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John Beach

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven Colony
Death: April 26, 1709 (53)
Stratford or Wallingford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Beach Jr and Sarah Merwin
Husband of Mary Atwater
Father of Nathaniel Beach; Lettice Ward; Mary Dunlop; Calab Beach; Hannah Parker and 7 others
Brother of Sarah Lyon; Mary Beach; Samuel Beach and Zophar Beach
Half brother of Martha Hull; Hannah Holbrook and Deborah Burwell

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About John Beach


Mary Royce and married John Beach. They are ancestors of Emma Hale, wife of the Mormon prophit Joseph Smith, Jr.

John BEACH (2) (Mary ROYCE4, Mary (SPINNAGE) SPINNING3, Abigail HUBBARD2, George HUBBARD1) was born 15 OCT 1690 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, and died 09 MAY 1773 in Goshen, Litchfield, CT. He was buried 1773 in East St. Cemetery, Goshen, CT.

He married 1) Mary ROYCE 22 FEB 1717 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, daughter of Samuel ROYCE and Sarah BALDWIN. She was born 17 FEB 1695 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, and died 27 OCT 1767 in Goshen, Litchfield, CT. She was buried 1767 in East St Cemetery, Goshen, CT.

He married 2) Sarah TYLER 18 AUG 1715 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. She was born 25 NOV 1697 in CT, and died 18 JUL 1716 in Goshen, CT.

Children of John BEACH (2) and Mary ROYCE are:+ 

1. Amos BEACH I was born 28 JAN 1724 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, and died 01 FEB 1831 in Kingsborough, Fulton, NY.

2. Adnah BEACH was born 11 JAN 1718 in Wallingford, CT, and died 10 MAR 1783 in Goshen, CT. 

3. Edmund BEACH was born 18 FEB 1720 in Wallingford, CT, and died 1804 in Lexington, NY.

4. Linus BEACH was born 5 DEC 1721 in Wallingford, CT, and died in Goshen, CT. 

5. Mary BEACH was born 28 APR 1726 in Wallingford, CT, and died in infancy in Goshen, CT.

6. Jacob BEACH was born 5 DEC 1728 in Wallingford, CT.

7. Samuel BEACH was born 22 DEC 1729 in Wallingford, CT, and died in Goshen, CT.

8. John BEACH was born 21 APR 1731 in Wallingford, CT, and died a. 1760 in Goshen, CT.

9. Royce (Roys) BEACH was born 19 OCT 1733 in Wallingford, CT, and died 18 SEP 1766 in Goshen, CT.

10. Baldwin BEACH was born 26 JUL 1736 in Wallingford, CT, and died Summer, 1776 in Goshen, CT.

11.Mary BEACH was born 27 OCT 1739 in Goshen, CT, and died 1785 in Goshen, CT.

Child of John BEACH (2) and Sarah TYLER is:

12/1Barnabas BEACH was born 1 JUL 1716 in Goshen, CT, and died c. 1800 in NY.

Married 1 Dec 1678, Wallingford, New Haven, CT




3. Per Paul Herbig (1997), "Herbig-Cracken Family Chronicles," email:

the parents of John Beach were Thomas Beach and Sarah Platt; John Beach married Mary Royce Dec 1678 CT. Her parents were Johnathan Royce and Mary Spinning.

+ 11 ii. John Beach was born 16 April 1654.

John helped settle Wallingford, Conn.

John was a planter and cow keeper. On 8 Feb 1689/90, John Moss Sr. conveyed for "natural affection" to his well beloved cousin, John Beach, several pieces of land totaling 61 acres in whole (John was raised by John Moss after becoming an orphan). On 31 May 1680, the town of Wallingford granted liberty to John, to encourage him in cow keeping, to get 1000 pipe staves on the commons.

He was a Deacon in the church and a "Sabbath Day Guard" as a young man.

Beach Family Magazine, pub. 1923: He was of Wallingford where his Uncle John and his Uncle John's son John resided and for that reason called John Jr. He has been confused with John (2) and John (1) and has been taken for his son John (1), who was not called Jr. as he was junior to no one of that name in the community where he resided as will be hereafter seen. Much confusion has been caused because the name of his wife was entirely omitted from the original records but investigation started in 1923 has developed that his wife was Mary, dau. of Jonathan (2) Robert (1) Royce and his first wife Mary Spinning. This conclusion has been arrived at because the will of David (3) Jonathan (2) Robert (1) Royce makes distribution of his estate, among others, to his half-sister Mary Beach. The will of Jonathan (2) also leaves property to John Beach. Without the actual record of the marriage this seems to be conclusive. The writer has not found the record of the marriage of Mary Spinning and Jonathan Royce but competent authority on Connecticut genealogy gives the fact to be conclusive.

John went to Wallingford in 1673-4. He was a Deacon in the church. He was one of the "Sabbath day guards" when he was a young man. In 1680 the town of Wallingford granted him "liberty to geat 1000 pipe staves". In 1682-3 town grants land on ye plain". 1684 Town grants him more land and in 1686 he is chosen fence viewer. In 1688-9 he is granted more land. In 1689-90 John Morse Sr. deeds his well beloved cousin several parcels of land. In 1697 he was appointed "Committee on Highways". In 1704 he is granted more land. In 1709, April 26, his inventory is presented by the appraisers of his estate and his oldest son Thomas was administrator and his wife, Mary, appointed guardian of John and Samuel. His estate was appraised at L198-0-6 with debts due L16-14-6.

7246. Mary Royce. Born ca 1658 in Norwich, CT.30

In Dec 1678 Mary first married John Beach (20680) , son of Thomas Beach (ca 1630-1662) & Sarah Platt (8645) (ca 1636-15 May 1670), in Wallingford, CT.31 Mary’s surname Royce is not included in the marriage record. Born on 19 Oct 1655 in Milford, CT.76 At the age of 8, John was baptized in First Congregational Society, Milford, on 4 Sep 1664.68 John died in Wallingford, CT, on 6 Jun 1709; he was 53.

John, of Wallingford.

Their children include:

18481 i. Lettice Beach (24 Dec 1679-)

18482 ii. Mary Beach (Died young) (11 Jan 1681-1 Sep 1688)

18483 iii. Hannah Beach (17 Mar 1683/4-21 Dec 1749)

18484 iv. Thomas Beach (14 Feb 1686-ca 1752)

18485 v. John Beach (15 Oct 1690-1773)

18486 vi. Samuel Beach (29 Dec 1696-)

Many claim he died in 1712, but the BEACH FAMILY MAGAZINE, Vol. II, No. 2, p. 156, says that his will, dated 1705, was probated in 1711, such that he died well before 1712. The will names his second wife Phebe, brother Nathaniel, and children Ebenezer, Mary, Mehitable and Hester. The fact no mention is made of a daughter Ruth suggests he had no such child, contrary to claims found in older genealogies.

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John Beach's Timeline

September 4, 1654
October 19, 1655
Milford, New Haven Colony
September 4, 1664
Age 8
Age 21
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
December 24, 1679
Age 24
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
January 11, 1680
Age 24
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Age 25
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
March 17, 1683
Age 27
Wallingford,New Haven,Connecticut,USA
February 14, 1685
Age 29
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony