Noble Peyton Beall

Noble Peyton Beall

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 26 Nov 1878 (aged 79)
Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 36186093 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Noble P. Beall, was born in 1799, and was a son of Gen. Frederick Beall, for many years a leader in the military and public affairs of Georgia, Gen. Frederick Beall was a native of Virginia, but came with his parents at an early day to South Carolina, and thence he moved to Georgia, and after an active and successful life of sixty years or more died in Campbell county, respected and loved by all who knew him, for he had been the friend of all, the poor and oppressed as well as the rich and high-born.

His wife was Justianna D., daughter of Capt. Matthew Hooper. She was born in 1801 in Anderson district, S. C. Her father was an intelligent merchant of broad and extensive culture. He was a fine classical scholar and in his old age found great pleasure in reading Virgil and Horace and other like authors.

Noble P. Beall and Justianna D. Hooper were married when they were respectively nineteen and seventeen years of age, and lived happily together for sixty years, each attaining the advanced age of seventy-nine. Noble P. Beall was twice completely broken up, and all his property swept from him on account of security debts, incurred by him for the benefit of relatives, but with that indomitable energy which he possessed, he never surrendered to misfortune, but renewed his efforts at every adversity, and with the help and encouragement which his noble wife ever gave him, he bravely encountered, and successfully overcame every obstacle and difficulty in life.

In 1839 he, with his brother-in-law, Col. James D. Wood, moved with their families to Tishomingo county, Miss., and bought large bodies of land near Eastport, on the Tennessee river. This was then a wild and unsettled part of the state; there was not even a cornmill in the county; they ground their corn on handmills, like the old-fashioned coffeemill. In this new and untried land Noble P. Beall began life anew. He opened up a fine plantation, which he successfully operated until he was again broken up by the devastations of the Federal army, which invaded that part of the state in 1862, and carried off all his slaves, horses, mules and cattle and destroyed everything else he had except his lands.

Having lost all he had by the war, and all his children having married and scattered through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia, he and wife moved back to Georgia in 1872 and settled in Cartersville, Bartow county, where they had three daughters then living.

Noble P. Beall was never a politician or office seeker, but always took an active interest in public affairs, and was all his life a consistent democrat, and never cast other than a democratic vote. He and his wife were active members of the Baptist church, and were always found on the moral side of every question. They were the friends and strong supporters of the cause of education, and at great expense educated their children far beyond what other parents in that part of the state usually did.



Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Woody
  • Added: 22 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36186093
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Noble Peyton Beall (22 Oct 1799–26 Nov 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36186093, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .