John Beaman Beeman (c.1745 - 1819) MP

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Birthplace: VA, USA
Death: Died in Rowan, NC, USA
Managed by: Beth Marie Beeman
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About John Beaman Beeman

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A007966

John Beeman/Beaman was one of the signers of the "Tyron Resolves" -

The Tryon Resolves were a declaration adopted by citizens of Tryon County in the Province of North Carolina in the early days of the American Revolution. In the Resolves, adopted in response to the Battle of Lexington, the signers vowed resistance to coercive actions by the British Empire against its North American colonies. The document was signed on August 14, 1775, predating the United States Declaration of Independence by almost 11 months.

The Tryon Resolves were among the earliest of many local colonial declarations against the British government. Other similar declarations from the same period include the Mecklenburg Resolves adopted in nearby Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the Suffolk Resolves adopted in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

As tensions between the North American colonies and the British government increased, residents began forming Committees of Safety to prepare militia companies for a potential war. On September 14, 1775 many of the signers of the Tryon Resolves formed the Tryon County Militia in preparation for British retaliation against American revolutionaries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryon_Resolves

John Beaman/Beeman was a member of the Tyron County, North Carolina, Safety Committee:

Many Committees of Safety were established throughout Colonial America at the start of the American Revolution. These committees started to appear in the 1760s as means to discuss the concerns of the time, and often consisted of every male adult in the community. The local militias were usually under the control of the committees, which in turn sent representatives to county- and colony-level assemblies to represent their local interests.

Committees of Safety formed in 1774 to keep watch on the distrusted royal government. By 1775 they had become the operating government of all the colonies, as the royal officials were expelled. Massachusetts took the lead in the appointment of a committee of safety so early as the autumn of 1774, of which John Hancock was chairman. It was given power to call out mandatory militia, with penalties for failing to respond to a call-up, and provide means of defense. It provided many of the duties of a provisional government. Other colonies appointed committees of safety. One was appointed in the city of New York, composed of the leading citizens. In the spring of 1778, the New York state legislature abolished all committees in New York in favor of "Commissioners of Conspiracy".

In North Carolina, the demand for independence came from local grassroots Committees of Safety. The First Continental Congress had urged their creation in 1774. By 1775 they had become counter-governments that gradually replaced royal authority and took control of local governments. They regulated the economy, politics, morality, and militia of their individual communities. After December 1776 they came under the control of a more powerful central authority, the Council of Safety.[1]

These Committees of Safety were in constant communication with committees of correspondence, which disseminated information among the militia units and provided a clearinghouse of information and intelligence on enemy activities.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_of_Safety_%28American_Revolution%29

See the sources section of John Beaman/Beeman profile for copy of the Tyron County Safety Committee Minutes from August 4, 1775.

-------------------- From DAR database:

BEAMAN, JOHN Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: (CIRCA) 1745 NORTH CAROLINA Death: 9-8-1819 ROWAN CO NORTH CAROLINA Service Source: SAUNDERS, COL RECS OF NC, VOL 10, PP 120,162,163 Service Description: 1) MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY



      
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John Beeman/Beeman's Timeline

1745
May 19, 1745
VA, USA
1767
May 19, 1767
Age 22
Rowan, NC, USA
1768
1768
Age 22
Rowan, NC, USA
1769
1769
Age 23
Rowan, NC, USA
1772
1772
Age 26
1774
1774
Age 28
Rowan, NC, USA
1780
1780
Age 34
Rowan, NC, USA
1782
1782
Age 36
1783
1783
Age 37
1787
February 22, 1787
Age 41
Rowan, NC, USA