Born: 1810 Maryland
Died: 1877 Illinois
Flourished: 1838-1877 Sangamon County, Illinois
Beach had moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, by 1838, when he married Phylatta (or Filetta) Harding. They settled in Loami, where George was a wheelwright, with $400 in real property in 1850. In 1860, Beach supported John Bell of the Constitutional Union Party for president.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 26 July 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 332; Petition of James McCormick and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court, [23 May 1839]; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 20 May 1842, 2:7; 13 August 1860, 3:3; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 174; Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 7 May 1877, 4:1.