The pioneering roots of the James Lincoln Beaman (b. Mar 23, 1862 IA and d. Aug 1931 Pueblo) and Garfield Crichton Beaman (b. 1888 IA and d. Mar 1956 Pueblo) families of Pueblo can be traced back to the year 1635 (141 years before the United States became a nation); and the arrival in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, from England, of twelve year old Gamaliel Beaman on the ship, "Elizabeth and Ann".
0001. Gamaliel Beaman, m. Sarah (Clark). Gamaliel Beaman, (Gamaliell Beomont) b. 1623 probably in the villages of
Quatt or Biddulph, Shrops, England. He immigrated in May 1635 aboard the "Elizabeth and Ann". He settled in Dorchester, (founded in 1630 by John Winthrop) Massachusetts, which at that time was the first town on the Atlantic Coast South of Boston. There is no record of his first 8 years in Dorchester. He married Sarah Clark in 1643. Six years later, in May 1659, Gamaliel and Sarah moved to the village of Lancaster, Massachusetts. They arrived in Lancaster May 23, 1659 and Gamaliel signed the Covenant on May 31, 1659, as one of the fifty-five original proprietors of the town. Gamaliel had brought with him 210 pounds of money (a large sum for those days) and was assigned Lot 38 as laid down on the map. Later when the meadowlands were divided he received Lot 22 also. Gamaliel owned more than 266 acres of land. Remember the law of primogeniture and what little these brothers may have been able to bring with them to America from England. In 1671 Gamaliel was the Constable of Lancaster. On Feb 20, 1676, during the King Philip's War, a party of about 400 Indians attacked the village of Lancaster, which contained about 60 families at that time. The people of Lancaster, having prior warning of the attack, had gathered in garrison homes, one being that of Reverend Joseph Rowlandson. The Indians burned every house in Lancaster, including the church; killing 13 people and kidnapping 24. The Reverend's wife, Mary Rowlandson, was one of the captured individuals and wrote a book about her ordeal after she was ransomed. After the attack the Beaman family returned to Dorchester, and John Thornton Beaman was born a year later on Feb 21, 1677 in Dorchester. The Beaman poverty was so great that the taxes of Gamaliel, Sr., Gamaliel, Jr., John and Thomas were set down on the records of Dorchester as desperate debts during this period. (The Lancaster records record that Gamaliel Beaman, Sen(ior) died at Dorchester 23. 1 mo. 1678 (March 23, 1678 and the Dorchester records show that that Gamaliel Bea,am, Jun died Mar 23, 1678.) About 1680 the Beaman family returned to Lancaster, with new houses being set up on Gamaliel's land, and the family helping to rebuild the town.
0002. John¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. 1649 Baptized June 15, 1657 in Dorchester, d. Jan 15, 1739/40 Bolton, MA.
0003. Joseph¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. 1651
0004. Gamaliel¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. 1653 Baptized June 15, 1657 in Dorchester
0005. Thomas¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. 1654 Baptized June 15, 1657 in Dorchester, d. Oct 21, 1731
0006. Mary¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. 1656 Baptized June 15 1657 in Dorchester, d. Oct 19, 1681
0007. Sarah¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. Jan 17, 1657/58 Baptized Mar 20, 1658 in Dorchester, d. Oct 19, 1681
0008. Noah¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. Apr 3, 1661 (Middlesex Register) d. May 29, 1715 Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
0009. Thankful¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. Apr 18, 1663 Middlesex Register
0010. Hannah¹ (Bement) (Clark) Beaman, b. 1665
0010.1 Mehettabell¹ (Clark) Beaman, b. May 26, 1667 Middlesex Register
0002(0001). John¹ (Clark) Beaman, m. in 1674, Priscilla Thornton, daughter of Robert and Mary (Dowling) Thornton, b. 1656 d. Aug 6, 1729. The first child born of Gamaliel and Sarah Beaman. On their return to Dorchester after the Massacre at Lancaster in February 1676, Priscilla was admitted into the Dorchester Church as a member of the Church of Lancaster. John was a probationer in Dorchester and in August 1681 he took out a letter for Taunton, but did not stay there long because his daughter Sarah was born in Lancaster the next February. John afterward moved again to Taunton and back to Lancaster. On his return to Lancaster he was received into the Church of Lancaster as Father Beaman from Taunton. In 1704 John was a member of a garrison established in his Father's house and in 1711 there was a garrison in his house. There was a church meeting at his house Jan. 30, 1729 to elect Deacons. Both John and Priscilla are buried at Old Burial Field, Lancaster, Massachusetts.
