George Beaman
of Derby, Connecticut, d. 17057.

On 21 May 1675, the inhabitants of Derby granted George Beman a home lot containing four acres [Derby, CT Town Rec., 28]. For the next thirty years he appears frequently in the records of that town. His last known appearance is on 6 December 1705, when the town of Derby chose George Beeman as constable [Derby, CT Town Rec., 235].

Date of birth: Unknown.
Place of birth: Unknown.

Date of death: 6 December 1705 26 December 1707.
Place of death: Unknown.
As noted above, George Beaman was still alive on 6 December 1705. On 26 December 1707, a widow Beaman is mentioned in a vote about the seating arrangement in the pews of the church [Derby, CT Town Rec., 235]. Since no other Beamans are known to have been connected with the town, it is highly probable that this widow Beaman was George's widow.

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.

Spouse: m. Derby, CT, 28 August 1679, Mary Jackson, b. 15 October 1657, bp. New Haven, 23 November 1657, d. 15 June 1724, rec. at Derby.
The marriage record does not give the name of George Beaman's bride ["George Beman was married Agust: 28: 1679, by mr. wm. Jons" Derby, CT Town Rec., 8]. Jacobus states that George Beaman married Mary Jackson, daughter of John Jackson [FANH 162, 935], but the evidence on which that is based is unclear.

Children:

Mary Beaman, b. say 1681, d. 27 October 1743, rec. at Derby;
m. Derby, 17 December 1702,
John Weed, b. say 1672, d. ca. 2 May 1739, rec. at Derby.
[b.: date apparently not legible, Derby, CT Town Rec., 43]

George Beaman, b. 1 June 1683, rec. at Derby, "young son" d. 20 December 1692, rec. at Derby.
[b.: Derby, CT Town Rec., 44; d.: ibid., 294]

son, b. 11 February 1685, rec. at Derby, d. young.
[b.: Derby, CT Town Rec., 44, name not leg.]

Martha Beaman, b. 25 July 1697, rec. at Derby, d. aft. 1791;
m. Derby, 11 October 1722, Joseph Smith.
[b.: Derby, CT Town Rec., 299; mar. Barbour 8: 191, citing Derby LR3: 9]


Reference abbreviations

Barbour = The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.

Derby, CT Town Rec. = Nancy O. Phillips, Town Records of Derby Connecticut 1655-1710 (Derby, 1901).


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 14 August 2011.