Found an interesting census record for this family in the 1870 census of
Washington Twp., Westfield P.O., Hamilton Co., IN in the 1870 census.
The first interesting item was the value of the real estate $24,550.00 -
this is one of the more prosperous values I've seen in my own family's
research. I wonder what the value would be in 2006 dollars. Apparently,
Lemuel Beals was quite an extensive landowner.
The other interesting item was that both Lemuel and his wife Emily were
listed as having attended school within the year. More than likely, this is
an error, but I recorded it in my notes, as that is what the record says.