|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1837|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1907, USA|
George McNeil Beemus
George McNeil Beemus was born January 11, 1847 in Louistown Fulton Illinois. His parents were Lynus and Martha Amelia Jewel Beemus. George Married Margaret Jones August, 1865 in Salt Lake City Utah. He arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1863. George died May 15, 1906 at Gunnison Utah and is buried in the Gunnison cemetary.
Geroge, after his arrival in the valley by handcart, went on to Gunnison where he settled. At first they lived in the fort at Fort Wales. He made trips back East to bring immigrants to the Valley and then on to Gunnison. He also brought freight and supplies from Council Bluffs.
He built a rock home, being a fine rock mason and stone quarrier. He helped build many of the early homes. He also farmed. He was known as a 'water witch," able to locate where to sink a well.
He was liked by the youth of the area, building a swing and doing other things which endeared him to them.
Margaret Amelia Jones Beemus (1843 - 1890)*
Mary Marguerite Beemus Mellor (1866 - 1930)*
George Thomas Beemus (1867 - 1889)*
Sarah Beemus Madsen (1869 - 1921)*
Diana Elizabeth Beemus Smith (1872 - 1928)*
Created by: Angela Steckler
Record added: Mar 27, 2007
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