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 From Beyea Genealogy, by Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL 1981:

It seems certain that the first male Beyea in America was a French Huguenot refugee who settled in New Rochelle. (NY)

Co-Author Mrs. William M. (Gale) Beyea during early 1978 became acquained with Dr. Mary O. English who was researching the records of Mamaroneck preparatory to writing a history of it. Mamaroneck Township has long been important to Beyea family researchers. Dr. English’s research reveals the probable father of the six male Beyeas born circa 1728 to circa 1741… Other data researched by Mrs. Beyea indicates that John Bowyee Junr was possibly the son of Jean Bouyer of New Rochelle.

It is believed that Jean Bouyer was probably the first "Beyea" in America. He is referred to in the records as "Jean Bouyer de Bordeaux", a clothmaker from a prominent family in the Province of Guyenne. Bordeaux, on the Gironde River, is the capital of Gironde, a department of Guyenne Province in southwestern France. There are four surname spellings for Jean in the records: Bouyer, Bowyer, Bouhier and Boyer.

Although we do not know when Jean Bouyer reached America, an Etienne Bouyer reached New York in November 1686 with a number of compartiots from the Antilles. It is said that Etienne may have been one of eight taken to the islands after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Etienne settled in Southampton, Long Island where the surname on his grave marker is spelled "Bowyer". Although we don’t know that Etienne and Jean were related, the interchangeable spellings of their surname is pertinent to our study.

Jean, on 11/12/1693 was married to Madelaine Sauzeau (Souzeau and Sozeau) at the French Church in New York City by Rev. Piere Pieret, founder of the New York church…

(JEAN BOUYER married 12 Nov 1693 MADELAINE SAUZEAU who died during the mid to late 1690s. On 5 June 1703 he married CATHERINE ARIANE. He and Catherine were probably the parents of JOHN BOWYEE JUNR (listed below. )

One source of the wedding data spell’s Jean’s surname as "Bouyer" while another source spells it "Bowyer". An item from "New York Estates 1666-1825" reads: "Bouhier, Magdalena - Inventory 15 July 1698 taken by Isaac Souzeau." Another items reads: "Blanche Sauzeau (relative of Madelaine?) wife of Isasac Dubois, died in 1690 leaving 120 acres in New Rochelle, NY."

A new tablet was attached to the Huguenot Memorial Stone in New Rochelle in 1938 listing the names of 151 Huguenots who came to New Rochelle up to 1775. Among those names is that of Bouyer who I believe was Jean Bouyer probably the first "Beyea" in America.

The following is an excerpt from Early Town Records of Mamaroneck, 1666-1881:

Page 173: "the mark of John Bowyee Junr is a Cropp of ye topp of the Left ear and two Slits or a flower De luce (Fleur-de-lis) on ye Right ear."

In Peck’s Beyea Genealogy, he mentions that A Biographical Sketch of the Beyea Family says on page 9 that four brothers, Benjamin, John, Peter and James were baptized in the English Church in Rye NY and refers to them as being "Parishioners of the Rev. James Wetmore, first Rector of Rye NY." The townships of Mamaroneck and Scarsdale were in the Parish served by Grace (now Christ’s) Church in Rye NY. In 1775 a fire destroyed Grace Church, which probably included these Beyea records.

While JEAN BOUYER and CATHERINE ARIANE were probably the parents of JOHN BOWYEE JUNR (listed below ), it is generally accepted that John Bowyee Junr was the father of PETER BEYEA. To my knowledge none of these relationships have been absolutely proven. Therefore, the information in Generation 1 on John Bowyee Junr is included here as a reference only, and the genealogy actually begins with PETER BEYEA.

Generation No. 1

1. John Bowyee1 Junr. He married Unknown.

The "Junr" at the end of John Bowyee's name stands for "Junior".

John Bowyee Junr and wife (name unknown) are thought to be the parents of:

John III b. ca 1728, Isaac b. ca 1731, Peter b. ca 1735, Henry b. ca 1734, James born 21 February 1739, and Benjamin b. ca. 1741.

Child of John Junr. and Unknown is:

+ 2 i. Peter2 Beyea, born Abt. 1735 in Mamaroneck Township, Westchester Co., NY.

Generation No. 2

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2. Peter2 Beyea (John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born Abt. 1735 in Mamaroneck Township, Westchester Co., NY. He married Nancy Banks 17611

Peter Beyea was probably the third in a family that consisted of six brothers. He is said to have been well known as an athlete, and especially as a wrestler. Peter served in the French and Indian Wars. On page 66 of the "Collections of the New York Historical Society, Muster Rolls of New York Provincial Troops 1755-1764, the following is recorded: "Capt. Richard Hulet's Company, 1758(?): Peter Beyea, 5' 9", aged 24 years, born Westchester, labourer; brown complexion, enlisted 15 April."

He also served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War: "Peter Bea - Second Westchester County Regiment - Col. Thomas, Volume 13, Folio 64a of Manuscript of the Colony and State of New York in the Revolutionary War, on file in the office of the State Comptroller, Albany NY" and "Marroneck 10th of Sept. 1776 A Pay Roll for one weeks billet in Col. Bud's Regiment Peter Bea et al received Sept. 10, 1776 of  Theodosius Barrow Comm(G) the sum of Eight Pounds, sixteen shillings and 2D in full of the above and for billets for Captain Peter Fleming Comm(G) of Militia. Jesse Holley."
 

Nancy Banks and Peter Beyea were married at Grace (now Christ's) Church in Rye NY in 1761. He was listed as Peter Bea as a member of the Presbyterian Church in Bedford, Westchester Co., "after 1787". He was Overseer of Highways in Bedford (as was the man who was probably his grandfather, Jean Bouyer in New Rochelle in 1707).

Peter and Nancy's children may have been born in Mamaroneck or Bedford. The 1790 census lists Peter as head of household in Bedford with 3 males over 16, 1 as head of family, 1 male under 16 and 3 females, 1 as head of family. This indicates that Peter and Nancy's son James and his wife Keziah Clark, and their son Samuel (not yet married) were living with Peter. The male under 16 would have been their son John. The 3 females would be Nancy, daughter Abigail, and daughter in law Keziah Clark.

The censuses of 1790, 1800 and 1810 offer evidence John, born circa 1785, was a son of Peter and Nancy's, despite the fact that there is no further information about him.

In 1799 Peter's sons, James and Samuel, jointly bought a tract of land near New Vernon, Mamakating Township, Ulster Co. NY (a section which became part of newly formed Sullivan County in 1809). Evidently during the late 1790's Peter's entire family moved to the vicinity of New Vernon, settling on the southeastern slope of the Shawangunk MKountains between Bloomingburg and New Vernon. The 1800 census of Mamakating Township, Ulster Co., NY listed Peter Beyea and Samuel Beyea as heads of households. They both have the same census index number, 189, which would indicate that they were both located on the same property (presumably the property that was purchased by James and Samuel in 1799). An 1875 property map shows two P. Beyeas, one near Bloomingburg and the other between Bloomingburg and New Vernon. Peck offers the opinion that the latter may have been Peter and Nancy's homestead, while the other to the north was probably that of their grandson Peter.

Although no grave markers have been located, Peter and Nancy are probably buried in the Old School Baptist Church Cemetery in New Vernon, where so many other Beyeas are interred.

Children of Peter Beyea and Nancy Banks are:

+ 3 i. James3 Beyea, born 1765 in Prob. Mamaroneck or Bedford, Westchester Co., NY; died 28 March 1835 in Prob. Mt. Vernon, Mamakating Twp, Sullivan Co., NY.

