With other interesting facts in the lives of the Beal Families. Information was gathered from reliable genealogical and other records. The story as given by William Beal’s daughter, Harriet Salvina Beal Millet, to his granddaughter, Cora Anna Beal Peterson, the daughter of John Alma Beal, and her friends. Many times we gathered about Aunt Harriet (Mommie Millet) to hear again the story of her and her father and family crossing the plains. I have heard it many times and to the best of my ability I give it here.
(Cara Anna Beal Peterson)
Retyped: Linnette Webster
November & December 2011
The Beal Family
Clarissa Allen Beal joined the Church with her husband and was a woman of great faith. William and Clarissa with their little family suffered like the rest of the people who embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
With the rest of the saints they were driven from city to city, county to county, and from one state to another. The saints were upright, honest, and thrifty. When driven from one place, they would start homes in a new locality and soon began to prosper. Then again the mobs, led by the so-called ministers of the different faiths, would set upon the saints burning their houses, killing their cattle, stealing their horses. Many Latter-day Saint women suffered far worse than death at the hands of the mobs. Being driven from one place to another, William and Clarissa were in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, in June 1844. June the 21st 1844 their little son Francis L. was born. Some four days later the Prophet Joseph Smith was taken to Carthage to be tried on a “trumped-up” charge, and on the 27th day of June 1844, the prophet of the living God was murdered, but also his faithful brother Hyrum, also a man of high integrity.
The saints were again driven by the mob. William and Clarissa were in Middleburg Co. during the persecutions of 1850 and 1851. At his place on 30 June 1850, their little son William Francis was born. While here also, William and Clarissa were gathering things together to be ready when the next emigrant train started for the Rocky Mountains. They had purchased a bolt of cloth that would do for shirts for the boys as well as dresses for the girls, a number of pieces of cloth for Clarissa, and also a pair of new shoes. There were also many other things such as they would need in a new country where there would be little to buy with and no place to buy goods.
The 17th of June in 1851, Clarissa gave birth to the little twins Henry and Henrietta. Having suffered so many persecutions, Clarissa was weakened in body, but her spirit was unconquerable. After the twins were born, she did not improve as she should. She called for the Elders to come and administer to her that she might get well. But there were no Elders there and as she became weaker each day, she realized that her time on earth was almost over. She called her husband and her children to her beside and insisted that her husband promise in the presence of their children that he would keep them together, and go with the saints to Zion, the Valleys of the Mountains to Salt Lake City. The 24th day of June 1851, this faithful woman bid farewell to her family and went to receive the reward of the just. The husband and children were stricken with grief at the passing of the wife and mother. The next day, the 25th of June 1851, the twins joined their mother. Now the emptiness of that home was terrible to bear. William’s despair was terrible to witness. He was left with nine children, the youngest now just a year old. The children would not let him forget the promise he had made to their Mother before she died. So there was nothing he could do but prepare to go to Utah with the Saints in 1852. Before Clarissa’s death, one of her people told them if they would let them adopt Eunice Amy, they in turn would help them to go to Utah by giving William a fine span of horses, with new wagon and harness. Eunice was the most beautiful of the children, according to her sister Harriet. Clarissa had told them no, that the children must all be kept together. Having been driven by the mob so much, they now had only one wagon and one span of horses.
Plans were made to start with the emigrant train in 1852. A short time before starting this long journey, William made the acquaintance of a strong, healthy woman who showed great sympathy for his little family and for him, saying, what he needed was a woman’s hand to help him with the children on this long journey. To this William agreed. Clarissa had always been the one to keep moving toward their goal in the West and since her passing. William was lost. This woman seemed to be the answer to his situation. So he asked her to marry him and care for his children. This she was over-willing to do, and they were married just a few days before the journey was to start for the west again. But imagine, if you can, William’s surprise to then learn she had a large family of her own. She also reminded him as his wife, that her children were entitled to ride in the wagon with their mother. As there was not room in the wagon for all the children, William began to look about to see what could be done. The older boys could drive teams, herd and drive cattle.
The older boys did this, while Harriet was able to get a ride with a family by caring for the children of a couple who were each driving a wagon across the plains. John Alma drove team for his passage way to the West. The smaller children rode in the wagon with their father, Emily Almira, Eunice Amy, Francis, Nancy Jane and William Francis, who was now two years old.
