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GAMALIEL BEAMAN (1623 - 1678) of Dorchestor and Lancaster
Gamaliel Beaman was born about 1623. He died in Dorchester on 23 Mar 1678. [Ref][Ref] He married Sarah Clark. [Ref][Ref]
Gamaliel Beaman came to New England at age 12 in 1635 on the Elizabeth and Ann. [Ref] He settled in Dorchester. [Ref]
Gamaliel was an early inhabitant of Lancaster, signing the town covenant with his mark on 31 May 1659. [Ref] He received the 22nd lot in the second division of meadow on 5 Feb 1659. [Ref] He was constable in 1671. [Ref] After the massacre in 1675, he went to Dorchester. [Ref] At the time of his death the Beamans were so impoverished that the tax rates of Gamaliel, Sr., Gamaliel, Jr., John and Thomas were listed in the Dorchester records as "desperate debts". [Ref]
Children of Gamaliel Beaman and Sarah Clark:
Parents: Gamaliel Beaman and Sarah Clark (maybe)
Is is said that Hannah Beaman married Jeremiah Wilson.
Jeremiah Wilson of Lancaster had a wife Hannah. Although Gamaliel could have had a child between Thankful and Mehitable, there does not appear to be any record of a Hannah born to Gamaliel.
Editors, "Marriages, Births and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-83," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 16, 1862, 78-81, 152-158.
Nourse, Henry S., Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1725, Clinton, W. J. Coulter, 1884. Online: US Gen Web, Worcester County Archives, http://www.rootsweb.com/~maworces/wo-gen.htm.
Ward, Andrew, "Lancaster Records," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 16, 1862, 352-359; 17, 1863, 70-.
Wooden, Emily Beaman, The Beaman and Clark Genealogy : a history of the descendants of Gamaliel Beaman and Sarah Clark of Dorchester and Lancaster, Mass., 1635-1909,. Rochester, NY, unknown, 1983. Online: Ancestry.com.