $13.00
p. 105 "balances due from individuals ... March 31, 1821" : William Beams, $177.25 | Charles Beams, $13.00 | Benjamin Beams, $102.63
p. 108 "debt due the United Sates, Oct. 1st, 1822" : William Beams, dead, $177.25 | Charles Beams, doubtful, $13.00
p. 118 "Register of Choctaws who wish to remain 5 years and become citizens.":
June 13, 1831 Betsey Beams, 0 children under 10 years, 0 children over 10 years, remarks: Half-breed woman.

"Pope county, Illinois, County Court record, Book A, 1816-1931"

p. 98
| William Beams came into court and acknowledged a bond to the county commissioners in the penal sum of $13000 conditioned to keep the counties of this State free from charge by the emancipation of 13 slaves to wit: Lotty, Rody, Lucky, Thomas, Emily, Gilbert, Martin, Hitty, Cunningham, Nelly, Abram, Nancy and Sam, who acknowledged -
A:209 - the deeds of emancipation in open court to the several slaves aforesaid. Court adjourned until court in course. /s/

1830 Federal Census of Pope county, Illinois, p. 34, line 7

William Beams head of house, 1 White male aged 20-29 years, 1 White male aged 80-89 years, no White females
slaves: 4 males aged 0-9 years, 4 males aged 10-23 years, 2 males aged 24-35 years | 3 females aged 0-9 years, 2 females aged 10-23 years, 1 females aged 24-35 years, 1 female aged 36-54 years
19 members total