Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Amer Jackson Beals (1818-1862), Randolph County, Indiana

Working on filling in some gaps in my database by utilizing the "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959" database at Familysearch.org to see what updates and corrections I could find.

Amer Jackson Beals (1818-1862) was the son of Daniel and Catherine (Jackson) Beals.  His marriage on October 16, 1842 in Randolph County, Indiana to Harriett Higginbotham was found in the database.  Harriett's surname is spelled both Higginbotham and Hickingbothum in the same document.  Prior to this find, I had the date of their wedding incorrectly as October 12th.

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5P7-8KQ : accessed 14 Oct 2013), Amer J Beals and Harriet Hickingbothum, 1842.
Amer's second marriage, also in Randolph County, Indiana, was on August 11, 1857 to Matilda H. Nolin.  Prior to finding this in the database, I did not have the date or location of their marriage.  I also had her name as Matilda Nolan Quick.  That could be a surname from a previous marriage, but the record clearly shows her surname as Nolin.

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5PQ-G5T : accessed 14 Oct 2013), Amer J Beals and Matilda H Nolins, 1857.

Amer was my maternal fourth cousin six times removed.  Our common ancestors were John Beals and Mary Clayton.  Amer died April 16, 1862 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Not sure at this point if he was a Civil War casualty.

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