Many times Harriet has told of the journey to Zion. When it rained, there were puddles of water in the rocks and crevices and Harriet would take the slats out of Eunice’s little slat bonnet and wash the bonnet, also her apron that she had been wearing, and by placing them on rocks or bushes, they would dry quickly while the meal was being prepared and eaten, and the dishes washed if there was water. Before starting the journey again, Harriet put the slats back in the newly cleaned bonnet and slipped her little apron on Eunice, and as the wagons started on their long journey again, Eunice was nice and clean and sweet, as Harriet used to say, Clarissa had told Harriet she must always look after Eunice. I do not remember why her more than any others.
Often Harriet went to her father’s wagon to get little William Francis to care for while looking after the children in her care. One evening the wind was blowing cold. She wrapped him up, putting a cloth over his head and was taking him from one wagon to the other, when the cloth blew off and the little fellow took a heavy cold which caused his death. Again death took one of the family of William Beal, and this time the dearly loved little son and brother. Their sorrow was increased at the thought of burying the little fellow on the plains without a coffin to protect his little body from the wolves and coyotes, for these sulking creatures would dig up the bodies that had been buried without a box or coffin to enclose them. They dug up the bodies, eating the flesh from the bones where they bleached under the hot sun, cold winds and driving sand. There was plenty proof of this from the bones lying all the way across the trackless plain.
The death of little William Francis, following the passing of the wife and mother and little twin babies was a heavy cross for William and his children. Sad indeed were their hearts as they had to leave that little unprotected grave so far from where they were going. All along the wagon trail was to be seen graves of bleaching bones of someone’s loved ones, left behind, who were not able to stand the hardships of the long journey, and had died by the way.
After traveling between three or four months, the journey was at an end. On arriving in Salt Lake City the woman William had married informed him that she was leaving him, saying she only married him to get herself and children to Utah. The sad part of it was, when she left she left the family much poorer than when she came, as she took Clarissa’s new shoes, her dress goods, also the bolt of cloth bought for the children’s clothes, and many other things of use in so out of the way place. The journey had been long and the clothes they started the journey with were worn out and no money to buy more and no place to buy if there were money to buy with. So the children resented this woman very much and did not agree with their father, William, in letting her take the things they so much needed. Yet she must have been much help to him in bringing that large family across the plains.
William located his little family in a one-room house with a fireplace, the front of which was even with the wall of the room inside, the fireplace itself outside, thus giving more space in the room, which served as a living room, dining room, bedroom, and kitchen. The fireplace itself was a very important part of the home as it served for heating water for bathing and washing, for cooking and also for heating the room. The floor of this little home was of earth, made smooth, and then scoured, until it was like cement. The walls of this home were of logs, and the fireplace of rock. This was much better than many others had to begin with.
Harriet again resumed the responsibility of the house, preparing the meals and looking after the smaller children. This was the wish of their father William and accepted by all the other children except Emily. Harriet was one year seven months older than Emily, so naturally Emily felt Harriet should not try to tell her what to do, and when Harriet told her what to do she resented it. Harriet, on the other hand, felt it was up to Emily to do as she was told, as the work was heavy and very hard. Emily, when angry, would get behind the door and pout until the family came and begged her to come out. Harriet felt this was quite an accomplishment and felt she would like to try it when she herself got angry. Harriet said she was never successful at pouting, as when the other children began talking about something interesting, she always forgot all about pouting and flew out from behind the door to tell what she thought about the subject. She would laugh when she would tell of this and always said she never could keep her mouth shut. So she said she never found out whether the family would come and coax her to come out from behind the door and not pout anymore like they did Emily. She said she always wanted to know. Harriet felt the pouting act of Emily’s was quite an accomplishment.
Most children quarrel more or less, but where there was no mother or older person to direct the children in more desirable ways, in William’s family the quarreling between Emily and Harriet was terrible. William had a very heavy load to carry and with the girls quarreling it made his trouble worse.
Here, at this point in the story I wish to call special attention to that great pioneer and colonizer, Brigham Young. Many thousands of people had been coming every year into the Salt Lake Valley since the 24th of July 1847. These people came from all parts of the world. Many of these people were those who had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were among those who had been driven time and time again from their homes, their crops destroyed, their cattle and horses killed or stolen by the mobs. When they reached the valley of the Rockies they were destitute. The first to reach the valley found desolation. By the time William Beal and his family came, much had been done and many thousands of people were there. The Saints had been driven out of the confines of the United States of America by the order of Governor Boggs and others like him. He said, “Drive the Mormons out of the United States of America and exterminate them.” That was Governor Bogg’s order, God have mercy on his soul. Brigham Young saw the Great Salt Lake in a vision before he arrived there, and when he saw it he said, “THIS IS THE PLACE.” Also the Prophet Joseph Smith before his death told the saints they would finally be driven to the Rocky Mountains.
