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 Thomas W. Beuoy

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Thomas W. Beuoy

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death
28 Aug 1866 (aged 79)
Indiana, USA
Burial
Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID
32778086 View Source

From a bio of his son Randolph Beuoy -

Mr. Beuoy is the son of Thomas Beuoy, who was born in Virginia, June 3, 1787. Thomas Beuoy was one of the old settlers of this county and township, and was at Wheeling, W. Virginia, when that city was a mere village. He helped to build the first courthouse in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and settled in Ohio when it was yet a territory. He spent a few years there hunting and trapping, until his marriage, then he leased a piece of land, bought and disposed of it, after which he purchased 160 acres of land, which he sold for $700, and, then, in 1832, came to Delaware county, Indiana Here he entered 160 acres of land, in the township of Washington. After locating in Indiana, he prospered, although he reared a family of twelve children, eight sons and four daughters, all of who attained their majority. In addition to his first entry he subsequently purchased forty acres of government land, which he improved, and afterward bought each of his eight sons eighty acres of land. Notwithstanding the fact that he could neither read nor write, he was a very intelligent, and a very good man. It was the aim of his life to provide each of his children with a home, and this he did. He and his wife were consistent members of the Old School Baptist church.

Delaware County, Indiana, Portrait and Biographical Record. Published in 1894 by A. W. Bowen & Co., Chicago

From a second bio of his son Randolph Beuoy -

Thomas Beuoy was born in West Virginia, June 3, 1786, and devoted the major portion of his life to agricultural pursuits. He earned his first money by hunting and trapping in Ohio, having entered Ohio before it had become a state. He had the distinction of being one of those who saw the first steamboat that came down the Ohio River. When fifteen years of age he helped to build the Courthouse at Waynesburg, West. Virginia. He later removed to Wheeling, Virginia, when there were but three shops in the town. He suffered from a severe attack of fever when but a young man, and hope for his recovery was given up, but thanks to previous sound health and careful nursing he recovered. He purchased his first land, an eighty-acre timber tract, in Guernsey County, Ohio, with money that he had made by hunting and trapping. Later he added an additional eighty acres to this tract and built upon the property a double hewn log house. He made a trip, with his pony and dog, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, then down the Wabash River, and up the Mississinewa to the point where the City of Marion now stands. At this point he encountered a young man and his wife engaged in building themselves a log cabin. These were the first settlers in the he had met on his trip. From this point he continued to Wheeling and then returned to Ohio, and in the spring of 1832, removed with his wife and children to Washington Township, Delaware County, Indiana. He entered two hundred acres of timbered land at the land office in Fort Wayne, and upon this holding erected the first frame house in Washington Township, and before he died he presented to each of his sons tracts of land varying from eighty to one hundred acres. He belonged to the primitive Baptist Church; was originally a Democrat, next a Whig and finally a Republican. His death occurred on August 27, 1865. The mother of our subject was born in Virginia in May 1785, and is now deceased. She was the mother of twelve children, two of whom are living, Randolph, our subject, and Benoni.

20th CENTURY History of Delaware County Edited by G. W. H. Kemper, M.D. & Originally Published in 1908 by Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago

From a bio of his son Randolph Beuoy -

Mr. Beuoy is the son of Thomas Beuoy, who was born in Virginia, June 3, 1787. Thomas Beuoy was one of the old settlers of this county and township, and was at Wheeling, W. Virginia, when that city was a mere village. He helped to build the first courthouse in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and settled in Ohio when it was yet a territory. He spent a few years there hunting and trapping, until his marriage, then he leased a piece of land, bought and disposed of it, after which he purchased 160 acres of land, which he sold for $700, and, then, in 1832, came to Delaware county, Indiana Here he entered 160 acres of land, in the township of Washington. After locating in Indiana, he prospered, although he reared a family of twelve children, eight sons and four daughters, all of who attained their majority. In addition to his first entry he subsequently purchased forty acres of government land, which he improved, and afterward bought each of his eight sons eighty acres of land. Notwithstanding the fact that he could neither read nor write, he was a very intelligent, and a very good man. It was the aim of his life to provide each of his children with a home, and this he did. He and his wife were consistent members of the Old School Baptist church.

Delaware County, Indiana, Portrait and Biographical Record. Published in 1894 by A. W. Bowen & Co., Chicago

From a second bio of his son Randolph Beuoy -

Thomas Beuoy was born in West Virginia, June 3, 1786, and devoted the major portion of his life to agricultural pursuits. He earned his first money by hunting and trapping in Ohio, having entered Ohio before it had become a state. He had the distinction of being one of those who saw the first steamboat that came down the Ohio River. When fifteen years of age he helped to build the Courthouse at Waynesburg, West. Virginia. He later removed to Wheeling, Virginia, when there were but three shops in the town. He suffered from a severe attack of fever when but a young man, and hope for his recovery was given up, but thanks to previous sound health and careful nursing he recovered. He purchased his first land, an eighty-acre timber tract, in Guernsey County, Ohio, with money that he had made by hunting and trapping. Later he added an additional eighty acres to this tract and built upon the property a double hewn log house. He made a trip, with his pony and dog, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, then down the Wabash River, and up the Mississinewa to the point where the City of Marion now stands. At this point he encountered a young man and his wife engaged in building themselves a log cabin. These were the first settlers in the he had met on his trip. From this point he continued to Wheeling and then returned to Ohio, and in the spring of 1832, removed with his wife and children to Washington Township, Delaware County, Indiana. He entered two hundred acres of timbered land at the land office in Fort Wayne, and upon this holding erected the first frame house in Washington Township, and before he died he presented to each of his sons tracts of land varying from eighty to one hundred acres. He belonged to the primitive Baptist Church; was originally a Democrat, next a Whig and finally a Republican. His death occurred on August 27, 1865. The mother of our subject was born in Virginia in May 1785, and is now deceased. She was the mother of twelve children, two of whom are living, Randolph, our subject, and Benoni.

20th CENTURY History of Delaware County Edited by G. W. H. Kemper, M.D. & Originally Published in 1908 by Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago

Bio by: THWMuncie


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