William Coalter Beale

b. 7 August 1838, d. 26 August 1877
  • William Coalter Beale was born on 7 August 1838 in Virginia.
  • William Coalter Beale appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Apalachicola PO, Franklin County, Florida, Living with merchant banker Joseph L. Dunham, likely his employer.. They were enumerated next to Josephine's parents Hiram and Sarah Brooks.
  • He was a bookkeeper, according to the 1860 census.
  • Josephine Brooks Tainter wrote to Evelina Wood on 26 August 1860, ". . . Have you ever heard Mrs Campbell say anything about Rebecca's being engaged? It is believed by all, in Apalachicola that she is to be married to a Mr Beal there - but how soon we don't know - he is said to be a couple years younger than she is - he is very highly esteemed by his employers; & I expect he will make a good husband. . . ."
  • Josephine Brooks Tainter wrote to Evelina Wood on 16 January 1861, ". . . I hear no talk about Miss Rebecca Clark's getting married this winter - but I think she is engaged. Please remember me kindly to Mrs Campbell & her family. . . ."
  • He married Rebecca L. Clark, daughter of Wylie Pope Clark and Amanda M. Kilbee, circa 1861.
  • He enlisted as a private in the Virginia Fredericksburg Light Artillery Battery on 1 August 1861, and mustered out on 1 May 1862.
  • William Coalter Beale became a widower at the 26 August 1868 death of his wife Rebecca L. Clark.
  • William Coalter Beale died on 26 August 1877 at age 39.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2011

Family: Rebecca L. Clark b. circa 1837, d. 26 August 1868