0011.1 Abigail² (Thornton) Beaman
0011 Mary² (Thornton) Beaman, b. abt 1675 d. May 31, 1676 Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
0012. John² Thornton Beaman, Jr., b. Feb 21, 1676/77 Dorchester, m. 1703 d. May 3, 1763
0013. Zippora(h) ² (Thornton) Beaman, b. Mar 4, 1678/79 Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
0014. Sarah² (Thornton) Beaman, b. Jan 25, 1681/82 Lancaster d. Mar 7, 1717/18
0015. Gamaliel² (Thornton) Beaman, b. Feb 29, 1683/84 Lancaster d. Oct 26, 1745 Sterling, MA
0016. Ebenezer² (Thornton) Beaman, b. 1691 Lancaster d. May 11, 1764
0017. Jonathan² Beaman, b. 1692 Lancaster d. Apr 10, 1771 (78y 8m 3d) at West Boylston, MA
0018. Priscilla² (Thornton) Beaman, b. 1686 Lancaster
0019. Judith² (Thornton) Beaman, b. 1688 Lancaster
0020. Eunice² (Thornton) Beaman, b. abt 1700, Bapt. May 30, 1708 in the First Church of Lancaster d. Jun 15, 1731
0021. Jabez² Thornton Beaman, b. 1704, Bapt. May 30, 1708 in the First Church of Lancaster d. Sep 22, 1757
0015(0002) Gamaliel² Thornton Beaman, a son of John and Priscilla Beaman, m. Mary Houghton, daughter of John and Mary (Burbeen) Houghton, b. 1688 d. abt 1745 Lancaster, MA. Gamaliel was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts on February 29, 1685. He was the first settler in the town of Sterling. He was called "irrepressible," for his persistence in calling for a church in that part of Lancaster, which was obtained in 1742. He was admitted into the Crockett Church on July 7, 1745. Gamaliel died October 26, 1745 and was the first person buried in the Crockett Precinct Burial Ground at Sterling Center on October 26, 1745.
0039. Mary³ Houghton (Bowman) Beaman, b. 1710
0040. Eunise³ Houghton Beaman, b. abt 1712
0041. Elizabeth³ Houghton Beaman, b. abt 1714 d. bef 1716
0041.1 Phineas³ Houghton Beaman, b. abt 1715 d. bef 1718
0041.2 Elizabeth³ (Houghton) Beaman, b. 1716 d. bef. 1741
0042. Phineas³ (Houghton) Beaman, b. abt 1718 Sterling, MA d. Mar 16, 1803 Sterling, MA
0043. Zerviah³ (Houghton) Beaman, b. abt 1722, Bapt. Aug 10, 1740
0044. Lois³ (Houghton) Beaman, b. abt 1720, Bapt. Aug 10, 1740
0044.1 Dinah³ (Houghton) Beaman, b. 1722 d. bef 1728
0045. Dinah³ (Houghton) Beaman, b Sep 20, 1728 d. Dec 24, 1791
0042(0015). Phineas³ Houghton Beaman, a son of Gamaliel and Mary Beaman, m. Joannah White, daughter of Josiah and Abigail (Whitcomb) White, Jr., Oct 23, 1740. Joannah was b. Sep 20, 1721 (Joannah was the niece of Mary, wife of Rev. Joseph Rowlandson, the heroine of the destruction of Lancaster on Feb 10, 1675.) and d. 1799. Phineas Beaman owned the Covenant and was baptized on Jan 6, 1740 in the First Church of Lancaster. Phineas entered his intentions to marry Joanna on Jul 16, 1740. Phineas built the first frame house that succeeded Gamaliel's old log homestead. On Jul 19, 1752 Phineas was admitted into the Crockett Church of Lancaster. On March 22, 1761, Joannah was admitted to the Crockett Church of Lancaster. Phineas died in Sterling, Massachusetts on March 16, 1803.
