William Harrison Beach was born November 28, 1820 and he is the youngest known son of Bailey and Nancy Vaughn Beach. He was married three times.
First to Catherine Webster, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Webster. He married Catherine November 8, 1843 in Grant County, Kentucky. Catherine was born August 11, 1821 and died January 14, 1851.
He was made statutory guardian of his two daughters after the death of his wife, Catherine.
William Harrison Beach says that at the time he became statutory guardian of Sarah Margaret Beach and Cassandrew Beach, they were owners of 22 1/2 acres of land in Grant County, near Crittenden, a part of the Old Webster farm worth about $25 per acre and the annual rent was worth about $12 per annum. He says that he has obtained a decree from the Grant County Circuit Court for the sale of the said 22 1/2 acres of land and that it has been sold by the Master Commissioner of said court and that he became the purchaser of said land at $25 per acre. He says that Sarah Webster had a life estate in said land that before the decree was rendered he had purchased her life estate and is not liable to pay interest on said money until the death of said Sarah Webster. He says they had no other property known to him.
His second wife was Permelia Jane Ellis. He married Permelia January 18, 1853 in Grant County, Kentucky. She was born May 22, 1830 and died July 16, 1872.
His third wife was Eliza Ann B. Woodyard, daughter of Peyton and Elizabeth Woodyard. He married Eliza November 28, 1882 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. She was born August 26, 1836 and died March 28, 1889.
In 1876 he operated a store in Zion Station, Grant County Kentucky. The Following was copied from "The History of Grant County" page 518.
The Kentucky State Gazetteer, published in 1876 describes Zion Station as : A station on the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington R.R., located on Ten Mile Creek, in the Northern part of Grant County, 15 miles from Williamstown, the county seat, and 80 miles from Louisville. It contains a flouring mill, Baptist Church and district school, and exports hogs, wheat and tobacco. Express, Adams. Daily Mail. J.F. Green Postmaster.
Business Directory Beach, W. H. General Store Collins, L.J. Physician Green, J.F. Station agent and general store McClure, W.H. Physician Richardson, Joseph Blacksmith Rosel, N. Blacksmith Tomlin, Rev. A. (Baptist) Webster, E.D. Flouring Mill
Pvt. William Beach enlisted, Monday 10 July 1862 at Paris, Kentucky. Mustered into Co. "E", 7th Ky. Vol. Cavalry, Saturday 16 August 1862. Mustered out, Monday 10 July 1865 at Edgefield, Tennessee.
Williamstown Courier Newspaper: Thursday, April 21,189
Died, Saturday, April 16, Wm. Beach of Paradise. He was 78 years old, an honored gentleman and a good citizen. After the funeral services conducted by Rev. L. Johnson of Walton, he was buried by the Masonic Lodge in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.