HENRY W. BEALS, retired farmer, McComb, was born in Pennsylvania, April 29, 1821, son of Abraham W. and Rebecca
(Alloway) Beals; former born in Maryland, of Scotch and English descent, latter a native of Pennsylvania. Abraham
W. Beals, who was a stone mason and brick mason for twenty years, came to this county in 1831, settled in Liberty
Township, and had to cut a road through the timber to reach his land; it took him two and a half days to go from
Findlay to his place. His family consisted of fourteen children, thirteen of whom grew to maturity, our subject
being the eldest. Henry W. Beals was reared on the farm and received his schooling in the log schoolhouse in Liberty
Township, this county. After reaching his majority he worked three years in a saw mill, but has made agriculture
his principal occupation in life. His farm consists of 114 acres of land. Our subject has retired from active farm
life and now resides in McComb, where he also owns property. Mr. Beals was united in marriage, in 1852, with Elizabeth,
daughter of John McDonald, and of Scotch descent. Our subject and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
He is a Democrat in politics, and has served five years as constable, and two years as trustee of Portage Township,
this county. James H. Beals, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Beals, was born in Wood County, Ohio, in 1856.
He was married, in 1879, to Nevada M. Robb, a lady of English descent, and their union has been blessed with two
children: Claudie J. and Harry A. James H. Beals and family reside on the homestead farm of our subject.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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