0085. Joannah4 (White) Beaman, b. Apr 4, 1741 Lancaster, Bapt. May 21, 1741, d. Mar 17, 1810 Wendell, MA
0086. Phineas4 (White) Beaman, Jr., b. Apr 20, 1742, Bapt. Jun 6, 1742
0087. Josiah4 (White) Beaman, b. Jul 1, 1743 Bapt. Jul 31, 1743 in the First Church of Lancaster
0088. Elizabeth4 (White) Beaman, b. Jul 1, 1745, Bapt. Jul 28, 1745 in Crockett Church of Lancaster by J. Mellen.
0089. Lemuel4 (White) Beaman, b. Oct 2, 1746 Bapt. Nov 9, 1746 in Crockett Church
0090. Silence4 (White) Beaman, b. Aug 31, 1747
0091. Gamaliel4 (White) Beaman, b. Dec 4, 1748
0092. Jonas4 (White) Beaman, b. Jul 12, 1750, Bapt. Aug 26, 1750 d. Mar 27, 1804 at Princeton.
0093. Josiah4 (White) Beaman, b. Oct 2, 1752, Bapt. Nov 19, 1752
0094. Benjamin4 (White) Beaman, b. Apr 10, 1754, Bapt. May 29, 1754 in the Crockett Church
0095. Mary4 (White) Beaman, Bapt. Dec 28, 1755 in the Crockett Church
0096. Elisha4 (White) Beaman, b. Jun 5, 1757, Bapt. Jul 3, 1757 in the Crockett Church of Lancaster. d. Aug 12, 1771
0097. David4 (White) Beaman, Bapt. Dec 10, 1758
0098. Abigail4 (White) Beaman, b. Jul 14, 1760, Bapt. July 27, 1760
0099. Gideon4 (White) Beaman, b. Jul 12, 1763, Bapt. Aug 21, 1763 in Crockett Church. d. 1833
0091(0042) Gamaliel4 White Beaman, a son of Phineas and Joanna Beaman, m. Prudence Wilder, daughter of Abner and Eunice (Osgood) Wilder. Prudence and Gamaliel entered their intentions to marry on October 10, 1775. Gamaliel was considered to be the first Beaman in Winchendon, buying the farm of James Otis, the Patriot. Gamaliel served at Lexington in Captain Daniel Robbins' Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, serving 13 days. He was with General Washington at Valley Forge. Gamaliel died in the Revolutionary Army on Oct 11, 1777 in the Continental Hospital at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prudence married Captain Nathaniel Carter, of Leominster, MA in 1790 and had two additional children.
0180. David5 Wilder Beaman, b. Aug 21, 1776 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Jul 8, 1840
Elisha (Wilder/Beaman) Carter, b. 1791 d. Sep 1, 1799
Beaman (Wilder/Beaman) Carter, b. 1794 d. Aug 31, 1799
0180(0091) Capt. David5 Wilder Beaman, a son of Gamaliel and Prudence Beaman, m. Polly Carter, daughter of Jude and Polly (Turner) Carter, of Rindge, NH Apr 14, 1798. David and Polly settled on a farm in Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. David was a farmer, prominent citizen of Winchendon, Captain, and Selectman. David died there on the farm on July 8, 1840 and Polly died on February 10, 1850.
