John Beals

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
John Beals, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died in 1726.1

John married Mary Clayton, daughter of William Clayton and Prudence Lanckford, in 1684.1,2

Bales implies that John Beals came with Fenwick on the Griffin in 1775, but Sheppard found no evidence of it. Notes attached to the FHL catalog entry for Bales seem to have more information than what Bales has in his book:
The earliest known ancestor, John Beales, was born in England in 1650, and immigrated to America in 1675 settling in Salem, New Jersey. He came on the ship Griffin. Two years later in 1677 his name appears on the tax books of what is now Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, as a farmer. He died in East Nottingham, Maryland in 1726.3,4

John was an early settler in the lower part of Aston.1


Mary Clayton b. 29 Aug 1665
  • John Beales+1 b. 28 Sep 1685, d. 1746
  • William Beals5 b. 1 Apr 1687
  • Jacob Beals5 b. 28 Sep 1689
  • Mary Beals5 b. 24 Mar 1691/92
  • Patience Beals5 b. 16 Jun 1695
This person was last edited on7 Apr 2018


  1. [S1603] George Smith, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Territory Included Within Its Limits to the Present Time: With a Notice of the Geology of the County, and Catalogues of its Minerals, Plants, Quadrupeds and Birds (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry B. Ashmead, 1862), 445, further cited as Smith, History of Delaware Co.
  2. [S1330] Estimated from birth date of first child (1665).
  3. [S1604] Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., et al., Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684: Reprints of Articles with Corrections, Additions and New Materials (1970; reprint, Pennsylvania: The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, 1985), 147, further cited as Sheppard, et al., Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684.
  4. [S1612] Clarence A. Bales, Bales Families in East Tennessee (Jefferson City, Tennessee: s.p., 1952), 5, further cited as Bales, Bales Families in East Tennessee.
  5. [S1609] John Pitts Launey and F. Edward Wright, Early Church Records of Delaware County, PA: Volume 1 (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1997), 1, further cited as Launey and Wright, Delaware Co. Church Records Vol 1.