4 ii. Samuel Beyea, born Abt. 11 November 1768; died Abt. 14 March 1829.

5 iii. Abigail Beyea.

6 iv. John Beyea, born Abt. 1785.

Generation No. 3

3. James3 Beyea (Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 1765 in Prob. Mamaroneck or Bedford, Westchester Co., NY1, and died 28 March 1835 in Prob. Mt. Vernon, Mamakating Twp, Sullivan Co., NY1. He married Keziah Clark, daughter of David Clark and Abigail Sherwood. She was born Abt. 1766 in Winterton, Orange Co., NY, and died 02 April 1856 in Prob. Mt. Vernon, Mamakating Twp, Sullivan Co., NY.

In the 1790 census James and Keziah were apparently living with his father, Peter Beyea, in Ulster County NY. By the time of the 1810 cenus, he, Keziah, 2 of their sons, and 4 of their daughters, were listed as a seperate household in what was, by that time, Sullivan Co.

According to Peck, some of the descendants of James believed that he lived in Connecticut before moving to New Vernon. If James did live in Connecticut, it would have been sometime after 1790 and before 1800. He purchased property near New Vernon in 1799 jointly with his younger brother, Samuel.

The names of Keziah Clark and James Beyea's twelve children listed in the both "Beyea Genealogy" and the "Clark Family" match. In the "Beyea Genealogy" Peck states that there were 14 children, and it is probable that the other two children died in infancy. The order in which James and Keziah's children were listed does differ, as it also differs from the other sources Peck consulted. Their children listed here is the order in which Peck listed them, which is not necessarily the order of their birth.

"A Biographical Sketch of the Beyea Family" says that James "having married Keziah Clark they settled on a splendid farm of over 600 acres." James and Keziah's son, James Jr. is said to have remained on the Beyea Homestead. (For more information on the homestead farm, see Lewis B. Beyea, son of James Jr.) It is probable that James' brother, Samuel's, farm was adjacent to and south or southeast of James' property, and probably about the same size, 600 acres.

Keziah Clark was the daughter of David Clark and Abigail Sherwood. David Clark was born in Bedford NY and later moved to Ontario Canada. The Clarks were descended from Samuel Clark, ca. 1619 to 1690, and his wife, Hannah Fordham, both of whom were born in Devonshire, England. Samuel is known to have been living in Wethersfield, CT in 1636. He moved to Stanford CT in 1641 and was living in Milford CT in 1669 from where he moved to Hempstead, Long Island. In 1685 he was living in New Haven CT, where he died. (The Beyea Genealogy)

Children of James Beyea and Keziah Clark are:

+ 7 i. James Beyea4 Jr., born 1791; died 19 June 1853 in Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY.

+ 8 ii. Samuel Beyea, born 26 September 1795; died 08 September 1873.

+ 9 iii. John Beyea.

+ 10 iv. William Beyea, born Abt. 1803; died 24 December 1868.

11 v. Lewis Beyea. He married Frances Beyea.

Lewis Beyea and his wife Frances (Fannie) Beyea were cousins. Lewis was descended from Peter, and Frances was descended from John  (brother of Peter). On 1 April 1846 Lewis and Frances paid $4500 for property to his brother, James Jr. and his wife Nancy (Dorrance). Lewis and Frances did not have any children. This is the "Lewis" who is sometimes referred to as "Louis" 6 in the "Beyea Genealogy" by Maurice E. Peck, and has been confused in that compilation with Lewis B. Beyea, his nephew (son of James Jr. 5). See notes for Lewis B. Beyea regarding the Mamakating Sullivan County NY 1860 census and the confusion in that genealogy between these two different generations named Lewis who were living next to each other. It is stated in the "Beyea Genealogy" that Lewis B. Beyea, the son of James Jr. and Nancy (Dorrance) Beyea, died in 1862. It is believed that it was actually Lewis Beyea, husband of Frances, who died in that year.

12 vi. Henry Beyea.

Henry died young and unmarried.

+ 13 vii. Elizabeth Beyea, born 07 August 1788 in Bedford, Westchester Co., NY; died 13 April 1854 in Mt. Hope, Orange Co.,NY.

+ 14 viii. Martha Beyea, born 21 May 1800; died 04 July 1865.

+ 15 ix. Abigail Beyea, died in Prob. Otisville, NY.

+ 16 x. Mary Beyea, died in Orange Co. NY.

+ 17 xi. Evaline Beyea.

+ 18 xii. Rebecca Beyea, born 06 May 1809; died 20 September 1889.

Generation No. 4

7. James Beyea4 Jr. (James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 17912, and died 19 June 1853 in Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY2. He married Nancy Dorrance2, daughter of Colonel Dorrance. She was born 26 May 17992, and died 30 May 18542.

James Beyea Jr. lived on his father, James', homestead near Mt. Vernon, in Mamakating, Sullivan County, NY. He was a successful farmer and active in local politics.

Children of James Jr. and Nancy Dorrance are:

19 i. Catherine5 Beyea, born Abt. 18182; died 19042. She married (1) Gerwood Rumsey3. She married (2) Henry Martens3.

+ 20 ii. Benjamin Dorrance Beyea, born 26 April 1825; died 01 May 1897.

+ 21 iii. Lewis B. Beyea, born Abt. 1827 in Sullivan Co. NY.

+ 22 iv. Henry Beyea, born 27 December 1834; died 04 August 1910.

8. Samuel4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.)4 was born 26 September 17954, and died 08 September 1873. He married (1) Sarah Shaw 19 February 18184, daughter of John Shaw and Susannah. She was born 16 October 17995, and died 04 March 18545. He married (2) Mary Jones 19 March 18575.

Samuel Beyea lived at Goshen NY, where he was a blacksmith. He was Fire Marshall of Mt. Hope in 1825.

Children of Samuel Beyea and Sarah Shaw are:

23 i. Archibald Little5 Beyea, born 30 December 18186; died 17 September 19036.

24 ii. Phebe Beyea, born 23 May 18206; died 14 September 19076.

25 iii. Susan Beyea, born 04 February 18226; died 26 May 19096.

26 iv. John Shaw Beyea, born 01 January 18246; died 06 February 18246.

27 v. Jane Beyea, born 14 July 18256.

28 vi. Harriet Beyea, born 30 April 18276; died 19 April 18766.

29 vii. Keziah Beyea, born 10 October 18296; died 16 February 18596.

30 viii. Mary Little Beyea, born 18 February 18316; died 23 October 18666.

31 ix. William Henry Beyea, born 05 July 18356; died 26 August 18486.

32 x. James Louis Beyea, born 28 July 18376.

9. John4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) He married Mary Godfrey in Sullivan Co., NY7.

On 1 April 1845 John Beyea paid $1430 for land to Samuel Dimmock.

Children of John Beyea and Mary Godfrey are:

33 i. David5 Beyea, born 18378.

34 ii. Keziah Beyea.

35 iii. Daughter Beyea.

36 iv. Samuel Beyea, born Abt. 1843.

10. William4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born Abt. 1803, and died 24 December 18689. He married Susan A..

William Beyea was known as Major William Beyea. On 2 March 1838 he paid $1570.71 for property to Daniel Wilkins, son and heir of John Wilkins Jr, deceased, and Ann Eliza, Daniel's wife. Major William's wife, Susan A., was the divorced wife of John Wilkins Jr. from whose son he purchased this property. It is unknown if John Wilkins Jr's heir, Daniel, was the son of Susan A.

On 15 April 1842 Major William paid $1100 for property to Cornelia Slater and Samuel Dimmock. On 27 December 1844 he paid $1000 for property to "Redicker and Peter Redicker".