0297. Gamaliel6 Carter Beaman, b. Mar 20, 1799 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Oct 26, 1875
0298. Elisha6 (Carter) Beaman, b. Sep 20, 1800 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. 1866
0299. Sally6 Turner (Carter) Beaman, Sep 29, 1802 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. May 18, 1891
0300. David6 Wilder (Carter) Beaman, b. Aug 29, 1804 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Jul 17, 1837
0301. Melas6 (Carter) Beaman, b. Jul 31, 1806 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Oct 13, 1808
0302. Mary6 Ann (Carter) Beaman, b. Dec 4, 1808 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Nov 13, 1900
0303. Prudence6 White (Carter) Beaman, b. Jan 7, 1811 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Feb 7, 1878
0304. Harriet6 (Carter) Beaman, b. Jan 8, 1814 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Jan 18, 1888
0305. Eliza6 (Carter) Beaman, b. Aug 19, 1816 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Jun 24, 1851
0306. William6 (Carter) Beaman, b. Sep 11, 1818 Winchendon, Worcester, MA d. Aug 11, 1893
0297(0180) Rev. Gamaliel6 Carter Beaman, a son of David and Polly Beaman, 1m. Elizabeth G. Jacobs, of Milton, Norfolk, MA, Sep 8 or Oct 3, 1831 at Andover, Essex, MA. Gamaliel graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, and from the Theological Seminary, Andover, Massachusetts. He was licensed to preach in Apr 1831. After marrying Elizabeth, they moved to Piketon, Pike, OH where Gamaliel organized a Presbyterian Church. Gamaliel became a prominent leader in the anti-slavery movement of those days, and participated in the conflict in that county with the pro-slavery element, and coming near to losing his life several times at the hands of the pro-slavery mobs. While there, Elizabeth died on September 20, 1834.
Gamaliel married Emelia Crichton in 1836. Emelia was born in 1814, and was a descendant of the Crichton family in which the Admiral Crichton belonged. In 1838 they moved to Burlington, Lawrence, Ohio. 'Abolitionism was then spreading rapidly and the Church at Burlington had 17 slave holding members, residents of Kentucky and Virginia, just across the Ohio River.' Under Gamaliel's influence the Church session dismissed these members and adopted an article excluding slaveholders from the Church and pulpit. Gamaliel opened an academy in Burlington in 1842, of which he was the principal until his relocation to Iowa in 1846. In 1846 Gamaliel and Amelia traveled by steamboat down the Ohio River to Cairo, thence up the Mississippi River to Montrose, Lee County, Iowa where he preached in the Government Barracks, as there was no church. He organized a church and erected a house of worship, and organized several churches in the surrounding county in the midst of the Morman settlements of that region. The Mormon War was then in process, and soon after the Mormon Temple at Nauvoo, IL (just across the Mississippi River opposite Montrose) was burned, and a general exodus of Mormons took place. The Temple stood upon an endnence about a mile from the river, which at that point is over a mile in width, making the distance from Montrose over two miles. Notwithstanding this distance a newspaper of the finest print could be easily read by the light of the burning Temple, and for more than four miles in the surrounding country people got out of their beds and chickens crowed, supposing it to be daylight. The fire occurred about 2 a. m. in the morning. In 1852, he surrendered the Montrose church to another pastor and moved to Croton on the Des Moines River. On Aug 3, 1872, he writes in his diary, "I am now 73, if I live until Mar 1873, I intend to resign and preach only when I am able." However, on Mar 4, 1873 he received an urgent call to return to his old church in Montrose and immediately went there and remained until Jun 1875. In 1875, his health failing he moved to Keosauqua, Iowa and died at the home of his son David on October 26, 1875, after a ministry of 44 years. Amelia moved with her son to Denver, Colorado in 1888, where she died on December 12, 1890.
