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Thomas Beddall
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1812
Brierley Hill
Staffordshire, England
Death: Nov. 18, 1889
Port Carbon
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas Beddall Family

Thomas Beddall emigrated to the United States in the 1837 from Staffordshire England with his wife the former Maria Shakespeare a distant relative of the noted William Shakepeare. Beddall immediately involved himself in the developing coal mining industry. Operating his earliest mines near Belmont and Eagle Ridge near present day Cumbola, Beddall saw some early successes. Thomas Beddall's labors and investments paid off over time as he delved heavily in the coal mining trade locally. He and his wife Maria had 14 children between 1837 and 1861. After moving around the different coal mining patches in the Schuylkill Valley, the family finally moved to Port Carbon where in 1869, Thomas Beddall built the family home, which is today situated at the northwest corner of Rose Avenue and Jackson Street. Many of the Beddall children became prominent citizens in Pottsville, Shenandoah, Mahanoy City and Tamaqua. Thomas Beddall died during a visit to his home in England in 1889 and was returned to Pottsville for burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. His wife Maria survived him until June of 1896.

 (bio by: Karen Measel) 
Family links: 
  Mary Shakespeare Beddall (1817 - 1890)
  Joanna Marie Beddall Barlow (1838 - 1925)*
  Joseph Shakespeare Beddall (1841 - 1909)*
  Benjamin D Beddall (1843 - 1928)*
  Samuel Aquilla Beddall (1845 - 1925)*
  Thomas R Beddall (1848 - 1913)*
  Sarah Ann Beddall Wren (1851 - 1930)*
  George W Beddall (1854 - 1917)*
  David J Beddall (1856 - 1884)*
  Rowland Beddall (1858 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 10 Row 1
Created by: Deborah Nouzovsky
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78183917
Thomas Beddall
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Thomas Beddall
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Thomas Beddall
Added by: Deborah Nouzovsky
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