On April 27 1864 the Whig Press reported that Major William Beyea had sold his hotel in Montgomery NY and on 11 May 1864 the Whig Press reported that Major William, "an old citizen of Mamakating has taken over Old Shons Hotel in Bloomingburgh".

Child of William Beyea and Susan A. is:

37 i. Caroline5 Beyea, born 13 January 182910; died 19 December 190110.

13. Elizabeth4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 07 August 1788 in Bedford, Westchester Co., NY, and died 13 April 1854 in Mt. Hope, Orange Co.,NY. She married Isaac Ketchum 27 February 1807 in Mt. Hope, NY. He was born 07 August 1780, and died 15 January 1871 in Mt. Hope, NY.

Children of Elizabeth Beyea and Isaac Ketchum are:

38 i. Amos5 Ketchum11, born 21 August 1810; died 08 June 1887. He married Sarah E. Sybolt 04 October 1834 in Mt. Hope, NY.

39 ii. James G. Ketchum11. He married Rebecca Corwin.

+ 40 iii. Isaac Ketchum, born 25 August 1812 in Mt. Hope, NY; died 27 October 1881 in Bloomingburgh, Sullivan Co., NY.

41 iv. Joseph Ketchum11. He married Sarah.

42 v. Mary Little Ketchum11, born 10 May 1817; died 08 January 1901 in Meadville, PA. She married James Brown 26 December 1839 in Mt. Hope, NY.

14. Martha4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 21 May 180012, and died 04 July 186512. She married George Dorrance13,14 10 August 182115,16, son of David Dorrance and Anna Hurlbut. He was born 17 March 179717, and died 24 March 189517.

Children of Martha Beyea and George Dorrance are:

43 i. Winthrop Holbert5 Dorrance, born 22 September 182317; died 06 September 191017. He married Huldah C. Kuykendall17 09 January 1850; born 182717; died 190417.

+ 44 ii. Harriet Dorrance, born 11 January 1827; died 1901.

+ 45 iii. Ira Beyea Dorrance, born 16 December 1832; died 31 July 1909.

15. Abigail4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) died in Prob. Otisville, NY18. She married (1) John King. She married (2) James McCrockery 25 March 181518.

Children of Abigail Beyea and James McCrockery are:

46 i. James5 McCrockery. He married Hannah Newkirk.

47 ii. Samuel McCrockery. He married Julia David.

48 iii. William McCrockery.

+ 49 iv. Anna McCrockery.

16. Mary4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) died in Orange Co. NY18. She married Archibald Little 12 May 1815, son of William Little and Margaret Schultz. He was born 13 October 179019, and died 29 March 182919.

The "Beyea Genealogy" gives the marriage date of Mary Beyea and Archibald Little as 12 May 1815. The "Clark Family" lists this marriage date as 19 December 1812.

Child of Mary Beyea and Archibald Little is:

+ 50 i. William Schults5 Little, born 16 February 1816; died 22 August 1869.

17. Evaline4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) She married Harris King 12 October 182220. He died Bef. 185220.

Children of Evaline Beyea and Harris King are:

+ 51 i. Mary A.5 King.

52 ii. Sarah King. She married Harry Smith.

18. Rebecca4 Beyea (James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 06 May 180921, and died 20 September 188921. She married Lewis Brown. He was born 1807, and died 1891.

Rebecca and Lewis Brown lived on a "beautiful" farm north of Winterton NY. As of 1978 the old home was said to still be in good condition. Lewis Brown was killed by being thrown from a wagon while unloading milk cans. (The Beyea Genealogy)

Child of Rebecca Beyea and Lewis Brown is:

53 i. Harrison H.5 Brown, born 31 August 1831; died 1914. He married Sarah Shaw 1850.

Harrison Brown was born south of Wurtsboro, NY and attended Farmer's Hall Academy at Goshessn NY. In 1863, during the Civil War, he organized the "Patriotic Glee Club" which sang all over the northern states. In 1865 he was appointed Examiner in the Appraiser's Departmenet of the New York Custom House. He later joined the firm of H.W. Combs & Co. of New York City. When Mr. Combs died in 1892 the irm became H.H. Brown & Co. and remained until 1908 when Harrison retired at age 77. (The Beyea Genealogy)

Generation No. 5

20. Benjamin Dorrance5 Beyea (James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.)22 was born 26 April 182523, and died 01 May 189723. He married (1) Margaret Shaw24. He married (2) Katherine Stark24 19 January 185124. He married (3) Frances L. Cool24 28 October 188525. She was born 02 February 184625, and died 29 July 191225.

Benjamin left New Vernon NY early in life for Pittstown PA, where he became a prominent citizen. He was a Cashier or the First National Bank and later was associated with a Mr. La Coe in the iron mines in the Lake Superior region. His first wife, Margaret Shaw came from New York, his second wife, Katherine Stark, came from Pittston, PA and his third wife, Frances L. Cool, came from Beaver Meadow PA. In "A Biographical Sketch of the Beyea Family", page 41, which is quoted in the "Beyea Genealogy" by Maurice E. Peck, it states that Benjamin and his brother Henry's "determination to migrate to Pennsylvania seems to have been inspired by John Beyea Smith, the inventor of the three cyclinder locomotive and a man prominent in public life".

Margaret died following chldbirth within a year after marrying Benjamin Dorrance Beyea. The child did not survive.

Child of Benjamin Beyea and Katherine Stark is:

54 i. Mary6 Beyea26, born 01 April 185727; died 29 August 196527.

Children of Benjamin Beyea and Frances Cool are:

55 i. Marguerite Cameron6 Beyea28, born 18 January 1887.

56 ii. Benjamin Dorrance Beyea Jr.28, born 28 June 1888; died 1938.

21. Lewis B.5 Beyea (James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.)29,30,31 was born Abt. 1827 in Sullivan Co. NY32,33,34,35. He married Louisa Mapes36,37,38,39. She was born Abt. 1838 in Orange Co. NY40,41,42.

The 1850 census for Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York, page 263, indicates that Lewis B. Beyea was the son of James Beyea Jr. and Nancy Dorrance. Dwelling #112, Family #130, lists James Beyea, age 59, occupation Farmer. The Value of Real Estate Owned is listed as $8000. His wife, Nancy, age 53 is enumerated next, followed by Lewis B. age 23, occupation Farmer, Henry age 15, Catherine age 31 and Keziah age 82. Also enumerated with the family is Mary C. Sorfisler (?) age 19, who was probably a servant. Keziah Beyea enumerated with the family is Keziah (Clark) Beyea, the mother of James Jr. and widow of James Beyea. The names of James Jr. and Nancy (Dorrance) Beyea's children in this census record, and their ages, exactly match those listed in the "Beyea Genealogy" by Maurice E. Peck. However, Peck goes on to state that their son "Louis married Louise Mapes, and they had no children". The evidence of the 1860 and 1865 census records contradicts this statement regarding Lewis B. and Louisa (Mapes) children. James Beyea Jr. died in 1853, and Nancy (Dorrance) Beyea died in 1854, so Lewis B's parents do not appear on the 1860 census record.

In the 1860 Census for Mamakating in Sullivan County, New York, Lewis B. Beyea is listed as a farmer, age 34, at Dwelling #230, Family #40. Also listed is his wife, Louisa, age 22, and children Fanny age 2 and James E. age 4 months. Living with the family is Catherine A. Mertine, age 41.(Lewis B's sister Catherine, who may have been widowed). This census records both the Value of the Real Estate and the Value of Personal Estate. On this enumeration the value of Lewis B. Beyea's personal estate is $150, and there is no Value of Real Estate listed. It is unknown if this signifies that Lewis B. did not own this property, or if the value was omitted for some other reason.

