Benjamin Beeson, Sr.

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Benjamin Beeson, Sr.

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Rising Sun, Cecil, Maryland
Death: June 4, 1794 (80)
Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Beeson, Sr. and Charity Beeson
Husband of Elizabeth Beeson
Father of Isaac Beeson, Sr.; Benjamin Beason; William Beeson; Frances Lamb; Richard Beeson and 7 others
Brother of John Beeson; Richard Beeson, Jr.; Phebe Harris (Beeson); Edward Beeson; Charity Mendenhall (Beeson) and 5 others

Occupation: Benjamin was A Revolutionary War Patriot
Managed by: Richard Alan Welch
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About Benjamin Beeson, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA.    DAR Ancestor Number: A008558

Benjamin Beeson was born 14 January 1714/1715 in Chester County, Pennsylvania to Richard Beeson and Charity Grubb. He married Elizabeth Hunter on 14 June 1738 in Hopewell Monthly Meeting located in Frederick County, Virginia.

According to a tradition, described in "The Bason-Beason-Beeson Mixup," by W. P. Johnson in North Carolina Genealogy, Spring 1968, two pewter platters that Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth Hunter, brought to America from England have been handed down in the Beeson family.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Beeson had twelve children recorded in New Garden Monthly Meeting records in North Carolina. They were:

  • Isaac Beeson
  • Benjamin Beeson
  • William Beeson
  • Frances Beeson
  • Richard Beeson
  • Ann Beeson
  • Betty Beeson
  • Edward Beeson
  • Rachel Beeson
  • Jane Beeson
  • Mary Beeson

Benjamin Beeson died 4 (or 14) June 1794 in (possibly Frederick), Randolph County, North Carolina. He is buried at Centre Monthly Meeting.

Benjamin was one of the original members of New Garden Monthly Meeting.

During the American Revolution, New Garden Meeting House became a "hospital" for any injured person. On the meeting rounds, in the meeting house and in homes of Friends who lived nearby, many hundreds of wounded and dying men were cared for. These casualties came from early skirmishes on March 15, 17-- on the meeting house grounds itself, as well as from the main battle which occurred in the afternoon near Guilford Court House. (The battle was in later years known as the Guilford Court House Battle.)

Earlier, British General Cornwallis authorized his men to use the New Garden church benches to butcher animals. Apparently, the benches were taken outside for this activity.

He is credited in the Daughters of the American Revolution as furnishing supplies for the American cause. He is also a Patriot in the Sons of the American Revolution.

In letter written by his son Richard Beeson and wife Abigail - I must inform you that Benjamin Beeson have come out of Hillsborough jail after lying in about three months, then came out with being branded in the hand and paying upwards of two hundred dollars cost.

Related Reads and Websites


  • "The Bason-Beason-Beeson Mixup," by W. P. Johnson in North Carolina Genealogy, Spring 1968
  • Centre Monthly Meeting Minutes
  • Deep River Monthly Meeting Minutes
  • Benjamin Beeson's Will
  • NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL A, P 255, VOUCHER #577; VOL C, P 113, VOUCHERS #4520,4522
  • New Garden Monthly Meeting Minutes
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Benjamin Beeson, Sr.'s Timeline

January 14, 1714
Rising Sun, Cecil, Maryland
December 26, 1739
Age 25
Chester, Pennsylvania
February 9, 1741
Age 27
Hopewell, Frederick County, Province of Virginia
November 11, 1743
Age 29
New Garden Mm, Guilford Co., North Carolina
December 10, 1744
Age 30
Hopewell, Frederick Co., VA
May 11, 1747
Age 33
Frederick County, Province of Virginia
May 30, 1749
Age 35
Hopewell, Frederick Co., VA
August 25, 1751
Age 37
Hopewell, Frdrck, Virginia, USA
July 30, 1754
Age 40
Hopewell, Frederick, Virginia