BEACH ANCESTORS

ENGLAND

Nathaniel Foote

Richard Beach 1611>1699

Nathaniel Foote, was born in England about 1592. Nathaniel, was fifteen years old when Robert, his father died in 1608; Robert Jr, thus became the head of the house. At the age of sixteen Nathaniel was apprenticed on 21 September, 1608 for a term of 8 years or until his 24th birthday in the year 1616, to Samuel Croyle of Colchester, a grocer and free burgess
 
Nathenial married about 1615 to Elizabeth Deming. She was the sister of John Deeming, who was for many years the one of the magistrates of the "Colony of the Connecticut" and one of the Patenees named in it's charter. She was the daughter of Jonathan
 
They had six children born in England. Nathaniel Foote Jr. was born in England about 1620.  It can be assumed that the Foote family sailed for New England sometime between April 1632 and September 1633. The Foote family settled at Watertown, Mass. on 16 acres of land which they received as a grant. Nathaniel Foote Jr. was about fourteen when his mother gave birth to his youngest sister, Rebecca, at Watertown about 1634.
 
In 1635, Nathaniel Foote Sr. and John Strickland, and their families, ventured out from Watertown and were among the first settlers on the bank of the Connecticut River, at Pyquag, CT (known as Wethersfield for an English village of the same name). This is the same John Strickland whose daughter married John Jackson who is a Greene ancestor. Nathaniel Foote had 10 acres of land at Wethersfield.
 
Later the Footes moved to Hartford, CT where in 1640, Nathaniel Sr was assigned a house lot of 10 acres. In addition, he owned several other tracts of land at Hartford, amounting to over 400 acres. He was a farmer and a Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1641, 1643 and 1644. Nathaniel Foote Sr. was a very pious and industrious farmer, besides being one of the richest landowners of his day.
 
The family was saddened by Nathaniel's death at age 51. Records show that Nathaniel FooteSr died in Wethersfield, Connecticut in November, 1644. He was buried in the burying ground in the rear of the town meeting house where nine generations are buried. Nathaniel was survived by his wife, two sons, and five daughters.
 
Nathaniel was twenty-four and the youngest, Rebecca, was only eleven. Mary had married in 1642 at the age of nineteen. Nathaniel Foote Jr.'s mother remarried in 1646 at Wethersfield, to Governor Thomas Welles. She died at Wethersfield on 28 July 1683.
 
 
Richard Beach was born in 1611 at St. Albans, Devon England. He was the son of John Thomas and Joan Beach. On April 25, 1637, some 500 Puritans, headed by the Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, Richard Beach embarked on the ship "Hector" and with other vessels, sailing from England to arrive at Boston on June 26, 1637.
 
Richard was an early settler of New Haven in 1639. The following year he was fined for "trees which they did fall disorderly". Richard's house lot contained 13 acres and he also owned 30 acres of upland on Crane's Brook, 50 acres of upland on Beaches Brook, and 10 acres of meadow. Richard Beach first appears in the records of New Haven Colony on 3-Apr-1639. It is said he was one of the signers of "The Constitution for Church and State" adopted 4 Jun 1639 at Newman's Barn in the New Haven Colony.
 
Richard Beach married Catherine (Cook) Hull about 1642 at New Haven. Catherine was born 1616 and was the widow of Andrew Hull from England. Andrew died as a young man, but his brother, Richard Hull, continued living in New Haven and was representative of the General Court.  Catherine and Andrew had a daughter, Sara,  who were born in New Haven.
"Richard Beach hath ingaged his house and lot to secure a former agreement in reference to the children of Andrew Hull, late deceased.  In October of 1645 "Michaell Palmer complayned that Richard Beech did promise to pay him a debt of 35.. in beaver but had fayled. Richard Beech acknowledged the dept & his promise to pay in beaver, but professed he could not gett beaver."
 
Richard and Catherine had four children all born in New Haven. Mary born in 1642 grew up and married John Hull in 1661. He was the son of Richard Hull.  John was a doctor in New Haven. Benjamin was born in 1644. Azariah born July 1646 and Mercy born in 1648.
 
The Beach family did not stay settled in any one place very long. The family lived at New Haven until about 1648, when it is believed that they moved to Wallingford, CT.
 
