Biography of Samuel Beach
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Samuel Beach, farmer, was born in Yorkshire, England, Nov. 13, 1833. His parents, Samuel and Harriet (Treadwell) Beach, were also natives of Yorkshire. In 1842 they settled near Syracuse, N. Y., and in 1843 came to Calhoun Co. In 1845 they moved on sec. 11, Ada, where Mr. Beach, sr., entered 80 acres of land. He died July 3, 1848. and his wife Feb. 10, 1870. Mr. Beach was bred a tanner, and in 1857 located on the farm he now occupies, 120 acres on sec. 16. He proved his single heartedness toward the land of his adoption by enrolling himself to maintain her flag over an integral Union, He enlisted Aug. 29, 1864, in Co. B, 3d Beg. M. V. I., Capt. Moore, in the brigade of Gen. Thomas. He was in the fights at Decatur and Murfreesboro and received his discharge May 19, 1865, He was married Nov. 11, 1857, to Emily, daughter of John and Ann Findlay, of Scotland, born May 30, 1836. They have five children, Gertrude M., born Aug. 8, 1880, (Mrs. Wm. Collar); Theodore E., July 27, 1863, married M. J. Schenck; Chas. E., Jan. 14, 1867; Mina E., July 18, 1870, and Roscoe, April 16, 1877. Mrs. Beach is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Beach is a Republican.

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