0435. Susanna7 (Jacobs) Beaman, d. young
Gamaliel 2m. Emelia Crichton, of Perthshire, Scotland, at Piketon, OH, Sep 17, 1836
0436. David7 Crichton (Crichton) Beaman, b. Nov 22, 1838 Burlington, Ohio
0436(0297). Honorable David7 "DC" Crichton (Jacobs) Beaman, a son of Gamaliel and Elizabeth Beaman, m. Luella A. Smith. David practiced law in Keosauqua, Iowa, and after moving to Denver, Colorado with his Mother, he became the General Attorney for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. The 1878 Van Buren Township, Van Buren County, Iowa's Biographical Directory of Citizens has the following, "Beaman, David Crichton; born in Burlington, Lawrence County, Ohio on Nov 22, 1838. His parents were Rev. Gamaliel C. Beaman and Emelia C. Beaman. David is a lineal descendent of Admirable Crichton, through his Mother whose family name is Crichton. David's family moved to Montrose, Lee County, Iowa in 1846 and resided there during the Mormon troubles there, and the destruction of the Mormon temple at Nauvoo, just across the Mississippi River. The family moved to Croton, on the Des Moines River in the same county in 1852. David was educated at Denmark, Iowa and Oberlin, Ohio. He went to work at Croton as a railroad station agent in 1859. He was married Dec 31, 1860, at Athens, Missouri to Miss Luella A. Smith, daughter of Dabzell and Mary Smith of St. Louis. Luella was born Feb 13, 1839 at Augusta, Kentucky. As a member of Colonel Moore's command, which composed in part of Iowa companies, David participated in the battle of Athens, Missouri on Aug 5, 1861, being one of the first battles of the rebellion. David moved to Independence, Van Buren County, Iowa in January 1862, and was still in the employ of the railroad company. He continued in railroad employment at that place until 1866. He went into general merchandising at the same place in 1867, and continued about two years. David began to study law in 1866, at home and in connection with other business, under the tutorship of Hon. Robert Sloan. David was admitted to the bar at Keosauqua in Sep 1869. He at once commenced a practice in Independence, going into courts of Van Buren, Davis, Jefferson and Wapello Counties. He has been practicing law ever since. The family moved to Keosauqua in Oct 1874, and David formed a law partnership with Rutledge Lea, under the firm name of Lea & Beaman, in the office formerly occupied by J. C. Knapp, who was that year elected to the District Judgeship. David was the Republican candidate for the Legislature in 1875, but was defeated by a small majority. David and Luella have four children--James L., Mar 23, 1862; George C., Jul 5, 1863; Alice M., May 5, 1865; and Arthur D., May 11, 1871. Rev Gamaliel C. Beaman, David's Father, was one of the pioneer Presbyterian ministers of Iowa, having been a minister over forty years."
From the United States Biographical Dictionary: “David C. Beaman (Keosauqua) David Crichton Beaman, was a son of Rev. Gamaliel C. Beaman, and was born at Burlington. Lawrence County, Ohio, on the 22nd of November, 1838. He moved with his parents to Montrose, Iowa in 1846, and to Croton, Iowa in 1852.
He was educated at Denmark Academy, Iowa and Oberlin College, Ohio, but did not take a regular collegiate course nor graduate.
After leaving school, and in 1860, he entered the employ of a railroad company as station agent, that being at that time congenial to his taste.
He was married on the 31st of December, 1860 to Miss Luella A. Smith, daughter of Dabzell Smith, of St. Louis; granddaughter of Arthur Thomas, of Athens, Missouri, and niece of Professor James A. Thome, of Oberlin College.
He removed in 1862 to Independence, Van Buren County, continuing in the employ of the railroad company until 1867. He then engaged in merchandising at Independence, in which he remained for about two years. He began the study of the law, with the intention of adopting is as a profession, in 1867, having prosecuted it during the time he was engaged in other employment, being obliged to continue in business as a means of support; was admitted to the bar in September, 1869, at Keosauqua, and has been engaged in constant practice since that time.
In November, 1874, he removed to Keosauqua, and there formed a law partnership with Rutledge Lea, one of the most reputable firms in this part of the Des Moines valley. Their business is extensive and extending, built on their high character as lawyers and their integrity as men.
Coming from New England and Scotch ancestors, Mr. Beaman was naturally a Republican in politics, and has always been an ardent supporter of republican principles.
Prior to engaging in the practice of law he had always taken a somewhat active part in politics, but since that time his attention has been almost wholly devoted to his profession. He has held several minor offices and responsible positions. He was the republican candidate for the legislature in Van Buren County in 1875, but was defeated by a small majority. He attended the national republican convention in Cincinnati in 1876, when President Hayes was nominated. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, having joined in 1876.
Mr. Beaman is a believer in the truth of Christianity, but is not a professor of religion. In moral character he is above suspicion, and is active in all commendable enterprises.
Mr. Beaman is a hard-working, methodical lawyer, of good judgment and knowledge of the law. As a speaker, he is conversational in style, but exhaustive, aiming to cover the whole case and leave no point of benefit untouched. In law, as in everything else, he does no slipshod work. He has been a resident of Keosauqua but three or four years, yet is thoroughly known by the citizens, and his usefulness in the community seems to be appreciated. The firm name of Lea and Beaman stands in this community for a good deal of moral as well as legal weight.”
During the 1880 Census, David was a Lawyer, Luella was Keeping House, James and George were Printers, Alice and Arthur were attending school, and David's Mother, Emelia was living with them. Census place: Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa. (In an 1870 Census, Luella name was spelled Lewella, and in the 1880 Census it was spelled Leuella). In the Ballenger & Richards twenty-fourth annual Denver City Directory for 1896 is the following; “Beaman, David C. genl attorney Colo Fuel & Iron Co., 722 Boston bldg, b Albany Hotel.”
0583. James8 Lincoln (Smith) Beaman, b. Mar 23, 1862 Iowa, was Sheriff of Pueblo, CO d. Aug 21, 1931 Pueblo,
0584. George8 Crichton (Smith) Beaman, b. Jul 5, 1863 Iowa d. Chicago, IL
0585. Alice8 May (Smith) Beaman, b. May 5, 1865 Iowa
0586. Arthur8 Dalzell (Smith) Beaman, b. May 11, 1871 Iowa
0583(0436). James8 Lincoln (Smith) Beaman, a son of David and Luella Beaman, b. 1862, was Sheriff of Pueblo, CO. During the 1920 Census, James, age 57, was working as the Manager of the State Fair for Colorado in Pueblo and living with his family; wife (Jauettu/Janetta), age 51; daughter Helen B. Nichols, age 28; son Jack, age 17; daughter Julian, age 17; and granddaughter Jane Nichols. Census Place: Pueblo 33 PCT, Pueblo, CO. During the 1930 Census, James, age 68, was living alone in a rooming house. Census Place: Pueblo, Pueblo, CO.
Obituary: Beaman, James L., Aug 22, 1931 Pueblo Chieftain. James L. Beaman, 69, resident of Pueblo for nearly 40 years died at his home, 214 East Fourth Street on Friday morning. James had been associated with the political and business life of Pueblo ever since he came to Pueblo from Iowa to become the land agent for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. James served Pueblo County as Sheriff for several years. He was President of the Colorado State Fair Association for many years. For two years he was the collector of delinquent taxes under Will D. Grlsard Treasurer. James was a Life Member of the B. P. O. Elks, No. 90. James spent the evening, the day before his death, with his son G. C. Beaman, and later he was at the Elk's Lodge. Surviving him are five children, G. C. Beaman of Pueblo; Frank Beaman of Pittsburg, PA; Julian Beaman of Las Angeles, CA; Jack Beaman of Decatur, Il; and Mrs. Helen Nichols of Ottumwa, IA and Akron, OH; two brothers, G. C. Beaman of Las Angeles, CA and A. D. Beaman of Denver, CO; one sister, Mrs. W. T. Harper of Ottumwa, IA.
1256.1(0583) Garfield9 Crichton (?) Beaman, b. (?) and died Mar 8, 1956 Pueblo, Pueblo, CO
1256.2(0583) J. Frank9 (?) Beaman
1256.3(0583) Helen9 (?) Beaman, b. (1892) CO
1257(0583) Jack9 (?) Beaman, b. 1903 CO
1257.1(0583) Julian9 (?) Beaman, b. 1903 CO
0585(0436). Alice8 May (Smith) Beaman, a daughter of David and Luella Beaman, m. William T. Harper. During the 1910 Census, William, age 42, was a Merchant and lived on North Court; Alice, age 43; Ruth B., age 19, was a College Student; Dorothy S., age 15, was a High School Student; Alice L., age 1+; and Mary (?) was a Servant. Census Place: 4-WD Ottumwa, Wapello, IA. During the 1920 Census, William, age 51, was a Wholesale Druggist and still lived on North Court; Alice, age 53; Dorothy, age 25, was a Teacher at the University; and Alice, age 11.