 In 1660,  Richard Beach purchased land at Stratford, CT, the same year that his brother,  John Beach, moved there. Richard Beach moved to Stratford, Connecticut, where he kept an "ordinary" or tavern as of 1662/64.
 
"At a lawful meeting Richard Beach demanded in consideration of keeping the "ordinary", six acars of swamp at the wood end... to which proposition the towne by vote granted, provided he would keepe the said "ordinary" and provide for strangers entertaynment."
 
 
At the age of twenty-six, Nathaniel Foote JrFoote Jr  married Elizabeth Smith in 1646. She was the daughter of Lt. Samuel Smith of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, Mass. Elizabeth Smith was seven years old when her family sailed from England to Boston, Mass.
 
In 1646, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Foote moved to Hadley. Nathaniel and Elizabeth had four children. Their first child, Nathaniel III, was born on 10 January 1648. Samuel [named after his maternal grandfather] was born on 1 May 1649. Daniel Foote was born in 1652 and Elizabeth Foote was born in 1654. All the children were born at Hadley except Daniel, who was born at Wethersfield.
 
Nathaniel Foote Jr died at Wethersfield after 7 June 1655, the date of his will, and before 23 September 1655, when his inventory was taken. The four Foote children ranged in ages from seven to one year old.Daniel was three years old.  Little Elizabeth was only one year old. Elizabeth (Smith) Foote  remarried  William Gull of Wethersfield and had four children by him. Elizabeth (Smith) (Foote) Gull died on 16 December 1668.
Elizabethtown, N.J. was founded in 1664. That same year, Richard Beach sold out at Stratford and moved the entire family (except Benjiman who was married)  to Elizabethtown, NJ. In 1665, Richard Beach purchased a 13 acre house lot there. He also purchased 50 acres of upland on beach's Brook, 30 acres of upland on Crave's Brook, and several other smaller holding in all 102 acres and resided in Elizabeth NY till 1688.

It has been said (internet) that Catherine died in 1653 in New Haven. Then Richard would have been a widower at the age of forty-two with five children, ages thirteen, eleven, nine, seven, and five. This seems unlikely. Elsewhere it is stated she died 1681 in Morristown NJ and also unknown.
March 31, 1688, he sold all of his land in Elizabeth NJ to the Widow Agatha White, who sixteen days later resold to William Darie, of Elizabeth.

“...but some records say Richard moved to NJ for the remainder of his life, living in Elizabethtown and Morristown, possibly as late as 1699. There is no record of his or Catherine's death but the records place him and his death as recorded at Morristown."

All quotes are from Beach Family Magazine, Vol. I, No. 1, p. 7.

Azariah Beach 1646- aft 1685

Daniel Foote & Elizabeth Smith Foote

Azariah Beach was born in 1646 at New Haven CT.  He was the son of Richard Beach and Catherine (Cook) (Hull) Beach. The Beach family did not stay settled in any one place very long. Azariah's family lived at New Haven until about 1648, when it is believed that they moved to Wallingford, CT. In 1660, Azariah's father purchased land at Stratford, CT, the same year that his Uncle John moved there. In 1664  Azariah's father was a tavern keeper at Stratford.
 
Azariah's father sold out at Stratford and moved the entire family to Elizabethtown, NJ. In 1665, his father purchased a 13 acre house lot there, and made several other land purchases, and owned 102 acres. Azariah Beach was nineteen when his family moved to Elizabethtown, N.J. but he did not remain there very long.
 
Azariah Beach was in Newark, N.J. in 1669 and then moved to the vicinity of New Haven CT.  In 1673. Azariah took the place that had been his father's home at Wallingford, CT. About 1674, Azariah Beach married Martha Ives at Wallingford.
 
Martha Ives was born in New Haven, CT about 1646. She was the middle child of many. Her father, William Ives, left his home at Norfolkshire, England and sailed from London on 19 September 1635 aboard the ship "True Love", which was bound for Boston and arrived in November 1635. In April 1638 the Ives made their first home at Watertown, Mass. and next settled at the Quinnipiack Colony (Indian word for "long-water-place"). Quinnipack became known as New Haven, CT.  William Ives was one of the sixty-three original "free planters" of New Haven.
 