Listed three dwellings away, at #227, Family #37, is Lewis Beyea, age 53, (born ca 1807) Mary A. (?) age 35 (born 1825), Caroline McElroy age 28 (b. 1832), John Mcrory (?) age 12, and Louisa Howard, age 18. Lewis Beyea's occupation is "farmer", the Value of the Real Estate is listed at $7000, and his personal estate at $2000. This is "Louis", the brother of James Beyea Jr., who was Lewis B.'s uncle.

In the next dwelling, #228, Family # 38, Seth Mapes, age 28, and his wife Jane, age 24, are listed, along with children Helen M, age 4, and James age 1. The close proximity of this Mape family to Lewis B. and wife, Louisa, could indicate a connection between Louisa and the Mapes. Based on the ages of Louisa and Seth Mapes, they may have been siblings.

Also enumerated on the 1860 census, two properties away from Lewis B. Beyea and his family, on the other side at Dwelling # 232, is the family of Samuel Clark, age 72, wife Maria age 60, and children Daniel C. age 33, Samuel age 21, Mary A. age 19 and Elmira age 12. In Willett Morgan Beyea's descendents possession is the portion of a manuscript entitled "The Clark Family History" written by Frank B. Hunt in 1927 which gives a brief over-view of the generations of the Clark family that was related to the Beyeas through the marriage of James Beyea to Keziah Clark. Under the section entitled "4th Generation. Samuel Clark's Children. My Uncle" is listed the 2nd child of Samuel Clark: "2nd. Samuel Clark married Maria Carmichael Dec. 30 1826. Had Daniel, Amanda, Samuel, Adaline and Elmira. He lives in Sullivan Co." The Clark family living near Lewis B. Beyea was undoubtedly the family of Samuel Clark and Maria Carmichael listed in this manuscript. Because the "The Clark Family" manuscript is in the possession of the Beyea family, and the proximity of this Clark family to Lewis B. Beyea in this census record, it adds some additional credence to the evidence indicating that Lewis B. Beyea descended from James Jr 5, the son of James Beyea and Keziah Clark.

Several other Beyea families are also in close proximity to Lewis B. Beyea on the 1860 census record. #226 is unoccupied, and at Dwelling #225 are listed family #35: Nathaniel Beyea, age 65, his wife Durenda, age 65, Helen age 38, Belinda Beyea, age 50, Charles O. Beyea, age 12 and family #36: George W. Beyea age 29, wife Sophrona, age 25, Sarah F. age 7, Winfield S. age 6, Emma age 3, Charles Gillett, age 19, farm laborer, and Mary McNefrey 17. Both Nathaniel Beyea and George W. Beyea's occupations are recorded as farmers, Nathaniel's Value of Real Estate is listed as $6000, his personal estate as $1800. George W. Beyea's Value of Real Estate is listed at $3000, his Personal Estate at $200. From the way the census is enumerated, it appears that both of these Beyea families are living together at the same residence, and a part of the farm is owned by each of them. Nathaniel (Samuel 4, Peter 3) and wife Durenda King enumerated here are the parents of George W. and also of Galen O. and Samuel Beyea in the following records.

At Dwelling #224, Family #34 is Galen O. Beyea, age 37, wife Amanda, age 36, and children Emerette age 12, Helen age 9, Harrison age 6, and Caroline Harding, age 32, James Bally age 20, farm laborer. Galen O. Beyea is listed as a farmer, the Value of his Real Estate is $6000, his personal estate $1200. This is Galen Otis Beyea, the son of Nathaniel 5, (Samuel 4, Peter 3) listed on page 70 of the Beyea Genealogy by Peck.

Dwelling #223, Family #33 lists Samuel Beyea, age 40, wife Phebe J. age 37, and Armintha age 10. Samuel is also a farmer, his real estate is valued at $4000, his personal estate at $1000. Samuel is Galen Otis Beyea's brother. On 25 January 1850, each of them paid $2500.00 to their father and mother, Nathaniel 5 and Durenda, for property. (Pg 70 of The Beyea Genealogy by Peck)

1860 MAMAKATING SULLIVAN CO. CENSUS

    Dwelling      Family                                  Value of Real Estate         Notes

    233              43 Oliver Comfort                      $6000

    232              42 Samuel Clark                         $6000

    231              41 Nelson Finch

    230              40 LEWIS B. & LOUISA BEYEA                                    1

                            (James Jr. 5, James 4, Peter 3)

    229              39 Thompson Buchanon             $4300

    228              38 Seth Mapes

    227              37 Lewis 5 Beyea                       $7000                              2,3

                        (brother of James Jr. 5, son of James 4) )

    226              Unoccupied

    225              36 George W. 6 & Sophronia (Corwin) Beyea $3000         4

                        (Nathaniel 5, Samuel 4, Peter 3)

                       35 Nathaniel 5 & Durenda (King) Beyea $6000                    4

                            (Samuel 4, Peter 3)

    224              34 Galen O. 6 & Amanda (Tuthill) Beyea $6000                   4

                        (Nathaniel 5, Samuel 4, Peter 3)

    223               33 Samuel 6 & Phebe (Comfort) Beyea $4000                     4

                        (Nathaniel 5, Samuel 4, Peter 3)

(Note: In the Peck's "Beyea Genealogy" the "Louis 5" referenced is "Louis" or "Lewis", the brother of James Jr. 5, who were the sons of James 4 Beyea and Keziah Clark. The" Louis 6" in this same compilation is Lewis B. 6, the son of James Jr. 5 and Nancy Dorrance. The numbers of the descendancy stated are from Peck's book for comparison purposes. This Descendants of Peter Beyea includes one less generation than Peck, i.e. Peter is 3 in Peck's Beyea Genealogy, in this compilation he is 2.)

1. Louis 6, son of James Jr. 5 is said to have remained on the homestead and were probably the last Beyeas to live on the place. (The Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck 1981)

2. On 1 April 1846 Lewis paid $4500 to James Jr. 5, his brother, and his wife Nancy, for land whichcould have been a portion of James 4 (their father) original homestead farm. (The Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, 1981)

3. This property was part of the original James 4 homestead.

4. This property was part of the original Samuel 4 homestead, called the Col. Nathaniel Homestead by their descendants.

The order of the above listed 1860 census is in the reversed order from which it was taken, in order to more easily compare the locations of these properties, and the relationships of the people listed, to an 1875 map of Mamakating in Sullivan Co. NY. The map shows theses properties were adjoining each other, almost in a straight line, north to south:

P. Beyea (Part of James 4 original homestead)

Seybold

Comfort

S. Clark

C. Horton

T.H. Cotegrove

T.A. Buchanon

L. Beyea

Unoccupied

Mrs. Beyea (Part of, Samuel 4, Nathaniel 5 original homestead)

Harding

The Comfort, S. Clark, and T.A. Buchanon land appears to be same properties, and owners, that were enumerated in the 1860 census. Lewis B. 6 Beyea was living in between the S. Clark and T.A. Buchanon properties in 1860, where the T.H. Cotegrove property is in 1875.

Peck states that James 4 and his wife, Keziah Clark, "settled on a splendid farm of over 600 acres" and that "the house for this large farm may have been where "L. Beyea" is shown on the 1875 map." He also says that it "seems probable that the Samuel 4 farm was adjacent to and south or southeast of James 4 property, and about the same size, 600 acres." Based on this information, and the comparison of the census record to the 1875 map, it would appear that James' 4 original homestead included all the land from P. Beyea down to L. Beyea on this listing, and probably the unoccupied land also. Samuel 4 and Nathaniel 5's land would have then extended from Mrs. Beyea southward. Based on this, it appears that Lewis B. was living on what was originally James's 4 land, and that, therefore, there is a relationship to the James 4 branch of the Beyea family, rather than to Nathaniel 5, (Samuel 4) who are also in close proximity to Lewis B. on the 1860 census.

James 4 and Keziah (Clark) Beyea's son, James Jr. 5, remained on the homestead. There is a record of he and his brother, Lewis 5, on 13 January 1845, paying $1000 each to their sisters, Martha 5 and her husband George Dorrance, and Rebecca 5, wife of Lewis Brown. Peck speculated that these payments could have been the daughters shares of their father's, James 4, who died in 1835, estate. If so, $12,000 ($1000 to each of James 4's 12 children) would have indicated the estate at that time was very large. Peck also questions the involvement of Lewis 5 in these payments: "Although we can understand why James Jr. 5, who stayed on the Homestead, would make estate payments, why would Lewis 5 be involved? It seems to have been a financial deal of some kind between the two brothers." Another explanation may be that Lewis 5 also remained on a portion of the homestead farm, as evidenced by this census record, and the financial deal between the brothers was for payment for part of the homestead. A year later, on 1 April 1846 Lewis 5 paid $4500 to his brother James Jr. 5, for land which Peck speculates "could have been a portion of James 4 (their father) original homestead farm." He was certainly still there, on what must have been a part of the original homestead, in 1860, twenty five years later.

Lewis 5 Beyea is still listed on the 1875 map in the exact same location as in the 1860 census. Peck states that he believes probably the "L. Beyea" on the 1875 map was " Louis 6", even though "he had died earlier", and suggests that sometime after the "death of Louis 6 in 1862" the heirs disposed of the old James 4 Beyea Homestead. The ""L. Beyea" listed on the 1875 would have had to have been Louis 5, not Louis 6 (Lewis B). Lewis B. was alive and living in Deposit, Broome Co. NY by 1865. He did not die in 1862, contrary to the data in The Beyea Genealogy, and he and his wife Louisa did indeed have children, as evidenced by both the 1860 Mamakating Sullivan Co. NY and 1865 Sanford Twp, Broome Co. NY census records.

For whatever reason, evidently in the course of the research of James 4, James Jr. 5, and/or the compilation of  The Beyea Genealogy, the 1860 census record was apparently never consulted. Peck states that the data was gathered from many sources and states frankly that he has "depended on others for data, records and the accuracy of research. Thus I cannot personally vouch for the veracity and accuracy of much of the information."

There is apparently much confusion between Lewis 5 and Louis 6 or Lewis B in the "Beyea Genealogy" data. All the evidence to date points to Louis 6, as listed in the "Beyea Genealogy", to actually being the same person as Lewis B. listed in the 1850 and 1860 census records. The Beyea Genealogy does not contain much information on Louis 6, it lists this son of James Jr. 5's birth year as 1827, his death year as 1862, and that his wife was Louise Mapes. Both the 1860 Mamakating Sullivan Co. NY and 1865 Sanford Twp, Broome Co., NY census records record Lewis B's birth year as 1827, his wife as "Louisa". The comparison of the 1875 map and the 1860 census also indicate that Lewis B. is Louis 6 of the "Beyea Genealogy", and that he was living on what was probably at one time part of the his grandfather James 4's, and his father's James Jr. 5's homestead. The 1862 date of death for Louis 6, or Lewis B., is obviously in error, and is probably the date of death for Louis 5, his uncle. Further research has failed to determine what factor(s) led to the sale of the homestead farm, or in what year it was actually sold. As Lewis B's brothers, Benjamin Dorrance Beyea and Henry Beyea had removed to Pittston PA many years earlier, Catherine (Beyea) Mertine and Lewis B. Beyea were the last two remaining heirs on the property in 1860. Catherine is not listed on the 1865 census in Deposit, Broome Co. NY, with Lewis B. and his family and it is unknown if she died, re-married, or moved to another location. It can be assumed that the property was sold sometime before 1865 when Lewis B. removed to Broome Co. NY.

Lewis B. Beyea had evidently given up farming in Sullivan Co. In the 1865 NY State Census for the township of Sanford, in Broome County, Lewis B. Beyea is now listed, at age 38, as a Liquor Dealer. The census record states that he was born in Sullivan Co. NY and that the value of the frame home he was living in was worth $800. This census also lists his wife, Louisa, age 27, as being born in Orange Co., NY, and children Fanny, age 7, born in Sullivan Co. and Willett, age 5 (?) months, born in Broome Co. NY. This census record also states that neither Lewis B. or Louisa had been previously married, and that Louisa had given birth to 5 children. Because two children are listed on this census, and the gap in years between their children, Fanny and Willett's births, it is presumed that there were three other children that had died by the time this census was taken. Son, James E., was enumerated on the 1860 census at Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY at age 4 months, and does not appear on the later 1865 census, which would indicate that he was one of the three children who had died.

According to "French's towns of Broome County New York" the town of Deposit is situated partly in Sanford, and partly in Tompkins (Delaware County). Lewis B. Beyea's son Willett Morgan was born in Deposit, apparently in the half of the town that was located in Sanford township of Broome County.

Louisa Mapes was the daughter of Everet Mapes born about 1805 and Sarah Archer, who were married 23 January 1828 in Monroe, Orange County, New York. In the 1850 census they are living in Blooming Grove Township in Orange Co. NY. Everet Mapes, age 45, Sarah Mapes age 37, and daughters Sarah, age 19 and Louisa, age 16, are enumerated in the town of Bloomington. Louisa's age in this census would make her birth date about 1834, about 3 or 4 years earlier than reported on the later census records where she is enumerated with Lewis B. Beyea. Everet Mapes profession is listed as Farmer, and the value of real estate owned is $3000. This census record also indicates that Everet Mapes and wife Sarah were married within this census year. It is unknown if this is an error on the record, or if perhaps Everet Mapes had a second wife, also named Sarah, who he married circa 1850.

Also enumerated on this census record two dwellings away from Everet Mapes is Ramsey Mapes, age 68, his wife Mary, age 68, and James Mapes, age 30. Ramsey Mapes is listed as a Farmer, and the value of his real estate is $2000. There is a possibility that Ramsey and Mary are the parents of Everet, but the connection has not yet been proven. In the dwelling between these two Mapes families, the Brill family is enumerated, along with Horace Mapes, age 32, whose occupation is listed as a Laborer.

An oral tradition of the family is ethat Louisa Mapes and Lewis B. Beyeas son, Willett Morgan Beyea, spent "some time" in Monroe, Orange Co., NY. The connection to Monroe may be through his grandparents Everet Mapes and Sarah Archer who were married there, and it is possible that family remained in that area.

There is a history of using the middle initial E. in the family given names, Louisa and Lewis B. Beyea's son, James E. is one example. Their son, Willett Morgan Beyea also used it for his sons, Harold E., Lewis E., and John E. (It is not known what his son James' middle initial was.) To date, efforts to determine what the E. stands for have found that Lewis' middle name was Everett.

Children of Lewis Beyea and Louisa Mapes are:

57 i. Fanny6 Beyea43,44, born Abt. 1858 in Sullivan Co. NY45,46.

58 ii. James E. Beyea46, born Abt. March 1860 in Sullivan Co. NY46; died Bef. 186547.

