The information I have regarding Thomas Beavan, his wife Margaret and their children come from handwritten notes written on a separate piece of paper in the family bible.The notes were written by my great grandmother whose mother was Sarah Beavan, of the Thomas and Margaret Beavan family.The last name is spelled Beavan in these notes, but the name is spelled many ways in different sources.If you would like I could send you a copy of those notes.Unfortunately, the notes are very basic, just names and dates.
I had been unable to get any information on the other daughters in this family because by the time they were counted on the census rolls, they had been married or had died, I suppose.I heard of your research from Lesle Kouba who you have communicated with.It is the first news I have heard about any of the other individuals in this family.
It looks like the family came over to the US at least by 1835 when the youngest daughter, Martha b. 1819, was married to Evan Arthur in New York, NY.I don't know how many of the family came over since I have no information on several of the children:Charlotte, John, Margaret and Thomas.The family has strong ties to the Dubuque IA - Grant/Lafayette Co. WI - Galena, Jo Daviess IL triange.There were several John Beavans in the early Grant County census data but the dates don't line up well enough for me to make the leap that one or more of them might correspond with this John Beavan.
Mary Beavan was married in England before 1827 to George Wheeler, b. 1800, d. bef. 1848, Dubuque, Iowa.In Wales, they had a daughter Ann b. 16 Aug 1827.In the US, there is one son, George Beavan Wheeler b. 10 sep 1839 in Dubuque Co.
Ann Wheeler married Frederick Scott in Galenna, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, in 1851.They have several children, all born in Grant County, Wisconsin, beginning in 1852.Many of the family moved to Colorado where Ann died in 1892.Ann used the name Beavan for one of her sons, Thomas.
George Beavan Wheeler married Emma Ann Arthur in June 1841.Emma Ann Arthur was the daughter of Evan Arthur and Martha Beavan, so George and Emma were first cousins.Emma and George had 4 children that I have records for, all born in Lancaster, Grant Co., Wisconsin.
Mary Beavan Wheeler had a second husband, James Alton, married about 1839, with whom she had three children.
Evan Arthur and Martha Beavan had 11 children.The first surviving in Virginia, the second surviving in Tennessee, then several in Dubuque Co., Iowa.The last was born in Grant County, Wisconsin but both he and Martha died during childbirth in 1852.Evan Arthur arrived in the US in 1833 and was a skilled tool turner in rolling mills and this skill is what took him and his family to various areas in the US.
Two of Arthur and Martha's children married brothers from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Reuben and Levi Showalter.I notice that one of Hester and ? Payne's children, Jabes, had a son named Showalter Payne.There are tons of Showalters in Pennsylvania but I wonder if this might be another link in the families.
I have two other sources I am waiting to explore regarding this family.A fellow researcher has written to say that she will be sending me some handwritten notes by one of the Scott children writing about her grandmother, Mary Beavan Scott, and her journey to the US.Apparently these notes at least mention other family members.I will also be visiting a relative who supposedly has tons of information about our family which could include some more information about Sarah Beavan, from whom we are descended.I'll keep you posted, if you like.
I hope some of this is useful to you.Please keep me in the loop if you hear of any other information on this family.