Although the Saints were persecuted from the first, the missionary work was carried on and people came from all parts o the world, leaving nice homes, and often disowned by their families for joining the Church. They came into the Great Salt Lake Valley in great numbers: from England, Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the Isles of the Sea – many people, many languages. Yet that great pioneer Brigham Young and his associates were able to handle the situation without friction. He put all men to work and each was allowed to progress if he would. Each was given land and helped to build homes. All were fed. No one had much but all had something. Many came with little faith and caused a disturbance among those finding it hard to get started in this waste land. Brigham Young loved his God and worshipped Him. He loved the memory and teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and followed these teachings as they had been given the Prophet from on high. Through the guiding influence of the Holy Ghost, he was able to keep these people busy and happy as a whole. Each man had his work to do. William Beal began his day, except Sunday, by going to the public square and with his drum, called all men together at the square, to receive their instructions for the day. Each man was made responsible for certain work, and was given greater things and greater responsibility as soon as he showed he was able to do it.
As I said before, among some the people gathered there, there were those who would like to overthrow the success of the undertaking. They carried on a whispering campaign against Brigham Young and the other leading brethren. William listened to their complaints and was soon partaking of their views and complaining also. Brigham Young was not dismayed. He looked after that large group of people like a father looking after his own family.
William received little encouragement at home. There the girls were quarreling and squabbling among themselves all the time. To add to the confusion, Harriet became very sick and seemed to get worse all the time. The night she was so sick it seemed to her the children would never quiet down to sleep. At length the room was quiet and what follows Harriet always spoke of as being a dream. She said:
“Lying in my bed I was overjoyed to see my Mother there by me. I was not afraid and began telling her of all that had happened since her death. I told her that Father had hired one of the women to make over her dresses for us girls. Mother answered, ‘Yes, I know. And the right sleeve of the black dress she is making for you is not sewed in but is only basted. Get me a needle and thread and I will sew it in for you.’ I brought her the needle and thread and gave it to her, she began to sew the sleeve in, and soon pricked her finger when she exclaimed, ‘Oh, I have pricked m finger, see how it is swelling. I cannot sew it in for you, but tell the woman in the morning and she will sew it in for you. I am too pure for this life now. Come with me.’ I told Mother about Father marrying that woman, who had only married him to get across the plains and then left us, taking all the cloth, shoes, and other things Mother had bought for us, and Mother answered, ‘Yes, I know.’ I also told Mother that Father and all of us children had gone to the Endowment House and had all been sealed to her and father. She answered as before, ‘Yes I know.’ I asked her where she got that dress she was wearing as it was not one she was buried in and she answered, ‘The Lord gave it to me’”
“I then said, ‘Mother, Emily and I quarrel terrible, and the other day we got in a fight and when we were angry we tore each other’s aprons off and threw them in the fire and burned them up, and they were made out of one of your dresses. She answered so sadly, ‘Yes, I know. If you and Emily do not stop quarreling you can never come where I am world without end, and remember that.’ Then Mother again said, ‘I want you to come with me as I have much to tell you.’ I followed her from the room and we then left the place and floated through the air, side by side. Then we came to a certain place Mother said to me, ‘Now hold your breath until we pass this place as the air is too light for mortals.’ I held my breath as instructed. All the time Mother was talking to me, telling me things she wanted me to tell Father and I was afraid, for Father was a strict man. She said, ‘Tell Father if he does not stop using tobacco he can never come where I am. Tell him if he doesn’t stop talking about the authorities of the Church and especially President Brigham Young, he will lose his testimony of the gospel and apostatize; therefore he will never come where I am, worlds without end. Now remember to tell him what I am saying, Harriet.’ I replied, ‘But Mother, I would not dare to tell Father that, and if I did he would not believe me.’ She answered me by saying, ‘You tell him every word I tell you, and he will believe every word you say.’”
After some time we came to a beautiful building, very large but as yet unfinished. We seemed to light very easily on a porch that was around the large building as far as I could see. All the time Mother was telling me things to tell father. She told me of temple work she wanted done and wanted Father to do it with me to help him. She said there were sealings to be done – that her sisters wanted to be sealed to Father, especially one who had married a very unclean man. My aunt, Mother said, did not want to be sealed to this man Gorden. Mother told me my aunt had prayed to the Lord after she found what a wicked man Gorden was, she prayed that she would never have children by such a man and that is why Mother had given William Francis to my aunt, but we had him sealed to his own parents. I wish to say here, Father and I have done all the temple work Mother told me to have done.”