+ 59 iii. Willett Morgan Beyea, born 07 February 1865 in Deposit, Broome Co., NY; died 19 July 1945 in Englewood New Jersey.

22. Henry5 Beyea (James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.)48 was born 27 December 183449, and died 04 August 191049. He married Ellen Pursel49 06 January 186249. She was born 03 September 183949.

Henry Beyea followed his older brother, Benjamin, to Pittston PA and they both became engaged in the mining and sale of coal. The name of the firm was "Beyea & Bawkley". Henry later became Paymaster for the Penn Coal Co. and Secretary and Treasurer of the Erie and Wyoming Railroad. (See Benjamin Beyea.) Henry's wife, Ellen Pursel, was from Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Children of Henry Beyea and Ellen Pursel are:

60 i. Edwin Marcy6 Beyea49, born 31 January 186449.

61 ii. Henry Dorrance Beyea49, born 09 April 186749; died 18 January 192449.

62 iii. Sallie Pursel Beyea49, born 12 June 186949.

40. Isaac5 Ketchum (Elizabeth4 Beyea, James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.)50 was born 25 August 1812 in Mt. Hope, NY, and died 27 October 1881 in Bloomingburgh, Sullivan Co., NY. He married Abigail Seybolt 27 October 1881 in Mt. Hope, NY, daughter of John Seybolt and Sally King.

Children of Isaac Ketchum and Abigail Seybolt are:

63 i. Sarah Elizabeth6 Ketchum, born 23 December 1833.

64 ii. Myra L. Ketchum, born 19 June 1835.

65 iii. Mary Ann Ketchum, born 15 May 1837.

66 iv. Frances Jane Ketchum, born 08 November 1838.

67 v. Janet Louise Ketchum, born 05 June 1841.

68 vi. Ira Seybolt Ketchum, born 02 February 1844.

69 vii. James H. Ketchum, born 23 March 1847.

70 viii. John H. Ketchum, born 10 June 1850.

71 ix. Almeda Angeline Ketchum, born 15 August 1852.

44. Harriet5 Dorrance (Martha4 Beyea, James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 11 January 182751, and died 190151. She married James Gamaer.

Child of Harriet Dorrance and James Gamaer is:

72 i. Martha6 Gamaer, born Abt. 1849.

45. Ira Beyea5 Dorrance (Martha4 Beyea, James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 16 December 183251, and died 31 July 190951. He married Catherine Romer January 1856. She was born Abt. 183351, and died 190251.

Children of Ira Dorrance and Catherine Romer are:

73 i. George W.6 Dorrance, born 28 July 185751.

74 ii. Helen Dorrance, born 03 December 186051.

75 iii. Clara Dorrance, born 12 January 186351; died 01 September 190951.

76 iv. Fannie Dorrance, born 26 March 186951.

77 v. Elizabeth Dorrance, born 07 December 187151.

49. Anna5 McCrockery (Abigail4 Beyea, James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) She married John K. Seybolt. He died 20 January 185352.

Children of Anna McCrockery and John Seybolt are:

78 i. Sarah6 Seybolt.

79 ii. Lavenia Seybolt.

80 iii. Alice Seybolt.

81 iv. George Seybolt.

50. William Schults5 Little (Mary4 Beyea, James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 16 February 181653, and died 22 August 186953. He married Emma Andrews.

William Schults Little owned a grist mill near Ketcham in Mt. Hope Township, Orange Co. NY. In his Genealogical Column, William J. Coulter wrote that "Distillery as a business with the Little family went out after 1840. When William ran it his wife didn't like it".

Children of William Little and Emma Andrews are:

82 i. Archibald6 Little.

83 ii. Sarah Little.

84 iii. Charles Little.

51. Mary A.5 King (Evaline4 Beyea, James3, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) She married John Millspaugh.

Children of Mary King and John Millspaugh are:

85 i. Harris6 Millspaugh.

86 ii. John Millspaugh.

87 iii. William Millspaugh.

88 iv. Sarah C. Millspaugh.

89 v. Eva Millspaugh.

Generation No. 6

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                                            Willett Morgan Beyea

59. Willett Morgan6 Beyea (Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.)54,55 was born 07 February 1865 in Deposit, Broome Co., NY56, and died 19 July 1945 in Englewood New Jersey. He married (1) Unknown. He married (2) Theresa Matilda Schäfer Abt. 1893, daughter of Georg Schäfer and Catherine Dockweiler. She was born 04 September 1876 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA57, and died Abt. 26 September 1925 in Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ.

The oral tradition of the family was that Willett Morgan Beyea was born in Deposit, New York.Deposit is a village situated on the eastern border of Broome County, partly in Delaware County, at the confluence of the Delaware River and Oquaga creek. Deposit is almost considered to be two villages, as it is divided nearly in the center by the line between Broome and Delaware counties. In the 1865 NY State Census, (see Lewis B. Beyea), Willett is listed with his family living in Sanford Township, Broome County. The area of Deposit that is located in Broome County is in Sanford Township. So it is likely that Willett Morgan Beyea was born in the part of the town of Deposit that was located in Broome County.

From "Deposit Village - History of Broome County, New York", written about 1885:

"Deposit is a station of considerable importance on the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad, and is sixty miles from the source of the Delaware River, which is at this point a thousand feet above the sea. The village is surrounded by lofty hills which rise nearly a thousand feet above the river, coming close down to the village on the western side, between which and those to the east stretches the plain on which is built the place. The scenery is picturesque and at many points is almost grand. The village takes is name from the fact of its having been an important place of "deposit" for pine lumber drawn from the Susquehanna river in winter in early days, preparatory to rafting down the river to Philadelphia in the spring. The site of the older portion (that in Delaware county) was long known to settlers as the "cook-house", a corruption of an Indian name signifying "owl's nest" or "a place of owls".

Sanford (Creek Settlement)... is a small hamlet situated in about the center of the town, on the Oquaga creek, another small creek empties into the Oquaga near the settlement, from which it took is former name of Creek Settlement.

The old village of Deposit was incorporated in 1811, when there were but twelve dwelling houses on the west side of the river... As we have intimated, this was, in the early days, a very important lumber district, and the logs and sawed lumber were drawn from an extend of territory covering many miles. This gave the little village a source of growth and importance which that portion over the Delaware line has lost since the decline of the industry and the building of the Erie railroad. It was the construction of this great trunk line, which was opened through to Dunkirk in 1851, that may be said to have given birth to that part of the village of Deposit of which we must speak... for there was almost no indication of growth within the limits of Broome county previous to 1845, when the railroad was building in this vicinity. The first ground broken for the Erie railroad was in Deposit on the east side of the river, on the morning of November 7th,, 1835, at sunrise."

In the 1850 census for Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY, there is a Willet Beyea, age 28, born in New York, listed as a laborer. He is living with the Waite or White family. Living in the household are Benjamin, age 74, his wife Elizabeth age 66. It would appear that Stephen, age 34, is their son, and Elmira age 34 is Stephen's wife. Also listed are Mary A. age 10, Francis D. age 8, John P., age 7, Sarah age 5, Phoebe age 3, Irene age 1, which are presumed to be the children of Stephen and Elmira. Mary E. age 14 and Francis E. age 7 are listed after Irene and it is unknown if these are also the children of Stephen and Elmira. Along with Willet Beyea, there is recorded another laborer named Daria Saunders, age 25, also living in the Waite or White household at that time.

The Willet Beyea listed in this census would have been born about 1822. Because of the unusual given name Willett, it is presumed there must have been some relationship between the Willet in the 1850 census and Willett Morgan. At this time it is unknown exactly what that relationship was.

