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Transcribed biography of Willard Beach

WILLARD BEACH is the son of Lyman and Leva (Judd) Beach, and was born in Canada December 5, 1836. His parents were natives of Connecticut, moving from that State to Canada at an early day, thence moving hither and settling on Morgan Prairie in 1838, where they resided until 1867, at that period moving to Jackson Township, their present residence. Mr. Willard Beach has obtained a reasonably fair education, and has followed the primitive life of a farmer since his boyhood. He came to this place on which he lives, and which he owns, in 1867; it comprises ninety acres, and is well improved. On January 1, 1861, he was married to Hannah Peoples, who died June 8, 1874, leaving a family of six children - Leva, Lyman, Ella, Wilden, Walter and Ralph. On December 23, 1874, he was married to Rosanna Adams, a native of this county, and born in 1835; she is a member of the Christian Church. By this second marriage he has had two children born to him - Mattie and Stella; both of whom, however, are dead. Mr. Beach is a Democrat, but one of the most liberal of that shade of political opinion.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 329-330

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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