Query 17 for July 31, 1930


BEEKS — BEAKS — BARNES—Wanted: Information concerning a Beakes (Beaks) family in Bucks County, Pa., that were connected with the Biles, Hambleton, Hinkle, Hughes and Wall families, etc., almost all, if not all, of them were Quakers. Abraham Beakes of this family migrated to Frederick County, Virginia about 1753. QUERY—Was he the father, (or ancestor), of Christopher Beeks (or Beks) who was listed in the census of Frederick Co., Virginia in 1782?

A Christopher Beeks served in the Revolutionary war from Virginia. His wife was Catherine Barnes. Some of their children were said to have been born at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Their known children were: Nancy born 1788, who married George May; Elizabeth who was born in Augusta County, Va. In 1790; Sarah who married William D. Powers; Catherine who married George M. Smith. Christopher Beeks (see above) died near Xenia, Ohio, about 1818. His wife married 2nd. Samuel Ewing, who died in Albany, Indiana. QUERY—What is the ancestry of Catherine Beeks nee Barnes? The names Emmarine and Matthew have been used by her descendants and said names may have been Barnes family names.—In 1827 Thomas Beeks (son of Christopher Beeks) and his wife, Nancy (Humphrey) Beeks were living in Virginia; Henry Beeks in Mississippi; and John Beeks in Georgia. Shall be very glad to have any information about descendants of the Beakes (or Beeks), families who lived or are now living in Bucks County, Pa.; in Virginia; in Mississippi; in Georgia; in Indiana; in Ohio, or elsewhere. Address: MISS KATHARINE K. ADAMS, 1838 Greenleaf Ave., Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois.


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