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 Louis Dunn “L.D.” Beall

Louis Dunn “L.D.” Beall

Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Death 6 May 1871 (aged 49–50)
Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 62712698 · View Source
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Louis Dunn Beall is a desc. of the Maryland Bealls. His father was founder of Cumberland, Thomas Beall of Asa and his mother was Massa Dunn, daughter of Dr. Lewis Dunn of Frankfort, VA now Ft. Ashby. His line is registered in the SAR National Registry.

Louis Dunn Beall was an entrepreneur in his day. He ventured into taverns/inns, sundry and grocery stores, livery and real estate. He was instrumental in the commercial history of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Hadden's 'The History of Uniontown: the county seat of Fayette County, Pa mentions Louis D. Beall several times as an shaker and a mover.
"Louis D. Beall came here from Maryland and took charge of the McClelland house, as proprietor, in 1846-47." Page 174.
"L.D. Beall opened a grocery store in 1850 and sold it to his brother Silas Price Beall and moved on..." pg 128.
"John Henry McClelland was in this room with a whiskey store in 1852, and he was succeeded by S. Price Beall & L. D. Beall with a grocery and liquor store. James H. Springer and Thomas B. Sturgis bought the stock of Price & L. D. Beall from the surviving partner, L. D. Beall, August 14, 1855, and here continued the business until August 7, 1857..." page 130.
"Louis D. Beall & Co. followed Stephens in this room with the "Good Intent Exchange store, but were here only one year when...succeeded here in 1850." page 259
"Louis D. Beall occupied this room with a stock of groceries, with J. Oliphant Stewart as manager. Mr. Beall bought flour in Pittsburg at $6.00 per barrel, in the fall of 1869, and owing to the heavy frost of that year, he was enabled to sell it at $12.00 per barrel. Mr. Beall soon found the business poorly managed, and sold his stock to his manager, who by indolence, indulgence and mismanagement, soon found himself keeping what he termed 'a still grocery', and closed out in 1860." page 176
"'The leaning tower' was torn down and a small frame building was removed across the street and placed on this lot by L. D. Beall" pg 132
"Thomas Swan, L.D. Beall and others carried on a livery business here for some years." pg 267
"Louis D. Beall, one of the best known liverymen and horse dealers of the town, owned and occupied this property, and died here May 6, 1871." pg 327
"Beall Addition- Laid off by L. D. Beall in 1887(sic), comprised twenty-four lots on the east side and twenty-two on the west side of Lexington street and six on the National road or West Main Street.
"Louis D. Beall occupied this house at one time (previously owned by Rev. John Morgan)"pg 203

L.D. Beall and wife Isabella H. Beall along with about 20 other families bought the land that the Oakdale Cemetery is on. Transaction was on June 7, 1867 in the county of Fayette, PA.

Thomas Smith Ghrist, a grandson of Clarence Hubert Beall filed for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution under "Samuel Beall who was a member of the convention of 1776 which framed the Constitution of the State of Maryland. He was a member of the Assembly from upper district of Fredrick County and was one of the Judges of the Fredrick County Court which declared the Stamp Act invalid, November 25, 1765."
---Clarence Hubert Beall b May 1846 died 1/3/13 and Elizabeth Smith Beall b. 6/18/1848 and m. 2/27/68
---Louis Dunn Beall (Frostburg, MD.) and wife Isabella H. Frey (Selbysport, Md)
---Thomas Beall (Frostburg, MD) and M. Ann Dunn
---Asa Beall (Cumberland, MD) and Eliza Beall His cousin
Thos. Beall of Samuel and wife Valinda (...) Beall [Verlinda] (the parents of Eliza Beall)
---Samuel B. Beall of Washington County, MD and wife Eleanor who died Jan 1/1778.
Application signed by Thomas Smith Ghrist, 111 Stockton Ave, Uniontown, PA who was a merchant on 5th of Jan 1927 and quoted "See McSherry's History of Maryland, Also Maryland Archives. See Proceedings of the Fredrick County Court. Louis Erwin Beall, Grand Uncle, held National #9659 and state #209 in Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution." stamped by Alice Gilmore Notary Public in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

The only correction in this line is Samuel Beall. The correct parentage of Thomas of Samuel Beall is Col. Samuel Beall, Jr. not Samuel B. Beall. Both Samuels married Eleanor wives. That may be the reason for the error. Both men fought in the American Revolution.

In the Uniontown Paper:
Louis D. Beall, father of Mrs. Mary (Beall) Gilmore, and a direct descendant of Colonel Ninian Beall, was born in Allegheny county, Maryland, coming to Fayette county, Pennsylvania, about 1840-45, and locating in Uniontown, where he died in 1871. He was a merchant for many years, later engaging in stock dealing. He was a man of high character and strict integrity, a citizen of value to his town."
His wife, Isabella B. (Frey) Beall, was born in Allegheny, Maryland, died in 1874.
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Beall:
1. Clarence H., now living retired in Uniontown,
Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth Smith.
2. Louis Erwin, after several years of service in the postal and naval departments of the United States at Washington, D. C., returned to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where in company with Judge Nathaniel Ewing he founded the Hygeia Crystal Ice & Cold Storage Company, a prosperous company of which he is now the head; he married, in December, 1884, Harriet Morgan Clark; children: Louis Erwin, Jr., Priscilla McKeag and Edward Clark.
3. Lilli, married (first) Lieutenant Lyons,
(second) Colonel Wilson Vance.
4. Mary, of previous mention, married John Gilmore,
whom she survives, a resident of Uniowntown. She is a member of the Episcopal church, and a lady highly esteemed for her many womanly virtues.

The Standard, Thursday May 11, 1871
On last Saturday, Mr. L. D. Beall died at his residence on Fayette Street in the 52nd year of his life. He was buried Monday afternoon in the New Cemetery. Almost the entire community attended the funeral. Mr. Beall was widely known and much esteemed by all who had any acquaintance with him.

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania by Jordan, John W. in Vol II, page 466 for the Bio. of Mary Gilmore, daughter of Louis Dunn Beall.
"The arms of the Beall family are three white bells on a blue shield. The above arms are the same as those accredited to Robert Bell of Scotland in the year of 1427. These Bells are on the list of the annuity clans in West Marches in 1587; the Bells Tower is mentioned in the pacts of parliament in 1481...... Louis D. Beall, father of Mrs. Mary (Beall) Gilmore and a direct descendant of Colonel Ninian Beall, was born in Allegany County, Maryland, coming to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, about 1840-45, and locating in Uniontown, where he died in 1871. He was a merchant for many years, later engaging in stock dealing. He was a merchant for many years, later engaging in stock dealing. He was a man of high character and strict integrity, a citizen of value to his town.

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"Louis D. Beall Died May 6, 1871 Aged 50 Years"




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