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Children of Gamaliel Beamon ~1623-1678/9
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Created By:Susan_187

   Not sure if this is the right forum for this issue, but I'll give it

a try. 

   The Great Migration, vol. p. 217-219, Gamaliel Beamon: gives his
2nd born son as Joseph. It then gives Joseph's bp. as "Dorchester
14 June 1657", citing Dorchester Church Records, p. 168 ("John
Beamond 6 year Old") and ends with "no further record." Later the
biopic under ASSOCIATIONS, discusses John Beamon who was in Dorchester
and Lancaster at similar times to Gamaliel Beamon and was a similar
age to Joseph. Also, he named his 2nd born son Gamaliel (an unusual
name)
   Miss Emily Beaman Wooden, A.M. in her 1909 "The Beamon and Clark
Genealogy A History of the Descendants of Gamaliel Beaman and Sarah
Clark of Dorchester and Lancaster, Mass 1635-1909", p. 19: stated
"I know not whence the name Joseph in the above list was obtained,
but I have searcht far and wide for Joseph Beaman and others have
done the same, without finding any mention of him in any other
place."
   Given the lack of any tie between Gamaliel and a Joseph and a
very clear tie [DChR] to a John, it would seem the name Joseph is
in error and Gamaliel's 2nd son should be John.


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Created By:Dale H. Cook
> it would seem the name Joseph is in error and Gamaliel's 2nd son should be John.

It would seem that way to me as well. This child is named "Joseph" in Savage 1:147, but named "John" on p. 41 of Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts."

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