The Ives were Puritans and had seats in the meeting house at New Haven in 1646. William Ives was admitted as a Freeman of the Colony on 25 December 1641. William Ives died in 1648, leaving Martha's mother a widow with five young children. Martha was only three years old when her father died. Martha's mother remarried on 7 November 1648 to Dr. William Bassett and had four children by him. Martha was sixteen when her mother died in 1662. Martha probably stayed there with her step-father, two brothers, two sister and four half-brothers or sisters.
 
About 1677 the Beaches moved to Killingworth, where Azariah was one of the proprietors and grant owners. Azariah Beach and Martha Ives Beach were known to have seven children. Mary, Thomas and Richard and Thomas were born at Killingwoth. Richard Beach was born on 16 October 1677. Sometime before 1682 Azariah Beach and his family moved to New Haven where Benjamin, Hannah, John and Martha were born.
 
Like his father, Azariah Beach in his early life, did not remain long in any one place and little is known of him after 1685 , except for one record stating: "he returned to New Haven and died there, age 50 years"
In 1646, Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Foote moved to Hadley. Nathaniel and Elizabeth had four children. Their first child, Nathaniel III, was born on 10 January 1648. Samuel [named after his maternal grandfather] was born on 1 May 1649. Daniel Foote was born in 1652 and Elizabeth Foote was born in 1654. The internet claims (1)  the children were born at Hadley except Daniel, who was born at Wethersfield or (2) all were born at Wetherfield. The family did live in Wethersfield June 1655. Both Daniel and Elizabeth lives are intertwined in our ancestial history.
 
Their father died at Wethersfield after 7 June 1655, the date of his will, and before 23 September 1655, when his inventory was taken. The four Foote children ranged in ages from seven to one year old. Little Elizabeth was only one year old. Her mother remarried to William Gull of Wethersfield and had four children by him. Elizabeth (Smith) (Foote) Gull died on 16 December 1668. Elizabeth was now fourteen years old. She remained in Wethersfield with her three older brothers, her step-father and four half-sisters/brothers.
 
On 10 November 1670 Elizabeth Foote married Daniel Belding at Wethersfield. The Beldings were long time residents of Wethersfield. Elizabeth was only sixteen when she married. Daniel Belding was twenty-two. Their daughter, Mary Belding will marry James Trowbridge.
 
Daniel Foote married a young woman named Sarah Chapin. They lived at Stratford CT.  Daniel and Sarah Foote had eight children. Their first daughter, Hannah Foote, was born at Stratford CT on 13 February 1683/4. Hannah had two older brothers, Aziariah and John, an older sister, Abigail. She also had two younger sister and a younger brother.
 
About 1686 the Beldings moved to Deerfield, Mass. It was in the 1696 Massacre at Deerfield that Elizabeth (Foote) Belding and three of her children were killed by French Mohawk Indians.
Hannah married Richard Beach in December 1704. It is reported that Daniel Foote died about 1704.
 
 

Richard Beach 2 & Hannah Foote

Richard Beach was born on 16 October 1677 at Killingworth, where his father was one of the proprietors and grant owners. Richard Beach grew up at Killingworth with his three brothers and three sisters.  In 1694 the Beaches moved to New Haven CT where Richard's father died in 1696. 
 
In 1694 the Beaches moved to New Haven CT where Richard's father died in 1696.  On 7 December 1704 Richard Beach and Hannah Foote were married. Richard was 27 and Hannah was 20 years old. Hannah was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Foote. Daniel and Sarah Foote had lived in Stratford, CT since 1686 before moving to Hadley, Mass.
 
Richard Beach seems to have been a little more settled in his habits than his predecessors. He settled in Stratford, CT, after his marriage. Richard and Hannah Beach’s first son was Azariah Beach 2nd. Azariah Beach was born on 3 September 1705 at Stratford (know also as New Haven CT). Azariah was the oldest of seven children.
 
In 1708 he sold his property moved his family to the new town of Durham, CT (about 6 miles northeast of New Haven), where Richard Beach was one of the original proprietors. He had land grants from the town of Durham of 5 acres, 8 1/2 acres, and 2 1/2 acres but he also purchased several other tracts of land, in all over 100 acres.  They resided at Durham until 1730, where their remaining five children were born. Abigail was born on 5 February 1710. Hannah was born about 1714. Eunice was born on 28 March 1716, and Benjamin was born on 5 May 1721. Sarah was born on 8 March 1724.
 
