Beach, George

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; 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.