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Elizabeth Beeson (Hunter)

Also Known As: "Hunter?"
Birthplace: Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
Death: June 14, 1794 (76)
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Benjamin Beeson
Mother of Isaac Beeson; Benjamin "Benji" Beeson, Jr.; William Beeson; Frances Lamb; Richard Beeson and 7 others

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About Elizabeth Beeson


The Beeson family can be traced back several more generations. Little else is known about Elizabeth Hunter and, like so many bits of info online, I am not yet aware of the original source for her maiden name. Perhaps it will appear in the Frederick County Friends Minutes.


Parents: Elizabeth's parents are unproven. She cannot be daughter of John Hunter and Margaret Albin because John Hunter's will list his daughter Elizabeth as "Elizabeth Steel." An Elizabeth Hunter married a Robert Steel and they died leaving two orphans before 1736, therefore I would deduce that this Elizabeth Steel is John and Margaret's daughter, not Elizabeth Hunter Beeson. Other user-submitted records say her father was Jacob Hunter, but John and Nicholas Hunter also appear. Her mother is given variously as Margaret Albin or Albans, Sarah Hill, and called Rebecca Hardy on the record that gives Nicholas Hunter as her father. I suspect, but am far from certain, that the Elizabeth Hunter who was the daughter of Nicholas and Rebecca is a different person.

Elizabeth, whose surname, dates and parents are uncertain, was probably born about 1718 and died after 2 Jul 1794 when she was mentioned in her husband's will.

She married Benjamin BEESON Sr, son of Richard BEESON and Charity GRUBB, on 14 Jun 1738 at Hopewell MM, Frederick County, VA; children (dob old style; surname BEESON):

Two pewter platters that Elizabeth Hunter? brought to America from England have been handed down in the Beeson family.

Benjamin & Elizabeth Beeson had twelve children recorded in New Garden Monthly Meeting records in North Carolina:

  • Isaac Beeson (12/26/1739);
  • Benjamin Beeson (2/9/1741);
  • William Beeson (11/11/1743);
  • Frances Beeson (12/20/1744);
  • Richard Beeson (3/11/1747);
  • Ann Beeson (5/30/1749);
  • Betty Beeson (7/30/1754);
  • Edward Beeson (1/1/1757);
  • Rachel Beeson (2/14/1759);
  • Jane Beeson (3/22/1760);
  • Mary Beeson (9/21/1762).

Source: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mygermanfamilies/Bee...

•Name: Elizabeth HUNTER

  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Surname: Hunter
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 14 Jan 1717/18 in Randolph County, North Carolina
  • Death: 1794 in Randolph County, North Carolina
  • Father: Jacob HUNTER b: 1667 in Chouan, North Carolina
  • Mother: Sarah HILL b: Abt 1696 in North Carolina

Marriage 1 Benjamin, Sr BEESON b: 14 Jan 1714/15 in Center MM, Guilford County, North Carolina

  • Married: 14 Jun 1738 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia


  • 1. Isaac BEESON b: 26 Dec 1739 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 2. Benjamin, Jr BEESON b: 9 Feb 1740/41 in Deep River MM, Guilford County, North Carolina
  • 3. William BEESON b: 11 Nov 1743 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 4. Frances BEESON b: 10 Dec 1744 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 5. Richard BEESON b: 11 Mar 1746/47 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 6. Ann BEESON b: 30 May 1749 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 7. Charity BEESON b: 25 Aug 1751 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 8. Elizabeth BEESON b: 30 Jul 1754 in Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia
  • 9. Richard Edward BEESON b: 1 Jan 1757 in New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina
  • 10. Rachel BEESON b: 14 Feb 1759 in New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina
  • 11. Jane BEESON b: 22 Mar 1760 in New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina
  • 12. Mary BEESON b: 21 Sep 1762 in New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina

Source: rootsweb

Elizabeth and Benjamin had twelve children.

Named in will of her father

HUNTER, John. Newtown, yeoman. January 30, 1734. May 19, 1736. B. 4.

Provides for wife Margaret. To son George, son John daughters Marth Cole, Ann Baker 5 shillings each. To granddaughter Margaret Baker £20 at 21. To daughter Elizabeth Steel £20. To daughter Mary Hill £20. To daughter Margaret Hunter £30, household goods. To son Peter £50 at 21. To sons William and James, my plantation in Newtown and remainder of personal estate, also executors. Witnesses: Jos. Hawley, Francis Wayne, Wm. Owen, Saml. Cawley.

The Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1713-1748


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https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-40000-30956612/elizabeth... 4 Elizabeth Beeson (born Hunter)Gender: FemaleBirth: Jan 14 1718 - Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandMarriage: Spouse: Benjamin Beeson, Sr. - June 14 1738 - Hopewell Friends Meeting, Frederick County (Present Loudon County), Province of VirginiaDeath: 1794 - Randolph County, North Carolina, USABurial: Center Friends Meeting (MM) Cemetery , Guilford County, was changed to Randolph County, North Carolina, USAFather: <a>Jonathan Jacob Hunter, Sr.</a>Mother: <a>Margaret Hunter (born Albin)</a>Husbands: <a>Benjamin Beeson, Sr.</a>, <a>Robert Steel</a>, <a>Josiah Harvey</a>Children: <a>Isaac Beeson, Sr.</a>, <a>Benjamin Beason</a>, <a>William Beeson</a>, <a>Frances Lamb (born Beeson)</a>, <a>Richard Beeson</a>,<a>Ann Lewis (born Beeson)</a>, <a>Charity Beeson</a>, <a>Elizabeth Elliott (born Beeson)</a>, <a>Edward Beeson</a>, <a>Rachel Beeson</a>, <a>Elizabeth Jane Bond (born Beeson)</a>, <a>Mary Wells (born Beeson)</a>Siblings: <a>John Hunter, Jr.</a>, <a>Mary Bennett (born Hunter)</a>, <a>William Hunter</a>, <a>Martha Cole (born Hunter)</a>, <a>George Hunter</a>, <a>James Hunter</a>, <a>Peter Hunter</a>, <a>Ann Hunter</a>, <a>Margaret Hunter</a> Record 40000:30956612:

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Elizabeth Beeson's Timeline

January 14, 1718
Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
December 26, 1739
Hopewell, Fairfax County, Virginia
September 2, 1741
North Carolina, United States
November 11, 1743
Frederick, VA
December 10, 1744
Clear Brook, Frederick County, Virginia
May 11, 1747
Frederick County, Province of Virginia
May 30, 1749
Hopewell, Frederick County, Virginia
August 25, 1751
Hopewell, Frdrck, Virginia, USA
July 30, 1754
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States