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Jane Briggs Howison Beale
Birth: 1815
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1882
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA

Wife of William Churchill Beale (1791-1850), who she married Feb 19, 1834; mother of Corp Charles Dornin Beale (Killed In Action) of the 1st Virginia Infantry; Pvt John Howison Beale, also of the 1st Virginia Infantry, later also of the Fredericksburg Light Artillery; Pvt. William Coalter Beale, of the Fredericksburg Light Artillery; Edward Julian Beale; Pvt Robert Cecil Beale, of the Fredericksburg Light Artillery; 4 other children.
Beale and some of her family were depicted in the 2003 movie "Gods and Generals", based on the book of the same title.
After her husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack, she sold the mill he had owned to pay off their debts. Jane then established a girl's school in her home and took in boarders in order to make ends meet. She wrote a diary during the War Between the States detailing the war in and around Fredericksburg, Va., her home. This book, "The Journal of Jane Howison Beale", is on display at the Fredericksburg Area Museum.

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 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Howison (1779 - 1845)
  Helen MacDonald Moore Howison (____ - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  William Churchill Beale (1791 - 1850)*
 
 Children:
  Helen Gordon Beale (1834 - 1885)*
  Lucy Cook Beale Page (1836 - 1897)*
  Marion Sterling Beale Dunnington (1847 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Neil McCoul Howison (1805 - 1848)*
  John Howison (1809 - 1879)*
  Helen Mary Howison Thorburn (1811 - 1865)*
  Jane Briggs Howison Beale (1815 - 1882)
  Robert Reid Howison (1820 - 1906)*
  Samuel Scott Howison (1825 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fredericksburg Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 86, Stone 18
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Dec 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12584877
Jane Briggs <i>Howison</i> Beale
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Jane Briggs <i>Howison</i> Beale
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Jane Briggs <i>Howison</i> Beale
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