About the year 1730. Richard Beach became interested in another new town called Hebron, in CT, some twenty miles northeast of New Haven, across the Connecticut River. In that year, he sold all of his land in Durham and moved with his entire family, with the exception of his son Azariah, who was married, to Hebron. In Hebron, besides his town grants, he purchased a farm of 104 acres and several other tracts of land, and appears to have been one of the substantial men of the town. He was elected first surveyor of highways in 1731.
 
But it appears he was not contented in Hebron, and in 1738, he deeded his farm of 104 acres to his eldest son, Azariah Beach, and records show other deeds of his remaining property to his other children, in whole or in part deeds of gift, retaining only his home lot of 12 acres. He does not appear actively in records of Hebron again, but the records in Durham, show that in 1743, he was made a final grant of  2 1/2 acres from the town; and the Hebron records show that two years later, in 1745, his home lot in Hebron was deeded to Robert Chapman. He may have returned to Durham where he had lived previously for twenty-two years and lived out his remaining years . He died after 1745. Another account states he died in Hebron.
 
The internet says Hannah (Foote) Beach died in Hebron. One account states her death in 1799 (105 years old?). More realistic is the account given by geni.con as her life span as 1716 to 1776 and ancestry.com states 1723 which we know is wrong! It is likely that Hannah sold their home in Hebron and moved back to Durham  where the Beach family resided.
 

Azirah Beach 2  1705

Azariah Beach was born in 1705 at Stratford CT (know also as New Haven). His parents were Richard Beach and Hannah Foote. Azariah was the oldest of seven children. His family moved to Durham in 1708 where Azariah grew up. In 1730 the Beach family moved to Hebron, Tolland County CT about 20 miles northeast of New Haven, on the west side of the Connecticut River. Azariah Beach remained in Durham probably with his new wife, Lydia Burt.
 
In 1730, Azariah Beach married Lydia Burt. Lydia Burt was the daughter of Jonathan & Mindwell (Taylor) Burt. Azariah was twenty-five and Lydia was twenty years old. They lived in Durham as nwlyweds where their two oldest children were born. Mindwell, named for Lydia’s mother,  was baptized at Durham in 1731, and Lydia was baptized in 1733. Azariah was elected to succeeded his father as the Surveyor of Highways and later served in many other offices.
 
A short time later, Azariah followed his father to Hebron, where the four younger members of his family were born. Medad was born in 1735. Katherine was born in 173. Elisha Beach was born in 1739. He was next to youngest of six children. Elisha had four older sisters and a younger brother, Azariah Jr, who was born in 1743. His grandfather, Richard Beach was one of the founders of the town of Hebron. Azariah was a deacon and an influential citizen of Hebron Connecticut. He was known as “Deacon Azariah”
 
In 1738, Azariah was deeded his father's Hebron farm of 104 acres. Azariah acquired other tracts of land. Like his father, Azariah Beach deeded much of his land to his children, with Azariah Jr receiving most of it. The six Beach children grew up on the farm at Hebron and all married except Medad, who may have died as a young woman. Mindwell was married in 1753 to Ezekiel Jones of Hebron. She died in 1799. Lydia married and was listed as Lydia Reide in Deacon Azariah's will. Katherine married and was listed as Katherine Jones in Deacon Azariah's will. Azariah Jr was married in 1768 to Elizabeth Skinner.
 
 
 

Elisha Beach 1739-1823

Elisha Beach was born on 6 April 1739. He was next to youngest of six children. Elisha had four older sisters and a younger brother, Azariah Jr, who was born on 23 February 1743. The Beaches lived in Hebron CT. His grandfather, Richard Beach was a founder of the town.
The six Beach children grew up on the farm at Hebron and all married except Medad, who may have died as a young woman. Mindwell was married in 1753 to Ezekiel Jones of Hebron. She died on 8 July 1799. Lydia married and was listed as Lydia Reide in Deacon Azariah's will. Katherine married and was listed as Katherine Jones in Deacon Azariah's will. Azariah Jr was married in 1768 to Elizabeth Skinner. Azariah died on 15 January 1820, and had 11 eleven children.
 