Willett Morgan Beyea's first wife's name is unknown. According to family information she died young, and they did not have any children.

There is a photograph of Willett taken in Jersey City NJ and he also may have lived in Monroe NY (Orange Co.) at some time. (See Louisa Mapes.)

In the 1900 Federal Census Willett, age 35, is living at 989 Columbus Avenue, New York City, Borough of Manhattan, New York. With him are listed his wife Theresa age 23, and their children John E., age 3 and "Fanny" age 1. The premises is rented, his occupation is listed as clerk. The census information states that Willett and Theresa have been married 7 years and that 2 of 3 children born are living.

At the time of Willett and Tess's daughter, Marguerite's, birth in 1906 they were living at 282 W. 16th Street in New York City.

There is a photograph in the family's collection of Willett ca. 1910 or 1911 with six of his children: John E., James, Theresa (Tess), Marguerite, Willett Jr, and Lewis who is an infant.

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The 1910 Census for the Borough of Bergenfield, Bergen County, NJ shows Willett, his wife Theresa and seven of their children living on Bergen St. (No house number listed). His occupation is listed as "Clerk, Auction Room", the residence is owned w/mortgage.

Ten years later the 1920 Federal Census for the Borough of Bergenfield (Bergen Co.,) NJ lists Willett and Theresa living at 24 Phelps Avenue with 7 of their children. His occupation is again listed as "Clerk, Auction Room". The 24 Phelps Avenue address is the "family home".

After Willett stopped working in the Auction Room in New York City, he became a crossing guard in Bergenfield in his later years.

Willett's grand-daughter has written that she always felt that Willett waited for the return of his son, Lewis, from the South Pacific (where he served in the Army), before dying 19 July 1945.

Willett Morgan Beyea died in Englewood Hospital, the cause of death was hypertensive heart disease due to arteriosclerosis and arteriosclerosis obliterans of left leg with beginning gangrene. He died on the operating table just prior to surgery for amputation of his leg.

He is buried in Brookside cemetery, Englewood NJ, with his wife Theresa.

Children of Willett Beyea and Theresa Schäfer are:

90 i. Unknown Child7 Beyea, born Bet. 1893 - 1900; died Bet. 1893 - 1900.

+ 91 ii. John E. Beyea, born 05 August 1896 in New York City, New York Co., NY; died July 1967 in Prob. FL.

+ 92 iii. Francesca Beyea, born Abt. May 1899 in New York City, New York Co., NY; died Abt. 1950.

93 iv. James Beyea, born Abt. 1900 in NY58.

+ 94 v. Theresa L. Beyea, born 14 November 1903 in NY; died Abt. 1984.

+ 95 vi. Marguerite Elizabeth Beyea, born 17 May 1906 in NY.

+ 96 vii. Willett Morgan Beyea, born 12 September 1907 in NJ; died 04 August 1989.

+ 97 viii. Lewis Everett Beyea, born 06 August 1909 in Prob. Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ; died August 1980 in Prob. Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ.

98 ix. Harold E. Beyea, born Abt. 1911 in NJ59.

Generation No. 7

91. John E.7 Beyea (Willett Morgan6, Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 05 August 1896 in New York City, New York Co., NY60, and died July 1967 in Prob. FL61. He married Agnes Nodes Abt. 1920.

Children of John Beyea and Agnes Nodes are:

99 i. Valeria8 Beyea, born Abt. 1922. She married Donald Van Valen.

100 ii. Agnes Beyea, born Abt. 1924; died Abt. 06 November 1996 in New Milford NJ. She married Robert Collins.

Obituary: The Record, Northern New Jersey, Page 108:

AGNES BEYEA COLLINS, 72, of New Milford died Monday. She was a parishioner of Ascension R.C. Church, New Milford, and a member of the Railroad Old Timers and the AARP. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.

92. Francesca7 Beyea (Willett Morgan6, Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born Abt. May 1899 in New York City, New York Co., NY62, and died Abt. 1950. She married Paul Pyron.

Francesca Beyea was called "Fanny". The family oral tradition is that Fanny gave her sister Marguerite her given name at the time of her birth at home. Fanny thought her new sister's cry sounded like she was saying "Marguerite".

During WWI there was an Army installation, Camp Merritt, near the Beyea home, which was a point of deportation. Fanny met her first husband, Paul Pyron, there. They married and returned to his native Oklahoma City OK.

Willett Morgan Beyea's Grand-daughter's recollections from letter dated 18 October 1997:

"There was very little communication for years, but my Mother (Marguerite Beyea Dotson) did have an address. I suspect that her parents were miffed or more at her having left. Fanny was very dear to Mother and one day in the mid 30's Mother, Dad and I piled into the car and took off to visit Fanny who hadn't the foggiest notion that we were on our way. We found the house and rang the bell. Needless to say it was an exciting reunion. If we were poor, they were poorer. I guess that Mother knew that Fanny and Paul were estranged and that she was the sole support of her family... His family (Paul Pyron) was very kind to Fanny, but they were in desperate financial straits as was most of America at this time. After this visit, the contact continued."

During the late 1930's Fanny became critically ill with a cardiac problem, and as Fanny and her husband were estranged, or divorced, there was no one to care for her three daughters. Rather than have the girls placed in an orphanage, the Dotsons went to OK and brought them back to live with them.

Willet Morgan Beyea's grand-daughter's recollection of that time:

"This time, I was left behind to cook for my grandfather and Lewis and Willie who were still living "in the house". Mother and Dad again piled in the car bound for Oklahoma and brought back teenagers Pauline and Florence and Wilma 11ish. For one year there were eight of us in a seven room house. We had three bedrooms plus a small room off the kitchen (Grandpa's room) and ONE bathroom. I suddenly had three sisters. My parents had to provide a wardrobe including winter clothing for them. My Father was a saint. I never once heard him comment on the drain on his meager salary, let alone complain. He was more or less supporting all eight of us."

Approximately one year later, Fanny had recovered, and was able to care for her daughters.During this time she met and then married her second husband, name unknown (Mc ?). She had a daughter by her second husband, daughter's name unknown.

After Fanny's three daughters left the Dotsons, the Dotsons never heard from them again.

Children of Francesca Beyea and Paul Pyron are:

101 i. Pauline8 Pyron, born 1923 in Prob. Oklahoma City, OK.

102 ii. Florence Pyron, born 1925 in Prob. Oklahoma City, OK.

103 iii. Wilma Pyron, born 1929 in Prob. Oklahoma City, OK.

94. Theresa L.7 Beyea (Willett Morgan6, Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 14 November 1903 in NY62, and died Abt. 1984. She married (1) Alfred Rubino. She married (2) Jay Becker.

Theresa L. Beyea's nickname was "Tess".

In Helen Schaefer Wallner's papers are two letters written by Tess. Both letters are dated 1976. Tess mentions she is 3 days older than Helen, (Helen born 11 November 1903) which would verify the month and day of Tess's birthdate. In 1976 she and Jay Becker were living at 12 Belmont Circle, Danbury, CT 06810.

Children of Theresa Beyea and Alfred Rubino are Private.

95. Marguerite Elizabeth7 Beyea (Willett Morgan6, Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 17 May 1906 in NY62 and died November 1999. She married J. Frank Dotson. He was born Abt. 1905 in Englewood, NJ, and died 14 March 1969 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Marguerite's nickname was "Migs".

