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Josiah Beall
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Birth: May 4, 1715
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1768
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

According to the Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots
Josiah Beall, son of John and Verlinda Magruder Beall, is buried in the "Boxwood Lodge Cemetery" located on the old Elisha Beall home called Boxwood Lodge. However, the cemetery apparently has gone to ruin and the new name is called Old Urbana Cemetery which is next to an old Episcopal Church ruin which is only partly standing.
Josiah Beall died before the revolutionary war began, but his claim to fame was that he was one of the 12 justices of Frederick County, MD who repudiated the Stamp Tax, the first judicial official nullification of English rule in 1765. He was very active in the community as a planter, sheriff, constable, Justice and Coroner.

Josiah was born in 1715 to John and Verlinda Magruder Beall of Prince George's, but the county lines were redrawn in 1748, making the Beall farm in Frederick County, MD from hence forth.

Josiah was widowed and his wife's maiden name is unknown. They married in 1737 and had at least one child in 1739, since his mother's will was dated 9 January 1740 and mentions her granddaughter and namesake, "Verlinder Beall, daughter of her son Josiah".

While both John's parents wrote wills, Josiah Beall did not. His estate was administered by Thadeus Beall with "Walter Beall and Richard Bell" his sureties on October 1768. An inventory/appraisal of the "Goods and Chattles of Josiah Beall was recorded on September 19, 1769 and listed the slave "Pegg" who was willed to Verlinda Beall daughter of Josiah Beall by her grandmother and namesake, Verlinda Magruder Beall in 1740 will.

The only documented children of Josiah and M. Beall are:
Verlinda Beall, b. 1739 wife of Thomas Beall, her cousin.
Thaddeus Beall, "oldest son" b. 1747

There were other Bealls mentioned in the administration papers, but no relationship to Josiah Beall were indicated. Since Thaddeus Beall was the oldest son, born in 1747, he would have been just barely 21. The men who offered the sureties might have been brother's or cousins of Josiah Beall.


CONTROVERSY:
There were two Josiah Bealls born in Prince George's County within a ten year span.
-One the memorial in which this ancestor is dedicated to: Josiah Beall son of John and Verlinda (Magruder) Beall born in 1715 and married to M. (no maiden name) Beall. This M. Beall was born in 1715 and bore her first child in 1739.
-THE OTHER: Josiah Beall born in 1725 as the son of John and Elizabeth Ann Fendall Beall, was married to Millicent Bradley who was born in 1733.
Millicent Bradley daughter of Robert Bradley, is NOT the wife of this memorialized Josiah Beall, AND NOT the daughter-in-law of John and Verlinda Magruder Beall. Millicent Bradley would have been only 4 years old when she married and only 6 years old when my ancestor Verlinda Beall was born. NOT TRUE.

PLEASE ignore the addition of Millicent Bradley Beall as a wife of this patriot Josiah Beall, son of John and Verlinda Magruder Beall. This is not true.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Beall (1688 - 1742)
  Verlinder Magruder Beall (1690 - 1745)
 
 Spouses:
  M Beall (1715 - 1767)*
  Millicent Bradley Beall (1733 - 1805)*
 
 Children:
  Verlinda Beall Beall (1739 - 1812)*
  Thaddeus Beall (1747 - 1808)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Beall (1713 - 1778)*
  Josiah Beall (1715 - 1768)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Zion Church Cemetery
Urbana
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Candee
Record added: Oct 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118749502
Josiah Beall
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Josiah Beall
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-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 17, 2015
Remembering the legacy you left for all to follow.
- Eugenia P. Graves
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
Thank you for the legacy that you continue to share with your family.
- Cheryl (Beall) Heeth
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014
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