“Mother then led me into a most beautiful bedroom which was very large. The workmanship of the room was beautiful as was also the rest of the building what I could see, although it was as yet unfinished. The floors of the bedroom were of gold and on the floor playing was our little darling William Francis that was buried on the plains. And with him were the twins. William Francis was trying to pound golden nails into the floor. Lovely beds were in the room and on one of them I noticed Mother’s sisters sitting, and the wife or Gorden was weeping bitterly. Mother said I must not neglect to tell Father about my aunt. When I asked Mother why my aunt was crying she said, ‘She doesn’t want to be sealed to Gorden. Remember to tell Father to have her sealed to him. Now don’t forget and also the other sealing I have told you to ask Father to do.
“I sat still watching the children at play, also thought about my aunts and their sorrow. I could hear Mother tripping down the long hall. I so wanted to see if she tripped along like she did in life. She never seemed to touch the ground as she walked. So I got up and went to the door and looked out and sure enough, there was Mother tripping along just like she used to do. One of the strange things about this visit for me was that although I loved little William Francis so much and was glad to see the little twins, they did not seem to notice me at all. My aunts, although I had known them well, did not act as though I was there. It made me want to be with Mother and I made no attempt to speak to anyone else. Watching Mother down the hall I turned to go back to my chair, but in turning I saw the door across the hall just a short distance from where I was standing, and it was open. Well I just had to see what was in the room, so I crossed very carefully and looked in. All my life I have been of a very inquisitive nature. Many times it had caused me much trouble. But this time I was very pleasantly surprised to see the Prophet Joseph Smith walking up and down a very long room and he had his hands clasped behind him, his head bowed as though in thought. At long tables on either side of the room and down the center also, many men set writing as fast as they could and once in a while the Prophet Joseph Smith would stop and speak to one of the men. They would answer, then go right on writing as fast as before. Among these men were the Prophet’s brother Hyrum, also other men that I had known well.
Seeing many of these men at these long tables writing was like seeing friends, as there were many I had known but many had been put to death by the mobs for their testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They were all wonderful men and had not been afraid to seal their testimony with their life’s blood.
I was present when the mantle of the Prophet Joseph Smith fell on Brigham Young and his voice for a time sounded like the Prophet Joseph and it was a testimony to the twenty thousand and more saints gathered there that Brigham Young should lead the Saints since the death of the Prophet Joseph, who was murdered in cold blood. The great audience of more than twenty thousand people rose to their feet, thinking the Prophet Joseph had returned, and then learning it was Brigham Young, they knew Brigham Young was chosen of God to lead the Church. Seeing the manifestation we saw was a testimony we never forgot and never will as long as we live. I was seven years old at the time. Some things children never forget and I will never forget that grand occasion. And the wonderful Spirit of the Lord that was there made it all the more unforgettable.
Back to the story:
“Fearing that Mother would find me across the hall, I hurried back to the room, and sat down in the chair, and had only a short time to wait until Mother returned. Another characteristic of myself was, I could never keep anything secret or be underhanded, for anyone could find out in no time and there was no use in trying to hide anything. So as usual, as soon as Mother came, the first thing I did was to say, ‘Mother, what is the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, and all the rest of the men doing in there?’ Mother looked at me as much as to say, ‘So, you are up to your old tricks.’ But what she said was, ‘Harriet, I told you not to leave this room or even the chair.’ I said, “But Mother, I just looked in.’ She said, ‘Well, you must go now. Come, I will go with you to the porch and remember, when you come to that place, be sure to hold your breath.’ ‘But Mother,’ I said, ‘what is the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum, and all the other men doing in there?’ She answered, ‘PREPARING GENEALOGY; SO THAT THE WORK CAN BE DONE ON EARTH FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED WITHOUT HAVING THE PRIVILEGE OF HEARING THE GOSPEL THEMSELVES.”
“Then for the third time, she told me everything over and over again and told me to tell Father that he should not speak evil of the authorities of the Church, especially of President Brigham Young. And if he did not cease he could never come where she was, worlds without ends. She came to the porch with me and I started out remembering to hold my breath. The next I knew it was morning and I was in bed. I was still very sick but better than the night before and so I dressed and went outside and sat in the chimney corner as the fire from within had melted the snow from the rocks of the chimney and warmed them. All the rest were asleep within the room. The snow was all over the ground. I crouched down, frightened and crying, for I did not dare tell Father what I had to tell him.”