F2259(0585) Ruth9 B. (Beaman) Harper, b. (1891)
F2260(0585) Dorothy9 S. (Beaman) Harper, b. (1895)
F2261(0585) Alice9 L. (Beaman) Harper, b. (1908)
0586(0436). Arthur8 “AD” Dalzell (Smith) Beaman, 1m. Maud E. (?). In the 1890 Denver, CO City Directory, Arthur was a Student. During the 1900 Census, AD, age 29; Maud E, age 25 (Born May 1875); Margaret C., age 2 (born Dec 1897); and James, 10 months (born Jul 1899). Census Place: Carbondale, Garfield, CO. In the 1913 Denver Directory, Arthur was a Brakeman for the C&S Railroad. During the 1920 Census, Arthur, age 48, was married to Lucile, age 47, (born 1872 PA) and was a Conductor on a Steam Railroad. A Florence E. (Coplyere) was living with AD and Lucile. Census Place: 226 Dist Denver, Denver, CO.
1293(0586) Margaret9 C. (?) Beaman, b. Dec 1897 CO
1294(0586) James9 (?) Beaman, b. Jul 1899 CO
1256.1(0583) Garfield9 “Athey” Crichton (?) Beaman, m. Margaret G. (?)
Obituary: Pueblo Chieftain Mar 9, 1956: Beaman, Garfield Crichton, 1624 Cedarwood, died Thursday following an illness of three years. Resident of Pueblo for 64 years, and owner of Athey-Beaman Roofing Company for many years until he sold the business about three years ago. Garfield was a member of the Ascension and Holy Trinity Parish and member of BPO Elks, Number 90. A son, James R. Beaman; daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Brace; Granddaughter, Karen Lynn Brace; a sister, Mrs. Helen Nichols of Los Angeles; and three brothers, J. Frank Beaman, Jack Beaman of Bartlesville, OK and Julian Beaman of Los Angeles.
Obituary: Pueblo Chiefain Jul 4, 1981: Beaman, Margaret G. (Beaman) Miller, late of 95 Radcliffe, passed away Jul 3, 1981 at St Mary-Corwin Hospital. Margaret was a member of Holy Family Parish. Preceded in death by G. C. “Athey” Beaman in 1956, and Donald Peter Miller in 1974. Margaret was the mother of Joanne (Bob) Brace, Jim (Mariam) Beaman of Chipita Park; step-mother of Jim Miller, Dale Miller, Jean Villa, Joe “Bob” Dorsey, Ann (Rod) Street, grandmother of Karen Brace, Kelly Klune, Bridget Beaman and Ryan Beaman; numerous other grandchildren, nices, nephews, and two great-grandchildren. A Rosary recitation is scheduled at 7 p. m. Sunday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel. A Mass of Resurrection is scheduled at 10 a. m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Interment at Roselawn.
1282(1256.1) James10 R. (?) Beaman, b. CO d. May 16, 1995 at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
1283(1256.1) Joanne10 (?) Beaman, b. CO
1256.3(0583) Helen9 (?) Beaman, b. 1892, m. (?) Nichols. During the 1920 Census, Helen was living at her parent's home with her daughter and working as a Stenographer at the Express Office. Census Place: Pueblo, Pueblo, CO. (A Helen B. Nichols, born Nov 9, 1892 in CO, died Jan 1, 1973 in Los Angeles, CA.)
F2038/1256 Jane10 (Beaman) Nichols, b. 1912 WA
1282(1256.1) James10 Roger (?) Beaman, m. Mariam Hilburn (?)
Obituary: Pueblo Chieftain May 19, 1995: Beaman, James Roger, 70, Cascade, CO. Formerly of Pueblo, James died unexpectedly on May 16, 1995 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. James is survived by wife Miriam Hilburn Beaman; daughters, Ryan L. Beaman, Denver; and Bridget Vallely, Boulder City, NV; sister, Joanne “Tear” Brace, Phoenix, AZ; and a grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Rosary Chapel Organ Fund, PO Box 96, Cascade, CO 80809. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 2 p. m. on Saturday at Sacred Hearth Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs with the Rev. James Thornton officiating.
