Beall

Beall Cemetery, Warren Township

(Susan Hunter Beall of Salt Lake City, Utah submitted the following information. She visited the cemetery in 1996 and took photos shown below.)

James and George Beall purchased the property where the BEALL family cemetery is located in 1807. Many stones broken & unreadable. Approximately sixteen stones were found.

Many stones broken & unreadable. Approximately sixteen stones were found.


  • Cemeteries- Hopewell Sec 20, Beall Sec 14

Beall Property & Deed Abstracts
Jefferson County, Ohio, deed book 2, pp 302-303 {LDS FHL# 0895967}
(Abstract by Susan Hunter Beall)

Know all men by these presents that John Beall and Jane H. Beall wife of the said John Beall of the County of Jefferson and State of Ohio for and in consideration of the sum of Seven Thousand dollars the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained Sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto Isaac Lewis his heirs and assigns forever the following described premises situate in Range 2 Township No five: Section No Twenty County of Jefferson and State of Ohio and beginning for the same at a stone planted at the south east corner of the tract   corner also to N. Lewis’ land running thence North two hundred and fourteen (214) perches to a stone north side of a run corner also to John Medills land… and corner to said Lewis’ land Thence East one hundred and ten (110) perches to the beginning.  Containing one hundred and thirty 65/100 acres.  Not including the Meeting House and Grave yard Lots which are embraced within the above description... said Isaac Lewis his heirs and assigns forever, and he John Beall doth for himself and heirs covenant with the said Isaac Lewis and his heirs… said Isaac Lewis his heirs or assigns forever against all lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever. And Jane H. Beall wife of said John Beall doth hereby remise release and forever Quit-claim unto the said Isaac Lewis his heirs all of her right and title of Dower in the above described premises.  In Witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and seal the 5th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven. 

John Beall seal Jane H Beal seal

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Wm Marshall, Maria S. Beal   $7.00 Rev Stamp cancelled Recorded May 16, 1867 M.J. Urquhart, recorder.

(Source comments by Susan Beall, deed above)
5 Apr, 1867 Between John Beall & Jane H. Beall his wife and Isaac Lewis for $7,000.00/130 65/100 acres, not including the Meeting House and grave yard lots which are within the description of land, but are not included in this conveyance.  Section 20, Twp 5, Range 2.  Note:  In 1864 John paid Ninian and Hetty Beall $6,271.00 for this property. This would appear to be the Hopewell Church and Cemetery.

(Source Jefferson Co., Ohio Bk. R 2, pp 249-250)
(LDS FHL# 0895968 abstracted by Susan Beall)
Know all men by these Presents that Henry Beall and Susan Beall wife of the said Henry Beall of the County of Gallia and State of Ohio for and in Consideration of the sum of twenty six thousand two hundred Sixty Dollars, to them in hand paid the receipt whereof or hereby acknowledged have Granted, bargained and Sold and by these presents, do Grant, bargain, Sell, Convey and confirm unto William Bake of the County of Jefferson and State of Ohio his heirs of assigns, all the following described Land with the appurtenances Situate in the Said County of Jefferson and State of Ohio and being apart of Sections numbered 14, 20 and 21 in Township No five and range No 2.  Beginning at the Corner between Sections no. 14. 15. 20 and 21 and running thence with the North line of Section No 14 S. 89 3/4/ E 81 perches to Rush Run…thence N 84 ¾ W 108 9/10 perches to a Stone South West of School House… Containing 360 2/100 Acres more or less Reserving and “accepting” nevertheless the School house Lot included in the above description Situate at the South West Corner of the premises Containing ¼ of an acre for the use of the public for School purposes in accordance with the Stipulations and agreements formerly made in relation to the use of and “occupancy” of said School house Lot.  Also the Lot inclosed as a family burying Ground Situate in the field north East of the Mansion house which is 33 feet b 50 feet is also reserved but for no other purpose than as a burying Ground or Cemetery… unto the said William Bake his heirs and Assigns forever.  And the Said Henry Beall for himself his heirs, executors and Administrators, hereby Covenants with the said William Bake his heirs and assigns that he is lawfully Seized of the premises Aforesaid, that they are free and Clear from all encumbrances whatsoever, And that he will forever Warrant and Defend the same unto the Said William Bake his heirs and Assigns against all Lawful Claims whatsoever.  In testimony Whereof, the Aforesaid Henry Beall and his wife have hereunto set their hands and Seals this 25th day of April A.D. 1870.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of John Priestley, Samuel Kerr. Henry and Susan Beall

(Source comments by Susan Beall, deed above)
25 Apr 1870 Between Henry Beall & Susan Beall his wife of Gallia Co, Oh and Wm. Bake of Jefferson Co., for $26 260/360 2/100 acres in Sec 14, 20 and 21, Twp 5 and Range 2 of Jefferson Co. Beginning at a corner of Sec 14,15, 20 and 21 and running to Rush Run…this property included ¼ acres previously set aside for public use as a school and yard.  Also included a plot of ground 33x50 NE of the ‘Mansion’ which is enclosed and used as a family burying groundThese two plots are to be reserved for these separate uses

Obituary for John Beall

Melancholy feelings at the death of John Beall
Steubenville Weekly Gazette, Rush Run - Friday, December 24, 1875)

It is with Melancholy feelings that we note the death of Brother John Beall, of Warren Ridge.  Brother Beall came to his death under the following circumstances.  Last Monday, while on horseback, driving cattle, his horse slipped on the frozen ground and fell, precipitating his rider to the ground; and, his foot holding fast in the stirrup, he was dragged and kicked, which proved his death.  He, however, with the aid of help, rode to his home, a short distance off, where he soon became speechless and helpless, and where he breathed his last on Tuesday.

He was an active member of the Jefferson Grange, and was buried on Thursday in the honors of the Patrons of Husbandry, which is the first demonstration of that kind in our community.  Quite a number of the Patrons were present, and they, with the relatives and friends, formed one of the largest processions that has ever been seen in this neighborhood.