“My sisters found me there, and Emily ran to tell Father. Emily told Father I was outside in the chimney corner crying and had said I had something to tell him but I was afraid to do so. Father came out and asked me what was the matter and I told him I had something to tell him but I was afraid he would not believe me. Father said, ‘I will believe every word you say.’ From this time forth I never heard my Father speak ill of anyone in authority and he would not allow anyone to do so in his hearing or in his house. My father, outside of the use of tobacco, was a very exemplary man. We went in the house to look at the dress Mother had called my attention to the night before, and sure enough, the right sleeve was only basted in.”
Father took me to the Endowment House and had me tell my dream to those in authority there and they said to, “Brother Beal, your daughter has had a vision from above and has been permitted this visitation for the good of you and your family. Treat it as sacred.”
“Father let me help do the temple work Mother had told me to tell Father to do. Emily and I stopped quarreling. I being the oldest girl, Father put me in charge of the house, but I never forgot my Mother’s warning about quarreling. Again peace was in our home. Not so long after this, Father married again. Then the new Mother took over the house and Emily and I found it a pleasure to do her bidding.”
“This new wife and Mother was Mrs. Eliza Neilson Brown from Copenhagen, Denmark. She had married Brown in Copenhagen, Denmark, and he was the father of her five oldest children: Adam, Victoria, Mary Nettie, Evalt, and Eddie. Brown was a cruel man to his wife and also his little children, and when he was angry he would whip the children and also his wife. Eliza heard the Gospel preached by the missionaries from Utah; at once she had a testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was anxious to become a member of the church as its teachings, its truths, answered the longings of her heart. When Brown understood she wanted to join the Church, his abuse was so great she could no longer endure his persecution. Getting her little ones ready, she left Brown’s house forever, than joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emigrated to Utah with other members of the Church. She and her little ones came to Salt Lake City and in this place she met Father and they were soon in love with each other, although she spoke no English, and he spoke no Danish. They went to the Endowment House and were married and sealed for time and all eternity and four of the children were sealed to Father and their Mother Eliza. But Adam, the oldest refused.”
“Father and Mother Eliza were very happy from the beginning of their life together. All Father’s children loved Eliza and gladly called her mother. Father was very gentle and kind to her children. Girls from Denmark often came to visit Mother and she enjoyed their visits very much as she could talk to them in her own language. There was also a man from Denmark that used to call to see Mother. Father did not object as he felt it gave her pleasure to talk to people from her own country. Father was away from early; morning until late at night, making a living for his large family. Soon after Mother met this Danish man she began to be sad, and each time this man came to visit her, after his visits she would cry. One day coming home from school I heard mother crying and the Danish girls talking to her. I ran into the room and demanded why Mother was crying and what they were doing to her. These girls had been in America for some time and talked the English language very well. They told me the man that had been visiting Mother had told her that Father did no love her and was going to leave her and marry an American girl. This man asked Mother to go away with him and be his wife. So mother was very unhappy as she loved Father and his children very much and was very unhappy that Father did not love her. I told the girls that Father loved her very much and so did all his children. They told mother what I said. I put my arms around her and held her tight. She laughed and hugged me and cried and laughed. I told the girls they had better get word to that man and tell him not to come near our place again, that when father was angry someone was going to get hurt. I knew he would be very angry when he heard the lies this man had been telling mother. They must have told him for he was never seen in that part of the country again. With mother’s sorrows explained and forgotten, father and mother were happy again. Father was a hard working man and soon began to get a good start. Then President Brigham Young called men to take their families and locate in different parts of Utah and Arizona, selling what they had in buildings and lands to the people that were coming from most every country on the globe.
“Father took his family and settled in Manti. I married Alma Millet; Emily married Oliver DeMill; and John Alma married Oliver DeMill’s sister, Lovina Esther DeMill; and we all moved down to the Dixie country, some twenty miles from St. George, Utah.”
“Adam never seemed to do much for himself, but hung around Mother and, of course, Father. As father was getting old and was not too well, he was glad Adam was near. Father and mother Eliza had four children, two boys and two girls: Elroy (Eroy) Delodd who lived only a few hours, then Eliza Amelia and Julia Caroline and then William. Each of these children married well and had very fine families.”