1284(1282) Ryan11 L. (?) Beaman
1285(1282) Bridget11 (?) Beaman
1283(1256.1) Joanne10 (?) Beaman, m. Robert “Bob” E. Brace
F2049(1283) Karen Lynn (Beaman) Brace
1284(1282) Ryan11 L. (?) Beaman
1285(1282) Bridget11 (?) Beaman, m. (?) Vallely
F2048(1285) (Male12) (Beaman) Valley
F2259(0585) Ruth9 B. (Beaman) Harper, m. Dwight Branson Baker Sep 17, 1919. During the 1910 Census, Ruth was a College Student. Census Place: Ottumwa, Wapello, IA. During the 1920 Census, Dwight, age 31, was the Proprietor of a Theater and renting their resident, Ruth, age 29. (Dwight may have been Ruth's second marriage, as a Ruth Harper married Clare Cremer on Sep 25, 1915.)
F2260(0585) Dorothy9 S. (Beaman) Harper, b. (1895)
F2261(0585) Alice9 L. (Beaman) Harper, b. (1908)
Contributed by Jean Griesan.
James L. Beaman, sheriff of Pueblo County, and a resident of the city of Pueblo since 1890, is a member of an old New England family of American and Scotch ancestry. His father, who is an influential attorney of Denver and general counsel for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, was born in Burlington, Lawrence County, Ohio, being a son of G. C. Beaman. In early life he was given good educational advantages. He was a student at Oberlin and afterward studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869, and practiced in Keosauqua and Ottumwa, Iowa, for some years. In 1887 he came to Colorado, where he practiced one year at Glenwood Springs. He then opened an office in Denver, where he has since resided. By his marriage to Luella A. Smith he became the father of three sons and one daughter, all of whom are living. The grandfather of these children was born in Massachusetts and settled in Ohio at an early day. Afterward, however, he became a pioneer of Lee County, Iowa, where he was a prominent citizen and an influential minister in the Presbyterian Church. He continued to reside in Iowa until his death.
The oldest child of D. C. and Luella A. Beaman, the subject of this sketch, was born in Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa, March 23, 1862. He attended the public schools of Keosauqua, Van Buren County. At the age of eighteen he began to learn the printer's trade in the composing room of the Daily Courier of Ottumwa, and afterward was made foreman in the job room of that paper, which position he held for six years. Meantime, for two years, he served as deputy county auditor of Wapello County.
In November, 1890, Mr. Beaman came to Pueblo to take charge of the real-estate department of the Colorado Coal & Iron Company, and afterward had charge of their real-estate throughout the entire state until the consolidation of the company with another, thereby forming the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company. He was then placed in charge of the Colorado Coal & Iron Development Company's real-estate department, at the head of which he continued until his election as sheriff. He has for years been actively identified with public affairs, and from the time of coming to Colorado has been an active worker in the Republican party of Pueblo County. In the fall of 1897 he was elected sheriff by a majority of three hundred and sixty-nine, and in January of the next year took the oath of office for a term of two years. For this position his coolness, determination and will power admirably qualify him, and he is filling it in a manner highly creditable to himself and satisfactory to the people. While his attention is largely given to his official duties, he maintains his connection with the Colorado Coal & Iron Development Company.
In Ottumwa, Iowa, Mr. Beaman married Miss Nettie R. Bowman, who was born in Illinois. Their three children are Crichton, Helen and Frank. Mrs. Beaman is a member of the Episcopal Church, to the support of which our subject is a contributor. Politically, as before intimated, he is a staunch adherent of Republican principles and an advocate of the platform for which it stands. In fraternal relations he is connected with the Woodmen of the World, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Improved Order of Red Men, Junior Order United American Mechanics, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and Lodge No. 28, I. O. O. F., of Pueblo. The Pueblo Club numbers him among its members. In 1884 he became a member of the International Typographical Union, in which he still retains his membership. In 1888 he was a delegate to the I. T. U. convention in Kansas City, and the following year attended the national convention held in Denver. During his residence in Ottumwa, in 1888-89, he held the position of state organizer for Iowa, and is still an honorary member of that union.
Extracted from "Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado," published by Chapman Publishing Company in Chicago in 1899.