On 11 October 1764, Elisha Beach married Desire Taylor, who was born about 1741.
Elisha and Desire (Taylor) Beach had nine children, all born at Hebron. Twins, Elisha Jr. and Elijah, were born on 20 July 1765. Elijah died 18 November 1784, unmarried. Lydia was born on 13 July 1767, and Abigail was born on 24 July 1769. John Beach was born on 30 January 1770. Desire was born on 31 March 1775, and Lydia was born on 26 April 1777. Daniel was born on 25 July 1779, and Eunice was born on 25 July 1781.
 
Elisha Beach entered the army and served in the Revolutionary War and in May 1773 as an Ensign (later a Lieutenant) in the 16th Company of the 5th Regiment. He was also in Captain Tarbox's Company of Militia, 12th Regiment, which went to East Chester, N.Y. in September of 1776. His title of Captain is said to have been acquired through service in the State Militia, after the close of the Revolution.
 
Desire (Taylor) Beach died on 16 May 1816. Elisha Beach died on 15 March 1823 at Hebron. Both are buried at the Burrows Hill Cemetery, Hebron. There a monument stands dedicated to them.

John Beach 1773-1845

John Beach was born on 30 January 1770 at Hebron CT. John Beach was the middle child of nine children. His parents, Capt. Elisha and Desire (Taylor) Beach, lived at Hebron where their nine children grew up with the Porter and Strong children. John Beach married Lydia Porter on 1 June 1798. John Beach was twenty-five years old and Lydia Porter was twenty. Lydia Porter was the daughter of Increase Porter Jr. and Lydia Woodworth. Increase Porter Jr. was a widower with six children still at home. His oldest daughter, Lucy, was just married in February; Aaron was eighteen and the youngest was about eight.
 
Can you imagine the wedding. The ceremony taking place in a New England church at Hebron. John's father, dressed in his captain uniform, escorting his mother to their seats on the front row. Lydia's mother, Lydia Woodworth Porter, had died in 1792. Her Aunt Anna took the place of the bride's mother. The church is filled with three generation of Beaches, Porters, and Strongs. Lydia's brother, Bela, was sixteen and giving the eye to Mary "Polly" Strong, even though she was just barely twelve. At the sound of the "wedding march", Increase Porter Jr. marched down the aisle with Lydia on his arm. Lydia looked beautiful in her mother's white tulle, lace wedding gown. Remember this wedding; because in the next generation Lydia (Porter) and John Beach's son will marry the daughter of "Polly" Strong and Bela Porter's daughter.
 
John and Lydia Beach lived at Hebron. They had four children. Their first child was named Nelson John Beach; he was born at Hebron on 20 September 1800. Mary Ann was born at Hebron on 11 September 1802. John Sidney was born at Hebron on 15 June 1804. Laura (Laury) Porter was born at Litchfield, CT on 23 September 1806. Did John and Lydia move from Hebron to Litchfield?
 
John and Lydia (Porter) Beach moved from Connecticut to Watson, Lewis Co., N.Y. in 1814. John was to take charge of an estate belonging to a Mr. Watson, for which Watson, N.Y. was named. Nelson was fourteen years old and Laury was eight years old. The four Beach children grew up in Watson, but often visited their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins at Hebron. One of the cousins was little Emily Porter born in 1806.
 
John's mother, Desire (Taylor) Beach died on 16 May 1816. His father, Elisha Beach, died on 15 March 1823 at Hebron. Both are buried at the Burrows Hill Cemetery, Hebron. There a monument stands to them. Lydia (Porter) Beach died at Watson on 12 November 1835; she was only fifty-seven. Lydia's father, Increase Porter Jr. lived until 1838. John Beach died on 15 May 1845.
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Emily Porter

Nelson Beach 1800-1876

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Nelson John Beach was the first child of John and Lydia (Porter) Beach. He was born at Hebron, Ct. on 20 September 1800. He married in 1829 to his cousin - Emily Porter, who was born in 1806 to Bela Porter and Mary Strong.Yes, John Beach and Lydia Porter were second cousins. Nelson was an Erie Canal Commissioner, a New York State Senator, and a V.P. of the Hudson River Railroad. Nelson died on 22 February 1876 at Lowville, (near Watson, N.Y.), while Emily died at Fort Plain, N.Y. in 1895. They had nine children, including our ancestor - Anna Beach.
 
Nelson John Beach parents, John Beach and Lydia (Porter) Beach had grown up together as children at Hebron, CT. Hebron was their home since they married in 1798. Nelson's younger sister and two younger brothers were also born at Hebron.
 