“At father’s death, all his property was turned over to Adam, providing he would care for mother until her death. Then the property was to be Adam’s. Adam told us after mother was dead and we could not ask her about it; that he had persuaded her to be sealed to his father, Brown. Be not troubled about that. She and her four children were sealed to father. Father and mother’s last four children were born under the New and Everlasting Covenant, and are Mother and Father’s children throughout all eternity. So Adam had failed in that as he seemed to have failed in everything else in life. He as a very small person, with no meat on his bones and seemed to be happiest when he was making someone unhappy. That is my impression of him.
“I wept very bitterly when word came that mother Eliza was dead. But this I know: She went to a great reward in the presence of father who loved her very much and to also join her little children who had gone on before, and to receive the love and praise of my own dear mother for the wonderful work she had done, and the many blessings she brought to our own mother’s children. Great will be her reward and we bless her memory.”
Harriet Salvina Beal Millett as she told it to her niece, Cora Anna Beal Peterson.
Direct Line of Beal Genealogy – beginning with William Beal
William Beal was the son of Abel Beal and Amy Franklin Beal and the ninth child in a family of sixteen children, nine boys and seven girls.
Following is the direct line of the Beal Family to date (September 1945):
William Beal, son of Abel Beal and Amy Franklin Beal.
Abel Beal, son of William Beal and Anna Wood Beal and was the eldest
of eleven children.
William Beal, son of Thomas Beal and Hannah Croel.
Thomas Beal, son of Obadiah Beal and Mary Wood
Obadiah Beal, son of William Beal and Jane Trafton.
William Beal, son or Arthur Beal, son of William Beal.
This is the direct line pedigree of William Beal, son of Abel Beal.
William Beal and Anna Wood were of Vermont and the families since until 1843 when William and Clarissa Allen Beal took their family and with the rest of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were driven and persecuted for their testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
William Beal was born September 27, 1804 at Duxbury (Cambridge) Vermont. He died February 15, 1872, at Glenwood, Sever County, Utah. He married Clarissa Allen, who was born December 13, 1807, Duxbury (Cambridge) Vermont; she died June 24, 1851, Middleburg, Ohio.
William and Clarissa had twelve children, six boys and six girls. The following are their children:
Clarissa Amanda Beal – Born 1833. Must have died young; no further
record of her.
Oscar Sheldon Beal - Born 7 February 1834, Parma, Cuyhoga, Ohio; died
17 February 1881
Lyman Franklin Beal – Born 5 July 1835, Parma, Cuyhoga, Ohio
John Alma Beal – Born 4 October 1836, Parma, Cuyhoga, Ohio; died 20
January 1902, Rockville, Washington, Utah.
Harriet Salvina Beal – Born 13 August 1837, Brooklin, Cuyhoga, Ohio; died
26 August 1901, Mesa, Arizona.
Emily Almira Beal – Born 29 March 1839, Parma, Cuyhoga, Ohio; died 30
Eunice Amy Beal – Born 6 March 1843, Parma, Ciyhoga, Ohio; died 16
November 1924. Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona.
Francis L. Bean – Born 21 June 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Nancy Jane Beal – Born 22 October 1846, Portsmouth, Scioto; died.
William Francis Beal – Born June 1850, Middleburg, Logan, Ohio; died
July 1852 on the plains.
Henry Beal – Born 17 June 1851, Middleburg, Logan, Ohio; died 25 June
1851, Middleburg, Logan, Ohio.
Henryetta Beal – Born 17 June 1851, Middleburg, Logan, Ohio; died 25
June 1851, Middleburg, Logan, Ohio.
William Beal married about 1853 Eliza Neilsen Brown, who had left her husband for her testimony of the Gospel, and with her five children came to America from Copenhagen, Denmark. They were married in the Endowment House, an d her four youngeset children by Brown were sealed to William Beal, but not Adam.
These are the children of William Beal and Eliza Neilsen Beal:
Adam Brown – Born Copenhagen, Denmark
Victora Brown – Born Copenhagen, Denmark
Mary Netty Brown – Born July 1843, Copenhagen, Denmark
Evalt Brown – Born 6 August 1844, Copenhagen, Denmark; died 18 Feb
1856, Manti, Sanpete, Utah
Edie Brown – Born Copenhagen, Denmark
Elroy (Eroy) Beal – Born 10 October, Manti, Sanpete, Utah; died 10 October
Eliza Anelia Beal – Born 5 March 1856, Manti, Sanpete, Utah; died 28
Julia Caroline Beal – Born 30 March 1858, Manti, Sanpete, Utah.
William Beal – Born 30 June 1861, Manti, Sanpete, Utah; died 2 January