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Re: Beal in VA, NJ or NC
In Response To: Beal in VA, NJ or NC ()

Can you give us a little more detail on what you know about John Beal and Sophia Motely.

What county in VA was John Beal born, if the 1872 birth year is correct, it occured during a time when VA was keeping Birth records on a county level 1853 - 1896 (although not all births are recorded for everyone either black or white and not all records survive).

When would this marriage have taken place? Where did this marriage take place? Was there a child born of this union?


I have been searching for anything on a John W Beal born around 1872 in VA and died, possibly in NJ, before 1916. He married a Sophia Motely and lived in NYC but I can find no record of it. I've checked city directories and Sophia appears several times but is listed as either separated or widowed after 1916.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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