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Notes for William H BEADLES


Malinda's father's stated in his will that her married name was Beedle. Marriage records have it as Beadles.

His biography says:

HISTORY OF CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS - Auburn Township, pp. 200-202.
(Continued from the reference pertaining to his father, Abraham Hess Beadle--)

"[William H. Beadle] obtained the rudiments of an education in the primitive schoolhouse with puncheon floor, slab benches, and greased paper window, and came with the family to this county in the spring of 1850. He was married in July 1855 to Miss Sarah C.Jones, daughter of Abram T. Jones, of Dolson Township. She was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, January 4, 1833, and came to this county with her parents about 1853. After the marriage of William H. Beadle, his father gave him the control of the farm and moved to Marshall, where the mother died March 24, 1859, and the father April 3, 1859. The father contracting his sickness while attending the burial of his wife. They were characterized by their public spirit, were members of the Christian church, and enjoyed the confidence of a large circle of friends. Subjectlosthis wifeby death March 4, 1857, leaving one child, Sarah C. Beadle. She was born December 26, 1856, and married to Lewis Heath in February, 1877. Mr. Beadle was married to his present wife, Malinda Chilcote, on the 17th of April 1859. She is a daughter of Nicodemus and Anna Chilcote, formerly of Ohio, and natives of Pennsylvania. The father died in Douglas county December 24, 1879; the wife survives him and resides in Douglas County, Mrs. Beadle was born in Morrow County, Ohio April 17, 1841. Mr. Beadle is a member of the Knights of Honor, a Republican, and from 1878 to 1880 served the county as Sheriff. He was also served his township officialy for sevral years. He owns a farm of 153 acres in Sections 22 and 23 of Auburn Township; has a substantial farm residence on the Westfield road eight miles west from Marshall, engaged in mixed husbandry."

Residences & events:

1860 Clark Co, IL. If the name was slurred or the census taker had only fair hearing, he could have mistaken the name for Beale. If so, perhaps it was probably Malinda living 2 doors down from brother, Hethcole, along with husband, William Beale, daughter, Sarah C, 2, and 2 older Campbell children.

1880 Marshall, Clark Co, IL. The census that year recorded William as the County Sheriff. He was 45, Malinda was 38. The only other occupant in the house was a 47 year old Richard Myles, farmer, from OH.
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