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Edward Beeson

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: New Garden Friends Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina
Death: January 16, 1837 (80)
Little Bristers Cove, Marshall County, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: St. Clair County, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Beeson, Sr. and Elizabeth Beeson
Husband of Selena Betty Beeson (Lamb); Elizabeth Ann Beeson and Dicy Beeson
Father of Elizabeth "Betty" Beeson Gamon Graves; Vestal Beeson, Sr.; Uriah M Beeson; Jesse M Beeson; Richard Dunn Beeson and 7 others
Brother of Isaac Beeson, Sr.; Benjamin Beason; William Beeson; Frances Lamb; Richard Beeson and 6 others

Occupation: Captain in North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War
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About Capt. Edward Beeson

From BEESON GENEALOGY by Jasper Luther Beeson:

"Capt. Edward Beeson was born in Guilford Co., N.C., Jan. 1, 1757. In the spring of 1778 he joined the army of the Revolution from Guilford Co., was Ensign and Lieutenant in Capt. David Brower's Co., Col. Thomas Dugan's N.C. Regiment. He was commissioned in April, 1779, Capt. of a Company of Foot in Col. Thomas Dugan's Randolph Co. Militia. Later he served in N.C. militia under Col. John Litteral, Col. Reed and Col. Bleecher or Bletcher. "He was allowed a pension on his application of Nov. 7, 1832, while a resident of St. Clair Co., Ala., age nearly 76." ---Letter from Pension Bureau. His name is on the N.C. roster, and the Ala.. roster of Revolutionary soldiers ---Revolutionary Soldiers of Alabama, Dept. of Archives, Bulletin No. 5, page 10. The following sketch of his life is found in the History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by T. M. Owen, p. 125, "Beeson, Edward, soldier of the American Revolution, age 75, and resident of St. Clair Co., Ala. Capt. and Lieut. N.C. State Troops; enrolled Sept. 29, 1833, under act of Congress June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance $180.00; sums received from date of publication of list, $540.00. ---Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. XIV, Senate Documents 514, 23rd Congress, 1st Session, 1833-34." Heitman's Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army shows, "Beeson, Edward (N.C.) Captain North Carolina Militia, 1779." Capt. Edward Beeson lived in Guilford Co., and Stokes Co., N.C., in Sequatchie Valley, Tenn., and on the Tennessee River near Scottsboro, Ala., before arriving in St. Clair Co., Ala., in 1814. He built a cabin in the woods near the site of Asheville, Ala.. He, his wife, Ann Pennington, and their family and numerous slaves lived among the Indians until they were removed. He lived in other places in St. Clair County. Late in life he and his third wife, Dicy Mullen, lived in Little Brister's Cove, Marshall Co., Ala., where he died Jan. 16, 1837, and was buried in Carlton Cemetary, about one-fourth mile east of his residence. His widow died in DeKalb Co., 1843 or 44. Edward Beeson was a farmer, a large landowner and slave holder. The Alabama D.A.R. have marked his grave with the War Department's official marker for Revolutionary soldiers. Inset in this grave stone is the official bronze marker of the sons of the American Revolution for Revolutionary soldiers, giving the name , rank and service of said soldier."

Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers about Edward Beeson

Name: Edward Beeson

Res: St. Clair County

Comment: capt. and lieut. N. C. State Troops, enrolled on September 29, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $180; sums received to date of publication of list, $540.--Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Edward Beeson

Name: Edward Beeson

SAR Membership: 40038

Birth Date: 1 Jan 1757

Birth Place: Guilford, North Carolina

Death Date: 16 Jan 1857

Death Place: Brisers Cove, Etowah, Alabama

Father: Benjamin Beeson

Mother: Elizabeth Beeson

Spouse: Lamb

Children: Bettie Beeson

DAR Index:


Ancestor #: A008559



Birth: 1-1-1757 NORTH CAROLINA


Pension Number: *S12984

Service Source: *S12984


Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 about Edward Beeson

Name: Edward Beeson

Pension Year: 1833

Application State: Alabama

Archive Publication Number: M804

Archive Roll Number: 203

Total Pages in Packet: 57

U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872 about Edward Beeson

Name: Edward Beeson

Pension Office City/Town: Mobile

Pension Office State: Alabama

Year Range: 1831-1848

Captain Edward BEESON was born January 1, 1757 in Guilford County, NC, the son of Benjamin BEESON and Elizabeth HUNTER.Edward joined the Revolution Army from Guilford County, NC and became an Ensign and LT in Capt. Brower's Company, Col.Dugan's North Carolina Regiment.Edward Beeson was commissioned in April of 1779, a Captain of a

Company of Foot, Militia.According to my notes, Edward was married three times:
Selena Betty LAMBmarried 1775, New Garden, Guilford Co.NC
**one of their daughters is my ancestor -Elizabeth "Betty" Beeson, wife of John Graves
Ann PENNINGTONmarried in 1790
Dicy MULLENmarried in 1824

BEESON, EDWARD, aged 75, and a resident of St. Clair County; capt. and lieut., N.C. State Troops, enrolled on September 29, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $180; sums received to date of publication of list, $540. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., lst sess., 1833-34.

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Capt. Edward Beeson's Timeline

January 1, 1757
Guilford County, North Carolina
Age 19
Guilford County, North Carolina
Age 21
New Garden, Guilford, NC
Age 23
Age 23
May 12, 1787
Age 30
Blountsville, Blount County, Alabama, United States
March 3, 1791
Age 34
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
August 12, 1799
Age 42
Alabama, United States