Nelson's aunt and uncle, Bela Porter and "Polly" (Strong) Porter, also lived at Hebron where their parents and grandparents had lived. His cousin, Emily Porter, was born at Hebron CT on 22 September 1806. Her two younger sisters and three younger brothers were also born at Hebron.
The Beach and Porter families were very close. As brother and sister, Bela Porter and Lydia Beach had an endearing relationship. Bela was four years older than Lydia.
 
John and Lydia (Porter) Beach left their ancestral home of Hebron and moved their family to Watson, Lewis County, New York in 1814. John Beach was charge of an estate belonging to Mr. Watson, after whom Watson was named. Nelson was fourteen at the time. Holidays became the only time the cousins shared time together at Hebron. Nelson's uncle, Bela Porter, died on 11 November 1818. Aunt "Polly" (Strong) Porter married again at Hebron in 1823 to John S. Porter, a cousin of Bela's.
 
About 1821, Nelson Beach spent one year at the Lowville Academy, devoting most of his studies to surveying. From 1822 to 1829, he spent most of his time surveying land, doing some farming and clearing of land. Nelson's cousin, Emily Porter was schooled at New Haven CT and at Hartford, CT. Nelson John Beach and Emily Porter were married at Lowville NY on 12 October 1828. What a wedding that must have been ! Emily (Porter) and Nelson Beach had nine children:
 
Amelia S. Beach was born at Watson on 3 September 1830. George Byron Beach was born at Watson on 2 April 1832. Josephine was born at Watson on 8 July 1834. Georgina Emily Beach was born on 8 May 1835.  Jessie A. Beach was born on 3 December 1836.  Mary Porter was born at Watson on 12 February 1837, and married on 19 October 1864 to Alonzo Herkimer Greene. Henry Harrison died young. Anna Lydia Beach was born at Watson, N.Y. on 9 September 1842. Henrietta was born at Watson on 2 March 1845. Lydia Ann  was born and died young. Emily (Emma) Porter was born at Watson on 21 June 1851.
 
Nelson had a long and varied life. He was a surveyor, a farmer and a hotel keeper at Beach's Bridge (from 1831-1835). In 1836, he gathered statistics on which to obtain funds to build the Black River Canal. Nelson Beach was also an engineer for the Erie Canal, and helped to enlarge it by 100%.  Nelson Beach had a farm at Lowville, which is near Watson NY. The farm became known as "Beach's Bridge". He built their home there in 1836. Nelson worked the farm for many years and improved his farm from 1836 to 1846.
He was Supervisor of the Town of Watson from 1831 to 1834, from 1837 to 1838, and in 1845. He was a Whig member of the New York State Assembly (Lewis Co.) in 1846, and of the New York State Senate (5th D.) in 1847. Here he advocated the construction of the Black River Canal.
 
He was one of the first three Canal Commissioners elected in 1847 under the New York State Constitution of 1846, and drew the two-year term, being in office from 1848 to 1849. In 1849, he ran for re-election on the Whig ticket, but was defeated by Frederick Follett. From January 1850 to November 1852, he was a Canal Appraiser. In 1854, he became Vice-President and Superintendent of Construction of the Hudson River Railroad. In 1855, he resigned this post, and accepted the appointment as Resident Engineer on the Eastern Division of the New York State Canals, remaining on the canal work for two years. Afterwards he took charge of the abandoned Ogdensburg, Clayton and Rome Railroad and closed up its affairs.In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed him Assessor of Internal Revenue for the counties of Jefferson, Lewis and Herkimer.
 
In 1854, Nelson Beach was hired as the Superintendent of the Hudson River Railroad. While he was working for the Hudson River Railroad, the family lived in Rome and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1858, he became a vice president of the Hudson River Railroad. Immediately after the passage of the Internal Revenue Law, in 1862 and until 1870, he was appointed IRS as an assessor for the 20th Congressional District
 
Nelson Beach, died in his residence at Lowville, which is near Watson, N.Y., on 20 February 1876. After he died, Emily Porter Beach, went to live with her daughter, Anna (Beach) and Horace Greene in Fort Plain NY. Emily (Porter) Beach died on 25 October 1895 at Fort Plain, N.Y.