Recollections:

"My mother never talked much about her childhood. I know that they were very poor, which she attributed to "so many children". She spoke of having to wrap newspaper around her feet to keep them dry in the rain and snow. She talked about the children finding lovely toys hidden away before Christmas, only to find out that they were for their cousins while they received little or nothing (face saving?). In early photographs (perhaps in his bachelor days) my grandfather looked reasonably prosperous, but as time went on, that was not the case."

J. Frank Dotson's name was James Francis Aloysious, he was named for his father. He was always called "Frank". According to his daughter, Frank's parents were seperated or divorced, and reportedly his mother took off, and left behind four children. The two youngest boys were sent to an orphanage, the girl was sent to an aunt. Frank was considered old enought to be on his own - at age 12. He was self-supporting for the rest of his life.

He served with the gas distribution department of the Public Service Electric and Gas company for 44 years. At the time of his death he was the service supervisor in the Oradell NJ office.He was a member of the Grand Jurors Association of Bergen County, and of the New Jersey Gas Association. He was a member of the Clinton Avenue Reformed Church in Bergenfield NJ.

J. Frank Dotson died in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, while on on trip there.

Obituary: no date or newspaper noted

J. FRANK DOTSON

Bergenfield - Funeral services will be Monday for J. Frank Dotson, 64, of 23 Phelps Ave, who died Friday while on a trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

He was born in Englewood. Mr. Dotson had served with the gas distribution departmenet of Public Service Electric and Gas Co. for 44 years. At the time of his death, he was a service supervisor in the Oradell office.

Mr. Dotson was a member of the Grand Jurors Association of Bergen County, and of the New Jersey Gas Association. He was also a member of the CLinton Avenue Reformed Church, here.

Surviving are his widow... (Private)

Funeral services will be at 10 am Monday at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield.

Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Englewood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

Obituary: no date or newspaper noted

DOTSON - J. FRANK, suddenly at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on March 14, 1969 of 24 Phelps Avenue, Bergenfield, N.J. Husband of Marguerite Beyea Dotson... (Private) Funeral services at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 South Washinton Avenue, Bergenfield, N.J. on Monday March 24 at 10 a.m. by Rev. Willard G. Wullschleger. Interment Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, NJ. The family will receive friends on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Heart Fund.

Child of Marguerite Beyea and J. Dotson is PRIVATE

96. Willett Morgan7 Beyea (Willett Morgan6, Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 12 September 1907 in NJ, and died 04 August 198963. He married Jay.

Child of Willett Beyea and Jay is PRIVATE

97. Lewis Everett7 Beyea (Willett Morgan6, Lewis B.5, James Beyea4 Jr., James3 Beyea, Peter2, John Bowyee1 Junr.) was born 06 August 1909 in Prob. Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ64, and died August 1980 in Prob. Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ65. He married Gladys R. Nielson, daughter of Unknown Neilson and Pauline. She was born Abt. 1919, and died Abt. 27 February 1992 in Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ.

Lewis and Gladys were divorced and remarried.

Obituary 27 February 1992, The Record, Northern New Jersey, Page 07:

GLADYS R. NIELSON BEYEA, 73, a lifelong resident of Bergenfield, died Wednesday. An advertising saleswoman for Twin-Boro News, Bergenfield, for 19 years, she was a founder of the Spin the Wheel advertising program in the borough. She was the first woman to head the Begenfield Police Athletic League, and its BEYEA-SCHAEFER athletic field was named in her honor. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts Pack 141, a Girl Scouts leader in Bergenfield, and a past president of the women's auxuliaries of Alert Fire Company 1 and the Bergenfield Circle 43. Surviving ... (Private) Her husband, Lewis E., and three brothers, Edwin F. Nielson, Robert Nielson, and James Riley, are deceased. Services will be Saturday at 11 am at Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield, with cremation at Cedar Lawn Crematory, Paterson. Visiting will be today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, with a fire company service Friday at 8. Donations to Alert Fire Company 1 or the Bergenfield PAL would be appreciated.

Children of Lewis Beyea and Gladys Nielson are:

109 i. Joan Gladys8 Beyea, born 19 June 1946; died 9 July 1997. She married  Dominic Mingione.

Child of Joan Gladys Beyea and Dominic Mingione:

    111 i Danielle Theresa Mingione born 19 January 1997 and died 23 January 1997.                Interred in George Washington Cemetery, Paramus NJ

Obituary, 12 July, 1997, The Record, Northern New Jersey, Page 07:

JOAN BEYEA MINGIONE, 51, of Old Tappan, formerly of Bergenfield, died Wednesday. She was a physical education teacher at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale and Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, where she taught for 30 years. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Tappan, NY.

Joan Gladys Beyea  Mingione is buried in George Washington Cemetery in Paramus NJ.

110 ii. Robert Lewis Beyea. He married Marie Saraceno.
           Information on children is PRIVATE.

       

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Endnotes

1. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 56.

2. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60.

3. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 64.

4. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60.

5. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 61.

6. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60.

7. Clark Family History, Frank B. Hunt, Washington DC, 1927, 4.

8. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 61.

9. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 57.

10. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 61.

11. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 276.

12. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 62.

13. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 262.

14. Clark Family History, Frank B. Hunt, Washington DC, 1927, 4.

15. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 262.

16. Clark Family History, Frank B. Hunt, Washington DC, 1927, 4.

17. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 262.

18. Clark Family History, Frank B. Hunt, Washington DC, 1927, 4.

19. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 62.

20. Clark Family History, Frank B. Hunt, Washington DC, 1927, 4.

21. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 62.

22. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60,64.

23. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60.

24. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 64.

25. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981.

26. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 64.

27. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981.

28. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 64.

29. 1865 NY State Census, town of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

30. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

31. 1850 Fed Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 263, film 444319.

32. 1865 NY State Census, township of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

33. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

34. 1850 Fed Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 263, film 444319.

35. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60,65.

36. 1865 NY State Census, town of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

37. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

38. 1850 Fed Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 263, film 444319.

39. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 65.

40. 1865 NY State Census, township of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

41. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

42. 1850 Fed Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 263, film 444319.

43. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

44. 1865 NY State Census, town of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

45. 1865 NY State Census, township of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

46. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

47. 1865 NY State Census, town of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

48. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 60,65.

49. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 65.

50. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 276.

51. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 262.

52. Clark Family History, Frank B. Hunt, Washington DC, 1927, 4.

53. Beyea Genealogy, Maurice E. Peck, Sarasota FL, 1981, 281.

54. 1865 NY State Census, town of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

55. 1860 Census, Mamakating, Sullivan Co., NY, pg 617, Film 803866.

56. 1865 NY State Census, town of Sanford, Broome Co., NY Elec Dist 1, Pg 52 FIlm 808829.

57. St. Johns RC Church, 913 Mahantongo Street. Pottsville, PA baptismal record

58. 1910 Census, Bergenfield Borough, Bergen Co., NJ for 31 Bergen Street, Sup Dist 6, Enum Dist 2, Film 1374881.

59. 1920 Census, Borough of Bergenfield, Bergen Co., NJ for 24 Phelps Ave, Super Dist 206, Enum Dist 3, Sheet 4A.

60. 1910 Census, Bergenfield Borough, Bergen Co., NJ for 31 Bergen Street, Sup Dist 6, Enum Dist 2, Film 1374881.

61. Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 11 Jul 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.21316.97

62. 1910 Census, Bergenfield Borough, Bergen Co., NJ for 31 Bergen Street, Sup Dist 6, Enum Dist 2, Film 1374881.

63. Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 11 Jul 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.21316.140

64. 1910 Census, Bergenfield Borough, Bergen Co., NJ for 31 Bergen Street, Sup Dist 6, Enum Dist 2, Film 1374881.

65. Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 11 Jul 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.21316.104